8 Useful Android Tips And Tricks You Should Know

5 May 2015    04:50 pm

Whether you are new to the Android Mobile, so here are the Tips and Tricks you should know. This options are only some kind of Android Mobiles with Jelly Bean 4.1, Kiktat 4.2 etc.,

1. Disable App Notifications

App Notifications are continuosly coming? Here the tip to ignore that issue.

  • On any of your unwanted notifications in your notification bar, long press on the notification for a message box to appear.
  • Tap on App Info > Untick Show Notifications > OK.

2. Disable Mobile Data

Whenever you don’t need to stay connected, disabling the Mobile Data can help keep your smartphone battery from draining too quickly. Turning off mobile data is as easy as:

  • Going to Settings > Data Usage.
  • Disable Mobile data by toggling the setting from ON to OFF.

3. Set Mobile Data Limit

Want to keep track of how far your usage is from your monthly mobile data limit? If you have ICS and above, there is a feature which lets you keep track of how much of the quota you have left.

  • Head over to Settings > Data Usage.
  • Set your data limit by dragging the orange line to reflect your monthly quota.
  • Set your data usage cycle based on when your "month" starts and ends, and you’re done.

You will be alerted once you hit the limit you have set. Note that the tracked data usage of your phone may vary slightly than your carrier’s tracking.

4. Add Multiple Google Accounts

You need a Google account to use an Android phone but did you know you canchoose 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. To add multiple Google accounts:

  • 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.

Repeat all the steps above if you want to add more accounts.

5. Disable automatic App Updates

Here are the steps:

  • Open Play Store and head over to Settings.
  • Tap on Auto-update apps.
  • Choose Do not auto-update apps.

If you want to enable the auto updates, follow the same path and choose Auto-update apps at any time or via Wi-Fi (available for certain Android devices only).

To update your apps manually, just open Play Store, and on the main page swipe in from the left and tap on My apps. You can tap on apps with pending updates and update them manually, or if you like to update them all at once, just tap on Update All.

6. How To Check For android System updates

For Android users that are using stock ROM, you may want to look for new updates to your system. To check for updates:

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

7. Changing Default Apps

If you have already set some default apps for particular tasks (e.g. using Chrome for opening web links) but wish to change this:

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

8. Organize Homescreen Shortcuts With Folders

This option is only some kind of android mobiles.

So, you might want to create some folders for your homescreen shortcuts.

  • Assuming you have more than a handful of shortcuts already on your homescreen, long press on any of the shortcuts and drag it onto another shortcut.
  • A circle should now appear around the apps, indicating that a folder has been created.
  • By tapping on the newly created folder, a mini window will pop up with your apps in it.
  • You can drag and drop additional apps into the folder if you like. You can also rename the folder by tapping on the text area at the bottom of the mini window.