Lets Unlock the 15 Secrets of Android

15 Secrets of AndroidIf you become the owner of Android-smartphone, then the following tips and suggestions will help you to simplify its use and unlock the secrets of Android.

 1. Quick access to contacts

Android allows you to create desktop icons for your contacts.¬†To do this, hold your finger until the display menu, then select “Shortcut”, then “Contact”, and then select the desired contact from your list.

2. Voice Search

Virtually all models of Android-smartphone can use the search by voice, which is much faster than manual typing.To do this, Google-search widget click the microphone icon, and say a word or even a phrase that immediately converted into text on the search page of Google.

By the way, the keyboard also supports voice Gingerbread typing. Thus, you can type SMS, messages in an online instant messaging, or take notes.

 3. Quick setup

Widget “Power Management” allows you to quickly switch between Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and backlight directly from the desktop Android, and not to travel in the settings to find the right item.¬†To put it on the screen, you need to call the menu by long pressing on the display, go to the “Widgets” and there select the widget, “Power Management”.

 4. Synchronizing contacts

On Android does not need to use third-party software to sync contacts and their backups. Your Gmail-account is a great repository for contacts. When adding a new contact to your smartphone, it is automatically saved in your Gmail-account in the same menu. If you use Gmail with your computer to enter new contacts and edit them, recent changes and contacts will automatically appear on your phone.

5. Sync bookmarks

If you are using a browser Google Chrome, the saved bookmarks can be synchronized with your smartphone browser.¬†It’s enough to download¬†an application for Androidand¬†Google Chrome extension¬†.

 6. Android as a stick

When you connect the Android-smartphone to a PC via USB-cable, the message “Enable USB-drive.”¬†It allows you to use a memory card directly to your smartphone as a USB flash drive.¬†If the message does not appear, then you need to go to Settings> Network> Settings USB and select “Removable Disk”.

 7. File Management

One of the merits of the Android operating system that you can fully use the internal phone memory for storage of absolutely any files, move them, copy, delete, etc.¬†But if you’re not a functional integrated file manager, I recommend to install¬†AstroFileManager¬†, which will greatly simplify the navigation and sorting.

 8. Special characters

Quick access to special characters, without having to switch the keyboard layout, it is possible when you long press on the period or comma. The same applies to a set of numbers.

 9. Synchronization with social networks

Applications of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, Twitter and MySpace friends can synchronize the contacts in your phone book.¬†You can control the timing of the menu “Accounts and sync” in the settings.

 10. Share your content

Any photos, links, or any other file, you can immediately share in a variety of services that provides built-in “access.”It supports almost all known services from social networking to file sharing.¬†Some applications will automatically add the item to your “Access”, expanding the list.

11. Applications without theAndroid Market

In contrast to the iOS from Apple, the Android is not restricted to specific Android Market for downloading and installing applications.¬†Can be downloaded from the Internet any *. Apk file and install it without a Market, just like on your computer.¬†But by default for security, this feature is disabled.¬†To enable the installation of the files is not Android Market, you need to go to Settings> Applications and check the box next to “Unknown sources”.

 12. Disabling the two G / 3 GInternet

It’s no secret that Android often goes on the Internet for data synchronization.¬†But many users are often unaware of how active it uses the Internet traffic, and then wonder why the small amount of money in the account.¬†To deny access to mobile Internet, it is best to put a separate application calledAPN-Switch¬†and display the widget on the desktop program.Now, after clicking on the application access to the internet GPRS/EDGE/3G will be blocked until the next click.

 13. Closing applications

The disadvantage of Android is not a very elaborate system of closing applications.¬†Here, most applications are minimized in the background, and do not close completely.Sometimes this leads to a slowing down of the system.Standard means you can close them by going to Settings> Applications> Manage Applications> Running.¬†Here you can see which programs are most “eats” RAM.¬†Select it and click “Stop”.¬†The application is fully closed.

 14. The recent application

Long press on the “Home” button brings up a menu recently launched applications.¬†Thus you can quickly switch between them.

15. Backup

Apple iPhone recently got an update that allows you to save a backup of their data to cloud service iCloud. But on Android can implement such a possibility. Thanks to the free application Drop Space you can back up all important data (applications, contacts, photos and music), and later restore them without a computer. 


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