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Five Features You Must Disable On New Smartphones by divinehand2003(m): 6:22am On May 15, 2018
YOU may need to disable the following five features from a new smartphone you have just bought, according to Androidpit.com.

1. Automatic brightness and other features that affect battery life
Manufacturers offer an automatic brightness system. The smartphone detects the ambient light level and adapts its display so that it remains comfortable to read. This is a laudable idea, but the resolution is disappointing most of the time since the luminosity threshold is usually higher than you need.
Brightness means energy, and the consumption will increase, which means your battery will ultimately be paying for it. In short, turn off the automatic brightness and calibrate it yourself. You will get more battery life out of it.
The screen is the element that most affects your smartphone’s autonomy, so you have nothing to lose by taking a look at your screen options to see if something needs to be changed. This of course depends on your use and habits, but in most cases, it is useless to keep the screen on for more than a minute.
•The secret is to improve battery life on any phone.

2. Useless and cumbersome bloatware
Your smartphone most likely contains at least one app that does not interest you. Whether it is a service from Google (for example, Duo), an app pre-installed by your operator, an app from the manufacturer, or a sponsored app. The number of these apps varies according to the manufacturer, but what is certain is that these apps not only take up space, but may also run in the background. In many cases, these apps can be deleted (and you are better off deleting them).
As a rule, Google apps cannot be deleted (at least not without hacking). Some apps pre-installed by manufacturers cannot be uninstalled either. So, what you have to do is simply disable them: not only will they take up less space in the system, but they also will no longer bother you. To do this, go to the Settings, find the list of apps and search to find the one you are looking for.

3. Animations and transitions
If your smartphone is not very powerful, you should do everything you can to make it run a bit more smoothly. There is one little trick that can help you on a daily basis: disabling transitions and animations. To be more specific, these are the effects you see when you switch from one screen or app to another: they can be pretty, but they are unnecessary. If you disable them, transitions will be faster.
All you have to do is simply enable developer options. Once you have done this, you will find the developer options menu and ‘Window animation scale’, ‘Transition animation scale’, and ‘Animation duration scale’. Once you have done this, you will have to reduce it (for example, to 0.5) or deactivate it.

4. Vibrations and sounds
These vibrations and sounds are intended to mimic the response of a physical button, but in practice, they are usually quite irritating. Even worse, they will impact your device’s autonomy. In short, you should ask yourself if this feature really is of value to you. If this is not the case, you should deactivate these features.
To disable these sounds and vibrations:
•Go to Settings > Sound & notifications
•Once you are in this menu, you can disable everything: Dial pad sounds, Screen locking sounds, Charging sounds, Touch sounds, Vibrate on touch, etc.
Please note: if the smartphone is being used by an older person who does not have a great sense of touch, it is recommended that you leave the vibration on so that they can better feel the screen.

5. Personalisation for advertisements
Of course, Google uses your private data to get to know you better, which allows it to target you with ads. By accepting Google on your phone, you accept the rules of the game: it will get information about you through its various services and apps. You cannot do much about this (unless you boycott Google), but you can decide whether apps can use your ad ID or not. If you decide to disable this option, Google won’t be able to offer you targeted ads (but they will continue to send you ads anyway).
To do this, simply go to Settings and search in the Google menu. You will then find ‘Ads’, and there, you will be able to set which apps may use your ad ID to create profiles and run custom ads. Of course, if you want to see targeted ads, it is better to leave this option enabled, but you will not prevent Google from getting information about you.

Reasons for disabling the five features

Optimisation and fluidity: We all want an ultra-fast smartphone that loads applications quickly and offers maximum battery life. Some of you will have an advantage over others (if you have a powerful smartphone), while others will have more difficulties. In both cases, it is recommended that you avoid as many problems as possible.

User experience: The experience you have with your smartphone depends on many elements, some of which can be quite subjective. Some things can be really painful on a daily basis.

Privacy and confidentiality: If these words are important to you, you know that they have been in the headlines in recent weeks. The Cambridge Analytica case has catapulted Facebook to the forefront (due to criticism of its business model and the exposure of some of its practices), and other big names in technology have quickly followed up by providing more precise user conditions.

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Re: Five Features You Must Disable On New Smartphones by pressplay411(m): 6:35am On May 15, 2018
Thanks very informative.
The targeted ads are the worst cos some even download videos direct on the phone, it's a mess. Is it possible to stopped the ones with video?

