Welcome to my How To guides for Android.  Here you will find guides to help you with this Google platform.  All of the guides here are meant to help you get the best out of your phone or tablet but also give you insights into a feature or function that you may not know your device can do.

Keep in mind that as the platform matures, some of the information in these How To’s may change or look different in a newer version.  Also, Google from time-to-time removes functionality from Android so you may try something from one of these tips and it simply not be available any more.  That’s rare, but it does happen.

Finally, these are simply guides.  There is no guarantee that they will work for you or do what you need it to do.  And no, I’m not tech support 🙂 but you are welcome to drop me a line if you have a new tip or have an improvement on an existing How To.


Block App Notifications in Android Wear

Fix Folders Not Showing Up in Office

How To Take a Screenshot on your Android Phone or Tablet

Display The Marshmallow Icon Wallpaper

Enable Do Not Disturb in Android Marshmallow

Create a Video from Photos in Google Photos

See Your Data Usage in Marshmallow

Activating Google Project Fi

Share an Album in Google Photos


Know if Your Project Fi Call is on Wi-Fi

Solve the Project Fi 1 Ring Call Problem

Force Nexus Device Android Marshmallow Updates

See App Memory Usage in Marshmallow

Encrypt your Android Lollipop Phone or Tablet

Fix Gmail Notifications in Marshmallow

Turn off Keyboard Vibration in Lollipop or Later

Enable Event Based Do Not Disturb in Android

Tweak Arrival Times in Google Now

Enable Power Notification Controls in Nougat

Setup Emergency Contact Information in Nougat

Enable and Use Multi-Windows View in Nougat

Sign up for Subscriptions in Google Allo

Wipe the Cache Partition of Your Android Device

Enable Audible Tones on Google Home


Microsoft-ing your Android Phone

Adding Sports Calendar to Your Google Calendar

Use Arrow Hub in Arrow Launcher

Setup Multiple Goals in Google Fit


Enable the Morse Code Keyboard in Gboard