We live in a day and age where buying a new smartphone is not a fad anymore. Almost everyone owns an Android device. However, not everyone knows how to make the most out of his smartphone. Because all of us want to get the most out of our investments, it is imperative to know how to maximize all the features and benefits offered by your smart phone device. Here are 7 unique tips on how to make the most out of your precious investment.
1. Get on the Cloud
There is no such thing as a solitary smartphone. Every single device ever made is connected to the whole network. When you order a new smartphone, it comes equipped with all the bells and whistles, including a Google account. After you open up the box and charge your phone, the first thing you should do is to set up your Google account. This will give you instant access to your Contacts, Photos, Gmail and Calendar appointments. Get on Google’s cloud to get access to all these precious tools and to gain access to Google Play, the platform you can use to download the latest apps, games and tools for your Android phone.
2. Choose Other Cloud Services
Android phones have much more flexibility than iOs ones. Google is not the only cloud service you are allowed to try. You can download apps from other platforms than Google Play and personalize your phone according to your own needs.
3. Restrict your Data Usage
With so many apps running in the background, syncing as they see fit, you might find yourself out of Internet traffic extremely quick. Switch off mobile data when you are not online. You can also restrict mobile data usage based on their importance. That’s what means to be in control of your phone.
4. Download the Best Apps out There
Android devices are focused around downloading and running new apps. Thanks to the open nature of your Android device, you have the freedom to download and install your favorite apps. Do not forget to install Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Tumblr, DropBox, OneDrive, Pandora, Spotify and BBC Radio. To look for the best app in a category, look on Google for “top apps for “your need”.
5. Spice Things up
To make the most out of your smartphone, you must not forget to download some cool games that could entertain you all throughout the day. Start with Dots, Angry Birds and Monument Valley and move on to Infinite Flight, Hearthstone and Super Hexagon.
6. Make the Most out of your Cards
Probably the most useful feature available at the moment for Android users is the cards of Google Now. Hold down your home button, slide your finger over to the “G” icon and access Google Cards. Here you can find precious information you need related to what data Google collected from your phone.
7. Update your Phone
If there is a newer version for your Android phone, do not forget to update it. Android Kitkat (4.4) should be left behind and be replaced by the better Lollipop.