Smartphones of this age and time are nothing short of mini computers. You can do multiple tasks on a single gadget.
But other than the normal and daily routine stuff, the creators also add bonus features. It helps to make their device stand out from the rest.
People who suffer from issues such as limited vision or impaired hearing can use these added accessibility features. In fact, these features help those who really need them and for the rest, they just come in handy.
We have compiled a list of such innovative features for you. Just take a few minutes and give them a read and find out a few useful ones that will boost your daily routine tasks.
1. Advanced Voice Control:
Nowadays, smartphones allow you to do anything on your phone, just by giving a voice command. This feature is called “voice access”. Sounds good right?
Well, all you need to get started is to install an app called voice access app.
- Firstly, it will give a tutorial followed by some instructions on how to set it up. You need to grant the necessary permissions on your phone and turn on a few settings.
- After that, it will be up and running in no time.
- After it’s done, you will see numbers in front of every tap-able function.
Actually, this becomes extremely convenient to operate your phone just by saying the number. Whenever you are unable to use your hands, you can use this feature to go totally hands-free.
2. Power Button To End A Call:
Have you ever attended a call on an on-the-go activity? Then you must know how annoying it is to disconnect a call.
Nevertheless, we have an accessibility feature for you that will allow you to disconnect a call without having to futz around the phone screen while jogging.
You just need to go to your phone’s settings and look for the following option:
- Tap on “interaction controls”
- Turn on the “power button ends calls” option.
- Activate the toggle right beside it
And that’s it! You can now test it as many times as you want. Your phone’s power button will now be able to end an ongoing call without having you to even look at the screen.
3. Access Common Commands:
Android has developed a feature that allows you to access the more common functions in a convenient place. You can place them right at the bottom of your screen’s menu.
- Firstly, go to settings.
- Next, click on the accessibility menu.
- Then activate the toggle.
- You will see a little happy fellow on the bottom right of your main home screen.
- Tap on it, and you will find a short menu of all the common functions.
They include the following functions:
- Taking a screenshot
- Locking your phone
- Turn on volume, etc.
4. Bolder And Bigger Text/Font:
We spend a lot of time on our phones daily however, we can even read books on it now. So, it’s normal that we tend to squint a little bit.
For this very problem, android has a built-in solution. And you guessed it right. It’s there in the accessibility section.
5. Choose The Right Font Size:
This feature will adjust the size of the text on your phone. Moreover, it can alter the text on the whole android interface. You can make it larger or smaller, depending on your preference.
6. Manage The Display Size:
This feature changes the scale of your phone altogether. Similar to fixing the resolution on your computer, you can adjust the display size of your phone too.
7. Adjust The Magnification:
This feature allows you to fix certain areas of your phone by making them larger. It feels like you are viewing through a magnifying glass, hence the name. You can use it via the triple tap command.
8. Selective Sound Amplification:
All of us have experienced loud background noises while sending a very important voice clip. It can be an important memo, a beautiful bird’s song, a ghost’s whisper, etc. For the very common issue, goggle has a solution.
Notably, Google’s sound amplifier allows you to minimize the selective background sounds and amplify the actual one you want to hear.
The only drawback is that it works mainly on devices that run Android 9 pie or higher. In addition to that, it only works when you have headphones physically plugged in which means it won’t work on the Bluetooth ones.
But this feature definitely comes in handy when you need to listen to that specific speech.
9. A Dark Mode:
This feature inverts the color on your device, giving it a darker look. Besides, it provides a break from the usual bright interface, especially if you are operating your phone in a dark room.
True that it’s not a true dark mode but it lets you tone it down a little.
These features allow you to make your phone more convenient. After all, it’s called a smartphone for a reason. Once you start to get the hang of it, these features will add more ease to your daily life.
This way, you will be able to access your phone on the go with ease. So, make sure to stay updated for more innovative features to bring life to your smartphone.