The Plantronics Voyager Focus UC B825 is arguably one of the best business Bluetooth Stereo headsets available right now. The headset can connect to two devices simultaneously and can switch between the two Bluetooth profiles seamlessly. The device also comes with a charging station which as the same suggests, charges the headset. In addition to that, when the base charger is connected to a PC or a laptop, you can update the device firmware though the Plantronics Hub software. All in all, the device is easy to setup and most of the end users will not go beyond its basic functionalities. However, if you are stuck anywhere in the initial setup, this post should help you. In this post, we are going to talk about how to setup configure and troubleshoot Plantronics Voyager Focus UC. Read along to know more. [Read more…]
SQL Server Disk configuration settings are one of the most important aspects of SQL Server performance tuning. Typically, disks are one of the slowest parts of the entire SQL subsystem. Without proper disk configuration, SQL Server can slow down, increase locks and waits. It can also significantly increase the overall memory and CPU usage. In short, disk management and optimization are crucial for SQL Server performance. In this post, we are going to focus on just that. Read along to know more. [Read more…]
The Intex FitRist is manufactured by a Chinese OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) know as Shenzhen Chuangzhijieke Technology Co. Most of the features of this device are dependent on the companion mobile app. You would need to download the app from the respective Android Play or the Apple App store in order to configure it. Before we talk about the Rebooting Options in Intex FitRist, you need to keep the following points in your mind:
- If you “Double click” on the back button of the app, it will exit the app. To run the application in the background it is recommended to press the home button on the phone. This will ensure that the app continues to run in the background. This, in turn, ensures better application performance and minimal syncing issues.
- FitRist only supports the devices with Bluetooth Version 4.0 and above.
- The phone should have support for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).
- Call and message notification(s) are only supported in Android version.
- Supports Android Versions 4.3 (KitKat) to 6.0. Bluetooth Version should be at least 4.0 and above.
- Supports Apple iOS Versions 7.0 to 9.2. Bluetooth versions should be 4.0 and above.
Rebooting Options in Intex FitRist
Just like the Mi Band 2, the Intex FitRist also does not have a physical reset button. Unlike the Mi Band 2, the Intex FitRist band is also not tied to a Mi Cloud account. However, the device does bind with the account with which you Signed up and logged into the device initially from the App.
Here are the screenshots below:
Before trying to activate the Intex FitRist with another device, you either need to unbind or logout of the app. If you miss this step, you will not be able to pair it with another phone.
Rebooting Options in Intex FitRist: Looking Inside
We went ahead and opened up the device to look for options to reset the device. We did not find any options to do so. The main device was glued with the band using some sort of industrial adhesive. This clearly raises doubts about the water resistant capabilities of the device. See for yourself:
Inside the device, the Vibration buzzer is on the bottom and the 50 mah battery above it. All the wires are soldered onto the mainboard and there was no reset switch available. However, this step should not be tried since this voids the warranty and the water resistance capability of the device completely. However, this does turn off the device completely, but the hardware pairing is saved.
Hopefully, this gives you some additional insights to the Rebooting Options in Intex FitRist. For comments and suggestions, please write in the comment section down below.
The Intex FitRist is a health band available in India sold by Intex. This device is primarily for the domestic Indian market. The OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) of this device is believed to be Shenzhen Chuangzhijieke Technology Co from China. The Chinese company also builds different fitness devices for other brands like GoBand, GetFit Band, YourFitnessTracker, Haier Smart Band and many others. In this post, we will be focussing primarily on Setup Intex FitRist Band to Android devices. Read along to know more.
Today, Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi launched an official payment app called BHIM “Bharat Interface for Mobile“. The app is a part of the digital India push towards cashless payments. The app integrates with a customer’s bank account and phone number to enable secure payments. All transactions made on this platform uses the secure UPI network managed by the Government of India. Users can send money directly by scanning the barcode or using the recipient’s mobile number. The BHIM UPI app brings exciting new opportunities for India’s financial tech scene. If you want to get started with the BHIM UPI app, read along to know how.
