Android Maintenance Tips and Tricks
How to maintain memory and keep your Android device running smoothly

Regular Maintenance Tips

1. Delete excess email and text messages
  Consider your email and texts as a convenience, deleting any messages you
  don't need to keep handy to on the mobile device.

2.  Move photos, videos and documents, to a memory card
   If you store photos, carry only photos you will find useful; store the others in a
   folder on your PC.

3. Perform a soft reset of your smartphone
  Refresh your device with a restart. Simply power the device down and leave off
  for about 2 minutes.

4. Clean out Temporary Internet Files and cookies

a. Open the Internet browser (see below for browser images)

b. Press "Menu".

c. Select "Settings". Select Press Privacy, or Privacy Settings
  • Select Delete personal (browsing) data
  • Select all checkboxes
  • Tap Done
  • For Chrome browser, select "Clear Browsing Data"
  • Clear form data, and/or Clear password (for security).

Some earlier devices' menus will require these steps:

To clean out Temporary Internet Files and cookies

a. Open the browser,

b. Press "Menu". Press "More",

c. Select "Settings", then select:
  • Clear cache,
  • Clear history,
  • Clear all cookie data,
  • Clear form data, and/or Clear password (for security).

Following this process will preserve your bookmarks while freeing device

Additional Tips For Maximizing your Android's Efficiency

Improve your Battery Life and device memory

  • Disable WiFi and Bluetooth when not in use

  • Reduce screen brightness

  • Kill unused processes.
  • From the Home screen, select Menu > Settings > Application Manager (or Apps).
    Slide your finger over the word "Downloaded" from right to left twice, until
    "Running" appears. From this populated list, press onto an an application and then
    press STOP for each process running under that app. Don't worry- required
    applications will just start over again. You will not harm your device or its settings
    with this process, but you will increase your RAM and improve your device's overall
Galaxy Note
Facts About Android

Google Android is an open-source operating system. Unlike Microsoft Windows or Apple iPhone OS, Android can be downloaded and
customized by a phone manufacturer to create a unique experience between devices.

The Android OS provides developers with a standard toolbox of applications (Home, Contacts, Phone, Browser...) which will look the
same on all Android devices. Second, there is a standard set of
views, or the way an app may display the information, from which a
developer has several to choose.

Android smartphones manufactured by
Motorola, for example, may have a completely different graphic user interface (GUI) than does
HTC or Samsung devices Android. Developers who create apps for Android devices are pretty much free to express themselves
to the extent of their imagination.

So what does this mean to you as an end user?  Everything!  The sky is the limit for great mobile tools for business, for media, for fun!
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