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Some of the newest ways to control your privacy, customize your phone and get things done. It’s Android, just the way you want it.

Live Caption

With a single tap, Live Caption automatically captions videos, podcasts and audio messages—even stuff you record yourself. Without ever needing wifi or cell phone data.

Smart Reply

In Android 10, you get more than just suggested responses to your messages. You also get recommended actions. So, if a friend asks you out to dinner, your phone will suggest you text “”. Then, it’ll also pull up directions right in Google Maps. It even works in messaging apps like Signal.

Sound Amplifier

With Sound Amplifier, your phone can boost sound, filter background noise and fine tune to how you hear best. Whether talking to your best friend, watching TV or listening to a lecture—just plug in your headphones and hear everything more clearly.

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Try it now

Gesture Navigation

Gestures are now quicker and more intuitive than ever. Go backwards and forwards, pull up the homescreen and swipe up to see your open apps. All super smooth.

Dark theme

Android’s new Dark theme uses true black to keep your battery alive longer. Plus, it also changes how your Google apps look, like Calendar and Photos.1

GMail, Google search, and Google Photos toggling from light to dark UI

GMail, Google search, and Google Photos toggling from light to dark UI

The newest, game-changing devices.

Foldables and 5G devices are only available on Android. So you get to experience the latest and greatest features on devices that fold, flex and move faster than ever.

Keep your data private with more controls.

With Android 10, you’re in control of your privacy. That’s because you get new, smarter controls that let you decide how and when data on your device is shared. So you can rest easy.

Privacy and permissions settings

Privacy and permissions settings

Find and adjust all your privacy settings in one place.

Web & App Activity notification

Web & App Activity notification

Decide what data is stored, like your Web & App activity. And for how long.

Tri-state location sharing settings

Tri-state location sharing settings

Control when your location is shared with apps: all the time, while in use or never.

Ad opt out settings toggle

Ad opt out settings toggle

Opt out of ad retargeting and personalization.

Get security updates faster.

Android devices already get regular security updates. And in Android 10, you’ll get them even faster and easier. With Google Play system updates, important Security and Privacy fixes can now be sent directly to your phone from Google Play, just the same way all your other apps update. So you get these fixes as soon as they are available.

Google Play system update in progress

Google Play system update in progress

Google Play system update in progress

Digital Wellbeing

Quality time. It’s different for everyone. For some, it’s unplugging on the weekends. For others, it’s spending hours video-chatting with your best friend. Android 10 gives you the tools to find that balance.

Focus mode

For getting in the zone and blocking out distractions. Focus mode lets you select apps to pause temporarily. So if you want to turn off a distracting app to get something done, all you have to do is tap.

Family Link

Help guide your kids as they learn, play and explore online. You can set screen time limits, view app activity, manage apps and content restrictions, and see where they are.2

See more Digital Wellbeing features

This article originally appeared on https://www.android.com/android-10/

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