Finding your way through all that an Android smartphone has to offer makes it more efficient to employ them. Though there is no Android manual to make you an expert a few tips may help be more of a pro with your Android device.

Connecting between a variety devices

From accessing your WhatsApp messages from any other device, sending texts messages from a PC to link sharing between devices, an Android app such as Pushbullet is what you need.Simply download the app on all your gadgets including your PC browser and discover just how seamless it is to access all your messages as well as your stored links, on any device that you are connected to. Rather than forwarding images or links via email to access them on a different device, use the Pushbullet app if you want to be an Android pro.

Maximize your audio experience

Most smartphones don’t particularly offer the best when it comes to audio quality. Even though Bluetooth speakers and earphones enhance the sound capacity, they don’t do much when it comes to the tone, bass or richness.An Android smartphone pro doesn’t settle for this, and employs the digital audio enhancement programs available to resolve this. On your phone’s audio settings or the settings/ equalizer of your favorite music app and toggle the controls and effect options to setup the audio quality per your preference. Enable and disable different settings to find out what sounds better in your ears.

Get rid of “bloatware”

Most users choose to keep the apps that come preloaded on their phones. In some cases they may be helpful, however there a ton of third-party apps that would perform more efficiently.A smartphone pro gets rid of these apps immediately. Different phones have different ways for doing this; on a Sony device, you can uninstall the apps, for Samsung models you have the option to disable them whereas for LG devices you are only allowed to hide them.  If your phone does not allow the bloatware deletion then consider getting root permissions to have full access. However, you could skip rooting your device and disable the apps to conserve your phone’s RAM.

Apply Voice Commands

“OK, Google” is the only thing you need to take advantage of a variety of voice commands that can greatly enhance your Android experience.

Add bookmarks to your home screen

Most browsers come with feature that allows you to create a launcher on your home screen that redirects to the bookmarked site. The Samsung default browser places a small ‘favorite’ icon on your home screen, while a site icon is pinned on the Chrome browser which allows easy access to your most preferred sites. This uses less of your system resources as well as being data-friendly.

Automate everything

Using our smartphones has become part of our everyday life, employing the same tasks, during the same time of day in a certain place, day by day. That is why a pro would ensure that things such as weather notifications, or sending messages are setup automatically.An application such as Tasker or IF by IFTTT helps you create a variety of automations, which ensure that you spend less time performing repetitive tasks.How do you get more out of your Android smartphone? Let us know in the comments.

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What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool

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