Android Police - Guides about Operating Systems https://www.androidpolice.com All the latest mobile tech news, deals, reviews, guides, editorials, and more. True Android fans come to Android Police! Mon, 20 Nov 2023 08:50:19 GMT en-US hourly 60 <![CDATA[How to check battery health on your Android phone]]> You might notice that your phone's battery isn't as robust as it was when you purchased it. Frequently seeing the low battery indicator can get annoying, especially if you feel like you fully charged your phone a few hours ago. Whether you use a high-end or budget phone, the battery degrades over time.

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Mon, 20 Nov 2023 08:50:19 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/android-check-battery-health/
<![CDATA[How to use the ChromeOS Cloud Gaming Launcher]]> As the internet becomes a bigger part of our daily lives, moving our data and computing power to the cloud is common. Few products take advantage of this like a top-of-the-line Chromebook. Few services showcase the potential of cloud computing like cloud gaming platforms such as Amazon Luna, GeForce Now, and Xbox Game Pass, which let you stream games that are otherwise unplayable on your device.

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Sun, 19 Nov 2023 08:48:24 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/chromeos-cloud-gaming-launcher-how-to/
<![CDATA[How to quickly set an alarm on your Android phone]]> Alarms are important for staying on top of things, whether jumpstarting your morning routine or monitoring your latest culinary creation. Setting up an alarm is a breeze, and several apps can help you with this task. Android's default app, Clock, is an excellent place to start.

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Fri, 17 Nov 2023 09:48:19 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/android-set-alarm-how-to/
<![CDATA[Google passkeys are replacing passwords. Here's how to set yours up]]> Are you tired of passwords? We're tired of passwords, even when they're made easier with a password manager app. Companies like Google are tired of passwords because they create too many potential vulnerabilities for user security. Everyone knows it's a problem. And now, a solution is on the rise. Welcome to the world of passkeys.

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Fri, 17 Nov 2023 08:59:20 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/google-passkeys-replace-passwords-guide-setup/
<![CDATA[How to enable high-contrast mode on your Android phone]]> The average time a US citizen spends looking at their phone each day is over five hours. That's almost half of our waking hours spent staring at a phone screen. But with our eyes constantly glued to a screen, there might be some concern about how much blue light exposure our eyes get. The same light is the culprit for causing damage to our eyesight and tricks our brains into staying awake (at night). However, most modern-day Android tablets and Android phones have methods to limit your exposure.

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Tue, 14 Nov 2023 09:26:30 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/android-phone-enable-high-contrast-mode/
<![CDATA[How to turn off Android Data Saver mode]]> The Android operating system has a built-in Data Saver mode to apply breaks on cellular data usage in the background. It's a handy trick to avoid excessive data charges on your carrier plan, but some may not find it useful. Several carriers offer unlimited monthly data plans, and Android's Data Saver mode may not be useful for their subscribers. Use the steps below to deactivate Data Saver mode on your top-budget Android phone if you are among them.

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Mon, 13 Nov 2023 08:14:25 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/android-data-saver-mode-enable/
<![CDATA[How to drag and drop between apps on your Android tablet]]> Say you're surfing the web on your top-of-the-line Android tablet and come across a valuable piece of information that you want to save in your notes app. Perhaps you want to spice up a document with images from your gallery. Whichever it is, the drag-and-drop feature lets you seamlessly move items between apps in multi-window mode, and we show you how it works.

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Sun, 12 Nov 2023 16:01:20 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/android-tablet-drag-drop-apps/
<![CDATA[How.to record a FaceTime call on your iPhone or iPad]]> Some FaceTime calls are more important than others. They are so important that you may want to record them to save for the long term. There isn't an obvious way to do this, given that FaceTime has upfront features like leaving a personalized video as a message. There are ways to get a FaceTime recording of a conversation if you set it up correctly. Here are the ins and outs of recording on FaceTime, if it works on your Android phone, and other important facts you should know.

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Sat, 11 Nov 2023 09:03:29 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/facetime-record-call/
<![CDATA[Accessibility features on Android 14]]> Google rolled out Android 14 on its flagship phones in early October. The rest of the Android family, from Samsung's leading phones to Motorola, will receive the most anticipated upgrade in the upcoming days (or months). So, to get ready for what Android 14 has in store, we go over some of the best accessibility features Android 14 has to offer.

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Sat, 11 Nov 2023 08:39:23 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/android-14-accessibility-features/
<![CDATA[How to use Android's Nearby Share feature with your Chromebook]]> We all take photos and videos or download PDFs that we want to share with our other devices or those around us. Usually, you'd send an email or a text to share those items, but there's a better way. Google's AirDrop-like Nearby Share feature allows you to send any type of file to other people or your other devices cleanly and seamlessly. This works great for sharing items between phones but is better if you want to share an item with one of our favorite Chromebooks. This guide shows you everything you need to know about Nearby Share and how to use it with your Chromebook.

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Fri, 10 Nov 2023 10:02:19 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-use-nearby-share-chrome-os/
<![CDATA[Apple Wallet: How to remove credit cards and boarding passes]]> Apple's Wallet is a one-stop iPhone destination for all kinds of payment and pass information. That can include quick payments at stores, transportation passes of all kinds, and tickets. But as time goes by, some passes and payments in the Apple Wallet can grow outdated. That leads to clutter and potentially some security hazards, so it makes sense to clear anything you don't need out of the Wallet.

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Sat, 04 Nov 2023 10:00:16 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/apple-wallet-remove-credit-cards-boarding-passes/
<![CDATA[How to connect your Android and Chromebook with Phone Hub]]> Android users have been watching Apple's ecosystem get better and tighter for decades. iPhone owners can send text messages from iPads and Macs, share files and photos across Apple devices, and seamlessly pass their AirPods connection from one product to another. However, Apple finally has some competition.

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Fri, 03 Nov 2023 09:11:16 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/phone-hub-chromebook-android-connect/
<![CDATA[How to check and manage your screen time on your Android phone]]> So, you upgraded to the latest Google Pixel 8 and now spend your days enjoying your new smartphone. But don't forget that, like any technology, smartphones are a double-edged sword. On the one hand, they put the world's knowledge at your fingertips. On the other hand, they let you drown in the unending depth of social media.

