Record High-Quality Stereo Sound on Galaxy S9, S8 or Galaxy Note

Almost every modern phone has at least two microphones. The 2-mic setup is used for noise cancellation during calls and for recording the stereo sound while shooting video. But you can also force a third-party or native app to use both mics for recording audio instead of default mono mode. In such a way you can capture unique material for your vlogs or even music tracks. In this article we will explain how to record a stereo sound with a superb quality on your Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Note 8, S9, S8 and similar Galaxy devices.  Continue reading

WiFi Keeps Disconnecting and Reconnecting. How to Fix

Connecting to WiFi Windows 10

Today we will talk about a rather unpleasant problem: WiFi is constantly disconnecting on your laptop, iPhone or Android. Sometimes it reconnects, sometimes it fails and consequently you have no Internet. It goes without saying that on device with such network issue all your downloads will keep failing, all conversations like Skype will keep interrupting and you will get irritated.

When your client device tries to reconnect you will see Connecting… or Checking network requirements (in Windows) or Obtaining IP-address (on Android) under your wireless network name while normally you should see Connected, Secured or Unmetered/Connected respectively. In this article we collected all known solutions that will hopefully help you fix the problem with dropping WiFi and Internet connection on Windows PC, iPhone or Android devices.  Continue reading

How to Enable and Disable Screenshots Notifications on Android 9, 8

Screenshot saved. Tap to view your screenshot

I take screenshots every day because my hobby is creating how-tos on tunecomp.net. And I must admit, I hate to see pop-up every time saying “Screenshot captured” or “Screenshot saved. Tap to view your screenshot”. And mostly because if I take another one a few seconds later it will contain this pop-us itself captured. Besides that, there is a notification in the Status bar and on the lock screen. Here is how you can get rid of pop-ups and notifications after taking screenshots on Android 9 and 8 so you won’t have to dismiss them each time.  Continue reading

How to Format an External SD Card on Galaxy S9 / S8 / Note 9

format SD card Galaxy S9 S8 Note 9

An external SD card is great for storing your camera photos and videos while the apps should be installed on internal storage of your Android phone or tablet. When you insert a new SD card into your phone and even more the used one, you’d better format it. Your phone won’t prompt you to erase your SD card. That’s why you need to format it manually using the Android Settings app. This is highly recommended to prevent glitches of the file system. Besides that this will erase all unnecessary information stored by previous device and delete all possible malware. If you just insert your memory card into the phone or tablet it may work fine but it will likely contain folders created by the operating system itself and apps that were installed there. Here is how to manually format an SD card on Galaxy S9/S9+ under Android 8. Also here you will learn how to unmount and eject your external storage. Continue reading

How to Remove Bixby Home Screen on Samsung Galaxy S9, S8 or Note Devices

Bixby Home

I know, that many of you don’t like or don’t need Bixby. Personally I prefer Google Assistant, I like it very much (especially its default voice) and I got used to using it in general. So I just don’t have any motivation to change it for something else. I don’t try to say that Bixby is bad but obviously it is not so cool as Google Assistant or at least Siri.

As you might know, it is possible to turn off the Bixby button. There even exists a method to do it without installing any third-party apps. But it is necessary to log in to your Samsung account because if you are not authorized you can’t neither use Bixby nor change its settings. Let’s say you have disabled the dedicated Bixby button. But every time you accidentally get on its screen you still start hearing that annoying “Hi! I’m Bixby!” and then it asks you to log in or register. Here is how to remove Bixby home screen from your Galaxy device. We will show it on our Galaxy S9 running Android 8 with Samsung experience launcher. Continue reading

How to Set Wi-Fi Network as Metered or Unmetered on Android 9

Metered Connected Wi-Fi Android 9

You can tell your Android 9 treat Wi-Fi network metered or unmetered depending on what kind of network it is. By default all Wi-Fi connections are treated as unmetered because in most cases Android gadgets connect to wireless routers at home or office that are connected to a common ISP via Ethernet and are using an ordinary unlimited data plan.

But there can be different cases. For example, if you connect your Android device to the wireless network created by another phone you will connect to the Internet via the cellular data of that phone. Thus, you may want your device to treat the current Wi-Fi network as metered not to waste remote phone’s traffic in vain. Once you marked a certain wireless network as a metered connection, your Android will try to download and upload less data through it. And here is how to do it.  Continue reading