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How to Use Your Phone as a Hotspot?

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Find out How to use your Phone as a Hotspot and share Internet connection to other wi-fi enabled devices. The easy guide to making your phone into a WiFi Hub and let other people connect to it. So a phone that has Wi-Fi can be turned into a hotspot. You can also turn a Windows PC into wifi hotspot. Here is the complete guide to turn PC into a Wifi hotspot.

Here is a bit of what is a mobile hotspot.

A portable w-fi hotspot is a wireless network. Other wifi-enabled devices can connect to it, and It is useful to share files between devices and to share internet connection.

We demonstrated the process for both Android and iOS phones. Plus added steps to connect an another device to your phone's Hotspot. Please read all the steps carefully to get it done in a correct way.

How to use your Phone as a Hotspot: Android

You'll know everything about creating and disabling Hotspot on your phone. Just a reminder that you may want to enable internet connection on your phone before you follow this section step-by-step. It will let other devices use your Phone's internet when they connect.

Open Android Settings. First of all, you need to unlock your phone.  Open your phone's app drawer Scroll it until you find this setting options.  Tap on the setting icon. You can also pull down the notification area, and go to the settings from there.

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Tap on the More option.When you open the settings, will have all the settings, under wireless & network section, click on “More. Note: According to diffrent android version or custom Rom's the steps may varies. You need to look for the Potable Hotspot thing in your phone settings, if below gicen steps are not same as on your phone.
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Next, tap the tethering and portable hotspot option, this is where you'll find the related option to create a hotspot network.

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Just to make sure that your hotspot will be secure, so a person won't be able to connect to your hotspot without a password. It will avoid unknown person to use your Internet via hotspot. To do this tap on the “set up WiFi Hotspot” setting.

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Give your network a name, it called SSID. Under the security choose the wpa2PSK, because this is the most secure until today. Set a password of at least 8 characters, and don't forget to include numbers and capitalized characters. once you satisfied with the SSID and password, click ok to save this setting.

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You just set up your phone's hotspot Network. Now just Tap on the “portable wifi hotspot” to create a hotspot, it should be done instantly.

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The Portable Wi-Fi hotspot setting will show as highlighted icon, which means a hotspot network enabled on the phone. Just toggle the icon to stop the hotspot network. Also in notification bar you'd see an Wireless icon with some sort of link icon.

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TIP: how to turn on hotspot quickly, once you set up your hotspot. Look for the notification icon, and if you see a Hotspot icon. You can toggle the hotspot network right from the notification area. Also you can drop a widget on yoru phone homescreen to toggle hotspot on or off.

How to Make your Phone a hotspot: Older Android

Do you have an older Android phone? Some older phone don't have the setting to create an hotspot network, so how to make my phone a hotspot?

Your old phone should have WiFi in order to make an Hotspot using a free hotspot app like Portable WiFi you should search other wifi hotspot app if this app is not working for your phone. Some really older phone with Wi-Fi may not be able to create hotspot. You should grab a new phone in case.

You should also see how to test wifi speed. You can test the device that is providing you the fastest Wifi speed.

Make an Hotspot network on iOS Phone.

The steps are similar as Android, you just need to open your iOS phone settings and turn the hotspot on. Please note that the the hotspot setting location is different from iOS version to version. But this is the common place where you can find the hotspot settings on your iOS.Unlock your phone Go to Settings → Cellular.

Unlock your phone Go to Settings → Cellular. Tap on the “Personal Hotspot” and turn it on. You should also set a password to your Hotspot network to prevent unauthorized people from using your internet. To turn the hotspot off, just repeat the process or toggle the hotspot from the settings.

How to use the hotspot to connect Other Devices and share the internet.

We are demonstrating connecting a laptop to the hotspot. You should be able to connect any other wifi enabled device to your created hotspot and share internet connection to them.

Turn on wifi on your computer. You will see the SSID of the network that you set up on your phone. You can rename the SSID from your phone anytime.

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You will be asked to enter a password, and the password is same that you set earlier when setting up the hotspot network. In case you forgot it, you can go anytime to Hotspot settings and set a new password or just leave the security type to NONE, for ease.

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The laptop will connect to the hotspot, and you will see this. Now you open any browser on your laptpo and start browsing the internet. Sometime it takes time to connect to the internet in such case, set the hotspot security type to None.

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NOTE: Does hotspot uses data? Yes, if you want to share the Internet of your phone with other devices. Make sure to enable internet connection on the phone, else another device may connect but won't be able to use the internet.