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Re: Five Features You Must Disable On New Smartphones by Nobody: 6:41am On May 15, 2018
Thank you
Re: Five Features You Must Disable On New Smartphones by lordm(m): 7:49am On May 15, 2018
Just tell us to off the phone

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Re: Five Features You Must Disable On New Smartphones by Nobody: 7:49am On May 15, 2018
You should ask us to disable the phone na

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Re: Five Features You Must Disable On New Smartphones by ability19: 7:50am On May 15, 2018
nice piece
Re: Five Features You Must Disable On New Smartphones by erico2k2(m): 7:50am On May 15, 2018
the worse thing to turn off in ur smart phone is auto upgrade. That zaps ur credit.
Re: Five Features You Must Disable On New Smartphones by Nobody: 7:55am On May 15, 2018
For iPhone users

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Re: Five Features You Must Disable On New Smartphones by Nobody: 7:56am On May 15, 2018
erico2k2:
the worse thing to turn off in ur smart phone is auto upgrade. That zaps ur credit.
Re: Five Features You Must Disable On New Smartphones by bigt2(m): 7:57am On May 15, 2018
angry
In short, just don't use the smartphone. Now we are having smartphones and dumb people. I own the damn phone, not the other way round!
If Your phone isn't too good, upgrade! undecided
Re: Five Features You Must Disable On New Smartphones by Mekanus(m): 7:59am On May 15, 2018
I love that automatic brightness feature, I can't afford to disable it. I guess it even saves more battery.

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Re: Five Features You Must Disable On New Smartphones by maryjones1: 8:00am On May 15, 2018
Very interesting
Re: Five Features You Must Disable On New Smartphones by gbengalite(m): 8:00am On May 15, 2018
The ads personification part though...




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Re: Five Features You Must Disable On New Smartphones by Northmall(m): 8:03am On May 15, 2018
Disable your Location too
Re: Five Features You Must Disable On New Smartphones by tayo60(f): 8:04am On May 15, 2018
Wetin concern me with all these grammar. D phone wey wan payin will still payin.
Re: Five Features You Must Disable On New Smartphones by clems93(m): 8:04am On May 15, 2018
BACKGROUND UPDATES / UPGRADES SHOULD ALSO BE CHECKED
Re: Five Features You Must Disable On New Smartphones by divinehand2003(m): 8:11am On May 15, 2018
Northmall:
Disable your Location too


True talk.
That location thing on my mobile phone gives me headaches too. It zaps data and battery. Funny enough when I disable it, it automatically comes on again.
Re: Five Features You Must Disable On New Smartphones by erico2k2(m): 8:13am On May 15, 2018
Northmall:
Disable your Location too
yep another thing that zaps battery .cos ur GPS would be on!
Re: Five Features You Must Disable On New Smartphones by Newsprex(m): 8:14am On May 15, 2018
After offing all these, wetin we go come enjoy for the phone?


Abegi....

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Re: Five Features You Must Disable On New Smartphones by erico2k2(m): 8:14am On May 15, 2018
divinehand2003:



True talk.
That location thing on my mobile phone gives me headaches too. It zaps data and battery. Funny enough when I disable it, it automatically comes on again.
your GPS must be on hence it comes back on!turn GPS off
Re: Five Features You Must Disable On New Smartphones by divinehand2003(m): 8:15am On May 15, 2018
erico2k2:

your GPS must be on hence it comes back on!turn GPS off

I even disabled the GPS too but something keeps triggering it on.
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Re: Five Features You Must Disable On New Smartphones by Nobody: 8:25am On May 15, 2018
Mekanus:
I love that automatic brightness feature, I can't afford to disable it. I guess it even saves more battery.
Exactly, the auto brightness feature actually saves battery, not otherwise! cool
Re: Five Features You Must Disable On New Smartphones by Nobody: 8:27am On May 15, 2018
erico2k2:
the worse thing to turn off in ur smart phone is auto upgrade. That zaps ur credit.
stop lying Abeg
Re: Five Features You Must Disable On New Smartphones by davillian(m): 8:30am On May 15, 2018
You for just tell us to turn the phone off cheesy
Re: Five Features You Must Disable On New Smartphones by Eedy4clm(m): 8:31am On May 15, 2018
"Auto brightness disable I hear" in that situation when u r outdoor trying to make some important call through n d phone seems like dead than stay alive without nothing to show...

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Re: Five Features You Must Disable On New Smartphones by holakunle69(m): 8:38am On May 15, 2018
Op nice write up. Try to check what DTECk stands 4 on the new blackberry android device and u will careless about the apps and Ads by Google.
Re: Five Features You Must Disable On New Smartphones by erico2k2(m): 8:44am On May 15, 2018
Princeofnigeria:
stop lying Abeg
You have no clue have you?what is the lie in my statement??
Re: Five Features You Must Disable On New Smartphones by erico2k2(m): 8:45am On May 15, 2018
divinehand2003:


I even disabled the GPS too but something keeps triggering it on.
you have given some apps means to turn ur GPS on once they turn on!
Re: Five Features You Must Disable On New Smartphones by stano2(m): 8:50am On May 15, 2018
My phone have been on silent for months, I.e. no notification tone and the rest, lowest brightness display, no security on opening(typing passwords/fingerprint will consume battery needed for other purposes, using 2g to browse . I don't have the strength to carry charger about.

The worst part is that after being so cautious of my ba3 draining, I will put my phone in my pocket, after like 30mins, I'll bring out my phone and find my brightness display is now on the highest level and my flashlight on, sometimes music don on too... Chai nothing pain pass this case.. I'll be scared to check my battery level.

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