Test Your Smartphone Smarts #1

For the last year and a half we’ve been presenting a weekly lesson on smartphones and tablets. It’s a webcast show on Youtube we call “What Does This Button Do?” At the end of each show we have review questions. Whether you’ve watched the show or not, we thought you might like to test your smartphone smarts by seeing if you can answer some review questions. These are not mulitple choice, and many have more than one right answer so this is not a test that can be graded like a college entrance exam, but if you want to see the discussion of our answers to these questions, you can click the link provided. The link will take you to the time in the specific episode where we start the discussion of review questions. Since we have produced more than 80 episodes so far, this “Test Your Smartphone Smarts” will be an ongoing series of posts here.

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Episode #1: Home Button  Show Notes

  • What button, besides the power button, can wake up a sleeping smartphone?
  • What does Longpress mean?


Episode #2: Settings for Sleep/Lock  Show Notes

  • Why do we need the screen to turn off on its own?
  • How can you control the length of inactivity before the screen turns off?
  • Why do we need passcodes on the Lock screen?
Episode #3: Multi-Tasking  Show Notes

  • We call it “Multi-Tasking” – technically, it is just a list of  ________________
  • True or False? Apps on your recently used list are taking up valuable memory and processing resources.


Episode #4: Organizing Home Screens Show Notes

  • If you delete an App from your home screen on an Android device, have you uninstalled the App? Yes/No?
  • If you delete an App from your home screen on an Apple device, have you uninstalled the App? Yes/No?
  • To save space on your home screen, you can put multiple Apps into one _________________

If you click the time link, you will be viewing the YouTube video for that episode. The link takes you directly to the end of the show where we discuss the review questions. You can always drag the video playhead to the beginning to watch more of that episode. And, if you are a premium member of Geeks On Tour, you have access to the show notes for each episode. You will find them on the Weekly Show page.

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4 replies on “Test Your Smartphone Smarts #1”

  1. I have been unable to down load your videos. I can tead print . Because youhave been doing videos only, i am lost

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