Android Basics Overview Updated September 6, 2018

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June 2016 - September 2018


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 September 6

How to unlock the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 using your S Pen

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has a brand new S Pen packed with some really handy new features. One of those is being able to unlock the phone remotely. Here’s how to unlock the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 using your S Pen.

How to enable dark mode on YouTube for Android

After months of anticipation, Google recently launched an official dark mode for the YouTube app on Android. Now that it’s rolling out to everyone, you’ll no doubt want to give it a shot. So, here’s how to enable dark mode on YouTube for Android.

Android Basics Stories September 3

How to turn on Google’s gesture navigation in Android 9 Pie on OnePlus 6

OnePlus has had gesture navigation for quite some time, but in Android 9 Pie, Google introduced its own option as a native part of the interface. If you’re using a OnePlus 6 on Android 9 Pie, here’s how to turn on Google’s gesture navigation system.

How to install the Android 9 Pie open beta on your OnePlus 6

After taking part in Google’s beta program earlier this year, OnePlus has just launched its first open beta release of Android 9 Pie for the OnePlus 6. If you’ve got the phone, here’s how to install Android 9 Pie on your OnePlus 6…

Android Basics Stories August 21

How to track your weight, workouts, and blood pressure with Google Fit

Many strive to better take care of their health, but often it can get lost in the daily routine. There are plenty of apps out there to help with that, and Google Fit is one that’s often neglected. Now that a fresh redesign it out there, let’s take at how to track your weight, workouts, activity, and blood pressure with Google Fit.

How to set and adjust your daily activity goals with Google Fit

Google Fit has been around for quite some time, but Google recently revamped the service with a brand new look and some handy new features. If you want to give it a shot, here’s how to set activity goals with Google Fit.

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