Android Beginner Guides

Mar 14, 2016

How to set up Android texting on your PC

I owned and used an iPhone for quite some time, and one of the best things about it was iMessage. Not because you could text over WiFi to a friend who also owns an iPhone, but because of the ability … Read More

Mar 1, 2016

Backing up pictures and videos with Google Photos

There’s no denying you have way too many pictures and videos stored on your phone or tablet. Who’s really carrying around a dedicated camera these days? We all just use our mobile devices … Read More

Feb 28, 2016

Saving offline areas in Google Maps

Because not all of us experienced the Lewis & Clark Expedition, mobile devices are a huge help in navigating the world. Phones and tablets have made it extremely easy for us to get from Point A t … Read More

Feb 26, 2016

Saving webpages from Chrome for offline viewing

Ever find a page full of text but don’t have enough time to read it? Or you find a page with valuable information and want to come back when there’s no internet connection? We’ve al … Read More

Feb 18, 2016

How to download from Google Play Music for offline playback

If you’ve uploaded music to Google’s Play Music before, there’s a good chance that you already know how to download songs for offline playback. But if you’re not familiar with … Read More

Jan 26, 2016

How to speed up charging on any Android device

You wake up in the morning to get ready for work, only to realize that you forgot to plug your smartphone in the charger before bed last night. You have 30 minutes before you have to leave, so you pl … Read More

Jan 6, 2016

How to setup a new Android smartphone or tablet

If you’re getting new Android device this holiday season, setting it up can be a chore. It’s not as simple as powering the new gadget up and playing your favorite games. There’s qui … Read More

Dec 23, 2015

How to automatically receive MMS picture messages

“Those dreaded MMS messages are so frustrating! I can’get them to automatically download, and even when I manually try to download it, sometimes it still doesn’t even work!” T … Read More

Dec 21, 2015

How to boot your Android device into safe mode

Android is a great mobile operating system, and it’s getting better with every new version. Android 6.0 has been the best yet as far as performance enhancements go, and as a result, devices run … Read More

Dec 17, 2015

How to install the Marshmallow OTA on your Nexus device

Android 6.0 Marshmallow is finally here, and it’s brought with it dozens of cool features! Google is rolling out the over-the-air (OTA) update right now, but chances are you don’t want to … Read More

Nov 25, 2015

How to use Samsung’s Live Broadcast

At the company’s event on August 13, Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge+. Along with those two phones came Live Broadcast, a feature that would also be brought to the Galaxy … Read More

Nov 17, 2015

Find your lost device with Android Device Manager

Losing your smartphone can be a big problem, especially if you have pertinent data on it, such as bank information, passwords, personal addresses, and so on. Thankfully, Google has implemented a hand … Read More

Oct 19, 2015

How to set up a mobile hotspot and tethering

If you’re taking your laptop somewhere and need a wireless connection, your smartphone can be a reliable mobile hotspot. So we’re going to show you how to set one up the right way.

Mobil … Read More

Oct 10, 2015

How to install the Marshmallow factory image on your Nexus device

The much anticipated Android 6.0 Marshmallow update is here, and Google just recently posted the factory images for its supported Nexus devices. The company did announce that the OTA is rolling out, … Read More

Oct 1, 2015

How to transfer messages, photos, and contacts from iOS to Android

Apple recently brought its first app to the Play Store, Move to iOS. It’s a simple app — you have both your Android and iOS device on the same WiFi network and you begin transferring all … Read More