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On my V20, which effectively has a notch via the second screen, changing the DPI via build prop or terminal messes with the alignment of the second screen. I'd imagine that the issue OP describes is similar if not the same.
One thing I found which solves it is to change my DPI via this app: [link]
For whatever reason, it is able to modify the DPI on the fly without messing up the alignment of the second screen relative to the primary.
Anyone with notch DPI issues ought to give it a try.
This removes ICONS. Nothing to do with toggles. It cleans up your status bar so you could make it nearly empty. Your toggles. You'll want Tiles.
Tiles is an all-in-one app which gives you a lot more toggles and settings to mess around with. It's not free, but it's the only quick settings app I need.
Some useful features include setting timers, toggling screen timeout on and off, and even changing the animation scales further than what the developer settings let you (without root).
There's nothing right now that I'm aware of, but I just installed the Tiles app:
One five-second ADB command later and I have a toggle to enable immersive mode. You can choose to hide both bars, or just the nav bar if you still want the status bar up top.
Not exactly what you're looking for, I understand, just passing it along as an option.
I recommend getting the Tiles app: [link]
It does require a small amount of ADB setup, but you only need to do it once. After that, you can set up a QuickSettings tile that starts up Immersive Mode.
Also, the dev is very responsive (in fact he just added three new Pixel 2 tiles, allowing you enable/disable "Always On Ambient Display", "Double Tap to Wake", and "Lift to Wake" via Tile as well.
Yes, there are actually serveral ways to let the navbar disappear.
As far as I know most (if not all) require an (simple) ADB command.
I always recommend 'Tiles' - so you can easily disable/enable the navbar with a simple quick settings tile.
Just download the app, search in it for "immersive mode", connect your phone with your pc, start adb and follow the short guide on your phone - sounds complicated but it's done in less than 5 minutes.
In case it never happens...you can use the Tiles app to toggle immersive mode on and off. You have to grant it secure settings permission with a single ADB command. The toggle button goes into your your quick settings pane.
Edit; and instead of hoping Google sees and pays attention to a random Reddit post, you should leave feedback from your phone requesting this feature.
apps like the one listed below let you make custom tiles
Another great app is Tiles
You need to use ADB as well to enable immersive mode but it also allows you to create and add new quick tiles. Personally, I'm a fan of the clipboard tile
I'll jump in with another app recommendation to help with issue #2:
I picked it up on a sale a little while ago. I've not trusted Adaptive Brightness for some time and prefer manually setting brightness. This app just makes it easier to do. It creates quick setting tiles, and one of them is for manual brightness. I have mine set so it just rotates between Low, Medium and High settings (set by the user in the app) with each tap, but by default it pops up a menu so you can pick Low, Medium, or High. I personally set Low to 5%, Medium to 35%, and high to 75% for my Pixel 2 (non-XL).
There may be alternative ways to do something similar but Tiles can make all sorts of quick setting tiles so I think it's worth a first look, might have other options you'd like.
Not natively at the moment, but you can add it through an ADB command which is fairly simple, just a little timely (mainly for the time to download and set up ADB).
Download this app and it'll allow you to add extra Quick Tiles, one of which is Immersive Mode which will allow you to hide the Navbar, Status Bar, or both and you can easily access then when needed by swiping up or down depending on the one you hide and need.
There's also this app as well which is a lot more easy to work with, but for me it was less than optimal and had a tendency to mess up keyboard use. But it's far more straight forward with no real set-up needed
I just enabled the immersive mode tile in this app:
No root, all you have to do is issue a quick ADB command, which takes only a few seconds.
You can do this without giving up Now Playing.
Install this app, turn on the Immersive Mode toggle, and enter the command it asks for through ADB.
Then install this app and set it up so you can have controls while in immersive mode without having to turn it off.
For what it's worth, Tiles has a USB Debugging tile you can enable for quick toggles. Can be rather handy. It's possible some other free app does as well, but I'm not familiar with said app if so.
Yes, yes, yes. Such a great feature. This coupled with Tiles to hide the top and bottom system bars makes for a great, full-screen experience in all apps without really affecting your ability to navigate.
Other than rolling back to an Nougat, not much. I LOVED the old DND, especially for movies and meetings where I could say "phone shut up completely for 3 hours" then it would go back to normal when that time elapsed. That's how it should be and I hope they fix in the future.
