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Note that nothing in Windows 8’s Release Preview is final. However, Microsoft might just do a couple of minor adjustments after this. What you see is very close to the final product.

You can download Microsoft’s Windows 8 Release Preview here, if you’d like. Do not install this on a partition as an upgrade to your current primary installation. Install it on either a new drive, new partition, an unused computer, or a virtual machine (like I do). You’ll get a key that you need to write down once you start the installation.

Well, the introductory screen is rather cute and similar to the one we’ve seen in Windows 8 CP:

There seem to be more colors to choose from, empowering you to personalize your computer more. The next steps are just a bunch of configuration mumbo jumbo we’ve already covered in our review of Windows 8 CP, so let’s move on.

The next step was to sign in to your Microsoft account. You can use any Windows Live account to be able to store app data and other configurations particular to your Windows installation. The setup also allows you to enter a phone number with which to receive an SMS when you want to recover the account in case you lose your password.

After the setup’s complete, I see the usual Metro screen, only slightly different:

The Start screen’s background has changed, but nothing much overall is different. The task manager and other features we had a look at are the same. Now here’s what’s different in the Release Preview:

Metro interface is much smoother operating from a mouse and keyboard. Others who have installed the update on tablets have tested it and found it to be very smooth as well.

Response time is excellent even on a virtualization environment.

It’s easier to navigate the charms and open apps bars through the mouse.

This kind of improvement in performance might make the actual release of Windows 8 something to look forward to.

Although there are a lot of users who are understandably upset at the interface changes, it’s just because you have something to get used to. Some people weren’t terribly excited when Microsoft made the transition from MS-DOS 4.0 to a fully-functional desktop GUI.

Because of the difficulties some people might encounter while trying to get used to the Metro/Desktop interfaces, Microsoft has promised that it will integrate a tutorial interface that will come packaged with Windows 8’s release, allowing people to learn how to use the interface without having to figure out the ropes on their own.

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Miguel has been a business growth and technology expert for more than a decade and has written software for even longer. From his little castle in Romania, he presents cold and analytical perspectives to things that affect the tech world.

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Release Notes For Tallyprime And Tallyprime Edit Log Release 3.0


With easier data analysis using report filter, facility to send payment requests to your customer, and better data management experience, TallyPrime Release 3.0 brings you a diverse range of useful features. What’s more, with the enhanced features for GST, including the easier experience for GSTR-1, GSTR-2A, and GSTR-2B reconciliation, the product exudes simplicity and delight for you in every way.

Additionally, the Income Tax Computation report is updated with the latest income tax slab rates, as per Finance Budget 2023-24.

You can also read the Release Notes in Hindi (हिन्दी), Gujarati (ગુજરાતી), Bengali (বাংলা), Telugu (తెలుగు), Malayalam (മലയാളം), Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ), and Tamil (தமிழ்).


TallyPrime and TallyPrime Edit Log Release 3.0 have made your GST experience a thing of delight and comfort.

The product now has the facility of maintaining a single Company data with multiple GST registrations, while enabling you to record transactions and view report for any specific GST registration or all GST registrations. It eases the process of recording GST transactions with automatic tax liability calculation for all transactions and enhanced tax analysis experience.

The facility to specify GST Rate and HSN/SAC Details separately in masters and the   experience in overriding the values   recording GST transactions even easier for you.

The product takes care that your GST Return reports get updated as per the values specified in the transactions, without having the need to create Journal Vouchers to raise Tax Liability and claim Input Tax Credit. However, you have the flexibility to follow the process of recording Journal Vouchers, if needed. 

Moreover, you can reconcile transactions of GSTR-1, GSTR-2A, and GSTR-2B with great ease. The facility to reset GST-related data enables you to erase the GST data imported from the GST portal for reconciliation, in case of mismatches in GST details. You can then re-enter values to match with the GST portal data, and then re-import the portal data to reconcile transactions.

Payment Request

TallyPrime now comes with the Payment Request feature that will help you easily generate and share payment links and QR codes (using Payment Gateway or UPI). This feature will also empower your parties to settle the payments with you, instantly and conveniently.

Data Exchange and Data Management

In addition to that, Data Exchange supports exporting and importing of transactions of a specific or all GST registrations, as needed.

Data management activities such as migration, repair, and import will be all the smoother, as you will get to know the stages of the process, while a summary report informs you about masters and vouchers before the initiation and after the completion of process. On the other hand, identifying and resolving errors that occurred during the process is all the simpler.

If you are a TallyPrime Edit Log user, then you can download TallyPrime Edit Log Release 3.0.

Multiple GST Registrations in a Single Company

Multiple GST registrations in a single Company data brings in a simpler GST Return-filing experience, as you can file GST Return for each GST registration separately using GST reports of a single Company data. It saves you from the trouble of maintaining different Company data for different GST registrations. This, in turn, saves a great deal of time, as you can work to prepare for GST Returns of each GST registration in a single Company data. 

