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  • How to download apps larger than 150MB over cellular on your iPhone

    150MB

     

    Over the past couple of years, Apple has implemented a size limit for app downloads on cellular networks. If the app is larger than 100MB, you wouldn’t be able to download it to your iPhone, rather, wait until your Apple device is connected to a wifi network. However, since the release of iOS 11, Apple changed a couple of things, one of them being the increase from 100MB to 150MB. But, for those who don’t have regular access to a wifi network, downloading larger apps could be a problem. However, there’s a way to work around the 150MB rule so that you’re able to download large apps on your cellular network. We’re going to show you how to download apps larger than 150MB over your cellular network. It’s a lot easier than you may think.

     

    How to bypass the 150MB rule on a cellular network

     

    Before you do anything, you’ll want to make sure that the app you want to download is primed and ready to go. In order to get this done, you’ll need to initiate the app from the Apple Store. What does this mean? Well, you’ll need to go into the App Store and select the app you want to download. Then, tap install and confirm either with your Face ID or Apple password that you want to accept the download.

     

    Then, a message will appear which will state that the download is “over 150MB” and that “it may not download until you connect to wifi.” However, don’t worry, you can work past that. Tap ok and then go to your Home screen.

     

    Typically, when you’re trying to download an app over 150MB, the app icon will appear on your home screen until you connect yourself to the wifi network. Though, when the icon appears, do the following:

     

    1. Open the settings app on your Apple device

    2. Go to General and then tap on Date & Time

    3. Toggle Set Automatically to off

    4. Then, tap on the date

    5. Use the wheel and move the date forward by 2 or 3 days

    6. Tap general to go back

     

    After you adjusted the date, you’ll have to wait a little bit in order for the download to initiate. If you go to the Home screen, you’ll notice that the progress bar in motion. From there, the app will download as normal. It may take longer since it’s a larger app, however, you’ll be able to download it from your cellular network.

     

    If you’re thinking about downloading apps such as PUBG or Fortnite, you should be aware that it’ll take some time to accomplish and download. But if you’re wanting to download apps such as Facebook, it’ll download quickly.

    Once the app is fully downloaded, you’ll want to make sure that your date and time are functioning properly. In order to make sure they’re working properly, follow these steps:

     

    1. Open settings

    2. Go to general and then go to Date & Time

    3. Toggle set automatically to On

     

    After this is completed, you’ll have successfully been able to download an app larger than 150MB without needing to do so while connected to a wifi network. We recommend that it’s best if you only do this occasionally, as this will eat up your cellular data quite quickly.

     

    If you don’t have the opportunity to use wifi on a regular basis, you rely heavily on your cellular network data. But, for many large apps, it requires that you download them via wifi connection. However, now, by following the steps above, you’ll be able to download apps over 150MB on your phone via your cellular network. So, wherever you are, you’ll be able to access whichever app you’d like to download on your phone.

  • How to speed up Apple Watch software updates dramatically

    Apple Watch

     

    Technology is amazing and can do some pretty cool things that make your life a little easier as each day passes. But sometimes, technology isn’t as quick as we want it to be, considering we’re in the 21st century. When you’re downloading watchOS software on your Apple watch, the process can be very slow, even gruelling at times.

     

    At best, it can take anywhere from a half an hour or more to have the software data sent to your watch which is a pretty long time, especially when you need to use it. For many people, they try to make sure that they only update their watch when they know they have a couple hours to spare since you can never really know how long the updates will take. Why? Well, the time needed to update and send the installer to your watch relies heavily on the size of the watchOS software update you’re installing and the Apple watch you have. Of course, newer models have improved processors which can handle updates at a faster pace, plus, ensure less network interference which has an effect on the wireless data transfer.

     

    You may be wondering if there’s a way to increase the speed on your watchOS, making it faster for the watchOS installer files to be sent to your Apple Watch. Well, the answer is yes.

     

    Firstly, turning your Bluetooth toggle off will automatically increase the watchOS software updates on your Apple Watch. This is because Apple Watch automatically has Bluetooth set as a priority over wifi, thus, you need to disable your Bluetooth in order for the transfer to occur quickly. This will force your Apple Watch to connect to your iPhone via wifi which is substantially faster than Bluetooth.

     

    1. Make sure that your Apple Watch is connected to the charger and make sure it’s also 50% charged as well. You’ll want to make sure that the Apple Watch is a few inches away from your paired iPhone. Again, double check that the wifi and Bluetooth are both enabled on your watch and iPhone.

