No, that just deletes the original copy from your phone to free up space on your phone.
To convert "high quality" photos to "free" goto
https://photos.google.com/settings and click "recover storage"
To get it working (only in the Pie DP):
I just downloaded the Recorder app from here and installed it on my Nokia 7 plus.
It's an extremely basic "voice recorder" type application and it does not record in Stereo so it seems Nokia still aren't interested in extending the OZO branding to apps other than the camera. Pretty disappointing.
You could try using an app like Folio (it has an Instagram component in the side menu) or perhaps the mobile website through your browser to improve your screen-on time.
Pretty much any kind of game can drain your phone's battery life. You can't really do much about it. They are demanding applications.
Other than that things like turning on battery saver on your phone (this can decrease your phone's performance), turning off Wi-Fi/Bluetooth when you don't use them, turning off automatic synchronisation of data (Settings > Accounts > scroll to the bottom), maybe lowering the screen's brightness.
The phone only has an Android one version, by the way.
Edit: I also turn off WiFi/4G when I go to bed and I use the desktop version/website of an app on my computer when I can. Charging the phone before it reaches 10% and then stopping it before 80% doesn't help with SOT, but it can help with the overall life expectancy of the battery itself.
In case if you want in official way join the beta program from here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.wellbeing
Edit: apparently now it's showing "Your device isn't compatible with this version."
Use the Nokia File Manager. It's not available on playstore but you can sideload it from apkmirror.
Here's the link: https://www.apkmirror.com/apk/hmd-global/nokia-file-manager/file-manager-3-8-1000-70-release/file-manager-8-1000-70-android-apk-download/
There are rumours/speculations that a 7 plus successor, the 7.1 plus could possibly come out in October. HMD is holding an event on the 4th of October with some smartphone news [News Article]. Mind you'll be waiting and spending more. Up to you, if you want to wait and see what they announce.
I've been happy with my Nokia 7 Plus, especially about the bigger battery. I've only had problems occasionally with the fingerprint sensor, sometimes not recognising my finger - though that could be from sweat/particles on the sensor as it's hot here. Overall I'm happy with the 7 Plus and I'd recommend it.
What exactly do you want to back up?
Android natively supports backing up of your data (contacts, SMS / MMS, media) to Google Drive. When you setup your phone for the first time, it asks you if you want to restore and activate backing up.
So if you ever reset your phone and opted to restore, it would pretty much setup your phone exactly how it was before you restored (IE ring tones, wall papers, all your contacts, apps, SMSes / MMSes, Photos).
You can't really plug in your phone and back up to your PC though (unless there is an app that does that for you). I don't really see the need though. Contacts can be viewed here, and your photo's can be viewed here.
> got plenty of my cat
Understood the problem as I am also facing it. But wouldn't mind seeing the cat video (I <3 cats).
When you post a video online or view it on another player (other than google photos like VLC) on your phone, it will play fine.
Google Photos app is the culprit here.
As for blurry image turn off Auto HDR in camera settings. Pretty sure that auto HDR is getting kicked in automatically.
Tip : For shooting fast moving subjects (cats), don't use HDR.
You are right. Whatever settings Nokia is allowing for 3rd party camera apps, only those settings can be accessed by Gcam. No additional feature for eg : 120 fps 1080p cannot be accessed even by Gcam.
We do not know if the slo mo is actually being captured in 120fps because the output file by both Gcam and stock camera app is of 30fps. It could be 60fps slowed down to 30fps.
The internal storage might not be fast enough to capture high framerate video. This is just a guess.
Try recording videos in both Gcam and stock camera app and see for yourself the original bit rate and frame rate of the file using this app. It's available on play store called Mediainfo. It is free and does not have ads.
TA-1046 in The Netherlands, I can't see any actual data from the Galileo satellites. How did you check? Do you get actual signal strength data from them?
I see them show up during start of the app, much like in the other popular GPS test applications. But as I let the phone sit, I notice that there is no signal information from the Galileo satellites and they disappear from the listing.
The qualcomm website sais there is certainly support for Galileo in the chipset though:
I found that Snapchat Alpha has fixed any flickering problems and is overall a lot more stable.
The one thing that may be a problem (not vital for me though) is the fact that replying to private stories doesn't seem to work.
