How to Recover Lost Android Data For Free Without Root

Android users face a very common problem of lost or deleted data. This is the only major problem that every Android user has faced at least once in his/her life. Sometimes while migrating Android data from an old phone to a new phone you may lose your data if the process isn't carried out carefully. And accidental Android data deletion is a nightmare for every Android user. Accidental deletion can happen anytime with anyone and in this situation, we can only blame the user for his doings.

First of all, I would suggest every Android user have a backup of his/her data. Android phones are getting bigger and bigger in internal storage. Some 8 or 10 years ago we used to see 2GB space as a big one but now in 2018, we feel that even 64GB of internal storage becomes less sometimes.

As the phone storage increased people started relying heavily on them and stopped using memory or SDcards. Back in old days we mostly used micro SDcards for saving our photos, videos, and songs and if any file got deleted then it was much easier to recover it from an SDcard. But today we just have stopped using micro SDcards and taking regular backups of our Android phone data.

Recovering lost data from the internal storage of an Android phone is not an easy job. You'll need a special software for this that can access your phone's internal storage. And secondly, for a recovery software to deeply scan your phone's internal storage, it has to be rooted. So, you see why we are facing problems with our data, why we are losing it, and why we are finding it hard to recover it.

This is because most people don't care about backing up their precious data and then face the consequences in case of lost data. So be a good and responsible Android user, backup your data on a regular basis. For backing up your data you can use a flash drive or an external hard drive.

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How to Recover Lost Android Data For Free Without Root

If you backup your Android data regularly then I bet you won't have any problems in case of lost data because you can always restore it from your backup. But if you have lost your Android data and don't have a backup then I'll tell you about recovering it for free. In this tutorial, I'll talk about an Android data recovery Android app that you can download from Google Play Store. This app doesn't require a PC and you can recover lost Android data without PC and on the phone itself.

This Android data recovery app recovers photos, videos, call logs, WhatsApp chat database, contacts, and SMS. This app is EaseUs MobiSaver data recovery app for Android. It doesn't require any PC you just have to install this app on your phone and scan for deleted data. The app strongly recommends that your phone should be rooted. But if you are recovering recently deleted few photos or videos then there is no need to root your phone. In this case, the EaseUS MobiSaver will still recover deleted photos and videos for free and without root.

About EaseUS MobiSaver Android Data Recovery App

  • Is a shareware Android data recovery app that works without PC and on rooted and non-rooted Android phone.
  • Recovers photos (JPG) and videos (MP4) for free and mostly without root. If you want to recover any other image or video format then you have to purchase their service. EaseUS MobiSaver cost is also very low.
  • The free version is very good at recovering JPG and MP4 files.
  • If you want to recover SMS, contacts, call logs, and WhatsApp chat history then please root your phone and then use this app for deeply scanning the lost data.

How to Use EaseUS MobiSaver for Android

First of all, if you have accidentally deleted a photo or a video then do not copy new files to your phone until you recover those old deleted ones otherwise chances of data recovery will go down.

  • Download and install the app APK from Google Play Store.
  • After installing the app open it and tap 'Photo & Video'. Let the app scan for deleted photos and videos.

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  • Once the scan gets completed you will see the list of deleted photos and videos. If your phone is non-rooted and you are still seeing the deleted photos and videos in the app's scan results then you don't need to root your phone. If you want to recover more deleted files then please root your phone and give the app superuser permissions.
  • Tap to select photos and then tap the recover button 'Recover' icon. After recovering deleted photos tap the 'Videos' tab and select the deleted videos that you want to recover and then tap the recover button.

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  • Your recovered files will be available in the 'mobisaver' folder. This folder will be available in the same directory from where the file was deleted. You can also tap the 'EYE' icon to see all the recovered files at one place.
  • You have successfully learned to recover deleted Android photos and videos without root and for free.

EaseUS MobiSaver for Android Pros:

  • Nice free Android data recovery app which works on the phone itself. No PC required.
  • Recovers unlimited JPEG and MP4 files.
  • Easy to use.
  • Supports the new android version.

EaseUS MobiSaver for Android Cons:

  • Shows existing files as deleted in scan results along with deleted files.

