Using your Android phone is of course easy with all the usual business using apps and getting other advantages that come with android-based devices. But did you know that you can still enjoy quite some more stuff on your Android phone if you realized the untapped potential that lies in that little stuff you see there but don’t quite pay much attention to. Let’s talk about them.

The widget is something you come across every time you are using your Android device. This is normally a selected functionality of app that has been minimized or shrunken and put on your homescreen. You can widgets without necessarily having to open an application. For example, you can create a detailed monthly calendar just like the one you hang on your office wall using the calendar widget. It can even be a weekly calendar with details of events and appointments depending on your preference. You can also set up your favorite playlist using the music widget, from where you can play your selected category without having to open the music player app. You can also use the emails widget to get notifications on recent and urgent messages. Maximizing the use of widgets is pretty much fun and efficient in the sense that a lot of time and energy is saved for other purposes.

One thing to note is that your phone functions like a PC. In as much the same way that all files stored in a PC can be viewed from the windows, the files and applications on your phone can all be viewed from the file manager. They are arranged in files and icons that may be alphabetically placed depending on what view suits you best. This is a store for every application on your phone and is, therefore, a nice place to set all your files and apps in good order as you deem best for your user satisfaction. Therefore, maintenance of all your files and apps as well as deletion of those that do not add much value to you is one task that is quite easy on the file manager and helps you keep your work organized and neat.

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Bloatware or unwanted apps can be quite a nuisance sometimes, especially when you need some space in your RAM. Phone manufacturers put every form of app that may be considered useful in phone usage, from the obligatory useful apps to the ones that almost have no use at all. While rooting may not be an alternative for everyone, Android gives you the privilege of disabling such apps. While deleting such apps is impossible, disabling them removes them from the list of apps that you are using to another list from which you can activate the bloatware in future if needed.

The Android Device Manager comes as a relief if you have ever lost your Android phone and fear the same thing ever happening again. This is a hybrid in-built application on Android devices that helps you track down your phone provided it’s enlisted under a Google account and GPS enabled with a working data connection. All you need to do is log in to your Google account using any other device with internet connection from where you can lock your missing Android device, wipe off any data that you may fear losing to unscrupulous hands, then send a ringing signal to the phone, which enables it to ring even in silent or vibratory mode, with the hope of finding it in between the folds or any hidden corners nearby.

There’s pretty much more to know on how you can get the best out your Android device. The ball lies in your court. Explore all the possible chances on your Android phone by simply taking a closer look on those things that you simply ignore everyday.

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