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Android Tricks and Tips.

A few tips to help you get the most from your Android device.

Phoebe Davis avatar
Written by Phoebe Davis
Updated over a week ago

We want you to have the best experience with Slick, so check out these tips to maximise effectiveness on your Android device!

Wifi Speed

If you are finding that Slick and other websites are slow, it may be worth checking your wifi speed.

Check the table below to see if your broadband is performing at the speed needed to run Slick:

Number of Columns

Minimum Broadband Speed

1

4 mbps

2-3

8 mbps

4-6

15 mbps

7+

30 mbps

If your speed is lower than the minimum amount shown, we recommend switching off your router, waiting 20 seconds and switching it back on again. If the problem persists, contact your broadband provider to see if there are network-wide problems.

Hardware performance

As well as good broadband speed, it is important that your device is performing well. To test your device, follow these simple steps.

It looks like this!

You will then be presented with a final score. Check the table below to see if your hardware is performing well:

Number of Columns

Minimum Octane Score

1

15000

2-3

15000

4-6

20000

7+

25000

If your score is lower than in the table above, we recommend closing down any unwanted applications/pages. If the speed is still low, switch your device off, wait 20 seconds and then switch it back on again.

If you suspect your low score may be due to the age of your device, get in touch with us to discuss our hardware packages.

Screen recording

Swipe down from the top of the screen and select ‘screen recorder’. Your screen recording will be saved in ‘Photos’.

Screenshots

Swipe down from the top of the screen and select ‘screenshot’. Your screenshot will be saved in ‘Photos’.

Shortcuts

To see all open applications, click on the square in the bottom right hand corner. You can then close your applications by swiping them up or swipe through them and quickly move in between your applications.

Updates

You will be notified when there is a new update available on your device. If you are unsure or need to check your current version go to Settings - System & Updates - Software Update.

Force Quit

If an application or webpage has frozen, you will need to force quit it to continue using it. To force quit an application (including Chrome), use the shortcut mentioned above and swipe the open application off the screen. You can also force your device to switch off by holding down the ‘On’ button.

If there are issues you're encountering while using your Android device, and they haven't been covered in this article, then please reach out via Live Chat and we'll do our best to assist you!

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