How To Enlarge The Screen On Android Phone
How to set up or turn off sleep mode on Android
On all smartphones and tablets running Android, the time after which the device goes into sleep mode is set. Most devices go to sleep after 30 seconds of user inactivity. This time is set by default, but not everyone has enough time to read and view content. You can increase it in the settings, and in order to completely disable the screen timeout, you will have to activate the option in the “For Developers” section or use a special application.
Such a short time until the screen fades out for two reasons. Firstly, for security reasons. so that no one without the knowledge of the owner could use the device if he has NOT blocked it. And the second reason lies in saving battery power.
The fact is that the backlight of the display discharges the battery of the smartphone, so a significant increase in the time after which the screen goes out will reduce the operating time of the device from a single charge. It is worth finding a “golden mean” here. set the timeout so that you can comfortably use the phone, while not working in vain for half an hour, if you forget to press the lock button.
Therefore, it is best to turn off the “sleep” of the display only in the necessary programs, and for the entire system set the timeout value within one or two minutes. How to do this is described later in the article.
Other instructions on the topic:
Setting up sleep mode on Android
On any Android smartphone, the screen timeout can be adjusted in the settings. To do this, go to the “Screen” section, on new versions of Android, click “Advanced” and open “Sleep Mode”.
In MIUI on Xiaomi, the “Hibernation” item is located in the “Lock and Protection” section.
Now select the length of time of inactivity after which the device will be locked.
On stock Android, you cannot completely disable the timeout (the maximum value that can be set is 30 minutes). But this option is present in the firmware, for example: in MIUI on Xiaomi smartphones and in EMUI on Huawei and Honor phones.
But in the section “For Developers” on both stock Android and firmware there is an item “Do not turn off the screen”. If you activate it, the device will not go into sleep mode while charging.
How to disable screen sleep in apps using Stay Alive!
Dozens of special programs have been created by third-party developers that allow you to disable the timeout while charging, for the entire system or for SEPARATE applications. In the latter case, the display will not go out when running or running in the background applications that the user has selected.
One of the best programs of its kind is Stay Alive! over, all the necessary functions are available in its free version. we will use it. On newer versions of Android 5, after installing the application, you will have to allow access to the usage history. When you first start the program, a warning window will pop up. you clicked the “OK” button, you will go to the “Data Access” section, and already there you can select Stay Alive! and GRANT access to usage history.
If you ignored the message that appeared when you first started Stay Alive !, you can go to the “Access to data” section as follows: go to “Settings” → “Apps and notifications”, if necessary, click “Advanced”, and select “Special access “. There is the item “Access to data”.
In MIUI, the item is called “Applications with data access” and it is located in the “Device administration” section along the path: “Settings” → “Advanced settings” → “Privacy”.
On Huawei and Honor smartphones, to allow Stay Alive! track which apps you are using, open the settings menu and go to Security Privacy → Advanced Settings → Access Usage Statistics. Choose Stay Alive! and activate the switch “Track usage”.
After launching the app for the first time and granting it the required permission, Stay Alive! will start working, and the smartphone will stop going into sleep mode. By default, the “Keep screen on while charging and battery” item will be activated and the timeout will be completely disabled. To screen NOT kerosene only during charging, select “Keep screen on while charging”, and if you want to Pause the program, click on “Pause Stay Alive “.
Also using the Stay Alive! you can disable device locking when certain applications are running or running in the background. To do this, activate the “Enable selected apps” function and select the “Keep screen on ONLY for selected apps” option. Then open the “Select apps that will Stay Alive” item and check the required programs. To make it easier to search for applications, you can use search.
So that the device does not “fell asleep” while the selected applications are running, one of two modes must also be activated: “Keep screen on while charging” or “Keep screen on while charging and battery”. If “Pause Stay Alive” is selected, the program will NOT work.
To disable timeout for the whole system, except for certain applications, select “Keep screen on EXCEPT for selected apps”, open the list of programs (click “Select apps that will Stay Alive”) and check the required.
In order to reduce battery drain when sleep mode is disabled, the developer of Stay Alive! added “Allow the screen to dim” function. If you activate it, the screen will dim, but not go out.
You can also control the application using the toolbar that appears in the notification area. The buttons located on the panel duplicate the main functions of the program: those that are highlighted in gray are now inactive.
