How to Activate Daydream in Android Marshmallow Smartphones & Tablets?

When an Android Marshmallow smartphone or tablet is left unused for a while, 2 soft actions may be performed with them, provided they are activated. First, which is more likely to happen is the automatic screen lock to protect the smartphone from accidental usage by user or by some other person. The other thing which occurs is the daydream – a change on the screen of the smartphone or tablet. The purpose of the daydream designers and developers is to hide the current running screen and to provide some facility, such as, clock or to provide aesthetic screen saver screens.

The screen saver or the daydream is the feature which is required to be activated by the users. This process requires few taps which are explained by us with illustrated screenshots in the instructions.

Tutorial

1: Tap the icon of the ‘Settings’ app, currently placed at the bottom-right corner of the Home screen of the Android Marshmallow smartphones or tablets. This will open up the ‘Settings’ screen.2: At the ‘Settings’ screen, scroll down to the ‘Device’ section and tap the ‘Display’.3:  At the ‘Display’ screen, see; the current status of the ‘Daydream’ is ‘Off’, i.e. this feature is currently not functioning on this smartphone. If you are willing to activate this feature, just tap it.4: At the ‘Daydream’ screen, see; the current status of daydream is ‘Off’. With the off status of daydream, many options of the daydream are also disabled, at present.

If you want to activate and run this feature upon the screen of your Android smart device, just tap the switch of the daydream to activate the feature of daydream.5: See; immediately after the activation of the daydream feature, the 4 different options of the daydream are also enabled and are visible, clearly, upon the ‘Daydream’ screen. Currently, the ‘Clock’ option is enabled as daydream, by default. In addition to the clock, 3 other options, available at the screen are; Colors, Photo Frame and Photo Table.6: Now, to see the working of the daydream, just leave your smartphone without any working or movement for a while and see; the daydream feature will start working at it. This feature will change the screen and a digital clock with day and date will be displayed.You may further customize the daydream as well.

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How to Activate Kill App Back Button in Android 6.x Marshmallow Smartphones?

When you are working on any app and then you need to either close down the currently running app or to go back to previous screen or app, you may be required to close the app by going through the same steps, as was required to open it. But, in Android Marshmallow, a feature helps you to cross through all the previous steps to close down the currently running app with just one tap. You may kill the currently running app with just tapping back key button, provided you have activated this feature.

It is easier to activate this feature with few steps but if you need help, see the instructions.

Instructions

1: Tap the icon of the ‘Settings’ app, placed at the bottom-right corner of the Home screen of your Android Marshmallow smartphone or tablet to move to the ‘Settings’ screen.2: At the ‘Settings’ screen, scroll down to the ‘Device’ section and tap the ‘Buttons’.3: At the ‘Buttons’ screen, scroll down to the ‘Other’ section and see; the ‘Kill app back button’ is not checked, i.e. not activated and enabled. Read the details of the ‘Kill app back button’ which explains that to kill the currently running app, what you need to do it just long press or tap the back key button for a while. And that’s all for the app.4: Tap the ‘Kill app back button’ and now, you may kill or close the currently running app or screen with a little longer pressing of the back key button.5: Now, to check the working of this feature, tap any app to open and then tap the back key button for a while and see; a tool tip will inform you that the App is killed.6: Similarly, if you have activated the navigation bar, you may kill the app with pressing of back button on the navigation bar for a little longer and the same message of ‘App killed’ will appear in the tool tip.That’s all!

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How to Activate Volume Button to Wake Up Android Marshmallow Smartphone?

Time is the key in the quick performance of Android Marshmallow smartphone or smart. The quicker its working, more popular the smartphone will be. Sometimes, the quick wake up of the screen of your smartphone is needed. Keeping this need of the users, Marshmallow has added an option to apply the volume keys to wake up the phone, in addition to the power button. Pressing a volume button, for once, will wake your smartphone or tablet. As this feature is not activated by default, you will be required to activate it at your end.

