View deleted notifications and 5 other little-known Android features

There is an old saying that says, "live and learn." It is unlikely that its author knew that in many years there will be an Android operating system that will be very well suited to this saying. In fact, Android is good because it gives a lot of features to any user, but there is also something that is not in sight of the majority. I myself have been using Android for many years and still discover some small things that I simply did not pay attention to before. Today I want to share them with you. Perhaps you did not know them and they will become something useful for you. If you knew, then I will just remind you that you might want to use it. 


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How to view deleted notifications on Android


Our smartphones constantly receive so many notifications that they are usually deleted in batches. Often, out of a dozen notifications, only one is useful, but we delete it, accidentally putting everything that has accumulated during the day under the knife.


To recover deleted notifications, you can use the notification log. To do this, touch the screen in an empty space of the desktop and look for the widget menu. After that, we find the "Notification log" and drag it to the desktop. If you do not have such a widget, you can download the "Notification History Log" application or its analogs from Google Play. It will allow you to view what you have erased or deleted.


By deleting notifications, we often lose the necessary ones

How to lock your smartphone properly


If you are worried that someone will gain access to your device, you have no choice but to lock it more securely. Fortunately, Android has tools to do this. 


The function that allows you to sleep in peace is called "Secure Lock". It hides notifications on the lock screen while blocking biometric unlocking of the smartphone (face or fingerprint scanning). As a result, you will always have to enter the unlock password. If you are sure that you are interested in this, then here is a way to activate this feature.


smartphone lock

You can enable this feature by holding the power button, except for the options to turn off the phone, you will see the "Secure Lock" option. After enabling the feature, if someone wants to use your biometrics to unlock their smartphone while you sleep, then they will fail. Checkmate!


How to speed up your phone


If you think that your smartphone should work faster, then there is a tip for you on how to speed it up a little. Acceleration will be subjective, but isn't that what we require from a smartphone? We need it to be pleasant to use.


To make your device faster, you just need to disable unnecessary animations. This helps for both an expensive and cheap phone. Open "Settings" and search for the item "Animation". It is often hidden in various deep sections of the settings menu. After opening this item, find "Accessibility" and select "Disable animation". I think you will notice that your smartphone will become a little faster.


Android clipboard history


It often happens that you copied a phone number, link, text, or something else, and on the way to another app that you wanted to insert them, you got distracted and copied something else. As a result, the contents of the clipboard have changed and we need to do everything over again. But there is a way out and it is called the clipboard log.


You can easily get data from the clipboard archive

On a standard Android keyboard, tap on the three dots to open the additional functions menu. Then select the "Clipboard" option, you may already see the copied texts.


This way you can access what you copied earlier. Sometimes it's easier to remember that you copied something and find it there than to go through a bunch of chat messages or browser tabs.


How to quickly set an alarm on Android


It is convenient when you have quick access to functions and you do not need to search for something in applications. You can do the same with an alarm clock. On the one hand, there is nothing difficult to open the application, but why, when there is another way. 


This is how you can quickly access your alarm

Pull out the notification curtain or on the desktop, click on the clock, and that's it. This way you can quickly access your alarm, timer, and stopwatch. I've used it a couple of times and there's something about it.


How to hide unwanted icons in Android


Often, the top panel of Android collects a lot of junk which you can and should get rid of. I'm not talking about notifications in the curtain, which I touched on above, but specifically about icons.


To get rid of them, enable the System UI Tuner feature. To do this, pull out the top curtain and hold the settings gear. If this did not work in your case, then install the System UI Tuner application or something like that and configure the panel as you want.


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