6 Most Exciting Features for Android 5.0 Lollipop You Might Not Know

There are multiple major and minor features in the brand new Android 5.0 Lollipop. And some of the features definitely will change the way you use your Android phones and tablets. Among these features, there are 6 most exciting features you might not know but you're supposed to know if you want to enhance your mobile life. Let's take a look at them.


One of the ways to keep your Android phone or tablet safe is to add password to lock it. However, soon you'll find it really takes time to unlock it whenever and wherever you need to use it. This brand new feature 'Trusted Places' in Android 5.0 Lollipop solves the problems for you. You can set a series of safe places, like at the office or at home, to keep your Android device unlocked. Whenever you're in the trusted places, the lock screen will be disabled. When you leave the place, the lock screen will be reactivated.


With Android 5.0 Lollipop installed on your phone or tablet, you'll never need to worry about your privacy being leaked while lending the device to workmates or friends. Android 5.0 enable you to set a guest users account by swiping down from the top of the screen twice to open the Quick Settings panel. Tap the circular icon in the right to tap 'Guest'. And the another 'Screen Pinning' enables you to pin a screenshot for a guest user to use your device only on that task: System settings > Security > swipe Screen Pinning to On. Tap the Recent Apps Key > find the screen you want to pin and tap the pushpin icon.

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One of the brand new Android 5.0 Lollipop feature is the system's new priority notification mode – allowing you to set up the 'do not disturb' setting for your tablet or phone. After setting it up, you'll only get notified with the most important notifications within a specific period of time. For example, at night, you can only allow the phone to make a sound when your parents call. To Set it up, you must need to press the volume up or volume down key > tap 'Priority' > set time period > tap the gear icon for 'Priority interruptions only' > create your own top priorities for events, reminders, calls and messages, etc.

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Android 5.0 Lollipop has brought a new feature, letting you quickly interact with a notification even with your phone or tablet screen locked. When you see a new notification arrives, you can swipe it horizontally up or down to dismiss it. Of course, you're able to tap it twice to open it and deal with it, like replaying a text messages. It works the same as on an iPhone in iOS 8.

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* FEATURE 5: Android Beam

Android 5.0 Lollipop makes Android Beam works for the first time. It functions more or less like sharing files between 2 computers. You just need to open a file and tap the share icon > tap 'Android Beam' > bring another Android device against the first device's back and unlock it > then you can see the other file is on the other device.

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Taking the security of your Android device into consideration, you may keep the Bluetooth feature locked until you need to connect it with a trust device. It's good. However, you have to repeatedly spend time to pair it with a trusted device when you need to connect 2 devices together. Android 5.0 Lollipop makes it for you to set up a trusted Bluetooth device, so when a trusted device is nearly, it will be paired to your Android device automatically: System settings > tap 'Security' > set a password to lock the screen > tap 'Smart Lock' > 'Trusted devices' > tap the '+' and follow the prompts to pair your Android phone or tablet to car stereo, smartwatch, or something else.

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