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3 Quick Tips for Your Android 4.2 JellyBean Device

The following post is from Michelle of Mommy Misadventures:

3 Quick Tips for Your Android 4.2 JellyBean Device at
When it comes to smartphones, I am a real fan of the Android platform, particularly the latest version which is JellyBean 4.2.  JellyBean 4.2 is slick, easy to use with lots of great features.

Here are my top 3 tips for anyone running an Android 4.2 JellyBean device:

1. Customize your home screen.

One of my favorite features of Android smart devices is the ability to customize the look of my home screens. Long press icons on your home screen to move them to other places on your current home screen or move them to other screens. I love to keep my phone looking as clean as possible so I often move icons to screens to the right or the left.

Don’t want an app icon on your home screen? Long press and flick it up towards the top of the screen to remove it. Don’t worry, this doesn’t uninstall the app; you can long press the icon on the app screen to put it back on your home screen.

2. Show owner info.

Let everyone know at a glance that this is your smartphone by showing your owner information on the lock screen. Navigate to the Settings screen, go to Security and under Screen Security, touch “Owner info”.

On this screen, you can enter in your information which will show whenever your phone is locked. I like to put my name and email address on this screen to hopefully get my phone back to me in case I lose it.

3. Access app info.

When you’re experiencing problems with an app, the app info screen can give you lots of helpful information to troubleshoot. App info allows you to force stop or uninstall an application as well as toggle the notifications. Toggling notifications on and off can be especially helpful if you have a free app that likes to spam advertisement notifications.

To access app info, go to Apps and long press the icon of the app you want to access. The long press will activate a “Remove” or “App Info” icon at the top of the screen. Swipe up to the “App Info”.

Do you run an Android 4.2 smartphone or tablet? What are your favorite tips and tricks?

Michelle Mista is an IT professional, writer and blogger with a love for all kinds of technology. She writes about tech tips and trends for work at home professionals on her portfolio blog and muses about motherhood at Mommy Misadventures. She is on the constant quest to balance life, work and geekery.