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In this guide, I will tell you how to enable the internet speed meter on your android device’s status bar. With or Without using an app, Like this:

Internet speed meter notification will show you the upload and download speeds in real-time on your android device’s (smartphone/tablet) status bar.

So it is a good feature to enable especially if you are more considerate about the amount of data consumed by your smart android device.

Let’s get started.

Enable Speed Meter Notificaiton Without Using Apps

A lot of smartphone UIs now have the speed meter notification feature. So you don’t need an app to be installed to enable this feature. But the question is

How to enable this?

So here’s what you need to do:

  • Head over to your device’s settings
  • Go to notification settings
  • Go to status bar
  • Enable speed meter notificaiton.

After you enable the feature. The internet speed meter notification will start to appear on your device’s status bar.

But what if you did not find the speed meter feature?

That is sad. But wait! There is an answer.

You can use a simple tiny app to enable internet speed meter notification. Continue reading!

Enable Speed Meter Notificaion Using an App

There are several internet speed meter apps out there. But you don’t need to go through every app to figure out what is best. I have already found one of the best for you.

(I have also included alternatives at the end of this guide in case you need them)

It is the “Internet Speed Meter Lite“.

This app is free to download and easy to use. Even more, it works perfectly with almost any device.

Here is how to enable the notification using Internet Speed Meter Lite;

  1. Download Internet Speed Meter Lite app from playstore
  2. Open it

Now the internet speed meter will show up on your device’s status bar.

But this is not enough! Because it only shows overall “speed”. Not the upload/download speed separately. Let’s see how to fix that.

And some other cool features too!

Internet Speed Meter Lite Advanced Settings

01 Show Up/Down speeds seperately

To see the upload/download speed separately, you have to change settings in the app. Here is how to do that;

Open Internet Speed Meter Lite and go to its preferences from the top right corner (three dots). Then, select “Show Up/Down Speed“.

Also, you can hide the speed meter on the lock screen by selecting the “Hide Lock Screen Notification” option.

02 Disable Background Restrictions to work the speed notificaion properly

Internet Speed meter lite works great. But it will not show the speeds sometimes. Because of your device’s battery optimization settings.

Therefore, to prevent that from happening, you have to disable background restrictions for the Internet Speed Meter Lite app.

Here is how to do that;

  1. Open Internet Speed Meter Lite app
  2. Go to preferences
  3. Go to Advanced Settings
  4. Tap on “Add to Whitelist”

Then it will take you to your device’s battery settings. You can disable battery optimizations for Internet Speed Meter Lite in there.

After disabling background restrictions, you will see a green mark in the Advanced settings of the app. Now it will work fine without any problems.

This is a bonus tip you will need in the future! If the internet speed meter lite doesn’t work well, you can do the following to fix it.

  1. Go to your device’s settings
  2. Go to Apps
  3. Select Internet Speed Meter Lite
  4. Clear Data

Alternative Apps to Internet Speed Meter Lite

alternatives to internet speed meter lite

Internet Speed Meter Lite is great. But you can try other apps too! (especially if it does not work for you) Here is a list of alternatives to Internet Speed Meter Lite.

  • Internet Speed Meter – 5M Downloads
  • NetSpeed Indicator – 1M Downloads
  • Internet Speed Meter Live – 1M Downloads
  • Speed Indicator Free – 500K Downloads

Which method worked for you? Leave a comment below. Don’t forget to share this guide with your friends!

Having trouble whenever the “no device detected” error appears on DroidCam PC client when you connect to your Android device via USB? Worry no more ’cause this guide got you covered!

Not just that, this guide is also suitable for any Android device and any Windows Operating System.

Let’s get started!

How to Fix DroidCam “No device detected” Error When Connecting via USB

If DroidCam shows the “No device detected” error, it is usually because of one or more of the following reasons below:

  • ADB drivers are missing on your computer;
  • “USB Debugging” feature is not enabled or configured properly;
  • You have not installed your Android device’s drivers on your computer; or
  • Other issues (Cable/Port) that can interrupt the connection.

Have any of the abovementioned issues? Luckily, they are not hard to get rid off. Let us fix them one by one.

Before continuing any further, if “ADB” and “DroidCam” processes are still running in the background, make sure to close them. Here’s how to do that:

  • Open Task Manager (Press CTRL + Shift + Esc);
  • Look for any background processes of DroidCam or ADB; and
  • End all the processes

All set? Let’s start with the most common fix.