    2. Then, open the watch app on your iPhone

    3. Tap on my watch

    4. Then tap on general

     5. In the new window, tap on software updates. Now, if your iPhone has already downloaded the new watchOS update, you’ll see a red badge on the watch’s app icon in the app on the home screen.

     6. Now, if there’a new watchOS update, then you’ll see the version number and release notes on the next screen. If you wish to continue the update process, you’ll need to tap on Download and Install. If you’re asked to enter your password, enter it.

     7. You’ll see that the watch app will be preparing the downloaded watchOS installer on your watch. A message will pop up and it’ll say “Estimated time remaining” at the top of the screen. This will provide you with a rough estimation of time remaining for the download to be complete. Make sure that you don’t disable Bluetooth until the remaining estimate appears.

    8. Now, open the settings app on your iPhone.

    9. Select Bluetooth from the list of options.

    10. Then, you’ll want to slide the switch which says Bluetooth, turning it off. Do not disable Bluetooth through Control Center because that won’t help.

    11. After you switch it off, the Bluetooth will be fully disabled on your iPhone.

    12. A message will pop up, stating that you should reconnect to your watch. You’ll want to tap cancel to continue the process.

    13. Now, the Bluetooth is unavailable, thus, the Watch app will rely on your wifi network. This can happen only if both your watch and phone have wifi enabled in settings and are both connected to the same network. You’ll notice that the estimated time will decrease drastically as a result of using wifi rather than Bluetooth.

    14. Now, tap Install in the Watch app. If you’re asked to enter your password, enter it.

    15. You’ll need to wait for the “progress wheel” to appear on your watch. If this happens, your iPhone is no longer needed for the rest of the update as the downloaded installer files have already been transferred.

  • How to fix HomePod not playing playlists with siri

    Apple Homepod

     

    The Apple HomePod is one of the most interesting products that’s come from Cupertino. When looking at the HomePod, it has a feel that it’s an advanced and updated version of the iPod Hi-fi which was launched a while ago. However, the HomePod has experienced its fair share of issues over the recent months. One of the issues being that able to ask Siri to play specific playlists of artists. Now, the feature itself is a great idea and makes life a little easier than having to swipe through lists of songs.

     

    However, many users of the HomePos have found that Siri will acts as though it has no understanding of what you’re asking it. For example, you’ll ask Siri to play a certain song and it’ll reply with “Cannot find playlist xxx in your music.” Now, we’re going to look at a couple different ways to work through and fix this issue.

     

    Subscribe to Apple Music

     

    This is the first and easiest fix when it comes to this issue. Apple has made it very easy for users to use Siri on your iPhone or other Apple device to play music with the use of Apple Music. However, if you’re not subscribed to Apple Music, you may have some problems with it as the iCloud Music Library must be active in order for this to work.

     

    Now, Apple Music doesn’t state that you need to have a subscription, however, if you’re running into some bugs, having a subscription will solve this problem. If you choose to subscribe, Apple will give you a three-month subscription for free.

     

    Remove HomePod from your iCloud

     

    Your next option if you prefer not to follow through with the first if to remove HomePod from your iCloud. This is very basic, yet effective method and requires you to simply remove and then re-add your HomePod to your iCloud.

    1. Open the Home app

    2. Find your HomePod

    3. Press and hold HomePod

    4. Tap on Details

    5. Scroll to the bottom of the screen and tap on Recovery Accessory

     

    What this will do is remove the HomePod from your iCloud account. Once that’s completed, you’ll be able to set up the HomePod again, just as if you’d be setting it up for the first time.

     

    How to reset your HomePod

     

    Now that you’ve removed the HomePod from your iCloud account, this will reset the speaker. However, there is another method that you can use to reset the HomePod without having to mess around with Apple’s Home app.

     

    If you’re looking to reset the HomePod from the speaker itself, then you should follow the steps below:

     

    1. You need to unplug the HomePod

    2. Then, wait 5 seconds before plugging it back in

    3. Once you plug it in, wait another 5 seconds and then you’re going to touch the top of the HomePod and hold it

    4. The spinning light will turn red and you’re going to keep your finger there

    5. Then, Siri will activate and say that the HomePod is about to reset itself.

    6. You’ll then hear three beeps. After the third beep, you’ll be able to lift your finger.

     

    This will reset your HomePod to factory settings which means it’s going to act the same as if it was brand new. Any settings you placed in your HomePod will be removed.

