Telegram Displays Deleted Contacts and Adds Them to Google Contacts – How to Fix The Sync Problem on Android

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From time to time I here such questions from my friends:

  • Why does my Telegram app display people that I deleted from contacts a very long time ago?
  • When I installed Telegram and allowed it to restore from its server backup it added old contacts to my Google Contacts app and now there is a mess there! How can I fix that?
  • How can I delete a contact from my Telegram messenger? I removed that person from the Contacts app on my Android phone but it is still on my contact list in Telegram!

In this article I will explain why you can see deleted contacts in Telegram (or vice versa – why you don’t see people who you recently added to Google Contacts in Telegram) and how to fix the problem.

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View Full Desktop Version of Facebook Site on Android

facebook.com desktop full site

Sometimes you need to access the full version of Facebook site – the same web page as you open on your desktop computer. And here is how. I will show you how to view the full site of Facebook.com on my Google Pixel running Android 9 Pie.

Many people especially those who use Facebook for work prefer working with the full version of their website, even from mobile. They say, it is much more handy and besides that the Facebook app and the mobile version of the official website don’t provide all the features of the desktop variant.  Continue reading

Huawei EMUI: Display Counters Instead of Notification Dots on App Icons

Notification counters Huawei

Do you remember how happy we were when Google rolled out those dots for apps? It seemed so exciting to see dots right on the icons on new message, discussion reply or other event. Some time later the badges appeared and began to compete with dots. There is no doubt that the notification with counters look more informative because they can tell you the exact number of notifications the apps has for you. Personally I prefer to know how many calls I missed or how many messages I received when I gaze at my Huawei phone’s screen. Otherwise, I will need to open each app to find that out. Today I will explain how to display badges with counters instead of dots on Huawei phones running EMUI 8.2. All screenshots taken on my Nova 3i. But the guide is also applicable to other models, such as P20, P20 Pro/Lite, Honor 8X, etc. I will add extra steps as soon as new EMUI version comes out with changes. Continue reading

How to Activate Power Button Ends Call on Huawei EMUI

end call with power button Huawei

You can configure your Huawei phone to end the phone call by pressing the Power button. However, this option is deactivated by default because the manufacturer wants its phone to be as predictable and as intuitively easy to use for the customer as possible. The thing is that the majority of people who are not geeks won’t be happy if their gadget would do something different than turning the screen on and off when they press the power button.  In this guide we will explain how to configure your Huawei phone to end call by pressing the Power button. This option works on P20 Pro, P20 lite, Nova 3i, P9 and any other phone running EMUI.  Continue reading

How to Switch to Unlock Pattern Instead of Password on Huawei EMUI 8

unlock Huawei phone using pattern

Huawei phones running EMUI 8 have unlock password option selected by default. But many of you don’t like to enter 6 digits every time you want to access your phone. The majority of users prefer to use a pattern instead because it is much faster to draw a pattern then target digits on the keyboard. Password, PIN or pattern are used when you don’t use the fingerprint reader to unlock – for example, when it is not convenient for you. Besides that, you must type password or draw your security pattern after you turn on or reboot your device. Here is how to switch the security mode from password to pattern on Huawei running EMUI 8. This guide will be updating as new EMUI versions come out. Continue reading