Tutorials

How to Stop Pokemon Go (or other apps) From Stealing Audio Focus

Despite dwindling in popularity, Pokemon Go still has a ton of fans playing the game every day. Although most of the game's issues have been related to cheating, there are other, more minor ones that annoy existing users. One such issue is related to audio focus in Android. Users who like to listen to music or...

How to Stop Vibrations from Any Android App on Your Phone

Online advertisements continue finding new ways to annoy the crap out of you. For the past few years, one particular form of online advertisements have plagued mobile devices: the vibrating ad. Using the Vibration API, advertisements have been vibrating your phone to annoyingly grab your attention. This issue has been known for years, but Google...

How to Disable Facebook Messenger Day Feature on Android

In Facebook's never ending fight against Snapchat, the company launched a feature called the Facebook Messenger Day. But while Snapchat Stories feature was a way for you to show people what you did that day, Facebook Messenger Day's filters and Active Now indicators are there to quickly find something to do or someone to talk...

Hide Quick Settings Tiles on the Lock Screen Automatically [App]

Google introduced Quick Settings tiles to Android with Android 5.0 Lollipop (though it should be noted that this feature was available on Samsung phones before it made its way to AOSP). With Quick Settings, users can access many useful system toggles such as a WiFi, Bluetooth, Location, GPS, or Sound toggle without having to navigate...

How to Block Heads Up Notifications while Gaming or Watching a Video

A few years ago Android switched from a ticker style notification system to heads up notifications. Instead of just having the information scrolling across the status bar when a notification came in (ticker), heads up notifications in Android 5.0 Lollipop would popup on top of the status bar over any screen. Some people like this...

Nexus 5X Bootloop Fix Helps you to Finally Boot the Phone

Has your LG/Google Nexus 5X stopped booting, or rather, ends up stuck in an endless boot sequence? This is something we term a "bootloop" and it can occur for various reasons. Most bootloops can be fixed by flashing the stock firmware or factory resetting, but in the case of a hardware bootloop, there's generally nothing...

Nexus 6P Bootloop Fix Has Been Found, Makes Your Phone Use 4 Cores

Have you been affected by the Nexus 6P Bootloop of Death? If you are one of the unlucky few with a Nexus 6P tucked away in some drawer, you'll be happy to know that a fix has been found that'll enable you to fully boot up your device once more. This has been achieved by disabling...

How to Hide the Persistent Notification for Background Apps in Android O

Android O is looking to bring major enhancements to the Android OS we all know and love. Picture-in-picture mode for phones, notification channels, smart text selection, autofill services, and under the hood many, many changes to enhance your battery life, performance, and security. One feature that is supposed to help users sort out issues with...

How to Permanently Remove the Google Chromecast Notification

The Google Chromecast can be incredibly convenient as it makes it quick and easy for you to instantly stream a song, video, or even just a picture from your device onto another device such as a TV or wireless speaker system. There aren't any wires to connect between your phone and the casting device, and...

How to Freeze Any App’s Background Processes without Root on Android 7.0+

Android has always been considered the more "powerful" mobile platform when compared to iOS because of how much freedom its 3rd-party applications have. This enables a lot of automation to take place simply because Android applications can do more tasks while they're running in the background. However, this comes with a downside as it opens the...

How to Enable the Preferred WiFi Calling Option on the Verizon Pixel & Pixel XL

WiFi calling has become a popular feature on smartphones these days as they can offer an increase in call quality, especially when your signal is rather poor. Consider the fact that most cellular voice calls are sent using aging technologies which is why most standard phone calls don't sound as crisp and clear as VoIP...

How to Uninstall Carrier/OEM Bloatware Without Root Access

More and more carriers and OEMs are locking down their devices and installing various pieces of bloatware onto our smartphones and tablets. Admittedly, bloatware is a rather subjective term and can range from Samsung's own messaging application to Google's own music player application to even actual spyware like DT Ignite. Because many of our phones and...