Forum discussion tagged with phone.
  1. jtk459

    [SOLVED] Another app is using the microphone?

    I just upgraded my phone to a Galaxy S23 Ultra today and when I tried to use an audio recorder app it tells me "Another app is using the microphone" so I went into permissions and made sure it was the only app with permission but it still gives me the same message. does anyone know how to fix this?
  2. J

    Question Facebook shows as phone on my laptop ?

    Suddenly Facebook shows up as a phone on my Acer Chromebook 315. I just realized I can open it as a new tab and it opens normally. What do I do? Another problem I ran into last night was with my Seagate One Touch external hard drive , or should I open another thread for help with that ? I...
  3. Baraa_Al Turk

    WhatsApp access without SMS code?

    Hello everyone, I currently have 2 WhatsApps, and my main WhatsApp is linked with my old number which is no longer working. and today I've reached a point where i need to reinstall WhatsApp for some reason (long story). Now I'm still not locked out from my main WhatsApp, i still have access to...
  4. Sneaky666

    Question What kind of phone cable is this?

    Hi I'm trying to convert my phone line into ethernet cables, but I'm trying to figure out how to do it. I read that you need cat 5+ cables to use for decent speeds. But when I look in the closet box, I see a strange cable that has 6 wires inside. orange with white stripes white with orange...
  5. Digital Dictator

    Question My phone used to connect to my drone remote via USB, but now it doesn't ?

    So I have a DJI mini SE drone and my phone is a Moto G Stylus. Used to have no issues with this and out of nowhere I just can' t seem to get my phone to even proc the USB in the system notifications where it will ask how you want whats plugged in to be associated with what and such. When I plug...
  6. S

    Question Does turning on hotspot for your laptop use up more data than if just your phone was using mobile data?

    If you loaded up a website on either the phone or the laptop using data/hotspot, would they take the same amount of data to do so? Is hotspot slower than using the mobile data on the phone itself, or should it be the same? In general are laptops faster in loading sites compared to phones if...
  7. D

    Question I want to control my sister's phone

    Hey guys, my sis is 10th grade and her school friends are alcoholic and weirdos, so i wanna protect her from these dangerous kids. I don't know how but 'can i download any apps or programs to see inside her phone on my computer? Can i even do that if there are tutorials about that would u drop...
  8. B

    Question Problem connecting office phone to Ooma Telo

    I just purchased the Ooma Telo and created my account and went thru the setup steps using the mobile app. Initially, the purple light was continually blinking for several hours which indicated it was downloading software. I unplugged and let it restart and after several minutes the status light...
  9. Unique Turtle

    Question iPhone will connect to WiFi extender but not to the router itself ?

    The title explains the problem, iPhone 11, internet on it was working fine, then suddenly, when I go to settings to see whats happening, the actual router has the loading icon next to it. However, I can connect to the extender of the router on my phone, I've troubleshooted to the max I believe...
  10. M

    Question Phone error message on Windows 10 laptop when my phone isn't connected to laptop ?

    Galaxy S9+ "The device has either stopped responding or has been disconnected" This error message pops up on my PC screen just out of nowhere. And they pop up more than 10 error message boxes. I first saw this error message a week ago when I connected my Galaxy phone and then disconnected it...
  11. M

    Question Screen Ghosting in honor 10 lite

    Hi, I know this is not the best place to ask but i only use this site for tech stuff. Anyways the screen start clicking at random time in the lower part, specifically the lower right corner (In the keyboard its the dot button). The ghosting happened shortly after the phone was cracked in the...
  12. N

    [SOLVED] Recommendations on usb mic for phone calls from PC

    I frequently use the "Your Phone" app to send texts and make phone calls from my PC. Love it - however my current desktop setup relies on the built-in mic on my old webcam as the input mic, as that's all I got. I generally get complaints about this mic when trying to make calls that it sounds...
  13. P

    [SOLVED] Landline phone socket replacement

    Hi, I have some issues with my phone/internet and I'm not very familiar with the hardware involved. In my living room I have a square socket built in to the wall. Going into there I have a splitter which directs one side to my landline telephone and one to my router/modem. The connection going...
  14. Z

