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Use Hidden Settings on Android Marshmallow

Avirup Majumder Jul 20, 2016


After releasing the new updated android version i.e. marshmallow, many funny hidden setting are there. But we can’t find it. These settings are very useful for us.

In this post we will discuss about that type of settings which is already into your new updated android operating systems. Google warns you that System UI Tuner may change, break, or disappear in future releases this option become very essential to your phone for some of the options it provides you.

Use Hidden Settings on Android Marshmallow

1. Google Now on Tap:

Google Now on Tap

Now it is available for android devices which are upgraded into marshmallow version. Here you can set languages which you would preferred like English, Japanese, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Korean, Portuguese or Russian. 

If you turn it on then follow the process

  1. Touch and hold the Home button.
  2. Follow the instructions to turn on Now on Tap.

If you turn it off then follow the process

  1. Open the Google app.
  2. In the top left, tap Menu > Settings > Now on Tap.
  3. Turn “Now on Tap” to off (gray).
  4. When Now on Tap is off, you’ll see Now cards when you touch and hold the Home button.

How to use:

Restaurants: Find restaurants and other points of interest that are mentioned on screen.
Music: Find out more about an artist or song from within your app.
Movies: Get reviews and information about the cast from any screen that mentions the film name.
People: Find out more about famous people and celebrities in the news.

2.File Explorer:


Android marshmallow comes with built-in explorer. To access it at first go to the Settings then Storage & USB after that scroll down the bottom and tap on “Explorer”. Mainly it is use for free, Safe, Simple, Manage your files efficiently and easily with File Explorer. File Explorer is a full-featured file (Images, Music, Movies, Documents, app) manager for both local and networked use. With over 500 million users worldwide, File Explorer helps manage your android device and files efficiently and effectively and share files without data cost.

3. Lock screen message:

Lockscreen Message

This application use screen lock of OS. You should configure the screen lock in preferences of your device. This application is configuration tool for lock screen message. If you are using “password lock” and you lost a device, the person who found your device can know your contact by lock screen message without your password. If you want to restore old message, tap “History”. Don’t forget tap “Apply” for apply message to lock screen. This application only sets the message when you tap “Apply”, but you can check “Set the message forcibly on every events of screen ON/OFF” for set the message more frequently.

4. Show battery percentage on status bar:

Battery Status Bar

There are different ways to see the battery percentage on status bar of your android device. I think if you swipe down from the status bar using two fingers of your ungraded android marshmallow device then you will see the battery percentage in the Quick Settings pull-down.

If you want to show always this then go into the System UI Tuner and toggle the “Show embedded battery percentage” on. Then you will see the charge remain in your battery.

5. Turn Battery Saver on:


Marshmallow is the most battery efficient than other android versions which previously launched. This feature is built-in into this version. It improves battery life by using motion sensors to disable certain settings. If you want to save your battery life then at first go to the Settings>Battery>Battery Saver. You will see in this icon the upper right on your device screen.

6. Manage app permissions:


In this android version manage app permissions is very easier. Don’t want a certain app to log your location or have access to your phone’s microphone? If you want do it than at first go to the Settings>Apps>*app name*>Permissions.

I f you have any question leave a comment below.