Phones are ever-growing in size, and for people with small hands, they can be difficult to use one-handed. However, Android phones allow you to adjust the features to make them easier to use if you need your other hand for something else.
In fact, all it takes is a simple shortcut. Open the keyboard as normal and hold the comma key (some systems may differ) and then drag up to the right-hand icon to enable one-handed mode. This switches the keyboard from side to side, so you can text quicker on the fly.
Pin Apps to Your Share Menu
The share menu allows you to take files from one app and share them with another, such as how you can send pictures in your messages as soon as you take them. Keep your most common sharing destinations at the top of your share menu easily by pinning them in place.
You can customize how your share list looks by pressing and holding your finger on apps or files while in the sharing menu to give yourself the option to pin it to the top. You'll find it a lot easier to share the items you need.
Multi-Task on Your Android
People be busy sometimes. If you're the man or woman on the go, then you should know that Android devices are able to show you two things at once. Step one is to open the first app you want to use, and then open up the “recent apps” options in your favorite way. Press and hold the three-dot button when you've found the second app you want to use.
From there, you should be able to select “split screen.” You can now open any app from the recent apps menu, and see the two apps side-by-side.
Customize Your Status Bar
You probably know that the status bar is the thin strip at the top of the screen that shows notifications, your phone's power, and other details. Most Android phones have a hidden settings menu called the “System UI Tuner” that allows you to adjust the bar with a couple of different options.
To enable it, swipe down from the top of the screen with two fingers to get the “Quick Settings.” Press and hold the gear to enable Settings UI. Go into your settings menu and you'll see an option called System UI Tuner, and from there you can customize.
Create Replacement Text
When you're texting, you might be in a hurry. In a store, working, walking. Autocorrect can sometimes get in the way, but you can tell your phone to take certain words and replace them with what you really mean to say.
Go to settings, general, keyboard, text replacement, and tap the plus sign in the upper right to create codes your phone can translate. A common one you can use is “OMW” getting re-written to “On my way.”