How to Send Receive SMS / Messages on a PC

Download Android Messages for your phone. You’ll have to go through a  install process to set that up once you have it installed, essentially giving the app access to your contacts and permission to handle texts.

Once done, go to https://messages.android.com and follow the instruction on the screen for pairing your browser with your phone (it essentially just involved scanning a QR code).

Android Messages is available free of charge from Google’s Play Store. You can also opt to make the program your standard app for handling regular text and RCS messages: Go to “Settings” of the app, then “Default messaging app” and select “Messages” from the menu. The app will then adopt all the required settings and can also import existing SMS messages.

How to turn off Facebook recording call and SMS details

Now, that Facebook has explained how it collects this data with Messenger and Facebook Lite, it also tells people what they can do if they don’t want this data collected.

The first thing to avoid giving Facebook your call and SMS details is to deny the Facebook apps access to your contacts when you are installing these apps. The second way is to turn off the permission from Facebook settings. To do this:

On Facebook Messenger: Go to settings > People > Turn off Contact Sync. To delete previously uploaded contacts, go to this page, log into your account and delete contacts.

On Facebook Lite: Go to Settings > Turn off Continuous Contacts Upload. Also turn off Sync Your Call and Text History.

Export Saved Passwords – Google Chrome

Backup Chrome passwords without third-party tools

Please make sure that you’re running the latest version of Chrome browser to get Import/Export option.

Step 1: Open Chrome://flags in your Chrome.

Chrome-Settings-Menu

Step 2: Find Password Import and Export option, select Enabled from the drop-down box, and then restart the Chrome browser.

Step 3: Now, open Chrome://settings/passwords page.

Step 4: Click on Export button to export/backup saved passwords. Click the Import button to restore previously saved passwords.

Step 5: Enter your Windows account password, when asked.

Exporting passwords is useful for users while moving on to other browsers, another platform, or even a password manager. As we mentioned, the feature is available on the Chrome Dev channel on desktop, and users need to go to Settings > Manage passwords, where they will see a new overflow menu near Saved Passwords. Tapping on it gives users the option to export passwords as a CSV file, one that can be used by other password managers.

How to check Aadhaar Authentication / Usage History ?

UIDAI Aadhaar

This tool can be used to view Authentication details. Fetch your aadhaar authentication history (Notifications) data.

 

  1. Go to UIDAI’s Aadhaar Authentication History page.
  2. Enter your Aadhaar number and the captcha in the image.
  3. Click Generate OTP. You’ll get a one-time password via SMS on your phone. In case you haven’t done it already, here’s how to verify your phone number with UIDAI.
  4. On the next page, UIDAI lets you filter the search by specific authentication request types such as biometric, demographic, and so on. The page even allows you to select the date range — you can see authentication requests up to six months before the current date. The final field is the OTP. Just enter that and click Submit.
  5. Now you’ll be able to see a detailed list of Aadhaar authentication requests. This shows you the date, time, and type of authentication request. However, it does not show what company or agency used your Aadhaar data for authentication.

How to link Aadhaar with mobile number online / IVR?

  • Subscribers need to dial 14546 from their phones
  • They will receive an OTP, which is needed for verification to be complete
  • Corporate customers do not need to link mobile number and Aadhaar

 

Here’s how you can link Aadhaar to your mobile number using IVR

  1. call 14546, you will be asked to select whether you are an Indian national or an NRI by selecting the respective option
  2. Next, you will have to give consent to link Aadhaar with your phone number by pressing 1
  3. After that, you need to provide your Aadhaar number and press 1 to confirm
  4. This step generates the OTP, which you will receive on your mobile phone
  5. Now, you need to enter your phone number
  6. Here, you are asked to give consent to your operator to pick your name, photo and date of birth from UIDAI data base
  7. The IVR now mentions the last four digits of your number to confirm that you have keyed in the right number
  8. If the number is correct, you can enter the OTP you received on SMS
  9. You must press 1 to complete the Aadhaar-mobile number re-verification process
  10. If you hold another phone number, you can link that too by pressing 2 and following the steps provided by the IVR system. Keep your other mobile phone handy as you will receive the OTP on this number.