In Android, there is something called App Actions. Many of you have probably already seen this feature but you don’t use it since it’s a pain to access if you want to use it often. But with this trick, you don’t need to long press your favorite app icon to access your favorite action. What most people don’t know is that you can make shortcuts of these app action by simply long press the app icon, then do the same for the app action that pops up in the list and drag it to your homescreen. Now you have instant access to your favorite app action without the need to long press and choose from a list of actions every time.
The same useful shortcut can be added for a system setting that you might use often. We have buttons for a lot of settings in the quick menu but there are still settings that we do not cover in that menu so for these less used settings, you can create your own shortcut.
Let’s say you want to easily turn one of your SIM cards on/off. To do this, long press on the background of your home screen and press Widgets, scroll down to settings, hold and drag the shortcut to your home screen. You will now be presented with a list where you should scroll down to SIM card. This shortcut will save you two presses which is a lot if you use this setting every day.