10 Best #Android Secret Tips and Tricks

Posted: May 25, 2013 in Uncategorized


#Android is the Linux based operating system designed primarily for touch screen mobile phones. Now a days android phones are so much popular that they covered almost 65% of total mobile phones market.They are rich in functionality as well as user friendly. Many android users don’t know much about the hidden features of android phones.
Today I am sharing an article which will tell you the best secret android tricks and hidden features of android phones.
Different versions of android versions support different set of android tricks, so try all the
following android tricks. I am not sure which will going to work on your handset.

1) Force reboot: Many times android users face a problem of freezing of mobile phone, In case your android phone is frozen, you can reboot it using an android trick.
Just press Power Button+ Home Key + Volume up button simultaneously.

2) Quick Google Access:
Android phones built primarily for internet, many of android users don’t know that android phones provide a way by which we can access Google search in just a single click.
To use this android trick, Press menu key and hold it for couple of seconds, it will launch the Google search.

3) Reboot Android in safe mode: As like computers, we can also reboot android phones in safe mode. The latest android jelly bean version provides an option to reboot in safe mode, if something goes wrong.
To reboot your android in safe mode, follow the below given instructions.

*Long press the power

*Long press on the power off option.

Android phone will show a confirmation message about rebooting it in safe mode, if we reboot android phone in safe mode then all the 3 rd party application will be disabled. These applications can again be enabled when we reboot our
phone normally. This is great android utility in case when, one of your 3 rd party application is causing trouble for you and you want to hunt it.

4) Unlock android phones by face detection: This is a cool android trick by which you can unlock your phone by using face detection, In the jelly bean version, android provides a way by which android phone can be unlock using face detection, to make this feature more secure, jelly bean version added another layer of protection in which android phone can be unlocked only when the face is matched as well as we have to blink eyes in order to unlock phone.
Blinking eyes tells the android security system that person is live and it’s not an illegal attempt of unlocking using a still image.
To activate this,
Go to Settings > Security > Screen lock > Face unlock.

5) Get detailed information about phone status: We can get the detailed statistics like phone information, battery information, usage statistics and WiFi information by just dialing *#*#4636#*#*
This is a handy USSD to get
the details about battery usage, DNS check, Ping, Application time usage time and so on.

6) Move android apps to SD card: Its good idea to install android apps in SD card, but what if you installed apps on your phone memory. Don’t worry android phones provide a way by which we can move our apps to SD card. To move apps to SD card, follow these steps:
Go to settings > Application settings > Manage
application > Select the application, You will see the option “Move to SD card”.

7) Hard Reset and Factory reset your android phone:
This android trick comes handy at the time of selling an android phone. Android phone can be formatted in two ways:
Factory reset
Hard reset

a) Factory reset: In factory reset, your phone is being formatted to factory level. Means all the settings will go by default and all the internal data will be deleted. To factory reset a phone dial *#*#7780#*#*.

b) Hard reset: To hard reset a phone dial *2767*3855#, this will delete all the data (including internal and External SD data) as well as settings of android phone. Don’t try this code for testing purpose, until you are not sure. It will not ask for a confirmation.

8) Context menu in android: long press on the screen, will show you additional options for customizing android phones. This context menu is somewhat similar to the right click menu of most operating systems.

9) Taking screen shots on
android phone:
Android phones offer a great feature by which we can take the screen shot without using any 3 rd party application. However the screen shot android tricks vary from one android version to another version.

Press the Home button + power button (This trick work on most android phones.)
For Galaxy Nexus: Power button + volume down button.

For Galaxy Note 2 and S3: Swipe your palm on the screen to take screen shot.

10) Android Version Animation:
This is another cool android trick to play with your android phone.
To use this android trick,
Go to settings > about phone
> Tab repeatedly on
‘Android version’. After sometime, the android version will be animated.


Credit goes to:The Techno Geek & Tricksmode,..Blogs

  1. John says:

    Hello Ryaan,
    This article is copied from another source which is copyright protected with DMCA,
    This article is breaking copyright infringement laws and should be removed from your blog with in next 48 hours, Else we will take legal actions against you..
    Hoping for positive response from your side..

    Thanks you..

    • ryaandavis says:

      Hello John,..
      Yes the article is from another website-Techno-Geek Blog and
      Tricksmode blog as credited at the bottom of the article.They are the ones who take credit for this article not me, am just sharing here.I assume you are one of the administrator of this particular website as per your email, are you supposed to be thankful for I am sending more traffic to your website or sad cause I shared your article?! Moreover;I got this article from two blogs,according to law,.you don’t have the right to make me take it down unless you prove that;
      1)Your blog is the one the one that published this article first.
      2) You patent the article word by word
      3) You will also have to make Techno-Geek Blog take theirs down(That’s if can you proved that you did the first two steps.)
      Let me also take you to a law class John,.as long as I have given credit where it’s due;referred my readers where I got the article from, there is no legal action you can take against me so slide in your claws Mr.
      Thanks for visiting John & yes you’re welcome,for the law lecture ofcourse

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