Get More Out of Your Android Phone

by | Dec 9, 2011 | Hardware

There’s a significant difference between Android smartphones and Apple’s iPhones. Android phones, powered by Google, allow for an impressive level of customization. Android phones are open source. Which means you can customize anything from your Android phone’s home screen to the way you download apps and programs. This allows for a lot of freedom and best of all, customizing your Android smartphone isn’t much of a task. Simply follow the tips below to create a smartphone that’s as distinctive as you are.

One-Touch Dialing

We all have people that we call regularly. With Android phones, you are able to set up one-touch dialing for those people. Simply press your finger on an open space on your screen until a menu opens. Then select the “Shortcuts” option. Chose Direct Dial and choose the person you wish to set out of your contacts. Now you can call that individual by pressing one button.

Saving Time Searching the Web

You can personalize your Android phone so you spend less time searching for your favorite Websites, too, by moving your top Internet sites right to your phone’s home screen. Do this by pressing and holding onto any site listed in your browser’s bookmarks. Soon, a list of options will pop up. Press the “Add Shortcut to Home” option, and the selected Web page will now appear on your phone’s home page.

Organizing with Folders

By creating folders on your Android phone, you can better organize everything from your contacts to your most crucial work documents by grouping these things into their own folders. For example, if you are working on an important project for work, you can create a new folder that’s reserved for documents, Web addresses, and contact numbers associated with this specific project. To make folders, press on a blank space on your phone’s screen. When your list of options pops up, press “Folders.” This will allow you to create your own folder and name it. You can then drag and drop important documents, images, and files into these folders.