The Android phone has a highly refined interface, similar to the iPhone, which also makes it user friendly and easy to use. It is also imperative to take into account that according to research, more Android phones are being sold and enjoying popularity in the market these days with an ever increasing number of technophiles craving to get their hands on it, as compared to Apple’s iPhone. But it may come off as a surprise that as these eager Android users muck around, there are some extraordinarily exclusive features that they may be unfamiliar with. Nonetheless, it should be duly taken into account that due to various mobile phone manufacturers who have varied functionalities of the Android OS interfaces the tips that are to follow may not be helpful and thus functional for all different kinds of Android smart phones. The tips may also vary in terms of one version of the OS to another Android OS version.
Firstly, what is the basic and the most primary of the functions of a phone? Obviously making and receiving calls. In terms of answering the calls, usually a user would just simply swipe the screen to the right in order to answer the call, while there are two other options available regarding the same. The user can ignore a call by swiping the screen to the left or swipe it down to send a text message to the sender. In the latter case a default text message saying “I’m busy right now. I will call you later” is sent on. Still, the user can go to the phone’s settings if the default text message needs to be changed as per the user’s requirement.
Another significant feature of the Android platform is the availability of multiple home screens. A user can have from five to seven home screens that he/she can move along simply by swiping through them. In case the user requires to see them all at once just pinching the screen would show all at once and touching the one needed would take it to full screen view. Unlike the iPhone, Android offers another useful feature of contact icons. A user has the ability to put a contact’s icon even on a Home page for quick dialing and easy access. All the user needs to do for this is press and hold anywhere on the Home screen, making sure there is not an icon already where they are holding, there will appear a dialogue box in which the user can add widgets, folders or shortcuts to the Home screen. Pressing the shortcut button and from there on the Contacts one will lead the user to add a contact’s number.
How to manage so many apps?
Android devices are known for the ease and number of a plethora of apps that the users can enjoy but the more the apps are used the more limited system memory is taken up by them. Sometimes the user finds the device to be slow for no good reason, ignoring the fact that there are multiple apps running in the background, which the user opened at some point in time. Like for most of the other basic issues the Android OS gives you a solution for that as well. All you need to do is press and hold the Home button which will make the task manager appear. The task manager that just appeared will help you get rid of the apps running in the background that you don’t want taking up extra space in your device. You can quickly go to the app you used recently or as already mentioned you can close down all others you don’t want to use. However, as with all the utilities that the Android OS has to offer there can also be potential risks with regards to your device and the personal information that it carries. Android OS while known for its utility is also infamous, or has been as such up until the new Jelly Bean update, for its vulnerability towards Android Spyware, cell phone trackers and other malware of all sorts. So maximize the functionality of Android but beware for all those demons lurking all around the web.
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