Your Android Phone: Get more out of it

One of the greatest great things about Android smartphones is that they are highly customizable. You can customize everything from your home screen to the way you access documents and download apps. Fortunately, customizing your Android smartphone is not very difficult. Follow these suggestions to design your smartphone to fit your life.

One-Touch Dialing
We all have people that we call regularly. With Android phones, you are able to set up one-touch dialing for those people. Simply press your finger on an open space on your screen until a menu opens. Then select the “Shortcuts” option. Chose Direct Dial and select the person you would like to set out of your contacts. Now you can call that individual by pressing one button.

Saving Time Searching the Web
You can customize your Android phone so you spend less time looking for your preferred Web pages, too, by moving your top Internet sites directly to your phone’s home screen. Do this by pressing and holding onto any site listed in your browser’s bookmarks. Soon, a list of options will pop up. Press the “Add Shortcut to Home” option, and the selected Web page will now appear on your phone’s home page.

Organizing with Folders
Creating folders on your Android phone can help you keep everything organized, from your contacts to work documents. To create folders on your home screen, press a blank space on the screen. When the menu pops up, choose “Folders.” This will let you create folders and name them. Then, simply, drag and drop documents, images, and files into these folders.

Posted on: 12.09.11