Android Basics Overview Updated July 11, 2018

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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 July 11

How to switch to a 24-hour clock on Android

After setting up your Android phone, you probably noticed that the time wasn’t in the 24-hour or ‘military time’ format. Thankfully, this is something that takes less than a minute to change if that’s something you want on your phone.

Android Basics Stories July 10

How to use YouTube’s incognito mode for private browsing on Android

The YouTube app recently got updated with an incognito mode that allows users to search and watch videos privately. Here’s how it all works.

How to use the Instagram Story Question Sticker on Android

Well before its official announcement, Instagram began testing out a new sticker that allowed users to ask their followers questions. Now that the feature is live for everyone, here’s how to ask your question on Instagram Stories…

Android Basics Stories July 8

How to change the Google Assistant voice

Google is always working on improving the Assistant and occasionally adds new voices for users to choose from. With eight currently available as of this writing, here’s how to pick the right one for you.

Android Basics Stories July 2

How to sideload the Android P Developer Preview 4 OTA on Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL

The fourth Android P Developer Preview is now live, along with the OTA files for the update. If you’re on DP3 (otherwise known as Beta 2) and don’t want to wait for the update to eventually make its way to you, you can manually install it yourself. Here’s how…

How to manually install Android P Developer Preview 4 on Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL

Slightly off schedule, Google has released the Android P Developer Preview 4 / Beta 3. We’re still digging into the update to see what’s new, but here’s how to manually install Android P DP4 on your Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, or Pixel 2 XL…

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