Tutorials Archive

How to set up a WiFi Hotspot on your phone

Mobile internet devices are handy, no doubt about it, but if your mobile phone is on a plan with plenty of data why not use it instead on your tablet or laptop? I recently advised someone to do this and she saved her and her husband $30 a month. The Telstra rep she spoke to cancel

Want Free Spotify? – How to make your own!

I while back (3 years ago now) I wrote about the Spotify app and while it is still a great app to have, the ads are annoying unless you pay for the Premium version. The Google Play Music service isn’t as widely known about as it should be and using it is a great way to

Chromecast : A Beginners Guide

These days, almost all new TVs are ‘smart’ – pity about the station programmers I hear you say? Well, I have to agree that finding anything half-decent to watch is difficult at times, even though here in Oz we have a few great channels (ABC Australia and SBS) that appeal to many of my generation. For

Tutorial : Get the best out of Chrome for Android

Google Chrome is often installed out of the factory on tablets and phones, but if you haven’t experienced Chrome on Android, I suggest you give it a go as it is a very good (and secure) web browser. Like all Android apps though, getting it set up for the best possible performance is well worth

Tutorial : Quick guide for complete beginners : Part 2

In my last tutorial, we looked at making calls from your phone and I mentioned that you can quickly call a contact already stored in your phone, so let’s look at how to add and manage contacts. The first thing to remember is that your contacts are (usually) stored in your Google account as well

Tutorial : Quick guide for complete beginners : Part 1

I often have to remind myself that although I have been using Android phones and tablets for over 6 years, many readers of this blog are complete ‘newbies’ and need help with the basics. Some users of Android devices may have come from an Apple product such as an iPhone or iPad too and there

Device Assist

Here at Androids4Seniors we try to help seniors with technology that they have difficulty with. After all, many of us in the older age group didn’t grow up with computers or mobile phones and learning something new can be a challenge. Remember when we used to get thick paper manuals with every new technical appliance

Help with your Android device : Battery life

I’m often asked ‘My phone (or tablet) has terrible battery life, can you help?’, so here’s some assistance if you are having the same problem. Firstly, it is important to have some idea how long your devices battery should last. This does depend on the model of course, but generally most phones should be capable

Tutorial : For Beginners – more help with your home screen

This blog is intended to help all seniors regardless of their skill levels and I have been a little remiss in not writing more posts to help the ‘newbies’ or absolute beginners amongst us. We all had to start somewhere learning about new technology and while there are many self help books out there, they

WiFi Hotspot Settings

Many of us use our phones as WiFi HotSpots. It is such a handy feature that most smartphones have available these days. If you aren’t familiar with what this is, just read the explanation at the end of this post. However, I used to find that the multiple taps to turn it on or off,

Tutorial: Downloading & installing Android apps

I get asked questions all the time by seniors unsure how the Google Play Store works, buying apps and reinstalling apps already bought, so here’s some help. Firstly, the most important thing to remember is that the Play Store account you use to download and buy apps is always linked to a Gmail account and

Podkicker : Listen to podcasts

I have mentioned podcasts here before and promised I would give you more information on what they are and how to listen to them. My podcast app of choice is Podkicker and I have used this one for a couple of years now. So, what is a podcast? Put simply, it is an audio (or
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