Android Tablet Tips and Tricks

Your Exciting New Android Tablet

Android tablets gets more exciting as time moves on. If you have such a device, you will be inspired with how efficient and smooth an Android tablet is. There is surely no need to be embarrassed if you have one rather than an iPad.  It will surely be a cheaper but not an inferior choice.  Usually though while the Android platform evolves, it has the tendency to become bloated.

Here are some tips you can do in order to optimize the performance of your Android tablet.

Obtain 3G For Your Android Tablet

Not all of us are fortunate enough to have an Android tablet with an in-built 3G mobile broadband. However this shouldn’t stop us from surfing the internet while on the go. As long as you have a smartphone with a 3G mobile broadband and provided your service provider allows it, you can secure it to your tablet for a faster and more reliable internet access.

There are two steps to do this. First, you can make your smartphone into a WiFi hotspot with the help of your Android’s WiFi function in connecting to the phone. Second, you can connect to your phone using Bluetooth. This step is recommended for tablets running on Android 3.0 Honeycomb or later.

Maximize Wireless Internet Usage On Your Android Tablet

A typical way to preserve your tablet’s power supply is to turn off its WiFi when not using it. And fortunately, there’s a stylish way to allow you to surf the internet whenever you want, without the need to turn things on or off constantly.

Your Android tablet is equipped with a battery-saving power that maximizes your WiFi use such that you don’t have to turn it off. This is known as WiFi sleep policy and can be accessed by going to your Settings, under Wireless and Networks, WiFi settings and ultimately choosing WiFi sleep policy.

Choose this feature and you will be given 3 more options:

  • “Never” (which is the default setting)
  • “Never when plugged in”
  • “When screen is turned off”.

The first option lets your Android tablet consume battery while it is turned on. The second one allows your tablet to connect to WiFi whenever your device is plugged in and the last option will turn off your WiFi when your tablet turns to standby mode.

However, you have to take note that tablets with earlier operating systems than Honeycomb won’t have the same sleep policies. They also do not have the “When screen is turned off” option and instead comes with another option: “After 15 mins”.

Conserve Space On Your Android Tablet

As long as you have an Android tablet equipped with Android 2.2 and greater, there’s a little something you can do to conserve a lot of space in your hard drive. Google Music beta lets you save your songs to cloud free of charge. You can then play them back when you want to. However, this is only available in the US as of now and is expected to be spread to UK soon. The catch here is that you will need a connection to the internet and is maybe more appropriate for those who are constantly connected to the internet. Well, you can still retrieve your music using the offline mode.

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Besides being a contributor here at Tablet Crunch, Daphne enjoys writing on all things technical for Broadband Expert.

Her daily routine consists of drinking coffee, keeping up on the latest news in technology, as well as blogging and guest posting.

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