Asus Zenphone series of smartphones are quite popular, especially in the emerging markets like India. This is primarily due to its low entry-level cost and great specs. The Zenphone Gen1 and Gen2 are powered by Intel Atom series of processors. This changed with the Zenphone 3 series which is currently out of scope for this discussion. Asus released these series of phones with a number of variations. Zenphone 5 came with 2110 MaH and the Zenphone 2 came with a 3000 MaH battery. This along with the ZenUI and a whole load of preinstalled apps caused a lot of battery drain issues. Users from around the world posted their poor battery experience on online forums. This brings us to the topic of discussion. After using both the Zenphone 2 and well as the Zenphone 5 for years, I guess I am qualified to answer this. I figured different ways to optimize the battery performance and in this post, we will talk about just that. Read along to know how to fix fast battery draining issue in Asus ZenPhone 2 and 5 series.
Fix Fast Battery Draining Issue in Asus ZenPhone 2
Even though the Asus Zenphone comes with a lot of preinstalled apps (Read: Bloatware) which keeps running in the background, you can stop this. The ZenUI has inbuilt functionalities to restrict apps from running in the background. You can safely choose which apps you would like to run in the background and which ones not. Here are the options below which you can follow.
#Option 1: Mobile Manager
The mobile manager is a new addition to the ZenUI and is accessible from the settings menu. When you swipe down from the top, you will be able to see “Mobile Manager” as the top right most menu button. Tap on that and follow the steps below.
Step 1: Tap on Settings>Mobile Manager>Tap on Optimize. This stops unnecessary background applications.
Step 2: Setup a shorter screen on time. 30 seconds should be optimal for this setting.
Step 3: Goto “Power saver” menu and select a power saving mode suited for your lifestyle. You can set your battery profile to “Power Saving” mode if you do not want your background apps to run in the background.
Step 4: Tap on the “Smart Switch” menu and select the option “Switch by Schedule“. You can use this option to enable power saving option in the off-peak periods. For example, during the night when you normally go to sleep.
Step 5: Tap on “boost” to temporarily flush out excessive Ram usage. This extends your battery life as well.
Here are the screenshots for your reference:
#Option 2: Asus Auto-start Manager
This option used to exist in the main settings page, Asus decided to move it and integrate it with Mobile Manager. In order to fix fast battery draining issue in Asus ZenPhone 2 & 5, the auto-start manager was the only option before. Using this app, you can choose to select which app to run in the background. We recommend you to only run the apps which you think is absolutely necessary to run in the background. You can open the auto-start manager in two ways.
- Option 1: Go to Settings>Battery>Tap on Top Right Hand Menu>Select to Open “Auto-start Manager“
- Option 2: Go to Settings>Mobile Manager>Permissions>Auto-Start Manager
Once Auto-start manager is opened, you can select and unselect the apps which you want to run the background. Tap on both the “Downloaded” and “Preloaded” options and repeat with the same steps. Here are the screenshots below:
The preloaded menu helps you to stop the unecessary background apps. These processes keeps on running from the time you activated the phone. These are some of the easiest and immediate steps that you can take to prevent your phone from draining out battery. I hope this was helpful. For any opinions and comments, do drop us a comment below in the comment section.
Airtel has quietly introduced a new feature in their “My Airtel” Android app. With the release of version 4.1.3 on the Google Play store, Airtel now provides 2 GB of free cloud storage. You can use this to backup your contacts, messages, photos, documents, and videos. You would need to enable mobile data between 1 AM to 5 AM to ensure data sync. You will NOT be charged for data usage for using this service which is a good thing. Read on to know more about how to backup your Airtel phone data. [Read more…]
Devices communicating over Bluetooth is not just a feature, but a necessity. With more and more devices communicating over Bluetooth, compatibility issues arises. Although these devices communicate over standardized Bluetooth protocols, their behavior isn’t. It is difficult (If not impossible) to test compatibility issues with all devices, especially for the Operating System vendors. Device anomaly is common and the end users face difficulties while operating them. Google’s mobile operating system Android is not exempt of these issues and this is what we will discuss in this post. Bluetooth issues date back to the initial editions of Android and till today, users have reported lots of issues online. In this post we talk about how to fix unfortunately Bluetooth share has stopped error message.
