We are gonna talk about some applications and stuff which will make your android phone even better and easier to use. Follow the stuff and get ready to transform your android phone/tablet or whatever into a brand new device with lots of fun things.
1. Getting Access to Widgets
First, let’s get into getting access to simple stuff like widgets. In most types of android devices, widgets are available for both the home screen as well as lock screen. Now, let’s see how to enable them. First let’s talk about home screen widgets and then move to lock screen widgets.
Home Screen Widgets
If you are completely new to widgets, they are just a small graphical representation of regular updates like time, messages, weather etc. you can get easy access to options that are always buried deep inside menus. If you don’t like a widget, it’s very easy to move it into the trash.
Instead, if you want to add a widget, go to the apps and check for a tab with widgets and then click on it and hold. You can easily drag a certain widget to the left or right side of the home screen in order to add it to a different home screen. The only thing you should worry about is that some widgets drain a lot of battery and some don’t.
Lock Screen Widgets
Lock screen widgets are the same as the home screen widgets but the only difference is that you will add them to the lock screen. The process to set lock screen widgets for android is also different.
To enable lock screen widgets, you will have to look for the lock screen or display settings and you can find the lock screen widgets option in one of them. In order to add a widget on your lock screen, swipe the screen from left to right. Doing this should reveal a plus sign icon. Click on the plus sign and you should see a list of widgets. There is a limit on how many widgets you can add to your lock screen. The limit depends on the brand of your android phone (some brands allow a larger number of lock screen widgets while it’s the opposite in others) and the android version.
2. Turn on Your Auto-Updates
If you are the type of person that prefers to update your phone manually, you can skip this step. But if you’re on the other side and would like the apps to update by themselves, then keep reading. In order to auto-update your apps, you’ll have to set your Google play accordingly. Click on the shopping bag icon and then go to settings. Check if the auto-update apps option is ON.
3. Take Advantage of the Phone Finder
Most Android devices have a built-in locator. If you want to activate the feature, go on the Google setting app. When you are there, find and click on the android device manager and be sure if it locates your phone or any other device. Also allow remote lock and erase. If your phone gets stolen, you can easily locate it using any browser and can also erase all the data.
4. Enable Cloud Syncing
All the important stuff on your phone like photos, videos, documents etc should be backed up to a cloud to not lose any of them if you lose your phone. You can easily back up stuff to a cloud through Google services. Google+ will automatically sync as well as save photos and videos. Use Google drive for backing up documents.
5. Hide the Pre-Installed Apps
Most android phone manufactures of various brands, enjoy filling out your phone with pre-installed apps. But, if you don’t want them in your phone, you can easily get them out of your home screen and can hide them as well. Android devices give you an opportunity to create folders in your app drawer in which you can hide all the unwanted apps.
6. Apps Quit on Their Own in Android Devices
The biggest question among new android users is how can you quit an app? You just press the home button and open another app you need, but how to quit an app or where is the exit button? Well, you don’t and can’t quite an app in android.
The android operating system has complete control over apps. If you don’t check a particular app for quite a while, or if a different app asks for more resources the android operating system stops the app. So, you won’t have to worry about running a lot of apps and exhausting the memory limit of your android phone.
If you deadly want to stop an app double-tap the home screen and swipe the app to any side in order to end it.
7. Get your Apps Through Google play
All the apps you’ll need can be installed through Google play by using the play store app. Yes, there are other options but if you are a beginner at using android devices, it’s better and easy if you use Google play.
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