How To's

Smartphones and even basic cell phones can do so much more than make phone calls. Wirefly will show you how to do more with your smartphone, including how to make a mobile hotspot, how to block unwanted calls, and even how to personalize your ringtone. At the same time that smartphones pack more capabilities than ever, cell phone manufacturers have stopped including manuals in the box. Wirefly makes it easy to learn how to use your phone in new and exciting ways.

Most Recent How To's

Switching From Apple To Android

Making The Switch From iOS To Android

January 15, 2014 | by Jacqueline Bailey

Have you recently made the switch from a beloved Apple device to a high-tech Android smartphone? Well you've made a great decision. 

It's hard to not think about what life might be like with a different smartphone, especially when there are so many great Android options and only a few updated iPhones. If you've made the switch from iOS to Android, you're probably wondering what to do with all of your photos and videos. Sometimes we can make this transferring process harder for ourselves by not looking up the correct information so, like always, Wirefly is here to help. 

Although there are several ways to transfer photos and videos, like using the iCloud and AirDroid and simply dragging the photos to your USB connected Android device, we decided to show you a simple step-... read more

DIY Phone Stand

DIY Phone Stands For Home Or At The Office

January 03, 2014 | by Casey Fox

How often do you forget (or lose) your cellphone stand? I have a wonderful little ball suction cup stand for my phone, except due to it's size, and the fact that I have a toddler who found it amazing, I can never find it when I need it! Laying the phone flat can lead to distortion or a glare, and leaning it against something can work, but when I make that attempt my phone always seems to slide down. So what now? I had a large paperclip sitting on my desk, and realized I could probably morph that into something usable! I then spent a few minutes scouring my desk to see what other items I could repurpose! Thankfully there were several promising candidates!

Custom Cellphone Case

Custom Cell Phone Cases

December 12, 2013 | by Casey Fox

Cell phone cases... What catches our eye today may not look as great tomorrow! I've owned the same case since I got my phone (2012), but it's only looked the same a handful of times. Yes I am a crafty person by nature, but the beauty of this tutorial is anyone can create an amazing case. With clear cases running about $10, add in a $.50 sheet of paper and that's about it! Take a look below at the items you'll need. You don't want the paper to be too thick (regular printer or scrapbook paper is just fine), and can find it at any local hobby store (even Walmart and Target are well stocked with scrapbook paper these days). 

Have a more creative personality? There are numerous templates (photoshop and illustrator) available for the cases allowing you to incorporate images and text... read more

Transfer Your Music from iTunes to An Android Smartphone

How To Transfer Your Music From iTunes To An Android Smartphone

November 21, 2013 | by Michele Farlow

Ready to switch to an Android smartphone but worried about losing all of that iTunes music you spent time and money on? Let Wirefly help make this transition a lot easier for you. Transferring all of your music from... read more

Android Guy Mobile Hotspot

How To Turn Your Android Smartphone Into A Mobile Hotspot

July 24, 2013 | by Scott Lewis

In situations where you need a secure internet connection and no safe, public WiFi is available, a mobile hotspot can feel like a lifesaver.  You can create a personal mobile hotspot with your Android smartphone or with a separate mobile hotspot device, also called a MiFi or Jetpack, to connect multiple WiFi-capable devices to the internet through a cellular connection.

In today's connected world of tablets, laptops, e-readers, and handheld game systems, having all of the information on the internet readily available at a... read more

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How To Take A Better Picture With Your Smartphone

July 15, 2013 | by Scott Lewis

The smartphone has forever changed the way the average person takes spontaneous pictures.  Since most people carry around their smartphones everywhere with them versus only bring out the old point-and-shoot camera for special occasions, more photos are being taken per year than any other time in history.  

For instance, while walking down the street in Reston, Virginia, you might run into a local celebrity like...Scott Lewis the video reviewer and blog writer from Wirefly.  A few years ago, if you didn't have your point-and-shoot camera with you, you would have only been able to tell the story to your friends.  In the smartphone era, you can take a picture with me, I mean the local celebrity that you run into and post a high-definition copy to your social media sites for... read more

Wirefly Mobile Backup

How To Transfer Your Contacts To Your New Smartphone

June 10, 2013 | by Scott Lewis

Transferring all of your contacts to your new phone one-by-one is frustrating and takes some of the fun out of getting a new smartphone.  Wirefly Mobile Backup is a free service that transfers all of your old phone contacts to your new smartphone.  After your contacts are transferred to your new smartphone, you can feel safe knowing that your contacts are archived on Wirefly's secure servers.  You can access all of your stored information at any time by logging in to Wirefly Mobile Backup site.  Having an archived backup is a very useful in the event your phone is lost or stolen.  Your backed-up information from Wirefly Mobile Backup can be downloaded on to your replacement phone in only a... read more


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