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Android KitKat 4.4.2 Tips and Tricks

Android 4.4.2 is an amazing piece of software to use on your Android device. Here are just a few things to do with your Android Device.

  • Keep Track of Your Data Usage
    • Carriers enforce data allowance for all their capped data customers. Androids’ built-in usage monitor will tell you exactly how much data you’ve used. You can preset a warning to alert you when you are close to your limit. You can even disable data when you reach your data allowance.
  • Enable Lock Screen Widgets
    • Enabling these features gives you the ability to access applications on the lock screen. To use this feature simply go to Settings > Security and check the “Enable Widgets” box. To add widgets, just swipe from left to right on your lock screen and tap the “plus” icon. You can choose multiple different widgets to add.
  • Easy Access to Google Now
    • Yes, Google Now may sound a bit creepy but it’s a cool and useful feature. Google Now learns your patterns and tracks where you are and what you like to suggest things that you may want to do with your phone.
  • Remotely Wipe Your Phone
    • We at iFixScreens understand the pain of a lost device and all the important information you may have on the device. Google has you covered and gives you the ability to remotely locate and wipe your phone. However, the feature must be enabled before you lose it. Simply go to the Google Settings application and select Android Device Manager, then turn on the option to “Remotely Locate This Device” and “Allow Remote Lock And Factory Reset”.
    • If you do lose your device and need to wipe or locate it, simply go click here.
  • Start Google Now with Your Voice
    • After turning this feature on, simply say “OK Google” to ask to complete a task. This is currently Android’s answer to Siri. You set ask google to search the web to set an alarm or even add an event to your calendar.
  • KitKat Easter Egg
    • Android always has a special hidden animation to show the software you have on your device. To find the egg go Settings -> About Device and now repeatedly tap on Android Version until the screen changes.
  • Turn Off Keyboard Vibrate and Noise
    • To turn off the vibrate
      • Settings > Language & Input > Google keyboard (assuming you are using Google Keyboard)
    • To turn off Sound/Noise
      • Settings > Sound and under the system, you will see checkboxes for Touch Sounds and Vibrate on Touch you can uncheck the box to turn off
  • Use Your Face to Unlock Your Phone (not available on the note)
    • This is a cool feature when you’re on the go. Simply scan your face and access your phone. You will find Face Unlock features in Settings > Security > Screen lock. You can even require an eye blink option to be used so it isn’t scanning a picture of you.

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Ravi Shah


Ravi is the head of Content Strategy at iFixScreens Corporate. With over a decade of experience writing technical content for his readers, Ravi has helped thousands of readers with helpful content, tips, and tricks. He mainly writes content related to gadget repairs, such as iPhones, Smartphones, tablets, and laptops.

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