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Is Your Smartphone Smart, Or Is It Just A Phone? Here Are 10 Tricks To Make It Smarter

By Arkadeep Deb, 19 April 2017


It remains no secret where Android was derived from. But one the source code for this inspired operating system became open-source, the possibilities were limitless. The testament is the shiniest Android device in the market, be it high-end or budge-end, packed to the brim with the latest version that has not only made life easier, revolutionized portable entertainment but has also made communication more sophisticated. The Android device comes with a host of tweakable feature including a Developer Mode which is invoked after a few furtive taps on the Android version number in the ‘About Phone’ section. But do you know all the basic as well as advanced-level settings which can optimize your device’s performance or increase its utility manifolds. Let us have a look at these 10 common to virtually unknown tricks to make your Android smartphone smarter:

1 The ‘Disable’ button

Not as frequently used as its cousin, the ‘Uninstall’ button, it is a safer alternative than the uninstall option as it ensures application data cache is not lost. The application is removed from the app drawer and prevented from running in the background.

The ‘Disable’ button

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2 Android Device Manager

The digital age has little respect for privacy and security and to this intent, the android device manager has the capability to track your phone’s location should be lost while on silent or stolen. It can also be used to remotely wipe sensitive information from your phone by doing a full-blown remote data-wipe.

Android Device Manager

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3 The DND Settings

The DND Settings or the Do Not Disturb Settings are responsible for ensuring your smartphone does not end up becoming a botheration to your schedule. It is much more sophisticated than the “profile” system on the Symbian device which we are familiar with, as it allows you to choose from a wider range of notifications such as system notifications and contacts profile specific DND options.

The DND Settings

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