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8 Things that Android User Need to Know

In just a few years after its emergence, Android has become the most dominant gadget platform. Various kinds of smartphones and tablets is already contrived by various manufacturers around the world.

If you have an Android device, there are several things you can do to optimize everyday use. Here are nine Indonesia summarized KompasTekno from various sources:


1. Treat like PC to improve performance

Smartphones are like miniature PCs that fit in the palm of the hand. How it works is actually the same, for example about memory management.

Like PCs, Android will slow down if the RAM or internal storage media is too full. To get back on, you can turn off active programs that are being used through the task manager that is usually provided by Android devices.

Make "clean" the internal media by removing rarely used applications or old files such as photos or videos that have been backed up first. Cleaner program like CC Cleaner, All-in-One Toolbox and others can help you in this regard.


2. Take advantage of modification freedom

One of the main advantages of Android than any other mobile platform is the freedom of modification it offers.

Can be in various widgets on the homescreen and lockscreen.

E-mail or timeline Twitter, for example, can be directly viewed without the need to open the application, as well as other information, starting in the area until the stock price movement.

Organize your Android device to suit your needs and your usage to make it easier to use.


3. Place the address in the lockscreen

Indeed, theft incident often overrides this gadget. But, to be just in case, your phone could be lost or left behind and found by people who want to want, there is a solution and contact information in lockscreen.

The trick is to go to Settings menu> Security> Screen security> Owner info. Here is a small box where you can get information information to apply on the lockscreen.

Want to track phone position? You can do it via "Googling". Just type in the keyword "Search my phone" in the browser, and Google Search will show your phone positioning via Google Maps view.

If necessary, you can also ring the phone ringtone or remote wipe through the "Find my phone" facility earlier. This is useful for preventing it from getting to important data on the phone falling into the hands of irresponsible people.


4. Turn on encryption to protect data

Warning: tips on this one actually do not need to be done, unless you really fear the files stored on the Android device fall into the hands of others.

To do this, go to Settings> Security> Encryption menu, and choose "Encrypt phone". You will be prompted to create a PIN. This PIN code will be requested each time you.

The encryption process is usually a bit long, about 1 hour, and can only be reversed through the factory reset. Encrypted information is also slower to access. More can be seen in this link.


5. Try an alternative launcher

Another modification freedom that is also provided by Android is you can change the launcher alias main display that fills the homescreen display.

Some popular examples of launchers, such as Nova Launcher. Many other launcher options are available in the Google Play Store. You can dabble them freely, who knows, wrongly damaging match.

Want further modifications? You can try custom ROM aka modified Android OS that will replace the default OS mobile phone.

There are additional functions that can be opened by custom ROM. One example of a famous custom ROM is CyanogenMod which can be seen in this link.


7. Go to developer options

This is an interesting easter egg on Android phones. With the developer's "secret" feature, you can access a number of advanced setting options, such as animation time lag and USB debugging.

How to enable developer options is quite unique. You should open the "about phone" menu in the settings screen. Then, tap the "build number" section seven times.

A scene reads "You are now a developer!" Later will appear and you can access developer options from within the settings menu.


8. Place the widget on Lockscreen

Widgets that display a variety of information not only can be placed on the homescreen alias Android main screen, buoy also lockscreen when the screen in a state locked.

To enable this feature, go to Settings> Security menu and select "Enable widgets". Then go to the lockscreen and wipe your finger to the left.

Here you will see a large "+" sign that you can use to add various widgets on the lockscreen screen, from e-mail, Google Now, to weather and message notifications.
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