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Watch the NBA on Kodi; Official and Third Party Add-ons

The open source media center Kodi puts a world of content at your fingertips. Not only can you load your own audio and video library into the app, but a variety of add-ons extend Kodi’s functionality to include TV and movie streaming along with live events, including soccer, basketball, football, and much more.

With the right third party add-ons you can watch live NBA games on any device. Just install Kodi on your phone, tablet, or laptop, configure the unofficial add ons, then sit back and start streaming. Keep reading for a complete guide on how to watch the NBA on your Kodi enabled devices.

Watching NBA on your Kodi device

Watching NBA on your Kodi device

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Before We Begin: Get a Good VPN

The Kodi software is open source and completely legal, but some of the apps you can install may access video streams in a suspicious way. This gray area has caused some concern among privacy advocates as well as government agencies and content creators. When you stream something through a Kodi add-on, your location, personal information, and data on which videos you’re watching are all sent through a local internet service provider. ISPs are under no obligation to keep your data secure, which can put your privacy at risk.”Watching NBA on your Kodi device

Watching NBA on your Kodi device

Watching NBA on your Kodi device

To stay safe while streaming through Kodi, simply install and use a virtual private network

VPNs act like a tunnel between your computer and the content you’re downloading, providing encryption to mask personal details and preventing ISPs from seeing or sharing your information. An added benefit of using a VPN with Kodi is the ability to switch your virtual location with just a few clicks, letting you watch geo-restricted content through Kodi’s vast library third party add-ons.

Choosing a reliable VPN is extremely important. After all, you’re sending your private information through their servers, so you’ll want to make sure the service is secure, anonymous, and fast. A good place to start is IPVanish. The provider delivers unlimited bandwidth with no traffic restrictions, zero-logging, and has over 750 servers in 60 different countries. The app is also extremely lightweight and can be installed alongside Kodi on any device. It’s the perfect companion for streaming sports and TV shows, and it gives you all the tools you need to bypass region restrictions to catch every NBA game on your list

How to Install Kodi Add-ons

Once you get Kodi installed on your device, it’s time to dive into the world of add-ons. Most versions of Kodi come with a set of official add-ons you can install with just a couple of clicks. You can take also things even further with unofficial extensions that include more live streams, more video sources, and a host of accessibility improvements.”Watching NBA on your Kodi device

Before you can install third party add-ons, you’ll need to give Kodi permission to download files from external sources:

  1. Launch Kodi and click on the gear icon to enter the System menu.
  2. Go to System Settings > Add-ons
  3. Toggle the slider next to the “Unknown sources” option.
  4. Accept the warning message that pops up.

With external file access enabled, Kodi can retrieve and install any third party add-on you like. The process is surprisingly simple. First, you’ll need to tell Kodi where to locate a repository, which are bundles of add-ons put together by third party providers. With the repository downloaded, simply browse its contents and install add-ons at your leisure.

Quick guide on how to install Kodi add-ons:

  1. Open Kodi and click the gear icon to enter the System menu.
Watching NBA on your Kodi device

Watching NBA on your Kodi device

  1. Go to File Manager > Add Source. You may need to click the double-dot at the top to move to the beginning of the directory.
  2. Type the URL of the add-on repository into the window that opens.
  3. Type a custom name for the repository and click “OK”.
Watching NBA on your Kodi device

Watching NBA on your Kodi device

  1. Go back to the Kodi main menu and select “Add-ons”
  2. Click the open box icon at the top of the menu bar
Watching NBA on your Kodi device

Watching NBA on your Kodi device

  1. Choose “Install from Zip File
Watching NBA on your Kodi device

Watching NBA on your Kodi device

  1. Select the repository you just added
  2. Wait for the repository to install. A notification will appear when it’s ready
  3. Go back to the Add-ons menu and click the open box icon again
  4. Choose “Install from repository”

  1. Find the add-on you’d like to install from the repository
  2. Install the add-on and wait for the confirmation notification
  3. Access your add-on from the main menu and enjoy your new content!

