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How to Speed up a Slow Android Phone

Here's a familiar experience: you buy the fastest Android smartphone you can find and, at first, it lives up to your expectations. In addition to looking and feeling stylish, it's blazing fast with any task you throw at it.

beautiful android phones

However, a few months or maybe a year down the road and things aren't as sparkly as they were. Besides the physical aging where your once squeaky clean gadget is now riddled with scratches, booting takes forever, transitions between screens isn't seamless anymore, and not even the basic apps run smoothly.

When this happens, don't stress yourself. It's normal for any computer, big or small, to grow slower over time. Although this might prompt you to start thinking of buying a new phone, you could save the money and your gadget by performing a few tricks.

Below, we look at some of the best measures you can take to push your slow handset further and perhaps even regain its lost glory.

1: Delete and disable unused apps

If you're an active smartphone user, you probably have your app drawer flooded with all sorts of applications. And while some are essential, it's likely that you haven't used a good number of them since the day you installed.

Having too many apps won't be a problem if your phone has ample storage, but if not, space conservation is critical. Additionally, some of these unnecessary apps might be running in the background, hogging limited resources.

Getting rid of dispensable programs is, therefore, the smart way to go. Go to Applications in the Settings menu, or simply long-press on the unwanted app and drag it to the "Uninstall" button at the top or bottom of the screen.

uninstall apps android

Some pre-installed programs and bloatware won't give you the option to uninstall them completely, but disabling them will render them inactive and free up some RAM.

2: Clean your storage

Besides useless apps, you might have too much music, videos, and other files filling up your phone's memory. A squeezed internal storage capacity can affect performance, so try and keep a healthy amount of free space by deleting old or nonessential files.

To free up some more space, go through your frequently used applications and clear cache data.
Don't know what cache data is? Well, this is the information an app saves on an active memory space so that it can quickly be retrieved when needed. In other words, cache speeds up your device by decreasing an app's loading times.

However, cache data often builds up and gets old over time, eventually choking up your storage.

clear cache android

3: Do away with live wallpapers, pointless widgets, and animations

Among the reasons users love Android, is the flexibility it offers when personalizing the interface. Live wallpapers and widgets are, therefore, some of the cool features that come with owning an Android device. That said, having them in prolonged use can negatively impact battery life and slow your device.

Live wallpapers and widgets

Live wallpapers and data-intensive widgets like Facebook always occupy part of your RAM, leaving less space for newly-launched applications. The same goes for animations, such as screen transitions and icon shadowing. But although you can easily remove a live wallpaper and a widget, disabling stock animations will require you to unlock Developer Options on your Settings App.

4: Update your software

Software updates aren't always about new features. In fact, manufacturers often use OTA upgrades to fix bugs, improve security and enhance performance. An update will often cure a slow and aging device.
android software update

It's imperative to ensure your smartphone is running the latest version of Android available at all times. In most cases, a new update will appear as a notification, but you can trigger a manual search in Settings, every once in awhile.

5: Backup and reset

As a measure of last resort, consider reverting your phone to factory conditions. The process will involve creating either an offline or a cloud backup of your vital data and triggering a complete reset of the OS. After resetting, the memory is left clean, and the software the way it was when you bought the phone.

android backup and reset

The idea of doing a reset is to give your gadget the fresh start it desperately needs. When your phone boots back up, everything will be fast and smooth again. You can then start employing good app and storage management practices to push the next reset date far into the future.


Mobile phones are practically mini-computers. And just like their larger counterparts, slouching will start showing sooner or later.

Sure, the more high-end smartphones on the market will give you more time, but after a while, even they won't be as quick as they first were. Nevertheless, the above tips will help prolong the life of your device by keeping it fast and reliable, despite its age.

How to Play Chess with Your Friend on Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger has gained a ton of useful features in the past few years. It’s no longer just a simple chat program. You can send stickers, GIFs, voice messages, money and even play games. The latest game is Chess, which you can now play against a friend in a one-on-one chat with a simple command.

If you’re an occasional chess player but don’t own a chess set at home, chances are you’ve tried using mobile apps to play either against a computer or other players online. But did you know that for a month now, you can actually play chess against your Facebook friends through its Messenger app? There wasn’t any big announcement but some users have already spotted it the last month or so and yes, it really does work and hopefully, it will stay for good.

Play Chess on Facebook Messenger

Unfortunately though, Facebook’s chess game is not a touchscreen implementation that you are probably used to if you have used dedicated chess apps from the Play Store. Instead, players have to type in commands to move the pieces around and a picture is updated with the latest piece positions.

To start a game, log into messenger, either on your mobile device or on your laptop, find a friend who wants to take you on, and then type @fbchess play to start your game.
Read : Best 5 HD Games for Your Android

  • Start game with random colors: @fbchess play
  • Pick the colors: @fbchess play white/black
  • Pick the opponent: @fbchess play white John
  • Make a move: use Standard Algebraic Notation @fbchess e4 or @fbchess Pe4 moves pawn to e4, Nbd2 to move knight from b-file to d2,  B2xc5 to take on c5 with 2nd rank bishop,  e8=Q to promote pawn to queen,  0-0-0 or O-O to castle,
  • Claim draw (e.g. 3-fold repetition): @fbchess draw claim
  • Offer a draw in the current position: @fbchess draw offer
  • Offer an undo of the last move: @fbchess undo
  • Resign: @fbchess resign
  • Show current position: @fbchess show
  • Show stats between current players: @fbchess stats
  • Continue a game from another conversation: @fbchess continue
  • From 1:1 conversation, @fbchess continue with [friend]
  • From group chat, @fbchess continue from [thread name]

How to Download APK File from Google Play Store

Installing an app for Android means using Google Play for the most part, but the restrictions of the interface can lead to problems, such as erroneous claims concerning device compatibility.

Don’t let these limitations stop you. Download the APK (the installer file, Android’s equivalent of an EXE file on Windows) directly from Google Play (or elsewhere) to get the app sideloaded to your device in minutes.

