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How to Back Up and Restore Chats on Signal in Android

How to Back Up and Restore Chats on Signal in Android

Signal is a highly encrypted and secure messaging service out there. And in the last few days, it has received millions of new users because of WhatsApp’s new privacy policy. Unlike WhatsApp, Signal does not create chat backups on the cloud, and this makes the service even more secure. But the ability to create chat backups is necessary for any messaging app so that users don’t lose their conversations. So here, Signal provides you an option to create backups of your chats right on your device. However, they’re not enabled by default, and you need to turn them on manually.

Here we share with you how to backup and restore your chats on Signal in Android. But before doing so, firstly, learn how to enable chat backups on Signal and store them safely.

How to Backup Chats on Signal

As we told you before, Signal does not backup your chats on your phone by default. So, you need to enable the backups on your phone first and then create a backup of your Signal chats. You can later restore all of your Signal conversations from this chat backup when you re-install Signal on your existing phone or switch to a new device. Follow the steps below to backup Signal chats on Android.

1. First, open the Signal app on your Android phone and tap on the profile icon to open settings. From the options, select “Chats and media” as shown in the attached image.

2. Next, scroll down to the bottom and tap on “Chat backups.” Now tap on the “Turn on” button to enable chat backups on Signal.

3. Signal will ask you to choose a folder from your phone where you want to save the backups. Select a folder of your choice or create a new one. Once you select the folder for Signal backups, the app will show you a passphrase on a pop-up. Note this down and save it somewhere in a safe place as you’ll need it later when you have to restore the backup. Confirm that you have written down the passphrase and then tap “enable backups.”

4. That’s all. Now you can create backups anytime by tapping on “Create backup” and store them in your device’s folder (the same folder that you’ve selected in Step 3). Here you can also see when you saved your last Signal chat backup.

How to Back Up and Restore Chats on Signal in Android

How to Restore Chats Backup on Signal

Now that you’ve already created the backup of your Signal chats on your phone, let’s learn how you can restore these. Note that there are two cases as to why you want to restore backups — either you’re re-installing Signal on your phone, or you’ve switched to a new smartphone entirely. Let’s learn how to restore Signal chats backup on Android for both cases.

Restore on Same Smartphone While Re-installing Signal

1. In this case, just re-install Signal on your phone and tap on “Restore backup.” Give the required permissions and then tap on the “choose backup” button.

2. Now, select the backup from the folder and then tap on ‘restore backup’. Signal will ask you to enter the backup passphrase. Enter it and tap on restore. Your chats will now be restored.

Restore on New Smartphone

If you’re changing your phone and want to restore your Signal chats backup, follow these steps:

Copy the backup file from your old smartphone into some folder of your new phone. Next, install the Signal app and follow the same steps as in re-installing Signal (above). It’s that simple!

Note that you can only backup chats from Android to Android or iOS to iOS devices. You cannot backup Signal chats on Android and restore them on iOS.

How to Enable Always-On Display on any Android Smartphone

Always-On display

The “Always-On Display” feature is one of the best features for a phone having an AMOLED/OLED display panel. Introduced in 2016 since then, it has gained immense popularity among the users and is one of the most customized features for an operating system. Though this feature is exclusive to AMOLED/OLED display panels, users with an LCD panel also want to experience this feature. So today, I’ll be guiding you on how you can enable Always-On Display on any Android smartphone.

Let’s get started!

Steps To Enable Always-On Display

A. On AMOLED/OLED Display Smartphones

Well, if your smartphone has an AMOLED/OLED panel, then there’s a piece of good news. Brands like Samsung, LG, and Realme use these OLED panels in many of their phones and provide software support to enable the always-on display feature. To enable this feature, simply head to your display settings section in settings, and search for either ambient display or always-on display.

There, you can enable it as well as customize the feature as per your liking. For those who have an OLED panel and don’t have any option in the software, don’t worry, as your brand provider might be working on it. Now, if your device has an LCD panel, then the next section is just for you.

B. On LCD Display Smartphones

Don’t be sad if your phone does not have an OLED panel cause you too can have the fun of experiencing this feature with the help of third-party applications that are available on the Google Play Store. Before downloading these applications, do remember that the always-on display consumes power and will affect the battery life more when compared to an OLED panel device.

