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Ten Smartphone Codes You Should Start Using Immediately


Everyone has a smartphone these days. There are a bunch of secret codes that most of us are not aware of. These codes are very important and at one point they maybe of help.

All you need to do is to open up your dial pad, type in the secret code, press the call button, and sit back and get amazed at the features you will behold.

Something that you should know is that there are codes for iPhones and then there are codes for Android devices. Let's look at these codes.

Android & iPhone code: *#06#

If you enter this code on your dial pad you will be shown your IMEI number. This number is unique in all phones. If you have your IMEI number you can be able to track your phone when it gets lost.

Android code: *#*#4636#*#*

When you dial this code you will be taken to a menu which will display how you have been using data on your phone.

Android code: *#*#0*#*#*

This code helps you to test the display quality of your screen. If you dial this code, your phone will perform an LCD display test.

Android code: *#*#34971539#*#*

This code is quite useful. It will give you information about the different cameras on your smartphone.

Android code: *#*#232337#*#

Did you know that your Bluetooth has an address. In order to discover your Bluetooth address just type in this long code and you will get your address.

Android code: *#*#7262626#*#*

This code is useful in knowing how strong is the network from your service provider. You can dial this code so as to know the strength of the signal on your device. Once you have the information you can decide what to do next.

iPhone code: *3001#12345#

This code is just the same as the one above. The difference is that this is for iPhones. Dial this code to do a field test and get the signal information for your phone.

iPhone code: #43#

If you dial this code on your iPhone you will be able to disable the call waiting feature on your phone.

iPhone code: *43#

At times you can disable the call waiting feature by mistake. If you did that then dial this code and you will enable the call waiting feature.

iPhone code: *3370#

Anytime that you find yourself in an area whereby there is poor cell reception, just dial this code. This code enhanced EFR mode. It will improve your reception but will also drain your battery life.
iPhone code: Enter *67 before you typing a phone number

If you do this you will be able to call someone and they won't get to see your caller ID. It will appear as a private number.

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5 Tips To Help You Keep Your Phone From Overheating 


On every smartphone, it's internal temperature is based on it's surroundings. If you are in a hot place your phone will also be hot. Too much heat can have adverse effect on your phone. It may lead to phone shutdown, battery drainage and meltdowns.

Here Are 5 Tips To Help You Keep Your Phone From Overheating

Avoid direct sunlight to your phone.

This is a really important point. Don't leave your phone exposed to the sun rays. Your phone will retain the heat that it gets from the sun. The longer its in the sun the hotter it gets. Just avoid direct sunlight to your smartphone.

Turn off unused apps on your phone.

Apps that are running in the background and that are not in use will always drain your battery and cause your phone to overheat. You can easily stop background apps by closing all the apps that you are not using. This will save your battery and won't use up your RAM.

Don’t turn your brightness up, buy a glare screen.

If the brightness on your phone is all the way up, this will force your phone to work harder. You can buy a glare screen which is quite helpful while in the sun. You will be able to see your screen in the sun with a lot of ease.

You can also turn Airplane mode on

This is a simple feature that is really in use. Just turn the airplane mode on or just switch off your phone. When the phone is in airplane mode you can still access the basic functions on your phone. Airplane mode saves on battery and prevents if from ever overheating.

If you find your phone is overheating you can always take the phone case off. The cases on our phone usually traps more heat. If you take off the case, your phone's heat vent will kick in and do their job thus cooling your phone.

Additional suggestions to consider:

Keep your applications up-to-date.

This doesn't seem important but it is. Keep your apps updated. Some apps may include bug fixes which will improve their performance.

 Separate your phone from your other gadgets.

Don't keep your phone, tablet and laptop stacked up together. This will definitely lead to overheating. Keep your devices separate and this will ensure they are cool.

Trim unneeded apps.

Just delete unneeded apps. It is better if you have apps on your phone that you constantly use. If you don't use a certain app then delete it.

If you phone is overheating just fan it. This may look stupid but put your phone near the fan. If the fan can cool our bodies it can as well cool your phone.
Wave your hand or a sheet of paper to make a breeze, or even blow on the back of your phone to help it cool down.


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Meizu Zero Is The First Phone In The World Without A Charging Port


This phone is very unique. It has no charging port, no speaker grill, no Sim Card slot or any physical buttons. In short it has no holes in it.

A Chinese smartphone brand by the name Meizu has been releasing several products over the last one year. Most weren't noticed by countries from the West. The release of Meizu Zero has made some headlines across the globe. People are now showing interest in this brand. This is because the Meizu Pro is the first phone in the world without a hole.

Meizu weren't kidding when they called this phone "holeless." There is no hole it's weird and unique in its own way. Since this phone has no Sim Card slot, speaker grill or any buttons the phone looks so sleek. It is made of metal and glass. It's design is one of the best. It looks really fantastic.