Watching the NBA on Kodi – Official Add-ons

The bundled repository that comes with Kodi includes dozens of add-ons that help you get the most out of your installation. Everything from new skins to language packs, interface enhancements, and free music and video streams are there, along with several sports add-ons that let you stream interviews, highlights, and even live games!

The following add-ons are all included in the default Kodi repository. To install them, go to the main menu and select Add-ons > Download. Browse the list by name and click on the add-on you’d like to install.

NBA League Pass

Watching NBA on your Kodi device

Watching NBA on your Kodi device

Stream both live coverage as well as archived and edited games from the current NBA season. Also includes highlights, top plays, and other basketball related videos going back to 2012. You’ll need a subscription to the NBA International League Pass to use this add-on.

PopcornTv

Watching NBA on your Kodi device

Watching NBA on your Kodi device

The free and legal way to stream on-demand movies, music videos, and sports content. Features a continuously updated library of content, so sporting events may not always be available for all users.

Watching the NBA on Kodi – Third Party Add-ons

Unofficial third party add-ons can turn your Kodi installation into a live sports powerhouse. NBA and basketball related content is immensely popular, so there’s no shortage of options when it comes to catching live streams or highlight reels.

It’s worth noting that third party add-ons aren’t always reliable. Repositories can suddenly become unavailable, streams can disappear, and content may vanish for unknown reasons. A little patience is required when accessing streams through third party programs. We’ve selected some of the most reliable Kodi add-ons below so you can watch the NBA without hassle.

NBA

The simply titled Kodi add-on is probably the easiest way to watch free NBA highlights and streams. It has an extremely simple and streamlined interface that focuses on professional basketball and nothing else. Just install the add-on, open the folder, and browse dozens of NBA spotlights, interviews, replays, and more.

To use NBA, you’ll need to add the SuperRepo to your Kodi installation. If you already have it, skip to step seven.

How to install NBA on Kodi:

  1. Open Kodi on your local device.
  2. Click on the gear icon to enter the System menu.
  3. Go to File Manager > Add Source (you may need to click the double-dot to move to the top of the directory)
  4. Type in the following URL exactly as it appears: http://srp.nu
  5. Name the new repository “SuperRepo”
  6. Click “OK”.
  7. Go back to the Kodi main menu.
  8. Select “Add-ons”
  9. Click the open box icon at the top of the menu bar.
  10. Choose “Install from Zip File”
  11. Select “SuperRepo” followed by your version name of Kodi.
  12. Select “All” to install the entire SuperRepo set of add-ons.
  13. Go back to the Add-ons menu and click the open box icon.
  14. Choose “Install from repository”
  15. Find and click “SuperRepo All”
  16. Scroll down to “Video Add-ons”
  17. Locate “NBA” and install.
  18. Access NBA from the main menu when the installation is complete.

NBA On Demand

If any Kodi add-on can be labeled as a one-stop-shop for all your basketball needs, it’s NBA On Demand. This robust plug-in pulls in tons of NBA content for easy streaming on any Kodi device. Browse through the latest NBA videos, sort by team name, look at highlight clips, or just jump in and watch entire games organized by air date. If you only install one add-on from this list, make it NBA On Demand.

NBA On Demand is included in the SuperRepo add-on repository. If you already have it installed, skip to step seven below.

How to install NBA On Demand on Kodi:

  1. Open Kodi on your local device.
  2. Click on the gear icon to enter the System menu.
  3. Go to File Manager > Add Source (you may need to click the double-dot to move to the top of the directory)
  4. Type in the following URL exactly as it appears: http://srp.nu
  5. Name the new repository “SuperRepo”
  6. Click “OK”.
  7. Go back to the Kodi main menu.
  8. Select “Add-ons”
  9. Click the open box icon at the top of the menu bar.
  10. Choose “Install from Zip File”
  11. Select “SuperRepo” followed by your version name of Kodi.
  12. Select “All” to install the entire SuperRepo set of add-ons.
  13. Go back to the Add-ons menu and click the open box icon.
  14. Choose “Install from repository”
  15. Find and click “SuperRepo All”
  16. Scroll down to “Video Add-ons”
  17. Locate “NBA On Demand” and install.
  18. Access NBA On Demand from the main menu when the installation is complete.