Sideloading is simple, and means that you copy the APK from your desktop computer to your Android smartphone or tablet before installing it.

Download APK File from Google Play Store
Read : How To Sync Your Android Device with Windows 10


There are some useful add-ons  and extensions for your browsers to download bulk amount of APK files from Google Play. Add-ons and Extensions are available in Firefox web browser and Chrome browser respectively to ease the some process while surfing the internet. Download the extensions for your browser from the below links to go further into the process.

After you added extensions, go to Apk Downloader options.

Give your mail id and device id to download apk file directly from google play

To get the Device Id of your Android mobile just type this code *#*#8255#*#* and hit dialer.

After dialing, you will get scree named Gtalk Service Monitor. In that screen find “aid” line, mostly that will be on second link find youd Device Id and paste it the extension login details.

If in case you find any difficultly then just download the Evozi’s Device Id from the google play store and use that app to find the Device Id very easily.

Now Login to your   account and start downloading any apk file directly.

APK downloader
Also Read : How To Fix Common Google Play Store Errors


If you're a more casual APK downloader then a Chrome extension is probably not really necessary. Instead, you can just visit a dedicated site for generating APK download links whenever you need to.

  1. First find the app on the Play Store.
  2. Then copy the url.
  3. Paste it to any of the box of these website.
Ex : If you want to download facebook app from play store.
1. Find Facebook app url - "In the url Red Part is Called Package Name.2. Now copy the URL or Package Name.
3. Paste it to the box and Click on Generate Link

Evozi Apk Downloader - Evozi Apk downloader is the first website which i came across which provided the service of directly Downloading Apk files from Google Play Store, And the method to use Evozi Apk Downloader website is very Simple too. - ApkLeecher may be defined as a worthy alternative to Evozi Aok Downloader, it also works in the Same way as that of Evozi, you either have to enter the Package Name, Google Play URL or the App name of the App you want to Download

How To Block Annoying Ads on Android Device

Most of the free apps available on the Play Store are sponsored by advertisements. Although these allow developers get some money out of their apps, they are sometimes unfair and detrimental to the user. If you are searching for an app to block these ads, you won't find any of them on the Play Store, as Google chose to ban them. This article will walk you through several solutions to proceed with ad blocking on your Android device.

Sideloading is required as Google has removed ad-block apps from Google Play Store. You need to sideload any ad-blocker, i.e. install ad-blockers using its APK file and not from Google Play Store.

Block Annoying Ads on Android

Follow the given steps to set this configuration:

  • Go to Settings > Applications (or Security on 4.0 and above) on your Android device.
  • Navigate to the Unknown sources option.
  • If unchecked, tap the checkbox, and then tap OK on the confirmation popup.

Your Android device is ready to install ad-blockers.

Ad-Blocking Apps

If you browse the Android Market, you'll see a number of apps that promise to block all ads on your Android device, but the vast majority of these apps--such as the well-regarded AdAway, NetSpector Sniffer/Ad Blocker, or AdFree Android--are available only for rooted phones. The reason these apps work exclusively on rooted phones is because they often make changes to the hosts file, something that's allowed only on rooted devices. If you've rooted your Android phone, you can try any of these apps and see if they work for you.
Read : Top 5 Android Apps to Block Annoying Ads

Block Ads using ‘hosts’ file

This method uses ‘hosts’ file to block ads. This method blocks all ads in your device, including the ones shown in various apps and games. This method works only for rooted devices.

What is a ‘hosts’ file?

‘hosts’ file is a plain-text file in an operating system to map hostnames (like to its IP address. Whenever you try to launch a website using its hostname, the operating system will usually search the ‘hosts’ file to find the corresponding IP address first.

If the search is successful, then its mapped IP address is used; otherwise a query is sent to DNS (Domain Name Service) to find the IP address of that hostname.

Setting Up ‘hosts’ file

  • On the computer, open MVPS (or or on your browser. A plain-text page will open. Save this page as the name hosts in the computer.
  • Using Bluetooth or a USB connection, copy this hosts file from your computer to your Android device. Note the file path.
  • On your Android, open the file manager in your device and copy the hosts file to /etc or /system/etc. Accessing this location may require you to ‘allow super user permissions’ to the file manager.
  • Rename the original hosts file (if present) to a .txt or .bak extension. Paste the saved hosts file here. Reboot your Android and your Android is now ad-free.

How To Sync Your Android Device with Windows 10

Every Windows release brings lots of excitement and new features. And, with Windows 10, Microsoft has brought something for your Android devices and iPhones too. With your Windows 10 upgrade, you get the pre-installed Windows 10 Phone Companion app. This app lets you sync your Android phone, iPhone and Windows phone with your Windows 10 PC.
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This Windows 10 Companion App is basically a tool to configure and install Microsoft’s apps and services on all your devices, and then integrate everything. With its help, now you can use OneDrive’s automatic photo backup, OneNote Mobile, Skype, Office Mobile, Outlook, Cortana, and listen to your songs on OneDrive from any device. The two functionalities, Cortana and songs on OneDrive, are currently unavailable on Android.

Sync Your Android Device with Windows 10

Points to remember

  • Ensure that you are already signed into your PC with a verified Windows Live account
  • Keep your Android or iOS device handy for setting up with the Windows 10 Phone Companion app
  • You need to repeat the same steps for setting up all five compatible apps with the Phone Companion app

Steps to sync Windows 10 with iOS or Android

  • Connect your Android device to your PC using a USB cable.
  • Windows 10 will identify your device and proceed to automatically install any required USB drivers.
  • Launch Microsoft’s Phone Companion app on your computer.
  • Select the device platform to Android (or iOS) > select OneDrive.
  • Enter your Windows Live account login details and click on the sign-in button.
  • When you are logged in, you will get a download link in your email.
  • Click on this link and download the app for your Android device. Or, you can choose to install the app directly from the Google Play Store. sync windows 10 to android 
  • Once you have installed the app, launch it and enter login details of your Windows Live email account.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions and give the app permissions to access your images / gallery to start syncing your data.
  • All done? Time to move back to your PC. On the Phone Companion app, check the confirmation box that shows you that you have signed in to OneDrive app on your Android device.
  • Confirm Camera Upload settings on your device and finish the process.
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When I read about the Phone Companion app back in March, I didn’t think much of it, since it merely presents information about existing apps and services. However, I’ve reconsidered my opinion since then. If you have smartphone using non-power user family members and friends who use Microsoft products and services, consider pointing out the Phone Companion app to them after they upgrade to Windows 10. While you can always use existing services like Dropbox and Google Drive across multiple devices, it’s nice to finally see some real Windows-specific integration on other mobile platforms.

