Top 10 Android Tips and Tricks You Should Know

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The number of android users is high all across the globe. It is very likely that you are reading this article on your favourite android. This popularity is courtesy of the host of cool features and applications which android phones support and offer it their users.

While using your android, sometimes you can run into complications and some processes may be difficult to execute. Therefore it is always handy to know certain tricks and hacks which make your phone smoother and you get more out of it.

If you are an android novice then you will find some helpful tricks and tips in here. As for the experts, you may find some new things here too!

Here are 10 Android Tips and Tricks you should know

Android tips and tricks

1.      Turn off Data Connection

disable mobile data

You may be stuck sometimes in heavy traffic and your power on the phone may be low. This one of those times when you want to turn off the data connection to save power for emergency calls. Don’t worry.

  • Go to settings
  • Then go to Data Usage
  • Toggle the Mobile Data from ON to OFF

It is as simple as that.

2.     Check your system updates

system updates

An excellent way to keep your phone running smooth is regularly updating the system. Here is how you can do that:

  • Go to settings
  • Go to About Phone/Tablet
  • Tap on System Updates
  • Go to Check Now and look for system updates

3.      Disable your app notifications

disable app notifications

This can come in handy when you are sitting in a meeting or with your boss and you don’t want silly notification sounds and vibrations to distract you. For using this feature you should be using Jelly Bean 4.1 or above.

  • Go to the notification bar
  • Long Press on the notification. A message box will come up
  • Tap on App Info
  • Uncheck Show Notifications

4.      Disable Phone Animations

disable-animations

This is an excellent android tip if you want to make your phone run smoother and faster. For doing this you need to have access to Developer Options which you will see under Settings or About Device.

  • In developer options, search for Window Animation Scale/ Transition Animation Scale/Animator Duration Scale.
  • Just turn them off or disable them one at a time

5.      Turn off Auto-Correct

autcorrect off

Auto-correct is annoying most of the time. I know you all agree to that. So knowing how to turn it off is kind of cool.

  • Go to settings
  • Then go to Language & Input
  • Tap on the settings icon next to the keyboard there
  • Search for Auto Correction and tap on it
  • Just turn it off them

6.      Add Multiple Google Accounts

add multiple google acounts

I have seen many people who think that they can use their android with just one Google account wee that is not so. You can easily add multiple accounts and sync your phone to all.

  • Go to settings
  • Go to add account
  • Select Google and set up another account
  • After adding you will be asked to select what you want to sync the phone with from that account.
  • Choose that data

You can add even more accounts using the same process.

7.      Disable your Automatic App Updates

enable disable automatic app updates

Some app updates can take a toll on your phones performance. Thus, it is better to turn updates off on them.

  • Open Play Store
  • Move to Settings
  • Tap on Auto-update apps
  • Select Do Not Auto-update apps.

8.      Set your mobile data usage limit

set mobile data limit

It is essential to keep track of your data usage to save as much money you can. Thus android allows you to set data limits. Once you set, you will be notified after that limit reaches and data will be turned off.

  • Go to settings
  • Go to Data Usage
  • Set your limit by moving the orange line to set your monthly quota
  • Set the month from one particular date to another

9.      Changing Default Applications

change default apps

Suppose you downloaded a new cool app for viewing pictures and want to set it as default. Here is how you can do it:

  • Go to settings
  • Go to Apps
  • Swipe to the right and look for the All tab
  • Select the app you want to remove as default
  • Tap on Clear Defaults

The same process can be used for setting an app as default. Just select the app and make it default for a function

10. Organize your home scree shortcuts with folders

organize your android

If you are a heavy android user then you must have a lot of apps. Sorting them into folders on your home scree may prove efficient in handling them and making the phone run smoothly.

  • Long Press on a shortcut you want to put in a folder and drag it on to another one of that
  • A circle will appear around the apps. It indicates that a folder has been created.
  • Tap on the newly created folder
  • A small window will appear with your apps in it

The folder can be renamed, deleted moved into another folder and you can add more apps to it by dragging them to the folder.

Know any trick not on the list. Be sure to mention it in the comments

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Jessee R

An experienced content writer and digital evangelist. Jessee has been writing for more than 4 years on various writing platforms all across the internet. At Technoven, he is an avid contributor and a part of the entire digital marketing team.

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