On Android 10 storage access principles for apps have been revamped. And apart from the positive aspects, this may cause some access problems for individual applications. I faced a weird issue after installing Android 10 Q Developer preview. Suddenly, I discovered that I no longer see the photos and videos that I take on the Google Pixel, in the Google photo gallery. The funny thing was that all the screenshots I took and all the pictures from WhatsApp were in the gallery but there were no new items from camera – only those taken before my upgrade to Android 10 Q. The fix turned out to be simple.Continue reading
You may want to disable the fast cable charging to make you battery live longer. If you didn’t know, the faster the battery is charged, the less cycles it can withstand. That’s why we highly recommend that you turn it off when you don’t hurry and have enough time to charge the battery using a lower current. This will extend the life span of your built-in battery and you will have to replace it much later.
Fast cable charging is enabled by default. But if you disabled it and forgot where that setting is this guide will help you as well.Continue reading
The problem looks like the following. Spotify, Google Play Music, Radio or any other music player app stops in about 2 minutes after Samsung Galaxy S10 (S9, S8) gets locked. Here’s how to fix on Android 9 Pie.
There is an aggressive mechanism of power saving on Android 9 Pie. The operating system tries to put every other app to sleep to prevent the battery drain. But when it comes to audio players (and Spotify in particular) such extreme power saving behavior can turn out to be excessive and stop music playback after a few minutes (automatic screen lock by timeout) or even after a few seconds (if you lock your screen by pressing the Power button).Continue reading
The developers want their apps to work better and to deliver messages, notifications and various updates with no lag especially when it comes to messengers. Devs don’t want you post low ratings with complaints on Google Play telling “I receive notifications in 10 minutes after my friend sends me a message!” But as developers make their apps more responsive and functional it often leads to a heavy battery drain. Such an antagonism. It is a rather hard thing to make the app smart so that it sleeps and wakes when it is appropriate.Continue reading
Opera Mini browser is a nice app that can help easily and safely change IP to another country to visit a blocked website and save your mobile data when in roaming using its unique page compression feature. But as any freeware app it has a backside – annoying ads and news. Often people cannot understand where those ads on the lock screen came from. Yeah, Opera Mini is able to show you annoying unwanted content and you can be surprised greatly when you are unlocking your phone or tablet. Here is how to disable news option in Opera Mini app settings to get rid of ads and news on Android lock screen and start page within the browser itself. Continue reading
Galaxy S10 owners often complain that they need to swipe on the screen after they successfully authorize using the face unlock feature. Here is how to make your S10 take you directly to the home screen after you face unlock it. What’s the point of doing extra movements, especially if they don’t boost the security?Continue reading