Tips & Tricks
Coolpad Max Tips, Tricks, FAQs and Useful Options
Coolpad, which got its fame for its Note 3 that came with a fingerprint sensor and many other features for the price of budget range devices. Now the company has come with Coolpad Max for the price of Rs. 24,999 and will also be the company’s flagship device. The device was initially launched in the month of April this year and will be exclusively available from Amazon India from 30th May, 12 pm onwards in Royal Gold and Rose Gold color variants.
Coolpad Max comes with a feature called as Dual Space system that will let its users have access to two accounts of Facebook, Fakebook Messenger, Whatsapp and few other applications from the same device. There is also a fingerprint sensor on the back of the device that is claimed to work with wet fingers also. The Coolpad Max comes with a 5.5 inch full HD display giving a pixel density of 401 and is powered by a 64 bit 1.5 GHz octa-core Snapdragon processor. In China, the device is available in many storage options like but in India it has been launched in 4GB RAM with 64 GB of storage.
Below are few tips of the device that will be useful in case if you are planning to buy this device or want to know more of the same.
How to insert the SIM card on your device?
SIM card insertion is the very first thing that you do when you purchase a new device. To insert an SIM card on your Coolpad Max, power off your device and remove the back panel. The device comes with a non-removable battery. Hence, the SIM card slots are above the battery region. Now insert the SIM card in their respective port and power on your device. You have successfully inserted SIM on your device, and it will be ready for use in no time.
What is the type of SIM supported on this device?
Coolpad Max is a dual SIM smartphone and supports dual standby. The SIM card supported by the device is a Micro SIM card supporting the 4G connectivity.
How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?
Sharing of the data network can be done using the tethering mode on your device. To share a Data Network on your device, open the Settings and tap on more 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. The password and Network SSID can be set by tapping on Set up Wi-Fi hotspot.
How to take a Screenshot on my Coolpad Max?
There are two ways in which you can capture a screenshot on your device.
Method 1: This is the general method of capturing a screenshot. In this method, you need to press the power button along with volume down button at the same time to capture screenshot on your device.
Method 2: In this method, press and hold the power button firmly until the power options appear on the screen. Now in the power options window, tap on screen capture to save the screenshot on your device.
How to check for the Android Updates on the device?
Android Updates help in improving the performance of the device by fixing the minute bugs. To check for updates, click on Wireless Updates in the System folder. In the Wireless update window, tap on search option at the bottom of the screen. The device checks for updates and if there is no update “You phone software version is latest” is displayed on the screen.
How to Install external apps with apk files on the device?
External apps with apk can be installed by enabling the Unknown sources option on your device. To install an external app, open the settings and tap on Lock screen & security in the personal section. Now tap on Unknown sources and click on the Ok button to enable that on your device. Now you can install any apps with an external file without any interruption on your device. Before you install, the app makes sure that external app must not harm the system or the data on your device.
How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?
The quick settings in the notification panel cannot be customized on your device.
How to use the Power saving modes on the Coolpad Max?
Power saving mode is used to improve the battery life of your device during low battery condition. To use this on your device, open the Settings and tap on the battery in the device section. In the new window, tap on the Power saver option and toggle the off button to enable that on your device.
What are the sensors available on the phone?
Acceleration, Gyroscope, Light, and Proximity 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 indication lights and will be in use when its enabled on your device. To enable the LED lights, open the settings and tap on Brightness & Display in the device section. In the new window, head over to the bottom of the screen and tap on Indicator Light. You will find Calls, Message, Notification, Charge and Low battery options, now tap on the check box adjacent to the each option to enable them on your device.
How to use the Screen pinning feature on the Coolpad Max?
Screen pinning feature is available on the devices with Android 5.0 Lollipop and higher version. To use this on your device, open the Settings and tap on lock screen and security. In the new window, head over to the bottom of the screen and tap on Screen pinning and toggle the off button to enable that on your device. To pin the screen on your device, open the overview window and tap on the pin icon for the app that you want to pin. Now to unpin the pinned screen you need to press the back button and overview button for about 2-3 seconds.
Can I Move apps from phone storage to SD card on this device?
Yes, there is an option on the device using that you can move the apps from internal storage to the external SD card on your device. To move an app, open the settings and tap on apps in the device section. In the new window, tap on the app that you want to move and click on move to SD card in the App info window. The app is successfully moved from internal to external storage on your device.