There are many popular apps on the Play Store which work perfectly to bring the always-on feature to all the compatible devices. Some of the popular applications are listed below:

How To Enable Always-On Display On Any Android Smartphone

How To Enable Always-On Display On Any Android Smartphone

How To Enable Always-On Display On Any Android Smartphone


You should now be able to use the always-on display feature on your smartphone irrespective of the display panel in it. Go ahead and try customizing it with various images and colors and dropdown your views, comments, or any feedback for further assistance, and we shall see you in the next one.

Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G Launched in India: Check Price, Specs, and Features

Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G Launched in India: Check Price, Specs, and Features
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OPPO debuted its latest flagship smartphone — the Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G — alongside the Reno 5 5G in China last month. Now, OPPO company has launched its latest flagship in India on Monday. The 5G-capable smartphone comes with a hole-punch display design and quad rear cameras along with 65W fast charging. Reno 5 Pro 5G is the successor of the company’s Oppo Reno 4 Pro that OPPO had launched in India in July last year. Alongside the Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G, the company has also launched the Oppo Enco X TWS earbuds in the Indian market.

Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G Specs, Features

Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G Launched in India: Check Price, Specs, and Features

OPPO’s latest flagship phone, the Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G comes with dual-SIM (Nano) support and runs on Android 11 with ColorOS 11.1 on top. The handset features a 6.55-inch FHD+ OLED display with an aspect ratio of 20:9 and a refresh rate of up to 90Hz. The hole-punch cutout in the phone screen houses a 32-megapixel camera sensor for taking selfies and video calling. On the back, the device carries a quad rear camera setup with a 64-megapixel primary sensor. It is accompanied by an 8-megapixel secondary sensor, a 2-megapixel macro shooter, and a 2-megapixel monochrome sensor.

Under the hood, the Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G houses an octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ SoC, coupled with 8GB and 12GB RAM options. Further, there are two storage options — a 128GB variant and a 256GB model. Also, the smartphone comes with a USB Type-C port for data connectivity and charging. Apart from this, there is also an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G Price in India, Availability

In India, the Oppo Reno5 Pro 5G price has been set at ₹35,990 for the 8GB RAM+ 128GB storage variant and it will be available in two color options — Astral Blue and Starry Black. Further, it will be available for purchase through Oppo India e-store, Flipkart, Reliance Digital, other retailers such as Big C, Croma, and Sangeetha, starting January 22.

Apple Patents iPhone Case with Charging Slot for AirPods

Apple patents charging case for AirPods
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Patently Apple recently discovered a patent filed by Apple, for a design of mobile cases that can charge the AirPods. If this comes out as a commercial product, you would be able to house your AirPods in the case of your iPhone itself. No need to carry the extra charging case. The CES 2021 just passed and all the tech giants in the world came up with cutting edge technology. However, we did not hear from Apple. Nevertheless, the report that Apple patents iPhone case with charging slot for AirPods is exciting in itself!

An important thing to note here is that the patent itself does not include a housing and charging station for AirPods in particular. But the patent does show different concepts of cases for iPhone, with AirPods at different places. For an instance, the iPhone 8 Plus shaped case houses the AirPods at the top edge. One can also observe magnets (plenty of them), circuitry, and stored battery. What’s even more interesting is that this diagram also hints at a back panel display. We have seen such an implementation in some other third-party cases.

Apple patents charging cases for Airpods
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Another concept diagram shows the AirPods held by a charging station at the back panel of the device. The whole setup looks like some kind of advanced MagSafe device, but surely it is not. Another implementation could be having a book cover, that houses a battery and charging station for the Apple AirPods.

Apple charging case can now charge Airpods
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The idea here is to carry one single charging case for both your AirPods and your phone. Yes, if the case is going to house a battery, it might as well charge your phone. A similar design from Xiaomi popped put recently. Additionally, Lenovo ThinkBook already comes with a charging slot for integrated TWS in the laptop. Anyways, Apple patents iPhone case with charging stations for AirPods, and it’s not releasing anytime soon. Apple’s next-gen AirPods might be able to take through-body inputs. Read here.

How to Set Up and Enable Two-Step Verification on Telegram

How to Set Up and Enable Two-Step Verification on Telegram

After the new privacy policy changes by WhatsApp, people have been moving to alternatives like Signal and Telegram. Migrating to something better is a natural choice as nobody wants to compromise their privacy and security. However, your privacy and security is increased when you make use of security features provided by the messaging platforms.

