Android 7.0 Nougat Hidden Features and Improvements

Everyone is excited about the launch of the latest Android 7.0 Nougat OS, but it will take a while until the firmware will roll out to other devices than Google’s Nexuses. Users who already installed Nougat on their devices are now enjoying the new features such as split-screen mode, customizable Quick Settings, Doze Mode on the Go, Multi-language support and many more. But today we will talk abut the hidden features of Nougat and what their role is.

“Clear all” Apps

Marshmallow and older Android versions have an overview button which looks like a square and it’s found at the bottom right of the screen. If you tap on it, it brings all of the open applications and you are allowed to close them one by one, with a simple swipe. Now, Nougat allows you to close all open applications at once, by pressing the overview button, then dragging notifications down and tapping on “clear all” button.

Emergency Info

If you have health problems and pass out on the street, the first thing that people will do is call an ambulance. But if nobody knows who you are, they can’t contact your family to come see you at the hospital. Google has thought about this situation and added Emergency Info on the screen, where users enter information about their medical conditions, as well as phone numbers of their families or friends.

This data will be accessed even if the screen will be locked, by clicking “users” in the main settings menu. There will be two screens: one for info for emergencies (blood type, medications) and one for contacts.

System UI Tuner

If you want to go further with the customization of your device, enable System UI Tuner by swiping down from the top of the screen and entering the Quick Settings menu. Once you get there, you will press and hold the settings bar and when it will start spinning, you will be prompted to enable the System UI Tuner. Now, you will be able to make adjustments to Do Not Disturb settings and rank different types of notifications according to their importance.


How To Make All Apps Work In Split-screen Mode

Unfortunately, not all apps are compatible with Nougat’s split-screen mode, but this problem can be solved if you enable Developer Options on your device, by going to Settings and scrolling down until you see “About Phone.” You will scroll down again until you will see “Build Number”. Press it and hold it down seven times until you will see on screen a message which reads that you are now a developer. Return to Settings and you’ll see a list of “Developer Options” toward the bottom. Select the option to make all activities resizable. That’s it.

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