It’s difficult to disconnect these days. At the touch of a button, PCs, tablets, cellphones, and even a wide range of home appliances can connect to the internet wirelessly. At all hours of the day, devices buzz with emails, messages, and status updates, making it difficult to concentrate. Your Android phone is no exception, but there are several things you can do to make it more bearable.
Disable Bloatware Apps
Regardless of whether your phone is from Samsung, Google, or OnePlus, it comes pre-loaded with a number of apps you probably don’t want. Bloatware can come from your phone’s manufacturer or carrier, Google, or even unrelated licensing agreements with Amazon or Microsoft. Finally, these apps take up space and resources on your phone, many of which you will never use.
Bloatware isn’t unique to mobile devices, but it’s more sneaky on them due of their low processing resources. Before even getting to Samsung’s own library of apps, a smartphone may come with many apps pre-installed from Amazon, Facebook, Google, or Microsoft.
A brand new phone may work great with this extra baggage, but capacity may be limited after a few years. Long-press on an app icon to bring up the disable option, then delete unneeded apps to free up your phone’s background resources. Alternatively, go to Apps in the Settings menu to access specific app features.
Flip Off Auto Brightness
Have you ever observed how your screen dims or brightens all of a sudden? On some devices, auto brightness is also known as adaptive brightness. While it is good in theory, for some people it can overcompensate or alter too quickly. You can turn it off if you find it too startling.
Disable the feature by going to your phone’s Display settings or opening the pull-down shade. After that, manually adjust the brightness slider to your preference. Meanwhile, the blue light filter can help you sleep better.
Flip On Darkish Mode
How many of you get up, grab your phone, and read through your notifications with one eye closed to keep the screen from blinding you? Turn on dark mode, which has been available as an OS-wide theme option since Android 10. You should be able to make the move if you have a Samsung handset running Android 9 (Pie).
From the Display settings or quick settings menu, you should be able to turn it on. Set it to turn on and off at particular times or leave it on all the time. If you don’t want system-wide dark mode, just enable it for certain programs.
Allow Do Not Disturb
If your social networking or game notifications are becoming too intrusive, go into the notifications settings and look for a list of apps to turn off. You may get even more specific by disabling visual and audio notifications by tapping the app’s name.
You may even turn off alerts for specific in-app functions while leaving others on in some apps. For example, Facebook allows you to switch off notifications for tags, comments, and reminders separately.
Notifications can be handled directly from the pull-down shade as well. If you have a bothersome notice on your screen, long-press it to either turn it off or go straight to the app’s settings.
Handle Your Notifications
If your social media or recreation alerts are getting too aggressive altogether, shut them off by going into the notifications settings and viewing a listing of apps to toggle off. You will get much more granular by tapping the app’s title to disable seen and audible notifications. Some apps additionally allow you to flip off alerts for particular in-app options, whereas leaving others on. For example, Fb allows you to flip off notifications for tags, feedback, and reminders impartial of one another.
Notifications will also be handled immediately from the pull-down shade. If you have an annoying notification on the display screen, long-press on it to both flip off that sort of alert or go on to the app’s settings.
Rearrange Fast Settings Buttons
The pull-down shade is one of the nicest features on an Android phone. To access Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Location, Airplane mode, and more, simply slide your finger down from the top of the screen and bring down the top lineup of settings. However, some of these options will be more valuable than others.
Perhaps you don’t use Wi-Fi calling or NFC, but you appreciate being able to set your phone to vibrate, toggle Location on/off, or activate the flashlight with a single tap. Open fast settings and click the Edit button to relocate unwanted options to a new page or delete them entirely.
Put your favorites in the top row of the fast settings menu because they’ll be available from the notification shade.
Customise Your Lock Display screen Settings
Although your Android phone has various security features, having to enter a password or biometric authentication every time you want to use it can be inconvenient. Setting a timer for the phone’s auto-lock feature will prevent the screen from locking quickly. To set the phone to lock several seconds or minutes after the screen turns off, look for the auto lock or secure lock page under the lock screen options.
You can also specify when your smartphone should be unlocked, such as when it’s being carried, in a trusted location, or near another trusted device. This means you won’t have to authenticate whether you’re at home or near a Bluetooth device in your car, for example.
Use Widgets Already
Do you spend a lot of time swiping and digging through folders to discover your favorite apps? Simplify using widgets, which are live app windows that allow you to see your apps without having to open them. Use them to quickly check the weather, check your email, or control your music.
Long-press anywhere on a home screen page and select the widgets option from the pop-up menu. Swipe through a list of apps (not all apps have widgets), tap the one you want, and drag it into an open area. To fit everything on your home screen, you can change the size and shape of a widget.
Maintain the Battery Going
Do you possess a Samsung phone or tablet? If this is the case, you have access to the Bixby virtual assistant, which you have almost certainly never used. If you’re tired of accidently activating Bixby by hitting the side button, you can turn off the feature entirely and reassign the side key to something more useful.
Disable Bixby Routines under Settings > Advanced features, then tap Side key. You can now adjust the side button’s function and exclude Bixby from the equation. Change the press and hold action to open the power off menu, and make a double press either launch the camera or open a new app.
Keep the Battery Going
The most inconvenient thing your phone can do is run out of battery power when you need it the most. Smartphone batteries are larger and more powerful than ever before, but displays are as well, meaning power can be sucked away faster than you know. There are a few things you can do to extend the life of your phone, but using Power Saving Mode is the best option.
This functionality will be available on all Android smartphones, albeit certain manufacturers may offer more options than others. This mode is hidden within the Battery options, and it allows you to reduce CPU speed, brightness, and even app availability. Some phones may also include a number of preset power-saving levels.
If you don’t want unneeded apps to function in the background and drain your battery, you can put them to sleep. Look for a setting called “background usage limitations” or something along those lines. You may then tell your phone to put unneeded apps to sleep and set precise restriction levels for certain apps.
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