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May 25, 2017

Best tricks to hide any video from gallery in Android

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      Most people want to hide their personal videos. There are many ways to hide any video. Even there are separate apps on Google Play which can do this. But I am going to tell you three ways to hide your videos without using any hiding app. For this you only have to download a file explorer (e.g. ES File Explorer) from Google Play Store.

Read also: best video editor app

First method: - By changing extension of your file

In this method you can hide your video by changing their extension. Follow these steps to do this:
 Open your file explorer which you have download from Google Play
 Select that video which you want to hide
 Rename its extension
 In case of video change extension name mp4 into .abcd (anything)
When you do this system could not recognize which type of file is this. So it gets hide from your phone. It will not show in your gallery too.

Second method: - By inserting a dot (.) in the file name

In this method you have to do the same as I above mentioned. Some few things have changed in this method. Follow these steps to do this:
 Open your file explorer which you have download from Google Play
 Select that video which you want to hide
 Select rename option
 Insert a dot (.) just before starting the file name
 Tap ok and you will see that file will be disappear from there
Your video will hide from gallery even from your file explorer.

Read also: how to hide images or photos



Third method: - By creating a .nomedia file

If you have a large number of videos, then this method is perfect for you. This method is only for when you have to hide more than one file. This method is so unique because this method is also used by our phones to hide their unnecessary files. You will need that file explorer which is already told about. So follow these steps to do this:
 Open ES file explorer and create a folder, you can use any name for folder
 Select and move all videos which you want to hide in this new folder
 After moving all files create a file and name this “.nomedia”
 Tap ok and come back and check in gallery they are not showing there

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Your all videos will be saved and hide in your SD card so don’t worry about that. I will also teach you how to unhide them.
 Now if you want to unhide all videos which you have hide by these methods. You have to do just opposite of all things. And you will need that file explorer too. You cannot do this with your inbuilt file manager. So follow these steps to unhide your videos:

 In case when you hide your video by changing their extension, follow these steps: -
 Open ES file explorer
 Select that file which extension you have changed
 Then change its extension to mp4 (for video)
 Come back and check your gallery, your video will show there

In case when you hide your video by inserting a dot (.), follow these steps: -
 Open ES file explorer
 Select that file which you have renamed
 Rename file name by deleting that dot which is inserted
 Come back and check your gallery, your video will show there

In case when you hide the file by creating a .nomedia file, follow these steps: -
 Open ES file explorer
 Open that folder in which you created that .nomedia file
 Enable a setting in app setting called “show hidden files”
 Now you can see that .nomedia file, select and delete it
 Now rename that folder name to anything you want
 Go and check in your gallery, all hidden videos are now showing

In these methods you always need a special file explorer which must be downloaded from Google Play Store. Inbuilt file manager cannot do this. You must have to download a new one. I think you may like these methods to hide your personal files. If you liked it please comment on our blog.

Watch this video on our YouTube channel.

May 25, 2017

Best tricks to hide your personal pictures or images from gallery

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      Most people want to hide their personal photos. There are many ways to hide any photo. Even there are separate apps on Google Play which can do this. But I am going to tell you three ways to hide your photos without using any hiding app. For this you only have to download a file explorer (e.g. ES File Explorer) from Google Play Store.
Read also : best video editor app

First method: - By changing extension of your file

In this method you can hide your image by changing their extension. Follow these steps to do this:
 Open your file explorer which you have download from Google Play
 Select that image which you want to hide
 Rename its extension
 In case of image change extension name .jpg into .abcd (anything)
When you do this system could not recognize which type of file is this. So it gets hide from your phone. It will not show in your gallery too.

Second method: - By inserting a dot (.) in the file name

In this method you have to do the same as I above mentioned. Some few things have changed in this method. Follow these steps to do this:
 Open your file explorer which you have download from Google Play
 Select that image which you want to hide
 Select rename option
 Insert a dot (.) just before starting the file name
 Tap OK and you will see that file will be disappear from there
Your image will hide from gallery even from your file explorer.

