How to Forward WhatsApp Videos Without Downloading

Is it possible to forward WhatsApp videos without downloading? Yes, it’s possible. Before that let’s see why you need to know this WhatsApp trick.

Why Forward Whatsapp Videos Without Downloading?

Forward Whatsapp Videos Without Downloading

Reason #1:

You may have watched a WhatsApp video earlier, and the same video was forwarded to you by your friend. But now you know that this sent video is the same that you watched a few days earlier (you can know it by seeing the video thumbnail). Suppose now you want to send this received video (which you haven’t downloaded yet) to others. So it makes no sense in downloading the video and forwarding rather than just forward the video without downloading.

Reason #2:

Whenever you forward a video (or any file) to many friends or groups, the same video gets saved in your internal storage for that many times. Suppose you forwarded a video to 5 groups and 3 of your friends, then that video will be saved in your phone storage for eight times, and you don’t want this to happen. So you can utilize this trick to send WhatsApp videos without downloading.

How to Forward WhatsApp Videos Without Downloading:

So how exactly can we forward WhatsApp video without viewing it? For this, we will utilize WhatsApp Web. For forwarding videos, we can use a desktop or even mobile.

Forward WhatsApp video through desktop:

  • Open http://web.whatsapp.com from any browser.
  • Open WhatsApp on your phone, click on options menu at top right and choose WhatsApp Web.
  • Scan the QR code on the desktop, and you will get logged into WhatsApp web.
  • Now open any video in WhatsApp web. At the top, you will find a forward icon. Click on the icon and forward it to as many people as you want. The video will be forwarded.

Forward WhatsApp video using mobile:

Here you require two mobile phones. Suppose you have your WhatsApp account in phone-1.

  • Open Google Chrome in phone-2 and go to http://web.whatsapp.com.
  • Now click on options menu at the top and click on Request Desktop Site. You will see a page asking you to scan QR Code.
  • Open WhatsApp in phone-1, click on options menu at top right and choose WhatsApp Web. The phone camera will open.
  • Now scan the QR Code of phone-2 using phone-1. You will automatically get logged into your WhatsApp account in phone-2.
  • Rest is the same procedure as described in Sending WhatsApp Video Through Desktop above.

Any issues? Please comment below. You may also like to read on how to use multiple Whatsapp accounts in any android phone. Not just two, but really multiple accounts.

How to Charge Phone Using Another Phone

Many people do not know that you can charge your phone using another phone when it runs out of battery. It is a phone to phone charging. You can always have a power bank (travel charger) with you to charge your phone. But what if your power bank battery also drains out? This small technique may help you then.

Charge Phone Using Another Phone

To make it simple, let’s suppose you want to charge your phone using your friend’s phone. For this to happen, you require three things:

  • An OTG cable
  • A USB cable for your phone
  • Your friend’s phone should have OTG support.

A USB OTG (USB On-The-Go) cable is used to access and transfer data to USB devices like pendrives through mobile phones. You can buy it from any online store or at the retail, pricing around 50 INR. Here is a preview of OTG cables at amazon.

You may already have a USB cable for your phone provided by your phone manufacturer. Many phones use it as charging cable. It has USB at one end and a small pin at other end. Now the third thing. Your friend’s phone should have OTG support. You can check the phone specifications online or in the phone manual to see if your friend’s phone support OTG.

If you have all these things, then you can proceed further to charge your phone. Connect all these things as shown- first your friend’s phone connected to OTG cable, then your USB cable, and then your phone. As soon as you connect, your phone will start charging. So next time you go out, keep ready a list of your friends who have OTG supported phones so that you can drain out their battery 😛

How to Unlock App Lock Without Password

Wondering how to unlock app lock without password in android phones? Is it possible to bypass the Applock folder-lock on apps without even knowing the password? Yes, it is possible, and here it is how. It is very annoying to see every app locked by Applock in your friend’s phone and you want to access it for some reason. If your friend is nearby then he may tell you the password but what if he isn’t and you really want to use the phone right now (maybe for booking the last movie ticket)? In such cases, you may find this trick to unlock app lock without password very useful.

