How To Download Latest Windows 10 ISO Without Media Creation Tool

Getting the Windows 10 ISO file is no longer a difficult task. If you have already upgraded your Windows 7/8/8.1 PC to Windows 10 then you can perform a clean install anytime by using the ISO file. If you haven't upgraded your computer yet then do remember that Windows 10 is still available for free until December 31, 2017. Avail this hottest offer of the year before it runs out. Whenever you want to do a clean install then the ISO file is required. Always make sure you perform the clean install with the latest version of the Windows 10 ISO because you will have to download few updates later.

Most people still think that the Media Creation Tool is the only option to download the official Windows 10 ISO. But apart from the Media Creation Tool, there is a way to directly download the Windows 10 ISO from Microsoft. 

Microsoft provides two links for downloading the Windows 10 ISO. These two links work differently on a smartphone and a desktop computer. The description of these two links is given below.

Link1: https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/software-download/windows10

The above works only on desktop computer browsers like Google chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge. When you open this link on a desktop computer browser then this page will force you to download the Media Creation Tool for downloading the Windows 10 ISO. However, we don't want to use the tool and we will tell you a trick to download the ISO file directly.

Link2: https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/software-download/windows10ISO

The above link works only on smartphones and tablets. If you are opening the above link on a smartphone or a tablet then Microsoft won't ask you to download the Media Creation Tool and will provide you direct links to 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 10 ISO files instead after going through a process of selecting right options.

Also Read: How to fix 100% disk usage in Windows 10

And if you open Link2 on a computer browser then it will automatically redirect to Link1 which will force you to download the Media Creation Tool. So if you want to download the Windows 10 ISO file without the Media Creation Tool on a desktop browser then you have to emulate a smartphone's or a tablet's screen in that particular browser to stop redirecting the Link2 to Link1. Follow the step by step guide to stop the automatic link redirect that prevents you from downloading the ISO file directly from Microsoft.

How To Download Latest Windows 10 ISO Without Media Creation Tool


➜ For Smartphones (Android, iPhones, iPads, and tablets)

  • Copy/paste the Link2 from above in your phone's browser.
  • After opening the page tap 'Select edition'. Here select the latest available version of Windows 10 and tap 'Confirm'.
  • Now select the language and again tap 'Confirm'.
  • After selecting the language you will see two download links. These are the direct download links for 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 10 ISO.

  • Tap the 64-bit download button as it may already contain the 32-bit setup files.
  • The file size is 4.4 GB.

➜ For Google Chrome (Desktop PC)

  • Copy and paste the Link2 from above in a new tab in Google chrome browser. Hit enter to open the link.
  • The link will automatically redirect to Link1 in Google chrome.
  • Now press 'Ctrl+Shift+I' to launch 'Developer Tools'. Now after launching it press 'Ctrl+Shift+M' or click the 'Toggle device toolbar' button to open the device emulator.


  • Click the device list and select 'iPad Pro' or any other smartphone. Set the screen size to at least 75%.
  • Click the reload button to reload the page.
  • You will see that the Link2 will not redirect this time. Now click 'Select edition' and select the 'Fall creators update' or whichever is the latest. After selecting the edition click 'Confirm'.

  • Then select the language and click 'Confirm'.

  • After selecting the language you will be provided with two links one for 32-bit and another for 64-bit Windows 10 ISO file. Click the desired link to start downloading the file. The file size is around 4.4 GB, so make sure you have a fast internet connection. The download links are only valid for 24 hours.


  • The ISO file that you download will have multiple Windows 10 versions like the home and pro edition.

➜ For Mozilla Firefox (Desktop PC)

  • Open a new tab in firefox browser and paste the Link2 in the address bar and hit enter to open it.
  • Here also the Link2 will redirect to Link1.
  • After the redirect press 'Ctrl+Shift+M' to launch the 'Responsive Design Mode' which will look like this below.