I ended up installing Tiles
Which doesn't give me a timer mode but does give me multiple options that are one tap and done.
If you still want one this app can do it.
I use it to have a tile for disabling screen timeout but it can do a lot of stuff.
I use the app Tiles to have a tile in the quick settings where I can easily switch between sound, vibrate, and silent. Works like a charm. I haven't tried it yet with the do-not-disturbe mode but it should work there too.
This is the app OP is referring to: [link]
From the app description:
> Immersive mode: show/hide status bar, navigation bar, system bars [adb setup or root].
try this , it has immersive mode tile, no root , just adb command. you can always hv the bar back as well as the Notification bar. I use it everyday
Based on your post, I just checked to see if I could make a custom tile, using Tiles, and I can. As with other solutions here it just brings up a log, doesn't restoration the notification, but it's not bad.
Tasker does not require root but from what I've heard there is a learning curve.
You could try other apps like Tiles or Quick Settings. I personally haven't tried them but they do have good reviews.
Pretty sure some carriers disabled that toggle for some reason. Perhaps you can try an app like Tiles to customize your quick settings
You need to have a functioning ADB install.
Here is one solution: [link]
And the easier one: [link]
I'm pretty sure you can use this app (Tiles) to add an auto brightness quick setting "tile" to your pull down quick settings. I don't use it myself, so not sure.
You can install the app 'Tiles' and turn on Immersive mode. Like another user said, it makes the keyboard quirky and the squeeze doesn't work right. However, you could turn it on and off for your use case
Link me: tiles.
I think you may need to run a command in ADB to make it work, but it's there.
Edit: bot isn't working, here
Tiles - Android Apps on Google Play
I used custom navbar for a few months and eventually switch to Tiles. Tiles Works a bit better because you can toggle it right from the Quick Settings menu and also you can set it to disable the bottom, top, or both bars. you will need to hook your phone to your PC again to Grant write access via ADB.
Tiles has a Location mode tile. It either requires granting the app the secure settings permission via adb or root access.
I paid for the Tiles app which let's you add it as a quick setting. One thing to note is that you have to give tiles permission once before the app can manage some of the tiles. This is done through a one-time connection through adb and is documented in the app when you try to turn it on. The good thing though is that you can then turn it on and off with quick settings.
You can do it without root. I use an app called Tiles (based on several recommendations on /r/Android) on my Pixel XL and S8+. All it takes is a Terminal command (adb shell blah blah) to grant the app the permissions to toggle Immersive Mode.
You can add a shortcut with an app called Tiles. It is currently free. You need root or ADB setup on your computer to initialize the functionality. Details are in the app description.
Wait, how do you add a custom toggle in the quick settings? I'm on Nougat.
Edit - I found and used [link]
You can search XDA where the dev is giving out a bunch of redeem codes also.
Get Tiles and use the immersion quick setting to turn off on screen buttons. A swipe up will show buttons and it doesn't break the keyboard Edit; link
Yes, you can.
On my P9 in 7.0, i use this [link]
For having more quick settings and one of them is immersive mode. You will just have to use an adb command for giving permission (described in app). No need to be root or unlocked bootloader.
So I have immersive mode set system wide with tiles, its not app by app. Not having the issue you described. Id check out tiles. Here is a link
Had it for a few days on my Verizon Galaxy S6 Edge+ phone. No problems here. Love the quick settings. I use the tiles app but a free version with not as many options is Nougat Quick Settings
Same! And for anything longer than just a note, I'll use Simplenote for longer-form writing / markdown.
One of my recent finds is Tiles to add shortcut tiles to your quick settings! So convenient! (see: screenshot)
You may want to take a look at the "Tiles" app. It allows you to add a whole bunch of extra quick tiles, including one for "Ringer Mode." It costs $0.99 in the US, but I've found it worth it.
Yeah it's the Resurrection Remix Nougat ROM. But I suggest you try the Tiles app. It includes a ton of useful extra custom tiles.
Did you try Tiles?
I am not sure if there is inbuilt quick toggle for ringer control in HTC UI. It should be there, If it's not then you can use this app.
Tiles has an immersive mode feature that works great on my Z2, as well as many other Quick Tile tweaks that are really useful.
