Showing posts with label Tips. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Tips. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 31

How to Quickly Delete Call History/Logs on your Tecno Phone

How to Delete Call and sms History/Call Log etc.. on your Tecno Phone - On your Tecno Android phone, there are plenty of things that you might want to delete – your call history/call log, browsing history, search history, Google Play search history, YouTube search history and a myriad other things. It’s more cumbersome to clear all this in Android because it involves a lot of screen tapping.

To do this you have to download the History Eraser. It’s a savior. Click on this play store link and install the app on your phone right now.

How to Quickly Delete History/Logs on your Tecno Phone


Once you launch the History Eraser application, you will see a number of check boxes that serve specific functions:

How to Quickly Delete call History on your Tecno Phone

It’s an extremely simple interface and shouldn’t take more than few seconds to get a hang of. The two icons at the bottom, on each side of the big Clean button, let you collapse the list and check/uncheck the boxes respectively.

How to Quickly Delete call log on your Tecno Phone


How to Quickly Delete History/Logs on your Tecno Phone


There are 5 sections that delete different kinds of history:

  • Cache
  • History
  • Call Log
  • SMS/MMS
  • Others


The Cache section will clear all apps cache at one go. Good to do when you are running out of space on your phone but if that’s not the case, you might want to uncheck this one and instead manually clear the cache of certain infrequently used apps through the Applications screen.

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The History section has Browser (default only), Google Play Search, Google Map Search, Gmail Search and Clipboard. If you ask me, I’ll probably just uncheck Gmail Search from this list and let others remain in the ‘delete’ list.

The Call Log section will let you delete all your call history and/or only your incoming + missed call history and/or all your outgoing call history. Right below it is the SMS/MMS section that can help you clean up your messages.

How to Quickly Delete History on your Tecno Phone

Lastly, there’s the Others section that as YouTube and Search Shortcuts options. But both these cannot be deleted directly from the app’s interface.

To delete Youtube search history, you’ll be taken to the Youtube app’s settings page where you can hit the Clear button. This is our only gripe with the application – but perhaps it is the Youtube app’s architecture that has to be blamed for this.

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When you tap the Clean button on the app, you’ll be warned first and it’ll ask if you really want to go ahead with the cleanup.

How to Quickly Delete History on your Tecno Phone

The Settings screen of the app, that can be accessed from the top right, has some customization options that you might want to make use of.

How to Quickly Delete History on your Tecno Phone

Overall, a simple and useful app to quickly de-clutter and regain space on your Android device. There’s a pro version of the app available too but the free one is pretty good as far as we’re concerned.

Where you able to Delete History on your Tecno Phone? tell us below.

Friday, January 27

14 Most Efficient Smartphone Battery Tips 2017

Consider this 14 most efficient, tested and essential smartphone battery tips for android to extend your battery life longer than it used to, for you to archive this, you have to optimize your device with the tips below to gain additional 3 to 4 hours of battery life Trust Me.


How to Optimize My Smartphone Battery To last Longer

1. Check which apps are draining your battery
In all versions of Android, hit Settings -> Device -> Battery or Settings -> Power -> Battery Use to see a list of all apps and how much battery power they're using. If an app you don't use often seems to take up a disproportionate amount of power, consider uninstalling it.

14 Most Efficient Smartphone Battery Tips 2017


2. Uninstall apps
Delete apps you don't use from a single menu by heading to Settings -> Apps -> All. Tap on each app and hit Uninstall to remove it as well as any data it has created.

3. Never manually close apps
Despite the popularity of task-killer apps for Android, manually closing running apps doesn't help battery life, a myth recently debunked by both Apple and Google. In fact, closing an app can even very slightly damage battery life according to Android's SVP of Android, Chrome and Chrome OS, if the phone system requires it to run again (or when you open it again).

4. Remove unnecessary widgets from the home screen
Many Android apps, including social networks, weather apps and news apps, come with widgets that sit handily on the home screen for real-time updates. However, widgets are battery drainers due to their constant syncing with the mother-ship or power-sucking animations. If you don't need a permanent window into Twitter, or regular updates on the weather, remove the superfluous widget by pressing and holding it, then dragging it to the trash can icon.