  • Now click the 'no device selected' option and choose 'Apple iPad Mini 2'. The page will auto reload and the Link2 will not redirect to Link1.
  • Disable the touch simulation by clicking the 'hand' icon before the camera icon in the toolbar above. Touch simulation should be disabled otherwise the mouse clicks will not work anywhere on the page.
  • After disabling the touch simulation click the 'Select edition' option. After that selection the language.
  • Then finally you will be given two links one for 32-bit Windows 10 ISO and another for 64-bit.
  • The process is similar to Google chrome.

➜ For Microsoft Edge (Desktop PC)

  • Open a new tab in Microsoft Edge browser and copy/paste the Link2 from above and hit enter to open it.
  • The Link2 will redirect to Link1.
  • Now press 'F12' to open 'Developer Tools' in Microsoft Edge. Click 'Emulation'. From the 'Device' list select 'iPad Mini'. The page will auto reload and will not redirect this time.


  • Now you will have to go through same steps that you saw for chrome and firefox. Select the Windows 10 edition. then select the language and get two links for 32 and 64-bit Windows 10 ISO.
  • Download the required ISO file.

How The Trick Works

If you are using a smartphone then Microsoft won't ask you to download the Media Creation Tool because it doesn't work on smartphones. And if you are using a PC then you to download the tool first. But with the help of developer tools in today's modern desktop browsers, we actually make the Microsoft site's think that we are accessing it from a smartphone or a tablet but not from a desktop. Therefore it won't redirect us to the link that is meant for running on desktop PC browsers which will ask you to download the Media Creation Tool by default.

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Below is a video tutorial showing how to download the Windows 10 ISO without the media creation tool.


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How To Setup Jio4G Voice With JioFi For Wi-Fi Calling On Android/iPhone

Reliance Jio has become the largest 4G service provider in India with a user base of around 130 million. With Jio anyone can avail affordable 4G internet packs now. Jio also provides the MyJio app which lets a user recharge its number anytime. One year ago Jio revolutionized the internet by giving free 4G internet service around the country for free. Users have availed the free internet services for more than 6 months. And some lucky Jio users have used the free internet for one year without paying a penny.

Jio also has JioFi router which is a 4G Wi-Fi dongle and has the capability of Wi-Fi calling. This kind of feature can't be seen in other telecom companies' dongles. So if you have a JioFi router then you can use it to make Wi-Fi calls from your android phone. For this purpose you have to install the Jio4G app on your android phone. And the good thing is that you can use the Jio4G voice app on a 3G android phone. Technically Jio doesn't support the 3G/WCDMA frequency band. So if you use the Jio SIM on a 3G phone then there would be no network signals at all. But with Jio4G app you can use the Jio 4G network on a 3G phone with the Wi-Fi calling feature.

➜ How To Setup Jio4G Voice With JioFi Router For Wi-Fi Calling On Android/iPhone

  • Download and install the latest version of Jio4G Voice from Google Play Store on your 3G/4G android phone. You can use any android phone that supports Jio4G Voice app. Go to iTunes app store if you are using an iPhone.
  • Connect your android phone to JioFi router over Wi-Fi network. Make sure Wi-Fi is working.
  • Open the app and grant several permissions. After the initial setup you'll see that the app will show you JioFi SSID for Wi-Fi calling configuration.
  • So you will now see a configuring message on the app's screen displaying the router's SSID and a message "Configure Jio4GVoice using Jio SIM number in the JioFi: SSID".


  • That's it tap this configure message and follow the instructions to setup the Jio4G Voice app.
  • Before full configuration you will receive an OTP on your alternate mobile number. This alternate number is the phone number that you registered while purchasing the Jio SIM.
  • If the alternate SIM is being used your phone then the app will auto verify the OTP. Otherwise you have to manually enter it.
  • Without entering the OTP the Jio4G voice app can't be configured for security reasons.
  • Now just after the configuration you will see two popups in the app. First popup will ask you to change the SMS app to Jio4G voice app. Tap 'NO' because if you change it then your phone's SMS app will not receive any SMS and all SMS will be received by Jio4G app. If you ever uninstall this app the messages will also deleted that were only received by Jio4G voice app.
  • The second popup will ask you to whitelist Jio4G voice app. Tap 'DISMISS' because whitelisting this app is of no use. Because you may be using this app occasionally so whitelisting this app may drain your phone's battery.
  • Also make sure that you don't accidentally delete call logs otherwise they will also be deleted from the phone's app.

