8 Android Settings You Need To Turn Off In 2021

Hi Guys and welcome to 123myit. In this video, we will show you how 8 Android settings that you should turn off in 2021. Guys I’m going to show you some Android settings that you should turn off straight away. These settings are designed to take the load off your phones CPU which will speed your phone up or save the battery life. Or it will increase the privacy on your phone which you should really consider to start doing if you are not doing this already.

I am using a Samsung Phone, but if you are using a different phone, it might look a bit different the settings will be the same. Let us go into the settings of your phone. It you cannot find the settings button you can just do a search for it at the top.

Device Scanning – Android settings you need to turn off

The first thing to turn off is nearby device scanning. This sets your phone to scan for nearby devices. This is constantly running so if you turn it off it will save battery power. You can find it under Connections, More connection settings and nearby device setting just turn that switch off.

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Device Scanning

Next, you can turn off usage and diagnostic’s settings. This is information that is being sent to Google or Developers when you not using your phone and it chews up battery life. To find it go to Settings, Google and Tap the 3 dots in the top right and tap Usage and Diagnostics. Then just toggle the button off. Saves your battery life and cellular data.

Ads Personalization – Android settings you need to turn off

Next setting is turning off Ads Personalization. This is a funny one, have you ever been talking about something and then all of a sudden and ad for that starts popping up on your phone? This data is collected and sent to ads networks so they can send you more relevant ads. Its too creepy in my opinion. To turn it off go into settings, Google, Ads and then you need to turn this one on to Opt out of Ads Personalization.

Next, we will talk about Turning off Improve accuracy with WIFI and Bluetooth scanning. If you turn these two settings off you will save a ton of battery life. You will find it under Settings, Location and tap Improve accuracy. And toggle the WIFI and Bluetooth buttons off. Great so now your phone will not be constantly scanning and your GPS will still work no problems there.

Location History

The next one if Google location history. This is a list of all the locations you have been. Its simular to iPhone significant locations where is saves a long list all the places you have been. It’s a bit too weird for me. You will find it under location and Google Location History, Tap on Location History, scroll to the bottom and press pause. Cool its been turned off now.

Now this next one I do not have on my phone but you should check if you do. It’s called Network Data Analytics. In addition, can be installed by your Carrier or Service Provider. You can find it under Settings, Location and it will be sitting down the bottom of location. Go into it and at the top of the screen, you should be able to turn it off.

Restricting Background Data

The next thing we want to talk about is Restricting Background Data for Specific apps. If apps are constantly sending data then it will chew up battery life. To find it go to Settings, Apps and then Tap on your app you want to change, for example Bixby routine. You should see Mobile Data go into that and then Turn off Allow background data usage.  DO this for any apps that you don’t think you need. It will save you battery life and cellular data.

The next setting is important and it is called Turn off install unknown Apps. Have you ever installed a game or another app and all of a sudden, you are getting nasty pop-ups? Then this setting might help. What it does is it blocks your apps from installing other apps from unknown sources. Which could ransomware or malware. So go into Apps menu and then tap the three dots and tap special access. If it is turned on, just go ahead and toggle it off. Allot of the time an app will ask for permission and you might not understand that it is turning this on. So now you do!

Background Apps

The last setting we will talk about is choosing which Apps will run in the background of you phone even when you’re not using it. To do this one we need to enable Developer mode by going to Settings, About Phone. Then tap on Software information and tap on build number seven times. You will see the Developer mode enabled message. Go back to the Settings page and on there you will see a new setting Developer options. Tap that and scroll down until you find Background Check.

Ok I do not have any apps in here because it’s a new phone. However if you do, go through and turn off any apps you don’t need.

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Make your Phone Number Private on Android in 2021

Hi Guys and welcome to 123myit. In this video we will show you how to make your phone number private on Android in 2021. Ok Guys if you want to call someone’s phone but you don’t want your number to display on their phone then this video will help. There is a few ways you can hide your number so let’s get started.

Hide your number – private on android in 2021

If you just want to hide your number on a single call. The you can dial a prefix before your dial then number. So for example my prefix in Australia is #31# and then the phone number I am calling. Remember this is for a single call so you would have to type your prefix every time. As always test this to another phone before you make that important call.

