The longer Android runs without rebooting, the greater the likelihood of glitches and crashes. This is not about a particular phone model, this applies to any operating system. We restart Windows computers, laptops, and Android is no exception in this regard. How often the Android operating system starts to glitch, depends not only on it itself, but it depends on what applications are installed on the phone or tablet and how many of them. A third-party applications are being developed by various developers. Some of them are more successful, others are less and cause various problems and glitches. We often advise restarting your Android device if there are any problems that cannot be solved in any way. Here is how to set up scheduled auto restarts on Samsung Galaxy S20, S10 and similar devices that run OneUI 2.Continue reading
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 Android. Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
Here is how you can make lock screen notifications more or less transparent on Samsung Galaxy S20, S10, S9, S8, S7, Note 10, 9, as well as A-series, J-series and any other phone with One UI or Samsung Experience on top of Android 10, 9, 8 or 7. Tweaking the transparency setting you can make your Galaxy phone’s lock screen look awesome. Here is how to do it.Continue reading
Sooner or later Google app will suggest you to use your device to accept and decline the access to your Google Account. If you agree, you will receive log in requests on this device when you sign in to your account on a new piece of hardware. You will see the “Unlock your Pixel” or “Unlock your Galaxy S10” prompt on a new device, then you are to take your trusted device in hands and tap Yes to confirm that it is really you trying to log in to your Google account (Gmail, YouTube, Google Photos, or whatever from Google ecosystem). But in some cases you may want to exclude a particular phone or tablet from the list of trusted devices. Continue reading