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How to Pin Music on Your Android Phone

Most of the music you have in your Google Play Music library, especially music obtained from the Play Store, is actually stored on the Internet, not on the Android phone. As long as you have an Internet [more…]

How to Browse the Music Library on an Android Phone

After you start the Play Music app o your Android, you see a screen similar to the one shown here. To view your music library, choose My Library from the navigation drawer. Your music library appears on [more…]

How to Play a Song on an Android Phone

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

How to Transfer Music from Your Computer to an Android Phone

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

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

It’s possible to get your music from the same source where you get apps for your Android phone — the Google Play Store. The music you buy at the Play Store isn’t downloaded to your phone. It shows up, [more…]

How to Organize Music on an Android Phone

The Play Music app on your Android categorizes your music by album, artist, song, and so forth, but unless you have only one album and enjoy all the songs on it, that configuration probably won’t do. To [more…]

How to Listen to the Radio on an Android Phone

Although they’re not broadcast radio stations, some sources on the Internet —Internet radio sites — play music. Lamentably, your Android phone doesn’t come with any Internet radio apps, but that doesn’t [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 unlock the phone. When you’d rather have the phone wake you up, you [more…]

How to Watch Movies on an Android Phone

It’s not possible to watch “real” TV on your Android phone, but a few apps come close. The YouTube app is handy for watching random, meaningless drivel, which makes it a lot like TV. Then there’s the Play [more…]

Getting Apps for Android Phones from the Google Play Store

Most apps for your Android phone are available for free in the Google Play Store. Even the apps you pay for don’t cost dearly. In fact, it seems odd to sit and stew over whether paying 99 cents for a game [more…]

How to Install Android Apps from a Computer

You don’t need to use the Play Store app on your Android phone to install apps. Using a computer, you can visit the Google Play website, choose an app, and have it installed remotely. It’s kind of cool [more…]

How to Manage Apps on an Android Phone

The apps you install on your Android phone originate from the Play Store. And that’s where you can return to for app management. The task includes reviewing apps you’ve downloaded, updating apps, and removing [more…]

Digital Networks on an Android Phone

You pay your cellular provider for your Android 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 [more…]

How to Access Wi-Fi on an Android Phone

Making Wi-Fi work on your Android phone requires two steps. First, you must activate Wi-Fi by turning on the phone’s wireless radio. The second step is connecting to a specific wireless network. [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…]

How to Tether an Internet Connection with an Android Phone

An intimate way to share the Android phone’s digital cellular connection is to connect the phone directly to a computer and activate the tethering feature. Not every Android phone has this capability. [more…]

Basics of Bluetooth on an Android Phone

Bluetooth is a peculiar name for a wireless communications standard. Unlike Wi-Fi networking, with Bluetooth you simply connect two gizmos. One would be your Android phone, and the other would be some [more…]

Transferring Files between an Android Phone and a Computer

You probably have lots of files you want to copy from a computer to your Android phone: pictures, videos, and audio files. You can also copy vCards exported from your e-mail program, which helps to build [more…]

How to Access Stored Files on an Android Phone

Somewhere deep in your Android phone’s bosom lies a storage device. It’s like the hard drive in a computer: The thing can’t be removed, but that’s not the point. The point is that the storage is used for [more…]

How to Connect an Android Phone to an HDMI Monitor

A popular feature on several Android phones is the capability to connect the phone to an HDMI TV set or monitor. To make that connection, the phone must have an HDMI connector, and you need to buy an HDMI [more…]

How to Avoid Android Viruses

How can you tell which apps for your Android phone are legitimate and which might be viruses or evil apps that do odd things to your phone? Well, you can’t. In fact, most people can’t because most evil [more…]

How to Access the Google Play Store

The Google Play Store is one of the things that make owning an Android phone rewarding. You can visit the Play Store not only to obtain more apps for your phone but also to go shopping for music, books [more…]

How to Print from Your Android to a Bluetooth Printer

One of the common ways to print pictures or even documents with an Android phone is to pair the phone with a Bluetooth printer. The secret is to find and use the Share icon, choose Bluetooth, and then [more…]

Android Beam and NFC on Your Android Phone

Quite a few Android phones feature an NFC radio, where NFC stands for Near Field Communications. NFC allows the phone to communicate with other NFC devices, which allows for the quick transfer of information [more…]

How to Read Books on an Android Phone

Your Android phone comes with Google’s own e-book reader app. It has the clever name Play Books, and it can be found in the apps drawer or perhaps on the phone’s Home screen. [more…]

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