Useful Android Tips And Tricks You Should Know

  Useful Android Tips And Tricks You Should Know

Put widgets on the Android lockscreen

Useful Android Tips And Tricks You Should Know
Widgets have long been a selling point of Android, and remain to be a unique feature of the OS. Most people love to deck out their homescreen with widgets, but you don’t have to stop there. Ever since Android 4.—— the lockscreen can also be a place for widgets. This gives users quick access to pertinent information without even unlocking the device. Lockscreen widgets are not turned on by default. Here’s how to do it.



  1. Go to Settings > Security
  2. Tap “Enable widgets”
  3. Go to the lockscreen and swipe to the left screen
  4. Tap the [+] button and choose a widget

Change Whatapp launches with the Android home button shortcut

Useful Android Tips And Tricks You Should Know

On devices with software buttons you can launch Google Search by swiping up on the home button. Some devices with hardware buttons allow you to do this with a long-press on the home button. An app called Home Button Launcher allows you to use this gesture to launch any app you would like. This gives you quick access to your favorite apps from anywhere on the phone. Here’s how to do it.



1. Download Home Button Launcher from Google Play
2. Swipe up or long press the home button
3. Tap Home Button Launcher and make it default
4. Tap the menu icon and select “Add”


Useful Android Tips And Tricks You Should Know
5.Choose all the app you wish to appear in the shortcut



How to Add a Web Clip Icon to Android Home Screen


If you frequently visit a web page, you can tap a web clip or bookmark icon on your home screen and quickly access the page without the need to touch the Browser icon. This web clip icon can be added to your home screen easily:



  1. On the page you often visit, tap the Menu button in Android's Browser.
  2. Select 'Save to bookmarks'.
  3. Edit the Label if necessary, then select 'Add to' and tap "Home Screen'.
Next time you visit the same web page, just tap the web clip icon on your home screen. Some websites including Gizmo's Freeware have a web clip icon which has been customized for you (see the screenshot).
How to Browse and Edit Files on your Mobile
Useful Android Tips And Tricks You Should Know
You might have a lot of your files you want to browse through, copy, rename or delete them on your mobile device like the way you do in Windows. Unfortunately you can't do much as Android 4.0 has not had a built-in file manager, but you can easily install a third party app from the Google Play Store.


  1. Run the Play Store app.
  2. Tap the Search button and enter the name of a file manager, such as ES File Explorer, one of the popular.
  3. Tap the app from the list and download it.
  4. Open the app and enjoy working with your files and folders on your mobile device.

How to Share Mobile Data Connection on Android

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When you're using an Android device with mobile data connection enabled, wouldn't it be convenient for another computer device such as a Windows-based notebook to share this connection for access to the Internet? Yes, you can do a wireless connection via a portable hotspot, or a wired connection using a USB cable:
Turn your Android mobile into a portable Wi-Fi hotspot:
  1. On your mobile, go to Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot.
  2. Tap "Portable Wi-Fi hotspot" to enable it.
  3. Tap "Configure Wi-Fi hotspot" to enter an ID and password to prevent unauthorized connections.
  4. On a computer with Wi-Fi connectivity, click the network icon on the system tray to identify and connect to the wireless network you set.
Enable USB tethering on your Android mobile:
  1. Connect a computer to your Android device with a USB cable.
  2. On your mobile, go to Settings > More > Tethering & portable hotspot.
  3. Tap "USB tethering" to enable it.
  4. On the computer, click the network icon on the system tray to identify and connect to the wired network. The Windows system may take more than a minute to discover the network for Internet access.
Note: Enabling Bluetooth tethering on your Android mobile to allow for Internet access from a computer is also possible after the two devices are paired.

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