Some Android tips and tricks you should know
Android tips and tricks
1. Monitor what's using your data
2. Keep your storage space clean and tidy
NOTE: Don't delete any files or folders unless you're absolutely sure they aren't in use by an app or the operating system!
3. Monitor what apps are loaded and running
4. Avoid suspicious ad-supported apps
5. Monitor apps' battery usage
6. Make parts of Google Maps available offline
7. Monitor the permissions of installed apps
8. Know how to track a lost or stolen phone
9. Automate your phone
10. Try an alternative virtual keyboard
11. Get an SMS counter
12. Take over your notification light
13. Cut the wires
1. mr.techdude (Posts: 543; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)
I know all these things perfectly so I'm a android GEEK!!! YAAAAAY
6. dickwyn (Posts: 593; Member since: 07 May 2012)
=hYMpMt0lwUYwatch this video, automating your house with android
12. Tsoliades (Posts: 211; Member since: 22 Dec 2012)
I think if you're on this website, you're automatically a geek.
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!!!!!!
3. _Bone_ (Posts: 2126; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)
Is this Clueful Privacy Advisor safe itself?
4. FlushGordon (unregistered)
Yeah Yeah Yeah...we already know
7. breathlesstao (Posts: 74; Member since: 16 Apr 2010)
...except, downloading for offline use in Google Maps is still not available in many areas.
8. TylerGrunter (Posts: 905; 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.
10. techguyone (Posts: 101; Member since: 18 May 2013)
Airdroid is fantastic, stops all that faffing with USB leads & proprietary phone 'manager' software suites.
11. Loubielou (Posts: 208; 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
16. networkdood (Posts: 6267; 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.