Holiday tech support: 5 tips for Android phones

Android phones don’t usually need that much care and maintenance — assuming that your loved ones don’t do anything crazy with them. But, well, that’s probably a bad assumption. More so than iOS, Android phones make it easy to do lots of weird and cool things to the core of the OS. But “weird and cool” is the door to “stupid and dangerous,” so when you head home this Thanksgiving, you might have a little work ahead of you.

Leave well enough alone

So look, your dad may come to you and say, “my phone is slow, what is wrong with it?” and exhort you to fix it. Take the phone, play around, and see if he’s right. Perhaps he is, and perhaps that’s okay. But the best answer may be to simply shrug and say, “Yup, that’s just how it is” and not…

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