NBA Replays

Like the title suggests, NBA Replays is an add-on that focuses on highlights from NBA games sorted by date. As soon as you open the add-on you’re greeted with a list of folders that show the most recent games, each one stuffed with clips and highlights. The content suffers from some availability issues on occasion and is known to be picky about your geographical location. If nothing shows up inside the add-on, change server locations on your VPN and you’ll be good to go.

NBA Replays is included in the SuperRepo add-on repository. If you already have that installed, skip to step seven in the instructions below.

How to install NBA Replays on Kodi:

  1. Open Kodi on your local device.
  2. Click on the gear icon to enter the System menu.
  3. Go to File Manager > Add Source (you may need to click the double-dot to move to the top of the directory)
  4. Type in the following URL exactly as it appears: http://srp.nu
  5. Name the new repository “SuperRepo”
  6. Click “OK”.
  7. Go back to the Kodi main menu.
  8. Select “Add-ons”
  9. Click the open box icon at the top of the menu bar.
  10. Choose “Install from Zip File”
  11. Select “SuperRepo” followed by your version name of Kodi.
  12. Select “All” to install the entire SuperRepo set of add-ons.
  13. Go back to the Add-ons menu and click the open box icon.
  14. Choose “Install from repository”
  15. Find and click “SuperRepo All”
  16. Scroll down to “Video Add-ons”
  17. Locate “NBA Replays” and install.
  18. Access NBA Replays from the main menu when the installation is complete.

NBA Full Games

One of the more full-featured and smartly organized NBA add-ons in the Kodi ecosystem, NBA Full Games has a ton of streaming and archived content covering highlights and full games. Browse by game day, team, or even stream source for all the latest NBA content, along with a unique and surprisingly entertaining selection of non-professional basketball games.

NBA Full Games is available through the Indigo add-on which is bundled in the Fusion repository. You’ll need to add Fusion to your Kodi app first, install Indigo, then add NBA Full Games.

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How to install NBA Full Games on Kodi:

  1. Open Kodi on your local device.
  2. Click on the gear icon to enter the System menu.
  3. Go to File Manager > Add Source (you may need to click the double-dot to move to the top of the directory)
  4. Type in the following URL exactly as it appears: https://fusion.tvaddons.ag
  5. Name the new repository “Fusion”
  6. Click “OK”.
  7. Go back to the Kodi main menu.
  8. Select “Add-ons”
  9. Click the open box icon at the top of the menu bar.
  10. Choose “Install from Zip File
  11. Select “Fusion” followed by “begin-here”
  12. Install the file named plugin.program.indigo-1.0.4.zip (Note that the version numbers may change.)
  13. Install the zip file.
  14. Go back to the Add-ons menu and select the icon for Indigo.
  15. From within Indigo, navigate to Addon Installer > Sports Addons
  16. Choose “NBA Full Games” from the list.
  17. Wait for the installation to complete, then access NBA Full Games from the main menu.

Phoenix

Phoenix is a fantastic multi-purpose add-on that’s packed with a ton of free videos. You’ll have access to popular channels from the US and the UK, including plenty of sports streams and NBA content. Sports Demon LIVE and Sports Replays are two popular channels that will help you get your basketball fix.

The Phoenix add-on is available from the Fusion repository. If you already have this repo, skip to step seven.

How to install Phoenix on Kodi:

  1. Open Kodi on your local device.
  2. Click on the gear icon to enter the System menu.
  3. Go to File Manager > Add Source (you may need to click the double-dot to move to the top of the directory)
  4. Type in the following URL exactly as it appears: https://fusion.tvaddons.ag
  5. Name the new repository “Fusion”
  6. Click “OK”.
  7. Go back to the Kodi main menu.
  8. Select “Add-ons”
  9. Click the open box icon at the top of the menu bar.
  10. Choose “Install from Zip File”
  11. Select “Fusion” followed by “kodi-repos”
  12. Search towards the bottom of the list for this file: repository.xmbchub-1.0.7.zip (Note that the version numbers may change.)
  13. Install the zip file.
  14. Go back to the Add-ons menu and click the open box icon again.
  15. Choose “Install from repository”
  16. Find “TVADDONS.ag Add-on Repository”
  17. Scroll down to “Video Add-ons”
  18. Select and install Phoenix.
  19. When the installation is complete, you can access Phoenix and all of its channels from the main menu.

