We’ve put together a list of 15+ Android tips and tricks that we think will translate to almost any Android phone. This isn’t a list for the advanced Android user, but is geared more towards the basics of Android. This is the Android tips and tricks list for the new Android phone owner or the one who switched from an iPhone to Android.

In this list, we cover how you can take screenshots on Android, quickest ways to launch the camera, using Google Assistant, making the most of notifications, checking for updates, setting up Do Not Disturb mode, customizing your home screen, using Multi Window, making sure you are backing up photos in Google Photos, and more!

OnePlus 5T tips and tricks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5tPOoovL8Y

Pixel 2 and 2 XL tips and tricks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bd4xMHD_Nug

Galaxy S8 tips and tricks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w7EYvLZ3TGE

29 Comments

  1. no name

    June 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    This was actually very helpful. switching from iPhone to the Pixel 2XL after being with Apple for 8 years. my phone will arrive on the 17th or 18th and i’m nervous but excited!

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  2. Mark Wusinich

    June 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Wait! What was that little swipe you did to see the pictures? Maybe I need a 'before basics' video?

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  3. James Cruzat

    June 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    hey droid life whats the camera that you use to record videos and your mic setup

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  4. Humble Ideas

    June 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Here are more tips for Android.
    https://youtu.be/MWpsinvSH58

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  5. Inayat Khan

    June 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Samsung UI is the best,man. come on

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  6. gepatv

    June 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Great video… from an all time iPhone user 😉 I might switch some day so I like those rare introduction videos to Android basics. Thanks !

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  7. GhaV jGRite (jeaHAvee)

    June 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    3:00

    Google needs to fix that. It's so annoying.

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  8. Laura Smile

    June 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    What theme are you using on the Samsung phone?

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  9. Mike Newton

    June 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Is that pixel 2xl on 8.1 because when I screen shot my screen doesn't pop out like that. All I get is the notification

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  10. Super Man

    June 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    It's very butefil Man

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  11. Travis Chafin

    June 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Love what you and Tim bring to the world of Android. You guys are the best

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  12. Xb Ifat

    June 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    6:44 my Google assistant pop upped🤣

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  13. Daim Hafizy

    June 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    You should add how to transfer files using Files Go since iOS user will miss AirDrop.

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  14. xkiller

    June 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Can you please link xl's wallpaper

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  15. Tommy

    June 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Should've pulled an Android Central and showed how to power on the device 🤦‍♂️

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  16. R3drift

    June 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Where can I get that wallpaper featured in the thumbnail?

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  17. Kahlil Manuel

    June 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Droid Life Can you post that Pixel 2 XL wallpaper that you were using on the phone please!?

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  18. Sneh Mak

    June 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Your OnePlus 5t wallpaper and icon pack?

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  19. TankQ

    June 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Thats why i watch this channel, these guys just helps those new comers get to grips with android, would have loved someone to teach me on SD card permissions in apps and weird errors when I jumped over to android. Actually I had a moto G and nexus 7 before I went to LG. I'm back on iOS but that's a preference and I would go back to android in 2 heartbeats.

    Love that droid life also covers individual phones interface and phone settings where you won't get to see in reviews or other videos, really helpful to know the difference between phones, android is the same but granular features are not. Like LG has that bluetooth auto starting apps and what happens when you get home, auto turn on wifi or something tasker like. Also not a fan of the way LG did expandable notification, sometimes won't expand, those kinds of things.

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  20. Kunj Chauhan

    June 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Wallpaper link on pixel 2 xl?

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  21. Zeplin Bronze

    June 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    thank you so much for making this video! super helpful! (recently converted android user)

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  22. Uday Singh Pathania

    June 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Can you please share the link for the wallpaper on your pixel 2 xl?

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  23. Muhammad Mansour

    June 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Link to wallpaper?

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  24. Sebastian Lapuente

    June 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Google used to have a translator of what was on the screen, just with a long press in the home button. After the latest updates that "feature" dissapeared, or maybe I couldn't find it but it was really usefull to me.

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  25. Mehul Parekh

    June 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    That wall on pixel 😍where did you get it from ?

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  26. Anthony Parker

    June 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Kellan,

    Have you tried the lawn chair launcher or even the actual pixel launcher? They are nearly identical to the pixel 2

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  27. Larry Cloud

    June 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    Might mention next time you do a tutorial on Google Photos, that on the Pixel series, you can unlimited free storage for Original size as well.

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  28. Marshmallow 7

    June 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    I just switched to 5t from iphone! Thanks😁

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  29. Düdmæng Brøssøvítçh

    June 11, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    None of this is new, to me, but you guys are doing great things. There's so many people who don't know these basic little tricks. I'll definitely share this video to some of my friends and help make them more comfortable with some basic Android use. Thank you. It's a pretty good compilation of basics.

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