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From helping to understand the difference between two phones to instructions on getting more from your devices, this section aims to educate. We cover everything from the most very basic stuff all the way up to more detailed and focused topics.

What are Routines in the Google Home app, and how do you use them?

Ever wanted to automate several actions at once in your smart home? Here's how to set up and use Routines in the Google Home app.

How to get Android 10’s Focus Mode for your phone now

Google offers up another way to help Android users put phones and get back to life. Called Focus Mode, it arrives in Android 10. Here's how to get it now.

How to pair a Bluetooth speaker with your Google Home or Home Mini

If you've ever wanted some better sound out of your Google Home or Home Mini speaker, then check out our guide on how to connect a Bluetooth speaker.

How to set up your personal Voice Match for Google Assistant

Google Assistant is an awesome service, but without your unique voice, it has limits. Here's how to match your Voice Match to your Google account.

How set a priority device on Google WiFi

Google Wifi is great for streamers, particularly because you can prioritize devices to avoid lag and buffering. Here's how to use its built-in settings.

How to enable dark mode in YouTube

If you're sick of that blinding white background that comes with YouTube, you're not alone. Here's how you can make it dark on mobile and PC devices.

How to properly Powerwash your Chrome OS device

Chromebooks are great devices, but sometimes you have to wipe them for certain reasons. Here's how to properly Powerwash your Chrome OS device.
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How to enter and exit safe mode on Android phone

If you face problems or issues with your Android device, try to identify whether it's hardware or software by booting to Safe Mode. Here's how!
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How to set a video wallpaper on your Android device

If you want to apply a unique customization feature on your Android device, try setting a video wallpaper on your Android device by following these steps.
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What to do if your Android phone is stolen or lost

Have you lost your phone or had it stolen? Don't panic! Simply follow these steps and you'll soon find your phone or track its location to get it back.

Spotify adds a sleep timer to its app; here’s how to turn it on

Spotify has added a commonly requested feature to your favorite tracks. You can now set a sleep timer to play music at bedtime.
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Three ways to backup Android game data to a PC without root

If you are switching to a new Android device and don't want to lose your data, here are 3 ways to backup Android games saved data without root.

How to set up Digital Wellbeing on your Google Assistant speakers and displays

Digital Wellbeing is an incredible tool for phones but it can also be used for smart displays and speakers, too. We'll show you how to set it up.

How to change the default Assist option on Android

One of the great things about Android is customizations. Did you know you can change your default Assist app? Here's how to set it up.
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How to transfer all data from old phone to a new Android phone

Recently picked up a new Android phone? Here is how to transfer all your data from your old device to your new one. It's easier than you think.
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How to set up a Messenger Room in Facebook Messenger

If you're looking to try out Messenger Room in Messenger, this guide will teach you how to make a room and share it with others in 2 quick and easy steps.
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