DevsJournal https://devsjournal.com Tech Leaks, Guides & Comparisons. Fri, 06 May 2022 11:58:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://dokkanak.com/?big=wp-content/uploads/2021/03/devsjournal-favicon.png DevsJournal https://devsjournal.com 32 32 How to Send A Saved Picture As A Snap https://dokkanak.com/?big=how-to-send-a-saved-picture-as-a-snap.html https://dokkanak.com/?big=how-to-send-a-saved-picture-as-a-snap.html#respond Wed, 13 Apr 2022 10:30:00 +0000 https://dokkanak.com/?big=?p=52380 Snapchat is one of the most hip and trendy apps that has taken the internet by storm. From youngsters to Gen X, every generation is trying to amp up their snap score. Dedicated Snapchat users regularly exchange snaps with fellow users in the hopes of keeping up their streaks and beating the snap streak timer....

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Snapchat is one of the most hip and trendy apps that has taken the internet by storm. From youngsters to Gen X, every generation is trying to amp up their snap score. Dedicated Snapchat users regularly exchange snaps with fellow users in the hopes of keeping up their streaks and beating the snap streak timer. The challenge of maintaining long streaks with friends and the fear of losing a snap streak has been lapped up by Snapchat users with a welcoming embrace, and we only have Snapchat’s development team to thank for it. 

With a social media platform this successful, there’s bound to be some reservations. Security and privacy concerns are always at the center of discussion for such publicized apps that are open to all. One of the concerns shared by users and the development team alike is that of identity fraud. What if the person you are exchanging snaps with is not genuine? What if they have simply taken on a fake identity from Google images and have been using it on their snaps to fool you? With Snapchat allowing you to add nearabout anyone to your list of friends, the chances of identity fraud increase exponentially. 

Why Doesn’t Snapchat Let You Share Pictures from Camera Roll as Snaps Directly?

As a safety measure, Snapchat’s development team has devised a mechanism to not let users send a photo from their camera roll as a snap. By ensuring this, they aim to curtail attempts to share images saved from Google or otherwise which veer from reality. A person who you consider your friend and with whom you share snaps daily, might just be sending you saved images instead of freshly clicked genuine ones. In many cases, there’s a chance of that going awry. So, instead, the rule states that you must click a fresh picture if you wish to send a snap to a friend.

However, we can all think of times when we wished to send a quick photo to a friend on Snapchat, and not necessarily one which is freshly clicked. Many times we just want to send an already clicked image to a friend on Snapchat instead of going through the hassle of launching our message apps. How to send a picture as a snap? In this article, we will be going in details about how to do just that. Without further ado, let’s dig right in!

How to Send a Photo as a Snap?

As we mentioned, there’s no way to directly send a photo from your camera roll as your snap. So, what can you do instead? Snapchat users have come up with clever ways to bypass this rule, and it works exceptionally well! To send normal camera roll pictures as snaps, try out the steps laid out below. Remember, there are 2 primary ways to go about it. We will go through them one after the other. 

Method 1:

How to Send a Photo as a Snap
  • Open Snapchat on your phone. You will see the camera screen pop up.
  • Click on the search bar on top, and type ‘camera roll’.
  • You will see numerous options with those keywords being displayed. Look for one that says ‘upload camera roll’ by Abd Ballak.
  • Now, simply go through your gallery, and choose the picture you want to send as a snap. 
  • Edit it if necessary, and send it across as a snap. 

And voila, you have successfully learnt how to send a picture as a snap. Do make sure you go back to the messages section, and check if the snap has been sent to your friend or if Snapchat says ‘Sending Message‘. But remember, we spoke about an alternative method to the problem. It starts out in the same way, with only one difference in choice in the middle. This method is just as simple and easy to navigate as the previous one. 

Method 2:

How to Send a Photo as a Snap
  • Launch Snapchat, and see the camera pop up.
  • Click on the small smiley icon beside the camera button.
  • From the bottom menu, tap on Explore
  • On the search bar, type ‘Camera Roll’ and search.
  • Scroll down to find ‘Camera Roll by Aju Majed,’ and click on it.
  • You will see all your gallery pictures being displayed horizontally. 
  • Select the one you wish to send, and tap on the big camera button.
  • Now, send it to a friend as a snap or simply share it on your story.

This is yet another way to send a normal image from your camera roll as a snap. Both these methods appear simple and almost similar to each other, because they are. In fact, feel free to explore the other options that come up when you search ‘Camera Roll’ on the search bar. See for yourself how each one works, and who knows, you might come across one even better and easier to use than the ones we mentioned!

Conclusion

While it is surely inconvenient to not be able to send a picture from our camera roll directly, we do understand and appreciate the reason it is the way it is. Afterall, security and privacy concerns are not to be taken lightly, and if we are to go through a few extra steps to ensure that, that is a fair bargain. 

The important thing is that there’s a way to bypass this limitation, and after the first few times, you will definitely get accustomed to it. We hope this article helps you understand how to send a photo as a snap. Do check out the steps by yourself, and see if you are successful in your endeavor. Sure, it might sound like a roundabout way to a rather simple problem, but as we mentioned, it is all for a good cause. You do not want to be the receiving end of fraudulent snaps, and to ascertain that, the limitation to not letting us send snaps directly from the camera roll makes much sense. 

During genuine times when you wish to bypass that, the two methods ought to help you out, adn quickly so! Check out the other ‘Camera Roll’ options from the list and see what they have to offer as well, but the methods we mentioned are the most widely used and easy ones. Good luck!

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Have you been receiving phone calls tagged ‘private’ or ‘blocked’ instead of the name or number of the caller? Admittedly, it can be quite a frustrating ordeal if you cannot trace the caller ID behind a number that has been calling your phone multiple times. Usually, you would expect a person calling from a number that isn’t theirs to introduce themselves once you pick up the call, but sometimes, you won’t receive that courtesy.

Be it scam calls or otherwise, you will often not be able to view the number of the person calling you, which can rightfully seem a little alarming or daunting. So, when in doubt, it’s best to find out the identity behind the ring as soon as possible, using the most convenient methods at your disposal. In this article, we will be going through the ways to unmask private numbers. 

How Does A Hidden Call Work? 

How Does A Hidden Call Work

Making a call via a hidden number is not really prohibited if legalities are considered. In fact, the case is quite the contrary: this feature exists solely to offer everyone the freedom to reveal their identity at their own volition to their interlocutors. Before getting to how to unhide private numbers, the first and foremost step is to understand how you can mask your number.

Usually, a few codes come into play while launching a masked call, and some of them include *67 and #30#. Simply type the code and add the number of the person you are trying to contact. Lastly, press the option to call, and voila! Doing this will ensure your call’s recipient does not see your caller ID. The recipient of your call will see any of the following: ‘private,’ ‘limit,’ ‘mask,’ ‘unknown number,’ ‘blockd,’ or ‘no caller identification. 

How to Find Private Number 

Now onto the next part: how to see a private number who is calling you? Below we have listed a few ways to do this without a hitch:

1. Using *69 and Third Party Apps

Using Nuwber

This is essentially the number to redial someone from whom you received a call in the United States. Double-check the number for redialing in your region since some telecom providers have unique USSD codes for the same function. If the recipient accepts the call, explain that you had received a call without a caller ID and ask for their identity. If it is a genuine caller, there should be some clarification. Note that this will not work if it is a scammer on the other end.

If, on the off chance the recipient does not pick up the call, you can then copy their number from the call log and use the phone search feature on Nuwber. Nuwber’s phone search feature helps you identify the name of the caller and provides you with a location of the caller. Using the registered name and location, you will be able to identify if the caller is a scammer or someone genuine.

How to Make A Hidden Call?

