Billions of smartphone users have chosen to go with an Android device. With so many people using the popular operating system, some of the more savvy amongst us have discovered helpful tricks to get the most out of it, which we’re going to share with you. While there are endless makes of Android phones there are some ‘universal’ tricks, working across all their models. Listed below are some pretty neat and useful tricks for the Android phone lovers out there.
1. Instant Access To Google Search
How handy would it be to have instant access to Google? Well, if you’re an Android user, you do. All you need to do is press and hold the menu key for a few seconds and Google Search will launch.
2. Mobile Security For Your Phone
Just as our computers are vulnerable to malware and viruses when we click malicious links or download corrupt files, so are our phones. You can protect your phone by downloading Lookout Mobile Security to scan everything before you download it to your phone and be alerted of any potential malicious files.
3. File Management
Android is fantastic for having the ability to download and store just about any type of file. The problem is, it can sometimes be difficult to locate those files after downloading them. By simply downloading a simple file management app you can easily locate, move and sort your files.
4. Place Most Used Contacts On Home Screen For Convenience
You can store the numbers you dial most often right on your home screen for easy one-tap dialling. To add a contact to your home screen simply tap and hold an empty space and select Shortcuts > Contact.
5. Use Your Phone As A Portable Hard Drive
When you connect your phone via USB this activates storage mode. From there you can easily move files back and forth between the phone and other devices.
6. Effective Call Management
Many people don’t realise that you can manage your calls. With your Android phone you can send designated numbers straight to voicemail so you aren’t even inconvenienced by a ringing phone with somebody you don’t want to talk to on the other end. You can also create canned messages that get sent out with a simple swipe up so the caller knows why you aren’t answering.
Androids just got a whole lot cooler!