Simple Android hidden tricks for effective use.

Simple Android hidden tricks for effective use.

Android has now achieved the highest point of cell phone market section. With passing time its client base is developing stronger and stronger. These cell phones have turned out to be a piece of our day to day life.However even after spending this much time many users are unaware about the hidden features of Android phone. Now we are bringing forward some of the amazing hidden tricks of Android phone.

Note: Different model support different features so I request you to try all the trick to make sure which works on your device.

Force Reboot:

The best hidden trick in Android is to reboot the when it gets freezes. Today many Android comes with non removable batteries. In this case if your Android phone freezes, instead of getting irritated just follow the below step:
Just press power button +Home key + Volume up key

Quick Google access:

Google has become the heart of Internet. To access this heart of Internet quickly from your android phone you can just follow a simple Android trick :
Press menu key and hold it for couple of seconds, it will launch the Google search.

Reboot Android in safe mode::

Like Computers Android phone can also be rebooted in safe mode.If we reboot android phone in safe mode then all the 3rd party applications will be disabled.The latest Android- Jelly Bean version provides an option to reboot your device in safe mode To reboot your Android device in safe mode follow below steps:

Long press the power button.(This will give you option to Power off the Android device)
Long press on the power off option. (This will help in hunting down the problem causing application)

Set warnings for data limits:

Android use a lot of data on Internet. Mostly have limited data packs.so it is necessary to set a warning for data limits One can set a warning for data limit as given below:
Navigate to Settings menu and select the option ‘Data Usage’ to find the graph which clearly depicts the data usage in your device by all the applications.You can find the options to set warnings for data limits, set cycles for monitoring data usage and enable or disable data usage in your device.

See your notifications even after clearing them:

Have you cleared all your notifications without seeing them?There is a very simple way to see them again.Go to Widgets, grab the “settings shortcut” on to your home screen and select notifications there. Now you can see the Notifications shortcut on your home screen. Now open it, and you can see all the notifications. Path is Widgets > Settings shortcut > Notifications.

How to use Android Device Manager app in your Smartphone

How to use Android Device Manager app in your Smartphone

How to use Android Device Manager app in your Smartphone

Android Device Manager is a tool which can help in getting the location of the phone. So if you loose your phone Android Device Manager is the best tool to get your location. Android Device Manager can also be used to Ring, Lock or Erase a lost device.Android Device Manager is the best tool to control remotely the lost android devices.

Installing Android Device Manager:

To install Android Device Manager is very simple. Just follow given below steps:

 

  • Open Google Play App in android device.
  • Search For Android Device Manager.
  • Simply click on Install

Android Device Manager app will install as normal app. But we have go through some settings to allow it to act as a Device Administrator.Which allows Android Device Manager to wipe or lock your phone.

Sign in to Android Device Manager and finding Android devices:

Google account we be needed to download and sign in to Android Device Manager. You can use any of the Google accounts that are on your phone to sign in to Android Device Manager. The password field wants your Google Password, and the blue sign in button does just what it says — signs you in.

If you have only one device signed in with Google account, you will see a map with your current location, and the make and model of your phone listed below. If you have multiple devices and have set up Android Device Manager on them, you’ll find them in the drop down list at the bottom.

Android Device Manager Location
Android Device Manager Location

You may have noticed that there was an option for a “Guest” to log in to Android Device Manager when you first signed-in. That allows someone else to find, lock or wipe device using the app on your phone. We’ll talk more about that below.

Ring, Lock or Erase your device with Android Device Manager:

Android Device Manager
Android Device Manager

When  you loose your device, Android Device Manager is the best app to find it over the Internet. Along with to find location it gives some more additional options as below :

The Ring option rings your phone even if you have the ringer turned down or off. Click the button, and give the OK in the pop-up, and your phone will ring at full volume for five minutes, or until you hit the power button and quiet it down.

The Lock option will allow to set or change a PIN or password on your device, as well as display a message on the locked screen.

However if this isn’t help full to find your phone. Then you can also Erase the data in your phone, in the same way as you can ring and lock the device. This also works when the power is off. Google gets a push message ready to go and as soon as the phone is on and connected to the Internet it will shut down and factory reset itself.

