Brightness of the screen of the Android 7.1.1 Nougat is a major cause of the drainage of the battery. The best control of the drain of the battery is the easy, comfortable and convenient way of control of the brightness of the screen. In the past versions of the Android, there was the mechanism of the control of the screen brightness by sliding down the status bar or the quick pull down option. But, in the newer Android version, 7.1.1 Nougat, you may activate an option which allows the brightness control, right from the home screen by sliding the finger upon the status bar.
The newer feature saves a lot of time and less drainage of battery as it is easy and quicker method of controlling the screen brightness as per the surrounding brightness and light situation. If the surrounding light level is higher, then the less brightness may be required for the screen while in the night, more light may be required. Before the sleep in the night, you may set the brightness, quickly, by simply sliding the finger across the status bar and that’s all!
The activation of the feature to control brightness from the home screen by sliding finger across status bar is easier to activate and enable. If you cannot understand, then follow our step by step tutorial.
Command Line: Settings – Home > Status Bar – System > Brightness control – On / Off.
1: Tap the icon of the ‘Settings’ app, placed at the bottom right corner of my Nougat device Home screen. You may place the settings icon at any place on the home screen of your Android device to open up the settings screen.2: At the ‘Settings’ screen, scroll down to the bottom of the screen in the ‘System’ section and tap the ‘Status Bar’.3: At the ‘Status bar’ screen, scroll down to the ‘Brightness control’. See; the current status of the brightness control is ‘Off’.4: Tap the ‘Brightness control’ switch to switch it ‘On’. The green color will inform that the ‘Brightness control’ has been activated and enabled.5: Now, back to the Home screen. Here, slide your finger across the status bar from right to left and back to control the screen brightness. The sliding to the extreme left will decrease the brightness to the minimum while the extreme left will bright the screen to the full brightness level.
The popularity of the operating system depends upon the ease of usage of the smartphone or some other devices. More convenient to operate, more popular it will be among the users. Applying the same principle of the facilitating the users, now, Android Marshmallow has added a new feature of controlling the brightness of the screen right from the status bar, without tapping any of the button.
Now, the screen brightness of smartphones or tablets, powered by Marshmallow OS, can be operated, right from the screen status bar, without tapping any of the button, just by sliding finger over the status bar. But, to enjoy this feature, you need to activate this feature.
To activate this feature of controlling the brightness of the screen by a simple sliding of the finger is easier but if you feel need, don’t hesitate to see the instructions.
1: Tap the icon of the ‘Settings’ app, placed at the bottom right corner of the Home screen of your Android 6.x Marshmallow smartphone or tablet to open up the ‘Settings’ screen. 2: At the ‘Settings’ screen, scroll down to the ‘Interface’ section and tap ‘Bars’.3: At the ‘Bars’ screen, see; under the ‘Status bar’, the ‘Brightness control’ option is not checked, i.e. not activated. Read the details of the ‘Brightness control’ which informs the users that this control can activate the brightness adjustment with just sliding across the status bar. Tap, to check and activate this feature.4: Now, after the activation of this feature, you may control the brightness of your Android Marshmallow smartphone or tablet right from any open screen.
5: Just touch the screen of this smartphone at the status bar and slide your finger to the right or left of the status bar to control the brightness of the screen. To increase the brightness, you need to slide your finger to the right and to reduce, slide the finger to the left.That’s all!
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If you want to connect to the Wi-Fi on the Home screen of your Android 6.0.x Marshmallow smartphone or device and you want to connect to the Wi-Fi, you may do so from the mechanism available in the Status Bar and Quick Settings. But, if you are on the Settings screen, and you need to connect to the Wi-Fi, you may apply the mechanism available on the Settings – though you may quickly connect it from the status bar as well.
If you are applying the Wi-Fi connection from Settings, you may do the same easily. But, you feel any problem, just see the instructions.
1. Tap the icon of the ‘Settings’ at bottom right corner of Home screen of your Android 6.0.x Marshmallow smartphone or device to open up the ‘Settings’ screen.2. At the ‘Settings’ screen, tap the ‘Wi-Fi’ under the ‘Wireless & networks’ section.3. At the ‘Wi-Fi’ screen, see; the ‘Wi-Fi’ is ‘Off’ and not connected.4. Just tap the switch of the ‘Wi-Fi’ to switch it On.
