What is “Screen Overlay Detected” Error in Android and How to Fix It

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You’re using your Android device as usual when you suddenly get a pop-up message saying, “Screen overlay detected.” Unfortunately, not many Android users know what it is and what to do with it. The first thought one would have might be to ignore it merely, but the problem is this error can prevent you from launching specific apps, making it all the more annoying. In the article, we’ll help you get through this error by explaining what it is, what causes it, and what to do to fix it. What is Screen Overlay? The screen overlay is a feature in […]

What to Do When You Dropped Your Android Phone in Water

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Dropping our Android phone in water is something that most of us dread. It can be panic-inducing and make you want to pull the roots of your hair out because that’s hundreds of dollars’ worth of tech down the drain (or dropped in the toilet or pool). Most people think that that’s the end of it for their Android phone. And it’s true that there’s a high possibility of it being damaged beyond repair if the phone has been in the water for quite some time, even waterproof smartphones are designed to remain underwater for a maximum of just 30 […]

How to Control Your Android From Your PC

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Here’s a scenario: you’re working on your computer, in the middle of an important task that needs to be submitted in an hour, when your mom suddenly texts you about some equally pressing family matter. You can’t keep texting on your phone because of all days; today is the day your boss decided it’s cool to work on the station behind yours. Of course, you can’t ignore your mom’s texts, and you also can’t ignore the fact that your boss behind your back, watching your every move. Even if you’re not prohibited from using your phone, you have work ethics […]

How to Properly Delete All Your Information on an Android Device

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Our Android devices store some of our most important data. Crucial business emails, financial information, contact details, and maybe a highly private photo of proof of transaction, are just among them. You don’t want them to fall into the wrong hands, right? Performing a factory data reset might be an excellent idea, but it is not always enough. Don’t believe it? A concrete example would be what Avast did to the 20 Android smartphones they purchased online. With the help of the talented team of Avast, the photos, emails, contact numbers, and even text messages were recovered from the Android […]

How to Use Google Drive Using Your Android Device

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Where did we even save our files before? Floppy disks, CDs, and removable drives? Thanks to advanced cloud storage services like Google Drive, we can now store files and documents online and access them anytime, anywhere. Since Google Drive was launched in 2012, it has taken the world by storm. It has even reached the point that it’s hard to move forward and progress with our jobs without it. Although it’s simple and easy to use, especially on our Android devices, this cloud storage service has exciting features that can be confusing to use for newbies. That is why we came […]

How to Secure Your Android Device From Hackers

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Here’s a question not everyone will be comfortable answering: how much of your life rests on your mobile device? Our smartphones have undoubtedly made our lives easier in many ways, making them very useful and vital. We do a lot of things on our phones other than making calls and sending messages, from ordering food for delivery and buying clothes to paying bills and transferring money online. For these devices to perform all of those mentioned above and more, we need to supply them with information that can be personal and sensitive. If we’re not careful enough, that information can […]

How to Transfer Music From iTunes to Your Android Device

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There’s no doubt that smartphones and digital music are gifts to music lovers. Modern technology has indeed made music listening and reproduction more convenient. However, unlike a CD that you can always take with you and plug and play using any CD player, digital music stored on one device may not always be readily available and playable when you decide to use another device. Case in point: when you switch phones, particularly when you transfer from iPhone to Android. If you’ve been an Apple device user for quite a while now, it is highly likely that most of your music […]

A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Use the Pie Control on Your Android Device

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Ever heard of Pie Control? It is a free Android app that allows you to have and create hidden menus on your device. You can set them to pop out of the sides or corners of your device to give you instant access to various apps and other things you often use and do. For instance, if you typically spend a lot of time browsing different websites and would like to disable your mobile data whenever you leave the house, add a button for Google Chrome and a shortcut for switching the Wi-Fi on and off. With Pie Control, every […]

A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Take a Screenshot Using Your Android Device

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There are different ways on how to take a screenshot on Android devices. These methods may vary depending on the operating system’s version, while others are manufacturer-specific. You may also rely on specific apps that can be downloaded from the Google Play Store if you find their other features useful. With many different methods available, it can be difficult to determine which is the best approach for your device and personal preference. But in this article, we will walk you through the most common ways on how to take a screenshot using an Android device. 1. Use Manufacturer Shortcuts. Most […]

A Step-by-Step Guide on How to Connect Your Android Device to a Wi-Fi

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Have you ever wanted to connect your Android device to a Wi-Fi network at home or your favorite coffee shop but you don’t know how? You have come to the right place. In this article, we will teach you how to connect to Wi-Fi networks using your Android device. Let’s get started. 1. Know the network SSID and the password. To be able to connect to a particular Wi-Fi network, you will need the network SSID and the password if it is a private network. If you own the network, this should be easy because you can find the default […]