Make your Android phone feel rejuvenated again with these quick tricks

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Taking a few minutes to adjust your Android settings can pay off big.

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The temperatures are rising and the flowers are blooming – spring is finally here. During this time of growth, birth and spring cleaning, keep in mind Android phone. whether that or Android 12 It’s on your phone yet, there are plenty of ways to update and tweak your phone to make it feel like new again.

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First, detoxify the outside of your phone, as you likely put it near your face every day. Learn how Clean the outside of your phone the right way without destroying the screen.

Next, dig deeper into your phone software. Investing just a few minutes can convert you to Android phone to something that looks and feels new – at least until you can upgrade. Read on to find five simple tips to reorganize, reorganize, and customize your Android phone.

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You can also uninstall apps using the Play Store.

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Delete all forgotten apps

Take a few minutes to browse your home screen or app drawer and delete any and all apps you no longer use. Not only do these apps take up precious storage space, but they likely have access to personal information or permissions you agreed to when you first launched the app.

The method for deleting an app can vary depending on who makes your device, but I covered all the bases in this post. Read on if you don’t see the Uninstall option after long pressing the app icon.

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the left: Files app on Pixel 3. right: My files on Galaxy S10 Plus.

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Get rid of old files to free up storage space

After removing any old apps, free up more storage space by browsing the files saved on your Android phone. It’s so easy to forget all the files you’ve downloaded at random – like your take-out list for a new place on the road or a GIF sent by a friend. These files will add up. The quickest and easiest way to manage your phone storage is to use the pre-installed Files app.

In fact, some phones use a different version of the same app. On Samsung, for example, it’s called My Files. on Pixel ($445 at Amazon) Variety, it’s just files. On the OnePlus 9It’s the file manager – you get the point.

I recommend opening the app drawer on your phone and accessing Files. Odds are that this will reveal whatever your phone maker is connected to.

Start by checking a file Downloads The folder, where you can either delete files you no longer want or move them to somewhere like Google Drive.

Most file apps will also detect any large files that are saved on your device. For example, the OnePlus 9 Pro file manager app has a dedicated section in the app for files that take up a lot of space.

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Your options for designing your home screen are endless.

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Tweak your home screen settings to get a new look

One of the best parts of Android is how much it completely customizes the look of your phone. From installing app icon packs to completely replacing the launcher your phone is using, there are plenty of options to customize your phone.

While you can certainly move on to modifying launchers and installing app icons, start by looking in the home screen settings your phone already offers. I do this occasionally and surprisingly subtle tweaks to aspects like the layout of the app can make it look like a brand new phone.

Press and hold an empty area of ​​your Home screen, then select home settings (or some variation of that). This will open your home screen options, where you can customize various settings.

Read more: here they are Best Features of Android 12 and some hidden features we found

Settings such as application network size. It might seem like a simple change to go from a grid of 4×5 applications to a 5×5, but that extra column can make a big difference (the same can be said for shrinking the grid).

This is also where you’ll find settings for things like swiping down on the home screen to view notifications instead of having to swipe down from the top of the screen.

Go to your phone’s settings and try setting up your home screen.

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Device settings are easily overlooked, but it’s important to get your device right.

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Optimize your device settings

Talking about settings now is a good time to go ahead and change any settings that were bothering you. I have Settings roundup You’ll want to change and customize on any Android phone to get the most out of it.

For example, turning on dark mode not only improves the appearance of the application, but also saves battery life. And yes, I even show you how to stop app icons from automatically appearing on your home screen.

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Use the permission manager to control which apps have access to your data.

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Customize your privacy options

Before you take a break, do yourself and your Android phone one last service – double-check your privacy settings.

open the Settings application and then click Privacy > Permission manager. Go through each category to see which apps currently have access to your personal data trove. Are you looking for an application that does not want to access your location? Turn it off. The same goes for contacts, calendar or camera.

It doesn’t take long to go through each section, and even if it does, it’s well worth the effort.

After you are done making mods on your Android phone, check it out Hidden features that you will definitely love. There is, too Document Scanner Makes it easy to make digital copies of paperwork. And have a look at All the reasons to consider buying a Pixel phone.