If you are looking for a free Android data recovery app without root and without using PC then EaseUS MobiSaver should be your first choice.

Windows 10 New Zero-Day Vulnerability May Affect Your PC, Stay Vigilant

A Twitter user SandboxEscaper just found a new zero-day vulnerability in Windows 10. The Twitter user also posted a proof-of-concept on their Github which tested and verified by US-CERT. Microsoft is aware of this vulnerability and is currently planning to a release a patch on its Patch Tuesday cycle on September 11, 2018. But currently, there is no fix to this vulnerability.

The vulnerability becomes active if a hacker is able to exploit the Advanced Local Procedure Call (ALPC) system. It allows a hacker to gain the system access as an administrator on a vulnerable Windows 10 64-bit PC or a Windows Server 2016. Some experts believe that for this vulnerability to exploit a PC it should gain local access first. It is not easy for a hacker to gain local access to your computer. For this purpose, a hacker will try many phishing tricks with you or trick you to install a custom developed malware which lets him/her local access on your Windows 10 PC.

Therefore the risk and threat level of this zero-day vulnerability are pretty low. As long as you stay vigilant about your network and PC security hackers will have a hard time targeting you.  As there is no patch available for this zero-day vulnerability, therefore, you can just prevent it until Microsoft releases a patch for this.

Also Read: How to Download Windows 10 Redstone 5 ISO

How to Prevent Windows 10 Zero-Day Vulnerability

  • Install a good antivirus on your Windows 10 computer. Don’t just rely on free antivirus software. We highly recommend you Avast Internet Security 2018. Even if you don’t want to buy it then you can use its fully functional 30 days trial period to protect your PC until 11th September 2018. On or after this date Microsoft will release an update.
  • Update Windows 10 and install any pending updates. Keep Windows 10 updated in all situations.
  • I don’t know whether SMB has any relation with it but you can disable port 445 SMB to be on a safe side and to prevent ransomware attacks.
  • Do not reply to suspicious emails, emails that ask you to download and install any files. Simply delete those emails which contain an executable (.exe) attachment.
  • Do not click any unknown links in suspicious emails.
  • Use a good quality VPN like ExpressVPN to hide your network activity.
  • Do not download and install software from unknown sources. And always verify the software publisher before installing a software.

So just wait for the official patch from Microsoft for this Zero Day Vulnerability and in the meantime follow the tips above to safeguard your Windows 10 PC.

How to Download Windows 10 Redstone 5 ISO Build 17713

If you are a user of Windows Insider Programme then you may already have started getting the Windows 10 Redstone 5 preview. Windows 10 Redstone 5 is the upcoming major update to Windows 10. It is currently in testing phase and will be released to the general public in October 2018 as Windows 10 October 2018 Update Build 17746. The Windows 10 Redstone 5 will be coming with great new features and enhancements. So if you can't wait till October then you should install it right now for free.

This is the first time when Microsoft released the ISO files of Windows Insider previews officially. However, a normal user is barred from downloading the Windows 10 Redstone 5 ISO. At present only a Windows Insider Programme can download it. Also, make sure that Windows Insider Previews aren't stable and come with unfinished features. So your system may crash or show you BSODs. So if you are going to download and install the Windows 10 Redstone 5 ISO then make sure that you have a proper backup of your precious data.

Also Read: Preventing the Windows 10 Zero-day Vulnerability

How to Download Windows 10 Redstone 5 ISO Build 17713

Here is a quick tutorial for downloading the Windows 10 Redstone 5 ISO.
  • Go to 'Settings>Update & Security>Windows Insider Programme'.
  • Click 'Get started' and follow the on-screen instructions to link a Microsoft account.
  • Select ‘Just send me early updates’, when it appears and then click ‘Confirm’.
  • You will be prompted to restart your computer after this.
  • Now go to this Windows Insider Redstone 5 ISO Download link.
  • Sign in with your Microsoft account and then wait for few seconds.
  • Now scroll down a little bit and click the dropdown which states 'Select edition'.

  • Select Windows 10 Insider Preview - Build 17713.
  • Click 'Confirm' and then select 'Language'. Then again click 'Confirm'.
  • If you see links to Windows 10 Redstone 5 64-bit ISO or Windows 10 Redstone 5 32-bit ISO then download accordingly.
  • The ISO weighs 4.6GB in size so you'll need fast internet or Wi-Fi to download this ISO.