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If you want to make your phone private on all calls then tap on phone and then tap the three dots. If you don’t have the three dots. Just go into the Settings Then Call Settings on your Phone. On my Samsung I tap on Supplementary services and then show caller id and then hide number. Other Android phones might be different. You might have Operator’s Call Settings, Additional Settings, and Owner number. If you can’t find it there then try one of these other locations for different Android phones. Ok before we call that crazy person lets test it to another phone to make sure its hidden.

Awesome its working your number is coming up as No Caller ID or it will Show as private number.

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Transfer Data iPhone to Android 2021

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Transfer Data iPhone to Android 2021

Hi guys and welcome to 123myIT. In this video, we will show you how to Copy data from iPhone to Android 2021. Ok Guys so we are going to copy the data from your iPhone to iCloud and then download that data to your Android device. This will copy data such as Contacts, Messages, and Free apps, Photos, Videos and Documents. We will use WIFI so make sure both devices are on WIFI. In addition, this should with most Android phones, the process will be similar but you might have to work out which copy software to use. Ok let us start.

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Sign into iCloud – iPhone to Android 2021

On your iPhone go into settings scroll to the top and sing into iCloud with your Apple id.

Once you are signed into iCloud, the next step is to do a Backup to iCloud. To do this tap iCloud and then scroll to the bottom and tap on iCloud Backup. This is where you would tap backup now to start the backup. However before you do this lets go back and select what we want to backup remember you will be copying this to your Android device.

Ok I am going to go in and turn off anything that I do not want to backup. Ok once finished there is a few more options to turn off.

Turn off Two Factor Authentication – iPhone to Android 2021

You need to turn off Turn off two-factor authentication if you have that turned on. To do this go out of settings and into Safari and browse to appleid.apple.com. Once there sign in with your Apple ID and password. Log into your account tap on Security, then scroll to the bottom, and turn off two-factor authentication. As you can see, I do not have it turned on.

The next step is to turn off find my iPhone. This is helpful if you want to sell your iPhone afterwards. Go Back into settings, Tap Apple ID and then tap on Find my. Find my iPhone is turn on tap to turn it off. Enter your apple id and then turn it off.

Turn off iMessages

The last step is to turn off iMessages. This will stop your phone number from being linked to your Apple ID. Tap on find my, tap on Apple ID, tap on Settings. Scroll down and find messages. Then just toggle off iMessages. Go back into settings and back into iCloud again. Tap iCloud. Again, go down to iCloud backup. Tap backup now to start the iCloud backup. Depending on how much data you have this might take a while. Head over to your Android device and start up the restore software. This is a Samsung S20 so the software is called Smart switch.

You can find it in the menu or if you are on other Android devices look under Settings and then Accounts and Backup or the Backup area of your Android device. Always tap update.

Transfer Data

Tap on Receive data and then Tap iPhone since we want receive the Data from the iPhone. You want to connect wirelessly to iCloud. The backup has finished on the iPhone now so you can close out of it. Tap done to log into your iCloud on your Android device.

Awesome it should now show you a list of data that you can copy across to your Android device. Just deselect anything that you do not want. Great it will give you other options to copy data to your Android device. Tap next down the bottom. It’s give you a warning about turning off iMessage which we already did. Then tap go to the Home screen and check if you data copied across by going into your Android device.

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Transfer Data Android to Android 2021

Hi Guys and welcome to 123myit. In this video, we will show you how to Transfer data from Android to Android in 2021. Ok Guys If you are transferring data from any Android device to Samsung then you will be able to transfer Calls, Contacts, Messages, Calendar, Apps, Photos, Videos, Music and Documents. If you are transferring from Samsung to other devices, you will be able to transfer Contacts, Calendar, Photos and Videos.

Getting Started – Android to Android 2021

Let’s get started.

First, up we are going to transfer data from Samsung S20+ to a Samsung S21 phone and we are going to use an app called Smart Switch. Smart switch will work with most Android phones. However, if it does not fast forward to the 2:36 mins mark and I will show a different app to use if Smart switch does not work for you.

 Most Samsung phones will have the smart switch app already installed under Settings > Accounts and backup. But if you can’t find it on your device you can download it from the Google play store.