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Fri, 03 Nov 2023 08:05:16 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/android-check-screen-time/
<![CDATA[How to install Steam on ChromeOS]]> Steam has been the most popular gaming platform for PC gamers for over a decade. The number of games, ease of use, and overall familiarity make Stream the go-to choice for many today. ChromeOS is the lightweight operating system that powersChromebooks and Chromeboxes. It's great for basic day-to-day tasks online, such as typing documents, streaming media, and browsing the web. Even the more premium Chromebooks are not considered high-end gaming PCs, but they can install Steam. In the following guide, we show you how to download Steam on a compatible Chromebook model.

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Thu, 02 Nov 2023 10:00:16 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/chromeos-download-steam/
<![CDATA[ChromeOS to Windows: How to make the switch]]> ChromeOS is a lightweight operating system that is great for people who work with cloud-based apps. Typically found on Chromebooks, these are primarily online-only devices that are limited in their overall capabilities. Whether they are the best or even the most affordable Chromebooks, all have one thing in common: less software compatibility than Windows. Many developers make fully featured apps on Windows that you can't get on ChromeOS via a Chromebook. If you're ready to switch from ChromeOS to Windows, we show you how to get started in the guide below.

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Mon, 30 Oct 2023 20:26:41 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/switch-chromeos-windows/
<![CDATA[How to replace your Gmail password with a passkey]]> A passwordless future awaits you as the struggle to remember your combinations and protect them from hackers continues. In May 2023, Google announced it was adopting passkeys to make sign-ins easier and safer. This new method relies on public-key cryptography, a technology where private and public keys communicate to verify your identity.

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Mon, 30 Oct 2023 16:01:23 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/gmail-password-passkey-replacement/
<![CDATA[How much RAM does a Chromebook need?]]> Chromebooks are capable machines that can be used for browsing, watching videos, and editing documents. You can also use Android and desktop apps via Linux. Its lightweight ChromeOS operating system makes Chromebooks power-efficient. These computers don't need powerful processors and RAM in double-digits.

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Mon, 30 Oct 2023 15:21:55 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/chromebook-ram-requirements/
<![CDATA[What is Chromebook Plus?]]> Chromebooks are often referred to as low-cost alternatives to Mac and Windows computers. Google has been toying with an idea to better distinguish between low-end and high-end Chromebooks. The search giant recently announced the Chromebook Plus program to set the ground rules for manufacturers to earn the premium tag and deliver a better experience to ChromeOS users.

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Mon, 30 Oct 2023 15:15:13 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/chromebook-plus-guide/
<![CDATA[How to open a Linux terminal on your Chromebook]]> Chromebooks are popular because they are fast, easy to use, and affordable. You'll likely spend most of your time online using web-based apps, but there are some cases where you can use your Chromebook offline. For example, you can edit Google Docs files without an active internet connection and manage your downloaded files offline. You can also turn your budget Chromebook into a fully featured Linux computer where you can run a unique command line environment. In this guide, we cover how to get a Linux terminal up and running on your Chromebook.

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Mon, 30 Oct 2023 12:00:24 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-open-linux-terminal-chromebook/
<![CDATA[How to set up a new Chromebook or Chromebox]]> Chromebooks are great devices for most people due to their low cost and ease of use. The best Chromebooks have premium features, such as built-in fingerprint sensors or 4k displays. Before you can use these features, you must sign in and get your device going. Fortunately, you can complete the process in minutes.

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Sun, 29 Oct 2023 11:52:44 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/chromebook-set-up-guide/
<![CDATA[How to move from Windows to ChromeOS]]> Windows is an operating system widely used for entertainment, work, school, and gaming. It has a worldwide appeal for offering a user experience tailored to your needs using premade or custom-built computers. At the same time, Windows is synonymous with viruses, malware, and other infections that plague its users daily. And constant Windows updates in the background often go ignored by many, causing more issues in the future. Some of the best Chromebooks on the market can be very appealing, and it's easy to see why some might want to switch to ChromeOS.

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Sat, 28 Oct 2023 18:59:10 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/switch-windows-to-chromeos/
<![CDATA[Chromebook: How to use Microsoft 365 (FKA Microsoft Office)]]> Chromebooks run ChromeOS, a web-focused platform built around Google's cloud apps (Chrome, Gmail, and Docs, just to name a few). The best Chromebooks can do almost everything your regular Windows laptop can, including running Microsoft's productivity suite. The main difference is Windows and MacOS computers can download Microsoft Office (or Microsoft 365, as it's now called) apps, while Chromebook users are limited to Microsoft's web apps.

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Sat, 28 Oct 2023 18:22:44 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/chromebook-use-microsoft365-office/
<![CDATA[Android: How to see your Wi-Fi password and network name]]> If you're like most people, you probably kept the random password on the bottom of your home router. While that random password is pretty safe, it's probably pretty hard to remember. If you already have your login details on your Android phone or tablet, there's no need dust off and flip over your gateway.

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Wed, 25 Oct 2023 19:18:58 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-see-android-wifi-password/
<![CDATA[How to activate predictive back navigation on Android 14]]> Android 14 is full of new features, most found behind the scenes. A couple of years after Google gave us a new look for our favorite smartphones with Material You, the last two upgrades have focused on upgrading elements you might not think about every day. Security, privacy, and speed are three aspects that Android 14 excels at, but Google didn't stop there. A new addition to gestures could change how you think about swiping between apps on your new Pixel 8 Pro, but you need to activate predictive back gestures to see it in action.

