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How to Receive E-Mails on Your Android Phone

All Android phones work flawlessly with Gmail. In fact, if Gmail is already set up to be your main e-mail address, you’ll enjoy having access to your messages all the time from your phone. [more…]

Composing New E-Mail Messages on Your Android Phone

When an e-mail message demands an immediate reply, you can compose a new e-mail message on your Android phone using any of the methods presented here. [more…]

How to Work with E-Mail Attachments on Your Android Phone

The key to understanding e-mail attachments on your Android phone is to look for the paperclip icon. When you find that icon, you can either deal with an attachment for incoming e-mail or add an attachment [more…]

Configure the E-Mail Server Delete Option on Your Android Phone

You can control whether the Email app on your Android removes messages after they’re picked up. Non-Gmail e-mail that you fetch on your phone typically remains on the e-mail server. That’s because, unlike [more…]

How to Choose a Texting App for Your Android Phone

Traditionally, Android phones come with one texting app. It’s usually called Texting, although Messages, Messaging, and Text Messaging are also popular. The Google Hangouts app can also handle text messages [more…]

How to Compose a Text Message on Your Android Phone

Text messages are sent primarily from your Android phone to other cell phones. As long as you have a mobile number to send to, or a contact with a mobile phone, you can fire away the text message. Here’s [more…]

Text Message Management on Your Android Phone

You don’t have to manage your messages on your Android phone. But the potential exists: If you ever want to destroy evidence of a conversation, or even do something as mild as change the text messaging [more…]

How to Access the Address Book on Your Android Phone

To peruse your Android phone’s address book, open the People or Contacts app. You may find a launcher icon on the Home screen, but you’ll certainly find the app in the apps drawer. [more…]

How to Sort the Address Book on Your Android Phone

The Android phone’s address book displays contacts in a certain order, such as alphabetically by first name first. You can change the order to whatever you like by following these steps: [more…]

How to Add Contacts from Your Android Call Log

One of the quickest ways to build up your Android phone’s address book is to add people as they phone you. After someone calls, visit the call log to add that person. Obey these steps: [more…]

Upgrading and Protecting Your Android Device

The Android version number on your device is buried rather deeply in the menus, but there isn't a lot you can do with the information anyway. In this video, Dan Gookin, author of Android Tablets for Dummies [more…]

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