How To Use AR Stickers On Google Pixel Or Pixel XL

Google Augmented Reality

On December 13 Google Pixel and Pixel 2 received an update that brought the Google AR Stickers feature (Augmented Reality) to devices. Now you can insert 3D virtual characters to your photos and videos so they will look as if they are really located in your room or walk around together with your friends or children. Here is how to enable and use AR Stickers on Google Pixel series.  Continue reading

Google Photos Uses Too Much Cellular Data On Android And iOS

Google Photos Uses Too Much Cellular Data

Google Photos Wastes Too Much Cellular Data

Google Photos is an extremely popular app designed to store, view, manage and backup your precious moments of life in image and video formats. Personally I use it on my both devices: Pixel and iPhone. But, as you might know, photos and especially videos consume a lot of storage when backed up and use a decent amount of cellular data when you view it (and even browse through the thumbnails). When talking about the Internet at your home there is no problem here because in most cases you use unlimited plan of your wired ISP. But how to preserve your mobile data – that is the question. I mean how to continue using your favorite app but but prevent Google Photos from wasting your cellular data in vain. In this article we will give our tips on this issue.  Continue reading

How to Set Up a Wi-Fi Hotspot on Android 8, 7. Android Phone as a Router

What is Wi-Fi Hotspot on Android

Wi-Fi Hotspot is a marvelous feature that allows you to use your Android phone or tablet as a router. Thus, you can share your mobile Internet connection via Wi-Fi with other devices: tablets, laptops, another phones, desktops, anything else that has built-in or external 802.11a/b/g/n compatible wireless module (or a Bluetooth capability as a backup variant). You can connect several client devices to your hotspot at the same time. Of course, they will share your bandwidth and the Internet speed will decrease proportionally. In Wi-Fi Hotspot mode your mobile data functions as the WAN port of a router and your Wi-Fi interface – as LAN ports. Here is our guide on how to set up a Wi-Fi hotspot on Android 8 and 7 and use your Android phone as a router.  Continue reading

How to Add Another Input Language on Android 8, 7, 6 or Remove Keyboard Language

add another keyboard language Android 8

When you initialize your phone during the first startup you select the system language (locale for UI). Android 8 and 7 automatically set it as your input language as well. For English-speaking countries it is usually enough to use default settings and have the single input language. But you might also need to have several input methods. For instance, you might want to communicate with your friends using German while you prefer using English for your work. Here is how to turn off the default settings and manually add another input language (or even several) to your current keyboard on Android 8 and 7. The guide works for Android 6 Marshmallow as well. Continue reading