5 tips for mastering your new smartphone!

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On Android: once in the Settings , click on **Security **or Lock screen then on Unlock mode . Then choose the option you prefer code or password (some smartphones also offer an unlock pattern). Enter the password and confirm!

Customize your shortcuts.

When we change phones, we lose all the habits and benchmarks we had on our old device. So to remedy this and feel comfortable, you can organize your shortcuts as you wish. Here’s how:

On Android: pull up the notification center by sliding your finger from the top of your screen. When the panel is completely unfolded, click on the pencil icon to modify or on the 3 dots at the top right and organize your shortcuts as you wish.

Setting the “Do not disturb” mode

If you’re tired of putting your smartphone on silent every night before you go to bed, you’ll love the Do Not Disturb option! You can program this mode, and customize it with exceptions. Follow these steps to set up your do not disturb mode:

On Android: In Settings , find Notifications , then Do not disturb . Then, in the Automatically activated section , you can schedule the times during which you want the mode to activate automatically. And in the People and Applications section , you can choose which people and applications will be allowed to send notifications even when Do Not Disturb mode is activated.

Enable remote geolocation.

Now that your new smartphone is ready to use, don’t risk losing everything and activate remote geolocation to find your phone anywhere you might have forgotten it. Here is how to check that this option is activated on your phone:

Enable dark theme

Windows uses a light theme by default. However, you can now modify it to save your little eyes from too harsh a light, especially at night. To do this, go to the start menu, then to the settings and click on Personalization in the left side menu.

Whatever the size of your screen, multitasking can always be interesting to easily share your screen between your different windows. Microsoft has therefore included instant layout in its functionality, automatically adjusting the layout of open windows according to certain defined schemes. To set it up, hover your mouse cursor over the maximize button of your window and choose one of the templates offered by Microsoft.

Take screenshots easily

Windows 11 includes a brand new screenshot tool that you can open from the Start menu as before but above all using a very useful keyboard shortcut: Windows-SHIFT-S. This directly opens a context menu where you can select the area or window you want to screen. Once completed, your capture is directly available in your clipboard (copy-paste) that you can use in another app.

Create and separate workspaces

Since Windows 10, Microsoft has already offered the creation of virtual desktops. In Windows 11, virtual desktops have been revised. They become accessible with 1 click on the Task View icon located in the taskbar. This therefore activates the functionality to divide your workspaces into several independent virtual entities. A new virtual desktop can be easily created by clicking on New desktop when the task view is open or via the keyboard shortcut ctrl-Windows-D You can change virtual desktop via a simple keyboard shortcut: Ctrl-Windows-Right arrow or left.


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