Today, in this section we are going to discuss about the hidden setting in your android phones in order to optimize the working of your smartphone. You will find millions of Android apps which you can install in your phone, may be a hundred apps are installed in your phone(mine has 78 apps :P), but the question is how to use the smartness of your phone to optimize it

5 Hidden Settings To Optimise Android Apps and Phones

A tech junkie like me () can install even a hundred apps in a day(with free data or wi-fi). But the problem is – how to use those android apps in an optimized way. We will be discussing 5 such existing settings of your android phone, which will definitely change your experience with the phone. Let’s start the list:

1. Smart Storage

One of the main thing which haunts our smartphone use is the storage problem. Even if you have 64 GB of internal storage, after a few months you will see that you will face the storage shortage problem.
If you are having Android Nougat or above, then there is a setting which will help you in fighting with the space shortage of your phone.
Go to settings of your phone and then storage. In storage menu, you will see the option of “smart storage”. Enable that feature to activate the smart storage option.
Note: Enabling this option will remove the 90 days old photos from your phone storage which are backed up by Google photos. So make sure that you can access your Google photos.

2. Rid From New Apps Shortcuts 

It is very irritating to see a number of apps shortcuts on your phone’s home screen. Whenever we install android apps from play store, it automatically creates the shortcut of that app on the home screen.
Sometimes its useful to have an app shortcut on home screen, but its quite hectic to have a number of useless shortcuts on the home screen.
You can easily get rid of new apps shortcuts in a few simple steps. Just go to Playstore > Settings, You will see an option “Add icon to Homescreen”. Uncheck that option to get rid of these auto shortcuts of newly installed Android apps.


3. Security From Malware

One of the threats for our Android phones are those Android apps which actually consists of harmful malware, which can play with your security. It’s secure to install most of the apps from play store, as these apps pass through a number of security checks during their upload on play store.
In case of third-party Android apps or Android apps from unknown sources, it’s actually hard to say that which of the Android apps are secure and which are not.
In this case, you don’t need an app to secure your phone. You will just need to enable an existing option in settings.
Go to Settings > Google > Security > Google Play Protect >. Now you will see an option “Enable harmful app detection”. Just enable that option and Google will automatically check the harmful behaviour of apps and will notify you about the harmful behaviour of Android apps.


4. Hide Sensitive Notification Content 

Sometimes it’s not comfortable and secure to let others peek into your notifications. Anyone can peek into your notifications content even though your phone is locked. 
There could be some of the apps in your phone whose notifications might contain some sensitive data into it, such as password, account details etc which are sensitive  data. 
You can disable the app’s notification from showing the sensitive data in the notifications in just a few easy steps.
Go to Settings > Sounds and Notifications > Notification. Now tap the option “When a device is locked” and now tap “Hide sensitive content”. Now your apps won’t show any sensitive data.

5. Enabling Auto-fill 

This option is available in Android Oreo. It’s very often to fill a signup form on a website or on an app user registration. Here, you have to fill your details such as name, email address etc. 
Sometimes it gets quite annoying to fill the same details again and again. But there is a setting which is in-built in Android, which will escape you from filling those details again and again. Just follow the below steps to enable the Autofill option. 
Just go to Settings > Language and input > Auto fill. Now you can see one of the App services to enable Auto fill. I will Suggest the “Autofill with Google”. Now you won’t need to fill your details again and again.
I hope you liked the above Tech Hacks and will optimize your Android apps and phone with these settings. Comment below to share the ones which according to you should be in this list.


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