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Android 9: 4 Hidden Features to Make the Most Out of Your Smartphone

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Android 9 made its debut during Google I/O this year and it has since officially rolled out to select smartphones including all the Pixel devices, OnePlus 6, and the Essential Phone PH-1. That said, there are still many smartphone users patiently awaiting the release of the software and the many hidden capabilities it holds.

Of course, Google officially touted many of the banner upgrades like Digital Wellbeing and its new dashboard. But as is often the case with mobile software, many of the operating system’s most awesome tricks are buried in multiple menus or aren’t immediately obvious.

While the software is pretty simple to navigate, the new gestures will likely take a day or two to get accustomed to. Unlocking the true potential of Android 9 will take some aimless wandering plus a general familiarity with prior Android versions. Here’s how to fast track your first test drive of the update so you can make the most of it right off the bat.

1. Android 9 Tips and Tricks: Access Developers Options

This is the key to a treasure trove of useful, experimental, and just flat out hilarious features Android 9 has to offer. The Developers Options menu is a list of ideas Android developers are toying with but haven’t been official. But they’ll let the most curious users give them a try.

To access this smartphone Narnia, open the Settings app, scroll down to System, tap “About phone,” then go all the way down until you see “Build number.” Now tap that option five times until the phone says you’re a developer, it’s kind of like a secret knock to get into an exclusive club.

2. Android 9 Tips and Tricks: Hide or Add a Notch

Now you’ll have access to the Developers Option menu. To access it open Settings, scroll to System, tap Advanced, and you’ll see it near the bottom. This is where the fun starts.

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