How To Uninstall Apps on Android Marshmallow

Given the huge number of apps available for free in Google Play, it's all too easy to find yourself installing apps, never using them, and never deleting them. But leaving unused apps on your Android phone or Android tablet can be problematic if you're low on storage space, you'll waste data in downloading updates to those apps, and you will likely find your Android device performs better without them bogging it down.
Read : How to Setup Your New Android Phone
In Old versions of Android, you had to go Checkup around in Settings in order to delete an app from your device. In Android Marshmallow, Google simplified the process to the point where you just need to drag and drop an icon and you’re done!

Uninstall Apps on Android

Uninstall apps from the home screen

  1. Find the app you want to uninstall, either in the app drawer or on the homescreen.
  2. Press and hold that app’s icon for a moment until your phone buzzes.
  3. If you can delete the app, a trash can icon with the word “Uninstall” next to it will appear at the top of your screen.
  4. Drag the icon to the trash can to delete the app.

Android will ask you to confirm that you want to delete the app: Tap OK, and that app will be deleted from your device.
Also Read : How To Root Your Android Device
If there is no uninstall option then it's likely that the app came preinstalled on the phone and you aren't allowed to delete it. You might instead see an option to uninstall updates to that app, which will be taking up space on your device and unneccessarily so if you have no intention of using the app. In this case you should uninstall any updates, then look for a settings menu within the app tray that lets you hide apps you can't uninstall and don't want to see.

How To Fix Common Google Play Store Errors

Google Play store is an application that comes installed on most of the Android devices, but sometimes, it doesn’t work flawlessly, and the users get some cryptic error messages which they don’t know what they mean. They see some numbers and search for their meaning on the internet, to find solutions for these problems. Below, we’ll tell you about the most common error codes you’ll get on Google Play store and we’ll explain you how to fix them.

Google Play Store Error 403

On a bad day, you might have encountered this error saying The download is impossible and the request is forbidden. This error might be due to multiple issues, but the below fix might save you.


  • Try removing one Google account, if you’re using two accounts on the same device and clear the Play Store search history as well. Now try making the download again to see if the problem still persists.
  • Try using an alternate Google account to download the applications, if it works, try adding the previous account again and reboot the device.
  • It might also be due to bad proxy settings, try clearing or re-entering the proxy of your mobile data connection/WiFi from the settings.
Read : Calibrate Battery of Android Device for Longer Life

Google Play Store Error DF-BPA-09

A common error occurs to Android users when they attempt to use Google Play to download apps that says “Error Processing Purchase DF-BPA-09”. The error usually doesn’t allow users to download anything and the problem will reoccur with every attempt.


This issue can be caused by a problem on Google’s end. We’ve seen this error occur to massive amounts of Google Play users about once a month. So it is likely that you may just have to wait until the problem is fixed by Google and try to download an item from Google Play later.

Other times, you may need to clear the data in the Google Services Framework. Follow these steps to see if it works for you.

  • Open the “Settings” app.
  • Tap “Applications“.
  • Select the “All” tab.
  • Locate and tap “Google Services Framework“.
  • Select the “Clear data” button.
Fix Common Google Play Store Errors

Error Code 495

This might imply an issue while downloading or even upgrading apps from the Play Store.


Erase your Google Play Store data. For this go to Settings, next Apps, then All, Google Play Store and look for Clear data. Keep in mind that by performing this action, you will get a new Google ID. The latter step works just like a factory reset move.

So just erase the Google account, restart the device  and add once more your Google account. This is done  in the following way:

  • Settings
  • Accounts
  • Add Account
  • Google Account

Google Play Store Error Code 491

When your Downloads and updates are impossible


First try to remove your Google account by going to the settings for your device, then accounts and Google. Hit remove account. Reboot your Android and add the account once again. Next, in the settings, go to Apps (Applications) and swipe to find ‘All’ of your apps. Scroll down to Google Services, then click clear data and finally force stop.

Google Play Store Error Code 498

Interruption of downloads from the Google Play Store


The problem is that the cache of your device is full. Delete unneeded applications and files. Restart your smartphone in recovery mode by pressing the volume down, power and home buttons (for Samsung devices), or volume down and power (for most other devices).

This mode provides a few more options. Select 'wipe cache partition' by navigating between options with the volume rocker. Confirm using the power button.
Read : How to Setup Your New Android Phone

Google Play Store Error Code 941

Interruption during update


  •  Go to Settings > Apps > All > Google Play Store and clear cache and data.
  •  In the same list, scroll down to Download Manager and clear cache and data for that too. Try the update again.

Google Play Store Error Code 921

You get this error when you you can’t download an app.


Try deleting the cache of the Google Play Store application. If this doesn’t work, delete all the Play Store application data, but please note that this will consequently delete all the settings that you’ve already made as well with the update of the Google play store. If the above solution still doesn't solve it then resort to removing your Google account, restart the device and enter it again.
Also Read : Get Back Warranty after Rooting Your Android Device

Google Play Store Error Code 403

The download is impossible and the request is 'forbidden'. This usually happens when two Google accounts are used to buy applications on one device.

Fix 1:

Go the Google Play Store with the correct Google account. Uninstall the application in question. Try to get the app from Google Play again and click the purchase button.

