Android Basics Overview Updated January 2, 2019

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If you’re new to Android, Chrome, or anything related to Google, it can sometimes be a little difficult getting yourself familiar with the platforms. That’s why we created Android Basics!

Whether you’re looking for help changing your wallpaper, adding apps to your home screen, removing apps from your home screen, or just want to know how to set an alarm, we’ve got you covered.

All of our Android Basics guides can be found below, in the order they were published.

Android Basics Stories January 2

There are literally hundreds of thousands of apps to choose from the Google Play Store, the issue is that most of these are downright terrible. For that reason, we’ve collated a few core apps that you need to really kickstart your 2019. Some you might already have or heard of and with good reason, many are near the top of the download charts because of just how good they are. But even with that said, there are bound to be some that you may never have even considered. expand full story

Android Basics Stories December 28, 2018

Hopefully, you’re enjoying your brand new Pixel 3, had one for a while or are thinking that you might get one soon, for that reason we’ve compiled a few of our best tips and tricks for any potential Pixel 3 user out there. expand full story

Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

Android Basics Stories December 21, 2018

The Google Home Hub is one of the best Smart Display options on the market, albeit there are very few options. It might not have a camera, however, oddly, makes it one of the best options available especially as you have fewer privacy concerns. expand full story

Android Basics Stories December 17, 2018

Slowly but surely, Google is finally delivering dark mode to Android. Through parts of the system UI as well as select apps, we’re seeing a lot more dark designs from the company. Eventually, a single toggle may flip this on system-wide, and we’re already seeing the stepping stones for that. Here’s how to enable a dark mode on Android everywhere it’s available so far.

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Android Basics Stories October 30, 2018

How to force dark mode on Google Maps navigation for Android

Google has slowly been adding a dark mode to several of its applications, including YouTube and Google News. For quite some time, Google Maps has supported a “Night” mode, which turns the navigation interface dark. However, that feature is not able to be manually toggled. Today though, we’ll show you how to force that setting to stay on all the time. Here’s how to force Google Maps dark mode on Android.

Android Basics Stories October 4, 2018

How to add Spotify, Google Play Music, Apple Music to Google Maps on Android and iOS

Google Maps revealed a handy new Commute tab earlier this month, and alongside it, the app also debuted native music controls for a handful of popular services. Here’s how to add Spotify to Google Maps.

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