settings – exercises part 2

More on the details within your settings!

14 Location

Different apps use the location services of your device.  When you first set the app up it will ask you if you want to use location services.  Often that gives you the best features, but it might also be a secuirty risk created by other people then knowing your precise location (especially with photos, facebook twitter etc.).

Smartphones give you the ability to attache a location — GPS coordinates, actually — to the pictures you take. That lets you do cool things like arrange pictures in albums by location, or it lets Google+ stitch together “stories” of your trips. Geo-locating images in and of itself is not a bad thing. But where you can get into trouble is when you broadcast sensitive locations to the world. A picture like “Look at this really expensive thing I just bought” that has the location of your house attached to it probably isn’t a good idea.

There are different levels of location accuracy, or… you can switch it off completely.  Some apps allow location services to be switched off, but not all.

15 Lock Screen

Screen lock: there are 6 options.  Try them out.  Note: know your Google password. Know it well. If you don’t know it, then go recover your account and set it to something you can remember. This is important because if you ever forget your PIN, password, or pattern, you’ll be locked out after a number of incorrect tries, and your only option to get back in is to use your Google password (otherwise, you’ll have to resort to a factory reset, which wipes all your data).

Try each of the different settings including the lock screen widgets.  Set up commands to wake up the device.

When you’ve decided which you like best, please revert the device to its orignial settings – i.e. swipe only!

16 Security

There are numerous security settings, most of which are common sense.  Encryption encodes everything on your device or card, requiring a password to decrypt.  This may be dangerous if anything corrupts or the password is forgotten.

Can you find your device?

16 Language and Input

Here you can set up the keyboard and speech/text functions on the tablet.  Check the settings.

If you turn tts on you can have the device speak just about anything to you!

Second to last on the list!

Tap Settings.
Scroll to ‘PERSONALIZATION,’ then tap Accessibility.
Under ‘MORE SETTINGS,’ tap Direct access.
Slide the Direct access Switch right to the ON position.
This enables your Accessibility settings.
You can also enable your Accessibility settings by pressing the Home key 3 times in quick succession.
Tap TalkBack to enable the feature.

to disable a function again, you have to go back to settings and turn it off.  Note that when the machine talks to you you have to double tap buttons

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