With an OTA update underway, installing MIUI 8 on the Redmi Note 3 is as easy as it gets.

Xiaomi started rolling out the stable MIUI 8 ROM on August 23, seeding the OTA update to the Mi 4i and Redmi Note. The update is now making its way to the Redmi Note 3. If you’re rocking the budget handset, it’s time to make the switch to MIUI 8.

How to download MIUI 8 on the Redmi Note 3

The easiest way to get MIUI 8 on the Redmi Note 3 is through the OTA update. To see if one is available for your handset, open the Updater app and check for updates. We’ll break it down for you:

  1. Open the Updater app from the home screen.
  2. Tap Check for updates.
  3. Download MIUI 8.0.1.0.

Even though MIUI has been updated, the phone itself is still running Android 5.1.1 (build LMY47V). Xiaomi is said to be testing a Marshmallow-based build for the Redmi Note 3, which should make its way to beta testers in the coming months. For its part, the company is continuing to roll out security patches on time, with the phone currently on the August security patch.

As of now, Xiaomi hasn’t made download links available for the Redmi Note 3, so you’ll have to wait for the OTA to update to MIUI 8. We’ll add the relevant links and instructions on how to flash your phone using the recovery files once they’re available.

I’m yet to see the update on the Mi 5, Mi Max, or the Redmi 3S, but it rolling out to the devices in the coming days. As a refresher, these are the handsets that are slated to receive MIUI 8:

  • Mi Max
  • Mi 5
  • Mi 4i
  • Mi 4
  • Redmi Note 3
  • Redmi 3S
  • Redmi 3S Prime
  • Redmi 1S
  • Redmi 2
  • Redmi 2 Prime
  • Redmi Note 4G
  • Redmi Note 3G

Did you make the switch to MIUI 8 on the Redmi Note 3? How are you liking the changes?




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How do I stop WhatsApp from sharing my information with Facebook? There are two ways!

In 2014, Facebook bought WhatsApp for a whopping $21.8 billion. WhatsApp users everywhere went, “Oh, no. This can’t be good.” That feeling has finally come to fruition in that WhatsApp will now start sharing your information with Facebookincluding your phone number.

If you don’t want Facebook getting ahold of your WhatsApp info, you can opt out in one of two ways.

Here’s how!

Note: If you have already agreed to the terms of service, you have 30 days to use the second method below to opt out.

How to opt out of sharing your WhatsApp information with Facebook in the WhatsApp terms of service

When WhatsApp updates, you’ll have to agree to its terms of service all over again, but before you tap agree, you can read more and opt out of sharing your information.

  1. Launch WhatsApp from your home screen or the app drawer.
  2. Tap the upward arrow in the bottom right corner to read more.
  3. Tap the checkbox to opt out of sharing your information with Facebook.

If you go looking for the Share my account data option in your settings afterward, it won’t be there, since you’ve already opted out.

How to opt out of sharing your WhatsApp information with Facebook if you’ve already agreed to the new terms of service

If you’ve already tapped “Agree”, you can still opt out:

  1. Launch WhatsApp from your home screen or the app drawer.
  2. Tap the more button in the top right corner. It looks like three vertical dots.
  3. Tap Settings.

  4. Tap Account.
  5. Tap the checkbox next to Share my account info.

Now you’re opted out and Facebook isn’t getting your phone number, and won’t share any information with its parent company to influence the ads you see.

Questions?

Let us know in the comments below!




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Goodbye productivity.

You can now play solitaire or tic-tac-toe directly in Google’s search results. Just search for solitaire or tic-tac-toe in the search engine on the web or from your phone, and you’ll get a playable version of either game above the search results.

Google’s take on solitaire is fairly basic, but you do get the option of selecting between easy and hard difficulty levels.

As for tic-tac-toe, you get to choose between easy. medium, and impossible levels, as well as the ability to play against a friend.

Google has baked in additional features into its search results as well. Searching for “flip a coin” generates a virtual coin toss, and typing “what sound does a horse make” provides an audio result.




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