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Basics of the Camera App on an Android Phone

To use your Android phone as a camera, you must do two things. First, hold the phone away from your face. That’s because the phone has no viewfinder. Nope — the image preview shows up on the touchscreen [more…]

How to Take Pictures with an Android Phone

To take a picture with your Android phone, point the camera at the subject and touch the Shutter button, either the touchscreen shutter button or the phone’s physical shutter button, if it has one. Your [more…]

How to Record Video with an Android Phone

When the action is hot — when you need to capture more than a moment (and maybe the sounds) — switch an Android phone’s camera into Video mode. Your phone features the Camcorder app, which is used to record [more…]

How to Manage the Photo Gallery on an Android Phone

You can start the Gallery app on your Android phone by locating its icon, either on the Home screen or the App menu. How the Gallery looks varies from phone to phone, but generally the images are organized [more…]

How to Share Images with an Android Phone

The images you take with your Android phone camera don’t need to be bottled up inside your phone. Nope — you can take advantage of the Share command or Share button to liberate images and videos, setting [more…]

How to Upload Videos to YouTube with an Android Phone

The best way to share a video is to upload it to YouTube. As a Google account holder, you also have a YouTube account. You can use the YouTube app on your Android phone to upload videos to the Internet [more…]

How to Browse the Music Library on an Android Phone

Music Headquarters on an Android phone is the app named Music. You can start this app by touching its icon, found on the App menu, though it may also adorn the Home screen. [more…]

How to Play a Song on an Android Phone

To listen to music on your Android phone, you first find a song in the Music app’s library. After you find the song, you touch its title. The song plays in another window, similar to the one shown. [more…]

How to Transfer Music from Your Computer to an Android Phone

Your computer is the equivalent of the 20th century stereo system — a combination tuner, amplifier, and turntable, plus all your records and CDs. If you’ve already copied your music collection to your [more…]

How to Get Music from the Google Play Store for an Android Phone

Just like those popular mobile-music gizmos that rhyme with “pie rod,” your Android phone can play music. You can listen to songs you buy online, synchronize them from your computer, or find music on the [more…]

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

You can have oodles of fun and waste oceans of time confirming and customizing the e-mail experience on your Android phone. One of the most interesting things you can do is to modify or create an e-mail [more…]

How to Listen to the Radio on an Android Phone

Music can be an impulsive thing, more often than not. Truly, for you to be able to listen to the proper song to match your current mood, your phone would have to sport one huge music library. Or perhaps [more…]

Basics of the Alarm Clock on an Android Phone

Your Android phone keeps constant and accurate track of the time, which is displayed at the top of the Home screen and also when you first wake up the phone. When you’d rather have the phone wake you up [more…]

How to Read Books on an Android Phone

An eBook is an electronic version of a book. The words, formatting, figures, pictures ¯ all that stuff is simply stored digitally so that you can read it on something called an eBook reader. Your Android [more…]

How to Watch Movies on an Android Phone

Your Android phone has the ability to let you view movies, TV shows, and Internet video on its relatively diminutive screen. The cheapest way to view video on your phone is to access YouTube. It’s the [more…]

How to Get a Free App from the Google Play Store for an Android Phone

The most common and traditional items to hunt down at the Google Play Store are apps for your Android phone. More than 500,000 apps are available there, and most of the apps are free. Even the paid apps [more…]

How to Buy an App from the Google Play Store with an Android Phone

Some great free apps are available for your Android phone at the Google Play Store, but many of the apps you dearly want probably cost money. It’s not a lot of money, especially compared to the price of [more…]

How to Manage Apps on an Android Phone

The Google Play Store is not only where you buy apps for an Android phone — it’s also the place you return to for performing app management. This task includes reviewing apps you’ve downloaded, updating [more…]

Digital Networks on an Android Phone

You pay your cellular provider a handsome fee every month. The fee comes in two chunks. One chunk (the less expensive of the two) is the telephone service. The second chunk is the data service, which is [more…]

How to Access Wi-Fi on an Android Phone

Wi-Fi is the same wireless networking standard used by computers for communicating with each other and the Internet. Making Wi-Fi work on your Android phone requires two steps. First, you must activate [more…]

How to Create a Mobile Hotspot with an Android Phone

The mobile hotspot feature allows your Android phone to share its cellular data connection by creating a Wi-Fi network. Other Wi-Fi devices — computers, laptops, other mobile devices — can then access [more…]

Basics of Bluetooth on an Android Phone

Bluetooth is a wireless protocol for communication between two or more Bluetooth-equipped devices. Your Android phone just happens to be Bluetooth-equipped, so it too can use Bluetooth devices, such as [more…]

How to Manually Synchronize an Android Phone and a Computer

The synchronizing procedure involves hooking your Android phone to a computer and then swapping information back and forth. This process can be completed automatically by using special software, or it [more…]

How to Access Stored Files on an Android Phone

Information stored on your Android phone (pictures, videos, music) is kept in two places: on the removable MicroSD card and on the phone’s internal storage. That’s about all you need to know, though if [more…]

How to Connect an Android Phone to an HDMI Monitor

A popular feature on several Android phones is the ability to connect the phone to an HDMI monitor. The phone must have an HDMI connector, and you need to buy an HDMI cable. After doing so, you can hunt [more…]


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