Posts From Sumukh Rao

Sumukh Rao
Sumukh Rao

A tech fanatic with a hunger for knowledge in the ever-growing field of science and technology. An avid quizzer and a gadget critic who loves simplifying tech for the masses has a keen interest in modding Android devices.

XDA Basics: How to take a Screenshot on your Wear OS Smartwatch

Google's smartwatch operating system Wear OS, which was previously known as Android Wear, has been around for quite a while. It has had its share of bugs and performance issues, but it's the closest that comes to Apple's watchOS in terms of features and app compatibility. If you have a nice watch face on your...

These are the Best OnePlus 9R Cases to Buy: Spigen, Ringke, Kapaver, and more!

OnePlus is known as the brand that brought the concept of a "flagship killer" into the limelight. Over the years, however, OnePlus has repositioned itself as a premium brand and its latest phones fit the image of flagships better than they do as flagship killers. The recently launched OnePlus 9 series is their most premium...

XDA Basics: What is USB OTG and what can you use it for?

If you have an Android smartphone or tablet, you can actually do so much more with it than you can imagine. You can connect game controllers to play your favorite titles, either locally or via Project xCloud or other similar cloud gaming platforms. You can even connect peripherals like a full-fledged keyboard and mouse and...

XDA Basics: How to Set up Face Unlock or Face ID on your iPhone and iPad

Back in 2013, when Apple announced the iPhone 5S, one of the major highlights of the device was a fingerprint scanner embedded into the home button. Apple referred to this as Touch ID. In 2017, when Apple took the bezel-less route with the iPhone X, there was no home button to integrate Touch ID and...

XDA Basics: How to take Scrolling Screenshots on an iPhone

If you want to save the contents of the screen on your device, taking a screenshot is one of the best and easiest options. However, if the content is spread across multiple lines or sections vertically, like this article, for example, you'll have to take multiple screenshots to capture the entire information. This is where...

XDA Basics: How to Change the Wallpaper on an iPhone

If you've got yourself a brand new iPhone and recently switched over from Android, you may find it difficult to navigate through basic settings on iOS. A lot of things aren't as straightforward as on Android and even simple settings like the option to change the wallpaper or other home screen elements are buried inside...

XDA Basics: How to unlock your Mac with your Apple Watch

If you're into the Apple ecosystem, meaning you have an iPhone, an Apple Watch, and a Mac, there are a lot of possibilities that you unlock with regards to making your workflow simple and convenient. There's Handoff which can let you take calls from your iPhone on your Mac, Continuity to help you scan documents...

Where to buy the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra in the US: Amazon, Best Buy, Verizon, and More!

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra has been around for a while now, and as you might expect, a flagship specs list means a premium price tag. The Galaxy Note 20 launched at $999 in the US, while the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra launched at $1,399. But Samsung has also launched its latest flagship Galaxy...

These are the Best Comfort Grips for your Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite in 2021!

The Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite are arguably two of the best handheld gaming consoles on the market right now. Of course, you also get the option to dock them and play when you're at home or in front of a TV, but when you're out and about or traveling, or you just want to...

XDA Basics: How to Clear Cookies on Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and other browsers

If you spend a lot of time on the internet, we’re sure you'll have heard of cookies. Cookies are essentially pieces of website data that are stored on your computer by the web browser you use. Cookies are important since they are responsible for remembering your activity history on websites, but just like the edible...

XDA Basics: How to take a Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy Phones

Screenshots are something we all take on a regular basis on our smartphones and computers. It's a handy way of sharing the content on your screen or just saving it locally for future reference. There are several ways of taking a screenshot and while some are generic and universal, a few methods can be unique...

XDA Basics: How to Boot into Recovery mode using button combos, ADB, and root apps

Every smartphone, regardless of what OS it's running on (yes, even an iPhone), has a built-in recovery mode. On Android, the recovery on your smartphone can be used to perform tasks like clearing cache, factory resetting the phone, or even installing update packages directly from the phone’s storage or sideloading from a computer via ADB....