If you wish to hide your caller ID and make a private call to someone, there are a few easy ways to go about it. We have listed down the most commonly used hassle-free ways below for your convenience:

1. Turn Off Caller ID Via Number

Turn Off Caller ID Via Number

One of the easiest and most popular ways to place a private call is to dial *67 before your contact number. We have already listed this method in the section above, but here’s how it works:

It applies solely to United States cell phones and landlines. If you are not sure about its legitimacy and suspect malpractices, try typing *67 and placing a call to your friend to see if you can view the caller ID.

Usually, you won’t be charged for using *67 before placing a call, but it is always best to check with the sim carrier to ensure the feature is fully available and gratuitous.

2. Turn Off Caller ID Via Smartphone Features 

Turn Off Caller ID Via Smartphone Features 

If the previous method does not pan out for you, here’s some good news: there’s a way to place a private call through your phone’s settings. If you are an iPhone user, go to Settings from the home screen, tap on Phone, and turn off the ‘Show My Caller ID’ option. You should now be able to make a hidden call without any issues as long as your iPhone 13 has service or WIFI for WIFI Calling.

As for Android users, go to the Phone app and click on the menu button on the top. Tap on Settings, and choose ‘Call Settings’ if the separate option is available. Select ‘Additional or More’ and click on ‘Caller ID.’ Now, select Hide Number to place a private call. Once again, it is best to test this out with a sample call to your friend’s number, as this feature does not work on certain carriers.

3. Turn Off Caller ID Via Sim Carrier 

If neither of the ways seems to be working out for you, there’s a third way to go about it. You can ask your sim carrier to turn off outgoing caller IDs for your number and the calls placed from it. This way, you get a guarantee of your privacy at the cost of your call getting rejected many times or a surprised recipient. If you want to disable this feature, press *82 before any call, and you will be able to display your caller information. Much like the other methods, it’s advisable to try out this method before you place an important call.

Conclusion 

If you are trying to place a call without caller information, or simply put, if you are trying to make a private call, there’s a huge chance that your calls might be automatically rejected or ignored, and rightfully so. The chances of them listening to voicemails from an unfamiliar number are also slim. 

Moreover, your call will still be recorded with the phone company. Lastly, you cannot block your contact number from toll-free numbers, for they have access to phone records considering they are the ones paying the bills. That being said, do try out the methods and see if they work well. Good luck!

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How to See What Filter You Used on Snapchat Memories https://dokkanak.com/?big=how-to-see-what-filter-you-used-on-snapchat-memories.html https://dokkanak.com/?big=how-to-see-what-filter-you-used-on-snapchat-memories.html#respond Mon, 11 Apr 2022 10:30:00 +0000 https://dokkanak.com/?big=?p=52538 If you like socializing or making new friends in general, Snapchat is one of the best platforms to be associated with. Be it chatting with your existing friends or making new ones, it offers a level playground for every social media enthusiast to let loose. The social media giant lets you choose among numerous filters...

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If you like socializing or making new friends in general, Snapchat is one of the best platforms to be associated with. Be it chatting with your existing friends or making new ones, it offers a level playground for every social media enthusiast to let loose. The social media giant lets you choose among numerous filters and lenses to transform your good ol’ regular picture into an extraordinary piece of art. 

However, here’s the tricky part: oftentimes, we use a filter of our choice but forget which one it was, the next time we feel like reusing it. Going through the tedious process of sifting through several filters to find the one you picked is not quite appealing. Here’s the good part: you can skip this process entirely if you happen to have an updated version of the Snapchat app. So, if you are wondering how to see what filter you used on Snapchat, that’s what we will be going in depth about in this article.

With Snapchat’s latest update, you can go back to your Snapchat memories and see which filter you had used on a particular image clicked on the social media platform. So, if you always had a little weakness towards that one Snapchat filter, you can now find its name without much guesswork. But first, for those who don’t know, let’s understand how to search filters on Snapchat in the first place.

How to Search Filters on Snapchat?

If you haven’t kept yourself up to date, the meaning of snaps, filters, bitmojis, and such technical lingo might seem daunting. But it is always best to keep up with the sign of the times. If you have decided to give Snapchat a go, filters are one of the first things to learn about. 

How to Search Filters on Snapchat?

Snapchat filters are essentially static images that overlay on any picture you capture. Every time you take a snap on Snapchat’s camera, swipe left or right, and you will be going through the filters one by one. They add an aesthetic appeal to a rather mundane or dull image. If you have a hard time understanding which ones they are, look out for static sticker-like variety of colors or written texts popping up on the top of the image. For example, you can use Happy Birthday filters on your birthday images.

Here is the step-by-step process of finding filters:

  • Open Snapchat on your device.
  • Log into your Snapchat account.
  • Once the Snapchat camera opens up, click on the Emoji icon.
  • You will see filters and lenses lined up horizontally on the picture.
  • Swipe right to pick a filter of choice.

How to Find a Snapchat Filter from a Picture?

If you are not new to the world of Snapchat, chances are you have already made apt use of the filters and lenses on the social media platform. In that case, you might often feel the need to dig out the same filter you used on an image a few days or weeks back. The process of guessing which one it was from a slew of varied filters present on the app is not quite practical. A better way is to have a photo on your Snapchat memories and trace the name of the filter from that. 

This exciting and highly convenient feature is a brand new addition to Snapchat’s latest update, so make sure your device as well as the app is perfectly in sync with the recent updates. However, note that deleting memories from Snapchat might render this possibility of finding which filter you used redundant. As we mentioned, the most important part is to still have the picture in your Snapchat memories.

Having said that, here’s how to see what filter you used on Snapchat memories:

  • Go to the Google Play Store and check for Snapchat updates.
  • If it is up to date, launch the Snapchat app.
  • Once the camera pops up, tap on the icon that looks like two rectangular frames to the left of the large circle in the middle.
  • Select the photo you want to know the filter name of.
  • Click on the filter icon below right in the middle.
  • Under the lens section, you can see the filter name. If you can’t view the Lens section, swipe up.

These simple yet effective steps will help you trace any filter that caught your attention a while back. The most important thing is to never delete any image from the Snapchat memories section, for in doing that, you will simply be inviting trouble for yourself. In such cases, the only option would be to manually go through all filters to find the one you are looking for. 

There’s an easier way to tackle this situation. If you realize that one such odd filter is going really well in your pictures, simply favorite it and use it on your future pictures from the favorite section. 

How to Favorite a Filter?

Now that you know how to search filters on Snapchat, it’s time to understand a more convenient method of getting your favorite filters back on demand: simply favorite the filters you like and they will automatically be saved on your profile for future use. You can access them anytime you want on any image captured on the social media app. In doing this, you save much time and effort of digging out one odd filter out of many such appealing ones.

Here’s something to remember: your favorite filters are always saved on your account, so you cannot simply delete your current account and expect to have them back with a new set of login credentials. If you plan to switch accounts, make sure you jot down the name of the favorite filters and lenses to enjoy them on your new account.

Here’s how to favorite filters on Snapchat:

How to Favorite a Filter?
  • Open Snapchat.
  • Log into your account with your login credentials.
  • Tap on the smiley emoji icon beside the large white circle in the center.
  • Swipe left/right to see available filters and lenses.
  • Select a filter you like.
  • Click on the small circled “i” icon from the upper left side. It will show you the name of the filter along with its copy link, save button, share option, and more.
  •  Click on the heart icon to favorite that filter.

Keep repeating the process if you want to add more filters on your Snapchat favorites. The next thing to know is how to find favorite filters on Snapchat. You cannot simply heart or favorite a filter never to find it again. The very purpose of it is to make it easier to find the filters you like more conveniently from the next time.

How to Find Favorite Filters on Snapchat?

