Android Pie 9.0 was released last summer, bringing exciting new features. Ever since then, it became available for more and more devices.
Although this version of the operating system offers a whole new range of improvements, there are still things you can do to experience the most out of it. Not many people know this but, after making sure you are running the latest Android OS version, there are certain settings you can change to customize your smartphone’s functions.
We have prepared a list for you, to help you change those settings:
- Suggesting Actions
With Android becoming more intelligent and intuitive, it now has the ability to analyze your app usage and make suggestions based on your personal preferences. However, some of you may find this feature a little bit disturbing, or even privacy-invading. The good news is you can disable it, and here is how to do it:
- Press down on the home screen for a few seconds
- Tap Home Settings
- Go to Suggestions
- Disable whatever suggestions you find useless
This is one of the newly added elements of Android Pie. Users can choose to use gestures to replace the three-buttoned navigation band at the bottom of the screen. To do so, you have to manually enable this feature, following these steps:
- Go to Settings>System
- Tap on Gestures
- Tap on Swipe up on home button
- Turn the switch to On
- Digital Wellbeing
This feature will keep track of how much time you spend on your phone daily. Even more, it analyzes which apps you use the most and how many notifications you get.
This feature can be turned on in Settings. You can use it to set limits for how much time you spend on a specific app, turn your display black and white in Wind Down mode, control nighttime usage with the DND mode and more practical options.
- Do Not Disturb
This option was developed in an attempt to help users shorten their screen time. Do Not Disturb Mode will block calls and keep the screen from turning on when receiving notifications.
Here is a short guide to enable it:
- Go to Settings>Apps and Notifications>Do Not Disturb
- Tap Behavior and customize the options based on your preferences
Daniel Kiss is the senior editor for News Lair. Daniel was working as a writer since he finished high-school, first for local papers then he started online, nowadays he likes to write about the latest games and tech innovations.