About Anu Joy
Anu is a freelance Evergreen writer at Android Police. Before joining AP, she used to write for prominent tech publications like iJunkie and Gizbot. In her free time, you can find her making digital illustrations, watching horror movies, or re-reading the classics.
Phone running out of juice too soon? Check your battery health
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.
To err is human, but Google wants you to be better
Gmail is among the most popular email platforms in the world. It's free and easy to set up, making it the go-to for personal accounts. As a key Google Workspace app, Gmail is also used by businesses of all sizes. And since there's a Gmail app for Android and iOS, you can easily keep track of your email messages on the go.
Cancel or pause your Hulu subscription to save money
Whether you're unhappy because of a hike in membership price or you no longer enjoy the content, you easily cancel your Hulu subscription. Although canceling your Hulu subscription is pretty straightforward, you'll have to do so on your desktop or mobile browser. The process is also different if you signed up through Hulu versus a third-party platform like the Google Play Store or App Store.
You can no longer use spam as your go-to excuse for a cluttered inbox
Many of us use Gmail for work, to stay in touch with friends and family, and to track online purchases. Gmail is easily accessible from a desktop PC, an Android phone, an iPhone, or a budget Chromebook. However, its ease of access also makes it a target for spammers. Gmail has a robust spam filter, but its built-in safeguards may let annoying spam through. In this guide, we show you how to manage and reduce spam emails in Gmail.
Spotify is one of the most popular music streaming services in the world, featuring a variety of podcasts and a huge song library. The app lets you play your favorite tunes from nearly any device, whether it's an Android phone, an iPhone, a desktop PC, a Mac, or one of the best smart speakers.
A quick-start guide to creating a community on one of the most popular social media sites
Reddit can be an amazing social media platform for those who want to dive deeper into interesting topics, explore niche hobbies, and interact with various communities online. Reddit is available on all devices, whether it's an Android phone, a laptop, a desktop, or an inexpensive Chromebook.
It's more secure than sharing your Gmail password to grant access to your account
Gmail is one of the most popular email services, thanks to its numerous features and ease of use. One such feature is email delegation, which lets another person access your inbox without a password. It can be useful for school or university admins, businesses that reply to customers, and other organizations.
It's probably time we moved on from the old SMS standard
The RCS messaging protocol has been a long time coming. While iPhone owners have had interactive iMessages for years, Android users had to use third-party messaging apps for years, as carriers were slow to warm up to RCS. Google Messages' adoption of the RCS standard has made the app even better, as it lets you enjoy secure and interactive texting on your Android phone.
You don't have to constantly check your spam folder for that missing email
Inboxes would overflow with irrelevant newsletters and malware-infested spam messages if it weren't for Gmail's robust spam filter. Still, you may have missed an important email on rare occasions, only to find it later in your spam folder. To prevent such a situation in the future, add contacts you trust to your safe senders list.
It's time to replace your boring old wallpaper
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.
Don't miss important deadlines just because you're in a different time zone
Most of us turn to emails for work, business, tracking online purchases, and keeping in touch with friends and family. Gmail lets us do all of the above and more, whether you access it from a desktop PC, an Android phone, an iPhone, or a budget Chromebook.
Quickly access recently copied items on your Chromebook
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.
Keep your Pixel Watch ready to go at all times
Google just introduced the Pixel Watch 2 and the Google Pixel 8. The Watch 2 appears almost identical to the first-gen Pixel Watch, which is among the top Android smartwatches. It comes with minor tweaks under the hood, like out-of-the-box Wear OS 4, improved fitness tracking, and a new chipset.
You may not want to see everything that pops up when you disable SafeSearch
The internet makes finding any information you need easy, but this also means you may stumble upon explicit content. Sometimes, it can lead to awkward situations at work or in public. Moreover, such content is unsuitable for children. That's where the search engine's built-in SafeSearch option comes to the rescue. It filters out potentially inappropriate content.
Our favorite tips that will make you a Pixel Watch pro in no time
Google recently unveiled the Google Pixel Watch 2 alongside the Google Pixel 8. The Watch 2 closely resembles the first-gen Pixel Watch, which is among the top Android smartwatches. However, there are a few under-the-hood changes. For instance, the smartwatch comes with Wear OS 4 out of the box, a new chipset, and improved fitness tracking.
It's important to back up your data if you're planning to reset your phone or move on to a new device. You'll also want to back up your SMS to make sure you retain important texts for later reference. It's easy to back up text messages on the Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, and other Android phones. Once that's done, you can restore your old texts on your new phone.
Your loved ones won't have to worry about where you are anymore
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.
When you don't want to be on Telegram any longer, remove your account
Telegram is one of the most popular messaging apps for Android due to its focus on privacy and encryption. The app is packed with features like secret chats, chatbots, and chat tools. You can use Telegram on all Android devices, including the best 5G phones. It's also available on PCs and Macs.
Be careful before hitting the buy button on Facebook Marketplace
Facebook Marketplace is a popular platform for people who want to buy or sell used items. With more and more shoppers browsing the site, the number of scammers on the platform has also risen. They have several tricks up their sleeves to lure you into parting with your hard-earned money, so be wary of deals that appear too good to be true.
This feature could be a lifesaver, so make sure to set it up
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 6, Watch 5, and Watch 4 are some of the best Android smartwatches. The Galaxy Watch lineup features excellent health-tracking capabilities, a sleek design, and smooth performance. The cherry on top is Emergency SOS, which comes in handy if something goes wrong and you don't have your phone with you. Before you use the watch's built-in emergency service, you must set it up. Here's how to set up Emergency SOS on your Samsung Galaxy Watch 6, Watch 5, or Watch 4.