As an Android user, there are several reasons why you choose to go with an Android Smartphone obviously and not the iPhone or Blackberry. The Android OS is in many ways good, strong, powerful with unlimited customizations unlike other mobile devices.
In this modern day, many people have been considering having a very good smartphone at their possession and many have decided to choose Android powered devices as their choice. One the other hand many more people including you might be new to smartphones and especially phones built on Android platform.
So as a new user, there are things you need to follow, tricks you need to use on your device before you start getting more comfortable with them, and some of this tips and trick are what I have decided to list and explain below.
Prolonging Your Android Battery Life
Many mobile phone users rely solely on their device; we all tend to make sure our device have the ability to keep us going through out the day. But because it’s a Smartphone with many apps running in the background, many of us suffer from excessive battery drain which means we have to go with our mobile charger everywhere we go for us to recharge.
Having a bad battery is really annoying but it’s something we can easily avoid. You can make your battery last longer by turning off the Bluetooth, GPS and other apps & services when they are not in use.
Backing Up your Phone Data
In this new digital world, Mobiles can’t be regarded as just phones! Your Smartphone can be regarded as a mini computer.
Yes. That’s what I call mine as so just like a computer, you need to back it up.
There are many easy ways to back up your phones; you can use Dropbox or other cloud app to upload and save all your data. You can as well sync and store your files on your computer. This is necessary in case of data loss, phone damage, or even theft.
Disable Screen Rotation
This is an awesome feature, no doubt, but it can be very annoying at times, a slight change in your position can make the phone flip its content and making you loose focus.
As annoying as it could be, there’s a way out of the mess, you can simply place the rotation on lock, to do this, select “display” from your “settings” menu. All you need is to check or UN-check auto-rotation. You can un-check the box to lock your device in portrait mode.
Always Close your Apps Manually
Like I said above, always remember that your android device is a mini computer. Sometimes a funny app might just pop up and cause you some headache. Just like it happens on normal computers. Some apps might prove stubborn and will be difficult to close.
There’s a way to fix this as well.
Run over to your “settings” menu then choose “applications.” From the list that will appear, pick out the stubborn app and choose the “force stop” option (sometimes this will pop up if the app is taken too long to respond). You might get a pop up warning, but you are safe to disregard it.
Always Clear Your Browser History after Browsing
Always remember to clear your browser after surfing the net or downloading, by doing this you are
1. Protecting your privacy
2. Maximizing available storage, and much more.
To do this is similar to the way you clear your computer browser’s history though browsers differs but they still work in similar ways. Just head over to your browser’s settings, and then look for the options to delete data from history, caches, and more. You can delete all or rather choose the ones you wish to delete.