Android 101

The goal of Android Explained has always been to teach everyone how their hardware and software works. So even if you have never touched an Android device before this section will help you learn the basics from the community lingo to the core features of the OS.

Device Tutorials

There is barebones vanilla AOSP Android and then there are the versions that OEMs put on their phones. This means two phones running the same version of Android can look completely different. So this section will be for showing you how to use your new device.

Android Tips

Whether you know the basics or are completely familiar with your smartphone you can still benefit from a number of Android tips. Here you will find mods, unique applications, hidden app features and just a whole lot of different things that we are able to do with our Android devices.

How to Force the Galaxy Note 10 to Shutdown and Restart

For the most part, the Android OS runs stable and won’t run into any issues during day-to-day operations. However, anomalies can happen and the software can freeze up causing it to become unresponsive. Thankfully, Google has built in a way to force a device to reboot but Samsung has made their tweaks to the Galaxy Note 10 software. …

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How to Check if the Galaxy Note 10 Knox Counter is Tripped?

Many will associate Samsung’s Knox efuse to whether or not their warranty has been voided or not. While this isn’t always the case, it can negatively affect your experience with the device. So let me walk you through the steps to show you how to check and see if your Galaxy Note 10 Knox counter has been tripped. …

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How to Install the Best Google Camera on the Redmi 7?

Google has done some tremendous work in the post-processing department when it comes to its camera application. We’ve seen these ports do wonders for smartphones with cameras that just don’t rise to the occasion. The stock camera app of the Xiaomi Redmi 7 isn’t bad for the price, but images captured from this Google Camera port look much …

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Android 10 Battery Percentage

How to Display the Battery Percentage in the Notification Shade?

A surprising number of companies have already pushed out its first OTA update to Android 10. We usually don’t see a wave like this until much closer to the holiday season. This update now shows you the device’s estimated battery life left instead of the battery percentage but I can show you how to change it back. I …

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