• Register

Endpoint I.T. Blog

Tip of the Week: How to Make Your Smartphone Work Better for You

Tip of the Week: How to Make Your Smartphone Work Better for You

The holiday season is coming to an end, which means it’s time to get back to the grind in the new year. However, if you happened to receive an Android device as a gift (or maybe treated yourself to one, I’m not judging), you can leverage it to make work a little easier. We’ll give you a few tips how.

1. Check with IT First
First, you’ll want to talk to your IT resource for assistance with setting it up to work with your work computer. This is so you can make sure you know what is expected under your company’s Bring Your Own Device Policy. Any improvements you make to your productivity will be completely overshadowed if you contribute to data loss or some other issue by using an unapproved, unsecured device.

2. Organize It
One of the biggest benefits that Android offers over iOS is the high level of customization the user can access, so you may as well leverage it to your advantage. Your home screen can be turned into a mobile command center for the apps that you use most. Do you tend to refer to your calendar frequently throughout the day? Enable a widget that keeps your agenda on your home screen. That way, your day is available at a glance. Many Android applications offer this kind of functionality, making it easy to quickly access your most-used features.

3. Limit Notifications
Let’s face it, when you’re in the office, you don’t need a notification from your farm simulation game telling you that your crops are ready to harvest. There’s fortunately a simple fix for this - next time you use the app, check for notification options in the settings. If the app doesn’t provide any, go over its head and long-press the next notification it sends you. This enables you to tell Android itself to silence or block these notifications. You may also be able to access a few automated settings that activate Do Not Disturb when certain conditions are met.

Switch Gears
Today’s business world is notorious for requiring its members to stop on a dime and switch over to another task. There is also a common need to direct one’s attention to different tools just as frequently. The Android platform features a few useful abilities that make this process simpler.

First, the Overview key can be double-pressed to quickly snap between the last two applications used. Secondly, Android devices offer split-screen functions that allow two apps to be viewed (admittedly, in a somewhat limited fashion) at once. With one of the apps open, press and hold the Overview key. Your recent apps will appear as previews, and from there, you can select the split screen option from the menu above them. Samsung devices make this even easier, as long as the Multi window setting is activated. Again, holding the recent button to show the previews, the split screen icon should appear at the top of them.

Whichever tool you’re using, it will only help you be more productive if you know how to leverage it. Reach out to Endpoint I.T. for other solutions to boost your business’ productivity.

SamSam Is More than a Computer Virus
A Letter Back from Santa’s Elves


No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Thursday, March 21, 2019

Captcha Image

Mobile? Grab this Article!

QR-Code dieser Seite

Tag Cloud

Tip of the Week Security Best Practices Technology Business Computing Privacy Network Security Productivity User Tips Microsoft Tech Term Google Cloud Cybersecurity Smartphones Data Efficiency Internet Email Malware Communication Hardware Passwords Backup Android Communications Mobile Device Innovation IT Services Software Wi-Fi IT Support Windows 10 Browser Mobile Devices Outsourced IT Business Users Hackers Managed IT Services Ransomware VoIp Collaboration Network Small Business Data Recovery Business Management Data Backup Internet of Things Applications Workplace Tips Hosted Solutions Wireless Cloud Computing Managed IT services Social Media Smartphone Saving Money Holiday Router Patch Management Marketing Miscellaneous Blockchain Settings Business Intelligence Chrome Computer Access Control Microsoft Office Employer-Employee Relationship Networking Information Word Bandwidth Battery Business Continuity Remote Monitoring and Management Government Paperless Office Medical IT Virus Facebook Excel Managed IT Service VPN How To Analytics BDR Remote Computing Cortana Data Management Data Protection Physical Security Connectivity Office 365 Virtual Assistant Managed Service Gmail Tech Terms Data Security Apps Computers Website Mobility Automation Compliance Virtualization Wireless Charging Law Enforcement G Suite Artificial Intelligence Save Money Password Tip of the week Twitter Cost Management Dark Web Scam Data Breach Phishing Payment RAM Outlook Threat Business Technology Trends Telephone System Office IT Management Database Travel Amazon eCommerce Wearables Staff Chrome OS Environment Vulnerability Hybrid Cloud Upgrade Hard Drive instant Messaging Microsoft Teams Remote Support Profitability Lead Generation Server Management Printing Analysis Files A.I. Touchscreen Cleaning Content Filtering Managed IT Cybercrime Education Online Shopping Healthcare Digital Websites SaaS Inventory e-waste Cables Apple Certification Processors Telecommute Vulnerabilities Technology Tips Company Culture Telecommuting Eliminating Downtime Retail Paper Safety Politics Movies Microsoft Office 365 Tactics Live Streaming GDPR Comparison Mobile Security disposal Licensing Voice over Internet Protocol iPhone Telephony Spyware Data loss Sales Cryptocurrency Big Data Backup and Disaster Recovery VoIP Managing Stress BYOD Gadgets Ink Edge Authentication Botnet Troubleshooting Network Attached Storage Maintenance Plug-In File Sharing Personal Information App Streaming Media Storage Specifications IT budget Operating System Value Tech Support Voice over IP Training HP Spam Tablet Hard Drives Alert Workers Wireless Internet WannaCry PowerPoint Dongle Unified Communications Authorization Remote Monitoring User Tip Update Server Internet Explorer Proactive IT User Security E-Commerce Downloads Error News Conferencing Security Cameras Document Management Antivirus WhatsApp Knowledge Time Management Laptop SSD Bring Your Own Device Millennials Help Desk HIPAA Machine Learning Sports Reporting Quick Tips Disaster Recovery Thank You Printers Congratulations WiFi Windows 7 Regulation Emergency

Newsletter Sign Up

Latest News & Events

Endpoint I.T. is proud to announce the launch of our new website at The goal of the new website is to make it easier for our existing clients to submit and manage support requests, and provide more information about our ser...

Contact Us

Learn more about what Endpoint I.T. can do for your business.

Call Us Today
Call us today
(409) 835-1600

595 Orleans Street
STE 1111

Beaumont, Texas 77701