10 Android Phone Tricks to Remember
Part of the Android Phones For Dummies Cheat Sheet
You'll feel like an expert user on the Android phone with this assortment of handy, time-saving tricks. Use them to boost your productivity — or your hopeless addiction to your Android phone:
Dictation! You can speak into the phone as an effective and quick alternative to using the onscreen keyboard.
Quickly switch between apps by using the Recent icon. If your phone doesn't have a Recent icon, long-press the Home icon.
You can add icons and widgets to Home screen pages.
Whenever possible, try to use the phone's Wi-Fi Internet connection to avoid incurring mobile data surcharges.
Press and hold a key on the onscreen keyboard to peruse alternative characters.
Spread your fingers to zoom into a web page, which makes clicking links much easier.
If your phone features a pointing device (trackball or arrows on a physical keyboard), you can use it to hop between links on a web page.
Quickly put the phone into vibration mode by pressing the Down Volume key until the phone vibrates.
When you're on the phone, press the Power/Lock key to lock the phone and turn off the touchscreen.
Use the Search icon to look for things on the phone, on the Internet, or in a specific app.