10 Hidden Features You Will Get in Android 13 | TechHarry

10 Hidden Features You Will Get in Android 13

We have Android 13 now. It is stuffed with helpful features that will improve your phone, however, they are simple to overlook. Relax, we did all the research for you. What you need to know about the most recent iteration of the most widely used mobile operating system in the world is provided here.

On August 15, 2022, Google published Android 13, and over the following few months, phones will begin receiving the upgrade. While Android 13 doesn't have many overt, obvious improvements, it is jam-packed with practical features that you should be aware of.

RELATED: Android 13 is now available on all Pixel smartphones

Match icons with your wallpaper

Match icons with your wallpaper

"Material You," a brand-new theming system, was debuted with Android 12. It applies the colors from your wallpaper throughout the entire phone. On the home screen, those contained app icons created by Google, but Android 13 expands it to all icons.

Still, it doesn't immediately apply to all icons; developers must turn on the feature on their end. It's still a lot more helpful than it was, though. You may now achieve the ideal aesthetic for your home screen.

Set specific languages in different apps

Set specific languages in different apps

The ability to switch the language on your smartphone has long been available. This functionality is enhanced in Android 13 with the ability to alter the language of specific apps.

Perhaps you like to use your primary language for the majority of your apps, but there are a few you'd rather use in your secondary language. On the app's information page in the system settings, you can change it.

Turn on the flashlight with a single tap

Turn on the flashlight with a single tap

Android 12 introduced Quick Tap, a feature that allows you to start operations by tapping the rear of your phone. One of the most popular activities that individuals would demand, though, was omitted. Android 13 corrects that.

Finally, you can use the Quick Tap gesture to set "Toggle Flashlight" as an action. Unfortunately, this is a Pixel-only function. There is another simple way to do it if you don't have a Pixel.

More Bedtime Mode features

More Bedtime Mode features

The Do Not Disturb and Digital Wellbeing capabilities include "Bedtime Mode." With a number of features designed to make using your phone less enticing, it aims to aid in your ability to unwind at night.

Bedtime Mode receives a few new features in Android 13. To start, it might make your background darker for better eye comfort. Additionally, Android's Dark Theme can now be configured to activate after bedtime.

More secure media permissions

There are tons of apps that require permission to access your media files. Before Android 13, that was an “all or nothing” permission. If an app needed it, it could access all your files. Thankfully, that has been fixed. Android 13 allows you to select only the specific photos and videos the app can access.

Automatic clipboard clearing

Another feature that has long been available on Android (and iPhone) is clipboard access. The ability to at least notify you when an app accesses the clipboard has recently been added to Android.

By automatically deleting the clipboard after an undetermined amount of time, Android 13 further enhances clipboard privacy. The sensitive information you have in the clipboard won't remain there indefinitely.

Notifications are now opt-in

Notifications are now opt-in

Apps have had the ability to send notifications as soon as you install them for as long as Android has been around. To turn them off, you have to make an effort. This strategy is totally reversed in Android 13.

App notifications are now opt-in only going forward. An app will ask you if you want to give it permission to deliver notifications when you open it for the first time. It is now much simpler to ensure that you never receive notifications from apps you don't use frequently.

Control the vibration strength

Control the vibration strength

It's easy to change the volume of alarms, notifications, and media. In Android 13, it is now possible to achieve the same result for vibration intensity.

With the use of strength sliders, you can customize the vibration settings in Android 13 for calls, alerts, alarms, touch feedback, and media. It's a thoughtful addition.

Instantly check which apps are active

Instantly check which apps are active

Most Android applications don't need to be shut down. Some applications, however, have unique requirements that enable them to always stay "Active" in the background. The fitness tracker is a nice illustration of this.

It's simple to observe how many of these "Active" apps are active in Android 13. You'll notice an indicator at the bottom if you pull down the Quick Settings panel. If you'd like, you can stop the app from this point.

7-day Privacy Dashboard View

7-day Privacy Dashboard View

The "Privacy Dashboard"—a single location to examine which apps are using which permissions—was added with Android 12. With Android 13, you may now look back on the previous seven days instead of just the previous 24 hours. Catching apps that might not be used frequently depends on this.

Final Words

Android 13 has a lot to offer, but not immediately. Updates that focus on privacy and more subtle "Quality of Life" enhancements are less noticeable but perhaps even more significant. When your device receives Android 13, enjoy it!

(As usual, not all Android devices will receive Android 13. For many individuals, getting it will require purchasing a new Android phone. The maker of your Android phone can provide you further details about when—and whether—your handset might receive the update.)