Android is the world’s most popular operating system, with billions of mobile users from brands like Samsung, Xiaomi, Huawei, Oppo, Motorola, and more. And although it will be in August when Google releases version 12, many users are just updating their phones to Android 11, so it is well worth remembering what their main news are and how to activate them. Thus, in this guide we will show you some of the main tricks of Android 11 that you can try on your mobile to improve your user experience.
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We have become a society that the first thing he does when he wakes up and the last thing he does before going to sleep is look at his cell phone. Make it more user-friendly using dark mode and save yourself the cumbersome process of doing it over and over again daily by programming what you now want to activate, a feature built into Android 11.
Since each mobile with Android 11 has its own customization layer, the way to do it may vary, but in general, these are the steps to follow:
Step 1: Go to Settings, select the Display menu and tap on the Dark Mode or Dark Mode Settings option.
Step 2: You will see some options to program when it is activated. On a Samsung mobile, the options are From sunset to sunrise and Personalized program, with which you can select between which hours the dark mode is activated.
And since we are talking about spending extra time on your mobile, why not limit the time you use some apps? If you are thinking of doing a kind of digital detoxification of social networks, give yourself some help by setting a timer to the apps you use the most by following these instructions.
Step 1: Hold down on an app icon and tap on the information symbol (an i inside a circle).
Step 2: Go to the Application Timer option and click on the hourglass icon to set the time when you can use the app.
Now that the mobile is no longer just a phone to become a kind of central of our entertainment, Google added several options to the multimedia player of your cell phone. One of them allows, in a simple way, to choose on which device the music is played, for example, on a Bluetooth speaker or on the mobile’s speakers. Follow these steps to choose where your music plays.
Step 1: Click on the circular icon to the right of the mini player that appears in the notification bar.
Step 2: You’ll see a pop-up menu with a caption that says Audio Out. There, choose if you want the music to play on your Bluetooth speaker or on your mobile’s speakers.
Did you save the password for a WiFi network but don’t want your mobile to automatically connect to it? Stop struggling by turning off the WiFi antenna of your mobile and disconnecting manually by deactivating the Reconnect function automatically with these steps.
Step 1: Go to the Settings menu and select Connections.
Step 2: Select the WiFi network you do not want to connect to automatically and tap on the gear icon or the settings option and deactivate the Automatically reconnect option.
Android 11 incorporates a function to record the screen of your mobile, even with audio from platforms such as YouTube. Take into account that some apps like HBO Max block this function, however, incredible as it may seem, this is not the case with Netflix. Follow these steps to record your mobile screen:
Step 1: Go to the shortcut menu of your phone by sliding from top to bottom on the screen; Among the different functions you will see one that says Record screen.
Step 2: When you select it, you will see a pop-up window in which you must select the recording settings, which in the case of a Samsung mobile are without sound, multimedia sounds and multimedia sounds and microphone.
The rule is simple: if you drive, don’t use your cell phone. And to fulfill it, nothing better than Android Auto, an adaptation of Google’s mobile operating system designed to use voice and a simplified interface to facilitate what you would normally do with your mobile when driving. With Android 11, Google added the option to link the mobile to Android Auto wirelessly, since in previous versions of the operating system you had to connect with a cable. Follow these steps to connect to Android Auto wirelessly:
Step 1: Go to the Settings menu and find the option Advanced features or Advanced settings.
Step 2: Find the Android Auto option, tap on the menu + Connect a vehicle and select the option Connect wirelessly. Take into account that to complete the configuration your mobile must have Bluetooth turned on.
Preferences aside, if you are one of those people who can cause terrible anxiety to miss one of the dozens of notifications that come to the phone, you can activate the notification history. This feature shows recent and deferred notifications, so you won’t miss a single reminder that someone or something has something to tell you. Follow these steps to activate Notification History:
Step 1: Go to Settings and select the Notifications menu.
Step 2: Tap on Advanced settings and activate the Notification history option.