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How to Delete pagefile.sys in Windows 8 Easily?

Have you heard about virtual memory in your computer? Have you ever increased or decreased it through system settings? Virtual memory is allocated by default by computer whose memory depends upon your RAM. Virtual memory is very important for your computer as it speeds up PC in case RAM is too busy. Page File or pagefile.sys is the virtual memory file stored on your hard drive. Pagefile.sys along with swapfile.sys stays in your Windows installation drive. It’s automatically created by your system to improve the performance of Windows 8/8.1 in case it slows down.

Page File or pagefile.sys in Windows works as secondary memory on computer. pagefile.sys contains heavy amount of data at times which may start from 1 GB to several GB’s depending upon your allocation. People want to delete swapfile.sys and pagefile.sys to save some space on their hard disk. Many users keep complaining about low space on their C drive. It bleeds RED whenever they open my computer on their laptop/PC. Deleting pagefile.sys given their few GB’s of space.

Note: Deleting pagefile.sys is not recommended. In fact, you should not delete any system files. Instead of deleting you can clear pagefile.sys file upon every shutdown. We have given steps to do it.

Steps to Delete pagefile.sys in Windows 8:

1. Open Computer Properties in Windows 8/8.1.

2. Click on “Advanced System Settings” on left hand panel.

advanced system setting win 8/8.1

3. Choose “Performance Settings” option under “Advanced Tab” as shown above.

4. Select the “Advanced Tab” in Performance Options.

change virtual memory windows

5. You will see “Change button“. Click on it.

virutal memory

6. Uncheck “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives” in the window that opened.

automatically manage file size

7. Select “No Paging File” at the bottom. Click on SET and press OK.

8. Reboot your system to apply these settings.

How to Clear PageFile.sys in Windows Group Policy?

We don’t recommend deleting pagefile.sys file from Windows 8 as it is very important for system to keep functioning properly. Virtual memory acts as secondary memory which speed up your laptop even with low RAM. Deletion of page file isn’t recommended but you can clear the data inside it on every shutdown. It can be done through Windows group policy in Windows 8.

local group policy editor

Steps to clear pagefile.sys via Windows Group Policy:

  1. Open RUN. (Windows key + R).
  2. Type “GPEDIT.MSC” and hit enter on keyboard.
  3. Go to path “Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options” from left hand side.
  4. On the right hand side look for “Shutdown: Clear virtual memory page file policy”.
  5. Double click on it and it will open another Window.
  6. Select “Enabled” radio option in next window that opened.
  7. Press OK to save changes.
  8. Reboot computer for changes to take effect.
  9. To change settings, open same path and select “Disabled”, click Ok, save changes and reboot computer.

How to Clear Pagefile.sys via Windows Registry in Windows 8?

You can easily clear pagefile.sys file via Windows 8 registry. It will clear pagefile.sys on every shutdown of Windows 8. It will save space on your computer by clearing the pagefile.sys. It’s data will be deleted however file will still be present. It won’t get removed.

Windows 10 registry editor

Steps to clear pagefile.sys from Windows Registry in Windows 8

  1. Open RUN. (Windows key + R).
  2. Type “REGEDIT.EXE” and hit enter on keyboard.
  3. Visit path : “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\” from left hand side.
  4. Check for file “ClearPageFileAtShutdown” on right panel.
  5. If it’s there, double click and change value to 1.
  6. If it’s not there then right click on memory management and select New >> DWORD (32 bit value) and name it as ClearPageFileAtShutdown.
  7. Set the value of this file to 1.
  8. Press OK to save changes.
  9. Reboot computer for changes to take effect.

These methods are very easy to follow. Please go step by step to avoid any other problem. If you have any doubt then please comment below.

How to Automatically Turn ON Spell Checker in Google Chrome?

Google Chrome is the most used internet browser in the world. Google chrome contains lots of features and offers seamless experience to its users. Chrome offers high speed browsing by loading pages quickly. It also suggests you alternate websites, related phrases to search for, predicts the overall phrase as soon as you type few words, syncs browsing history and bookmarks across platforms etc…

One of the best features offered by Google Chrome is automatic spelling check. Google chrome contains inbuilt spelling checker which is very handy if you love to type fast. Spelling checker will correct your spelling while you type fast. Chrome uses web services and your language preference to correct your spelling. Spelling checker is turned off by default. Most of the users don’t know about this. Spelling checker must be turned ON from settings. It’s a very simple process. Chrome mainly send the data to Google search internally which in turn corrects the spelling in your browser. Follow the simple steps to below to turn ON spelling checker in Google Chrome.