    [SOLVED] Sound predominantly coming out of left earphone

    Not sure what caused this issue, but suddenly my right earphone on my Audio Technica M50xBT has been much quieter than normal (I use them with the wire when gaming on my PC). I tested them wirelessly and on my phone and they worked fine. Both earphones have the same balance, but the right...
  15. K

    Question phone recovery after liquid damage

    yesterday my phone got soaked in hand sanitiser(%70 ethyl alcohol %30 purified water). I immediately took it out but it wasnt damaged screen had a blue- purple vapory thing on it but phone seems fully working .So i got confused and closed the phone it never boot again.I searched online and in...
  16. A

    Question Broken phone data recovery?

    I have a huawei p20 pro that has a completely broken screen, I need to get the photos off of it or use huawei phone clone but that isn’t as important. I got an otg connector and plugged the phone into a monitor and used a mouse it worked but the display would cut out every few seconds, any idea...
  17. R

    [SOLVED] iPhone 8 Battery

    Hello, A few months ago on Christmas, I got a new IPhone 8. I am a fanatic and psycho about the charging so I make sure I use the apple charger that it comes with, and I have been keeping up with the charging. I let the battery go to about 30%, maybe a bit under, and in the morning I charge it...
  18. R

    [SOLVED] Phone charging... IPhone 8

    Hello, On Christmas, I got a new iPhone 8. And i have been charging it in the morning and i let it charge to about 85 percent, and then i unplug it at about 30 or 28 percent. It varies sometimes though. I have heard this is good for the battery life and cycle. I also heard that it is good to...
  19. C

    Question My wifi speed is really slow compared to phone and other devices

    So we just got 500mbps speed but it was already slower than my phone before. I just got a new wifi card didn't help my speed im getting on speedtest is 100 my phone is 400+. When i reset my pc it fixes it im so confused.
  20. M

    Question Bluetooth issues

    Hello, I bought a Bluetooth adapter for my pc recently, to play wireless. It works great with my PS$ controller, however when I try to connect my phone to my PC, it doesn't work,m they pair but no connection is established, I think the problem is from the phone, but I can connect it to any other...
  21. J

    [SOLVED] Does IEMI unblocking wipe the phone?

    Hi all, basically I lost my phone and decided it was gone forever, I took the usual steps through the android find my phone and erase, blocked the IEMI and sim. Just wondering if someone were to find this and take it to a dodgy phone shop to get it unblocked, would the process (if anyone is...
  22. searay12399

    [SOLVED] Datasheet for LG VX-6000 phone?

    Hi, I am a data recovery engineer. I am currently doing a recovery on two LG VX-6000 phones. They both will not turn on or power up. I am wanting to do a chip off and read the memory chip, but I cannot find any sort of information on the phone's board online whatsoever. I am looking for a...
  23. OrdJk

    what phone is better between the I phone xs max vs the s10 plus ?

    If you have a strong opinion about one over the other then tell me most of the points you have against the other phone. Thanks :)
  24. A

    Question Webcam that can be controlled via phone. Recommendations?

    Hi I am seeking recommendations for a webcam that I can control via my phone. This isnt for security. I am looking to use it to livestream my film shoots but I would like to be able to operate it remotely turn on or off, stream on or off. This is because I am kind of busy with other stuff...
  25. T

    Question No data on my samsung s7

    Hi all! Thank you for taking the time to read this! I bought google Fi phone service, and I bought a samsung galaxy s7 unlocked from amazon. The first night I got the phone everything went well, I put the SIM card in, got it activated and the phone worked fine besides it only having 1 bar. The...
  26. X

    [SOLVED] Trying to revive a dead Samsung Galaxy S4

    Hello everyone, not sure if this is the right place but i need any advice or help possible. So i have an old Samsung Galaxy S4 i used 2-3 years ago but then one day it died on me suddenly, back then i didn't care and just got a new phone and never tried fixing it, but starting from a couple of...
  27. extreme_noob

    Question EDP controller compatibility

    I'd like to convert a 540x960p panel from an old Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini into another display, perhaps just to monitor temps and clocks. The display has 25 pins, but I can't find any edp controller boards which can use 25 pins. Is there any other way to do this? I would understand if there...
  28. J

