The BlackBerry Priv launches on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, and here are the 6 tips that you can apply for better experience.
1. Play Flappy Android
As you come to have hands on new version of Android you look that it comes with a new “Easter egg” animation hidden away in the Settings app. In Kit Kat it was the dessert tray animation. In the latest version of Google’s taken things a step further. There’s a fully-featured clone of the Flappy Bird game hiding behind the Android version.
Simply go to Settings> About Phone > Android version. Then tap the Android version repeatedly until it changes to the Lollipop screen. Once you have the full Lollipop wording visible, press and hold. There you will then have Flappy Android game to enjoy.
2. Tap to wake
Don’t reach for the power button, just double tap the display and it will wake up. Head into Settings > Display > Wake-up gestures and make sure the double tap feature is turned on.
- Double-tap to wake
- A “screen wakes to” option, which when your device is unlocked, allows you to wake either directly to the home screen or to the lock screen.
- The ability to select an interface style for the recent apps UI which are three- rolodex (like stock Android), tiles, and masonry.
- Color adjustment allows you to set the white balance and saturation of the display to your liking with two sliders.
- Lift-to-wake toggle, so that the screen turns on when the phone has been sitting and you pick it up.
- Ambient display, which turns on the display in low-power mode to display notifications
- A toggle for something called the battery edge, which gives you a green bar on the edge of the display while the phone is charging to let you know how full the battery is.
- Menus to launch specific apps when headphones or video-out is connected to the phone.
3. Search settings with bigger eyes
Rather than rooting through everything, you can search the settings. Just open up the Settings menu and hit the magnifying glass and type what you’re looking for.
4. Avoid adding new app icons to home screen
Wanna tidy home screen or a messy one? As new apps are installed you can stop them adding to your home screen. Go to Play Store > Settings and uncheck the “add icon to Home screen” box.
5. Limit Drive-enabled apps to Wi-Fi transfer only
If you want to save yourself a data bill, go into the Google Drive Settings > Transfer files only over Wi-Fi. Alternatively, if you need it to sync on a cellular connection, switch it off.
6. Customize Google Now
Open the sidebar and you can customise the content you are displayed. Hit Settings > Now Cards and you can set card preferences, disable notifications, turn off commute notifications and much more.
Any more useful tips?