How to Factory Reset Your Android Phone?

Is your device lock with a password or pattern? Is your device working slow or not working properly like crashing apps and other problems?

Here’s the solution all you need about your phone, your phone have the option to be fixed by a factory reset.

What’s Factory Reset?

A factory reset is a master reset which restore your device to its original form by erasing all information in the device. There are two ways to reset your device first you can do it from device if your device isn’t locked with password or pattern, to reset phone from the device: go to Settings>Backup & Reset>Factory Data Reset> Reset Phone>enter your password/pattern>Erase Everything and wait about 1 or 2 minutes to let the device reset and start but if you can’t access to your phone (if it is locked with pattern or password then read the following article.

What’s the difference between the hard reset and soft reset?

Hard reset” is a factory reset or master reset that restore your device to its original form by removing all data stored in the device, you can do it in order to unlock the device, make faster your phone, fix app crashing or other problems and “soft reset” clears memory cache to clean memory and close all application to free up memory or end up device hangups. It can be also done just by restarting your phone, they both soft reset and restarting are the same.

Factory Reset Your Android Phone

Before we start, power off your device completely or take off the battery for some seconds if its stuck and can’t be shut down.

1. Boot the device in recovery mode, press and hold (Home+Power+Volume Up) until the device enters into the recovery mode. Now navigate to wipe data/factory reset by volume down button then press the power button to select wipe data/factory reset, it will take you to another menu.

Note: By factory resetting your phone, it will remove all your phone data stored in it and make sure to have backup your phone before resetting.

If the keys above doesn’t work then make sure that you’re using the right keys for your device. You can find the right keys for your device down here.

  • For Samsung Galaxy S2: Home  + Volume Up + Volume Down
  • For Samsung Galaxy S3: Home  + Volume Up + Volume Down
  • For Samsung Galaxy S4: Home + Power + Volume Up
  • For Samsung Galaxy S5: Home + Power + Volume Up
  • For Samsung Galaxy S6: Home + Power + Volume Up
  • For Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Home + Power + Volume Up
  • For Nexus 7: Volume Up + Volume Down + Power
  • Motorola Droid X: Home + Power
  • For Devices with Camera buttons: Volume Up + Camera
  • For Acer Tablets: Power + Volume Up
Recovery Mode & Select Wipe data or Factory reset
Recovery Mode

2. Go down to Yes – delete all data) through volume down button then press the power button to select it.

Select Yes
Select Yes

When the reset finishes, just press the home button to reboot your phone and start it.

Setup Your Phone After Resetting

When the phone reboot now start setting up.

  • Click Next on the startup screen.
  • Turn on Wi-Fi than choose a wi-fi network.
  • Read End user license agreement and Samsung terms and conditions then mark it, and tap Yes below and click Next.
  • Sign into your Samsung account or create a new account if you want or tap skip.
  •  Sign into your Google account then click Next.
  •  Click Next to the Google and your location.
  •  Type your full name and click Next.
  •  Create your Dropbox account or Sign in or click Skip.
  •  Manage key features and click Next.
  •  Type a device name and click Finish to start using your phone.

That’s all if you have any question regarding this ask through comments.


Top 5 Best Web Hosting Services for WordPress blogs

All bloggers want to host their site with a great web hosting service and there are many web hosting providers which seem to be working very well but actually some of them aren’t. You might have seen some web hosting sites such as Bluehost, Hostgator, Dreamhost and many more, the thing which is a bit confusing is where to host your blog, and to end this confusing follow up my idea here. The first step of building an excellent blog is web hosting, it is really important due to; web hosting is the foundation of a site and it causes a website to be speed, out of errors, let visitors be well enjoyed etc. It matters to a blogger effectively because of spending money and making readers happy so you can easy read my following post to start using the best web hosting services.

Many WordPress users have experienced Godaddy, Network solutions, Fatcow, inmotion, hosting services and have a bad experience due to some problems, but the following services that are mentioned below are the best web hosting services I have experienced.

