How to Stop Connecting to LTE Networks in Android Marshmallow

Depending on the type of smartphone you have running Android Marshmallow, it’s likely that you are able to connect to LTE networks. These typically offer very fast download speeds and excellent service, but this can ultimately result in an increase in the amount of cellular data that you use, simply because it’s much easier to […]

How to Turn on the Chrome Data Saver in Android Marshmallow

Even with more cellular providers offering unlimited data plans, many smartphone users find that they are concerned with the amount of data being used by their phones. Much of this data usage can be due to video or audio streaming, but a surprising amount can come from simply browsing the Internet and reading. The Chrome […]

How to Enable “Do Not Track” in Chrome on Android Marshmallow

Many of the websites that you visit on the Internet are attempting to track you in some ways. This might be to serve you the most relevant ads, or to use information about your behavior on their site to improve their overall user experience. But if you are concerned that certain sites might be using […]

How to Enable Google Play Protect in Android Marshmallow

Smartphones are vulnerable to malware and other harmful attacks that can cause problems for computer owners, and often these attacks come from apps that you install. Whether those apps were installed through the Play Store or through other means, it’s a good idea to scan your device periodically for any activity or apps that are […]

How to Hide Message Notifications from the Lock Screen in Android Marshmallow

The lock screen is often a convenient location for the notifications that you receive from your apps. It is easy to view, even when the device is locked, allowing you to keep up on information from your phone without constantly having to unlock it and open an app. But your personal method of usage may […]

How to Change App Icon Appearance in Android Marshmallow

You can change the appearance of your Home screen by adjusting the wallpaper that shows behind your app icons. This gives you the option using one of the default wallpapers, or using a picture that you took yourself. This customization can really help to personalize your phone. But this has the unfortunate side effect of […]

How to Find The Wi-Fi IP Address of Your Android Marshmallow Phone

When you connect to a network, that network assigns you an IP address that identifies your device on that network. This happens on Wi-Fi networks like the one that you have in your home or at work. The IP address is information that you can see from your phone as well, if you find that […]

How to Stop Updating Apps Over Cellular in Android Marshmallow

Managing cellular data usage is an important skill for anyone that has a monthly cellular plan with a limited amount of data. This is especially true if you have ever had to pay the overage charges associated with excessive data usage, as they can add up pretty quickly. If you feel like you have a […]

How to Manually Update an App in Android Marshmallow

App developers often need to release updates for the apps that they create. Whether it’s a popular game or a social media app, most apps either offer their users new features in their apps, or fix problems that users have been experiencing. Some phone operating systems and settings will install these updates automatically, while other […]

How to Stop Apps from Updating Automatically in Marshmallow

Over time you can easily have several dozen apps installed on your phone. Most of these apps are not anywhere near their “final” version, so you will inevitably receive updates from the developers that fix problems and add new features. Managing all of these updates can be a chore, so Android has an option in […]