Top Rated Android Tips and Tricks

There is no doubt that Android is the most popular mobile operating system. According to Statista, it controls over 70% of the market share. And since Google launches a new version of the mobile OS each year, it is easy to overlook some of its amazing features.

Unfortunately, most people don't use smartphones to their full capacity, and this makes their Android experience less exciting. The good news is that this article will highlight some of the best Android tips and tricks, helping you get the most out of your phone.

Begin by installing a mobile antivirus solution, because smartphones can get viruses too. People use their phones for much more than just calling and messaging these days; they use them to browse the web, access various platforms, log into their social media accounts, etc. All these Internet-based activities may get your smartphone infected with a virus.

It is important to install one of the top-rated mobile security suites on your phone; many of them will also protect you from hackers by installing a software-based firewall. There are many mobile security apps on the market; some of the most popular solutions are developed Kaspersky and Bitdefender.

The next step is to uninstall the apps you aren't using. This is an effective way to increase the speed of your phone, and it will also free up storage space on your device.

It has been demonstrated time and again that the more apps you have, the slower your phone will be. This is true especially for apps that connect to the Internet; every time they are run (and most of them are run automatically in the background) they load some data from the web, and this takes time, slowing down your phone and wasting mobile data.

"Your Phone" has recently been included in Windows 10. It offers a smart method of connecting your smartphone to a Windows-based computer, giving you access to your phone's data in a familiar software environment.

This is a fantastic way to access photos, files, and text messages that reside on your phone using a regular PC. You can also make calls and send texts from within the application that's installed on Windows 10. And yes, you can use your computer’s keyboard to type text messages much faster.

Customize Android's "Quick Settings", adding the options you use frequently to this section. You don't want to scroll through long lists of settings to find the one you need, right? Swipe down from the top of the screen using two fingers to get access to all the settings, select the ones you use regularly, and then add them to "Quick settings".

Boost your phone's storage space by adding a microSD card to it. Unlike iPhones, many Android phones have microSD memory slots, which can help you increase storage space to 512 GB, and sometimes even more.

Another possibility is to use a memory stick that has a USB-C port. This isn't a permanent solution, but it allows you to move large files, photos, videos, etc. to your computer, freeing a significant amount of storage space.

Feeling geeky? Then activate "Developer options"! These settings are used by software developers to customize their users' experience on Android devices. To access them, choose "Settings" -> "About phone" -> "Software information" -> "Build number", and then tap seven times on the build number.

If everything went well, you will now be able to access the "Developer options" menu, which allows you to keep the screen awake while the phone is charging, set the picture color mode, activate your smartphone's demo mode, control various Bluetooth options, play with animations, test Android's debugging tools, enable your phone's hardware acceleration, and more.