Screen Shot with Samsung phone.

Screen Shot with Samsung phone.

You are using a Samsung phone. Do you want to share some screen’s to your friends. Then let me inform you about the best trick of Samsung Android phone to take a screen shot. So that you can share your screens with your friends.

What is screen shot?

A screenshot is a snapshot of your device’s screen that is saved as a photo. There are several ways to capture screenshots on your device. Screenshots are automatically saved to the Screenshots folder in the Gallery, as well as to the clipboard.

Steps to take a screenshot from your Samsung Android phone:

Go to the screen you want to share with friends.
Then simultaneously press the Power Key + Home Key.
Then you get a notification on top of your Samsung Phone and you are ready to share it to your friends.

Samsung Codes:

Samsung Codes:

There are many exiting things on mobile but some features can only be seen by the code words. Code can be used to explore hidden features of  Samsung phone. Samsung directory is as given below.

Note: Some codes are carrier specific or ram specific so some may not be operational depending upon phone hardware.

 

Samsung Secret Codes:

  • *#9999# ———————-: Software Version
    *#06# ———————-: IMEI Number
    *#0001# ———————-: Serial Number
    *#9998*523# —————-: LCD Contrast
    *#0228# or *#8999*228# : Battery Info
    *#8999*636# —————-: Display Storage Capacity
    *#8999*778# —————-: Display SIM Card Information
    *#8999*782# —————–: Show Date And Alarm Clock
    *#8999*786# —————–: The Display During Warning
    *#8999*837# —————–: Samsung Hardware Version
    *#0523# – *#8999*523# —-: Display Contrast
    *#8999*638# ——————: Show Network Information
    *#9998*246# ——————: Battery Status- Memory Capacity
    *#9998*324# – *#8999*324# —-: Debug Screen
    *#9998*842# – *#8999*842# —–: Vibration Test
    *#9998*289# – *#8999*289# ——: Alarm Beeper – Ringtone Test
    *#8999*9266# ——————: Display Received Channel Number And Received Intensity
    *#8999*364# ——————–: Watchdog ON/OFF
    *#8999*427# ——————–: WATCHDOG Signal Route Setup
    *2767*3855# ——————–: Full Reset (Caution every stored data will be deleted.)
    *2767*2878# ———————: Custom Reset
    *2767*927# ———————–:Wap Reset
    *2767*226372# ——————-: Camera Reset (deletes photos)
    *2767*688# ———————–: Reset Mobile TV
    #7263867# ————————-: RAM Dump (On or Off)
    #*4773# —————————: Incremental Redundancy
    #*7785# —————————: Reset wake-up & RTK Timer Variables
    #*7200# —————————: Tone Generator Mute
    #*3888# —————————: BLUETOOTH Test Mode
    #*7828# —————————: Task Screen
    #*2562# —————————: Restarts Phone
    #*2565# —————————: No Blocking? General Defense.
    #*3353# —————————: General Defense, Code Erased.
    #*3837# —————————-: Phone Hangs on White screen.
    #*3849# —————————-: Restarts Phone
    #*7337# —————————-: Restarts Phone (Resets Wap Settings)
    #*2886# —————————-: Auto Answer ON/OFF
    #*7288# —————————-: GPRS Detached/Attached
    #*7287# —————————-: GPRS Attached
    #*2077# —————————-: GPRS Switch
    #*22671# ————————–: AMR REC START
    #*22673# ————————–: Pause REC
    #*22674# ————————–: Resume REC
    #*22675# ————————–: AMR Playback
    #*22676# ————————–: AMR Stop Play
    #*22677# ————————–: Pause Play
    #*22678# ————————–: Resume Play
    #*77261# ————————–: PCM Rec Req
    #*77262# ————————–: Stop PCM Rec
    #*77263# ————————–: PCM Playback
    #*77264# ————————–: PCM Stop Play
    #*22679# ————————–: AMR Get Time
