Android Features that Don’t Require Rooting Your Phone

Tricks that you can use without rooting your phone

Android has a variety of cool features that can be used to make the phone more functional and more interesting to use. However, many times in order to be able to use those features it will be necessary to root the phone. Rooting the phone can cause a lot of problems including slowing the phone down, making battery low faster and causing connections problems. This may not be the issue with the latest smartphones that are employed with 4G connection, although even those are subject to having weak connection. A way to solve that may be acquiring a 4G booster and strengthening the signal. Mobile phone repeaters like this are aimed at providing a more stable connection to the phones.

Moving on, in order to avoid rooting your phone and endangering it, you can opt for a safer option in order to use your phone features to their fullest potential.

1. Recording your screen

Your best friends are the applications that you can install to get the closest feature to the one in case of rooting the phone. Apps are safer to use and will provide you with a more sophisticated experience. Many android phones do not initially have a feature of recording the screen, however if we consider the Android 5.0 Lollipop, it gives screen recording possibilities. If you don’t have the mentioned version, you can download screen recording applications (listed first in the Play Store), which may give you the opportunity to modify the recording as you go, for example draw on it, crop it or resize it. These features are much more intricate rather than having your phone rooted.

2. Recording your voice calls

This is another important feature that Android users value however are sometimes feeling obliged to root the phone in order to be able to use it. Voice recording applications are mainly known to require a phone root, but there are applications that can perfectly record your voice calls without that requirement. These apps work without intervening with possible blocks that are set with the phone manufacturer. Usually all the recordings are organized with dates and caller IDs which makes it convenient for you to find the ones that you need.

3. Changing DPI

Most of the time changing DPI from standard to condensed is a feature that not many Android users take into account. Despite that, condensed DPI can help make the icons smaller and provide more space within the applications. It also provides much more space in the notification bar. An easier way to change the DPI is to have your phone rooted, but you can avoid even that. This may be a longer option;however, it is safer than having your phone rooted. You have to first enable the “Developer Options” which can be done through clicking on “Build Number” in the Settings – “About Phone” section for 7 times. Now that you have developer options enabled, go to that section and enable “USB debugging”. Afterwards you will have to download ABD driver and minimal ADB for Windows. After the installation connect your phone to the PC and make sure you press “Ok” when it asks you to authorize the PC to do debugging. Now back on your phone you may see the ADB command prompt window where you have to use a command in order to lower DPI to have more information displayed on the screen. The command is “adb shell wm density “DPI”, adb reboot”. Restart your phone afterwards and you will have condensed DPI.

4. Measuring heart rate

Measuring heart rate is an important component in the latest Android phones. This is also particularly important for Android users who want to measure their heart rate but do not have the feature built in unless they root their phone. A way to solve this is to look for heart rate measuring applications that can measure it via using the LED flash. The principle behind the measurement is simple – the system flashes the light through your skin to detect any movement, for the given time it’s your blood. The built-in feature works the same way, which is why it is possible to opt for a safer option of installing an app that can work with LED flash rather than rooting it.

5. Disabling unnecessary apps

Android phones are full of applications that you see in your menu but never end up using them. Those applications are not necessarily downloaded from the play store but rather built in as you buy the phone and start using it. Many Android users choose to root the phone to be able to delete those applications, but there is as a safer way to do it. It may require your time;however, it certainly won’t let the icons pop up in your app menu again. To do this go to the “App Manager” section once you click “Applications” in the Settings. Later on, tap on the application that you want to get rid of and in the next screen you will see a force stop icon. After you click that you will have an option to “Disable” the application. By repeating this action to every application that you want to disable, you will have more space to operate with without having to root your phone.
You can increase the performance not only on your phone but also for your Windows.

These are the 5 tricks that can make your phone operate faster and with much more space at a hand without rooting your phone. With these tricks you won’t have to worry about your battery and connection and loss of important files, because you won’t actually need to root your phone.

Safikul Islam
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