With the facility of maintaining all your GST registrations in a single company, you can now:

Create GST registrations in the Company with:

All the GST registration details such as State, Address Type, Registration Type, and GSTIN/UIN

Periodicity of Return filing

Place of Supply

e-Invoice and e-Way Bill applicability

Reconciliation configuration

LUT/Bond Details, as applicable

Other details related to GST registration

Record transactions as per:

The GST rules applicable to a specific GST registration

Information provided for the GST Registrations, such as GSTIN/UIN and Address

Create voucher series for each GST registration to avoid conflicting voucher numbers

Open GST Return reports that are displayed at a greater speed for your immediate reference

Export GST Returns for a specific GST registration or all registrations, as needed

Use credentials of specific GST registration to log in for e-Invoice and e-Way Bill activities

Additionally, you can deactivate a specific GST registration in case of suspension or surrender. And you have the flexibility to reactivate the GST registration, whenever required. 

To know more, refer to the Enable GST for Your Company – Single and Multi-Registration section in the Getting Started with GST in TallyPrime topic or watch the How to Use Multiple GST Registrations Feature in TallyPrime video.

You can also easily merge Companies with different GST registrations in TallyPrime.

To know how to do, refer to the Merge Companies with Different GSTINs topic or watch the How to Merge Companies with Different GSTIN/UINs in TallyPrime Release 3.0 or Later video.

Specifying GST Details

You now have the flexibility to specify and update the details related to GST Rate and HSN/SAC separately in different types of masters, as needed. Updating GST registration details of a party has also become simpler. Furthermore, you can specify slab rates in any master – be it stock item, stock group, ledger, or group, as needed. 

GST Rate and HSN/SAC Details

Entering GST Rate and HSN/SAC details has become all the easier, as you can enter those details in separate masters, as per your requirement. On the other hand, the facility to override the details during voucher creation imparts great flexibility.

To know more, watch the How to Set Up GST Rate Details at Different Levels in TallyPrime and How to Configure Ledgers for GST in TallyPrime videos.

You can now:

Subsequently, when you create a voucher, the GST Rate and HSN/SAC details will be considered from the source set under F11 Company features.

Choose to update GST Rate details in one master (such as Stock Group) and HSN/SAC details in another master (such as Stock Item).

Override the GST and HSN/SAC details in any other master or during voucher creation.

To know more, refer to the Set Up GST Rates and HSN/SAC Details section in the Getting Started with GST in TallyPrime topic.

GST Registration Details

You can now update the GST Registration Details (such as GSTIN and Registration Type) and Mailing Details (such as Address, State, or Country) for a registration in the masters in such a way that there will be no impact on:

The transactions recorded earlier.

The Returns filed in the previous months.

What’s more, with the newly introduced facility to check the history of updates in GST Registration Details, you can now know:

The nature of updates in GST Registration Details

The date on which the updates were made

To know more, refer to the Update GST Details in Party Ledgers section in the Getting Started with GST in TallyPrime topic or watch the How to Update Party GST Registration in TallyPrime Without Affecting Earlier Returns video.

Slab Rate in Masters

For items or services with varying GST rates for slabs of different amounts, you can now specify slab rates not only in Stock Items but also in the Stock Group, Ledger, and Company, as needed.

To know more, watch the How to Specify Slab-Based GST Rate Details in Masters in TallyPrime video.

GST Transactions

Calculating tax in transactions has become all the easier, as TallyPrime considers GST rate and HSN/SAC details provided in the respective masters, while you can simply override the details during voucher creation, as needed. 

With TallyPrime Release 3.0, you can now:

Record transactions for any of the GST registrations, when you maintain multiple GST Registrations in a single Company.

Set the Nature of Transaction in the voucher instead of having to do so for each ledger.

Override GST rates and HSN/SAC codes in transactions with great ease.

You can also do so for multiple transactions in the GSTR-2A Reconciliation report.

You can also do so for multiple transactions in the GST Return reports such as GSTR-1, GSTR-3B, and GSTR-2A Reconciliation.

To know more, refer to the GST Amendments in TallyPrime topic.

The options provided for Statutory Adjustments include Increase in Tax Liability, Increase in Input Tax Credit, Increase in Tax Liability & Input Tax Credit, and others.

The GST Registration details include:

Company GST Registration details (non-editable)

Party GST Registration details

Tax Rate details

HSN/SAC details

The setting of Include in Assessable Value

View the GST, e-Invoice, and e-Way Bill data of a voucher, exactly as it appears on the portal.

Apart from the above-mentioned facilities, you can also:

To know more, refer to the Record a Material In Voucher Under GST in TallyPrime topic.

To know more, refer to the Local and Interstate Purchase of Goods and Services topic.

Select Place of Supply for both domestic and international suppliers.

What’s more, if you change a value that affects GST Returns, then TallyPrime will prompt you at the time of re-saving the voucher, so that you can take one of the following decisions:

Accept with difference in values and resolve the mismatch later.

Accept with difference in values, while ensuring that the voucher is not considered as mismatched.

Go back to the voucher and revert to the original values, if needed.

