How to Fix “Obtaining IP Address” and “Failed to Obtain IP Address” Wi-Fi Errors on Android

The problem we are going to talk about in this article is the following: an Android phone or tablet gets stuck on “Obtaining IP Address” while connecting to a Wi-Fi network or says “Failed to Obtain IP Address” in the end. 

Stuck Obtaining IP address is a rather spread Wi-Fi issue on Android devices. You can encounter it on all versions of Android OS. The error appears when you try to connect either to already saved Wi-Fi network or after you typed a password for a new wireless network. The problem looks like the following: you turn on Wi-Fi, try to connect to your router but your Android device does not connect to Wi-Fi network. When you enter the wireless settings you can see: “Connecting…”, “Obtaining IP address” or “Obtaining IP address from” that goes on in an infinite loop. Sometimes it says “Failed to obtain IP address”. The result of all those error is the same: you cannot connect to the Internet and consequently you are unable to use most of your apps.

It should be said that you may encounter the stuck “Obtaining IP address” Wi-Fi issue on any version of Android from ancient 2.3.6 to Android 10 Q. The issue can occur on Samsung Galaxy, HTC, OnePlus and other devices. Very often CyanogenMod users are suffering the same glitch. So you can try the guide on any Android  smartphone or tablet. The steps are basically the same for all brands and models. So let us find out how to fix stuck “Obtaining IP address” and “Failed to Obtain IP Address” while connecting to Wi-Fi on AndroidContinue reading

How to Adjust Brightness of Always On Display on Galaxy S20

AOD settings and brightness icons

Always On Display (AOD) is a cool feature on Samsung Galaxy phones with AMOLED displays. It used to show a brief information on the screen without consuming much energy. Only a small part of LEDs are lit while the majority is off. By default, the brightness of Always on display is set to “auto” on Galaxy S20. But you may want to use the permanent (unchangeable) level and adjust it to your liking to make your AOD look even more stunning. In this guide we will show how to change the brightness of your Galaxy S20 Always On Display on Android 10 with One UI 2.1 and 2.0.

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Find the Location of Voice Memos Files on Mac (MacOS Catalina)

Before we start explaining you how to find the original audio files of your voice recordings on the disk, we’d like to mention that you can save your voice notes in a much easier way – using drag and drop. If this doesn’t fit you, you can read the second paragraph and find the location of original .m4a-files on the disk on your MacOS Catalina. If you ask me why search for them, I can say that first you can use this pre-installed app to make some narration and then you may want to use your audio files in FinalCut.

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How to Make Incoming Calls Display in Full Screen on Galaxy S20, S10

Galaxy S20 incoming call full screen

Some users prefer when incoming call is displayed in a small pop-up window at the top of the screen that allows to continue reading, typing or browsing. But other Galaxy owners prefer to always see the incoming call in the full screen mode. While displaying incoming calls in a pop-up is designed to not distract users when they use apps, I often switch to it as I pull out my Galaxy S20 from my pocket by accidentally touching the screen when I receive a call. Thus, for those who hates pop-up mode here is how to always display incoming calls in full screen on Galaxy S20, S10, S9 and other Galaxy models with One UI 2.0 and 2.1.

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New Graphics Card for an Old PC – Yes or No?

new graphics card for old PC

My Case: 1660 Ti for Old Core2Quad-Based PC

Here is a breif post about how I tested nVidia GTX 1660 Ti with my old Intel Core2Quad Q9500. All my friends were telling me “It makes no sense to install a new video card in such an old computer with such an outdated processor because it won’t change anything! Don’t do stupid things!” but they were wrong.

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