3 Tips To Get The Most Out Of ‘Android Marshmallow’

3 Tips To Get The Most Out Of ‘Android Marshmallow’
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“Android Marshmallow” has been introduced with features that would add to the user’s convenience. But if you do not know how to use it properly, you can end up not getting the best of this latest operating system.


To avoid this and get the most out of your Android Marshmallow, follow these simple tips:

Do not let Doze Mode shut every app

As we know, Doze mode turns off the apps to save the battery when the phone remains inactive for a certain time. This can affect the apps you want to function even when you are not using your phone. Gmail is the best example of such app. What if you have been eagerly waiting for that email that you cannot afford to miss, and after an hour, you realize that the mail has come, but the notification has not because your phone was trying to save the battery? To exclude important apps from Doze mode, go to Settings then Battery. You will see a three-dot menu at the top right of your screen. Tap on it. Then go to Battery Optimization > Not Optimized > All Apps. Now select apps you do not want to include in the Doze mode.

Customize ‘Quick Settings’ menu

Android Marshmallow allows you to customize your Quick Settings menu. Here’s how:

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Go to Quick Settings menu. Swipe down and go to the Settings icon. Now tap and hold it for a few seconds. A pop-up will appear informing you that the System UI Tuner has been added to Settings. Now go to Settings > System UI Tuner > Quick Settings. You will now be able to customize your quick settings menu by reorganizing, adding or removing the tiles.

Mute your phone by pressing the ‘Volume’ button

This is not a new feature. But for some reason, when Android Lollipop was released, Google dropped this feature. Now it is back in Android M. Yes, you can mute your phone by holding on the volume button. Please note that this feature will not work on your phone’s alarm.