How to Find Favorite Filters on Snapchat

Once you know how to favorite your preferred filters, it is time to find where they are stored and can be accessed from. The way to access saved filters is not truncated. A few trials and you will remember the steps like the back of your hand. 

Here’s how to find favorite filters on Snapchat:

  • Tap on the camera option in the middle of Snapchat .
  • Click on the Smiley-face to the right of the white circle.
  • Keep swiping right from left on the filters.
  • The ones you find there are your favorite or saved filters and lenses.

Method 2:

  • Tap on the Smiley-face, and click on the ‘Explore’ option from the bottom-right corner.
  • Under the ‘For You’ section, locate all saved or favorite Snapchat filters and lenses.

Conclusion

Finding your previously used Snapchat filters is no longer a strenuous process, as long as you have the updated version of the social media platform on your device. Make sure you update all apps as and when any such latest patch is available to ensure your apps function to their fullest extent at all times. 

As for Snapchat filters, favorite as many of them as you like for there is no cap on the number of filters and lenses you can save on your profile. Keep reusing them with impunity on images that you feel will be improved and positively transformed by your preferred filters. We hope this article helped answer a commonly asked question. Try it out today!

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Snapchat Video Call Not Working? Here are 6 Ways to Fix it https://dokkanak.com/?big=snapchat-video-call-not-working-here-are-6-ways-to-fix-it.html https://dokkanak.com/?big=snapchat-video-call-not-working-here-are-6-ways-to-fix-it.html#respond Fri, 08 Apr 2022 10:30:00 +0000 https://dokkanak.com/?big=?p=52542 With Snapchat’s increasing popularity, many are abandoning FaceTime and Google Meet for a quick video call on the social media platform itself. When you have funky bitmojis, stickers, and filters in the same place along with a video call feature, you want to integrate all your interactional needs with a single platform. However, the problem...

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With Snapchat’s increasing popularity, many are abandoning FaceTime and Google Meet for a quick video call on the social media platform itself. When you have funky bitmojis, stickers, and filters in the same place along with a video call feature, you want to integrate all your interactional needs with a single platform. However, the problem arises when you see the error message pop up: “Snapchat video failed”. What happens then?

In this article, we have gone in-depth about Snapchat video call not working, and discussed 6 ways to overcome this problem promptly. We have laid out the easy to follow steps pertaining to every method to make the process of fixing the issue easier for you. But before we get to the resolutions, let’s understand how to video call on Snapchat to begin with.

How to Video Call on Snapchat?

How to Video Call on Snapchat

If you want to video call someone on Snapchat, all it takes is a few push of buttons and voila, the video call screen pulls up and before you know it, you see your friends on the other end. Whether you have an Android or an iOS device, the way to place a video call on Snapchat remains the same. 

Here’s how to go about it:

  • Open Snapchat and log in with your credentials.
  • In the bottom bar, click on the chat icon.
  • Select the name of the person you want to ring up, and you will see the chat box open.
  • In the top right corner,  you will find the video call option. 
  • Tap on it, and you will start a video call with the chosen person.

Now that you know how to video call on Snapchat, it is time to understand the issue at hand. What to do if you see Snapchat video call not working? Well, the first and foremost step is to understand the possible causes behind the problem.

Why is Snapchat Video Call Not Working?

Before we begin talking about the best fixes in case a Snapchat video failed, let’s try to gauge why the issue might be happening to begin with. There have only been 3 recorded possibilities that could lead to video call not working on Snapchat, and all of them are quite straightforward. 

  1. First and the most obvious one, it could be your unstable or poor internet connection. If you are browsing on a public WiFi, the bandwidth might not be able to support your experience. However, even your personal WiFi/mobile data could be the culprit for the Snapchat Video call not working or Snapchat stuck on sending messages or Snapchat not loading stories. The best way to gauge if your network is to blame is to switch to a different, more stable one to check if Snapchat video calls work now. If this doesn’t work, you can also try the steps in this article to fix your Snapchat connection.
  2. Second, the next most common issue has to do with its server. Snapchat video call not working could mean that the app is down or doing through maintenance. The development team periodically takes turns fixing bugs related to the app, and every time that happens, the app could become temporarily inaccessible. 
  3. Third, the culprit might even be an outdated OS or app. Always make sure your apps are up to date and that your phone is equipped with all the possible software updates. If you are running Snapchat on an outdated OS or app, you might be running into a slew of problems similar to this one.

Now that we know the possible reasons behind Snapchat video call camera not working, it’s time to get into the top 6 fixes for the problem.

6 Ways to Fix Snapchat Video Call Camera Not Working

We have laid out the 6 best ways to overcome the issue of Snapchat video calls not working. Make sure you follow each of the steps diligently, and you have a fair chance of fixing the issue promptly:

1. Switch to a More Stable Network

One of the easiest ways to understand if it is your network is to switch to a different connection and see if Snapchat’s video call feature is back in action. If your Snapchat app can’t refresh, make sure you are connected on a fast and most crucially, stable internet connection. Otherwise, each action you try to execute on the app as well as any other app, including Snapchat video calls, will inevitably freeze, glitch, and lag. Try switching to a different network and gauge if Snapchat starts to work fine. 

2. Clear Snapchat Cache/Data and Restart the Device

Clear App cache and data

No matter what the issue is, when apps are involved, this is a staple. Oftentimes, Snapchat cache and data is overloaded and/or corrupt, leading to the “Snapchat video failed” error. So, if you have checked your internet connection but to no avail, this is a great way to raise the stakes. 

Here’s how to remove Snapchat app cache and data:

  • Navigate to Settings, and tap on Apps and Notifications.
  • Expand on See All Apps, and keep scrolling till you find Snapchat from the list of downloaded apps.
  • Tap on Storage, and select Clear Cache and Clear Data.
  • Relaunch the app.

3. Update the App and/or OS

Os Update

If the aforementioned ways haven’t worked out, it could be that you are lagging behind on periodic software updates. Android and iOS release frequent patches and bug fixes that require manual updates. You should get an ‘Updates Available’ prompt as soon as you launch Settings, but if you want to manually check for updates, here’s how to:

  • Open Settings on your device.
  • Select the System option.
  • Open Software Update, and check if there are any pending updates.

If the issue still persists, go to Google Play Store or the App Store and check for Snapchat updates. You will see an option to update when you look up Snapchat on the Search bar.

4. Check Snapchat Permissions on the Device

iPhone 13 Snapchat Permisions

This can very well be one of the reasons Snapchat video calls  haven’t been working properly. Your permissions might not be enabled properly, and this might lead to issues such as Snapchat video call not working. You must enable all permission to have a fully functioning Snapchat experience, since each specific permission is essential for the apt functioning of all Snapchat features.

Here’s how to do it:

  • Go to the gear/Settings icon on your profile.
  • Click on Permissions.
  • Enable the video, audio, and camera permissions if they are currently disabled.

5. Disable Low Data Mode or Data Saver Mode

Turn Off Power Saving Mode

If your Low Data Mode is turned on or if you have somehow enabled Data Saver on your device, this could be the reason behind the Snapchat video call not working. Restricted data usage often leads to malfunctioning apps and features that require intensive data transfer.  

To disable the Data Saver option on Android, follow these steps:

  • Launch the Settings app.
  • Go to Network and Internet 
  • Disable Data Saver.

To disable the Low Data Mode on iOS, follow these instructions:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Click on Cellular.
  • Select Cellular Data Options.
  • Disable Low Data Mode.

6. Reset Network Settings

Snapchat Video Call Not Working? Here are 6 Ways to Fix it

Oftentimes the trick to fixing the issue of Snapchat video call camera not working is to reset the network settings on your device. If your network settings are not well-tuned, your data transfer and normal app functionalities might bear the brunt of it. The way to reset network settings is quite straightforward in both Android and iOS.