     

    Disable “Hey” Siri

     

    Since Siri is actually not acting properly, there’s a chance that the problem is actually with Siri. If that’s the case, then you should disable the “Hey Siri” command on your device.

     

    You can do this in two different ways. The first method is that you can simply say “Hey Siri, disable “Hey Siri”. This should work, though if not, there’s a second option.

     

    The next method requires that you use the Home app on your iPad or iPhone. You need to open the app, tap and hold the HomePod which will open the Details panel. Then, you’ll need to toggle “Hey Siri” from the menu.

     

    Sadly, Apple hasn’t really worked out this issue. However, if you try one of these methods, it should work.

  • How to downgrade your Android phone to a previous version

    Android Phone

     

    Most of us are constantly updating our phones, making sure that everything is properly running with the latest updates. However, there are some instances where upgrading to the new version isn’t something you want to do. In some cases, you’ll want to go back to the older version of Android because it simply worked better on your phone or there was a feature which you liked more than the upgraded version. We completely understand as many of us have these feelings when it comes to upgrading our phones. Though most of us learn to adapt to the new upgrades, that doesn’t mean you have to. In fact, if you prefer the older software on your phone, you can actually go back to it. It won't be easy, but it’s possible. If you’re looking to downgrade your Android to the previous version, you can actually do it.

     

    Do you want to downgrade your Android?

    Before jumping to downgrade your Android, you should think carefully about it. Is it something you really want to do? Sometimes downgrading can become a huge hassle depending on the version of the software that’s on your phone. In addition, you may see some things that you don’t like the older version. So, prior to downgrading, think about it. Though there are ways to do it, every Android comes with its own set of challenges and if you’re not overly educated in Androids and how smartphone work, playing around with your phone could result in you losing a lot of important data that you didn’t want to lose.

     

    Downgrading the easy way

    If you have a Pixel or Nexus Android or another phone that allows you to unlock your phone, it’ll be easy to downgrade. This is because you’ll be provided with a catalogue of the various versions of Androids. From there, it’s then quite easy to downgrade from one version to another. If you have a phone that allows you to do that, the process is simple:

     

    • You’ll want to back everything up onto the cloud
    • Download the version of the software you’d like to install and download and utilities in which you need to install the software
    • Read everything the software tells you and then follow through.

     

    Know that there are many things that are not going to be able to be backed up such as messages, games, photos and videos in apps. It’s important for you to also understand the process prior to downgrading your Android. Because once you downgrade, retrieving that data will be very difficult if even possible. So, prior to downgrading, know exactly how the process works and what it really entails.

     

    The harder way to downgrade

    For most of us, we don’t have unlockable phones that are going to be able to downgrade as easy as the instructions above. Which means you’re most likely going to have to find an older version yourself which is going to be a challenge. Though it’s recommended that if you’re really serious about going to an older software version on your phone, you may want to use a custom ROM rather than to downgrade. Custom ROMs are typically third-party versions of Android that’s been designed for users such as yourself. Custom ROMS allow you to have the best of both worlds. You’ll be able to have a version which includes important updates and features plus be able to use features that were used in older software.

     

    If you do this, you’ll void any warranty on your phone. Plus, you should also know that custom ROMs are also pretty challenging to install, though it also depends on the phone you have as well. To find custom ROMs you’ll need to check out specific places such as XDA Developers. This website is dedicated to phone hacking, but the good kind.

  • Which Oculus Go should you buy — 32GB or 64GB?

     

    Oculus Go

    You probably know the news - the Oculus Go headset has started to get shipped out, meaning you’ll be able to buy your Oculus Go headsets online. But, you probably noticed that there are two types of Oculus Go headsets to choose from. So, now you have an even bigger question, which one do you choose? Well, it’s time you learned first what makes them different from each other.

     

    First of all, let’s quickly recap what the Oculus Go headset actually is. The Oculus Go is an all-in-one virtual headset. The headset offers users the chance to connect to a mobile virtual reality without the use of a smartphone, computer, or gaming console. This headset stands alone as it doesn’t need support from other devices. A computer is built into the headset which means the moment you place it on your head you’ll be able to immerse yourself in a movie, game, or experience. It’s packed with tracking sensors and includes a controller which is everything you need.