Note: If you want to download regular Windows 10 ISO then see this tutorial.

How to Install Windows 10 Redstone 5 ISO Build 17713

After downloading the ISO you'll need to create a bootable USB so that you can install it on your PC. To make a bootable USB you can use Rufus software. If your computer supports UEFI then make the bootable USB with GPT support. Here are some useful tutorials for you.

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8 Best Reasons to Buy Xiaomi Pocophone F1

Are you an Android flagship lover? Then you may not think twice before buying the Xiaomi Pocophone F1. Xiaomi has just released its latest Pocophone F1 with a flagship hardware. Xiaomi Pocophone F1 would be the cheapest Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 after One Plus 6. Before Pocophone you could have only seen the Snapdragon 845 in phones like Vivo Nex, One Plus 6, Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ and Galaxy Note 9. But Xiaomi has done it and brought a flagship smartphone in a mid-range budget. Xiaomi has launched the Pocophone F1 globally and it is about to go on a flash sale in India very soon.

So, if you are looking for a budget flagship Android smartphone with Snapdragon 845 then Xiaomi Pocophone F1 should be your first choice. Make such a statement is not enough so in this post we will tell you some important things about this phone which will you decide whether to buy the Xiaomi Pocophone F1 or not.

8 Best Reasons to Buy Xiaomi Pocophone F1

8 Best Reasons to Buy Xiaomi Pocophone F1

Here are the 8 best reasons which will make anyone to buy this phone at a budget price.

1. Chipset: 

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 houses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset which is the latest CPU/chipset for Android smartphones. Android de flagship smartphones like Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, Note 9, One Plus 6 are all using this chipset. So Pocophone F1 offers fast flagship performance that fits easily in anyone's budget. The phone features an octa-core CPU (4x2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 385 Silver). This flagship hardware can easily handle heavy apps, games, and multitasking.

2. RAM and Storage: 

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 comes with lots of storage and RAM. It has two variants one is the UFS2.1 256GB variant with 8GB LPDDR4x RAM and another one is the 128GB variant with 6GB LPDDR4x RAM. That much of storage will eliminate your habit of switching memory cards in the phone. And the massive RAM will always make sure that your phone doesn't lag in any condition.

3. Liquid Cooling:

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 is the first smartphone to have a liquid cooling copper heat pipe at a budget price. No matter how long you run your gaming sessions on this phone it will remain cool and will perform without any lag. Most Android phones start to lag when they heat up while gaming. But for MI Pocophone F1 overheating is not an issue at all.

4. Large Battery:

Today Android phones mostly come with a 3000mAh battery. But taking into consideration the usage patterns of different Android smartphone users the 3000mAh rating seems tiny. But Pocophone also shines in the battery department as it has a 4000mAh battery with Qualcomm 3.0 fast charging support. It has a big battery so you should also invest in a good power bank with fast charging support. You can buy Mi Power Bank 2i and can charge your Pocophone on the go.

Read: Mi Power Bank 2i 10000mAh Review

5. Camera: 

The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 has a dual camera setup. On the rear, you can find a 12MP and a 5MP camera with large pixel and dual pixel autofocus. The AI dual cameras have features like Portrait mode with background blurring, Single-tone flash, HDR imaging, Low light enhancement, Face recognition, AI Beautify, Panorama mode, EIS for video shooting, AI dirt detection and Burst mode. The selfie camera is 20MP with portrait mode and AI face recognition. Pocophone has got an infrared camera on the front which makes face unlock easily even in the dark. The primary dual camera records 4K, 1080p, and 720p videos all at 30fps and slow-motion video at 240fps (720p & 1080p).

6. Full View Display:

Pocophone F1 has an 18.7:9 full view edge-to-edge display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The screen resolution is FHD+ with 403 PPI and has features like reading mode, sunlight display, color temperature adjustment and night display.

7. Price: 

The base model of Pocophone F1 is priced at 20,999 rupees and 329 Euros in Europe which is a very nice deal for such a flagship smartphone. This is one of the main reasons which will make you buy this phone. The Pocophone will also be available in the US and in these states Chile, Mexico, Colombia, and Uruguay.