01 — Install Universal ADB Drivers on Your Computer

ADB drivers are essential to connect your Android Device (Smartphone, Tablet) with the DroidCam PC Client software. So if you haven’t installed them yet, it could be the reason behind the “no device detected” error.

How to Install Universal ADB Drivers for DroidCam

First, head over to this link and download Universal ADB Drivers. Then follow the steps below.

Step 1 — Install ADB Drivers

Once you downloaded the setup file from the given link above, run the setup file and install ADB Drivers on your computer.

(You have to remove your Android Device from the computer, if it is connected, before installing ADB Drivers.)

When you select the installation folder, you can keep the default settings. But, if you want to change the default location, then you have to remember the location because we need that in the next step.

Step 2 — Copy Installed ADB Files to the Installation Path of DroidCam

Now, you need to know the installation path of ADB Drivers and DroidCam PC client. If you don’t know where you installed DroidCam on your computer, run a quick search in the Windows File Explorer.

  • First go to the installation folder of Universal ADB Drivers and copy everything including the files and folders that are inside of it.
Default Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\ClockworkMod\Universal Adb Driver
  • After this, go to the installation folder of DroidCam and open the “ADB” folder.
Default Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\DroidCam\adb
  • Delete everything inside the “ADB” folder and paste there the files and folders you copied from the Universal ADB Drivers folder.

Done with the steps above? Great! Now, you can run the DroidCam PC client and reconnect your Android Device.

02 — Enable USB Debugging in a Right Way

allow usb debugging

If this kind of message is not popping up when connecting your device with the DroidCam PC client, that means there is something wrong.

DroidCam needs the USB debugging feature to be turned on in order to access your Android Device and for it to work properly.

If you haven’t turned on this feature yet on your Android Device, make sure to enable it first.

What if you have already turned on the USB Debugging? Then, you have to revoke USB debugging authorizations before you connect your device with DroidCam client.

Let’s see how to do these 2 things.

1 — How to Enable USB Debugging

First, you have to enable the Developer Options because this is where you can find the USB Debugging Feature.

By default, Developer Option settings are hidden from every Android Device. However, this does not mean that you can’t enable it because you can! Just carefully perform the steps below (these steps are relatively the same for any Android device):

  1. Go to settings > Device Information;
  2. Go to Software Information;
  3. Find the Build Number; and
  4. Keep tapping on the Build Number until you get the “Developer options are enabled” message.

Now let’s tweak some settings.

Once you enable the Developer options, you will see it in your device’s settings. Now, you can enable the USB Debugging feature from the Developer options. Follow these:

  1. Go to the Developer options;
  2. Enable the Developer options; and
  3. Find the USB Debugging feature and enable it.

2 — How to Revoke USB Debugging Authorizations

Revoking USB debugging authorisations will remove any permissions that are given previously. Given this, you can start over by giving permissions again when you connect your mobile device to DroidCam. Do these simple steps:

  1. Go to the Developer options;
  2. Find the Revoke USB Debugging Authorizations; and
  3. Tap on it and tap on the OK button to remove authorizations.

Now, try reconnecting your device with DroidCam PC client. It will ask for permissions, in that instance, you can give the permissions and check if the problem is solved.

03 — Install Your Android Device’s USB Drivers

No matter what you do or how hard you pray, if you have not installed your Android device’s drivers on your computer, you won’t be able to connect your mobile phone with your computer properly.

So if you haven’t installed them yet, then it is time to do so!

Go to the link that matches your Android device from the following links. It will take you to the download page of your device’s drivers so you can easily download and install them.

It is easy!

Device BrandUSB Drivers
SamsungDownload USB drivers
HuaweiDownload USB drivers
OneplusDownload USB drivers
LGDownload USB drivers
OppoDownload USB drivers
MotorolaDownload USB drivers
USB Drivers for most popular Android devices

If your device’s brand is not there, don’t worry. You can simply google it and find the compatible USB drivers for your Android device.

After you install USB drivers, try reconnecting your device.

04 — Check for Any Connection Issues

None of the abovementioned guides and steps solved the problem? Then it can be the connection between your device and the computer that causes the “No device detected” error.

There is no exact way to fix this because connection issue can be caused by several reasons.

