Many different phone settings can be changed to suit your needs. Some of these are hidden, so you may not have known they existed. Here is a list of the best-hidden phone settings.
Customize vibration intensity and pattern
You can customize the vibration intensity and pattern for different notifications. To do this, go to Settings > Sounds & vibration > Vibration intensity. From here, you can adjust the strength of vibrations or create a custom vibration pattern.
Change default keyboard
You can change the default keyboard that is used on your phone. To do this, go to Settings > Language & input > Default keyboard. Select the keyboard that you want to use from the list provided.
Control notifications for individual apps
You can control how notifications are displayed for each app on your phone. To do this, go to Settings > Apps & notifications > App notifications. From here, you can view and change notification settings for each app.
Customize Do Not Disturb mode
You can customize the Do Not Disturb mode to only block certain types of notifications while still allowing selected apps through. To do this, go to Settings > Sound & vibration > Do not disturb. From here, you can choose which notifications are blocked or allowed by adjusting the controls provided. You can also set a schedule for when your phone will be in silent mode automatically, such as only blocking notifications between 10 pm and 6 am every day.
Manage battery usage by individual apps
You can view how much battery an app is using by going to Settings > Battery > App Battery Usage. Here, you will see how much battery each app has consumed since the last full charge. From here, you can stop an app from using power in the background by unchecking the “Allow Background Activity” option.
Activate Developer Mode
You can activate developer mode on your phone to view additional settings and information about your phone. To do this, go to Settings > About phone > Build number (tap it 7 times). Now go back to Settings > System > Developer options and tap USB debugging under Debugging section. Then tick the box for “Stay Awake”. You may also want to enable OEM unlocking in developer options if you plan on rooting your phone in the future.
Restrict phone access for certain users
You can restrict phone access for certain users on your phone. To do this, go to Settings > Users & accounts > FamilyMembers & other users. From here, you can add family members and other users and then set restrictions for what they are allowed to do on your phone. This includes things like being able to install apps, make purchases, or view your location.
Control data usage by app
You can control how much data each app is using by going to Settings > Data usage. This will show you a list of all the apps installed on your phone and how much data they have used in the current billing cycle. You can also restrict an app’s data usage by restricting background data. This will prevent it from using any mobile data unless you are on Wi-Fi.
Block calls and messages
You can block unwanted calls or messages by going to Settings > Blocked contacts. From here, you can add the phone number or name of individual users who you want to block while they are calling you or messaging you. You may also want to adjust the allow list in this menu if your friends also happen to contact that need to contact you while blocking other people.
There are a number of hidden settings on your phone that you can use to customize your experience. By adjusting these settings, you can make your phone work better for you. Be sure to explore all the options available to get the most out of your phone.