Tag Archive: Settings


Essential Phone update adds Bluetooth 5.0, extra notch settings, and more

The update is rolling out to users now.

There’s a new update making its way to the Essential Phone, and like we’ve come to expect from Andy Rubin’s startup, there’s a lot that’s included.

This is a new version of Android 8.1 that Essential pushed to all users last month, and with it comes official support for Bluetooth 5.0 and the April 2018 security patch that Google just released for Pixel and Nexus devices about a week  [Read More…]

Amazon now allows parents to remotely control FreeTime settings

No more snooping over your kid’s shoulder.

When it comes to parental controls for mobile gadgets, Amazon’s FreeTime system is one of the best around. FreeTime allows parents to set a number of limits on their children’s Fire Tablets, but until now, these settings were only accessible on the tablet itself.

Starting today, however, Amazon is giving parents remote access to these things.

By going to the Amazon Parent Dashboard from a phone, tablet, or desktop, parents  [Read More…]

How to change DNS settings on your Google Wifi

Make your internet faster while ensuring your privacy.

You may have heard that the best April Fools’ joke this year wasn’t one at all: Cloudflare, a service that protects websites (including this one) from malicious acts like Denial Of Service Attacks (DDoS), launched its own consumer DNS service with the extremely memorable IP address, 1.1.1.1. What is DNS? Here’s a good summary, courtesy of Cloudflare itself:

DNS is the directory of the Internet. Whenever you click on  [Read More…]

Nine features and settings every Google Home user needs to know

The Google Home is incredibly easy to set up and get going to be sure. But, spend a couple of extra minutes with the mobile app and you could have a more personal and customized experience. Here’s how to get started!

The post Nine features and settings every Google Home user needs to know appeared first on AndroidGuys.

Google is running customer surveys in the Pixel 2’s settings page

Um, whatcha doing, Google?

Although Google’s been around since the late 90s, Google as a hardware company is still very young. The Pixel and Google Home from 2016 were the first two major hardware releases we saw, and Google followed those up this year with the Pixel 2, Home Mini/Max, Pixelbook, Pixel Buds, and more.

The Pixel 2 is an incredible phone that we’ve raved about more than once, but it looks like Google is feeling a  [Read More…]

How to restore your apps and settings to a new Android phone

Got a new phone? Awesome! Here’s how you can restore your apps and settings from your previous device.

Google has always synced calendar events, contacts, Drive documents, Gmail settings and other account-related information across devices, and since Android 5.0 Lollipop the company started offering the ability to restore apps to a new device. With Marshmallow, the feature was expanded to include app data as well as system settings, with all the information stored in the cloud. Android  [Read More…]

5 settings to change for better battery life on EMUI 5

Huawei’s EMUI 5 is a powerful version of Android. Here’s how to make it even better!

Huawei’s EMUI 5 Android Skin adds a bit of personal flair and functionality to the company’s line of devices while including some additional tools and features aimed directly at helping you get the most out of your device’s battery.

The following tips should help you maximize the battery life of any Huawei device running EMUI 5.0, be it an Honor 6X,  [Read More…]

How to adjust Do Not Disturb settings in Android Oreo

Android Oreo gives you options for your Do Not Disturb settings.

Android Oreo has made a few changes to what you can do with Do Not Disturb mode, and what it looks like. Whether you just want to make sure you don’t get hit with notifications while at the movies, or you want to know that certain notifications will always ping for you, there is a good bit going on here.

That’s why we’ve put together how  [Read More…]

How to reset the Galaxy S8 to factory settings

How do I reset the Galaxy S8 to its factory settings?

The Galaxy S8 is a great phone, but sometimes you’re put in a position where you need to bring it back to the state you found it, be it for performance reasons, bugs, or to sell.

Whatever the cause of the reset, it’s fairly easy to do it. Here’s how:

How to factory reset the Galaxy S8 from inside Android

The easiest way to factory reset  [Read More…]