Android tips

Organize your home scree shortcuts with folders

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.

Changing Default Applications

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

Set your mobile data usage 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

Add Multiple Google Accounts

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.

Turn off Auto-Correct

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

Disable Phone 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

Disable your 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

Turn off Data Connection

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.

Offline Google Maps

Having Offline Google Maps or Navigation Maps can be handy and useful during journey or at places where there are Internet Network Issues. To avoid any unwanted trouble, you can always download your desired Google Map or Maps and use them Offline whenever and wherever required. Here is how to do it:

  1. Open Google Maps App
  2. Click on your Profile at the Top Right Corner
  3. A menu will appear on the Left. Select “Offline Maps”
  4. Now click on “Select Your Own Map”
  5. Select your Desired Map and click “Download”. In few seconds your map will be downloaded for Offline Use.

Floating Shutter Button for Camera

Now there is No need to stick to the default and fixed Camera Shutter Button while clicking Photos and selfie. You can now have a floating camera shutter button on your Android Smartphone. Here is how to do it:

  1. Open Default Camera of your Android Phone.
  2. On Top Left Corner there is the Settings Icon. Click on it.
  3. Scroll down and select “Shooting Methods”.
  4. Switch ON the “Floating Shutter Button”.
  5. That’s all. Now you have a floating Shutter Button on your Default Android Phone Camera.