LYF Earth 1 Tips, Tricks, FAQs & Useful Options

by Ganesh Mundhra 1

LYF Earth 1

Reliance Jio has recently launched a new smartphone, i.e., the LYF Earth 1 priced at Rs 25,890. It has 5.5-inch AMOLED display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Protection and 1920 x 1080 pixels as its resolution. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 SoC Octa-core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz coupled with Adreno 405 GPU. The device comes with Dual rear camera one with 13 MP and the other with 2 MP. The front camera on the device is 5 MP and comes with a beauty Mode to capture better selfies. It is powered by a 3500 mAh Li-Po battery and runs on Android Lollipop 5.1.1. If you are purchasing the device then here are the Tips and Tricks of the smartphone which can help you in a better understanding of your device.

  • How to insert the SIM card on your device?
  • What is the type of SIM supported on this device?
  • How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?
  • How to take a Screenshot on my LYF Earth 1?
  • 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 LYF Earth 1?
  • 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 LYF Earth 1?
  • What are the Pre-installed Apps on the device?
  • Can I Move apps from phone storage to SD card on this device?
  • What are the bloatware applications on the device?
  • Can I remove the bloatware apps from the device?
  • How much is the internal storage on the LYF Earth 1?
  • Does 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?
  • What are the benchmarking scores on the device?
  • Will the LYF Earth 1 get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?
  • What are the Button options and how to use them on your device?
  • How to enable the Battery percentage option on your Status Bar?
  • How to insert the SIM card on your device?

    SIM card insertion is the very first that you do when you purchase a new device. To insert the SIM card on your device, power off your device and remove the SIM card tray from the left edge by pushing the SIM ejector pin in the port. Now place the SIM cards on the tray as per the marked direction and push the tray back and boot your device. You have successfully inserted the SIM card on your device and it will re ready for use once the device is setup.

    What is the type of SIM supported on this device?

    It is a dual SIM smartphone and supports dual standby. The SIM card supported by the device is Micro SIM card and a Nano SIM Card. The SIM 2 slot is a hybrid slot where you can either insert a memory card or a SIM card on your device.

    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 use this on your device, open the Settings and tap on More in Wireless & Network section. In the new window, tap on Tethering & portable hotspot and click on WiFi Hotspot. Further, toggle the off button adjacent to Wi-Fi hotspot to enable that on your device. The Password and network for your device can be set by tapping on the Set up WLAN hotspot on your device.

    How to take a Screenshot on my LYF Earth 1?

    There are two ways in which you can capture a screenshot on your device.

    Method 1: This is the general method where you need to press the power button along with the volume down button to capture the screenshot on your device.

    Method 2: In this method, you need to press the power button until the power window appears on the screen. In the power window, tap on the screenshot option to capture the screenshot on your device.

    In both the methods, the screenshot is captured and saved to the gallery on your device.

    How to check for the Android Updates on the device?

    Android Updates help in fixing the bugs on your device and helps in improving the performance of your device. To check for updates on your device, open the Settings and tap on About Phone in the System Section. In the new window, tap on Wireless Updates, the device checks for Updates and if there is no new update then a message stating “Your device is up to date’ is displayed on the screen.

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

    The external app can be installed by enabling the Unknown sources option on your device. To install an app with an external apk, open the settings and tap on Security in the personal section. In the new window, tap op on the Unknown sources option in the device administration section and click on the Ok button in the pop-up to enable that on your device. Now you can install the apk without any interruption. Before you install, make sure that the apk must not harm the operating system.

    How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?

    The quick settings in the notification panel cannot be customized on your smartphone.

    How to use the Power saving modes on the LYF Earth 1?

    Power saving mode is used to enhance the battery life of your smartphone during the low battery conditions. To use this on your device, open the setting and tap on the battery in the device section. In the new window, tap on the three-dotted button on the top right of the screen and click on Saver. In the Battery Saver window, toggle the off button to enable that on your device. The battery saver can be enabled automatically by allowing the turn on Automatically option where the battery saver will be automatically activated if your device is at 15% or 5% depending upon your selection.

    What are the sensors available on the phone?

