Although the Android mobile operating system may seem simple on the surface, at closer inspection it is packed with features and offers state-of-the-art functionality you might not be aware of. Casual users may feel content simply texting, calling and using a few basic apps, but the adventurous soul will want to explore further and unlock a few power-user settings.
We are happy to share a few of our favourite features, plus tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your smartphone:
Uninstall Apps You Don’t Need
Keep it simple. Your phone will come with a wide variety of preinstalled apps. Take time to assess which apps you actually need and remove the rest. (think decluttering) To uninstall long-press the app’s icon, select it and uninstall.
Connect Your Phone App in Windows
By far, this is one of our favourite features! The Phone desktop app for Windows 10 allows you to make calls, send texts and use photos from your phone on your PC. Perfect if your eye sight is challenged and your texting thumbs are not quite as agile as they used to be!
Explore Digital Wellbeing and Parental Control Features
Use app times and other tools to keep track of your screen time and unplug more easily. Implement focus mode to help avoid distractions from your phone and keep your life in focus. Add content restrictions and set other limits to help your child balance screen time with the parental control features.
Customize Your Home Screen
With a long press on the home screen, you can select a variety of widgets to display.
Protect Your Phone
Like your computer, your Android phone can be susceptible to malware attacks. Thwart the “bad guys” by installing an anti-virus app. Bitdefender, Kaspersky, Norton, and McAfee are all excellent choices.
Turn on Find My Device
As an added layer of protection, turn on Find My Mobile (Find My Device). Should you lose your phone, or have it stolen, you will be able to locate and control your phone remotely.
Granted, we have only brushed the surface on today's blog post. From messaging to usability enhancements there’s a magical Android feature for you. Power up and enjoy the exploration.
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