The Quick Settings panel in Android is easily one of the most accessed and useful parts of the OS. It allows you to quickly toggle settings like Wi-Fi, mobile data, and control other system settings in just a tap. But did you know that you can customize Quick Settings to your liking as well?
It is always irritating when you hand over your phone to someone for a specific purpose and they end up going through other apps, messages, photos, and other personal data stored on it. Thankfully, you can get around this problem by using Screen Pinning. The feature first debuted with Android 5.0 Lollipop and is also present in Android 9.0 Pie, though just like before, it is buried deep inside the Settings menu.
After trying almost every other music streaming service out there, I recently switched to Apple Music. While iTunes serves as a great app to access Apple Music on macOS, the official Apple Music app for Android leaves a lot to be desired. Worse, I realized that I was unable to download songs for offline playback in Apple Music on Android for some reason as the downloads kept getting stuck or stalled for no reason whatsoever.
Like every other Honor device, the Honor 8X is filled to the brim with useful features and customization options. One useful option in Emotion UI on Honor 8X is the ability to natively lock apps and then unlock them using the fingerprint scanner or face unlock.
The Nokia 7.1 and Nokia 8.1 are excellent mid-range Android One devices from HMD Global-owned Nokia. Since they are Android One certified phones, they run a stock build of Android 9.0 Pie which means they don’t offer any extra frills like being able to natively lock apps using the fingerprint scanner.
The Xiaomi Mi A2 is the successor to the Mi A1 from last year. This means that it carries the Android One branding which in turns means it runs on a stock version of Android. So just like the Mi A1, the Mi A2 lacks plenty of features which are pretty common in Xiaomi’s Redmi devices running MIUI. One such feature is App lock which is missing from the Mi A2.
Xiaomi’s recently launched Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with the same set of features as the Redmi Note 5 Pro. This means the device also comes with a handy IR blaster at the top which one can use to control their TV, AC, music system, and other home appliances around them.
The Redmi Note 6 Pro comes with an impressive dual-camera setup at the rear which includes a 12MP f/1.9 aperture shooter with large 1.4um pixels. Despite an impressive camera setup though, the Redmi Note 6 Pro cannot record 4K videos. Or at least officially.
The One UI/Android 9.0 Pie beta program for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ is set to go live any time now Initially, the beta program is only available in the United States, though Samsung is expected to expand it to other regions including India, France, the U.K., and Germany from later this month. Here’s how you can join the beta program to get the Android 9.0 Pie/One UI update on your Galaxy S9 right away.