The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 is the company’s latest addition to its budget smartphone arsenal. With the Zenfone Max Pro M1, the company came out with all guns blazing at the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro. It is equipped with best in class specifications and is priced very aggressively. While the base variant with 3GB RAM & 32GB storage is priced at Rs. 10,999, the 4GB RAM variant with 64GB storage costs Rs. 12,999. In this article, let’s check out the tips, tricks, and hidden features of the Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 smartphone.
How to get Rs 2,600 worth of Google Drive storage for free?
Asus Zenfone smartphones have been offering 100GB of Google Drive storage with two years validity for free. While nothing is mentioned about this offer in the Zenfone Max Pro M1 listing, we still checked out the Google Drive app and are able to claim Rs. 2,600 worth of Google Drive storage for free. The users can claim this 100GB of free Google Drive storage only once with their handset.
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How to Cast Wirelessly From Zenfone Max Pro M1?
Just like any other Android smartphone, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 also come built-in screencasting feature. However, the user has to have a smart TV or smart STB nearby to cast the content from smartphone wirelessly. With the devices like Chromecast, the users can cast wirelessly to their non-smart TVs. Once your device has detected any smart device to cast the content, the cast icon will be shown on all the supported apps.
How to Set Night Light Schedule?
You can schedule the phone to automatically turn on the ‘night light’ mode that adjusts the screen settings for better viewing in dark conditions. It actually decreases the display brightness and filters the blue light. While you can go for custom time or choose the sunset to sunrise.
Does Zenfone Max Pro M1 Support Gestures?
Yes, the Zenfone Max Pro M1 supports gestures, but not for navigating. The basic gesture controls include double tap to wake up or screen off. The user can also customize the gestures to open certain apps. For example, the users can draw ‘S’ on the screen to open settings or ‘C’ to the open camera.
How to Enable Bokeh Mode in the Camera App?
Once the camera app is opened, you can see the option to turn on/off bokeh mode by clicking on the middle icon on top of the screen. While the secondary camera on the Zenfone Max Pro M1 is included to calculate the depth in the image, Asus is also offering the bokeh mode for the single front camera. You need to maintain some distance between the focused subject and the background for better blur effect.
How to Quickly Turn On the Camera?
As seen on many Android smartphones, double clicking the power button will quickly open the camera app. It works even when the smartphone is locked.
Does the Zenfone Max Pro M1 Come With Google Assitant?
Yes, the Zenfone Max Pro has Google Assistant built-in. You have to long press the home button to use the Google Assistant.
How to Get Battery Percentage Displayed in the Status Bar?
While the battery icon sometimes confuses the users, displaying the battery percentage is much more useful. The Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 shows the battery by default. However, the device comes with the option to display the remaining battery percentage. To enable this, go to the settings and enable the option to show percentage in the battery section.
How to Free Up Internal Storage on Zenfone Max Pro M1?
The base variant of the Zenfone Max Pro M1 priced at Rs. 10,999 comes with 32GB of internal storage, out of which only 22GB is available for the users. While there is a dedicated MicroSD card slot for further extending the storage, the user can also clear the cache and miscellaneous files to free up the internal storage. While we won’t suggest you to install a 3rd party to clean up the storage, you can always use the built-in feature to clear all the unnecessary files.
Can We Customize the Notifications Panel?
While the notification panel will be filled with certain shortcuts by default, you can always replace them with whatever app shortcuts you want. First, pull down the notifications panel and tap on the edit (pencil) icon. Now, you have to press and hold the required shortcuts and place them in the top list.
How to Enable Split Screen Mode on Zenfone Max Pro M1?
Just tap on the Overview button and drag the required app to the top of the screen. While the upper half is now filed with the dragged app, now select the other app for perfect multitasking.
How to Quickly Switch to the Previously Used App?
Just double tap on the overview button and the current app will be replaced with the previously used app.
How to Use Screen Pinning Feature?
The user can use the screen pinning feature to lock that certain app. To come out of the app, the user has to enter the password. You can enable this feature from the settings menu. Once enabled, you have to open the app you want to pin. Now, tap on the overview button and again tap on the pin icon. To unpin the screen, you have to tap on the overview and back buttons at the same time.
How to Get App Shortcuts on Zenfone Max Pro M1?
Google introduced these App Shortcuts with the Android 7.1 Nougat. You have to tap and hold on the app icon to see the app shortcuts. However, not all the apps offer these shortcuts.
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