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Turn Off Notifications for Various Social Media Networks - Android

Today with the development in the technological world, we see so many things coming up. One of the widely trending factor in the technological world is the social media, which i think no one will deny about. We all for sure will definitely be active in at least two social media apps, where we all have turned out to be addicted to the social media in this society.

Social Medias are used for various purposes; some use it to gain or share information, some for time pass and some for business and official purpose. And so for the frequent usage we download these social media apps in our smart phones. So that we will be able to stay updated all the time.

Using these social media apps in our phone, we will continuously get notifications every time to get alerted to a message or to any new updates. WhatsApp alerts us with notifications for messages, facebook alerts with any new tags, posts or memories that popup in the notification bar and twitter does the same. So there are plenty other apps that keeps sending notifications’, which is useful in some instance and sometimes it starts to annoys or disturb us. Notification pop ups in Smart phones can turn on the screen light and sometimes this can also not be as good as we think.

When we are in work and if we constantly get notification from our social media apps, we will get diverted from our work or sometimes get annoyed. Not only in work but in instance where we are in a crowded bus or train and if our phone starts to give sounds of the notification alerts, it can be not so pleasing and safety in a crowded places like that. So we will always wish to get notification only from important apps and not from all of them. But just because we are irritated because of the notifications, we can’t delete those apps because we need them. So to overcome such instances it’s always better to turn off notifications alerts for the apps we desire not to.

Now to get off the trouble let’s have a check at how to disable notification alerts in some social networks. These methods are quite simple and save the day. All you got to do is read the step by step explanation given below with methods to disable notification in android smart phone. Lets take a look at it now.

Turn Off Notifications for Various Social Networks


To completely stop notification popups in WhatsApp, we have to disable it by going to Notification settings in WhatsApp. 

Go to Settings > Notification option > Conversation tones. Now you have to un-tick the box beside the Conversation tones. When done, you will not get any notification, neither personal message notification nor even groups message notifications.


To disable notification in facebook, go to settings option and click on the notification settings. In this option you will see all the different notifications that you will be notified with. You can simply chose for the notification you wish to keep and the once that you want to disable. So by doing so, you will be able to disable the category of notification as per you desire.


To turn off notification in snapchat. Go to the snapchat app and press on the profile icon and then tap the three dots which is available in the top corner of the screen.
Then there you will see a page in which you have to scroll down and find for the settings in which you will be able to push notification options to disable it. You can chose the option in which you want to disable the notification and or even stop it completely.


To disable notification in twitter, go to the twitter settings > notification tab > cog wheel icon. In the cog wheel which is placed in the bottom of the screen in the right side and in that press the carious advanced filter section and from there you will be able to turn off the notification for the categories you wish not to have. You can choose it according to your priority as comments, shares or tag notifications.

Disable heads-up notifications

To disable heads-up notification now it’s also possible to get it done easily with the feature that’s available in the OS of the Androids. Androids come up with an inbuilt feature in which you can choose the apps and disable notification easily from the setting of the Android. Let’s take a look at how to get it done.

Firstly, go to the settings tab in the Android and press the ‘Apps’.

Then, your phone will display a list of all the apps that are installed in the Android.

There, you have to simply select the app that you want to disable the heads-up notification from in your Android.

Now, tap the ‘notification manager’ from there.

Next, turn off the ‘Allow notification’ to turn off all the notification of that particular app.

That’s it. Now using the above method, you can turn off notification in all the apps the same way mentioned above. Not only that but you now simply disabled the head-up notification of you social media apps using the Android setting without any other third party apps installed.

We have discussed how to disable notifications in social apps using the app settings and also how to disable head-up notifications using the default Android settings in a brief and a step to step explained method. You can follow the steps provided above and get a relief from all the annoying unwanted notification alerts. Hope this was beneficial for you.

What Is Android Nearby Share and How To Use It

Android smartphone has always been one of the user friendly device with the ability to customize it with the way the users wanted, the users can actually add in new features by downloading apps from the Google playstore and do so many such things. But there has always been one thing that all the Android smartphone users were longing to have, it is the android to android easy sharing option. And now we are about to look onto it to have solution for the problem.