Adaptive brightness on this phone is very very sensitive. The way I "fixed" this issue is by downloading an app called Tiles and using their adaptive brightness feature. You're going to need to access a computer to run an ADB command in terminal to grant permission to the application.
In previous phones, I have used this app to give me a Quick Tile to toggle Immersive Mode. However, the results on this phone (at least with the Oreo beta) aren't what you'd expect. Instead of it going full-screen to use up the area on both sides of the notch, it instead goes full screen minus that area. It's unfortunate but I think Google asked Essential to implement it this way because of the unintended side-effects that you can have when an app tries to have a UI element at the notch without planning for it. I think that is the reason why apps are whitelisted instead of defaulting to work with it.
Yeah j found that annoying since coming from Pixel XL it was just a tile.
I'm currently using this app Tiles and it does add a button that goes directly to data usage but it's still two clicks.
I don't have it either on Oreo. However, there's a cool app called Tiles that can add it to your quick settings, (ringer settings), among other very useful toggles.
Note, for those who want a total silence mode for their phone, regardless of slider setting, this has it.
It's always been like that with the stock quick settings toggles.
You can mostly get this functionality via the Tiles app: [link]
There is a tile you can add to the quick settings that will change the ringer mode between sounds, vibrate, and the various forms of DND (priority, alarms, total silence). But it's not a single press of the tile button; it brings up a menu where you can choose the sound mode. Unfortunately that means you cannot change the mode from the lock screen without entering your password/pin/fingerprint first.
Might be able to use the Tiles app to add this function.
I have never tested the ability of it to switch between location modes, bit it has so many other settings, is be surprised if it couldn't.
You'll have to issue an adb shell command from a computer to grant the app secure settings access.
I don't want to encourage you to ditch your efforts but I found an app that does this for me a little while back.
The app is Tiles
I currently use it for things like a caffeine switch, dpi and font size toggles and a monochromacy toggle. If you're looking for an app to do this for you instead of making your own I suggest you check it out, there's quite a few tiles to choose from. Some toggles require root access but quite a few (including the monochromacy one) do not.
Edit: I do see you said "home screen tile" ... Not sure about that one but some reengineering of said app may help you with that one.
Get the Tiles app from the play store. [link]
You will have to connect your phone to a computer and issue a one-time command to allow secure settings to the app. After that you can set a toggle in quick settings for immersive mode. I did have this set up at one point, I don't recall anything else.
Hello, my pleasure. I partially answered that question here, but yours has a twist. You can argue that I can do the majority with 3rd party apps but I liked those built in. So I'll wait to root and then see what needs root and what doesn't. Double tap to lock and use the fingerprint right away requires root and enabling toggles like auto brightness doesn't, you just need an app like tiles, but I don't like excess apps on my phone.
I downloaded Tiles app which let's you add shortcuts to the quick settings. I added the Ringer Mode with Show Dialog. Now I can pick which DND I want. [link]
You can also install an app called Tiles, and in the app enable the tile called "Monochromacy."
Now edit your quick settings tiles and there will be one named "Monochromacy" as an available tile. Drag that where you want it, and now you have a quick settings tile to toggle from color to grayscale without having to go through settings.
^(Tiles is also useful for a whole lot of other extra quick settings tiles, so you might find other things in it you'd use. Some tiles are for root only, and some need an extra permission that you have to grant using a computer and ADB, but the majority can be used with just normal permissions.)
I replied to OP, but thought you might want to know too, so I'll paste the answer here too. You can install one of many apps that allow you to add quick settings tiles, and you can add an input method button, and it brings up the box that you'd get when tapping the button on the nav bar (which is not truly disabled, but just hidden out of bounds of the screen when not in use, which is why the system expects you to use the button that you can't see). I love the one button nav, except for this oversight.
>The one button navigation screws it up, and Moto still hasn't fixed it. Luckily, it's easy to work around.
>You can install either Tiles or Quick Settings to add an input method tile to the system quick settings pull-down. Just enable the "Input Method" tile in either app, then pull down the quick settings tray, tap the pencil icon to edit, and drag it up from the bottom to where you want it. Now you have a shortcut to change the keyboard at any time.
>The apps are useful for a host of other neat quick settings tiles too, so you might find other useful tools. Some things require adb to give permission, but not the input method tile.
