After a long time, Google has officially released its new tasty Android 8.0 Oreo. You may have heard or read of its lots of new features and improvement, but there are lots of other things it can do but you may not aware of. Hence, after spending a few wonderful weeks with Oreo, I have found lots of things that will blow your mind. Today, I am here with some best Android 8.0 Oreo tips and tricks so that you can explore your new world with your smartphone. Let’s dive into the new Android O world!
This list also included some of the nifty hidden features of Android 8.0 Oreo that may not be aware of and now you would like it.
#1: How to enable and use Picture-in-Picture mode in Android Oreo
Whether you want to watch you YouTube channel or browse the internet, you can perform both tasks simultaneously with the help of Android Oreo’s new Picture-in-Picture mode. Once you enable Picture-in-Picture mode on your smartphone, you will able to use YouTube, Duo, Google Play Movie and more app at the same time. Well, currently there are limited apps supports Picture-in-Picture mode, but Google will grow its list.
#2: How to Enable Notification Dots in Android Oreo
Google has added a new notification alert function called “Notification Dots”. It looks like iOS indicator at the home screen which will allow you to preview the notification by holding an app and reply to recent char right from the preview. It also lets you reply or close the notification by pressing on the app icon. In order to enable notification badges, go to Settings → App & Notifications→ Notification and switch the toggle on. You can also enable notification badges on the individual app via heading to Settings → App & Notifications→ Notifications → tap the app you want to toggle and then tap the button next to Allow notification dots.
#3: How to use Autofill to save password and log in
From now, you don’t have to write passwords, username, address and other data again-again on the different tab on your smartphone running Android Oreo. New Autofill feature of Oreo will minimize your efforts to write your entire detail on the different browser. It will help as you don’t have to remember a password and your login detail. It works great with some third-party like Enpass Password Manager, Dashlan, LastPass, and Dashlane apps as well. While filling up form and logging apps, Google will ask you to save the detail if you want and you will just need to tap on Yes to save it for further.
To enable Autofill feature in Android 8.0, go to Settings → language & input → Autofill. Now select Autofill app you would like to use and login with those apps, service, and websites.
#4: How to use Smart Text Selector to save time in Android Oreo
With the Android 8.0 Oreo, Google has enhanced its machine learning power. Now, enough copying and pasting the content. It’s to make your machine more clever and smart. The new Smart Text Selector feature of Android O will help you automatically recognize the address, phone number, email address, or name, and other text content. You can select the important content just by double-tapping on it. In case, if you select any address the system will automatically suggest you navigate the place on Google Maps.
#5: How to Snooze Notifications in Android Oreo
Whether you are currently doing your important work or you want to temporarily hide some notifications from your parents, now you can temporary snooze app notification. In our life, there are several situations comes when you don’t want deal with notification at a time. Hence, Google’s new snooze notification feature comes for you to help you. To snooze your notifications, follow below steps:
Step #1. Easily slide the notification once the notification arrives.
Step #2. Now the new menu will pop up with clock icon and Setting icon.
Step #3. Tap on Clock icon, and you will get some timer options.
Step #4. Select the time you wish to snooze your notifications and close the notification bar. Now you won’t see any notification for the specific time.
#6: How to automatically enable Wi-Fi in Android Oreo
Automatically turn on Wi-Fi in Android 8.0 Oreo is the very fruitful feature. It can enable your Wi-Fi automatically when you reach in strong intent network especially at your home or office. It can also help to automatically switch to the high-speed network. You can easily enable automatically Wi-Fi on Android O via the following guide:
Step #1. Launch Settings on your Android phone running Oreo.
Step #2. Go to “Network & the Internet” and then tap on “Wi-Fi.”
Step #3. Now you will see the list of Wi-Fi network. You need to select Wi-Fi preferences and switch toggle on to “Turn on Wi-Fi automatically.”
#7: How to control the Apps running in background in Android Oreo
Well, sometimes several apps running in the background of your smartphone which uses more of your battery life and slows the performance of your phone. Therefore, Android 8.0 Oreo comes with lots of battery optimization. It will allow you to select specific apps that can only run in the background. In order to take control of app running in the background, open the Android System’s Notification right from the notification bar to see the background running app list. Now, tap on the app you don’t want to run in the background and then you will land on the app info page where you can force stop the background running app.
#8: How to Filter App Notifications using Notifications Channels in Android Oreo
Google also introduced new Notification Channels feature in its Android Oreo update to split notifications in different categories base into the functions and priority. It allows you to disable one category while keeping other on. If you want to filter app notification on your smartphone running Android O, then just follows below steps:
Step #1. Open Settings on your phone and tap on “Apps and notifications”.
Step #2. Select “App Info” and you will see the list of all installed apps.
Step #3. Scroll down and select the app you would like to filter notifications.
Step #4. Now tap on “App notifications, ” and then you will see a number of categories of notification for download, general and other options.
#9: How to enable Google Play Protect in Android Oreo
Google is now making it easier to protect your important data from the online hacker. The latest Android Oreo continuously scans more than 50 million apps every time even if you haven’t installed the app on your smartphone. Find My Device is also a productive part of Google Play Protect service. Once you enabled Find My Device on your device, you will be able to track your device’s location, lock your phone and delete your phone’s data to secure your data. To enable Google Play Protect, go to Settings → Google → Security→ Google Play Protect and toggle on ‘Scan device for security threads’. Now you will see the scanned app list and a green “Look good” signal indicate that the app is clear.
#10: How to Enable Quick Settings for Developers in Android Oreo
If you are a developer, you should have to know about this quick setting feature of Android 8.0 Oreo. It allows you to setup a quick setting of the options that only shows inside the Developer option. Sometimes it becomes annoying to turn on/off developer option each time. To enable it, follow the below steps:
Step #1. Go to Setting → System.
Step #2. Next up, tap on “Developer options.”
Step #3. Scroll down and select “Quick setting developer options’.
Step #4. Now you can enable several developer options such as “Profile GPU Rendering, Show layout bounds, Force RTL layout direction, and Window animation scale.”
Step #5. Once enabled developer options, you will see these notifications in the Quick Settings. To add, tap on Edit button at the bottom corner of your Quick Titles page and then easily drag the developer titles to the Quick Settings page.
Well, hope you did like these all are the best handy Android 8.0 Oreo tips and tricks. While using Android Oreo on your device, if you have found something interesting that you want to share then don’t hesitate to tell us in the commenting section below.