Fix 2:

Clear the proxy you have possibly set up by going into the settings, then choose Wireless and Networks (or More networks) and then Mobile Network. Select APN, which stands for Access Point Name and hit Clear Proxy Option. Afterward you can always reinstate the proxy.

The solutions for the errors described are based on my personal experiences . If you encounter any other problems with Google Play, feel free to comment. 

How To Earn Money With Your Android Smartphone

In young generation recharging phone every day is the biggest issue . So they always be in search of free recharge or extra talk time tricks offers.Now a days, you may often see those free mobile recharge tricks trending on Facebook and other social media.
But, we get to know about these offers only if we are too lucky because these offers are available to specific region and for limited period of time which is not good. So, I am sharing this trick to earn money with your phone in free-time.
Read : Change Boot Animation of your Android device
I recently found mcent app is getting popular to earn money online & getting free topup recharge by just installing app through mcent & refer it to friends.

Earn Money With your Android Smartphone

Simple Steps to Use Mcent

  • Install mCent mobile app.
  • Register with your mobile number & enter confirmation code delivered at the mobile number you enter.
  • Now you successfully signed in to mCent. Complete any offer to getting started like installing app & uses it for few days.

You may awarded airtime for a number of kinds of activities, including downloading and using apps, taking surveys, watching videos, signing up for a service, and/or participating in contests. The more you discover, the more you earn! You may also be awarded free mobile recharge for successfully referring your friends to register with and complete mCent offers. and get free mobile recharge.

Download App to Earn

Advantages of Mcent

  • Maximum number of new offers for installing apps.
  • Earn more for keeping the trial app installed on your phone for seven days.
  • Rs. 50 (it may be changed according to time) for each new successful referral.
  • Top Up Starts from Rs. 10 which allows you to instant use of earnings.
  • Recharge any number which you want. Not only your registered number.
Also Read : Track your Girlfriends/Boyfriends or Anyone's Android Smartphone
Although the app has some cons along with some serious bugs like not giving the Referral amount every time. But still, you can earn maximum talktime by using this app. I earned Rs. 3126 and have done a top up of Rs. 500 before that. That’s why I recommend you to use this app and also I am giving it a 4.5 star rating.

How To Calibrate Battery of Android Device for Longer Life

Battery life is a major concern for Android smartphone users and the increased versatility of our devices have made the demand on them much more than it used to be a few years ago. After a while, you may notice a decrease in the battery performance of your device. It is normal to notice a slight drop in battery performance over time but if this deterioration happens drastically and you’re sure that the battery itself is not the problem, then re-calibrating your battery may help.

What is Calibration ?

So what exactly do we mean by calibrating your device battery? Well, Android has a built in battery stats indicator within the settings menu. This feature allows the OS to keep track of the current battery level on your device. Sometimes, if the battery isn’t calibrated, it may lead to wrong battery stats in your OS due to incorrect detection of battery level. How will it hurt, you might ask. Incorrect battery level detection may lead to your OS identifying that your battery is empty and shut down your device even when in reality it might have, say, 5% battery juice left. Is that convincing enough?

Now, there are two methods to get this done. The clumsier method is obviously for users without Root, and we’ll focus on that first.

Calibrate Battery of Android Device

Calibrate your battery on a non-rooted Android device

For non-rooted android devices, calibration is a manual and could be a bit cumbersome. There is no guarantee it will work and sometimes, it could actually harm your battery further. But if you are facing serious issues with your battery, you can decide to take the risk.

Just follow the steps:

  • Let your phone discharge until it goes off due to low battery.
  • Charge your battery until it reads 100%. Do not turn on your device while charging!
  • Unplug your charger and turn your phone on.
  • Leave it lying for 30 minutes then charge it again for an hour. Don’t use your device while it is plugged in.
  • Unplug your device and use normally until the battery is completely drained again.
  • Then charge it to 100% again.
  • What this procedure achieves is to rest the batterystats file so your battery should now be calibrated.

Calibrate Android device battery on Rooted Android Device

Even though I'm not convinced that clearing the batterystats.bin file has any meaningful effect on how the Android system reports remaining battery charge, there are those who swear by this method. So in the interests of fairness we've included the process for you here (it is true that different manufacturers use the batterystats.bin file for different things). It's basically the same process as above but with the added step of a root-enabled app.

Follow the steps:

  • Discharge your phone fully until it turns itself off.
  • Turn it on and let it discharge and turn off again.
  • Plug your phone into a charger and, without turning it on, let it charge until the on-screen or LED indicator says 100 percent.
  • Unplug your charger.
  • Turn your phone on. The battery indicator will likely not say 100 percent, so plug it in (leave your phone on) and continue charging until it says 100 percent on the screen as well.
  • Unplug your phone and restart it. If it doesn't say 100 percent, plug the charger back in until it says 100 percent on screen.
  • You want to repeat this cycle until it says 100 percent (or as close as you think it's going to get) when you start it up without being plugged in .
  • Now, install the Battery Calibration app and, before launching it, make sure your battery is at 100 percent again, then restart.

How To Take Care of Touch Screen of Your Smartphone

Touch screen based smartphones and tablets aren't really very sensitive to scratches. They are designed and produced to be scratch-resistant and strong enough to tough the regular wear and tear. However, if you don’t protect touch screen of your smartphones or tablets, it is fairly easy to damage them too.

Considering the cost of replacing the display screens, and also the loss of crisp viewing experience that comes with a shining new display, it is often advised to consumers to protect touch screen before they are ruined to bricks. Here are a few tips and tricks to help you protect touch screen based gadgets – don’t forget to share your own tips with us!

Take Care of Touch Screen
  • Choose a microfiber cloth. This is ideal for cleaning a touchscreen. Some devices will have such a cloth included or perhaps you can borrow one you use on your sunglasses.

  • The cost of such cloth varies. For cloth recommended by companies for their products, the price can be considerably higher simply because of the recommendation. Look around for a good deal on such cloth or substitute with a cheaper but still effective microfiber cloth.

