The Android OS is a mobile operating system that is fast gaining widespread usage. Having used an Android device for a while now, here are a few tips that other users should find useful. I came up with them the hard way so that you don’t have to.
- To use your custom, non-Gmail email address, enter your email settings manually and be sure to set it to use encryption (preferably SSL). If you disable encryption, you will get an error message.
- If you want to preserve your battery charge and data subscription, it is advisable to have your primary Gmail account check for mails at intervals without turning on auto-sync under Settings. Auto-sync keeps your Gmail account connected permanently, and so draining your battery.
Follow these steps: Under Settings, disable auto-sync, then set that same account up in the Email (not Gmail) application. The Email application lets you set email accounts to connect at intervals instead. This will cut down on both data and battery power consumption.
- If you want to conserve both mobile data and battery some more, be sure to disable “Background Data” under Settings. Don’t worry, your email accounts will still be ableto connect at intervals.
Do you have any other useful tips for Android users? Feel free to share them in the comments section below.
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with HDML/WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.