Android is awesome. With the user base of more than a billion people, it is by far the most used and the most popular mobile operating system. Every year we see tons of smartphones launch in the market which eventually leads to an increase the number of people who use this OS.

Android has improved by leaps and bounds over the years. I have been using Android device for last 4 or 5 years. And after spending that much time with it, I’ve learned a lot of tricks and tips to improve my experience. In this article, I am sharing 3 of those tricks. Read on to learn something awesome.

1. Disable Recommended Videos Notification In YouTube

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I love watching videos on YouTube a lot and YouTube’s Android app is pretty awesome. Although sometimes I don’t like it when I get notifications regarding the next video I would like to watch while I am already watching a video. It kind of disturbs the overall experience. Thanks to the recent updates, now I can disable such notifications. If you don’t like that too then here’s how to disable notifications for recommended videos.

  1. Open the YouTube app and make sure that you are connected to the internet. Having an internet connection is very important for this tip.
  2. Tap on the three vertical dots on the top right corner and select “Settings” from the menu.
  3. Now select “Notification”. This menu won’t show if you are not connected to the internet.
  4. Now turn off the “Recommended videos” toggle.

2. Turn Off Autocorrect

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Autocorrects are meant to be a life saver – protect you from those embarrassing spelling or grammatical errors – but they have become one of the main reasons of those embarrassing emails that you sent without proofreading them by thrusting the autocorrect algorithm. If you have can relate to this situation then you are in for a treat. Here’s how to turn off the autocorrect option.

In this article, I’ll be using Google keyboard because it is one of the most popular and probably the default keyboard in your phone (especially if you are rocking a device with stock Android). The method is almost similar for all the devices running the stock version of Marshmallow. It may slightly vary on other devices.

  1. Open your phone’s settings menu.
  2. Go to “Language & input” section.
  3. Select “Google keyboard” under “Keyboard & input methods”.
  4. Tap on “Text correction”.
  5. Now turn off the “Auto-correction” toggle.

3. Quickly Access the Quick Settings Menu

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You know that you can access quick settings by swiping down from the status bar and then swiping down again from the notification area. This requires two swipes. If you want to directly get to the quick settings you just have to perform a two finger swipe from the status bar instead of a one finger swipe.

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