Just apply for the Snapchat beta on the play store or use the link below if it is full (ensure you use the newest "beta" version) to get alpha
As far as I know, the Nokia 7 was released in China exclusively in October of 2017 (https://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_7-8907.php).
There's been talk of a Nokia 7.1 Plus also called the Nokia X7. That is supposed to have a SD710, but nothing has been announced yet.
If you have a computer, then go here https://contacts.google.com/ login, and manage your contacts.
This happened to me as well. The old google contacts website had something to unmerge all the merged contacts. But I cant find it in the new website.
I got the item below a week after i bought my Nokia 7 Plus to prevent the port problem. Never had any problems. Too bad though, the item seems no longer being sold.
Amazon USB Type C Combo Wired/Wireless Charger
Looks the same as this one I got from Amazon.
StilGut Nokia 7 Plus Screen... https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07BFX9T6K?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf
Used it for a month with no issues. Dropped my phone face down yesterday from about 4 feet. Protector split but the screen was fine. Comes as a 2 pack so have a spare. Does make the screen slightly more reflective but got used to it very quickly.
Yes it does help prevent wear & tear on the USB C port of the phone. I use a dual wired/wireless magnetic USB-C cable, its on AMAZON in the link below.
Dual Wired/Wireless Magnetic USB-C cable
Try using OpenCamera until the guys at XDA come up with a fix for GCam.
It's not perfect, and there's no night site at all, but I like it.
Inverted color in settings applies to the whole display.
It will not turn your image to inverted colors.
You need to use some 3rd party image editing app for achieving that.
If the image editing app doesn't allow the image to be saved separately, make a copy of the image using a file explorer app and then use the app I mentioned before to invert the image color.
Now you have a negative and a positive of the same image.
Expense manager by Bishinews, I bought the ad-free pro version years ago. It has a parse SMS feature that I use to automatically log all card swipes. I mostly like it because it's a standalone app and not some service that is collecting all my data and might charge me for the service down the line. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.expensemanager
Yes, I have found one that seems to work well. It is this here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.batterychargeralarm
There is no permanent notification and yet I would be alerted. Looks good so far.
Use an app like opencamera https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.sourceforge.opencamera
See the settings. Enable camera2api if your phone supports it.
Yes, I bought these from Amazon:
They're an RFID, a sticker that can store a couple of hundred bytes of data. In retail stores you'll see a variant of them.as security stickers on higher value items which emit an alarm if stolen. Well NFC (near field communications) is a similar technology. It's also used in file sharing and tap-to-pay transactions like Apple Pay or Google Pay.
Anyway you can buy NFC embedded into stickers and encode them (using the NFC in your phone) to write data to them. It could be a URL of a website, an e-mail address, a WiFi ssid with credentials. But more relevantly a Bluetooth ID.
The software is free, NFC Tools and the stickers can be rewritten as required. They're not that dissimilar to a 2D barcode aka QR code, but they use the NFC chip instead of the camera.
I gave this a try. Wiped data from carrier services, turned off location, turned phone off, removed sim card, turned phone on, turned WiFi one connected through NordVPN app to India server and then checked for update but nothing came through still May 2018 security update is the latest for me.
Not sure if there was anything else I should have done to make this work. Will likely just wait for OTA, Oreo is still decent :).
Yeah, if you have an account with PIA or NordVPN, for example, you can install the app on your phone and then connect to VPN servers in any country they offer, including India.
Never use a free VPN, always pay.
Feel like this was removed in Oreo. You can do something similar by installing Files Go and letting it remove your junk.
How much you'll get out of it I don't know. I can't see how it would improve your battery.
if you enabled Actions from launcher settings>Suggestions>Action
it suggest you action buttons at the top of your all apps in stock launcher based on your usage using machine learning and smart text selection in overview.
if you disable it you will lose this features.
btw its official app developed by Google inc. for android pie. Playstore link
It's Another Widget.
It also has a clock function that I don't use and lists upcoming events (within a certain amount of time) that wasn't showing anything at the time.
I've run into something similar when trying to delete a folder. If I drill down, I can delete the contents therein, but the folder remains.
Download another file manager. I used to have an ASUS phone and it worked pretty well.
I just use Air Droid to clean things up and transfer files.
I bought this one. Little bit pricey but had no issues with it other than being a bit reflective which is normal and I've got used to it.