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Lollipop New Features

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Lollipop New Features

 

 

1. Updates will be done through the "What's New app"

 

2. Apps pinning

 

Settings > security > screen pinning > on 

 

tap on the overview button (square button) > pull up the app that you want to pin > tap on the pin > start 

 

Only that app will be shown unless you press and hold Back & Overview at the same time.

 

 

3. Hide notifications while the screen its locked.

 

Settings > Sound & notification > scroll to the bottom > When device is locked > Don't show notifications at all. 

 

 

4. Do not disturb

 

Settings > Sound & notification > Interruptions > Select whichever settings fit your life.

 

 

5. Apps won't close even after restart or switching through accounts. The apps will remain on overview.

 

 

 

6. NFC Trusted Devices

 

Settings > Security > Smart Lock > Trusted devices ( a Pin, pattern, password lock its required) > on

 

 

 

7. Flappy Android 

 

Settings > About phone > tap multiple times on Android version > tap on the lollipop > long press on the lollipop > play Flappy Android

 

 

8. Multiple User accounts

 

Settings > Users > Add user or profile > User or Restricted Profile > Edit the User/RP settings

 

 

9. Accessibility Settings.

 

Settings > Accessibility > High contrast text 

 

 

 

10. Color inversion

 

Settings > Accessibility > Color inversion

 

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Re: Lollipop New Features

How to boot on safe mode on Lolipop

 

Press and hold the Power button > wait for the pop up comes up > once it does > press and hold Power Off > wait > wait > a new pop up will appear > Boot on safe mode 




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Re: Lollipop New Features

Ok Google everywhere even with the screen locked/off

 

 

1. Settings > Language & input > Google voice typing > "OK Google" detection > Trusted voice (on)

 

2. Settings > Security > set a pattern/pin/password lock

 

scroll down 

 

3. Trusts agents > Smart Lock (Google)




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Re: Lollipop New Features

Notifications

 

There are 3 types of notification

 

 

Silent 

 

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No interruptions.

You won’t receive vibrations, nor sounds, nor a LED notification.

 

 

Priority 

 

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Priority interruptions only. Alarms will sound.

 

 

 

Sound

 

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All notifications.

 

 

Tap on the Bell icon to set it to Vibrate mode. 

 

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On both, Silent and Priority you could set it as Indefinitely or set it for a certain amount of time, from 15 minutes to 8 hours. 

 

 

On Priority mode there are three options 

 

1. Indifenitely 

 

2. For preset amount of time, 15 minutes to 8 hours (by tapping on the - or +)

 

3. Tap on the settings icon , which will take you to another screen

 

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Interruptions > When calls and notifications arrive 

 

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Always interrupt

Allow only priority interruptions

Don't interrupt

 

 

Under Priority interruptions 

 

 

Events and reminders

Calls

Messages

 

Calls/messages from 

Anyone

Starred contacts only

Contacts only

 

 

Downtime (priority interruptions only)

 

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You can select the Day(s) as well as Start time and End time. 

 

 

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Android 5.1.1 Volume Control

 

There is a slight change on Android 5.1.1

 

Press the volume key >  Tap the bell icon > Tap the bell icon again > it will be set to silent/vibrate mode > tap on the menu icon (3 horizontal parallel bars) to access the media volume. 

 

 

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"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)