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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Hard Reset Sprint

Samsung Galaxy Note 5
 
Hard Reset
 
 
 
 
 
 
Forgot your pattern or password and can't get back into your Note 5? Here's how to do a factory reset and erase everything, even that forgotten password! The Note 5 is the latest addition to the Galaxy family and wow what a nice phone. Make sure to check out my Youtube channel for more videos on the Note 5 and other Sprint phones! Always make sure to have all your info backed up through Gmail or another great backup service so that you don't lose your information!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
How to Hard Reset the Note 5
 
 
1. Power off the phone using the Power Button. Do Not try to remove the battery it is not supposed to be removed!
 
 
2. Press and hold the following 3 buttons at the same time - Power, Home, and Volume Up.
 
3. Once the phone vibrates let go of the Power Button but continue to hold down the other 2 buttons until you see a small Android on youur screen.
 
4. The Android hangs out for what feels like forever.... almost a full 40 seconds amazing how 30 or 40 seconds can feel so long isn't it....
 
5. Now you are in recovery mode. Use the Volume Down button to highlight Wipe Data/Factory Reset and press Power to confirm.
 
6. Use Volume Down to highlight Yes then press Power to confirm.
 
7. Press Power one more time to Reboot System Now and your done!
 
 
 
 
 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

LG G Flex 2 How to Use Talk Back (Shut Off)

LG G Flex 2
Talk Back
 
 
 
 
Talk back is a feature for the sight impaired so that when they touch something on their phone it reads off what it is they have tapped on. I've seen alot of people that turn this on by accident and have no clue how to fix it. I've also seen almost every salesman that comes accross this immediately hard resets the phone. This is not neccessary! Also nothing is wrong with your phone either! I made this video below to demonatrate how to navigate your phone when Talk Back is enabled. Check it out and make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel!
 
 
 
 


 
 
 
Here's the breakdown of how this works. You tap an app once to highlight it (this is when the phone reads what you pressed on), then double tap the app to open it. To scroll up and down or left the right you must use 2 fingers at the same time. To turn it off go to Settings->Accessibility->Talk Back->Off. This pretty much works this way on any phone.
 
 

LG G Flex 2 Hard Reset

LG G Flex 2
 
Hard Reset Sprint
 
 
 
 
 
Locked out of your LG Flex 2? Forgot your pattern or passsword? Well here's how to get the phone back to factory default and erase everything including that pesky password. Always make sure to remove your memory card before performing any hard reset to your phone! This will erase everything on the memory card if you forget to remove.
 



 
Factory Reset from Recovery 
 
1. Turn the power off. Either by removing the battery or using the Power Button.
 

2. Press and hold the Power + Volume Down Key on the phone.
 

3. Release all keys when Android Recovery is displayed on the screen.
 

4. Press the Volume Key to scroll to Wipe Data/Factory Reset, then press the Power to confirm.
 
 
5. Use Volume Down to scroll to Yes and press Power to confirm.
 
 
6. Press Power to Reboot Phone.



- Here's a video showing you how to Hard Reset the phone in case you haed any trouble -




 
 
 
 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

LF Flex 2 Full Screen Front Facing Camera

LG Flex 2
For Sprint
 
 
 
 
 
 
The flex 2 has an amazing camera, both the front and rear cameras are very impresive. The otherday I had someone ask me how to make the front facing camera show up as ful screen and I just couldn't figure it out. So diging through the web I found my answer on Reddit and it's probably the easiest fix I've ever seen. The front facing camera is designed to be able to take photos in little to no light which is why this happens. To make it go ful screen again all you have to do is turn off the flash! Yup it's that simple.


 
 
 
 
 
This feature definitely makes this phone the King of selfie taking! If you can't stop taking taking those selfies this is the device for you!
 
 
 


 
Thanks for reading if you have anything you ned to learn how to do on your smartphone let me know right in the comments and I wil be sure to answer as fast as possible. Also check out my YouTube Channel.
 

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Samsung Galaxy Avant How to Setup the Lockscreen

Samsung Galaxy Avant LTE
Lockscreen Setup



To Setup Lockscreen



Step 1. Tap on the Apps icon and goto Settings.





Step 2. Click on Lock Screen.


Step 3. Click on Screen Lock.





Step 4. Choose what type of Lock Screen you want to setup and go through the setup on the phone.





If you ever forget your pattern or password and can't get back into your phone you will need to do a Hard Reset. Here's a link for the Hard Reset on the Samsung Galaxy Avant for Metro PCS.




Also make sure to subscribe to my YouTube Channel! Here's a video showing you step by step how to setup the Lock Screen on your Samsung Galaxy Avant for Metro PCS.






