Android Phone Tricks to Remember
Part of the Android Phones For Dummies
An Android phone is a handy tool, but it can easily become a time sink. Here is an assortment of handy time-saving tricks to keep in mind to boost your productivity with (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.
Press and hold a key on the onscreen keyboard to confirm that your stubby fingers have selected the right character.
Spread your fingers to zoom into a web page, where it's much easier to click on links.
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 button until the phone jiggles.
When you're on the phone, press the power button to lock the phone and turn off the touchscreen.
When downloading updates and new apps, or for faster web browsing — and especially to avoid data overcharges — activate the phone WiFi.
Use the Search soft button to look for things on the phone, on the Internet, or in a specific app.