How to Determine what is Draining your Android Battery

One problem that many Android phones experience is the Android battery draining too fast, and there are a number of things that can cause the Android battery to drain very quickly. In order to have an Android phone that runs well I usually try to find out what the problem with my phone is and what exactly is draining the Android battery very quickly. Here are a few things that I look for in order to ensure that my battery lasts as long as possible without draining. Use the Android OS … [Read more...]

How to Change Icons on the Android Dock

Something to keep in mind is that Android phones are made by a number of different companies, so these instruction are mostly for the Samsung Galaxy line of Android phones, but you can adapt them to HTC and Motorola as well. First of all you will need to make sure your Android is powered on and that you are on the home screen. At the home screen you will see Applications, and you will need to touch this option. In the Menu, click View Type and Customizable Grid. Under Menu, touch … [Read more...]

TouchWiz 4.0 Ported to the Samsung Galaxy S

The folks at XDA developers always seem to be up for something or the other. Well this time the gang has ported the TouchWiz 4.0 UI to the Samsung Galaxy S. Pretty cool right? But bear in mind that messing around with custom ROMs is a risky business, so try it at your own peril. Well it's still in its early stages and is obviously unstable, so don't even think of trying if you're new to this. The video however looks pretty good. A dev named Fear2142 is the person responsible behind this and … [Read more...]

How to Tether a Verizon Droid

If you're looking to tether your Motorola Droid from Verizon and turn your phone into a hotspot, then you've come to the right place! Keep in mind that what you are doing here is connecting your computer to your phone in order to access the internet, and there are more than a few companies that charge for this service. The charge is typically an extra $30 per month, though this is not always the case.  But the method we outline below is won't cost you a dime Before you can begin, you … [Read more...]

How to Change the Order of Contacts on the Droid

The Motorola Droid is a pretty much the phone that started the Android movement, and as such, there are loads of people using it daily, so for those of you who are wondering how to change the order of contacts on you phone, here you go: Step 1: With your Droid turned on, open the Applications menu and navigate to 'Contacts'. Once there, touch Contacts and prepare for the next step. Step 2: Upon pressing the Menu button, select: Display Options. Step 3: Beside the "Sort list by" … [Read more...]

How to Identify Which Version of Android you are Running

You’ve finally got one - an Android!  The fantastic tablet that’s a phone, camera, diary, alarm, calculator, video camera, mini pc (practically), and the most amazing gaming machine ever. Your friends have all been raving about it, the media has gone hyper about it.  The Android is awesome - with all those amazing apps you can do just about anything with it.  So you’re talking incessantly to your crowd about how cool this is, and when you stop for breath one of them says  “Which version … [Read more...]

How to Load Ringtones from PC to a Verizon Droid

Greetings Androidaholics!  Will here, to present you all with my brand new how-to guide for all of your Android phones.  In my latest how-to I will help you get all of those awesome ringtones you have on your PC put directly onto your Droid so you can listen to your favorite song whenever you want.  This guide goes along really well with my How-to on Setting a Ringtone to Individual Contacts, feel free to check that out after we finish getting your favorite ringtones set up onto your … [Read more...]

How to Set a Contact Ringtone on the Android

Like any great device, the Android is extremely customizable. There is almost no end to the possible options and settings you could use. For those of you who are not as tech savvy as some of us other droid geeks, I’ve put together some handy how-to guides so that everyone knows what their droid’s are really capable of. You’ll be a droid pro and using your Android to its full potential in no time! This guide is going to show how you can set a ringtone for individual contacts in your address … [Read more...]

Swype Tips and Tricks

Swype has and will change messaging on smart phones and tablets for good. I still remember, clearly, just a few years ago using a tiny numeric keyboard with T9 technology that guessed what the word would be. Swype is sort of life-changing, and even though i've used it for months now, I still marvel and am happily amused whenever I send full sentence messages to my iPhone friends at lightning quick speeds. If you haven't already, read our article on how to enable Swype on your Android phone. … [Read more...]