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How to Unlock Applock Protected Apps

So, how to unlock Applock? It is very easy, and you can do it in just seconds. You can use the below two tricks to unlock the Applock.

Trick 1:

Long press the Applock icon in the app drawer and uninstall it. Problem solved! Now since there is no Applock, no password is required, and you can access any app or folder on the phone. You can also uninstall the Applock by going to settings>>apps>>applock>>uninstall. After you finish the work, just reinstall the app.

Now, what if you don’t want to uninstall the app? Read on.

Trick 2:

  • Go to Settings>>Apps>>All apps
  • Find the Applock app in the list
  • Tap on Freeze or Force Stop

That’s all. Now the Applock app will be stopped or froze. That means it will not work for now. Now you can open any app on the Android phone which was protected by Applock earlier. It will not ask for the password now. Once you finish the task, you can tap the Applock icon in the app drawer or home screen to open it. Now the Applock will move from freeze state to running state and normally work like earlier asking you for a password. This way your friend will not even know that you unlocked app lock without even knowing the password.

Applock Advanced Protection

So now you know how to unlock app lock. But what if you don’t want to become a victim of this. There are few measures here which will protect the Applock app from being opened without a password.

Password Protect Settings App

One way is to use a password lock for Settings app using Applock so that no one can uninstall or force stop it. But still it is not very effective and fully protected. No one can force stop Applock by going to Settings app. But it can be easily uninstalled from the phone by long pressing Applock icon in app drawer and tapping uninstall. So it’s limited protection.

Hide the Applock Icon

Going a step further, you can hide the applock icon from the home screen so that no one can uninstall it from app drawer by long pressing. Open your Applock app. Go to Settings>>Settings Icon>>Check Hide Applock option. Now Applock icon will disappear from the home screen and no one can see it. Now we are fully secured.

If you want to unhide Applock then you can do either of these:

  • Go to Phone app and dial *#*#12345#*#*. It will open the Applock app.
  • Go to Browser (or any other like Chrome) and open domobile.com/applock. For this to work, you need an active Internet connection.

Making Applock Device Administrator

After installing the Applock app, you can make it a device administrator so that no one can uninstall or freeze it. Go to Settings>>Security>>Device Administrators, you should find applock option there. Give applock the administrative rights by checking the applock option.

Using Applock Advanced Protection App

There is also an inbuilt option in Applock which when enabled prevents other from uninstalling or freezing the Applock. Go to Applock>>Settings>>Settings Icon>>Check Advanced Protection. Doing this will download a side app for Applock called Advanced Protection which prevents other from uninstalling or freezing the app. This app works in a similar way as above by getting the administrative rights on your phone and controlling system functions like installing, uninstalling, etc.

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How to Use Multiple Whatsapp Accounts in Android Phone

Whatsapp Android AppPersonally tested on managing 4 whatsapp accounts simultaneously in my single android phone. And it worked smoothly using this android trick. You can maintain as many as you like. There are some ways to use multiple whatsapp accounts in dual sim. But the method I’m going to show you in a minute works even with single sim phones. But before proceeding, let me tell you that this method works only on rooted android phones. It’s because we are going to utilize an app for this trick and the app works only in android phones with root access. Unless a non-root version of this app is released, this trick can’t be used in all android phones. Root your phone so that you can take advantage of this trick. Not just for this one trick but for all the things rooting has to offer to make your life exciting!

Create Multiple Whatsapp Accounts using Titanium Backup

We are going to utilize Titanium Backup app for this trick. Most rooted phone users probably know what it is. Most useful app for full/partial phone backup, scheduled backup, storing system backup files and apps online, quick install and uninstall of apps, clearing cache and much more. But there is one more feature often overlooked. It is its ability to create many profiles of a single app. This is what we need exactly for our whatsapp. So let’s see how to create multiple profiles for whatsapp using titanium backup.
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The homepage of titanium backup will be something like the above screenshot. There is a option in the homepage as”Active data profile”. Initially it well be ‘none’ if you have not created any. Just tap on ‘switch profile’ and create a profile. Do the same to create more data profiles. I have created 3 profiles in the screenshot below – Vinay, Kumar and Jaiswal.