We all know that there are plenty of apps available in the Google playstore which would help us share files and folders from one android to another. So in that case, you might be wondering why we need another feature like the AirDrop in our Android smartphone. Yes, just like the AirDrop in the iPhones, there was no easy sharing ways in an android and no matter how many free apps we have to transfer or share pictures and files in the Google playstore, the recipient android user should also have the same app to receive the transferring files. So that was actually a problem to think about.

But not to worry, there is a solution for all problems. The OS has now introduced this amazing feature named ‘Nearby Share’, which is actually a universal method comes in-built in your Android smartphone to share links, photos, videos and files from one android to another. The Nearby Share uses the Bluetooth, WiFi or the NFC to share and receive the contents. It will eventually determines which is the best method to transfer the initiated files accordingly. For example, when you are sending large files then it will automatically use the WiFi to do so and smaller ones will be sent via the Bluetooth or the NFC.

If you are wondering how your Android smartphone suddenly got this feature in it, then let me give you a brief idea about it. Nearby Share is made a part of the Google playstore services, where the play services is updated via the playstore making it possible for the Google to add in the Nearby Share to all the androids. Thereby from now onwards, when you want to share any files or media to another android smartphone, then you will not need any third party apps to do so, the Nearby Share will help you out within a few seconds. You can share to a device that is nearby and has to be unlocked, enabled Bluetooth and location service turned on. So with this simple requirements, you can send anything you want, a notification will pop up in the recipient’s phone and they should accept to be visible to the sender to continue the process. This method is oriented to make sure that you will not receive things you don’t want and that is why your permission is needed for the process.

For your own privacy, the Nearby Share has been initiated along with some of the privacy policies. You can choose to receive contents from ‘All Contacts’ or any specific person can be selected too. You can also make yourself ‘Hidden’ so that no one can interrupt you by sending notifications to be visible to send any contents and your device will only be visible when Nearby Share is open. So with the Nearby Share you will be able to share files and media via Bluetooth and internet not only to another android but it will also work for other devices like PC when the Bluetooth is enabled. And it supports all the Android 6.0+ devices. So now let us have a look at how to get it work.

How To Check If You Have A Nearby Share

Firstly, you have to go to ‘Google’ and search for the ‘Google Play Services’. From the results that you receive after the search, click on the ‘Google Play Service’ from the ‘Apps’ section.

It will then lead you to the app’s playstore listings and there you have to tap on the ‘Update’ option.

Then in your Android phone, go to the ‘Settings’ menu. Here you can either scroll down from the top of the screen and select the ‘Gear’ icon or you can also open the list of apps from the home screen and click on the ‘Settings’ app. Now select the ‘Google’ option.

Next, scroll down until you find the ‘Device Connections’ and there look for the ‘Nearby Share’.

When the 'Nearby Share' is listen, we can go ahead and set it up.

How to Setup Nearby Share

To setup the Nearby Share, you have to first go to the ‘Settings’ menu on your Android smartphone and scroll down to find the ‘Gear icon’. Tap on it and then find the ‘Settings App’ in your app drawer and from there you have to tap on the ‘Google’ option.

Then go to Device connections and click on the ‘Nearby Share’.

Now you have to simply toggle on the switch which is at the top of the screen to enable the Nearby Share.

Tap on the ‘Device Name’ and give your Android handset a new name.

Next you have to select ‘Device Visibility’ to adjust the privacy settings.

You will have three visibility options to choose from:

All contacts: All your contacts with the Nearby Share will be able to see your device and you will be able to see all devices nearby with the Nearby Share open.

Some Contacts: Here you will be able to choose the contacts who can see your device and you will be able to see all devices nearby with the Nearby Share open.

Hidden: No one will be able to see your device, but when the Nearby Share is open you will be able to see everyone nearby. 

If you are selecting ‘All contacts’ or ‘Hidden’, then it doesn’t need any further setup.

If you are choosing ‘Some Contacts’ then you have to individually select each of the contacts. For that you have to scroll down and turn on the toggle button which is beside each contact name to allow them to see your device.

Then go back to the previous screen where the device visibility choices have been made.

Next, tap on the ‘Data’ and select the ‘Data Usage’ option as per your requirements and click on the ‘Update’ or ‘Cancel’ buttons.