How To Fix Unfortunately Bluetooth Share Has Stopped Error
Initially, it is highly recommended to do the basic steps first and then move onto advanced troubleshooting (Rooting etc.). Especially for the basic users, rooting is not a good option, unless you know what you are doing. So, with expectations being set, here are the basic steps to perform to fix unfortunately Bluetooth share has stopped error message.
- Step 1: Ensure that your phone/tablet’s Android version is up-to-date.
- Step 2: Go to Settings and scroll down to the bottom. Tap on “About” and Tab on “System Updates“
- Step 3: Check and download if any updates are available.
Here are some screenshots for your reference. Do note that the menu options will differ for different Android ROM’s. In our example, we are using an Asus Zenphone 2.
- Step 1: Try pairing the Bluetooth device with another 3rd party phone.
- Step 2: If the Bluetooth device is also not pairing with the 3rd device, then the problem might be isolated to the Bluetooth device and not your phone. If the Bluetooth device is successfully paired with the 3rd device, then the problem can be isolated to your phone.
- Step 3: Go to your Phone Settings>BlueTooth>Unpair & Delete the device from the List. Try deleting the device from the Bluetooth device with which you are trying to pair your phone if possible. For example, In car audio systems, you can find the list of phones with which it is configured.
Try rebooting the mobile into safe mode. This might differ for different phone vendors. In our case, these are the steps:
- Step 1: Press and hold the power button while the screen is On. #Reboot
- Step 2: Press to hold the volume down button when the phone reboots.
- Step 3: Doing this will only load the default phone apps and services.
- Step 4: While the device is in safe mode, try pairing the Bluetooth device.
Note: Do note if the fix Unfortunately Bluetooth Share Has Stopped Error still persists.
#Option 4: Requires Root access!
Before proceeding, do note that this is an advanced step and users needs to proceed with extreme caution. Any wrong file modification may result in data loss or may void your phone warranty. Here are the steps:
- Step 1: Ensure that you install a File Explorer application to browse your root files.
- Step 2: Turn off Bluetooth first, and browse to “/datamedia/misc/bluedroid“. Look for the file called “bt_config.xml“
- Step 3: Create a backup of the file or rename it to bt_config.xml_old
- Step 4: Open the file in a text editor. Proceed to delete the devices listed under <N2 Tag=”remote”> and </N2>. You can leave the Bluetooth devices that you intend to keep.
- Step 5: Save the file as bt_config.xml in the same location. Try reconnecting to the device again.
This error is only experienced when devices running Android are exposed to a large number of unique hardware addresses (Including Bluetooth) which overwhelms the subsystem.
I hope that this was helpful. If the problem persists, go ahead and contact your phone manufacturer for any possible alternative solutions. Any comment, suggestions or feedbacks can be dropped below in the comment section.
As a user of Xiaomi based Mi phones with MiUi, you might be facing issues with your free Mi cloud storage space running out. In a different post, I have already explained the steps to prevent your photos from being uploaded on the Mi Cloud automatically. For users who already have a lot of photos on the Mi Cloud and want to download or clean up your photos from the Mi Cloud back to your phone or PC locally, this post is just for you. [Read more…]
Microsoft Word is a part of the Office suite of products from Microsoft. Currently, Word is available on multiple platforms in addition to Windows. Office for Mac, Mobile versions for Windows Mobile 10, Android and iOS are also available. However, as the title suggests, we would be focussing on Word 2013/2016 issues on Windows 7, 8.1 & 10. Since Microsoft Word is arguably the world’s most used “word processing” software, issues can arise and that is what we are going to address in this post. Common issues such as Microsoft Word Not Opening or responding can be easily solved by following a couple of steps. Read along to know more. [Read more…]