Monthly Archives: March 2019

Fix “This Site Can’t Be Reached” Error in Google Chrome

How to fix “This site can’t be reached” error in Google chrome? Most people have no idea how to fix this error. Many people must have encountered this problem in Google chrome while opening some websites. It comes up with few more errors below this site can’t be reached. There are 2 more problems that you can see that are “DNS address could not be found” and DNS_Probe_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN are two more errors that are written below this error. The main cause of the error is that DNS look failed because web page is not available on the server.

DNS or Domain Name System is the network service that translates a website’s name to its internet address. It simply means that whenever you type in a website address into the address bar of Google chrome then DNS service lookup its address (Hosting server). When hosting server is found then webpage becomes available and Google chrome opens the website for you.

Why does “This site can’t be reached” error occurs? It mainly occurs due to poor internet connectivity or no internet connection or misconfigured network on your laptop, PC, Android or iPhone. Sometimes the DNS server of the website is unresponsive due to overload or maintenance then also you will get this error. It’s also caused due to not adding an exception in the firewall of your device for Google chrome or any other browser.

Resolve “This Site Can’t be Reached” Error in Google Chrome

Method 1: Restart DNS Client in Services

Follow the steps below to restart DNS client in services of your computer.

  1. Press Windows + R to open RUN. You can also menu and search for RUN to open it.
  2. Type “Services.msc” and hit enter or click OK to open.
  3. Search for “The DNS Client Service” on right hand side.
  4. Right click on DNS Client Service and click on “Restart”.
  5. It will restart the DNS service. Now open website in Google chrome to see if this method fixed “This site can’t be reached” problem.

Method 2: Change Maximum Allowed TLS Version

  1. Open Google Chrome on your computer.
  2. Type “chrome://flags” in address bar and hit enter.
  3. Now scroll down and find an option called “Maximum TLS version enabled”.
  4. Click on drop down menu and select ” TLS 1.3“.
  5. Settings will be saved automatically.
  6. Close the browser and restart. Open the website that was giving error to see if this fixed the problem.

Method 3: Change IPV4 DNS Address

  1. Open control panel and click on “Network and Sharing Center“.
  2. Right click on active Network Connection and click Properties.
  3. Search for “Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IP)“. Select it and click on Properties.
  4. Now you will see that “Obtain DNS server address automatically” is checked.
  5. Select “Use the following DNS Server addresses” put in the numbers shown.
    • Preferred DNS Server: 8.8.8.8
    • Alternate DNS Server: 8.8.4.48
  6. Put a check in front of “Validate Settings upon Exit“. Click OK and close.
  7. Now open website in Google chrome that was giving error. This method must have fixed the problem.

Method 4: Disable Experimental QUIC Protocol

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Type chrome://flags in address bar of chrome.
  3. Scroll down till you see an option “Experimental QUIC Protocol“.
  4. Click on drop down menu and select DISABLE. It’s set to default.
  5. Close the browser and restart it.
  6. Open the webpage that was giving error. Hopefully it fixed your problem of “this site can’t be reached.”

Method 5: Reset TCP/IP

  1. Right click on Windows button and select “Command Prompt (Admin)” option.
  2. Type following commands one by one and keep hitting enter after every command.
    • ipconfig /release (hit enter)
    • ipconfig /all (hit enter)
    • ipconfig /flushdns (hit enter)
    • ipconfig /renew (hit enter)
    • netsh int ip set dns (hit enter)
    • netsh winsock reset (hit enter)
  3. Now restart your computer to see if it fixed the webpage problem.

Method 6: Windows Network Troubleshooter

  1. Press Windows Key + R. It will open RUN. Type “ncpa.cpl” and hit enter.
  2. It will open “Network Connections“.
  3. Right click on your active WiFi connection and select DIAGNOSE.
  4. It will open Network Troubleshooter. It will diagnose any problem with your network connection.
  5. It might give you an error “DHCP is not enabled for “Wireless Network Connection”.
  6. Click on “Try This Repairs as an Administrator“.
  7. Click on “Apply this Fix” on next window.
  8. Restart your laptop/computer and check to see if it fixed “This site can’t be reached” issue on Google chrome.

Method 7: Reset Google Chrome Settings

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Type chrome://flags/ into the address bar.
  3. On next window click on “Reset all to default.
  4. Finally restart your computer.
  5. Launch Google Chrome and open the troubled webpage and see if the problem is fixed or not.

