Monday, June 19, 2017

How to take a screen shot on a Samsung Galaxy On5 smart phone

To take a screen shot from a Samsung Galaxy On5 smart phone, press the Home button (wide button below the screen) and the Power button (button on the right side of the phone) at the same time, and hold them down for a second or two.  A quick animation will display when the screen shot is taken.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

How to prevent Twitter from posting your location when you tweet

By using location services with a Twitter mobile app, you may be allowing Twitter to post your location under your tweets.  At the bottom of your tweets, if you see "from" and a location next to the date and time of your tweet, then at some point you gave Twitter permission to post your location.

To prevent Twitter from adding your location to your tweets, follow these steps:

- In your web browser, click on your avatar in the upper right corner (next to the "Tweet" button).
- From the drop down menu, select "Settings and privacy."
- On the left side of the screen, select "Privacy and safety."
- To the right of "Tweet location," uncheck the box next to "Add a location to my Tweets."
- Click the "Save changes" button at the bottom of the screen.
- Enter your Twitter password in the text field.
- Click on "Save changes."

If you'd also like Twitter to remove your location from any tweets it has already been included in, click the "Delete location information" button below the location checkbox, then click "OK" when prompted to confirm your choice.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

How to disable conversation view in the Yahoo! Mail Android app

By default, the Yahoo! Mail app for Android devices uses conversation view, where messages between the same people on the same subject are grouped together.  If you like conversation view, that's great.  If you don't, then disabling it is easy enough:

- Open the Yahoo! Mail app.
- Tap the Menu icon in the upper left corner (the 3 horizontal bars).
- Tap Settings.
- Tap the slide bar next to Conversations.  It should turn from on to off.




Saturday, May 20, 2017

How to disable auto rotate on a Samsung Galaxy On5 smart phone

By default, a Samsung Galaxy On5 phone is set to auto rotate (change from portrait view to landscape view) when it's held sideways.  If you don't like that behavior, you can easily disable the auto rotate feature.

With the phone unlocked, swipe down from the top of the screen.  Several options should appear.  Tap "Autorotate" and it will change to "Portrait" -- meaning the auto rotate feature has been disabled.  (If you see "Portrait" when you swipe down instead of "Autorotate" it means that auto rotate has already been turned off.)

Thursday, May 11, 2017

How to find the MAC address for a Samsung Galaxy On5 smart phone

To find your On5's MAC address:

- Tap Settings

If you don't see the Settings icon, tap Apps, then find Settings in the apps list.

- Scroll down to the bottom of the list and tap About device
- Tap Status

The phone's MAC address will be displayed about halfway down the list, labeled as Wi-Fi MAC address.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

How to find the Bluetooth address for a Samsung Galaxy On5 smart phone

To find your Galaxy On5's Bluetooth address:

- Tap Settings

If you don't see the Settings icon, tap Apps, then find Settings in the apps list.

- Scroll down to the bottom of the list and tap About device
- Tap Status

The phone's Bluetooth address will be displayed toward the bottom of the list.  Note that if Bluetooth is currently disabled, the Bluetooth adress will be displayed as "Unavailable."

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

How to disable auto-fetching on a Samsung Galaxy On5 smart phone

To disable auto-fetching (the automatic download of multimedia messages) on your Samsung Galaxy On5, follow these steps:

- Tap Messages

If you don't see the Messages icon, tap Apps, then find Messages in the apps list.

- Tap More in the upper right corner
- Tap Settings
- Tap More settings
- Tap Multimedia messages
- If Auto retrieve is set to "ON," tap it to change it to "OFF"