Android Smartphone Basics Everyone Should Know

Sim and SD Cards

These are frequently mistaken for each other and since they have altogether different capacities, it’s critical to know the distinction.

A SIM card is given by your telephone organization (Verizon, Tracfone, AT&T), normally for nothing out of pocket, and holds data, for example, your telephone number and contacts. It’s ordinarily very little and white in shading.

A small scale SD card can be utilized in many cell phones and is for capacity of things like photographs, music, recordings, and archives. Smaller scale SD cards can be obtained pretty much anyplace, including Walmart, CVS, and even eBay. These cards come in sizes, for example, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 and 128 GB.

In the event that your telephone has a removable back, the SIM and SD card spaces can be found by taking the back off the telephone. Something else, a little cabinet situated on the top or side of the telephone holds the SIM and SD cards. An extraordinary key is required to open this cabinet and ought to have been incorporated with acquisition of the telephone.

Home Screen

The homescreen is like the work area on a PC. It’s the fundamental screen, one you’ll utilize most, and your telephone comes back to it each time you hit the home catch. More screens can be added to one side or left of your homescreen and can be come to by swiping in either course.

Applications introduced by the Play Store will consequently show up on your home screen. It’s likewise conceivable to drag applications from the application cabinet onto your home screen or starting with one screen then onto the next.


Your cell phone utilizes (applications) to perform a huge number of capacities. These applications like to send warnings to keep us refreshed. YouTube, for example, will tell you of a video you may appreciate that has quite recently been transferred. While a climate application will send notices relating to the climate and your messages application will give you messages as you get them. Swipe notification to one side to clear them or snap “clear all”.

Warning Bar

The warning bar is situated at the highest point of your screen and by and large shows the time, current battery charge, and Wi-Fi/information quality. The warning bar can be stretched out by swiping down. At the point when broadened, speedy settings, for example, WiFi, information, area, and Bluetooth are uncovered.

Application Drawer

The application cabinet is the place you can discover and dispatch any of the applications on your telephone. It very well may be gotten to from the base of your home screen (or any that you have included) one of two different ways:

Tapping the circle symbol (generally white) with a few openings or specks

Swiping up

Home, Back, and Recent Keys

The home key will return you to the home screen from any screen or application and is situated at the base focus of all cell phones.

The back key will return you to the past screen. Hitting back twice will leave an application.

The ongoing key uncovers all open applications. Swipe applications to one side to exit and close or snap “close all” to close all open applications. This is genuinely significant, as not shutting an application appropriately will back your telephone off essentially; particularly after a few are left open.