Activation of the volume keys to wake up the Android smartphone is just a 4-step process but to understand it, conveniently, we have illustrated it with screenshots.

Instructions

1: Tap the icon of the ‘Settings’ app, currently, placed at the bottom-right corner of Home screen of your Android Marshmallow smartphones and tablets, in order to open up the ‘Settings’ screen.2: At the ‘Settings’ screen, scroll down to the ‘Device’ section and tap the ‘Buttons’ to open up this screen.3: At the ‘buttons’ screen, see the ‘Button wake’ option is not, currently, checked, i.e. not activated.4: To activate the option to wake the mobile device, tap the ‘Button wake’ to check and activate the feature.

From now onward, you may apply the volume button, as well, to wake up your smartphone or tablet.

Warning: But, you need to be careful to carry and use the mobile phone as the accidental pressing of the volume keys may wake your mobile device without your knowledge.

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How to Activate Notification of Availability of Public Network in Android 6.0.x Marshmallow?

Awareness of the public network has always been a problem for the mobile device users as some of public networks may be free. The free or at reduced cost public networks may be a blessing for the bill conscious people.

To help the mobile users to notify about the availability of the public networks, a feature is added in the Android 6,0.x Marshmallow, like its previous versions, which will, if activated, notify the users about them.

It is easier to activate the notification but if you feel the need, the instructions are there to help you.

Instructions

1. Tap the icon of the ‘Settings’ at the bottom right corner of your Android 6.0.x Marshmallow smartphone and device to open up the ‘Settings’ screen.MarshmallowNetworkNotification-12. Go to ‘Wi-Fi’ screen by tapping the ‘Wi-Fi’ under the ‘Wireless & networks’ section to confirm that the ‘Wi-Fi’ is connected.

3. At the top right corner of the ‘Wi-Fi’ screen, tap the 3-digit settings button to open up the popup menu.MarshmallowNetworkNotification-24. At the popup menu, tap the ‘Advanced’.MarshmallowNetworkNotification-35. At the ‘Advanced Wi-Fi’ screen, see; the ‘Network notification’ is not ‘On’. Tap it to switch ‘On’ the ‘Network notification’MarshmallowNetworkNotification-46. See; the ‘Network notification’ is switched ‘On’.MarshmallowNetworkNotification-5Now, whenever, your Android device will discover the public networks, it will immediately notify you to avail the facility.

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How to activate Call Waiting in Android 6.0.x Marshmallow Devices?

If you are a busy person yet can’t afford to miss a single incoming call, it is a good idea to apply a feature of call waiting. If you have activated this feature, you will be informed of the incoming call even during the ongoing conversation with some other caller. Now, it is your choice to attend the call if it is important caller or dismiss it till the availability of the time at the end of the current call.

You can activate this feature with just few taps but if you are facing some problems in understanding the activation process, just see the instructions.

Instructions

1: Tap the icon of the ‘Dialer’ app at the bottom left corner of the Home screen of your Android 6.0.x Marshmallow smartphone and devices to open up the ‘Dialer’ app screen.MarshmallowCallWaiting-12: At the ‘Dialer’ app screen, tap the 3-digit screen, placed at the top right corner of the screen but immediately below the status bar, to open up a popup menu.MarshmallowCallWaiting-23: Tap ‘Settings’ at the popup menu.MarshmallowCallWaiting-34: At the ‘Settings’ app screen, tap the ‘Calls’.MarshmallowCallWaiting-45: At the ‘Call settings’ screen, tap the ‘Additional settings’ and it will update your settings.MarshmallowCallWaiting-5

MarshmallowCallWaiting-76: See; the ‘Call waiting’ is not checked, i.e. not enabled and activated.MarshmallowCallWaiting-87: Tap the ‘Call waiting’ if you want to be notified of the incoming calls during the ongoing conversations.MarshmallowCallWaiting-9Now, whenever you are on line with other caller, OS will inform you of any incoming call.

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How to Vibrate on Call Waiting in Android 6.0.x Marshmallow Device?

