Disable Auto Replace on Galaxy S10, S9, S8

auto replace Galaxy S9, S10

What’s the Problem and Why Disable Auto Replace?

Automatic word replacement is a feature that is designed to fix typos on Android. In Samsung Keyboard app on Galaxy devices it is called auto replace. It can be rather handy in many cases if you use the official language. But as soon as you start using slang chatting with your friends, you will likely face some frustrating moments. The auto correction feature will replace the majority of spoken words with the “correct” words belonging to the official language that are similar in spelling. The program will simply think that you made a typo while you wrote that way intentionally.

In this tutorial I will show how to disable auto replace on Samsung Galaxy S10, S9, S8, Note 9, Note 8 running One UI on Android 9 Pie.

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Enable Full Screen Gestures Mode (Hide Navigation Bar) on Galaxy S9, S10

Samsung Galaxy S9 Full Screen no navigation bar Android 9

In this guide I will explain how to enable the full screen mode by hiding the navigation bar buttons on Samsung Galaxy S10, S9, Note 9 and similar models running Android 9 Pie with Samsung’s One UI.

In Android 8 you could hide the navigation bar but you had to retrieve it to navigate. With Android 9 Pie update you can completely hide the navigation bar with all buttons and finally make the gorgeous screen of you Galaxy S9 or Note 9 clean of all that stuff. And here is how you can switch to gestures on One UI without any visible nav icon/button.

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How to Show Notification Badges as Numbers Instead of Circles on Xiaomi Phone

notification badges as numbers on Xiaomi POCO Launcher

In this guide we will explain how to display notification badges as numbers instead of non-informative circles (dots) on Xiaomi MI and Redmi devices.

By default you will see notification circles (dots) when the app has updates. In this case you won’t be able to know exactly how many unread notifications you have. But you can allow MIUI display the counters with numbers to see a little bit more details.

Thus, you will be able to know how many unread messages you have in WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger by just looking at the corresponding app icon on your Android home screen. My personal point of view is that this feature is informative and very cool. And here is how to switch from circles to numbers on Xiaomi’s MIUI 9 and 10.

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How to Make Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, 6, 7 Record Video in 4K Resolution

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5, 6 shoots 4K video

Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 (Note 5 Pro, Note 5 AI Dual Camera) as well as its follower model Redmi Note 6 record video in FullHD 1080p at maximum using its native Camera app. But since the phone has a rather powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 CPU it can shoot video at higher resolutions without problems.

In this guide I will explain how you can force your Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 phone record 4K 30 FPS. Besides that, you will learn how to fix app crashes during the video recording and how to improve your video quality.

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View Full Desktop Version of Facebook Site on Android

facebook.com desktop full site

Sometimes you need to access the full version of Facebook site – the same web page as you open on your desktop computer. And here is how. I will show you how to view the full site of Facebook.com on my Google Pixel running Android 9 Pie.

Many people especially those who use Facebook for work prefer working with the full version of their website, even from mobile. They say, it is much more handy and besides that the Facebook app and the mobile version of the official website don’t provide all the features of the desktop variant.  Continue reading

Huawei EMUI: Display Counters Instead of Notification Dots on App Icons

Notification counters Huawei

Do you remember how happy we were when Google rolled out those dots for apps? It seemed so exciting to see dots right on the icons on new message, discussion reply or other event. Some time later the badges appeared and began to compete with dots. There is no doubt that the notification with counters look more informative because they can tell you the exact number of notifications the apps has for you. Personally I prefer to know how many calls I missed or how many messages I received when I gaze at my Huawei phone’s screen. Otherwise, I will need to open each app to find that out. Today I will explain how to display badges with counters instead of dots on Huawei phones running EMUI 8.2 and 9. All screenshots taken on my Nova 3i. But the guide is also applicable to other models, such as P20, P20 Pro/Lite, Mate 20/30, Honor 8X, etc. I will add extra steps as soon as new EMUI version comes out with changes. Continue reading