  • Turn off the device before commencing to clean it. It is usually much easier to see where to clean when the device is switched off.

  • Give the screen a once over by brushing it with the microfiber in small circles. This will remove the majority of simple imperfections.

  • Only if truly needed, moisten a cotton cloth, even the corner of your cotton shirt, and repeat the small circular motions. It may actually be enough to just breathe over the screen and use that moisture to clean with.

  • Read the instructions accompanying the cloth you're using. Some of them need to be made slightly damp before use. If this is the case, skip this step and follow the cloth's instructions instead.

  • If dampening a cloth, it is best to use distilled water or a cleaner specifically designed for cleaning touch screens.

  • Brush again with the microfiber cloth to finish off. Don't over-rub though! And if there is any dampness left, just leave it to air dry.

  • Do not put too much pressure on the screen when cleaning it.

How To Take Scrolling Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy Note 5

For those who often explore the website with your smartphone, I’m confident you’ve discovered all by yourself able of needing to take a screenshot of the page you are on, however don’t appear really able to fit eventually to the frame. Because of this, you find yourself rolling off some shots for you to take the details you’ll need. Using the “Screen write” function of Samsung’s new software, you can do a “Scroll capture” of whatever you’ve got on your screen.

Taking a screenshot with your smartphone is truly one of the most basic functions, but the Galaxy Note 5 includes a trick up it’s sleeved which enables it get well past a regular one-screen capture. Additionally, for those who own a Galaxy Note 5, Samsung includes built-in an awesome tiny feature to the software that allows you to take scrolling screenshot on Galaxy Note 5.

Scrolling Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Take a Normal Screenshot

Read : How To Get Back Warranty after Rooting Your Android Device
To take the classic, old style screenshot, all you have to do is press the Power and the Home button at the same time.

You can also swipe the palm of your hand really close to the screen, from right to left edge to capture a screenshot. This is not a new feature but it’s very handy indeed.

Take a scrolling screenshot or scroll capture on the Note 5

With a key combination

  • Open the content you wish to screenshot.
  • At the same time, press and hold both the power button and home button for two seconds.
  • You’ll see the screen briefly flash, and a notification appear.
  • Check your notifications, where you’ll see the screenshot and an option to share, edit or delete it.

With a palm swipe

  • Open the content you wish to screenshot.
  • Place your hand vertically along the left or right edge of your Note 5, and swipe in from that edge with your hand touching the screen.
  • You’ll see the screen briefly flash, and a notification appear.
  • Check your notifications, where you’ll see the screenshot and an option to share, edit or delete it.
  • (Optional) If this method doesn’t work, check Settings > Motion and gestures to enable it.
Also Read : How to Control Computers Remotely with your Android Phone
With this setting turned on, you can use the outer side of (little finger down) hand to swipe across the screen. When you do, you'll see the screen flash and hear the same camera shutter sound you would normally hear when taking a screenshot.

Screenshot images can be saved on the phone memory under “Pictures” > “Screenshots“, or in the “Gallery ” app within a “Screenshots” folder. As said before, you can also go ahead and pull the notifications bar down to see the recently snapped screenshot. This post applies to the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 model SM-N920.

How to Track your Girlfriends/Boyfriends or Anyone's Android Smartphone

Are you having a Girlfriend or Boyfriend ? Want to trace your Girlfriend/Boyfriend’s Phone ? If yes you’ll get a perfect solution for Tracking your family member’s phone here. If you think He/She is cheating along with you or would like to track her on her behalf safety purpose this informative guide will help you definitely. You can track anybody’s smartphone using the guide and also it is possible to track stolen phone too. While tracking you may also chat with him/her that all things are for FREE! Let’s start the guide.
Read : How to Control Computers Remotely with your Android Phone

Track Android Smartphone
  • Download Life360-Family Locator+more from Google Play Store and Install.
  • Open Life360 app and you need to sign up to use.
  • After complete sign up it will ask to invite your friend mobile number to whom you want to  track.
  • Ask your friend to install Life360 app to his/her phone.
  • You need to convince your Boyfriend/Girlfriend's for the purpose of safety.
  • Same steps are to be followed to install Life360 app in his/her phone.
  • Once you  install this app successfully  in both phones , you are ready to track his/her phone  by   using GPS.

It Requires

Internet connection is required for both the mobile to run this app. 
Life360-family locator app.
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At last life 360 must be downloaded which is totally free of cost and accurate locator app. You can use this app at any time.Just as a coin has two sides this app also has good and  bad uses but overall this is a good method to locate your mobile.

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How to Control Computers Remotely with your Android Phone

There must have been countless times when you have settled down on the sofa to watch a film, only to realise that you have left your computer switched on unnecessarily in the other room. Or you may have your computer connected to your TV and are looking for an easy way to control playback that doesn’t involve the mouse and keyboard.

These are just a couple of scenarios in which TeamViewer for Remote Control would prove incredibly useful. It is a free remote access app that enables you to control your PC or Mac from your Android device and work on your computer as if you were sitting in front of it.
Read : How to Change Boot Animation of your Android device
Control Computers Remotely

  • Make sure both the computer and the phone are connected to the Internet.
  • Open TeamViewer on the computer.
  • Note down the ID and password that's displayed in TeamViewer - or have someone tell it to you on phone.
  • Fire up TeamViewer on the smartphone or tablet.
  • Enter the ID and password you noted down earlier in the smartphone/ tablet TeamViewer app.
  • Tap Remote Control.

After you are connected to the computer, you can drag the mouse pointer on the screen using your finger. To click an element on the computer screen tap single finger at the appropriate location on the android screen.

If you need to input some text using the keyboard, or you want to perform the right-click operation, you can do that using the respective buttons at the bottom of the app screen. The app supports pinch to zoom and two fingers scrolling if your device supports multi touch.
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To configure the quality of the remote connection from the application settings, remove the wallpaper and enable UDP connection for best connection speed between the android and the computer. You can configure the settings from the desktop application as well.