Call waiting is a feature which reminds you that an incoming call is coming while you were engaged with another caller on your mobile device. Android has included a feature in your device which enable your device to vibrate when another caller calls you on the device while you are busy in conversation with any other caller. At this juncture, you may decide to end up your current call and may start conversation with the new caller or you may decide to continue the current conversation.

It is easy to activate vibrate on call waiting feature but if you feel any problem, you may see the instructions.

Instructions

1: Tap the icon of the ‘Dialer’ app at the bottom left corner of Home screen of your Android 6.0.x Marshmallow smartphone and device to open up the ‘Dialer’ app screen.MarshmallowVibrateCallWaiting-12: Tap the 3-digit settings button at the top right corner of the ‘Dialer’ app screen but immediately below the status bar. It will open up a popup menu.MarshmallowVibrateCallWaiting-33: At the popup menu, tap the ‘Settings’.MarshmallowVibrateCallWaiting-44: At the ‘Settings’ screen, tap the ‘Sounds and vibration’.MarshmallowVibrateCallWaiting-55: At the ‘Sounds and vibration’ screen, see the ‘Vibrate on call waiting’ is not checked, i.e. not enabled and activated.MarshmallowVibrateCallWaiting-76: If you want to activate the ‘Vibrate on call waiting’, tap this feature to activate.MarshmallowVibrateCallWaiting-6That’s all!

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How to Activate Vibrate on Hang Up Call in Android 6.0.x Marshmallow?

Sometimes, the calls are hanged up by accident while the conversation is going on. In this situation, the callers may continue to talk without knowing that the call has been hanged up and is being disconnected. To avoid such confusion and to help the caller to understand that her/his call has been hanged up and she/he is at verge to end the call, a special feature is available in the Android 6.0.x Marshmallow smartphones and devices. If activated, your Android smartphone will vibrate to indicate that your call has been hanged up.

You may activate this feature but if you feel any problem, see the instructions for the guidance.

Instructions

1: Tap the icon of the ‘Dialer’ app at the bottom left corner of Home screen of your Android 6.0.x Marshmallow smartphone or device to open up the ‘Dialer’ app screen.MarshmallowVibrateHangup-12: At the ‘Dialer’ app screen, tap the 3-digit setting button, placed at the top right corner of the screen but immediately below the status bar. It will open up a popup menu.MarshmallowVibrateHangup-23: Tap the ‘Settings’ in the popup menu.MarshmallowVibrateHangup-34: At the ‘Settings’ screen, tap the ‘Sounds and vibration’.MarshmallowVibrateHangup-45: See; ‘Vibrate on hang up’ is not checked, i.e. not enabled.MarshmallowVibrateHangup-56: If you want to vibrate your phone when your Android device is hanged up, tap ‘Vibrate on hang up’ to activate this feature.MarshmallowVibrateHangup-6Now, whenever your phone is hanged up, your phone will vibrate.

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How to Activate Dialpad Tone in Android 6.0.x Marshmallow?

Dialpad tones play an important role in the management and functioning of the on-screen keyboard. Users may come to know of the touching of the keypad by the sound of the dialpad tone whenever you touch any key. If any key is not touched and pressed, properly, during the process of typing and writing, the absence of the keypad tone will inform the user that any key is not touched and is not written. And the user may correct the error.

It is easier to activate the dialpad tone but if you are feeling any trouble to activate it, you may see the instructions.

Instructions

1: Tap the icon of the ‘Dialer’ app at the bottom left corner of the Home screen of your Android 6.0.x Marshmallow smartphone and device to open up the ‘Dialer’ app screen.MarshmallowDialpadTone-12: At the ‘Dialer’ app screen, tap the 3-digit settings button, placed at the top right corner of the ‘Dialer’ app screen. It will open up a popup menu.MarshmallowDialpadTone-23: At the popup menu, tap the ‘Settings’.MarshmallowDialpadTone-34: At the ‘Settings’ screen, tap the ‘Sounds and vibration’.MarshmallowDialpadTone-45: At the ‘Sounds and vibration’ screen, see the ‘Dialpad tone’ is not checked, i.e. not enabled and activated.MarshmallowDialpadTone-56: Tap the ‘’Dialpad tones’ to activate and enable it.MarshmallowDialpadTone-6From now-onward, whenever you will touch any key, the keypad tone will tell us that any key has been tapped.