  • Video calls are only supported between Jio users.
  • The person to whom you are calling via JioFi will always see the JioFi router SIM number and not the SIM number that your phone is using which is of different network.

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    How To Delete Sent WhatsApp Messages On Receivers Phone

    WhatsApp has officially announced the 'Delete For Everyone' feature. It was the most demanded feature that was in demand since years. Prior to the launch of this feature there was no way to recall a message that was accidently sent to one of your WhatsApp contact or group. In the past the only way to unsend a message was to immediately delete it before it reaches the WhatsApp server. One has to do this in microseconds and only Superman can do it or the ones that had slow internet. But with the latest WhatsApp version the 'Delete for Everyone' feature has been officially rolled out for every user. The only thing you have to do is to update/install WhatsApp on your phone. You don't need to install any beta version of this to work.

    Things To Know Before Using The 'Delete For Everyone' On WhatsApp

    If you are going to use this latest feature then make sure that you are aware of its limitations and situations in which it will not work. So below there are some limitations of this feature.
    • You can only delete/unsend/recall a WhatsApp message within seven minutes after sending. After seven minutes you can't delete the message on the receiver's phone.
    • To use this feature the latest version of WhatsApp should be used on both ends. However we have found that delete for everyone feature still works with some older versions of WhatsApp.
    • You still have seven minutes to recall a WhatsApp message. But during this time the receiver may see the message or can take a screenshot of it. So be careful about what you are sending on the other side.
    • You can also recall or delete messages sent to a group within seven minutes.
    • The delete feature doesn't work in WhatsApp Web.

    How to Use The 'Delete For Everyone' Feature On WhatsApp

    • Lets say, you have accidently sent a message to one of your WhatsApp contact and now you want them deleted.
    • To delete the message on both ends first long tap the message then delete the bin (delete) icon on top right. Then tap 'DELETE FOR EVERYONE'.
    • 'You deleted this message' will be shown in the place of that deleted message. You can also delete this deleted message by long tapping it and selecting the delete icon.

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    How To Fix 100% Disk Usage In Windows 10

    Recently we shared a post on upgrading your old PC and notebooks to latest Windows 10 legally. You should upgrade your PC/laptop to Windows 10 because it is highly secured and gets timely security updates. If you are using Windows 10 that your computer is safe from ransomware, viruses, and other software vulnerabilities. Indeed Windows 10 is a great and possibly the best operating system today, I won't talk about MAC OS here. But like its predecessors, Windows 10 also comes with several system-level problems. Some of these problems will stay forever if not fixed. First of all, if you have not got your free copy of new Windows 10 then read this post.

    Recently I have encountered a serious problem on my Windows 10 notebook which is related to the disk usage. I noticed it a few days back and found that the system performance was ultra slow due to 100% disk usage. The Windows 10 system was using the disk resources completely and no spare resources were left for other programs. The notebook was booting very slowly and the programs took ages to load. So, I started some research on the internet and found that most of the tech websites blamed several internal Windows 10 services for 100% disk usage. But unfortunately none of the listed solutions worked for me and the disk usage remained 100% even after applying the fixes.

    So, if your Windows 10 system is eating up your disk resources and making the disk usage to 100% then don't waste time in searching the internet for fixes. I am telling several fixes that you'll find on most websites and those fixes don't work at all.

