Android Enthusiasts Weekly Newsletter
Android Enthusiasts Weekly Newsletter

Top new questions this week:

Why doesn't Android compass react to magnet?

I downloaded Compass program for Android and tried to bring strong magnet close to it. The pointed remained stable, as if there was no magnet nearby. Here is the video proof on YouTube. I have ...

sensors compass magnetometer  
asked by Dims 9 votes

What is this lock screen with ads and how do I remove it?

I think my device got a malware. A lock screen with ads sometimes appear, and I must swipe an area at the bottom of the screen to open the phone. I am in Eastern Europe, some ads are in Slavic ...

asked by ycc_swe 7 votes
answered by benjaminS 8 votes

What is this icon on the status bar that looks like a cracked egg? (see screenshot)

I'm using Samsung Galaxy Note 5 on Android Marshmallow. I was just wondering what that oval-shaped symbol near the top center was.

asked by Kevin321 5 votes

The difference between NFC mode on Android (e.g. card mode, P2P mode)

On my Samsung Galaxy Note 4, there are two NFC modes: card mode and P2P mode. What is the purpose of these modes? Is there any other modes in NFC?

samsung nfc  
asked by user1156041 4 votes
answered by Andrew T. 5 votes

Why does Android show more space used in internal storage than what adds up in the details?

I have a Moto G (3g) with Android 6. I noticed that When I go to Settings>Storage>Internal Storage, it shows that 2.85GB are being used out of 11.81GB. However, If I add up the storage shown for each ...

internal-storage 6.0-marshmallow  
asked by Cesar Hernandez 4 votes
answered by ND Geek 0 votes

What happens to my Google Play Music library when I unsubscribe?

I'm currently shopping for a music streaming service because I'm currently unsatisfied with Spotify, my current service of choice. Lured in by the three month free trial, I'm enjoying Google Play ...

google-play-music paid-apps  
asked by Duccio Shinichi Mondanelli 4 votes
answered by beeshyams 2 votes

Half of touchscreen is unresponsive. How can I make Android only use the top half (rotated by 90 degrees)

So I have a broken LG G2 and a near-empty bank account, so buying a new phone isn't exactly an option right now. The bottom 50% of the screen doesn't respond to touch. Right now I am running ...

adb touchscreen broken-screen  
asked by Sam Lehman 3 votes

Greatest hits from previous weeks:

Where on the file system are SMS messages stored?

Where in the file system are SMS messages stored? I'm using ES File Explorer to browse around but can't seem to find this - is it on the phone or the SD, and where? I have an HTC Wildfire but I ...

sms files file-system  
asked by Alex Coplan 34 votes
answered by joweiser 28 votes

How to transfer BlackBerry 9700 contacts to Android phone?

I have a BlackBerry 9700 BOLD and a Samsung Galaxy SIII and I need to transfer as much of my contact info from the BB to the Galaxy SIII. I already know that if I save numbers on my SIM card they will ...

contacts data-transfer blackberry  
asked by george_h 10 votes
answered by george_h 5 votes

Can you answer these?

Icon packs on stock Huawei Launcher

Is there any way to use icon packs on the stock launcher in the same way they can be used on third-party launchers? I have a Huawei P8; it is rooted so I'm guessing there is a way but my searches have ...

root-access huawei app-icons  
asked by Jack 1 vote

Google voice having trouble recognising some of what I say

I'm English with a thick southern accent, and while Google voice does quite well about a 3rd of the time, it struggles with words such as slack (thinks I'm saying slap, flac, etc), medium (thinks I'm ...

6.0-marshmallow voice-recognition  
asked by cornishninja 3 votes

unable to launch Google calendar ics file attachment

I received an gmail from my sons baseball coach with a Google calendar ics attachment file for the seasons schedule. When I click on the attachment in the email while on my Alcatel onetouch FierceXL ...

4.0-ice-cream-sandwich gmail calendar google attachments  
asked by Michelle Lovaas 1 vote
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