Edit your quick settings on Android Marshmallow
The System UI Tuner is a hidden feature of Android phones that allows you to edit the quick settings menu you see when you pull down the top bar of your phone. Firstly we’re going to show you how to activate the System UI Tuner and then what you can do with it once activated.Access settings
Pull down the Quick Settings menu all the way, so that it is fully open. Press and hold the settings cog for around five seconds before letting go.Add System UI Tuner
Once you’ve released it, you should see a text fl ash telling you that System UI Tuner has been added to your settings. If not, press and hold for a little longer.
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Why fingerprinting is set to be so important in Android 6.0
Fingerprint recognition has been a key part of a number of high to mid-range phones for a good couple of years now.
However, as with so many aspects of Android, it has been hugely fragmented across devices and has never been standardised. Marshmallow will be the first Android version to make this step towards standardising fingerprint technology in all compatible devices. This will make it possible for Android app developers to make greater use of this secure identification feature. This should benefit the privacy of Android users around the world.
What else do I need to know about fingerprinting in Android Marshmallow?
Make the most of Android Marshmallow’s epic new function
One of the most exciting things about Android Marshmallow has to be the launch of granular app permissions. Anyone downloading an app will now only have to grant permissions that are essential to the initial running of the app, such as your contacts list for a new dialler. Permissions to more personal areas of your phone will only be granted as and when you need them, such as access to your camera when uploading a photo to Twitter or Facebook. This is a huge step forward for safety and security as apps can no longer ask for blanket permission for any access they may need at some point in the future.
Here is how to quickly see which apps have permission to view certain private areas of your phone.
1. Enter app permissions
Pre-loaded apps don’t cost you as much space as you might think.
Bloatware is annoying, but it isn’t the waste of space that you probably think it is. Having an app pre-installed does not eat into your available storage and uninstalling it will not free up space, even if you use a root-based method.
A device’s storage is partitioned into several sections. These include a data partition, the bit where all your stuff goes, and a system partition, where the OS is. Pre-installed apps go into the system partition. Uninstalling an app from here does free space in the system partition, but that space will not become available for anything else, so it’s a moot point really.
Incidentally, it’s the same with anything else that is pre-installed: ringtones, wallpapers, sample movies and so on. Sometimes these apps can be uninstalled, such as through the Play store by going to Settings>Apps and locating it there. If not, it can almost certainly be disabled in the same place.