    7 Fixes That Don't Fix The 100% Disk Usage in Windows 10

    • Disable Windows search
    • Disable Superfetch
    • Check antivirus software
    • Disable flash plugin in browsers like chrome or firefox
    • Disable or uninstall Skype
    • Check PCI-Express Firmware Bug (storahci.sys)
    • Disable diagnostic tracking

    If you are going to try any of the above non-working fixes then it would be a waste of time. I am unable to get it why Windows search will elevate the disk usage to 100%. Most people also blame superfetch for 100% disk usage but it is also not true. Based on my investigations I found that the flash plugin, Skype, storahci driver, and the diagtrack are not responsible for the 100% disk usage. However I will suggest you scan your computer for viruses with your antivirus, I recommend Avast Internet Security. But my antivirus didn't find any virus and the disk usage was still 100%. I also recommend you to scan your computer with adwcleaner to remove any potentially unwanted program, get adwcleaner here.

    task manager disk 100 windows 10

    So what actually is causing this problem? Finally, I found that the Windows update service (cleanup) was causing the 100% disk usage problem. It doesn't matter whether your computer using an HDD or SSD as both kinds of drives are affected. Windows update service downloads many updates frequently. So it will also create a lot of junk files on your system. The size of these junk would be in GBs. Windows update downloads new updates and replaces older files with new files and creates a backup of old files. This backup is almost useless and should be deleted. You can find and delete Windows update junk files via 'Disk cleanup'.

    How To Fix 100% Disk Usage In Windows 10

    The tutorial tells the solution in two parts. So we will first discuss about the part 1 then move on to part 2.

    ➜ Part 1

    • Go to 'My PC'. Right click on C:\ drive and click 'Properties'. Then click 'Disk cleanup'.
    • Wait for few seconds till the second dialog box opens. Click 'Clean up system files'.
    • If you see 'Windows update cleanup' then check it. Also check other junk files except the 'Windows error reporting'.


    • After selecting the files click 'OK'. Then another dialog box will open. Click 'Delete Files' to delete the junk files.

    ➜ Part 2

    Now you have deleted the junk files. Now Part 2 starts here. In this part we will first stop the Windows update service and then delete the 'SoftwareDistribution' folder. Follows the steps below.
    • Press the Windows key+X and select 'Command Prompt (Admin)'.
    • In the command prompt type the following command below.
    net stop wuauserv
    • If this command fails then press Windows key+R and type 'services.msc' and hit enter.
    • Here find 'Windows update'. Right click on it and select 'Stop'. After stopping the service right click on it and click 'Properties'.
    • In 'Startup type' select 'Disabled'.Click 'OK' and close the services management console.
    • If somehow the Windows update service fails to stop then restart your computer and use any of the method above to stop it.
    • After stopping the service go to 'My PC' and open 'C:\Windows'.
    • Find the 'SoftwareDistribution' folder here and delete it.

    ➜ Important Note
    : Do not skip the steps below. The steps below tell how to start Windows update service. You should never keep Windows update disabled otherwise your computer won't receive any updates from Microsoft.

    • After deleting this folder press Windows key+R and type 'services.msc' then hit enter.
    • Here find the Windows update service. Right click on it and click 'Start'.
    • After the service gets started again click on it to select 'Properties'.
    • Make sure in 'Startup type' 'Manual' is selected. Click 'OK' and exit.
    • Restart your computer.

    After applying this above mentioned fix the 100% disk usage problem will be fixed. You can check it yourself by opening the task manager. To open the task manager press Windows key+X and select 'Task Manager'. Here check the disk usage it would be less than 10% and sometimes 0%.

    FAQ 1: My Disk Usage Is Still 100% Even After Applying The Fix

    Well the disk usage will be 100% if you transfer data from the hard disk or write on to it. You may see high disk usage after initial booting. However this effect will be there for only few minutes. After that the disk usage will return to normal. If even after applying the fix the disk usage is 100% then check Windows update. Use the following commands to fix this issue.

    • Press Windows key+X and click 'Command Prompt (Admin)'.
    • Type 'net stop wuauserv'.
    • If the service doesn't get stopped then re-execute the command.
    • After the service gets stopped type the command 'net start wuauserv' to start the Windows update service.

    So we have fixed the 100% disk usage problem in Windows 10 for any HDD or SSD. So if you find this article useful then please take two minutes to share it.

