Recently Google released Android 6.0 Marshmallow update for it’s Nexus devices. Phone companies like Samsung, Sony, HTC and others didn’t officially announced their plans to release Android 6.0 for their existing models. Almost all manufacturers willing to update their flagship devices. There is no certainty for older devices. In this context here “Computer Era” providing few tips to get those Android Marshmallow attractive features in your older phone.
How to Backup App Data?
All of us know how to backup installed apps and games in Android phones with the help of third party softwares. But backing up plain .APK files doesn’t provide any use. After restoration we need to reconfigure account data. Manually we have to login to each and Every application like Facebook, Whatsapp etc. Android 6.0 Marshmallow brings one great feature, which can backup apps with their data. If your device is not ready for Android 6.0 here there is an alternative way to get this wonderful facility. Use Helium app from Google Play Store.
It can backup installed applications with their data. In order to configure this app first of all you have to isntall it’s companion app Carbon in your desktop computer and connect your phone through USB cable. Generally Helium backs up all installed apps, in case if it fails to backup anything it will notify you immediately. In free version Helium backup to the External SD card in your phone. By purchasing premium version Helium let you backup apps and their data to various cloud storage services like Google drive, Dropbox etc. Helium Premium version costs Rs. 268.76.
Download Link: Helium
How to Get Marshmallow Look
Most of the devices we use ships with device manufacturers stock launchers like TouchWiz for Samsung etc. Alternative to these proprietary launchers we can use Google Now launcher. Latest version of Google Now Launcher is exactly what Marshmallow looks like. It provides lot of new gestures. Just swipe left to get “Google Now homescreen”. Google Now homescreen provides all the Google Now Cards information at one place that too with offline support, means you no need to have active internet connection to get this information. Compared to other Android launchers “Google Now” launcher is very light weight, doesn’t take valuable phone resources.
Download Link: Google Now Launcher
How to Control App Permissions?
We always worry about permissions Android applications take while installing them. Till now there is no exact way to limit permissions on per app basis. Android Marshmallow introduced this wonderful feature. But if you are not eligible for Android Marshmallow you can try another method to achieve this. If you are using Android 5.x Lollipop or Android KitKat, you can try App Ops. “Computer Era” already made a practical demo of this applicaton below, check it to get the exact idea regarding controlling applications individual permissions.
Download Link: Apps Ops
For Longer Battery Life
Android Marshmallow introduced two interesting features which extend phone battery life. First one is, if you are not using any apps for longer period of time they automatically put into sleep mode and the second one is, when you are not using the phone, phone data connection will be automatically stops. To get both of these features you no need to wait for Marshmallow. Just install “Greenify” android app and use it’s auto-hibernation mode (this feature supports only Android 4.1 or higher versions)
Download Link: Greenify
So these are the major features we get through Android Marshmallow. If you can try above said alternatives some extent your phone has all the innovative features. Right now there are rumors circulating about various models which can get Android 6.0 Marshmallow, if your device has luck you can get it soon, otherwise you need to adjust with the above methods.