Default GST Registration for a Voucher Type

In case of multiple GST Registrations, you can set a default GST Registration for a specific Voucher Type.

For instance, if you record all Journal Vouchers for a specific office or location, then you can set the GST Registration of that location in the Voucher Type as the default one.

Subsequently, when you create the voucher, the default GST registration will be the one chosen in the Voucher Type, thereby saving time consumed in switching between the GST registrations.

Retention of Original Voucher Numbers for Automatic or Multi-user Auto

For Voucher Types with Automatic or Multi-user Auto method of voucher numbering, TallyPrime retains the original voucher number in case of voucher insertion or deletion.

This ensures that the voucher numbers of transactions remain intact despite insertion or deletion.

However, you can choose to renumber vouchers at the time of voucher insertion or deletion, if you follow the practice in your business.

To know more, watch the Voucher Numbering Behavior in TallyPrime video.

Voucher Series for Specific GST Registration

For Companies with multiple GST registrations, you can create voucher numbering series for each registration and Voucher Type, so that there is no conflict of same voucher numbers in your data and also in the Returns.

To know more, refer to the Create Voucher Numbering Series section in the Getting Started with GST in TallyPrime topic.

GST Returns

TallyPrime Release 3.0 enables much faster opening of GST Returns for your immediate reference. Moreover, filing GST Returns becomes all the simpler as GST reports such as GSTR-1 and GSTR-3B are enhanced, so that you can easily:

View GST Returns for a specific GST registration or all GST registrations, as needed.

To know more, refer to the Track GST Return Activities topic or watch the How to Use Track GST Return Activities Report in TallyPrime to Track Activities Related to Returns video.

Resolve the uncertain transactions with greater ease.

To know more, watch the How to Use Transactions Accepted as Valid Report in TallyPrime video.

Set Return Effective Date for more than one transactions, if you want to move certain transactions to a different Return period.

To know more, refer to the GST Amendments in TallyPrime topic.

Identify transactions that were modified or deleted after exporting them. 

View the Track GST Return Activities report to: 

Identify the pending activities such as resolution of uncertain transactions, export, and signing. 

Take actions to complete the activities so that you can file the returns timely. 

View the report that gets updated with the relevant sections that appear based on the transactions recorded and actions to be performed.

Identify the pending actions across periods, which will be highlighted in amber.

View a preview report to review the Return information to be exported.

You can do so from Exchange under the top menu:

For all GST registrations or a specific GST registration, in case of multiple GST registrations.

With section-wise JSON files, as needed.

In the format of your choice – JSON, MS Excel, or CSV.

To know, refer to the File GSTR-1 and File GSTR-3B topics or watch the How to Export GSTR-1 and GSTR-3B Using TallyPrime video.

nsactions in GSTR-1, GSTR-2A, and GSTR-2B

The experience of reconciling your transactions in GSTR-1, GSTR-2A, and GSTR-2B with the transactions of your suppliers has become further simpler. This ensures that the information in your books matches that on the GST portal. Moreover, the facility to identify potential matches to unreconciled transactions in your books adds to the ease of the reconciliation process.

You can now:


Reconcile transactions:

You can do so even if the transactions are from a different Return period by updating the Return Effective Date.

By specifying the threshold limit of mismatch.

By ignoring the prefix of zeros or special characters in the Document No. in GSTR-2A and GSTR-2B.

By configuring the prefix used by a party in Document No. or Invoice No. to be ignored for reconciliation in GSTR-2A and GSTR-2B.

Manually mark the status of transactions as Reconciled or Mismatch, as needed.

Consider the Supplier’s Invoice No. and Date as Document No. and Date for reconciliation in GSTR-2A and GSTR-2B.

Identify the reason for the unavailability of Input Tax Credit in GSTR-2B.

What’s more, for transactions that are on the portal and not in the books or vice versa, TallyPrime helps you identify those with matching values but different Document Nos., party GSTIN/UINs, or sections of the Return. This further helps you to speedily reconcile the transactions.

To know more, refer to the Reconcile GSTR-1 Data, Reconcile GSTR-2A Data, and 

Quick access to business information with Report Filters

Finding required information and data analysis has become all the faster, easier, and delightful with a versatile facility for applying filters that is:

Easily discoverable

Enhanced to cover the gamut of business scenarios

In a report, you can now:

You can search across an exhaustive range of fields available in transactions and masters such as:

GST details like, GSTIN/UIN, GST Rates, HSN/SAC.

Fields in supplementary details.

e-Way Bill and e-Invoice-related fields.

Select from the following types of filters, based on the specificity and complexity of information required:

Basic Filter, which works like a quick search engine.

Multi-Filter, which enables you to add more than one search criteria to find the information.

Advanced Filter, which helps you add search criteria to find the information across masters and transactions both. 

Choose a default filter to be applied in any report, based on the frequency of use in your organization.

What’s more, you can save the view of a report in which you have applied the filters and refer to the filtered information quickly.

To know more, refer to the Apply Filter in Reports in TallyPrime topic or watch the How to Apply Filters to Reports in TallyPrime to Find Information Quickly video.

