4 Hidden Settings On Your Android Phone

By Last Updated: October 16, 2023
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Hidden settings might sound like something for tech nerds only, but anyone can benefit from them. Making a slight adjustment here or there could change the way you use your device for the better. The world is ever-changing, and technology gets better every day. So, it would be silly not to look into these settings.

1 Enabling USB Debugging

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USB Debugging is a must-have if you want to connect your Android to your computer for development purposes or for rooting your phone.

  1. Developer Options: This setting can be found under ‘Settings > System > Developer Options.’
  2. Switch it on. You can find ‘USB Debugging’ and toggle it on.

Just so you know, always be careful when enabling USB Debugging, especially when connecting to unfamiliar computers.

2 Optimizing Battery Usage

Are you always looking for a charger? Your battery can be optimized with hidden settings.

  1. Developer Options: Go back to the last option, ‘Developer Options
  2. Background Check: Scroll until you see ‘Background Check’ and tap on it.
  3. Double tap function: From here, you can choose which apps run in the background, which helps save battery life.

3 Customize Animation Scales

Speed up your device by adjusting animation settings.

  1. Find Developer Options: Yes, you guessed it, we’re going back there again.
  2. Tweak the scales: You’ll find options like ‘Window animation scale,’ ‘Transition animation scale,’ and ‘Animator duration scale.’
  3. Lower them down: It’s been known that lowering these speeds can make any device feel quick and snappy.

4 Other Hidden Treasures

There’s a lot more in Developer Options. You can find some good ones:

GPU Rendering: Makes gaming smoother.

Force RTL Layout: Testing how apps look in right-to-left languages.

Show CPU Usage: Keep tabs on your phone’s resources.