How To Use Android Nearby Share

When you want to share a file or any such contents via the Nearby Share to another android, then you have to find the receiving device. The recipient should have the Nearby share and the device screen should be unlocked, Bluetooth and their location service enabled.

You can send any contents using the Nearby Share, but today let us see how to send a link.

First, you have to open the web browser on your android smartphone and then tap in the three dot menu icon which is available on the right top corner.

Then you got to select the ‘Share’ option.

Then a popup window will appear with the apps/shortcuts which can be used to share. There look for the Nearby Share and select it to share the link.

Now depending on what device you are using and the item that you are sharing, the Nearby Share will open up as a shortcut like shown below.

Next the Nearby Share will look for another device that is close by.

Thereafter the recipient device will get a notification which says ‘Device Nearby Is Sharing’ and the receiver can tap on it to be visible for the sender.

When the device becomes visible, the receiver’s device will show up on the sender’s device. Tap on it to start the process.

Now the receiving device will be asked for the permission. They can either ‘Accept’ or ‘Decline’ the incoming item.

That’s it, now the link which the sender sent, will be received in the recipients phone.

You can follow the same process and step to send pictures, videos, files or any other contents in a short time. All you have to do is, find a Nearby Share and start sending. So simple it is right? First set up the feature in your device and the onwards you will not have to spend so much time sharing or receiving files or folders from an android to another android. Hope this guide would have been useful for all the android users out there.

How to Fix Cellular Data Not Working in Android

Living in an advanced technological world, we are all bond to seek through the smart devices very often. All the technological devices are playing a major role in the history of today’s world. It’s very rare to see a human being without a smart phone in his hand. From a little baby to a grown up man everyone uses a smart phone with or without any actual need. 

That is the amount of how much the smart devices are into the lives of the generation currently living in this world. So as the smart phone has become one essential factor, there is another element which the smart phones need to access the whole world: the mobile data or a wifi connection.

We all connect our phones to a wifi connection when we are home, but when we go out we use the mobile data. Sometimes using a cellular data can cause a few problems and suddenly stops working without any issues at all. What actually do you do when your mobile data stops working suddenly? You retry and try doing so many things until you get the connection back. But most of the time we won’t be able to find out what actually has happened for the connection to stop working. There can actually be a lot of manual reasons for this cause. So let’s focus on those reasons and see how to fix the cellular data not working problem on your android smart phone.

Fix Cellular Data Not Working Issue

Check if your device is getting good signal

For the mobile data to work accurately, the first thing that you should spot out is check whether your android device is getting good network signal. The network coverage can go down to poor for many reasons like bad location and so on. 

So first check out the signal strength, if it is weak then you should find out a location where you device to improve the signal reception. Move from one to place to another and keep checking on it. When you have poor signal then even the voice call or texting will not work. Relocating can eventually improve the strength of the signal and solve the problem for you.

Restarting the phone

Mobile data not working error can normally cause in new android phones. As when you insert a new sim card, the sim operator automatically sends the APN settings which might ask for the restart. When we skip or ignore the message and doesn’t restart the phone, we might later get such data problems. So restarting the phone will solve such problems if this is the cause.

Check on the mobile data limit

In the android smart phones, we have the option to set a limit to the data usage to save excess data wastage. So in case if you have a limit set to your data usage, then the mobile will automatically stop the data from working when your limit finishes.

So check on the limit that has been given to the phone settings by moving onto ‘settings’ and then ‘mobile data/ data usage’ and remove the data limit if its enabled or increase the limit.

Check for app and software updates

There are instance where updates will eventually fix up some bugs or any such issues. So having all your apps and software up to date is very important to prevent from some problems. It is a quiet simple task to check whether there are any apps or software that you need to update.

Go to the playstore and tap on the ‘settings’ option and select ‘Software update’, then choose the ‘download and install’. When it is done, check whether your cellular data is working accurately.

Turn on Airplane mode

If it’s a small server problem, then turning on the ‘airplane mode’ in your mobile for sometimes and then turning it off can help correct the problem. This will help your mobile from disconnecting from the mobile network server for sometimes and then connect back from the beginning from the servers.

Clear the phone cache from the recovery

We all know that in our phones we have a big space in the device’s memory which is captured by the cache, in which the data of so many apps and processes are stored on the ‘backburner’ which activates automatically, thereby these apps and processes will boot up faster. Sometimes, some errors can occur in the cache which would lead to a slow or a problematic data connection and eventually it will stop working.

