Android – Some Tips and Ideas

As continued from the previous topic – Basic Android Shortcuts, now I would like to provide you some more information on some of the advanced tips and tricks of the android operating system .The points will be provided with detailed guidance.

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So here are some amazing tips:

  • To add a web clip on the home screen – web page> menu button > save to bookmarks > select add to and tap home screen.
  • To setup email – email > email address and password > sync email account > next > finish.
  • To add a signature – email > menu button> signature> add signature.
  • To browse and edit files – play store app> search > enter name in file manager (Astro or ES file explorer) > tap the app from the list and download it > work with files and folders.
  • To use remote desktop on your phone you may download the app AirDroid or Xtralogic.
  • To turn phone in to Wi-Fi hotspot – settings> more> tethering & portable hotspot > tap portable Wi-Fi hotspot and enable > configure Wi-Fi hotspot – enter id and password> on a computer search under networks and connect.
  • To see user details on home screen –settings> security> enable owner info option (available only on the jellybean version).
  • To reboot in safe mode – hold long the power button and then long press power off option (available only on the jellybean version).
  • To use the feature of tracking of tracks, artist – you may use TrackId (comes by default) or Shazam.
  • To take photos while recoding a video – simply tap the screen (available only on the jellybean version).
  • To make any app perform faster you may use the force on toggle.
  • To find extra Wi-Fi settings – Wi-Fi menu> advanced for extra settings> and find MAC and IP address> can also change sleep policy.
  • To see the date quickly – tap and hold notifications bar.
  • To enable NFC (near field communication) – settings > wireless and network> more.
  • To resize your widgets – tap and hold widget on home screen and use the control for size.
  • Light Flow is the app that can be used to assign different colors to the notification light.
  • To clear history – tap the small clock button on the left and remove history.
  • To use lock screen gestures – settings> CyanogenMOd Settings > Lock screen.
  • To save battery – may use Render FX that sets a single color for display by – CyanogenMOd Settings > interface > Render effect.
  • To end a call with power button – Menu > settings> Accessibility>Power button ends call.
  • To change volume without unlocking – tap power button> hold power to open power menu> then use volume keys
  • To Fix You tube problems – settings>Applications>Manage applications> you tube and press force stop and clear cache and clear data.

I hope that these tips will allow you to work on your android phone smartly and let you use 50-60% of its features instead of just showing off your phone to your friends.

 

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