How to Stop Battery Draining on Android 9. Tips and Tricks

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Factors affecting battery drain and how to make Android phone or tablet work longer on a single battery change

The first parameter that you recall when it comes to the duration of your phone’s operation from a single charge is the battery capacity. Today the most phones have embedded (non-replaceable) battery units. So for the majority of models there is no point in buying extra batteries. Besides that all phones manufacturers try to build thin devices, so there is no space for a high capacity battery in a body. That’s why, I advise you to select phones with a 4000 mAH batteries If you are indifferent to a delicate and elegant design of your future gadget.

Another important thing is how severely you use your  Android phone. I mean, how many apps you want to be installed and how hard they consume power. Android apps are different. One app can consume 1% of your battery each day, another one may be able to “eat” 70% during 1 hour. Games use a lot of CPU and GPU power, intensively use accelerometer and besudes that you are likely to increase brightness when gaming. Such apps are number one battery drainers. Messengers don’t use hardware for 100% and don’t need it to be powerful but they are constantly communicating with their servers and with your partners peer-to-peer. Thus, they discharge your phone actively as well because they are using cellular data or Wi-Fi that also requires a lot of power.

In this guide you won’t meet such “useful” tips as “use a power bank”, we will explain how to configure your Android phone or tablet to preserve battery power (and not to waste its charge in vain).

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Which Android Device Folders Google Photos App Should Sync?

Google Photos images roll

In my work I use images every day. People send me pictures and screenshots via email, WhatsApp, Viber, Skype and even via Bluetooth. And I hate when I miss or forget something. That’s why I prefer that all images from my Bluetooth, Downloads, Viber and other folders were backed up the same way as photos and videos from my camera do. Actually when a new folder is created the Google Photos app will ask whether or not you want it to be synced to the cloud. And this article is mostly for those who rejected such proposal but some time later changed their minds. Here is how you can add or remove folders located on your Android device which the Google Photos app will back up to the cloud.  Continue reading

How to Send a File via BlueTooth to Google Pixel Running Android 9

No nearby Bluetooth devices found

Today I will explain what you need to do to successfully receive a file over Bluetooth on your Google Pixel running Android 9. The things are not so easy with this and some peculiarities that make inexperienced users stuck. Many people ask “Why cannot I send file to Pixel? I see No nearby Bluetooth devices found despite I turned on Bluetooth on my Pixel!” In Android 9 the steps differ from such in Android 7, so you should definitely read this article not to be surprised later. Frankly speaking, Google made the procedure too complicated for inexperienced users. And now phones by Google cannot receive incoming files from unauthorized devices. They just wanted to make the Bluetooth communication more secure.  Continue reading

How to Quickly View App Info on Android 9

App info is actually app’s properties where you can view its version, find out how much memory it consumes, modify its permissions, clear its cache, delete all its data, move it to the external SD card (if possible), etc How you can view app info on Android 9. We will show how it looks on our Google Pixel. Continue reading

Waiting for Wi-Fi: Google Photos Won’t Start Uploading With Wi-Fi Connected to a Mobile Hotspot

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Our reader asked us a question. I faced a strange issue on my Samsung Galaxy J3 phone. I took cool photos and wanted them to sync to Google cloud to be able to share images with my partner. Then I connected to the Wi-Fi network, opened the Google Photos app and waited. But images don’t begin uploading. I see the notification “Waiting for Wi-Fi. 2 photos left” despite my Galaxy phone is already connected to Wi-Fi. There is another curious thing: I was outside and that’s why I was using another Android device in a Mobile Hotspot mode instead of connecting to an ordinary wireless router. Please, help me. How can I make my images won’t upload to the cloud? Thank you in advance.

Google Photos waiting for Wi-Fi while Wi-Fi connected

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