Top 5 hidden features you must check out in Android Developer Options

Top 5 hidden features you must check out in Android Developer Options

Whenever we have talked anything related to accessing Android using the computer through ADB, we have always asked you to enable Developer Options to enable USB Debugging so that the computer can read your Android device through the ADB bridge. But that’s what we have all stuck to in all our articles and never paid much attention to other options available in the settings. Basically, Developer Options is meant for developers to try different things while developing apps/features on Android, but some of these features are so cool that it’s worth checking them out.

If this is the first time you are exploring Developers Option, chances are that you will not find it in the Android Settings menu. You will have to open the About page in Settings and then tap the Build Number 7 times until you see a notification that the developer options are enabled. You can now access the menu from Android settings.

Now that the Developer Options are enabled, and you have turned them on, let’s talk about the first 5 features that you must check out.

 
1. Enable Grayscale Display Settings

Using this feature, you can turn your Android’s display monochrome which can be helpful if you are into reading on your android device. In the developers option, find the option Stimulate colour space and tap on it. From the options select Monochromacy and save the settings. Your entire Android experience will now be in monochrome colors.

There are so many ways you can use this feature. Users with AMOLED display on their Androids can turn on the feature when they are serious about conserving power on the device. Reading buffs can also use the feature to reduce eye strain.

Note: Any screenshots taken in this mode will be colored. It’s only the display that changes.

 
2. Fake GPS Location (Allow Mock Location)
Using this feature, you can use various apps available on the Play Store to fake the GPS location that’s used by other apps on your device. You will find an option that says Allow Mock Location, just tap on it and you are ready to go.

Now download an application called Fake Location Spoofer Free. The app will ask you to set a location on the map and once you have set a location, other apps and services will be using the same location that’s being spoofed by the app. You might have to switch to GPS Only Mode from High Accuracy that uses Wi-Fi as a secondary input source to fetch your location for best results.

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