The operating system Android contains many functions that make its use convenient and comfortable. One of the possibilities is to speed up access to popular applications installed on a mobile device.
Two apps on the screen at the same time
For owners of smartphones and tablets with version Android 7 and higher, split screen mode is available. To activate it, you must hold down the browse key for a long time. It is located in the main menu in the lower left corner of the desktop (rectangle icon). As a result, the image on the smartphone will be divided into two parts by a horizontal stripe, the ratio of these sides can be adjusted at your discretion. Each part of the screen is intended for a separate program, which can be operated simultaneously. To return to the normal display, you will need to press the browse key again.
Owners of mobile devices with the operating system Android 9 Pie can activate the dual display function by long pressing the icon of the desired application. In the drop-down menu, you will need to select the appropriate item and add a second program in the same way.
If the version Android 6 or lower is installed on a smartphone or tablet, then to work in the dual screen mode, you will need to install additional software, for example, Floating Apps or MultiScreen. With their help, you can display several windows on the desktop at once and customize the convenient appearance of the image. Do not forget that the performance of some mobile devices may suffer as a result of multitasking, freezes or system reboots.
Use the app without opening it
All versions of Android allow you to access popular application functions without opening them directly. To do this, press and hold the program icon on the desktop until a pop-up menu appears. For example, in this way you can return to the last conversation in the messenger or open the window for creating a new post on the social network. Unfortunately, not all programs have such functionality, and it will not be possible to customize the existing menus at will.
Quick access to the camera
In order to take a beautiful picture, you need to act quickly and catch the perfect shot in time. For this, the function of quick access to the camera is used:
- on an unlocked screen, just double-click on the central button of the 'Home' menu;
- on locked – swipe left at the bottom of the screen.
In both cases, the camera application will open and the successful shot will be captured.