Get more out of Android Nougat with these tips and tricks

How to use split-screen mode, the new quick settings shade, improved notifications, and more.

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Finally, Google has released Android 7.0 Nougat. If you have a Nexus phone, you probably already have it. If not, it could come to your phone in weeks, or months, or never. (We try to help you figure that out here.) Or you'll have it on the next phone you buy. 

No matter how you get it, you're going to want to know how to use the unique new features and settings of Google's latest Android operating system. Here's a handy list of all our recent how-to and tips articles, all in one place for easy reference.

How to use the quick settings: The Quick Settings shade, one of Android's most useful features, got several useful upgrades in Nougat.

How to use split-screen mode: You can how run two apps at once, and even adjust how much of your screen you devote to each! It's perfect for tablets or phones with big displays.

How to use Google Camera: The stock Camera app is always going through improvements, and it got a nice set of tweaks just in time for Android Nougat's rollout.

How to make the most of new and improved notifications: Nougat brings with it enhanced quick replies and notifications that bundle together by source. Here's everything you need to know to master them and save time.

What you need to know about Doze Mode: In Nougat, Doze Mode gets a boost to work in your pocket or handbag. We'll show you how to get into the Battery menu and enable or disable optimization for specific apps.

How to navigate the new settings menu: The Settings menu itself is reorganized and given a facelift, with a useful slide-out drawer that can save you a few steps. We step you through the major changes.

How to use Nougat's new multitasking tricks: Double-tap to switch quickly between apps, clear all recent apps, and more. Nougat has a handful of useful new multitasking features.

5 hidden features in Android Nougat: Beyond the obvious, there are some nifty new features hidden just out of view. Did you know you can adjust font size system-wide now?

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