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How to Cut, Copy, and Paste Text on an Android Phone

Selected text on your Android is primed for cutting or copying, which works just like it does in your favorite word processor. After you select the text, choose the proper command from the contextual action [more…]

How to Speed Dial on an Android Phone

Any mere mortal can use the Phone app on an Android phone to key in a number. To take your dialing skills up a notch, consider some of the special tricks of speed dialing. [more…]

How to Handle Multiple Calls at Once on an Android Phone

As a human being, your brain limits your ability to hold more than one conversation at a time. Your phone’s brain, however, lacks such a limitation. It’s entirely possible for an Android phone to handle [more…]

How to Make a Conference Call on an Android Phone

Unlike someone interrupting a conversation by making an incoming call, a conference call is one you set out to make intentionally: You make one call and then [more…]

How to Forward Calls on an Android Phone

Call forwarding is the process by which you reroute an incoming call. For example, you can send all your calls to the office while you’re on vacation. Then you have the luxury of having your cell phone [more…]

How to Set Ringtones on an Android Phone

Ringtones can be lots of fun. They uniquely identify your phone’s jingle, especially when you forget to mute your phone and you’re hustling to turn the thing off because everyone in the room is annoyed [more…]

How to Set Up Carrier Voicemail on an Android Phone

If you haven’t yet done it, set up voicemail on your phone. Do so even if you plan on using another voicemail service, such as Google Voice. That’s because carrier voicemail remains a valid and worthy [more…]

Google Voice on Android Phones

Google Voice transcribes your voicemail messages, turning the audio from the voicemail into a text message you can read. The messages all show up eventually in your Gmail inbox, just as though someone [more…]

How to Import Android Phone Contacts from Your Computer

Your computer’s e-mail program is doubtless a useful repository of contacts you’ve built up over the years. You can export these contacts from your computer’s e-mail program and then import them into your [more…]

How to Create a New Android Phone Contact Using Its Location

When you use the Maps application on your Android to locate a restaurant, a cobbler, or an apothecary, you can quickly create a contact for that business based on its location. Here's how: [more…]

How to Add a Picture to an Android Phone Contact

To add a picture to a contact on your Android, you can snap a picture and save it, grab a picture from the Internet, or use any image already stored in the phone’s Gallery app. The image doesn’t even have [more…]

How to Attach Media to a Text Message on an Android Phone

The most consistent way to compose a multimedia message is to attach existing media — something you’ve already saved on your Android phone — to the outgoing message. Obey these steps: [more…]

How to Call a Favorite on an Android Phone

A special contact category in the phone’s address book is favorites. A favorite is someone you call frequently or whose information you need to have handy. The person doesn’t have to be someone you like [more…]

Set Up Web-Based E-Mail on an Android Phone

The Email app on your Android is used to access web-based e-mail, or webmail, such as Yahoo! Mail, Windows Live Mail, and others. It also lets you read e-mail provided by your Internet service provider [more…]

Set Up ISP E-Mail on an Android Phone

The Email app on your Android can be configured to collect mail from multiple sources. You can add a Yahoo! Mail account, Windows Live Mail account, your corporate e-mail account, or what-have-you. Follow [more…]

How to Create an E-Mail Signature on an Android Phone

You should create a custom e-mail signature for sending messages from your phone. You can have oodles of fun and waste oceans of time confirming and customizing the e-mail experience on your Android phone [more…]

How to Use Web Bookmarks on an Android Phone

Bookmarks are those electronic breadcrumbs you can drop as you wander the web on your Android. Need to revisit a website? Just look up its bookmark. This advice assumes, of course, that you bother to create [more…]

How to Download Information to an Android Phone

Downloading to an Android is an easy concept to grasp, providing you accept how most people misuse the term. Officially, a download is a transfer of information over a network from another source to your [more…]

Web Controls, Settings, and Options on an Android Phone

More options and settings and controls exist for the web browser app than just about any other app on any Android phone. It’s complex. Here are a few of the options worthy of your attention. [more…]

How to Set Up Your Facebook Account on an Android Phone

The best way to use Facebook on your Android (or any device) is to have a Facebook account, and the best way to do that is to sign up at Facebook by using your computer. Register for a new account by setting [more…]

Posting Your Status to Facebook from an Android Phone

The first time you behold the Facebook app on your Android, you’ll probably be asked to sign in. Do so: Type the e-mail address you used to sign up for Facebook and then type your Facebook password. Touch [more…]

How to Use the Hangouts App for Android Phones

To sate your video chat desires, your Android phone comes with an app called Hangouts. It’s a communications app, designed by Google to let you connect with one or more of your friends for text and video [more…]

Basics of Skype for Android Phones

The popular Skype app is used the world over as a free way to make Internet phone calls and to video-chat. Plus, if you’re willing to pony up some money, you can make inexpensive calls to phones around [more…]

Placing a Video Call with Skype on Your Android Phone

Placing a video call with Skype from your Android is easy: Start a text chat. After the conversation starts, touch the Video Call icon. The call rings through to the contact, and if they want to video [more…]

How to Chat with Skype on an Android Phone

Text chat with Skype on your Android phone works similarly to texting. The only difference is that the other person must be a Skype user. So in that respect, Skype text chat works a lot like Hangouts chat [more…]


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