As a new smartphone user, there’s that thrill to do everything, try everything, install every app. Oh yea 😀 been there, done that. You better relax first and take it easy, else you might ‘press spoil’ on your new device. I decided to compile a list of things you should never try as a new Android phone user.
- Installing apps from unknown or untrusted sources (trusted sources include, Google Play, Amazon App Store, and F-Droid).
- Installing an antivirus app. Wonder why? Read this article HERE.
- Clearing your RAM constantly. This is equivalent to switching off your car’s ignition after every stop in traffic. The car takes longer (or more effort) to restart- same with apps.
- Installing task managers. We only recommend Greenify, here’s why.
- Installing apps with clearly unnecessary permissions. E.g a music player app shouldn’t have access to your contacts.
- Rooting without careful preparation and research. Only for men of great courage 😛
- Installing one or more battery saving apps. See why HERE.
- Disabling apps you do not know their purpose without researching first. Seriously, never do this!!
- Run away from Clean Master or any of it’s numerous clones tagged “CM”. It is full of ads and malware!!
- Buying a phone without researching its likelihood of receiving updates. If this matter to you, don’t buy in the first place.
- Expecting a budget phone to have everything, or expecting a higher priced device to be perfect. There’s no such thing as a perfect device, and here’s why?
- Installing about without reading anything about them. E.g Chainfire 3D.. Jelly Bean and KitKat users can testify 😆
Lastly, for those in supported countries: Purchasing Play Store credit with the intent of buying phones with it. You are strictly on your own. Did I miss any other thing? Do share in the comments box.