If you’ve just picked up a new Android phone, then you might have noticed that there are already a fair few apps on it. Since you haven’t had a chance to connect to the Google Play Store to download your faves yet, you might be a little confused about these instant apps. This is what we call bloatware, and we’re going to be taking a look at what it is, why you might not want it, and how to get rid of it. So if you’re looking to improve your phone’s performance and free up some memory space, keep reading!
For a long time, storage was one of the most expensive parts of a new mobile phone. Sure, buying a small 4GB or 8 GB device was pretty cheap. More than that though, and you’d be paying a fair chunk of change. However, times are changing, and with more people using cloud storage, and even internal storage becoming cheaper, plus the advent of SD cards, mobile storage isn’t quite the problem that it used to be. However, with the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system, there’s a new storage choice on the market: adoptable storage. What is it? How does it work? Do you really want to use it? That’s what we’re here to find out!
Phone memory is a controversial issue, with some people thinking more storage is better, and others thinking that expensive extra memory just isn’t worth paying for. In all but the lowest category of smart phones, 16 GB is pretty much the minimum that you’re going to see nowadays. And whether you’re getting a contract phone or just want to save a few pounds, a 16 GB device is going to be your cheapest option. However, that memory is going to fill up pretty fast. That’s why we’re taking a look at how you can survive that 16 GB phone, so if you’ve got memory issues, then read on!
If you’re an Android user, then chances are that your phone has an SD card slot. However, this is a feature that a lot of people ignore, simply because they don’t think about the benefits of using it! We’re taking a look at all you need to know about SD cards, and how to make the most of them, making your life easier (and your phone faster!).
You likely use it multiple times a day, but is it safe and secure? From apps to email to accessing your bank online, here are some of the best ways to secure your smartphone.
Putting a passcode on your phone is generally considered a good thing to do. With most of us keeping a whole bunch of personal information on our smart phones the last thing we want is for someone else to be able to get into our mobile. But what happens if you’ve forgotten your code? We’re taking a look at what your options are (and not all of them include losing all your data!).
If you’re an Android user then chances are that your phone is currently hiding a little secret from you. No, not a virus, we mean a helpful secret. In 2013 Google automatically began adding a little app called Google Settings to Android devices, and since then regular updates have added more and more functions to the app. Not only is this an app that most people aren’t making the most of, it’s one that many people don’t even know that they have. So we’re taking a look at that mysterious Google Settings App to see just what exactly it can do for you.