SportsDevil

SportsDevil aims to be a central hub of sports streaming activity. The add-on includes content and live games for just about every professional sport out there, including the NBA. The channel has a well-deserved reputation for staying up to date and avoiding dead links, making it one of the most convenient and hassle-free sports streaming add-ons around.

SportsDevil is available through the SuperRepo add-on repository. If you already have it installed, skip to step seven.

How to install SportsDevil on Kodi:

  1. Open Kodi on your local device.
  2. Click on the gear icon to enter the System menu.
  3. Go to File Manager > Add Source (you may need to click the double-dot to move to the top of the directory)
  4. Type in the following URL exactly as it appears: http://srp.nu
  5. Name the new repository “SuperRepo”
  6. Click “OK”.
  7. Go back to the Kodi main menu.
  8. Select “Add-ons”
  9. Click the open box icon at the top of the menu bar.
  10. Choose “Install from Zip File”
  11. Select “SuperRepo” followed by your version name of Kodi.
  12. Select “All” to install the entire SuperRepo set of add-ons.
  13. Go back to the Add-ons menu and click the open box icon again.
  14. Choose “Install from repository”
  15. Find and click “SuperRepo All”
  16. Scroll down to “Video Add-ons”
  17. Locate “SportsDevil Launcher” and install.
  18. Access SportsDevil from the main menu when the installation is complete.

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Access Region Locked Content with a VPN

While Kodi itself doesn’t feature any geographical restrictions, some of the content streams you can watch might. Live sports are notorious for being locked to a single region, making it difficult for anyone outside of the host country to view.

With a VPN installed, you can bypass geo-restricted content with ease. Instead of associating a local IP address with your connection, VPN providers tie you to a server of your choosing. Want to be virtually located on the other side of the globe? Open a menu and make the change, it’s that easy. Content that was blocked will suddenly become available, no matter where you live.

Is it Legal to Watch the NBA on Kodi?

Kodi and its related add-ons sit in a big legal gray zone. Some governments and content creators insist the software breaks all sorts of trademark laws, but so far nothing clear cut has been established. An important distinction that keeps Kodi and its add-ons alive is that the software doesn’t store any content of questionable legality. When you use an add-on to stream a movie or a live NBA game, Kodi simply plays a video located somewhere on the internet. That source file may have been illegally obtained, but neither Kodi nor the user are clearly at fault.

No matter where you live or what the local laws say about streaming videos, you should always use a VPN with Kodi. VPNs afford an extra measure of privacy by masking your identity along with the data you’re streaming. Even if IP addresses and logs are seized from local internet service providers, a VPN can help keep your personal information out of their hands.

How To Share Your Live Location In Google Maps With Friends

Google Maps is one of those apps you use when you’re driving. It can read directions out loud so there’s no need to take your hands off the wheels. If you’re meeting friends somewhere though, you might stop now and then to tell them where you are which isn’t safe. It’s better if you share your live location in Google Maps with friends. They will be able to see where you are without texting you. More importantly, you won’t have to text back.

Live location in maps google  is a relatively new feature. It was announced some months ago and rolled out incrementally worldwide.

Share Live Location

Open the Google Maps app. Tap the hamburger icon at the top left to open the navigation drawer. Tap ‘Share location’ in the navigation drawer. “Share Your Live Location In maps google With Friends

Google Maps

Google Maps

You can share you location with friends for a set number of hours or you can share it indefinitely until you turn it Off. Tap ‘Contacts’ to select a contact to share your location with or tap your messaging app to send a tracking link.

If someone isn’t in your Google contacts, you can still share your live location via a link.

