10 must-know Android tips and tricksFrom declining a call with a text message to unlocking your phone with your face, read on for 10 tips and tricks that every Android user should know.

1. How to set a hard data limit for your Android phone

The latest version of Android boasts a data-usage monitor that warns you if you’re approaching your monthly data limit. Here’s how to do it. Read more…

How to unlock the Galaxy Nexus Android phone with your face

The Face Unlock feature takes a photo of your face, then tries to match it with a snapshot of the phone’s rightful owner.

2. When in doubt, tap the “Menu” key

Feeling stumped by your Android phone? You can always try tapping the Menu button, although it can be a bit tricky to find. Read more…

3. How to unlock your Android phone with your face

Can’t be bothered to tap in a PIN to unlock your phone? Here’s a novel solution: a camera that unlocks your handset the instant it recognizes your face. Read more…

4. How to sync your desktop browser tabs with your Android phone

iPhone users must wait until fall for on-the-go access to their desktop Safari tabs. Those with Android phones, however, can perform the handy trick right now. Read more…

5. How to wipe everything off your Android phone

Ready to trade your aging Android phone for the latest model? Don’t do it without wiping your personal data off your old handset first. Read more…

6. How to view Google Maps in 3D

If Google Maps on your Android phone has been feeling a little flat lately, get ready to add a little depth to the experience. Read more…

Decline a call with a text message

Don’t want to be rude? Your Android phone will let you send a quick, canned text message after declining a call.

7. How to use voice commands on your Android phone

Siri, the voice-activated “intelligent assistant” for the iPhone 4S, may be getting all the buzz, but you can already bark commands at your Android smartphone. Read more…

8. How to decline a call with a text message

Don’t want to just send your caller to voicemail? On newer Android phones, you can send a pre-written text message while you’re declining a call. Read more…

9. Scoop up some free apps

Check out 15 free Android apps that’ll let you post status updates, watch videos, read e-books, protect your phone, find great places to eat, and more. Read more…

10. How to sync all your Gmail folders, not just the inbox

You can set the Android Gmail app to sync some or all of your custom email folders, although you’ll sacrifice battery life in the process. Read more…

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