    How to Delete Read-Only Contacts on Android

    A read-only contact is an in-app contact that is added though an android app like WhatsApp, Viber, or Facebook messenger. These read-only contacts are stored temporarily by the respective app on the phone's storage. The main problem with read-only android contacts is that they can't be deleted. Whenever we try to delete them then the Google contacts app will show an error as 'Contacts from your read-only accounts cannot be deleted, but they can be hidden'. The read-only contacts will show up in your address book and you can't delete them. So in this post, we will show you how you can delete read-only android and WhatsApp contacts.

    Delete Read-Only Contacts on Android
    • Go to contacts.google.com and login here with your Google account that is synced with your phone. This step is necessary as all android phones save contacts to Google by default.


    • You will see a complete list of your contacts that are being shown in your phone's address book.
    • Find that particular read-only contact that your phone is unable to delete.
    • Put a check mark on it to select it then click the 'More' tab and click 'Delete'.
    • After deleting it go to 'Settings>Account>Google'.
    • Here enable the sync for 'Contacts'. Wait for few seconds.

    • After the sync, the read-only contact will be deleted.
    • To delete read-only contacts from WhatsApp first follow the steps above for deleting them then refresh your WhatsApp contacts list.

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    How to Force Restart a Frozen Samsung Galaxy Note 8

    Samsung Galaxy Note 8 was launched last month (August, 2017). This is the first Samsung flagship smartphone in the Galaxy Note series to feature an infinity display. It is also the first Galaxy Note to get a dual camera setup with 6 GB RAM. Besides having a large 6.3 inch touchscreen the phone fits in hand without any issues. After the failed Galaxy Note 7, Samsung redefined the Galaxy Note 8 with its best efforts.

    The Galaxy Note 7 failed and was discontinued in October 2016 due to faulty battery issues. The Note 7 was using a battery that had dangerous manufacturing defects. These manufacturing defects caused the battery to give out smoke or explode without giving a warning. This situation could have been overcome if the phone had a removal battery. But unfortunately it hadn't. Now all Samsung flagship smartphones equip a non-removable battery, and don't panic because the Galaxy Note 8 battery is completely safe.


    The only problem with a non-removable battery is that if your Galaxy Note 8 freezes or becomes unresponsive then you can't remove the battery to restart the phone. However, Samsung smartphones are equipped with a safety feature that automatically restarts a frozen/unresponsive Galaxy Note 8. This safety feature is the automatic force restart which comes into play to save the battery and the screen.

    But in most situations the phone doesn't get restart itself. In this case you have to employ the manual override to force restart your frozen Galaxy Note 8. This manual override is safe and doesn't delete any data from the phone. This tutorial applies to all version of Note 8 from Bell Canada, AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and global.

    How to Force Restart a Frozen Samsung Galaxy Note 8


    • When the phone becomes frozen, unresponsive, and touchscreen doesn't accept inputs then wait for at least 10 seconds for the automatic restart to come into play.
    • If your Galaxy Note 8 doesn't get restarted within 10 seconds then its time to do the manual override (soft reset).
    • Simply press and hold the 'Power' button and the 'Volume Down' button simultaneously (at the same time) for more than 7 seconds or until the phone vibrates.
    • This button combination will even work when the Galaxy Note 8 shows only black screen.
    • After pressing the buttons the phone will boot normally.

    How to Exit the Maintenance Mode on Galaxy Note 8

    Maintenance Mode on Galaxy Note 8

    The 'Power' and 'Volume Down' buttons are also used to start the maintenance mode. If your phone is showing the black screen then it is possible that after pressing this button combination your Note 8 may boot in to the maintenance mode instead normal boot. First of all if you see the black screen then first use the 'Power' button only to check whether the phone boots up or not. If it doesn't start then it is frozen and only the 'Power' and 'Volume Down' buttons will restart it. If your phones boots in maintenance mode then to exit it select the 'Normal Boot' option. To select any option use the volume buttons to move up or down the list and use the 'Power' button to confirm the selection. The phone will reboot to home screen.
    Warning: Do not use the 'Factory Reset' option in the maintenance mode. If you do so all the data will be erased and factory reset protection will be enabled. Learn more about factory reset protection.

