Android Tips and Tricks

When dialling a number, or storing a number in your contacts, inserting a comma ( , ) will pause the dialling for about 2 seconds

If you are viewing a website and you see a URL, you can long press on it and then choose to open the site in a new tab

If you want to capture the things that go bump in the night, then you can turn on the Flashlight app. Then leave the film on film record. If you’re lucky you might spot a hedgehog

Open your Browser – Menu – More – Settings – Untick ‘Mobile View’.

Note: This may not work in all regions, or with all carriers.

You can speed up the page load speed on your browser by disabling Javascript. Some sites may not function properly, but most will be fine

Go to your browser bookmarks. Long press on a site and select Add shortcut to Home

If you have received an email with a phone number in it, hold down on the number and you will be given the option to call, send an SMS or add the number to your contacts

If you call someone regularly it can be useful to have a shortcut on your homescreen. To do this, long press on the Background, select Shortcuts, then Direct dial

Warning: This will remove ALL data on the phone (but not the MicroSD card). There are two ways to do this:

1) From the home screen, press Menu – Settings – Privacy – Factory data reset – Reset phone. It may ask for a password. Then select Erase everything

2) If you phone has completely frozen and you want to hard reset it, turn the Power off or pull the battery out and put it back in. Then hold down the Volume Down key. Then press and hold the Power key. The phone will turn itself on. When you are presented with a menu, choose Clear Storage by pressing the Volume Down key. Press and release the Power button. To confirm, press Volume Up for Yes or Volume Down for No.

When taking photos or videos, tap the screen where you want to focus on. The phone will automatically adjust the settings to improve the image or video