5. Turn on Airplane Mode in low-signal areas
Smartphones use more power when trying to connect in low-signal areas. If you can't get a signal, turn on Airplane Mode by swiping down and tapping the Settings wheel. If your low-signal area is, say, an office or someone's home, you can turn on Wi-Fi (with Airplane Mode enabled) instead to stay connected. Then restart your cellular connection when you're in an area with better coverage.
On the flip side, disabling Wi-Fi may not always save battery life. Your phone uses less energy to connect to wireless than cellular networks, while Wi-Fi also helps phones determine location – handy for paring back the need for power-hungry GPS.

7. Turn off GPS when not in use
GPS is one of the heaviest drains on the battery – as you've probably noticed after using Google Maps to navigate your last road trip. When you're not actively using navigation, swipe down to access Quick Settings, and toggle it off. You'll be prompted to re-enable it when you use Maps.
Alternately, if you're using apps that require your location, you can head to Settings -> Location -> Mode and select “Battery saving” (where Wi-Fi and mobile networks are used to determine your location) over “High accuracy” (where GPS is also used).

8. Check app location tracking
Some apps track your location and therefore use more battery power than strictly necessary by accessing your GPS. At Settings -> Location you can see which apps recently requested your location, as well as how much (low/high) battery it took. For apps that seem to be demanding more than necessary, head into the apps and manually adjust the permissions individually.

9. Dim the screen – intelligently
If you're using Android 5.0 or newer, head to Settings -> Display and enable “automatic brightness”, which allows the phone to adapt the display based on the lighting where you are, ensuring the screen is never brighter than necessary.
But if your battery is in dire straits, manually dimming the screen is a good temporary fix until you can get to a charger. Pull down the notifications menu and drag the brightness slider to the very dimmest display level you're comfortable with.

10. Decrease screen timeout

You can save a little bit of battery power many times over by decreasing the length of time your phone remains idle before its display automatically goes dark. Head to Settings -> Display to adjust Screen timeout to, say, 10 seconds rather than an interval like 30 minutes (which you may have chosen if you were doing something like using the phone for a recipe).

11. Stop vibrating
If your phone is ringing, you don't need it to vibrate as well. Head to Settings > Sound and uncheck “Vibrate for calls”. To really get into battery miser mode, turn off haptic feedback, the handy little vibe when you press virtual keys, by going to Settings > Language and keyboard and unchecking “Vibration feedback”.

14. Keep weather updates local
Who doesn't love the weather widget that tells the time and the temperature in one handy, live-updating home screen box? If you've loaded yours up with cities where you've been vacationing, that widget could be contributing to heavy battery drain. Remove superfluous cities from your weather app by heading to Settings.


Did it Work For You?, How Much Battery Life Did You Gain?, Share Below

Monday, January 23

Quickly Fix ‘APPLICATION NOT INSTALLED’ Error on Androids



How to Fix ‘APPLICATION NOT INSTALLED’ Error on Tecno, Infinix, Gionee, saamsung, HTC, Xiaomi and other Android phones - It’s the annoying error message you hate seeing on your Android phone: “Application not installed”. What happened? All you were trying to do was install an Android app. That should be simple.
Receiving this error message is a common problem when downloading APK files. APK stands for Android Application Package, and it used by the Android operating system as the package file format for the installation and allotment of mobile apps.


If for some reason, your Android device is unable to access Google Play, APK files offer another option for installing and downloading mobile apps. APK files are designed exclusively for Android devices.

Before getting into the details of the ‘Application not installed’ error message, let’s take a look at Android and its development and success over the years.