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Wed, 25 Oct 2023 13:00:21 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/turn-on-predictive-back-navigation-android-14/
<![CDATA[How to use Focus modes on iOS]]> Are you feeling a bit distracted these days? Is a new remote work situation or job creating problems with task management? Apple added a productivity feature to iOS and related platforms called Focus. Focus allows you to customize certain modes for work, studying, or other activities to avoid distractions. If you haven't tried it, we recommend incorporating it into your most productive times. Focus is more useful than the usual sleep modes or just leaving messages on read.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2023 16:01:23 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-set-up-focus-on-ios/
<![CDATA[How to drag and drop content between apps on Android 14]]> Android 14 is here, and while Google kept its best features exclusive to its Pixel lineup, plenty of new features are coming to your phone soon. While some of this update's best content is hidden behind the scenes, you'll find some crucial new tools perfect for multitasking, especially if you haven't upgraded to one of our favorite foldables. Whether you're rocking a Google Pixel 8 Pro or a Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra running the One UI 6 beta, here's how to drag and drop between apps on Android 14.

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Wed, 18 Oct 2023 11:00:32 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-drag-drop-content-app-to-app-android-14/
<![CDATA[How to use Google Photos for wallpapers on your Chromebook]]> Wallpapers make a surprising difference to your user experience and set the tone of your device. Whether you opt for a picture of your loved ones, an abstract design, your favorite band, or a scenic landscape, your choice of wallpaper can impact your mood. So, if you feel like you've outgrown your old desktop background, it might be time for a wallpaper refresh.

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Sun, 15 Oct 2023 16:00:31 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-use-google-photos-as-wallpaper-on-chromebook/
<![CDATA[What is firmware and what does it do?]]> Along with the standbys "hardware" and "software," the digital world has long used a third description called "firmware." While firmware has been around for several years, it's not always clear to the average user what it refers to or how it differs from previous definitions for software.

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Sun, 15 Oct 2023 12:00:31 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/what-is-firmware/
<![CDATA[How to set up and use Moto Gestures]]> Over the years, Motorola has consistently prioritized user-friendly features and tools that enhance the user experience. A shining example is Moto Gestures, a unique set of actions that allow users to access built-in features and tools more conveniently. Sometimes, without even touching actual physical buttons.

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Fri, 13 Oct 2023 13:00:33 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-set-up-moto-gestures/
<![CDATA[How to access your Chromebook's Clipboard Manager]]> Chromebooks are quickly becoming a popular alternative to Windows laptops, PCs, and MacBooks. Whether for your home, school, or work, you can buy one of the best Chromebooks that suits your needs at affordable prices.

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Thu, 12 Oct 2023 10:10:30 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/access-chromebook-clipboard-manager/
<![CDATA[How to customize the Android 14 lock screen]]> One of the biggest and most noticeable changes in Android 14 is the ability to customize your lock screen. This lets you make some small but fundamental changes to your lock screen that can improve its usability and aesthetics.

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Tue, 10 Oct 2023 12:00:30 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-customize-your-android-14-lock-screen/
<![CDATA[How to change ringtone on an Android phone]]> You might be tired of hearing the same ringtone you've had for years since you last budgeted for a new Android phone. Most people don't realize you can change the default ringtone and assign a custom tune for your listed contacts. It's a handy feature when separating urgent work calls from personal ones. But that involves learning how to experiment with new ringtones while replacing the selected default. This short guide teaches you how to change your ringtone or load any custom tune from your phone's file manager.

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Mon, 09 Oct 2023 13:00:32 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/change-android-ringtone/
<![CDATA[How to open your files on ChromeOS]]> Chromebooks are more than enough to handle most people's computer needs. Even with its firm reliance on the Google Chrome web browser, you can do much more with the Files app and some solid Android apps. You're never stuck within the scope of a web browser. Whether you need to access files on your inbuilt storage or an external drive, this guide explains how to open files on ChromeOS.

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Mon, 09 Oct 2023 10:01:33 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/chromeos-how-to-open-files/
<![CDATA[The top Android 14 settings you'll want to change right now]]> Android 14 is out now, and while a ton of new features are included in the latest version of the OS, we identified a few you should check out first. These will make the most significant difference to your Android 14 experience, which is substantially larger than Android 13.

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Fri, 06 Oct 2023 10:00:28 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/android-14-settings-to-change-immediately/
<![CDATA[How to quickly share your location on Android]]> If your friends plan to meet up with you at a new hole-in-the-wall restaurant, they'll appreciate getting help with directions. But some spots can be tucked away at an obscure location, making them hard to find. Or maybe you're parked away from the building and can't find a suitable landmark for reference. While maps can help with navigation, sharing your real-time location is more accurate.

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Fri, 06 Oct 2023 08:00:30 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-share-location-android/
<![CDATA[How to run and install ChromeOS from a flash drive]]> ChromeOS has come a long way from being a glorified web browser to a full-fledged operating system that's packed with great features. Chromebooks come in all shapes and sizes, including some great 2-in-1 laptops, which means there's a Chromebook for everyone. If you're interested in a Chromebook but aren't sure if you want to take the leap and buy one, install ChromeOS on a flash drive and try it on a computer you own.

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Thu, 05 Oct 2023 16:00:32 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-put-chromeos-on-flash-drive/
<![CDATA[What is Nearby Unlock and is it related to Smart Lock?]]> Modern Android smartphones offer biometric security features, like fingerprint and face unlock, to provide an instantaneous and seamless unlocking experience. However, every once in a while, your smartphone asks you to enter your password, and it can be frustrating.

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Mon, 02 Oct 2023 16:00:34 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/what-is-nearby-unlock-how-different-from-smart-lock/
<![CDATA[How to easily install the Android 14 QPR Beta on your Pixel]]> The Android 14 Beta Program is over. In its place, Google has already started testing Android 14 QPR1, the upcoming big update to Android 14 that will come to all the best phones in December 2023. It offers a ton of fun and interesting features already, no matter if you have the Pixel 7 Pro or another Google device. If you're curious to give it a try on your Pixel device before it launches, there is an easy way to install the pre-release version of Android 14 QPR 1 on your phone that feels almost like getting a regular system update.

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Fri, 29 Sep 2023 15:00:36 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-install-android-developer-previews/
<![CDATA[How to sync your OneDrive files on your Chromebook]]> Chromebooks may have a reputation as not offering a full desktop OS. Still, Google's operating system has matured in recent years, with tons of great ChromeOS features and tricks to get the most out of your favorite Chromebook. For a long time, ChromeOS and Microsoft Office didn't get along as well as they could have. While you can easily access your Google Drive in the ChromeOS Files app, the same can't be said about Microsoft OneDrive. That's changing, so let's dive into how you can set up OneDrive to sync with your Chromebook's Files app.

