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From Iphone to Android, Galaxy S5: any tips?

Posted on 2014-12-08
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Hi,

I recently changed from Iphone to Samsung Galaxy S5.Found out a bunch of stuff but wonder what your "golden tips" (best practises) for Android could be.

Please advise.
J.
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by:Kimputer
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The same rules actually apply. For every app (only use Google Play Store, don't use external website!), just check how many million times it's been downloaded already (no matter how an app is advertised, if it has only a few thousand downloads, don't use it!). Then also read the reviews (at least read 20 of them). Only then install the app. Even though it might be tempting to install without reading (like Facebook), keeping to these rules will prevent you from downloading the wrong app (might look alike). Or just the wrong app (makes promises it doesn't keep, hence saving you time from wasting on it installing, testing, finding out it doesn't work).
Also, while browsing, or using free apps, just ignore the ads. If you click on it by accident, just click the back button. Don't be tempted to continue (even though it says WARNING YOUR ANDROID ISN'T UP TO DATE, YOU NEED THIS AND THIS SOFTWARE TO CLEAN YOUR PHONE etc etc).
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by:Eirman
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Always look at the permissions you are giving apps (free or paid for).
This comes up as a notification popup before you install apps.

Apps frequently ask for permissions that do not relate, even in the remotest manner to the app being installed.
Sometime a free game will ask for access to some or most of the following ...

Your contacts (including phone numbers)
Your media files
Your browsing history
Your GPS location
WIFi networks that you have accessed

Most people seem to blindly click on YES and unknowingly sacrifice their privacy.
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Thanks, but I was more looking for real tips like these: http://www.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-s5-help-tips-and-tricks
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by:janhoedt
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for janhoedt's comment #a40489262

for the following reason:

This worked for me. Other tips were ok but rather general for any kind of mobile phone.
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by:Eirman
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janhoedt, You gave us the name of the phone you were changing to .... that was fine

Then you asked ......
wonder what your "golden tips" (best practises) for Android could be.

You received two useful posts relating to Android, which was exactly what you asked for.

You may have meant to, but you did not ask for tips relating to your S5
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by:Eirman
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Hi janhoedt, Please don't feel slighted by my objection.  It's just a procedural/rules type of thing and I'll be happy to help you anytime in the future. The advice given should be of some value to you in the future.

eenookami, my recommendation is that janhoedt divides up the points between the two posters as janhoedt sees fit.
Ditto for whoever gets the best solution.
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I've requested that this question be deleted for the following reason:

Not  relevant info in this case at all.
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