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How to change search engine in safari on iPhone or iPad


Here is a handy tip for all the new users of iPhone or iPad. Those users who want to change their default search engine on Safari. Safari is mostly used by the most of the iOS users. Safari can also let you to search on Google, Bing or Yahoo instantly.

The combined search bar of Safari will help you to search throughout the web and there is no need to open the Bing, DuckDuckGo, Google or Yahoo’s website first. You can easily put your query in the search bar and search for anything on the web. Put your query in the combined search bar and the results page will appear. Google is the default search engine.

Indeed, Google is the best search engine over the web but still if somebody wants to change the default search engine to something else instead of Google.

Here is the procedure that how to change the default search engine in Safari on your iPhone or iPad:

  1.       Tap on the settings icon to open settings.
  2.       Scroll down to Safari.
  3.       Tap on the very first label that shows Search Engine.
  4.       You can select any of the search engines from Bing, Google, DuckDuckGo or Yahoo!
  5.       Close the settings app and close the Safari if it is opened in the background.
  6.       Restart safari browser and use the combined search bar to search anything. Now you will be directed to the results page of the search engine that you have selected.

You can use only the four search engines as your default search engine (Google, DuckDuckGo, Yahoo, Bing). But keep in mind that you can use Safari with any of the search engine simply by typing the URL into the search bar and tap on the share to add a bookmark and can easily save your desired page as a bookmark.

DuckDuckGo is an interesting search engine and you can try it if you are conscious about your privacy. It is a new search engine that was launched in 2008. DuckDuckGo emphasizes your privacy and easy to use as well.

                                   

How to fix Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus that won’t turn on

Power related problems are common issues that can be faced by many Smartphone owners. Here we are giving some tips to you that how you can troubleshoot your Samsung Galaxy S6 plus that is not responding or turning on.

Here are some helpful steps for those who want to troubleshoot their Smartphone.

Step 1: Force Restart Your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus

The first thing you should need to do is to restart your Smartphone. Firmware plays a major role regarding this problem and you will need to rule the firmware first because if your phone crashed and you don’t know the reason, you cannot fix the problem on your own because you will be unable to charge or turn on the phone.

You cannot remove the battery of Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. So, the simple procedure cannot be applied on it and it is a little complicated now. A new feature has been introduced by the Samsung Engineers; a combination of keys can be used to restart your phone.

If you want a force reboot, you have to press and hold the volume down and power button together for at least 20 or 30 seconds or until your phone restarts. This procedure will perform the imitate battery disconnect which in turn is equal to the battery pull.

This procedure will fix the phone if the phone was just frozen.

Step 2: Try To Charge Your Phone

If your phone is not responding to the force reboot procedure, then there might be a possibility that the battery was exhausted completely. You should need to plug in the charger and check if the phone is responding.

It will help to figure out if there is a problem with the hardware or not. The LED indicator will give you an idea that your phone is detecting the current or not and the usual charging sign will also be displayed on the screen if your phone is responding to the current.

If there appears no sign then there is some issue with the phone’s hardware and there is no choice for you except sending your phone for replacement or repair.

Step 3: Boot The Phone In Safe Mode

If your phone is showing the charging sign, then let the phone to be charged for at least 10 minutes before you try to turn it on. If the phone is still not responding, then you should try to boot it up in safe mode.

  1.       Press the volume down and power button together and hold the both buttons for at least 20 to 30 seconds.
  2.       Release the power button once the Samsung logo appears on the screen but don’t release the volume down key.
  3.       Your phone should need to keep on booting up and you will be provoked to unlock the phone.
  4.       A text “Safe Mode” will be displayed at the lower-left corner of the mobile’s screen if your phone is booted in safe mode.

Step 4: Wipe Cache Partition

There is a possibility that a third-party has caused some clashes in the system which results in crashing the system. If the safe mode procedure failed then try to boot up your phone in recovery mode and if the phone is booted up in the recovery mode, wipe the cache partition. 

  1.       Press and hold the Volume up, Home key and power button together at the same time.
  2.       Release the power button once the phone vibrates but don’t release the Volume up and home key.
  3.       Release the Volume up and home key once the Android System Recovery Screen appears.
  4.       Use the volume down key for scrolling to ‘Wipe Cache Partition’.
  5.       Use the power key for selection.
  6.       ‘Reboot System now’ will be highlighted once the wipe cache partition is completed.

 Use the power key for restarting your phone.