The only downside to the free version of Stay Alive! this is that after each phone restart, you will have to re-launch the application. The paid version of the program has such a limitation.
How to adjust the brightness of the screen on a smartphone or tablet
If your Android 9
Unlock screen and finger from top to bottom.
The panel will expand completely. Set the desired brightness value. If you are using automatic configuration, turn it off.
If your Android 9
Unlock screen and finger from top to bottom.
Click on the arrow next to the brightness adjustment slider.
Turn on the “Automatic brightness”.
Click Finish. Now the device will independently adjust the brightness depending on the lighting.
If your device is Android 8, 7
Unlock screen and finger from top to bottom.
A panel with icons appears. Swipe down from top to bottom again.
The panel will expand completely. Click on the arrow next to the brightness adjustment slider.
Turn on the “Automatic brightness”.
Done, now the device will independently adjust the brightness depending on the lighting.
If your Android device is 6, 5, 4
Unlock the screen and finger from top to bottom. A panel with icons and brightness settings will appear.
If you are using automatic configuration, Disable it (Uncheck the box).
Set the desired brightness value.
On Android version 5 above, if the battery charge is less than 5%, the brightness is set to minimum and cannot be changed. This is done in order to
Manual brightness adjustment. Brightness adjustment methods
There are two ways to adjust brightness on Samsung smartphones / tablets:
Automatic. in this mode the device automatically adjusts the brightness depending on the lighting. The lighter the surrounding area, the brighter the display will glow. Automatic adjustment only works on devices with a light sensor.
To find out if your device has a light sensor, contact Support.
Manual. you will have to adjust the brightness of the screen yourself. This method works on all devices.
Please check which version of Android is installed on your device before setting up.
How to download new Android using Xperia Companion
To download the firmware to your smartphone using Xperia Companion, you need to:
- Connect the phone and start the software.
- Click on the “Software update” section.
- Right-click on the “Refresh” button.
- Then you should confirm your choice and click “Ok”.
- Wait until the program finishes installing the OS (at the time of installation, turn off the program or disconnect the smartphone from the computer is strictly prohibited).
Attention: it is impossible to return to the previous OS version, about which the user will receive a notification before installation.
How to update Android on your phone
Updating the Android operating system is not only a recommended but also a necessary process for the stable operation of a smartphone. For the owner of the phone, this is primarily an increase in the performance of the device, the emergence of new features, and not only the manufacturer’s correction of errors. Therefore, every user should know how to update Android on a phone.
The process of changing the current version of Android on a device requires attention and several conditions from the user.
Before moving on to changing the operating system, you need to make sure the following:
- that the phone is charged (The recommended battery level should be at least 50%);
- that the Wi-Fi network is reliable and stable (only important if the computer is not used when downloading the software)
- that the USB cable with which the phone is connected to the computer is working properly.
During the update to 9.0, 8.0, 7.0, 6.0 or earlier version of Android, it is forbidden to remove the battery or turn off the smartphone.
Interruption of the update process for one of these reasons can lead to irreparable consequences (you cannot do without the help of the service center specialists).
Before installing a new version, it is recommended to save a copy of your data to your computer, transfer it to removable media or cloud storage (make a backup).
There are two main ways to change android yourself:
- Running the update on the smartphone itself.
- Changing software modification using a computer.
How to update Android OS using a computer
You can change the Android operating system using the manufacturer’s app.
The main purpose of such programs is to create a backup copy of data, transfer photos to and from a computer and vice versa.
Among such applications are Samsung kies or Smart switch for Samsung smartphones and Xperia Companion for Sony phones.
Before changing Android 4.4.2, you need to activate a special setting intended for developers. “USB debugging”. In later versions of the OS, this setting is hidden, and to activate it, you need to do the following:
- Go to “Settings”.
- Select the item “About phone”.
- Scroll down and press several times on the inscription “build number” until the message “You have become a developer” appears on the screen.
- Return to the “settings” menu and select the new section “Features for developers”.
- Find the “USB Debugging” section and activate it.
How to install a new Android without connecting to a computer
The easiest option to change the OS version is to start the process on the smartphone itself.
Usually, the system notifies about the availability of a new version (the notification appears at the top of the gadget screen):
Note: the aLGorithm for updating to a new version of Android is always the same: it doesn’t matter if the operating system is updated to 5.0, 7.0 or 9.0.
Depending on the phone model and the current firmware modification, the text and design of the notification on the screen may differ.
