How to block a phone number on Google Pixel under Android 7. Block calls and texts

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You can use a block list feature if you want to block unwanted calls and text messages from a specific caller on Android. Today we will show how to add a phone number to the black list on Google Pixel under new Android 7. Also read about how to review your blocked numbers list and unblock a certain caller.

After you blocked someone on your Google Pixel you won’t receive neither a sound nor even a blink of your display when the blocked subscriber tries to call you or send a text. You won’t see missed calls on your “Call history” list. You won’t see texts from banned numbers in your Messages app either. All calls from the blocked phone number will be rejected – the caller will hear the “busy” tone.
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How to turn off Briefing screen on Android

Briefing page is a special screen designed for reading news from Flipboard. It comes with Samsung Galaxy devices out of the box. Somebody may like it, but personally I think this is a quite intrusive promotion of the service to take a whole dedicated screen for this. You may also prefer to remove it from your home screens. This is how to turn off Briefing on Android. We will show how to do it on Samsung Galaxy Tab A6 SM-T585.  Continue reading

Whitelist on Android Without Third-Party Apps (Samsung Galaxy)

As a rule people are talkig about black list feature. Android has a native auto-reject feature and we wrote about it some time ago. Whitelist is another mode when you ignore or reject all callers except selected. There are a lot of third-party apps designed to manage incoming callswhich provide blacklist and whitelist features. But most of them are not freeware and many apps are not perfect. In this guide we will explain how to set up a whitelist on Android without any third-party apps. So, you will only receive calls and messages from those contacts that you wish. But note, other callers will be ignored but not rejected. Continue reading

How to Change or Remove Lock Screen Shortcuts on Android 6, 7

Lock Screen Shortcuts allow you to access a definite app directly from the Lock Screen. By default you can launch dialer app by swiping from the left corner or camera by swiping from the bottom right. In this case you can unlock device without launching apps only by swiping exactly from the bottom middle of the screen. The bad thing is you can accidently launch some app when you don’t need it if you failed to draw a streight line right from the bottom middle of the screen. This is annoying. But you can remove right and left shortcuts from the lock screen. Once you’ve done it, you will be able to unlock your Android device using any swipe – from the corners or from the bottom. So from this article you will learn how to:

  1. remove lock screen shortcuts to make the unlocking easier;
  2. change the shortcuts of the lock screen to launch completely different apps or widgets instead of dialer and camera. Continue reading

How to rename your Android phone or tablet in Google Play Store

Sometimes Google Play Store gives very strange names to our Android devices. It is not a rare case when Android phone has name i9505-Verizon or even more silly Unnamed Device in My Devices list of the Play Store. Nowadays most people have more than one Android device using the same Google Acoount. So it is very important that you could distinguish all your phones and tablets. Just imagine that you are about to install a new Android app using your PC, it is time to choose the phone and you have to choose between Unnamed device and another Unnamed Device. That’s annoying. But I want you to know that you can easily rename your Android phone or tablet in Google Play StoreContinue reading