Android Tip: How to connect your Android Wear device to a new phone—without wiping

If you’re like me, you probably reset your phone or change ROMs fairly often. I frequently clean flash on my phone, and as you probably know, this means setting back up your Android Wear device to connect back to your phone, wiping the watch and all data on it. It’s possible, however, to keep your data and simply sync your watch to your newly set up phone.

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Android Tip: How to hide the persistent background task notification in Android 8.0

Android 8.0 includes a useful feature with it which shows you the information about the background apps as persistent notification. These are the apps running in the background on your device. This helps you understand which apps are using screen overlays and which apps are running tasks in the background while you are using another app. It’s incredibly helpful if you want to know what apps are causing battery drain or running for too long in the background. If you’re on Oreo and are tired of snoozing that notification about apps running in the background, you can use these apps to permanently silence them.

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