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From Android apps on Windows 11 to Assistant shortcut, here are 5 awesome Android tricks

From Android apps in Windows 11, Google Assistant shortcut to Automatic deletion of one-time messages - check out the top 5 Android hacks here.

| Updated on: Jan 21 2023, 20:23 IST
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1/5 A privacy-first approach: Android devices give priority to your privacy. Android helps defeat bad apps, malware, phishing and spam, and helps keep you one step ahead of threats. Messages, for example, helps protect people against 1.5 billion spam messages per month, according to a blog post by Google. Android also provides timely recommendations, like prompting you to select your location-sharing preferences when opening an app to help you make the best decisions for your privacy. (Pixabay)
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2/5 Customize your Home screen with Android Widgets: Widgets are helpful additions to any Home screen, putting the information that’s most important to you right at your fingertips. According to a blog post by Google, there will soon be 35 Google widgets available on Android, so whether you want to have easy access to Google Maps’ real-time traffic predictions or have translations at the ready so you can communicate with family and friends, Android is there for your help. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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3/5 Express yourself in new ways: With the Messages app and Gboard, it’s easy and enjoyable to send messages — especially between friends who use Android. Group chats, high-quality photo and video sharing, read receipts and emoji reactions are all available. (Amritanshu / HT Tech)
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4/5 Video chat with anyone, anywhere: If your friends and family have Google accounts, it's easier than ever to video chat with Google Meet on Android. Or if you prefer FaceTime, you can still use that in the latest version of Chrome. Or with apps like WhatsApp in Google Play, you can chat with whomever you like for free around the globe. Android has so many options, it’s easy to stay connected with those that matter to you the most. (Unsplash)
5/5 More devices that work better together: You can choose from a wide variety of Chromebooks, Wear OS smartwatches, Google TV devices and Fast Pair supported headphones, like Pixel Buds, that work better together with your phone. In fact, some of your Apple products will still work with your Android device, like AirPods. (Pixabay)
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5 Android hacks that you should try now! (Pexels)

Android phones are simply great because of their simplicity as well as the variety of purposes that you can use them for. It's no secret that your Android phones hold many more hidden features than you will ever find or even use. Dig into the settings and other apps, and make virtually impossible opportunities open up for you. From Google Messages automatic deletion of one-time messages, Android apps in Windows 11, secured Chrome Incognito tabs with fingerprints to Google Assistant shortcut -- know all these Android tricks to raise your experience to another level altogether .

Automatic deletion of one-time messages in Google Messages

Messages apps receives a bunch of texts on a daily basis. Most of these use one-time passwords or OTPs, which become unusable once you apply them to the right place. However, the OTP or one-time messages remain in your Google Messages app forever. However, last year's update allows you to choose “Auto-delete OTPs after 24 hours.” This will automatically delete all the OTP messages after 24 hours.

Use your Android phone's built-in password manager

The built-in password manager on your phone can do much more than you think! Just go to the Privacy settings on your Android phone and tap on Autofill Services from Google. This will take you to the “Use Autofill with Google.” Simply sign in and choose “Passwords,” then “Offer to save passwords.” This will help you to save all your multiple passwords. However, do understand the risks involved before doing anything. Ultimately, the best passwords are the ones you create yourself, which tick all the correct boxes.

Run Android apps in Windows 11

Finally, you can use your Android apps in Windows 11! Yes, with the help of Amazon Appstore, you can use native Android apps.

Secure Chrome Incognito tabs with your fingerprint

Google Chrome Incognito tabs can ensure your browser history is not recorded on the computer. Now, Android users can even make it more secure while hiding the Incognito tabs behind their fingerprints. That means you can lock your Chrome Incognito tabs and you can unlock them only via the fingerprint sensor.

Ask Google Assistant to “stop” quickly

Sometimes, Google Assistant may test your patience and you may need to silence it. You can just yell "Stop" at Google Assistant and it'll shut right up! Basically, it works with the specific word “Stop.” That means, you no longer need to say “Hey Google” and wait for its response.

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First Published Date: 21 Jan, 20:22 IST