8. Latest Android OS Versions

The Mi Pocophone runs the latest Android OS Android 8.1 Oreo with the latest MIUI 9.6 UI. It will surely be upgraded to Android 9.0 Pie.

So, these are 7 best reasons to buy the Xiaomi Pocophone F1. If you liked the article then please take two minutes to share it.

How to Delete Hidden WhatsApp Chat History Backup From Google Drive

Recently Google and WhatsApp had an agreement in which Google agreed to not count the storage space taken by your WhatsApp chat database file against your Google Drive storage quota. WhatsApp provides two ways to backup your chat history. One is the local backup which automatically takes place daily and the chat history file gets stored on your phone's internal storage. The second option is the Google drive backup, you can store your WhatsApp backup on Google drive.

For this purpose, you'll need a Google account that WhatsApp will ask during chat backup. Google blog has stated that WhatsApp chat databases that have not been updated for more than a year will be automatically deleted after October 30, 2018. So you need to update your chat history backup. But do you think Google drive is a safe way to save your WhatsApp chat history backup file?

Why Storing WhatsApp Chat Backup History on Google Drive is Not a Good Option

WhatsApp introduced end-to-end encryption in 2016 to protect the privacy of its users. With end-to-end data encryption standard, the messages and media files that you send on WhatsApp will remain encrypted. WhatsApp makes a local backup of chat history on your phone's storage. This chat history database file is unreadable in its original state. But it can be easily restored on a new WhatsApp number and can be decrypted without any extra efforts. So, technically there is no use of this encryption because if someone gets your chat database file then he/she can read your messages by restoring the backup on a new number.

➜ Also Read: How to Save WhatsApp Chat History as Text File

But storing your WhatsApp chat backup on Google drive is even scarier. WhatsApp stores unencrypted chat history database on Google drive. Which means there is no encryption at all and Google can read your WhatsApp messages and may handover your chat history to Governments on request. Not only Google or Governments but if you lose your phone then someone will take over your Google account and may restore your chats on another WhatsApp number using the Google drive WhatsApp chat backup.

In both, the cases encryption is just a mere word. It fails to serve the purpose of user privacy. You can easily restore and read WhatsApp chat history from one number to another. So, it is better to delete your WhatsApp Google drive backup and only keep a local backup.

Your WhatsApp chats may reveal a lot about you if someone gets a hold of them. So, keep your phone secure and never use Google drive backup. In my opinion, don't backup WhatsApp chats at all and keep deleting backup or choose to never backup your chats automatically.

How to Delete Hidden WhatsApp Chat History Backup From Google Drive

Google Drive and Google Drive for business, Google Drive for Work store your WhatsApp chat history database in a hidden way. It actually doesn't store the chat database file in its original form but in a way that is readable by WhatsApp and Google only. Recently, Google was found to be tracking its users even when the GPS remained shut. So there's a lot of privacy concerns when you use online cloud services. Only you can keep your privacy private. To delete the WhatsApp chat history backup from Google storage drive, you have to follow the steps below.

➜ Also Read: Send any file type in WhatsApp [100MB max]

  • Go to for Google cloud login and log in with your Google account that is being used by WhatsApp.
  • When the main page opens click the 'Settings' a gear-like icon just next to the help button. From that options click 'Settings'.

  • A new window will open click 'Manage Apps'. Scroll down and find WhatsApp. Click 'Options' next to it and select 'Delete hidden app data'.
  • A popup will open asking you to delete the hidden WhatsApp chat backup. Click the 'Delete' button.

Remove WhatsApp Access to Your Google Drive Account

Deleting the hidden WhatsApp chat history data isn't enough. If you don't revoke WhatsApp access to your Google drive account then when you backup chat history on WhatsApp it will again save the chat database on Google drive. So you have to stop this.

  • Go to and under 'Sign-in & security' click 'Apps with account access'.

  • Scroll down and find WhatsApp. Click 'MANAGE APPS' under it.
  • Click 'WhatsApp Messenger' under 'Third-party apps with account access'.