Google Maps

Google Maps

View Contacts You’re Sharing Your Location With

To view the contacts you’re sharing your live location in Google Maps with, tap the hamburger icon at the top left. From the navigation drawer, go to Settings>Location Sharing. You will see a list of everyone you’re sharing your location with. You can stop sharing your location from this screen. “Share Your Live Location In Google Maps With Friends

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Failed To Load Location Sharing Settings

When you share your live location in maps google , you might get an error message ‘Failed to load location sharing  settings’. This appears to be a known issue that a lot of users are seeing. There are two possible explanations as to why this is happening.

This is a bug. You can uninstall and reinstall the maps google , and then try sharing  your location again. It’s possible this might resolve the problem.

The second explanation is that this feature is geographically limited. The feature itself has rolled out to users worldwide but it isn’t available in all countries. This might be because of to legal restrictions on sharing your location, or perhaps Google Maps needs to work a few things out before the feature goes live worldwide.

If you need to share you live location but Google Maps isn’t playing nice, you can instead share your live location on Facebook Messenger. “How To Share Your Live Location In Google Maps With Friends”

How To Create Snapchat Stories With Friends

Snapchat’s stories have been copied left, right, and center. Facebook has copied and cloned this feature on all major app titles that it owns.. This includes Instagram, Facebook Messenger, and Whatsapp. All three apps have a substantial number of users and it has effectively hurt Snapchat. That said, Snapchat isn’t taking this lying down. The app is already adding new features and improving the current ones. A new Snapchat feature now lets you create Snapchat stories with friends. This is basically a group that everyone in the group can send snaps to. It’s different from a regular Snapchat group where only one person can send snaps to.

You will need to update the Snapchat app in order to create Snapchat stories with your friends.

Create Snapchat Stories With Friends

Open Snapchat, capture a photo, and tap ‘Send’. On the ‘Send to’ screen, tap ‘Create Story’. Give your story a name and then select who can add snaps to your story.

Snapchat Stories

Snapchat Stories

When you create Snapchat stories with friends, there are two ways to select which friends can add snaps to it. You can add a geo fence or you can pick friends from your contacts.

Geo Fenced Stories

A geo fenced story is a story that restricts contributors by location. After you name your story, turn on the ‘Geofence’ option. It will detect your current location and add a small perimeter to it. Anyone inside this perimeter, your friends and their friends, can view this story. You can allow just your friend, or your friends’ friends to contribute snaps to this story but they must be within this perimeter.

Snapchat Stories

Snapchat Stories

Stories With Friends

If you don’t want to use a geo fence, you can just tap ‘Who can add’ and select which of your friends can add snaps to the story. Make sure you turn the Geofence option off. When you create Snapchat stories with friends, you can limit the visibility of a story to just those friends.

Snapchat Stories

Snapchat Stories

Leave/Block A Story

If you don’t want to be part of a Snapchat story, you can remove yourself from it, and block it. To leave/block a story, swipe left and go to the Stories screen. Tap the story you want to leave/block. Select ‘See story details’. On the details screen, tap the cog wheel button at the top and select ‘Leave story’ to remove yourself from it. Tap ‘Block story’ to block it and remove yourself from it.

Snapchat Stories

Snapchat Stories

Snapchat’s also added Bitmoji moods with this update. If you prefer to use a bitmoji avatar instead of your own photo in your Snapchat profile, you will see the bitmoji appear in the snapcode.

Stuck App Update-How To Fix App Update On iOS

Stuck App Update On iOS

Apps on iOS update seamlessly for the most part. You can set apps to update automatically or you can manually update them. The choice is yours. You can also stop apps from updating over your data plan. Of course while app updates go through without a hitch in most cased, they can get stuck. An app update can get stuck for a lot of reasons none of which the App Store tells you about. It simply says an app failed to update and it’s up to you to fix a stuck app update on your device. Here are a few things you can try.

Stuck App Update

When an app update gets stuck, it’s icon enters one of three states. The icon shows you update progress i.e. the icon greys out and a progress circle appears on it and doesn’t complete. The second state an app gets stuck at is the ‘Loading’ or ‘Waiting’ state. The third state app gets stuck at ‘Installing’. The following solutions can fix all three states of a stuck app update.

