15+ Best Android Tips and Tricks For Programmers

Android is one of the most powerful operating systems for smartphones and tablets out there. It comes with so many cool features, tips, and tricks for programmers as well as normal users. There are many different ways that programmers can customize their Android experience which we will explore. With that being said, let’s start the article with the title “15+ best Android tips and tricks for Programmers”.

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The best Android Hacks and Tricks Are As Follows:

1. Coding With Android Phone

Coding With Android Phone (Best Android Tricks)

If you want to learn a new programming language, you can start away right now with your Android smartphone. There are so many IDEs available for each programming language. Just search IDE for your programming language and download it from the play store. For instance, Java N-IDE is one of the best IDE for Java available on the play store. Along with that, you can get several books to learn data structures, syntaxes, and more.

2. Access Android Developer Options

Access Android Developer Options

If you are a programmer, then you must be familiar with this Android setting. Developer options is a hidden feature of Android for years and still many people don’t know about it. This option unlocks so many cool features. Also, without enabling this option you can’t enable USB debugging, install TWRP recovery, unlock the bootloader, or root your Android. To enable Developer options, swipe down the Quick panel and open Android Settings. Then, go to About phone and search for Build Number. Then, tap 7-8 times on it until it says you’re a developer now.

Useful Features of Developer Options:

  • Stay Awake: You can enable this feature if you want to keep your phone’s display always turned on while charging.
  • OEM unlocking: This setting is necessary to unlock the bootloader of your smartphone in order to install TWRP or root your device.
  • USB debugging: USB debugging makes sure that you are properly connected to the computer. This is used to communicate with the computer to Android.
  • Window animation scale, Transition animation scale, and Animator duration scale: These three settings are very useful, they can increase your smartphone speed if you put their scale from 1x to 0.5x or off.
  • Force 4x MSAA: This setting increases the GPU power in order to increase the gaming experience by increasing the smoothness of the game.
  • Background process limit: You can limit your background process from 1 to 4 applications.

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3. Three Finger Screenshot

3 finger screenshot Android trick

Not only programmers, but anyone can take the advantage of this features. Unlike holding down power and volume key to take screenshots in Android, you can just slide your three fingers on screen from top to bottom. Almost every Android device model support this cool feature and you should try it once.

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4. Install Kali Linux OS in Android without root

installing Kali Linux on Android Phone

Kali Linux is one of the most secure operating systems for desktop devices. It is also used for hacking purposes. One can use this operating system, write scripts, and automate tasks. If you are an Android user you should know that you can get Linux on your Android smartphone using Debian Noroot app. Just download this app on your smartphone and setup yourself.

5. Scan Documents, IDs, Books, etc with Android

Android hacks to scan documents

You can use your Android phone’s camera to scan documents, Ids, Books, Paragraphs, etc, then save them in your device in a digital format. There are so many scanning apps available for Android for this purpose. One of the best is Camscanner, however, it’s banned in India. You can also use the Adobe Scan app as an alternative.

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6. Turn Off Background Data Usage

turn off background data

There are so many apps and services using internet data while running in the device’s background and you don’t even notice that. To stop that, go to the phone’s Settings > Data usage > Vertical 3 dots > Restrict background data. Now that you have turned off background data usage, no apps will be able to use the internet while in the background. That’s why it is recommended to disable background data for selected apps only.

7. Use Screen Recorder to record the screen

use screen recorder (best Android tricks & hacks)

Did you know that you can record your smartphone’s screen? You can do that using Android’s inbuilt screen recorder app or installing a third-party screen recording app. There are hundreds of screen recorder apps available on the play store, however, the AZ screen recorder is recommended.

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8. Identify the directions using Android Phone

identify direction using Android Phone

The trick isn’t only for programmers. Anyone can use this feature to find out the directions using just an Android smartphone. All you have to do is download & install a compass app from the Google PlayStore and launch on your Android to find the location. These apps detect location using a magnetometer sensor built into the smartphone.

9. Use Youtube Dark mode

YouTube dark mode

The dark mode is a very useful feature in Android phones. However, you can do that with Android apps as well. To do that on YouTube, just open the app, then tap on Settings > General > Dark mode > toggle it to turn on. There are several benefits of using dark mode such as reduced battery consumption, protect the eyes, and more.

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10. Enable WhatsApp Dark Mode

WhatsApp dark mode

WhatsApp is everyone’s messenger app nowadays. You can now enable dark mode on WhatsApp from Settings >> Chats >> Themes >> Dark. Read this full article to know more about it.

11. Root your Android Device

There are tons of advanced features you can access by rooting your Android device. For example, you can uninstall system apps (bloatware), install custom ROMs & recovery, tweak the system using Greenify App, etc.

12. Backup your installed Apps

Android Tips and Tricks For Programmers

If you ever have performed a factory reset on your Android phone, you know what happens. Anything in your smartphone such as apps, files, and contacts get deleted permanently. However, if you have a backup of your files, then you can restore it easily. So, just download a backup and restore app from the play store and install it on your smartphone. Backup & save everything to an external device (e.g. SD card).

13. Sync all Contacts with Google

It’s very important to make a cloud backup of your all contacts so that if you lost your device or deleted all the contacts somehow, you will be able to restore that easily.

Android Tips and Tricks For Programmers

Google Contact is one of the best cloud solutions to back up all your contacts on your phone. All you need is to open your phone’s contact app and move all your contacts to your personal Email id and make sure you have enabled the Sync option.

14. Use MX Video Player For Better Experience

You should always use an advanced video player app like MX Player. It has so many features that your default video player doesn’t have such as pinch in/out. kids lock, wake lock, and other advanced features.

Using MX Player, you can play almost all types of video formats including 4K as 60Fps. Read this blog to know all features of the MX player

15. Sync your Images with Google Photos

Android Tips and Tricks For Programmers

Google Photos, where you can back up unlimited photos and view them whenever you want.

First, download & install the Google Photos app from the play store and launch the app. Then open Google Photos’ settings > Backup & sync > Enable Backup & Sync. Now whenever you capture a new image on your device, it will take a backup into Google Photos automatically. However, it requires an internet connection to take a backup.

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16. Track your Android Phone

Android Tips and Tricks For Programmers

Using this Android trick, you can track your Android location very easily. To track an Android device, download the find my device app from the play store then enter the email & password that you have used to sign in with your Android phone. It will show all the connected devices with your Gmail account, choose your device, and track the location.

Using Find My Device, you can play a sound, lock your device, or even you can erase your Android device remotely. However, in all conditions, your both devices must be connected to the internet.

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17. Use Guest Mode on your Android Phone

You can this feature to protect your data from others. For example, Sometimes, your friend needs your smartphone for whatever reason and you put your smartphone into his hand without caring about your privacy.

To enable Android Guest Mode, Goto Notification bar >> Tap on the Avatar logo from the TOPSelect Add guest. That’s it.

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Conclusion: 15+ Best Android Tips and Tricks For Programmers

There are some other Android hacks & tricks that you can access using some cool Android apps that we’ll cover later. For now, enjoy these Android tricks. If you have any questions regarding this article, the comment box is open for you.

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