Method 8: Reinstall Network Driver

  1. Open Device manager from My computer properties.
  2. Right click on your wireless network driver.
  3. Click on Uninstall and confirm again.
  4. Now right click on Network adapter and select “Scan for hardware changes.”
  5. Restart your computer and Windows will install default drivers for wireless adapter which can fix the problem for you.

Method 9: Update Wireless Driver

  1. Open Device manager from My computer properties.
  2. Right click on Wireless Network Driver.
  3. Click on “Update Driver Software“.
  4. Select “Search automatically for updated software“. It also searches online for updates drivers. You can select manual selection if you downloaded latest driver and want to update it.
  5. Reboot PC and see if it fixed “This site can’t be reached” error in Google Chrome.

Method 10: Reinstall Google Chrome

If you are unable to fix the problem using the above methods then you can uninstall the Google chrome from Programs and features. Download the latest version from Google Chrome website. Install it again to see if it fixed the problem for you.

Final Conclusion: People followed above methods and successfully fixed their “Site cannot be reached” in Google Chrome or any other browser. Hopefully it will fix problem in your Computer as well.

How to Turn Off Camera Sound in iPhone X/8/7/6 2019

People love taking breathtaking photos from iPhone camera. The most beautiful photos comes where the subject doesn’t know that photo is being taken by someone. It’s because natural appearance comes into effect which is more good for pics. Most of the phone cameras make sound while taking photos. iPhone/iPad camera also makes shutter sound while taking photos. If shutter sound comes then people know that you are taking photos. They will become more conscious to look good on camera. The natural thing will be gone. That’s why it’s required that iPhone camera sound doesn’t come at all.

You can easily mute iPhone camera sound. It doesn’t matter whether it’s iPhone X/8/7 or iPhone 6. There are 3 settings through which you can mute camera sound of iPhone/iPad. You can take natural pics by disabling the shutter sound in iPhone.

disable iphone camera sound

There are many countries like Japan and South Korea where you can’t mute camera sound in any phone. It’s because of the privacy issues. Many people take random pics by removing camera sound. They may take picture of others which is not considered very good in many countries. You are violating their privacy by not taking their permission before taking pics. In order to avoid such situation, it’s been mandated by government of these countries that iPhone or any other phone camera shutter sound must always be ON. You can’t change the settings internally or any other app to remove shutter sound.

Here are 3 ways to Turn Off Camera Sound in iPhone X/8/7/6:

Follow below methods to turn off camera shutter sound completely in iPhone. You can try this method on iPad as well. It works perfectly.

1. Use Ring Switch/Silent Switch or Mute Switch

The simplest way to turn off camera sound in iPhone 6, iPhone 7, iPhone 8 and iPhone X is to use the Ring/Silent switch. It’s also known as Mute switch. You can find the mute switch at the top left of the iPhone. You move either up or down. So if you camera is making sound then it’s in the UP position. Simply put it down. It turn down volume of your iPhone completely. You will get a notification on your iPhone screen whenever you will move the switch in UP or DOWN position notifying you that it’s turned on. You need to know that it will turn off camera sound, sound coming from notifications, alerts, incoming calls and any other alerts on your iPhone. When you camera work is done then you need to switch it back in ON position. Don’t forget or you will miss important notifications and incoming calls on your iPhone.

2. Turn Down the Volume Completely

The second way to shut down camera shutter sound on iPhone X/8/7/6 is to turn the volume down completely. Use the volume buttons. Turn the volume down till you see sound icon with a cross mark on it notifying that volume is completely turned down on your iPhone.

It should be done before taking any pics from iPhone camera. If you will try to bring down the volume after opening the camera then you will start taking pictures in burst mode. Turn down volume down on iPhone to remove shutter sound.

You can also turn volume completely down from control center. Open the control center from the bottom of the iPhone. Slide to the left to open the volume option. Slide the volume slider at the bottom. Now you can easily take pictures without anyone noticing.

3. Using Live Photos

Most of the high end iPhone starting from iPhone 6S, iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max can take live photos from camera. If the above method didn’t work for you then you can apply this method to turn off camera sound while taking pics on iPhone. You need to turn ON the Live Pic feature on iPhone camera. Whenever the live pic feature is turned on then iPhone camera doesn’t make any sound. It works perfectly on every phone. Turn on the live pic mode and shutter sound will go away. Try out this feature.

Final Conclusion: If one of the above methods don’t work out for you then you live in a country which doesn’t allow camera sound to be turned off due to privacy issues. You should first confirm that. We have tried and tested the method on iOS 11 and iOS 12 and it works perfectly.

