In order to fulfill the basic functions of our service, the user hereby agrees to allow Xiaomi to collect, process and use personal information which shall include but not be limited to written threads, pictures, comments, replies in the Mi Community, and relevant data types listed in Xiaomi's Private Policy. By selecting "Agree", you agree to Xiaomi's Private Policy and Content Policy .
Agree

Tech

[News] 10 Android 10 features to look for when your phone gets updated

2020-05-13 14:45:39
298 15

Hello MIUI'ers,

On your first boot of Android 10, you'd probably be hard-pressed to notice any big changes. And really, that's by design: Android's look and feel really only change in a few, tiny ways in this update, and manufacturer skins may even mask what few changes there. But while a lot of the really big advancements are under the hood, there are still substantial changes to the user-facing side of the experience worth knowing about.

Navigation gesturesAndroid 9 Pie already had gesture-based system navigation, but Android 10 takes it a step further by removing (most) of the bottom navigation bar and introducing new full-screen gestures. You swipe up to go home, swipe up and hold to switch between apps, and swipe from the sides to go back. It takes some getting used to, and there are still rough edges I've lost track of how many times I've activated the back gesture while trying to open an app's side menu.
If you want to try out the new gestures, just search for "navigation" or "gestures" in the Settings app. Other navigation options should be available from the same screen, including the classic three-button bar and whatever custom gestures your phone's OEM has implemented (Samsung has its own gestures, for instance).

Notification management

Notifications have received a minor update with Android 10; they are now organized into two categories: 'Alerting' or 'Silent.' The former will vibrate/ring your phone and appear at the top of the notification stack, while the latter won't alert you, and instead will appear in a 'Silent' section at the bottom of your notifications. Pretty simple.


You can change what category notifications go into by holding down on them in the notification panel. As with previous Android releases, you can also mute alerts (or specific alerts) from an app entirely.

Dark mode

While some device manufacturers have already implemented their own dark modes, like Samsung, Android 10 includes a system-wide dark mode that works with system and third-party applications alike. Switching your phone to the dark theme should also make all of your apps dark or at least, all the apps updated to recognize the setting.


You can try this out by pressing the 'Dark theme' toggle in the quick settings panel.

Emoji
iPhone owners aren't the only ones who get new emoji with OS updates: Android 10 includes updates to almost 800 icons. Just like the old blob-style Android emoji, icons of people and faces are now gender-neutral by default, and you still have the option of picking a male or female design in a variety of skin tones.


There are also a bunch of new emoji to match the Unicode 12 standard, including icons for wheelchairs, onions, waffles, butter, hearts, circles, squares, service dogs, and more. That sloth emoji is adorable.


As always, some device makers have their own designs for emoji, so the appearance of these might vary depending on what phone or tablet you have. All the same emoji should be present, though.

Privacy settings
Android 10 has a new 'Privacy' menu in the Settings app. While most of the options here are not new, it does consolidate all privacy-related settings in a single place, which is convenient.


Here you can change what data gets sent to Google, what permissions all your apps have, what alerts appear on your lock screen, and more.

Block background location access
One of my favorite changes in Android 10 is the ability to block applications from accessing your location when they are not running. For example, if there's an app you don't particularly trust but have to use for one reason or another (coughFacebookcough), you can prevent some of its ability to track you. This can be done from the previously-mentioned Privacy settings.


Even better, Android 10 will snitch on apps that access your location in the background, and give you the option of blocking future background access.

Seek bar for music notifications
Here's an Android 10 feature that might take a while for most people to notice: you can now skim through media straight from the app's playback notification. Super cool.


Smart replies
A few apps already include reply suggestions in message alerts, but now Android 10 adds them to any app. The feature uses on-device machine learning to generate automated replies, so the contents of your messages aren't being sent to any servers for processing.


The only catch is that smart replies won't appear for every single app, since Google allows apps to disable this functionality.

Wi-Fi sharing with QR codes
If you have an extremely long Wi-Fi password, Android 10 lets you share networks using QR codes. Just head over to your Wi-Fi settings, select the desired network, and press Share.


Your phone will then give you a QR code, which someone else can scan using their Camera app. The scanner is also accessible from the Wi-Fi settings. Of course, the other person will likely need Android 10 installed as well, unless their device maker added this functionality to earlier versions of Android.


Improved sharing
You know the share menu in Android that always takes a few seconds to fully load? With Android 10, all the share options are initialized before you ever open the menu, meaning it's much faster. In some cases, you also get a preview of what exactly you're sharing (a link, picture, etc.) at the top of the menu.


The top section with specific contact recommendations can still take a little while to load, but it no longer causes the entire share sheet to shift down, like it did on Android 9 Pie (at least with stock Android/Pixel devices).

SOURCE:CLICK HERE


Rate

Number of participants 4 Experience +23 Pack Reason

View Rating Log

2020-05-13 14:45:39
Favorites4 RateRate

News Reporter

ᎮᏒᎥᏁፈᏋ | from Redmi Note 4X

#1

great
2020-05-13 16:51:04

News Reporter

omkarsawant594 Author | from Redmi Note 5 Pro

#2


thanks
2020-05-13 17:10:12
Omkar
News Reporter

Intern Moderator

DaMgaSea | from Redmi Note 8 Pro

#3

2020-05-13 20:49:39

News Reporter

omkarsawant594 Author | from Redmi Note 5 Pro

#4


welcome
2020-05-13 21:06:32
Omkar
News Reporter
Great thanks
2020-05-14 10:10:28

News Reporter

omkarsawant594 Author | from Redmi Note 5 Pro

#6

VikuBalupura
Great thanks

welcome
2020-05-14 13:53:04
Omkar
News Reporter
Gr8
2020-05-14 15:07:14
Omi

News Reporter

omkarsawant594 Author | from Redmi Note 5 Pro

#8


thanks
2020-05-14 15:09:43
Omkar
News Reporter
Nice
2020-05-14 15:11:08
nice article
2020-05-14 15:41:02
please sign in to reply.
Sign In Sign Up

omkarsawant594

News Reporter

  • Followers

    243

  • Threads

    780

  • Replies

    4599

  • Points

    32074

AP2 Livestream
2016 Diwali with Mi
3 Days Check-In
7 Days Check-In
21 Days Check-In
40 Days Check-In
70 Days Check-In
100 Days Check-In
Lucky Draw No.
500K Members
2016 Christmas
Mi Explorers
2016 #ThrowbackwithMiComm
Pokemon Go!
1st Anniversary
2 million registered members
Newbie Member
Diwali
The Motivator
Go Bunny Master
Mi Love U & I
Bunny Winner
70K Mi Fans
Challenger
Tech Talent
100K Mi Fans
Selfie Day
Happy July
Mi 9T
Global Fans
MIUI 9th Birthday
Global Community
Mi A3
better together slogan
Global Community
games discuss
Mid-Autumn Festival
400K Mi Fans
300K Mi Fans
500K Mi Fans
MIUI 11
close up
Answer Mi #2
Best Photo
Answer Mi #3
Android One
Redmi Note 8 Series
MIUI12
Art Challenge
Father's Day
Mother's Day
ContributeTogether
10 years
K2K #3
MFF2020
Nepal "Happy New Year"
First Anniversary
K2K #4
10 years
Ringtone Medal
The View Outside Your Window
Music Medal
comments

Read moreGet new

Mi Comm APP

Stay updated on Mi Products and MIUI

Copyright©2010-2020 Xiaomi.com, All Rights Reserved
Quick Reply To Top Return to the list