  • Click 'REMOVE ACCESS' and you're done. Click 'OK' to confirm.
  • After that WhatsApp will no longer be able to upload your chat history to your Google account.

Completely Removing Google Account from WhatsApp

After revoking access WhatsApp will again ask for permission if you try to backup your chats. If you accidentally grant permission then your chat history will be uploaded again to Google cloud drive. So to prevent this we have to completely remove the Google account from WhatsApp.

  • Take a fresh backup of your WhatsApp chat history by going to 'Settings>Chats>Chat backup'. Tap the 'BACK UP' button and backup your most recent and entire chat history to the WhatsApp folder.
  • Now copy this freshly updated 'WhatsApp' folder from your phone's storage and store it to another location like your PC. 
  • Now go to android 'Settings' and find 'Apps'. Tap it to open and find WhatsApp.
  • Open it and tap 'Storage' then tap 'CLEAR DATA'.
  • Now, re-setup WhatsApp by entering your mobile number. Don't worry your chats will be restored during the setup.
  • Please make sure after you restore your chats during setup then next step will ask you to set up the backup interval for Google Drive. 
  • You have to select 'Never', if you select any other option then you will also have to add your Google account. Without doing this WhatsApp can't complete setup. So choose 'Never' to prevent such a situation.

  • Now when you see your chats go to 'Settings>Chats>Chat backup'. You'll see here that under 'Google Drive Settings' the account is to 'None' and backup is set to 'Never'.
  • In this case, if you tap the green 'BACK UP' button then it will store your chat database on your phone's internal storage which is much more secure than Google storage WhatsApp backup.

Using WhatsApp comes with a great responsibility as you have to keep your data safe. So be careful and take and store backups smartly. 

Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery for Mac: Recover Lost Data From Your iPhone

Security, stability, and interactivity are the three bases of global iPhone popularity. iPhones run the most stable and secure OS among the top smartphones. iPhone uses the iOS operating system which is a closed source OS. This is the reason why you don't find many iOS apps except the useful ones. Being a closed source OS iOS is not easy to manipulate. Therefore in case of deleted data you have got only very few options.

Many iPhone data recovery software claim to recover lost iPhone data. But they are actually incapable of doing that. They may not perform a full data recovery and the success rate is also very low. So, to recover lost iPhone data you require a reliable data recovery software that can scan your iPhone for deleted data and recover it with a high success rate.

In this article, we are introducing Joyoshare iPhone data recovery for Mac. It is a nice and trusted data recovery software for your iPhone, iPad, and iPod. It has a high recovery rate, unlike others. It also recovers lost data from the latest iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone 8, iTunes, and iCloud. It can recover lost photos, videos, messages, call logs, contacts, notes and other file types making a total of 20+ lost file types which are recoverable.

Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery for Mac Pros:

  • Nice and easy to use with a plug and play operation.
  • 60 days money back guarantee. View refund policy.
  • Recovers 20+ lost file types with ease.
  • High chances of data recovery and better than other iPhone data recovery software.
  • Totally virus and malware free. No adware and no bloatware.
  • Works for iPhone, iPad, and iPod.
  • Also, recovers lost data from iTunes and iCloud.
  • Lifetime free upgrades if you purchase it. No matter what update gets released you'll also get it without any extra cost.
  • Always supports the latest iPhone series like iPhone X.

How to Use Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery for Mac

  • First of all download and install this iPhone data recovery software on your Mac computer - Download Link
  • Make sure to disable automatic syncing in iTunes by going to "iTunes > Preferences > Devices > Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically" to prevent any data overwrite.
  • After installing the software simply connect your iPhone to your Mac using a USB cable and then launch the program. Wait till the software identifies your iPhone.

  • Once your iPhone gets recognized Joyoshare software will open the details of your phone and will ask you to hit the 'Scan' button.
  • Please note that the scanning process will take a while depending on the size of the lost data. We recommend not to stop the process while scanning even if you see your lost files. Let the scan finish completely.
  • When the scan finishes Joyoshare iPhone data recovery will list all the deleted files. In the left pane, you can select data categories like photos, videos, messages etc. It will display all the deleted files from that category.