After receiving the notification, click “download”, and wait until the software is loaded onto the device.
When Android is downloaded, a message will appear in the notification bar and the user will be prompted to install or postpone the process.
Important: before clicking “install now”, it is recommended to read the information provided above, where the developers warn about the possible loss of personal data, and the need to make a backup.
The system does not always notify the user about the availability of a new version of Android. The reason may be the lack of an Internet connection or refusal to receive notifications (can be set in the “Software update” section).
In this case, you can download the new Android manually. To do this, follow these steps:
- go to “Settings”.
- select the section “About phone” or “About device”.
- click “Software update”.
- after checking for new software on the device screen, either a proposal to install the firmware will appear, or a notification that the devices are already updated.
How to update with Smart Switch
To install the new Android on Samsung tablets and smartphones, Smart Switch and Samsung Kies applications are used.
To update to 7.0, 8.0 or 9.0 using Smart Switch, you need:
- launch the application.
- Click “Continue” after the notification dialog box appears on the screen.
- Wait for the program to complete the process.
Note: if a notification about the possibility to download a new version of Android does NOT appear on the screen, this means that the device has the latest updates.
How to update Android with Samsung Kies
To update, for example, Android 4.2.2, using Samsung Kies, you need to do the following:
- run the program.
- In the dialog box, click the “Update” button (if the notification does NOT appear on the screen. the latest program update has already been installed on the device).
- Wait for the installation to complete.
The new firmware may NOT meet the user’s expectations (the appearance of the menu changes, new applications appear and old applications are deleted, etc.). Therefore, it is important during installation to read what changes will occur and whether it is worth updating.
We transfer photos to the Google Photos service
It is photographs and “eat” most of the space on the phone, due to them you can quickly free up space on a memory card or in the built-in storage. If your phone does not support a memory card, Move the files that you rarely access to the cloud. Photos, or Google Photos, are best suited for this. It automatically uploads photos to the service, where they are available in native quality through a browser or application.
In addition to Google Photos, you can look at alternatives such as Dropbox, Flickr or Microsoft OneDrive.
Even when the photos are only available on the server, you can easily access them if you have an Internet connection. And most importantly, this is a really convenient and fast way to free up a couple of gigabytes of internal memory.!
Error: Not enough memory on mobile device
Usually Android displays such a message if the process or application does not have enough free space in the internal memory of the phone.
Lack of memory can make itself felt by constant freezing. If this is not noticeable when buying a phone, then over time, after installing dozens of mobile applications and fouling “rubbish” you start to notice it.
The question involuntarily arises: the characteristics of the phone “lie”? If not, why do others have the same smartphone / tablet running stably??
Clearing the internal phone memory
You can remove unnecessary things through the built-in tools of the operating system and through third-party applications. They analyze the occupied space, help identify files that can be safely deleted.
Removing unnecessary files with Piriform CCleaner
CCleaner will help free up memory on Android (on a memory card), also clear the internal memory of temporary files, application cache, find large files; will give advice on optimizing internal memory. The program is free, you can download it here.
As an alternative to CCleaner, it’s convenient to use the above Files Go app.
Checking the amount of free memory on Android
When a notification about insufficient internal memory appears, the question arises: how much memory is available, how much of it is occupied?
You can check the free space through the settings of your mobile phone. To do this, go to Settings. Options. Memory (Settings. Device Maintenance. Storage. Storage settings. Device memory). We carefully study the data, paying attention to the following figures:
- Total space. Android internal storage
- System memory. the minimum amount of space reserved for system operation
- Available space. how much space is left in the internal memory.
Accordingly, if the built-in memory is not enough, you need to increase the memory on the phone in the size of System memory so that the system does not give a corresponding error.
In the next chapters, I will show you how to clean internal memory on Android.
We use Storage Analyzers (for clarity)
For clarity, we recommend using the Files Go application or any other storage analyzer for Android, which will show which files take up the most disk space and where they are located in the form of a diagram. Among these applications, we note:
Removing the application cache
Application cache in some cases Takes up an unreal amount of space in the phone’s memory.
How to remove cache:
- You can find out exactly how much this or that application consumes through the Settings. Apps section.
- In the list of installed applications, click on the item of interest.
- Check the used space in the Storage section.
- To clear the cache, click the Clear Cache button of the same name.
