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#22 You can automate almost everything
There are a bunch of app automation tools for Android. The one I tried was Tasker, an app that costs all of three bucks. With Tasker, you can automate everything. For example, since I have other phone handsets at home, I have Tasker set up to determine when I've connected to my home WiFi connection and when connected, turn off the ringer on my Android phone so we don't get a bunch of handsets ringing at once when someone calls. When I get into my car (and Tasker senses the Bluetooth in my car), it increases volume and launches Maps.
You can do a lot more with Tasker, including a lot more sensing options and a lot more action options, but I'm just getting to know the program. While there are things you can do with Tasker if you root your phone (which I do not recommend), everything I've done has been with a plain, vanilla, factory-fresh phone using apps only downloaded from the Google Play store.
If any one thing makes this phone feel modern and my old iPhone feel like it comes from the 1990s, it's Tasker.
Image courtesy Craft Apps EU, the makers of Tasker.