But, here are some ways that I can suggest for you to solve connection issues. Here they are:

  • Change the USB port and try using a different one.
  • Use a different USB cable. Don’t use charging cables to connect your device.
  • Try reinstalling DroidCam PC client.
  • Try reinstalling USB Drivers.
  • Try reinstalling ADB Drivers.
  • Uninstall your Android device’s driver from Device manager. Then, reconnect your device.

You can also check DroidCam help page for tutorials and guides using this link.

If this guide helped you solve the “No Device Detected” error, show us some support by sharing this article. Feel free to leave a comment below!

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How to Make Animated Stickers For WhatsApp (Android/iOS)

Do you want to know how to make animated stickers for WhatsApp on your Android/iOS device but don’t know how to do it? Maybe you tried a bunch of different apps and all of them didn’t work.

Well, in that case I’m glad to tell you that you are in the right place! I will help you create your own animated stickers for WhatsApp easily in only takes 2 minutes or even less than that! All you need to do is to follow the steps I have enumerated below so you can come up with your own animated stickers that you can send to your friends right away and make your chatting experience fun and friendlier.

Who wouldn’t agree that chatting with stickers is fun. And, what makes it more entertaining is that animated stickers, unlike GIF, don’t need to be tapped each time you use them. Simply put, animated stickers are played automatically so it’s easier to use them.

Before scrolling down, refer to the Table of Contents to find out the method on how to make animated stickers depending on the type of your device. If you are an iOS user, go to iOS guide from here.

Make Animated Stickers for WhatsApp – Android

Android users can easily make animated stickers using an Android App called “Animated Sticker Maker“. You can use GIF or video files to make animated stickers for WhatsApp using this app.

Make animated stickers using Animated Sticker Maker

Animated Sticker Maker is a great app to make animated stickers for WhatsApp. You can create a sticker pack of your own and add stickers to the pack you create and use them in chatting. As I said earlier, this app allows you to make animated stickers using GIFs or videos. You can also discover stickers created by other users – which is great when finding awesome stickers.

To make animated stickers, download and install Animated Sticker Maker from Google Playstore.

After that, open and follow the steps below to make awesome animated stickers using Animated Sticker Maker app.

Open the app and create a sticker pack

Before making animated stickers, you need to create a sticker pack. You can create a sticker pack by tapping the plus (+) sign icon on the bottom of you Android device screen.

And then, you will be asked to allow access to the storage. You must hit allow so you can make stickers and add them to WhatsApp. If you want, you can simply disable this once you added stickers to WhatsApp.

Don’t forget to give a name to your sticker pack and provide your name as well for the author’s name. The author’s name will show up in the community section once you create the sticker pack. If you don’t like your real name to be shown under Community tab, just give a made-up name then. After which, tap on the “CREATE” button to create the sticker pack.

Import a file to make new animated sticker

Once you create sticker pack, you can add files when you are inside a sticker pack to make animated stickers. To do that, tap on the “+” sign icon from the bottom right corner of your device.

A list of methods will now show up and you can choose from the list of methods whenever you are going to import a file. If you have a video file, you can use it there. If you don’t have any video file or GIF file, you can import your desired GIF online from GIPHY database.

Since I don’t have any video file to create a new sticker, I will choose the “Import GIF Online” option.

Edit the Video/GIF you imported and hit save

After you import a file, you can edit what you imported. You can use these options to edit the sticker:

  • Background Eraser – You can erase the background of the video/GIf you imported. This app use a third party online service to automatically remove the background.; therefore, you need to have internet access to do this.
  • Crop: You can crop the animated sticker using the Crop tool
  • Write: You can add a text that matches your sticker.

For the purpose of this guide, I will just add a text to the sticker I have created and save it by tapping the Save button on top left corner.

Add the sticker pack to WhatsApp

Once you’re done editing the sticker you created, you can tap save from the top left corner. The app will convert the file you imported into a sticker.

When the conversion process is done, you can add the sticker pack to WhatsApp easily using the “ADD TO WHATSAPP” option.

Note: This app require the latest version of WhatsApp (Version 2.21.3.19 or above) to add stickers. It may not work if your WhatsApp version is old which means, if any error occur, update your WhatsApp to its latest version available on Play Store.

After updating my WhatsApp version, I restarted the app and successfully added the stickers I have created on WhatsApp.

Now, you can go to WhatsApp to check if the sticker pack you made is added. If it is not added, then try to check for any WhatsApp updates on Playstore and retry adding the sticker pack.

Enjoy using the animated stickers you created!

