Have you had the same phone for a while? You probably don’t even think about going back and forth through the menu every now and then, to see if there is another handy new option to use. In any case, habit quickly creeps in: there are also many basic options that are not used enough. These five simple tips ensure that you can use your Android smartphone a little more optimally.
Use do not disturb mode
It is very difficult to concentrate when all kinds of notifications keep appearing on the screen. It is not for nothing that the government has built an entire campaign around telling people that you are in the car or on a bicycle with the aim of stopping them from WhatsApp for a while. Sometimes you don’t need all those extra incentives. With the ‘do not disturb’ mode you make those stimuli disappear, while you can still use your phone. You choose which apps may or may not disturb you in this mode. To do this, go to Settings > Sound & vibration > Do not disturb.
Use an external Bluetooth speaker
It sounds like strange advice, because you need something extra for it, but you do save your speaker by not letting your loud music, your phone call or that one podcast come out of the speakers of your smartphone at volume level 10. It is better to connect a wireless speaker for this. It can connect to your phone via Bluetooth and that way you can make calls and play music through a speaker that is really made for that. In the case of telephone conversations, make sure that you are close to your speaker and your telephone: after all, your sound must also be well received.
Use widgets for what they are intended for
Do you often find yourself opening your phone to Rainfall radar to check? Especially with the weather of the last few days, we can imagine that. You can save yourself a lot of taps by using a widget. You do not have to open the app, you can already see important information from the app on your home screen. The information is updated in real time and you can often adjust the size of the widgets somewhat, for example to place several next to each other on your home screen. Add widget? Long press on your home screen and you will get a list of options of which apps have widgets.
Disable the bloatware
Bloatware: It doesn’t sound all that appealing, but it isn’t. Many phones come with a large collection of apps that you will never use at all. You may have tried uninstalling those apps. Doesn’t work huh? You can’t delete them in Settings > Apps either, but you can disable them there so that at least they don’t happily continue to consume your battery in the background: after all, it already has enough to endure. You can find the apps under Settings > Apps.
Phones can often automatically adjust the brightness. Thanks to a built-in sensor, the smartphone sees what the light conditions are and will increase the brightness when the sun shows itself strongly. However, all that switching costs a lot of energy: it is better to set a standard yourself and adjust it manually if necessary. This saves your battery and gives you control over how bright your phone’s screen is (for example, useful if you have a concert ticket scanned). You can find the brightness settings under Settings > Display and Brightness.
You may already know many of these tips, but hopefully we were able to help you with a few tips. If you have any great tips of your own, please leave them with this article.
– Thanks for information from Androidworld.