We give fifteen diverse tips for your Android Smartphone and tablet. We have built up the difficulty, so some knowledge of the operating system is an advantage.
Rather easy to start? First, read the 15 beginners tips for Android . We also have lists of tips for advanced users and professionals . But if that’s not enough for you, here are 15 tips for the real Android Master.
- Synchronize Outlook Calendar
Use your calendar Hotmail or your work via Outlook , then you may notice that the calendar appointments appear in the Outlook app, but not your ordinary calendar application. Thanks so confusing if you use multiple calendars. This is because Google and Microsoft refuse to support each calendar protocol. Still, one can be added via a detour your Outlook calendar. Go to Tools / Accounts / Add Account and select Custom ( IMAP ). Enter your address and password, and choose to manually set and as a server address and port with 443. Then you just leave the check mark to synchronize the calendar. So you keep mail in the Outlook app, but your agenda clear where he belongs.
- System UI Tuner
From Android 6.0 there are a few experimental settings hidden in the system: System UI Tuner. This hidden settings menu allows you to change section of the institution shortcuts in the notification screen or to view the battery percentage in the reports. You can reach the Tuner in your settings by sliding down the notification panel and keep the cog ten sec- nods. Samsung has these settings have been removed from Android, some devices can find it back, however, the options for developers.
- Create Watch Faces
Do you have an Android Wear smartwatch , you want to show, of course, totally look like you want. Through the app Watch Faces for Android Wear, you started to create your own clock. It is not a simple job. Through an in-app purchase you can get clocks that are made by others. This is a fantastic resource, for example, Super Mario, Fallout (Pip-Boy!) Or luxury designer brand bells. These are usually removed directly from the Play Store, but they are just found in this app.
- Shooting in RAW
From Android 5.0, it is possible to take photos in RAW format shooting. This photo format stores all image data so that you can later view very detailed finishing with an app Snap seed. Usually you can turn it on in the advanced settings of your camera app, but this varies by device. Optionally, you can also use the camera app Camera FV-5 for.Please note that RAW files take up much storage space.
- Connecting USB devices or screen
Which connection at the bottom of your Android device can be used for more purposes than charging or connecting to the PC. There is growing electronics available that plugs directly on the micro-USB or USB-C port. There are USB sticks with both a standard USB plug and one for Android, but for a few Euros you can buy a converter, so you can connect all the devices on your Android keyboards, controllers, mice, external hard drives … with HDMI converter you can even connect your monitor or TV directly.
Rooting is often equated to “jailbreak” or hacking your phone. Sheer nonsense! In fact it means that you get administrator rights, but since Android actually running Linux, called those rights root access. With these rights, you can for instance install other Android versions, delete unwanted parts or apps including data backup. Obtaining root access is a difficult job that moreover is different for every Android manufacturer. Keep at least aware that you in this process your Android via cable connects to your PC and your phone is put back to factory settings. Through the website XDA-Developers.com you can get a roadmap for each appliance.
- Root apps
There are many apps available that take advantage of the additional opportunities provided root access. Outside the Play Store, you can install the Ad Blocker Ad Away (adaway.org). In the Play Store to be for Titanium Backup, Pry-fi (which causes you not followed can be based on your Wi-Fi or Bluetooth) data, Wi-Fi Password (for passwords to ACH Ter Halen) Dumpster (for deleted files reclaim) and Greenery (which ensures that apps consume less energy).
- Custom ROM
When you have gained root access on your device, you can get started with a Custom ROM. These are mostly Android versions where hobbyists have tinkered a lot with, for better performance, privacy and more personalization options. Known ROMs are CyanogenMod , Paranoid Android, and AOKP Omnicom. The easiest way to start this is to use the ROM Manager app, which continued in the Play Store. This easy to install a custom recovery, a sort of splash screen, where your current Android version to back up, but also new install from. You choose from the menu in the recovery the installation of your new ROM from (you must have first downloaded on your device). Please note that you have lost all your data after installation.
- Install this app
To go out with a custom recovery or root access for another ROM is not always necessary. CyanogenMod has a handy installer. For this they have to rank created. The website guides you childishly easy step-by-step through the installation. You should, however connect your Android to the PC with a cable. Look before you begin momentarily to see if your Android device is supported.
- Apps backup
In the settings you can easily backup apps, but unfortunately is not beyond the apps from the Play Store. App data (such as high scores in your games or messages in chat apps) are not included. The app Titanium Backup lets you buy apps, including data backup. The app does not use eye, but is packed with useful additions. This allows your apps and their data also depositing into your cloud storage. Do not have root access; you can also make the app Helium try to back up your apps and data. However, our experience with this app is mixed.
- Exposed Framework
Have you no sense in systems of Custom ROMs, which you can configure again scratch your phone? Via Exposed Framework, you can add modules to your Android device, so you can tweak the performance (over clocking for more speed, for example, or even more energy efficient), can customize the appearance and behavior or even can add features, such as downloading YouTube videos or storing Snap chats. Of course you need root access to install. Here you can go for the installation of Exposed itself, but also for modules.
The app Tasker is tough to master, it sometimes seems like programming. Hondo not stop reading! The app is none the less very worthwhile. You can automate namely unprecedented bring your device. At certain times and locations expand your sound, Spottily launch when you plug headphones or when you charge the device, which automatically close all apps. You can create tasks in as much detail as you want and the number of variables seems endless. The app is not free, however, you one-week free trial, after three Euros you pay for it.
Turn a Custom ROM, but you cannot get enough of tinkering and optimizing? An alternative kernel is also possible. The kernel is (very briefly bend) the part that appeals to your Android hardware; as it were the bridge between Android (apps) and all the physical components of your device. With an alternate kernel can be so precisely tinker how Android appeals to your system – for better performance, or even better battery life, the brightness of the screen, volume, and so on. On xda-developers.com you can see if there are alternative kernels are available for your phone and how to install it.
A cool way to control your Android from your PC (or other device, as long as there is a browser and Internet connection) is AirDroid . Once you install the app and connect, you can control your Android from your PC through the browser. Useful, for example if you are at work. So you can continue to use current just your Android while you work. But even if your phone is physically somewhere else, you can approach him. Your device is presented as a desktop and can respond immediately to messages and phone calls. You can also send files back and forth. The paid version makes it even possible to operate the camera, so you actually have a wireless security camera.
- Unwilling remove apps
Some undesirable, preinstalled apps can be stubborn and not allow themselves to remove your device. But not remove, usually does not mean they are indispensable. Take for example the Smart Manager Galaxy S7 . Not to remove, but in fact a Trojan horse to discharge within a useless memory manager Cleaner Master and McAfee virus scanner. With the aforementioned app Titanium Backup you can make not only backups, you can also apps freeze. When an app is frozen, it cannot be started and he is no longer visible in the application list. If you want to use the app yet again, you can also so again unfreeze the app using Titanium Backup.