     

    The 32G Headset

    Though the two types of headsets are basically the same, one thing does differ- the size. If you’re new to VR or are only looking to use it casually, during the weekends or when you have some free time to spare, then you should consider the 32G headset. The 32G indicates the amount of memory which the headset can hold and if you’re not looking to use it on a regular basis, then you don’t really need one that comes with a boat-load of memory. You won’t need much memory for casual use, especially if you’re only going to use it a couple hours a week.

     

    If you’re buying this headset for a child they also won’t need much memory as the apps that they’re going to use with the headset won’t require that much space. So, you’ll have plenty of room for games even after you install Facebook and Netflix onto the device. Basically, if you’re going to be browsing the internet, going on Facebook and watching movies then this 32G is perfect for you. Of course, if you’re looking to step it up and go into heavy-duty virtual reality, then you’ll want something with more memory such as the 64G headset.

     

    Best Use: Weekend users, children, casual gamers and movie watchers

     

    The 64GB Headset

    Now, if you’re requiring more memory, then you’ll want to opt for the 64G headset. WIth the Oculus Go, you’re not able to expand your storage as you can with the Gear VR - which can be a problem if you underestimated the amount of usage of your headset. If you’re downloading movies, they can take up to 2G of memory per file, if not more. In addition, all your apps will download onto your headset will also take up precious memory as well. So, without noticing you’ll realize that your storage space is going to be used up quite quickly, especially if you only have 32G. Now, that’s why there’s the 64G.

     

    Since you don’t have the device in your hands yet, you know actually know how much space the operating system will take up as well. See, there’s a lot to think about when getting yourself an Oculus Go headset. If you’re an avid user of virtual reality, it’ll be a shame to opt for the 32G. You yourself know that you’re going to be using this device much more than you intend, so, it’s best to keep it safe an go with a headset that has a little extra more memory. When you have it, you don’t want to be scarce on how you use it, you want to be able to fully enjoy it without any limitations.

     

    Best Use: gamers, intense gamers and movie watchers

     

    Now that you know the differences between the two, it’s time you went and purchased the one which suits you and your needs the best. Have fun!

  • How to easily share access to your Wi-Fi network without revealing the password

    IOSWifiShare

     

    When it comes to sharing a wifi network, it can be a huge hassle. However, one of the most overlooked features of the iOS 11 is the sharing of wifi passwords. But, now with iOS 11, you’ll be able to share your wifi network with a friend by simply sending the network password to their device without having to actually reveal your wireless information. Prior to this update, sharing your wifi password on an iOS device was highly insecure. Before this, you would have to give your wifi password out to the person, type it into their device or look on the back of your router for it. But now, that doesn’t have to happen ever again.

     

    Now, if you have a decent router such as Apple’s AirPort, you’ll be able to create a limited guest network with its own password which will be walled off from the primary network. Below, we’re going to show you how to share your wifi password with anyone securely.

     

    How to share your wifi password safely on iOS 11

     

    If you’re interested in finding out how to share your wifi password safely, then here’s how to do it. Though, there are a couple prerequisites that you’ll need to have. Firstly, you’ll need to make sure that your iOS 11 or macOS High Sierra is connected to your local wifi. Secondly, you’ll need to make sure that all devices are on iOS 11 or macOS High Sierra systems or later. Thirdly, if you have a MAC address filtering enabled on your network, this won’t work.

     

    1. Make sure that your device is unlocked and connection to your wifi network.

    2. Make sure the device you want to send the wifi password to has the option to connect to your network. To do this, go to your home screen and tap on Settings → Wifi  on their device. Your wifi network should be visible.

    3. Tap on your network name.

    4. The window will pop up to enter the password into the secure wifi network. Now, on your device, a wifi window will pop up which will ask you if you’d like to send the wifi password to their device. This will only pop up if the other device is trying to connect to your primary wifi network.

    5. On your device, tap send password - this will allow you to share access to your wifi network. If you want to cancel this, press the ‘x’ on the top-right hand corner.

    6. If you approve to share the password, your encrypted wifi password will be sent to the other device, connecting them automatically to your wifi network.

    7. Tap done to dismiss the popup window.

     

    From here on, the other person will have full access to your wifi network. With this, they’ll also be able to approve wifi requests from their device as well. You can also do this with other devices such as laptops. You would follow the same instructions above on your laptop.

     

    Is it secure?