    Acceleration, Gravity, Gyroscope, Gyroscope Uncalibrated, Light, Linear Acceleration, Magnetic Field, Magnetic Field Uncalibrated, Orientation, Proximity, and Rotation Vector are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.

    Are there LED notification lights on the device?

    No, there are no LED notification lights available on the device.

    How to use the Screen pinning feature on the LYF Earth 1?

    Screen Pinning feature is available on the devices with Android Lollipop on it. To use this on your device, open the Settings and tap on security in the Personal section. In the new window, head over to the Advanced section and click on Screen Pinning. Further, toggle the off button in the Screen Pinning window to enable that on your device.

    What are the Pre-installed Apps on the device?

    The device comes with few basic tools and all the google related apps pre-installed on your device.

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

    Yes, there is an options available on your smartphone using which you can easily move apps from internal to external storage on your device. To move an app from your device, open the Settings and tap on Apps in the device section. In the new window, click on the app that you want to move and tap on Move to SD Card option in the App Info Window. You have successfully moved the app from internal to external storage on your device.

    What are the bloatware applications on the device?

    Bloatware applications are the unwanted applications that come pre-installed on your device. The device comes with very few bloatware applications which can be disabled and can be removed from your device.

    Can I remove the bloatware apps from the device?

    Yes, the bloatware applications can be removed by uninstalling them from your device. To remove an app on your device, open the Settings and tap on App in the device section. In the new window, click on the app that you want to remove and tap the uninstall button. You have successfully removed the app from your device.

    How much is the internal storage on the LYF Earth 1?

    The device comes with 32 GB as its internal storage, and around 24 GB of free space is available fro the end user and rest of space is occupied by pre-installed Apps and OS.

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

    The device comes with 3 GB of RAM where 1.3 GB of RAM is used by the system, 616 MB is used by the pre-installed Apps and around 0.95 GB of free RAM is available when no apps are running on the device.

    Does the device support OTG?

    Yes, the device does support the USB OTG and helps in transferring the data from device to drive and vice-versa on it.

    What is the SAR Value of the device?

    The radio wave exposure guidelines employ a unit of measurement known as Specific Absorption Rate(SAR). The SAR limit recommended by the international commission on non-ionizing radiation protection is 2 W/Kg averaged over 10g tissue. The Head SAR value of the device is 1.158 W/Kg and the Body SAR value of the device is 0.973 W/Kg.

    What are the benchmarking scores on the device?

    We have tested the device with the various benchmarking tools available on the Google Play Store and here the respective scores of the same.

    Antutu benchmark score: 36329
    Vellamo Multicore score: 1713
    Vellamo Metal score: 1185
    Chrome Browser Score: 2343
    Geekbench Single-core score: 678
    Geekbench Multi-core score: 2885
    Quadrant Standard score: 22763

    Will the LYF Earth 1 get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?

    The device comes with Android Lollipop 5.1 on it. There is no information about the device getting the Android M update. You can also check the list of the device that may get the Android M update by the end of the year.

    What are the Button options and how to use them on your device?

    The device comes with three buttons, i.e., the Power button, Home button and the volume buttons. You can assign the functions of any of these buttons to your device. To assign the task, open the settings and tap on Button option in the Device section. In the new window, tap on the checkmark adjacent to End Call option if you want to cut the call using the power button. The Home button on the device comes with three choices, Answer Call, Long press action and double tap actions. You need to assign the task to the long press and double tap by clicking on them selecting the options from the list of Long press actions and Double tap actions. The volume buttons on the device can be used to wake the home screen on your device.

    How to enable the Battery percentage option on your Status Bar?

    To enable the battery percentage option on the status bar, open the settings and tap on the status bar in the device section. In the new window, tap on the checkbox adjacent to Show Battery Percentage option to enable the battery % indicator on Status bar.

    These are the general questions that a user search for when they purchase a new smartphone. If you still have any query related to the device then pass your message in the comment section or you can tweet us @phoneradarblog.

    • Abhishek Anand

      There is led notification available , though not on top but behind the power button and is a multicolored one. So please correct the article