5. See; the status of the ‘Wi-Fi’ is changed to ‘Connected’.
6. See; the icon of ‘Wi-Fi’ is now available in the status bar, indicating that you Android device is connected to the Wi-Fi.7. Back to the Home screen of your Android device, see the icon of the Wi-Fi is also displayed on the status bar.Similarly, if you want to disconnect the Wi-Fi connection, just tap the ‘Wi-Fi’ switch in the ‘Wireless & networks’.
It is almost difficult to image the smooth and effective functioning of Android operating system without the fast Internet connection. Android 6.0.x Marshmallow smartphones and devices are not connected with Internet, by default, but you have to connect them manually.
You may connect your Android device with Internet by applying many methods but the easiest and the quickest method is to connect it by applying the mechanism, available in the Status Bar.
You may also do it easily but if you feel need, just see the instructions.
1. Tap the ‘Status Bar’ for a while at the top of the Home screen of your Android 6.0.x Marshmallow smartphone or device and drag it downward. It will open down ‘Quick Settings’.2. At the ‘Quick Settings’, see the icon of the ‘Wi-Fi’ is crossed, i.e. not activated or not enabled.3. Just tap the icon of the ‘Wi-Fi’ once and it will be activated and connected.4. Now, back to the Home screen – See; the icon of ‘Wi-Fi’ is present in the Status Bar at Home screen, indicating that your Android device is connected with ‘Wi-Fi’.Similarly, if you want to disconnect ‘Wi-Fi’, tap once at the ‘Quick Settings’.
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To keep an eye on the consumption of battery of Android 4.4.4 KitKat phone, it is better to display battery status on status bar of the screen of the phone so that its consumptions and usage can be managed easily. You may set the battery status to ‘Hidden’ or displayed. It is easy to manage the display of the status. Just follow the instructions.
Command Line: Settings > Status bar – PERSONALIZATION > Battery status style.
1: Follow the Command Line to open up the ‘Status bar’ screen.
2: See the status of ‘Battery status style’ which is ‘Hidden’. See also the battery status is not displayed at the status bar on the top right corner of the Android phone screen.
3: Tap the ‘Battery status style’ to set / change it. It will open up a prompt named; ‘Battery status style’.
4: See the ‘Hidden’ status is selected and enabled as the radio button is selected. 5: Select and tap any of the 4 other statuses, such as, Icon portrait, Icon landscape, Circle & Text. I selected the first one, i.e. Icon portrait. It will take you, instantly, back to the ‘Status bar’ screen where the ‘Battery status style’ is changed to ‘Icon portrait’.
6: At the same time, see the battery status is now displayed on the status bar of the Android phone at the top right corner of the screen.
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Display of clock in the status bar of Android KitKat 4.4 is set by default. But when users adopts the Clock widget on the Home screen, they do not feel the need to display the clock in the status bar. So, users may use the option to disable the clock from status bar.
For the purpose, you must follow the instructions:
Command Line: Settings > PERSONALIZATION – Interface > Status Bar
1: At the ‘Home screen’, see the clock is not displayed in the ‘Status Bar’.
2: Tap the ‘Settings’ to open up.3: Tap the ‘Interface; under the PERSONALIZATION.4: In the ‘Interface’ screen, tap the ‘Status Bar’ to open.5: In the ‘Status Bar’, see the ‘Show clock’ is unchecked and disabled. 6: Tap the ‘Show clock’ to check and enable it. See the Clock is enabled and displayed, immediately, in the ‘Status Bar’.7: See the ‘Clock’ is also displayed in the ‘Status Bar’.That’s all!
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It is easy to set the Vibrate mode in Android KitKat 4.4 Phone through the Status Bar. It is, rather suggested, to use this trick as this is an easier way to convert normal mode to the vibrate mode while working on the screen.
For the purpose, follow the instructions:
1: Tap the ‘Status Bar’ and swipe downward to open the ‘Status Bar’.2: In the open ‘Status Bar, see the Sound mode in ‘Normal mode’3: Tap the Sound button and this ‘Normal mode’ will be changed to ‘Vibrate mode’ with a slight vibration. The ‘Vibrate mode’ is displayed in the ‘Status Bar’ as well.
4: To change back to the ‘Normal mode’, tap the ‘Vibrate mode’ and it would be again changed to ‘Normal mode’.
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