Do you have an Android Mobile Phone Operating System and
doesn’t know the functions of the different sections or options present in its
settings? Are you just swapping from other phone brands like iphone, ipad,
Blackberry, Nokia etc to Android phone without knowing much on how to use the
different options in the device settings? Just relax because this post is
crafted for such guide.

Android Phone Settings is simply the control and set up
management section that is created by phone manufactures, for different
assignment on mode of operation in Android devices. It is also found in other
phone brands mentioned above.

It is very necessary for you to know the functions of all
sections present in your Android device settings, in order to make the best use
of your device. As a newbie to Android, you must have navigated to your phone
settings to customize one or two things, but at the end of the day, you ended
up being confused or applying some feature you wouldn’t want to use. Some of us
may even put the phone in danger due to wrong application of settings. Now,
without having to bore you with much talks, read on to get the functions of
each section in settings.


 Note: if you are using other mobile phone
brands that is not Android, some of the sections below are as well found in
such brands and function the same. So read on to get to know their works on
your device.


 Uses/Functions of Android Mobile Settings
>> To go to any Android phone settings, click the Menu Button >> Tap on Phone Settings, and you will get to see
the various sections used in customization. Below are the sections with uses.

FOR WIRELESS AND
NETWORK SETTINGS:
We have;

>> CELLULAR
DATA:
This is one of the sections located in phone settings. Its function
is to enable user connect to the internet for browsing. Once it is switched ON, user can then surf the net through
different enabled internet applications, egs. Chrome browser, Social media apps
like Whatsapp, Facebook, Skype, Twitter etc.

>> DUAL SIM
SETTINGS:
This is where you control or customize your SIM card settings
based on Voice call, data connections and messages. Some Android device has
only a Single Port for SIM card while some came with dual sim port either in
micro or full. So in this section of settings, you get to choose the particular
sim in which you prefer for your voice call, messages and data connections, or
you can set all to click to action of “Always ask”. You can as well edit sim
card name and switch ON/OFF to make one Default.

>> BLUETOOTH: Enables
your Android device connect to another device for file transfer or sharing.
Once your device’s Bluetooth is Switched ON, and connected to another, then the
both can share files like music, pictures, pdfs, videos, audio recordings, etc.

>>WLAN or Wi-Fi
CONNECTION:
You can choose to use this feature when you want to tap from
other phone’s network data connections. This feature can only be utilized when
switched ON. It has an option for scanning available public and private
networks. Some apps also use this feature to get some files shared to another
device. Apps like Xender, Flashshare, Ftp uses this feature to share Games and
other things sharable. 

>> AIRPLANE
MODE:
this feature in settings, switches your phone to airplane mode once
enabled and that means, no incoming or outgoing voice or video calls, no
text/SMS messages, no data or network connections.  This feature makes your android phone dumb or
disconnected to network connections. And it is mostly used on Airplane
flight.  So utilize when needed.

>> CELLULAR
NETWORK SETTINGS:
Here you get access to Data roaming that enable you connect to data services when roaming.
Also, in this section, you can set up the device to your Preferred network type to 2G, 3G, 4G or automatically.
 In this section, you
can as well set up Access Point Names,
which serves as section for setting internet configuration. You either request
for automatic internet APN configuration from your network provider or you
choose to setup using manual process. The settings differ by Internet service
providers (ISP).

Another setting you can also get in cellular networks is NETWORK OPERATORS. Here you search and
automatically choose preferred network depending on your network or service
provider.



>> DATA USAGE: This
section helps user of any Android device, control and monitor all background
application’s data usage. In this section, you can stop any background app from
consuming your MB data. The section gives you a graph of data usage and also
the apps involved in sucking the data. In other to disable any background data
sucking app you discovered, just click on such app and tap where you see “Restrict app background data” and such
app will be restricted from using data on background.

>> TETHERING
& PORTABLE HOTSPOT:
Here you get to see WLAN hotspot settings, USB
tethering settings, Bluetooth tethering settings and hotspot & tethering
settings (with IPv4 and IPv6 Security level settings, for locking your Wi-Fi
connections.)

So in other words, tethering
& portable hotspot, enables your
device connect or accept other internet connections just for the purpose of
sharing either network connection, files and document like Games, Apps,
pictures, music, pdfs, notes, videos etc through file sharing apps like Xender,
Flash share. With this connection type, you can connect so many other devices
like laptop pc, Tablets, Desktops, another android, and other brands of phones
that has such functions.

