Secret Android Functions

There are some secret Android functions that you may not be aware of. Here are some of these features.

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Text-to-speech

If you have an Android device you listen to this article instead of reading it. All you have to do is go to Settings -> Accessibility and turn on the Text-to-Speech Output option.

Remotely Locate Your Phone

If you want to locate your Android device just go to Settings -> Security -> Device administrators, and check the boxes next to Android Device Manager. By doing this you can locate your phone when it's lost and wipe off any data on your phone.

Switching On Guest Mode

You can switch on guest mode when you want to give your phone to someone else. He or she will not be able to access your private data. With guest mode, you give the new user limited access to your phone.

Screen magnifier

If you have poor eyesight you can magnify your screen. Just go to Settings -> Accessibility -> Magnification gestures. With this feature, you can double-tap any part of the screen and you will be able to zoom that part.

Hotspot mode

For hotspot mode you can set it up by going to Settings -> Tethering and portable. From here you can set up your hotspot and tether it to any other phone.

Control your smartphone with head movements

In situations whereby your hands are occupied, you can use your head to control your phone. An app called EVA Facial Mouse helps you do this.

A secret game

There is a secret game on your Android device. First, go to Settings and select About phone or About tablet. Tap the android version several times. A mini-game will appear and you can pass time playing it.