Today we share with you 6 Useful Tips and Tricks For Smartphone , you probably don’t know every tip and hack in the book to get the most from your device.
1. Disable background data for your non-essential apps.
“Many apps run in the background, even when you’re not using them. This makes sense for things like email and social media, where you might want to know the minute you get a new message or comment, but do you really need your games, notes, and music players gobbling up battery resources 24/7?
“With iOS, you can turn off background data on an app-by-app basis. Go to Settings—>General—>Background App Refresh, and select apps to turn off.
“With Android, you can “restrict background data” for each app. Go to Settings—>Data usage. Tap on your app of choice, then scroll to the bottom to restrict background data on cellular networks.
2. Disable app notifications that you don’t really need.
Most of the apps run background, and send notification randomly which is not really need you. Its annoying you much more. If you want to turn them off, and you are on Jelly Bean 4.1 and above, here’s how. On any of your unwanted notifications in your notification bar, long press on the notification for a message box to appear. Tap on App Info > Untick Show Notifications > OK.”
3. Don’t use your smartphone while charging it.
It reduces battery life to a large extent. Most phones run on Li-ion batteries and these batteries have a limited charge cycle after which they need to be replaced.”
4. Enable the smart lock
Turning on a secure lock screen as explained above is important to keep your data safe, but it can be a pain to input a code. You can avoid that with Smart Lock You’ll find this feature tucked away in the security menu on most devices. It includes different ways of bypassing the secure lock screen. You can keep your phone unlocked when you’re in a certain place (like home), when a device like a smartwatch is connected, or when the phone sees your face with the front-facing camera. You can even have multiple Smart Lock modules enabled at the same time. So for example, you could force the secure lock method only when you’re away from home and the phone gets far enough away from your smartwatch to disconnect.
5. Make sure your photos back up automatically
6. If data usage is a major concern, use Wi-Fi exclusively while traveling.
“Simply put your device in airplane mode and keep the Wi-Fi radio turned on. This means you won’t be charged anything if someone tries to call your phone or text message. Your carrier will think you’re phone is turned off. You may even be able to access free Wi-Fi hotspots at your hotel, local cafes, or public parks.
“Access to Wi-Fi allows you to check emails, upload pictures to social media sites, and surf the Web. You can even call folks at home using a voice over IP or video conference app, like Skype or FaceTime.
“The biggest downside to this approach is, of course, Wi-Fi’s limited range. By going exclusively Wi-Fi calls, you’ll be limiting your Internet access to times when you are in a hotspot. What’s more, friends and family won’t be able to call or text message while you’re away.”