Marshmallow has finally reached Moto X2 after what feels like an interminable wait. The latest software update brought Android 6.0 Marshmallow to the Motorola flagship, which has made many people happy. And, why not? The update, after, all brings to the smartphone some really cool and nifty features.
Doze mode works exactly as the name suggests. When your phone is idle, or you are inactive after a few minutes, it will automatically go into a deep sleep state, preserving battery life in the process. Doze mode even shuts down unnecessary background processes when the phone is not in use for a long period.
What the Android 6.0 Marshmallow promises are better control over app permissions. It asks for permissions only when a particular feature needs to be used, and not all at once upon installation.
To modify permission, swipe the status bar with two fingers, then tap the gear icon found at the top right corner of the screen. In the Settings menu, look for Apps, tap it and then choose which app you want permissions to be modified. In the app menu, go to Permissions and then toggle the switch on or off for every permission you want to approve or revoke.
You can also modify the type of permission you want to revoke or grant. Don’t want to allow access to photos, for instance? Simply revoke permissions to access the gallery. From the Apps screen, tap the gear icon and go to App permissions. From the list, choose the type of permission you want to modify, and then toggle the switch on or off.
There are other features and improvements in Android Marshmallow that Motorola users can now enjoy. If you own a Moto X2, you shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to update to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.