However, you would be able to share data between them without having to enable internet connection. there is third-party app that will make a hotspot on your phone and same time you'll able to access phone's storage from your laptop.

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Always turn off the hotspot when you are not using it. This will save your phone's battery. You can always toggle the Hotspot icon which you can find in your phone notification bar or in settings.

Conclusion:

Technology lets you do a thing in a simple way, as we discussed How to use your Phone as a Hotspot. Now it is the time to make a hotspot on your phone. You should also see this guide telling you how you can get free wifi anywhere.

Devendra is an introverted-extrovert with a thirst for life.

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  1. Morgan

    July 15, 2016 at 2:18 am

    Awesome! This is so convenient and could definitely be used in case of wifi emergencies. Thanks so much for the walk through!

    • Devendra

      July 15, 2016 at 10:34 pm

      Absolutely Morgan, Thanks for stopping.

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How to Delete Snapchat Account

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How to delete snapchat account

Alike various social networks, Snapchat is also a social networking app of its kind. The app was created long back and has not lost its popularity even after the introduction of various other similar apps.

Originally, Snapchat was a multimedia messaging app that lets you share videos with other Snapchat users (texts, drawings and pics sharing facility was added later). These shared files as basically known as “Snaps.”

The biggest upside of using Snapchat is that the files that you share cannot be downloaded on the other end. Also, the snaps are self-destructive – meaning that they destroy themselves once the recipient sees them, or after the desired time as decided by the sender.

Even if you are a Snapchat user and have no plan to learn how to delete the Snapchat account, you should consider learning how to delete a Snapchat account as you may find the information handy in the future.

Also, it is better to delete your Snapchat account instead of leaving it inactive. The reason for doing so is discussed below.

#1. How to Delete Snapchat Account – Using App

Step 1: Launch the official Snapchat application on your smartphone be it Android based on iOs based. In case you do not have the app on your device, simply download the Snapchat application from play store or iTunes, it’s fully free.
Step 2: As soon as you launch the app, the first impression will be of the login screen demanding your registered username and password. Enter the correct details to log in. In case, you have forgotten your password, and then you can recover it by implying the steps mentioned above.

In case, you have more than one or multiple Snap chat accounts, and then you are supposed to have different username and password for each one them. Enter the login details of the account which you wish to delete.

Step 3: After you have successfully logged in with the concerned username and password, you need to open the “Settings” panel in your Snapchat app. The settings options are usually found in the top-right corner of your smartphone's screen.

Step 4: Now navigate to the “support” option in the menu that appears subsequently.

Step 5: Among the numerous options that appear the as-as result of tapping on the support option, go with the “learning the basics” options for further.

Going with the – learning the basics option may appear to be a bit distinct. However, one needs to select this option to continue with the further process.

Steps 5: Once you enter the learning the basics screen, navigate to “Account Settings” options which will be a major step in deleting your Snapchat account.

Step 6: Ultimately, in the account settings menu you will be able to see the option namely – “Delete an account” Tap on deleting my account to continue the future course of action.

Note: we strongly recommend you to give a second thought to the decision of deleting your Snapchat account. As once deleted, the action cannot be reversed nor can the account be recovered.

Step 7: At last, you will be asked to enter your password once again in the text field as a method of confirmation. Also, you may be asked to enter the password more than once.

#2. How to Delete a Snapchat Account – Using Link

Step 1: Open this link in the browser of your PC or laptop or even your mobile! Although this link is supposed to work with major Android browser.

It is always recommended to use a PC or laptop for a better experience. Also, for iPhone and iPod users, Safari browser would be a great option.

Step 2: The link that opens is not a much fancy link. However, it is proven as the fastest method to delete a Snapchat account.

This step is much like one of the above-mentioned steps. In the webpage that appears, insert the concerned username and password of the Snapchat account that you wish to delete.

Step 3: Subsequently, you will be asked once more to enter the password as a step towards confirmation. Simply enter the same password that you had entered in the previous step.

Step 4: Finally, you will be able to see the “Delete my account” option right on your screen (desktop).

Step 5: Proceed with clicking on the delete my account option to delete your Snapchat account via PC or Laptop.

Notes

Follow the following steps to make sure whether your Snapchat account has been deleted or not:

Step 1: Open the Snapchat app on your smartphone or the official website on your PC or Laptop.

Step 2: This step is to be followed with great attention. Now, enter username and password of the Snapchat account that you had attempted to delete with the help of above-mentioned steps.

Step 3: Subsequently, you will observer either of the two results:

  • You will be logged in to your Snapchat account, or
  • You will not be logged into your previously existing Snapchat account.