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Now go to ‘Backup and Restore’ tab. Tap on the app for which you want to create multiple profiles. In our case it’s whatsapp, so just tap on it.
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Now swipe left to open ‘special feature’ menu. Select from the options ” Enable multiple profiles for this app “.
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Now go back to titanium backup homepage (or overview tab) and tap on switch profile. Now activate that profile to which you want to associate the current whatsapp account. I have activated the Vinay profile.
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Now go to whatsapp and open it. It should open normally. Now when you switch to other profile let’s say Kumar and then open whatsapp, you will see something which you usually see while creating new whatsapp account. Now create a whatsapp account with another number and it gets associated with the present profile you activated recently. You can do the same for more number of whatsapp accounts. I successfully created 4 such whatsapp accounts.

This method can also be applied to other apps like facebook, freecharge, browsers etc. This way you will be able to switch between multiple accounts without the need to login everytime. Saves time and gives you smooth user experience. This trick can also be used to keep multiple scores of a single game in your device. So next time you and your bro/friend play Temple Run, FIFA 14, GTA 5 or Asphalt 8, you can keep multiple scores of the game and find who did it better. You can also install apps which have been specifically built to maintain multiple whatsapp accounts. But why to download another app when you can do it through existing app. Getting any work done even in the limitations it’s challenging indeed! Well if you have not rooted your phone or don’t want to do it for some reasons, then you can try this method on Gizmostorm to maintain multiple whatsapp accounts (two accounts in specific).
Have any questions or you know few more ways to manage multiple accounts? Just drop them in the comment box below. Share it with your friends and enjoy the trick. Visit TechMilkyway regularly for more similar android app tricks. 🙂

15 Android Jelly Bean Tricks

Whenever a new android update is announced by Google, the techie guys tend to know the changes that have been made in the current update. A major update of Google was to android 4.2 jelly bean. Here are few jellybean tricks and features you may be interested in. Have a quick look here!
Android Jellybean Tricks

1. Capture and share screenshots

With android jelly bean, taking screenshots has become just clicking buttons. Prior to jelly bean and ICS, taking screenshot was not easier. We need to have some special apps for this purpose. Few apps even needed that the phone is rooted. But now it’s a built-in feature. You just need to hold the volume down button and power button simultaneously for few seconds. Your screenshot will been taken, and you can easily share it just by pulling down the notification panel and tapping share option. Some phones may require you to hold power button and hold (or long press) home button.

2. Reboot to safe mode

If you are geek in playing with all the latest apps available for android and at point of time you get into trouble with these apps, this jelly bean option may come to your rescue. Hold the power button until power off menu comes. Now hold the power off option, android will ask you if you want to reboot to safe mode. Clicking on OK will disable all the third party apps ( apps which you installed and did not come with the phone when you bought it ). Now you can find which apps were troubling you and delete them forever. When you reboot again, all the remaining third party apps will be restored.

3. Unlock Android BeanFlinger

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Screensavers are called as daydreams by Google. You can turn on the daydream mode by going to settings> display>daydream on. Now when your phone is docked or charged, you will see your customized screen instead of the boring one. You can select your photo as screensaver but android also has the BeanFlinger screensaver for you hidden inside. To unlock it go to settings> about phone> tap continuously on the android version. You will see the BeanFlinger appear and if you tap and hold it, flying android screensaver will appear. Next time you visit to daydreams option you will find BeanFlinger activated there.

4. Folders in home screen

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Do you use lot of apps? Do you create shortcuts to those apps in your home screen? Then you know how the home screen gets cluttered up with these shortcuts. No more from now on. Now you can create folders in home screen so that it stays clean always. This is how to do it. Create an app shortcut in home screen. Now create another one. Tap and hold the second one and drag it over the first app shortcut. You will see a dark circle in the background, release the app now. You folder is created and you can tap and rename it. Now you can drag any app on to this folder and even rearrange the apps inside the folder.

5. Find developers option in jellybean

In all the previous versions of android you could directly go to system settings to find the developer option. But for more safety this option is hidden in jellybean. But you can enable it by going to settings> about phone> find build number there. Now tap on the build number 7 times. A small notification will pop up telling you that you are the developer now. Now once again visit your settings menu, you will find developers option right there.

