Android tips and information

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  1. Sajo

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    I saw this article this morning and thought it was interesting. It's supposed to continue all week, with a new list each day. Are there any features that you didn't know about? Any that you use all the time? Any that you did know about, but forget that it's available?

    Useful or Little Known Android Features
    Useful or Little Known Android Features


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    Thanks for sharing this Sajo. It's always good to have a review of the current OS and how it works with our phones. I look forward to reading this each day this week.

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    Thanks sajo! Cool! And I've already learned a couple new things.

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    I never knew there was a pinning option (first tip) for apps!
    Also, I've always looked for the "Easter egg" in new versions.
    When M came out, I didn't know I could get past the logo and have a playable game!
    Thanks for article!

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    Day 3: Security and Smart Lock Settings.

    How to Reboot and Reset Android Devices

    I don't have Play Store set to auto-run, I prefer to update apps manually after reading the "What's New" section. And a few apps (like Tapatalk) I have a specific app version I like, and never update those apps. I also don't use any antivirus apps on my phone and don't think they are necessary.

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    I'm sorry to say that anti-malware software is simply a must. Android is like Windows--almost everyone has it. One big difference: cell phones are very vulnerable to hacking. Check out PC World and similar sources regarding cell phones and (lack of) security.


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    There may be some (a limited one or two) anti-malware/anti-virus apps that actually detect malware or viruses but most do more damage and create more problems than actually detect viruses. The android security patch updates are much more effective. I have yet to know anyone who got a virus on their android (although, I'm sure there are some that have). Usually the problems people have that are suspected to be a virus are actually not a virus but a faulty app. I have known several people who got viruses on their PC though.

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    Thanks to an IT friend, we use Trend Micro on our desktop and several other devices, including our Samsung Galaxy S7. So far, it's blocked at least 20 problems on our desktop, and several on the S7 as well.


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    Many of us are IT People here at the forums. Very few of us run any kind of AV Software on our phones. The few things you've probably seen get blocked are malicious popups that sometimes infect sites. These are rarely, if ever, dangerous to an Android Device if you know how to get out of them. (Open RECENT APPS > Swipe to close the browser).
     
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