  • Select the files that you want to recover and click the 'Recover' button to save them on your Mac's hard drive.
  • Now you can copy this recovered data and restore it back to your iPhone.

Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery for Mac Price

Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery for Mac comes in three license variants 'single, 'multi-user', and 'unlimited'. Though you may only require the 'single' or 'multi-user' license which costs $49.95 and $69.95 respectively. Joyoshare also provides a trial period so first, you can test it and then decide to buy it. However, if you aren't satisfied with the software or if it doesn't work for your or if it has some technical problems on your system then you can file for a refund within 60 days of purchase. You can check the refund policy above in the 'Pros' section.

Should You Buy Joyoshare iPhone Data Recovery Software

As you know that iOS is a closed source software so there are only a few trusted data recovery software available for it and Joyoshare is one of these software. So you should always have a backup of your iPhone data. Keeping the backed up data is not an easy task because it requires frequent updates with new data that you create on your iPhone like photos, videos. If you do this regularly then you don't actually need a recovery program. But if you never had a backup and just crashed your iPhone recently then Joyoshare iPhone data recovery would be your only ray of hope.

A Note From The Author

This post was sponsored by Joyoshare which is an industry-leading multimedia software developer in the world. It mainly focuses on providing professional and ultimate iPhone data recovery, video and audio solutions to its customers globally.

How to Send Self Destructing Emails in Gmail With Confidential Mode

Google's Gmail has just got the most awaited feature known as the confidential mode. Recently Gmail has got an updated design and confidential mode is a part of its new look. With confidential mode, any Gmail user will now have more control over the emails that he/she would send to other users.

With confidential mode, you can set time limits for any email that you send. After that time limit is reached the email self-destructs. It is currently a nice option that you can use to send confidential messages. Though we don't suggest you use it for your banking or OTP purposes. So, in this article, we will teach you everything about the Gmail confidential mode.

What is Gmail Confidential Mode and How Does it Work?

The concept of Gmail's confidential mode is similar to self-destructing emails. While composing an email you first set an expiry date. Secondly, you'll have an option to set a passcode for that email. If you set a passcode then you have to enter the mobile number of that email account holder.

The email composed with confidential mode will always reside on Google servers rather than actually being in your Gmail inbox. Gmail sends an email with a link that can only be viewed on Google servers ( Once the time limit is reached the receiver will no longer have access to that email.

One thing to note here is that if you don't set any passcode for an email and send it to non-Gmail users then these users will still have to authenticate themselves with a passcode. If they can't authenticate then they can't even see the email's content.

The options to forward, print, copy/paste and the right click are by-default disabled. You'll still the option to print that email but when you click it nothing will print except a big white space in the email body.

How to Use Gmail Confidential Mode on Windows/Mac (Web Interface)

Follow the tutorial below if you are using Gmail on a PC or Mac computer to compose a self-destructing email.

  • Go to on your Windows or Mac computer and log in with your account.
  • Click 'Compose' button below the 'Gmail' logo in the top left corner.
  • Clicking this compose button will open the Gmail email composer form.
  • Here you'll see a lock with a clock on it. Click this button to open settings for the confidential mode.

enable gmail confidential mode

  • First of all, you have to set an 'Expiry Date' for your email. Under the 'SET EXPIRY' option select the option between 1 Day to 5 Years (both options included). After that expiry date is reached Gmail will automatically revoke access to that particular email.
Self Destructing Emails in Gmail
  • Now under 'REQUIRE PASSCODE' you will have to options 'No SMS Passcode' and 'SMS Passcode'. Select any of the two options. If you are setting a passcode then you will have to enter the cell phone number of that email recipient.
  • Finally, click 'SAVE' and start writing your email with subject and recipient's email address.
  • Once the email gets composed click the 'Send' button to send it.

How to Use Gmail Confidential Mode on Android/iOS Gmail App

Use this tutorial if you are composing confidential emails on iOS or Android Gmail app.
  • Open the Gmail app and click the 'Red' compose button (pencil button).
  • When the email composer opens click the menu button (three dots) in the top right corner and tap 'Confidential mode'.

