Android Basics Overview Updated January 6, 2020

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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 6

How to view the data that Google has collected on you

It’s hard to imagine using the internet without at least one of the many services that Google provides, but they do come at a cost. While Google may not charge users directly for the likes of Gmail or Google Docs, they do collect data on users to create value in other ways. So what information is being harvested from you? How can you view your Google data?

Android Basics Stories November 29, 2019

In this Android Basics guide, we’re going to show you how to transfer your data from your iPhone to your shiny new Android phone.

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Android Basics Stories November 25, 2019

How to update your Google Chrome autofill settings

One of the perks of using Google Chrome on all of your devices is the ability to sync your autofill data such as your address and credit card number between all of your devices. But what if you move or your card’s expiration date changes? You’re in luck because you can quickly update Chrome’s autofill information. Here’s how…

Android Basics Stories November 19, 2019

The increasing quality of many Android games means that you might feel the need to gain an advantage over online rivals or just improve your overall gaming experience. Luckily, Android 10 now can natively connect the PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch controllers if you want to use your existing gamepads.

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Android Basics Stories November 6, 2019

Unless you have huge pockets, chances are that there’s no document scanner on you most of the time. However, plenty of people have figured out that they can simply take a picture of any document with their smartphone. That’s a smart idea, but the Google Drive app actually has a supercharged camera-based scanning function that takes this simple trick to the next level. Let’s learn how to scan documents to Google Drive.

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Android Basics Stories October 29, 2019

The brand new Night Sight mode for the Google Pixel 4 includes an amazing Astrophotography mode that you might not know how to get the most out of, luckily we can show you how.

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