Hidden Android Settings You Should Change Right Now (2020)

There are countless number of settings andtweaks in your Android phone but not all settings are good for every user. In fact, there are many Android settings thatyou should change right now and for a good reason. For example, you can't risk your privacy byleaking your searching behavior or device usage 

behavior. Well, this is just one example, there aremany more including the ones that will improve your Android phone's battery life. So make sure you watch until the end of thisvideo. Hello everyone, I’m Rahul from TechReviewProand in this video, I'll show 

you 17 secret Android settings that you should change rightnow. Before we proceed, make sure you subscribe to TechReviewPro channel and tap on the bell icon, so that you never miss an important update. Now without further delay, Let's get started! 1. Power 

Button Instant Lock In security & location settings, there isdevice security settings where you can set your device lock preferences. Simply tap on this settings cog icon and checkyour settings for automatic 

lock. By default, your device locks down 5 secondsor more after sleep, so if someone snatches your phone from your hand, he can still accessyour phone completely as your phone takes 5 seconds or more to 

get locked. Thus making your device more vulnerable. Simply change this settings and set the automaticallylock to immediately after sleep. Now if someone snatches your phone from yourhand, simply 

press the power button and your device will not only sleep but also automaticallylock. Personally, I would also turn this settingsoff because if I keep this enabled, this will keep my phone unlocked based upon certainenvironment or conditions offered by 

Android's smart lock functionality. I have tested Android smart lock multipletimes and it has failed to meet up to my expectations. So, personally, I don't trust the smart lockand hence, I prefer not to use 

Android's smart lock functionality. 2. Opt Out of Personalised Ads You shouldn't be surprised if I say, yourAndroid device is leaking lots of data. Google is tracking you everywhere and basedupon your search 

behavior, Google shows you personalized interest-based ads. You might be thinking, what is personalizedinterest-based ads, right? Let me explain. If you search for iPhone in Google, Googletracks you 

and knows that you are interested in iPhone. So whichever website you visit on the web,Google is more likely to show you ads for iPhone. It's because Google thinks that since youare interested in iPhone, 

you are more likely to purchase iPhone. This is personalized interested based ads. You can change settings on your Android phoneto stop Google from using your search behavior for ads personalization. 

Go to Google settings and in services, tapon ads. Now, turn on the settings to opt out of adspersonalization. Also, you might also like to reset advertisingID so that any previously built ad profiles on your device can be 

deleted. 3. Hide Sensitive Content from the Lock Screen Third one is hiding sensitive contentfrom the lock screen. By default, Android shows you sensitive contentfrom the notifications on the lock screen. This 

can be helpful for many as you can seewhat's inside notification without unlocking your phone. But if you are a privacy buff, you can't riskyour privacy by showing sensitive content. Go to apps and 

notifications settings, tapon notifications, then on lock screen. By default, it is showing all notifications,but here you can set to hide sensitive content or don't show notifications at all. Simply hide sensitive 

content and you aregood to go. 4. Turn off Settings to Unlock with Google Assistant Trusted Voice Match Google Assistant is a powerful tool as youcan even unlock your phone with your voice simply by saying 

"OK Google" but this is oftenless secure as anyone else having a voice similar to yours can unlock your device ifhis voice matches your voice model. If you want better security for your device,you need to instantly turn this settings off. To do so, go to security and 

location, underdevice security, tap on smart lock. Now, input your password or pattern for unlockingyour phone. Then tap on voice match, and turn off thesettings to unlock with voice match. 5. Enable Android Device Manager I don't know about your 

preferences but Ipersonally don't like to share my location constantly as this not only helps Google trackme everywhere but also consumes battery juice. However, you might want to enable AndroidDevice 

Manager from Find My Device settings. Go to security & location settings and tapon Find My Device. Now turn it on. This is crucial because if you ever lost yourphone, you might be able to track it later. 6. 

Enable SIM Card Lock Settings Before I talk about SIM Card lock, make sureyou contact your cellular network provider and get the PUK code for your SIM card sothat if something goes wrong, you might easily 

fix it. If you enable SIM Card lock functionality,you'll require a PIN to use your SIM when you restart your phone. It's a nice security enhancement and savesyou from the risk of unauthorized use of your SIM card. 7. 

Keyboard Settings to Get Number Row in Keyboard Now let's talk about some keyboard settingsthat you should change right now on your Android phone. If you are typing something you need to frequentlydeal 

with texts as well as numbers, you might want to bring number row in the keyboard sothat you may quickly access both. To enable number rows in keyboard, long presson comma button and it'll take 

you to keyboard settings. I'm using Google's default keyboard that isGboard, but the process is similar in case you are using other third-party keyboardsas well. Under preferences, turn on Number Row. This will 

always show number row - no matterwhat orientation of keyboard you are using. 8. Keyboard Settings to Turn Off Auto-correct While typing anything, it often slows downmy speed when I type something and 