TallyPrime now comes with the Payment Request feature that will help you generate and share payment links and QR codes (using Payment Gateway or UPI) in a jiffy. This will also empower your parties to settle the payments with you, instantly and conveniently.

Payment Request comes loaded with the following features, and more:

We understand that your business might have special requirements with respect to payment, and accordingly, TallyPrime provides you with numerous flexibilities to cater to your needs.

The Payment Reconciliation report will provide you with a neat summary of the unreconciled as well as reconciled transactions.

We have partnered with prominent Payment Gateways to provide you with the best-in-class security policies, and we want you to rest assured that your payments are in safe hands.

Refer to the Payment Request in TallyPrime topic to know more.

Enhanced data management experience

The improved data management facilities not only ensure that the migration to the release is seamless but also delight you with enhanced simplicity in migration, repair, import, and synchronisation. You can also view the progress of the activity in detail and resolve the exceptions, if any.

Improved Migration and Repair experience Status for migration and repair

The status against the Companies will promptly let you know if a Company needs to be migrated or repaired.

Progress of migration and repair

Right from the verification of masters and transactions to the successful migration or repair of your data, the enhanced process keeps you abreast of the progress.

View Migration and Repair summary

This helps you know if there is a loss of data during the process.

To know more, refer to the Migrate Company Data and Repair Company Data topics or watch the How to Migrate Company Data to TallyPrime Release 3.0 video.

View and resolve errors that occurred during the process

At the end of migration, repair, import, or synchronisation, you can easily:

Identify the exceptions that occurred during the process. 

Resolve one or more exceptions at a time, as applicable.

What’s more, you have the flexibility to resolve exceptions at the end of the process or later, as per your convenience.

To know more, refer to the Data Exceptions & Resolutions in TallyPrime topic or watch the How to Resolve Exceptions During Import, Repair, Migration, and Synchronisation in TallyPrime video.

Reset GSTN data

When your imported GSTN data gets corrupted or the data is accidentally imported, it might cause problems in reconciliation. 

However, TallyPrime now provides you with the facility to reset the imported GSTN data, which will erase the corrupted GSTN data, while keeping your book data intact.

Thereafter, you can again import the JSON file of GSTR-1 or GSTR-2A downloaded from the portal and continue to reconcile your transactions.

Connect or disconnect multiple companies on a single screen

You can now connect or disconnect multiple companies for online access using a single screen, thereby saving time that was consumed in selecting companies one by one. 

This is especially useful for businesses that have multiple companies that you may need to connect online for remote working, synchronisation or browser access.

To know more, refer to the Connect Companies to chúng tôi services section in the Remote Access in TallyPrime topic.

As per Finance Budget 2023-24, the latest income tax slab rates are introduced for the employees who have opted for the new tax regime.

In TallyPrime, the Income Tax Computation report, Annexure II to 24Q, and Form-16 are updated with the following:

Latest income tax slab rates

Standard deduction, as applicable

Rebate u/s 87A for the employees with taxable income lesser than or equal to Rs. 7 lakhs

Reduced surcharge rate of 25% for employees with taxable income greater than Rs. 5 crores

Marginal tax relief for employees with taxable income that exceeds Rs. 7 lakhs by Rs. 27,777 or less

What’s more, for employees with the regular tax regime, the taxable income slabs are updated with definite values for better clarity and understanding of tax calculation.

Tax Analysis for purchase vouchers (Composition dealers)

For Composition dealers, Tax Analysis is now available in purchase vouchers.

Altering last voucher number for Automatic (Manual Override)

In case of Automatic (Manual Override) voucher numbering method, when you made a voucher optional or deleted it, the subsequent vouchers got numbered as per the voucher number of the optional or deleted voucher.

You can now easily set or alter numbering details and alter the last entered voucher number, so that the future vouchers are numbered accordingly.

Identifying vouchers with duplicate voucher number or supplier invoice number 

All the vouchers with duplicate voucher numbers or supplier invoice numbers can now be identified under Duplicate Voucher No. in the Uncertain Transactions (Correction Needed) section.

You can then make the necessary corrections before filing Returns. 

Change in Voucher No. and Reference No.

When you changed the date of a voucher, the Voucher No. and Reference No. also got changed.

You now have a facility to retain voucher numbers when your method of voucher numbering is Automatic or Multi-user Auto.

Tracking of  nregistered dealers

This issue is resolved.

Place of Supply in certain purchase vouchers

You can now add Place of Supply in purchase vouchers such as those recorded for:

An interstate party that avails services locally.

An interstate party that purchases goods locally and ships to their place.

This issue is resolved.

Valid GSTIN considered invalid

A few GSTINs were considered as invalid, even if they were perfectly valid.

This issue is resolved.

GST calculation in Purchase voucher when Place of Supply was changed 

In a purchase voucher, when you changed the Place of Supply in the Party Details screen, GST was still getting calculated as per the State entered in the party ledger. 

GST will now be calculated according to the Place of Supply specified in the voucher.