The volume controls in Pie were really starting to piss me off as well. I'm using an app called Tiles to add volume control to the quick settings. There's also a ton of other really useful tiles as well (I think the split screen time is my 2nd most used)
You can download apps to hide the nav bar, as well as the status bar.
I currently use the app Tiles. It costs a little bit but it's worth it in my opinion. Of course there are other apps for it if you want something free.
I do agree though, this should be a default feature.
If you are on Nougat Tiles has a quick settings toggle for immersive mode and the app doesn't even need root, just a permission that's granted through ADB.
Yup. Some tiles require you to plug your phone into the computer and grant the secure settings permission to the app. But you only have to do that once.
I've found Tiles to be better than GMD Immersive, because it doesn't leave the annoying red bar at the bottom, and it lets you quickly switch between showing and hiding the status and navigation bars. Also, it lets you add many other custom quick settings. I assume you won't be rooting, so you would just have to run a command through ADB if you're comfortable with doing that.
It modifies your quick tiles so it will need access to all the tiles inside the notification drop down. Try comparing the permissions to Tiles [link] Which is very similar
Download applications like Tiles or similar applications to add it to the notification panel.
Or just use the "do not disturb" option on the phone.
Tiles app was suggested before as you can enable/disable Immersive mode without having to use adb everytime. I think it is a better way to go.
Having immersive mode helps. i use an app called Tiles.
however enabling immersive mode tile in quick settings require android sdk on your PC so you can run a command (no root needed). after that, you can toggle immersive mode, which hides the system bars. while you can already hide the nav bar in the latest updates, you cannot hide the status bar.
Here's another option, although it's for a quick settings tile rather than desktop: [link]
Works with ADB permission or root. It's what I use.
Yeah, it's just the colouring aspect of what you might have wanted. I recall layouts could have been changed by a Substratum overlay, but on Pie they are mostly disabled by Google :(
The only other thing I can think of is the Tiles app, which adds some extra quick settings tiles depending on what you want.
The one button navigation screws it up, and Moto still hasn't fixed it. Luckily, it's easy to work around.
You can install either Tiles or Quick Settings to add an input method tile to the system quick settings pull-down. Just enable the "Input Method" tile in either app, then pull down the quick settings tray, tap the pencil icon to edit, and drag it up from the bottom to where you want it. Now you have a shortcut to change the keyboard at any time.
The apps are useful for a host of other neat quick settings tiles too, so you might find other useful tools. Some things require adb to give permission, but not the input method tile.
Use Immersive Mode to keep the screen from burning in the bottom nav bar buttons
You know the Tiles app by rascarlo recently added a quick tile for Always on display. The app itself is a dollar but worth it imo since this way you could quickly enable and disable the feature at night or whenever you want. Just a thought.
You can try Join instead of Push bullet if you want to pay a one time fee instead of a subscription. They're very similar, and have differences in favor of each.
Edit: which Tile app you meant?
Easiest way is to use this app. It adds a ton of new toggles and is a great app to have. It has a immersive toggle that you can enable via ADBif you arent rooted.
In the playstore there are apps that let you add your own custom tiles to the quick tile settings. So you can get an auto brightness toggle back on a tile setting if you want.
This is the app I use, it's a paid app but there are also other similar ones that are free that may help you a little.
Since you have root, you should be able to use Tiles to control Android's stock night mode.
If you want f.lux to implement this, you need to contact the dev for a quick tile or Tasker integration
I'm new to android just switched from Windows mobile, I have not used tiles, this is what you are talking about correct?
Was hoping their was just a single timer app that had some type of built in permissions I could enable that would keep the screen unlocked while it was on.
There are a few apps in the playstore that allows you to go in and customize shortcuts for the tile settings
Tiles is what I personally use
*Edit for link
This isn't the solution you're looking for exactly but you can stick an NFC toggle in your quick settings with this app. Tiles
The app is here. Explanation on how to grant permission for immersive mode here.
This app allows you to enter and exit immersive mode via a quick settings tile.
It requires a single adb command, FYI.
I think you can get the previous behaviour back with the Tiles app.
With adding the Orientation lock tile and putting auto rotate in action, pressing the tiles would switch between portrait and auto rotate.
