Tag: android tips

How to Enable “Pinch to Zoom” in Gmail Android App

• December 7, 2012

Gmail for Android app in the latest Android 4.2 software update brought some really cool new features that users had been requesting Google for a long time. Most important of the new features is, pinch-to-zoom (auto fit messages), depending on your screen size. Most of the time, when you get a long email you have to keep scrolling left-to-right and top-to-bottom to read the entire message. Now, you can simply pinch-to-zoom in like you do with a photo in the Gallery. By default, auto-fit messages feature has been disabled in the Gmail Android app. You will have to enable to […]

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How to Enable Developer Options in Android Lollipop, Marshmallow, Nougat

• November 2, 2012

This is a tutorial on how to enable Developer options in Android 5.0 Lollipop, Android 6.0 Marshmallow, Android 7.0 / 7.1 Nougat or in future releases. After the release of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, Google decided to hide these developer settings deep inside the Settings menu and were only able to be accessed by those who really need it. There were reports of people dwelling into those options and messing up their basic phone settings — as the options were only meant to be changed by developers. Similarly, if you need to access the USB debugging option in your phone […]

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How to Enter Recovery Mode on Any Android Device

• September 13, 2012

Recovery mode in Android provides a number of additional actions that you can perform on an Android phone and tablets. You can manually install system updates, wipe data / factory reset or wipe cache partition. And if you have a custom recovery installed on your phone, you get more options to install custom ROMs, perform Nandroid backups and even modify your phone with various system tweaks. You can access recovery mode with various methods. We prefer the hard way by running the ADB command from our computers, but there are easier methods as well. First, you can access recovery mode […]

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Android Secret Dial Codes List

• September 2, 2012

The mobile OS we all love, Android, have a set of secret dialing codes that when entered in the phone dial app can trigger your phone to do a built-in function that is otherwise not really possible to access from the front-end i.e Settings. These codes have been in Android since the very first release of the OS and over time, Google and manufacturers have modified, removed or added new dialing ones. We have a list of secret Android dialing codes that have been known so far. Just a reminder, many of these codes might not work on your Android […]

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How to Remove Name / Number from Call Log in Android Phones

• July 30, 2012

Android, like every other mobile OS, has a call log where all your incoming, outgoing or missed calls are logged and you can later check when  and where did you call or whom did you talked to. In some circumstances, you might want to remove the caller name  or number from the call log list. If you want to remove the name/number from call log in Android phones, this little quick guide will help you through. Sometimes, the most easy-to-find options are missed out while using our phones.

Enable Inverted Mode in Android 4.0 to Save Battery

• July 3, 2012

We all know how Android phones have battery problems in almost every phone, and we continue to look for different ways to save battery. You should check out our extensive battery saving tips guide if you have battery problems a lot. Coming back to the main topic, you can enable / activate inverted mode in some Android 4.0 ICS devices to save battery while reading. Inverted mode will change a white background of a website to black one which would help save battery as only black and white text in displayed on the screen.

Disable App Notifications in Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

• June 30, 2012

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is already on a handful of Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 tablets that were given out at the Google I/O. However, if you are still left out and want to try out Android 4.1 on Galaxy Nexus, click here. A number of new features were announced of Jelly Bean. One of them, is a cool, small feature to disable / turn off notifications for an individual apps. There are Android apps that uses notifications based ad networks and you get an ad in your notification tray after every few hours. This is annoying. Now, you can […]

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