ANDROID Tips & Tricks

Lock and locate your lost phone

With Find My Device you can locate, ring, lock and erase your Android phone.

1.You can locate your device by signing into android.com/find, and ensuring your current mobile device is selected.

2.From here, you can see the approximate location of your device. You can also lock the phone, erase your data, or ring your device. Your phone will ring for up to five minutes even if it’s on silent.

3.To quickly find your phone in the future, you can always ask Google to “find my phone.”


Toggle location settings

Control when and how you share your location

1.Open your devices Settings app.

2.Under “Personal,” tap “Location” to open your location settings.

3.At the top of the page, toggle the button adjacent to “Location” to the ‘off’ position.

4.To turn location back ‘on’ again, toggle the button to the right.

Control which apps have which permissions

Manage app permissions in Android Marshmallow so they can only access what you choose.

1.Open your device’s Settings app. Under “Device,” tap “Apps” to see your list of installed apps.

2.Tap the icon for the app you want to manage. On the app info page, find a list of current permissions assigned under “Permissions.

3.Tap “Permissions” to change permission settings. Toggle the button to the left to turn existing permissions ‘off’. Toggle the button to the right to turn those permissions back ‘on’.

4.Note: Some apps may not be fully functional if certain permissions are turned off. You can change these settings at any time.


Share your phone but protect your info

Use Guest Mode to block your email, texts, etc. from view when a friend uses your phone.

1.Swipe down to open Quick Settings.

2.Tap the user icon on the top right and select “Add a Guest” to start Google Guest Mode. Your phone will switch to the guest mode and your information will be protected.

3.When you get the phone back, end Guest Mode by tapping the user icon and selecting “Remove Guest.”

4.Tap “Remove” to delete all apps and data from the guest’s session.

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