There are many ways to make the OS easier on the eyes without rooting. In this post I’m going to go over the best ways to make common apps more user-friendly for somebody who can’t see all that well. You may want to provide your phone and this tutorial to somebody with better vision so they can implement these changes for you.
If you work an 8 to 5 shift as a cubicle-dweller, chances are you are using some form of Microsoft Outlook to manage your appointments. Naturally, you’ll want to add your Outlook Calendar to your Android so you can have access to it anywhere you go. There are many routes you can take to accomplish this. We’ll cover 4 simple solutions in this tutorial that will have you setup in no time.
How many times have you finished a phone call, gone about your business, then found your Android phone on the screen it displays when you’re on a call? I know it’s happened to me countless times. The call log is left on the screen and I always accidentally tap a name when I put my phone down after a call.
Here are some options to prevent accidental “butt-dialing” on your Android phone.
A common question Android users may ask is “Why does my Android randomly restart itself?” At one point or another, every Android device I’ve owned has had this problem. There are a few common reasons your Android might restart on its own. Let’s take a look at them and see if we can fix it.
Do you have a strange letter or symbol appearing for the signal icon on your Android device? Make sense of these icons that appear in the notification area with this information.
Want to use your Android device more like a PC by connecting a mouse and keyboard to it? Almost any Android device will allow you to do this if you have the right hardware. Here’s how it’s done.
Grayed out Uninstall button on that annoying app? Only an option to uninstall updates? Take better control of your Android device by uninstalling the bloatware apps that were pre-installed on the ROM of the phone using these options.
Google Now currently only accepts the phrase “OK Google” for activation. What if you want to change the hotword to something more custom that fits for you? Some users have been able to train their devices to accept other phrases, but there is an easier way.
It seems a common problem for Android users is that it might get stuck in Safe Mode. While in Safe Mode, you might not be able to do much on the device since much of the software required for normal functionality isn’t loaded. Your device might say “No Service” or have problems running apps. Don’t worry though. We’ve got some things you can try to get your Android out of Safe Mode.
If you’re not using the voice command feature on your Android, you don’t know what you’re missing. You can easily access information without the need for a keyboard. Making a complete list of Google Search voice commands for Android is almost impossible, but my goal is to provide almost every kind of search you can perform in this list. If you have anything to add, your additions are welcome in the comments section. Here’s the list.