How to Turn on Spell Checker in Google Chrome?

1. Turn ON Spell Checker in Chrome on Windows

Follow the steps below to turn on spell checker on Google Chrome in Windows:

1. Open Google Chrome and click on 3 dots on top right hand corner.

Google chrome settings

2. Click on “Settings” at the bottom.

3. Scroll down and tap on “Advanced“.

advanced settings chrome

4. Check “Privacy and Security” and find “Use a Web Service to help resolve spelling errors“. Turn it ON by tapping on slider. This option may not be there in latest version of Google Chrome.

chrome spellchecker

5. If you have updated Google Chrome to latest version then check under “Languages”. You will get 2 options.

  • Language ( To add multiple languages)
  • Spell Check (Turn ON spell check for languages that you have. Suppose you want Google chrome to check spelling for ENGLISH (UNITED STATES) then turn on spell check for this language in Spell check option.
  • You can add custom spelling in SPELL CHECK option.
  • Click on small downward arrow in front of spell check. TURN ON by taping on slider in front of ENG (US) or language of your choice.
spell checker in Google chrome

6. Now restart Google Chrome or refresh your current tab for settings to take effect.

2. Turn ON Spell Checker in Google Chrome on Macbook

Most of the features in Google chrome on Windows and Macbook are same. However few things differ in terms of settings. Spelling checker is one of them. If you go to Settings >> Advanced >> Privacy and Security or Languages >> Search for Spell checker then you won’t find it.

Follow the steps below to Turn ON spell Checker in Chrome on Mac:

  1. Open Google Chrome.
  2. Click on “Edit” in the Menu bar.
  3. Click on “Spelling and Grammar” option at the bottom.
  4. You will get 3 options namely
    • Show Spelling and Grammar
    • Check Document Now
    • Check Spelling While Typing
  5. Select “Check Spelling While Typing”.
Spell Checker chrome Macbook

There are some Spell Checker plugins available for Google Chrome as well. You can download and install the Spell Checker plugin in Chrome. Plugin is available for both Windows and Macbook.

How to Open Folder Options in Windows 10 Easily?

Folders are very important in Windows. They are the building blocks of file organization and storing. Every Windows user must know basic things about folders and files. You will see folders everywhere. We create new folders to save our favorite files. We can save music files in one folder, video files in another folder, photos in another folder and so on. Windows 10 already offers a folder named “Documents” in which you will find photos, audio and video folders. You can use them accordingly.

As folders are very important they are given many options to customize them. You can do multiple things such as copying files from one folder to another folder, moving of files from one folder to another, delete files from folder etc… You can even hide folders within folders. You can change the settings via folder option to show hidden folder or not. You can customize appearance of files inside folders. There are direct options given in Windows menu to do most of the things. However as Windows is continuously updating, few settings in newer Windows 10 have changed a bit. It confuses many people specially who are first time users. They don’t know the path of folder options in Windows 10. Follow the steps below to open folder options in Windows 10.

Steps to Open Folder Options in Windows 10:

1. Open File Explorer on Windows 10.

2. Click on “View” in Menu.

3. Click on “Options” on the right side.

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6. Click on “View tab“. You will see a number of settings option that you can change by ticking radio button. If they are already ticked then unselect to change settings. Here are few settings that you can enable/disable for folders:

  • Always show icons, never thumbnails.
  • Always show menus.
  • Display file icon on thumbnails.
  • Display file size info on folder tips.
  • Display the full path in title bar.
  • Show/Don’t show hidden files and folders
  • Hide empty drives.
  • Hide extension for known file types.
  • Hide protected operating system files (recommended)
folder options view tab

There are many more option that you can choose to select or not for folders. If you forgot default settings for any one of the options then you can choose to restore defaults. It will bring back default settings of the folder options.

