When the Android took a leap from the Ice Cream Sandwich to Jelly Bean, then many users thought it would be a huge leap but that was not the case. Though the leap wasn’t that big, but some of the features that were incorporated in there is worth mentioning. The users started enjoying the new features of this operating system along with the all new super speed.
So, when some people are going gaga over the new voice search which is almost like that of iPhone’s Siri, there are some who are voting Google Now as the best feature of the device. Here we will be discussing 10 of the best Android Jelly Bean features for you which work on almost all the Android devices.
Google Now is listening
Now you will be able to voice your command with the introduction of Google Now. All you have to do is to say Google and then whatever you are looking for and Google will start doing its work. If you are not in the US then with a simple tweak in the settings you will able to use this feature quite easily. In the settings you will find the option Language and Input where you have to change the language from Automatic to English (US) and then follow the same thing in the Google Now’s settings as well and you are done. Now enjoy!
Screen Rotation to a Halt
With this new upgrade the screen rotation lock has been introduced. It helps the users to lock the screen rotation so that if the user is doing something horizontally, then he will continue to do so until he completes his work. In order to make this happen, he will have to pull down the notification slide and tap on the screen rotation lock. This will help you to move around freely without changing the screen orientation.
Modified Notification Bar
The notification slide down the bar was already there, but in the Jelly Bean update it has modified it to make it even better. All the quick alerts are in one place and there are several notifications that you will be able to expand a bit to get a preview of the matter. It also has incorporated easy share option as well. The main improvement is in email notification with the preview option and in order to delete the notifications you can just slide it sideways and they will be gone.
Widgets Making Space for Each Other
This time around you will be dealing with smart widgets that will be moving around to make space for another. Therefore, if you drag an app on your homepage from the main menu then you will see that they have adjusted their place to give a synchronized look.
Encrypting Data all Alone
Now you will not need any third party app to encrypt the data stored in your device, instead you can make use of the Security Settings where you will find an option which says Encrypt phone. You will have to select it and all your data will be encrypted within no time. You are now completely safe from the hacker.
Jelly Beans for Fun
Though it doesn’t serve any real purpose but it is fun to play around with the Jelly Beans. In order to do this you will have to go to About Phone under Settings and tap on Android version. When you do this for a few times it will display a big Jelly Bean on your screen. Now you can tap or swipe to have fun with it.
Home Screens Adjustment
If you want to move around the icons on your home screen from one place to the other then you just need to hold it for a while. It will then allow you to move around the icon freely. Even re-sizing of the biggest icon is also made possible in the same way.
Controlling the Volume
When you press the volume up or down key then you will be made available with the volume slider and when you press on that you will find separate sliders for media, ringtones and notifications. You can adjust the volume according to your choice.
Speedy Exchange of Data
Now in order to get going with the data exchange you can simply turn on the NFC i.e. Near-Field Communication. You will find this option under Wireless and Networks and once you enable it you will be able to exchange data faster.
Safe mode reboot
You have to hold on with the power button unless Power off option pops up. Then you have to hold on to the Power off option which will bring in the message which asks you whether you want to Reboot to safe mode or not. It will disable the third party app making it possible for you to spot down the wicked software.
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