Didn't want an iPhone, eh? Good for you. We admire your spirit - going against the smartphone grain. As an Android user, you're probably aware that your preferred OS has a wealth of adjustable features to provide a more 'personal' feel. But with so many bloody features, it can be hard to keep track of them all. On which note - here are 20 of the best you probably haven't discovered yet. You're welcome.
Map your location If you've allowed Google to keep all its location settings turned on, you can view your entire movements with an Android device via the Google Maps Timeline feature. Log on to your Google/Android account and head to: google.com/maps/timeline It's fascinating, but also slightly scary that this is how much your handset knows about your daily movements...
Write numbers quickly Be honest - are you still holding down the letter 'T' to type '5'? Or, slower still, heading to the numeric keyboard? There's a quicker way you might not know about. Touch the "?123" key and then slide it upward across the keyboard to the number or character you want. Let go, and that character will be inserted while the keyboard will go back to normal. Sorted. Type quick capitals Just like the number trick, there's a neat shortcut for typing capital letters with the Android keyboard. Press and hold the 'Shift' key, and then slide in the direction of the letter you want to capitalise - in this instance, G. When you let go, the G will be typed in its capital form, and the rest of the keyboard will go back to lowercase.
Type fractions in half the time One more keyboard shortcut - and this one's for fractions. You can write a series of common fractions by pressing and holding any number, sliding to select the fraction once it appears. Remember that other number trick? Holding down the '?123' button and then sliding into a long hold on a number will also let you access a fraction, before the keyboard goes back to its QWERTY form.
Improve your battery life You might have noticed your battery kick in to 'Battery Saving' mode when you're running low on juice - but did you know you can turn it on whenever you want?
Head to Settings
Click Battery - you'll get this screen on the latest Marshmallow OS
Click the three dots in the top right hand corner and head to Battery Saver
This will ensure your device will automatically go into a deep sleep state when it’s idle, and all those apps you seldom use will go into a reduced activity state, all to ensure your battery survives for longer
Learn your swipes You know you can access notifications by swiping down from the top of your screen, right? And that another swipe gets you into the settings menu? Well, did you know that if you use two fingers to swipe down, it takes you straight into the settings menu? You do now. You Android master you.
Activate your personal assistant You might have missed the 'Now on Tap' feature, but it's basically the best personal assistant going on Android (or any smartphone, for that matter).
If you want extra details on content within an app you're using, press and hold down the Home button
Now on Tap will pop up to provide you with links to information, or shortcuts to apps that may be helpful. Have a play with various apps - it'll work for anything you're using
Keep your phone unlocked at home Always keeping your phone locked is a good idea - but the Android Smart Lock feature means you won't have to input your swipe pattern/fingerprint/impossible-to-guess pin code you've been using since you were 16.
Head to Settings
Scroll down to Security
From here, tap on Smart Lock
There are several features you can turn on, including the ability to add trusted places (always leave your phone unlocked at home), facial recognition and voice recognition
Never lose a photo If you're not already using it, the Android Photos app has some great features for keeping your phone storage uncluttered by photos you don't need access to at all times.
Open the Photos app
Touch the menu button (top left) and select Settings
Touch Back up & sync
Add your Google account - you can then tweak how your phone backs up and syncs with the Google Photo storage system. You'll get notifications of when it's time to purge some photos and shuffle them over to the cloud
Add a user to your mobile Picture the scene: your battery has died and you need to make a call - but you can't remember your friend's number. Rather than collapsing to a heap on the pavement and crying, you can log in to your friend's Android phone and - so long as they have a data connection - access any contacts you've backed up on your Android account.
Head to Settings
Scroll down to Personal, Accounts
From here, click Google - you might need to provide a password from the person who owns the phone at this point
Once the account is added, you'll have access to your contacts - just be sure to remove the account once you've made your emergency call, otherwise your friend will have ultimate prank potential
Add multiple users Got a kid who's always asking to use your phone? Or want to have one set up for work and another for personal use?
Head to Settings
Scroll down to Users
From here, if you tap 'Add user' you can set up a new homescreen, new settings, new widgets - giving your entire phone a second identity, as it were
Find your phone If you've lost your phone, you can search for it from Google (via a connected Google account) by just searching "Find my phone". It will then give you the physical location of your handset, the ability to make it ring and even an option to remotely lock and wipe it.
To turn this function on, head to Settings
Scroll down to Google and give it a tap
Then head to Security
You can then change settings for 'Remotely locate this device' and 'Allow remote lock and erase'