Ultimate Guide: Android Tips

Ultimate Guide Android Tips

We’ve gathered all of our articles on Android tips and tricks in one place, so you are sure to find the answers or instructions you are looking for.

General Android Tips

Whether you just got your first Android device, or you’ve been a fan since day one, there are sure to be some Android tips here that will come in handy.

Even the newest phones will drain the battery quickly if you don’t change your phone’s settings. These Android tips will extend your battery’s life by minutes – and, yes, even hours.

Google offers several different ways to track a lost Android device and even erase it remotely if you need to. All you have to do is turn on a few settings to get started.

If you have a new tablet, there are a few things you’ll need to do in order to start enjoying all the features it has to offer. We’ll walk you through seven simple steps to make your new Android tablet setup quick and easy.

From basic maintenance, like installing updates and performing regular backups, to downloading helpful widgets and engaging apps, we have eight ways to help you have the best experience with your new (or old) Android tablet.

It’s really easy to customize the appearance of your Android device, so why not start with your home screen? We’ve got step-by-step instructions on how to change your wallpaper.

Booting into safe mode gives you the option to troubleshoot issues that are related to misbehaving apps. You can also determine if a problem is system-related or not.

So you’ve decided to make the big switch over from iPhone. Here are some Android tips to make the transition go smoothly.

Have you ever wished your smartphone could do more? This is one of the main benefits of Bluetooth pairing – doing more with no wires holding you back. Here are the steps to get you connected.

Depending on your phone and service provider, you may be able to share your smartphone’s data by creating a mobile hotspot. This is a secure alternative for public Wi-Fi, or for when Wi-Fi just isn’t available.


Security

With Android devices becoming more popular, it only makes sense that hackers want to target them. Learn the steps that you can take to avoid scams and keep your device malware free.

This Android malware was discovered in July 2017, and it’s designed to take advantage of your personal information stored in apps.  Find out how to make sure you’re safe from SpyDealer.

Many people use their smartphone as the main point of accessing the Internet, so it makes sense that you have to think of online security for your phone as well as your PC. Find out how to stay virus-free, and take a look at the most reputable antivirus apps for Android.

Your Android smartphone or tablet may be affected by a security flaw called QuadRooter.  If this flaw is exploited, hackers could gain access to your device. Make sure that you have the latest patches installed so your device and personal information are safe.


Apps

When it comes to Android apps, you’re not limited to the Google Play Store. These seven alternatives offer unique apps and, sometimes, better pricing on the apps you love.

Why does it seem like every time you need your phone, the battery’s almost dead? Luckily, it’s easy to find out which apps are draining the battery and gain more control over when your phone loses its charge.

Stop fussing with a half dozen remotes and get an app that lets you control your TV from your phone or tablet. These recommendations are totally free.

Have you ever wanted to play your favorite Android apps on Windows 10? Luckily, there are a few ways to make your Windows 10 desktop into a virtual Android device.

Android calendar apps are designed to make your schedule easy to manage from the palm of your hands (literally), and keep your life organized. We’ve rounded up six Android calendar apps to consider.

If you want to move away from Facebook, but still want to keep in touch with family and friends through a messenger app, here are eight great alternatives.

Do you prefer to read your favorite books and magazines in digital format? If you want to read on your tablet or phone you aren’t just limited to the Kindle app.