6. Do a barrel roll

Have you tried googling ‘do a barrel roll’ in your computer? If yes then you know what it is, if no then just go and have try. Now this thing is even supported in android jellybean. Open your default android browser, Firefox or chrome then go to google and type ‘ do a barrel roll’ (without quotes) and see the magic.

7. Resizing widgets

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After buying your android phone, customizing your home screen is important for faster access and for better look. With  jellybean you can take this customization to next level using resizable widgets. To resize tap and hold the widget in home screen then just release it.You will see dark boundaries around the widget which you can drag to resize it. If you can’t find dark boundaries, it means that the widget is not made by the developer in such a way that it can be resized.

8. Photo in notification bar

Isn’t it cool to have your photo on top of your phone so that others can know who the owner is! You can add your photo in the notification panel  along with your name. Open your ‘Contacts’ app, at the top you will find an option called ME . Tap on it and set your photo and details. Now pull down the notification panel and you can find your photo and name right at the top left.

9. Owner info in lock screen

What if you lost your phone, someone found it and  wants to return it to you but could not find your contact details. In jellybean you can set your contact details in the lock screen. Go to settings,  then to security and then owner info. Here you can set short description about you to show it in the lock screen. So next time your phone is lost, you may hope someone return it to you.

10. Widgets in lock screen

Widgets in Lock Screen

Now in jellybean you can directly access your emails, messages, clock, Whatsapp messages, calendar and other apps while the screen is still locked. Here is how you can add widgets in locked screen. Press power button, your screen should be locked now. Press power button to unlock it then swipe downwards. Now swipe from left to right. You will see a plus button. Tap on it, enter the lock pattern and you will be able to add widgets to lock screen. To remove widgets swipe down in locked screen, swipe sideways, tap and hold on the widget you want to remove, drag in upwards to remove. Adding and removing widgets may be done in slightly different way depending on the phone you are using. This feature may be of some privacy concern to few users but will be fine for those who have their phone always with them.

11. Improved notification shade

Jelly bean introduces notification pane with improved interface. Along with running tasks, you can also find many setting shortcuts here. You can swipe sideways on the notifications to remove them. You can also tap on the bridge icon at the top how to remove all the notifications from the notification panel. Long pressing any of the settings shortcut, will take you directly  to that particular app settings. For example, when long pressing the wifi shortcut you will be directly taken  to your wifi settings. When you long press an active notification, you can get info about the app which gave rise to that particular notification. This feature can come in handy when you see a particular notification and don’t know which app is responsible for that notification.

12. Closing recent apps

Long press on home button or home icon, you will find  all the apps you recently opened. You can swipe sideways for removing the recent apps. You can also tap on each recent app to close it or go to the app info. Selecting ‘app info’ will take you to application settings of that particular app where you can force stop or kill it.

13. Turn notifications off for individual apps

Heard it right! With android jellybean it’s now possible to turn notifications off for particular apps but keep it on for other apps. You know how much it’s important to be notified from apps like Whatsapp, messenger, email. Turning notifications off should not let you missing the important once. You can do this by going to app settings of the particular app which you want remove from your list of receiving notifications. Just go to settings> apps> find your app and tap> turn off notifications.

14. Calling Wi-Fi network as mobile hotspot

This option will be helpful to those who use internet through Wi-Fi on their android devices. You may have noticed that when you connect on any WiFi network, your apps get automatically updated in the background. But when you designate a WiFi as mobile hotspot, their will be no background updates without your prior permission. If you have made proper settings then data usage will be restricted. This may save you lot of data and thereby monthly bill.

15. More interesting jellybean tricks

  • Long-press an app or widget icon, then fling it upwards. It will be removed from home screen.
  • Long-press on any app icon, you will find options to uninstall the app and also find the app info.
  • Improved voice search with support for Google now cards in jellybean.
  • Improved keyboard experience. Now access commonly used special symbols by just long-pressing the full stop key. Prevents you from getting head ache!
  • Have you observed that whenever we install any app, its icon gets added in home screen. It’s a good thing but if you don’t like, disable it by going to play store> settings> unmark add icon to home screen.

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