Google’sA few of the very first phones to get the most recent mobile os are Google’s own and choose gadgets from OnePlus, Oppo, Xiaomi and Nokia. The upgrade will broaden to more phones in the coming weeks and months.
Whenever you get Android 11, you remain in for a reward. There are subtle tweaks throughout the OS that make a huge distinction in how you’ll utilize your phone every day. For instance, there’s a brand-new Bubbles chat function that makes it simple to keep messaging from any app. My individual favorite is the brand-new fast controls page for accessing my wise house gadgets with a swipe, and there’s a brand-new screen-recording tool for revealing off your preferred gameplay, or to assist somebody repair a problem.
I’ll stroll you through 6 of my preferred Android 11 functions and how to utilize them.
Android 11 Quick Controls are a real emphasize
The very first thing you need to do after setting up Android 11 is long-press the power button on your phone to raise the brand-new fast controls screen. On the, a minimum of, this screen provides you power control choices along the leading and supplies faster ways to your and boarding passes. Then listed below that you’ll discover my preferred function of Android 11– fast controls for wise house gadgets.
My phone instantly selected a couple of gadgets I have actually connected to Google Assistant, like thein my workplace and my I can even see a livestream from my doorbell straight on this screen without needing to open the Nest app, which is sluggish and a discomfort to utilize. It’s fantastic.
You can include or eliminate wise house gadgets from this grid by tapping the menu button and picking include or modify controls.
New message notices get the spotlight
After setting up Android 11, you’ll now discover that notifies from all of your messaging apps, like Google Messages, have actually a devoted “Discussions” area in your alert tray.
The modification makes it simpler to discover the notifies you most likely appreciate a lot of, however if you get a great deal of messages, even this area can get unpleasant.
Rather of letting Google arrange your brand-new notifies by itself, long-press the discussion you wish to follow carefully and choose Top Priority. Doing this will move brand-new messages because thread to the top of all of your discussion notifies, switch on Bubbles (more on that listed below), and utilize the contact’s avatar as the alert icon in the alert tray and on the lock screen.
Having the ability to look at the alert tray and see a profile icon, rather of the basic text alert that does not provide any truly important details, is a great touch.
Messaging Bubbles for your good friends appear like they’ll work
Keep In Mind Bubbles? This function was expected to be part of Android 10, however Google pulled it at the last minute. It made it for Android 11.
Bubbles resemble Facebook Messenger’s “chat heads” function. When triggered, a little avatar– or Bubble– appears on your screen and shows up no matter what app you’re utilizing. Tap on the avatar and it will open a little window for you to check out and send out brand-new messages because thread, without completely opening the app. You can drag the Bubble around your screen, or drag it to the bottom of the screen to erase it.
In order to utilize Bubbles for a discussion, tap on the little Bubbles icon in the bottom-right corner of the alert. Tapping on it will instantly allow Bubbles for that thread. Additionally, you can mark a discussion as a top priority to constantly utilize Bubbles for that contact.
You can then drag the icons for your different Bubbles talks around on your screen, or tap on the avatar for the individual you wish to speak to, and the thread will open, all without ever leaving the app you’re presently utilizing. I’m happy this is an opt-in function, based upon each thread, rather of an all-or-nothing function like Chat Heads, which can be unpleasant and completely frustrating.
To eliminate a bubble for a particular discussion, simply drag the icon to the little X that appears at the bottom of your screen.
If you wish to entirely disable Bubbles, prohibiting any and all apps from setting off the possibly frustrating function, open the Settings app and look for Bubbles. There will be a setting to shut off Bubbles entirely.
App designers will require to upgrade their app to deal with Bubbles, and today I can verify that Google’s Messages app works. Facebook Messenger worked throughout the Android 11 beta program, however an upgrade simply a couple of days prior to Android 11 released appears to have actually broken or disabled the combination. If you’re having problem getting Bubbles to work, I suggest connecting to the designer and seeing if they intend on including assistance for Bubbles.
Android 11 gets fancier music controls
In Android 11, there’s a brand-new playback control that no longer looks like a pending alert. Rather, there’s a little box that appears as part of the fast settings panel. You can avoid, return, play-pause and change the gadget the music is using all from the brand-new control box.
As quickly as you begin playing some music, the brand-new media controls will be readily available. They’re a lot better than the old alert.
An integrated screen recorder
Screenshots are a fast and simple method to catch something on your screen, however there are times when a recording is much better matched to the job at hand. For instance, if you wish to flaunt your video gaming abilities, or highlight the actions to recreate a bug– screen recording FTW!
You can discover the Screen Record tool in the Quick Settings panel after setting up Android 11. If it’s not noticeable, tap on the pencil icon to include it to your panel.
Tap on the Screen Record icon and choose whether you desire your microphone to record audio and if you desire your touch interactions to be highlighted in the video. To stop taping, tap the Screen Record alert. The video will be conserved to your electronic camera roll where you can then modify and share the recording.
For Pixel owners: App Tips change your app dock
At some time after setting up Android 11, you’ll see a timely asking you to allow app tips on the house screen. Basically, the brand-new app tips will change the app dock on your phone, leaving it as much as your phone to switch apps in and out of the bottom row– or dock– on your phone, based upon which apps you utilize at particular times of the day.
The apps have a radiant border around them, letting you understand your phone included them, and often alter when you go back to your house screen as you utilize your phone. You can long-press on any of the app icons to pin that tip to your house screen.
You can likewise obstruct apps from appearing as tips if you do not desire something like Gmail revealing due to the fact that you utilize a various e-mail app.
To gain access to App Tips and customize how it works for you long-press on your house screen and choose House Settings then Tips There you can manage tips in the app drawer and on the house screen or block apps from appearing on the list.
Google likewise made someyou need to understand, also. If you’re trying to find guidelines to set up Android 11,