There are many more remote connection apps that let you control your computer via your phone or tablet, but we picked TeamViewer because it is extremely easy to use, as you can see from the steps above. TeamViewer is also free for personal use, so that's an added advantage.

How to Setup Your New Android Phone

There’s nothing like that new phone feeling. One minute, you’re marveling over your slab of plastic and metal, and the next, you’re panicking over how much work you’ll have to do to set it up and figure out how to use it.

The experience doesn’t have to be so painful, however. If you just bought a new Android phone like the Samsung Galaxy S6 or HTC One (M9+), this steps will help you with a clean, easy-to-use and fully-functional phone, without any clutter or annoyances.

Setup Your New Android Phone

Set up/login to Google account

In order to use your smartphone with Google's apps and services, you need a Google account. For example, if you want to download apps from the Google Play Store or use Gmail for emails. If you already have a Google account, you can enter those details now. Then you will be asked to agree or disagree to some Google services like sharing location data and backing up your information.
Read : How To Bypass Android Lock Screen Security Without Wiping Data

  • Except Google Account You Should Sign in All other services you have in your Phone to get all the features.

Personalize your phone

If you do not like the background image that came with your device, do not despair - every smartphone offers a selection of different backgrounds from which you can choose. The way to do this changes with manufacturer, but look for a Display or Wallpaper option in the Settings Menu. Quite often, if you press on the home screen anywhere for a couple of seconds, a window will appear that lets you change your wallpaper. You can even choose a live wallpaper that moves (and consumes more battery!). You can also add your own images or use photos taken with the camera: perfect for reminding you of the moment you unwrapped your new smartphone!

On some devices, you can also change the font and style of symbols. If none of the options are to your liking, you could try out a new icon pack or test some other backgrounds - of which there are a lot on the net. And if that is still not enough for you, you could try out an alternative launcher which will change the look and functionality of your phone to match your preferences and even your habits. In addition to launchers, there are also lock screen alternatives. 

Check Your Google Play Store Settings

You just spent all that time cleaning up your home screen in Step 2; now you have to make sure your new apps don’t crash the party.

Open Google Play Store, swipe to the right, hit “Settings,” and uncheck the box that says “Add icon to Home screen.” Your new apps will be available in the app tray, which appears as a little grid icon at the bottom of each home screen.

You may also want to disable notifications for app updates from the same menu.
Also Read : How To Enable Secret Developer Mode on Android Phones

Activate Google anti-theft

Another thing I'd recommend is enabling Android Device Manager, the official anti-theft solution from Google. Try it: you'll see that it'll always shows the approximate position of your Android in Google Maps,  as long as your Android is connected to a data signal.

In instances of theft or loss, you can make your mobile phone or tablet emit a loud noise, or even delete all your files remotely.

Install Google apps (but not all of them)

Google Play appsWe've reached a point where using Android without Google apps has become awkward. Luckily, they are of a high quality and add many essential functions. If they're not installed (sometimes they're not, it depends on the manufacturer and version of Android), grab these apps from Google Play:

  • Chrome (browser)
  • Maps (maps and GPS)
  • Drive (storage)
  • Hangouts (chat and messages)

How To Bypass Android Lock Screen Security Without Wiping Data

Android is an open source operating system based on the Linux kernel, initially developed by Android Inc., which Google bought in 2005. Initially, Android was developed to support touch screen devices like smartphones. These devices support different types of screen locks, like swipe lock, PIN lock, pattern lock, gesture lock, facial lock, etc.

Swipe lock unlocks the screen just by swiping a defined area on the screen with your fingertips. PIN lock is when you enter a correct pin, the screen will be unlocked. Pattern lock unlocks the screen when the user creates a pattern by joining nine circles on the screen, which is already saved on your system. This article is only based on the pattern locking system and does not cover biometric locking systems available on the phones.

Bypass Android Lock Screen Security

Bypass via Bypass Security Hack:

1. Download Bypass Security Hack (Link :
2. Open SQLite Database Browser 2.0.exe in SQLite Database Browser
3. Run pull settings.db.cmd inside Bypass Security Hacks folder to pull out the setting file out of your phone.
4. Drag settings.db and drop to SQLite Database Browser 2.0.exe program.
5. Navigate to Browse data tab, At table there, click to list down the selection & selete secure

For Pattern Lock :

1. Find lock_pattern_autolock (Delete Record)
2. Close and Save database
3. Run push settings.db.cmd and reboot your phone

For Remove PIN Lock :

1. Find Or Create lockscreen.password_type and change it’s value to 65536 (Double click to change)
2. Find lock_pattern_autolock (Delete Record, Ignore if does not exist)
3. Close & save database
4. Run push settings.db.cmd and reboot your phone

For Password Lock :

1. Find lockscreen.password_salt (Delete Record)
2. Find lockscreen.password_type (Delete Record)
3. Close & save database
4. Run push settings.db.cmd and reboot your phone


Bypass or hack Pattern Lock, pincode lock, Face detection or Password lock on android:

  • Download the file.
  • Copy the downloaded zip file into an SD card.
  • Insert the SD card into the device.
  • Reboot the device into recovery mode.
  • Select Install Zip from SD Card.
  • Navigate to the installed zip file and select it to flash.
  • Reboot.
  • Finish!
Should you set up a new lock screen PIN or pattern. Make sure to write down the numbers or pattern on a piece of paper or in a text file on your computer to avoid that hassle the next time. If you run into any problems using the methods above, feel free to leave a comment.

How to Create Fake WhatsApp Conversation Like Real to Make Fool

Well pranking your friends is a fun way to exchange love. So, In this article we are going to discuss about Fake WhatsApp Messages, Chats or you say Conversations. There are some apps available on the Web which will allow you to generate a screenshot of your desire Whatsapp chat  and will allow you to generate or create an Image of that conversation with just a few taps on you phone. So, let’t find out the apps and how to generate a fake screenshot to fool someone!

