Our Android smartphones are packed with sensors that bring great features like navigation, automatic screen lock, playing racing games without using on-screen buttons, and more. Without these sensors our smartphones will turn into dumb phones. But like any other tool, these sensors can be used against us. If someone hacks your smartphone, they can record your keystroke, record your voice and even open the camera. Fortunately, Android 10 brings a new feature that allows you to disable all these sensors with one tap. Read together to learn how.
Turn Off Tracking Sensors On Android Smartphone
When you need absolute privacy, the ability to turn off all sensors on your Android smartphone will come in handy. But it’s not a feature that everyone will need. And accidentally opening it will cause a lot of headaches to normal users. That’s why Google has hidden this feature in Developer Options in Android Q. But it’s pretty easy to do once you know how to access it.
1. First of all, we will need to enable Developer Options on your smartphone. To do this go to Settings -> About Phone and tap on the build number 7 times. When you do this, a message will pop up saying you are a developer.
If you’ve already enabled this feature, you’ll see a message saying “No need, you’re already a developer”.
2. Now go to System -> Developer Options and tap to turn it on. Sometimes the setting is inside the Advanced option. If you can’t find it, search using the search function in the settings app.
3. Scroll down and find and tap “Quick settings developer tiles”. Here, enable the “Sensors off” toggle.
4. Now open the Quick Settings panel and you will find the “Sensors Off” toggle. You can tap on it to activate it.
If for some reason you can’t see the transition, hit the edit button and then drag and drop the transition from hidden to visible.
Stop People Spying You By Disabling Sensors
Although this is a feature you won’t need every day. It feels good to have more control over our devices. What do you think about this feature? Let us know in the comments below.