For most of us, our smart phone is the key to our lives. We use our phones for banking, messaging, internet surfing, blog posting, fitness, and a whole slew of other things. The upshot of all this is that our phones tend to contain a whole lot of personal information, which is why you might want to consider encrypting your Android smart phone. Or not. We’re here to tell you the pros and cons of encryption, and how to go about it if you decide that encryption is right for you. So let’s get started!
Since nearly all of us have a smart phone these days, it stands to reason that some of us are going to be better users than others. Some people can root an Android and customise it in minutes, whilst others of us struggle to change a ring tone. But good smart phone use isn’t only about tech stuff, it’s also about manners. Those little plastic and metal rectangles can provoke a lot of anger if not used correctly. That’s why we’ve put together our list of smart phone etiquette, so that you know what the do’s don’ts of smart phone use are. Ready? Then let’s get to the commandments of using your mobile…
Find it tough to remember all your account passwords? Or, even worse, do you find it so difficult to remember different passwords that you just use the same password for everything? If phone and account security is important to you, then decent, separate passwords are key. But if you don’t have a great memory, then help is at hand, all you need to do is download one of these great password manager apps!
So, that awesome smart phone of yours has suddenly decided that it doesn’t want to drink its juice? A phone that doesn’t charge is a very common problem, and whilst you might be panicking, there’s a good chance that you don’t need to buy a new phone. There are really two problems here, though the solutions are pretty much the same. Maybe your phone just won’t charge at all. Or maybe it charges so slowly that it’s using up the juice before it can get stocked up for later. Whatever your problem, you might want to try some of these simple fixes before rushing out to buy a brand new smart phone…
The Google Play Store is packed full of awesome apps, many of which you’ll want to download. However, the store isn’t without its bugs. If you’ve ever had the frustrating experience of finding a great app, trying to download it, and then getting an error code and no download, you’ll know what we’re talking about. Fortunately, for most of the common error codes there are work arounds, which mean that you don’t have to miss out on that app that you want so desperately. We’re here to tell you how to fix the most popular error codes, so you can always have the apps that you want.
Every smart phone comes with a built in internet browser, which is pretty handy if you think about it. But most of us don’t think about it much at all. In that flurry of downloading activity when you first get your new phone it’s unlikely that you’re going to be downloading a new internet browser. But whilst that default browser does do its job, there might be a better choice out there for you. Don’t believe us? Then check out this list. No matter what your needs are, there’s a perfect internet browser for you!
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!
Mobile data has always been the most expensive part of any phone plan, and with unlimited data plans becoming more and more rare these days, most of us have a data limit that we need to keep to. Exceeding that limit can get pricey and fast, so it’s in your own best interests to use as little mobile data as possible, and that’s why we’re here, to tell you exactly how to cut that mobile data use. So, let’s get started.
If you’re lucky enough to have a brand new, top end mobile, then you might find that you’ve got USB-Type C charging. But what is it? USB-Type C is maybe one of the best developments in mobile tech right now, and whilst it might not be that exciting, it is going to have a large effect on your life, whether you like it or not. So we’re here to take a look at USB-Type C and tell you all you need to know about it!