Since this is a holeless phone you expect things to be different. The first thing that you will think of is how does someone charge this phone? Meizu came up with a solution. Meizu came up with their own Super mCharge Wireless Technology which will have charging speed of up to 18W. The speed is faster than transmission speed.

Since there is no speaker grill Meizu did something different. They are blasting audio from the 5.99 AMOLED inch display. They will be using a mSound 2.0. This phone has an in display fingerprint scanner.

Since there are no physical buttons, you will find "Virtual Slide Button" which act as the physical buttons. The Virtual Slide Buttons feel like an actual button. It has mimicked how how it feels pressing the power and volume buttons.

Since there is no Sim Card slot Meizu is relying on eSIM technology. As you can see this phone is not an ordinary phone. More smartphone companies may copy some of its technology and produce similar or better devices.

This phone will mostly be sold in China. There are no reports when this phone will be released or how much will it cost. When it gets released people will buy it just to experience something different.

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LG G8: News, Rumors, Release Date, Specs, and More!


2019 will be an awesome year for smartphones. A lot of phones will be released this year and they all will be competing against each other.

Today we look at the LG G8.

This phone is set to be released on February 24th. This phone will habe gesture interface which doesn't need touch input. There are rumors that LG is set to release a foldable phone this year.

The design for this phone is almost the same as that of G7. The screen has a notch and minimal bezels. The fingerprint sensor is at the back and also has a glass at the back. It has dual cameras on the back which are horizontally layed out. It also has an aspect ratio of 19.5:9.

Reports from CNET said that LG G8 or a different LG phone will have a second screen. This maybe the foldable phone that everyone has been expecting from LG.

LG G8 has a USB-C port and a 3.5mm headphone jack. LG G8 will have the latest Android 9.1. It has a display screen of 6.1 inches, will have wireless charging and will also run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 855.

When will the G8 be released?

Its released date is not yet known. LG may decided to announce the release date for this phone during the Mobile World Congress event on February. Samsung is also announcing its new Galaxy S10 series on February 20th just the same week as LG. The competition is on.

How much is it going to cost?

LG devices are never cheap. The starting price for this phone will be between $750-$800. This phone will be cheaper than the likes of Note 9 and Pixel 3 XL. If you want an affordable phone please consider something else because G8 isn't the right phone for you.

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Android Functions That You Should Disable And Secret Android Functions 


If you have purchased a new phone, here are some few things that you should disable.


Automatic brightness

You should disable this feature
immediately. Automatic brightness will consume more of your battery. If you turn off the automatic brightness you will be saving your energy consumption. Your screen should not be on for more than a minute. If you regularly use your phone you can change the sleep time.

Useless and cumbersome bloatware

I'm sure in your phone you have more than one app that you never use. The app maybe from Google or a pre installed app. It's advisable if you delete these apps. Some apps that can't be deleted can be disabled. You can go to settings ->Apps, then select the app that you want to disable or delete.

Animations and transitions

If your phone is slow there are somethings that you can do. Disable all transitions. You can do these by enabling developer option. In the developer option reduce the transition and animation speed to 0.5 or just deactivate it.

Vibrations and sounds

Vibrations are usually very irritating. This feature is never really helpful. Just deactivate this feature. You can go to settings then select sound and notifications. Disable any vibration option that you do not need. You can disable charging tones, keypad tones, unlock screen tones and any other sound that you do not need.

Personalized Ads

Google normally uses your data so as to send ads to you. Different apps will display different ads based on what your data. You can disable this option by going to Settings and search in the Google menu. You will then find ‘Ads’. From here you can select which apps that you want to receive custom ads from.

Secret Android Functions

There are some secret Android functions that you may not be aware of. Here are some of these features.

Text-to-speech

If you have an Android device you listen to this article instead of reading it. All you have to do is go to Settings -> Accessibility and turn on the Text-to-Speech Output option.

Remotely Locate Your Phone

If you want to locate your android device just go to Settings -> Security -> Device administrators, and check the boxes next to Android Device Manager. By doing this you can locate your phone when it's lost and wipe off any data on your phone.

Switching On Guest Mode

You can switch on guest mode when you want to give your phone to someone else. He or she will not be able to access your private data. With guest mode you give the new user limited access to your  phone.

Screen magnifier

If you have poor eyesight you can magnify your screen. Just go to Settings -> Accessibility -> Magnification gestures. With this feature you can double tap any part of the screen and you will be able to zoom that part.

Hotspot mode

For hotspot mode you can set it up by going to Settings -> Tethering and portable. From here you can set up your hotspot and tether it to any other phone.

Control your smartphone with head movements

In situations whereby your hands are occupied you can use your head to control your phone. An app called EVA Facial Mouse helps you do this.

A secret game

There is a secret game on your Android device. First, go to Settings and select About phone or About tablet. Tap the android version several times. A mini game will appear and you can pass time playing it.

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Nokia 9 PureView: The Smartphone With 6 Cameras


Nokia decided to reveal a new phone which is expected to have at least five cameras. This was released in a promotional video. Thanks to this promo video now the public is aware of this new phone.