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Fri, 29 Sep 2023 13:00:35 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-sync-dropbox-onedrive-files-on-chromebook/
<![CDATA[Android: How to manage your camera and microphone permissions]]> Once again you've downloaded a new app on your trusty Android phone, but every time you open that app, it sends notification that states you must turn on camera and microphone permissions in the settings. Essentially, some apps don't function without enabling these (required) permissions. So you're stuck toggling on these permissions anyway. However, thanks to the continuous privacy and security updates from Android OS, you can now at least control how often and when it can be used. Other times, you may prefer to visit the permissions manager to rescind permissions from data-hungry apps. Either way, we recommend learning how to access the permission manager from the Privacy Dashboard. To help get you started, we will teach you how to manage your camera and mic permissions on any dependable Android phone.

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Fri, 29 Sep 2023 07:58:29 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/manage-android-camera-microphone-permissions/
<![CDATA[Android: How to clear your app cache on your phone or tablet]]> Over time, you might notice that your phone feels sluggish and apps take longer to load. Many users try to free up storage on their phones by clearing their app cache. Meanwhile, others believe that you should let the Android operating system deal with it. So, what should you do? Does clearing your cache even do anything?

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Fri, 29 Sep 2023 06:48:33 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/clear-app-cache-data-android/
<![CDATA[How to change app icons on your Android phone ]]> Customization has always been Android's key strength, from using a custom launcher to changing your device's font and theme settings. Google has continued to build upon this concept, with Android becoming more user-friendly after every major release. These days, you have better control over your device experience than in the past.

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Thu, 28 Sep 2023 17:50:12 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-change-app-icons-on-android/
<![CDATA[How to record audio from Android apps]]> Recording external sounds is easy on Android if you use one of our favorite recording apps, and since Android 10, recording internal sounds is straightforward. We walk you through the entire process so that you can record audio from your apps. These apps work on any Android device. Some even work on Chromebooks, so you can record audio from your laptop with the same app you use on your phone.

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Thu, 28 Sep 2023 14:36:32 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/record-audio-android-apps/
<![CDATA[How to block unwanted ads on your Android phone or tablet]]> Unwanted ads can be annoying, distracting, and sometimes malicious. Abusive ads can slow even the best Android phones, drain your battery, and compromise privacy. Advertisements usually appear on a web page, but ads can be seen in pop-ups, notifications, and Android wallpaper if an abusive app is installed. Some rogue ads are annoying and automatically start playing video or audio clips in the background. In this guide, we show the different solutions you can use to get rid of these bad ads on your Android phone or tablet.

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Thu, 28 Sep 2023 13:51:30 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-block-ads-android/
<![CDATA[How to prevent apps from 'sleeping' in the background on Android]]> Android typically forces low-priority apps to go to sleep so that it doesn't drain your phone's battery. This ensures that your phone lasts longer. Still, it can get annoying if you miss an important notification because the app was set to sleep mode. Android also offers a way to counter this behavior, so you don't have to deal with delayed notifications. It doesn't matter whether you use one of the best Samsung phones, a Google Pixel phone, or another Android phone. In this guide, we show you how to fix this issue with the battery optimization setting.

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Tue, 26 Sep 2023 10:19:27 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/prevent-apps-from-sleeping-in-the-background-on-android/
<![CDATA[How to find ChromeOS updates on your Chromebook ]]> Staying on top of software updates keeps your Chromebook running efficiently and securely. Typically, you don't have to manually install updates on a Chromebook. Google ships ChromeOS updates and security patches frequently, and they typically download and install in the background. If you've noticed your laptop is running more slowly than normal, its worth a quick check to make sure your computer is up to date. If a missing update or ChromeOS Powerwash fails to help, it may be time to to upgrade to a a high-end Chromebook.

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Fri, 22 Sep 2023 12:54:54 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/chromebook-chromeos-update-check/
<![CDATA[How to set up your new Android phone]]> Do you have one of our favorite foldable phones? Or a new budget Android phone? Irrespective of how many phones you have used so far, nothing beats the joy of setting up a new phone. You might dread the initial setup process. However, if done right, you can have your phone set up and ready to use within a few minutes. Here's how to set up your new Android phone.

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Wed, 20 Sep 2023 14:00:28 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-set-up-a-new-android-phone/
<![CDATA[ChromeOS: How to switch between Stable, Beta, and Dev channels]]> Chromebooks are capable and easy-to-use devices that run Linux-based ChromeOS on the software front. The best Chromebooks offer premium builds and receive operating system (OS) updates for many years. Chromebook updates are mainly released in Stable, Beta, and Developer channels. You can switch between these channels to access the newest features while they're being finalized. However, each channel offers a different mix of new features and stability. This guide details the ChromeOS channels available to you and how you can try them out.

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Wed, 20 Sep 2023 10:00:28 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-change-chromeos-channels-stable-beta-dev/
<![CDATA[7 simple tips to manage your Android phone's notifications]]> It's no secret that Android's handling of notifications is light-years ahead of the competition (looking at you, iOS). But it doesn't matter how well your amazing Android phone handles notifications if you're bombarded by hundreds of them all day. Notification overload is a real thing as apps fight for your attention. Android comes with built-in ways to customize your notifications the way you want. Follow these steps to create the perfect notification environment for your peace of mind.

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Sun, 17 Sep 2023 09:00:23 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-manage-notifications-android-phone/
<![CDATA[How to change your text bubble color on Android]]> Texting on Android has improved over the years thanks to various security and interactive features brought through RCS chat. Now, your messages are end-to-end encrypted, and you can share high-quality media files, see typing indicators, and react to messages without a third-party app. But what good is it if the text isn't readable or the bubbles look bland? Whether you want to make conversations pop or improve readability on your pocket-friendly Android phone, this guide focuses on how to change the color of the text bubbles on Android.

