7 Automated Android Settings You Should Be Using to Save Time

MakeUseOf | 7/12/2018 | Ben Stegner
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You probably waste a lot of time on your phone doing menial tasks every day. But Android includes a lot of automated functions you can use to save time.

Whether you’re setting up a new Android phone or want to check that yours is optimized, here are several Android automated options you should enable for your own convenience.

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Apps issue updates all the time. It’s wise to install them, as they add new features and fix security issues. But checking for updates and installing them all the time by hand is unnecessary.

How to Download and Update Apps on Android Phones and Tablets

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Wondering how to download apps on Android? Need to install an update for an Android app? Here are the basics of installing and updating Android apps.

Open the Play Store and slide out the left menu. Choose Settings and tap Auto-update apps. Choose Auto-update apps over Wi-Fi only to avoid using your mobile data for updates.

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While you’re here, you can also tap Notifications and choose to get notifications about updates or when apps automatically update. This lets you know everything is working properly.

Google’s Play Protect is a relatively recent feature that scans your apps and phone for harmful content. You can run a scan at any time, but it’s wise to make sure you’ve enabled automatic scanning.

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How Google Play Protect Is Making Your Android Device More Secure

You may have seen "Google Play Protect" popping up, but what exactly is it? And how does it help you?

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To do so, open the Play Store. On the left menu, tap Play Protect and you’ll see its settings page. Toggle the slider for Scan device for security threats. You can also Improve harmful app detection by sending unknown apps to Google, but this is unnecessary.

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