For Android devices:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Choose System or Backup and Reset.
  • Click on Advanced.
  • Go to Reset Options or Network Settings Reset.
  • Click on Reset Settings or Reset Wi-Fi, Mobile, and Bluetooth.

For iOS devices:

  • Go to Settings.
  • Click on General.
  • Choose Reset.
  • Click on Reset Network Settings.
  • Type a password if prompted.

Conclusion

These are some of the best ways to fix the issue of Snapchat video calls not functioning properly or not loading. Trial and error is the best way to go about it, when it comes to technical shortcomings such as these, so make sure you do not give uo midway if the first few ways are not working. If nothing works, chances are it is a server-side issue, in which case simply waiting it out could help. Moreover, reinstalling the app is yet another last resort you can consider if the 6 ways we have listed do not pan out well. We hope this article helped you untangle the issue. All the best!

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7 Things To Consider For Your Office Backup Solution https://dokkanak.com/?big=7-things-to-consider-for-your-office-backup-solution.html https://dokkanak.com/?big=7-things-to-consider-for-your-office-backup-solution.html#respond Thu, 07 Apr 2022 10:30:00 +0000 https://dokkanak.com/?big=?p=52554 With the increasing frequency of breaches and interruptions, it is more important than ever to have a solid Office data backup strategy. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a considerable increase in home-based employees, so it is crucial to protect remote data in many different locations. Making a backup without a practical strategy...

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With the increasing frequency of breaches and interruptions, it is more important than ever to have a solid Office data backup strategy. In addition, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a considerable increase in home-based employees, so it is crucial to protect remote data in many different locations.

Making a backup without a practical strategy is likely to generate backups that do not protect your business. The Office backup solution should perform the right and adequate important data backup recovery.

After all, the point of backups is not to create a backup – it is to make a copy of the data that your business can recover from when the primary document is damaged or unavailable. Developing a backup strategy to meet that goal requires identifying key backup issues and selecting appropriate backup technologies.

Crucial Date Are That Needs Backup

These days, tracking your critical data can be challenging. The amount of data you generate today is growing, and the number of devices your business uses to process this data is increasing. From servers and computers to mobile devices like smartphones, tablets, and laptops, the chances of your team members using several devices to access your data are high. Backup company data with an appropriate backup location can even restore older files.

Office 365 data secure location is the right solution to forever adjust the annual budget file. So, are these devices backed up? Also, consider your critical business systems since data loss of files created cannot access data, and data disaster must lead to backup providers to run your recovery point objective.

Financial information, CRM, databases, physical servers, virtual servers, and everything else your business uses daily, and you need to ask yourself if this information is also supported.

Office Backup is of Utmost Importance to Any Business That Operates on Microsoft 365

7 Factors to Consider for Your Office Backup

Office backup solution protects data from several risks, including hardware failures, human error, cyber attacks, data corruption, and natural disasters. Microsoft Office 365 is vulnerable as well. It is vital to protect the data from potential problems so that the organization is not blinded when something happens. An appropriate data backup platform will allow the user to return to the last known good point in time before the problem occurs.

Your backup should guide a brief recovery of at least critical mission data in the best-case scenario. The 3-2-1 Office backup rule is a solid strategy to follow. Having that said, an organization has three copies of data stored on at least two different media types, with one copy sent off-site.

In remote work environments, cloud backup is a practical off-site resource. Remote operation is insecure from a data protection point of view because cyber security is probably not as strong on the home network, and users may work on less secure personal devices.

The organization can centrally back up data to remote cloud users. Off-site backup, which can appear on cassette tapes, is also essential for protection against a natural disaster or cyber attack that will destroy a data center. And now, let’s talk about the subject in thorough, i.e., let’s examine the top 7 things to consider for your Office backup solution:

1. Advanced Security

Ensuring that backups are safe from tampering is vital to protecting your business. Backups should be available when needed, but no one should have them.

Suppose your company deals with personal or confidential information, such as social security numbers, patient records, or credit card information. In that case, it is your responsibility as a business owner to be proactive in protecting them. With rampant hacking and identity fraud over the Internet, security is one of the basic features you should consider when choosing a backup solution for this sensitive data.

2. A Robust Backup Solution to Satisfy Your Needs

The size of your organization and how many people you have working on your IT will determine how simple or complex your backup service will be.

A highly intuitive turnkey service with a simple dashboard and fewer bells and whistles may be perfect for you if you do not have in-house IT staff and do not have much time to train to use a complex set of tools. On the other hand, if you have in-house IT staff or a trusted IT partner outside your organization and benefit from additional features such as configurable reports, a complete data backup, and a security package may be perfect for you.

3. Automated Backup – Backup Schedule

Your backups should be automated and executed on a schedule, not relying on someone who remembers to make them manually. They need to work often enough to record frequently changing and infrequently changing data.

The goal of your recovery point and the destination of your recovery time come into play. So, keep in mind that these goals should not be global but should be tailored to the needs of each system. They should be planned around the needs of the production workflow. Your backup schedule can be unique to each method.

4. Cloud-to-Cloud Storage

As we discussed earlier, you must remember the 3-2-1 rule when backing up your organization’s data. Accordingly, you need three copies of your files, stored in two different formats, with one copy backed up outside the premises. In addition to storing your data in Microsoft Public Cloud, you should ideally have backup copies of important files stored on a backup cloud server as well as in an additional format, such as a physical copy stored on your organization’s premises.

Data backup solution gives data restore features so that data loss will be reduced or defeated at all. Data storage along with data backups can quickly restore data. Successful data restores mean that backed up data offer data storage replication. Hence, you can only realize how important it is to follow the 3-2-1 rule once you purchase the right Office backup solution and how it affects what you need from your O365 backup service.

5. Scalability and Granular Recovery

Every business person expects that their data need to grow and, therefore, your backup to extend along with it. Your backup process should handle the anticipated volume of further data. You need to have a process that allows new servers, applications, and data warehouses to be added to your backups.

Restoring your files and messages whenever you lose your data is unnecessary and time-consuming. Consequently, a backup solution that authorizes you to convert individual items granularly is an advantage, allowing you to get back on track quickly.

6. The Backup Solution Should Enable Data Migration

When an employee leaves the organization, deleting their O365 account means losing access to the files they created. It means that many people continue to pay for inactive licenses for outgoing employees to maintain access to their files. Your backup solution should allow you to migrate primary data from the account of the outgoing employee before closing it down, so you do not have to continue to pay for licenses you do not need.

7. Reporting System In-Place

You need to be careful about your backup data indefinitely, especially if you have a data retention policy that deletes some files after a certain amount of time has elapsed. Having your backup solution renders reports for you is an excellent way to keep track of the data you have created. It will also protect you from potential data protection issues, thus complying with the GDPR.

Conclusion

Backing up your data provides an insurance policy against loss, corruption, and other factors resulting in adverse production data changes. Multiple hardware or software failures can lead to overwriting existing files stored in data centers. When most collaborative content is handled and stored electronically, having a Microsoft Office backup plan becomes imperative as it backs up against unintentional accidents and malicious actors.

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Fix: Snapchat Could Not Refresh Error https://dokkanak.com/?big=snapchat-could-not-refresh-error.html https://dokkanak.com/?big=snapchat-could-not-refresh-error.html#respond Wed, 06 Apr 2022 10:30:00 +0000 https://dokkanak.com/?big=?p=52372 With Snapchat increasingly gaining popularity, every household has either a parent or an adolescent using the social media platform, if not both. So, when you suddenly come across a “Snapchat could not refresh” error, it could easily be a matter of much frustration and concern. After finishing a long day’s work or studies, you might...

