HTC Desire 816

HTC Blinkfeed app is undoubtedly one of the best apps that come pre-installed with any HTC device. Because of its super smooth UI, it has been the apple of eye for HTC users.

However, HTC left millions of hearts broken when they announced the introduction of ads in Blinkfeed. A new Blinkfeed update that rolled out recently added the ability to show ads in between the feeds.

In the blog post HTC mentioned that the advertisements will be limited in number and will blend in between the feeds. For now, the advertisements will be shown in a few markets only and will expand to other markets in the future.

Ads in BlinkFeed will be clearly marked with a Sponsored label or a Buy Now button and will look something like this.


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Just like us, are you also annoyed with this step of HTC? Well, worry not. Today we are here with a way by which you can turn off Blinkfeed ads on your HTC and live tension free.

How To Disable BlinkFeed ads

To Turn off BlinkFeed ads you just need to follow the below mentioned steps.

  1. Swipe to the left from Home screen to access BlinkFeed.
  2. Tap on the hamburger menu present in the top left corner of the screen.
  3. Now a new side panel will launch. Press the three dots here to display the menu.
  4. Now Select Settings > Manage Adsturn off blinkfeed ads
  5. Select “Turn off internet-based ads” option.

Though introducing ads in BlinkFeed is not a good idea at all, yet by providing an option to turn off the ads, HTC has tried to play safe.

Do you agree with this decision of HTC? We would love to hear your views on this. Let us know in the comments section below.


HTC Desire 816 is undoubtedly one of the most kick ass beast out there. Due to its super solid configuration, it has been know to deliver performance. The Desire 816 recently got official lollipop update form HTC, giving it yet another advantage over other smartphones.

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However, the lollipop update has brought a few issues along with itself. A lot of users have been reporting loss of available storage space in the device after upgrading their device to Android 5.0 lollipop. Out of 8 GB internal storage, only 1.3 GB now seems to be available for the user.

Since this is an official update from HTC, such an issue is something totally unexpected. With only 1.3 GB available out of 8 GB internal storage, users are forced to get rid of important apps and personal data which was already stored on the internal storage.

Another issue that the users are facing is of inability to move apps to the SD card. Unlike earlier, only few of the apps are now getting moved to the SD card and actually many of them are not even getting transferred completely.

We tried to reach HTC for the issue but didn’t get any reply. 

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HTC has always been known for their good looking yet powerful devices. And in recent years, HTC has made a good image even in the software field, with good looking software that actually works. The HTC Sense UI that HTC installs on its Android devices has always been liked a lot by the users because of its Uncluttered and lag free UI.

Anyone who has ever used an HTC Android smartphone, definitely knows about the Blinkfeed app that comes pre-installed with the smartphone as a replacement for the default Android home screen app. It provides a unique experience by pulling out your social feeds from various social networks right at one screen.

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Moving in the same direction, HTC has provided a new app called the HTC Sense Home, which replaces the Blinkfeed app. However the new app can also be considered an update for the Blinkfeed app. The HTC Sense Home app takes the HTC experience to a whole new level. It comes with several new features which the users have been requesting for a while.

One such feature is the inclusion of Themes section in the Sense Home app. Now, the users can choose how they want their homescreen to look like. Their is a very wide range of themes that are available to be downloaded. The themes include wallpapers, icons within them, so when a user applies any theme he gets a totally different looking home screen.

HTC Sense Home

Also, the users can choose wallpapers from the tons of wallpapers available in the Wallpapers section. The best part is, it’s all for free. So, unlike companies like Apple, HTC believes in providing good experience to the user without shelling anything extra out of the user’s pocket.

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Also, the HTC Sense Home comes with a new and improved HTC Sense Home widget which keeps you updated with the latest weather details by automatically detecting your location(it is very accurate) and also lets you know the current time. It also suggests you apps by smartly analyzing your daily usage.

So, overall it’s a great update to the Blinkfeed app. You should definitely update to the latest version of HTC Sense Home app to get a more personalized experience.

Also See: HTC launches new apps to the Google Play Store, Check now!

HTC, is known for its quality products. Be it their smaprtphones hardware or the Sense UI that they provide with the smartphones, they have always focused on providing a great quality experience for their users.

Along with the Sense UI, HTC bundles also bundles some apps with their smartphone. These apps include, HTC Clock, HTC Camera, HTC Dot View, HTC Connect, HTC Lock Screen, HTC Zoe and a few more. HTC users have always liked the unique interface and ease of access of these apps. The Taiwanese company has also enlisted these apps on the Google Play Store, making the installation or removal of the apps easier and thus puts the user in control of the apps they want to use.

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Working in the same direction, HTC has recently uneviled a few new apps which have made their way into Play Store. These new apps include HTC Tasks, HTC Speak and HTC Calendar.

HTC Calendar

As the name suggests, HTC Calendar is the Calendar app from our beloved company. It comes with a good user interface and tons of options for users. It also comes with an option of syncing your calendar events with your PC using the HTC Sync Manager.

HTC Calendar


 HTC Tasks

It is yet another app from HTC which has been added recently to the Play Store. It is a simple productivity app which allows the user to add tasks to their To-Do list. Users can also add details such as locations using map in the Task details.

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HTC Speak

This one is the most interesting of all the recently launched apps. HTC Speak is a voice commands similar to Google Now. With Speak, HTC is trying to provide an alternate of the Google Now for HTC users. The users can tap the microphone icon in the dialer app and say someone’s name or their phone number to initiate the call.

HTC Speak

HTC, with these utility apps is trying to provide a unique experience to HTC smartphone users. However HTC, still lags behind other companies in providing latest Android updates to their users. So, this is one aspect where HTC must look into.

Check: How-to Upgrade HTC Desire 820 to Android 5.0 Lollipop

Did you like the new apps? Which one is your favorite and why? Do let us know in the comments section below.

Update: As per our prediction, HTC has now rolled out lollipop update for HTC Desire 816. The update is of around 838 MB, so better connect to Wifi to update. In the mean time, Subscribe to our blog to get the latest news about your desire 816. We will be reviewing the new features of the lollipop update very soon, so stay tuned.


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HTC Desire 816, the 5.5 inch phablet from HTC gave almost a new life to the Taiwan based company. With a good hardware configuration and refreshing HTC Sense UI, it won the hearts of customer and went  on to became the best smartphone of the year.

HTC Desire 816 lollipop update

Since its launch, HTC Desire 816 users have been waiting for the Android 5.0 lollipop update for their smartphone. However, till now, there wasn’t any official confirmation on when the updates will be rolled out. A few days earlier, leaked images have revealed the update schedule of lollipop for HTC users, but the credibility of the source wasn’t verified.

HTC Desire 816 lollipop Update

But, now there is a good news for the HTC Desire 816 users. A senior HTC custom ROM developer @LlabTooFeR, recently came forward and tweeted that the owners of Desire 816 will get Android 5.0 Lollipop update most probably by next month. Here is the tweet:

The Android 5.0 lollipop update will bring tons of new and improved features. Also it is expected to increase the battery life of the Desire 816, which according to the users is an issue with the device.

The upate will bring lots of changes in the UI of the device. However their is no confirmation yet about whether the lollipop update will come with HTC Sense 7. We will update here as soon as we get more details. In the mean time, you can subscribe to our blog so that you don’t miss out important updates.

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Are you waiting for the lollipop update for your HTC Desire 816? What issues would you like the update to solve? Do let us know in the comments section below.


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