 Fix ‘APPLICATION NOT INSTALLED’ Error on Androids

ANDROID

Android is an operating system that was developed by Google. It was originally designed mainly for touch screen devices such as phones and tablets. It has since developed further to Android TV, Android Auto, and Android Wear.
Android initially received a lukewarm reaction when it was released in 2007. Many were impressed with the operating system’s design but were unsure if mobile manufacturers would be prepared or willing to replace their current operating systems.
However, Android grew exponentially, and since 2013, it has been the best selling operating system on tablets. It currently dominates on smartphones as well.
In 2009, research showed that Android possessed only 2.8% of worldwide smartphone shipments. By late 2010, that number had risen to 33%. In 2011, it was estimated that of all smartphone sales, Android owned 52.5%. By the end of 2012 Android was shown to have a 75% share of the global market smartphone. By May 2013, it was announced that 900 million Android devices had been activated up to that point.
In July 2013, the Google Play store had over one million published Android applications, with more than 50 billion applications downloaded.
As of October 2016, more than a billion Android devices have been sold with an activation rate of 1.5 million per day.
The first Android phone was the T-mobile G1, introduced in October 2008. Since 2008, Android has developed and released many updates that have consistently improved the operating system by adding new features and addressing previous issues/bugs.
Each significant release was named, in alphabetical order, after a dessert or candy. The first was the “Cupcake”. This was followed by “Donut”, “Honeycomb”, “Ice Cream Sandwich”, “Jelly Bean” and “Kit Kat”.
Applications for Android devices can easily be installed from the Google Play Store. In recent years, Android has a growing availability of third party applications. These can be acquired by downloading and installing the application’s Android Application Package (APK) files.
Back to the error message that is burning your eyes on your Android device. How can this message be addressed to remove the error and process the app installation?

How to Fix ‘APPLICATION NOT INSTALLED’ Error on Androids


POSSIBLE CAUSES AND SOLUTIONS

First, it is important to identify the reason the message is being displayed. Knowing the root cause will make finding a solution more accessible.
There are various reasons that could cause this error message to display. Let’s look at these common causes and some ways to resolve them.
  1. Problem: Not enough available storage space. This is a very common reason for the error. The app can’t be installed because there isn’t room for it on the device. If storage is full, no new apps can be downloaded.
Solution: Go through all of your current apps and delete any that you do not use to free up storage space. You can also delete photos, music and videos to free up any additional storage.
  1. Problem: Corruption of the app or the APK file. This is common when an app is downloaded from an unofficial source/outside of Google Play. The app you are trying to install may be already corrupted. It could also be copied from another source, or it may not even be fully available.
Solution: Double check the source you’re using to download the app and ensure it is a reliable source. If you cannot confirm this, it would be better to download the app from a trustworthy source such as Google Play.
  1. Problem: an APK signature or certificate clash. Android operating systems are defaulted to require that all applications be signed when installed. This signature is used to identify the author of the application and to build confidence among applications with the same signature. An app with a valid signature ensures that it is coming from the developers you expected. If you attempt to install an APK from outside the Google Play Store, and use it as an update to an app you currently have, the OS will try to validate the application’s certificate by ensuring it came from the same developers. If the certificate matches, the application will install as desired. If the certificate does not match, it implies the APK has been tampered with and will result in an “Application not installed” error message.
Solution: Ensure you are installing the application from a valid source. Delete any previous versions of the application that you may have on your Android device.
  1. Problem: Incorrect app install location. This is a common reason for the error message. There are certain apps that can only be installed on phone memory. Other apps can be installed on both the phone memory and the SD card. An SD card is a memory card that can be used on Android devices to allow for more space for your photos, games, apps and music. If an app that is only available to be downloaded on the phone memory attempts to install on the SD card, it will result in the error message.
Solution: First you can attempt to reset your device’s app permissions. To do this go to Settings>Apps>All>Menu key>Reset app permissions or reset app preferences. Second, you can change the application installation location to ‘Let the system decide’ or ‘Automatic’.
  1. Problem: Corrupted storage on the phone or SD card. This is likely the most common problem when it comes to issues with applications not being installed. If the storage of your Android device or the SD card is corrupt in any way, no new application can be installed.
Solution: If there is corruption, it is most likely to be your SD card that is corrupted over your phone storage. In this case, you can reformat your SD card. Copy the contents of the memory card to another location as a backup first, and then reformat the card. To format your SD card on your Android device, go to the home screen and tap on Menu>Settings. Proceed to SD & Phone Storage. Tap on “Unmount SD card” and then validate. Follow this by tapping on “Format SD”. Follow the process on the screen to complete the formatting.
  1. Problem: Installation on a mounted SD card. It’s possible that your SD card is mounted on a laptop or another device. If this is the case, the SD card will be seen as not accessible and therefore errors will occur when you attempt to install a new app.
Solution: This is a very simple solution; ensure that your SD card is not connected to any other devices. If it is, disconnect it.
  1. Problem: Temporary operating system errors or app permission errors may also be the cause of this issue.
Solution: In this case, there isn’t a direct go-to solution. It may be as simple as waiting and attempting to install the app later, hoping the temporary glitch has resolved itself.

