Alright, Google Android™ 5.0 Lollipop has been out for a little while and maybe it is the OS (Operating System) on your new smartphone or your new Android based tablet, but have you been getting the most out of Google’s new Android operating system? Maybe you have and maybe you have not, either way you can always find some way to improve the user experience and improve the functionality of the hottest new Google Android operating system.
Below we at eGeekUniverse.com want to share with you some of the best tips and tricks for Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system to help you get the most from your smartphone or tablet. You might know some of these but we hope that you will find some that will help you get the most out of Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Top Android 5.0 Lollipop Tips & Tricks:
Your Search settings: Rather than rooting through everything, you can search the settings. Just open up the Settings menu on your device and hit the magnifying glass and type what you’re looking for.
Stop adding new app icons on your home screen: If you do not want new apps that you install cluttering up the home screen on your device, go into the Google Play Store > Settings and uncheck the box.
Add Yahoo! Mail to your Gmail account: You can add Yahoo! or other mail services to Gmail. Tap the icon to open the sidebar, scroll all the way to the bottom and hit Settings > Add account. You have the option for Google, IMAP/POP3 services (like Yahoo, Outlook.com) and Exchange.
Attach anything to Gmail: It’s not new, but tap the attachment button and you can attach local files, things in Drive, Photos, Dropbox files, OneDrive box and so on. It’s really flexible.
Tap to wake your device: Don’t reach for the power button, just double tap the display and it will wake up, so long as your device has the hardware to support it.
Turn off the backgrounds in Calendar: Don’t like the seasonal backdrop in your new calendar? Head into Settings and tap the slider to turn it off.
Limit Drive-enabled apps to Wi-Fi sync only: To save on your data bill, go into the Google Settings app > Drive-enabled apps and turn on Wi-Fi only. Alternatively, if you need it to sync on a cellular connection, switch it off!
Customize Google Now: Tap the settings icon that appears in the search bar. Here you can select the content that you want to see, as well as change the settings, or you can place reminders.
Set a metered Wi-Fi network: Head into Settings > Data usage and select Network restrictions from the menu. Here you can set a Wi-Fi as metered, so it will restrict background data and give you warnings for large downloads, and it’s great for tethering or Mi-Fi hotspots.
Turn on your 5.1 surround sound: Google Play Movies now supports 5.1 surround sound soundtracks. Head into Settings > Enable Surround Sound. There is also a demo clip so you can test it out.
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