How To Change iPhone’s Network Name (Hostname)

iPhone's network name on router

Step-by-step guide on how to change iPhone’s network name. This guide will also help you to change the name of your iPad and iPod touch. Screenshots taken on iOS 11

iPhone’s Network Name? What’s This?

Every device has the network name (a.k.a. hostname). When talking about Windows PC, your laptop or desktop can be accessed by hostname or IP-address on the LAN or even Internet. But mobile devices also have it. The closest example: if you log in to your router’s web interface, open the DHCP Clients List section you can find your iPhone in the list mentioned by its hostname. By default iPhone has a network name like Brian’s iPhone or Amanda’s iPhoneContinue reading

How To Switch An iPhone To 2G Mode

iPhone in 2G mode

Why Switch Your iPhone To 2G?

Normally iPhone is configured to work in 3G or LTE depending on the country where you are using the device. When the signal of LTE is weak your phone will switch to 3G. If 3G network coverage is poor iPhone will switch to 2G respectively. In some areas you can face the situation when the signal of 3G network is so weak or unstable that your iPhone will endlessly jump from 3G to 2G and backwards, causing a frenzied battery discharge. Beside that you may notice a terrible quality of voice transmission. In such a case it is recommended to temporarily switch your iPhone to 2G to save the battery and at least be able to hear the person you are talking to.  Continue reading

Disconnecting Nearby Wi-Fi Until Tomorrow On iPhone

iPhone devices receive the update to iOS 11.2. In the information it is declared about Apple Pay Cash to send, request and receive, improvement of stability and bugs fixes. One of the first things you will surely notice is that you cannot turn off Wi-Fi completely anymore. Tap on the Wi-Fi toggle in the Control Center and you will see the notification “Disconnecting Nearby Wi-Fi Until Tomorrow“: Disconnecting Nearby Wi-Fi Until Tomorrow Continue reading

Where Is Network And Sharing Center In Windows 10

Where is Network and Sharing Center Windows 10

Where is Network and Sharing Center in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (version 1709)? Has it disappeared? Actually, not yet. The thing is Microsoft gradually moves the applets from the Control Panel to a new Settings app. Now when you right-click the network icon the Taskbar you don’t see familiar “Open Network and sharing center” any more. You see “Open Network and Internet settings”. Windows 10 is like a living organism that is constantly changing and evolving. That’s why we have to modify our tutorials related to this OS because after each update there are many things that won’t work any more. In this post we will explain how to find and open Network and Sharing Center in Windows 10 of the latest version and create a shortcut on the desktop. By the way, there is a high probability that this guide won’t help after the next Windows 10 update. Continue reading

How To Hide SSID On Wireless Router Or Access Point

hide ssid on router

Why disable SSID Broadcast?

There can be several reasons why you may want to hide SSID:

  1. you don’t want anybody to see and know your network’s name. For example, if the the name of your corporate Wi-Fi is your company’s name, your personal name or your apartment’s number, etc.
  2. you want to take an additional step to improving the security of your network. SSID serves as a login while the wireless security key works as a password when connecting to a wireless network. Usually a client should enter only the password to connect. But when the SSID is hidden someone who wants to join your hotspot needs first to correctly input the name and only then – a correct password. But note, that if a person is a skilled hacker, hiding your SSID won’t help at all.

Here is our step-by-step guide on how to disable SSID broadcast on your Wi-Fi router or access point.  Continue reading

Google Photos Uses Too Much Cellular Data On Android And iOS

Google Photos Uses Too Much Cellular Data

Google Photos Wastes Too Much Cellular Data

Google Photos is an extremely popular app designed to store, view, manage and backup your precious moments of life in image and video formats. Personally I use it on my both devices: Pixel and iPhone. But, as you might know, photos and especially videos consume a lot of storage when backed up and use a decent amount of cellular data when you view it (and even browse through the thumbnails). When talking about the Internet at your home there is no problem here because in most cases you use unlimited plan of your wired ISP. But how to preserve your mobile data – that is the question. I mean how to continue using your favorite app but but prevent Google Photos from wasting your cellular data in vain. In this article we will give our tips on this issue.  Continue reading