Not all smartphone users are necessarily experts in the field. Their use does not require to know everything but this sometimes leads them to have behaviors to avoid. Moreover, even experts, by dint of hacking, and perhaps also a little because of an over-sized ego, may have practices advised against. So here are 10 things that it absolutely must not do with your Android smartphone.
1. Ignoring Software Updates
One tends to be sometimes reluctant to the idea of updating your smartphone. If this is not a major update but rather something related to small features, small bug fixes or security, we tend to take this lightly. In any case, this is the case for some users. Others say that everything seems to work well so why make an upgrade that could bring its bugs?
These thoughts are understandable but they are behaviors to be avoided absolutely. The manufacturer updates correct more problems than they bring. It’s just that when there are problems we talk about it more. It is strongly advised to update your smartphone as soon as it reports it to you.
You can even configure automatic updates to stop the validation message from appearing. In any case, do not ignore these updates, they are essential for the security of your smartphone.
2. Never restarting the smartphone
Our smartphones are subject to a high work rate. They are solicited 24 hours a day and sometimes very intensively. Like you, your smartphone needs rest. Never leave him a respite is therefore discouraged. Especially since a simple restart is enough to restore its strength. No need the same number of sleep hours you do, rather cool no?
A reboot will actually allow the smartphone to “clean up”. It will for example empty the cache memory or solve small operating errors that you do not necessarily feel but which are present. A small restart from time to time will therefore do the greatest good to your smartphone. Do not hesitate to do so.
3. Letting it discharge completely
The myths about batteries and the recharge of smartphones are many. Among them, some have survived for many years, it is that of the complete discharge. Many users voluntarily let their smartphone discharge completely, because “it does them good” and this would allow the battery to extend its life.
It is a mistake to absolutely not reproduce.
Allowing a smartphone to discharge completely will actually shorten the battery life and not the reverse.
Because when you charge your smartphone the cells of your batteries will be particularly demanded at the beginning of the recharge.
The ideal time of recharging your smartphone is when it displays 20-30% battery life and recharge it up to 80% maximum. Beyond that, the cells “suffer” as well. The ideal conditions for your battery are at 40-50% autonomy.
4. Charging the smartphone with a non-compatible charger
Recharging the smartphone is often a problem if certain rules are not respected. The main one is the choice of the charger. If the manufacturers supply an official charger, it is not necessary to use this charger exclusively.
Third-party manufacturers are quite capable of offering chargers compatible with your smartphone . But be careful not to take anything either. It is tempting to be seduced by products sold just a few euros on the web. But these products do not necessarily display characteristics corresponding to the battery of your smartphone (power, amperage etc).
In addition, care should be taken with the standards in force. A charger bought in China will not necessarily have the CE standard which is a guarantee of quality all the same. Be very careful at this point. An unofficial charger, yes, but a charger not compatible is no!
5. Doing things without locking screen
By the end of January, a study revealed that more than a third of Android users did not lock their smartphones . A few years ago, it was still possible to understand that some people are tired of entering a code or of composing a diagram every five minutes, although this is not the right attitude to adopt.
But now that most smartphones offer fingerprint readers and the Smart Lock feature allows you to automatically unlock the device when it is near another trusted device, in a place of confidence or worn on you, It’s just inexcusable.
In 2016, the lock of its smartphone is indispensable. It helps prevent a thief from accessing your personal information or making calls to premium-rate numbers with your device.
6. Not saving the stuff
One often tends to think, wrongly, that from the moment when its data is stored on its smartphone, they are safe, but in reality, it is not at all the case. No one is immune to accidental erasure, a problem requiring restoration of factory settings, or even worse for a theft or just a break.
With the means we have available in 2016, it is very easy to save almost all of its data, especially its photos by activating automatic backup within Google Photos . It would still be a pity to lose your holiday memories!
7. Not protecting the screen
The Gorilla Glass protective glasses found on most Android smartphones are chemically treated against scratches, so they are theoretically supposed to resist. But no material is truly infallible, especially since smartphones are devices that are carried everywhere with us, which we regularly put in our pockets or in our bags with our keys, the risk of scratching is Therefore well present.
Too bad it is known that with a screen protector, it can so easily be avoided. In addition, these tempered glass protections that remain quite cheap will also in some cases protect the screen of your smartphone in case of fall. And as much as to do, add also a shell!
8. Downloading apps from unreliable unknown sources
Be careful, we do not mix everything. These are apps from unknown sources but the “unreliable” is very important. We do not tell you that we should not download APK files , quite the contrary. We sometimes provide links to these files so that you can take advantage of exclusive features before they arrive on an official application.
Here it is really to pay attention to the source of these files APK : recognized sites, recognized forum, in short that recognized tricks. This precision is extremely important because it is through these files that it is very easy to hack a smartphone by inserting pieces of malicious code for example. Great caution, then.
9. Using multiple antivirus
To protect themselves from these malware and viruses, there are therefore antiviruses. We believe that it is not necessary to install one on Android device as the system being self-sufficient and the main cause of an infection is being a lack of caution of the user.
Anyway, some users feel reassured to have an antivirus on their smartphone. Okay, but only if you use one. No need to install more than one, it is strictly for nothing. Because several antivirus will end up coming into conflict and especially they will greatly disrupt the operation of your smartphone. Antivirus is resource intensive and energy intensive.
10. Using Task Killer, App Cleaner
Task Killer? App Cleaner? What is that? A Task Killer allows you to close applications and tasks as a backdrop of a single shot. An App Cleaner can do more or less the same thing while emptying the cache. Basically, we erase everything that can turn in the background so to say to gain performance and autonomy. Except that is completely wrong.
Firstly because applications of the genre are very resource -intensive and energy-intensive, much like antivirus. Then because their very foundation is based on something wrong. Indeed, when launching an application for the first time, the data is recovered on the ROM (internal memory) to load into the RAM (random access memory).
If the application is allowed to run as a backdrop, when the app is opened, the data will be loaded directly into the RAM, no need to go back to the ROM. Access is therefore faster, requires fewer resources and, by the same token, saves energy. This would not be the case with an Task Killer and App Cleaner Apps.