Tethering is for wireless connection and also for USB cord.
So when connected to other device with a cable USB cord, your device gets to
tether. USB cable wire tethering can be used to unlock Android device when
connected to PC with required unlocking tools and even to flash phones. Can
also be used to share files mentioned above. And further more used in updating
or upgrading Android devices if not Over the Air (OTP) update. When connected,
can also be used for charging of your battery via the charging port.

>>VPN: Which
stands for “Virtual Private Network” it is used for remote access to private
networks. All you got to do here in order to utilize this section, is to
configure or set up a new VPN profile using the working private network
settings. Once it is created and successfully set up, then you can start
surfing the net for free. Some third party network providers have done more in
developing latest VPN apps for free browsing on all networks while some go
premium. Some of the VPN apps include: tweakware, Droidvpn, psiphone handler,
simpler server, etc. They keep updating the VPN for latest free browsing on all
networks like MTN, Etisalat, GLo, Airtel, Ntel etc for the present 2017, and
coming 2018, 201D9, 2020, 2021 years. Very soon browsing the net for free will
be order of the day for all. 

FOR BASIC SETTINGS
>> DISPLAY: In
this section of your phone settings, you can customize the way you want your
device to display things on the screen while giving out the output of the
program.  The settings under this section
are as follow;

> Brightness
level:
This is where you can adjust the brightness of your phone. For some
phones, like Gionee, the section came with two options for brightness. And the
2 options are; (Adaptive brightness: used in optimizing brightness level for
available light. And Economical backlight: utilize this option for saving power
just by ticking the box and it will automatically adapt to the backlight.

> Font style and
Size:
is the decoration of your device’s text.
> Wallpaper:
Here images or already system pictures can be used for decoration of your
Android device’s screen.

> Auto-rotate
screen:
It rotates your device’s screen to either slide left or right if
you enable the option. This setting becomes so useful while watching movies or
playing games that requires wide screen.

> Sleep: Keeps
your Android phone screen light or backlight at rest when not in use. The
option saves power consuming when not in used, just by sleeping mode. This
option works depending on how you set up the time of screen sleep. So you can
either set up the time for inactivity to be in seconds or minutes.

> Multi task
display Style:
This is where you set up how your minimized apps or files
will look like when you click on minimized button. It has two styles to choose
from and they are (Native and Card styles). Set up your device to whichever you
prefer.

>> SOUND AND
VIBRATION:
This is the section for setting up your device Call & SMS ringing
tone, and as well section for setting up ringing volume, Media volume, and
Alarm volume.  Here, you get to activate
or deactivate some options like: (Dial pad touch tones, screen lock sound,
Touch sounds, Vibrate on touch sounds). Also, you can silent or put your phone
on vibration through this section.

>> DO NOT
DISTURB:
When “Do Not Disturb” is enabled, calls and alerts that arrive
when the phone is locked, will be silenced (except the apps that are allowed to
disturb), and a moon icon will appear in the status bar. This service only
allows Alarms, important notice, call, and SMS. To use this option, you have to
set up the automatic rules based on weekend services and weeknight services.  You can as well add your own rules for your
device.

>> SECURITY: This
section of any android phone settings is very important and useful, if you want
to set limitation to the usage of your phone by others. Any mistake done here can
lead to locking of such device without having the security code or password for
unlocking. So it is very important to be careful while on this section of
Android settings.

In security, you get to set up whether to lock your Phone
screen or SIM card. Other security settings present are; Guest mode, smart
automatic lock, Unknown sources, Device administrators, Mobile anti-theft, screen
pinning, Encrypt phone etc. You can as well change password, enable pattern
visibility.

>>
NOTIFICATION AND CONTROL CENTER MANAGEMENT:
Here you get to set up notification for your
device lock screen, that is privacy of application protected by lock-screen.
Push application which enable or disable push message from apps. Display network
speed; shows the network speed on the status bar 
when the feature is enabled.  Control center, you get Access in lock screen,
and application access notifications.

>> APPLICATION:
From here, you can configure your android apps, reset apps, and delete or
uninstall apps. In the option for app configuration, you get settings like app
permissions, app links etc. In advanced you get; default apps, draw over other
apps, modify apps, modify system settings, and battery optimization.

