For many users Lollipop version of Android has been one of the best editions of the operating system, at least so far, and this is mainly due to the fact that in this version have incorporated a significant number of modifications over the previous version called KitKat , both in terms of design and functionality.

Although the new version called Marshmallow, and that corresponds to the number 6.0 of the operating system, has already begun to open its way and generate the interest of users, the fact is that currently most of the Android devices that are marketed in the market Include the Lollipop version , which was released in late 2014.


Actually the transition from KitKat to Lollipop has been very important and has allowed a significant evolution of the operating system. And here we tell you some tips and tricks you can put into practice with Lollipop, and discover some things you can do with this version and you could not do with KitKat.

Touch and go

The first time that we have in our hands an Android device with the Lollipop version we will see that when starting to configure the equipment we will be presented with the option “Tap & Go”, ie play and go, which is nothing more than a transfer of data that Is done through NFC and Bluetooth platforms.

Lollipop versus KitKat

This functionality allows us to basically transfer almost all data from our old phone to a new device, just by placing one in front of the other. With this simple physical action, whether via Bluetooth or NFC, we can move from one device to the other all information from our Google account, settings, applications, widgets and wallpapers, among other things.

Priority for applications

When we receive app notifications on Android, it does not always have to be annoying, even on many occasions, with certain apps it is more than useful to be able to receive various notifications at the moment.

Therefore in Lollipop it has incorporated the option to set a list of important uses to which we can grant permissions to bother us every time they want.

To do this, we go to “Settings” and there click on the “Sound and notifications” section,then click on “Notification”. In the next screen click in “Notifications of applications”.

Lollipop versus KitKat

We look for in the list the app that we want, we click on it and in the following screen we can define if we want to block it or give it priority.

Notifications on the lock screen

Since the Lollipop version of Android, has incorporated the functionality that makes all notifications of applications appear on the lock screen to facilitate the display of them, which is very useful.

Lollipop versus KitKat

However, this is not all, since from the same screen lock can perform various actions on such notifications, for example, slide them to the side to delete them, click on them to read them and so on.

When we double-click on the notification, the application to which the notification is sent is immediately displayed.

In case we do not want to receive notifications in the lock screen of our device, we must go to “Settings”, then to “Sound and notifications”, then in the item “Notification”, and there we click on “With device blocked “ To display the menu in which is the option that allows us to not show the notifications in the lock screen.

Lollipop versus KitKat

Guest Mode

When we want to share our Android smartphone or tablet with family, friends or our children, we know that we must take certain precautions to protect our information.

Unlike what happened in KitKat, with the Lollipop version of Android has been incorporated the new guest mode, which we can enable whenever we want.

To do this we must go to “Settings”, there click on the “Users” section, and then select the “Add more users” option Then we add a user in guest mode and click on “OK”.

Lollipop versus KitKat

To switch to guest mode, just go to the notification bar and click on the avatar of our account, and then select the guest mode.

Control over battery life

The Lollipop version of Android has incorporated the functionality that allows us to know exactly how much time we have left, depending on the use we are giving the device.

Lollipop versus KitKat

To visualize this information we only have to click on the battery icon that is in the notifications box and the graphs that show the remaining time of autonomy will be displayed.

It should be noted that Android Lollipop includes an excellent battery saving mode , which when activated makes our device consume less energy, for which it interrupts for longer periods of data synchronization, as well as decreases vibrations and makes other adjustments.

Recent applications and restart

Every time we rebooted our Android device with KitKat all the recently opened applications disappeared, but this does not happen with Lollipop anymore.

After restarting and even turning off our Android smartphone or tablet with Lollipop, clicking on the recent applications button will find that there will be those apps that we were using before restarting the device.

This allows us to quickly return to a conversation or to a website we were visiting,since almost all applications return exactly where we left them.

Lollipop versus KitKat

To remove recent apps we can close the tabs one by one, or click on the clean button to remove them all at once.

Call and notifications

If we want to keep the Android device on but do not bother us, or just receive certain notifications or calls , we can easily do so in Lollipop, since it is an integrated functionality in this version.

To do this we go to “Settings”, then click on “Sound and notifications”, then click on the item “Interruptions”, and in the new screen click on “On receiving calls or notifications”.

Lollipop versus KitKat

A menu will be displayed in which you can choose between “Always interrupt” , “allow only priority interrupts” or “Do not interrupt”.

We must also tell the system what the priority interruptions are, which we can also configure from the section “Interruptions”.

Access to light

The Android Lollipop version has a flashlight mode, which can be accessed quickly and easily from the notification bar, as well as from the lock screen, ideal for when we are cut off the power supply in our home.

Lollipop versus KitKat

Note that this functionality will only appear on devices that have an LED flash built into the camera lens.

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