  • Here again, you'll have to set the expiration date and select whether to use a passcode or not. Here 'Standard' passcode means no passcode for Gmail users. But non-Gmail users will still have to authenticate via a passcode before viewing the email.
  • After making the settings tap 'SAVE'. Now compose your email and send it to the desired recipient.

How to View Confidential Emails in Gmail

If someone sends you a confidential email message in an email then he or she will send it with or without a passcode. If the sender didn't use a passcode then you can directly view the message in your Gmail. You still don't have any options to copy, paste, forward, or print that email message.

If the sender used a passcode for that email then he had entered your mobile number while composing the confidential email. So whenever you receive such an email then you first have to authenticate yourself by getting a passcode on the cell phone number that the sender used for composing that email.

Note: Please note that passcodes require you to enter mobile number with the right country code. If you don't enter a country code then the first few digits of the cell phone number will be treated as a country code which finally let Gmail to send passcodes to a non-existent number.

How to Save The Gmail Confidential Emails

Currently, there is no option to save or print an email composed via the confidential mode. But you can take a screenshot of that email before it expires. This is the only way to save a copy of this confidential email.

So, this was everything about the Gmail's confidential mode. Its a nice move to improve email security. Since email is not a safe way to communicate, Gmail encryption may not always protect your emails. You should never use it to send personal information at any cost.

How to Send WhatsApp Messages Without Saving a Contact

WhatsApp is the number one instant messaging service app. Since its launch, WhatsApp has added a lot more useful features in it like free voice call and video call. And it gets new features soon. WhatsApp is a convenient way to share media files, document files, and quick messages. With WhatsApp, you can chat with anyone and send files to anyone. The only thing you have to do is to save that person's contact number in your phone and sync it with the app.

But most of the times you may want to chat with a person just for a few times like sending a file or document. So for this, it isn't necessary that you store that person's contact number in your phone to initiate a WhatsApp chat. In this tutorial, we will teach you to send WhatsApp messages to anyone without saving his contact number to your Android or iPhone. Please note that this trick will only work if the recipient is an active WhatsApp user.

Send WhatsApp Messages Without Saving a Contact

  • Copy this link
  • Replace the 'contact_number' with the recipient's contact number with country code and without the plus sign.
  • So if a user is from India and has contact number '0000000000' then this link will look like this as below. '91' is the country code for India
  • When you modify the above link with your contact's number then on going to this link a message will appear on the screen in the browser. The above link will redirect to this link.
If you use the above link then this will also work just like short link mentioned above.

  • The page will ask you to send a WhatsApp message without saving his/her contact. Tap the green 'MESSAGE' button to start the chat.
  • This method also works in WhatsApp mobile application, iPhone, and WhatsApp Web.

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How to Bring Back Missing WiFi Network Profile Options in Windows 10

Windows 10 automatically sets a WiFi or Ethernet network to public. Windows 10 by default applies the ‘Public’ profile for every network you connect the first time. The WiFi network profile will remain set to ‘Public’ unless you change it to ‘Private’. Windows 10 provides three network profiles which are ‘Public’, ‘Private’, and ‘Domain’. The ‘Domain’ profile is only available to the enterprise version of Windows 10. Windows 10 considers the ‘Public’ profile more safe and strict because in this profile the PC isn’t discoverable by other PCs on the same network and file and printer sharing is also disabled by default.

However, if you want to change your WiFi from public to private then it can be done in just a few clicks. But make sure that you only set your home network as private. Never set a public WiFi network to private which is freely available in coffee shops, airports, or railway stations. So, changing a WiFi network from public to private can be done by changing the Windows 10 network profile. Network profile gives two options for every WiFi or any other type of network which are ‘Public’, and ‘Private’.

But the problem is that many users complain that the network profile is missing. The network profile should be there in network properties and between the “Connect automatically when in range”, and “Metered connection” options. But for many users, this Windows 10 network profile is missing and they can’t set their WiFi from public to private. The Windows 10 version 1803 and 1709 both have this problem. See the image below.

Windows 10 public private wifi options missing

How to Bring Back Missing Windows 10 Network Profile Options

There is a reason why network profile options are missing in Windows 10. The reason is simple if you are using a third party firewall or an antivirus with a built-in firewall like ‘Avast Internet Security’ rather than the Windows defender firewall then the network profile options get hidden. The only thing you can do to bring back these options is to disable the third party firewall for a few minutes. After disabling the third party firewall the network profile options will come back again. Now you can easily set your WiFi network from public to private or vice versa. When you enable the third party firewall the options will disappear again.