Party details in Sales invoice alteration

When you altered a sales invoice and changed the Party ledger to  , the Registration Type of the party changed to Unregistered and the GSTIN/UIN got removed from the Party Details screen. 

Now, when you change the party ledger, you can choose to eit l details from the ledger or update the information.

Incorrect Stock Value after recording Purchase voucher (Composition Dealers) 

For Composition dealers, the values of some stock items appeared incorrectly in the Stock Summary.

This happened when you recorded a purchase voucher with stock items having different GST rates, and then added CGST and SGST ledgers created for the respective GST rates. 

This issue is resolved.

CGST and SGST in Tax Analysis and Print Preview for multi-currency vouchers

When you recorded a sales invoice with multi-currency, CGST and SGST as displayed in Tax Analysis did not appear in print preview.

This issue is resolved.

Natures of Transaction not available for Ledgers created under Provisions

For the Ledgers created under Provisions, the Natures of Transaction related to purchase were not available.

You can now select purchase-related Natures of Transaction for ledgers created under Provisions.

RCM Purchases of Items ineligible for ITC in GSTR-3B

 of items that are not eligible for Input Tax Credit (ITC) did not appear in the D. Ineligible for Input Tax Credit section of GSTR-3B.

This issue is resolved.

Configuring GST Details in Stock Group for Composition dealers 

Composition dealers can now configure GST Details in Stock Group.

This helps to group multiple Stock Items with a common GST rate under a Stock Group, and provide GST details.

Specifying MRP Rate in a Stock Item for Composition dealers 

Composition dealers can now specify the MRP Rate in a Stock Item.

Incorrect SGST and CGST calculation in invoices with discount recorded using voucher class

SGST and CGST were getting incorrectly calculated in sales invoices when discount was applied using voucher class. 

This issue is resolved.

Vouchers with Ledgers created under Primary Group not included in GST Returns

Vouchers with certain Ledgers were not included in any GST Return. 

This happened when the vouchers had a ledger created under a Primary group with nature of the group as Income/Expense. 

This issue is resolved.

GST/e-Way Bill details in Sales Invoice in a Company at remote end 

The Provide GST/e-Way Bill details option was not available in Sales invoice when you worked on a Company connected through remote access.

This issue is resolved.

Improvements in GSTR-1 Debit Note in Document Summary of GSTR-1 Debit Note appearing twice in Document Summary 

When you recorded a Debit Note, it appeared twice in the Document Summary – under Invoices for Outward Supply and Debit Note.

The issue is resolved, as it will now appear only under Debit Note.

Debit Note (Purchase Return) and Credit Note (Escalation in Purchase Price) in Document Summary 

Debit Note (Purchase Return) and Credit Note (Escalation in Purchase Price) transactions will now be considered in Document Summary. 

Sales invoices for party with multiple addresses

After alteration, some sales invoices moved from B2B Invoices to B2C Invoices in GSTR-1. 

This happened when you added another address in the party ledger and then altered the invoice. As a result, the Registration Type of the party changed to Unregistered.

This issue is resolved.

Selection of multiple invoices with Mismatch in GSTR-1

When you drilled down to the Nature of Transaction, Taxable value, rate of tax modified in voucher section from Uncertain Transactions (Corrections Needed) of GSTR-1, you could not select multiple invoices to resolve or accept as is.

This issue is resolved, as you can select multiple invoices and resolve or accept as is. 

State Code for Dadra and Nagar Haveli in exported MS Excel file of GSTR-1

State Code for Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu was not available when you exported GSTR-1 as an MS Excel file.

This happened in the B2C invoices recorded for Unregistered dealers or e-Commerce operator.

This issue is resolved.

Improvements in GSTR-3B Import of Capital Goods

The transactions recorded for import of Capital Goods did not appear in the Import of Goods section.

Such transactions appeared in the No direct implications in return tables section.

This issue is resolved.

Taxable Amount of Stat Adjustment voucher for RCM Purchase in same month

The Taxable Amount did not appear under the 3.1 (d) Inward supplies (liable to reverse charge) section in GSTR-3B.

This happened when you recorded a journal voucher for Increase of Tax Liability & Input Tax Credit in the same month as that of the RCM purchase voucher.

This issue is resolved.

Uncertain Transactions in GSTR-3B

The uncertain transactions of sales and purchase will now appear in GSTR-3B, in addition to GSTR-1 and GSTR-2A. 

GST on RCM Purchases not appearing in GSTR-3B

The liabilities recorded for RCM purchases and Input Tax Credit did not appear in GSTR-3B. 

This happened when you recorded an RCM purchase voucher for RCM liability and the Input Tax Credit corresponding to the purchase in the same month.

This issue is resolved.

Handling negative value of sales or purchase in Return reports

When you uploaded a JSON file with negative sales or purchase value, it led to an error on the GST portal.

However, with the all-new facility of Return Effective Date, you can move such transactions to a different Return period, and ensure that the sales or purchase value is not negative for any period.

