Android 8 brings new simplicity and style featuring:
Better Organized Settings: Find what you need easier in better categorized menus. You can still use the magnifying glass to search at the top.
Better Controls in Quick Settings: Touch the text below the icon to open common settings. Touch and hold the icon to open all the settings for that feature.
Picture-in-Picture Mode: Learn more here.
Notification Dots: A small, blue dot over an app icon indicates you have an unread notification for that app. Touch and hold the app to preview the notification.
Snooze Notifications: Swipe right slowly, and touch the clock , then select a duration to snooze notifications.
For more information on managing notifications in Android 8, click here.
Android 8 offers improved storage management options:
Manage Phone Storage
Free up space by scanning for unused and old items like downloads and apps
- Go to settings > storage
- Touch FREE UP SPACE
- Uncheck any items you don't want to delete.
- Touch Free up XXX
- Touch Remove
Schedule Automatic Removal of photos and videos:
If you automatically back up your photos and videos turn on storage manager to remove copies from your phone's internal storage every 30, 60, or 90 days.
- Touch settings > storage
- Touch Storage Manager
- Toggle it ON, touch OK
- Touch "Remove Photos and videos over xx days old" to select an interval.
Note: If you store photos or videos on your SD card, this does not delete them.
Android 8 offers increased security measures
Play Store protection: Google Play Protect scans your apps to keep them secure and free of malware and viruses.
Installing apps from sources other than Play Store: The Unknown sources setting has been removed from Security settings. Now each time you choose to install an app from an unknown source, you are required to grant the “Install unknown apps” permission. You can easily see which apps you granted this permission and can revoke it at any time.
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