Yup, 100%. Right now I'm using a $1 app (requires root) called Tiles which enables immersive mode through a quick settings toggle. It's pretty nice and doesn't affect the keyboard like a lot of other solutions do. Sync taking up the whole screen is just so nice! It'd be awesome to have native integration.
Tiles. If you're cool with using ADB I find this to be the most preferable as it's the most comprehensive and does the job best.
Otherwise you could use GMD. A lot of people like it because it's more simple to use, but I've found it to be kinda buggy, specifically in regards to using your keyboard
I'm no expert but users may be able to give the app permissions to write to secure settings through ADB, which doesn't require root, it's how apps like Tiles works
You could try an app such as Tiles to add more quick setting tiles. Tiles probably has the most quick setting tiles bundled together in an app, but its a paid app iirc. There's a bunch of other similar apps on the Play store that should be free though.
You can also use the Tiles app to add a quick setting to toggle hiding the status bar. (you will need to authorize it once with an adb command)
Made a toggle for immersive mode. Turns off status bar and nav.
Also run Pie Controls on both sides so I can still access home/back/recents
Maybe there's some app like Tiles that can add a custom tile for that.
Meanwhile, the closest thing to what you were used to do is adding a settings widget to accessibility (long press your home screen>widget>settings>accessibility).
If you want a toggle switch, use Tiles. You'll have to give it some more permissions via ADB though.
However, I just did it through ADB commands since I don't need a toggle. Have it on all apps except Nova Launcher, Camera, and Settings (immersive settings causes some pop-up/dialog issues). This is the command I use:
adb shell settings put global policy_control immersive.navigation=apps,-com.teslacoilsw.launcher,-com.sec.android.app.camera,-com.android.settings
I use the app Tiles to have a tile in the quick settings where I can easily switch between sound, vibrate, and silent. Works like a charm. There are also a bunch of other useful tiles included.
I started using the Tiles app to add a volume control to the quick settings.
It looks like this when activated. It's not perfect, but much better going into settings.
It is the paid app: Tiles
Dunno about the Samsung pay though. Is that a setting you setup in an app?
Edit: I played around with it a little bit, Yes it kinda does interfere with samsung pay. There is a gap on either side of the Samsung pay 'tab' at the bottom of the screen, and if you swipe up there it will only bring up the nav bar. If you swipe up in the middle where Samsung pay is, it will bring up Samsung Pay and the NavBar underneath it.
I downloaded Tiles app last night which let's you add shortcuts to the quick settings. I added the Ringer Mode with Show Dialog. Now I can pick which DND I want. [link]
These are my recommendations:
If you plan to install the Oreo beta immediately
If you do NOT plan to install the Oreo beta
Pixel Camera App
Go read the Camera section of my review to decide whether or not you want/need the Pixel camera app or not. It's not all peaches and cream.
If you have Oreo installed, only certain versions/settings will work. I touched on this in my early preview at the very bottom.
If you choose to sideload the Pixel Launcher, don't expect to have swipe access to the Google Feed to the left. Many people like the Pixel Launcher even still but Nova is probably the most popular launcher for those who don't stick with stock.
I found it wasn't worth using (at least in Oreo). Pretty much every app leaves a black bar at the top where the status bar would normally be. I think it's a bug in Essential's OS but I'm not sure. The same apps do not leave that bar on a Pixel 2 XL.
However, if you still want it, there's a nice app called Tiles that gives you a QuickTile to toggle on/off Immersive Mode (it requires a one-time setup with ADB to grant the application a special permission, then never again).
A few other tips:
Have fun and good luck!
Tiles has both of those, if you're on Nougat.
EDIT: It seems like screenshot is root only.
Tiles is nice.
Just tried it with Tiles on 8.1 and it keeps the screen awake, if that's what you're after
I'm using this
Tiles by rascarlo | $0.99
> Tiles makes use of the new Quick Settings Tile API to provide new tiles that can be added to Quick Settings to change system settings and take quick actions without leaving the context of the current app.
Rating: 92/100 | 100 thousand installs
I am not a bot. Just thought I would link it as so.
I am the developer of Tiles ([link]) app targeting Android 7.0 and up.
Yes it is a paid application.