On that note, two-factor authentication is one of the most important security features in any messaging app out there. So, here we are going to show you how to enable two-factor authentication / or two-step verification on Telegram. Alternatively, if you’re using Signal, check out how to enable two-factor authentication on Signal.

Enable Two-Step Verification on Telegram

Before coming to the two-step verification guide for Telegram, know that Telegram offers you a variety of features and ways you connect with your family and friends. However, the communication you do on Telegram is not end-to-end encrypted (except the Secret Chat feature), as it is a cloud-based service. This means that you can access your Telegram account from any number of devices at the same time. So it becomes very important that you enable two-step verification to secure your account by adding an extra layer of protection. Follow the steps given below to enable two-step verification on Telegram.

1. Firstly, open the Telegram app on your phone and then tap on the hamburger menu at the top-left corner to open settings. See the screenshot below to open “Settings” on Telegram.

2.. Next, open the “Privacy and Security” option from the bottom and select “Two-Step Verification” from the next page.

3.. On the next page, tap on the “Set Password” button to create a password. Now, re-enter the password again and then provide a hint that will let you remember your password if you forget it in the future.

4.. Lastly, enter a password recovery email for cases where you have forgotten your two-step verification password and password hint. Telegram will send you a verification code on your email. Copy the verification code you received on your email and enter it on Telegram, and you’re done.

Note that you can also skip giving the Hint and Email address if you don’t want to share it with Telegram. However, if you keep forgetting your passwords frequently, then we recommend you not to skip them.

That’s all. Your two-step verification on Telegram is now active. From now on, if you try to log in to your Telegram account from another device, it’ll ask you to enter your two-step verification password. Along with this, you also need to enter the one-time password that you’ll receive on your registered mobile number.

Samsung Galaxy M62 Spotted on FCC Website With 7,000mAh Battery

Samsung Galaxy M62 Spotted on FCC Website Wite 7,000mAh Battery
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Samsung Galaxy M62 has appeared on the FCC certificate site showing the device will pack a large 7,000mAh battery. The phone has been in rumors for quite some time, but it was reported to be a tablet instead. However, the certification site confirms that the upcoming Galaxy M62 will be a mobile phone. It will reportedly feature a large display and come with 256GB of internal storage. Speculated to be the successor of Samsung Galaxy M51, the Galaxy M62 certification makes us believe the launch is not too far.

As per the FCC listing, the Samsung Galaxy M62 bears the model number SM-M62F/DS and suggests a 7,000mAh battery that will come with a 25W fast charger. Apart from this, the FCC documentation also leaks that the phone will have 4G LTE, dual-band Wi-Fi, and NFC support. Alongside the SM-M62F/DS model, the FCC listing also shows another model with the number SM-E625F/DS, which indicates that the device may be called Samsung Galaxy E62. This means that the upcoming handset may carry different names in different markets.

Samsung Galaxy M62 Specifications (Expected)

Samsung Galaxy M62 Spotted on FCC Website Wite 7,000mAh Battery

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy device, as spotted in the FCC database, will likely come in two models — SM-M62F/DS and SM-E625F/DS. Here, the “DS” in these model numbers stands for dual-SIM support. As said before, the device will pack a large 7,000mAh battery with support for 25W fast charging. Also, previous leaks suggest that the device will have 256GB of internal storage. However, it’s not clear whether this will be the only storage option available. We believe that the Samsung Galaxy M62 may also come with lower storage variants.

Earlier, it was expected that Samsung would launch the Galaxy M62 during its Unpacked event. However, it did not happen. Though, the company unveiled its new Galaxy S21 series during the event a few days ago. Just to make you know, the premium Galaxy S21 Ultra comes with S Pen support.

Note that there’s currently no information on when the company will launch its Galaxy M62 phone. Considering the device has received FCC certification, it should not take that long for the smartphone to hit the market.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Launched – Fully Loaded Wireless Earphones

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Launched By Samsung
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With the latest truly wireless earphones, Samsung is retaining the boxy design of the charging case from the previous version of Galaxy Buds. The earbuds themselves are slightly changed in terms of form. Launching the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro worldwide, the company has put in some nerve in the product.