How to Disable Offload Unused Apps on iPhone 2019

Offload unused apps is feature given on iPhone/iPad. You can enable/disable “Offload Unused Apps” on your phone depending upon your need. We keep installing so many apps from time to time which are required at that moment. We continue to use those apps and games over a period of time. But at one point to time, we rarely use them. We get engaged with other more useful apps from app store. Those apps remain on our iPhone/iPad. We don’t delete them. Whether it’s me or you, we don’t count number of days of not using those apps. “Offload unused apps” feature does that for us.

Offload Unused apps knows about all apps and number of days of not using them. If it’s enabled then it will remove those apps for the time being to increase your iPhone/iPad storage. You can reinstall the app whenever you want it. One of the main point of this feature is that it keeps all the settings, data and documents of the app being deleted. If you manually remove apps then it will delete everything. However Offload Unused Apps feature will keep user data on iPhone/iPad even after removing the app.

offload unused app

2 Ways to Disable/Enable Offload Unused Apps on iPhone/iPad:

Follow the below step by step instruction to disable/enable offload unused apps on iPhone 6, iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone 5, iPhone XR, iPhone 6S, iPhone XS and other models having iOS 11 or higher.

1. Using iTunes and App Store option

  • Open “Settings” on your iPhone/iPad.
  • Scroll down and tap on “iTunes and App Store” option.
  • You will see “Offload Unused Apps” option at the bottom.
  • You can enable/disable it from there. If it’s showing “Green” colour then it’s enabled. If it’s grey then disabled.
  • If you don’t want to remove any apps or your iPhone keeps deleting apps without your consent then disable the offload unused apps feature.
  • If you want to save storage on iPhone/iPad then enable it and let the feature do the rest. Whenever deleted app is required then you can reinstall it and data will still be there.

2. Using iPhone Storage option

  • Open “Settings” on your iPhone/iPad.
  • Tap on “General” option.
  • Tap on “iPhone Storage” option.
  • You will see the option for “Offload Unused Apps”. Enable/Disable will be also be written in front of it. It will also show you the total MB of space that you can save by enabling the feature.
  • Simply tap enable/disable to whatever you want.

How to Offload a Single Unused App on iPhone/iPad?

Many people don’t want all apps to remove from their cell phone. In such case you have the option to offload a single app as well. It will save all your data and documents and remove the app to save storage space.

Suppose you don’t want to use Youtube for upcoming days and you want to have more storage space on iPhone/iPad for that period. Then you can use below step by step instructions to offload single apps from iPhone/iPad.

  • Go to “Settings” of iPhone/iPad.
  • Tap on “general” option.
  • Tap on “iPhone/iPad Storage”.
  • Scroll down and find “Youtube” from the list of apps that you see or choose whatever app that you want to remove.
  • Tap on that particular app.
  • You will see “Offload App” option in the middle.
  • Tap on it and let it do the rest for you.
  • You can reinstall whenever you want and you will get your previous data and documents of the app back on.

Final Conclusion: These are the best 2 ways to Enable/Disable Offload Unused Apps feature on iPhone/iPad having iOS 11/ iOS 12 or higher version. It’s a great feature to save some space on your phone. Use it wisely.

How to Play Youtube in Background on Android Phone 2019

Youtube is one of the most popular app in the world. We can literally find video on any topic. You can find videos from cooking to travelling and many more topics which are hard to find. Simply type your query in the search bar and see the magic of Youtube. However many people are too busy to watch videos for hours. If it’s not a tutorial then people barely watch full length video. We can’t keep watching videos.

If we want to listen to our favorite music playlist which contains 50 songs then certainly we are not going to watch all those videos. We have many other tasks to complete. We want to listen to those songs in the background. We want to do important work while listening to songs which is being played on Youtube in the background on Android device.

However Youtube doesn’t allow it to be played in the background. You can only play when the Youtube app is open on android phone or youtube.com is open chrome/firefox browser on your android device. If you minimise the app while playing video then it will simply stop. It will resume when you open the app again. Youtube makes sure that you watch the video because that’s what it is meant for.

