Our Android Smartphones have sensors that provide awesome features like navigation, auto screen lock, racing games without using on-screen buttons, etc. Without these sensors, our smartphones will turn into dumb phones. But like any other tool, these sensors can turn against us. If someone hacks your smartphone, they will be able to record your keystroke, record your sound, and even turn on the camera. Fortunately, Android 10 brings a new feature that lets you turn off all those sensors with just one click. Read along to learn how to do it.
Disable 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 turning it on accidentally will cause a lot of headaches for normal users. That’s why Google hid this feature in the Android Q developer options. But once you know how to access it, it’s pretty easy to do.
1. First of all, we will have to activate the developer options on your smartphone. To do this, go to Settings -> About phone and tap on Build number 7 times. When you do this, a message will appear indicating that you are a developer.
If you have already enabled this feature, you will see a message saying “No need, you are already a developer”.
2. Now go to System -> Developer Options and tap to open it. Sometimes the setting is in the Advanced option. If you can’t locate it, search for it using the search feature in the Settings app.
3. Scroll down and find and tap the “Quick Settings Developer Tiles” option. Here, enable the toggle for “Sensors disabled”.
4. Now open the Quick Settings panel and you will find the “Sensors disabled” toggle. You can tap on it to activate it.
If for some reason you can’t see the toggle, press the Edit button, then drag and drop the toggle from the hidden section to the visible section.
Prevent people from spying on 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 of this feature? Let us know in the comments below.