Reclaim of Reversal of ITC not appearing under Input Tax Credit Reversed

Transactions recorded for Reclaim of Reversal of ITC (On Account of Buyer Payment) did not appear in the Input Tax Credit Reversed section under Others.

This issue is resolved.

Error while uploading invoices with Exempt/Nil-rated and Taxable items

While filing GSTR-3B, when you uploaded an invoice containing Exempt/Nil-rated items along with taxable ones, the following error appeared:

Table 3.1 (a), (b) and (c) are auto-drafted based on values provided in GSTR-1. Table 3.1 (d) is not auto-drafted based on GSTR-1.

This issue is resolved.

Correcting and accepting vouchers as is in GSTR-3B in lesser time

In GSTR-3B, correcting and accepting vouchers as is took longer than expected, especially when navigating to the Uncertain Transactions (Corrections Needed).

It will now take significantly lesser time to correct and resolve vouchers. 

Direct Expenses-related transactions not included in GSTR-3B

The transactions involving the Direct Expenses group were considered not relevant for GSTR-3B. They are now getting included in the Return.

Improvements in GSTR-2A Reconciliation Reconciliation of vouchers with ledgers created under Current Liabilities 

Even if all the values in a transaction matched with the portal data, some transactions did not get automatically reconciled. This happened to transactions with party ledgers created under Current Liabilities.

This issue is resolved. 

Setting GST Status manually for Reconciliation

In GSTR-2A, the imported transactions could not be manually marked as reconciled.

This issue is resolved, as the facility of setting GST Status now works seamlessly.

Transactions of any period to be considered for reconciliation

TallyPrime now considers vouchers recorded in any period for reconciliation in GSTR-2A.

Purchase voucher of previous financial year in the current Return

Purchase vouchers from the previous financial year appeared in GSTR-2A Reconciliation of the current financial year.

This happened when you entered Supplier Invoice Nos. that were already used in the previous financial year for the same party.

Due to duplication of the Supplier Invoice No. for the same party, the purchase vouchers of the previous financial year appeared in the current financial year.

The purchase vouchers of only the current financial year will now appear in GSTR-2A Reconciliation, despite the duplication.

Re-saving Nil Rated transactions of GSTR-2A in lesser time

In GSTR-2A, re-saving vouchers took longer than expected for the transactions with Nil Rated stock items or ledgers.

It will now take significantly lesser time to do so.

Improvements in GSTR-4 Sales invoices in GSTR-4

In GSTR-4, Sales invoices were appearing in both the sections – Included in Return and Not Relevant for This Return. 

Sales invoices will appear only in the Included in Return section.

RCM purchases from Unregistered parties not included in GSTR-4 

RCM purchase transactions recorded for an Unregistered party were considered not relevant for GSTR-4. They are now getting included in the Return. 

Incorrect Place of Supply in 4A&B (B2) Worksheet of GSTR-4

When you exported GSTR-4 in the MS Excel template provided by the department, Place of Supply was incorrect in 4A&B (B2B) Worksheet.

This issue is resolved.

Excluding transactions for e-Way Bill User-excluded Transactions of e-Way Bill getting excluded from e-Invoicing 

Certain vouchers used to get excluded from e-Invoicing. 

This happened to the vouchers under User-excluded Transactions (Not relevant) of the e-Way Bill report.

This issue is resolved.

Partial selection to exclude multiple transactions from e-Way Bill report

In  e-Way Bill report, you could not exclude all the selected invoices in the Missing/Invalid Information section. 

It happened when there were lots of invoices to be excluded at once. 

This issue is resolved, as you can now select as many invoices to exclude from the e-Way Bill report.

Deleted voucher displayed as Modified

In the Voucher Information Mismatch with QR Code section of the e-Invoice report, the deleted vouchers appeared as Modified, without the voucher date and e-Invoice-related details. 

This issue is resolved, as the deleted vouchers will appear as Deleted, and the e-Invoice details will be retained. 

MAV error during Data Split

In some cases, data split was interrupted by a Memory Access Violation (MAV) error. 

This issue is resolved.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Release 2023: Time Tips “2X” Details

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 release 2023: time tips “2x” details

This week details in a recently-published set of design files from Samsung suggest that the Galaxy Note 8’s backside will have two cameras. This information should not come as a surprise to those watching this space extremely closely – there was just a tip about this same sort of thing just a few days ago. Now with the return of some documents first filed all the way back in November of 2023, it’s time to start hypothesizing in earnest.

Not entirely unlike what we’ve seen with the Huawei Mate 9, this Samsung device is tipped to roll with a set of cameras at its back. Very similar to the Huawei Mate 9, this Samsung device has been tipped to have a pill-shaped lens cover glass containing the back-facing camera duo.

What we’ve seen published this week is a document with the USPTO which shows how Samsung’s most basic implementation was planned. Implementation of a set of cameras at the back of a smartphone, that is to say. They mention in the document that this isn’t necessarily the limit of what the technology is capable of, but it shows where the array makes the most obvious sense to place.

Unless you’re taking nothing but vertically-arranged photos like a monster. If that’s the case, there’s always the iPhone 7 Plus. Until Apple’s next generation, where they might well turn the pill vertical, how it aught to be turned.

