Andriod OS Hacks & Tips

Google’s mobile operating system, Android, has been around in one form or another for 8 years now. By providing the software as open source – meaning you can modify what it can do, if you know how – the community surrounding Android have dedicated a lot of hours to making it run better. Developers and hobbyists alike have found ways to make Android a better operating system, from streamlining certain background operations to making the appearance more user friendly. This post looks to outline some of the best hacks and tips available for the Android OS. These hacks are all perfectly safe and can seriously improve how you interact with Google’s mobile software.

 

Keep Your Smartphone Sharp With Maintenance App’s

One of the best tips that will ensure you get the most out of your device is to regularly perform maintenance that will clear RAM, cache and junk files. Now, even if these terms are foreign to you, worry not. There are some great apps available for free on the marketplace that will do all of the heavy lifting for you, such as the All-In-One-Toolbox or Memory Boost applications. It is recommended to run these apps when your device seems to be a little sluggish, and it can really improve your devices performance.

 

Customize Your Device However You Want

One of Apple’s biggest shortfalls is their need to control how you as a user experience their products. The iPhone’s software, iOS, is very pretty and works great, but there is no room for customization. Android, however, begs you to customize your device. From your lock and home screen to the overall appearance of your devices screen, there are a myriad of ways to change your device to meet your tastes. One of the best ways to get started with customizing your smartphone is to look at the Nova Launcher app, which opens the doors for bespoking how your phone looks, acts and responds to your commands.

 

Discover Developer Mode

Android’s developer mode would be pretty impossible to find on your own, which only adds to its allure. Go to your device settings, click on ‘about phone’, and tap on your build number seven times. If executed correctly, you should now be able to see the developer options in your system settings. There is a lot that you can do here that will make your device a little bit punchier, but one of the easiest and most noticeable for amateurs is to tweak your animation scale. This can reduce the time it takes for animations to run through on your device, making everything feel faster.

by Simon Lee