Whether you’re new to the #Android ecosystem or new to smartphones in general, you may not know all the capabilities of your device. You may be surprised what these gadgets can do to make your life that much easier, particularly its #Automatic features.

Android has certain automated features that you only need to setup once. With that in mind, here are some of the automatic features you need to know about your Android smartphone.

Unlocking your smartphone automatically when you’re at home

When you’re in the safety of your own home, it can get quite annoying when you unlock your phone every time you have notifications. There is a way around this if you want your device to automatically unlock when you are at trusted locations like your house or office.

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To do this, go to your “Security” settings and look for the “Smart Lock” option. Inside this option, you need to tap on “Trusted Places” where you can setup the automatic unlock feature. Tap on “Add Trusted Place” and add locations where you want this feature to be enabled.

It’s important to note that you need your GPS to be enabled to use this automatic feature.

Backup photos and videos automatically

If you take a lot of pictures or shoot videos on your Android smartphone, you may want to backup these files immediately to avoid accidentally losing them. The best way to do this is by having the Google Photos app on your device.

Most of the Android smartphones already have this app pre-installed, but if you don’t, it’s highly recommended that you download the app from the #Google Play Store.

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Once installed, open the Google Photos app and go to “Back up & Sync” option. Just toggle this option on, and your photos and videos will be backed up automatically to the cloud.

Using the HootSuite app to post to several social media accounts

If you’ve been using multiple social media accounts, you will be glad to know that there is an app called HootSuite, which allows you to post to several of your social networks with just one tap.

The app also has a feature that allows you to schedule a post at a later date and time. The app is free to download from the Google Play Store but will only allow you to use up to three social media accounts. If you have more than three accounts, you need to sign up for a subscription at $19 a month.

Avoid getting a huge bill from your carrier for your data usage

Most network carriers only allow a certain limit for your data usage. To avoid going over the data limit, we need to monitor how much data we already used to avoid any additional costs. To do this, you will need to set up data usage.

Go to “Settings” and look for the “Data Usage” menu. Tap on the “Billing Cycle” option, and here you can set a limit as your carrier allowed in your data plan. For instance, if your carrier only allows you 5GB of data every month, you can set up a warning limit at 4GB so it can notify you that you’re almost at your data limit.