When Yuphoria was announced a couple of months back in January, it was the first device of Yu Televentures, the new brand founded by Rahul Sharma of Micromax Mobile. It didn’t exactly was an ideal mid-ranger, but considering the effort put by a company, and a campaigning about how users would get the freedom of flashing any ROM without voiding the warranty. Now when the company announced its second device in the form of Yuphoria, we were pretty stoked about how they’ve aggressively put together a better-designed smartphone than their first one. We’ve played around with Cyanogen OS 12 in the Yuphoria and thus posting some tips and tricks for the device owners.
How to instantly Launch the music app on the Yuphoria?
If you ever wanted to launch the music app as soon as a plug-in the headsets on your smartphone, then this is the feature for you. Just launch the Settings app and go to the Sound option in the Device section. Now all you have to do is to tap on the toggle button and to turn ON the feature. That’s it.
What is the Adaptive Brightness feature on the Yuphoria?
The adaptive brightness is the new addition that is seen on the Android Lollipop. What it means is that you’re essentially setting a range of available brightness levels according to the judgement of how much light is coming on to the sensors of the device. If you set it to 50% then, the phone may automatically adjust between 40% to 70% judging the light. To turn ON this option, you have to launch the Settings app and then go to Display and Light option in the Device section. There you’ll find an option of adaptive brightness; you’ve to toggle the button in order to turn it ON.
How many rotation angles does the Yuphoria device support?
The Cyanogen OS on Yuphoria provides rotations in four degrees, which is not available on any other Custom ROM, much less on the stock ROM. To control the rotation modes, you have to go to the Settings app and then tap on the Rotation option there. It will open a list, where you can enable the degrees you want to my ticking the mark in front of each option.
How to enable the Double tap to wake up feature on the Yuphoria?
This is a very simple operation and yet quite useful, which is still not available on the budget range of smartphone. Since, it is a software enhancement and doesn’t require any special sensors; therefore, Cyanogen was able to offer this feature. To enable this feature, you have to go to the Settings app and then head over to the Display and Lights option under the Device section. Now all you have to do is toggle the button to ON if you want this feature to enable.
How to enable the Double tap to sleep feature on the Yuphoria?
One of those convenient features that Cyanogen OS houses in the Yuphoria, is the double tap to sleep. With this feature you don’t have to press the power button every time as you can just tap on the status bar to turn off the display. To do that you have to go to the Settings app, and head over to the Display , and Light option under the Device section. There you have turn to switch the toggle button to ON in order to enable the feature. That’s it. Now you can double tap on status bar to turn off the screen.
What are the Themes options available on the Yuphoria?
So, you can also shop for themes on the Yuphoria. The Theme Store from Cyanogen offers bunch of themes that can transform the look and feel of your smartphone completely. From fonts to icons, wallpapers to scroll effects, you’ll see a ton of change in the looks once you apply different themes. To access those themes, you can either go to the Themes option in the settings or launch the themes app. Remember you need to have a Cyanogen account in order to access the themes. Now customize everything regarding the looks by applying the favourite themes.
What controls does the Notification Manager offers on the Yuphoria?
There are certain things that you can do to the notification manager of the Cyanogen OS. Such as Control the app notification, Filter notifications, as well as an individually block, or allow the app to show lock screen notifications. To do all this, you have to launch the Settings app and then head over to the notification manager option under Device section.
How can you customize the Lock Screen Shortcuts on the Yuphoria?
You can change the lock screen short cuts; reassign a different action to the two icons on the lock screen. To do that you have first to launch the Settings app and head over to the Lock Screen option under Device section. Now tap on Lock Screen shortcuts options and you will see the lock screen mock up. Tap on the icons to choose the action that you want them to perform. It’s that simple.
How to enable the Smart Lock feature on the Yuphoria?
To use this feature, you first have to enable the security lock. Now you would be able to add the trusted devices, places, face, and voice as well as an on-body detection to unlock your device. Enable this feature from the settings area and then tapping on Lock Screen would give you the required options.
How to turn ON the Left handed-mode on the Yuphoria?
Place the navigation bar on the left side of the screen when using the device in landscape mode. It is quite a convenient feature, and you can enable from the Settings area. First launch the Settings app, then head over to the Buttons option and toggle the switch in front of the first option named, Left-handed mode.
How to customize the Buttons and Layout on the Yuphoria?
You can customize the layout of the buttons and its functions. To do that you have first to go to the Settings app and then open the Buttons option under Device section. Now tap on edit option and customize the buttons and the layout. Remember you can drag and drop, the buttons.
How to Reorient the volume buttons on the Yuphoria?
You can swap the volume buttons when the screen is rotated. This is another of a convenient feature of the Cyanogen OS. To enable this, you have to launch the Settings app and then head over to the Buttons option under the Device section. Now scroll the list to the bottom and toggle the switch to ON in front of the Reorient option.
What are the Power Saving modes available on the Yuphoria?
There are several power modes available on the Yuphoria. You can either go with the Balanced, Performance or Power
Saver mode. To switch between these modes, you have to go to the Settings area and head over to the Battery option under the Device section. There you can tap on the battery mode option and select which mode you need.
How to use the Screen Pinning option on Android Lollipop and Pin & Unpin the apps on the Yuphoria?
Keep the current screen in view until you unpin. Probably use to showcase an app or feature without giving away access to any other things. To enable this feature, launch the Settings app and go to Security feature under the Device section and then tap on the Screen pinning option there. Switch ON the toggle and tap on overview/ recent menu option. Now the pin icon would be visible, tapping on it would pin the specific app to the same windows. And if you want to unpin the app, you just have to touch and hold the menu button.
How to customize the Status Bar on the Yuphoria?
Modify the styles of the clock, battery status, as well as change the percentage of it. Adjust the brightness level by sliding across the status bar. Display the number of pending notifications. These are some of the cool things you can do with the Status Bar customization. To enable these features, just go to the Settings app and head over to the Personal section, there you will find the Status bar option. Tapping on it would lead you to several of the options that you can play around with.
What are the Quick Pull down options available on the Yuphoria?
You know that the Right/Left Edge of the status bar pulls down the quick settings faster, you can only select one edge. This option is available in the Notification drawer service. To go there, you have to first launch the Settings app, and then head over to the Notification Drawer under the personal section. Now tap on the Quick Pulldown option to select which edge you want.
How to Customize the Quick Settings on the Yuphoria?
Select and Order the tiles in Quick Settings. Only up to 17 can be added. Though, we’ve noticed that only 15 are visible in the Quick settings panel. Show or remove the brightness slider. Enable advanced settings for location so that you can access the full settings of the location. These are few of the things that can be done to customize the Quick Settings. To do this, you have to go to the Settings area first and head over the notification drawer option under Personal section. Now tap on the option named Select and order tiles. There you could do all the things we shared above.