So you feel like you are an expert and you know all you need to know about your Android phone. You can adeptly make calls, send text messages, check emails, change settings, download apps and everything in between.
Sure, having the right know-how to get things done on your smartphone can make you feel like a bonafide master. But of course, there are still hidden Android tricks here and there that might surprise you.
Here are 10 things that, chances are, you never knew your Android phone could do:
1. Use your voice to perform tasks
If you want to use Google's voice assistant ala Cortana, Siri or Alexa, simply say "OK Google" or click on the microphone icon on the Google search bar.
You can then use your voice to do a variety of tasks like send emails, texts, make phone calls, reminders and, of course, do Google searches. You can even have your Android phone listen in to a song to identify it.
2. Priority Calling
On occasions when you don't want to be disturbed, you can filter text and call notifications to only show contacts you deem important.
To set your "Do Not Disturb" priority settings, go to Settings >> Sound >> Do Not Disturb. Here you can choose your notifications for calls and messages.
Note: To set your "starred contacts," open Contacts, search for the contact you want to favor then tap the star in the upper left.
You can also turn on "Repeat callers" in this section. If this feature is turned on, you will always get a notification if a caller tries to call you within a 15-minute period regardless of your priority settings.
If these options are not enough, you can also set up your own notification custom rules under "Automatic rules."