Although millennials and younger generations have been born into the smartphone generation, our parents and grandparents are finally embracing it. If you have an older family member who needs their smartphone to be as easy as Nokia 3310, simply make Android senior-friendly.

Samsung’s Android devices offer “Easy Mode” for years now, and you can get it on any Android device. Apart from the Easy Mode, there are other ways to make Android senior-friendly for your beloved elders.

Step 1: Install “Easy Mode” on Android

The easiest way to make an Android device even more user-friendly is by replacing the stock home screen with “Easy Mode” Launcher. If you don’t have this feature built into your device, you can get it with the help of launchers on the Google Play Store.

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make Android senior-friendly

Launcher apps like Wiser and Necta are two great examples that make Android senior-friendly. By replacing the home screen with simple and large icons, these apps keep the unnecessary clutter away from the hands of your seniors. Simply download these “Easy Mode” launcher apps and make them the default launcher on the Android device.

Download Wiser from the Google Play Store

Download Necta from the Google Play Store

Step 2: Make the keyboard more user-friendly

One of the biggest hurdles for seniors when getting used to a smartphone is its virtual keyboard. Since the buttons are smaller and highly touch responsive, they often end up writing the wrong words and auto-correct is not their friend either.

make Android senior-friendly

To put them at ease when typing, disable all the add-on features, such as Auto-correction, Voice input and more. Simple head over to the Settings->Language & Input and disable all the unnecessary features that you can find.

Step 3: Increase the font sizes

Possibly the most useful feature to make Android senior-friendly is the ability to increase the relatively minuscule font size. Fortunately, you can increase the font size directly from the Android’s Settings app.

make Android senior-friendly

Open up the “Display” section in the Settings app and tap on “Font Size”, which should be set to “Normal” by default. Change the font size to “Large” or even “Huge”, and it will greatly help if your relative has a weak vision.

Do you have any tips that you have undertaken to make Android senior-friendly for your parents or grandparents? Let us know in the comments section below.

Source: WonderHowTo

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