Check Your Internet Connection

Make sure your internet is working properly. If the connection breaks repeatedly, an app might fail to update or install. You won’t have a problem if your connection is interrupted once or twice. If you lose connectivity too often though, the app update can fail. Try switching to a different network and then update the app.”Stuck App Update

App Store Is Down

If the app store is down or experiencing intermittent outages, an app update can fail. Visit the Apple Status page to check if the app store is down.

 

Stuck App Update

Stuck App Update

If both the above steps don’t pin-point the problem, then this might be a fluke on your device. It’s nothing to worry about.

Pause/Resume The App Update

Tap the app icon if it’s stuck on the update or waiting state. This will pause the update. Tap it again to restart the update. This might resume the update, or start it afresh. In most cases, this should fix the problem.

Restart Update From The App Store

Open the App Store app on your device. Go to the ‘Updates’ tab. Look for the app you’re updating on this tab. The app’s ‘Update’ button shows you update progress when it is updating. Tap this button to stop the update. Tap it again to restart it. Wait to see if the update completes.

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Restart Your Device

Restarting your device is advice you can never escape nor overlook as a viable solution. Restart your iPhone or iPad and then try to update the app.

Uninstall And Reinstall The App

If all else fails, uninstall the app and install it again from the App Store. This is obviously going to be inconvenient for you, especially if the app in question is large but it’s what will work when nothing else does.

Stuck App Update

Stuck App Update

iOS works well for the most part but sometimes it gets odd bugs. Sometimes your phone might slow down because of an app that needs to update, or photos from your camera roll might disappear. The OS has its bugs. They’re rare but they do exist.

How To Edit Soft Key Placement On Android

Right-handed people make up the larger part of the world’s population. There are so many of us that almost every device and gadget developed has us as the target market. Most laptops have the trackpad positioned so that a right-handed person can use it comfortably. The scroll bar is on the right side of windows. Most things aim to make life easy for right-handed people. It’s obviously unfair and there are few alternatives available. Android lets users enable a left-handed mode through the developer settings. The next version of Android, Android O is adding another great accessibility feature that lets you edit soft key placement.

Android devices have notoriously large screens. If you compare them to the iOS line-up, Android has more sizes when it comes to both phones and tablets. The centered soft keys aren’t the easiest to use on large devices. You can edit soft key placement in Android O so that it’s easier to use on a large device. The keys can be centered, left-aligned, or right-aligned.

The option to edit soft key placement on Android is an experimental feature in the System UI tuner. You need to enable it before you can edit the soft keys. Once you enable System UI Tuner, you can edit the soft keys on your device.

Open the Settings app. Go to System>System UI Tuner.

Soft Key Placement On Android

On the System UI tuner screen, go to Navigation bar>Layout. On the Layout screen, you have four options to choose from. The Normal option is the current soft key configuration. The soft keys are evenly distributed across the navigation bar.”how to get on screen buttons on android no root

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Soft Key Placement On Android

The Compact layout centers the soft keys so that they take up more space in the middle of the navigation bar. The Left-leaning layout pushes the keys towards the left edge of the screen. Select this layout for the soft keys if your left hand is your dominant hand. The Right-leaning layout pushes the keys towards the right edge. Select this layout if your right hand is your dominant hand.

 Edit Soft Key Placement On Android

Edit Soft Key Placement On Android

This feature is for people who have large devices. Google can’t restrict manufacturers from producing devices with large screens, and it shouldn’t. That is precisely why it’s adding options within Android to make using any device easy.

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iOS has something like this in the form of Reachability which it added in iOS 8 when the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus were launched. Google has to approach the problem differently because it doesn’t control hardware design for most Android devices. This is a reasonable way to make larger devices easier to use.

How To Remove A Photo From Your Device But Not Google Drive

Google Drive offers unlimited space for backing up and storing photos. For HD photos that take up considerable space this feature is pretty awesome. When you back up photos, your Google Drive space remains untouched. If you bought a device that doesn’t have a lot of storage space, this is a great way to make sure you don’t run out of space on it. Of course, it’s no good to just back up photos. That won’t automatically free up space on your device. You have to remove a photo from your device to free up space. The only thing is, if you’re backing up and syncing photos to Google Drive, deleting a photo from your device adds it right back. You have to tell Google Photos to remove a photo from your device but still keep it in Google Drive.