    [SOLVED] 1st android phone

    I currently have an iphone and I have wanted to try an android phone for a while but unlike iphone there are so many I don't know where to start. I have been looking at the oneplus 7 pro, the galaxy note 9, and the pixel 3.If anyone has any other recommendations for an android phone I would be...
  29. Ak74Egy

    Question Very Weird Phone Hack

    Hi Everyone, So today I got hacked, but it was very weird, at first I thought only my facebook account was hacked because there was a random post on my wall that I didn't make, so I setup a new password, trusted friends and two step authentication, but I noticed that the post created contained...
  30. J

    [SOLVED] I hear my footsteps trough my phone

    Hello, so I just noticed that whenever I step, I can hear it trough my phone. My speaker volume is turned to 0 so it's probably coming trough the speaker that you can hear calls from. Does anyone have any idea why this is hapening?
  31. W

    Question [Samsung J7 Pro] Won't let me move apps/games to SD card

    Android version 9 One UI version 1.1 I've had this phone (J7 Pro) for about 2 years. The phone comes with 16GB of internal storage, well... that got filled up quite quickly considering about 5GB is for RAM. Anyways I got a 64GB SD Card a while back. I can move some apps to the external storage...
  32. C

    [SOLVED] WiFi device count

    Hello, I am wanting to figure out what I need in a router to support a certain number of devices. In theory can I have up to 100 phones connected simultaneously to a router? And does it need to be a specific router? Will the speed still be decent for the important ones if the other 90 are...
  33. M

    [SOLVED] Phone Screen Black Unless you adjust brightness

    This is going to be a little tough to explain... Starting from the beginning -- I have a Samsung Galaxy S9. A couple months ago, there was a software update which I went ahead, downloaded and tried to install. During the installation, the phone got very hot and the screen turned black with a...
  34. editor1

    [SOLVED] Is it safe to buy use'd phone's an/or tablet's Android an/or Apple ?

    Hi I don't know wear to post this at. Hop this works. I don't want the chance of a keylogger or spy wear built in the firmwear. I want to buy a phone. And later I will buy a tablet. Should I buy a brand new one, refurbished from the company, or any one know of a way to buy a used one (apple...
  35. J

    Question Can't connect to a wifi even if my password is right.

    The building beside us has strong wifi and it is free until they decided to protect it with a password. And then, since our neighbor knew the password, they gave it to us. For the first few weeks, we were connected on the building's wifi. Until one day, the wifi's strength has weaken. I can...
  36. AleksiDj52

    Question Can i charge my phone from my laptop with USB Type C?

    Hello everyone, first of all my English is not that good so i hope you understand what i say. The title is not well written but i didn't want to write much but i'll explain it better here. Because i'm leaving abroad in 20 days from now and i'll be getting my phone and laptop on the road. The...
  37. editor1

    Question What should I do about cleaning network ?

    Hi I had a home invasion and no items stolen. There was evidence that the person sat down in pc chair. My acct's have been messed with. I keep all of my accts and passwords on a text file. So its either data theft or keyloggers. I have OMV NAS(Odroid SBC), 2 tablets, mifi Router(at&t cellular...
  38. LordVile

    Question I know nothing about cameras

    Looking for a camera, could be a small digital or DSLR that’s simple to use for taking on holiday etc and will be better than my iPhone. ATM I’m looking at a Sony compact digital one (link below), but wondering if anyone more knowledgable can help because I don’t actually know what’s good, what...
  39. B

    [SOLVED] Cat5E phone line converting it to LAN; how?

    Good thing my handyhuman (I’m sorry but PC has gone crazy. My Word spellchecker suggested I change handyman to repair person. My wife suggest handyhuman. I chose her.) didn’t show this week. I did some more exploring and found that my phone lines are CAT5e. So off to Tom’s Forums and I found...
  40. M

    Question Phone won't use extra space from newly installed SD card.

    Installed the card into my Android Smart Phone and formatted it and the phone seems to recognize the card but my phone is still saying "You're dangerously low on space" and I cannot download anything or even receive e-mails due to this. Any help would be great! Cheers, Mike