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iPhone and Android annoyances: How to fix the 5 most annoying things for good

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When it comes to consumer tech, there’s a huge list of things that can frustrate us all.

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The Android logo displayed on a smartphone screen can be seen in this illustrated photo taken in Krakow, Poland on September 30, 2021. (Photo by Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
(Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

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1. Screen brightness keeps changing

Apple’s Face ID does more than just unlock your phone. It also tells you if you are paying attention to your smartphone. If you look away, the screen will dim and alert volume will also decrease.

Fluctuating brightness can be frustrating. You can turn off this feature.

go to setting > accessibility > Face recognition and attention.

order off Attention recognition function.

On Android, Adaptive Brightness or Auto Brightness uses sensors to adjust the screen based on the environment. Sometimes it works, but it doesn’t always work.

The steps will vary depending on your phone model, but here’s a starting point.

go to settingafter that screen.

Find and toggle Adaptive Luminance off.

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2. The person you’re talking to can’t hear you

During a call, iPhone monitors and attempts to reduce background noise. It’s a nice feature, but it might lead to “Wait a minute, what did you say?” too often.

First, check your microphone volume. To adjust this, press the volume up button during a call. If other people can’t hear you, you can turn off noise cancellation.

go to setting > accessibility > audiovisual and switch off Phone noise cancellation.

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3. I don’t want to use bloatware

Android phones are notorious for being preloaded with apps you don’t want or need. These irrelevant programs slow down your phone, consume storage space and battery life.

There are several ways to get rid of puffiness.

Remove the app from your Android smartphone.

open Google Play Store App.

in the upper right profile icon.

Tap App and device management > management.

Tap. app name and select Uninstall.

some apps Can not Deleted. long press the app To disable Optional — or you can hide them on some Android phones.

Hide the app by tapping and holding the app and dragging it to the bottom of the screen. Remove from home screen box. This will not remove or disable the app. it just makes it invisible.

Hide apps from your Samsung smartphone

your app drawerTap. three dots It’s on the top right.

Open Home screen settings (or simply setting).

choose hide apps option.

Select the apps you want to hide.

Confirm via application Also end button.

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4. Your group texts are too talkative

Group messages are a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, but constant pings can be too much. Here’s how to mute conversations on your iPhone.

Open messageand hold the conversation.

Tap hide alerts.

You can also do this within a conversation by tapping your name at the top of the screen to turn it on hide alerts.

This is a useful option, but you can still get notified if someone mentions you in a group text. You can turn off this type of notification as well.

go to setting > message.

Scroll to mentions and toggle off notify me.

On Android, the steps to hide conversation alerts vary by phone model. try this:

Open messageand hold the conversation.

Tap. three dots icon It’s in the upper right corner.

select mute notifications Open the settings for that contact or conversation.

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5. I miss my home button

The iPhone 8 was the last model with a home button. That was a long time ago, but we know change is hard. While you can’t install a physical home button on your phone, there are features that can bring you closer.

go to setting > accessibility > touch > Assistive Touch.

order upon assistive touch. A button appears on the screen.

[カスタム アクション]to change settings for single-tap, double-tap, and long-press.

If you want the closest home button experience, Set single tap to homeClick and drag the button to the bottom center of the screen.

Now every time you tap that virtual button, it will take you to the home screen.

This photo illustration shows the Android logo displayed on a smartphone.

This photo illustration shows the Android logo displayed on a smartphone.
(Photo illustration by Rafael Henrique/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

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