Get more out of your Android phone by changing these settings


Check out these five Android settings for you to play with for better phone performance

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No matter which Android phone you have — for instance, the Samsung Galaxy S21 or Google Pixel 6 — your device comes with a set of predetermined settings. These settings include brightness, organization and light mode, but just because they’re the default, that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with them.


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However, you need to know where these settings are and what they can do for you before you start configuring them. We’ll go through settings that may help you improve your battery life, clean up the clutter on your home screen, find a stolen or lost device and get better performance out of your Android smartphone.

Note: Not all Android devices are created equal, and certain settings may be missing or in a different place depending on the version of Android you’re running and the maker of your phone, so just be aware of that when you’re adjusting these settings.


An overly bright display will drain your battery incredibly fast. 

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Settings to improve battery life

Living with a phone that has poor battery life can be infuriating, but there are some steps you can take to maximize each charge right from the very beginning:

1. Turn off auto screen brightness/adaptive brightness and set the brightness level slider to under 50%.
The brighter your screen, the more battery power it uses. 

To get to the setting, pull down the shortcut menu from the top of the screen and adjust the slider, if it’s there. Some phones may have a toggle for…