Tiles makes use of the new Quick Settings Tile API ([link]) to provide new tiles that can be added to Quick Settings to change system settings and take quick actions without leaving the context of the current app.
App has been mentioned in today article on MakeUseOf ([link])
The list of available tiles so far:
It's a toggle you can enable in tiles.
Tiles with secure settings permission. You're able to create a tile to toggle Monochromacy. :)
You may add to the quick settings a tile with this option.
With this app for example
Highly recommend Tiles.
No problem. You can also add it as a quick setting using the app Tiles.
Need to execute this command adb shell pm grant com.rascarlo.quick.settings.tiles android.permission.WRITE_SECURE_SETTINGS
It might not show up right away in the tiles app. You need to turn off and on the AOD setting a few times for it to recognize it. https://github.com/TilesOrganization/support/wiki/How-to-enable-hidden-tiles
The setting is called "Always on" in the tiles app. At first I thought it was "Ambient Display" but it's not. I can't recall what the "Ambient Display" tile does.
Piano tiles isn't the one. Tiles is.
Well that's not what I wanted.
What I was attempting to link.
For Android users on Nougat and up
Tiles : [link]
Customize the Quick Setting TIles, it is currently on sale for free.
You mean autohide? Yes, with the app called Tiles.
Download the Tiles app. Provides that option and so much more.
Tiles in app store can do that.
Choose which bar or both
Here you go :)
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I second this, Tiles works well.
Play Store: [link]
If it's not readily available, you can use a quick setting tile app, like Tiles--though there are free alternatives.
You could also use an automation app, like Automate, to toggle ringer mode through a tile, shortcut, etc.
You could install Tiles and put an immersive mode shortcut into the notification panel. Requires root.
Here you go!
Tiles is free for 4 days - ending today.
Grab it here: [link]
I personality prefer it in my quick toggles.
Tiles - customise the Quick Settings panel with "up to 49 unique tiles".
This app works much better. It has an Immersive Mode tile you can add.
this one. Its a fantastic app.
Another option to above:
This app allows you to add a sync tile to quick settings. Is that what you are looking for?
Try this app: [link]
And yes I am the developer
Tiles has a Heads-up notifications tile as well as many others.
This app allows you to disable them through a custom QS tile, no root needed.
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Here's the link:
Perhaps with an app like this one? [link]
Try using "Tiles"
it has a monochrome toggle there I use on my OP5.
Try using this app to change DPI [link]
The Tiles app could give you that toggle, as well as many others.
I use the app Tiles to put a shortcut on the notification shade (besides many other things the app brings)
Try this app [link]
You could also use the app Tiles by Rascarlo [link]
Yeah, the $0.99 one. Link here: [link]
Here's another app in the same vein of what you're looking to do
Tiles can do that too.
It's from the app Tiles, launches multi window
you can enable immersive mode without root using Tiles
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If you are new to Android download apps only from Playstore.
App Installation from apk files(Installation from unknown sources) is disabled by default by Android. It's for security reasons. Don't enable it until you are familiar with Android. If you need to enable it, you can always disable it after installing apk file. apkmirror.com is a trusted website to download apks in case you need it. But, If possible stick to the playstore apps.
Don't download cracked apps & games. Don't even search for it. You can buy apps from play store, It's safer option. You can also use "Google opinion rewards" app to earn google play credits. (Enough to buy 1-2 apps if you wait for 3-4 months)
Android provides an option to encrypt your device. On flagship devices, I don't think it will reduce performance that much. It is useful if you need more security.
Android doesn't need anti virus software. So, stay away from those apps. You should also stay away from Chinese apps like clean master, battery booster, cpu cooler, some flashlight apps with accesive permissions, UC browser, ram cleaner etc. Apps. These are just ad showing apps & doesn't work. If you have any doubt, you can always ask r/androidquestions about apps. Always check permissions before installing apps. And If an app is asking unnecessary permissions, find better alternative.
USB debugging is disabled by default in Android. If you want more security, keep it that way. It is useful for adb commands & for developers.
You can always disable app permissions after installing apps by going to settings > permissions. (It's location may be different on your device.)
You can set location accuracy to high, battery savings & GPS only. Use battery saving options when you are not using apps. When you open google maps, It asks for high accuracy gps settings. After using it you should manually set it to battery savings by going to settings > Location > GPS accuracy- Battery Saving.