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With Snapchat increasingly gaining popularity, every household has either a parent or an adolescent using the social media platform, if not both. So, when you suddenly come across a “Snapchat could not refresh” error, it could easily be a matter of much frustration and concern. After finishing a long day’s work or studies, you might want to sit down and scroll through Snapchat for a while, but if your Snapchat can;t refresh, you are effectively stuck on the same page for a long time.

In this article, we will be getting into details about why you might be seeing this error on Snapchat, and most importantly, we will be discussing the 5 most tried and tested ways to resolve this particular problem. All the steps mentioned here are DIY-friendly and to-the-point, so you shouldn’t have any issue navigating through them. Without further ado, let’s dig right in!

Why Snapchat Could Not Refresh Stories

Before we start talking about the potential fixes in case Snapchat can’t refresh, let’s try to understand why the issue might be happening to begin with. The good news is that there have been only 2 recorded possibilities that could lead to this “Snapchat could not refresh” error, and both are quite straightforward. 

  1. Firstly, it could be a case of unstable or poor internet connection. If you are on a public WiFi, the network bandwidth might not be able to support your Snapchat browsing experience. Alternatively, even your personal WiFi or mobile data could be the culprit. The best way to ascertain if your network is to blame here is to switch to a different one to check if Snapchat can now be refreshed. A poor or unstable internet is in fact the most common reason behind errors such as Snapchat not refreshing, Snapchat Not Loading Snaps & Stories, Snapchat Connection Error, Snapchat Stuck on Sending Messages & Snaps, etc., so make sure you check this off the list first.
  2. The second most common reason Snapchat can’t refresh has to do with its server. If you are a Snapchat user but you cannot seem to refresh your feed, it could mean that the app is currently down or doing through maintenance. Periodically, the development team takes turns fixing bugs and glitches related to the app, and when that happens, the app could be inaccessible. The good news is that this is a temporary issue, and the app will spring back into action, better than ever, in a few moments. It’s a relief that you can check if Snapchat is currently down, since the alternative is to keep guessing why you cannot refresh your feed.

Now that we know the two possible reasons behind why Snapchat can’t refresh, it’s time to get right into the top 5 fixes for the problem.

5 Ways to Fix Snapchat Can’t Refresh Error

The ways to fix the error of Snapchat could not refresh are quite simple, so if you find it daunting, rest assured it’s easy. Simply follow the steps one by one, and you will be good to go. Here are the top 5 ways to fix the Snapchat could not refresh error:

1. Restart the Device

Restart iPhone 13

This is inevitably the first and foremost step to go through before getting into the more detailed ones. Restart your device immediately, and once it boots up, try to see if the problem fixes itself. If so, you can be sure that the error was nothing but a temporary lag or a glitch. This method takes no effort and yet is oftentimes as effective as any other potential fix. 

To restart your device, follow your smartphone’s specific power off instructions. Usually, these steps should do the job:

  1. Long press and hold the power button on the side till the Restart option appears.
  2. Click on Restart, and wait for your phone to boot up.

2. Check Your Internet Connection

As we mentioned before, one of the easiest ways to ascertain if it is your network issue is to simply switch to a different connection and see if Snapchat is back in action. If your Snapchat can’t refresh, first and foremost make sure you are connected on a fast and most importantly, stable internet connection. Otherwise, every action you try to execute on Snapchat as well as any other app will inevitably freeze, glitch, or lag. So, try switching to a different network and see if Snapchat works fine. If not, the next one could be of help.

3. Clear App Data and Cache

Clear Snapchat Cache and Storage

No matter the issue, when it involves an app, this is a staple. Many times, Snapchat cache and data is overloaded or corrupt, and that leads to the Snapchat could not refresh error. So, if you have already checked your internet connection and restarted your device, but to no avail, this one is a great way to raise the stakes. 

Here’s how to clear Snapchat app cache and data:

  1. Go to Settings, and click on Apps and Notifications.
  2. Expand on See All Apps, and scroll down to find Snapchat from the list of downloaded apps.
  3. Now, tap on Storage, and click on Clear Cache and Clear Data.
  4. Relaunch the app.

4. Check if the App is Down

Downdetector Snapchat

One of the reasons why Snapchat might not be working properly is that the app itself is going through a server issue. If Snapchat is experiencing server-side issues, or going through periodic maintenance, you might find it difficult to access the app and have a smooth browsing experience. The good thing is that there is a way to ascertain if that is the case. And the better news is that if it is server-side, the issue will fix itself in no time.

There’s a site that can help you understand if the problem lies with you or if you simply cannot view Snapchat because of some server-related inconveniences. Look up Downdetector and type Snapchat. That will show you the status of the app, and whether it is currently down.

5. Reinstall the App

This is the final resort, because this requires a complete rehaul. Reinstalling a social media app such as Snapchat is not that big an issue unlike many other apps, considering your account data is already safely saved. All it takes is to uninstall the app, reinstall it, and sign back in with your login credentials.

Here’s how to reinstall Snapchat:

  • Go to the Play Store, and look up Snapchat on the search bar.
  • Click on Uninstall, and restart the device. 
  • Now, go to the Play Store once again, look up Snapchat, and this time, click on Install

Conclusion

These are the best ways to fix the issue if your Snapchat could not refresh the feed or your stories. The steps are quite simple and easy to follow, so make sure you sit down with a calm mind, have some time on your hands, and go through them one by one till you land on the fix that resolves the problem for good. 

We hope this article was helpful in solving the issue of Snapchat not refreshing. Trial and error is the best course of action, so make sure you do not miss out on potential fixes, or give up halfway through the list. Good luck!

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Fix: Snapchat Not Loading Snaps & Stories https://dokkanak.com/?big=fix-snapchat-not-loading-snaps-stories.html https://dokkanak.com/?big=fix-snapchat-not-loading-snaps-stories.html#respond Wed, 06 Apr 2022 06:30:00 +0000 https://dokkanak.com/?big=?p=52375 With the ever-increasing user base of one of the world’s most trendy and happening social media giants, Snapchat has become no less than a household name. So when users repeatedly face issues such as Snapchat stories not loading, it causes mass frustration and dismay. While the causes behind this error can run from poor internet...

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With the ever-increasing user base of one of the world’s most trendy and happening social media giants, Snapchat has become no less than a household name. So when users repeatedly face issues such as Snapchat stories not loading, it causes mass frustration and dismay. While the causes behind this error can run from poor internet connectivity to server-side issues, it irks us all the same- and rightfully so!

In this article, we will be putting the issue of Snapchat not loading snaps or stories under the microscope. We will be discussing the probable causes behind it, and the potential fixes that can work. Without further delay, let’s delve right into it.

Why Are Snapchat Stories Not Loading?

Before we start talking about the potential fixes in case Snapchat won’t load, let’s try to understand why the problem might be happening to begin with. The good part is that there have only been a few recorded possibilities that could lead to this error, and they are all quite straightforward. 

  1. It could be a case of unstable internet connection. If you are on any public WiFi, the network bandwidth may not be able to support your browsing experience. Even your personal WiFi or mobile data could be the main culprit. Switch to a different network to check if Snapchat can now be refreshed. A poor internet is in fact the most common reason behind errors such asSnapchat not loading snaps, Snapchat Connection ErrorSnapchat Stuck on Sending Messages & Snaps, Fix: Snapchat Could Not Refresh Error etc., so make sure you check this off the list first.
  2. The second most common reason Snapchat won’t load has to do with its server. Oftentimes the app is down or going through maintenance. The development team takes turns fixing bugs and lags related to the app, and in those times, the app could be inaccessible. The good part is that this is a temporary issue, and Snapchat will spring back into action in a few moments. You can check if Snapchat is currently down, but more on that later.