Read also : how to download YouTube videos

Third method: - By creating a .nomedia file



If you have a large number of photos, then this method is perfect for you. This method is only for when you have to hide more than one file. This method is so unique because this method is also used by our phones to hide their unnecessary files. You will need that file explorer which is already told about. So follow these steps to do this:
 Open ES file explorer and create a folder, you can use any name for folder
 Select and move all images which you want to hide in this new folder
 After moving all files create a file and name this “.nomedia”
 Tap ok and come back and check in gallery they are not showing there

Your all images will be saved and hide in your SD card so don’t worry about that. I will also teach you how to unhide them.
 Now if you want to unhide all images which you have hide by these methods. You have to do just opposite of all things. And you will need that file explorer too. You cannot do this with your inbuilt file manager. So follow these steps to unhide your images:

 In case when you hide your image by changing their extension, follow these steps: -
 Open ES file explorer
 Select that file which extension you have changed
 Then change its extension to .jpg (for image)
 Come back and check your gallery, your image will show there

In case when you hide your image by inserting a dot (.), follow these steps: -
 Open ES file explorer
 Select that file which you have renamed
 Rename file name by deleting that dot which is inserted
 Come back and check your gallery, your image will show there

Read also : best video editor app

In case when you hide the file by creating a .nomedia file, follow these steps: -
 Open ES file explorer
 Open that folder in which you created that .nomedia file
 Enable a setting in app setting called “show hidden files”
 Now you can see that .nomedia file, select and delete it
 Now rename that folder name to anything you want
 Go and check in your gallery, all hidden images are now showing

In these methods you always need a special file explorer which must be downloaded from Google Play Store. Inbuilt file manager cannot do this. You must have to download a new one. I think you may like these methods to hide your personal files. If you liked it please comment on our blog.

Watch this video on our YouTube channel.


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Sunday, 21 May 2017

May 21, 2017

Cool tricks for android phones


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21) Buy premium versions of your favorite apps to save data and battery: - 

We always download free apps because we want to have useful apps without any cost. But every app has a certain price which should be paid. I recommend you, paying for premium versions of apps that won’t show you ads, because app constantly uses your data to deliver you different commercial ads. And if you buy premium version it will also save some battery of your device.


22) Control your computer with your phone:

If you want to control your computer to your smartphone now it is possible. There are plenty of apps available on Google Play Store for free, which are very useful and helpful in doing this type of work. You get overall control of your laptop or desktop; take a look at the likes of Unified Remote and Alfred. A host of apps have some kind of remote control functionality built in.

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23) Use a portable Power Bank: - 

Whenever you go for a long tour and if you won't have a chance to recharge for a long period. In this condition you must carry a portable Power Bank. It can be a lifesaver. You must buy a powerbank for a better experience.


24) Add owner info on your lock screen:- 

This is a very useful function for every smartphone user. This option is available in your phone settings. This function allows you to add your information like name, mobile number etc. on your phone lock screen. So if someone else find your phone they will be able to get it back to you. You much time this on your own.


25) Capture something important by taking screenshot: - 

You have some important message or some type of facial thing on your screen display, can capture that by taking screenshot. It will capture whatever is displaying on your screen. So that you can see anything with your friends and family. Screenshot will appear in your gallery.
        On an iPhone, press and hold the home button along with their sleep/wake button. On Android, hold the power and volume down button at the same time. You should hear a  shutter click. Once you have done image share it to your favourite social media.


26) Use Google Maps: - 

you have all use maps but there is a great features you might not know about. If you don't get a local SIM, but still want to access maps while you walk around you can save and area's map to your phone while you are using WiFi. So this is a great app that you can explore any area in few seconds. It will also guide you if you enter in an unknown place.

read also: how to charge your android faster

27) Use a cloud service as a backup: -  

apps like dropbox and Google Drive can be used to take a photo backup. These apps also can be used to send large amounts of photos. Once you upload photos on cloud you will not have to worried about losing your data. It will also keep your photos private and easy to sharing with anyone. 


28) Use the volume button to take pictures: - 

This is a secret trick that it will help you to take pictures quickly. It is surprising how many people don't realise that you can just hit either volume button to snap a photo. You don't have to hit the volume button that is on your screen. This works on both the front and back facing camera. It is very helpful while taking selfies.


29) Use a selfie stick to take a unique selfie: - 

Smartphone could come in handy for checking those blind spots who are too afraid to stick your head around there. just take your phone, place it on a selfie stick, you can now get unique views. By taking a unique selfie get more likes on social media and become famous.