Booyah! You have finally created the animated stickers and added them successfully to WhatsApp. Now, you need to check whether the stickers have been added to the WhatsApp. To do that, open one of your WhatsApp chats, go to stickers and check whether the stickers are added to your sticker section.

How to Make Animated Stickers for WhatsApp – iOS

Woman typing on mobile phone

Now, iOS users, like Android users, can also create personalized animated stickers for WhatsApp. If you are an iOS user, you only have to install the app called “Sticker.ly” and start making amazing animated stickers on your own!

Sticker.ly also has a community where stickers are being added by its users every day! Also, you can use GIF, text or video to make animated stickers for WhatsApp using this friendly sticker maker app.

As the first step, download Sticker.ly from Appstore and follow the steps below to create animated stickers.

Open Sticker.ly and select animated sticker

Once installed, open the app and tap on the plus (“+”) sign icon on bottom of the screen to create a new sticker.

Then, make sure to select the “animated” option to create a new animated sticker.

Choose a media file to create animated stickers

After, you can choose a media file to create animated stickers. You can select a media file on your device or use a GIF from Tenor GIF database. Moreover, you can even make fantastic animated text stickers.

Since I don’t have a good enough media file on my device, I will make a sticker using a GIF from Tenor.

Edit the sticker you have created

Once you selected a media file to create a sticker, you can edit it from the editing window. In here, you can remove the background or crop the sticker. You can leave this if you don’t want to edit the sticker and tap on “next” from the top right portion of the window.

Add Tags and add the sticker to a sticker pack

Tags are not necessary if you don’t want to add the sticker to the community but, you can add them if you want. After that tap on “Save“.

The app will ask you to add the sticker you created to a Sticker pack. If you haven’t created a sticker pack yet, you can simply make one by clicking the “+New Pack” option.

Give a name to the Sticker pack and tap save

You have to give a name to the sticker pack and a name for its creator. You can also let others find your sticker pack by allowing search option. If you don’t like to, just disable the Allow search and tap on “Create” to make the sticker pack and assign the sticker you created.

Add the sticker to WhatsApp

Now, you can add your sticker pack or the sticker you created to WhatsApp and freely use it. To add a Sticker pack, you need to have at least 3 stickers inside the sticker pack.

For your sticker to be added on WhatsApp, choose the sticker you want to add first and after that, select “Add to WhatsApp“. After you completed these simple steps, you can go to WhatsApp and check if the sticker is working.

Note: Leave a comment if you have any trouble adding stickers to WhatsApp.

How to Get Animated Stickers for WhatsApp (Android/iOS)

If you want to get animated stickers rather than creating them yourself, these are the options where you can get animated stickers for WhatsApp.

Get animated/non-animated stickers from Playstore (Android)

Play Store has a lot of apps that have tons of pre-made animated stickers and non-animated stickers you can download and add to WhatsApp. Here, I have listed 6 apps that have awesome stickers:

Get animated/non-animated stickers from Apple Store (iOS)

If you are an iOS user, here are the apps that you can use to add animated/non-animated stickers to WhatsApp:

Have you got better apps than these? Leave a comment below so I can update this guide to give the best to the readers.

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Smartphones have become most powerful device that we use today. The very special thing about smartphone is we can turn it into anything we want using programs called Apps!

There are millions of apps that are available to download on app stores and today we are gonna look at some special apps that can measure decibel levels around you.

Since there are lot of apps, what are the best sound meter apps? How to use them? What are the actual uses of sound meter apps that you don’t know? and many more questions you may have.

You will find all the answers in this article. It is only few scrolls away!

What is “Decibel Meter” device?

Sound level meter device

If you already know what decibel meter does, you can scroll down.

Decibel meter or in other words Sound level meter device is a gadget that can measure decibel level (noise level). (What is decibel(dB) level? is explained below)

Measuring dB level is important in many ways. For example, Noise level over a prolonged period of time can damage your hearing!

Sound level meter app and Sound level meter device is the same but the receiver of the actual device can measure even louder sounds. While our smartphone mic can only hear up to 100dB level.

But that will not be a problem for you unless you are trying to measure very loud sounds that can affect your hearing.

As I mentioned earlier, sound meter apps can be really useful for different scenarios. The main and the most use of it is to save our ears from disturbing noises and high intensive sounds.

So here are a few uses of sound meter apps that we have discovered. You can also leave a comment if you like to share yours.

