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How to Set Custom Ringtone for Individual Contacts on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8

How to Set Custom Ringtone for Individual Contacts on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Note 8 are filled to the brim with plenty of features and customization options. But for some reason, something as simple as setting a custom ringtone on the handsets is a complex and convoluted task.

How to Set Custom Ringtone for Individual Contacts on Moto G5 and Moto G5s

How to Set Custom Ringtone for Individual Contacts on Moto G5 and Moto G5s

The Moto G5 series was easily among Moto’s most popular smartphones launched in 2017. The handsets ticked with customers due to their stock Android experience which offers a very simple to use UI and top-notch performance.

How to Record Calls on Samsung Galaxy S9

How to Record Calls on Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung has packed the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ to the brim with features. And I am not talking about just hardware features but software ones as well. You will find plenty of features to play around on your Galaxy S9. Surprisingly though, there’s one very basic feature missing from the handset: call recording.

How to Set Custom Ringtone for Individual Contacts on Samsung Galaxy S9

How to Set Custom Ringtone for Individual Contacts on Samsung Galaxy S9

The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ are among the best flagship handsets released this year. Packed to the brim with features, they run on Samsung’s latest Experience UI which has been further improved since it first debuted on the Galaxy S8 with new features and enhancements. However, these improvements have ended up making a simple task of setting up a custom ringtone or notification sound on the handset pretty complex.

Do the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro Feature an IR Blaster?

Do the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro Feature an IR Blaster?

IR blasters on smartphones have become almost extinct. I say almost because while major OEMs like Samsung, LG, and Motorola have given them the boot from their devices, there’s one company that continues to include IR blaster on its flagship devices. And that’s Huawei.

Do the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro Support Quick Charging?

Do the Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro Support Quick Charging?

The Redmi Note 5 and Redmi Note 5 Pro will go on sale in India from next week. The budget mid-range handsets from Xiaomi are all set to rule the sub-15k smartphone market in India thanks to the insane price-to-performance ratio they offer.

How to Add, Delete Home Screens, Widgets, Create Folders, & More on Redmi Note 5, Redmi 5A, Redmi Note 4, and MIUI 9

How to Add, Delete Home Screens, Widgets, Create Folders, & More on Redmi Note 5, Redmi 5A, Redmi Note 4, and MIUI 9

Xiaomi has been rolling out constant updates to MIUI, its own Android skin, with a major update every year. With MIUI 9, the company introduced a slew of optimizations for performance improvements. However, MIUI 9 failed to bring a radical redesign of the UI which means the stock launcher on MIUI looks and still behaves in the same way. This also means that the task of moving applications on the home screen, adding widgets, and more remain as complicated as before.

Fix For ‘WhatsApp Became Obsolete’ Error Affecting Xiaomi Devices

Fix For ‘WhatsApp Became Obsolete’ Error Affecting Xiaomi Devices

A number of Xiaomi device owners are reporting that WhatsApp has suddenly stopped working for them. Opening the popular messaging client is showing an error that the installed version of WhatsApp is obsolete and urges users to head over to the Play Store to install the latest update of the app. 

Is the OnePlus 5T Water-Resistant?

Is the OnePlus 5T Water-Resistant?

With the OnePlus 5T, OnePlus has improved on key aspects of the device where its predecessor, the OnePlus 5, faltered. This includes switching to a bezel-less design at the front, improving the dual-camera setup at the rear, and more.

LG V30 Specs

LG V30 Specs

LG today unveiled the V30, its latest flagship handset. The V30 will take on the Galaxy Note 8, iPhone 8, and the upcoming Pixel XL 2 from Google. From a specs viewpoint, the LG V30 is packed to the brim with top-notch internals and seems poised to take on its heavyweight competitors from Apple and Samsung.