    #*7666# —————————-: White Screen
  • #*7693# —————————-: Sleep Deactivate/Activate
    #*2286# —————————-: Data Battery
    #*2679# —————————-: Copycat Feature Active/Deactivate
    #*3940# —————————-: External Loop-Test 9600 bps
    #*4263# —————————-: Hands Free Mode Activate/Deactivate
    #*2558# —————————-: Time ON
    #*3941# —————————-: External Loop-Test 115200 bps
    #*5176# —————————-: L1 Sleep
    #*7462# —————————-: SIM Phase
    #*7983# —————————-: Voltage/Freq
    #*7986# —————————-: Voltage
    #*8466# —————————-: Old Time
    #*2255# —————————-: Call Failed
    #*5376# —————————-: Delete All Sms!!!!
    #*2337# —————————-: Permanent Registration Beep
    #*2474# —————————-: Charging Duration
    #*2834# —————————-: Audio Path (Hands-free)
    #*3270# —————————-: DCS Support Activate/Deactivate
    #*3282# —————————-: Data Activate/Deactivate
    #*3476# —————————-: EGSM Activate/Deactivate
    #*3676# —————————-: Format Flash Volume!!!
    #*4760# —————————-: GSM Activate/Deactivate
    #*4864# —————————-: White Screen
    #*7326# —————————-: Accessory
    #*7683# —————————-: Sleep Variable
    #*3797# —————————-: Blinks 3D030300 In RED
    #*7372# —————————-: Resetting The Time To DPB Variables
    *#8999*667# ———————: Debug Mode
    *#92782# ————————–: Phone Model (Wap)
    #*5737425# ———————–: JAVA Mode
    *#2255# —————————-: Call List
    *#232337# ————————-: Bluetooth MAC Address
    *#5282837# ———————–: Java Version
    *#8999*8376263# —————-: All Versions Together
    *#8999*8378# ——————–: Test Menu
    *#4777*8665# ———————: GPSR Tool
    *#8999*523# ———————-: LCD Brightness
    *#8999*377# ———————-: Error LOG Menu
    *#8999*327# ———————: EEP Menu
    *7465625*228# ——————-: Active Lock ON
    #7465625*228# ——————-: Active Lock OFF
    *7465625*28638# —————-: Auto Network Lock ON
    #7465625*28638# —————-: Auto Network Lock OFF
    *7465625*28782# —————-: Auto Subset Lock ON
    #7465625*28782# —————-: Auto Subset Lock OFF
    *7465625*2877# ——————: Auto SP Lock ON
    #7465625*2877# ——————: Auto SP Lock OFF
    *7465625*2827# ——————: Auto CP Lock ON
    #7465625*2827# ——————: Auto CP Lock OFF
    *7465625*28746# —————–: Auto SIM Lock ON
    #7465625*28746# —————–: Auto SIM Lock OFF
    *#7465625# ————————: Check the phone lock status
    *7465625*638*Code# ———–: Enables Network lock
    #7465625*638*Code# ———–: Disables Network lock
    *7465625*782*Code# ———–: Enables Subset lock
    #7465625*782*Code# ———–: Disables Subset lock
    *7465625*77*Code# ————-: Enables SP lock
    #7465625*77*Code# ————-: Disables SP lock
    *7465625*27*Code# ————-: Enables CP lock
    #7465625*27*Code# ————-: Disables CP lock
    *7465625*746*Code# ————: Enables SIM lock
    #7465625*746*Code# ————: Disables SIM lock

Enable Developer Option in Android.

Enable Developer Option in Android.

If you want to do some thing crazy with your Android. The first and for most thing is to enable Developer Option in Android.

Most Android model have Developer Option in hidden. Here is the guide to Activate Developer Option in Android:

Activate Developer Option in Android:

Steps to turn ON Developer Mode:
Click on Settings.
Search for “About device” and click on it.
Scroll down to ” Build number”. Click multiple times you should get a message at the fourth press. On the seventh, you’ll get another message saying that Developer Options is Enabled.
Click back to see the option as shown below in the screenshot. Showing you the Developer Option is enabled.

Developer option