Implementation includes talk of Optical Image Stabilization and the possibility of either one or both cameras doing the focusing at once. Described inside also is flexible circuit board, a driving member, a ball bearing, a sensor for measuring the tilted state of the driving member, and a sensor that detects the movement of the plurality of focusing modules. Not included in the description of this technology – as expected – is any naming of part numbers or specific devices for possible implementation.

They might also be testing out the production-level implementation of a similar camera system on an earlier phone release. It’s been rumored China-based Samsung-heavy leaker Twitter user MMDDJ that an upcoming Samsung Galaxy C10 will use a dual-camera setup first. This device would be released in Asia in the weeks before the Galaxy Note 8 – or significantly earlier.

What I’d love to see happen is for Samsung to follow Huawei’s lead, rather than Apple’s. When I say “follow their lead” I mean in implementation, not necessarily development of new types of technology. It’s more likely that Samsung, this time, decided that they’d wait to release a sort of dual-camera setup until they had something new and exciting to offer.

As it were, my own personal favorite dual-camera setup is in the Huawei Mate 9. Not because it necessarily generates better focus or color, but because one of the two cameras is specifically built to capture monochromatic light. As such, it’s optimized to make the most of black and white photos.

Expect at least what the Huawei Mate 9 offers on its backside cameras if the Galaxy Note 8 is released with its own pair. The Huawei Mate 9 provides one 12MP camera and one 20MP camera, the larger of the two made just for monochrome captures. These 27mm cameras have f/2.2 optics, optical image stabilization (OIS), and the array offers 2x optical zoom.

One of the two cameras will likely match that of the Samsung Galaxy S8. That means a size 1/2.55″ Sony Exmor IMX333 image sensor capable of capturing 12.2MP photos. This RGB camera sensor can capture 1.40µm pixels and features dual-pixel phase detection autofocus.

The rest of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 won’t likely be all that spectacularly different from the Samsung Galaxy S8. Or the Galaxy S8 Plus, to be more specific. Have a peek at SlashGear’s Galaxy S8 Review to see what the S8 and S8 Plus are all about.

Windows 11: Biggest Features, Release Date, Free Upgrade

Microsoft introduces Windows 11, and here’s everything you need to know.

It’ll release during the holiday season of 2023, and rollout will continue in 2023.

Windows 11 will be a free upgrade for Windows 10 devices.

The OS will introduce a significant UI design overhaul and many new features.

Microsoft officially announces Windows 11, the next generation of its desktop operating system. The company made the announcements at its virtual press event (which the company streamed live) on June 24, where it revealed a major UI shift that we’ve not seen in more than a decade and many new features, including support for Android apps. Perhaps more importantly, the software giant said it will be a free upgrade for existing Windows 10 devices, and the rollout will begin this holiday season and continue in 2023.

Although a leaked version of Windows 11 has provided an early look at the design changes and some of the features, during the event, Microsoft has shown that “Windows 11” is more than just another version of Windows 10 with a splash of fresh paint. In this new version, you will see a brand-new Start menu and taskbar, general UI overhaul throughout the experience, performance and gaming improvements, multitasking enhancements, redesigned Microsoft Store, and a lot more.

What’s new on Windows 11

Here are the most important changes coming to the next version of Windows:

A new Settings app

Perhaps the first thing that will draw your attention quickly, as you sign in to Windows 11, is the new Start menu that now appears centered on the updated taskbar, clearly inspired by the Chrome OS and macOS design. 

The new menu ditches the Live Tiles system in favor of traditional icons and a more simplified design. Also, there is a “Recommended” section that works like “Timeline,” surfacing the most used items, including documents and folder locations.

The menu is based on the design that the company was previously working for Windows 10X. It floats above the taskbar, and it follows the new style design with rounded corners. (In fact, a lot of the changes on Windows 11 were originally planned for Windows 10X, a project that Microsoft canceled before it was released.)

In addition, there’s a new taskbar with a similar design as we’ve seen in the previous version, but it now aligns all the buttons to the center, and you’ll notice a new Start button and new icons for Search, Widgets, and Task View.

Although the Start menu and taskbar have a centered alignment, you can still change the settings to align the buttons and menu to the left like it was on Windows 10.

User interface changes

As part of the other UI changes, Windows 11 introduces an updated user interface design to be “modern, fresh, clean, and beautiful.” You will notice this with the implementation of rounded corners and semi-transparent effects for most visual elements like windows, buttons, and menus.

According to Microsoft, “everything was done intentionally to put you in control and bring a sense of calm and ease.”

Windows 11 will also ship with updated dark and light modes that look a lot better than those in previous releases.

Furthermore, there is a new system font, sounds, and updated animations for many actions, including opening apps, resizing windows, pinning and unpinning buttons from the taskbar, and more.

Multitasking improvements

While you have been able to snap windows at the different quadrants of the screen for a long time, Windows 11 introduces a new feature known as Snap Layouts, a menu that appears hovering over the maximize button that lets you quickly snap apps with different layouts on the screen.

