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How to Reset Network Settings on Samsung

Thomas Andre Fure/Shutterstock.com You can quickly reset your Samsung phone's network settings by opening the Settings app and then tapping General Management > Reset > Reset Network Settings > Reset Settings > Reset.If you’re experiencing issues with your Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or network on your Samsung phone, it’s worth resetting your network settings to resolve those issues. We’ll show you how to do that using your Galaxy phone’s Settings app. Table of ContentsWhat Happens When You Reset Your Network Settings?Reset the…

How to Clear Your Cache on a Samsung Phone

Framesira/Shutterstock.com To clear an app's cache, head to Settings > Apps, tap the app, tap "Storage," and tap "Clear Cache." To clear your browser cache, launch the Samsung Internet app head to settings, and delete your browsing data, ensuring "Cached images and files" is checked.Clearing your Samsung phone’s cache can help fix various app issues and improve the overall performance of your Galaxy phone. We’ll show you how to clear Android’s app and browser cache in this guide. When you…

How to Turn Off a Samsung Galaxy Phone

Justin Duino / How-To Geek To turn off a Samsung Galaxy phone, press and hold the Side or Power button for several seconds. A power menu will open---tap "Power Off." If the menu doesn't open, try pressing the Volume Down button and Side buttons simultaneously. You can also use the Quick Settings menu or Bixby to shut down a Samsung phone.Want to give your Samsung Galaxy a break? It’s easy to turn your phone off, and we’ll show you a…

The Best Portable Chargers

Buying Guide for Portable Chargers Why buy a portable charger? Like solar phone chargers, portable chargers allow you to charge your device anywhere, whether you’re roughing it for an epic weekend of camping or simply working at the job site. Unlike conventional USB chargers or wireless charging pads, portable chargers feature a compact design that doesn’t require a wall outlet to work. Simply charge it up before heading out the door, and you have a reliable power source to charge…

How to Check Your Voicemail on Android

To call voicemail on Android, open the Phone app, press the "1" key and hold it down. You can also read your messages by using your carrier's Visual Voicemail app or a third-party app.Did you know that you can call your voicemail on your phone or someone else’s? Major carriers like AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and US Cellular make it easy. Here’s how to check your voicemail on Android. Table of ContentsHow to Check Your Voicemail on an Android Phone    How to…

Score a Free iPhone When You Open a Cricket Wireless Unlimited Line

Switching to an affordable pre-paid phone plan is never a bad idea—especially when you get a free iPhone in the process. To celebrate the holidays, Cricket Wireless is offering a free iPhone or Android device when you transfer your number and open an Unlimited line. Plus, there’s a cheap new plan for tablets. This is a pretty straightforward deal. Switch from your existing carrier, join Cricket Wireless’ $60 a month Unlimited plan (which includes 15GB of tethering data and an…

Google’s Black Friday Sale Slashes Prices on Pixel and Nest Products

For its surprise Black Friday sale, Google is offering deep discounts on phones, smartwatches, streaming sticks, earbuds, and smart home gadgets. It’s a shockingly good sale, and you should take advantage of it today if you hope to receive some Christmas gifts on time. Note: This sale ends November 28th. Here are the highlights of Google’s Black Friday sale: Pixel 7: $500 ($100 off) Pixel 7 Pro: $750 ($150 off) Pixel 6a: $300 ($150 off) Pixel Watch: $300 ($50 off)…

Amazon Alexa vs Google Assistant: Is One Virtual Assistant Better?

A virtual assistant can call and text people, turn off the lights, play music or TV shows, start your coffee maker in the morning, and so so so much more. In short, a virtual assistant makes your life easier. If you’ve already written off Apple’s Siri, your top two options are Alexa and Google Assistant. But which is better? As with any comparison, some features are objectively better, while others are more subjective based on a specific user’s needs. Both…

Qualcomm Reveals the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Chipset

During its annual Snapdragon Summit, Qualcomm revealed the next-gen Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile chipset. Interestingly, Qualcomm mainly describes this chip in terms of AI and camera performance, though it should deliver incremental improvements to graphics and power efficiency. Update, 11/21/22: In early benchmarks from Android Authority, the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 offers performance comparable to Apple’s A15 Bionic chipset. It lags behind the more recent A16 Bionic in single-core and multi-core performance, though. The first smartphones with Snapdragon 8 Gen…

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 Will Power 2023’s Best Android Phones

Qualcomm Most top-tier Android phones and tablets use either Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or 8+ Gen 1 System-on-a-Chip (SoC) designs from Qualcomm. Now there’s a new chip on the block for next year’s big devices: the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2. At the company’s Snapdragon Summit 2022, which is being celebrated in sunny Hawaii, Qualcomm announced its newest top-tier chip for phones and tablets. It will likely make an appearance in devices from Samsung, ASUS, and OnePlus next year, and it’s…

Practice for an Emergency With the iPhone 14’s New SOS Feature

If you’re the type of person that regularly goes off the grid, Apple just made it easier to call for help with your iPhone 14. Today, the company launched Emergency SOS via satellite, enabling anyone with the latest iPhone model to connect to a satellite when they’re out of cellular range. Apple understands that this new feature will take some getting used to, and you don’t want to try it for the first time when you have an accident in the…

Samsung’s Top-Tier Tablets Now Have Android 13

Samsung Samsung is perhaps one of the only Android device makers to take tablets seriously. The company’s Galaxy Tab S8 lineup is just as premium as its Galaxy S22 range of smartphones, and now, it’s getting a dose of Android 13. The Galaxy Tab S8, Tab S8+, and Tab S8 Ultra are all getting One UI 5, based on Android 13, carrying different version numbers. The rollout is currently reported to be only hitting 5G models in Europe, but a…