HTC One M8

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.


blink feed

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.

Enable NFC on HTC One M8

NFC, which stands for Near Field Communication is a wireless communication technology which enables the exchange of data between two nearby devices. NFC has several good uses. For example, one can use NFC tags to perform predefined functions such as dimming the display brightness or changing the sound profile of the phone when the phone is touched to the NFC tag.

The latest gadget from HTC, the HTC One M8 comes inbuilt with NFC feature. So, you can use your M8 to experience the benefits of NFC. However, the NFC feature can’t be used until you turn it on.

Use NFC on HTC One M8

How to Use NFC on HTC One M8

So, here are the steps that need to be followed to turn the NFC feature on in M8.

  1. First of all, Unlock your HTC One M8 and launch the Settings app.
  2. In the Settings app, select Wireless & Networks and tap More.
  3. Here select NFC.
  4. Now, tap the NFC On/Off switch to turn NFC on and off.

That’s it. Now you have successfully turned on NFC on your HTC One M8 and you are ready to send contents to other phones using NFC. For sending any content, follow the below procedure.

  1. Select the content that you want to share and choose the share option.
  2. Now select the Android beam option in the dialog box that appears. Use NFC on HTC One M83. Now hold your HTC One M8 phone and the other phone with which you want to share the content back to back and tap the screen.

So, this is how you can use one of the most anticipated feature NFC on your HTC One M8.

Do you use NFC to transfer content between phones or prefer the traditional Bluetooth method? Do let us know in the comments section.


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