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How to Activate Home Button on Lock Screen to Unlock Android 4.4.4 KitKat Device

When Android 4.4.4 KitKat devices are locked, there is a built-in mechanism to unlock the devices by pressing the power button. But, you may also unlock the Android device with the help of Home button. But, you will have to enable / activate the Android 4.4.4 KitKat device to use the Home button to unlock the device.

This is simple if you follow the instructions.

Command Line: Settings Icon > Lock Screen – PERSONALIZATION > Button Actions – GENERAL > Home Unlock – Check/Uncheck Button.

Instructions

1: Tap the ‘Settings’ icon at the Home screen of Android 4.4.4 KitKat device to open up the ‘Settings’ screen.HomeLockScreen12: At the ‘Settings’ screen, scroll down to the PERSONALIZATION and tap ‘Lock Screen’.HomeLockScreen-23: At the ‘Lock Screen’ tap ‘Button Actions’ under the GENERAL section.HomeLockScreen-34: At the ‘Buttons Actions’ screen, see the ‘Home Unlock’ is unchecked, i.e. it is not enabled / activated.HomeLockScreen-45: Tap ‘Home unlock’ to check.HomeLockScreen-5Now, you may unlock the Android device by pressing the Home button.

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How to Select & Activate Priority Interruptions in Android 5.1 Lollipop?

After selecting the priority interruption as default, you are required to select and enable priorities which will be allowed to interrupt as call/message etc. during the calls and other processes.

It is simple to select and enable the priorities which will be allowed to interrupt in Android device but if you feel any problem in doing so, you may see the instructions.

Instructions

1: Tap the icon of ‘Settings’ on the Home screen of your Android 5.1 Lollipop device to open up the ‘Settings’ screen.AndroidInterruption12: At the ‘Settings’ screen, scroll down to the ‘Device’ section, and tap ‘Sounds & notification’. It will open up the ‘Sounds & notification’ screen.AndroidInterruption23: At the ‘Sounds & notification’ screen, tap the ‘Interruptions’.AndroidInterruption34: At the ‘Interruptions’ screen, see the current status of ‘When calls and notifications arrive’ is ‘Always interrupt’. It means any incoming call, alarms or any other notification about any app on your Android device will always interrupt in the calls or any other ongoing on activity.

If you want to change the status of ‘When calls and notifications arrive’, tap it. It will open up a popup menu.AndroidInterruptionAlways15: In this popup menu, see there are 3 options:

  • Always interrupt
  • Allow only priority interruptions
  • Don’t interrupt

If you decide to opt ‘Allow only priority interruption’, tap it and its status will be changed from ‘Always interrupt’ to ‘Allow only priority interruptions’.AndroidInterruptionOnlyPriority26: Now, you need to set the priority interruption, i.e. the types of priorities which will be allowed to interrupt during the calls and/or other ongoing Android processes.

7: Three following types of priorities are mention in the section ‘Priority interruptions’:

  • Events and reminders
  • Calls
  • Messages

All these are disabled, currently.AndroidInterruptionSettingPriority38: If you want only the ‘Events and reminders’ to interrupt in the calls and/or other ongoing processes, tap the ‘Events and reminders’ to enable.AndroidInterruptionSettingPriority49: If you want the ‘Calls’ to interrupt the calls and/or other ongoing processes, tap ‘Calls’ to enable it.AndroidInterruptionSettingPriority510: If you want the ‘Messages’ to interrupt the calls and/or other ongoing processes, tap the ‘Messages’ to enable them.AndroidInterruptionSettingPriority611: Alternatively, you may select any combination of the all 3 priorities or enable all the 3.AndroidInterruptionSettingPriority7That’s all!