When it comes to modern technology, every second counts.
It may sound silly, but it’s true: A second is the difference between an interaction on your phone feeling instantaneous and feeling just a touch too slow. And particularly with how frequently we tend to repeat common mobile tech tasks — switching apps, opening menus, firing up our cameras and so on — all of those seconds can add up fast.
1. Snap between apps
Cut out delays in toggling between apps by putting Android’s semi-secret fast-snap function to use. If your device runs Android 7.0 (Nougat) or higher and uses the traditional Back, Home and Overview setup, double-tap the Overview key — the square-shaped icon — and you’ll find yourself flipping between your two most recently used apps faster than you can say “fresh Froyo.”