1. “My device” activate the find

This is pretty much the most important adjustment – and therefore also the first, I make a new Android phone. Is enabled find My device , I can find out about other Android devices or a web browser, where my Smartphone is. I lost it, can I have the device play a sound and a message on the screen, so that an honest Finder can return it. The Finder is not so honest, or the phone was stolen, can I lock it remotely, or delete.

To Turn it on to type in the settings security & privacy and My find . Then you have to switch the little switch to “on” if it is not enabled already.

2. Keyboard clicks

a Few functions I find so superfluous as Clicking an on-screen keyboard. Who wants to? his fellow men when typing messages with an endless stream of clicking sounds nervous

So I go in the settings and uncheck sound/Other sound settings both the glazed tones that is Selected with the Touchscreen .

3. Offline dictation

especially if I’m walking, say I messages instead of typing them on the on-screen keyboard. Usually it is much faster, also I don’t have to look at the screen and I can’t concentrate on my surroundings. On Android phones this is even if you are offline.

The way is long. You have to tap at the very bottom, in the settings System, languages & input , on-screen keyboard and finally input voice . Now you select under languages the languages you want to use. I also enable the Voice Match . This feature ensures that Google devices recognize me by my voice.

Offline speech recognition I then download the language packs, I need to be able to texts even without Internet access to dictate. Google’s filter function to Offensive words block I turn.

4. One-handed keyboard

In environments where I’d rather not dictate, because of too many Strangers might be listening, such as in the subway, I type messages rather enable. Because I am a notorious one-handed typists, and at the same time, Smartphones with large screens, I like the ability to use a on the right-hand part of the Screen compressed keyboard.

I call settings/System/language & input/on-screen keyboard/Gboard/settings and under Layout the point keyboard side of fix and choose keyboard to the right fixed . I want to use later, but the wide variant, I tap to the left of the keyboard on the icon with four diverging arrows to bring them up to full size.

5. Photos

the device I use more than one Android-and some of them have cameras. That’s why I want all my photos together in one place: in the photos App on the different devices.

I open the photos App, click the top left of the icon with the three horizontal lines, and then click settings . Under the point Backup & Sync I activate Backup & Sync and select upload size the High quality (free unlimited storage) . So I’m making sure all my images are saved in Google’s Cloud.

6. Quick settings

you can reach The quick settings in Android devices, by stroking from the top to the bottom. Important functions are available for quick access. For example, you can quickly change the screen brightness or Bluetooth, and the flashlight function will turn on.

What functionality is also accessible, depends on the manufacturer. Google-Pixel-Smartphones have less options than, for example, those of Huawei.

to change which functions appear in the quick settings, tap on the pencil icon that is depending on the model, time above, time below the function icons, and move the icons where you want them.

7. Bloatware

remove equip A stupid Scam of some mobile phone manufacturers, their devices with so-called Bloatware, so for most users, useless software offerings. Sometimes the office Apps are, but often games that are initially free of charge, to entice the player, but then so-called In-App purchases, the games are financed. Sometimes there are also simple Apps, for which one has no use, and the claim, therefore, is unnecessary storage space. to remove

To those Apps, you look in the settings the point Apps tap on the Apps and searches the list that appears, the App in question. You have to tap on the entry for the App, you will find there, in the best case, a Button with the name Uninstall . Tapping the button will remove the App from the phone.

This does not work with all Apps. Because some Apps are important for the System, because the manufacturer Apps can also be quasi-fixed in the device. In such cases, it helps to, at least, to disable an unwanted App by clicking on the corresponding Button. The entry in the App is received, the App self but consumes less memory, and no power. Updates to these Apps are reactivated, however, sometimes.

8. Please do not

at Night, I want to have to disturb my peace. I don’t want to know, if me someone has posted a new message, if there is important breaking news or if one of my search assignments at the classifieds portal a new hit.

To ensure that the phone stays at night, I open in the settings the section sounds and Not bother . Although I’m in the mode, “ Not disturb ” switch on manually, and prefer the automatic, I can specify in the Scheduled , when you place the device quiet in the evening and in the morning again to unmute is to me.

9. Night shift for the on-screen

Smartphone screens usually give a relatively cold bluish light. During the day, that’s fine, but if it is dark out, you can have this kind of light negative effects on sleep. Cheaper it is, therefore, the character of the screen, lighting in the dark to a warmer shade of yellow switch.

we could do This manually, but Google has designed an automatic night light mode. You activated on Google mobile phones in the settings Display/night light . On other devices you select in the settings the point display and color and eye protect and eyes save . One chooses plan a time, changed the hue a day automatically at the desired time.

10. The thing a name

When I setup a new Smartphone, it is named automatically with its product name. You can so, I don’t like. So I give the device in the settings under System/About phone/device-name is a unique name. Really important, the not, but good for the Karma.

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