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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.

How to control your Android device with the sound of your voice

The power of Google and Google Now on your Android device is incredible. Many of you who use Android already take advantage of the...

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...

Turn your phone into a powerhouse with these IFTTT recipes (and learn how to...

If you're like many of our writers here at AndroidGuys, one of the reasons you love Android is for the customization Android offers. We're...

How to set Gmail to ‘Out of Office’

Going on vacation? Gmail has a useful feature similar to Microsoft Outlook that allows you to set an auto response notifying those who email...

How to back up your contacts to your Google account [Android 201]

Managing contacts on your phone can be a nightmare, especially when switching to another phone. The disastrous process of importing contacts from one phone...

How to manage notifications [Android 101]

The notification shade on Android devices is one of the most unique and functional aspects of the operating system. It can be accessed by...

How to SIM unlock the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus

If you're looking for the best phone of 2017, the search starts with the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus. The...

Becoming an Android Expert: Android Rooting Terms

Rooting is a big part of Android. The fundamental premise of Android is that almost every element is customizable but occasionally some things require...

First 10 things you should do with the LG V40

If you just got your hands on the brand new LG V40, then here's 10 things you need to know to get started with this beast of a phone.

How to speed up and customize your Google Pixel 2

The Pixel 2 is one of the best phones you can buy today. Not just for the hardware, but because of the incredible amount of power in Android 8.0 Oreo. Let us help you customize the experience to your exact liking!
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Get to Know: Consumer Cellular

Consumer Cellular is an award winning service skewed toward mature users with varying tech experiences. Enjoy a primer on the MVNO and its offerings.

When and where to buy: Samsung Galaxy S7 edge

Making its debut in the spring of 2017, the Galaxy S7 Edge is the slightly different and somewhat sexier version of the flagship model.While it...

A look at Corning, the company behind Gorilla Glass

Corning is a staple of today's mobile tech, but you may not know that they've been in your life for over a hundred years.

How to hide Android lock screen notifications

Want to add some privacy to your Android lock screen and limit your notifications? Let us show you how to hide sensitive material to prying eyes.

Get Started with Nova Launcher for Android

With all the launchers that are available in the Google Play Store, it can often be a daunting task trying to decipher the differences...

Verizon taps LG V50 ThinQ 5G for June 20 launch

Verizon schedules the LG V50 ThinQ 5G for June 20, bringing about its second phone to support the brand new 5G network. Here's what you need to know.

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Spotify adds a sleep timer to its app; here’s how to...

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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