Tag Archive: Disable

Disable 5G to improve battery life on the OnePlus 8

The OnePlus 8 is a fantastic phone with great hardware and the company’s beloved OxygenOS software atop Android 10. Like many other high-end phones released this year, it features support for the budding 5G network, which sounds great at first glance — but most markets still don’t have a 5G network to connect to. In the meantime your OnePlus 8 will be draining its battery searching for a network that isn’t there. Luckily, you can tell it to stop  [Read More…]

How to disable cross-play in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on PS4

Running into cheaters? Clean up your experience online.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare drew quite a bit of attention when it launched in 2019 as a major game with full cross-play and cross-platform voice chat. While many players enjoy cross-play as a way to connect with others such as friends who use a different gaming platform, players on PC who are cheating and employing hacks make for a miserable experience.

As such, if you’re a PlayStation 4  [Read More…]

WhatsApp should disable message forwarding to curb misinformation

WhatsApp forwards are uncontrollable, and the only way to curb misinformation is to remove the feature entirely.

WhatsApp has over 2 billion users globally, and over a quarter of those — just over 500 million — are from India alone. Affordable cellular data services combined with an influx of decent budget phones allowed WhatsApp to thrive, and usage of the Facebook-owned platform is ubiquitous across the country.

All of my friends are on the platform, and I  [Read More…]

Here’s how to enable and disable your PS4 screensaver

Screensavers are something many folks are familiar with from an early age, whether it be from a personal computer or a phone. It’s that animation or picture that overlays on top of an unchanging display once you leave your device alone. The visual image of a 3D maze on Windows XP is what comes to mind for me. Unfortunately, Sony went with a different, more boring but more practical way with screensavers. This is really a power saver.  [Read More…]

How to disable read receipts in WhatsApp for Android

List most messaging services, WhatsApp has a read receipts feature that lets you know when a recipient has read your message. But the feature isn’t liked by everyone, and if you feel like you’re being pressurized to respond to a message just because of read receipts, there’s an easy way to disable it in WhatsApp for Android.

Products used in this guide Fast and smooth: OnePlus 7 Pro ($ 600 at Amazon) How to disable read receipts in  [Read More…]

How to disable Netflix autoplay previews and trailers for good

It’s finally happened: Netflix now allows you to clamp down on its terrible, annoying, very bad autoplaying trailers and previews. You know the ones, that start playing immediately after you open the app on your phone, laptop, or television. The ones that, right after you finish that perfect season finale and are trying to digest what just happened to your favorite characters, remind you there’s a new season of Grace and Frankie, even though you never want to  [Read More…]

Tired of messing with your phone’s lock screen? Here’s how you disable it

The lock screen can be annoying. Here’s how to get rid of it.

There are certain aspects of our phone that we’ve come to expect. The home screen is a customizable canvas that we can add apps and widgets to, the app drawer houses all of the applications that are downloaded, and the lock screen shows the time and notifications without giving you full access to the rest of your phone.

The lock screen is a great  [Read More…]

OnePlus TV update lets you disable motion smoothing in Dolby Vision

The OnePlus TV is picking up welcome features and fixing lingering bugs with new update.

What you need to know OnePlus TV is getting a software update with new content integration and bug fixes. Spotify, MX Player, Voot, ShemarooMe, Alt Balaji, and JioSaavn are now baked into OxygenPlay. You can also disable MEMC in Dolby Vision and use the Prime Video button to switch the TV on and off.

The OnePlus TV is getting a laundry list  [Read More…]

Android Auto finally gets an option to disable notification sounds

You will no longer be distracted by annoying notification sounds while you’re on the road.

What you need to know Google has quietly added an option to disable notification sounds in version 5.0.500224 of the Android Auto app. The “No sound from notifications” toggle can be found in the Android Auto settings. Notifications will, however, still remain stuck on the screen until you dismiss them.

Google rolled out the first major update for Android Auto last year,  [Read More…]

How to use, customize and disable Active Edge on a Google Pixel phone

One of the most underrated hardware features on Pixel phones is one you can’t even see. Active Edge lets you squeeze your phone to launch Google Assistant or silence incoming calls and notifications. It’s a pretty neat trick that accomplishes a simple set of tasks; and if you want to turn it off, you aren’t stuck with a useless button on your phone as is the case with the competition. Here’s how you can get started with Active  [Read More…]