Why a new Android Marshmallow Guide page?
As a major update, Android Marshmallow 6 brings many new features for billions of Android users. For developers, Android Marshmallow brings many new opportunities.
This Android Marshmallow guide page is mainly to help Android users use Android Marshmallow new features effectively.
Your smartphone is so smart, you may not know it can do more than what you thought.
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Android Marshmallow Guide list
Here is the list of available Android Marshmallow guides. More guides will be added regularly.
This Android Marshmallow Guide explains the top 12 new features in Android Marshmallow 6.0. The new features covered include: Now on tap, doze, app standby, app permissions, auto app data backup, new Google settings, smart lock for passwords, floating menu for text selection, copy and paste, app links, better SD card support, and Android Pay. Read on….
System UI tuner is a hidden feature in Android Marshmallow 6.0. You can use system UI tuner in Android Marshmallow 6.0 to customize quick settings and status bar. You can also turn on demo mode of the device with system UI tuner. This Android Marshmallow guide covers everything you need know about system UI tuner in Android Marshmallow: what system UI tuner is, how to enable, how to use and how to reset system UI tuner in Android 6.0. Read on…
Android Marshmallow 6.0 is a major update bringing tons of new features, new security options, better performance and longer battery life. You should get the Android Marshmallow 6 update unless you need a special Android version for some apps. This Android Marshmallow guide explains to you why you should get the update, and different methods of getting Android Marshmallow update: firmware OTA, PC software, or flushing factory image. Read on….
Android Marshmallow introduced adoptable storage for you to better use micro SD card. You can use micro SD card as internal storage or as portable storage in Android Marshmallow. This Android Marshmallow guide tried to explain to you the differences between these two options, and which one is suitable for you. In addition, how to get a correct micro SD card for your phone is explained. Read on...
As discussed in this guide, you can decide to use micro SD card as internal storage or portable storage in Android Marshmallow based on your demands and phone specs. In this Android Marshmallow update, we will show you detailed steps to set micro SD card as internal storage and how to convert portable storage to internal storage for micro SD card in Android Marshmallow devices. Read on.…
This Android Marshmallow guide shows you how to set up micro SD card as portable storage in Android Marshmallow, and how to convert micro SD card from internal storage to portable storage in Android Marshmallow. Read on….
You can still use Flash player in Android Marshmallow. Please follow this guide to install Flash player and enable it for third-party browsers (not Chrome).
The new USB options in Android Marshmallow can be confusing for many users. For example, the default USB option in Android Marshmallow is charging only. You may encounter problems (unless you change it to MTP) when you want to transfer files between the PC and the phone. This Android Marshmallow guide explains the different and new USB options in Android Marshmallow, and how to use them. Read on..…
With Android marshmallow, you now have the full control of app permissions on your Android devices. You can manage app permissions for individual apps, or manage individual permissions. This Android Marshmallow guide shows you what’s new in app permission control in Android Marshmallow and how to manage app permissions. Read on….
- How to use auto backup and restore for apps in Android Marshmallow?
- How to use the new app drawer in Android Marshmallow?
Now on Tap is a new and extremely useful feature in Android Marshmallow. You can get the most relevant and tailored info and possible actions on any screen of your Android Marshmallow devices. This Android Marshmallow guide explains to you what Now on Tap can do for you, how to enable Now on Tap in Android Marshmallow, how to use Now on Tap in Android Marshmallow, and how to disable Now on Tap in Android Marshmallow. Read on…..
- How to use visual voicemail in Android Marshmallow?
With system UI tuner, you can remove and customize the status bar in Android Marshmallow device. Please check this guide on how to customize status bar in Android Marshmallow device
Android Marshmallow introduced some new features for text selection. This Android Marshmallow guide shows you the new features in Android Marshmallow text selection: floating toolbar, web search for selected text, contextual assistance, and translate selected text, and how to use them. Read on.…
Android Marshmallow introduced system level redo and undo shortcuts: Ctrl +Z and Ctrl +Shift+ Z. This will help apps without own redo and undo features. But many phone owners are not sure how to use this feature. This Android Marshmallow guide shows you how to get a keyboard with Ctrl key (Hacker’s keyboard), and how to use the shortcuts for undo and redo in Android Marshmallow. Read on…..
You have two different ways to silence Android Marshmallow phones instantly: using volume button or using Do not Disturb from quick settings. This Android Marshmallow guide shows you how to use vibrate mode to silence Android phones and how to use 3 different Do not Disturb modes (priority, alarms only, and total silence) to silence Android Marshmallow phones. Read on….
Do not Disturb is a new feature in Android Marshmallow. It is an update of the new notification and interruption system introduced inn Android Lollipop.
You can use Do Not Disturb (DnD) in Android Marshmallow to avoid interruptions automatically based on rules (Downtime or events) you set. You can choose 3 different interruption modes (priority only, alarms only, or total silence) for any of the automatic rules. This Android Marshmallow guide shows you how to use Do not Disturb in Android Marshmallow, and how to setup your own automatic rules to activating DnD automatically. Read on…
Android Marshmallow offers easy, yet granular control of app notifications. This Android Marshmallow guide shows you how to manage app notifications in Android Marshmallow in two different ways: through application manager, and through sound and notification settings. The guide also explains to you how to customize app notifications in the lock screen in Android Marshmallow and how to identify apps that sending spamming notifications. Read on…
RAM manager is a new feature in Android marshmallow. It is for you to check the memory usage of Android devices with Marshmallow or later. In addition to giving info on memory usage of the phone and individual apps, RAM manager allows you you to quickly stop apps within in Android marshmallow RAM manager. You can access Android Marshmallow RAM manager through phone settings directly, or through Application manager. Read on....
Android Marshmallow introduced some new features in the application manager. This guide shows you how to use application manager in Android Marshmallow to configure apps, and manage app storage, permissions, mobile data usage, notifications, battery usage, and memory usage for individual apps. Read on…
Instead of choosing an app for certain tasks in Android, you can assign one app as the default app. This guide shows you how to manage, use and reset default apps in Android Marshmallow. App link is a new Android Marshmallow feature related to default apps. This guide also shows you how to manage app links. Read on…
Although for most users, Android Marshmallow battery optimization works nicely without any user intervention, in some cases, you may want to manually exclude or include some apps from battery optimization to meed special needs. This guide shows you how to use battery optimization in Android Marshmallow and Nougat. The differences between battery optimization and battery saver are also highlighted. Read on…
How to use landscape mode in home screen in Android Marshmallow?
When you turn on auto rotate screen, only contents in apps will adjust the layout to follow the new orientation. On phones, the home screen is always in portrait mode. In Android M developer previews, you can also use landscape mode for the home screens on a phone, just like on many tablets. But this feature was NOT released in the official (final) version of Android Marshmallow 6.0. So, for Android Marshmallow 6.0 on phones, you are still limited to portrait orientation. It is rumored that landscape mode in home screen will be released in Android Marshmallow 6.1. We will re-add the guide once this landscape mode in home screen feature is officially released.
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