Last year, we got the chance to see a slow rollout of the Android 8.0 Oreo. Now, the new OS is making its way to plenty of new devices, such as the Samsung Galaxy S9. However, if you own an older phone, you don’t need to worry about it either. Many manufacturers are pushing the Oreo OS through OTA updates as we speak. If you didn’t get it already, there is an official schedule you can check. But if you did, you may need some tips and tricks to get you started with that.
Android 8.0 Oreo Tips and Tricks
- Customize Your Notifications
This is a new feature the OS came up with, and it’s really helpful. Go to Settings – Notifications, and decide what notifications to get and when. For example, for the YouTube app the notifications are split into two groups: general and offline. For Twitter, you can choose to get information about direct messages, but not retweets or followers. The point here is to make your messages relevant to you as much as possible.
- Enable Notification Dots
Along with Oreo, you now have the chance to get rid of the notification shade. The Notification dots are a feature that adds indicators to the app shortcuts on your homescreen. If you want to enable the notification badges, you can go to the Settings menu -> Apps & Notifications -> Notifications. Then, click on Allow icon badges.
- Save Passwords and Login Info
Yet another useful feature with Android Oreo is the Autofill one. This allows you to store personal data for the fill out forms. This means you don’t need to remember account details when logging in on different platforms. And it’s easy to enable too. The first time you will login and enter your account details, Google will ask you if you want it to remember the password. You just need to tap yes and it’s done.