1: How to disable App Notifications
Are you annoyed by continuous app notifications in your notification bar and wondering how to fix this? If you don’t know already, these app notifications draining your phone battery. So, if you want to turn them off here’s the quick solution.
NB this solution is ideal for Jelly Bean 4.1 and above
1: Long press on the notification for a message box to appear
2: Tap App info → uncheck Show Notification → Tap OK
2: How to Disable Mobile Data
Want to save some battery then you must disable your mobile data when it is not needed.
1: Go to Settings → Data Usage
2: Toggle setting form On to Off and disable Mobile data
3: Set up Mobile Data Limit
Want to never get off with your mobile data quickly and keep a check on data usage well for that you can set up limit on it. If you have ICS and above then there is a smart feature that makes you keep an eye on your mobile quota.
1. Go to Settings → Data Usage.
2. Select your monthly quota by dragging orange line
3. Additionally, you can set your data usage cycle based on when your “month” starts and ends.
4. Amazing thing is you will get an alert once you hit the limit you’ve set for your mobile.
4: Add Multiple Google Accounts
This one is super handy. Yes, you can add multiple Google account “and this is what we all want”. Here is an easy way to add multiple Google accounts
1. Tap on Settings → Add account.
2. Select Google and setup your New or Existing Google account.
3. Once added, choose what you want to sync with the account.
If you want to add more accounts, then simple repeat the step mentioned above
5: Enable/Disable Automatic App Updates
a: Disable automatic App Updates
This is a feature that we all desire for. To disable automatic app updates all you need to do is.
NB: It is preferred to read app permissions and manually pick which app updates to adopt.
1. Open Play Store and go to Settings.
2. Tap on Auto-update apps.
3. Choose Do not auto-update apps.
b: Enable Auto updates:
Sometimes it is life saving trick to use this feature since you forgot when to update your application and wondering why certain app is bugging
To update your apps manually:
1: open Play Store, and on the main page
2: Swipe in from the left and tap on My apps.
3: You can tap on apps with pending updates and update them manually, or if you like to update them all at once, just tap on Update All.
6. How To Check For android System updates
For Android users that are using stock ROM, you may want to look for new updates to your system. To check for updates:
1. Go to Settings → About phone or tablet.
2. Tap on System updates.
3. Tap Check now to look for system updates.
7. Changing Default Apps
If you have already set some default apps for particular tasks (e.g. using Chrome for opening web links) but wish to change this:
1. Go to Settings → Apps.
2. Swipe right and look for the All tab.
3. Select the app you want to remove as default.
4. Tap on Clear defaults.
8. Organize Home screen Shortcuts With Folders
Once you have a lot of apps installed, your home screen might be filled with app shortcuts. Unlike the app drawer, the apps on your home screen are not arranged alphabetically. So, you might want to create some folders for your home screen shortcuts.
1. Assuming you have more than a handful of shortcuts already on your home screen, long press on any of the shortcuts and drag it onto another shortcut.
2. A circle should now appear around the apps, indicating that a folder has been created.
3. By tapping on the newly created folder, a mini window will pop up with your apps in it.
4. You can drag and drop additional apps into the folder if you like. You can also rename the folder by tapping on the text area at the bottom of the mini window.
9. Disable Animations
Here’s a tip on how to make your Android device run a bit smoother: disable its animations. You will need to have access to Developer Options which can be found under Settings or About device.
Note: For some phones, you may need to go to Build number and tap on it repeatedly until you see “You are now a developer!”. Developer options are now enabled.
Under enabled Developer options, look for Window animation scale, Transition animation scale, and Animator duration scale. Then, turn them off (disable) them one at a time.
10. How to Turn Off Auto-Correction
Hate the fact that your phone is going English teacher mode on you? Turn off auto-correction for peace of mind when texting.
1. Go to Settings → Language & input.
2. Tap on the settings icon next to the keyboard that you are using, e.g. Google Keyboard.
3. Look for Auto-correction and tap on it.
4: Select Off to turn auto-correction off.