Android phones are termed as possible ones… isn’t it so. Well, everything has pros and cons, as a part of the verse it may even have some flaws, that are by non-other but human-made…!!
Don’t be disappointed, it’s a human tendency that we made mistakes at certain times. However, making mistakes while operating Android smartphones can damage your experience—or your phone too. So, my work here is to prevent you from doing that.
So, here in this guide, we are listing some mistakes that might you were committed along, now you can rectify that and can improve the devices’ performance and reliability.
1. Closing Apps Frequently
You can do more harm than good if you regularly close apps on your Android device. You shouldn’t close apps on Android, freeing up resources on your phone, but it doesn’t always work like that.
Android has an effective mechanism to manage all the processes running simultaneously on your device. App in a background reopen pop up immediately since it was already in memory. Thus, your phone will feel more responsive if you let apps run in the background. There’s no point in constantly closing apps when you’re going to open them a few moments later anyway.
Android phones have a great tendency to manage all your task in the background. It manages your background apps, their current state, and the battery consumption as well, and you don’t need to worry about it. When you close an app manually, it is removed from memory and takes longer to open the next time.
2. Using Fake Cleaning and Battery or RAM Booster Apps
There might be several apps you came across while operating Android phones that claim to keep your business clean. I mean that promises to clean your phone or boost its battery and RAM. But that is not exactly what they do.
But actually, they do consume your phone’s resources, negatively affecting its performance. They are just committed to occupying some space in your smartphones to show you ads or sell you in-app purchases.
However, there are some cleaning apps for Android that are not mere placebos. While the Android system itself manages these tantrums automatically to boost your reliability.
3. Installing Apps from Unknown Sources
Sometimes when you can’t find an app or a game on Google Play, you might be tempted to search Google for an APK file from a third-party website. Apps from these websites are not verified by your phone, potentially exposing you to security and privacy threats.
If you just want the regular version of an app that you can’t find on Google Play in your region, you’ll be alright in most cases if you use these sites for Android APK downloads. But you’re more likely to get viruses and spyware if you try to install a cracked or modded version of a paid app.
4. Tapping on Dodgy Ads in Apps and Browsers
Ads are a part of almost all modern apps and websites, and they are an important source of income for developers and content creators. But it is important to understand that some ads are dangerous and can steal your data or send viruses your way.
It isn’t that hard to identify the bad ads from the good ones. Scammers usually use ads that offer deals too good to be true, or try to trick you into downloading things—dodgy security apps, for instance, might produce ads that make it look like your phone is infected. In short, don’t be lured in by clickbait that might compromise your privacy or security.
5. Giving Unnecessary Permissions to Apps
Giving Unnecessary Permissions to Apps can be bad enough to ruin your operating experience…!! App permissions allow an app to access data and resources from your device so that it can provide its relevant functionality. When you install an app, several pop-ups appear to request permissions. A gallery app will ask for access to your photos, for example, or a messaging app will need to be able to see your contacts.
But some of these permissions are not necessary and are used to collect data for analytics and personalized ads or even to spy on you.
Therefore, it is necessary to read the permissions pop-ups carefully and only allow the ones that are relevant to the proper functioning of the app. You can manage permissions for your apps in the system settings. If the app isn’t from a renowned developer and it asks for too many permissions, you might want to run a background check on it or look for an alternative.
6. Rooting, Unlocking Bootloader, and Flashing
Android is an open-source operating system, which makes it flexible for customization. Though, despite this flexibility, there are some restrictions in terms of accessing the core system files.
This is where rooting comes into play. It is the process that allows you to access that core which is protected in Android OS by default.
Similar to root access, there is another element of the system that’s locked. It’s called the bootloader and is responsible for launching the operating system on your phone. You need to unlock the bootloader if you plan on flashing a custom ROM on your device.
While this all sounds great in theory, it carries a lot of risks. All of these processes can void your warranty and can potentially brick your phone. And even if you succeed, you might be prone to security threats.
If you still want to play around and explore the possibilities, it might be a good idea to experiment with a spare phone. This way, you can learn without endangering your primary Android device.
7. Not Backing Up Your Data
Although it is non-volatile memory but Android phones use ROM for storage. It may cause damage to your data in some way. Sometimes, the system updates might crash, or you might be forced to reset your phone for some reason.
** So, it is always recommended to use a backup service to keep your data safe.
You can use the default Google backup, which backs up all your apps, contacts, and settings effectively. For a detailed guide exploring various backup options, check out how to back up your Android device properly.
8. Not Configuring the Find My Device Feature
Find My Device in Android phone holds some powerful safety feature that allows you to locate your lost device remotely. It also allows you to manage your lock screen so that no one can change settings or turn off the internet.
It is always easy to track the device in case of loss or theft, while keeping your location on, especially outdoors. Read to know, how you can get your device back, if stolen or lost:
** How to use Google’s Find My Device feature
9. Not Enabling the Night Shield, Eye Comfort Shield, or the Blue Light Filter
Might you are not aware that your Android devices have a built-in Night Shield feature? In the daily progressing digital era, you spend most of your time looking at screens. There is a way to reduce the negative effects of screen light and prevent your eyes from harm. Night Shield tints your screen and makes it easier on the eyes at night.
It also helps you fall asleep more easily, helping you avoid sleepless nights apart from protecting your eyes.
10. Not Setting Up or Using Google Assistant
Google provides a default virtual assistant in all Android phones to help you perform tasks on your device through voice commands. With Google Assistant, you can schedule meetings, check the weather, set up alarms, check daily news, add reminders, send scheduled messages, and so much more. Here are some cool ways to use Google Assistant to make your life easier.
Gain rich experience in operating an Android device
So, these were some mistakes that you should avoid to gain rich experience in operating an Android device. It is important to understand and avoid the above-mentioned common mistakes, to use your device to its full potential.
Hope you will see a significant change in your user experience once you start avoiding these mistakes. Good luck Android operators keep learning from your flaws…
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