Packed with pro sounds quality, the galaxy buds pro comes with the most intelligent active sound cancellation algorithms. Samsung says that the Buds Pro is designed and engineered to deliver the best experience. Most wireless earphones use a one-way speaker system. However, the system-in-package in the new buds comes with two-way speakers. With 360 degrees audio, the buds pro can detect your head movements, and adjust the sound accordingly.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro feature Intelligent Active Noise Cancellation

Using the advanced microphones, the ANC can cancel both ambient noises and sounds inside your ears. With the help of intelligent ANC, a microphone detects our voice, identifies that the user is in a conversation, and lets him listen to himself. So when you are speaking the noise cancellation goes down. All-in-all ANC is phenomenal.

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Launched By Samsung
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Better and improved call quality

Finally, with the buds pro, you can expect a better call quality. With three microphones, the device can differentiate between your voice and ambient noise like never before, delivering a top-notch call quality. The most crucial aspect of noise cancellation – the sound of air. It can cancel that as well!

Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro Launched by Samsung
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The earbuds can intelligently understand our usage, and hence it can switch between your tablet and your phone. So if you are working on your tablet and your phone rings, buds pro switch automatically to your phone. They fit more securely, without protruding out of your ear. The custom-designed air vent equalizes pressure on either side of your ears.

With IPX7, water resistance is not an issue. You can use the accessories of your Galaxy Buds live with the Galaxy Buds pro. Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro are available for pre-order for ₹15,990 on Samsung’s official website.

OnePlus 9 Lite Tipped to Launch in India, China With Snapdragon 865 SoC

OnePlus 9 Lite Tipped to Launch in India, China With Snapdragon 865 SoC

OnePlus is rumored to be bringing an affordable model of its upcoming flagships this year. The company is tipped to launch the OnePlus 9 Lite in India, most likely in March 2021. The phone has leaked several times over the last few days revealing its key specs. According to the latest reports, the OnePlus 9 Lite will also make its way to China in the first quarter of this year. Notably, the upcoming handset will be a cheaper and watered-down variant in the OnePlus 9 series.

As per the previous rumors, the OnePlus 9 series carrying the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro will launch as early as March this year. The OnePlus 9 Lite will also make its way during the same time. The tipster claims that this phone will be available in two model numbers — LE2100 and LE2101. Apart from this, the latest report also reveals the expected price of this phone.

OnePlus 9 Lite Specifications (Expected)

OnePlus 9 Lite Tipped to Launch in India, China With Snapdragon 865 SoC
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The upcoming OnePlus 9 Lite will reportedly feature the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset under the hood. On the outside, the phone will sport an AMOLED panel with a refresh rate of 90Hz or 120Hz. Apart from this, it will run on Android 11 out of the box with the company’s new custom skin — OxygenOS — on top. Reports claim that the upcoming phone will share the same optics as in the OnePlus 8T.

Having said this, the OnePlus 9 Lite should come with a quad rear camera setup with a 48-megapixel primary sensor. Additionally, there will be a 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens, which will be accompanied by a 5-megapixel macro and a 2-megapixel monochrome lens. Further, the phone is said to come with support for 65W fast charging. However, some reports say there will only be the 30W fast charging support.

Expected Price and Availability

According to the reports, the upcoming OnePlus 9 Lite smartphone will carry a price tag of around ₹43,800 (around $600). Notably, this is a little lower than the current price tag of ₹45,999. As said before, the phone is tipped to initially launch in March 2021 in India and China. However, the company might launch it in Europe and the US later.

Note that OnePlus hasn’t revealed anything about the OnePlus 9 Lite device yet. Hence, some specs and details about the phone may vary from the speculated ones.

How To Change Fonts On Android Smartphones

How To Change Fonts On Android Smartphones

Fonts are one of the most crucial things in an Android ecosystem. Fonts define how you experience the UI in an operating system, Android in this case. The open source-based Android platform offers the user to customize their smartphones A to Z with custom skins, ROMs, etc. One of the most searched features in the customization department is ‘Change Fonts’ which, not many people know.

So today, I’ll be guiding you on how to change fonts on your Android smartphone with or without the root method.

Ways To Change Fonts On Android Smartphones

Without Root

Some brands provide settings and features to change fonts on their devices without the need for rooting. Probably in the theme or personalization section, one can find a few pre-installed fonts, that users can change to anytime they want, but there are a whole more set of devices that have an option to change fonts neither from the theme store nor the settings.

