SOLVED: How To Disable Gestures – Android Samsung S9/S10 From Dialing Automatically

Gestures can be really useful, especially for those that embrace them and learn to get around the qwerks.  They can be particularly useful to someone with a disability, but for others gestures can be exceptionally annoying. Android 9 wants to dial when you swing my phone, if there is a number on the screen.  Specifically if you have a text message or contact open and you swing your phone (to your pocket, or head, to…

SOLVED: Samsung S9 S10 Stops Recording Video at 5 or 10 Minutes

If you have an Samsung S9 or S10 and you have found that is stops recording video after 10 minutes, it is because you are recording at a rate above 1920 x 1080 30 frames per second. Here are the limitations: 5 Minute max – UHD 60 FPS 3840 x 2160 10 Minute max – UHD 30 FPS 3840 x 2160 10 Minute max – FHD 60 FPS 1920 x 1080 Limited only be storage…

VIDEO: How To Easily Protect Your Android Cell From Lock Screen PIN Code Hacks

If you are worried about security on your Android cell, you need to make sure that a thief or hacker cannot easily get around your PIN code to unlock it. We show you how to protect yourself on our Samsung Galaxy S9 demo unit. The idea is to EASILY encrypt the phone and have it decrypted on boot.  Without your PIN code being entered before the unit boots up, it will not display calls, alerts…

SOLVED: Disable or Enable a Vibrate Email Alert on Android Samsung S8 S9

If you want to your Android Samsung S8 or S9 to vibrate when an email is received you need to increase the notifications CATEGORY that it is in from NORMAL to HIGH.  This is not a difficult process but it is hard to find: Open your email Click the menu icon (3 bars in the top left corner) Click the settings cog (top right corner) Click NOTIFICATIONS Click NEW EMAILS (IMPORTANT: Do not click on…

SOLVED: Samsung S9 – What’s New For People Upgrading From Older Android Cells?

We have produced four videos exploring the changes the Samsung S9 brings to people that are upgrading from older Android cell’s, like the Galaxy S7, LG G5, Sony Expedia,…  The idea is that we are not covering every microscopic detail of the device just because it was changed from the S8; we are explaining and demonstrating the features that most people will or should care about that already have some understanding of Android. In my…

SOLVED: VIDEO: Number Keys Missing From Samsung Keyboard

If you have a Samsung device, like a Galaxy S7 or 8, you might find that the keyboard is missing the row of numbers.  Having no number keys gives your screen more real estate but does can be very frustrating when trying to type numbers .  Fortunately there is an easy way to turn the number row on and off: HOW TO ENABLE THE NUMBER KEYS ON A SAMSUNG KEYBOARD: Swipe down from the top Select the settings COG…

SOLVED: VIDEO: How to Enable and Disable Developer Options On Android 7 Samsung Galaxy

There are several reasons you may want to see the DEVELOPER OPTIONS on your Android device but under Android 7, the Developer Mode menu has been removed.  You know it still exists so the question is how to enable the Developer Options menu and then how can you disable the Developer Options menu. How To Enable Developer Options Menu on Android Swipe down from the top Select the SETTINGS cog icon Select ABOUT DEVICE Select…

SOLVED: Where Does Android Outsell Apple iOS?

In a word, everywhere.  Android sells 6 times as many devices as Apple’s iOS globally and 1.75 times as many in the US.  Below are some fantastic 2017 data from two very reliable sources. Get the whole report on 2017 Internet Trends directly from Kleiner Perkins Check out this amazing interactive map showing current and historical sales figures of cell phones by operating system (like Android and Apple iOS).   Below are cell phone sales numbers that let…

SOLVED: How to Un-root Your Samsung Galaxy S6 and Restore Factory Android OS

If Samsung Galaxy S6 has been rooted and a non-factory operating system has been loaded you likely already know that there are problems: You voided your warranty You can not longer receive updates over-the-air from your provider The Samsung Galaxy might be unstable Your Galaxy might have a virus or other malware If you are trying to sell it, people often will not take it without a factory version of Android … The question then becomes,…

SOLVED: How To Stop Samsung Android From Trying to Split Screen Apps

A few years ago, Samsung introduced a new feature called MultiWindow which allows you to run two applications at the same time.  In my case, I had an Samsung Galaxy S6 that had it’s screen ‘bouncing’ around and displaying errors relating to running recent apps in split screen mode.  Even after rebooting and wiping the cache the problem persisted . I was certain there was a disable split screen / disable multiwindow option in settings but certainly…

SOLVED: How To Use Google Maps To Avoid Toll Roads

This short video explains how to use Google Maps on your mobile device to avoid toll roads.  If you use your Android cell or Apple iPhone or even your tablet / Apple iPad for navigation and you want to avoid tolls, then this short video titled, “How To Use Google Maps To Avoid Toll Roads” is for you:  

SOLVED: Is There A Way To Disable The Password Requirement After a Reboot on Android 6 Marshmallow Samsung S6 or S7

The answer is a blunt no.  I asked Samsung Business Support in Toronto about this.  Below is the conversation: Is there a ready way to disable the Marshmallow setting on S6’s that requires a password or PIN after reboot:  “Enter password instead of using fingerprint recognition after restarting to protect fingerprints”?   See below.  Our policy requires a password pin or fingerprints (via Exchange) but since the upgrade to Marshmallow, on reboot Telus S6’s are requiring…

SOLVED: How to Uninstall InTune From an Android Device When Uninstall Is Greyed Out

If you have any management software on your Android device and try to remove it, you have likely found that both FORCE STOP and UNINSTALL are greyed out.  The solution is to set that program to not be an “administrator”, then uninstall.  Below are the detailed instructions and screenshots from an Android S6: Launch SETTINGS then LOCK SCREEN AND SECURITY Click OTHER SECURITY SETTINGS Click DEVICE ADMINISTRATORS Slide the COMPANY PORTAL slider to off (or whatever management/security…