From telling it what to call you to playing tic-tac-toe, here are some nifty ways to get started with your new Assistant.
Save yourself some taps while freeing up storage space, creating reminders, scanning receipts, recording audio notes, and more.
Save Spotify radio stations for offline listening, snip out the gaps between songs, keep the music playing when your playlist runs out, and more.
You can set your Android phone to unlock itself when it's in your pocket, while you're near a certain location, when it hears your voice, and more.
Make text larger, or just bolder. Zoom in on all of the screen or just parts. And finally get buttons to look like buttons again, with these helpful tips for iOS 9 and later.
You can let people borrow your device without revealing your open apps, browser tabs, or personal data.
Keep the Gmail alerts on your Android phone quiet except for messages from your hand-picked inner circle.
Add narration to a doodle, color-code your notes, share a note with a friend, save selections from a web page, and more.
With the help of a clever app, you can create an "applet" that will trigger an iOS alert whenever your Android device gets a text message.
You'd be surprised how easy it is to accidentally silence a pending Android alarm—or snooze right through it, for that matter.
Find a scenic route, pinpoint the perfect local restaurant, keep an automatic diary of your stay, and more.
Even if you don't pony up $10 a month for Play Music, you can still upload your music collection, create and save "instant" mixes," tweak your equalizer levels, set a sleep timer, and more.
Navigate around your Android device more easily by mastering a few handy touchscreen gestures. You can cycle through Chrome tabs, move the cursor with precision, go 3-D with Maps, launch the camera, and more.
Switching from iOS to Android can mean leaving some things behind. If you're worried about losing features like Find My Friends and iMessage's desktop abilities, these helpful Android apps can bridge the gap.
From iCloud photo sharing to the cursor's tiny magnifying glass, some of iOS's smallest touches are easy to overlook until they're gone.
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