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Saturday, 7 October 2017

Read through our tutorial on how to hide apps or games on Android phones


In this article i will be writing on how you can hide apps or games on your Android phone. Kindly relax and read our guides Below.

Method One

Disabling Pre-Installed Apps

1. Open the Settings app.

2. Tap Applications . If your Settings menu has headings above it, you'll first have to tap the "Devices" heading

3. Tap Application Manager .

4. Tap the "All" tab.

5. Tap the app you want to hide.

6. Tap Disable . Doing so should hide your app from your Home screen.
If the app in question is not a pre-installed app, this option may say "Uninstall" instead.
You can find your disabled apps in the "Disabled" section of the Apps menu.

Method Two:

Using an App-Hiding App

1. Open the Google Play Store.

2. Tap the magnifying glass icon.

3. Type in a third-party launcher name. Some common choices that allow app-hiding include "Nova Launcher Prime" and "Apex Launcher."


4. Tap Go .

5. Review your search results. You'll want to choose a highly-rated app with lots of reviews.

6. Tap your chosen app.

7. Tap Install or Buy . This will be in the top right section of your screen. 
You may have to verify this step if your app isn't free.

8. Tap Accept if prompted. Once you do so, your app download will commence.

9. Tap Open . This option should be available in the Google Play Store once your app finishes downloading.
You can also open your app from within the App drawer.

10. Follow your app's on-screen instructions. Since launcher apps differ from one another, your process here will vary.
With Nova Launcher, for example, you'll tap
App & Widget Drawers , then
Hide Apps , and then check the apps you wish to hide.

Apex Launcher, on the other hand, requires you to tap
Apex Settings , then
Drawer Settings , then
Hidden Apps before checking the pertinent apps.

11. Close your launcher. Your selected apps should now be hidden.

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What to do If Your Android Smartphone Refuses to Power On -Realitytechs

Hello Audience, We all know that the Android platform is an open source system which can be easily customized, optimized and personalized. While this is great when talking about tweaking methods, it also imply in dealing with quite numerous problems. The main issue is that Android isn’t as secured as its users might prefer, not to mention all the others software related issues that might ruin a perfectly happy and relaxed day.

There are sometimes and moments you need your smartphone but stubbornly refuses to power on. The immediate reaction of some people will be fear, worry and even concern because many of us cannot do without our phones.


Moreover, there are many reasons why your phone might not power on but try to follow up these steps before you decides to take it to an engineer in your desperation.




1. Charge Your Phone - In case your battery is dead, your phone would display empty percent when you try to turn it on. However, if is completely dead, your phone will not respond at all when you press the power button. A quick charge should resolve this issue or problem.

2. Remove Your Battery - Your smartphone can hard freeze and refuse to respond to any button pressed. If is completely frozen, your phone may be powered and running but fails to start as the OS is frozen and at the same time, fails to respond when the power button is pressed.

At this time, you need to remove your battery and insert it back to resolve the issue. If the battery is Non-removeable battery, you need to perform a hard reset on your phone by long pressing the power button for at least 30 seconds or longer.

3. Restore Factory Settings - Sometimes, your phone might be booting but the OS is crashing and freezing, you can reboot your device to recovery mode and do a factory reset. Press Volume Up + Power buttons to boot into recovery mode and perfom a factory reset. This will bring back your phone to normal mode.

Some Guidance Below. 

  • Enter recovery mode on your Android device – the method is different from one OEM to another; just follow the mentioned guide and learn how to reach recovery on your device.
  • Once in recovery, use the Volume Up and Down buttons to select “wipe data factory reset”, “wipe cache partition” and “wipe dalvik cache”.
  • When done, go back to main menu of recovery.
  • From there select “reboot system now”.
  • Your device should run perfectly fine now.

4- Enter Safe Mode-After making a hard reset you might still experience some minor problems which might mean that not everything was fixed during the factory reset process. So, you should access the Android Safe Mode from where to diagnostic any other issue and from where to remove any other unresponsive program or from where to uninstall a malicious app. Here is how you can enter your Android device into safe mode:
  • Hold down the Power button for a few seconds.
  • Next, press the Volume down button until you are prompted to access Android Safe Mode.
  • Tap on Ok when asked.
  • There you have it; now you are in Safe Mode.





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Friday, 6 October 2017

MTN Is About to Cut Down The Volume Of Their Monthly and Weekly Data Plans


I don't know the reason why MTN Nigeria has decided to cut down their data volume at this time when 1GB data for N300 with a month validity and the uninterrupted 4G network is knocking the door from TStv Africa.

Recall that, The MTN data plans were reviewed in May 2016and it was then the data plan of N1000 increased to 1.5GB, the data plan of N2000 increased to 3.5GB etc, but a few months back, I noticed that MTN reduced  the 1.5GB data to 1GB, though they added the bonus of 500MB to it.


For those using double data, if you noticed when subscribed to the data plan of N1000, instead of receiving 3GB data, you will be given 2GB + bonus of 500MB, making 2.5GB in total. After that, MTN went the way of “a greedy wolf” who consumes customers' data as if their life depends on it to extend that no matter how you manage their data, the 2.5GB won’t even last you for 7days talk less of 30days.

Now, MTN still wants to reduce their Monthly 1.5GB for N1000 data plan to 1GB (Plus 500MB 1am -7am), 3.5GB for N2000 to 2.5GB (Plus 1GB 1am-7am) as well the weekly 750MB for N500 to 500MB (Plus 250MB 1am -7am).

MTN has started sending messages to their subscribers that starting from October 7th, they will be modifying their data plans. If you haven't seen the message, maybe yours will arrive later, probably before the date. Below is a sample of that SMS.

Y'ello! From Oct, 7, we're modifying the 1.5GB plan to give you 1GB +500MB bonus only at night (1am-7am) when you buy or renew...


Let take N1000 data plan for example, it means if you exhaust the 1GB during the day, you won't be able to use the 500MB bonus to browse until it's night from 1am till early morning 7am. MTN why this?

Is this not going to chase away their subscribers? I have switched to Airtel 1+1 offer of 6GB for N1,500 combined with9Mobile Night and Weekend Data Plan of 5GB for N2000 ever since I noticed MTN data zapping and for now, I'm very ok with the combination of both the data plans.

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