Android Apps: The Best Way To Make The Most Of Your User Experience

Android has been improving on itself and providing unique ways for people to use their phones since it came into being 10 years ago. The brainchild of search engine giant Google, this operating system comes with features that you normally wouldn’t be able to access on other devices, and the number of gadget developers that flock to this option has grown due to it being free and an open source, giving competitors like LG and Samsung a run for their money.


However, what’s great about this platform is that if you know enough about it, you can make the most out of existing features without having to buy upgrades. This guide will give you all of the information you need to make the most out of your Android apps.


Changing Sync Settings

You can lose energy in your battery in a variety of ways, one of them being your Android syncing in the background to a server or cloud. Avoiding this situation and reserving resources for something you need can be accomplished by turning off auto sync. Going to “Settings” and then “Accounts” will show what accounts are synced on your phone, thus letting you pick which ones should stay on. This also gives you the option of managing the amount of time exists between syncs for the accounts that you want to keep.


Overclocking Your Phone

Improving the performance of your phone can be done by overclocking your device, something that normally isn’t allowed by OEMs. Your best bet is to go on Google and search for guides on how to root your phone, since some OEMs keep you from doing so. Apps like Overclock for Android, SetCPU and No-Frills CPU Control will give you total control of your CPU, and you’ll get to enjoy a longer-lasting battery and other benefits. However, you’ll want to make sure that your phone isn’t getting too hot since overlocking leads to a little less security in this area.


Uninstalling Bloatware

We’ve all had those times when we open our phones for the first time and find some apps that have already been installed, and they don’t turn out to be the ones we wanted in the first place. While apps that are part of the system image can’t be removed, you can still disable them by going to the main system settings and clicking the “Disable” button. That way, you don’t have unwanted apps running in the background, and you can make space for apps that you want to add to your phone.


Find My Phone

Losing your phone is practically part of the experience of owning one. The next time you leave your phone in the car, at your desk at work or under the sofa while watching your favorite movie, the “Find Your Phone” tool, formerly known as the Android Device Manager, will find it for you and protect your data. You can find this tool by signing into your Google account and picking the phone that you lost from the drop down menu, and Google will locate the device. Whether it’s “Find Your Phone,” ringing the device or remotely erasing it, you’ll be able to keep your information safe and sound without getting off the couch.


Staying Updated on Updates

The problem with getting a new phone is its vulnerability to malware compared to older ones, and the only way to solve this issue is to install software updates. Fortunately, it’ll be a piece of cake doing this, as all you have to do is go to “Settings,” which will either lead to “About Device” or “Software Update.” You might have to click on “Check For Updates” to initiate the update check if it’s not already on. Afterwards, just confirm the update’s download, and the phone will normally shut off and turn back on, brand new. However, certain versions of Android like Nougat and Marshmallow may be able to update your phone in the background while you play your favorite games.


Tracking Mobile Data

Using up monthly data allowances is a common fear of phone owners, but there’s a couple of ways to keep track of how much data you’re using. One way is to use Google’s Datally app to track bytes and limit how much data is being used in the background. Another alternative, the data usage menu at the top of the system settings, will allow you set the date for resetting your plan and create a warning once you’ve reached a certain amount. You can even automatically disable your data in case you want to be safe.



Android has plenty of ways to help you get the most of its app’s performance. You’ll be able to manage how much data you use, the life in your battery, the location of your phone and the latest updates. No matter the situation, Android’s system has you covered.