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Sat, 16 Sep 2023 15:00:25 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/change-text-bubble-color-android/
<![CDATA[How to use FaceTime on your Android phone, tablet, or laptop]]> For years, FaceTime was the envy of Android users, due to its superior video and audio quality. In an interesting turn of events, Apple slightly loosened its grips on iMessage in 2021. The change allowed people with an Android phone, tablet, or Windows PC use FaceTime in their web browser. Apple users can also set these browsers as their default apps, which is a big step since the company doesn't allow the replacement of its native apps.

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Wed, 13 Sep 2023 18:01:25 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/use-apple-facetime-android-windows/
<![CDATA[How to make Google Maps the default navigation app on your iPhone]]> For a long time, most Google apps on Android phones have been available on iOS, but not vice versa. A few years ago, with the release of iOS 14, Apple opened its walled garden slightly, allowing iPhone users to swap out Safari for Google Chrome and the Mail app for Gmail. And while you can install the Google Maps app from the App Store, you can't make it the default navigation app.

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Wed, 13 Sep 2023 17:00:27 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/make-google-maps-app-default-iphone/
<![CDATA[How to use an SD card for storage on your Chromebook]]> Whether you're rocking a top-of-the-line Chromebook or our favorite budget ChromeOS devices, at some point, you may want to expand your storage. Downloading content from apps like Netflix or Plex takes up a lot of space, so you'll want to install an SD or MicroSD card to avoid filling up your laptop's internal storage.

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Wed, 13 Sep 2023 11:00:26 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/chromebook-enable-sd-card-storage/
<![CDATA[How to unsend an iMessage on your iPhone or iPad]]> We've all sent messages and suddenly realized, "Ahhh! I need to take that back!" From disastrous autocorrects to heat-of-the-moment misfires and shooting a message to the wrong person, our texts sometimes need a redo button.

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Tue, 12 Sep 2023 18:05:24 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/unsend-apple-imessage-tutorial/
<![CDATA[How does Google Fast Pair work, and how do you use it?]]> Modern smartphones have a few connectivity options, including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 4G, and 5G. However, connecting a new device can be confusing, especially for people unfamiliar with the device pairing process. Imagine the frustration of setting up your new wireless earbuds and struggling to connect them. However, if they're compatible with Google Fast Pair, connecting them to your Android device or Chromebook is a seamless task that's completed in seconds.

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Sat, 09 Sep 2023 11:00:26 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/what-is-google-fast-pair/
<![CDATA[How to set up and use Bedtime mode on your Android]]> Bedtime mode helps you put away your favorite gaming phone. The feature uses Do Not Disturb (DND) mode to mute calls, texts, and other notifications, earning you some shut-eye. With the One UI 5.0 release, Samsung replaced the feature with its robust Modes system. Bedtime mode is now "Sleep" and is one of five new modes to replace Focus mode. Non-Samsung smartphones can still access Bedtime and Focus modes as these are standard Android OS features.

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Thu, 31 Aug 2023 11:01:25 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-use-bedtime-mode-on-android/
<![CDATA[How to use Maintenance mode on Samsung Galaxy phones]]> The best Samsung phones come with a handy Maintenance mode that makes your life easier when you submit your device for repair work. In such cases, there's always a concern that the repair technician can go through your private photos and files on the phone. This is where Samsung's Maintenance mode comes in, which keeps your data safe and secure from prying eyes. And it achieves this without requiring you to reset your Samsung Galaxy phone.

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Tue, 29 Aug 2023 10:00:36 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/enable-maintenance-mode-samsung-one-ui/
<![CDATA[How to unblock a number on an Android phone]]> Blocking a phone number is the simplest way to prevent the person on the other end of the line from contacting you. It comes in handy for preventing scammers, telemarketers, annoying contacts, and other unwanted calls. But how do you unblock a contact or phone number? You can easily unblock them if you blocked someone by mistake or changed your mind about a connection you deliberately blocked. This tutorial shows how to remove someone's phone number from the blocked list on the top budget Android phones.

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Sat, 26 Aug 2023 09:00:25 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-unblock-phone-number-android/
<![CDATA[How to merge your contacts on your Android phone or tablet]]> Syncing your Google account to a device can mess up your contact list if you're not careful. Adding an extra SIM card may also do the same, whether it's an eSIM-compatible phone or a regular one. Other times, you forget that you stored someone's digits on your phone and then do it again. Any of these actions causes contacts to appear more than once. While duplicate contacts don't pose a serious threat, they can delay sending a message or making phone calls. You'll have to open each occurrence to be sure you have the correct number.

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Thu, 17 Aug 2023 10:00:25 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/android-merge-contacts-tutorial/
<![CDATA[Every Samsung device that will get four Android OS upgrades]]> For nearly a decade, iPhone users could hold one thing over their Android-using friends' heads: update support. It wasn't uncommon to see the majority of smartphones, no matter how powerful, lose software support after a couple of years. Meanwhile, the rolled-out updates were often delayed by months as OEMs worked to customize Android to their liking.

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Tue, 08 Aug 2023 11:01:24 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/samsung-four-year-update-list-android/
<![CDATA[How to install the Google Play Store on any Android device]]> When Apple released its first iPhone, the device came without the App Store, as the company believed most third-party software should run through the built-in Safari browser. It didn't take long for developers to build third-party app stores, such as Installer.app and Cydia, which weren't under Apple's control. Things have evolved since then, with the official App Store being the go-to marketplace for iPhone users looking to install an application.

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Sun, 06 Aug 2023 10:23:25 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/install-google-play-store-any-android-device/
<![CDATA[How to turn off Safe Mode on your Android device]]> If your Android device runs slow, freezes, or crashes, you can diagnose and isolate the root cause by putting it in Safe Mode. Doing so lets you identify if a third-party app is the source of your problems. Occasionally, these apps can unintentionally run in the background or have critical bugs that need to be addressed by their developers. Booting your Android smartphone or one of the best Android tablets with Safe Mode temporarily deactivates your installed third-party apps. This is an excellent first step toward getting your device back to normal.