  1. To check home equipment that generates noises (Washing machine/PC/Air conditioner etc.)
  2. Use it as a loud meter for a children’s room or a classroom.
  3. To measure the sound level intensity or noise level of a stereo system.
  4. Check the noise level in your room. (Especially if you live in a loud environment)
  5. When recording a video (check noise level before begin recording)
  6. For audio production/ Sound composing.
  7. When practicing or tuning an instrument. (a guitar/violin)
  8. To maintain quiet places like a church, library, or office room.
  9. For a construction suite
  10. To measure traffic/environment loudness

Best sound meter apps (Android/iOS)

We have listed the best sound meter apps that we found from Android and Apple store. The criteria that used to pickup the best sound meter apps are below.

  • Accuracy
  • Supported frequency weightings
  • The number of downloads
  • Reviews of people who are using
  • Price (free or paid)
  • Last updated date

Decibel X (Android/iOS) – Free/Pro version

Pros:

  • Trusted accuracy
  • Smart history data management
  • Dosimeter included
  • User-friendly UI

Cons (reported by users):

  • Limited weightings support for the free version
  • Annoying Ads

Sound Meter by ABC Apps (Android) – Free

Pros:

  • Supports graphs and written display
  • Display min/max/average decibel values
  • can be calibrated for each device

Cons (reported by users):

  • Disturbing Ads
  • No share option for records

 

NoiSee (iOS) – 1$

NoiSee iOS App

Pros:

  • Two modes
  • Sound meter
  • Noise at work
  • High level accuracy
  • Supports different weightings

Cons (reported by users):

  • Only supports for iphone devices
  • Not for free (Cost around 1$)

Too Noisy Pro (Android/iOS) – 5$

Pros:

  • Best for teachers and parents
  • Alarm for predefine limit exceeds
  • Louder activity notifications

Cons (reported by users):

  • Not for free
  • App crashes

SPLnFFT Noise meter (iOS) – $3.99

SPLnFFT-Noise-meter

Pros:

  • Recommended by the Laborers Health and Safety Fund of North America
  • High accuracy
  • fewer bugs

Cons (reported by users):

  • Not for free

Sound meter and noise detector (Android) – Free

Pros:

  • Display different forms of decibel
  • Suspend recording
  • Detect and record sounds in the background

Cons (reported by users):

  • To get the best accuracy needs to be calibrated
  • Lots of Ads

Sound meter pro (Android) – Free

Pros:

  • super helpful decibel scale reference
  • Easy to use
  • High accuracy level

Cons (reported by users):

  • Annoying ads
  • Accuracy dropdowns sometimes

What is dB, dB level, Leq and SPL?

If you don’t know what these words are, it is time to clear them up.

The sound pressure level is the ratio of the absolute sound pressure against a reference level of sound in the air.

Decibels (dB) is the unit of sound measurement. In other words loudness of sound or SPL is measured in decibels (dB). When the dB level is high, loudness is correspondingly high. You can learn more about dB from Wikipedia.

decibel level(dB levels) can be measured by using a sound meter/decibel reader device(Or app from now :D)

Look at the decibel scale below here. You can use this image when you use the sound meter app.

decibel-chart

Example: If you want your room to be quiet, its decibel reading should be around 30dB to 40dB

app store, iphone, store

It is easy to use any of the decibel/sound meter apps that are listed above. Let’s take Decibel X as an example.

Step 01: Download Decibel X from Google/ iOS app store

Step 02: Make sure your device mic is not using by another app or device such as headphone/phone call/voice record etc.

Step 03: Open Decibel X and give permission to Record audio

After, You will see a meter and from below the values changing. For Decibel X, it only allows you to read Z-frequency level.

Don’t know what frequency weightings are? read this article.

You can change response time in settings to slow or fast.

Step 04: Using decibel scale (above) compare the values with the readings you have got in the Decibel X.

*The functionality of other apps are all the same except some features and the user interface.

How to fix common sound meter apps issues

IF something went wrong with the app, here is a list of options you can try to solve the problem.

  • Close the app and open it again
  • Make sure;
    • You are not in a phone call
    • Earphone is not plugged in to your phone
  • You are not using any voice record app
  • Your phone’s mic is not being used by any other app
  • Change response time and weightings (Do one at a time)
  • If you can, calibrate the app with a sound meter device
  • If none of these methods work, try installing another app

That’s it. If you have any questions regarding the article feel free to contact us. Leave a comment and don’t forget to share with your friends!