How to Get Android 11 Features on Any Android Phone.
Google recently released the latest version of its OS, i.e. Android 11, for a selection of Pixel, Oneplus, Xiaomi, Oppo and Realme phones. While other devices will receive the update soon, it’s unclear when. Meanwhile, there are many apps that help you get Android 11 features on your Android phone instantly. Let’s check them out.
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How to get Android 11 features on any Android phone
1. Live chat – chat bubbles
Conversations are one of the most important parts of Android 11. This feature allows you to chat in floating bubbles that you can move around the screen and open from any application, for example, from the Facebook messenger.
To get this feature on any Android, you can use Direct Chat. Unlike many other chat bubble apps, Direct Chat offers you a lot of customization options such as dark mode, customize the appearance of the bubble, remember the last bubble position, and more.
While Android 11 only pops up chat notifications, Direct Chat sometimes even pops up all types of notifications and there is no way to turn it off.
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2. Notification History Record – Record the notification
In the new Android 11, you can view rejected notifications by simply tapping on the Manage Notifications option below the notifications. Not only that, but also the ability to see the content of the message.
You can get similar functionality by installing the notification history log app. This is a simple application that accepts the Notification Access permission and stores all notifications in a list. Like Android 11, it also consolidates all notifications from one app and also displays the message content.
One caveat: it doesn’t show you account details. This way it combines all emails into one batch rather than grouping emails from just one account.
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3. Screen Recorder (Without Ads) – Screen Recording
When it comes to recording your own screen, Android 11 is late to the party. Most OEMs like Samsung and OnePlus have already implemented their own versions of the screen recording features, which are much more features than what Google offers with Android 11. But if your phone doesn’t have screen recording features, I highly recommend Screen Recorder app (no ads). Unlike many apps, you can start screen recording from the quick settings panel like on Android 11, and even the app is clean and looks like standard features rather than some awkward third-party recording app.
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4. Shadow Power – Media controls
One of the major changes to the Quick Settings panel is the addition of quick media controls, as well as the ability to change the audio output from one device to another. You can get the same notification bar using the Power Shade app. It completely replaces the notification and quick settings panel with the Android 11 quick settings panel along with media controls. You need to grant a lot of permissions as it requires system settings to be changed like searching for Wi-Fi networks, changing brightness settings, etc. In any case, the app doesn’t have access to any important permissions like storage and camera
The only caveat is the swipe down gesture on the home screen, which pushes the notification bar down, is a little broken and not as smooth as the default. Although this is a small caveat, you see it every day.
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5. Sentinel – revoke permissions
The biggest privacy feature of Android 11 is granting one-time permissions for apps, as well as revoking permissions for any app if you don’t use it for a long period. You can get a similar feature with a bouncer app. You will receive a notification as soon as you give permission to any application, asking you to keep the permission or revoke the permission after use. You can simply click on the “Cancel” button, and once you close the application, the permission you granted will be revoked. You can also schedule permission from notification, this will revoke permission after the scheduled time has elapsed.
6. Dark Mode – schedule a custom dark mode
While Android 10 has dark mode, you can set it to dark mode or light mode, but you can’t schedule it to use dark mode at night and light mode in the morning, which many people prefer. Either way, with the Dark Mode app, you can set either dark or light mode, and even set your own time to switch between dark and light. Even if your phone is running Android 9 or earlier, which does not support dark mode, you can still get it with this app. Not only system apps, this app can even force dark mode on in third party apps, just like the built-in system feature.
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7. Voice Access – Voice Controls
Phone voice control in Android 11 accessibility settings is now more context sensitive. Instead of just using numbers, you can use the context of what you want to do and easily control your phone with it. Be that as it may, you can easily get the same function in the Google Voice Control app.
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