Update if you get prompted – Android to Android 2021

I already have it installed so I am going to tap update then open and do the same on your other Android device. Tap continue and then allow. Tap on send data from the phone you want to Transfer the data from. Make sure both phones are on the same Wi-Fi and tap wireless. Both phones have found each other tap Allow if you are prompted.

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Using the Smart Switch software in 2021

Your Android phones should then work out what data it can copy across. Go ahead and choose what you want to transfer across and deselect anything you do not want to copy across. If you scroll down you should also get an SD card option.

Select your data you want to Transfer over

I am going to deselect everything and transfer across my Calls, Contacts, and images. When you are done tap transfer.

 Awesome all your stuff is copied across now. Let us transfer back the other way now. We are going to use an app called Copy my Data. You can download it from the Google play Store. I have already downloaded it so I will just open the app. Make sure you have it downloaded on both Android phones. Tap next on both devices. Tap to or from another device over WIFI. Select your device then select copy data to selected devices. Add in the pin number. Then tap next. Deselect any of your data you do not want to copy across. IF you get prompted tap allow on your other device. Congratulation you have just copied your data between two Android devices.

Tap finish on both phones and check if you data transferred across ok. If you have a sim card, you can also move it now.

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Transfer Data Android to iPhone 2021

Hi Guys and welcome to 123myit. In this video, we will show you two free ways to transfer your data from Android to iPhone 2021. There are two ways to transfer your data from Android to iPhone. The first way I will show you is recommended by Apple and way requires you to reset your iPhone. If you don’t want to reset your iPhone then fast forward to the 4:46 min mark and I will show you how to Transfer your data without resetting your iPhone.

What can your Transfer? Android to iPhone 2021

This video will help you transfer your contacts, message history, camera photos and videos. Web bookmarks, mail accounts, calendars and free apps.

The phones that we are using today are Samsung S21 and the iPhone 12 Pro.

The first step is to reset your iPhone.

Reset your iPhone – Android to iPhone 2021

Go into settings > General and scroll down to reset. Once you are there tap on Erase Content and settings.  Next Tap Erase iPhone. This will delete all media and data so do a backup first if you need too.

Once your iPhone has reset itself. Just follow the prompts and start setting it up again.

Next up connect to your WIFI and make sure your Android device is connected to the same WIFI.

Continue setting up your iPhone until you get to the Apps and data screen. Once you’re on the Apps and data screen. Go to your Android phone and download the move to iOS app from the Google play store. Play.google.com

Go ahead and tap install and when that’s done tap open. On your iPhone tap Move data from Android. Then tap continue, agree and then allow on your Android phone.

Could not connect error?

If you are getting  the could not connect error message make sure you turn on location services on your Android phone. You will find it under settings and location. Its important to turn that on. Here it is under Settings and location. Just toggle the button on and go back to the move to iOS app.

Tap continue on your Android device and then type in the code that you see on your iPhone. It now shows you the iPhone wifi. Tap continue. If it comes up again with the wifi to connect to just tap connect.

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Select the data you want and Transfer.

Ok great you are on the transfer data screen just deselect anything you don’t want to transfer and press Continue. Also here’s a Pro tip. If your transfer is taking to long stop the transfer and delete and photos and videos you don’t want from your Android phone. This will free up space and make the transfer faster.

Your Data is Transferred now!

Cool your data is transferred now. Tap done on your Android phone and you can close the app. On your iPhone tap, continue setting up iPhone. And then go ahead and set up your iPhone.

While you are doing that guys do me a favour and press the like button it shows everyone that this is a legit video. Thanks very much!

Awesome the last step here is to install your free apps. To do this you will need your Apple iD. Just tap add apps and then enter in your apple id. If you don’t have an apple id you can create one by going to the website applied.apple.com.

Download Free Apps

Your iPhone will start to download all your free apps for you. If you get the Apple iD Verification just tap settings and then enter in your Two Factor Authentication. This will pop up as a message on one of your other Apple devices if you have it or as an SMS on your phone.

If you swipe across you should see all your apps start to appear. If you didn’t get the prompt to Add Apps, then don’t worry, just go to the App store and download the Apps you need. You can also check if your if you photos messages and video copied across.

The second part of this video is if you don’t want to reset your iPhone. We will move the data with an App called, Copy my data. Open up the App store on you iPhone and download the copy my data app. Tap open and then tap OK to allow the app access to your data.