To get this problem corrected, you have to clear the cache from your smartphone’s recovery screen. Go to the ‘recovery’ option and press the volume button of your phone to select ‘wipe cache partition’ or the ‘wipe cache’ option using the ‘power button’. It will take a few seconds and when done you can simply reboot the phone.

Reinsert your sim card

In case if the above methods did not help you connect back to your mobile data, then it’s better to try removing your sim card and the reinserting it again. As reinserting the sim can actually solve many problems related to the sim card including incorrect APN issues. So remove the sim and wait for around 30-40 seconds and then insert the sim and turn on your mobile. This will correct all the settings and connect you to the internet.

Resetting the APN’s of the network

‘Access Points Name’ known as APN is a mode that the telecom operator connects the android to the mobile network. So any changes done to the APN can cause your internet connection to drop or stop working by losing the connection. So resetting the APN can solve the problem of cellular data not connecting.

Switch the network generations

If your phone data stopped working after updating your android, then the reason can be that before the update your phone might have had a lower coverage network. So updating to the right coverage network afterwards can make it work. For example from 3G to 4G. to change this, go to the ‘setting’ > ‘mobile data’ > ‘network mode’ and select the right network mode out from the options.

Allowing mobile data for all the apps

In most of the smartphone you have the capability to disable the use of data for a certain applications. So in that case, if the data is not working accurately only for a few apps and is all okay with the others, then the problem can be because you might have provided ‘WiFi only’ option for a few apps.

You can change this settings by moving ahead to the ‘settings’ tab and then select the option ‘Data Usage’ and there you got to look out for the apps that are provided with limited data access or give wifi only. Make the needed change and start using the apps over the mobile data.

Check whether the roaming is turned on or off

There are possibility if you are someone who goes out of your city or country very often, you would have turned on the roaming option in your android. So in that case, if the roaming is on, your data might get into some trouble getting the right signal.

So go to the ‘settings’ app from your smartphone and tap on the ‘Connections’, then select ‘mobile network’ and ‘data roaming’. If you are in the location where your sim would detect the signal then turn off the ‘data roaming’. 

Finally factory reset 

In case if any of t eh above didn’t work, you have to finally try the factory reset option. But know that accomplishing factory reset can delete off all the data from your phone’s internal completely. So make sure to backup all the important data from your phone before you proceed with the factory reset option.

That’s it, now we have seen a few steps on how we can fix the mobile data not working on android suddenly problem. These steps will definitely give you a solution and get back your connection to you. Hope this was helpful for all of you to fix the problem in your android smart phone.

How to Increase Smartphone Battery Life

This smart world is moving so fast towards its own designed direction. We are also made to follow the steps of the same smart world. So many innovations, so many new updates and the world is being so technological. Among all of them, we know how a smartphone has made its own place in the hands of its users. We feel that there is something missing when we forget our phones back and the difference is understood so very soon. We accomplish so many things using our phones, not only to communicate or take pictures but even to earn from it and learn from it.

So this way a smart phone has turned out to be very important in every one of our lives, so as much as having a smart phone in our hand, we should also consider the fact about our phone battery life. If there is no battery life in the phones then that phone has no use in it. As we will be using so many apps and we also use our phone ones in a while, we will notice how fast the battery life drains in our phone. Battery getting dead soon is a very big problem and thereby we always wish we had ways to save our battery life in our androids for a longer time. Well, so today let’s see a few ways on how to save the battery life in your smart phone.

Tips to Increase Battery Life of Smartphones

Do not wait till the battery is dead

When we use our phones, we forget to check out for the battery level and thereby sometimes we even use it until it turns off with battery dead. This is something we should avoid doing. All of us should maintain a battery level of an average of at least above 40%. When you do maintain it this way, the battery will not tend to go down soon. And also you should remove your charger once it hits 100% charge, do not over charger, and also avoid charging the phone over night. This can literally damage your phone battery and it will also lead to the future battery level going down soon.

Turn on air-plane mode

If you want your phone to quickly charge then you better turn on the ‘air-plane mode’, which will literally cut down all the network connections along with radio signals, Bluetooth connections, wifi, calls, messages or emails.
So that it will have no connections to interfere with your phones charging process. You can easily turn on the ‘air-plane mode’ from the short cut tab or even by going to the settings.