     

    You may be wondering if this feature is secure since you’re sending wifi passwords over air. Well, it is secure because the wifi passwords are encrypted. In addition, though your password is saved into the other device, it does not allow that person to view the password. With this being said, since your password is encrypted and not viewable on other devices, yes, it’s safe. Though for extra security, ensure that your wifi network is using WPA2 protection and a high-entropy password, this will ensure that your wifi network stays safe from unwanted people and devices.

     

    Now that you know how to send wifi passwords to people around you, it’s time you started using this method. Save yourself time from having to type it in yourself or spreading the password out to everyone that comes by. Instead, control their access by sharing the password straight from your device to theirs.

  • Send any web content directly to your email with EmailThis Premium

    EmailPremium

     

    The second we access the internet, we’re already flooded with information overload coming to us from every angle. We’re expected to give our attention to all these websites offering different things. Of course, some of those websites interest us but with the limited amount of time we have in a day to go through all of them, it’s nearly impossible. So, what do we do? Instead, we bookmark them, hoping that we’ll get a chance to check out that website later. However, this can cause a problem as some webpages load differently depending on the device you’re reading it from. But waiting until you get home to look at a website from your computer isn’t convenient. This is when EmailThis comes in. EmailThis is designed to help you eliminate this problem and allow you to check out webpages from whatever device you’re using a the moment.

     

    What is EmailThis?

     

    EmailThis is a great way to create an easier and more efficient method to reading web pages and articles which interest you. Instead of going through the hassle of dealing with different devices and whether or not the webpage is mobile-friendly, EmailThis completely wipes out this problem. What EmailThis does is saves and sends articles and web pages from platform or browser.

     

    So, if you find a web page or article that interests you and you want to read it later on, EmailThis will save your web page or article and send it directly to your email in PDF, DOCX, PPT or Excel form. That way, you’re able to read the content you saved without having to worry about formatting or conversion issues. Not only does this save you time but it saves you unnecessary stress and annoyance. You’ll be able to save an unlimited amount of bookmarks and download files automatically for safe keeping. It’s a clever program which allows you to read what you want when you want.

     

    Features of EmailThis

     

    It’s a lot to read and process, so we’re going to keep it simple. Here are the features that you’ll be receiving through EmailThis:

     

    • Have an unlimited number of bookmarks

    • Access your bookmarks on any device or browser

    • Web Pages and articles are saved and sent directly to your email

    • Save web pages and articles as PDF, DOCXs, PPTs, Excel files and images as email attachments

    • Download files automatically

    • Have files sent as emails for easy referral

    • Lifetime subscription

     

    How do you get EmailThis?

     

    EmailThis’s services give you the freedom and hassle-free chance to read article and web pages without having to worry about conversion or formatting on any device. You’ll be able to read articles or web pages on your computer, mobile device or tablet without any worry. EmailThis offers users with a lifetime premium subscription which is currently on sale for $29.99. This means, for just $29.99, you’ll be able to use this service literally for the rest of your life without having to pay a dollar more. If you’re interested, the sale is over 80% in savings and is a limited time offer which you shouldn’t miss out on.

     

    Whether you want to read an article now or later, you have the right to choose. EmailThis gives you the power to control what information you’re reading and when you read it. Instead of having thousands of bookmarks on your browser, waiting for the day you’ll be able to read it on a properly formatted screen, EmailThis eliminates this issue by saving and sending the articles to your email as PDF, PPT, DOCXs, Images, or Excel files. That way, you have immediate access to the articles. So whether you’re on the train or bus home, stuck in traffic or sitting in bed, you’ll be able to read the articles you saved that day without having to make time, instead, you choose when.

  • You'll finally be able to control your AM/FM radio through CarPlay thanks to Gracenote

    CarPlay

     

    If you regularly use CarPlay then you must also love the fact that you can switch between your iPhone’s music streaming apps to AM/FM radio whenever you want. However, the annoying part with CarPlay is that you have to exit CarPlay and use the radio interface that your car manufacturer has provided you. That is, until now. You see, you don’t need to switch between the CarPlay interface and your vehicles radio interface. Through the Gracenote app, which is a music-tagging database that allows you to control your AM/FM radio with CarPlay’s interface.

     

    What is Gracenote?