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To change the network profile for a particular WiFi first connect to it and follow the steps below.
  • Make sure you have disabled the third party firewall for a while.
  • If you are using Avast Internet Security then go to ‘Protection>Firewall’. Disable it for 10 minutes.
  • Now in Windows 10 go to ‘Settings>Network & Internet>Status’.
  • Click ‘Change connection properties’.

  • Now you’ll see two options here. Set the WiFi from public to private if it is a home network.

  • To be on a safe also disable the network discovery and file and printer sharing if you are not going to use it in ‘Network & sharing centre’ by changing the ‘Advanced sharing options’.
  • Now you can re-enable the third party firewall.

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You don’t always have to disable your third-party firewall to change the network profile. You can change it via multiple ways like from using the secpol.msc, using the registry editor, and using the Windows PowerShell. We will discuss these options in the next article.

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So, this is how you can bring back the missing network profile in Windows 10. If you liked the article then please share it.

How to Import Windows Live Mail Messages to Mozilla Thunderbird

Windows Live Mail has bee discontinued by Microsoft and it is no longer available for download. If you try to run your existing Windows Live Mail client then it will keep crashing. Microsoft has retired it finally and now you have to move on to some other email clients. If you are looking for a free email client for Windows 7 or Windows 10 then you can try Mozilla Thunderbird.

Mozilla Thunderbird is a free email client with all the necessary features that you'll require in a Windows mail client. Mozilla Thunderbird also supports Add-ons or extensions which bring several impossible works to reality. One such task is to restore the Windows Live Mail backup on Mozilla Thunderbird. This task seems impossible because there is no direct way to import Windows Live (.eml) messages to Mozilla Thunderbird. EML is the file format of the email messages exported as a backup by the Windows Live Mail.

Import Windows Live Mails Messages to Mozilla Thunderbird With ImportExportTools

  • Make sure you have the backup of your old Windows Live Mail messages. I can't show you how to take a backup as eml because the client is no longer working.
  • If you are currently running Windows Live Mail then try to export your messages from Windows Mail in .eml format.
  • Now save the backup to your desktop and download and install Mozilla Thunderbird from this link.
  • Open it and click the hamburger menu in the top right corner. Here go to 'Options>Account Settings'.
  • Now click 'Account Actions' and then click 'Add Mail Account'. A dialog box will open asking you to enter the username and password of your email. Enter the details and follow the instructions to add the mailbox to Mozilla Thunderbird.

  • Now after setting up the mailbox download the ImportExportTools from this link.
  • Now open Mozilla Thunderbird and click the hamburger menu in the top right corner and then select 'Add-ons'. In the 'Add-ons Manager' click the 'Extension' tab on the left side.
  • Now click the gear/settings icon just before the search button and click 'Install Add-on From File'. Pick the ImportExportTools add-on from where you saved it to install. After installing the add-on restart the program.

  • Now we are ready and it's up to you where you want to import the eml messages to local folders or the original mail account.
  • Currently, I am importing the Windows Live Mail eml messages to local folders in Thunderbird.
  • To import right click on 'Local Folders' and select 'New Folder'. Create a new folder for convenience and import the eml messages to this folder.
  • Right click on this newly created folder and open the submenu of 'ImportExportTools'. Click 'Import all messages from a directory' and then select 'also from its subdirectories'.

  • Locate the Windows Live Mail backup folder and open it.
  • Your all eml messages will be imported to Mozilla Thunderbird in this new folder.
Note: The ImportExportTools has a problem importing very large eml backups. It doesn't work with multiple subdirectories. So if you have a large eml messages backup then this will not work. In this case you have to manually import each subdirectory which is nothing but just a collection of folders and Windows Live messages in eml format. So, this manual importing process will be time consuming but is definitely worth spending time. Because you can see all the emails in one place.

So this is how we can import Windows Live Mail messages to Mozilla Thunderbird using a third party add-on. If you liked the article then do take two minutes to share it.