Android 10 finally brought the native Dark Theme that is especially useful for saving power on Android devices with AMOLED displays and prevent such displays from premature burnout. It changes the settings app, all menus, notification shade, quick settings panel and even some apps like Google Drive to black design. In this guide we will explain: how to enable the dark mode on Android 10, how to quickly switch between dark and light themes using the quick toggle and how to find and apply an absolutely black wallpaper on Google Pixel.Continue reading
If Google Photos got stuck on Backing up or Getting ready to backup while your Android device is connected to Wi-Fi, here is what you can do to fix the problem and make your photos and videos successfully back up to Google cloud. I faced the problem on Android 10 for several times after using the Photos app for about a week or so and it was the first solution that always helped me get rid of the glitch. Screenshots taken on Google Pixel with pure Android 10.Continue reading
In this guide we will show you two methods to get rid of annoying push notifications sent by Xiaomi’s Mi Browser on Android 9 with MIUI 10.
Some time ago we wrote how to get rid of very important news sent by pre-installed browser on Meizu running Android 7. And today we decided to post a step-by-step guide on how to do the same with the Browser app on Xiaomi running Android 9 or 8. The news are annoying and you must at least make MI Browser deliver them silently – without any sound or vibration. But I prefer to turn them off completely. The story is as usual: the browser is pre-installed and can’t be uninstalled without rooting your device (that we don’t actually recommend). Screenshots taken on Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro running MIUI 10.2.2.0 (Android 8.1).Continue reading
Here is how you can switch your phone or tablet to 2-Button, 3-Button or gesture navigation on Android 10. Screenshots taken on Google Pixel 2016.
Benefits of Gestural Navigation
Personally for me, there are two main reasons why I immediately switched to gestural navigation: the gestures are handy and I have an extra row of text in a browser because the navigation bar is smaller in height now.Continue reading
When I purchased Meizu M6 Note phone and configured it I immediately started receiving annoying notifications about the weather and various news. They appeared on the lock screen and in the notification panel and it was a nasty surprise to me – I neither didn’t find that information interesting nor asked my phone to send it to me. On the screenshot below you can notice that the Meizu Browser app was the culprit of such push notifications. That’s why we will search for a solution in this particular app. I also would like to say in advance that unfortunately, you can’t disable or uninstall this native app without rooting your device.Continue reading
Here is the guide on how to block all incoming phone calls from numbers that are not in your contacts on Android phone: pure Android, Huawei, Xiaomi.
It’s quite simple to block a single caller on Android but what to do if you are attacked by a squall of calls from different strange phone numbers? Of course, you may ban them one by one but you will continue to receive unwanted calls from yet a new number each time.
In this case the white-list technology will help you out. You need to block all stranger (callers whose numbers are not added to your contacts) but let all your contacts easily reach you.
In this article we will explain how to block strangers using the built-in phone apps and do the same using third-party call managers.Continue reading