     

    Gracenote is an app which analyzes the driver’s musical tastes and habits, matching them to satellite radio and local radio. Regardless of where you’re going, whichever city you’re in, Gracenote will select radio stations which suit the driver. By identifying the type of music the driver’s type of music through scanning the driver’s personal collection. By mapping it with local FM/AM channels, satellite and digital radio stations, the driver gets a customized music selection wherever you go. This includes formats such as Hip Hop, Jazz, Classical, Rock and Pop. It also allows for CD and file recognition, allowing drivers the opportunity to access digital music files stored on laptops, smart phones and on Cloud. They keep files organized by track name, album name and folder paths to make sure the songs are properly displayed.

     

    This form of music recognition allows drivers to unlock their most favorite albums and tracks, allowing them to discover new music while also being able to play favorites. MusicID such as Gracenote allows people to listen to music without copyright issues and listen to music which is new to them.

     

    CarPlay with Gracenote

     

    CarPlay allows drivers to safely use their iPhone while driving. You’re able to access your iPhone without having to touch your phone. You’re able to get directions, send and receive sms messages, make phone calls and listen to music with the assistance of Siri voice control. As a driver, all you have to do is connect your iPhone to your car and you’re all set. Though CarPlay creates a safe environment for you to drive and use your phone, there are still some features which needed some working out. With CarPlay, a feature that showed to be slightly annoying to use was the music interface. Yes, you’re able to listen to songs from your iPhone via CarPlay, however, the trouble came when it was time to switch from your playlist to FM/AM radio. Every time you want to listen to FM/AM radio instead of your iPhone’s playlist, you need to exit CarPlay and use your car’s radio interface instead.

     

    However, now, CarPlay’s richly designed interface now allows you to control your FM/AM radio on their interface instead. With this change, you’re able to listen to local radio stations and choose one based on your location or genre - combining streaming and broadcast all from one app.

     

    Sounds pretty great, right? It is an amazing feature and took a lot of work to try to make it happen. Though it sounds amazing, there is one downside to it. In order for this to be materialized, Gracenote is pushing its tech to their partners, one of them being automakers. Thus, for this to be implemented and their updated system put into effect, it’s up to their partners to make it happen. In the end, though this solution is an amazing one, it’s all in the hands of the automakers and their willingness to update the CarPlay system with Gracenote. We’re hoping to see this solution implemented into the CarPlay interface in the new future.

  • Fix: how to remove a stuck music player widget from your iPhone lock screen

    Widget

     

    If you listen to music on your iPhone or iPad then you’re fully aware that iOS pops up a widget display on your Lock screen, allowing you to control your music app even though your screen is locked. You’re able to play, skip, pause and stop music - basic commands - from your widget. If you’ve stopped playing music, the widget will then disappear from your locked screen after a couple minutes, however, there are some moments when you stopped listening to music but your widget is still on your locked screen.

     

    Now, if your music widget is stuck on your iPhone or iPad’s locked screen, you want to be able to fix this in order to have proper control over your locked screen. Though, before we tell you the ways to fix this, you first need to know that there are no ways to remove the music widget from your iPhone entirely, all you can do is get the widget unstuck from your screen. Let’s show you how.

     

    Stop the music

     

    Before you try the other options out, make sure that you actually stopped playing the music. Yes, this seems like an obvious solution but this is highly common. To make sure that your music widget is indeed stuck, double check that the music has stopped playing. If so, wait a couple minutes, as it takes a couple minutes for it to go away. If it’s still there after a couple minutes, try these other options.

     

    Force-quit the music app

     

    This is also a highly likely situation - your app is causing the widget to freeze on your locked screen. Whether you’re using Spotify, Apple Music or Pandora, you want to force-quit the app. If you’re using an iPhone X, you’ll need to swipe-up from the bottom of the display screen and pause it to show the app switcher. Select the app you want to force-quit, tap and hold your finger on it. A red minus icon will appear - tap on it.

     

    If you’re using older Apple devices, you’ll want to double-press the home button and then find the app you want to force-quit, swiping up on it. Once you force-quit the app, check your locked screen and see if the widget is gone.

     

    Reboot your device

     

    If you’re still having problems, reboot your device completely. It could just be a temporary hiccup that your device has and the easiest thing to do in order to see is to reboot it. To reboot your device, you’ll want to shut down your iPhone or iPad and then turn it back on. In most cases, this will do the trick. But if not, continue reading.

     

    Delete the app that you think is causing this

     

    If you think that the app is causing the problem, then try to delete it. Don’t worry, just because you delete the app doesn’t mean you’ll lose all your data. Plus, if it’s a paid app, you won’t have to pay to redownload it - you’ve already paid, so you’re able to access it for free.