Samsung Galaxy Avant Safe Mode

Safe Mode


Safe Mode boots your device with all Apps disabled. So, i you have a malicious App that is not allowing you to uninstall you can boot into Safe Mode and remove it. I've seen a lot of people get their phone stuck in Safe Mode and have no clue how to get out of it. Well here's how.










How to Turn Off Safe Mode


To turn off safe mode, follow these steps:

  1. Press and hold the Power key.
  2. Tap Restart.
  3. The device reboots in standard mode.


How to Turn On Safe Mode



Turn on safe mode

  1. Turn the device off.
  2. Press and hold the Power key.
  3. When Samsung Galaxy Avant appears on the screen:
    1. Wait 3 seconds then Release the Power key and immediately press the Volume Down key. 
  4. Continue to hold the Volume down key until the device finishes restarting.
  5. Release the Volume down key when you see Safe Mode in the bottom left corner.

safe mode.png


Uninstall third party applications

  1. Continue in Safe mode.
  2. From the home screen, tap Apps.
  3. Tap Settings.
  4. Scroll to 'APPLICATIONS,' then tap Application manager.
  5. If necessary, swipe right to the Downloaded screen.
  6. Tap the desired application.
  7. Tap Uninstall.
  8. Tap OK.




I put together this video showing you how to turn Safe Mode On and Off as well! I hope this all this has helped, let me know in the comments !




 



 Every Android Phone has Safe Mode and most are pretty similar to turn off or on. If your having trouble still feel free to ask me for help in the comment section below! Also head over to my YouTube Channel and subscribe to my Channel!




Samsung Galaxy Avant How to Clear & Uninstall an App

Samsung Galaxy Avant 4G LTE
Application Management


Is there an App on your Samsung Galaxy Avant that's just not working right? Maybe won't open properly or just taking forever to open. Sometimes you may just need to clear the cache memory for the app to get it back to smooth operation. If that doesn't help you may need to uninstall the App and try downloading it again. 





To Clear an Apps Cache


Single app cache
  1. From any home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll down to 'APPLICATIONS,' then tap Application manager.
  4. Swipe left and select one of the following:
    • DOWNLOADED
    • SD CARD
    • RUNNING
    • ALL
  5. Touch the desired app.
  6. Tap Clear cache.
  7. Tap Clear data.
  8. Tap OK.

All app cache
  1. From the home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll down to 'SYSTEM,' then tap Storage.
  4. Wait for the Cached data section to calculate.
  5. Tap Cached data.
  6. Tap OK.






To Uninstall an App


To uninstall third-party apps, follow these steps:

  1. From any home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll down to 'APPLICATIONS,' then tap Application manager.
  4. Touch and hold the desired app.
  5. Tap Uninstall.
  6. Tap OK.


If you downloaded an App that won't let you Uninstall it then you should try Booting the Phone into Safe Mode and then Uninstalling. Safe mode is designed for removing malicious Apps when they may be preventing you from uninstalling. 





Phone Soap from Shark Tank

Shark Tank





I've been selling cell phones for over 10 years now and to be honest I have seen some of the most disgusting phones over the course of the past 10 years. I always keep a bottle of hand sanitizer and cloth wipes on hand for this reason. The Phone Soap Charger is an interesting solution to this problem. Most people's phones are actually dirtier than a public restroom, in one study 1 out of 6 phones had fecal matter on it.... Yuck! 






Phone Soap is a charger that uses UV Rays to kill 99.999% of the bacteria on your phone. It has to sit in the charger for at least 5 minutes to kill the bacteria. When this aired on Shark Tank I was thinking "thank god someone is addressing this issue." Phone Soap retails around $65 and is available on Ebay and Amazon! 








Here's the Shark Tank episode with Phone Soap. Mark seems to be the only one with any real interest and what an idea? So what do you think, should Phone Soap be used in Hospitals?







Here's a YouTube video straight from the inventors of Phone Soap. Check it out and order one today with this link ..... Buy Phone Soap Now!


For more information check out Phone Soaps official website! Great invention guy's don't stop there!

Soundbender for iPad

from Shark Tank






So I was watching an episode of Shark Tank the other day and I saw  a great invention! Sound Bender clips onto an iPad using magnets and throws the sound of the speakers to the front of the device! What a concept, I always found it weird that the external speakers are on the back of most devices and are basically useless unless you have super sonic hearing. Well the Sound Bender has solved this.










