tips for android

1. Activate the Android Power Strip

One of the most important features of Android 2.1 is its built-in power widget. Here, you can quickly disconnect all features that destroy the phone, such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS Battery Killer. Long press on the screen and insert it into the widgets section.

2. Android call testing

If you’re a crazy caller, Android is there for you. Open the contact list of the person you are currently avoiding and select Menu Options. From here you can capture all incoming calls from this person directly to voicemail. Give people a brush with Android.

3. Set custom ringtones

Alternatively, if you like to chat with people, the same screen allows you to assign a specific ringtone to each call stored in your contacts directory.

4. Set your alarm clock on your task killer

A common mistake, this. We are always told about the (undeniable) importance of using a task manager to extend the battery life of Android, and if you want to go down that route you are welcome. However, when you kill all your activities to save battery life, remember that your alarm clock is a real task – kill that and you’ll wake up in a panic at 10:15 the next morning.

5. Organize items into folders

While Steve Jobs recently did a great thing by allowing iOS users to organize things into folders, Android Online Training has been doing that for years. Do you like a quick home screen shortcut for your favorite starred contacts? Long press on the Home screen and do so.

6. Rename Android folders

Also, once you have done that, customizing things to perfection may rename folders. Just open a folder, and long press on its name in the top bar to display the Top Secret naming field.

7. Check the date

Probably one of the smallest non-paper features is the date tracking center. Press the notification bar at the top left of the screen. It tells you what day it is. Go ahead, try it. It will.

8. Insert your SD card

Also available in the notifications field is the Mount option. Most new Android users have failed at this barrier, as inserting your SD card is a bad step that needs to be taken before it can appear as an external drive to copy data. Attach it, mount it, and copy it.

9. Set up your keyboard launcher shortcuts

One of the reasons many people still love their QWERTY keyboards is Google’s installation of a reliable old shortcut app for Android. The phone has a fully customizable collection of app launcher shortcuts, located under Settings; Applications; Quick Launch.

10. Download many Android wallpapers

One thing that makes Android 2.1 swish slightly and more fun than the previous unfortunate ones is its Live Wallpaper support – a dynamic image format that brings your home screen. There is a battery life that can be overlooked by doing so, but in return, you get a phone that looks cool. What a life it is all about, isn’t it? Search for Android Market for Live Wallpaper – there are many loads.

11. Easy zoom

A little teeny feature, this, but very useful when using all five of your home screens – or a more user-friendly interface. Touching the dots next to the dock at the bottom of the screen reveals a small list of icons for all home screens, allowing you to move from Screen 1 to Screen 5 without wearing a groove on your screen surface.

12. Install Navigation shortcut on Android

Android 2.1 allows users to set local cuts in the Maps Navigation satnav app. As long as you have one of the latest Google Maps updates, you can choose one of your Navigation routes and paste it directly into the shortcut on the Home screen – creating a one-click launcher for your favorite trip.

13. Set your zoom level twice with a double tap

For phones that do not support multi-touch zoom, you can greatly control your zoom to browse the web with the browser settings page. Change your view to Close if you want the page to fly as close as you double-tap on the screen, or leave it to Remote; if you enjoy getting text only a little closer when you double-tap.

14. Resize Android browser font size

From the same menu, you can also choose the font size of your browser. Your appropriate settings will vary depending on your screen size, resolution, and visual acuity, but a few minutes to set up so that pages are readable will save many hours of accumulating size in the years to come.

15. Search web pages

Menu; Finding a page allows you to search for specific words on web pages if you don’t mind reading the item as the author intended.

By Anurag Rathod

Anurag Rathod is an Editor of, who is passionate for app-based startup solutions and on-demand business ideas. He believes in spreading tech trends. He is an avid reader and loves thinking out of the box to promote new technologies.