How to Use S6 Edge+ in Private Mode

 

        We all have been living in the era of smartphone, but the consistency between different smartphones has always been there. People have been looking for a phone that could give them an edge over others. With the launch of Samsung S6 Edge Plus, people were attracted to the unusual design of the phone. Its’ curved edges and innovative features make it unique in the market. Well, the excellent performance of the mobile phone is worth the price you pay. It has a 4GB built-in RAM, 32 to 64 internal storage and the bigger screen with the rounded corners. It is not something to be missed.

You might not know about its’ different modes that can be activated to enjoy the other features of the phone.

So, let’s take about the private mode of the phone.

Steps to activate the private mode:

There are certain steps to activate the private mode and they are given as:

  •          Go to the Apps from the Home screen of S6 Edge+
  •          Go to the “Settings”
  •          In “Settings”, you’ll get to see the “Personal” panel. Tap the “personal” panel to get more          options
  •          Go through the options in “Personal” panel, and click on “Privacy & Security” menu
  •          In the “Privacy & Security” menu, you will see the option of “Private Mode”
  •          With opening the “Private Mode”, there will be a dialogue asking about “Confirm” or “Cancel”
  •          Press “Confirm” to proceed further
  •          At the upper right corner of the current mode, there will be a slider asking about to activation of Private mode on the phone
  •          Next to it, there will be four options such as PIN, Pattern, Passwords and Fingerprints
  •          Then go with the flow for completing the procedure
  •          Set PIN, Password, Pattern or Finger print from the option
  •          After selecting from the options, click OK. It will activate the private mode

 

Steps to hide contents in Galaxy S6 Edge+:

Once the private mode has been activated, you will be able to hide images, videos, voice recordings and other data that is important for you. Here are some of the steps to hide content in Samsung S6 Edge+:

  •          Go to Apps from the Home screen
  •          Go to the Gallery where all the pictures are saved
  •          Go to the desired album and hold an image, you’ll see a check mark over the image.
  •          Click for more options
  •          Go through the list of options.
  •          Tap on “Move to Private”
  •          The desired data has been sent to the hidden content folder of the phone.

The procedure will be followed for other type of data to be hidden. But after hiding the desired content, images, videos, voice recordings, you are supposed to disable the activated “Private Mode” from settings. But once you are in Private Mode, your phone is secure and you can enjoy your content. 

iPhone 7, iOS 10, Apple Watch 2: Top Apple predictions for 2016

Top apple predictions for 2016

 

            The year 2015 saw some of the finest launch of products by Apple Incorporation. People went crazy when the Apple Watch was launched and introduced a whole new ways to operate this tech savvy gadget.  We have also witnessed the successful launch of iPhone 6s and 6s plus and have seen how the phones were celebrated having the first 3D Touch technology. We also saw the release of iPad Pro as a first generation product and similarly Apple launched its new TV in the same year. Thus, people are all geared up for 2016 and there is a high speculation over the range of products and its specification which Apple is set to launch in coming months.

1.     iPhone 7

Among all the Apple products there can be no dispute on considering iPhone 7 as the most anticipated phones of the year 2016. We have already seen how Apple has taken the markets by storm with the introduction of first 3D Touch Technology. Therefore we expect that the company will further build on this feature and capture its market by the launch of iPhone 7. Tech watchers are expecting Apple will take huge leap in department of design. They are predicting that the new phone will remove the 3.5 mm headphone jack and its thickness will be between 6.0mm to 6.5mm. Also there are reports that Apple will improve the camera, incorporate wireless charging and will design a waterproof model. The most important change that is speculated is that iPhone 7 will enlarge its display size by deleting the home button and make it an edge to edge screen.

2.     iOS 10

Apple launched a much needed upgrade of its mobile Operating System (OS) in September with release of iOS 9. The new OS was generally well received by the users despite having some minor glitches in the software. Consequently Apple is believed to upgrade its operating system with iOS 10. The upgraded version will possibly have the ability to hide default Apple apps and users will have option to download apps from third party. Similarly there is huge prediction that iOS 10 will have Home app to connect all the Home kit compatible products scattered around your house.

3.     Apple Watch 2

After the success of Apple Watch it can be said that the company will be encouraged to launch Apple Watch 2 and its release is speculated in March with iPhone 6c. The new watch will add new features like GPS and the watch will be water resistant, which was overlooked in the older version. We expect that Apple will take the focus on health on a next level and add many more sensors and doodads.

Thus it will be great year for the tech savvy people who will be able to get their hands on some of the coolest gadgets and will see a significant improvement of Apple’s range of products. So brace yourself and keep your stakes high as Apple never disappoints its loyal customers.