Remove A Photo From Your Device

We’re going to assume you’re already backing photos up to Google Drive. If you don’t know how to do that, read the next section and then return to this one.”how to delete photos from android phone permanently

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Open the Photos app on your Android device. Open the photo you want to remove from your device but keep on Google Drive. Tap the overflow button at the top right and select ‘Delete device copy’ from the menu. This will remove the photo from your device but still keep a copy of it in Google Drive.

Remove A Photo From Your Device But Not Google Drive

How To Remove A Photo From Your Device But Not Google Drive

To remove multiple photos from your device, tap and hold a photo to select it. Once you’re in selection mode, tap and select all the other photos you want to remove from your device. After you select the photos, tap the overflow button at the top right and select ‘Delete device copy’ from the menu.

Back Up Photos To Google Drive

If you don’t back up photos to Google Drive, you’re missing out on free cloud storage space. To back up photos to Google Drive, open the Photos app.”how to delete photos from android phone permanently

Tap the hamburger button at the top left. Select ‘Settings’ from the navigation drawer. Tap ‘Back up & sync’ and enable it from the switch at the top of the Back up and sync screen. Next, scroll down and tap ‘Upload size’. From the menu that appears, select ‘High quality’. If you select ‘Original’ the photos will eat into your Google Drive’s storage space. You must select High Quality to get unlimited space.

Remove A Photo From Your Device But Not Google Drive

Afterwards, whenever you take photos on your phone and they’re backed up to Google Drive, you can remove them from your device using the directions given above.”how to delete photos from android phone permanently

How To Disable A Stock App On Android [No Root]

Stock apps, if useful, well built, and properly designed will be awing. sadly, stock apps these days became similar with bloatware. These apps don’t simply embrace the default apps that the OS comes with however conjointlyextra apps put in by the device manufacturer. This has become the norm on mechanical man phones and PCs as a result of Google and Microsoft aren’t the sole ones producing devices that run mechanical man or Windows. the great news is that on most devices, you’ll be able to uninstall stock apps like Candy Crush on Windows ten. Even iOS currently permits you to uninstall some stock apps and mechanical man is not any completely different. the sole distinction is you disable a stock app on mechanical man rather than uninstalling it. the tip result’s an equivalent.

You can disable a stock app on mechanical man however there square measure exceptions. you can not disable all stock apps. as an example, you’ll be able to disable Google Drive and therefore the Camera app however you can not disable Sheets and Docs. Slides and Doc will be uninstalled like third-party apps therefore it’s not a restriction. It’s simply a distinct thanks to reach an equivalent outcome.

Disable A Stock App

To disable a stock app on mechanical man, open the Settings app. faucet ‘Apps’ or attend the applying Manager. counting on your mechanical man version, the label would possibly dissent somewhat. the choice to disable a stock app on mechanical man is on the market in mechanical man six and higher than.

Tap the stock app you would like to get rid of to travel to its info screen. Normal, third-party apps feature a ‘Force stop’ and ‘Uninstall’ button on their data screen. Stock apps just like the Camera and Google Drive app have ‘Disable’ and ‘Force Stop’ buttons. faucet the Disable button to disable the app.

When you disable an app, Android might ask if you want to restore it to its factory version and uninstall all updates. The choice is yours to make. You can still disable the app even if you don’t choose to restore it to its factory version. Restoring an app to its factory version means your app updates are gone. You can probably update the app again but if you aren’t on stock Android, this might or might not be a complicated process.

When you disable an app, it’s shortcut is removed from the home screen and it disappears from the app drawer.

Enable A Disabled App

To enable a disabled app, visit its info screen. Open the Settings app and go to ‘Apps’. Tap the drop-down arrow at the top and select ‘Disabled apps’ from the menu. This will filter out all other apps making it easier to find the apps you’ve disabled. Tap an app to go to its info screen.