Best Web Hosting Services for WordPress Blogs

1. Bluehost


It is one of the largest web hostings that has started in 1996 and is hosting well over 1.9 million domains. Bluehost is emerged with WordPress and is optimized hosting for WordPress. It cares about your website and website hosting the most. If you want to host your website then you’re in the right place, you can choose Bluehost for hosting your website without any problem

Bluehost offers a free domain and free site builders within the 24-hour support, it offers $3.49 monthly with secure and fast hosting, you can start your website web hosting now with Bluehost from here.

2. Hostgator


Hostgator is known as the best web hosting services which have lots of features. It’s powerful, reliable and easy to host, you can register domain too. You can register in Hostgator with 4,500 free website templates and 99.9 uptime guarantee and 50% price discount/ 24-hour technical support. In order to get the best features and great web hosting for your website, Hostgator can be the best place for you with free site migration and also Tactig is being hosted by HostGator so I can easily recommend this for your blog.

You can choose Hostgator hosting service and start blog hosting just from here.

3. SiteGround


SiteGround web hosting service is the easiest WordPress site setup with free WordPress themes and tutorials. It is servicing over 450,000 domains within the 24-hour technical support. You can install WordPress within one click installation and most of SiteGround users have good experience using this. You can try this web hosting with a free domain name and getting the best features just by clicking here.

4. Dreamhost


Dreamhost is a popular, fast and improved hosting service. It includes more reliable with 30GB of SSD storage and full technical support all time also includes automatic WordPress Install with any theme or plugin and domain free.

This service is voted best web hosting service by PC Mag and offers 30% off + a 97-day money back guarantee, if you’ve got choose this web hosting then start hosting your website now from here.

5. Kinsta


Kinsta is a powerful web hosting service, it focus and take care of your blogs. It might not be well known or you may haven’t seen it before but however, we don’t care about the popularity, we use it for the best service so you’ve got the main hosting service which provides free site migration, Content Delivery Network (CDN), client dashboard(analytics) and many more. They are hosting many websites and their clients are happy from hosting, your choice is the best and you won’t apologize.

If you’re hosting your website on another hosting services and getting any problem so I recommend you to move your site to the above web hosting sites, try out any of them you will experience the best out of it.

This was all about hosting services so if you have any question regarding this, use the comment form.


How to Backup or Restore WordPress from cPanel?

Every site owner wants to protect their site against all bad happenings like; hacking or any other problem that may cause to lose site data. By having a backup of your site, you will no need to fear even if your files are deleted from the server. There are different ways to backup your site, you can use either plugin or cPanel to backup of your site & you can restore it back from where you had backup suppose if you have backup using a plugin then you have to restore it from the plugin or if you have backup using cPanel then you have to restore it from panel. No worries, here’s we have all you need, let’s start backup WordPress site.

Backup WordPress Site Using cPanel

To start the backup of your WordPress site login to cPanel of your site just put /cPanel at the end of your site name then enter your username and password to login to it.

1. Navigate to Backup wizard from files section and click to open.

Select Backup wizard
Select Backup wizard

2. Now select Backup to backup your site.

Select Backup
Select Backup

3. Select Home directory, it contains your site database, contents, themes and other settings.

Note: You can also full backup your site, it contains huge files and full backup is used for moving your site to another server and can’t be restored through the system interface.

Select Home directory
Select Home directory

4. Tap Download to start downloading your partial backup. When the download appears, save it to your computer hard disk and wait until the download finish.

Tap download
Tap download

You can download MySQL Databases as well like downloading Home directory.

Restore WordPress Site using cPanel

1. Navigate to Backup wizard and click it then select Restore to restore the backup files.

Select Restore
Select Restore

2. Now select Home directory or MySQL Databases to restore.

Select to restore
Select to restore

3. choose the backup file to restore then click upload.

Restore backup
Restore backup

You can restore the MySQL Databases as well like the same. If you want to backup WordPress site using plugin, comment here to let us show you by another article.

If you have any question regarding this ask now.


How to Set up Parental Controls in Windows 10?

Childs are very important for all and everyone wants to secure their browsing and other activities in internet so now it’s easy to do in windows 10 just by adding the account into the family member in your PC settings so you can manage or set up parental controls and they can use the PC too. By setting parental controls in the windows, you can add kids and make browse safer, also you can view all activities of them and make sure that they don’t see misbehavior websites, apps or any games. To get more experienced and enjoy more features set up parental controls in windows so let’s start settings up parental controls in windows.

