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Some Android tips and tricks you should know

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Some Android tips and tricks you should know
Unless you're a geek, there's probably a lot of stuff you don't yet know about Android smartphones. And even if you are one, there might still be a thing or two to learn about the world's most popular mobile OS – things like how to make Google Maps available offline, how to manage an Android smartphone remotely, and how to track the whereabouts of a missing or lost handset, to name a few. Regardless of how knowledgeable you are about Android and its peculiarities, checking out our list of Android tips and tricks would be a good idea. Let us know in case you've learned something new and don't hesitate to share some of your Android experience with us all down in the comments!


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posted on 06 Jun 2013, 06:53 12

1. mr.techdude (Posts: 541; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


I know all these things perfectly so I'm a android GEEK!!! YAAAAAY

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 07:38 5

6. dickwyn (Posts: 584; Member since: 07 May 2012)


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hYMpMt0lwUY watch this video, automating your house with android

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 11:46 2

12. Tsoliades (Posts: 209; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)


I think if you're on this website, you're automatically a geek.

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 20:44 1

14. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 907; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


not necessarily :/

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 07:00 12

2. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Knew all of these....but this is one perfect example of why you gtta love android!!!!!!

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 07:18 1

3. _Bone_ (Posts: 2106; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Is this Clueful Privacy Advisor safe itself?

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 07:27 1

4. FlushGordon (unregistered)


Yeah Yeah Yeah...we already know

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 08:42 1

7. breathlesstao (Posts: 71; Member since: 16 Apr 2010)


...except, downloading for offline use in Google Maps is still not available in many areas.

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 09:01

8. TylerGrunter (Posts: 870; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)


I was only missing the ones about losing your phone, all rest checked and installed.
I'll install one of those just in case.

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 09:11

9. joey_sfb (Posts: 2722; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Thanks for sharing Air Droid.

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 09:44

10. techguyone (Posts: 96; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Airdroid is fantastic, stops all that faffing with USB leads & proprietary phone 'manager' software suites.

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 11:14

11. Loubielou (Posts: 203; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I was loyal to Symbian an it was killed by Mr Elop,so switched to Android,an they are very similar,except for the Exit feature i miss with Symbian,if Android would include the Exit function to stop applications running,i am sure batteries would last longer,so i always go to the Application function an check whats running on Android an stop them if possible an also use Advance Task Manager to close functions down,Why can"t we just delete the functions we don"t want on Android phones,without Rooting the phones

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 07:09

16. networkdood (Posts: 6261; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


Well, not sure if stock Android has this feature, as it may be in Settings, but you can normally hold the back button to kill an active app.

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 12:04

13. a_merryman (Posts: 637; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


I'll have to remember some of these

posted on 06 Jun 2013, 22:35 2

15. a_tumiwa (Posts: 235; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


thank you for sharing

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