Well today we got our hands on the WhatsApp Fake Conversation creating app called "WhatsFake" well I got this application from the XDA Forums and I thought it would be a nice idea to share it with all of you.
Read : How To Use WhatsApp on PC and Phone Simultaneously
Creating a face conversation on WhatsApp using WhatsFake is simple and conversation totally looks like an original WhatsApp conversation. To create a fake conversation on WhatsApp you need to follow the following steps.

Fake WhatsApp Conversation Like Real
  • To use this facility on your Android mobile you need to install WhatsFake app from Google Play store.

  • After installing this app when you first time opens it has a blank screen with a message “No Chat“.

  • Click on the Pen mark present above the message, then you are able to create a new fake profile. That fake profile is only visible to your device not for the entire user.

  • In the screen for creating the fake profile you just need to fill two columns in the profile section. In name field just enter the name in which you create the fake WhatsApp conversation account and then in the photo field insert a photo that’s in the display profile photo of fake account.
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  • In the next there is another field LAST SEEN having two options “Online?” and “Typing?” you can active only one option.

  • After this, click on the Tick mark to create the profile.

  • After creating the profile, it automatically opens the face account in WhatsFake app and you can able to create a fake WhatsApps Conversation.
So, I hope this WhatsApp trick will be helpful to you to fool someone by generating (creating) fake WhatsApp chat or conversation screenshot image. If you have any query or just what to share your views then feel free to drop comments below. 

How To Get Back Warranty after Rooting Your Android Device

Rooting your android phone may give you increase in performance potentially. Gaining root access actually give you full ownership of your phone, by giving you access to system files. But various mobile phone manufacturers doesn't think in this way, by their terms and condition, rooting your android phone may void your manufacturer’s warranty.

Get Back Warranty after Rooting

How to Unroot your android device

STOCK Rom Users

Unrooting your device is a easy process and it only takes few minutes. If you have root access, then you may have SuperSU installed , if not then download and install SuperSU from Google play store . To Unroot through SuperSU, steps are below….
Read : How To Root Your Android Device

supersu unroot
  1. Open SuperSU and slide to settings.
  2. Now scroll down to CLEANUP section, there you will find a option to Full unroot .
  3. Click on Full unroot, a warning will appear, click on continue, this will wipe the root access from your device.
  4. After few seconds the app will auto close .
  5. Now restart your device and uninstall SuperSU from your device .

Your device is now unrooted, enjoy your device with warranty.

Custom Rom Users

If you are a custom Rom user then you must follow these to get back warranty.
Also Read : Why to Root your Android - 10 Reasons

Custom Rom Users Unrooting
  1. Format your phone
  2. Download Odin 3.09
  3. Google Samsung <your model no.> <your country> Odin package
  4. Download the package and unpack it.
  5. You will find three files in the package namely PDA*****.tar.md5 , MODEM*****.tar.md5 and CSC*****.tar.md5
  6. Go into Download mode in your phone(Switch off your phone and press and hold Home + Power + Volume down buttons simultaneously)
  7. A screen will appear as shown in first screenshot(Don’t press anything)
  8. Open Odin.exe and connect your phone to the PC/Laptop
  9. Press Volume Up button in your phone and a screen appears on your phone as Downloading(2nd screenshot)
  10. Load all the three packages as shown in the screenshot and don’t tick/untick any options in Odin.
  11. Press Start in Odin and wait till it shows PASS
Done. You got your warranty back!

How to Change Boot Animation of your Android device

The great thing about Android is the vast possibilities when it comes to customization. When you root, you open up even more options for customization. One of those options is changing your boot animation. Why have the same stock boot animation as everyone else? You can find a vast selection of custom boot animations from simple graphic animations to animations that make your phone feel retro or pay homage to another device like a Playstation 2.

Changing Boot Animation on Android with App

We are going to be using an app called Boot Animations that will help us change the boot animation on our Android device easily.

  1.  Head over to the Google Play store and install the Boot Animations app on your device.
  2.  Launch the app on your device.
  3.  When the app launches, tap on the “Server” section if you are not already there. This is where all the boot animations are available for you to install. Just tap on any boot animation on the list.
  4. A menu should pop up with a couple of options for you to choose from. Tap the first one that says “Install”. It will install the boot animation on your device.
  5.  Sit back and relax, as the app will now automatically download and install the selected boot animation.
  6.  When it is done installing it, restart your device to see the changes.

Change Boot Animation of your Android device

Changing Boot Animation on Android Manually

Well this second method is little bit tricky but will surely help you out if you are not able to customize your boot animation using the above method.
  1. Install any free File Manager application, just making a search for Xplore or something else that works best for you.
  2. Now navigate to /system/media and search for the original file that will be present there.
  3. Now just press and hold on the file for little and choose Rename option, now simple rename the file as "bootanimation.zip1"
  4. Now you need to copy the downloaded file to /system/media and then you need to make sure that the file name is for it to work perfectly.
  5. android-file-permissionsNow once again press and hold on this new copied file and choose permissions and then make sure it looks something like on the right.
  6. So now after you have check marked the appropriate options simply press OK.
  7. That's it now you can reboot your phone and simply restart it again to see the customized animation live.
After the boot animation has been installed, reboot your Android device to enjoy your new boot animation.

How To Run Android Apps and Games on Windows Computer

Android and Windows are two very different operating systems; programs designed for one won’t normally work on the other. To get around this, you need to set up an Android virtual machine (VM) on your PC. And as a general rule, setting up a VM can be a challenge.


BlueStacks is currently the best way to run Android apps on Windows. It doesn’t replace your entire operating system. Instead, it runs Android apps within a window on your Windows desktop. This allows you to use Android apps just like any other program. BlueStacks also includes support for easy installation of apps from Google Play, so the process is as seamless as possible. Even better, BlueStacks runs Android apps and games with surprisingly good performance.