Gboard automatically corrects it to something elsewhich wasn't my intention. If you have ever been in a similar situation,you need to turn off auto-correct settings. From the keyboard settings page, tap on 

textcorrection and scroll all the way down to auto-correction. Turn off auto-correction and now it'll neverslow down your typing speed. 9. Android Settings to Get Rid of New App Shortcuts I don't know 

why Android automatically addsnew app shortcuts on the home screen whenever users download new apps. Because this is annoying for many, includingme. You can turn this off simply by long pressingon the home 

screen, then tapping home settings, followed by toggling left Add icon to HomeScreen. This will stop adding shortcuts for new appson the home screen. 10. Android Settings to Turn Off NFC Mode If you go to 

settings, then connected devices,then connection preferences, this will show you all the connections modes your phone hasgot like Bluetooth, Android Beam, NFC etc. NFC stands for Near Field 

Communication whichallows you to exchange data when your phone touches another device. NFC is a very powerful tool to easily sharedata with your friends and coworkers, but there are not many people who use NFC. And the bad thing is Android phone 

hasNFC enabled by default. You need to change this Android settings rightnow and turn off NFC as this will not only make your device less vulnerable but alsoimprove your battery performance. 11. Android 

Settings to Try Google Instant Apps Google Instant Apps is a useful functionalityon your Android phone which allows you to play games or try apps without downloadingor installing. But currently, it's under 

beta and not availablefor everyone. However, you can try it now simply by makingsome changes in your Android phone's settings. Open Play Store app and go to its menu bytapping the hamburger icon, now scroll 

all the way down to settings. Under user controls, you'll find an optionto use apps without installation, tap on that and you'll see a list of emails available. Choose the one you want and tap "yes I'm in!". That's it 

now you can try apps without installingor downloading. 12. Android Settings to Speed up Android Animations Android animations are quite good alreadybut if you want to spice up things, you can simply speed up animations in the 

developersoptions. But if you don't have a developer account,don't worry! Simply go to settings, system, then go toAbout phone. Scroll down until you find build number, tapseven times on the build number and this will ask you to enter your pin or pattern. Now

it’ll show you that you are a developerand your phone has got developer options. Now go back and tap on advanced and this willshow you developer options. Now scroll all the way down until you seeTransition 

Animation Scale. Change the animation scale and notice thedifference. You'll find your phone a lot more speedy now. 13. Android Settings for Google Play Protect Better Detection Few months back Google 

introduced Google PlayProtect app in the Play Store and made available for every Android user. Since then, Google Play Protect has continuouslyscanned apps on Android devices and found a huge number of 

harmful apps in the PlayStore. My question is why Google risked user's devicesecurity by allowing the deployment of these apps in the Play Store? Well, that's a different story, but you cancertainly change 

some Android settings and help Google Play Protect scan for harmfulapps in a better way. Simply go to settings, security and location,tap on Google Play Protect and turn on the settings that says Improve 

harmful app detection. That's it! Now this will send any unknown app in yourdevice to Google for better detection. 14. Android Settings to Automatically Free up Android Storage One of the most common questions I get fromAndroid users is how can I speed 

up my slow Android phone? Freeing up space is one of those quick actionsyou can do to speed up your slow Android phone. Well, you already know that, so what's newhere, right? Choosing files and deleting them 

manuallyis time-consuming. And most of the times, we forget manuallydeleting unnecessary files. Thankfully, you can automate this processif you have an Android phone with Android 6.0 or later. Simply go 

to settings, storage and turn onsmart storage. Smart storage automatically free up spaceon your phone by clearing backed up photos and videos from your device storage. 15. Android Settings to Enable Auto-fill If you have ever used Google Chrome or anyother 

browser, you must be knowing about Auto-fill feature that makes your work easier and fasterby automatically filling up previously saved password and login credentials. It's like Keychain on Apple devices. You can utilize the similar auto-fill featureon 

Android to automatically fill login credentials on various websites and apps as well. Go to settings, tap on system, followed bylanguages & input. In advanced settings, there is auto-fill service. By default, it would be none, choose Google,as that would be the 

most secure option. Tap Ok and you are ready to speed things up. 16. Android Settings to Remove Credit Card Details In the same Auto-fill service, your CreditCard details can also be saved. Despite Google's Auto-fill being one of themost trusted options, I don't trust it 

enough to let it save my credit card details. And for an obvious reason, I would recommendyou to recheck it and remove your credit card details, if it has saved it already. 17. Android Settings to Turn on Adaptive Battery Last but not least, this is a very useful batterysaving hack for your Android phone. Various 

apps that you install on your Androiddevice, constantly drain your battery by running in the background. While letting the apps constantly run in thebackground is good for important apps like messaging apps or email etc. You can certainly limit 

various less importantapps from draining battery. Go to settings, battery, and tap on adaptivebattery. Turn it on. Now your phone will automatically learn yourdevice usage behavior and limit down the battery for those apps that you don't use quite frequently. So 

these were the 17 Secret Android settingsthat I believe you should change right now as these will not only enhance your Androidexperience but also make your Android device more secure

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