Moving unnecessary applications from internal to external memory card
You can transfer apps through the Android app manager. Convenience is that you are freeing up internal memory, rather than uninstalling unnecessary applications.
By transferring applications, you will save a couple of hundred megabytes of free space. Since the cache is also transferred with the application, the savings are significant.
In general, everything has become easier since Android Marshmallow. It is enough to format the memory card as internal storage through the settings. You don’t need to do anything else, Android OS will independently determine which applications to store on the memory card.
Council. Install the FolderMount app. “dilator” internal phone memory. It also works on Android 4.2.1 and higher, while its counterparts do not support multiplayer mode. The application requires root.
Transferring files to a memory card
The internal memory of the phone, as already mentioned, has a fixed volume, so you need to constantly check whether there is enough free space for the correct operation of applications and OS.
In general, Android memory is divided into internal and external memory. External memory easy “build up”, Fortunately, sd cards are inexpensive today (you can buy a 256 GB memory card for 25 each).
We advise you to transfer photos and to the memory card. documents and other bulky files that are not necessarily stored in the internal memory. over, it is safer to store them on a memory card.
Actually, you can transfer files through any file manager. by phone or PC.
“How to increase the font size on an Android device?
Especially for those who do not have time to read the text instructions, we wrote down a short FAQ, which is presented below.
Increasing the font on Android 7.0. 7.X
On most Android phones, changing the font couldn’t be easier than changing your ringtone. First of all, we are using Pixel XL running Android 7.1.1 Nougat for an illustrative example. The process for changing the font size should be the same for all devices, including earlier versions of Android. It might look a little different depending on the Android and phone manufacturer, but otherwise the steps are always the same. For example, Android 7.x features include a preview of how the text will look. Older OS versions simply display large or small font options without a preview.
To increase the size of the text, go to the “Settings” menu. You can do this by pulling down the notification shade (twice on some devices) and then Selecting the gear icon.
Then scroll down to Show and Tap it. In this menu you will find the parameter “Font size”.
The left screenshot shows how it looks on Android 7.x, the right one. Android 6.x. Both options have the same options as with preview.
It’s worth noting that the process of enlarging a font may look slightly different depending on your device. For a complete picture, check out this menu on Samsung (left) and LG (right) devices.
Once you have selected your font, simply return from this menu and your changes will be saved. Nothing else worth doing.
How to change font size on Android 8.0. 8.X
With the arrival of Android 8.0 and a newer version of the software, you will NOT experience problems with resizing text or application icons. The new smartphone operating system allows you to customize the size of the screen, icons, text and other interface elements based on your preferences.
To increase the size of the text on the screen of Android 8.0 and earlier, follow the steps below:
Go to “Settings”;
Go to the “Display” section;
Open the menu item “Font and screen scale”;
Move the slider left or right to change the font size.
How to increase the font on an Android smartphone?
Let’s face it: no matter how good the screens on our Android phones and tablets are, the text can sometimes be too small if you have poor eyesight. Great news. there are many ways that will help you increase the font on your Android smartphone.
The instructions are universal, regardless of which smartphone (which manufacturer) and which version of Android you are using. We will tell you about all the ways to increase the text size on an Android smartphone. After reading our recommendations, the information on the display will be perceived without the use of glasses or squinting.
Let’s start with the simplest solution. determining the version of the Android device. Move the curtain from top to bottom and click “Settings”. “Information about the phone.” “Software Information”. In the window that opens, in our case at the very top, the version of the Android device is displayed. If you are confused, And do not know how to determine the version of your Android smartphone, use the images presented below. They will greatly facilitate navigation through the menu of a smartphone or tablet. We have decided on the version of the smartphone, now select the Required instructions in the table of contents.
Regarding increasing text size in SMS and browser?
The large font in SMS messages on Android or the device browser will automatically change when the settings are changed according to our aLGorithm, which are presented in the instructions or on.Record. If you have any questions, we will be happy to answer them in the messages to this article.
Via Touchscreen Calibration App
In the Play Market, you can find many applications responsible for screen calibration, one of them is Touchscreen Calibration.
Find and install the application in the Play Market.
Press the Calibrate button
We carry out simple tasks
Calibration complete notification
Via Engineering Menu
There is a second way to calibrate the G-sensor. through the Engineering Menu:
Dial one of the Special Codes where you would normally enter phone numbers. ###, ### or #.
