My Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 AI Dual Camera kept telling me that the latest firmware is installed and no updates available while my friend told me that he downloaded global MIUI 10 OTA. Here is how to force your Xiaomi phone to detect a firmware update. Simple steps will help you avoid a glitch and get a new firmware right now if it is available.
There can also be glitches like the following. You notice a notification on the Settings, get into firmware upgrade and find out that you are proposed to update Xiaomi’s MIUI to the next version. You may even have the new version downloaded… But suddenly the prompt to update disappears and checking for an upgrade does not help. Read how to deal with the issue on Xiaomi phones like Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Pro and, perhaps, all other models.
Chrome plagued me by showing popping-up news! The thing is the following… All you know how websites use to ask “Would you like to receive notifications?” If you don’t tap “Block” but “Allow” you will start receiving push notifications from this site. In this article we will explain how to disable notifications in Google Chrome completely and how you can stop a particular website from sending you news and updates without toggling them off permanently on your Android device. Screenshots taken on Google Pixel running Android 9 Pie and Samsung Galaxy S9 running Android 8. Learn how to manage your subscriptions and stop your browser disturbing you and making your device constantly waking up, alerting and draining your battery. Continue reading
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 S10, Note 9, Note 8, S9, S8 and similar Galaxy devices. Continue reading
Wi-Fi Sharing is a nice feature you can find in Mobile Hotspot settings on Samsung Galaxy devices
As we wrote in one of our previous articles, mobile hotspot makes your Android phone work as a wireless router. In this mode mobile data interface works as WAN and Wi-Fi as LAN respectively. But Samsung added a nice expansion feature to Mobile Hotspot mode in their flagship Galaxy devices – it is called Wi-Fi sharing. It works as follows. In the case if one of the wireless networks (which your phone was previously connected to) is detected, your S9/S9+ will propose to redistribute its Internet connection instead of wasting its cellular data. In such a way your Galaxy phone can connect to your home wireless network and connect up to ten devices via its own hotspot. Continue reading
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
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