One of the great things about Android is the ability to fully customize your device to fit your personality and style. There are so many different ways to customize your experience on Android… The quickest and easiest way that I have found is using an app by the name of GO Launcher EX. This free app gives you the ability to install hundreds of free Themes that will totally change the way your phone looks and feels. Since it is the Holiday season, I figured the best example would be to show you how to install a Christmas Theme on your Droid. I’ve included a video tutorial with this lesson so that you can follow along with me as I install GO Launcher EX app and the Christmas theme on my very own smartphone. I’ve also included some easy to follow step-by-step instructions below for those of you that want to skip the video.
In today’s lesson, we will show you how to easily transfer files between Android and your computer. Best of all, we’ll show you how to transfer the files via WiFi without the hassle of having to look for a USB cable or removing the SD card from your Droid. You can follow along on the lesson via the Video tutorial or scroll down to the bottom for the Step-by-Step instructions.
In this lesson we will show you how you can Factory Reset your Android device. But, before we get started, let’s go over what exactly happens when you do a Factory Reset on your Droid and also some of the reasons why you may or may not want to do it.
Have you found a great app that you would love to let your friends know about? Well, the Android Market has a great feature built-in that allows you to do just that! The “Sharing” feature can be found directly under the description of the app you select on the Android Market. You’ll be able to send your friends a link to the app via several options such as: Facebook, Email, Gmail, Text Message, and many others. Watch this video tutorial for a step-by-step walkthrough of the whole process. Feel free to let me know if you have any questions!
There are several ways to manage the audio levels on your Android device. But most of them involve going into various areas of the settings menu and I’ve found that to be kind of annoying when you are in a hurry and just want to change settings quickly. I’ve found that the quickest and simplest way to check/modify the Audio levels on your device is by installing an app called “AudioManager Widget” by Smart Android Apps, LLC. They’ve created a great widget that you can place on your home screen to easily distinguish what the various volume settings are set for on your device. You can then click on the widget and quickly change the volume settings on each of the following: Alarm, Media, Alerts, Ringer, System, and Voice Calls. You also have the option to select or unselect the vibrate options on your Alerts & Ringer. Check out the video tutorial below to see how to easily install and customize the app on your Droid!
Every now and again you may find yourself needing to clear the Internet Browser History on your Android device. Whether it be due to security, privacy, or maintenance reasons. Just like on a regular computer, a lot of junk is dumped onto the phone when browsing websites (temporary internet files, cookies, etc). Clearing out the Internet Browser History and Cache gets rid of all that data and is considered to be a good maintenance procedure to ensure that your Android phone continues to run smoothly. I created this video tutorial to show you the quickest and easiest way to do that. Feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions!
Do you have some pictures on your Droid that you want to share with friends and family? Who doesn’t?! That’s one of the best parts about having a built-in camera on your Android devices! Being able to snap photos from your smartphone with a click of a button is a great feature. And what’s even better is being able to easily share those photos. In this lesson, I show you a quick and easy way to share your photos via text message and/or email. Just click the “Read More” button below to watch the video tutorial and for some step-by-step instructions.