In case you observe the first option i.e. you are logged in to your Snapchat account, try following the above-mentioned steps once more to successfully execute the deletion process.

Also, it is recommended to wait for some time before you go with:

  • Verification of whether your account has been deleted or not; and
  • Retrying with the process of deleting your Snapchat account.

Final Words

We often find people inquiring about – How do you delete a Snapchat account. So this was all about how to delete a Snapchat account yourself using a link as well as a PC or a laptop.

It is often seen that many people, if they do not want to continue using any account, just make it inactive and do not delete.

The reasons can be numerous – either they do not have sufficient resources to learn How do I delete my Snapchat account, or they are lazy enough to learn how to delete a Snapchat.

However, it is always recommended to delete an account if you do not wish to use it as it may be used by anyone to perform some unethical stuff that can actually cause you troubles.

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How to Record Screen on Android Devices

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Recording Screen on Android has always been unconventional as there are not many apps and methods in the Play Store, which can Capture Android Screen Video.

So when I figured it out, so I thought I would write about some methods that I know of recording your Android's display. But why do you need to record screen on Android? Well, let’s have a look.

Why Record Screen:

  • You want to review app and upload it on some video channel like Youtube.
  • You want to record tool gaming skills on your phone
  • Share some files and tricks to get things done.
  • Maybe to show to root an Android Device, by recording its screen

Methods to Record Screen on Android:

As you might there is not just one method to record the screen on your Android, the fact is, which the best available method is for you.

To see these few methods by which you could record the screen quite easily and read How to Take a Screen Video using them.

ScreenCast Android app: Best app to Record Screen:

If you choose t go by the apps, this Screencast Video Recorder app for you. This app is the best option you could go by, for recording the Android screen.

As the options and ease of use this app provides is quite good, and also the app is easily accessible. This Android Screen recorder app costs around $4, but the features it offers are worth the price total.

But there are also some disadvantages to this app. This app would only work if you root your Phone, and also due to several reasons this app doesn't work on Galaxy Nexus, Tegra 2 or Tegra 3. Also, this app is available on

Download Screencast: App to Record Screen on Android

 Record Screen on Android Phone through an External Camera:

If the above method doesn't suit you, you could get you to work done by this was. You could record the screen of your Android by using a Digital Camera. It is a common option, by which most of the Phone reviews are based on.

Also, you could connect it through an HDMI screen and then do the Android Screen capture recording using it, but it is way too hectic, and also is a bit expensive as you will need to buy some hardware stuff.

Apart from these two conventional methods, one could use an emulator to record the Screen. Emulators are platforms that enable you to run platforms like iOS and Android right on your desktop screen.

And then by using a Screen Recording Software for PC, you could record it and indirectly record the Android Screen. Also, there is another way which I figured out in this video tutorial I watched on YouTube, have a look at it also.

These were some of the ways I think are effective in recording the Android Screen. Also, more method and suggestions are welcomed in the Comment section below.

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How to Get iOS 7 like Control Center on Your Android Device

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I have always been a big big fan of each and every feature of iOS and with the launch of iOS 7, iPhone users have a got a whole new refreshed User Interface.

Control Center was one of the most anticipates features of iOS 7 as it lets you pull all the controls and toggles from the bottom of the screen.

But all the people with an Android might also want such a feature included in their smartphone if you are one of them don't worry you are at the right place.

In this post, I will be giving you a complete step by step tutorial on How to get iOS 7 like Control Center on Your Android Device.

YOU DON'T REQUIRE ANY ROOT since Android is an open source Linux based operating system, you do not need to root your device for such changes, thanks to the open source nature of the os.

All you may need to do is download and install an app and you will be all good to go.

As Control Center is such a useful feature, Android developers also took it as a challenge to develop a control centre as good as iOS and they also have succeeded in making one.

Follow these steps:-

1. Firstly you need to download the .apk file for the app, the app is not available on the app store, so I have given a download link below for the .apk file.

Download Control Center from HERE

2. Once you have downloaded the .apk file, go ahead and install it on your Android manually.

3. Once you have installed the app, go to the settings panel of the app and select the toggles that you want to display in your control panel.

4. Save the settings and now you are all done with your control panel. Just pull it up from the bottom of the screen and enjoy.

The app won't cause any kind of damage to your phone, I have personally tested the app first, it runs smoothly and comes in really handy as it gives you the quick access to all the toggles that include- Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, brightness battery etc.

The app comes in with thousands of customization, you can even set up the amount of translucency that you want in your control centre. You can change the format, font, colour and the shapes of the toggles.

Enjoy control centre on your Android now! hope you liked it.