7. “Search” option will give you options as how to search for items on your computer. You can check the suitable options in the option given. As search is very important functionality of Windows 10, you need to choose the best options. If you don’t know then let the default settings be there. It will give you 2 options:

  1. How to Search
  2. When searching non-indexed locations
search option folder options

8. You can click on restore default settings any point of time if you feel that changes made by you are not working. Restore default settings will fix.

This is how you can change settings in Folder options. It’s almost similar in Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1. If you have opted for best performance in system properties then few of these options will be off by that setting. You can manually change from Folder options.

How to Delete PageFile.sys in Windows 10 in seconds?

Pagefile.sys or page file is a virtual memory file in Windows 10 which is stored on your hard drive. It acts as secondary memory to RAM. Page file is very important for Windows 10 as it speeds up your PC when PC is low on primary memory. Page file memory can be set manually. By default it’s set to automatic in which system allocates a percentage amount of RAM to virtual memory. However you can increase or decrease it through system properties.

The stagnant data on your PC is transferred to the virtual memory or pagefile.sys in form of page files. This stagnant data is swapped back to primary memory whenever user switches back to data program. Pagefile.sys can be deleted to save some space on your hard disk. It will save 2-3 GB depending upon your PC settings. However it’s not recommended as it can make your computer slow at times. If you have enough RAM and you don’t run too heavy programs then you can delete pagefile.sys in order to get more space in your hard disk.

Sometimes a very large chuck of pagefile.sys uses too much space on your hard disk. Sometimes it gets corrupt. In both cases you can delete this file. Deleting pagefile.sys will also delete swapfile.sys on computer. You should be aware about both files as deleting them is not recommended by Microsoft.

How to Delete pagefile.sys on Windows 10?

Follow the steps below to delete pagefile.sys files from your computer:

1. Open “Control Panel” on Windows 10.

Control panel

2. Go to “System and Security.”

windows 10 system and security

3. Go to “System“.

windows 10 system

4. Click on “Advanced System Settings” located on left side.

Windows 10 advanced system settings

5. Click on “Settings” option under Performance in “Advanced” tab.

settings in windows 10

6. Select the “Advanced Tab” on next Window.

7. Click “Change” under Virtual Memory options.

change virtual memory win 10

8. Uncheck the option which says “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives“.

automatically manage paging file size win 10

9. Select “No Paging File” radio button option.

no paging file win 10

10. Click “Set” in front of it and then OK.

11. Click “Apply” to save changes.

12. Reboot your computer to check whether pagefile.sys got deleted or not.

How to Clear PageFile.sys in Windows Group Policy?

Microsoft does’t recommend deleting pagefile.sys file from Windows 10 as it is very important for your system to keep functioning properly. Virtual memory acts as secondary memory which helps speed up your laptop even with low RAM. Deletion of page file is not recommended but you can clear the data inside it every time you perform shutdown. It can be done via Windows group policy in Windows 10.

Steps to clear pagefile.sys via Windows Group Policy:

  1. Open RUN. (Windows key + R).
  2. Type “GPEDIT.MSC” and hit enter.
  3. Go to path “Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Local Policies > Security Options” from left panel.
  4. On the right hand side find “Shutdown: Clear virtual memory page file policy”.
  5. Double click on it and it will open a Window.
  6. Select “Enabled” radio option in the window that opened.
  7. Click OK to save changes.
  8. Reboot your computer for changes to take effect.
  9. To change settings, open the same path and select “Disabled”, click Ok, save changes and reboot computer.

How to Clear Pagefile.sys via Windows Registry in Windows 10?

You can easily clear pagefile.sys file via Windows 10 registry. It will clear pagefile.sys on every shutdown of Windows 10. It will save some space on your computer by clearing the pagefile.sys. It’s data will be deleted however file will still be there. It won’t get deleted.

Windows 10 registry editor

Steps to clear pagefile.sys from Windows Registry in Windows 10

  1. Open RUN. (Windows key + R).
  2. Type “REGEDIT.EXE” and hit enter.
  3. Go to this path : “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\” from left hand side.
  4. Check for file “ClearPageFileAtShutdown” on right hand side.
  5. If it’s there, double click on it and change value to 1.
  6. If it’s not there then right click on memory management and select New >> DWORD (32 bit value) and name it as ClearPageFileAtShutdown.
  7. Set the value of this file to 1.
  8. Click OK to save changes.
  9. Reboot your computer for changes to take effect.

