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8 ways to improve your Android usage

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One of the most important tips for Android is for you to know how to make your smartphone live easier, with a few simple steps we guide you through tips you can use to improve and how to use your Android phone to boost your phone experience. Android is packed with great features and comes with a lot of timesaving tricks.

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There are many things you can do to improve your Android experience. Here are some of the best tips we outline just for you.

1. Save your photos

You can save your photos automatically and never complain about the missed photo from your device, with Google Drive you can automatically backup all your app data photo and video, call history, contact, device settings, and SMS.

Using the backup settings for your photos will automatically save it to your Google Drive account, to automatically save your photos to your Google Drive account make sure you already sign-in to your Google account, go to settings and head over the system and turn on the backup settings.


2. Unlock your phone using smart lock 

Unlock your phone using the smart lock, set your Android device to automatically unlock at some places like when your phone is near your body or you’re home or in the office, voice match and trusted device.

When you enable smart Lock, you won’t need to unlock your phone with your PIN, pattern, or password. Head over to your settings tap on Security & Location > Smart Lock then enter your phone security lock pin or password and select the option
and follow the on-screen steps.


3. Activate One-hand mode

Android phone has come with a lot of special features which has a solution for people who like using one hand to operate their devices, the one-hand mode let you shift your screen to a smaller size, the feature may not work for all Android devices as it only supports new Android phone.

To activate the one-hand mode swipe down your notification drawer swipe to the left and then you will find your one-hand mode.


4. Bring back your lost notification

Swiped away your notification and then you want to get back to it and see what it says but don’t know how to, then you can check out our article on how to view your notification history.


5. Choose new default apps

Setting a default app for your Android phone is what most people we do to enable the app open automatically when you are trying to do something with your phone take, for example, if someone sent me a link and I click on that link it will automatically take me to my chrome browser because that is my default browser.

To set up a default app on your Android phone go to your settings tap on Apps & Notification tap on Default Apps, select the option you which to set the default app to work with.


6. Change your volume settings 

The android device lets you adjust multiple sound settings from the ringing tones, notification, alarms, phone calls, and media sound.

To enable this head over to settings and tap on the sound you can then reduce or increase, there is also a quick shortcut for this. Tap on the normal volume button on the side of your device to adjust what you are playing, When you do, a small box will pop up on the screen, showing which volume setting is changing. On the side of that box, you'll see a small arrow pointing down, tap it, and the box will expand to show multiple volume settings at once.


7. Increase Text size

Tired of zooming off your eyes to see what on your screen because the text looks smaller, trying to read an article and you can’t see anything, you can adjust the size of the text in your phone setting.

To change your device text size tap on settings and tap on Display and select the font size and choose your size.


8. Enable System UI Tuner

The System UI Tuner gives you extra way to tweak and customize the Android user interface.

This enables you to tweak the status bar and Do not Disturb, The status bar is at the top of the screen display that shows you a notification, time and battery life, among other icons. with the system UI Turner, you can tweak and select which icon to show in the status bar. Tweaking the Do not Disturb mode allows you to customize the volume button shortcut and show with volume control.

To enable this feature swipe down your notification drawer and tap on the settings icon for some seconds until it shows a confirmation message that means you’ve successfully enabled Settings UI. Now go to your settings and head over the system menu and you will see a new menu called System UI Turner tap on it to customize your status bar and Do not Disturb.