Set up Parental Controls in Windows

Before set up parental controls, you need to sign in with your Microsoft account in your PC and then start.

1. Go to Settings>accounts>Family & other users and click on Add a family member.

Settings – Add family member

2. Select Add a child and enter the email address of the person and click Next to send an invitation to join, if the person doesn’t have email address then click on The person I want to invite doesn’t have an email address. 

Note: You can also set up an adult to manage the Childs and work as an adult.

Add a child

3. Now enter the child’s name with an email address then type a password with the country and date of birth to create for it and click Next continue.

Create an account

4. To protect your child’s security more enter a phone number, it will be asked when you’ve forgot your password so you can reset it or you can also use an email by clicking on add an alternate email instead then type an email and click Next.

Enter no

5. In this step, read both the options and mark them if you want to let the child see and get offers and see Microsoft advertising and promotion using their account and click Next.

More info

Ok, it’s done and the account has been created successfully, now the child can log on to their account with their password anytime, click Close.

Account created

Manage Parental Controls in windows

  • All right, now you can manage their account easily by clicking on Manage family settings online.
Manage accout online

The account settings will be opened online so you can open it in Microsoft Edge browser.

  • When the page loaded select a child to manage.
  • Select Recent activity then turn on Activity reporting and to send the reports to you weekly enable it.

By turning this on, it will save the activities of the child and will be send to you weekly.

Activity reporting
  • To manage web browsing of the child, select web browsing then turn on block inappropriate websites then scroll down to allow or block websites manually.
Web browsing
  • Now to allow or block a website for the child, enter the website and click allow and to block a website, enter the website and click block.
  • The sites have managed clearly, now to manage apps and games select Apps & games then click Turn on blocking, on the page turn on Block inappropriate apps & games then scroll down to limit apps, games and media.

Specify the child age then, windows will automatically adjust apps, movies, games and others which are appropriate for 13.


Child Age


  • The last portion to set is to limit the screen times for the child, so to manage navigate to Screen time then click on Set allowed times, turn on Set limits for when my child can use devices and scroll down then set the times for the child to use.
Screen times

Block someone using this PC

To allow or block someone using this PC, go to Settings>Accounts>Family & other users then block the person you want.

Block user or child

Ok, that’s all, if you have any question regarding this ask here.


How to Reset Lost Passcode of iPhone or iPad?

Every iOS user may know or have experienced this because while using their phone sometimes they forget the passcode then don’t know what to do. As I have experienced it on my iPhone and found it to reset or bypass the passcode hardly. This is really hard to bear and no one wants to be in this situation but if you are in this situation then you’re in the right place. You might be thinking of the some questions, does resetting harm my device? No, resetting doesn’t harm your device, it just restore it to its factory settings. Can I get my files back again after resetting? Unluckily, you can’t get back your files because there’s no any other option to do, you can get your files back if you had already a backup of your phone then you can restore it. Can I backup my device after its locked with a passcode? Actually no, you can’t. The only way is to reset lost passcode of your device, so let’s reset lost passcode of your iPhone.

Reset Lost Passcode of iPhone, iPad or iPod

Step 1. connect the device to your computer through the cable then hold down home button with the power button for 10 or 20 seconds until the device restarts in recovery mode or iTunes logo appears then when the device gets into recovery mode, iTunes will be opened in your computer then click on Restore on the iTunes page.

Note: You need the latest version of iTunes if you have installed it in past then make sure you have updated it, if you don’t have iTunes or the iTunes latest version then click here to get it now.


Step 2. Now select Restore and update to confirm the restoring and updating device.

Restore & update

Step 3. Read all the important information guide carefully then click Agree.


After agreeing, iTunes will start downloading iPhone software, the downloading will take time depending on your connection and wait for the software download completes. You can unplug the device from the computer while downloading the software in iTunes but remember if the download failed due to slow connection or any other issue then you need to restart the downloading.

