Tag Archive: Disable


How to disable background playback on YouTube Premium

Playing videos on YouTube without the screen on is a great feature, but it’s not one we all want turned on all the time.

Background playback is quite possibly the best part of YouTube Premium. Being able to start a fun playlist or a long discussion panel, turn off the screen, and listen while you keep going about your day is indispensable, but there are times where it can get annoying. For instance, you tap a Reddit  [Read More…]

How to disable the notch on the OnePlus 6

There’s an easy way to get rid of that annoying cutout.

One of the more controversial design choices in the OnePlus 6 is a cutout at the top of the display, which bumps the overall screen size to 6.28 inches while retaining the same overall height as the 6.0-inch OnePlus 5T.

ASUS, OPPO, Vivo, and Huawei have already introduced devices this year that feature the notch, and it looks like this unwelcome trend is only set to  [Read More…]

How to disable automatic downloads on your PlayStation 4

You get a say in when your games download updates.

To surprise you with a cool new game you might want to play, your PlayStation 4 is set up by default to automatically download game updates the moment a publisher makes them available. It’s a nice feature, right until it isn’t. Whether you’re on a metered internet connection some of the time or you want some additional control over how your console handles data, sometimes you want  [Read More…]

How to disable personalized ads on Android

Tired of Google spying on your online activities for advertising purposes? You can opt out of ad tracking on your Android smartphone or tablet

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How to disable auto-download media on WhatsApp

Chances are if you have a smartphone, you use WhatsApp. The social messaging app is one of the most used on the planet, but it certainly has some annoyances. One of which is the default behavior of insisting to download any piece of media that is sent to your device and save to your internal […]

How to disable the Edge screen on Galaxy Note 8

If you don’t want the hassle of the edge screen, turn it off!

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 gives you access to the Edge screen which can make it easier to access certain contacts and apps. However many people never take advantage of the Edge screen’s capabilities. If it does of a better job of getting in your way than it does of making things easier, then you may want to disable it. We’ve got the details  [Read More…]

How to disable icon notification badges on the Galaxy Note 8

This could be your favorite feature … or it could annoy you every single day.

Notification badges are a small but divisive feature that has sparked many an argument among smartphone users. Many users, particularly anyone who’s used an iPhone, greatly appreciate seeing that little circle on their app icons indicating the number of unread notifications. Notification badges have had a spotty but improving past on Android, and listening to demand, Samsung includes this feature in the  [Read More…]

Samsung finally lets you disable the Bixby button on the Galaxy S8

Samsung took a huge gamble on the Galaxy S8 when it went all in on its virtual assistant and included a dedicated button to launch Bixby. Unfortunately for consumers, Bixby wasn’t ready. That, unfortunately, left the Bixby button as merely a quick launch for Bixby Home, which housed some basic information from your calendar and […]

How to completely disable the Bixby button

How do I disable the Bixby button on the S8 and Note 8?

Samsung has pushed out an update to Bixby for the Galaxy S8 and Note 8 that allows users to completely disable the functionality completely. This means that once the button is pressed (the button itself ain’t going away), it doesn’t do anything. This is a long time coming for many phone owners not exactly enamored with Samsung’s decision to include such a button, but  [Read More…]

How to disable Bixby voice

You can disable Bixby Voice with just a few taps!

Bixby Voice lets you ask questions to your Galaxy S8 and receive answers vocally. While this is handy for some people, not everybody wants to have Bixby answering questions for them. By turning off Bixby Voice, holding the Bixby button will now launch the app instead of a speech bubble. Turning Bixby Off — or back on — only takes a few moments, and we’ve got the  [Read More…]