Now that we know the possible reasons behind why Snapchat won’t load, it’s time to get to the top 7 fixes for the problem.

7 Fixes For Why Won’t My Snaps Load

We have done extensive research regarding this recurring problem of Snapchat stories not loading, and reached a conclusion that there are nearabout 7 fixes that can resolve this error immediately. Make sure you try them all and see what it leads to.

1. Check Snapchat Status

Downdetector snapchat

One of the first and foremost reasons why Snapchat might not be functioning properly is that the app is going through a server issue. If Snapchat is currently experiencing server-side issues, or going through periodic maintenance, you might find it difficult to access the app and have your usual smooth browsing experience. 

There’s a website that can help you understand if the problem lies with your app or device, or if you simply cannot view Snapchat because of some server-related inconveniences. Search for Downdetector and type Snapchat. This will view the status of the app, and inform you whether it is currently down.

2. Switch Your Network

As we spoke about before, one of the simplest ways to ascertain if it is a network issue is to just switch to a different connection and see if Snapchat springs back in action. If your Snapchat won’t load, first and foremost make sure you are connected to a fast and more importantly, stable internet connection. Otherwise, any and all actions you try to perform on Snapchat or any other app will inevitably freeze, glitch, or lag. So, try switching to a different network and gauge for yourself if Snapchat works fine.

3. Restart Your Device

Restart iPhone 13

This is one of the most rudimentary steps to go through before getting into the more detailed fixes. Restart your phone immediately, and once it boots up, try to understand if the issue fixes itself. If yes, the error was nothing but a lag or a glitch. This method requires no effort and is still oftentimes as effective as any other fix. 

To restart your phone, follow your smartphone’s power off instructions. Usually, these methods should do the job:

  1. Long press and hold on the power button on the side till you see the Restart option appear.
  2. Click on Restart, and wait till your phone boots up.

4. Clear App Data and Cache

Clear Snapchat Cache and Storage

When it involves an app, thicache overload is a staple. Oftentimes, Snapchat cache or data is overloaded or corrupt, and that means Snapchat won’t load. So, in case you have already checked your internet connection and restarted your phone, but to no avail, this is a great way to improve the chances. 

Here’s how to clear Snapchat app cache and data:

  1. Navigate to Settings, and tap on Apps and Notifications.
  2. Expand on See All Apps, and scroll down till you find Snapchat from the list of downloaded apps.
  3. Now, click on Storage, and tap on Clear Cache and Clear Data.
  4. Relaunch Snapchat.

5. Enable Snapchat Permissions

iPhone 13 Snapchat Permissions

This can also be one of the reasons Snapchat hasn’t been working properly. Your permissions might not be properly enabled, and this might lead to issues such as Snapchat stories not loading. You need to enable all permission to have a fully functioning Snapchat, for each specific permission is essential for the proper functioning of each Snapchat feature.

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to the gear/Settings icon on your profile.
  2. Tap on Permissions.
  3. Enable any permission that is currently disabled.

6. Reinstall the App

Reinstalling a social media app like Snapchat is not that big an issue, unlike some other apps, since your account data is already saved. All it will take is to uninstall Snapchat, reinstall it, and sign in with your login credentials. It is quite easy and takes only but a few seconds, considering you remember your login credentials.

Here’s how to reinstall Snapchat:

  1. Navigate to the Play Store, and search Snapchat on the search bar.
  2. Tap on Uninstall, and restart the phone. 
  3. Now, go back to the Play Store once again, search Snapchat, but this time, click on Install

7. Clear Conversations

Clear Snapchat Recent Conversations

This unassuming method has often worked wonders for Snapchat users facing the recurring issue of Snapchat stories not loading. If the problem exists for only one contact, it is best to clear your conversation history with them and give it a fresh start. 

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to the gear/Settings icon on your Snapchat profile.
  2. Under the Privacy section, click on Clear Conversations.
  3. Tap on the X beside the contact you are facing issues with.
  4. Confirm that you wish to clear that chat.

Conclusion

These are all the best ways to fix the problem of Snapchat not loading snaps or stories. If nothing else works, try to see if there are any pending app or OS updates, and if so, update them promptly. Also, try removing and re-adding the specific person(s). Lastly, if your data or battery saver mode is turned on, disable it immediately. 

Go by the trial and error method, and you should be good. All the best!

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Snapchat Camera Zoomed In? Here’s How to Tackle it https://dokkanak.com/?big=snapchat-camera-zoomed-in.html https://dokkanak.com/?big=snapchat-camera-zoomed-in.html#respond Tue, 05 Apr 2022 10:30:00 +0000 https://dokkanak.com/?big=?p=52378 Many of us rely heavily on social media platforms’ cameras for quirky pictures of memorable moments, and one such app that has a camera worth showing off is Snapchat. So naturally, when any issue bugs the Snapchat camera, it becomes the center of discussion everywhere. Lately, many users have been raising an unanimous complaint regarding...

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Many of us rely heavily on social media platforms’ cameras for quirky pictures of memorable moments, and one such app that has a camera worth showing off is Snapchat. So naturally, when any issue bugs the Snapchat camera, it becomes the center of discussion everywhere. Lately, many users have been raising an unanimous complaint regarding the zoomed in Snapchat camera.

How to fix the Snapchat camera? In this article, we will be discussing that, and more. We will be going in depth about the possible resolutions for this issue, but not before wagering a guess as to why it is happening to begin with. Without further ado, let’s get started!

Why Is My Snapchat Camera Zoomed In?

Many of you might have noticed the Snapchat camera zoomed in, in turn affecting the quality of pictures taken. Rest assured, it is not just you. In fact, this complaint has made its way into Snapchat’s support page, so if you were to open Snapchat’s support, you will find a mention of it there.

Here are the possible reasons behind the issue:

  1. As per Snapchat’s development team, a few smartphone models might be experiencing this particular issue of the Snapchat camera zoomed in. They have specifically named these models as the most susceptible to such camera errors: iPhone XS, iPhone XR, or Pixel 3. So, if you have these models, you might be facing this error. However, rest assured, the team is dedicated to providing a patch for it soon.
  2. The second reason could simply be that there has been a new patch or bug fix release that fixes the issue, but your OS or just the Snapchat app is still not updated to include the latest additions. So, in such cases, checking for software and app updates might inform you that you are lagging behind.
  3. Poor internet connectivity is yet another reason why your Snapchat camera zoomed in issue pops up from time to time. The good news is that you can simply alter the network you are on and see if that makes a difference. If yes, it was your unstable network all along.
  4. An overloaded cache or app data could just as easily be the culprit. Oftentimes when you clear the app cache and data, problems such as these disappear by themselves. Alternatives, your Snapchat lens data could also be buggy or corrupt. In such cases, simply clearing Snapchat’s lens data is enough to tackle the issue.

These are the most commonly discussed and discovered causes behind the Snapchat zoomed in issue. Now, let’s understand how we can overcome this pressing issue.

How to fix Snapchat Camera from Zooming in?

This is a recurring problem for many, so while it might feel frustrating, there are some really effective fixes for it. All of these will work unless it is an error on the developmental team’s end which is yet to be fixed. If that is not the case, any of the methods listed below will work wonders:

1. Check Your Internet Connection

Oftentimes the reason you notice the Snapchat camera zoomed in is solely because you have an extremely unstable or poor internet connection that is hindering the proper working of the app along with all its features, including but not limited to the camera and the lens. So make sure you try switching to an alternate network, and see if the issue is resolved. If it is, you can rest assured that the problem was simply your faulty internet connection.