So, for those users, these are the ways through which, you can get different fonts for your smartphone which are explained below.

Change Fonts Using Built-in Default Settings

As said earlier, some brands do provide the users with a few custom sets of fonts pre-downloaded in their UI. Brands like Samsung, Realme, and Xiaomi have theme store, through which they offer the option to download and install various fonts, which can be free or paid depending upon your region. The photo below shows the Realme’s theme store having many custom fonts are available to download and install.

How To Change Fonts On Android Smartphones

Change Fonts Using Third-Party Applications

Now, if your phone does not support theme store like with stock Android phones or AndroidONE phones, the only option left to change fonts is through the Google Play Store. Third-party launchers offer much-needed customizations along with the choices to change fonts and icon packs of your device without the need for root. Some of the best of those launchers are mentioned below, which you download and install to try new fonts.

How To Change Fonts On Android Smartphones How To Change Fonts On Android Smartphones

With Root

If you are not satisfied with the fonts or the setup earlier, then you might wanna try rooting your smartphone. Rooting brings all sorts of customizations available to your smartphone. FontFix and iFont are some of the most popular applications to change fonts on your device. Though FontFix is a pure root application, iFont on the other hand can be easily used on non-rooted phones. The steps on how to flow through these apps are explained below.


  • Launch the application.
  • Click on the local tab.
  • Locate the custom downloaded font file (.ttf) format.
  • Click on install and make default.
  • Restart your phone.


  • Move the custom downloaded font file (.ttf) to the iFont folder.
  • In the application, go to the my tab section.
  • Select the My font tab.
  • Check for your downloaded font and tap it.
  • Click set to install (Only available on the paid version of iFont).


Go ahead and try some new fonts on your smartphone and tell us in the comments how you feel about it. Lastly, dropdown your views, comments, or any feedback for further assistance, and we shall see you in the next one.

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How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) on Signal Messenger

How to Enable Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) on Signal Messenger

After WhatsApp changed its privacy policy, users have been looking for alternative messaging platforms that offer better security and privacy. Signal is one of the messaging services to receive the highest number of user registrations in the past few days. Being a highly secure messaging service, Signal offers tons of security features to guard user’s privacy — one of the main reasons people are signing up on this platform.

Here, we explain one of the best features that Signal offers, which is Registration Lock. To be simple, this feature basically provides two-factor authentication (2fA) that requires a user to enter an additional PIN when they register Signal on a new device. This acts as an additional layer of security that prevents unauthorized access to your account if someone manages to swap your SIM. So if you want to enable two-factor authentication (2fA) on Signal, follow these steps:

Enable Two-Factor Authentication on Signal App

Before enabling the two-factor authentication on Signal, keep the following things in mind:

1. If you forget your PIN and lose access to your old device, then you’ll not be able to login to Signal for one week. You’ll be able to create a new PIN only after 7 days when the Registration Lock expires.

Create New PIN on Signal

2. So, to avoid this inconvenience, write down your PIN in some safe place and try to memorize it.

3. Note that this PIN will be used for Registration Lock and will now act as your screen lock or backup restoration key for Signal.

Now, to further enhance your security on the Signal messaging service, follow the below-given steps to enable two-factor authentication.

1. First of all, open the Signal app on your smartphone and then tap on your profile icon at the top-left corner.

2. Next, tap the “Privacy” option and scroll down to enable “Registration Lock” with a toggle switch. This will enable 2FA on your Signal account.

3. Now, whenever you try to reinstall Signal on a different device, the app will ask you for the PIN along with a one-time code sent to your device.

4. If you don’t remember the PIN, tap on “Change your PIN” to reset it and create a new one. You can create both numeric and alphanumeric PIN that’s at least a 4-digit long or a maximum of 20 digits.

That’s all. But, as told earlier, don’t forget your PIN as you’ll need it while reinstalling Signal. However, the app will remind you to re-enter your PIN from time to time. This will help you in memorizing your PIN. Alternatively, if you don’t like the repeated PIN reminder prompts, you can disable them using the “PIN reminders” toggle.

Many people are now opting for Signal for better security and privacy, and it becomes more than important to know more about the security features that the messaging app offers. Latest reports claim that Signal and Telegram have received tens of millions of new users in the past few days.