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Why You Should Get Rid of Unused Android Apps

You probably have a lot more apps on your Android phone than you realize. It’s very easy to accumulate a huge library of apps without even realizing it. There are a few reasons why you should clear some out….

How to Reset Default Apps on Android

One of the best things about Android is the ability to choose “default” apps for certain things. For example, you can make it so tapping a Twitter link opens your preferred Twitter app. But how do you reset these choices?…

How to Block Unknown Numbers on Android

One of the downsides of having a phone in your pocket all the time is unwanted calls. Sure, you could simply not answer the call, but that’s still annoying. You can avoid this by blocking unknown numbers on Android….

How to Choose a Wireless Charger

Wireless charging is a great convenience to have with your smartphone, but not all chargers are created equal. Certain wireless chargers will work better with your phone. How do you know which one to get? We’ll show you….

How to Forward Calls on Android

Call forwarding is a handy feature that allows you to route calls from one phone number to another. This can be useful in many situations, and it’s not difficult to set up. We’ll show you how to do it….

Why Do People Want Stock Android on Their Phones?

You’ve seen people wax lyrical about “stock” Android online, but you’re not entirely sure what that means. The short answer is that it’s “pure” Android straight from Google, but that doesn’t explain why so many hardcore Andro…

How to Check Battery Health on Android

Battery life is something most people think about, but what about battery health? This is important for the long-term usability of your phone. Unlike the iPhone, Android devices don’t have a super-easy way to check this….

How to Monitor and Block Ad Trackers on Android

Apps you install on Android often collect data about you and your activity for the app developers and their affiliates. With a tool developed at the University of Oxford, you can see those trackers and even stop them in their…

Why Does My Phone Keep Disconnecting From Wi-Fi?

Wi-Fi is something many people take for granted as always being there. It can be very frustrating when your phone seems to have issues staying connected. There are a lot of things that can cause that to happen….

How to Turn Off Keyboard Vibration on Android

Most keyboard apps have subtle vibration—also known as “haptic feedback”—to help make typing on a touchscreen feel more tactile. If you’d rather not feel your Android phone buzz with every tap, this can be turned off….

PSA: You Can Make Your Android Screen Extra Dim

Screen brightness is something you probably don’t think about a lot—until it’s annoying. Sometimes looking at your phone at the lowest brightness still seems too bright. For those situations, Android has “Extra Dim.”…

How to Turn Off Auto Brightness on Android

Light sensors have made it possible for displays on Android phones to automatically adjust the brightness to match your surroundings. This is handy, but it’s not perfect. We’ll show you how to turn it off and control brightne…
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