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i just got an android phone,  i upgraded to the latest firmware.

can you please tell me the necessary free android phone apps i should download?

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Everything you 'need' is included in the standard apps that come with the phone.

What you want extra depends on the person.

Here, install Pokemon....it's essential to me, but I bet you don't need it.

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Thanks, i decided to get a blank wallpaper, hangouts, screenwakeup, and the weather channel apps. i think all would find these apps useful

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I've used Shush! Ringer Restorer for years on my phone. It'll let you set your phone to be silent for a set amount of time, like the length of a movie or meeting.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.publicobject.s...

I've also used ICE: In Case of Emergency app since the first Android Phone (T-Mobile G1). It adds an "In Case of Emergency" button to a lock screen, with medical info and emergency contacts:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.appventive.ice...

My wife uses Twilight on her phone to reduce eye strain at night and make it easier for her to drift to sleep. 
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.urbandroid.lux...

Android Nougat (7.0) has a hidden "Night Mode" that works like Twilight:
https://www.howtogeek.com/270552/how-to-enable-a-night-mode-in-a...

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Android 7 includes their own 'shush', it's part of the 'do not disturb' system.

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forbin4040 said:   Android 7 includes their own 'shush', it's part of the 'do not disturb' system.
  
Good to know, although my phone, like probably a lot of people's, doesn't have Android 7. 

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thanks i dont feel like getting a microsd card to insert into my phone so im limited to the onboard 8gb on my motorola moto g 3rd generation phone. i have decided to not install too many apps since i dont use many apps and dont want to max out the onboard 8gb ram.

thanks all for the help.

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MicroSD cards are very overrated in the Android 5+ system. They are mostly used for storing pictures and videos now.

Android OS limited access to the SD cards and it changed the game a lot.

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forbin4040 said:   MicroSD cards are very overrated in the Android 5+ system. They are mostly used for storing pictures and videos now.
 
Not so. Android 6 added the "adoptable storage" feature, which basically allows you to use a microSD card to expand the "internal storage" Android sees.
http://www.greenbot.com/article/3039136/android/adoptable-storag...

So microSD cards are only "overrated" for Android 5.x, or if the OEM specifically disabled adoptable storage in 6+.
 

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Hmm...I must've missed that update. My current phone doesn't support SD cards so I didn't notice when it happened.

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