How To: Force Android Updates and More

Let’s be honest: Computer users today need all the help they’re able to get, anything that makes their lives easier. You have to appreciate that. That’s why we’re happy to show you a pair of helpful hacks that can eliminate at least some stress from your busy days.

Forcing Android to check for system updates

You have probably realized that your operating system gets updates relatively regularly. But there is no way of knowing when your particular device will receive a specific update. This can be some what annoying as you may be waiting for an update to fix a bug or provide you with an exciting new service. You can choose to wait for an update to be released to you, or you can force your device to search for updates. The website Ghack explains the best way to force your Android to update: First go to the “Settings” menu. Select “Apps” and choice “Show All.” Then look for the “Google Framework” and then click the “Clear Data” option. Finally, click the “Force Stop” button. Your device will then search for any updates available and retrieve them.

Protecting your eyes

Computer screens are bad for your eyes and over time they can do permanent damage if you stare at them every single day. This is where these tricks from the Atlantic can come in handy. The easiest of which is to make sure your computer screen is clean, as well as the brightest thing around. Another good habit to get into is to take “20-20-20” breaks. Focus your eyes on a spot 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds every 20 minutes. And lastly, don’t sit too close. If you can high-five your computer screen, you are too close.

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Posted on: 11.07.12