Dragging the Quick Settings menu down once to open, then swiping again to maximize it doesn’t feel so “quick.” Save yourself a step by using two fingers to drag the status bar down to open it all the way in one fell swoop.
Passcodes are an important security feature to keep crooks from sifting through your information, but they’re also a hassle to enter every time you want to open your phone. By setting your house as a “trusted place,” you can stop using a password at home but automatically put the security feature back in place when you’re out and about. Go to Settings > Security > Smart Lock. Now you can add “trusted places,” like your home address, where the device will stay unlocked until you leave.