12 tips and tricks you need to try on your Android Marshmallow

You already have your new Android Marshmallow? For some user Marshmallow is just a better version of Lollipop. So, we are here to give you some tips and tricks to help you get the most from your Marshmallow.

1. You can uninstall apps from your home screen or app drawer with a simple move

Android Marshmallow allows you to uninstall an app on your home screen or in your app drawer just by long-pressing it. You can see some options to remove or uninstall on the top of the screen from the home screen, or App Info and Uninstall in the app drawer. Just drag the app icon to the one you wish.

2. Activate Some New Developer Options

There are some new things in developer of Android Marshmallow. To access Developer options, you can directly go to Settings > About Phone and tap Build Number seven times, until a toast show up, it notifies you that you are now a developer.

There are Developer Options listed right above About Phone. Here, you can activate USB Debugging, OEM Unlocking or Show Touches, tweak animations, or access another tips below.

3. Manage the app permissions individually

We already know that denying specific app permissions within a third-party app could break it. But now, Android lets you manage app permissions individually, and everything seems to work fine.

You can access app permissions, by going to Settings > Apps and tap an individual app to see its permissions. Then you can manage the app permissions you do or don’t want to grant it. Also you can see a list of permissions to see which apps that have been granted. Simply go to Settings > Apps, and tap the overflow menu in the top right corner and go to Advanced > App Permissions.

4. Customize Quick Settings by using System UI Tuner

Slide down from the top of your phone with two fingers to bring down the quick settings menu after that tap and hold the settings button for five second let it go and a question about do you want to enable System UI tuner will be shown, select yes and the system UI tuner is enable now you can see it at the bottom of your Settings list.

Tap Quick Settings in the System UI tuner, there you can see a mockup of your Quick Settings shade. You are able to add tiles (press the + at the bottom), move the toggles (tap and drag) or delete the toggles (tap and drag to the bottom). You can see your changes in the Quick Settings menu.

5. More Familiar with RAM Manager

Android Marshmallow allows us to have more power over our android, and be more familiar with RAM is a huge part of it.
You can directly go to Settings > Memory > Memory used by apps, there you can see a list of all your memory-hogging apps.

Tap an entry and it will show you detailed info and give you the option to force stop the app if you need to. Try to be more familiar with this part of your android is great. It will help you to understand what RAM usage is normal or what is not.

6. Discover your Downloaded, Running, All and Disabled app tabs

In the Android Marshmallow, the RAM Manager is also a new home for the ‘Running’ tab.
There is also an option for ‘All’ and ‘Disabled’ in a drop-down menu, accessible once you’ve disabled at least one app. You can see the default by going to Settings > Apps is the ‘All’ apps tab.

7. Automatically associate specific types of links

With Android Marshmallow now you can automatically associate specific apps with specific types of links. For example if someone emails you a Twitter link, you can set Twitter as the default app for opening such links, so you don’t have to pick from a list every time. You can associate specific domain URLS with an app of your choice. For example, you can set all facebook.com links to be open in Facebook, or another third-party Facebook app automatically.

Interested? You can go to Settings > Apps, then tap the overflow menu at the top right and go to Advanced > App Links, then choose the apps that you want to set to automatically intercept links from specific domains.

8. Ignoring battery optimizations

Android Marshmallow presents us a great new feature, Doze. Android marshmallow will automatically hibernate your phone when it is inactive for a while but alarms and notifications can still come through.

In Marshmallow you can use the battery saving mode too and also you can exclude three apps from the battery optimizations imposed by using Battery Saver or Doze, so they can run at full strength while everything else in their rest.

To do this you can go to Settings > Battery.
After that tap the overflow menu in the top right, choose Ignore Optimizations and select the apps you want this to apply to.
Or access it from Settings > Apps > overflow menu > Advanced > Ignore Optimizations.

9. Activating Google Now from the lock screen

In marshmallow, the lock screen shorcut to the dialer is replaced by Google Now. You can use Google Now to call anyone you want to juat by speaking so you are not losing the function of  the dialer shorcut.

To use Google Now just swipe from the bottom left-hand corner of the lock screen and Google Now is ready to receive your voice command.

10. Enjoying Google Now on Tap

There’s no need to switch apps or copy and paste phrases anymore, in Marshmallow ypu only have to activate Google Now, once it’s enabled, you can bring up Google Now on Tap from any app, use it by selecting text and long-pressing the Home button.

11. Disable heads-up notification

Once again Marshmallow allows us to have more power over our phone by giving us permissions to disable the Heads-up notifications. Heads-up notifications is the feature that allows notifications to show up over the top of your display.

If this feature is bothering you, you can disable it by going into Settings > Sound & Notifications > App Notifications, then select the app they’re coming from, and switch off ‘allow peeking’.

12. The Android Marshmallow Easter Egg

For me the Android Easter Egg is one of the most useless but also the funniest parts of any new Android version. You can go to Settings > About Phone and repeatedly tap the Version Number to find it.
Tap the version number, it reveals a graphic of the letter M. When you tap it again, you get a marshmallow with android antenna, quite interesting.

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