5 Best Tips, Tricks and Tools for Your Android smartphone or tablet
1.Disable App Notifications
- Bugged by annoying app notifications that just
- keep coming? If you don’t know already, these
- app notifications also drain your phone’s
- battery. If you want to turn them off, and you
- are on Jelly Bean 4.1 and above, here’s how:
- 1. On any of your unwanted notifications in
- your notification bar, long press on the
- notification for a message box to appear.
- 2. Tap on App Info > Untick Show
- Notifications > OK.
2. Disable Mobile Data
Whenever you don’t need to stay connected,
disabling the Mobile Data can help keep your
smartphone battery from draining too quickly.
Turning off mobile data is as easy as:
- 1. Going to Settings > Data Usage.
- 2. Disable Mobile data by toggling the setting
- from ON to OFF.
- Read Also: 10 More Tips To Conserve Your
- Smartphone Battery
3. Set Mobile Data Limit
Want to keep track of how far your usage is
from your monthly mobile data limit? If you
have ICS and above, there is a feature which
lets you keep track of how much of the quota
you have left.
- 1. Head over to Settings > Data Usage.
- 2. Set your data limit by dragging the orange
- line to reflect your monthly quota.
- 3. Set your data usage cycle based on when
- your “month” starts and ends, and you’re
- You will be alerted once you hit the limit you
- have set. Note that the tracked data usage of
- your phone may vary slightly than your
- carrier’s tracking.
4. Add Multiple Google Accounts
You need a Google account to use an Android
phone but did you know you can choose to run
more than one Google account on your Android
device. This is convenient if you use more than
one account for several of your Google
services. To add multiple Google accounts:
- 1. Go to 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.
- Repeat all the steps above if you want to add
- more accounts.
5. Disable automatic App Updates
Prefer to read through app permissions and
manually pick which app updates to adopt?
You can, but first you need to disable your
automatic app updates. Here are the steps:
- 1. Open Play Store and head over to Settings.
- 2. Tap on Auto-update apps.
- 3. Choose Do not auto-update apps.
- If you want to enable the auto updates, follow
- the same path and choose Auto-update apps at
- any time or via Wi-Fi (available for certain
- Android devices only).
- To update your apps manually, just open Play
- Store, and on the main page swipe in from the
- left and tap on My apps. 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.