Rumors has it that Nokia 9 PureView is expected to have 5 back cameras all with the sensor and flash modules. This phone will be a high end device. Since it is 2019 most manufacturers will release phones which have more than three cameras.

Lovers of Nokia phones have been eagerly anticipating a new phone either in January or February. That promo revealed some of it details about the new phone.

This leaked video showed us that Nokia 9 PureView will have 5 cameras. You could clearly see them in the video. This was the outstanding feature in that video. Nokia 9 PureView will have several cameras at the back. It will also have one front facing camera.

HMD Global has promised fans that this phone will be able to take 5 images at once. Imagine having a phone that could do that. When this phone takes 5 images at once the pictures can then be combined to form on big picture.

This phone will also have a penta lens setup which is really helpful in low light photography. This basically means you will be able to take awesome pics even in the dark. HMD Global has been reported saying that this phone can take 10 times more light than the ordinary camera sensor on a regular phone.

When it comes to smartphones how good you camera is distinguishes a great phone from a bad phone. Smartphone manufacturers are always competing on who has the best camera. Recently Apple decided that their devices will have two back cameras. Some manufacturers such as Huawei and Samsung have launched phones which have more than three cameras.

It's really hard to add any new feature. Most phones have the same features and there is nothing to differentiate the phones. Thus most manufacturers are focusing on their cameras. Nokia 9 PureView has a large display screen and a 2K screen resolution.

HMD Global isn't solely really on the camera to attract buyers. This phone has an impressive hardware. This phone comes with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chip. This processor can also be found on Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and in OnePlus 6T.

This phone will have 6GB of RAM and it will have 128GB as its internal storage. This RAM and ROM is enough and will deliver a smooth, fast operation. Your phone will not lag with such a processor. The screen on this phone will be 5.99 inches with a 2K picture resolution.

The leaked video also revealed that this phone will have an in display fingerprint sensor. This will help in quickly unlocking your phone. It is expected that this new phone will have Android 9.0 Pie.

This device promises to be a game changer. With its nice features and awesome cameras, it will surely attract a lot of interest from different people.
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Back up your stuff! How To Make Sure You Never Lose Your Important Data Again


Losing any of your data is really heartbreaking. Imagine losing data of several years. You should always backup your stuffs. In 2019 take an initiative to back up all of your data. Also help your friends and family members to back up their data. You can always back up your data on the cloud or on a hard disk.

Today i will show you how to make sure that you don't lose your data

Send it to the cloud

This is the best and the easiest way to back up your stuff. You can send all your data to the cloud. Anyone who has an Android phone already has a Google account. If you have a Google account you may already have a Google Drive account. In Google drive you get 15GB of Storage space.

Google usually makes our life very simple. If you are Google Docs and Google sheets you will find out that your data is already saved to Google Drive. For those of you who don't want to use Google Drive there are plenty of other apps. You can use Dropbox which is very fast and easy to use.

If you have a lot of stuff that needs to be backed up eg movies, music videos, documents then you can use Backblaze. It's one of the best options for large data backup. It's also very cheap. If you really don't want to use the cloud you can get a couple of hard drives. A 2TB hard disk is enough.

A software called Synology helps in automatic back up of data on your computer. It does the back ups regularly and your files will be available on the cloud. If you aren't near your computer you can also access the data through different devices.

Backing up Photos and music

Everyone loves their music and photos. No one wants to lose this data. You can always back up your movies, music and music in the above solutions but the cloud is the best option. Spotify and Google Photos can do this job.

Let's talk about Spotify.

People love spotify because it doesn't limit the number of devices that can use the same account. You can download songs, albums or even playlists and listen to them when offline. Spotify has a large collection of music. You can listen to any song from Spotify.

Google Photos

If you have an Android phone then already you have a Google photos account. It is preloaded on every Android phone. Google Photos uploads high quality pics to the drive. This app will sort your pics by the location and person. It will also optimize your photos making them look better.

If you want extra storage you can pay for it. An extra storage doesn't hurt. If you have more storage you can always save more and it's not expensive.

Passwords

We all need a good password manager. There are so many online services that require you to have a password. You will need to remember your login information thus it is really important to have a good password manager. You can use 1password manager. There is also Enpass, Dashlane and LastPass. They are the best at managing your passwords.

Backing up passwords is the best thing that you will ever do for yourself. It gives you mental peace. Some of these apps also offer cloud back up solutions. 1password does this really well. It will give you security and cloud storage. It's quite safe to use and simple.

Launchers and themes

Most people who have an Android device most probably have a third party launcher. Some of these launchers such as Nova have a really great remote backup solutions that allows you to restore any and all settings.

As you can see you really need Google Drive or Dropbox. This apps are very convenient and of importance. This year take the right step and back up all your data. If you have backed up your data you won't be really worried if you lost your data. You will be able to recover them.