2. Restart the App

This might not seem like it will make that much of a difference, but oftentimes the only reason you see the Snapchat camera zoomed in is solely because the app is malfunctioning. If you face sudden lags or glitches that affect the camera, closing and restarting the app often goes a long way. So, try to close Snapchat, remove it from recently opened tabs, give it a few seconds, and launch it once again. See if the error exists.

3. Restart the Device

Restart iPhone 13

This is once again a staple. Restarting a device can tackle many issues, one of them being the Snapchat zoomed in camera. Close the app, and restart your phone immediately. Then launch the Snapchat app once again to gauge if the issue still persists. Go by the restart procedure of the specific smartphone brand you use, and you should be good to go.

For the most part, this is how you can restart your phone:

  1. Long-press and hold on to the power button on the side of your phone. 
  2. Click on Restart out of the available options. 

4. Clear Lens Data on Snapchat

Clear Lens Data on Snapchat

As we mentioned before, oftentimes the reason you notice your Snapchat camera zoomed in is solely because your lens data has become corrupt or a lot of it has piled up. In such cases, make sure you clear the lens data on Snapchat, and that should take care of the problem for you. 

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Go to the gear icon that leads to Settings on your Snapchat profile.
  2. Tap on lenses and click on either ‘Clear Local Lens Data’ or ‘Clear All Lenses’.
  3. Click on Clear Lens Data, and confirm by tapping on Clear.

5. Clear App Cache and Data

Clear Snapchat Cache and Storage

One of the common reasons behind any app malfunctioning is a corrupt or an overloaded app cache and data. If that is the reason your Snapchat camera appears zoomed in, the way out is quite easy and simple. Just clear the Snapchat app cache and data, and you should be good to go. 

Here’s how to do that:

  1. Go to the Settings app on your phone.
  2. Open Apps and Notifications, or its equivalent.
  3. Click on See All Apps, or its equivalent, and scroll down to find Snapchat.
  4. Tap on Storage, and click on Clear Cache and Clear Data. 

6. Check for App and OS Updates

Check for App and OS Updates

One of the most common reasons behind any malfunctioning app on your device is an outdated software or an app that has pending updates. So, if you start facing issues with just about anything, first and foremost ensure your OS is up to date, and if there is any app in concern, it is also updated with the latest bug fixes and patches. 

To update an app, simply look it up on the Play Store if you are using an Android phone and App Store if you are using an iPhone, and if any update is available, you will be shown that right away, beside the uninstall option. As for an OS update, go to Settings, and scroll down to find System Update. Click on it and you will be shown if any update is pending. 

The above steps should have helped you with the Snapchat Zoomed in Image issues. If you regularly come across other Snapchat errors, you may also consider reading our articles on:

  1. How to Fix Snapchat Connection Error
  2. Fix: Snapchat Stuck on Sending Messages & Snaps
  3. Fix: Snapchat Not Loading Snaps & Stories

Conclusion

If you are wondering how to stop snapchat from zooming in on camera roll, the aforementioned ways are some of the best options to tackle the issue. If none of it works, wait for the development team to release a patch or a bug fix, and download it as soon as it is out. Go by trial and error, and make sure you keep a calm head while at it. Good luck!

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How to Clear Recents on Snapchat 2022 https://dokkanak.com/?big=how-to-clear-recents-on-snapchat.html https://dokkanak.com/?big=how-to-clear-recents-on-snapchat.html#respond Mon, 04 Apr 2022 10:30:00 +0000 https://dokkanak.com/?big=?p=52369 With Snapchat’s burgeoning popularity across all age groups, the number of ever-increasing active users mean that there’s a need for record-keeping. Keeping a record of what exactly? Well, every time you chat with someone, send a snap to a friend, or simply add a person, the social media giant keeps a digital record of it. ...

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With Snapchat’s burgeoning popularity across all age groups, the number of ever-increasing active users mean that there’s a need for record-keeping. Keeping a record of what exactly? Well, every time you chat with someone, send a snap to a friend, or simply add a person, the social media giant keeps a digital record of it. 

Essentially, your activity on Snapchat is duly tracked for future reference, in case you forgot an account you recently looked up, and need a quick reminder. This record is visible on your Snapchat profile, but is it as helpful as the social media platform deems? For some, clearing their Recents takes more precedence than storing it; this article is for them. In this article, we will discuss what Recents on Snapchat are, and how to delete Recents on Snapchat. But first, let’s understand what Snapchat Recents mean in a little more detail.

What Does Recents Mean On Snapchat?

Everytime you add a friend, send a snap to someone, or chat with a person on Snapchat, your activity is recorded in the Recents section. So, Recents is essentially a feature that helps you keep tabs on the accounts you looked up or interacted with. This might prove to be quite helpful in situations where you just need a quick glance of recently searched accounts, but for many this can either invite trouble or simply seem frustrating. 

Before we go into details about how to clear Recents on Snapchat, here’s a secret: if you see a name pop up on your Recents which you did not recently interact with in any form (and that includes simply looking them up), it is a clear hint of them removing you from their Snapchat friend list. How to affirm this? Click on their profile, and see if you can view the Snap Score. If yes, you are safe and you might have forgotten a recent interaction, but if not, you can rest assured that you have been removed. 

Now that we know what Recents on Snapchat means, let’s get straight to how to clear it.

How to Delete Recents On Snapchat for iOS and Android?

How to clear Snapchat recents

You can clear Recents on Snapchat by following the same method on both iOS and Android, mainly because the app’s UI remains unchanged regardless of the OS. The way to delete Recents on Snapchat is quite simple and straightforward. You can clear the recent list on Snapchat from your profile itself. Follow these steps mentioned below and you should be good to go:

  • Launch the Snapchat app.
  • Click on the gear icon to open Settings.
  • Scroll down to locate the Account Actions section.
  • Tap on Clear Conversations. Click on the X beside each profile, and delete the conversations on the list manually. If you wish to clear all conversations together, click on Clear All on the top of the screen, and you will be saving yourself a lot of time.

Clearing the past conversations is but one part of Snapchat Recents. The Recents list also includes your search history. As for how to get rid of that, follow these steps:

  • Launch the Snapchat app.
  • Click on the gear icon to open Settings.
  • Scroll down to locate the Account Actions section.
  • Tap on Clear Search History.
  • When prompted, confirm the action by tapping on Clear.

This is how you ensure that you have cleared all Recents on Snapchat. 

How to Delete A Recent List on Snapchat for Windows and Mac?

If you are using Snapchat on Windows or Mac, clearing the Recents section requires the same steps. However, here’s the kicker: Snapchat does not have a version for Windows and Mac; it is an Android and iOS-only app. So, if you want to launch Snapchat on your Windows or Mac for convenience’s sake, you have to use an emulator for that purpose. Be mindful of the fact that when emulators are involved, you might be running into a few issues that won’t otherwise exist on iOS or Android devices where it was meant for use. If you can look past them, deleting the Recents section on Windows and Mac requires you to go by the same steps that you have to follow on the phone app.

Simply click on the gear icon from your profile section, scroll down and tap on Account Actions, and select Clear Conversations and Clear Search History– and you are good to go!

How to Delete Best Friends From Snapchat?

Much like Recents on Snapchat, Best Friends is a tag that is assigned to profiles with whom you interact the most and with whom you maintain snap streaks. However, unlike Recents, there’s no straightforward way to clear the tags. The only way to go about it is to simply stop interacting with them or interacting with others more, or block and unblock those contacts to reset the Snap score, or lastly, stop both receiving and sending snaps to each other. Follow any one or all of them, and you are good to go!

Conclusion

That’s all about how to clear Recents on Snapchat. With Snapchat’s user base increasing with every passing day, it helps to know the features and their workarounds, especially considering they are not hard to follow. Snapchat has simplified every feature, action, and process to accommodate people across all age brackets, so anything you wish to do on the social media platform will inevitably be simplistic and take but a few seconds only. 

