How to check uptime on Android phone

It is a reasonable question How long has my Android device been working by now? You may want to know uptime if you are curious about:

  • is it time to replace the battery;
  • is your device’s mobility okay;
  • how long is your android device working without reboot or powerdown.

Here is how to check uptime on Android.

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How to force Android to use only GPS to estimate the location

As you probably know Android operating system is very smart to locate you. It uses GPS, nearby Wi-Fi networks and mobile data for location purposes. But it is not always clear which method it uses right now to locate your device. So you may want to force your Android device to use GPS only to estimate your location to test the work of the GPS module in your device (define its accuracy and sensitivity) or to find out which positioning method works better in a particular area. And here is how to do this. Continue reading

How to find the router’s IP address on Android

Question: I need to configure my router, but I do not have neither laptop nor desktop PC at the moment – only my Galaxy S7 smartphone. The phone is connected to my wireless network, obtains an IP and Internet is working well. So the first thing I need to do is find the IP address of my router to be able to log in to the web interface. Could you please tell me how to find the router’s IP address on Android? This article would be especially helpful if your router has a non-default IP. Continue reading

Google DNS: 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. Benefits and how to use

What is Google DNS

Google Public DNS represents two IP addresses for IPv4 – 8.8.8.8 and 8.8.4.4. 8.8.8.8 is the primary DNS, 8.8.4.4 is the secondary one. Google DNS service is free to use and can be used by anyone who has access to the Internet. You can use Google DNS IP instead of your ISP’s DNS servers to improve the resolve time and provide security.  Continue reading

How to add a website link to the Home Screen on Android

What do you usually do to open the website? Firstly you launch the browser app. Then you tap on the address bar and then type the first words of the site’s name or tap on the icon in the favourite sites area. But do you know that you can access you favourite websites with one tap? Today we will tell you about a very easy but quite useful thing: how to create a shortcut to a website and add it to home screen on Android. This shortcut would be displayed on your home screen next to apps and would take you directly to a certain webpage. In such a way you can quickly access you favourite websites right from the home screen.  Continue reading