OTHER OPTIONS TO RESOLVE THE ISSUE

There are a few other options in attempting to resolve the ‘application not installed’ issue if the causes are not any of the above.
  • As we do with all electronic and technological devices when they give us problems, reboot your phone. You also try to simply shut down the device, remove the battery and reinsert it.
  • The last solution to resolve the problem is to completely wipe your phone. This is not an ideal option and should only be used as a last resort. You can wipe your device by going to Settings and doing a factory reset. You can also do a total wipe in recovery mode. Again, this option should only be used if you have attempted allof the above and not been successful.

GOODBYE ERROR MESSAGE

Now you are all set for the next time you receive that pesky ‘Application not installed’ error message. Instead of rolling your eyes and throwing your phone in frustration, you can go through all of the causes and solutions in this article. You’ll be sure to resolve the issue quickly and easily.
In some cases, it will be as simple as shutting your phone off and taking out, then reinserting the battery. Or a simple reboot of your phone may do the trick. It may be that you’ve got so many amazing apps, photos and games, that there simply isn’t any remaining storage left on your phone; that’s easy to fix with the deletion of apps you no longer use.
Even if the root cause is more serious and the fix is more laborious, at least you have options of how to resolve the issue now.

Thursday, January 12

Tips To Prevent Your Phone From Overheating - 2017

Tips On How To Prevent Your Phone From Overheating in 2017 - Is your smartphone always getting hot when in use? Are you worried about how your smartphone get overheated Overheating is one of the major problem smartphone users face nowadays and there are many tips available online for preventing and limiting this heating effect but am here to add more interesting tips that would help you fix this.

Overheating is caused by many factors including poor processing power, wrong phone charger, environmental temperature, type of applications installed, low memory, playing heavy games and lots more.

Though in most cases overheating is a hardware issue, we have other commonly neglected activities that makes our phones gets much hotter. More details bellow.

Tips To Prevent Your Phone From Overheating - 2017

How To Prevent Your Android Phone From Overheating

1. Remove The Case
Almost all smartphones come with a Phone case or cover and these cases usually covers the phone vent areas thereby making the phone overheat. So by removing the phone cover when charging or using heavy apps, it will go a long way in keeping the phone cool.

2. Place The Phone on a Hard Surface
Just like laptop and other similar electronics devices, keeping them on a soft surface like bed, rug or sofa while charging makes them absorb heat thereby causing overheating but when you keep them on a smooth hard surface like table, air will be going out and entering without much restrictions.

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3. Avoid Over Charging
Although latest phones now comes with electrical charging circuits that disengages the power supply to the phone as soon as it's fully charged to avoid overcharging effects. But if you are using older smartphones that doesn't have this feature, i will advise you to avoid overcharging or overnight charging in order to prevent Overheating of your smartphone.
Overcharging can also result to decoration of your phone battery life span and in the worst case scenario, an explosion. So avoid it.

5. Avoid Using Your Phone Often in a Hot Environment
Have you noticed that your phone battery drains faster during the sunny dry season than during the raining season? Yes that's a fact and the reason for that is not far-fetched. Your phone gets hotter in a sunny day so you can try limiting usage of your phone in such conditions. Avoid keeping the phone directly facing sun light. It's risky and also affects the phone's lifespan negatively.

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6. Don't Use Fake Chargers and Batteries
Some third-party fake chargers and batteries too are responsible for heating up of smartphones. Not only batteries, but chargers with conflicting wattage rating can heat up the smartphones to some extent.

4. Limit Apps That Works In Background
Some apps like Facebook, Messenger, WhatsApp, Google Map, Twitter, Instagram etc works in background without you knowing. This apps not only slows down your phone performance, drains battery but they are also huge culprit to overheating of smartphones.
This is more noticed on phones with lower memory space and RAM size. So make sure you always kill these apps if you notice hotness when using your phone. You can use "greenify app" to achieve this automatically.

7. Uninstall Heavy Games and App
If your smartphone is one of the average phones with little memory and RAM, you can do yourself a favor by uninstalling all those big games and apps that have taken lots of space on your device.

