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All You Need To Know About The Android 12 Update

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All You Need To Know About The Android 12 Update

Android, the operating system lead by Google, is changing things up immensely in their latest update.

Their newest operating system, the Android 12 update, takes what users loved about the operating system to begin with and cranks it up to eleven, with a few extra features to boot.

The three main pillars that Google focused on with their newest operating system are a brand new and evolved UI, better security, and much needed feature improvements.

Security

Google is taking steps to assure their users data are kept with security and privacy, and it seems they have been listening intently. For one thing, users now have an indicator at the top of the screen that indicates whether the microphone and camera are on, as well as the option to switch both off across all apps.

Android has also implemented a privacy dashboard that gives users complete knowledge of which apps are gathering what data on the user’s phone, as well as which apps were using the mic and camera.

Users also can completely delete the last 15 minutes of your search history. A nifty new feature, however, it doesn’t really increase one’s protection against third parties.

One thing the Beta is missing is the infamous App tracking Transparency feature, but maybe later updates will bring that in.

Features

An improved API that gives the user smoother, seamless controls in navigating their phone. No more having to wait for a notification to completely disappear before opening another app, a common complaint from older systems. Now users can click and swipe through fluidly and with instant response time.

Swiping down the quick edit the toggles, which are in big and easy to read buttons, settings, switching and adding user accounts. The Android 12 update also allows users access to Google Wallet and Smart Home controls, as well as toggled for camera and microphone access for any app, so no need to worry about forgetting yourself on a zoom call as many have embarrassingly done in the past.

Some additional features include Scrolling screenshots, locked folders which can be opened with your fingerprint, optimized gaming performance, and smart auto-rotate for more in-sync screen rotation.

Feed audio transition allows smooth transition between two audios, and app hibernation where unused apps will be force stopped, and temporary data cleared which will save both power and improve performance.

UI

Perhaps the most existing part of the Android 12 update is the UI overhaul, and what an overhaul it is. The first thing users would notice upon opening their phones is the distinct coloring. Gone are the days of the dark bland lock screens and single colored interface.

Android has adopted an entirely new design format called “Material You” in which users can put any photo of their choice as lock screen, and Android 12’s smart technology will automatically adapt the color palette of the photo to the rest of the UI.

Meaning, the phone will look at the picture, detect the dominant and complimentary colors, generate a color palette out of them, and covert all buttons, sliders, effects, and the like to fit it.

Riding the wave of customizability being a priority for today’s users, no two people’s phones will look alike with this new feature. In case the smart tech does not deliver, however, further customization options are available.

In parallel, almost every button has an animation attached to it, from opening setting, plugging in the charger, opening, and closing apps and settings, and scrolling through photos. The new Android 12 update adopts a dynamic and lively style in phone navigation.

A lot of the features mentioned above aren’t available and others are not so well refined in the Beta being released this month. In time, the full version will be released by October of 2021 after additional feedback and testing, as well as onboarding new developers to help Google adapt their old widgets to the new system.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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Dual WhatsApp: How to Use Two Accounts on One Android Phone

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Dual WhatsApp: How to Use Two Accounts on One Android Phone

WhatsApp can be used with two different accounts on the same phone. The instant messaging app is among the most popular apps in the world. It allows you to message or call another WhatsApp user no matter where they are in the world, as long as they have an internet connection.

The Facebook-owned app is free to download for Android and Apple users and can be used on mobile phones or desktops. However, there are some limitations to the app, such as only WhatsApp account can be used per phone number. However, most manufacturers allow users to set two versions of the same app on their Android smartphones,

Manufacturers including XiaomiSamsungVivoOppoHuaweiHonorOnePlus, and Realme allow its users to set up dual apps or parallel apps or twin apps. They use different terminologies for what is essentially a feature that allows users to have two separate versions of the same app, thus allowing for two different apps. Read on to find out how you can enable this feature on different phones.

Xiaomi phone users running MIUI can head to Settings > Apps > Dual apps. Samsung phone users can head to Settings > Advance features > Dual Messenger. Vivo users can go to Settings > Apps and notifications > App Clone. Oppo phone users can tap on Settings > App Cloner. Huawei and Honor phone users can go to Settings > Apps > App twin. OnePlus lets its users clone apps by heading to Settings > Utilities > Parallel Apps. Finally, Realme users can go to Settings > App management > App cloner.