If you are a regular Snapchat user who interacts with people in frequent intervals, looks up multiple accounts every day, and regularly send as well as receive snaps to and from friends, you might make good use of the Recents section. However, if you are someone who does not want a record of their Snapchat activity for safekeeping, be it for privacy concerns or otherwise, it is a better idea to clear the Recents on your account.

We hope this article was able to answer the question, “how to clear Recents on Snapchat?” The method listed is the most recent one, updated as per 2022’s Snapchat rules, so it will be some time before this feature is replaced by a new one or requires a new set of steps to perform the similar action.

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Fix: Android 12 Notifications Not Working https://dokkanak.com/?big=android-12-notifications-not-working.html https://dokkanak.com/?big=android-12-notifications-not-working.html#respond Fri, 01 Apr 2022 10:30:00 +0000 https://dokkanak.com/?big=?p=52366 Tired of not getting notifications on Android 12? You are not the only one. Following the OS update to Android 12, many dedicated users have raised unanimous complaints about the malfunctioning notifications for either specific or all apps. While for many, the issue can be considered server-side (in which case, waiting for updates is the...

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Tired of not getting notifications on Android 12? You are not the only one. Following the OS update to Android 12, many dedicated users have raised unanimous complaints about the malfunctioning notifications for either specific or all apps. While for many, the issue can be considered server-side (in which case, waiting for updates is the only viable option), some have been able to fix the issue by themselves.

In this article, we will be going in depth about the possible causes behind Android 12 notifications not working, and then move on to some fixes that seem to have panned out well for many. Focus on the steps, and you might get lucky enough to fix the issue within a mere few minutes!

Why Are You Not Getting Notifications On Android 12?

Before we delve deep into the potential fixes to remedy the case of app notifications not working on Android 12, it’s advisable to know the potential causes behind the problem at hand. While not every user would face the issue for the same reason, it helps to wager a few guesses to make things easier to figure out. 

Here are some common reason behind Android 12 notifications not working:

  • If your Do Not Disturb or Airplane Mode is on, all notifications on your device will cease to be shown in a bid to keep distractions away. So, make sure you have disabled both these options to get notifications normally.
  • If your phone’s notification volume is set to 0 or if a specific app’s notifications are disabled, you will not get regular notification updates as you usually should.
  • If your phone’s power saver is on or certain settings dictate restricted data or battery usage, you will find your app notifications malfunctioning. So, make sure your phone is not on battery saver or any kind of data saver is not on.
  • If your phone is running on an outdated software that is yet to include the latest patches and bug fixes, or if specific apps haven’t been updated or could not be updated in a while, normal functionality could be disrupted. 
  • If your Bluetooth headphones or even a smartwatch is connected to your phone, your notifications might not be syncing properly. Try disconnecting all accessories and checking if your notifications are back on track.
  • If you have enabled restricted background data usage for apps, you will face disruptions in the proper working of the app(s). Make sure you have provided full access to all apps to enjoy consistent notifications.
  • If you are using 3rd Party apps for Android 12 notifications. These 3rd party apps can be buggy or may require permission from the user to work efficiently.

These are some of the most observed reasons behind notifications not working on Android 12. As for the potential fixes, read on to know about them.

7 Ways to Fix Android 12 Notifications Not Working

Before moving on to the detailed list of fixes, ensure a few things are sorted out: check if Do Not Disturb or Airplane Mode is enabled, restart the device, check volume buttons for notifications, check for app updates, and disconnect Bluetooth or other accessories. If you checked off this short list but to no avail, let’s look at the list of 7 best fixes for Android 12 notifications not working:

1. Remove App Cache and Data

Clear App cache and data

If your Android 12 notifications not working issues have been irking you for a while and hindering your day to day productivity or recreational hours, removing the data and cache might help. Oftentimes an overloaded or corrupt cache and app data lead to the app malfunctioning. Clearing the app cache and data gives you a fresh start. 

Here’s how to go about it:

  1. Go to Settings, and tap on apps
  2. Choose an app and tap on storage and cache.
  3. Tap on Clear cache.
  4. Tap on clear storage followed by a tap on ok.
  5. Restart the device.

2. Enable Notifications for the Specific App

Android 12 App Notification Settings

Many times the reason you might not be receiving app notifications could simply be because the notifications for the specific app has been disabled, either automatically or by mistake. If that is the case, you are in luck. This is quite easy to undo, and will barely take but a few seconds.

Here’s how to enable specific app notifications: 

  1. Open Settings, and go to Apps.
  2. Choose the concerned app, and click on Notifications.
  3. Toggle All Notifications to ON

3. Disable Battery Saver Mode

Android 12 Battery Saver Settings

The reason you are not getting notifications on Android 12 could simply be because your battery or power saver mode is turned on. When either of these are enabled, the normal functionality of all apps are disrupted to make room for prolonged battery life. Simply turning off the settings will get all your notifications back on track. 

Here’s how to turn off the Battery or Power Saving Mode:

  1. Go to Settings, and click on Battery.
  2. Turn the Power Saving Mode off.
  3. Or, pull down the notification bar, and disable Power/Battery Saver.

4. Allow Background Activity of Apps

Android 12 Background Data

If the background activity for apps is turned off or restricted, the app won;t be functioning properly until it is launched manually and left as is. As soon as the app is closed temporarily, all its background functionalities including consistent notifications will cease to work well. 

Here’s how to allow background activity for apps:

  1. Go to Settings, and click on Apps.
  2. Choose the concerned app, and click on Mobile Data and WiFi.
  3. Enable the Background Data option.

5. Check for Software Updates 

Android 12 System Update

If you are frustrated with Android 12 notifications not working, make sure your phone’s software is up to date, and that no updates are missing. Make sure you constantly keep checking for software updates manually, in case you aren’t receiving automatic update reminders.

Here’s how to update your device:

  1. Go to Settings, and tap on System.
  2. Click on System Update, and your phone will start automatically scanning for pending updates. 
  3. Download and install any pending update promptly.
  4. Restart the phone.

6. Reinstall the App

Android 12 Reinstall App

Oftentimes you could be working on a faulty or buggy app which is bound to either crash or malfunction in some way or the other. If you have checked for app updates but to no avail, try reinstalling the app once again to get rid of the recurring notification issue. 

Follow the steps below:

  1. Open the Play Store and click on the search menu.
  2. Type the name of the concerned app in the search field.
  3. Once the app info pops up, tap on the Uninstall button.
  4. Once it is uninstalled, restart the device.
  5. Follow the same steps, and this time, click on Install.

7. Factory Reset the Device

Android 12 Factory Reset Options

If you are still not getting notifications on Android 12, the last and ultimate resort is to factory reset your phone. Sure, it sounds rather convoluted and permanent, but as long as you back up your data, it’s easy and hassle-free to factory reset a phone. Once it is reset, you get to have a fresh start. 

Here’s how to do it: 

  1. Go to Settings, and click on System.
  2. Click on Advanced, and select Reset options.
  3. Select the option Erase All Data.
  4. Confirm the internal storage, and tap on Erase All Data again.
  5. Enter your screen lock PIN or pattern
  6. Click on Erase All Data, and wait until the process is finished.
  7. Restart your device.

Conclusion

When it comes to Android 12 notifications not working, these are some of the most viable and working solutions to fix the error. Make sure you restart the device whenever necessary in between or after a potential solution to give your phone a clean slate to work on. Follow the steps diligently and you should be successful before you realize it.

We hope this article provided enough value to solve the issue. Go by trial and error, and keep a calm head. Good luck!

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