Most Android devices nowadays are controllable by a touchscreen. But apart from the touchscreen, there are also dedicated buttons on your device that are meant to perform specific functions and tasks. These buttons include the power button, volume rockers, and lock button. Now, if any of these Android hardware buttons aren’t working right, it can be a real pain to perform regular tasks like accessing the home screen and turning the device on and off. In this article, we will teach you ways to access and control your device even without these missing Android buttons. 1. Use the Button Savior app. By the sound of this app’s name, Button Savior helps you perform the functions of some Android hardware buttons that have gone missing or are damaged. All you need to do is download it from Google Play Store and install it on your device. After that, grant it access […]

It seems that everyone is trying to be in shape nowadays, or at least improve their fitness routines. No wonder why there are now a lot of smartwatch and fitness tracker options currently out on the market. If you’ve got some spare cash, getting a fitness tracker can prove convenient. But if you’d instead buy that pair of running shoes you know you would use for a long time, then not getting a fitness tracker should be no biggie. See, the truth is you don’t need a smartwatch or a fitness tracker to achieve your fitness and health goals. Chances are, you are already carrying around a very powerful tracker – your Android device. Though this sensor-packed gadget is too big to be worn around your wrist, it can provide you with same features and capabilities as that of a fitness tracker. To unlock your Android device’s fitness tracking potential, […]

The screen is one of the essential components of your Android device. Without it, you cannot send SMS, add contacts, check emails, play games, or perform tasks that require finger touch. Knowing that the touch screen is the primary way to control your Android device when it gets broken, you will most likely panic. After all, there is no way to draw your pattern lock or enter your password. Fret not because there is a way to get your device unlocked even if the screen is cracked or broken. Here are a few ways on how to unlock Android phones with a broken screen: 1. Use Android Debug Bridge. This method requires connecting your Android device to a PC. Although it’s a powerful method to access an Android with a broken screen, it will work if the USB debugging is enabled on your Android device. So, if you haven’t, you […]

There are so many things you can do with Google Assistant, and it has proven to be useful since the feature was first introduced. Google Assistant lets you bypass your locked screen and unlock your device, open email and other apps hands-free, do Google search without typing, find out where the nearest restaurant is and how to get there, and a lot more. But what if you don’t like the voice Google Assistant is using to interact with you? Well, change it. Google Assistant’s recent update allows you to choose from six different voices for this feature. How To Change Google Assistant’s Voice: Hold your device’s Home button to launch Google Assistant. Or you can say, “OK, Google.” Make sure your screen is unlocked, and you have Wi-Fi connection when you open Google Assistant. Once Google Assistant pops up, tap the Drawer icon or the three-dot menu in the upper-right […]

For most of us, our lives revolve around our Android devices. We use it to do almost everything. We chat, connect with people, share posts, and get some work done on them. Given that most of what we do are related to the text, it only pays to know how to use a clipboard manager. Let’s review how to manage clipboard on Android and learn new ways to improve this feature. Basic Copy and Paste on Android If you’ve been using an Android device for quite a time already, the copy and paste function might be very simple to you. However, if you’ve just started using Android and you are not familiar with what it has to offer, don’t worry. We’ll teach you what we know, starting with how to use the copy and paste function. Long-press the text you like to copy to highlight them. If there are words […]

Did your computer’s Windows operating system crash? Before you panic, know that there’s still a workaround for this problem. You can try installing the operating system using an ISO file saved on an external drive or USB stick. To perform PC recovery using this method, you’ll have to download the ISO file of either the recovery disk or the Windows version you want to fresh install. But, what happens if you don’t have any other computer to use for the download? If you’re using an Android device with a USB OTG support, you’re in luck. In this article, we’ll show you how to recover PC using Android. What To Do When Your PC’s Operating System Crashes? Many incidents can lead to a PC operating system crash. It could be a virus that has severely affected the OS. It could also be the hard disk failing after many years of use. […]

WhatsApp is one of the most popular instant messaging apps today. You’re here probably because you are enjoying it and would like to know how you can make the most of it better. Well, you’re in luck. Today is the day you become a WhatsApp expert with the essential WhatsApp tips and tricks we have in store for you. Formatting Texts Formatting your texts can help emphasize essential parts of your message better. It can also add a stylish flair to your messages. While you probably already know how to format texts in word processors such as Microsoft Word, did you know that you can also do so in WhatsApp? Put texts in bold – Put an asterisk (*) at the beginning and end of the sentence, phrase or word you want to put in bold. Example: *bold* Italicize texts – Put an underscore (_) at the beginning and end […]

The Google Play Store is among the essential apps and Google services that let you make the most of your Android device. Without it, you can’t possibly enjoy the very essence of your smart device. After all, a smart device won’t be so smart if it doesn’t have the apps that make it so. But what if you suddenly find Google Play Store not working on your device? It can be a bit frustrating and annoying, but before you panic or assume that your device is damaged, know that there are ways to fix this issue. Most of the time, it’s just a matter of a busy network or an exhausted device. While there’s no definite troubleshooting manual for fixing a Google Play not working issue, there are a couple of steps you can take to get the Google Play to work again. Make Sure It’s a Problem on Your […]

Being able to live in a futuristic home setting where you can control everything with spoken commands has now been made possible by Google Assistant and Google Home speakers. Earlier this year, Google rolled out Routines which uses a single phrase to trigger multiple commands. It can turn off your device’s silent mode, adjust your smart home appliances settings, brief you on your calendar for the day, inform you about traffic on your way to work, or have podcasts or audiobooks automatically play with a single command phrase. During its launch, Google has rolled out six preset Routines incorporated into the Google Home app – good morning, bedtime, leaving home, I’m home, commuting to work, and commuting home. Google has also been working on the customization features of Google Routines to provide more options to users. How Do Routines Work with Google Assistant? Google Routines work just like Alexa and […]

Ever since Android devices came into existence, the Gmail app has already been there. The only difference is that today, it has gotten more powerful with so many handy features for everyone. There’s a lot you can do with this app that it can be difficult to master them all at once. But, at least, you can be efficient at them. Now, let’s take a look at what Gmail has in store for Android users. 1. Send Emails Gmail for Android has been there since 2014. To date, it has more than a billion active users. If you’re among these billions of individuals, you’ve probably used this app for sending emails. But if you are new to this, here’s how you can send an email using the Gmail app: From the app drawer, open Gmail. At the bottom-right corner of your screen, there is a floating action button with a […]