In case you can’t activate the air-plane mode if you are waiting for any important calls, then you can disconnect the Bluetooth, Wi-Fi connection, GPS or any such background running apps individually. So this will make your phone charge in a way quicker time other than the normal days.

Update the apps

We will initially see some new updates releasing in our OS or in the apps that we have downloaded, these updates will upgrade with new ways to optimize phone memory and the battery life along with it. So it is always better to have our phones updated with every new updates. When these updates fix the bugs of the phone it will also help maintain the battery life of our device.

Make sure to clean your phones from the unnecessary apps or files from it. If you have something that you are not using for a long time then you should delete them off as too many apps running in your phone can literally kill the battery life.

Use dark wallpapers

Having wallpapers that are animated or more like a video can actually kill your battery life without any use. And also using dark or black wallpaper can save battery life, as they will not need a brighter reflection. Normally the screen will use only energy to illuminate the colored pixels, so black wallpaper will require less pixel and power to maintain the picture.

Dim the screen light

We know it is harmful to see very bright lights which can damage our eyes, at the same time, when we have a bright screen it will kill the battery life too. You can adjust the brightness of your screen as per the lighting from around you and know what is more comfortable to you and thereby reduce your brightness accordingly.

Disable the location service

Sometimes most of the apps will require the location service for it, but this will use a lot of the battery life. When the location service is on without any reason then make sure you turn it down to protect the battery level from going down soon. You can literally go to the settings and disable the location service provided to some apps, so that the location won’t automatically on when you use that app.

So here we are, we saw some important tips and methods on how to save the battery life on your smart phone. Following these methods will help you have a phone which will consume less battery life and make your phone stay on power for a longer time. So hope this will work with all of you.

Reasons Behind Android Battery Slow Charging

Today in this world, smart phones have taken a very special place. Every single of us use smart phones for different reasons but the main one among them is for the purpose of communication. Apart from that there are so many other features that are included in one small and slim smart phone. 

We use it as a camera, as an alarm clock, as calculator, as a PC and so much more. So we wish we had our phones always in our hands and we don’t want to spend a day without it. To use the phone with the full satisfaction, the battery life of the phone should stand long and the charging process should take place faster.

But we see so many people find it very difficult to charger their phone to the hundred percent as it has a slow android battery charging. When this happen the phone battery life will also gets lower very fast. This is one of the major problems that we see so many people are facing around and there are many reasons why your phone lags and slowdowns in the process of battery charging. Let’s take a look at a few reasons why this happen and thereby you will get a solution to bring back life into your phone in a normal way.

Android Battery Slow Charging

Weak power source

Most of the time, what we normally do is find an easy spot to charge our phones, so for that we plug in our phones using an usb cable to our computer or laptops. These are weak power sources which will slow down the process of the charging. Along with that wireless charger will also charger the battery in a very slow process.

So it is always advisable to charge your phone battery using the dedicated charger, which will do its works in a better way. Charge in other devices only when you are in an utter need and you don’t have your original charger around you. 

Background apps running continuously

We will have a lot of apps installed in our phones and most of these apps such as the social media app and other similar apps will always run on the background and this will consume a lot of battery life. So it is always better to turn off the background apps from running when you plug your phone to charge. As it might take a lot of time to charge along with all the apps that might keep killing the battery life.

Using bad charger or universal charging adapter

If you are using a universal charging adapter to charge your phone in a regular basis then that can harm your battery charging process and slow it down. As universal charging adapters are kept for emergency purposes and not for a daily usage. Always use an original charger, as local chargers or bad ones can harm your battery eventually. If you have lost or broken your original charger, buy one from the same company, as that is what will keep your battery healthy and charge faster.

Using a bad battery

If your battery charging process has slow down eventually, you have to also check for your battery and make sure if it is in a good condition. If your phone is new and still the battery takes longer time than usual to charge then that means that you have got a bad battery. Make sure you figure it out before late.

Using your phone when charging

We all have that behavior of using our phones even when it is on charge, as we can’t spare a moment without it. But this is one of the very bad act as it may slow down the process of charging and ruin the battery slowly, not only that it is a risky task too. So it is always advisable not to use the phones while it is on charge for a better and a faster process of charging.

