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Download These Apps To Make Your An Android Power User
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Android is the most popular computing platform in the world thanks in part to how fast it has evolved over the years. Google is always adding new features and making changes to existing ones, and OEMs like Samsung and LG can add their own stuff on top of that. It can be hard to keep up, so we’ve gathered the 25 best tips for your Android phone right here.

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Configure a secure lock screen

Android phones all offer various forms of secure lock screens. Most phones will prompt you to do this during setup now, and you should. The defaults are PIN, pattern, and password. Some devices also offer fingerprint security and device-specific things like Samsung's iris scanner on the Note 7. To control your lock screen, head to the system settings, and find the Security menu. Some phones have a separate lock screen menu instead. You will need to have a secure lock screen to use features like Android Pay and factory reset protection.
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[img]Configure a secure lock screen Android phones all offer various forms of secure lock screens. Most phones will prompt you to do this during setup now, and you should. The defaults are PIN, pattern, and password. Some devices also offer fingerprint security and device-specific things like Samsung's iris scanner on the Note 7. To control your lock screen, head to the system settings, and find the Security menu. Some phones have a separate lock screen menu instead. You will need to have a secure lock screen to use features like Android Pay and factory reset protection.[/img]
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Disable/uninstall bloatware

Most phones come with some apps pre-installed that you won't want to keep around. Luckily, they can be dealt with these days. Some pre-installed bloat can be uninstalled normally by using the Play Store or finding it in the app settings menu. However, anything that's part of the system image is non-removable. What you can do is disable it by opening the app menu from the main system settings and finding the app in your list. Right at the top will be a "Disable" button that removes it from your app drawer and prevents it from running in the background.
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Set up adoptable storage (on some devices)

One of the cooler additions to Android 6.0 Marshmallow was adoptable external storage. It finally makes microSD cards first-class storage by merging them with the internal storage. Not all phones with card slots have this feature enabled, but many budget devices with limited internal storage do. When you insert the card, you'll be presented with the option of portable or internal storage. Internal storage will adopt the card as a part of the system, so important data can be stored there automatically and expand your total internal storage. The only drawback is that the card will be formatted and encrypted such that it only works in that device. To use it for anything else, you have to completely reset it and move all data back to your phone's internal flash.
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Add mobile data tracking

Data caps are common across mobile carriers, and data rates just keep getting faster. To make sure you don't blow through your monthly allotment, visit the data usage menu in the system settings. Some phones call this something a little different, but it's always right near the top. Here, you can set your plan reset date, create a warning threshold, and even have data automatically disabled when you're about to incur an overage.
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