This solution can’t replace Windows with Android, but that’s not a bad thing — competing solutions that allow you to dual boot Android with Windows are currently unstable. This is only a solution for running Android apps on Windows.  Unlike many of the other options here, this is a fairly stable and polished experience.

Run Android Apps and Games on Windows Computer

ARC Welder for Chrome

Probably the easiest way to get Android apps running on your Windows PC is to use Google’s ARC Welder Chrome extension (ARC stands for App Runtime for Chrome). Since this is a Chrome extension, it’s not only restricted to Windows PCs — you could also use this method on a Chromebook or Mac. The process is much the same no matter which platform you’re using Chrome on. Simply head to the Chrome Web Store and grab the ARC Welder extension to get everything you need installed.
Read : How to Change Boot Animation of your Android device
ARC Welder is a beta tool, and it’s mainly directed at developers. Still, the process of loading an app is quite simple. You’ll need an APK to load into ARC Welder (known as sideloading), which you can get from backing up an app on your physical Android device, or you can download an APK from any number of places on the internet. We don’t recommend you download paid apps and games from shady websites, though. There are a few sites that archive legitimate free APKs, like APK Mirror.

Android-x86 on VirtualBox

This one requires a two-step process: First install VirtualBox, which lets you run a variety of operating systems inside Windows, and then run Android-x86 as a virtual machine inside it. That way, you can run the entire Android OS inside a virtual machine on Windows, or on a Mac or Linux, for that matter. Keep in mind that if you haven't used VirtualBox before, it requires a fair amount of fiddling and diddling before you get it right. But it's worth it. If you're feeling extremely brave, you can instead install Android-x86 directly on your Windows machine, but it's not something I'd want to try.

How To Reduce Mobile Data Usage of Your Smartphone

You’re probably using more mobile data than you need to. If you’re overpaying for an unlimited plan, by all means use as much as you possibly can. If you’ve realized that there’s a smarter way to do mobile though, then read on.

If you’re not interested in using your smartphone less, don’t sweat it! Often, all it takes is switching on a setting or scheduling a download to cut your monthly mobile data usage by half.

Our first six simple tips to save on mobile data post garnered a ton of helpful reader tips and feedback. So, we’re doing the redux!

Following is a list of popular Android apps that include options to reduce the amount of data sent across a mobile network. We also include a section on Google’s universal toggle for disabling mobile data, so if you’re only interested in one data saving tip today, make it this one!

Reduce Mobile Data Usage

1. Compress Chrome pages

Assuming you use Chrome for all your web traffic, this tip alone can save you 30-35 percent of your mobile browser data consumption. Compressing Chrome pages, now know as Data Saver in the settings, compresses web pages before loading them in your browser.

Using Data Saver does slow things down a tiny bit, but you quickly get used to it and a moment's delay is worth it when your data lasts so much longer. Just launch Chrome, tap the three dots in the top right hand corner, go down to Settings and then to Data Saver. Keep an eye on the graph every now and then to see your data savings grow.

2. Control the background data usage of your applications.

Many people are often surprised about apps consuming data even when they’re not actively being used. This is known as “background data usage”: it’s when applications download data in the background – often silently and automatically without input.

Background data is a useful feature for keeping information up-to-date without you manually needing to press a button (e.g. a weather application will always have the latest forecast and your phone book will always have the latest contacts).

Although background data is normally a useful feature, it can sometimes be unwanted (e.g. when rarely-used apps update themselves in the background and use up your precious allowance of data). For this reason, it can be highly worthwhile to disable background data for certain applications. On iPhone, you can do this through Settings > General > Background App Refresh. On Android, you can find the background data option by tapping an application in the Data Usage monitor.

3. Switch to a Lightweight Browser

While the default browser in Android gets better with each release, it still leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to minimizing data usage. Fortunately there are several alternatives that feature data compression and optimization to help reduce usage.

Chrome Beta: The newest optimized browser is actually a Google offering. The most recent offering of Chrome Beta features  a new experimental proxy service run by Google that promises to radically increase mobile browsing speeds while decreasing data loads. In order to turn on access to this new proxy system, you will need to enter the address chrome://flags in the address bar of Chrome Beta and enable the entry for Experimental Data Compression Proxy. The release and the feature are brand new so we haven’t had long to play with them, but so far the project looks promising. Expect the proxy feature and optimization to appear in the regular release of Chrome in the near future.

Opera Mini: Google may have finally got around to jumping on the optimized-mobile-browser band wagon but Opera has been working on it for years. Opera Mini is a lightning fast mobile browser powered by Opera’s optimization proxies. The fast user interface, fast browsing experience, and page optimization have made Opera Mini one of the most downloaded Android browsers around.

TextOnly: If you’re a hardcore reductionist, TextOnly is where it’s at. TextOnly offers you three approaches to the website browsing. You can browse the site’s RSS feed in browser, you can browse the page stripped down to just the text for a Gopher-like web browsing experience, or you can browse the page in its mobile-optimized format.  TextOnly isn’t exactly the most popular browser in the Play Store but don’t let that throw you off — it delivers on its promise of ultra-minimal data use.

4. Online gaming

Don't worry, Trivia Crack addicts, turn-based games like this and Words With Friends aren't heavy data-users. However, real-time action games like Asphalt 8 and Modern Combat 5: Blackout are a different story, with some estimates pegging their data use at 1MB per minute of play.

5. Use WiFi At Home

Almost every smartphone or tablet that’s capable of cellular data also includes a Wi-Fi radio. You can use this to connect to a home wireless network just as you would connect a laptop or desktop PC, and once connected, cellular data won’t be used.

Both Android and iOS users can connect to a wireless network by opening the Settings menu, switching Wi-Fi on and then tapping the Wi-Fi entry to open a list of available networks. Just enter your home network’s security key and you’re done.

Users on iOS can further refine usage by going to Settings -> General -> Cellular. Scroll to the bottom of that menu and you’ll see the option to turn cellular data on or off for various services. Turning them all off will reduce data usage.