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5 Tips for Every Android Tablet Owner

These five tips every Android tablet owner should know and use on a daily basis to make their tablet experience better.

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5 Tips for Every Android Tablet Owner

So you just bought an Android tablet or you have been using one for a while but would just like to know how you could be a better tablet owner or you are looking for a way to improve your experience.  Whatever the reason, you have come to the right place.  Today, we will take a look at some of my favorite tips for Android tablet owners of both budget and high-end tablets alike.  These tips will improve how you use your tablet on a daily basis and could even improve your overall experience on a day to day basis.

5 Tips for Android Tablets

Now it is time for the good stuff.  The content that is the reason you came to this article in the first place.  The following tips are some of my favorites that I believe every Android tablet owner should take note of while using their device.  You will find that these will help you protect your data and even your wallet while at the same time making it easier for you to use your tablet on a daily basis.

1. Google Now

Like Siri and Cortana, Google Now is your resident digital assistant that lives in Android.  Using Google Now can not only be really helpful, but also kind of fun too.  You can use it to schedule meetings, keep track of your contacts and searches, and even use it to help you map out exactly where you need to go.  I must admit, this one isn’t quite as popular as Siri and Cortana, but it is every bit as effective.  If you use Android and love the Google ecosystem, it is really the only choice for a digital assistant.  So why not start talking to Google so you can get organized today?

2. Keyboard Options

While the default Android keyboard is good, there are many more options out there for you to try.  There are tons of third party apps for keyboard that are available for Android, after all the custom keyboard for tablets and smartphone really got its start on Google Android.  While some of these apps cost money, others are free.  But even the paid versions usually offer a free trial so you can give the keyboard a test drive before you buy.  So why not try a different keyboard?  You could find that one of them is actually much easier to use.

3. Security Options

Like smartphones, there are many security options available on Android, depending on the type of tablet you buy.  Some of the most common security choices that are available to you are digit passwords, word passwords, picture passwords, pattern passwords, and even fingerprint readers.  While many people don’t enjoy using these passwords because they create just an extra step you have to go through to start using the device, you will be glad you did use it if your happen to lose your tablet or it gets stolen.  Passwords can help you protect your device and your personal data from theft if something bad does happen.  Really there is no reason not to use it, especially when you consider the age in which we live.

4. Manage Data Usage

Some tablets come with both Wi-Fi and 3G or even LTE support.  With the latter, you obviously have to have a contract with a wireless carrier.  When this happens you will have a certain amount of data you can and can’t use on a monthly basis.  So, that means that you are going to want to keep track, because if you go over, you could be in for some hefty data charges on your wireless bill.  Android makes it easy to track your usage right from Settings so keep a regular check on that to make sure you don’t go over.  If you are getting close, you can always turn off your LTE or 3G support until your next billing cycle.

5. Organize Your Apps

Ah tablets and their home screens.  With a quick glance you may think that you could find everything with just a few swipes.  However, once you start adding a lot of apps to your device, you may find it hard to find what you need.  Luckily, it is easy to organize your apps.  All you have to do is group them into folders and then organize your home screens.  Try creating folders of similar apps that are easy to access and then even group these apps on different home screens to make it easy to find anything you need.  While it may seem like it will make things slower to access, the reality is it is a lot faster when you compare it to swiping back and forth searching for an app that you just can’t seem to locate.

Final Thoughts

This is by no means a be all, end all list of tablet tips.  An article like that would be longer than my arm and would take quite some time to actually write.  Still, I wanted to provide Android tablet owners with a few good bits of advice to help them protect themselves and improve their Android tablet experience.  By following these tips, you will find that your tablet is much more fun to use and you will be able to easily access everything while at the same time making sure everything is protected and safe from prying eyes.

Do you think I have left a very important tip off this list?  If so, by all means please comment below.  I would love to hear any tips you, the readers, may have for Android tablet owners everywhere.  In the end it is all out helping the user, so why not help me help you by giving up your opinion.  Let me know what you think in the comments below.