Android Basics Overview Updated May 23, 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 May 23

How to turn off the ‘Shot on OnePlus’ watermark on the OnePlus 6

After you unbox your brand new OnePlus 6 and take a couple of photos, there’s a chance that the phone might have automatically added a “Shot on OnePlus” watermark. While there isn’t any way to remove this after the fact, you can turn off the feature so that it doesn’t happen again.

Android Basics Stories May 22

How to customize the status bar on the OnePlus 6

Unlike many Android OEMs, OnePlus allows users to customize their smartphones to their heart’s content. One such area that is user-customizable is the status bar. Here’s exactly what you can change on your OnePlus 6.

Android Basics Stories May 21

How to download your entire library including purchase songs from Google Play Music

With the revamp and launch of the new YouTube Music, Google has stated that nothing should change for users who use Play Music. But in case you’re worried about your purchased music or the songs you’ve uploaded to the service, it’s easy to download a copy of everything to your computer. Here’s how.

How to apply a dark or light theme to the OnePlus 6

Unlike many other Android manufacturers, OnePlus builds different system-wide theme options right in the device’s settings menu. Without digging too deep into the OnePlus 6’s theming options, here’s how to apply a basic dark or light theme as well as adjust its accent color.

Android Basics Stories May 20

How to use the alert slider on the OnePlus 6

With the OnePlus 6, the Chinese company has moved the physical alert slider to the right side of the handset, right above the volume button. Here’s how to use it.

How to turn on/off the ambient display on the OnePlus 6

As with pretty much every Android smartphone, the OnePlus 6 ships with its own ambient display mode that shows notifications and the time on the lockscreen. Weirdly, though, the phone ships with this setting turned off. Thankfully, it’s relatively straightforward to enable.

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