Tag Archive: Default


PSA: Gestures aren’t turned on in Android P by default

Google’s not forcing you to swipe quite yet.

Android P is almost here, and one of its biggest features is the new navigation gestures. The new gestures are a welcome touch, but if you can’t live without your Home, Back, and Recents buttons, you’ve got nothing to fear.

When you update your phone to Android P, the gestures are turned off by default. If you want to enable them, you’ve got to go to Settings -> System ->  [Read More…]

Google Lens is now available via the default camera app for some phones

Smart Text Selection and Style Match are also rolling out.

Google announced quite a few new features for Google Lens at its I/O conference in early May, and now the company’s confirmed that those are now rolling out to Android users everywhere.

The two big features for Lens are Style Match and Smart Text Selection, with the former allowing you to scan various objects around you and show things that are similar to it. For example, scanning  [Read More…]

How to set Amazon Alexa as the default assistant on the Galaxy S9

The Amazon Alexa application has been updated and can now be selected as the default assistant on your Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus. We take a look at how you can get everything set up today!

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Why are FM Radio chips disabled by default?

FM Radio chips are not only included in most phones nowadays, but they can also even be utilized just by downloading an app. The central questions are, why don’t we hear much about the function and why would we need it today anyway?

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Your apps’ default settings don’t put your privacy first, so make sure to check them

Default settings never have your bests interests in mind, so check them out!

When you get something new, the first thing you’ll want to do is start using and enjoying it and seeing the things it can do. That’s why we want those new things in the first place, whether we’re talking about a physical thing like a phone or a toaster oven, or a digital thing like an app or a new album. But if your  [Read More…]

How-to change your default SMS app on Android

Don’t like your default SMS app? Not to worry you can change it quite easily. All you need is an alternative which you can download from the Play Store.

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How to set Cortana in Microsoft Launcher as your default Android voice assistant

Want to use the new Cortana in Launcher for Android all the time? Here is how to do it.

When it comes to Microsoft’s services on Android between Cortana – the Android app – and Cortana in Launcher for Android there is some overlap. I recently wrote about the different UI designs with the Launcher version looking much better, but the question for many is, do you need both?

Moreover, did you know you can set the  [Read More…]

Some Alcatel phones had the default gallery app replaced with spamware

We’ve reached out to Alcatel for a statement, but either way, this is bad news for the company.

There are a lot of contenders in the budget Android space, and one of them is Alcatel. I’ve used and recommended Alcatel phones over the years, and while I’ve mostly been happy using gadgets from the company, a new light’s been shed on a security issue that’ll likely prevent me from doing so going forward.

Like a lot of  [Read More…]

Huawei joins RCS movement by using Android Messages as default texting app

Google’s convinced Huawei to adopt RCS; now it just needs to do the same with carriers.

Although we may never get iMessage on Android, that’s okay. Google’s been leading the charge for RCS for a while now, and in an attempt to help expand its adoption to more carriers and other partners, Huawei is joining Google in this trek.

RCS is essentially the next step up from traditional SMS/MMS texting, and it allows for things like texting  [Read More…]

Change your Android phone’s default browser to Chrome [How-To]

Most Android manufacturers usually bundle their phone or tables with their own web browsers. My Xiaomi Mi 4i has one and it’s super slow and frustrating to use. If you too are sick and tired of your phone automatically opening links from third-party apps in the stock browser, you should know there’s a simple way […]