How to use dual WhatsApp on one smartphone

  1. To enable a second account on WhatsApp, head to Settings.
  2. Look for Dual apps, App Clone, App twin, or Parallel Apps. The name of the feature would depend on the smartphone you are using.
  3. There should be a toggle against WhatsApp app, turn it on.
  4. Wait for the process to complete and head back to the home screen.
  5. You should see a second WhatsApp icon with some kind of marking on it, identifying it’s a second version of the same app.
  6. Open it and you will be greeted with the WhatsApp setup screen.
  7. Tap on Agree and Continue.
  8. On the next screen, enter a different phone number from the one you’ve already used to set up WhatsApp and tap on Next.
  9. You will then receive an OTP for verification.
  10. After entering the OTP, you will be asked to complete the setup process after which a second WhatsApp account will be set up.

You now have two WhatsApp accounts on the same smartphone.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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How To Connect Apple AirPods To Android Phone

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How To Connect Apple AirPods To Android Phone

Apple AirPods can be connected to Android phones. And even though Apple has designed the AirPods (and AirPods Pro) — just like all its products — to remain an integral part of its ecosystem, Android users have the option to connect the company’s true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds with their phones.

This is unlike the complete incompatibility that keeps Apple Watch from being used with Android devices. The ability to connect Apple AirPods with an Android phone also means that you don’t need to give up your existing handset for experiencing arguably the world’s most popular wireless earbuds — market stats from third-party research firms are a testament to its popularity.

AirPods are one of the few Apple devices that you can use without ditching your Android phone. Here’s how you can connect them with your Android device.

How to connect Apple AirPods to Android phone

Before getting started with the steps you can follow to connect Apple AirPods to your Android phone, it is important to mention that you will get a limited experience. You will not be able to view the battery status of the AirPods and its charging case by default from your Android phone. You will also not receive the extensive gesture support that Apple has provided for iOS users. Having said that, you can follow the steps below to start listening to music on the AirPods from your Android phone.

  1. Enable Bluetooth on your Android phone by going into Settings.
  2. Open the lid of the AirPods case and then press and hold the white button on its back until you see the status light flash white.
  3. Now, go to Settings > Connections > Bluetooth on your Android phone. You’ll see the AirPods appearing on the list of available devices. Since the Android ecosystem has heterogeneity, the Bluetooth settings might be available under Settings > Connected Devices or directly under the Settings menu — depending on which device you’re using and with which operating system/ custom skin is on top of it.
  4. Tap on the name of the AirPods you’re connecting with your phone to pair the two devices.

Once connected using the above steps, you can use the AirPods with your Android device just like you would use other TWS earbuds or Bluetooth headphones. This means that you will not be required to follow the same procedure each time you want to listen to music through the AirPods. Henceforth, you’ll see the AirPods in the list of paired devices on your phone.

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

 

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How To Download Facebook Videos On iPhone

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How To Download Facebook Videos On iPhone

Do you want to download videos from Facebook? Using the “Share” button, you can easily share videos on Facebook. But what if you wanted to show that video to someone who wasn’t online? This procedure requires a little more effort. If you’re wondering how to download a video on your Android or iPhone, here’s a simple method.

There are numerous apps available for downloading Facebook videos. However, be cautious because they may jeopardize your smartphone’s security and make you vulnerable to cyberattacks. As a result, we do not recommend using such apps or software. Instead of installing a new app, you can simply download the videos.

The process of downloading a Facebook video on an iPhone is quite similar to the one on Android phones.

  1. On the Facebook app, and tap on the video that you want to download onto your phone
  2. You will see the “Share” option just below the video. Tap it and then tap Copy Link in the options that pop up
  3. Open fbdown.net in the address bar of the Safari browser in your phone
  4. You will get a bar where you can paste the link, and click Download
  5. The next page will give you options to download the video in normal quality or in HD quality. Tap on the option of your choice
  6. The video will start playing. Go to the progress bar on the bottom of the video, and tap the three dots. You can then select the option Save to Files
  7. Once it is downloaded on your phone, you can find the video in the Photos app

Source: www.GhanaCNN.com

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