>> ADVANCED
SETTINGS:
This section of phone setting, provide you with many options for
setting up and getting some important information on how your device is
handling some task. In the area of information regarding to some task being
handled which are as follows; smart Gestures (which contains, pause alarm,
Black screen gestures, smart vibration reminder, smart bright screen, double
click wake up settings. You can get to set up suspend option, Hotknot. Get
detailed information on how some system hardware are performing their operations.
Hardware like (storage & USB, Memory, Manage battery settings).
For your personal settings like location, Accounts may be
Google Mail, Facebook messenger, Whatsapp, Yahoo Mail with many more can be set
up here if you want, just for backup purpose.

>> LANGUAGE
& INPUT:
This is the section where you can set up your device language
to your preferred known language. The default lang. is always English because
it is generally accepted by all. But you can still change it to your own test
of language if you want.  In this
section, you can as well set up the device’s spell checker, Personal dictionary
etc.
For INPUT set
ups, that is the way you communicate or give the device work/task to carry out
can also be accessed in this section mobile phone settings. The things you can
set up here are; Current keyboard, Google keyboard, Google Voice typing,
Touchpal, Text-to-speech output and Mouse/Trackpad (Pointer speed).

>> BACKUP &
RESET:
  This is the area where you
store and backup your Android data and as well restore when needed. Things you
can backup and restore when required from your device’s files are images, apps,
pdfs, phone numbers/contacts, videos, configuration settings etc. Once you
switch/tick the option for automatic backup & restore, then your phone is
activated for that. Another feature there is

>AmiClone; this
enable you to carryout data migration from your old smartphone to your newly
bought Android smartphone. Is a kind of transferring all the data you got from
your old device to your new device.

>> FACTORY DATA
RESET/FORMATTING SETTINGS:
In case you wish to format or erase your phone
data automatically with soft formatting, then factory data reset is the option
for doing that. Once clicked, all the files in your phone will be
deleted/cleared. So only use the section if you are ready to wipe everything
from your phone.  You can as well choose
to reset only your phone Network settings for browsing. To do that click on
Network reset and it will be done.  

>> DATE &
TIME:
This is where you set up your phone date and time. You can choose to
set up the date and time zone via automatic mode. Automatic mode gets time and
date updated once you switch ON your Data connection. It gets the correct time
and date from net and update your device automatically. You can as well set up
that manually. Tick the box of 24-hour format if you wish to use that.

>> SCHEDULE
POWER ON/OFF:
This option is used to set up the time in which you wish to
get your phone switched off and ON automatically. For me, I set up my phone
schedule power on to be 7:00 AM while schedule power off is 12:00 midnight. You
can set yours with your preferred time based on daily plan.

 >> ACCESSIBILITY: Get access to;
>Talk back feature:
when Talkback is on, your device provides spoken feedback to help blind and
low-vision users. For example, it describes what you touch, select, and
activate.
>Switch Access: Lets
you scan and select items using one or more switches.
>Power Button Ends
Call:
This feature allows you to use power button to end an incoming call
or may be after answering/making call you press the power button to end the
call. It works only when it is activated. To use such feature switch it on.  Another feature there is touch & hold
delay.
>Color inversion
and color correction:
this is for screen display light.
>Printing: Connect
your phone via USB to printer and get your documents printed out.

ABOUT PHONE: This
is the section of your phone settings where you get to know all the information
concerning your android phone brands. When you click on “About Phone” you will get to see your Android phone (Model number,
system version, System updates, status, hardware information, legal
information, Android version, Android security patch level, kernel version and
Build number).


Below are Helpful
Android Secret Codes To Access the manufacturer mode and some hidden Android
functions.

*#06# > Used to
check your phone imei or serial number.
*#*#4636#*#* >
This code when dialed on your Android, displays information about the Phone,
Battery & Usage Statistics.
*#*#7780#*#* >
Used for Resetting your phone to factory state- So it only deletes/erase
application data and applications.
*2767*3855#
>Used for complete format function, that is, it wipes your android mobile
and reinstalls your phone firmware completely.
*#*#34971539#*#*
> Displays your phone camera information.
*#*#7594#*#* >
Changing the power button Behavior-Enables direct power off once the code
enabled.
*#*#273283*255*663282*#*#*
> used for a quick backup to all your Android phone media files.
*#*#197328640#*#*
> Used for Enabling test mode just for service activity.
*#*#232339#*#* OR
*#*#526#*#*
Used for Wireless Lan Tests.
*#*#232338#*#*
>Used in Displaying Wi-Fi Mac-address.
*#*#1472365#*#*
>Used for a quick GPS test.
*#*#1575#*#*
>Used for a Different type of GPS test.
*#*#0283#*#* >
code is used for Packet Loopback test
.

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