Jan 232016

In Redmi phones, you can lock your apps directly from Access option.

Just go to Access option in Toggle menu. Now turn on Permissions. Now it will ask you to set your pattern. After this touch the Lock Apps option. Now draw your pattern. Now it will list all your apps.

You can simply enable lock for the app you want to secure

Jan 222016

In Xiaomi phones, there is an option of using private messages. This option is helpful when you want to hide some of your messages from others.

Just drag down your message screen. A private message screen will get open.

Now tap to Private Messaging Settings, Now you can add your Private Messaging contacts here.– See images



















Next time when you receive message from these contacts, they will directly moved to your private messages screen and will not appear into your general messaging screen.

To view your private message simply drag down your message screen. Your private message screen will appear.

Jan 212016

You can now lock apps in memory so that they are not cleared when you clear memory. The apps which are not cleared from memory will load faster because they are not removed from RAM.

To lock apps in memory, follow the steps :

  • Just hold your home key for a second, it will show all the open apps. See Image 1







  • Now simply slide down the app icon (that you want to lock) and leave. Now you will sea a lock symbol on that app icon. See image 2








Now try to clear your memory, the app you have locked will not get clear from your memory. See image 3









You can use this feature to lock those app that you use frequently. Like whatsapp, Facebook, Contacts etc. So when you open these apps, they will load fast

Jan 202016

The MIUI 6 security app also allows you to boost the battery life of your Xiaomi phone.

Navigate to Security app and click on the left bottom battery icon which will open a new page with three options – Battery profiles, Battery Saver and Scheduled profile switch.

The Battery profile features three built-in profiles named Default, Marathon and Sleep.

It also lets you to create your own customized Battery profile.

The Battery saver option lets you to program the phone so that it will automatically switch to another battery profile, according to the current battery state.

Moreover, the scheduled battery switch lets you to set a particular battery profile for a particular period of time.

Jan 192016

Note :Works with phones having MUI6 like MI 4i, Mi 4, Redmi Note 4G, Redmi 2 and Mi 3

Without unlocking the phone, you can turn on the back camera LED as a torch whenever required.

Long press the home button for a while and the LED will turn on.

Release the button to turn off the LED.

If you want to keep it on for a while just hold the button until the display goes to sleep mode.

Use the power button to switch off.

Nov 062013

Some times while installing new apps or upgrading the apps from Google Play store, we get an error : “Insufficient Storage available”
This error comes even though the phone shows enough internal memory available.

You can free up a lot of space by deleting Dumpstate / Logcat.

To do so, dial the following code from your dialer app : *#9900#
You will see lot of options; Select : “Delete dumpstate/logcat” to delete the logs.











You can check how much memory is free from the settings.
Go to Settings > Storage. Check the available device memory.

Oct 082013

The S-Pen in the Galaxy Note 3 is a very great tool. Sometimes you may keep it some where and loos it.

The note 3 provides a feature by which you can keep track of your S-Pen. It can alert if you have left your stylus behind. To get alerts :

Go to Settings > Control > S-Pen and make the settings.

Note : This will work only when your screen is off. And it will warn you only once. If you say ‘OK’ then it wont warn you again until you redock the S-Pen again

May 092013

You can now access the Google search from your home screen with a quick short cut.

Press the menu key and hold it for couple of seconds. This will launch the Google Search.

Note: This short cut may work only on selected phone models and selected Android version.

May 062013

The Android version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) offers new kind of notifications – Expandable Notifications.

The expandable notifications can be expanded and collapsed to see more detailed info and actions. For e.g. an email notification can be expanded to see the subject and few lines of the content.

Additionally, you can take some actions also directly from the notification like Delete, Reply – without opening the email completely.

To expand the notification – touch the notification with both fingers and swipe down / expand as shown in the image below.


Apr 212013

Samsung Swype keyboard has introduced a much needed feature for Indian customers – Typing in Hin-Glish.

Note: This option is available only in the latest Android version: Jelly Bean

In India, typing in Hinglish (typing Hindi words in English for e.g. Kya kar rahe ho) is very common. Samsung realized this and they introduced this special language in the Swype keyboard.

To activate this option, Go to Settings > Language & Input > Swype Settings > Language Options and download languages.

Another way to reach this settings is: Open some text editor so that the keyboard appears. Do a long press on the space bar. The Swype keyboard will offer you to change input language and will give an option to download more languages.