Android phones: Clearing the cache can be worthwhile

It is worth taking a closer look at the cache for Android users.

Android phones are now so good that you don’t actually have to worry about anything. But there is one function that you should definitely run every now and then to get the most out of the device

When was the last time you cleaned your Android phone and freed it from unnecessary files? Most Android users do not do  this at all, as modern smartphones are quite good at cleaning themselves. Accordingly, the result of the colleagues from Android Authority was  clear, in which 50 percent chose exactly this answer after a survey. Only a fifth said they cleaned their phone in the past week . The gap was greater for the rest. A manual cleanup can have a positive effect.

Clearing the cache via the settings can be useful, especially if an app or game is not working properly . All you have to do is go to settings and apps. There you sort by applications that occupy the most memory, go to the properties and delete the cache. If you no longer use an app but don’t want to delete it, you can also save some storage space. The next time you start the app, however, it will take a little longer to load.

Samsung has integrated such a feature into Android 11, as this video shows:

Samsung One UI 3.0 launched with Android 11

Some smartphone manufacturers offer device maintenance . There, the battery, memory, working memory and device protection are optimized with just one press. If you have such a function, you should use it regularly so that the mobile phone remains fast and no unnecessary memory is occupied. In the high-end sector with a lot of storage space and RAM, this is usually not a big problem, but it can make a big difference in entry-level and mid-range cell phones.

Attention Android users: Dangerous scam threatening like never before

Android users have to be particularly careful with a scam that has been around for months. Telekom and Vodafone report that so-called “smishing” is still up to mischief in Europe – in some cases more dangerous than ever.

Fraud SMS with the “smishing” scam remain a serious problem. Deutsche Telekom informed around 30,000 customers last year that their devices were affected by smishing attacks, as the Bonn-based group announced on request. The customer devices would have sent thousands of SMS and thus further distributed malware in a snowball system. “All in all, their smartphones have sent almost 100 million smishing text messages – over our network alone,” said a company spokesman.

According to the company, Vodafone affected an almost five-digit number of customers in Germany in the second half of 2021. Telefónica (o2) did not provide any figures.

With “smishing” – a neologism of SMS and phishing – you get an SMS with a link. It is pointed out, for example, to an alleged package that is coming soon.

Danger for Android users: “Smishing” is still on the rise

Android users have been wary of smishing attacks for months.

If you click on the link in the text message, you will be directed to dubious websites where you are supposed to download apps – often for the alleged package tracking. In fact, however, it is malware that triggers the SMS mass sending to all contacts and other numbers stored in the cell phone. This is only possible with mobile phones with the Android operating system; software downloads from unknown sources do not work with Apple.

In another scam, an alleged sweepstakes success is reported – only the entry of personal data is still missing to win. Anyone who falls for it will by no means become a winner – instead, their data will be used for criminal purposes. Scammers often target bank details.

As reported from the telecommunications industry, SMS messages are particularly common at the moment, in which the recipient is referred to a video on which he can be seen. This should make you curious and careless. This is also a scam to smuggle malware onto the smartphone or to siphon data

Learn about Android 12

Google has officially launched the new operating system Android 12 with the Pixel 6 series. 

All companies (on specific phones) will be upgrading the new operating system to the devices in the coming weeks.

This new operating system is very different from the earlier android systems. 

Google has made some of the biggest changes to its operating system design.

Learn about some of the best features of Android 11 and how to use them.

App privacy features

In Android 12, Google has added a number of new privacy features to give users greater transparency and control over the use of apps.

A privacy dashboard will help prevent apps from collecting unnecessary details and will turn off the camera and microphone for all apps.

Redesign notifications

Google has changed the design of notifications to make them more modern and functional.

When you click on a notification, the operating system will take you directly to the app or do whatever action you want, which will speed things up.

Customized Color Theme (for Pixel Phones)

In Google Pixel phones, when you choose wallpaper, a feature color extraction will update the entire system, including the lock screen, widgets and notifications with costume colors.

Double tap options

Another new feature will take your Android phone back to the action you did before.

When you enable this feature in the Gestures option in Settings, you’ll see a list of actions you can take, such as taking a screenshot, playing Media Files, or launching Google Assistant.

One-handed mode

There are a few design changes to Android 12 that will make it easier to operate Android phones with one hand and thumb.

For this purpose, the settings user interface has been updated and the search bar has been moved to the bottom of the display to allow one-handed access.

A new feature called Silky Home has also been introduced which makes the entire interface more suitable for one-handed use.

Face-based auto-routing

In phones running on Android 12, you will be able to select the AutoRoot option according to the movement of your head.

Recycle bin management

Android has a secret feature of Recycle Bin that will probably be allowed to be used by Google in Android 12.

This feature gives you an idea of ​​how much storage space is occupied by Delta apps or files and will be able to clear it as needed

Google introduces support for storing Vaccine Card in Google’s Android devices

 Android smartphone users will be able to save their Covid-19 vaccination record in their devices in the near future.

 Google has added the ability to save this record by updating the API for Passes.

 Google announced this in a blog post on June 30. However, this does not mean that you will be able to upload your vaccination card right now.

 This updated API or application programming interface will allow developers of government agencies and medical institutions around the world to create digital versions of vaccination cards or Covid test results.

Google said that once a user saves a digital version of a Covid-19 record on his device, he will be able to access it via a shortcut on the device’s home screen.

 The company said that even if Internet service is not available or in a region where Internet service is not very good, users will still have access to this record.

 The Passes API is commonly used by Google Pay Vault users to secure boarding passes, loyalty cards, gift cards, tickets and more.

 But after this update, people who do not use the Google Pay app will also be able to store their digital codec in the device.

 Since Google will not keep a copy of the card, users will need to download it from a government agency or others to secure the codec on different devices.

 These cards will have the company or government logo at the top, followed by the user’s name, date of birth and other relevant details such as manufacturer of the  the vaccine or laboratory where test was conducted, etc.

 This updated API is being introduced for the first time in the US and will be rolled out to other countries soon.

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