Download Google Play Store

Go to the google play store on Android phone and download Copy my data. I’ve already downloaded it so I will tap open. Go ahead and select what you want to copy. I don’t want contacts or calanders so I will deselect them. On your iPhone Tap next and on your Andriod phone tap next. Tap on to or From Another Device Over Wifi.

If you done everything right you should see the iPhone appear on your Android phone. Tap copy data to selected device. Enter the pin number from yoru android device onto your iPhone. On your Android phone deselect any data you don’t want to copy across. I don’t want contacts and calanders.

Awesome all your data is copied across now. If you have a SIM card you can move it across now too.

The last step is to tap finish and close your apps and then check if your photos and apps copied across. Cool there they are.

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Setup Your Own Google iPhone

Hi guys and welcome to 123myIT. In this video, we will show you how to setup your iPhone as a Google iPhone. Ok Guys I’m an Android user and I wanted to see if I could convert myself to use an iPhone by creating a Google iPhone and replacing all the Apple Apps with Google ones.

Before and After – Google iPhone

This is what you iPhone will look like before and after you change it to a Google iPhone. You don’t need to change all the Apps you could just change the Apps you want. For example, one of the reasons I have not changed to an iPhone is I really like the Google Assistant. Later in this video, I will show you how to setup the Google Assistant with the tap back function.

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What your Google iPhone will look like before and after.

Let get started. First I would need to transfer the data from my old phone to my iPhone. I already have a video how to do this and if you are interested, I will put a link in the description.

Download the Apps – Google iPhone

Next, you will need to download the Apps that you use from the Apple Apps Store. Because I used the Transfer to iOS app, some of my free apps will download automatically. Once you have some apps downloaded, you can start organising them. You can replace the safari with Google Chrome or in my case, I prefer the DuckDuckGo browser and I will show you why later in the video. You can also replace Apple music with YouTube music. To edit the home screen tap, hold, and then drag the icons to where you want them. Alternatively, you can tap and hold the app and drag it.

I have not downloaded YouTube music yet so I will do that now. Just tap to download it and once its downloaded drag It to wherever you want it.

DuckDuckGo – Google iPhone

Cool, now you have you main bar down the bottom sorted. Open up your browser so Chrome or Duckduckgo and set it as the default browser. The reason I use Duckduckgo is that it is a private browser so it doesn’t track you which is nice. In the top of Duckduckgo tap the cog icon and then tap set as default browser. This will open any links in Duckduckgo rather than safari. I will show you how to do this for the Chrome browser as well.

In the Chrome browser, tap the three dots tap Settings. Tap Default browser, Tap open Chrome settings. Tap on default browser App and select Chrome. You can see Duckduckgo is selected I am going to leave it on that. However, if you want to use Chrome select Chrome.

Replace Facetime

You can replace FaceTime with Google Duo. So tap and hold the App to remove it. Then go ahead and download Google Duo from the App store. I already have it downloaded so I will move it to replace FaceTime.

You can replace Apple Calendar with Google Calendar. Photos with Google Photos. So just, download them and drag them into place.

Swap out Mail for Gmail – Gmail is better anyway.

Delete Apple maps for Google Maps – Google Maps is better anyway.

Download Google App and replace it with Weather and Download Google Assistant to replace it with Siri. You can still use Siri however; we will set up Google assistant with the Tap Back feature. Which is just awesome. 

Ok while that is downloading lets change out the Weather app. Moreover, you can move the Google Assistant to the main screen.

Download Google Keep and replace notes.

Delete News and download Google News.

Replace Books with Play Books.

Delete unwanted apps

Go ahead and delete any Apps you are not using. Remember you can always download the App again if you need too.

All right swap Play Movies with Apple TV which we deleted earlier. Another good one is Android TV.

Moreover, you can replace the health app with Google Fit.

You can swap Apple Home with Google Home.

On the Second screen you can delete any apps you are going to use. You can replace files with Google drive. Delete ITunes store. Also remove Translate and delete Watch if you do not have an Appel Watch. Delete tips and Utilities.  Keep the Shortcuts icon because we will use that for the Google Assistant.

You can move your Google drive to the top to make it neater, then go back to apps store, and download Google Docs, Sheets and Slides. Tap and hold and bring them to the top so its neater.

