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Archos 55 Cobalt Plus Tips, Tricks, FAQs and Useful Options

Archos 55 Cobalt Plus is a new device that has been launched with Android v5.1.1 Lollipop by Archos. This device is powered by 1.0 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A53 processor coupled with 2 GB RAM. The chipset used in this phone is Mediatek MT6735P and the GPU used here is Mali-T720MP3. 55 Cobalt Plus will be available in multiple color option, and the 5.5-inch screen will be sporting a 720 x 1280 pixels resolutions.

These are the tips and tricks of the device that will be helpful to know more about the device.

  • How can I place the SIM card on the device?
  • What is the type of SIM supported on this device?
  • Can I share my data network via Tethering on the device?
  • How to take a Screenshot on my 55 Cobalt Plus ?
  • How to check for the Android Updates on the device?
  • How to Install external apps with apk files on the device?
  • How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?
  • How to use the Power saving modes on the 55 Cobalt Plus ?
  • What are the sensors available on the phone?
  • Are there LED notification lights on the device?
  • How to use the Screen pinning feature on the 55 Cobalt Plus ?
  • Can I Move apps from phone storage to SD card on this device?
  • Can I remove the bloatware apps from the device?
  • How much the internal storage on the 55 Cobalt Plus ?
  • Will the device support OTG?
  • How much free RAM is available on the device if no apps are running?
  • What is the SAR value of the device?
  • Will the 55 Cobalt Plus get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?
  • How to change the Theme on your device?
  • How much battery is available on the handset?
  • What is the megapixel count of the rear and front camera?
  • How to reset 55 Cobalt Plus?
  • Will the device support 4G LTE?
  • Can the device capture 4K videos?
  • Can the memory be extended on this device?
  • Will the device support NFC connectivity?
  • How to customize Notifications and status bar?
  • How can I place the SIM card on the device?

    To insert a SIM on the device, initially switch it off and then open the back cover. Now insert the SIM in their respective port as instructed and put back the cover and power on your device. Now you have successfully inserted SIM card on your device and ready to make calls and messages.

    What is the type of SIM supported on this device?

    The SIM card backed by the device is Micro SIM card and also supports dual standby. Dual SIM card option is a must for every device as it can give the luxury to its users to use two SIM in one device only.

    Can I share my data network via Tethering on the device?

    Data sharing helps you to share the internet over a device. To use this feature on your 55 Cobalt Plus, open the Settings and tap on more button in Wireless & networks. In the new window tap on the Portable hotspot and click on Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot to enable that on your device. You can change the Network SSID name and Password by tapping on Set up Wi-Fi Hotspot in the same menu.

    How to take a Screenshot on my 55 Cobalt Plus?

    With the help of screenshot, you can take an instant image of the screen. This ensures that you can view this image when required. To capture a screenshot on this handset, hold the power/lock button along with the volume down button simultaneously until you feel a vibration or hear a sound. This captured screenshot can be quickly viewed by swiping from the top or by opening the gallery app. This screenshot can be shared via any application later.

    How to check for the Android Updates on the device?

    Android updates are helpful to fix the minor bugs on the device. To check for updates on your device, tap on the System folder and click on Wireless updates. The device checks for updates and if there are no new updates on your device then “Your Phone Software version is Latest One” is displayed on the screen. If there is an update available the user needs to download the update and then install it, make sure the battery of the device is more than half before the installation process starts.

    How to Install external apps with apk files on the device?

    External apps can be installed by enabling the Unknown sources options on the device. To enable this on your 55 Cobalt Plus, Open the Settings and tap on Lock screen & Security in the personal section. In the new window, tap on unknown sources and click on the OK button enable this on your device. Now, you can install any apk file on your device but make sure that it won’t harm your device.

    How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?

    To customize quick settings in the notification panel, click on the Edit button in the notification panel and select that app that you to add your notification panel.

    How to use the Power saving modes on the 55 Cobalt Plus?

    The power saving mode helps you to increase the battery life in case of emergency. To enable this option on your device, click on setting, scroll down to device list and click on battery. Further, click on the menu button and tap on power saver and click on battery modes. There are two types of battery modes available on this device, Smart-saving mode, and Ultra-saving mode. These two saving modes can be customized as per the requirement of the user. The Ultra-saving mode maximizes the battery life and disconnects the network connection when it is active. Click on the type of power saving mode that you want to use. The power saving mode is successfully activated on your device.

    What are the sensors available on the phone?

    Direction, G-Sensor, Acceleration, Light, E-Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Linear acceleration and Rotation Vector are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.