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Tue, 25 Jul 2023 13:00:23 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-turn-off-safe-mode-android/
<![CDATA[15 quick ways to transfer files from your Android to a PC or Mac]]> Although the top Android phones have a minimum of 128GB of storage as standard, it may not be sufficient for everyone. Perhaps you'd like to back up photos to free up storage space or move music to your desktop that you downloaded on your phone. Because of Android's open and transparent nature, there are many ways to do it. You can use a USB cable, Bluetooth, a third-party app, or a local wireless connection.

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Sat, 22 Jul 2023 09:09:22 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-transfer-files-android-to-pc-mac/
<![CDATA[How to turn off Google Discover on your Android]]> Google's Discover page is a key part of an Android phone's homescreen. It is the leftmost homescreen panel on most phones and a great source to discover new content and stay up to date with the latest world happenings and topics that interest you. Google Discover was initially a Pixel-exclusive. However, the homescreen panel has become a part of most premium and budget Android phones. If your phone doesn't provide access to Discover from the homescreen, you can access it from the Google app.

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Wed, 19 Jul 2023 11:17:17 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/disable-google-discover-android/
<![CDATA[Google ChromeOS Flex: What it is and why you should use it]]> E-waste is a problem as people buy and replace more devices for themselves and their families. Keeping devices for longer is a great way to reduce e-waste, but that can be difficult when your Windows or macOS device feels underpowered and laggy. You could replace it with one of the best Chromebooks, but Google created another way to make your old computer new again. This operating system, called ChromeOS Flex, can help breathe new life into your old device. Let's look at what ChromeOS Flex is, how to use it, and how it compares to normal ChromeOS.

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Thu, 13 Jul 2023 16:40:18 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/chrome-os-flex-what-it-is-and-why-you-should-use-it/
<![CDATA[How to update Google Play Services on an Android phone or tablet]]> Google Play Services is one of the core components of the Android operating system that is crucial to the whole experience. It handles everything from allowing you to manage your Google accounts to ensuring your Google apps work together. It provides specific functionality between your installed Android apps and the operating system. Google's apps and many third-party apps rely on them to offer unique cloud services, targeted user ads, and more. And like smartphones, the best Android tablets also benefit from Google Play Services.

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Wed, 12 Jul 2023 15:02:08 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-update-google-play-services/
<![CDATA[How to reset Adaptive Brightness on your Android phone ]]> The Adaptive Brightness feature can be found on smartphones and the top Android tablets. It automatically adjusts your screen's brightness based on the ambient lighting conditions. Ideally, it makes reading on your phone in different lighting conditions easier, and as a bonus, it can help you conserve the phone's battery life.

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Tue, 11 Jul 2023 09:06:18 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/reset-adaptive-brightness-android/
<![CDATA[How to remove a Google account from your Android device or iPhone]]> A Google account is essential these days. It unlocks all the relevant apps and services like Gmail, Google Drive, Google Photos, Keep Notes, the company's productivity suite, Maps, and more. You can add multiple Google accounts to your phone. However, there comes a time when you need to remove an unnecessary personal, work, or school Google account from your phone.

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Mon, 19 Jun 2023 11:15:19 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/remove-google-account-phone-tutorial/
<![CDATA[How to set up Windows Subsystem for Android on your Windows 11 PC]]> Gone are the days when you needed an emulator to run Android apps on Windows. The latest Windows release, Windows 11, ships with Windows Subsystem for Android, which allows you to install Android apps on your PC easily. Unlike some of the best Chromebooks that come with the Google Play Store preinstalled, installing Android apps using Windows Subsystem for Android isn't that easy if you live in an unsupported region. However, a clever way to install Android apps on any Windows 11 PC exists, and we show you how in the guide below.

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Mon, 12 Jun 2023 09:58:19 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/set-up-wsa-windows-11-android-apps/
<![CDATA[How to access your iCloud data on Android]]> Most of Apple's services, including iCloud, don't technically have Android apps or a built-in way to access your cloud storage. That makes it complicated if you use both iOS and Android platforms or are switching from Apple to a different brand, like moving from an iPad to an Android tablet.

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Sun, 04 Jun 2023 10:25:19 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/access-icloud-data-android-phone/
<![CDATA[What is Tails?]]> Have you heard of Tails? No, not Sonic's buddy. We're talking about the Linux-based operating system known for its privacy features, focus on anonymity, and deep adaptability. While PC and Android users may be familiar with browsers like Tor as the pinnacle of online privacy, Tails extends Tor's anonymity to the entire system, keeping it encapsulated and transferrable while steadfastly refusing to acknowledge who you are or if you've ever used it before.

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Fri, 02 Jun 2023 09:31:16 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/what-is-tails/
<![CDATA[Android 12L Explained: Google's next-gen OS for tablets and foldables]]> Android's large-screen experience always left something to desire. The poor user experience and the lack of apps optimized for big displays were among the key reasons Android tablets never took off. But then COVID-19 hit, and tablet sales picked up. Google realized the Android experience was behind the competition and decided to do something about it.

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Wed, 31 May 2023 10:17:18 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/android-12l-guide/
<![CDATA[How to install ChromeOS on your old PC or Mac]]> Chromebooks are a great alternative to traditional laptops and PCs. Running ChromeOS, they are cheap, powerful devices that provide all the functionality you could ask for. Even better, the best Chromebooks on the market are relatively inexpensive. But you don't need to buy a Chromebook to try out ChromeOS. Google lets you experience the OS on your old laptop or PC through ChromeOS Flex.

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Tue, 23 May 2023 08:29:19 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/google-chromeos-flex-install-guide/
<![CDATA[How to take a screenshot in Android Auto]]> Modern user interfaces are designed to make it easier for humans to interact with machines, but describing what's on the screen may not always be an easy task. Whether it's to explain an issue you're facing or to help someone out, sharing a screenshot usually makes it easier to convey the proper message.

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Fri, 19 May 2023 14:51:37 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-take-a-screenshot-android-auto/
<![CDATA[How to change your default Google account on Android ]]> A Google account is a great way to sync data across your Android devices. For example, if you picked up a budget Chromebook for work on the go, you'll want to ensure that all your data stored in your Google account is easily accessible.

