After using the Itel A16 Plus for a few weeks, here are some of the tips and tricks that I know will be helpful to some of you.
If you haven’t read the review for the phone already, you should. You’ll get to find out all you need to about the device, both good and bad.
If you must know, the phone is quite fast even though it’s cheap, but I don’t think the battery is ideal for heavy users.
So, here are 7 tips and tricks to help you use the A16 Plus a little better.
How to Change the Language
Follow the steps below to change the language on the A16 Plus. You can watch the video if you want a more visual guide.
Step 1: Access your apps and select Settings.
Step 2: Tap System.
Step 3: Tap Languages & input
Step 4: Tap Languages
Step 5: Tap Add a Language
Step 6: Now tap any language you want.
In the image above (also shown in the video), I selected Spanish.
After selecting the language, you want the phone to be in, it’s not going to be applied yet. This is because English is still the language on top.
To fix this, follow the next step.
Step 7: Tap the button on the right of the language you selected and drag it over the language that is number 1.
As you can see in the second picture, Spanish is number 1, while English is now number 2.
At this point, the phone is going to be in Spanish, not English.
How to Delete a Language
Now, you may have selected a language by accident, or don’t see the use for it anymore. You can easily delete it by following the steps below.
Step 1: Get to the language screen (from step 5 above)
Step 2: Now tap the menu icon on the top right and tap Remove.
Step 3: Select the language(s) you wish to delete by checking the box on the left of each.
Step 4: Tap the Bin icon on the top right and tap OK to confirm.
After taking the steps above, the language(s) you selected will be deleted.
How to Hide Apps
The A16 Plus doesn’t come with a “Hide Apps” option. However, it does come with an app freezer.
With the app freezer, you will be able to completely disable certain apps. They will stay inactive and invisible until you unfreeze them.
Watch the video or follow the steps below to learn how to.
Step 1: Access your app list and open App Freeze.
Step 2: Tap the Plus button on the bottom of the screen
Step 3: A list of your installed apps will be displayed, select the ones you want to hide.
After selecting them, you’ll see a blue checkmark.
Step 4: When you’re sure of your selection, tap the OK button on the bottom.
You can go through your app list again, you’ll not be able to find the apps you just froze.
How to Unhide/Unfreeze Apps
When you freeze an app, you won’t be able to use it. For example, if you freeze your Messenger app, you won’t be able to get messages from it anymore.
If you wish to use it again, you have to unfreeze it. To do this, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Open the App Freeze app.
Step 2: Tap the app you want to unfreeze.
Step 3: You’ll get a confirmation message asking you if you want to unfreeze the app. Tap OK.
That’s basically all. Now the app will work again and remain visible till you freeze it again.
How to Update the A16 Plus
The Itel A16 Plus comes with Android 8.0 Oreo. It’s still getting updates in 2020 and should get a few more in 2021.
To easily update the phone if you haven’t, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Access your apps and tap Settings.
Step 2: Scroll to the bottom of the Settings options and tap System Update.
Step 3: Tap Check for update.
Make sure you have an internet connection while doing this, else it won’t work. After step 3, the phone is going to check for an update for a while.
If it has an update, it will ask you to install it.
After installing, the phone is going to restart. After that, you’ll have the latest update.
How to Format the A16 Plus
Some people call it format while some say wipe or reset. They all mean the same thing. Formatting is one of the things you should do before selling or giving your phone away.
You have no idea what your phone can say about you.
Follow the steps below if you want to format or wipe the A16 Plus
Step 1: Open your list of apps and tap Settings.
Step 2: Scroll all the way to the bottom of the Settings page and tap System
Step 3: Look for Reset Options and tap it.
Step 4: Now tap Erase all data (factory reset).
Step 5: You’ll see a list of all your accounts. Scroll to the bottom of the page and tap RESET PHONE.
After tapping the button, your password is going to get asked for. This is to make sure someone else is not trying to reset the phone.
After you input the password, the phone is going to start erasing everything in it. So make sure you back up everything you need before you begin.
How to Change Your Ringtone on the A16 Plus
The Itel A16 Plus offers some ringtones, and since it’s a dual SIM phone, you can assign different ringtones for your SIM cards.
This way, you’ll know which number is being called.
Follow the steps below to know how to change the ringtone on the A16 Plus.
Step 1: Open your list of apps and tap Settings
Step 2: Scroll through the list and tap Audio Profiles
Now you’re going to see a list of profiles that come with the device. Make sure the General profile is selected.
If it’s not, tap the round button on the right side of it.
Step 3: Edit the General profile by tapping it and tapping Edit.
Step 4: Now select the SIM you want to set a ringtone for.
In the image below, I selected SIM 1.
Step 5: If a mode of selection comes up, choose Complete action using Media Storage and select Just Once.
Step 6: Now select the ringtone you want. You can tap them to listen to them.
Step 7: After you’ve selected your preferred ringtone, tap OK.
Now go ahead and carry out the same steps if you want to change the ringtone for your second SIM.
How to Take a Screenshot on Itel A16 Plus
To take a screenshot on the A16 Plus, just hold the volume down button and the power button simultaneously for 2 seconds.
After the screenshot is taken, you can go and see it using your gallery app.
How to Record the Screen on the Itel A16 Plus
The A16 Plus doesn’t come with a screen recorder, so you’ll have to download one from the Play Store.
This isn’t a phone you should install a lot of apps on. The phone was not built for heavy usage.
For this reason, if you want to use any screen recording app, I’ll recommend Screen Recorder by Kimcy929.
This is because the app is very light, it is 4MB compared to other screen recorders that are up to 30MB.
So go download it via the link above. It will take you to the Play Store.
Watch the video below to see the best way to set it up.
In the video, I recommend getting an SD card since the phone doesn’t have enough space. So click here to get my recommended SD card on Amazon.
Always record your videos in 480p, else the video will lag.
Well, these are just a few tips and tricks you can carry out to help you use the Itel A16 Plus in the best way possible.
All the videos here were made using the phone, if you want more, you can subscribe to the channel so you know when there’s a new video.
As stated in the review, I got this device because my main phone got damaged and I needed a cheap phone. Soon I’ll be getting a new and faster phone, and I will be selling the A16 Plus.
So for now, I still have the device. You can ask me questions regarding it and I’ll respond as soon as I can.
But when I no longer have the device, I may find it hard to help.