5 Clever Android Features You May Not Have Tried Yet
Check out these 5 clever Android features you may not have tried yet.
Do you have an Android smartphone? If you’re not an Android user and you’ve either been thinking about becoming one, or making the switch from iOS, you’re not alone. Up to 45% of iPhone users think that the Android platform is more advanced than their iPhone. With a wide selection of different apps and a different mobile experience that’s far more customizable, Android comes out on top in many areas. Nowadays your smartphone acts as your laptop, watch, camera and stereo, all in one. But here at Tekoia we found five additional things many Android phones can do that you may not realize – or that you may not have even considered! Let’s check them out.
1. Make Your Android Look like iOS
Okay, why would people want to change their Android phone to make it look like its running Apple’s iOS operating system? Now not everybody likes to tinker, but a lot of people sure seem to want to do this. It makes sense, though. You get the best of both worlds – the advanced features and customizability Android has to offer with the sleek user interface of iOS. In any case, if you want to make your Android look like iOS, check out the video and give it a try!
2. Act As a White Noise Machine
Who here has small babies? The one thing most new parents struggle with in the first few months is sleep. Or more specifically, lack of it. It seems like it can take hours of rocking and shushing just for your little one to go to sleep for 20 minutes – before you have to do it all over again. But, did you know that white noise can help your baby fall asleep quicker and easier? It actually mimics the noise of the mother’s womb and makes a baby feel safe, happy, and can help reduce the risk of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). With all the pluses associated with white noise, the actual machines you see in the store can run you $70 or more. Instead of buying a white noise machine, just use your Android phone. The White Noise app is free to use and it works like a charm.
3. Control Your Air Conditioner
Yes, you can adjust your air conditioner with your Android phone. Did you know our SURE Universal remote app controls a wide variety of devices and appliances in your home – and your air conditioner is one of them? If you’re not sure your air conditioner is compatible, you can easily download the app and perform a complete scan to detect your A/C. Once you’re all set up you can enjoy a cool day in your home or office by conveniently controlling the temperature of the room with your Android smartphone.
4. Start Your Car
Is this true? Yes it is. Use your Android phone to start your car from miles – or even continents – away! With the Viper SmartStart system in your vehicle, the app can let you start, lock and unlock your car from anywhere. What’s even cooler is that you can use digital wearables like the Android Wear smartwatch to activate it. This app also gives you access to roadside assistance any time of the day, should something go wrong. So if you’re in the market for a smart vehicle system, Viper SmarStart is definitely something to consider.
5. Stop Your Phone From Dimming at the Wrong Time
Don’t you just hate when you’re on your phone reading a long article or webpage, and because you’re not actively touching or swiping the screen, it goes dim on you? It’s definitely a pet peeve for many smartphone users. But, did you know certain Android phones can be configured so that the annoying dimming never happens at the wrong time? The Samsung Galaxy phones, for instance, have something called Smart Stay technology. When enabled, Smart Stay uses facial recognition to track your eye movements and when it determines you’re looking at the screen, it keeps the brightness level up. And when you stop looking? Smart Stay steps aside and lets your phone dim as usual. Ingenious right?
Let Your Android Do All the Work
There’s no need to buy extra equipment like white noise machines or to even have to worry about your car keys getting lost anymore. And with a touch of a button you can use apps like our SURE Universal remote to control your air conditioner, TV, media streamer, and more. Last but not least, if you’ve got iPhone envy, you can even make your Android phone look like it’s running iOS. Now it’s your turn – what clever Android features you may not have tried yet?