Hopefully it will clear all your doubts regarding deleting pagefile.sys in Windows 10. You will also learn to clear pagefile.sys in Windows 10 to save space instead of deleting it which is not recommended. If you have any doubt regarding deletion/removal/clearing of page file of Windows 10 then comment below.

How to Delete SwapFile.sys in Windows 10?

Swapfile.sys file can be found both in Window 8 and Windows 10. Swapfile.sys file is a special kind of of pagefile which is used internally by system to make few paging operations more efficient. It is used to suspend/resume modern Windows apps. It was first introduced in Windows 8 along with pagefile.sys file.

In simple terms, when the system detects pressure in terms of memory then swapfile.sys comes into action. It mainly suspends apps which are not being used by user at that point of time to gain additional memory. It frees up space for the system which can be used for current app or any other important background activity. When the memory pressure on system is low then swapfile.sys will again resume the apps for the user. You can also say if the user switches back to the app then swapfile.sys will resume that app providing it with enough memory to run.

You can say it’s more like hibernating an app until you use it again. Windows 10/8 make use of suspend/resume mechanism for their modern apps which consume a lot of memory if they continue to run in the background even if you are not using it. Hopefully it will clear your doubt regarding swapfile.sys file in Windows 10/8/8.1.

How to Delete swapfile.sys file in Window 10?

Swapfile.sys is a system file. It remains hidden in a folder/drive. So first of all you have to uncheck hide protected operating system files. It can be easily done by going to view of any folder. However follow the steps below to delete swapfile.sys on Windows 10/Windows 8/8.1

  1. Go to C drive. ( Wherever Windows was installed.)
  2. Click on “View” at the top menu.
  3. Click on “Options” at left hand side.
  4. Click on “Change Folder and Search Operations“.
  5. Click on “View tab” in the window that opened.
  6. Scroll down and uncheck “Hide protected operating system files“.
  7. Click Apply and OK.

As soon as you do it, you will be able to see system files such as pagefile.sys, swapfile.sys, bootmgr, bootnxt etc.. in C drive at the bottom.

swapfile.sys in C drive

Step no. 8 – Swapfile.sys isn’t a very big file. It will be around 250 MB. Right Click on the file and Click Delete.

Is it recommended to delete swapfile.sys?

A big NO. It’s not recommended to delete swapfile.sys or pagefile.sys on any given day. It’s there for a reason and that’s why it’s hidden. It’s not a very big file and secondly it’s being managed internally by windows along with pagefile.sys. If you disable pagefile.sys internally from system properties then it will also delete swapfile.sys from C drive. Let it be there and make windows make good use of it to control modern apps which give a good look on Window 10/8.

How to Delete swapfile.sys file Automatically?

Swapfile.sys works along with pagefile.sys. Swapfile.sys can be deleted manually by methods shown above. However it can be deleted automatically as well but it’s not recommended as well. You have to disable pagefile in system properties for automatic removal of swapfile.sys in Windows 10. Follow the steps below to remove swapfile automatically-

  • Go to your System Properties.
  • Click on “Advanced System Settings“.
  • Click on “Advanced tab“.
  • Under performance, click on “Settings“.
  • Switch to “Advanced” tab and press Change.
  • Uncheck the checkbox in front of “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives“.
  • Select drive and click on “No paging file” to remove pagefile.sys and swapfile.sys both.
  • Press Set and click on OK.
  • Reboot your computer to take effect.

How to Delete Swapfile.sys using registry in Windows 10?

swapfile.sys file can be deleted using registry as well. If you are unable to delete swapfile.sys using above methods then you can try out this method. Follow the steps below to delete swapfile.sys using registry in Windows:

  1. Go to RUN.
  2. Type “REGEDIT.EXE” and hit enter.
  3. Go to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management“.
  4. Create a new DWORD 32 bit value. Name it “SwapfileControl” and set it to 0.
  5. Reboot computer to check whether swapfile.sys got deleted or not.

Hopefully it will solve you swapfile.sys problems in Windows 10. If you have any other doubt please comment below.

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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