 The draw back of course the website is currently sold out and if you want to get your hands on one you'll have to go through Ebay or Amazon and pay a little more for the device. I ordered one and will be testing it on multiple devices coming later this week. I am very curious if this will work on any Android phones like the Galaxy S5 or S6.... They also have come out with a new version the Sound Bender Stereo! I hope this guy is wildly successful and keeps coming out with more and more innovations like the Sound Bender! Check out the Shark Tank episode below.
















I'm glad this guy got a deal! Watch this episode of Shark Tank to see the Sound Bender in action. Also make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for more on Cell Phones and Cell Phone Accessories!



Friday, May 22, 2015

iPhone 6 Plus Emergency Alerts

iPhone 6 Plus
Emergency Alerts






I've had a lot of customers request to have these shut off. So many in fact that I started posting this for all devices. Personally I shut them off right when I first setup my phone, they are annoying if I wanted to know about a storm coming I'll look at the weather!




To turn on or turn off Emergency Alert messages



  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap Notifications.
  3. Scroll to the bottom section Government Alerts.
  4. Tap the slider to enable or disable the following:
    • AMBER Alerts
    • Emergency Alerts




iPhone 6 Plus APN Settings T-Mobile

iPhone 6 Plus
APN Settings T-Mobile


Generally you won't need to do this unless you are using an unlocked iPhone. If your phone service is working and you have no internet you probably need to change the APN. Sometimes you'll just have no service at all. Both scenarios can be very frustrating if you don't know what to do but that's why my blogs here is to help!









To set the Access Point Name (APN) and turn on data

 settings, follow these steps:


  1. From the main menu, tap Settings
  2. Tap Cellular.
  3. Check that Cellular Data is turned on.
  4. Tap Cellular Data Network
    Important: If this setting does not appear on the device, the device is not unlocked. Refer customer to previous carrier.
  5. Enter the following information under the Cellular Datasection:
    • APN: fast.t-mobile.com
    • Username: <Leave Blank>
    • Password: <Leave Blank>
  6. Enter the following information under the LTE Setup (Optional)section:
    • APN: <Leave Blank>
    • Username: <Leave Blank>
    • Password: <Leave Blank>
  7. Enter the following information under the MMSsection:
    • APN: fast.t-mobile.com
    • Username: <Leave Blank>
    • Password: <Leave Blank>
    • MMSC: http://mms.msg.eng.t-mobile.com/mms/wapenc
    • MMS Proxy: <Leave Blank>
    • MMS Max Message Size: 1048576
    • MMS UA Prof URL: http://www.apple.com/mms/uaprof.rdf
  8. Enter the following information under the Personal Hotspotsection:
    • APN: pcweb.tmobile.com
    • Username: <Leave Blank>
    • Password: <Leave Blank>
  9. Press the Home button to save the APN and exit to the main screen.
  10. Turn the device off and back on.








   I am a devoted Android user but have a good working knowledge about iPhone and almost any other technology. If you have any questions I would love to help just leave them below in the comments section and I will get you an answer as fast as possible!


iPhone 6 Plus Backup & Restore

iPhone 6 Plus
Backup & Restore





Well I don't usually post about iPhones but I guess it's time I learn a little bit about them and share that knowledge. I am still a devoted Android user and know a lot more about Android. So I guess I'm really doing these posts to help people make the switch to Android. With that being said feel free to tell me how your iPhone is better than my Galaxy S5 go ahead I can't wait to here it..... Maybe you can get me to switch my phone!

How To Backup Your iPhone



Back up apps

To back up your apps, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap iCloud.
    • Important: iCloud requires a Wi-Fi data connection.
  3. If prompted, sign in with your Apple ID.
  4. Tap the slider next to the desired apps.


Back up contacts

To back up your contacts, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap iCloud.
    • Important: iCloud requires a Wi-Fi data connection.
  3. If prompted, sign in with your Apple ID.
  4. Tap Contacts to switch the slider ON.
  5. If prompted, select to Merge contacts with iCloud.


Back up media & pictures


To back up your media and pictures, follow these steps:

Using your phone

  1. From the Home screen, tap Settings.
  2. Tap iCloud.
    • Important: iCloud requires a Wi-Fi data connection.
  3. If prompted, sign in with your Apple ID.
  4. Tap Photos.
  5. Tap My Photo Stream to turn the slider ON.

Using computer - PC or Mac

Use iTunes to backup your information.







Restoring Your iPhones Information


Restoring your iPhone 6 plus is actually very easy. All you have to do is go through the initial setup on the phone and login using your Apple ID. Make sure you don't forget your Apple ID as you will need this many times throughout owning your iPhone. You can also login to your Apple ID from the Settings menu if need be.