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Smartphones Need More Physical Buttons

Smartphone design has changed a lot over the years. Slide-out keyboards and headphone jacks have been discarded for sleek, slim designs. We’ve also seen the number of buttons get chopped down, and I think that needs to change…

How to Split the Screen on Android

By splitting your Android phone’s screen virtually, you can work with any two apps at once. The first app fills the top half of your screen and the second one fills the bottom half. We’ll show you how to use this productive f…

How to Get Rid of Samsung Calendar on Galaxy Phones

Samsung Galaxy devices include the company’s own apps, which duplicate many of Google’s. This is annoying if you prefer Google’s apps. Getting double notifications for every calendar event gets old, but can you remove the Sam…

How to Dim Your Wallpaper at Night on Android

Dark themes are a great modern addition to Android devices, and they’ve only gotten better over time. Dark Mode usually applies to apps and the system UI, but what about your wallpaper? Shouldn’t that get dim too?…

How to Change the Language on Android

Android—like most operating systems—can be used in many different languages. The default language can be changed and you can switch between languages very easily. We’ll show you how it works for Samsung Galaxy phones and …

How to Turn Off AMBER Alerts on Android

AMBER alerts are sent by your country’s authorities to notify you about missing persons in your region. If you’d like to disable these alerts for some reason, there’s a way to do that on your Android phone….

How to Turn Off TalkBack on Android

TalkBack is Android’s feature that reads the on-screen content for you. If you don’t need it, you can turn off TalkBack using either Google Assistant or the Settings app on your Android phone. We’ll show you how….

7 Features Android Should Steal From iPhone

The iPhone and Android phones have more in common than ever, but they’re also still very different on many levels. There are some unique iPhone features that we would love to see on Android. Could it happen?…

How to Find Saved Wi-Fi Passwords on Android

Your Android phone saves the password when you connect it to a Wi-Fi network. Later, you can find and use your saved passwords to connect other devices to your network. We’ll show you how to get Android to reveal those networ…

10 Hidden Android 13 Features You Might Have Missed

Android 13 is here. It’s packed with useful features that will make your phone better, although they’re easy to miss. Don’t worry: We did all the digging for you. Here’s what you need to know about the latest and greatest ver…

The 5 Biggest Android Myths

The Android operating system has been around for a long time, and it’s used by millions and millions of people. Naturally, quite a few myths have cropped up over the years. Are any of these common myths actually true?…

How to Turn Off Wi-Fi Calling on Android

If you’d prefer your phone to use your cellular network and not Wi-Fi calling to make and receive calls, it’s easy to disable the Wi-Fi calling feature on your Android phone. We’ll show you how to do that….

How to Update Android

By updating your Android phone or tablet, you get the latest bug fixes, general performance and stability improvements, as well as possibly new features. It’s quick, easy, and free to update your Android device and we’ll show…

What Is Android System WebView?

If you use an Android device, you may have come across an app called Android System WebView. It’s a system app that regularly receives updates via the Google Play store. But what does it do, and should you remove it?…
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