Allow the use of Unknown Sources to install apps from other places [How To]

The Short Story To enable Unknown Sources in your phone, simply go to the Settings app, scroll down to Security, and then scroll down to 'Unknown Sources.' Tapping this option will enable...

Transform your rooted device with Xposed Framework [How-To]

A note on pre-requisites before you embark on your Xposed journey: your device needs to have an Unlocked Bootloader running a Custom Recovery and be Rooted before you can even attempt this procedure - you've been warned!...

Stop hackers in their tracks with Google’s 2-Step Verification

Last month Derrick wrote an intriguing piece on steps to take to keep you mobile device safe. In it, he recommends setting up 2-step verification on your Google accounts. In 2014, an estimated...

Use Debloater to remove bloat from your Android without root!

The story of carrier bloat is as old as Android itself. When AT&T had the exclusive on the iPhone, Verizon and the other carriers had to answer with something that could...

How to create a fun collage using Google Photos in three simple steps

Google Photos is a free app which offers unlimited cloud storage of all of your videos and photos you generate from your smartphones, cameras, and tablets. It is very easy to use...

Tips everyone should be using for keeping your Android device safe and secure

Mobile security is one of the most important things we overlook when using our devices. We tend to leave it up to Google to manage it, or we simply are too...

Create a collaborative album using Google Photos

One of my favorite Google apps is Photos. Not only does Google Photos backup every single photo I take from from my Android or iOS devices, but it also allows for...

How to work offline with Drive and other Google productivity apps

Google offers a whole suite of apps that are free to use and are quite powerful. Docs, Sheets, and Slides are productivity tools that are an alternative to Microsoft Office apps. Docs...

10 Tips and Tricks all Android users should know to get the most from...

Many of you AndroidGuys readers are experts, and have a great grasp of how Android devices work. However, we do have a growing base of readers who are making the switch...

What to do if your Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge gets wet and...

It might seem obvious to some, but others may not think about their latest water resistant IP67 and IP68 Samsung Galaxy devices when they get wet and why they aren't charging....

How to design your own personalized official Google case for the Nexus 6, 6P...

Google made its Live cases available today, and they are quite possibly some of the coolest cases you can get right now. The cases are only available for the Nexus 6,...

What exactly is an APK?

The deeper we dive into the Android ecosystem, the more and more jargon we begin to see. Sometimes we find ourselves scratching our heads and wondering, "What the heck did they...

How to import events from Outlook or Apple Calendars into Google Calendar

Three is the average number of email accounts per person in the US. Some, like me, have more than three - I use Apple Calendar on my Macbook Pro and iPad...

How to install Android N Developer preview on Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P,...

Do you own a Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, or Pixel C? Did you know that you could be on the cutting-edge versions of Android? That's right! You can install...

How to fix the lag on your Android smartphone and make it perform like...

It happens to the best of us and it happens to the worst of us. Lag. Our Android smartphones might have incredible hardware and fancy specs, but from time to time...

Verykool Spark LTE SL5011 review: All that glitters is not gold

If you haven't caught wind of verykool yet, it's an affordable phone maker that you should be keeping an eye on. The company has been...