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Android 101: How to properly replace your battery

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3 years ago

Android 101: Using WidgetLocker to represent Android Central

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On a lot of the content I push out, whether it be a screenshot or a video, if my lockscreen makes itself known, there's usually a comment or two asking what lockscreen I'm using or what I set up and how, so folks can reproduce the same thing on their phone. I've decided to write a handy little guide for anyone hoping to do the same, and finally put the questions to rest.

It's rather simple, and you're only going to need a few things:

Join me after the break to see the full rundown on how you, too, could have Android's sassiest mascot holding down the first thing you'll see when your screen turns on.

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3 years ago

Android 101: How to check what has been using your battery

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3 years ago

Android 101: How to manage what syncs to your device

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By now your Google account is probably linked to just about every Google product available, and having them all sync to your device can be quite a strain on your battery.

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3 years ago

Android 101: How to change the wallpaper

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Android 101: How to add and remove widgets

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Android 101: How to change screen time out length

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3 years ago

Android Central Asks: What feature are you looking for in your next device

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As we all know tons and tons and tons of Android devices are dropping all the time, and keeping up with the newest device on the market is enough to make anyone want to file bankruptcy. Comparing all the specs of the devices can be a daunting task, as it appears each time you are comfortable with a decision, something new is releasing, or being announced. So, where do you draw the line? What is the most important feature about a new device for you, is it screen size, resolution, processor, operating system, camera, or something else? Be sure to take a second out of your busy day, and let us know what is most important to you in your decision making process. 

What feature is most important in your next phone purchase?survey software

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3 years ago

Android 101: How to sync Facebook Events with Google Calendar

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Facebook does a really good job reminding us when our upcoming Events are or when our friends and families have their birthdays. It’s gotten to the point now where I’ve given up trying to memorize birthdays and just look to Facebook. The problem I run into is that I don’t spend all my time on Facebook, so if there was an easy way for me to see the reminders on a service that I do, such as Google Calendar, it would be a lot more valuable. Enter: syncing your Facebook Events with your Google Calendar. It is an easy process that will take ten minutes tops. Here is the step by step process:

First: Go to your Facebook account and click Events in the left pane. Scroll all the way to the bottom and you'll see three links: Past Events, Birthdays and Export.

Next: I'm going to show Birthdays only, but if you want all events, just click Export and skip this step. Click Birthdays. Scroll all the way to the bottom again and click Export Birthdays. A link will pop up.

Finally Copy the link and go into your Google Calendar. In Other Calendars in the bottom left, select Add, then Add by URL. Paste the link you copied into the box.

Voila! You're all set. The Calendar will appear in your Other Calendars as Friends' Birthdays. If you are on your Android device and go into your Calendar application -> Settings -> Calendars, it should be listed. If the box is ticked, then that means it's syncing to your Android device. Now you won't have to worry about visiting Facebook when you're worried about missing someone's birthday you may have forgotten.

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3 years ago

Android 101: How to set screen brightness

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As we all know, battery life is something that we all keep an eye on with Android devices, and one of the biggest offenders in this is the brightness of the display.

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