GBoard the Google Keyboard

Go back to the Apps store and download Gboard, which is the google Keyboard. In addition, download Wear OS which is an App for your Apple Watch. To Setup Google Keyboard to to Settings General Keyboards and tap add a new keyboard.  Select Gboard and then tap on Gboard and toggle the Allow full access button. Cool you have just setup you’re Google Keyboard.

Setup Google Assistant

Let us setup Google Assistant. Open Google Assistant and login to it with your Google Account. Just tap no thanks and continue to get it started.

All right its working go back to the Home screen find the Shortcuts icon and tap to open it. Tap the plus icon and tap Add Action. You should see Hey Google down the bottom tap that and then tap the Next button at the top. Type in the name for the Action. I just type Google Assistant this will help you identify the shortcut when you add it to the tap back action.

Cool you have a short cut now for the Hey Google command. Let’s add it to the Tap back section. Go into settings accessibility Touch and scroll down to the bottom to where it says Back tap. If you double or triple tap the back of your iPhone it can do an extra command. Go into Double tap and scroll to the bottom. Under Shortcuts you will see the Google Assistant Shortcut we created earlier select that and watch the magic. If you double tap, the back of the iPhone the google assistant starts up.

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Move from Android to iPhone

Hi Guys and welcome to 123myit. In this video, we will show you how to move from Android to iPhone. There is two ways to move from Android to iPhone. The Apple recommended way requires you to reset your iPhone. If you don’t want to reset your iPhone then fast forward to the 4 min mark and I will show you how to move your data without resetting your iPhone.

This video we will help you move contacts, message history, camera photos and videos. Web bookmarks, mail accounts, calendars and free apps.

Resetting your iPhone the Official Apple Way – From Android to iPhone

The first step is to reset your iPhone.

Go into settings > General and scroll down to reset. Once you are there tap on Erase Content and settings.  Next Tap Erase iPhone. This will delete all media and data so do a backup first if you need too.

Once your iPhone has reset itself. Just follow the prompts and start setting it up again.

Next up connect to your WIFI and make sure your Android device is connected to the same WIFI.

Continue setting up your iPhone until you get to the Apps and data screen. Once you’re on the Apps and data screen. Tap move data from Android. Before you hit continue, go to your Android phone and download the move to iOS app from the Google play store. Play.google.com

Download the Apps Move to iOS – From Android to iPhone

I have already downloaded it therefore, I am going to press open. Tap continue, agree and then go ahead and tap allow.

Tap continue on your iPhone and on your Android device type in the code that you see on your iPhone. It now shows you the iPhone wifi. Tap continue. It comes up again with the wifi to connect to just tap connect.

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Transfer Data screen in move to iOS App

Ok great you are on the transfer data screen just deselect anything you don’t want to transfer and press Continue. Also here’s a tip if you have large video files it will take some time. So maybe delete any large video files you don’t need.

Cool your data is transferred now. Tap done on your Android phone and you can close the app. On your iPhone tap, continue setting up iPhone. Go ahead and set up your iPhone.

Install your FREE Apps

Awesome the last step here is to install your free apps. To do this you will need your Apple iD. Just tap add apps and then tap use existing apple id. And your iPhone will download all your free apps for you. If you get the Apple iD Verification just tap settings and then enter in your Two Factor Authentication. This will pop up as a message on one of your other Apple devices if you have it or as an SMS on your phone. Tap agree on the terms and then agree again.

If you swipe across you should see all your apps start to appear. You can also check if your if you photos messages and video copied across.

Don’t want to Reset your iPhone?

The second part of this video is if you don’t want to reset your iPhone. We will move the data with an App called, Copy my data. Go to the google play store on Android phone and download Copy my data. I’ve already downloaded it so I will tap open. Tap on to or From Another Device Over Wifi.

Open up the App store on you iPhone and download the same copy my data app. Tap open and then tap allow to give the app access to your data. If you don’t everything right yu should see the iPhone appear on your Andriod phone. Tap copy data to selected device. Enter the pin number from yoru android device onto your iPhone. On your Android phone deselect any data you don’t want to copy across.

Awesome all your data is copied across now. If you have a SIM card you can move it across now too.

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