Google is already rolling out the new Android 7.0 Nougat to some of the Nexus devices and will soon be glorifying most of the upcoming smartphones, including the LG V20. If you are lucky to own a Nexus device then be sure to join their beta program as the member of beta program are receiving the new update first, while others will receive the update upon coming week.
Luckily, if you have already received the Android 7.0 Nougat update or is on the verge of receiving it then here are some tips and tricks which might prove to be helpful for you.
1. Multitasking with ease
Only a few smartphones including Samsung’s Note series – used to have had the option to multitask side by side within the apps. But now the handy feature is baked right into the stock Android which will prove to be helpful for most of the users who want to enjoy the stock Android without compromising the multitasking feature.
Just hold down the overview button when using an app to choose another app and simply place it side by side or at the top. Not to worry as Google has made the feature available for every app out of the box.
2. Tune your UI with System UI Tuner
Gone those days when you had to flash a custom ROM for just customizing your icon settings. The System UI Tuner is an appropriate companion for users who want to customize the icons of the status bar, swipe up gesture for multitasking and even the do-not-disturb mode settings.
Although the System UI Tuner is hidden out of the box, you could easily unhide or activate it by holding the cog bar at the top of the quick settings panel for 3 to 5 seconds. After that, you’ll be able to see the System UI Tuner option at the bottom of the setting option.
3. Quick reply from the notification
The quick reply feature baked right into the new Android 7.0 Nougat will prove to be a boon for most of the heavy multi-tasker. Now you don’t have to leave an app just to reply a message. Simply pull down the notification bar within any app you’re into and reply it from their right away.
Although the feature is new for Android users, iOS users are pretty much enjoying the feature from quite a while ago. Better late than never, the feature is still a welcome change for most of the Android users.
4. A better battery life
The new Doze is a software feature implemented into the phone running Android 7.0 Nougat. Users who are frustrated regarding their phone’s battery life will find the new Doze feature a little bit helpful than it used to be with Marshmallow. Basically, Doze descends the number of unnecessary active apps which is running in the background. The feature also sorts out apps which need to be updated as well as apps which uses the processing power and which don’t.
The Doze in Marshmallow proved to be helpful for a minimal number of users since it would only work if the phone was not moving, while the new one will work even if the phone is in your pocket. The new implementation will definitely save around 10 to 25 percent of your phone’s battery life depending on the usage, which still is a pleasing result for most of the users.
5. Switching app quickly
A new gracious and maybe one of the most useful function by Google. Simply, double tap the overview button within the app and get right back into the last app you used without any hassle. Honestly, the idea of switching the app quickly can not get better than this.
6. Customize Quick settings
Another small but important change by Google. The quick settings on the new Android 7.0 Nougat are more peculiar and customizable than ever. The rows of five quick settings panel are now editable – just tap the edit option located at the bottom right of the quick settings panel and tweak it according to your need by holding and dragging the icons.
7. Data saver (more like a lifesaver!)
If you are in the stage of data scarcity or low data budget then the new data saver feature will prove to be a lifesaver for you and your pocket. The feature which is hidden right beneath the data usage will stop apps from sending and receiving the data which are running in the background. What’s impressive is that the feature also bounds an app’s data usage while you’re using it. You can also simply disable and enable the data access for certain apps as per your needs and usage(similar to iOS).
8. Hidden easter egg
Like every Android version, there’s a Hidden easter egg in Android 7.0 Nougat too but this time around Google has built in a separate game inside the easter egg. While the previous two Android iteration featured games which were the clone of Flappy Bird, the new Android version, this time, features a similar look-alike of popular Japanese game Neko Atsume. We have detailly covered about the new easter egg on our separate article, you can take a look at it.