Google also provide one option for more accurate location. It is WiFi scanning options. You should disable it to save battery.
When you see 3-vertical dotes in any app. By clicking it you can see more options. When you see 3 horizontal lines(Hamburger menu), By clicking on it or swiping from left edge to right you will see sliding tab menu. Also Android app takes advantage of long press. So, you can also try long pressing on something for example contacts for quick options. Here is the example of music app that has long press for quick options feature.
You don't need EXTRA lockscreen app to boost your security. Just use default Android lockscreen. And use password + Fingerprint for better security. If you use pattern method, try to use as many dots as possible for more security. It also makes it hard to guess.
You can change default apps. For example gallery app, browser app, music app, keyboard app etc.
Android is very customisable & you can change look & feel using launchers, icon apps, widget apps like kwgt,klwp, Zooper widgets etc. Nova launcher & action launchers are very good & popular launchers. If you want something simple you can also check Evie launcher & ASAP launcher.
Android supports file manager. Use good file manager apps like solid file explorer.
You can customise quick toggles using apps like Tiles.
XDA & Reddit is a good place to know more about Android & new apps. Developers post about their apps, You should also follow r/googleplaydeals for app discounts.
You can use apps like tasker, IFTTT, automate, macrodroid, llama for automation.
You are a new user. I will suggest you to go for stock Android device. Pixel 2 will launch on 4th October. However, If you choose Samsung phone, you will get some extra features. Most of the time new Samsung flagship phones are very smooth. But, stock Android is more fluid.
Flagship Android phones support 2 years of Android update. Google pixel phones support 2 years of Android updates & 3 years of security updates. After 2 years you may not get Android updates. That doesn't mean your phone will become useless. It's just that it may not get new features. However, If you change your phone every 2 or 2.5 year, It doesn't matter that much.
Ram management on Android & iOS works differently. Android provides true multi tasking. Because of that app can run in background and provide it's functionality. Download managers can download files in background. It's both good and bad. It's good because it provides awesome features. Sometimes it may use more battery because of bad written app. iOS doesn't allow this kind of things, It restricts apps. It also shrinks memory usage of background app. That's why 3 GB ram iPhone can keep apps in memory, For Android it will take 6 GB or more ram. But, In iOS you loose important features. Check this video for more information.
Buy a good flagship phone if you were iphone 6S or 7 user.
Try Tiles :)
Think tiles can do it
Haven't gotten to try it yet tho
You can also use this to add the quick toggle
Check out "Tiles" - [link]
Here it is!
Tiles allows you to add a screenshot quick setting tile.
Have you considered this
Needs an adb command to make the Cellular Data tile effective. Seems to work for me.
I've reached out to the developer of Tiles to see he if can add that as an option.
Tiles lets you add a quick settings tile to toggle immersive mode.
Check out tiles. It's much better IMO [link]
check out Tiles, it's the best in there market.
This app adds more tiles to the quick tiles in Nougat. Rotation lock is one of the tiles it adds.
Get this app and use Immersive Mode.
Install Tiles or a similar app, then you can turn on silent mode or vibration mode from the quick settings drawer.
Tiles has night mode
It might be this but I don't use it, so I'm probably wrong. [link]
I think it's this with the "Immersive Mode"
Tiles is very nice on nougat.
Edit: requires ~~root~~ developer options to be enabled
or maybe you could try this mate: [link]
Are you willing to root? If so, this app will do that: [link]
I think your looking for an app called Tiles.
Use the Tiles app. Works great.
Android Nougat only: [link]
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Tiles makes use of the new Quick Settings Tile API ([link]) to provide new tiles that can be added to Quick Settings to change settings and take quick actions without leaving the context of the current app.
Tiles also uses the new Awareness API ([link]) to get the weather conditions for the current location.
Applications: tap to show a list of all installed apps or launch your favorite.
Adaptive brightness: toggle adaptive and manual mode.
Brightness: toggle between high and low brightness according to the levels you set.
Calendar: start the calendar app and add event.
Call: open the phone app or make a call to the contact you set.
Camera: start the camera app in video or still image mode.
Email: open the email app or email the contact you set.
Lock: lock the device.
Timer: start a timer.
Weather: retrieve and display current weather conditions.