    Are there LED notification lights on the device?

    Yes, the device comes with LED notification lights on it and must be enabled on your device. To use the LED Lights on your device, Open the settings, tap on Brightness& display in the device section and click on Indicator light. You will find options like Calls, Messages, Notification, Charge and Low battery. Tap on the options for which you want to get an LED notification on your device.

    How to use the Screen pinning feature on the 55 Cobalt Plus?

    Screen pinning option is available on the devices with Android Lollipop on it. 55 Cobalt Plus comes with Android 5.1.1 and does support the screen pinning feature. Now, open the settings and click on Lock screen & security. In the new window head over to screen pinning option and tap on it. Now toggle the off button to enable that on your device. Now open the recent menu and pin any of the application on your device by tapping on the pin button. To unpin your pinned screen, you need to press the back button for few seconds, and you have successfully unpinned from your device.

    Can I Move apps from phone storage to SD card on this device?

    Yes, there is an option in Archos 55 Cobalt Plus where you can move apps from internal storage to external storage. All you need to do is open the settings, click on Apps, in the new list of apps, click on the app that you want to move. Further, Tap on move to SD card. The app is moved from internal storage to SD card.

    Can I remove the bloatware apps from the device?

    Yes, the device comes with an option where you can uninstall the apps from your device. Not all the applications can be uninstalled, the applications which cannot be uninstalled can be disabled from your device. To uninstall an app, open the settings and tap on App in the device section and click on the app that you want to remove. In the app info window, click on the uninstall button, the app is successfully removed from your device.

    How much the internal storage on the 55 Cobalt Plus?

    The device comes with 16 GB of internal storage out of which around 11.96 MB of space is available for the user and rest of space is occupied by OS and other pre-installed apps. This is very less since users cannot store much data or can use many applications on the device.

    How much free RAM is available on the device if no apps are running?

    The device comes with 2 GB of RAM and has around 968 MB of free space and the rest is occupied by the system OS and other background applications.

    Will the device support OTG?

    Yes, the device does support OTG(On the Go) drive where you can exchange the data from your device to drive with ease. This saves a lot of time and makes sure that it is very easy to transfer the data.

    What is the SAR Value of the device?

    SAR value is helpful to know the effect of the radiation generated by your device. The SAR value of the device is still Unknown, and we would be updating it when we get the complete information about it.

    Will the 55 Cobalt Plus get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?

    The device is running on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop; the company has promised the Android Marshmallow update but did not specify when it will be getting the update. Many brands have started working on the Android M update. Check the list of brands and device that would get the Android M update soon by the end of the year.

    How to change the Theme on your device?

    Themes can be changed by heading on to the settings section of the device. Now by tapping on it display section of it and select Themes. Now, click on the theme that you want to apply and tap on the use button. The theme is successfully implemented to your device.

    How much battery is available on the handset?

    The device comes with a Li-Ion 2700 mAh battery on the back that which is an excellent battery to last an entire day’s change in average usage. The standby of the device is up to 450 h and talk time is up to 27 h

    What are the megapixel count of the rear and front camera?

    The handset comes with a 13 MP autofocus camera on the back with a dual- LED flash is accompanied with a 2 MP camera on the front for video calling and selfies.

    How to reset 55 Cobalt Plus?

    To reset the device, go to the settings of the device and select Backup and reset option. Before you start the resetting procedure, make sure you backup all the data that is important, and the battery on the device is more than 50%. This ensures that you do not lose any contacts or other relevant information.

    Will the device support 4G LTE?

    Yes, 4G LTE connectivity is available on this device that gives its user the access to fast data networks that saves much of the data.

    Can the device capture 4K videos?

    No, the device cannot capture 4K videos with the 13 MP camera available on the rear.

    Can the memory be extended on this device?

    Yes, the memory of the device can be extended up to a maximum of 64 GB, which should be good enough for storing data.

    Will the device support NFC connectivity?

    No, the device does not support NFC (Near field communication). This feature lets the user transfer data fast and easily just by taping the other device that also has this NFC connectivity on it.

    How to Customize Notifications and status bar?

    The notification and status bar on the device’s display different types of information. These bars can be displayed either at the bottom right or the top of the screen. To see their content, touch the bar and drag to the required position and can be removed by tapping anywhere on the screen. When you display the status bar, you have access to the quick settings.

    These are the general tips and tricks of the device that can be helpful and if you have more questions regarding the same do drop a comment in our PhoneRadar forum page.

    By Pavan Kumar B.C on Saturday 27th of Feb 2016


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