     

    Delete the app and then reboot your device. Once you’ve done that, check to see if the widget is gone.

     

    Check your Bluetooth

     

    Sometimes it’s actually Bluetooth that can be causing all the problems. Go to your home screen and go to settings → Bluetooth and tap on the “i” icon. Then, you’ll want to tap on forget this device. Go to your car, open settings and then delete/unpair your device from your car. Make sure you reboot your device. Then, check your locked screen, hopefully, this worked.

     

    If nothing has worked and you’re still wondering why your music widget is on your locked screen, try to update your iOS system to the latest update. If that also doesn’t work, then the last thing you’ll want to try is to restore your device completely. In order to do this go to settings → General → Reset → Reset All Content & Settings. But do leave this option as a last resort as it’s the most drastic.

  • How to Change Fonts on Android

    FontInstaller

     

    When it comes to Android phones, the default font on your device is something that you usually don’t think of. Or, if you do, you don’t think that there’s an option to change it. If you’re an Android user that wants a different font, maybe something easier on the eyes or a font with more pizazz, you’ll be in luck as you can actually tinker around with your phone/tablet’s fonts in order to choose the one that you like the most.

     

    You see, the great part about owning an Android device is that they make your phone customizable for you and your preferences. In this case, it also allows you to change fonts - though, it may not be as easy as it sounds, but nevertheless, it is possible. You don’t need to be a phone expert in order to change the fonts on your Android, though, you will need to go through a couple steps in order to make it happen. We’re going to show you how to change fonts on Android. There are two methods: one that requires rooting and one that doesn’t.

     

    Apps That Require Rooting

     

    For rooted phones, there are many apps that’ll allow you to change your fonts. Our favorite is Font In2staller

     

    Font In2staller

     

    Is a great app which provides you with a built-in font preview feature, so you can see what the font will look like on your phone before you apply it.

     

    1. Copy the TTF font file to your device, preferably into the /sdcard

    2. Launch Font Installer.

    3. Tap on the “Local” tab to open the directory explorer. Locate your TTF file.

    4. Tap on the TTF file you wish to use. From the popup dialog, tap “Install” to set it as a default system font.

    5. If using Superuser or SuperSU, grant it permission.

    6. Font Installer will your device, tap on yes.

     

    To install a new font from Font Installer’s online collection, follow these instructions:

    1. Open the “Server” tab in Font Installer to see the catalogue of fonts.

    2. Tap on the name of the font you’d like.

    3. From the popup dialog, tap on “Preview” to see a sample text or tap on “Install” to download the font.

    4. If a backup notice appears, allow the app to backup your font files.

    5. Then, allow the app to reboot your device.

     

    No Rooting Required

     

    There are plenty of manufacturers that have developed Androids which allow you to change your font without having to go through a complex process in order to do so. The companies that have this built-in feature are Samsung, LG and HTC.

     

    The method of changing the fonts will vary from phone to phone, however, you’ll be able to access this option in settings, typically under the Display section. Once you’re in there, you’ll be able to access the font and font size.

     

    In order to change the font, it takes only a couple seconds. Go to Settings → Display → Font Style. Then, tap on the font you’d like and confirm it. Your font will be instantly replaced and you won’t need to reboot your phone. Your selected font will be displayed throughout your entire device, including menus, text messages and status bar.

     

    Launcher

     

    You can always use a launcher if your device doesn’t have the option of changing your font.  We recommend using Go Launcher as it provides an option for you to change fonts.

     

    1. Copy your TTF font files to the device.

    2. Open Go Launcher.

    3. Find the “Tools” app and open it.

    4. Tap on “Preferences”

    5. Scroll down and select “Personalization”.

    6. Tap on “Font”.

    7. Tap on “Select Font” and choose the font you’d like to use.

     

    iFont

    iFont is another app that can be used to change fonts on Android. This app supports Samsung, Huawei and Xiamoi Meizu devices. To change the font, follow these instructions:

     

    1. Enable installation of app from “Unknown Sources”. This is usually found in Settings → Security.
    2. Launch iFont.
    3. Go to the “Online” tab.
    4. Tap on a font name you want to install.
    5. Tap “Download”.
    6. Tap “Set.” Or go to Settings → Display → Font Style. Your new font should appear on the list.
    7. Tap on the new font. Your font should then be immediately applied.

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