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30) Use smartphone to remember everything: - 

When you see something important that you want to remember this week will help you. In distric you will need Evernote app. Evernote allows you to create and read your notes from any device or computer. Whenever you see something important you would like to remember take a picture and upload it to Evernote with a few keyword in the note. You can also write something important in Evernote so that you will not forget any work to do. You must use this app if you write special notes of your work.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

May 09, 2017

Cool tricks for android phones


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11) Don’t use your smartphone while charging: -
 Do you have ever wondered why phone manufacturers make such sort of charging cables? Do they want to save your money? No it’s not true. They do this because they don’t want you to use the phone while charging. They actually discourage the idea of charging and using phone at the same time. Because when you do this, it affects the battery life. Most of the batteries have a limited battery life and charge cycle. If you use it while charging, it will reduce your battery life.

12) Download music, video etc. directly in your SD Card: -
 You must save media files such as music, video streaming online can eat into your data plan and cost you a lot of money. You can save your data and money if you directly download as many as your favorite media in your SD Card instead of streaming them online. You may not have a good data connection everywhere to stream them online.

13) Use your smartphone’s camera to check your remote: -
 If your remote is not working properly, you can check your remote using your smartphone. You can use this trick to check if your remote control’s battery is dead when it stops working. Because our eyes can’t see it but digital camera can. A smartphone’s camera is sensitive to IR radiation. If you want to try it for yourself just use a common IR remote control. The infrared beam emitted when a button is pressed will show as white or purple light.

14) Use aeroplane mode to speed up charging: -
 Just like everyone else you may want to charge your phone as quickly as possible. Usually aeroplane mode is used while travelling by an aeroplane. But you can use this function for a special trick. When you enable aeroplane mode your phone will use much less battery life and so charge more quickly. It really helps for those who have less time to charge their phone. To enable/disable aeroplane mode in an android follow these steps: (a) Settings > Wireless & Network Settings > Aeroplane mode Or (b) Press and hold Power Key Or (c) Most devices shows this option in notification bar.

Read also: How to create recycle bin in android

15) Disable App notifications: -
 If you are annoying from unwanted notifications then you should disable them. These app notifications also drain your battery. There are many apps installed in our phone but some of them are useful and some are unnecessary. Some apps show notification which we don’t want to see. If you want to turn them off and save your battery and also you have Jelly Bean 4.1 and above, here is how. On any of your unwanted notification in your notification bar, long press on the notification for a massage box to appear, Tap on App Info > Uncheck Show notification > OK.


16) Check battery use: -
 Almost every smartphone has detailed information of which apps are consuming most of your battery. You would want to know which app is draining too much battery. So you could select and uninstall them. It will be helpful to keep your phone faster and a long battery life. To check this, go to Settings > Battery, You can also use power saving option to save your battery.

17) Make your documents digital: -
 These days, quality of a smartphone camera has been increased. So they are very useful for us. We no longer need a scanner to get all of our paper files up into the cloud. Evernote, CamScanner and Google Drive are the three of several apps that can do the job. It is so simple to use. You can get them on Google Play. Most of them are free to use. You can install them to digitize your documents.

Read also: how to download YouTube videos

18) Use more camera apps: -
 The camera app that comes with your phone is perfectly adequate most of the time. But they have a limited number of functions. You can capture photos more interesting and enhance them by using a special camera app. Youcam Perfect, Beauty Plus, Moment Cam etc. are some camera apps. They can actually enhance your photo while clicking them. They can increase your photo quality. You can download and install them for a good experience.

19) Use Google Translate: -
 Google Translate is a very useful app. I have used it many times. I hope you have tried it too. It supports dozens of languages. You can consider it like a universal translator. You can speak into it and it will then speak back in the other language. It is not real time, but certainly closes enough. You generally need a data connection for it to work. You can also download specific language to your phone.

20) Use low power mode: -
 When your phone’s battery is at a low percentage and you are nowhere near a charger. You should not be panic for this problem. You still have a backup plan which can give you more battery life. Your phone has a unique feature which can help you. Just go to Settings > Battery > Power Saving or Battery Saver mode. If you enable this function non-essential tasks will be disabled and will get more hours of battery life.