Some Android tips and tricks you should know

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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15 Comments

1. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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

6. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

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

12. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

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

14. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

not necessarily :/

2. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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

3. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Is this Clueful Privacy Advisor safe itself?

4. FlushGordon unregistered

Yeah Yeah Yeah...we already know

7. breathlesstao unregistered

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

8. TylerGrunter

Posts: 1544; Member since: Feb 16, 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.

9. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Thanks for sharing Air Droid.

10. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013

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

11. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 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: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 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.

13. a_merryman

Posts: 749; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

I'll have to remember some of these

15. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

thank you for sharing

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