8 Tips and Tricks To Get the Most Out of Android Smartphone

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Google's Android is one of the most popular mobile operating system (OS) in use, as of today. Handsets run on Android OS come in various shapes, sizes and features, unlike Apple's iPhones

But with so many new features, software customizations and pre-installed apps it can be a bit of a challenge for first time users. That's why we've put together this list of tips and tricks to give you some help with your new phone.

Here are some tips to fine tune your experience.

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8 Tips and Tricks To Get the Most Out of Android Smartphone

You can actually download free launchers and widgets from the Play Store. These third-party launchers will let to change the interface of your Android phone in style.

8 Tips and Tricks To Get the Most Out of Android Smartphone

Don't restrict yourself to native Google's native keyboard. There are plenty of third-party free keyboard apps to choose from in the Google Play store.

8 Tips and Tricks To Get the Most Out of Android Smartphone

Some Android handset comes with power saving mode. All you need to navigate to the Settings menu and turn on the Power Savings Mode to preserve battery life. Samsung Galaxy S5, for instance, has a native power saving mode.

8 Tips and Tricks To Get the Most Out of Android Smartphone

Apart from a Google account, you can choose to run more than one Google account on your Android device. This is convenient if you use more than one account for several of your Google services. All you need to go to Settings>Add account> Select Google and setup your New or Existing Google account>Once added, choose what you want to sync with the account.

8 Tips and Tricks To Get the Most Out of Android Smartphone

Being an Android smartphone use, you may want to check new updates to your system. Here's how to check updates:

Go to Settings > About phone> Tap on System updates> Tap Check now to look for system updates.

 

8 Tips and Tricks To Get the Most Out of Android Smartphone

Of course, you can create folders to segregate your apps into different categories. This obviously reduces clutter, and thus makes it easier to find what you need fast. To create a folder, press and hold down on an app and drag it up to the "Create Folder" option on the upper-left-hand side.

8 Tips and Tricks To Get the Most Out of Android Smartphone

Android has an awesome way to track and manage your mobile data usage. All you need to head to setting and click on 'Data Usage' where you can see a graph of your usage over a period of time. You can also see which apps use the most data.

8 Tips and Tricks To Get the Most Out of Android Smartphone

Google Now is an answer to Siri. It runs on any smartphone running Android 4.1 or later. Google Now shows you alerts and reminders without your opening the app. It can also be accessed via voice control from your phone's home screen. If you simply say, "Okay, Google," the app launches.

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