    Moto G4 Plus Gets September 2017 Android Security Patch Update In India

    Moto G4 Plus is the only Lenovo-owned G-series android smartphone that has been getting updates since its launch. Since its launch last year the Moto G4 Plus received several quality updates to cure its heating issues and buggy performance. The Moto G4 Plus is now currently running android 7.0 Nougat and previously it was a strong contender for android Oreo upgrade. But Motorola denied delivering the android 8.0 Oreo to this phone when it officially published the list of eligible device. But now Motorola has confirmed that Moto G4 Plus will be getting android 8.0 Oreo soon thereby keeping its promise that they made during the launch event.

    The android 8.0 Oreo update schedule is not confirmed meanwhile Moto G4 Plus has received yet another important android security patch update. This latest update is known as the September security patch update which fixes several android vulnerabilities up to September 1st, 2017. One of the main android vulnerability identified as BlueBorne.



    BlueBorne is an android vulnerability that can leverage Bluetooth connections to take complete control over your android smartphone. The bad thing about this vulnerability is that there is no need to make a paired Bluetooth connection or let it set in discoverable mode.
    The Moto G4 Plus September Security Patch update NPJS25.93-14-10 fixes this vulnerability. So if your phone is notifying you of this update then don't ignore at any cost. Android security patch updates are not something to be ignored. The NPJS25.93-14-10 weighs only 35 MB and takes only 10 minutes to install.

    To install this latest update go to 'Settings>About phone>System updates'. When you see the notification tap 'YES, I'M IN'. Wait for the package to download. After downloading tap 'Install Now'. Before updating make sure that the phone's battery is charged to at least 60%.

    Should You Install The September Security Patch Update On Your Moto G4 Plus

    Yes, you should install this security update. This security patch update doesn't affect the phone's performance. We haven't come across any heating issues after installing it and the phone is working usually. One thing we have noted that after installing the September security patch on Moto G4 Plus the screen burn problem has slightly reduced. After updating to the latest build NPJS25.93-14-10 the phone's screen is not fading heavily. The screen burn problem is still there but it has slowed down a little bit.

    Moto G4 Plus Will Soon be Getting Android 8.0 Oreo Update Confirms Motorola

    On September 14th, 2017 Motorola finally released a list of its smartphones which are eligible to get the android 8.0 Oreo update. Moto G4 Plus wasn't a part of that list and it was disappointing for G4 Plus users. Many people bought this phone on its promise of getting the android 8.0 Oreo update as Lenovo-owned Motorola confirmed this during the launch event. The android 8.0 Oreo update promise has been the most important selling point for Moto G4 Plus and there is no reason for this phone to not get the android Oreo update.


    Besides having a mid-range hardware the Moto G4 Plus is still capable of running android 8.0. Recently Motorola confirmed via a blog post that the Moto G4 Plus will be updated to android Oreo. It was also confirmed that the phone wasn't listed because of some marketing materials errors. You can read the official statement from Motorola which states that.
    🙶Since the time of posting this, we have learned of some errors in our marketing materials around Android O upgrades for moto g4 Plus. It’s our general practice for the moto g family to get one major OS upgrade per device, so it wasn’t originally planned for Android O. But it’s important to us we keep our promises, so in addition to the N upgrade it has already received, we will be upgrading moto g4 Plus to Android O. Because this is an unplanned upgrade, it will take some time to fit into our schedule, we’ll update our software upgrade page when we have more info.🙷
    And also if you visit the software upgrade section at the motorola-mobility-en-in.custhelp.com then you can see that the Moto G4 Plus will be upgraded to android 8.0. But the exact time has not been mentioned. The Moto G4 Plus received the android 7.0 Nougat update last year in December 2016 so we are not sure whether the Oreo update will arrive by December 2017. As per the reports, the standard Moto G4 and G4 Play will not be getting the android 8.0 updates.

    The G4 Plus was also criticized for its screen burn issue that Motorola never managed to fix. The problem started after the July 2016 security patch update and affected almost every phone that installed the update. Motorola doesn't have found a fix for this problem because even after the screen replacement the problem comes back within a month. So, we hope that this problem gets fixed with the upcoming android Oreo update. Recently, Moto G4 Plus got the September 2017 security patch update to fix the BlueBorne vulnerability.

