Make Android senior-friendly

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In this article we will tell you which cell phones to choose for the elderly, and how to customize Android for parents or grandparents to make it convenient for usage.

Unfortunately, whether we like it or not, time is passing and our parents, as well as grandparents, do not grow younger. Sometimes it is difficult for them to understand us, and even more difficult to understand modern technology and devices. Moreover, many elderly have vision problems. Therefore, it is difficult for them to use modern Android smartphones. Can there be a way to somehow simplify everything? Let’s get it sorted out!

Which mobile phones to choose?

Since many elderly people have impaired vision and do not press the correct buttons, it is better to choose cell phones with a large display. So if you are at the stage of buying a new mobile phone, buy Android with a 5 – 5.5 inches screen, for example, Xiaomi Redmi Note.

Pay attention to the earpiece speaker and the speaker. They must be loud.

Setting up the mobile phone and installing the necessary applications

Android customization for the elderly can be divided into several steps – setting up the display settings, GPS settings, installing useful applications.

Display settings

First, we set a maximum font size on the whole system, to do it go to “Settings” -> “Display” -> “Font size”.