Nexus 6: 10 'chips' devices

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The Nexus 6 is a big, ambitious smartphone that has joined forces with Google and Motorola to become a showcase for Android 5.0 Lollipop. And because it was designed to showcase the best the new Android is capable of, it has a number of cutting edge features that you might not even know existed. Let's talk about some of them to help you unleash the full potential of your device.


1. Turbocharging


Like most Android phones, the Nexus 6 has a standard microUSB port for charging, but don't lose or throw away the charger that comes with it. It may look like any other charger, but it's not really a mighty Turbo Charger that supports an impressive 15W of power to charge your device. The extra power means the Nexus 6 can charge much faster and last 6 hours longer with just 15 minutes of charging.

2. Wireless charging


Another function related to charging the device is that you can use the wireless method. All you need to do is place the Nexus on a Qi wireless charger and the process is off. I went slower than if you used a cable and even more turbocharging, but doing without wires is very convenient. Due to the size of the device, at first you will have to get used to attaching it to the charger correctly, but this will quickly cease to be a problem.

3. Shooting 4K video


Usually, the ability to shoot 4K video in promotional materials for smartphones is pushed out to show how advanced they are, but in the case of the Nexus 6, everything is somehow more modest. However, there is such an option, and in order to shoot such a video, you need to go to the camera application, select Settings, then Resolution and Quality. On this screen, select Main Camera Video and UHD 4K.

4. Smart Lock


This feature is not only in the Nexus 6, it just works better on the Google phablet, like most of the other innovative features Android 5.0 Lollipop. Smart Lock will be offered to you when you select the method for locking the device. Go to Settings, then to Security and select Smart Lock to see what options are available. You can set options when Smart Lock unlocks your phone. For example, choosing Trusted devices, you see a list Bluetooth of devices, among which you can select trusted ones.

If you have a smartwatch, you can make it a trusted device, and every time a connection is made via Bluetooth, your Nexus will remain unlocked. The same can be done with NFC tags. You can bring the Nexus 6 close to the NFC-enabled device you have trusted and it will automatically unlock.

5. Keep your phone unlocked at home


You can also keep the Nexus 6 unlocked while you are at home, in the office, or anywhere else you feel confident that no one will get into your phone without permission if you leave it. In the Smart Lock settings, select Trusted Places, and if you've added your home to Google Maps and Google Now, the address will appear there. Or, if you select Add a trusted location, you can add it by looking at Google Maps.

6. Transfer tabs to Chrome


When you surf the web with a Nexus 6 using Chrome, you see that Chrome no longer shows open tabs next to the address bar. Instead, they are mixed with open applications in the Task Switcher menu. And that makes it harder to manage tabs, especially when there are many open.

In order to return to the previous way of working with tabs, so that they are shown in the browser, you need to tap on the three vertically arranged dots in Chrome at the top right of the address bar. In the Settings menu, select Tabs in the application list and move the slider. Now the number of tabs is shown next to the address bar, click on it to switch between them.

7. Use Tap and Go to customize your machine


In the blink of an eye, all your Google Account information, settings, wallpapers, apps and more will be transferred to the Nexus 6.

8. Set up a guest account


The Nexus 6's large, bright, high-resolution display makes watching videos and playing games a lot, so don't be surprised if you soon find yourself giving your phone to someone you know.

In order to be sure of the safety of personal information, you can create a guest account for such cases. From it, the person who borrowed the phone will not be able to access your applications, accounts, photos and other personal information.

In order to create a guest account, open the notification curtain with a vertical swipe and select your account icon in the upper right corner. If you have not installed a picture there, it will be a blue silhouette by default. Now you need to click on Add Guest and you're done.

9. Fast traffic tracking


Keeping track of data transfers on the Nexus 6 is easy and enjoyable. A double swipe from top to bottom brings up quick settings. Click on the name of your mobile network and you will see how much traffic you used for the selected time period.

10. The choice of those who can contact you at this time


By going to bed and not wanting to be woken up by untimely notifications, you can set priorities. The usual stream of notifications will not reach you, but you will not miss an important call or letter.

To prioritize notifications, simultaneously hold down the volume up and down buttons on your Nexus 6. Tap the star icon to make the phone show priority notifications only. This will continue until you switch back, but if you only want to receive priority notifications for a specific amount of time, click the down arrow and select Indefinitely, then set the interval.

If you do not want to receive notifications at all, select 'No' and enjoy the peace and quiet.

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