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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.