Follow the below steps to play Youtube in Background on Android:

  1. Open Youtube.com in Chrome browser on Android phone.
  2. Search for your favourite music or playlist or any other video.
  3. Open the video to play.
  4. Click on 3 dots in the right hand upper corner in Google Chrome to open chrome options.
  5. Scroll down till you see an option “Request Desktop Site”.
  6. Tap on Request Desktop Site .
  7. Youtube.com video will again reload and now you can see the video in desktop mode. Earlier one was mobile mode.
  8. Play the video and now minimise the Google Chrome.
  9. Video will stop playing and you will not hear any sound.
  10. Open up “Notification area” by sliding from top or bottom depending on your android device. Most of the devices support top sliding to open notification area.
  11. You will see Youtube video name with 3 options. You will see “play button” in the middle of it.
  12. Tap on Play button.
  13. Now you can listen to Youtube without any difficulty. Open your favorite music playlist on youtube and do the above steps and listen to Youtube all day long.

This method is the easiest way to play youtube in background on Android phone/tablet 2019. You can play any kind of video in the background without any difficulty. This method is even available for iPhone but with much difficulty. There are certain android phone where you won’t get play options in the notification area once you minimise the Chrome app on your android phone. This method isn’t applicable for such video. You won’t be able to listen youtube in background.

One of the best things about this method is that you can listen to Youtube in Background even when screen is off. Phone display or app opening isn’t required for music to play in background. Simply switch off the Android phone or Android tablet screen and listen to Youtube in background.

5 Best Apps to Play Youtube in Background on Android Phone 2019

There are number of apps which can play youtube in background. You can download these apps from Google play store for free. If it’s not available on play store then you can install from their respective websites. Google Play store keeps banning some apps and that’s why you need to download them from their website. Here is the list of apps to listen youtube in background:

  1. Brave Browser
  2. Floating Tube
  3. Fly Tube Music Player
  4. Tube Master
  5. NetTube

You can use above top 5 best apps to play Youtube in Background on Android phone. You can install these app on any android device such as Samsung, HTC, Redmi, Mi, One Plus, Moto Phones, Lenovo Phones, Micromax, Karbonn, Sony etc… You can install these apps on Android tablets as well to enjoy Youtube in Background.

What Does Reset Network Settings Do (Android/iOS) 2019

People are too much confused regarding reset network settings options in Android and iPhone/iPad. There are basically 3 options in every phone. Reset settings, Reset all settings and Reset network settings are 3 options which you can use for different purpose. Reset settings is a soft reset where your data doesn’t get deleted but settings are reset. Reset all settings option makes your phone go to factory settings. It will wipe data like photos, videos, documents, music and all settings.

Reset network settings option affects call settings, bluetooth settings and Wi-Fi settings of your phone. So if you ask “What happens if I reset network settings on my Android/iPhone?” then here is the list of things that will impact your phone:

  • All call settings will reset.
  • All bluetooth settings will reset. It will also delete any saved Bluetooth devices. You have to again pair bluetooth devices.
  • All Wi-Fi settings will reset. It will also delete saved networks, passwords etc.. Try to save network name and password somewhere before you perform reset network settings on your iPhone/iPad or Android.
  • Reset Network Settings will also remove Wi-Fi issues like “WiFi wont turn on, Wifi won’t connect, IP address unavailable, IP address conflict, authentication error, Saved secured but no internet, connected but no internet etc.. Once you perform reset network settings on your Android/iPhone, most of these problems will go away and you can browse internet from wifi without any problem.
  • VPN connection settings will also reset. It will delete all saved VPN connection settings. You have to configure it again.
  • These settings work same for Android device and iPhone models such as iPhone 6, iPhone 7, iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone XR/XS/XS Max and similar ones. It also works same for iPad.

So if you are experiencing problems related to call settings such as “No service” or “Searching…” for mobile network then you can perform reset network settings.

If you are experiencing problems related to Bluetooth settings such as “Bluetooth won’t connect to Android”, Bluetooth device won’t pair, bluetooth pairing code problem, device connection issue etc… then perform reset network settings. Pair your bluetooth device again once phone restarts.

If you are experiencing problems related to Wi-Fi or Hotspot connection issues such as Authentication error, connected but no internet, IP address unavailable, IP address mismatch, Saved secured but unable to connect, wifi wont turn on, wifi won’t connect then perform reset network settings on android/iPhone. It will fix these issues. Connect to your favorite network once again when phone restarts. Try to remember your network and password or note them down somewhere if you perform reset. VPN settings are also related to internet so they will also be wiped off. You can reconfigure that as well.

Hopefully this will clear all the doubts in your mind. One thing you need to remember is that “Reset Network Settings” won’t delete any data such as photos, music, videos or documents. It simply resets the Call, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and VPN settings of your phone.

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