If you have forgotten your custom unlock pattern, then don’t panic.
After 5 unsuccessful tries a button should appear saying ‘Forgot pattern’. Press this and you will be asked to enter your Gmail username/password.
The phone will then ask for a new unlock pattern. If you don’t have a Gmail account, then you might have to either call your carrier or factory reset your phone.
When browsing on your phone you may notice images are quite blurry. This is because your telecom provider is compressing the images before they are downloaded on to your phone.
There is no way to prevent this, but if you have a WiFi connection nearby, then you can turn that on. This will mean that all browser downloads come through the WiFi connection, rather than the carrier, and your images will appear normally.?
This also depends on your service provider and data package.
Android has an interesting new feature called Talkback which is designed for blind and low vision users.
The feature is an interesting way to navigate your phone however.
Simply go to Settings – Personal – Accessibility – Talkback to activate it.
Then your phone will give you an ongoing narration of its various functions.
To adjust your screen brightness, there are two options:
1) Simply drag your finger from the top of the phone down to pull down your quick settings screen. Then at the top there will be a brightness bar. Drag this left or right or press Auto.
2) Drag your notifications screen down and select Settings. Then under Device, select Display – Brightness. Then choose the desired brightness setting.
You can also select Automatic brightness to let the phone decide for you.
To show the Browser History, open your Android stock browser (the default browser). Then press the Menu or More button and select Settings. Then Advanced – Manage website data.
To clear history, go to Privacy and Delete personal data.
To share or upload a video to services like Facebook or YouTube, simply go to your Video App and long press on a video.
Then select Share via. From here you will be given options to share the video with various services.
If you want to remove the Google Search bar, simply tap and hold the bar and a remove button will appear at top of the screen, drag the bar to that remove button, and the bar will disappear.
If this is not working, go to Settings – Applications – Application manager. Then swipe from right to left so you are on the All screen. Scroll to Google search and press Disable.
Normally you can simply insert a SIM card and you will be able to browse the internet using 3G. Sometimes, this must be setup manually however. Before you start, you will need to ask your carrier or Telco for your APN settings.
Once you have those, go to Settings – Connections – Mobile networks – Access Point Names.
From here press the Plus sign at the top right and select New APN. Then fill in the details your carrier gave you. Then press the menu button and press Save.
Locking your phone is a great security feature, but when you’re at home it’s normally not necessary.
A featured called Trusted Places enables you to bypass the lock screen when you’re at specific geographic places.
To set it up go to Settings – Lock screen and security – Smart lock – Trusted places. You can also set up the bypass to work when your phone is connected to specific Bluetooth devices such as Smart watches or Audio devices.
You can also override this (i.e. lock your screen when it is at the location). To override, just press and hold the padlock icon on the lock screen.
This may not work on all phones, models or networks.
Looking for a charger for your Nokia 7 Plus? Our guide shows you the best deals and provides advice on charger types.
Important: We take no responsibility for chargers purchased that are incompatible with your device. Please check your user manual or product descriptions before you buy.
The good news is that unless you own an iPhone (which uses the Apple Lightning Charger), almost all smartphones on the market today use the standard 5 watt Micro USB connection. This is great for consumers because it means you can normally borrow a charger from someone else if your phone is out of juice (unless they own an iPhone of course). Many shopping centres and events also provide charging stations for this connection.
Chargers can be classified into the following four categories:
USB Charger– This is normally a simple cable that connects from your phone (micro USB port) to your laptops or desktop PCs (normal USB port). They’re super cheap and super convenient. They are often included in your phone box, but we recommend you buy extras so you can leave one at home, one at work, one at friends place etc.
Mains Charger– These also normally come in your phone’s box, but it’s also useful to have them dotted around the house or workplace so you’re never far away from a re-charge.
Car Charger– If you have a car, you should get a car charger. These simply plug into your cigarette lighter and the other end plugs into your phone. We recommend buying one for each car that you own.
Portable Charger – Also known as an external battery pack, these are great for camping, festivals or going anywhere where you may not have a mains power supply. They come in many sizes ranging from tiny portable ones providing one charge, to large power packs allowing you to charge your device multiple times.
Get the best chargers!
To help you choose, we’ve listed the best-selling chargers for the Nokia 7 Plus. Simply click on the products below to find out more (if you don’t see any products below, make sure you pause any ad blocking software):