Note: You can’t restore your device until the software downloading doesn’t finish.

Software Downloading

step 4. After the downloading finished, your device will be restored automatically.

Notice: If your device doesn’t restored automatically then restart the device in recovery mode then go to iTunes in your computer then click on Restore>Restore and update and iTunes will start restoring your phone.

Resetting Device

Set up iPhone or iPad After Restoring

1. When the device restoring finished, the Hello page will appear on the screen then slide to set up the device.

2. Select a language

3. Select your country or region.

4. Now choose a WiFi network or connect to iTunes if your network is not available.

5. Enter the Apple ID which were used set up the iPad last time then click Next.

6. Click Enable Location services to allow Map, find my iPhone and other services.

7. Create a 4 digit passcode to protect your data from others then re-enter it again.

8. Now choose a backup method or set up as new iPhone.

By restoring, all your personal data and purchased content will appear on your device automatically.

9. To set up as a new iPhone sign in with your Apple ID to access all Apple services then click Next.

10. Read all the terms and conditions carefully then click Agree.

It may take few minutes to set up your device.

11. iCloud keychain keeps your credit card information secure on the devices you approve and they information in your keychain is encrypted and cannot read by Apple, to use this click Use iCloud Security Code or to disable it click Don’t Restore Passwords.

You can turn this on later from Settings if you want.

12. To help Apple improve its products and services automatically, click Send to Apple otherwise click Don’t Send.

To start using your device click Get Started.

Finally, your device has been successfully restored and setup completely.

If you have any question regarding this ask now.

Android Home

How to Set Up Your Phone to a TV Remote Controller?

Everyone wants to use their smartphones more and use it everywhere, but many people don’t know if they can use their smartphones as a TV remote controller. Here you can do it, it’s not only easy but also very flexible in your phone to use it as a TV remote controller every time. Peel Smart Remote now brings your smartphone as a remote controller but also you can use it to watch live or record any video you like. It can be used as a remote in TV, DVD Player, Projector, Air conditioner and more. So let’s start setting it in your phone.

Set Up Your Phone to a TV Remote Controller using Peel Smart Remote

Before start setting up, you need to download Peel Smart Remote from here, or you can Enable this in your phone if it is disabled, to enable: – go to Settings>Application manager>Peel smart Remote>Click on Enable. If you couldn’t find it in your phone then go to Play Store then search Peel Smart Remote and install it on your device.

1. Open Peel Smart Remote and click Start three times.

Peel Smart Remote

2. Select TV to continue. You can also choose other devices to set up but we will do it later.

Select Device

3. Select your TV brand then click Next.

Select Device brand

4. Now Point your phone at the TV then tap the button 1 to turn your TV on/off, after you press the button you will be asked if the button works or not then tap Yes if it worked or tap No if it doesn’t worked.

Note: If the button doesn’t works and you have answered no then the button will automatically changed to another button, try like this until the button works to your TV.

Tap button

After the remote works tap Yes then your remote will be added, click ok when the notification appears.

5. The remote has been successfully added in your phone, click Done to start using the remote.

Tap Yes if work

And your remote is now ready to use, so start using it from now and enjoy.

Remote successfully created

To set up a new remote for another TV, just click on + button then use the steps above.

If you have any question regarding this, feel free to ask here.

Mac OS

How to Install Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11 on VMware?

Hey, here’s how to install macOS High Sierra 10.13 step by step recently published, which might be coolest, check out this or you’ll realize!!

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Everyone wants to try the interesting Mac OS due to its great features but this is very difficult to do even after a lot of trying. This fantastic OS is either interesting to experience nor full of enjoyment features like latest apps, games or other working with it. The full installation of Mac OS on VMware is the best way to try this operating system and learn everything about Mac you’ve heard or seen, its not as hard as you think because in this guide I will show you how to install Mac OS X El Capitan on VMware, you can use this on VMware like using it on a computer then if you like to install it on your computer so we can help you install it by our next tutorial, let’s start.

Install Mac OS X El Capitan 10.11 on Vmware

There are several kinds or versions of Mac OS X, as we have talked about installing about Mac OS X Yosemite, Mac OS X Mavericks….

