About Android 11 guides
Google released Android 11 on September 8, 2020, as a successor to Android 10. The corresponding Android API raises to level 30.
There are many user-oriented new features and improvements in Android 11. Therefore, Android 11 guides are needed for many users who updated the phone or tablet to Android 11, or who purchased new phones shipped with Android 11 (e.g., Pixel 4a, Pixel 5, Pixel 4a 5G).
This Android 11 guides page publishes our latest how-to guides on using Android 11 features. Other features introduced in previous Android versions are detailed in Android 10 guides page, Android Pie (Android 9) guides page, Android Oreo (Android 8) guides page, Android Nougat (Android 7) guides page, Android Marshmallow (Android 6) guides page, and Android Lollipop (Android 5) guides page, respectively.
The Android 11 guides listed in this page are mainly based on the stock Android. So they work on all Google Pixel phones (Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a 5G, and Pixel 5), Motorola Moto phones (Moto G, Moto E, Moto X, Moto Z), Nokia Android phones and all Android One phones with Android 11.
List of Android 11 guides
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Here is a list of released and coming-soon Android 11 guides.
This Android 11 guide explains the top 11 new features of Android 11: conversations in one place, notification history, bubbles, native screen recorder, seamless media control, smart device controls, one-time permissions and auto-reset permissions, dark theme scheduling, security updates via Play Store, smart Reply, app suggestions, and smart folders for Pixel phones, and wireless Android Auto.
Read on to learn more about the new features in Android 11 …
Android 10 introduced the Live Caption feature, initially for selected Pixel phones, to automatically caption any audio being played. Later, most Android vendors implemented it in Android 10 phones (e.g., Samsung Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20). Google further improved this feature in Android 11.
This Android 11 guide explains what Live Caption is, when you need to use it, how to use it, and how to customise it in Android 11 and Android 10 phones.
Android 11 has returned with an Android Easter Egg game. For each major version of Android from Android Gingerbread, an Easter Egg has always been included as a mini-game in the Android System with Android 10 being an exception. The Android 11 Easter Egg has brought back the beloved Android Neko game that was initially introduced in Android Nougat.
Dark theme has been a well-received feature in Android phones since it was first introduced Android Pie (Android 9) and improved greatly in Android 10. In Android 11, new features have been added to optimize and improve the user experience of Android dark theme.
This guide explains the new features in the Android 11 dark theme, how to use it, how to customize it, and how to schedule so that dark theme is turned on and turned off automatically.
Android 11 has finally included a native screen recorder. Although some Android phones such as the Samsung Galaxy s10 already have a native screen recorder, it was only available to Samsung phones. With the Android 11 native screen recorder, Android devices are now able to take screen recordings without the use of third-party apps.
Read on to learn more about this feature, how to use it and some questions you may have about it.
With the Android 11 update, a new feature, notification history, has been introduced, allowing users to track the notifications on their devices even after being dismissed.
In addition to the notification history introduced in Android 11, stock Android also allows you to access full notification logs through a Settings widget. It is a somewhat hidden feature.
This Android 11 guide will explain what the Android 11 notification history is, the difference between notification history and notification log, how to use it and answer some questions you may have about the notification history.
#. How to use chat bubbles in Android 11?
#. How to use device controls in Android 11?
#. How to use media controls in Android 11?
#. How to grant one-time permissions and use auto-reset permissions in Android 11?
#. How to reply to messages in notification panel in Android 11?
#. How to upgrade to Android 11?
#. and many more
Android guides for other versions of Android
As mentioned, this Android 11 guides page lists out how-to guides for new features in Android 11.
If you are looking for guides for features introduced in other versions of Android (most of the “new” features in old versions of Android should work in Android 11), you may use the search bar to search or navigation to other sections of this site:
- For Android 10, please check the Android 10 guides page.
- For Android Pie (Android 9), please check the Android Pie guides page.
- For Android Oreo (Android 8.0 and 8.1), please check the Android Oreo guides page.
- For Android Nougat (Android 7.0 and 7.1), please check the Android Nougat guides page.
- For Android Marshmallow (Android 6.0), please check the Android Marshmallow guide page.
- For Android Lollipop (Android 5.0 and 5.1), please check the Android Lollipop guide page.
- For other general Android questions or problems, please check the Android 101 page.
Enjoy Android 11!