How to Block Calls from Strangers on Android (Ban Numbers That Are Not in Contacts)

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Here is the guide on how to block all incoming phone calls from numbers that are not in your contacts on Android phone: pure Android, Huawei, Xiaomi.

It’s quite simple to block a single caller on Android but what to do if you are attacked by a squall of calls from different strange phone numbers? Of course, you may ban them one by one but you will continue to receive unwanted calls from yet a new number each time.

In this case the white-list technology will help you out. You need to block all stranger (callers whose numbers are not added to your contacts) but let all your contacts easily reach you.

In this article we will explain how to block strangers using the built-in phone apps and do the same using third-party call managers.

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Cannot Change the Screen Sleep in Huawei Settings – How to Adjust the Sleep Timeout?

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It annoys me when the screen suddenly turns off or becomes darker while reading. Therefore, I always increase the screen backlight time (sleep timeout), usually choosing 2 minutes. This timeout is the most comfortable for me, so that the screen does not turn off when it is not awaited.screen timeout

In this step-by step guide I will explain how to change (increase or decrease) the sleep timeout of the screen on Huawei P30, Mate or any other modern Huawei phone that runs Android 9 Pie with EMUI 9 on top of it. Besides that you will understand why the “Sleep” setting is greyed out (just unclickable) and you cannot change the screen timeout. The solution is actually easy.

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How to Enable the Dark Theme on Huawei P30 Pro

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In this simple guide you will learn how to enable the dark theme (or dark mode) in settings of your Huawei P30 Pro in a few taps of your finger. The tutorial will be also applicable to all other modern models running Android 9 with EMUI 9.1 such as Huawei Mate 20 and Huawei Mate 30 that should be released soon.

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Make File Manager+ Open Videos in Another Video Player App on Android 9

File Manager+ is a rather popular Android app. I like it too and use on my numerous phones and tablets. Some time ago I had to install MX Player Pro because my devices played video clips from my action cam without sound. MX Player Pro solved the problem completely but when I tried to open videos using my favorite File Manager+, it played them without sound again. I was surprised a bit but in a moment I understood that the file manager opens videos and songs in its internal players. In a few moments I made another discovery: as it turned out, my Google Pixel doesn’t have a setting to define a default video play. By the way, my Redmi Note 5 had such. Here is how to fix to issue and force videos to play in the app you wish. Continue reading

How to Change Lock Screen App Shortcuts on Samsung Galaxy S10, S9, Note

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In this guide you will learn how to change Lock Screen apps on Galaxy S10, S9, Note running Android 9 Pie with One UI.

Phone and Camera are the default apps that show up on the lock screen of Samsung Galaxy S10, S9 and other modern Galaxy models. You can launch them quicker right from the lock screen by swiping from left and right corners respectively. But you may want to change default apps to those you use most often. And here is how to do it on Android 9 Pie with One UI.

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