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How to create playlists on android OS – Android tips & tricks

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Keep your favourite tracks together in a playlist In the Music Player app, with any song selected, tap and hold it and select ‘Add to playlist’. Now choose ‘Create playlist’ in the resultant screen and you will be prompted to give it a name. The song will be added to the newly created playlist, at which point …

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Use a song as a ringtone – Android tips & tricks

Use a song as ringtone

Install a third-party file manager from the Google Play Store (there are many free options available), open it and search for the music tracks you want to use as ringtones. Copy a track you want to use and then paste it into the Ringtones folder, and repeat the process for any other tracks you wish …

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Play music Customise sounds for each track – ANDROID TIPS

Play with the equaliser to get the exact sound you want

Play music Customise sounds for each track – ANDROID TIPS The Music Player app offers you various playback options – and serious aficionados will no doubt want to tweak the EQ. Tap the menu button when in the app and select Sound-Alive. Then tap the Advanced tab at the top and you have the option to alter the volume of certain …

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Browse through tracks – ANDROID TIPS

Browse through tracks

Browse through tracks Browse by artist and album – ANDROID TIPS Use the tabs at the top to view music by artist, album or the system folder it is contained in, shown in alphabetical order. The alphabetical list down the right-hand side allows you to jump straight to results under that letter. It’s a highly intuitive and fast way to browse a …

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Transfer music – ANDROID TIPS

Transfer music

Transfer music Add music to your phone ANDROID TIPS Go to and download the Android File Transfer app. Now follow the standard installation process for your desktop or laptop and leave it closed. The software will open automatically as soon as you connect your phone to your desktop via USB and present a …

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Create albums ANDROID TIPS

Adding albums is a great way to organise your photos

Create albums Organise your photos into albums ANDROID TIPS Once images are uploaded, they are simply grouped by date, which may not always be desirable. Instead, a useful way to organise them more effectively is to group images into albums. First of all, long-press on a thumbnail image and then tap on additional thumbnails that you want to include …

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Create Auto-Awesome photos ANDROID TIPS

Create Auto-Awesome photos

Create Auto-Awesome photos Watch your images transform ANDROID TIPS Images that are automatically uploaded to Google+ can be transformed into Auto-Awesome images if certain criteria are met. First, you need to ensure the option is turned on, so tap on the top-left icon and select Auto-Awesome. Next, press the Menu icon and head to Settings>‘Account name’ and check that Auto-Awesome is …

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“Once a person is tagged, Google+ will inform them”

Tag people Identify folks you know ANDROID TIPS Tagging people in Photos helps you identify who is in the shot (useful if you want to share the photo later). Mind you, it is only possible to tag people from an album (see ‘Create albums’, right). From the main interface, select the drop-down tab at the top-left corner …

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Highlights tab ANDROID TIPS

Highlights tab

Highlights tab See uploaded pics ANDROID TIPS Unlike the Camera tab, the Highlights tab is the point of call in order to view the photos that have been uploaded to your Google+ account. Note that these could have arrived from friends or uploaded from other devices such as the desktop or iOS platforms. If you select a thumbnail image directly from …

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View camera photos ANDROID TIPS

The Camera tab is essentially where all your local images are stored

View camera photos Make use of the Camera tab ANDROID TIPS The Photos app’s main interface features Camera and Highlights tabs. The Camera tab is essentially where you head in order to view and select the images that are stored locally on your device’s internal or SD card storage. Note: Any images with a cloud icon will indicate they have been uploaded to …

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