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8. Turn Off WiFi and Bluetooth
When not in use, the best thing is to turn off all the connectivity options on your phone especially WiFi and Bluetooth as they not only drains battery but causes heating in some extent.

Finally, To Prevent Your Phone From Overheating in future you need a smartphone with better and faster processor, improved memory space and bigger RAM.
Making the features above available on your next phone can go a long way in fixing this overheating issues.

Wednesday, October 26

The Fingerprint sensor and the eye scanner on the Tecno Phantom 6 plus


The Fingerprint sensor and the eye scanner on the Tecno Phantom plus
Unlock the phantom 6 plus with a Touch

The Tecno phantom 6 plus comes with a TRIPLE FOLD SECURITY – The Phantom 6+ comes with a very reliable fingerprint recognition technology similar to that found on the Phantom 5, which was super-fast to respond. In only 0.4 seconds, the fingerprint feature can unlock your phone and give you easy access to your device.


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The fingerprint sensor comes in handy in securing your device , the fingerprint sensor also saves you the hustle of setting up conventional boring and complicated patterns/Passwords.
The fingerprint sensor is super responsive and unlocks the device in approximately 0.4 seconds. whats good is that the fingerprint can also be used to enhance privacy, you can lock some sensitive apps such as whatsapp, Messages and gallery without the hassle of installing 3rd party apps .

Did you know you can register up to 5 different fingerprints ?


The Fingerprint sensor and the eye scanner on the Tecno Phantom plus

In a bid to protect the Phantom 6+ against increasing malware attacks while roaming on the Internet, TECNO has collaborated with Trustlook, a trusted mobile antivirus company in California, USA. This partnership makes it possible for the Phantom 6+ to come with a free inbuilt antivirus from Trustlook valued at about USD 10.

Your eye can be used to add an additional layer of security on the Phantom 6+. The Phantom 6+ eye-scanner is built with the latest eyeball recognition technology to make it safer for you to either encrypt or unlock your phone with your eyes. Just like in the CAMON C9.

Cool right?

Wednesday, September 21

How to Boot Tecno Android devices into Safe Mode

The essence of Booting your android device in safe mode is to enables it boot with default settings, meaning, all third party apps would automatically be disabled. This function is Best when you want to troubleshoot your android device and also when you want to get rid of lag or freezes you noticed on your android device.
How to Boot Tecno Android devices into Safe Mode

It’s advisable to perform the safe mode function often, and watch all errors being fixed from your device. Take note that once your android device is being boot in safe mode, and then your android operating system would revert to its default settings.


I have detailed this in two methods, so choose the easiest method to boot your Tecno ((Tecno Q1, Tecno S7, Tecno P9, Tecno M9, Tecno H5, Tecno N9, Tecno D3, Tecno D5, Tecno F7, Tecno M3, Tecno S3, Tecno P5, Tecno L3, Tecno M5, Tecno M7, Tecno H7, Tecno M6, Tecno R7, Tecno N7, Tecno M9 (A3), Tecno L6, Tecno F5, Tecno G9, Tecno Boom J7, Tecno Phantom Z (A7), Tecno Camon C5, Tecno Camon C8, Tecno camon c7, Tecno camon c9, Tecno camon c9 pro, Boom J5, Phantom 5 android phones in safe mode. The method works perfectly on devices running on android kitkat, lollipop and also marshmallow.

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How to Boot Tecno Android devices into Safe Mode
Method 1
  • First turn off your smartphone and then turn on, Press and hold the home button while the phone is starting up.
  • Then in the button left hand corner of the screen, find the Safe Mode option.
  • That’s it, and your smartphone would successfully start in Safe Mode.
How to Boot Tecno Android devices into Safe Mode


Method 2
  • First turn off your smartphone.
  • After that, press and hold the Power and Lock button then wait till your device boots to LG logo
  • Immediately it boots to your device logo, then press the Volume Down button, while slipping of the Power button, then make sure the Volume Down button is still held till your device restarts
  • After that, Safe Mode would be visible on the left bottom of the screen, and then remove your hand from Volume Down button
  • Now exit the Safe Mode by pressing the Power &Lock button and then tap Restart
  • That’s it. Using any of the above method would easily start up your android device in Safe Mode. So follow the instruction carefully.