Android devices continue to grow in popularity, mainly due to their rich set of features and the ease with which they can be used. Android devices come with a basic set of utility tools, but the vast collection of apps available from the Android Market and other alternate sources can help make Android devices even more user-friendly. Quality Android apps have been built so that users can get the maximum out of their devices, whether it’s a phone or a tablet. While you can get an app to track almost anything on your Android device, there are a few very important system management tools you wouldn’t want to be without.
To access the basic Settings in Android you need to go through several steps. There are apps out there that cut it down to just one step! For example, many applications may be working simultaneously on your device. Switching between them may not be a simple task. An application, which lets you quickly switch and toggle between apps is essential on any Android device. An efficient app manager is definitely a must-have.
A volume control app is also a must-have on any Android device. Android does give you access to control all the volume settings, but who has the time and patience to go through multiple menus? Volume settings for system sounds, ring tones, notifications, call volumes, alarms and games can easily be controlled using advanced apps.
Another must-have app is one that allows you to change the mode of your Android device. Your Android phone or tablet lets you do a lot of stuff that you wouldn’t want to completely switch off. An example is the airplane mode. You can still enjoy games, music and other features if you change the mode to Airplane mode, unless of course you have been asked to completely switch it off. This mode selectively switches off the radio options so that it does not interfere with navigation systems or medical equipment. With the right app you can change the mode in just a single tap.
On any device, one major concern every user has is that of memory. You might want to check the space occupied by the apps you have installed and you might want to uninstall some of them. There are various apps, which allow you to restore, automatically back up and manage apps on your Android device. Automatic back up and batch backup are also possible. This might also come in pretty handy if you need to format your device and start clean again.
Working with an SD card is also simplified with the help of apps. This is important especially if you are depending on an SD card to increase the storage capacity of your device. Apps can also help convert your device into an FTP manager.
An app that helps you save the battery life of your device is another must-have app on your Android device. Some of these apps can save your battery without annoying you by activating a screen timeout.
Selective protection for sensitive information is also important. Get an app to set up passwords just for the apps you want protection for.
You will also need an app to quickly access and toggle between Wi-Fi and Bluetooth without having to dig deep into the settings of the device.
Now that you know what kind of system tool apps you should be looking for your Android device, you’ll be overwhelmed by the vast number of apps in each category. To add to the confusion, many of these apps have an advanced core function and other additional basic functions, which might overlap with the core functions of other apps. Getting expert advice will make it easier to cut through the clutter and get the best apps.
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