Android is probably the most versatile operating system, allowing you to perform intricate tasks such as side-loading apps you love. What differentiates Android from other competitors such as Apple’s iOS, Microsoft’s Windows Phone, and other OSes such as Ubuntu, is the fact that it lets the user access the system’s core. Sure you can do that on an iOS device, but when analogized with Android, it is like comparing barbeque with a pack of green-leafy veggies (sorry, vegetarians).
However, the autarky that comes with an Android device brings about some weird phobias or myths in some minds. There are an endless amounts of myths which need not be true, but the three major ones are listed below, alongside as to why they are not true. Let’s check them out.
Myth #1 – An Android Device Should Be Charged With Its Own Cable
When you get a new Android smartphone, you get a cable with it, putting into some minds that there’s a reason the manufacturer included it. Most people have this conviction that the device is to be charged with its own cable, and charging it via any other one might harm it.
Sure, each charger has its own ampere rating, and voltage supply options. Some are high, while some seem low. Take the example of my own case – I charge my OnePlus One (using its own cable) using the OnePlus 2’s adapter or power brick, and it really boosts my charging speed. Trust me, my phone never blew up on me when adapting to a different series of charge configuration.
There are some cases though. New devices like the OnePlus 2 and the Nexus 5X and 6P now come with the new ‘future-proof’ USB Type-C port, and should be charged with a Type-C cable (duh). Seriously though, don’t try stuffing in that Micro-USB cable into your OnePlus 2.
Myth #2 – Factory Resetting Wipes All Of Your Data
Have you found a pivotal reason to factory reset your Android device? Users usually factory reset their devices if there are some really annoying bugs, and most of the time, a factory reset is what your Android device needs to pump that performance back again. However, people are scared that all of their data would be vanquished.
This isn’t true. A factory reset done from the Settings menu only deletes the applications and their data installed on your device. It removes your Google account, and resets the system preferences. All of your media like Photos, videos and music will be still intact. Furthermore, if you have an SD Card installed, then your information can never be destroyed, come what may.
So, the next time you have a factory reset done, don’t go all ‘Oh my!’, and just get your pulse back on again.
Myth #3 – Killing Your Apps From Recents Increases Performance
This myth is so real that, if you tell this to a normal person, he’ll think you’re nuts. With Android KitKat, followed by newer versions, Android devices have been snappy in performance. You don’t really need a task manager to avoid your device from lagging now. However, some people are so obsessed with clearing their Recent Apps menu, that it is anytime empty.
Studies have proven that clearing your recents doesn’t only not increase your device’s performance, but it kinda decreases it too. When an App is in the recents, it is kind of in a hibernate situation. If you open an application which isn’t in your recent menu, then it might consume more power than usual to fire it up again. So, don’t think that less is always good!
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