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Sun, 14 May 2023 11:00:17 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/change-default-google-account-on-android/
<![CDATA[What is Android Auto?]]> For decades, we were accustomed to using a different interface for each car manufacturer we encountered. But in the mid-2010s, things changed as big brands brought their platforms to vehicles. Google was no exception. Android Auto lets you use any Android phone, including budget smartphones, to run a modern and user-friendly interface on almost any car's infotainment system. Let's go through Android Auto's history and functionality, including how to set it up in compatible cars.

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Sun, 14 May 2023 08:52:18 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/what-is-android-auto-explainer/
<![CDATA[How to zoom in and out on Windows on Windows 10 and 11]]> Higher-resolution screens are becoming more common, which means less stress for our eyes. But higher resolutions can also make some features so detailed you need to zoom in to get the full picture, find the right accessibility settings, or examine an image in detail. While this is intuitive on a smartphone, such as with the accessibility options in Android 13, it's not as clear on other platforms, such as Windows PCs.

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Wed, 10 May 2023 08:42:17 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/zoom-in-out-windows10-11-tutorial/
<![CDATA[ChromeOS: Everything you need to know about the operating system]]> While Microsoft produces computers designed for Windows and Apple MacBooks are built for macOS, Google's ChromeOS powers Chromebook laptops and Chromeboxes If you're thinking about making the switch to Google's bespoke OS, we're here to make a formal introduction.

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Tue, 02 May 2023 08:25:16 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/google-chromeos-guide/
<![CDATA[How to make your Android phone and MacBook work well together]]> The Apple ecosystem is the perfect solution for anyone who wants a seamlessly integrated environment where their phone, laptop, and wearable play together without a hitch. This might tempt many people to switch from Android to iOS. But if you prefer to use one of many great Android phones, there are things you can do to make it play better with your MacBook. You might never reach the same level of integration as an iPhone owner, but you can make your life easier, and things might be better than you imagined.

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Thu, 27 Apr 2023 11:11:16 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-make-your-android-phone-work-better-with-your-macbook/
<![CDATA[When will your phone get the Android 13 update?]]> It sure feels like Android 13 is getting long in the tooth, given that the Android 14 preview program is underway. Even though Google Pixel phones and all the latest and greatest Samsung phones are at the forefront of receiving new system updates, it doesn't mean that's the case for all smartphones. Many phones are still waiting for their Android 13 update. Read on for a full overview of when and if you can expect an update for your favorite smartphone in the U.S.

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Fri, 21 Apr 2023 11:26:17 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/when-will-my-phone-get-android-13/
<![CDATA[How to quickly disable apps on your Android phone or tablet]]> More often than not, most Android phones or tablets, including the best handsets on the market, you've purchased are likely to have shipped preloaded with applications that you may never use or even want. This bloatware eats up storage space and decreases the speed of your device. These tend to be even more common on devices with carrier firmware, while other devices like the Google Pixel 7 Pro ship without unnecessary apps.

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Thu, 20 Apr 2023 08:40:16 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/disable-android-apps-phone-tablet/
<![CDATA[How to use the Google Data Restore Tool]]> So you made the switch from iOS and bought a new Android phone. First off, welcome! You're in for a treat. Assuming you don't want to start from scratch on your new device, you may want to bring some of your old stuff over from your iPhone. The prospect of migrating your data from one ecosystem to another may seem daunting, but modern Android phones make it a painless process.

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Sun, 16 Apr 2023 10:54:18 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-switch-ios-to-android-google-data-restore-tool/
<![CDATA[10 ingenious ways to use the Windows Command prompt]]> The Windows command prompt is a valuable and dedicated tool that some might use to sideload the latest version of Android using ADB or Fastboot. You can even sync one of the best Android phones with your Windows computer to enhance your experience by adding new functionality. But you don't have to treat the command line interface as something you only use to run code. The Windows command prompt has other hidden uses. This guide covers some examples of unique ways to use the Windows command prompt with features that might be useful to you.

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Wed, 12 Apr 2023 10:48:17 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/ingenious-ways-to-use-the-windows-command-prompt/
<![CDATA[How to find deleted files on ChromeOS]]> Chromebooks are the perfect device for many people due to their simple user interface and relatively low cost. If you're willing to spend a little more money, you'll find many of the top Chromebooks include premium features like fingerprint scanners, and 4K screens. ChromeOS, Google's custom operating system that's based on the Chrome browser, is more capable than many people think.

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Wed, 29 Mar 2023 09:36:16 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/find-deleted-chromebook-files/
<![CDATA[Android Auto: How to remove unwanted apps]]> Android Auto is a convenient option to make your car's navigation screen smarter, thanks to an intuitive and familiar interface, as well as innovative apps. It works with virtually any phone, including our selection of the best budget Android handsets, which ensures you don't have to break the bank to benefit from Android Auto's intuitive interface.

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Sun, 12 Mar 2023 10:20:15 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/remove-unwanted-android-auto-apps/
<![CDATA[What is open source software? ]]> Software is a set of codes and instructions behind the scenes that make up an application or program on a computer or smartphone device. The software tells the hardware what to do and how to do it. This is half of the user experience while interacting with any device. When comparing the best Android phones on the market, each manufacturer offers a different and unique software experience catered to its specific users. This guide covers what makes open source software sought after and how it compares to other available options, such as closed source software and freeware.

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Sat, 11 Mar 2023 10:19:15 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/open-source-software-explainer/
<![CDATA[How to install GrapheneOS]]> Rooting and modding an Android device was once a popular pastime for those who enjoyed customizing and tinkering to their heart's desire. For some, it was the rush of adding new features and fine-tuning their experience, while others relied on certain unique apps that required full root access. Grabbing one of the best budget Android phones and installing a custom ROM can take your device experience to the next level. And although not as popular in this modern era of Android, installing a custom ROM still has its uses today by the power user community.

