20 June 2014

Some Must Know Android Tips and Tricks


Some Must Know Android Tips and Tricks
Android Community is growing faster every day and the flexibility of applications available makes it more worthy than any other mobile operating systems.Key factor for this rapid growth is a universal App market fueled with large community of developers of open source software. Different multimedia applications and utilities have added multidimensional functions in the phone.So here today we're going to share some best and must know android tips and tricks.

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Add Contacts to Home Screen

You can add your favorite contacts to the home screen, simply press to make a call . To do this you need to press and hold any empty block on the screen. From the drop-down menu, select Shortcuts -> Contacts . Select the contact you want to add.

Quick Google Access

Android phones is built primarily for the Internet, many of Android users don’t know that android phones provide a way by which we can access Google search in just a single click.Press menu key and hold it for couple of seconds, it will launch the Google search.

Copy Files to and from Your Phone

When you plug the phone into the PC via a USB cable, you get a notice about it. Pull down the drop down menu at the top, press notice that the USB cable is connected and then mount the disk drive .Then pops up the device as an external hard drive in the operating system so you can easily copy files back and forth, delete files etc.

Surf the Mobile Web with Your PC

As a last point, but instead to mount as disk drive, select Internet Sharing . Then you use the phone as a wireless modem so you can surf the mobile web. Please be aware that it can mean a lot of data traffic, so be sure to have a plan that is in harmony with the intended use.

Monitor Data Traffic

Unless you have a mobile subscription with unlimited web use, it may be useful to keep an eye on how much mobile traffic you have used within the current month. There are several applications that do this - we are very satisfied with Net counter (search in Android Market), which shows how much traffic you have downloaded and up via both cellular and wireless networks.

See What Uses the Battery

Are you unhappy with the android phone battery life? Via settings => about phone => Battery can see which devices are using the battery, split up into individual programs, screen, Bluetooth, WI-Fi etc. Secondly, you can make the necessary changes.

Transfer Movies to Your Phone

Although Android can eat a variety of file formats, not all movies can be viewed directly on the phone. Are you using double twist to copy movies, they converted automatically before they are stored on the phone. The program also supports transferring music.

Voice Search

You can use voice recognition to search the Web . Google search app in Android has a microphone icon on the right of the search box. Click it and talk to your search. The level of accuracy of voice recognition is very good.

Create Custom Ringtones

With the app Ringdroid you can cut any music file to pick exactly the section you want as a ringtone. When you are happy you can set the ringtone through the same program. Remember that it is also possible to choose different ringtones for different contacts, which you do via the contact page.

Speech to Text

Almost all Android smartphones that run on version 3.0 and above have this function. On the keyboard, press the microphone and say that you want to print. The phone will automatically convert voice to text in a message box .

Home Screen Shortcuts

The main screen has a slider on the top that comes preloaded with a key. By default, you will have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, airplane mode settings and added to it. You can easily manage these applications from this context .

Google Sync for Android 

If you want to try Google Android more personalized options to sync all of your account information Google. Log will help you make the most out of your Android applications such as Gmail, Google Voice, Calendar , Google Talk and other related services .


Click the Home button for a few seconds and you will get a list of recently closed applications. Switching between applications for multitasking . You can run more than 6-7 applications simultaneously without any problems. Now you can make a call, enter your message and browsing the web browser at the same time . That 's what I call multitasking.

Stop Animation for Better Performance

You can stop the background animated wallpaper to improve system performance . Although they consume less memory and requires minimal processing speed, you can get rid of them . Go to Settings -> Display and select the animation. Select " No animations " and click OK. If you want to activate them follow the same steps and select all the animation to bring them to their default values ​​.

Taking Screenshots

Android phones offer a great feature by which we can take the screen shot without using any 3rd party application. However the screen shot android tricks vary from one android version to another version.

Hard Reset and Factory Reset 

Android phone can be formatted in two ways

  1. Factory Reset: In factory reset, your phone is being formatted to factory level. Means all the settings will go by default and all the internal data will be deleted. To factory reset a phone dial *#*#7780#*#*.
  2. Hard Reset: To hard reset a phone dial *2767*3855#, this will delete all the data (including internal and External SD data) as well as settings of android phone. Don’t try this code for testing purpose, until you are not sure. It will not ask for any confirmation.

Move Apps to SD card

Its good idea to install android apps in SD card, but what if you installed apps on your phone memory. Don’t worry! Android phones provide a way by which we can move our apps to SD card. To move apps to SD card, follow these steps:

Go to settings > Application settings > Manage application > Select the application, You will see the option “Move to SD card”.

 Reboot in Safe Mode

As many computers, we can also reboot Android phones in safe mode. The latest Android- Jelly Bean version provides an option to reboot in safe mode, if something goes wrong.

To reboot your android in safe mode, follow the below given instructions.

  • Long press the power button
  • Long press on the power off option.

Android phone will show a confirmation message about rebooting it in safe mode, if we reboot android phone in safe mode then all the 3rd party application will be disabled. These applications can again be enabled when we reboot our phone normally. This is a great Android utility in case when, one of your 3rd party application is causing trouble for you and you want to hunt it.

 Unlock  by Face Detection

In the jelly bean version, Android provides a way by which android phone can be unlock using face detection, to make this feature more secure, Jelly Bean version added another layer of protection in which Android phone can be unlocked only when the face is matched as well as we have to blink eyes in order to unlock phone. Blinking eyes tells the android security system that person is live and it’s not an illegal attempt of unlocking using a still image.
To activate this:

Go to Settings > Security > Screen lock > Face unlock.

Get Detailed Information About Phone Status

We can get the detailed statistics like phone information, battery information, usage statistics and WiFi information by just dialing *#*#4636#*#*

This is a handy USSD to get the details about battery usage, DNS check, Ping, Application time usage time and so on.

Force Reboot

Many times android users face a problem of freezing in mobile phone, in case your android phone is frozen, you can reboot it.

Just press Power Button+ Home Key + Volume up button simultaneously.

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So this are some of the best and must know android tips and tricks.Hope you'll find it useful.If you do know some other let us know the below comment box.
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