This is an era of smartphones as our life revolves around these pockets –sized gadgets to a large extent. Their impact is being felt everywhere—be it office, home, supermarkets, metro or roadside footpaths as you can see a huge army of ‘mobile zombies’ flipping their fingers on the shiny dots of their smartphones. And why they are ‘zombies’—this is because people are ready to consume every information served on the mobile platter.
Sure, making a call is still their fundamental feature, but it seems more a little stale feature. We are capable of doing so many things that its primary features sound more like secondary features. In fact, these gadgets are more like a tiny computer in our pockets.
Android features are so advanced that these can perform a computer-level operation in certain aspects of file management. These shiny little gadgets havea tremendous multitasking power that can boost your productivity to a whole new level. Here are the following 7 Android tips and tricks to enhance the power of your Android smartphone:
How to use Android device like an external hard drive
Sounds strange! But simply plug your Android smartphone into PC, it will show up this as an external hard drive. It allows you to browse through its folders; you can copy files and you can even drag and delete files as needed. However, it’s applicable just for Windows- based PCs. On Mac computers, you need to install an Android File Transfer program for the purpose.
How To transfer files between your Android smartphone to your computer
You can transfer files from your smartphone to your PC without any wireless connection. Just install a free app named Pushbullet on your Android smartphone, install its counterpart on your PC as well.
And voila: you can transfer any type of file such as image or document from smartphone to your computer in a matter of seconds. It works great even if your phone and PC are far away. You can also do the vice versa, just click on the browser extension to do that.
How to access your computer’s files from your smartphone
Sometimes we do wish to access our files from our home desktop computer. You can do this with Google’s free Chrome Remote Desktop app. You can reach to all of the data on your phone or tablet. Just install the app and snag the companion extension for your computer’s Chrome browser. After the setup is ready, you can safely view computer’s desktop on your smartphone. Now you can run programs, browse files, and do whatever you wish.
How to selectively sync your Android device to cloud
To add more cloud power in your smartphone, download and install an app ‘FolderSync’ on your phone. It acts as an extension of your cloud storage by creating an automatic sync between locally stored folders –and the folders lying in your cloud account.
Do you want to quickly transfer files from one smartphone to other? It’s one of the simplest things to do from the Android device. Simply tap the share command on any file access app, it shows the Android Beam option, and then follow the steps as suggested. However, these two devices need a near-field communication. The feature has a limitation; it’s possible to when it runs Android 5.0 or above.
How to setup an automatic phone unlock
“Smart unlock” is a hot new feature in Android 5.0 Lollipop. It allows you to setup the requirement of automatic removal of phone’s pin or passcode in well-defined locations. Just go to Settings > Security > Smart Lock > Trusted places and select your trusted place.
How to increase the battery life of your Android device
You are frustrated because of low battery power of your phone. Turn off Bluetooth and GPS, reduce screen brightness, remove the vibration mode in order to optimize, and enhance the battery capacity of your phone. These simple tips will help increase the battery capacity of your phone.
How to reduce your screen’s blue light emission
Twilight app allows you to sync your smartphone brightness and color settings according to sun cycle. It’s very much soothing to your brain