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Sat, 04 Mar 2023 11:16:16 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-install-graphene-os/
<![CDATA[What is GrapheneOS: The privacy-focused Android fork explained]]> Smartphones have become the most widely adopted gadget we use today, bringing significant security and privacy concerns in recent years. Because we live in an always-connected and online society, social media giants, third-party entities, and various big-name companies can snoop on your personal data. To the average smartphone user, shielding themselves from the constant data harvesting in the background by their apps and accounts may be challenging. And unlike some of the best Android phones from popular device manufacturers, GrapheneOS is built to reduce user data tracking.

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Thu, 02 Mar 2023 11:24:16 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/what-is-graphene-os/
<![CDATA[How to back up a Chromebook]]> Chromebooks are great computing devices for many people since most things are done on the web. They're especially great for those who need a cheap device that just works. If you run into an issue and need to reset your device or receive a new device and want to move your data over, Chromebooks make that easy. All Chromebooks, including our favorites, are web-based, so there isn't a lot of data that is saved locally. Nonetheless, some items need to be backed up, and here's how to do so.

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Fri, 17 Feb 2023 12:02:15 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-back-up-chromebook/
<![CDATA[How to get the old Wi-Fi Toggle back on Android 12]]> Android 13 is the latest version of Google's operating system, and it's rolling out to many of the best Android phones and tablets. It refines many features that came with Android 12, such as Material You, dynamic themes, and privacy and security enhancements. While most of these Android 12 features were highly welcomed by users, some changes were not well received. One such tweak was the replacement of the Wi-Fi and mobile data toggles with the Internet panel.

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Mon, 06 Feb 2023 09:43:16 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/get-old-wifi-toggle-back-android-12/
<![CDATA[The top 16 underrated Android 13 features smartphone users love]]> As with every passing year, a big Android version update is released, adding new features and functionality to the popular operating system. Android 13, in particular, brings some nice changes and enhancements that the best Android phones can benefit from. But as with every annual release of Android, minor or underappreciated features can slip through the cracks. And with new beta builds, you might have more features to look forward to coming soon. They all should get a special mention, especially those hidden in a settings menu or not talked about quite as much.

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Wed, 25 Jan 2023 12:03:15 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/top-underrated-android-13-features/
<![CDATA[How to enable and use navigation gestures in Android]]> Google stuck to Android's classic 3-button navigation system for a long time. In 2019, things started to change with the introduction of two-button navigation in Android 9.

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Tue, 24 Jan 2023 11:09:16 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-use-gesture-navigation-on-android/
<![CDATA[How to use different recovery modes on Chrombook]]> Chromebooks provide advantages over Windows or Mac devices, such as ChromeOS's easy-to-use and fluid interface and robust security features. This means Chromebooks often have fewer problems than competing devices, but that does not mean they're free of issues. Even the best Chromebooks may run into issues with the hardware or operating system.

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Sun, 22 Jan 2023 11:03:16 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/chromebook-recover-data-how-to/
<![CDATA[How to easily switch from Android to iOS with Google apps]]> Switching to an iPhone after years of using an Android phone is no easy task. You're not just switching to a new phone but a new ecosystem. It's a big switch, and few people aren't going to quit Google cold turkey for iCloud. Given your familiarity with an Android device and, more importantly, with Google services, you might be wondering if there's a way to soak up all the goodness of an iPhone without letting go of the comforts of Android.

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Fri, 23 Dec 2022 10:49:15 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/switch-android-to-iphone-ios-explainer/
<![CDATA[How to install ChromeOS Flex on a Chromebook]]> Chromebooks are great devices that have long software support lifetimes. When your Chromebook reaches the end of its life, it's probably time to take a look at one of our favorite Chromebooks and recycle your old device. However, what if there was a way to use ChromeOS Flex to breathe new life into your Chromebook? Or maybe you want to turn an old Windows and Mac computer into a Chromebook. Let's dig in.

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Wed, 07 Dec 2022 10:16:15 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/install-chromeos-flex-chromebook-explainer/
<![CDATA[How to set up One UI 5 homescreen on Samsung Galaxy phones]]> Samsung has officially released One UI 5 software based on Android 13 to the top Samsung Galaxy phones. Apart from Android 13 add-ons like per-app language settings, and deeper Material You integration, Samsung added several lock screen and homescreen customization tricks to take your Galaxy experience to the next level. Here are the best tips to set up One UI 5 home screen.

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Sat, 05 Nov 2022 13:30:14 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-set-up-one-ui-5-home-screen-on-samsung-galaxy-phones/
<![CDATA[How to take a screenshot on any device]]> Taking a screenshot is a feature on nearly every device with a screen, but the method varies across them, even on similar products like Android phones. We show you how to take screenshots on Android, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Microsoft Windows, Chromebook, Linux, Galaxy Watch, and WatchOS. We also show you how to record your screen on some of these devices and operating systems.

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Fri, 21 Oct 2022 11:16:14 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-take-a-screenshot-on-any-device/
<![CDATA[How to uninstall Windows 11 apps]]> Apps can be addictive. Today, we have such a vast collection of apps for Windows that installing too many apps is very easy. Finding a bad app here and there that you may not want to use is even easier. Uninstalling apps on a Windows PC used to be tricky, but it has become much more streamlined and easier over the years.

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Wed, 21 Sep 2022 07:05:13 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/how-to-uninstall-windows-11-apps/
<![CDATA[Samsung One UI 5 beta review]]> Android 13 hit Google Pixel phones first, but Samsung's hard at work adapting the newest version of everybody's favorite mobile OS for its own devices. The Android 13-based One UI 5 beta officially began in August, landing on Galaxy S22 phones first in Europe and Asia, then in the United States. A second beta version came later that month, and we may see a third any time now.

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Sun, 18 Sep 2022 10:46:14 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/samsung-one-ui-5-beta-review/
<![CDATA[Windows 11: How to back up your PC quickly and easily]]> Data safety has come a long way. From somewhat unreliable hard disks to today's mix of reliable SSDs and cloud-backed storage options, your data is safer than ever. Windows has become more reliable over the years as well, but if you want to be entirely sure that your data is safe, making a backup is the way to go.

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Thu, 15 Sep 2022 11:35:14 GMT https://www.androidpolice.com/microsoft-windows-11-backup-explainer/