Before starting the installation, you need to download Mac OS El Capitan iso image and unlocker 208 from the links below.

Download Mac OS El Capitan(Google Drive)

Download Mac OS El Capitan(Utorrent)


After the downloading finished, extract them then install VMware from here, that’s ok if you have installed before.

1. Open Unlocker 208 then navigate to win-install and Run as Administrator.


2. Now open VMware and click on File>New Virtual Machine(Ctrl+N) then select Typical(Recommended) and click Next.

New VM wizard

3. Select I will install the operating system later and click Next.

Install Later

4. Now select Apple Mac OS X from operating system then select OS X 10.11 from version and click Next.

Guest OS

5. Name the virtual machine then select a location to install and click Next.

Name the VM

6. Specify the disk space then select Store virtual disk as a single file and click Next.

Disk Space
Disk Space

7. The virtual machine is ready to use now, click Customize if you want to add or remove something then click Finish to create the virtual machine.



8. When the virtual machine created, click on Edit virtual machine settings.

Note: Don’t start the virtual machine before the installation completes successfully otherwise the virtual machine installation will be failed then you have to do the steps from the first.

Edit VM

9. Navigate to Hard Disk then click Remove. After the Hard Disk removed click on Add then select Hard Disk and click Next.

VM Settings
VM Settings

10. Here you don’t do anything, let all the settings by default just click Next.


Disk type


11. Now choose use an existing virtual disk then click Next.


Select disk
Select disk


12. Click browse and choose the VMDK file from the extracted folder of downloaded Mac OS iso image and click Finish.

Select an existing disk
Select an existing disk

After finishing, you will be asked for converting the virtual disk, select keep existing format.

14. Now go to folder in which the virtual machine was created then navigate to the VMware virtual machine(vmx) and open it with Notepad.

Edit VM Files

15. Scroll down to the end and type Smc.version = “0” then press Ctrl+S to save it.

Enter Command
Enter Command

Now run the Mac OS X 10.11  virtual machine in VMware, it will start successfully then wait a minute to let Mac OS start.

Setting up Mac in VMware

1. When the virtual machine started, choose your country, if it wasn’t there then click on show all and select your country then click Continue.


2. Now select a keyboard layout, and click Continue.

Keyboard Layout

3. Choose Don’t transfer any information now then click Continue.

Transfer Information

4. Click Enable location services on this Mac because it will help improve abilities in your Mac.

Enable Location Services

5. Sign in with your Apple ID to use iCloud, iTunes, App Store, iMessage etc or choose don’t sign in then Click Continue.

If you don’t have Apple ID then here how to create an Apple ID without a credit card?

Sign in with Apple ID

6. Click on Agree.

Agree to Terms Conditions

7. Now personalize your Mac by filling out the details according to yourself then click Continue.

Create a Computer Account

After continuing, wait a moment to set up your account then it will be started.

OS El Capitan on VMware

That’s all about installing and settings up Mac OS X 10.11 on VMware.

If you have any question, suggestion, idea for improvement regarding this, feel free to ask us or check out this article which might solve your problem.

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How to Install Ubuntu 15.10 on VMware?

Ubuntu is a free open operating system which runs in all devices including smartphones, tablets. It’s one of the most popular OS which contains a wide range of software and apps. You can try this on your computer or VMware for experiencing with all default programs, so to install ubuntu use the following steps.

Read more about Ubuntu: Ubuntu OS

Install Ubuntu on VMware

Firstly you have to install Vmware, you can install it from here, that’s ok if you have installed before.

Now to start the installation process of Ubuntu, you need to download the ISO image from here.

To download ubuntu: Go to>Download>Ubuntu Desktop> Select 32-bit and click Download. After the download finished, so you’re ready to install let’s go.

#1. Open Vmware and click on File>New Virtual Machine(Ctrl+N) then select Typical(Recommended) click Next.

New VM wizard

#2. Select installer disk image (iso) then click browse and choose the ubuntu iso image and click Next.

Select ISO Image file

The system will automatically detect it.

#3. Now specify the OS by selecting the type and version and click Next.


Specify OS


#4. Name the virtual machine then select a location to install there and click Next.