Enter a special code and add
Go to the Hardware Testing section
Go to the Sensor section
Go to the Sensor Celibration section
Press the Gsensor Celibration button
Press the “Back” button several times to exit the engineering menu
What does “screen calibration” mean on smartphones or Android tablets
Screen Calibration is the touch screen settings of the device. That is, if you swipe the display with your finger or stylus, then it should display your movements with great accuracy. In the event that your actions and what ultimately came out on the screen are different, you should calibrate the device again. Calibration issues can occur when replacing a screen, changing device settings, or software and physical damage to the device.
How to set up an accelerometer or G-sensor
Also, on all modern devices there is an accelerometer, which determines the position of the phone on a flat horizontal and vertical surface. This feature is used in many games, most often in racing, when you control a car by turning your phone, and in some second applications.
Through device settings
Since problems with calibration arise in users quite often, the developers have added the ability to calibrate the device through the device settings:
Open the phone settings.
Go to phone settings
Go to the “Screen” section
We are going through the calibration process
Calibrating the screen on Android: how to customize the sensor yourself
Like any device, the phone sooner or later starts a Riot of salesmen and fails. There are a lot of problems that can occur on Android. One of them is the inadequate response of the screen to pressing.
If the sensor of your Android device does not correctly perform the tasks assigned to it, then, most likely, the screen calibration settings on the phone have lost.
setting up the G-sensor on Android. Calibrating the Android touchscreen through the engineering menu
On Android devices, there is a special menu, thanks to which you can do many things that are not available in normal mode.
First you need to enter the menu. To do this, dial one of the Special Codes in the place where you usually enter phone numbers. ###, ### or #
Enter the code and add
Go to the Hardware Testing section
Go to the Sensor section
Go to the Sensor Celibration section
Press the Clear Calibration button
Press the Do calibration button (20% tolerance)
Click on the “Back” button several times
how to increase or decrease the sensitivity of the sensor
Call Settings on Samsung Galaxy Android 2020 Phone
Hello! The site info-effect.ru is online. Today, you will learn how to set up calls on your Samsung Galaxy phone. You can easily change the settings for an incoming or outgoing call. Missed calls, waiting, forwarding, second, voice, parallel call, ringtone, notifications, screen, call barring, sounds, blocking, etc. Everything is very simple and fast. See the instructions below and write comments if you have questions. drove!
On the home screen of your smartphone, find the Phone icon and click on it.
Further, on this page, at the top right, click on the Properties button (three dots).
In the window that opens, click on the Settings tab.
Here you can customize your call settings. Below we will take a closer look at each parameter.
Blocking numbers. Here you can enable or disable blocking of unknown callers. You can add a phone number to the black list of blocked numbers from which you will no longer be able to call and write SMS messages.
Signals and ringtone. Here you can configure:
- Vibration when responding;
- Vibration on completion;
- Signal when connecting a call;
- Signal when the call ends;
- Notifications during a call;
- Set a ringtone for SIM cards 1 and 2;
- Select Vibrate alert;
- Vibration during a call;
- keyboard sounds.
Answering and ending calls. You can include:
- Sounding out the name of the subscriber. With Bluetooth headset or wired headset only;
- Answering a call by pressing the Home key;
- Automatic call acceptance. Automatically answer incoming calls after a specified time if a headset or Bluetooth device is connected;
- End call. Power key.
Quick replies. You can create messages to quickly respond to SMS, do not enter text. Enter any entry in the field, for example: How are you? Click on the plus sign on the right to add a template.
Voice mail. You can configure for SIM 1 and 2:
- Service provider;
- Voicemail parameters, number;
- Notifications. Style Alerted, Sound, Vibration, Icon Indicators, Lock Screen, Ignore “do not disturb”.
Other call parameters:
- Hide contacts without numbers. Display only those contacts whose phone numbers are added to the Contacts tab;
- Information about the subscriber. Display the latest contact information for each caller
- Roaming assistance. Roaming Assistant allows you to make calls to your home country while traveling abroad;
- Choose a country automatically. Automatic application of the home country code when calling contacts that you have already called before;
- Always call to the roaming country;
- Ask every time you call.
Information about the phone. Here you can find out:
- Phone version;
- Call version;
- Open source licenses.
You can enable calls in the pop-up window. Display current calls in a pop-up window instead of full screen while using other applications.
Still have questions? Write a comment! good luck!