A disabled app has two buttons on its info screen; ‘Enable’ and ‘Force Stop’. Tap ‘Enable’ and you’re done. The app will reappear in the app drawer but it will not return to your home screen. You need to manually add the app back to your home screen.

How To Fix WannaCrypt Ransomware Backdoor on Windows 7, XP, 8

On Friday, as many as 74 countries have been hit by a huge, fast-moving and global ransomware attack, infecting more than a dozen hospitals in the UK, businesses including FedEx, universities, Spain’s largest telecom company, and more organizations. So far, in past 24 hours, this ransomware has infected nearly 114,000 computers worldwide.

How To Set A Network As Public Or Private In Windows 10

Windows lets you set a network as public or private. A public network is less secure. If you tell Windows the network you just connected to is public, it will turn off file sharing for that network. It’s a basic way to keep users safe. Windows will remember a network that you identified as public. The next time you connect to the same network, Windows will not ask you if it’s private or public. That said, it’s not too difficult to set a network as public or private in Windows 10.

Set A Network As Public Or Private – Settings App

Open the Settings app and go to the Network & Internet group of settings. If you want to change the WiFi network’s status, go to the WiFi tab. If you want  to change the Ethernet network’s status, go to the Ehternet tab.

We’re going to tackle the WiFi tab. On the WiFi tab, click ‘Manage known networks’. On the next screen, click the network you want to set as private or public. Click ‘Properties’.

Windows lets you set a network as public or private. A public network is less secure. If you tell Windows the network you just connected to is public, it will turn off file sharing for that network. It’s a basic way to keep users safe. Windows will remember a network that you identified as public. The next time you connect to the same network, Windows will not ask you if it’s private or public. That said, it’s not too difficult to set a network as public or private in Windows 10.

Set A Network As Public Or Private – Settings App

Open the Settings app and go to the Network & Internet group of settings. If you want to change the WiFi network’s status, go to the WiFi tab. If you want  to change the Ethernet network’s status, go to the Ehternet tab.

We’re going to tackle the WiFi tab. On the WiFi tab, click ‘Manage known networks’. On the next screen, click the network you want to set as private or public. Click ‘Properties’.

To set the network as private, turn on the ‘Make this PC discoverable’ option. To set the network as public, turn this option off.

Double click the Category DWORD value and set its value to 1 to make the network private. Set its value to 0 to make it public.

 

How To Apply Face Filters In Instagram

Here we go again. Instagram has added Face Filters. This is yet another feature borrowed from Snapchat. The execution and idea behind it is more or less the same as that in Snapchat. It works only with the front facing camera but you can apply them to both photos and videos. You can share the photos to your Instagram story or save it to your camera roll. You can’t apply a filter to a photo from your camera roll. The filters are live augmented reality filters. At present there are only eight filters for you to choose from. Here’s how you can apply face filters in Instagram.

Update the Instagram app first. The change log for the latest version of the app doesn’t say it adds more features but update it just the same. Face filters seem to have rolled out worldwide all at once.

Open Instagram and swipe right. Alternatively, tap the camera button at the top. This is the same button you tap when you want to go live on Instagram. On the Go Live screen, there will be a new button next to the switch camera button. The new button is a sparkly smiley. Tap it.

The camera mode sliders at the bottom of the screen will be replaced with the available face filters. Swipe through them and select the filter you like best. The filters include a few crowns, the usual animals which include a puppy and a koala, and a pair of glasses. Tap the filter you want to use and then tap the face filter button again to close the filter drawer.

Tap the capture button to take a photo, or tap and hold it to record a video. The filter is applied to both photos and videos. The face filters work in the normal, boomerang, and rewind modes. They do not work for live videos.

That’s all it takes to apply face filters on Instagram. If you’re wondering whether or not Facebook will eventually copy this, it already has. When Facebook introduced stories, they came with face filters. It’s actually surprising how long it took for Instagram to get them. It goes without saying that Snapchat’s features are still being copied. What’s disappointing is that Instagram and Facebook are both content with creating carbon or near-carbon copies of the feature. There’s nothing new in the face filters that Instagram has added that Snapchat didn’t already offer.

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