Lenovo Phab Plus Tips, Tricks, FAQs & Useful Options

by Ganesh Mundhra 5

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Lenovo has recently launched a new Phablet Phab Plus at the IFA event that was held in Berlin. The device comes powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor clocked at 1.5GHz. If you are willing to purchase this device then here is the overview of the options and applications available on the device, and help you in exploring the device of your choice.

  • How to insert SIM card into the device?
  • What is the Type of the SIM supported by the device?
  • How much is the free RAM available when no app is running?
  • How much is the internal storage of the device?
  • What are the bloatware available on the device?
  • What are the pre-installed apps on the device?
  • How to capture the screenshot on you device?
  • Does the device support OTG drive?
  • How to share your Data network via Tethering on the Lenovo Phab Plus?
  • What is the smart gesture on this device?
  • How to check for the Android Updates on Lenovo Phab Plus?
  • How to Install external apps with apk files on the Lenovo Phab Plus?
  • How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?
  • How to use the Power saving modes on the Lenovo Phab Plus?
  • What are the sensors available on the phone?
  • How to use the Screen pinning feature on the Lenovo Phab Plus?
  • Can we uninstall the bloatware apps on lenovo Phab Plus?
  • What are the benchmarking scores of the device?
  • Can we move apps from internal storage to SD card on the device?
  • What are the single handed operations on this device?
  • What are the Easy mode options available on the device?
  • How to insert SIM card into the device?
    The device comes with a non-removable battery, so the SIM card slot is on the left side of the device. To insert a SIM on your PhabPlus, switch off your device, and push the Pin ejector into the slot. The SIM card tray pops out and now place the SIM cards in their respective slots. Now, push the tray back in the post and Switch-On you device. You have successfully inserted SIM on your device.

    What is the Type of the SIM supported by the device?
    Lenovo Phab Plus is a dual SIM smart and supports dual Standby. The SIM card supported by the device is Micro SIM card.

    What are the Easy mode options available on the device?

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    Easy mode options help you to perform few operations on the device with easy. The easy mode options available on this device are Near the ear to answer and double click to wake.

    How much is the free RAM available when no app is running?
    The device comes with 2GB RAM where the system uses 309MB of RAM; 248MB is used by pre-installed apps and around 1.3GB free RAM is available on the device.

    How much is the internal storage of the device?
    The device comes with 32GB as its internal storage, and around 24.55 GB of RAM is available when no apps are running on the device.

    What are the bloatware available on the device?
    Bloatware is the unwanted applications that come pre-installed on the device. The device comes with bloatware like McAfee Security and Share it.

    What are the pre-installed apps on the device?
    The device comes with basic tools, Dolby, FM Radio, MaAfee security, Lenovo Apps, Sound recorder and few google related apps pre-installed.

    How to capture the screenshot on you device?
    To capture a screenshot on your device, you need to press the Power/Lock key along with Volume down key. The screen shot is captured and saved to Gallery.

    Does the device support OTG drive?
    Yes, the device supports OTG drive, and you can transfer and access the files from your OTG USB drive.

    How to share your Data network via Tethering on the Lenovo Phab Plus?
    Levono Phab Plus has got an option where you can share data network on your device. To enable this option on your device, Open the settings, tap on more in wireless & networks. In the new window tap on tethering & portable hotspot. Further, tap on portable WLAN hotspot to enable that on your device. You can also set the network SSID name and password by tapping on Set up WLAN hotspot.

    How to check for the Android Updates on Lenovo Phab Plus?

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    To check for updates on your Lenovo Phab Plus, open the settings, tap on About Tablet, further tap on System updates. If there are no updates available on the device then a message stating ‘Network connection failed, please try again’ message is displayed on the screen.

    How to Install external apps with apk files on the Lenovo Phab Plus?
    External apps can be installed by enabling the Unknown sources option on your device. To enable Unkown sources options, Open the settings, tap on security in the personal section and click on Unknown sources. Further, click on the OK button to enable them on your device.

    How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?
    The quick settings in the notification panel of the device cannot be customized.

    How to use the Power saving modes on the Lenovo Phab Plus?

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    Power saving mode helps in enhancing the battery life of the device in case of emergency. To enable this on your device, Open the settings, tap on the battery in the device section, further tap the menu button and click on battery saver. In the new window toggle the off button to enable that on your device. You can also set automatic turn when the battery is low.

    What are the sensors available on the phone?
    Direction, Acceleration, Light, E-compass, and Proximity are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.

    How to use the Screen pinning feature on the Lenovo Phab Plus?
    Screen pinning feature is helpful in pinning any app on the screen and is available for the devices with android lollipop on it. To pin the screen on your device, Open the Settings, scroll down to personal and tap on Security. In the new window, head over to advanced and tap on Screen pinning. Now toggle the OFF button to enable that on your device. Now open the recent window and tap on the pin button that is on the bottom right to pin the app on your device. To unpin the screen touch and hold the back and overview keys together.

    Can we uninstall the bloatware apps on Lenovo Phab Plus?
    No, we cannot uninstall the bloatware from this device but we can disable them on your device.

    What are the benchmarking scores of the device?

    After testing the device with various benchmarking tools, here are their respective benchmarking scores.

    Antutu benchmark score: 35167
    Vellamo Multicore score: 1570
    Vellamo Metal score: 1000
    Chrome Browser Score: 2092
    Geekbench Single-core score: 633
    Geekbench Multi-core score: 2441
    Quadrant Standard score: 20612

    What are the single handed operations on this device?

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    The single handed operations are helpful in operating the device with single hand. To enable this option on your device, Open the settings, tap on the feature and click on single hand micro screen. Now toggle the off button to enable that on your device. You can also toggle the single hand keyboard to use the keyboard with one hand. The advanced single hand option is Wide touch, click on it and toggle the off button to enable that on your device. You can customize the icons that are to be displayed in the wide touch including the settings.

    Can we move apps from internal storage to SD card on the device?
    Yes, there is an option where u can move apps from internal to external storage on this device. To use this feature on your device, open the settings, head over to device section and click on Apps. Now click on the app that you want to move and in the app info window tap on Move to SD card. The app is successfully moved from internal storage to SD card on your device.

    These are the general questions a user search for when he purchases a new device. If you have any other queries pass them in the comment box, we will get back to you.

    • yogeshdudi11

      how can i make bluetooth downloads store directly to SD card rather than phone,s own internal storage..I cant find any button for it to make that change..

      • H.M

        I can’t get my downloads directly to SD card. Can some one help??

    • Charisma Sotto

      i cant open my sim slot???help me…

    • praphull rajak

      can i use keyboard or mouse in this device

    • Demahom

      Y my music player can’t play when i choose on sd card…y my internal storage don’t hve a move to sd card after so many time upgrade..pls help me to solve it…thks.