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Five features you can disable or remove from your Android

Improving our Android experience is something that has always evolved. The tricks you met years ago today are others. And so, verse after verse, our demands evolve and the definition of best use experience gains other proportions. I bring you five simple tips on things you can disable or remove from your smartphone to make it unique.

1 – Automatic brightness

Automatic brightness is a hand on the wheel, and also a big problem. I advise you to leave it enabled only if you find this feature useful, if you are always changing environments with different lighting or hate to wake up and look at the extremely bright screen of the phone. High brightness means high battery consumption, and with non-automatic brightness that is squared.

The screen is one of the components that most affects the energy performance of your device. If you are having very fast battery drain problems, always try to turn off the automatic brightness and let the light down, even before activating any power saving features. To better adapt the light in low light conditions, such as at night or while reading, I suggest that you switch the auto light to night mode. Learn how here:

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Auto brightness and night mode / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

2 – Get rid of bloatwares

There's nothing worse than buying a product and taking a set of apps, games and demo versions of things you didn't buy or order. In addition to interfering with battery performance, excess apps affect system performance due to background process maintenance, as well as internal storage of the device.

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Wiping data and deleting bloatwares / AndroidPIT (screenshot)

Uninstall them. Whether through the Play Store, the section of installed system apps or just disabling them. If you do not have the option of deleting a third party application, the so-called bloatware, then clear its cache, erase data and also halt active processes by clicking "force stop". By doing so, he will no longer receive updates on Google Play and stay "sleeping" taking up a little less space.

3 – Reduce animation speed

There is no way. Whenever I get a new smartphone, the first thing I do is activate the developer menu and cut down on system animations. With this, menus and interfaces will pop up and disappear faster, with shorter animation effects. The way this one:

  • Access the Android settings menu;
  • Go down to the last option, or equivalent, called "Over the Phone";
  • Within this menu, choose "Version Number" or "Build Number" and click on it for up to 10 times;
  • Return to the main Android setup menu and find "Developer Menu" or "Developer Options";
  • Within this menu you will need to scroll down and find the "Animations" section;
  • Choose the options "Window Animation Scale" (animation time until window appears), "Transition Animation Scale" (animation time during window switching), and "Animator Scale" (animation duration time) ;
  • Reduce each value within these options from 1x (which is usually the default) to 0.5x.
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Developer Menu / AndroidPIT (screenshot)
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<p>If you are a more fearless subject, completely disable the animations in this same menu. The only thing here is that some applications will take longer to load information, as the animation, in some cases, serves to "camouflage" the preloading information.</p>
<h3><strong>4 – Vibrations and sounds</strong></h3>
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By going to Settings> Sound and notifications you can turn off every type of sound or vibration your smartphone can emit, even that ring that indicates that battery charging has begun.

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Phone sounds / AndroidPIT (screenshot)
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<h3><strong>5 – Stop, Google</strong></h3>
<p>When you buy an Android smartphone, you are automatically agreeing to Google's advertising rules. Let's agree that no one reads the Android terms of use, the manufacturer and so on. In any case, be aware that you can put a limit on how much information Google can collect about you. Go to the system settings menu, find the Google option, and then click "Ads."</p>
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You will see that you can choose which apps can use your Google account to customize ads. If this option does not appear to you, simply disable another option called "Disable ad customization." You can also individually control the permissions of apps and games installed on your phone, as explained in the article below:

Which of these tips do you already follow on your Android? There's another? Leave us comments below.

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