Some of the useful operating functions of the small all-rounder devices are insufficiently or not at all documented. This has disadvantages because with the right key and operating shortcuts; you save a lot of time. The following tips will help you use Android more effectively. Note that the availability of the functions shown depends on the Android version and when you unlock your MetroPCS Alcatel 7
1. Connect To Invisible Wifi
Wireless networks configured as invisible for security reasons do not transmit any WLAN identification (SSID) and are therefore not displayed in the list of available wireless LANs. To establish a connection to the wireless network anyway, go to “Settings ➞ Wireless and networks ➞ WLAN”. Scroll to the bottom and tap Add Network. Enter the network name and the WLAN login data here.
2. Place Widgets On The Start Screen
Android offers between three and seven home screens, depending on the manufacturer of the smartphone. Links to frequently used apps, folders, people, settings, and mini-programs (widgets) can be stored on it. Above all, widgets do those tasks at lightning speed. A separate app is not necessarily worthwhile, for example, for displaying the time, traffic situation, weather forecast, calendar entries, news, or Twitter tweets.
Another example is the energy control widget, which you can use to switch power-guzzling smartphone functions off and on again. The “News and Weather” widget, in turn, places a news ticker with information on the current weather on the home screen.
3. Photo Search By Date
Android saves photos taken or synchronized with the computer in the “albums”. After starting the albums app and tapping an album, you can scroll through the image gallery by swiping on display. If you want to get to the photos quickly, you took on a specific date, use the scroll bar on the display’s far-right to scroll through them. As soon as you move it with your finger, the date the pictures were taken will appear at the current position.
4. Use The Multitasking List
Android supports multitasking. Therefore, open apps continue to run in the background when you press the home button. Once started, apps can quickly be brought back to the front using the multitasking list. To do this, tap on the small square at the bottom of the screen. You can swipe through the open apps.