Android 11 was released towards the end of 2020. However, when life is busy, we can overlook the new features that are available to us. In this blog, we outline some of the nifty things that Android 11 can do…
You can now manage all of your messages from different apps on your lock screen, with the option to prioritise people across multiple apps.
A further addition to messaging is bubbles. You can pin conversations from different apps to your screen so that these remain visible when you’re working in other apps. You can then access the chat anytime, while easily carrying on with what you were working on.
Android 11 now has built in screen recording. You can record sound from the microphone, the device or both. On most devices, this toggle can be found in the Control Centre.
Greater control is also available for apps and their permissions. You can grant apps one time access to certain permissions, such as your location. It will then ask for authorization again the next time you use it.
Android will also reset permissions for unused apps, so that they won’t keep accessing your data when you haven’t used them for a while. You can then choose to turn the permissions back on should you wish.
Android 11 works wirelessly with Android Auto, which allows you to safely use your phone while you’re driving. Use Google Assistant to read and send messages, access your music and audiobooks or get the most out of the navigation tools.
It is now easier than ever to utilise smart home features with a couple of taps on your device. You can set the temperature or alter the lights all in one place. On most devices, simply hold down the power button to see and manage your connected devices.
You can also easily access media controls to seamlessly change the device your sound is playing on. Perfect when your favourite tune comes on as you’re leaving the house – simply switch from your speaker to your headphones.
Further improvements have been made to voice access too so that it’s easier and faster to control your phone using your voice.
You can find further details of what is available on Android 11 on their website.
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