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5 Android Tips and Tricks to Get the Most Out of Your Phone

Right now, there’s a bunch of exciting Android phones on the market, from the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra to the Google Pixel 5. With so much choice, it’s hardly surprising that millions of people have purchased an Android phone, despite the popularity of iPhones.

Truth be told, Android phones come with a lot more features and benefits than iPhones. You should be happy about this, as it means there’s a lot more for you to sink your teeth into, from apps to customization options. So, if you want to learn how to get the most out of your Android device, check out these five tips and tricks.

1. Try out the different mobile games – through your web browser and
Google Play Store

Want to know the best part about being #TeamAndroid? Simple: it’s the sheer number of games you get access to. From your web browser to the Google Play Store, there are thousands of games for you to play. Even better, some games are exclusively available through Android and cannot be downloaded by iPhone users. For example, Fortnite Mobile (as of right now) is only available to mobile users with Android devices – not Apple.

If you want to access the best web browser games for Android, try Spin Palace New Zealand. They’ve got everything, from online pokies to video poker.

2. Customize widgets

For years now, Android users have had the freedom to customize the widgets on their home screens. To do this, all you have to do is:

  • Press and hold your desired widgets on the home screen
  • Drag them to Settings
  • Customize them however you like

With some widgets, you can change the colors as well as the actual icons themselves – so make sure to be creative.

3. Switch-up your keyboard

Rather than using the stock keyboard on your Android device, you should let your creativity run wild by customizing it. For example, you can change the font, size, color, and so much more.

To get started, go to Settings

, Language and Input, Current Keyboard, Choose Keyboards. And if you want to have even more creative freedom, you can go to the Google Play Store and download a variety of keyboard apps, such as Google Gboard, which you can then equip.

4. Pair up your Android with a smartwatch

Next, if you want to take your Android experience to a whole new level, you should pair it with a smartwatch. Samsung, Huawei, Sony, and lots of other companies offer smartwatches that are compatible with Android (although they, of course, vary in price).

A lot of smartwatches come with features such as heart rate monitoring, distance tracking, hands-free calls, and much more. If you want to learn more, check out the best smartwatches for Android.

5. Try a smart light, too

Lastly, your Android can also pair up with smart lights

. Smart lights are Bluetooth and Wi-Fi-enabled lights that you can control using your phone. For example, you can change the color, shade, and brightness of the light depending on how you feel and the time of day.

… Last thoughts

As an Android user, these tips and tricks will help you to get the most out of your device. For maximum experience, make sure to try them all.

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