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How to Get Blackberry Messenger for Android

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Blackberry is one of the most advanced phone provider company in the world and it's the first choice of all professionals.

Finally, they have decided to launch the Blackberry Messenger for Android and iPhone users. This great initiative will help millions of people to connect with each other and have better communication on the phone.

Many people are waiting for this update very eagerly and very excited to have this app on their android as well as the iPhone.

What are the features in Blackberry Messenger for Android?

  1. Share photos, videos, voice notes and files up to 6 MB.
  2. Communicate in real time.
  3. Scan barcodes, swap PINs or use BlackBerry® Tag1 to add BBM friends.
  4. Choose your picture or an animated avatar, add a personal message and customize chat bubble colours to make your BBM your own.
  5. BBC voice feature.
  6. Apps like Facebook®, Twitter®, BlackBerry® Travel™ app and BlackBerry® World®

So you are going to get many things equipped in a single messenger.

Click here to Get Blackberry messenger for android

 Why a company like a blackberry decided to launch this app?

You might have seen that the number of Android users are increasing at a very rapid rate and almost every company is launching Android-powered phones now.

They have made it very easy to reach in the hand of common people so that everyone can afford this most advanced OS on the earth.

On the other hand number of iPhone users are also increasing at very good (a little less speed than Android) and with the recent launch of iOS 7, it has become even more popular.

So the idea was to connect people all across the world even if they are non-blackberry users.

You can easily connect with your friends and family with your unique BB Pin.

Final words.

Soon this app will b available for all world and we all will be able to enjoy on our android as well as iPhones.

In my personal opinion, Blackberry Messenger for Android is going to become the next must-have application for Android.

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How To Remove Picasa Album From Android?

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The biggest advantage of using an Android device is that it is a subsidiary of Google. And if you're an Android user, then you're technically always synced with Google.

Your Google Account is always synced with your Android Smartphone. There are a lot of benefits of syncing your Google Account with your Android device. Like:

  1. You can wirelessly download and install apps on your Android device from your PC. Once you visit the Google Play Store via your PC and choose to install any application, it automatically downloads and installs the app to your selected Android device, provided you use the same Google Account and that your device is connected to the internet.
  2. You always receive new notifications, email, etc. straight into your Android device. You can receive notifications regarding your Gmail, YouTube, Google+ accounts and even respond to them directly from your device. Also, images uploaded to your Google account is automatically synced with your Android device and vice-versa.
  3. Another major advantage of syncing your Android device with your Google account is that you always get updated notifications. For example, if you get a notification from your Google account on both your Android device and PC, and if you respond to that notification from your PC, that notification will be automatically removed from your device. Hence, providing you only with updated notifications, always!

Why You Should Remove Picasa Album From Your Android Device?

Now here comes the major disadvantage. Most of the android devices today come with limited internal storage, and you're always trapped with your available internal storage as in most of the devices out there, you can't transfer the installed apps to your external storage.

So once you fill up your internal storage, you will start searching for ways to remove unwanted apps and empty storage space. One major way to empty internal storage is to remove Picasa album from android.

Even if you didn't download or install the Picasa for Android app, your Picasa web album is always automatically synced with your device and all new photo you upload to your Picasa Web Album can be accessed from your Android device too.

You can't delete the Picasa album from your gallery, and the only way to Remove Picasa album from your Android device is by disabling auto-sync of Picasa Web Album with your device.

And today, we will be showing you how to delete Picasa Album from your Android device.

How To Remove Picasa Album From Android?

Below is the procedure to Remove Picasa album from Android:

  1. First, navigate to Settings in your device.
  2. Then scroll down and find the Accounts menu.
  3. Click on Accounts, then click on the Google tab.
  4. Now click on the email address that is synced with your device.
  5. After clicking your synced email address, you will be displayed with a list of Google media's that has been synced with your device.
  6. Disable syncing with Picasa Web Album.

After doing so, if you again go to your Gallery, you can still see the Picasa Album. To completely remove the album from your device you need to clear your Gallery's cache, and here's how:

  1. Navigate again to Settings.
  2. From Settings, go to the Applications Manager of your device.
  3. Under Applications Manager you will see 3 tabs, namely “Downloaded, Running and All“.
  4. Swipe to the All tab.
  5. Now scroll down until you see Gallery, and then click on the Gallery option.
  6. From the box that appears, click on Clear Cache. And now the cache of your gallery will be cleared.

Don't worry, you'll not lose any of your existing albums except that you Can't view Picasa Web Albums anymore. After clearing the cache, the Picasa Album will be removed from your device.

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