Name the VM

#5. Now specify the disk capacity or let it by default then click Next.’

Specify Disk

#6. The virtual machine is ready to use now, click customize if you want to change or add something then click Finish to start the virtual machine.

Create VM

After the virtual machine started, wait about 20 minutes (Depends on your computer) to let ubuntu start.

#7. When the loading finished, enter a password and hit enter.

The password you enter will be created for all time.


And that’s it, all right you’re all done. The operating system has installed successfully and the keyboard shortcuts has appeared on the screen to make you use it easier.

Installing Ubuntu

Click on close then start using ubuntu and enjoy. If you like using ubuntu then you can do the steps above to install it on your computer but before installing make sure that you have the iso image file and your USB drive is bootable if you don’t know how to create a bootable USB flash drive then click here.

Ok, there you go if you have any question feel free to ask us through comment.

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How to Share Files and Folders in Windows Server 2016?

Sharing folders makes them accessible to network users and probably you need to do. After you’ve configured disks on the server, you must share files/disks to enable network users to access files and disks. When sharing files and folders also you can enable administrators and clients to access the files, folders offline even when the server is off.

Sharing files and managing permissions with advanced settings are one of important strategy an administrator must know. Here in this article, we will discuss fully on share files and folders in Windows server 2016, no matter it’s possible to do it in Windows server 2012 and 2008 R2. So let’s get started.

Share Files and Folders in Windows Server

Before start sharing files make sure that the advanced sharing settings is configured correctly from control panel with firewall settings then select the folder you want to share. Here we will share files with File and Storage Services, it’s already available in windows server by default.

1. Go to Server manager click File and Storage Services then click shares>tasks>New share to create a folder share on server.

New Share

2. Select a share profile for the folder you want to share then click Next.

SMB Share Quick: (SMB) is the standard file sharing used by all versions of Windows. SMB Share Quick provides basic SMB sharing with full share and NTFS permission.

SMB Share Advanced: Provides SMB sharing with full share and NTFS permission and access to services provided by File Server Resource Manager.

SMB Share Application: Provides SMB sharing with settings suitable for Hyper-V and other applications.

NFS Share Quick: (NFS) is the standard file sharing protocol used by most UNIX, Linux. NFS Share Quick provides NFS sharing with authentication permission and access to services provided by File Resource Manager.

NFS Share Advanced: Provides NFS Sharing with authentication and permission and access to services provided by File Resource Manager.

Share Profile

3. Now select the server and select a volume on the server or specify the folder path you want to share. To share a custom path, choose Type a custom path and browse the folder then click Next.

Share path

4. On the specify share name page, type a share name and click Next.

Share Name

5. Here you have to select the sharing options you need, if you don’t know the definition read then mark them if required.

  • Select any or all of the following options:
    Enable Access-Based Enumeration: Prevents users from seeing files and folders
    they do not have permission to access.
  • Allow Caching Of Share: Enables offline users to access the contents of this share.
  • Enable BranchCache On The File Share: Enables BranchCache servers to cache
    files accessed from this share.
  • Encrypt Data Access: Causes the server to encrypt remote file access to this share.
Configure Share Settings

6. Now Specify the permissions to control access read or write by clicking on Customize permissions then add, remove or change users permission and click Next.


7. Confirm that the shared settings are configured properly and click Create.


The share was created successfully with its appropriate permissions, click close.


To check the folder shared go to Network>your computer then your shared files will be there.

Also you can see them by typing \\yourcomputername\ in the file explorer.

Configure file Shares using file Explorer

1. Navigate to the folder then right click and select Properties, click on sharing tab then click Advanced sharing.


2. Mark on Share this folder and enter a share name then click on permissions to add, remove or change permissions of users and click ok.

When the folder sharing is configured properly, click Apply then ok. Your folder will be shared successfully.

Also, you can manage caching of the folder by clicking on caching and select the one you want. (Caching enables offline files for the users those who have enabled offline files. You can choose if the folder should be available offline or not.

Offline Settings

All right, this was all about configured file shares in windows server 2016, hope it would be helpful and informative.

If you have any question regarding this ask here.