WiFi/ Bluetooth/ mobile data turned on

Make sure you turn off the wifi, Bluetooth and the mobile data when you plug in your phone to charge, as this might slow down the battery charging process. As all these services consumes a lot of battery when it is running. So turn of all of them including the GPS to make your phone charge faster.

Damage in USB port

There can be time when you have tried and done all the above possible things to make your phone charge faster and still it is slow in charging then mostly your USB port should be damaged. So try repairing it and get a better charge in a quick time.

So that’s it, we have checked on some of reasons which will eventually slow down the battery charging process in your android smart phone. So check them up and solve the slow battery charging problem. You can also try switching off the phone when you plug the phone to charge to verify things out. Hope this would have help you out.

How to Record WhatsApp Calls in Android and iPhone

In today’s world there are so many things that are going on the trend and the best among them is the whatsapp application. This application holds a very special place from the very beginning without any fall. Every now and then the application also releases new features which attract the users in a great range. There are so many new things we see today in whatsapp.

There are new features from normal call to video call, and also now we are able to do group calling and group messages. So whatsapp is used for various reasons, not only to stay in contact with friends and family but also for business purpose and much more. But with all of the new features coming by, we still miss one feature that most of us are expecting in: the call recording feature. There are so many issues behind releasing such a feature. So whatsapp doesn’t have that option but is there other ways to record whatsapp call? Well, let’s see something interesting related to this very topic.

The reason whatsapp doesn’t release the feature of recording whatsapp calls is because that is actually illegal, as it is a concern of surveillance and it can be used in inappropriate ways to misuse a situation. But still there are some who wish to have this option due to specific personal matters and not in regard to misuse it in any instances. So for those genuine people out there, let me tell you something, there are actually ways to record your whatsapp call and this can be done both on android device and iOS (apple phones). So now let’s check out on how to do this on both android and ios separately.

How to Record WhatsApp Calls

How to record whatsapp calls on android

You have to get the app named ‘Cube call recorder’ directly from google playstore to your android smartphone or tablet.

Now let’s move on to know how to start recording whatsapp calls when you are speaking to your friends or family members using your android device.

Firstly launch the app and it will ask you to grant few permissions for the app to work accurately. Give all the necessary permissions to continue.

Next, go to whatsapp and try giving a call to someone, then a widget would pop-up stating that it is going to record your call. In case if you didn’t get this widget, then go to the ‘cube call recorder’ app and press on the microphone icon and then it will start to record the call.

If you notice that the recording doesn’t have the audio of the other side person, then you have to fix this issue by pressing the humbuger menu on the top corner and open the ‘recording’ option. There change the ‘VoIP recording audio source’ to ‘microphone’. It will also turn on the loudspeaker along with it.

That’s it, now you will be able to record whatsapp call easily and the call audio recorder will be flawless. So you can download this app directly from google playstore to your android smartphone by Clicking here.

This will actually give you a good experience of recording not only in whatsapp but you can try this on cellular calls as well. Now let's see how we can record whatsapp calls in iphone as well.

How to record whatsapp calls on iPhone

To record whatsapp calls using your iphone is actually a process that need to be done with care. For this you will need a Mac, iphone and a secondary smartphone with whatsapp app in it. The secondary phone can even be an android and that’s not a problem. This method requires no third party apps but it uses a secondary device as a primary device which will be connected to the Mac for recording.

Firstly, you have to connect your iphone to your Mac and the grant all the necessary permissions. Then open the ‘quick time’ and go to the ‘file menu’. Then press on the ‘new audio recording; and then select your iphone as the source and click ‘record’.

Now form your iphone make a whatsapp call to your secondary phone’s whatsapp. When you connect the call, then use the group calling option and call the other person who you want to call and record the call.

Now you will have to continue the call using your secondary device as it is. Once after the conversation is ended stop the recording in the ‘quicktime’ and save it in the Mac.

That’s it, now this way when the iphone is connected to the Mac and you call the other device you can easily record whatsapp calls.

We have now checked on how to record calls both on android and iphone and hope this would be very helpful for all of you. But note that misusing the call recording is illegal and can cause you trouble. So make sure you use it for fun and not for illegal activities.

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