What are the bloatware applications on the device?
The device comes with a lot of bloatware apps like WPS Office, Xploree key, Whatsapp, Wechat, Facebook, and Amazon app preinstalled on your device.
Can I remove the bloatware apps from the device?
Yes, the bloatware applications can be removed by uninstalling them from your device. The applications can be uninstalled directly from the home screen or else from app manager window on your device.
How much is the internal storage on the Coolpad Max?
The device comes with 64 GB as its internal storage and can be expanded up to 64 GB using an external Micro SD Card. And out of 64 GB around 58.36 GB of free space is available for the user and the rest is occupied by the pre-installed applications and the system OS.
How much free RAM is available on the device if no apps are running?
The device comes with 4GB of RAM out of which around 2.9 GB is available for the user, and the rest is already occupied.
How to add a Fingerprint scanner on your device?
Coolpad Max comes with a fingerprint scanner on its backs and helps in securing your device. To add a fingerprint on your device, open the Fingerprint Management app by tapping on it. You need to set the lock in two forms, i.e., Pattern or PIN, choose any of the options and proceed further. Now in the Fingerprint Management window, toggle the fingerprint recognition option and enter the pin that you used earlier. Now place the finger on the fingerprint scanner and lift it when the device vibrates and place again. Once the fingerprint is scanned “Fingerprint Enrollment is successful” is displayed on your screen, tap on the Finish button. You have successfully added fingerprint for your device and can add five fingerprints at max.
Does the device support OTG?
Yes, the device does support the USB OTG, and you can transfer data from the device to drive and vice versa without any interruption.
Will the Coolpad Max get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?
Coolpad Max comes with Android Lollipop 5.1 out of the box. There is no information about the device getting the latest Update. You can also check the list of the devices that may receive the Android Lollipop Update by the end of 2016.
How to change the theme on your Coolpad Max?
Themes on your Coolpad Max can be changed using the Cool show application on your device. To change the theme, open the Cool show application from the app drawer, you will find of list of themes on your device. Now click on the theme that you want to apply and tap the Use button that is at the bottom of the screen. The theme is successfully changed on your device.
How to enable the developer options on your device?
Developer option is useful in debugging of your device. To enable this on your device, open the Settings and tap on About Phone in the System section. In the new window, tap on Build Number continuously for about 7-8 times to enable that on your device. Once it is enabled you are a developer is displayed on the screen.
What are the Wake-up gestures available on your device?
Wake up gestures are the screen off gestures that are helpful to open the application directly from your locked screen. To use these options on your device open the settings and tap on smart control in the device section. In the new window, tap on wake-up gesture and toggle the off button to enable them on your device. Now tap on the check box adjacent to the options, to use them on your device. The wake-up gestures available on the device are the double tap to wake, slide up to unlock, slide down to take photos, c to open keypad, e to open browser and m to play music.
What are action and screen gestures available on your device?
The Action and screen of gestures available on the device are glove mode, cover mode( cover the screen for a small window to appear), multi-screen( divide the screen for Multi-Taking), and Three screenshots( slide three fingers from top to bottom to capture screenshot). To use these options on your device, open the Settings and tap on Smart control in the device section. In the new window, tap on Action and screen and tap on the check box adjacent to the options to enable them on your device.
How to factory reset your device?
Always remember to factory reset your device before you change or upgrade to a new smartphone. To factory reset your Coolpad Max, open the settings and tap on Backup & reset. In the new window, tap on Factory data reset and click on reset phone at the bottom of the screen and enter the password if you set any to your device. It will ask for a final confirmation, now click on erase everything. The device reboots and all the data is erased from your device.
What is the megapixel count of the rear and front camera?
The device comes with a 13-megapixel autofocus rear camera with an Isocell sensor, f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus (PDAF) and dual-tone LED flash and is accompanied with a 5-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling and selfies.
How much battery is available on the handset?
The device comes with non-removable 2800 mAh battery on the back. The company claims can last up to 310 hours of standby time and up to 17 hours of talk time. It also claims that this smartphone has the coveted Quick Charge 3.0 feature that in 5 minutes can provide up to 3 hours of talk time.
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