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    How To Fix 'Gmail Is Having Trouble With Google Play Services'

    Google Play Services is an android system application that is installed on almost 5 billion android devices. This system app runs in the background and performs important tasks needed to run android apps. A few years ago there was no such application for android phones. But in 2012 Google Play Services was launched. Its function is to update android apps especially all the Google apps like Gmail, Google+, Play Store, Google Play games etc. Prior to its launch, the Google apps were updated only after a phone's system update. So at that time phone users had to wait for the manufacturers to release a system update.

    But after the launch of Google Play Services, it is now possible to update Google apps. As the technology has now advanced and Google Play Services only updates the required code of an android app without updating the entire app. This also saves data as users now have to download fewer data. Other major tasks that it performs is to act as an android system administrator which lets you locate, lock or erase your lost android phone and providing a communication bridge between android apps.

    So, you see how important is the Google Play Services app for an android phone. Without it, most android apps will not work including Google apps. So in this post, we will talk about a common error that most android apps face with the Play Services app.

    The Problem: Recently I have been checking my Gmail app and the app keep reporting an error as 'Gmail Is Having Trouble With Google Play Services'. The same error I found with the Play Games app. So, I tried clearing the app cache, app data, installing and applying fresh updates. But nothing worked and the error kept reporting itself. So finally I get to know it that several ungranted android permissions are the cause for this problem. So let's fix it.

    How To Fix 'Gmail Is Having Trouble With Google Play Services'

    This fix will work for every android app that is having problems with the Google Play Services app. Follow the steps below to fix this problem.

    • Go to 'Settings>Apps'. Scroll down and the 'Google Play Services' app. Tap it to open.
    • Now tap 'Permissions' and make sure that all permissions are enabled and granted. In my case the 'Contacts' permission was disabled that's why Gmail app was reporting the error.
    Gmail Is Having Trouble With Google Play Services 
    • After granting the permission the Gmail app or any other Google app will not show any error because we have fixed it.
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    How to Convert a Video to a 7-Second GIF in WhatsApp

    WhatsApp has been adding special features since a long time now. Last year WhatsApp introduced the end-to-end encryption for chat messages to encrypt messages that you send or receive. Recently we have seen that WhatsApp launched a new feature in which you can set colorful text as your status. This latest feature converts your text status into an image which allows customization options like change text font, background color and add emoticons.

    Several other useful WhatsApp features include sharing PDF documents, reply to a specific message, cutting or trimming a video before sharing and GIF image support. WhatsApp has now a built in GIF image search powered by GIPHY. You can also add GIF images from Gboard.

    Another interesting feature that you may not aware of is converting your videos to GIF. Yes, it is quite possible to convert a video to a 7 second GIF image. Thorugh this feature we can cut a 7 second part of any video and convert it to a muted MP4 video which is rendered by WhatsApp as GIF. But when these converted files are accessed outside WhatsApp then they will be opened as MP4 videos without audio and not GIFs.

    How to Convert a Video to a 7-Second GIF Image in WhatsApp

    • Open your phone's gallery app or Google photos and share a video to one of your WhatsApp contact.
    • When you share the video in WhatsApp an editor will open. This editor lets you cut/trim the video before sending.
    • Through this editor you can add text, emoticons and scribble overlays in your video.
    • So you can see two white circles on the ends of the video frame strip. 


    • To access the GIF option bring these two white circles closer so that the video length becomes '00:06' (6 seconds). Now tap the 'GIF' button next to the video camera icon.
    convert whatsapp video to gif
    • Now drag the white circle to the right to add 1 more second. The converted GIF will now be of 7 seconds instead of 6 seconds.
    • Now long tap in between the two white circles and drag the selected video portion anywhere on the entire video strip to select any part of the video.
    • Please note that you can create a GIF with a length of not more than 7 seconds.
    • Finally, tap the send button to convert the video to GIF and share it with your WhatsApp contact.
    • To access the converted GIF go to this directory "Internal storage>WhatsApp>WhatsApp Animated>Sent".

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