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Three Things Geeks Do On A Non-rooted Smartphone That You Are Not Even Aware Of! by TrillionBrains(m): 1:10pm On Nov 14, 2018
We pulled up on geeky things you can do on a non-smartphone that you ain't doing now or never even had the clue that you could. From being able to uninstall pre-installed Android apps to taking phone screenshots.

Recall, ages when Android enthusiasts were made to make do with relatively inferior devices to do things that Android doesn’t allow by default? Smartphone activities like being able to uninstall pre-installed Android apps, take phone screenshots, etc.

So, today we pulled up on Five geeky things you can do on a non-smartphone that you ain't doing now or never even had the clue that you could (Hahaha don't kee mee for this grin).

Connect to VPNs


I usually see Virtual Private Networks - VPN's as the spice of the internet!

If you want to connect your Android to a VPN—say, home or work VPN, you need not root your Android or consider installing a VPN client like you once did.

If your Android doesn’t, you can go into the Settings menu, tap More under Wireless & Networks, and tap VPN. You’ll be able to add and edit multiple VPN profiles. On Oreo, you’ll find the VPN option in the Network & Internet menu.

Always be sure of network you are connecting to as some public networks are very harmful to your device while others even go as far as stealing your data.

Disable Preinstalled Apps


Most times, smartphone manufacturers or carrier would just leave a crap of an app or certain stuff on your phone that didn’t matter. You were stuck with it unless you rooted your handset. Think about the System32 folder on computers!

Now, however, you can easily disable preinstalled applications right from your Android settings or even an external app altogether, though it’s possible some manufacturers may disable this feature on their devices.

To disable a preinstalled application,

* Open Android’s Settings screen

*Select Apps

*Flick over to the All category and tap the app you want to disable in the list.

The Disable button may not be available for some essential packages that are part of the Android OS, but you can disable default apps like the Calendar, Gallery, and Clock. You can even disable Android’s built-in keyboard (though that is not advisable).

Take Screenshots grin wink


Its always like a luxury to Android users if you get the access to share your smartphone screen activities with friends and other individuals, well, not luxury anymore.

Recall back then, you could always take screenshots by connecting your Android smartphone or tablet to your computer, or gain the privilege yourself by rooting your Android (ah no say dem never born you thadt time grin).

It's more a tradition nowadays: press volume down and power at the same time on your smartphone to take a screenshot (or the home button and power on Galaxy devices with physical buttons). And poof—a screencap ready to share with the world. Amazing stuff!

That is it. Let us know in the comment section if there is anyone we left out on this list by suggesting yours. And Keep the fun rolling!

Curated from:https://www.trillionclues.com/2018/10/geeky-android-practices-for-nonrooted-smartphone.html

Re: Three Things Geeks Do On A Non-rooted Smartphone That You Are Not Even Aware Of! by Ennyholar: 10:18pm On Nov 14, 2018
I do all these three on my TECNO Pouvoir 2
So I'm a geek. grin
Re: Three Things Geeks Do On A Non-rooted Smartphone That You Are Not Even Aware Of! by willyo(m): 1:08am On Nov 15, 2018
#3 is sure.
But do all other smart phones exhibit the 2 other features?
Re: Three Things Geeks Do On A Non-rooted Smartphone That You Are Not Even Aware Of! by TrillionBrains(m): 10:34am On Nov 21, 2018
willyo:
#3 is sure.
But do all other smart phones exhibit the 2 other features?

Yeah, sure. You haven't just checked them out grin
Re: Three Things Geeks Do On A Non-rooted Smartphone That You Are Not Even Aware Of! by investigator007: 5:59pm On Nov 21, 2018
maybe you are,that pouvoir 2 make sense sha.
Ennyholar:
I do all these three on my TECNO Pouvoir 2
So I'm a geek. grin
Re: Three Things Geeks Do On A Non-rooted Smartphone That You Are Not Even Aware Of! by TrillionBrains(m): 9:53am On Nov 22, 2018
investigator007:
maybe you are,that pouvoir 2 make sense sha.

Yeah, as TECNO no wan reduce the price ni! angry angry angry

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