Then there is the Snap Groups feature that enables Windows 11 to remember the collection of apps you snapped on the screen, so if you need to switch to another app, you can simply hover over one of the apps from the group in the taskbar to view and select the group to return to the set of multiple apps together.

Windows 11 also comes with a new feature specific for multi-monitor setups. It does not have a name, but it’s an option available in the Settings app that allows the system to remember the windows locations based on the monitor connection. This means that when you disconnect a second monitor, the windows on that monitor will now minimize, and when you reconnect the display, the windows will open again in the same location.

In addition, Microsoft is re-introducing “Virtual Desktops” as “Desktops.” The feature is virtually the same as before by helping out create virtual spaces to separate your the different types of work. However, the controls are now located at the bottom of the screen, and you can now set a different background image per virtual desktop.

These new features help you organize your windows and optimize the screen real estate as much as possible.

Microsoft Teams integration

Microsoft is also integrating Teams into Windows 11. However, it appears that this is not the full version of the communication service. Instead, the feature is known as Chat from Microsoft Teams, and it’ll let you “instantly connect through text, chat, voice or video” with anyone regardless of the platform, including Windows, iOS, or Android.

According to the company, if “the person you’re connecting to on the other end hasn’t downloaded the Teams app, you can still connect with them via two-way SMS.”

Furthermore, you will have the option to quickly mute and unmute or start presenting directly from the taskbar.

Widgets instead of Live Tiles

Live Tiles may be gone, but the idea will live on with a new feature called Widgets. This is basically a new version of the “News and Interests” experience we have already seen on Windows 10. However, the new experience slides from the left side of the screen, and it provides the time and box to search the web.

In the leaked version of the operating system, the experience took only half of the screen. However, during the event, the company demonstrated that you can expand it across the entire screen.

“Widgets” is powered by AI, and it offers a personalized feed with weather information, news, sports, and maps. Microsoft also said that it is building a button that anyone can use to send tips to support local content creators.

The company also says that when “you open your personalized feed, it slides across your screen like a sheet of glass, so it doesn’t disrupt what you’re doing.”

Windows 11 on gaming

Beyond productivity, Windows 11 is also an OS for gaming. In this new version, Microsoft is investing heavily to improve the gaming experience. For example, Windows 11 will now support DirectX 12 Ultimate. DirectX 12 is the technology standard for creating and managing gaming, images, and multimedia (such as visual effects and audio effects) that run on Windows-based devices.

The Ultimate version isn’t a significant upgrade from the original DirectX 12, but it brings some new changes. For instance, you’ll have access to Ray Tracing 1.1, which won’t require the GPU overload of the main processor, making games for Xbox Series X, Nvidia, and AMD graphics cards easier to optimize.

DirectStorage is a new technology that allows games assets to load faster to the graphics card without bugging down the processor. In other words, this means faster load times and more detailed game worlds. (This feature will require the latest NVMe drives and optimization by the game developers.)

In addition, Microsoft is bringing Auto HDR that will convert games in standard dynamic range (SDR) to high dynamic range (HDR) automatically on supported hardware for a large number of DirectX 11 and DirectX 12 games.

Finally, Windows 11 will also integrate Xbox Game Pass using a new Xbox app. This also includes xCloud integration to stream games from the Xbox Network.

Redesigned Microsoft Store

Perhaps one of the most significant changes on Windows 11 is the new app store. In this new version, you will find a new Microsoft Store that includes a new interface design that makes it easier to find and download apps, games, shows, and movies.

For developers, this is also a big deal because now the Microsoft Store will accept virtually any app, including unpacked traditional (win32) apps, Univeral Windows Platform (UWP) apps, or Progressive Web Apps (PWA). Developers will also have the choice to host their apps using the Microsoft commerce engine or use their own commerce engine, which means that developers won’t have to give Microsoft a cut of their revenue for in-app purchases.

Finally, Windows 11 will now support Android apps natively, bringing even more apps to the desktop. This is possible thanks to the new Microsoft partnership with Amazon and Intel to bring the Amazon Android app store to Windows. Using Intel’s Bridge technology, you can now use the Microsoft Store to discover, download, and install Android app directly from the Amazon Appstore.

However, the integration isn’t that simple since the first time to download an Android app, you will need to download and sign in to the Amazon Appstore app before using the Microsoft Store to download Android apps on Windows 11.

Also, to make this experience work, Microsoft is implementing a new Windows Subsystem for Android solution similar to the Windows Subsystem for Linux to build an Android virtualization environment without the need for the Google Play Service support.

The Android apps are expected to run on Intel, AMD, and ARM processors.

Windows 11 touch features

On Windows 11, the touch experience is also changing. In this new version, Microsoft is improving the gestures you use on tablets and will no longer include a tablet mode. Instead, Windows 11 will simply adapt to the environment as needed. 

Some of the changes around touch include a new touch keyboard with theme support, much like keyboards on mobile devices. There is a new voice typing app to write with voice. And Windows 11 will support haptic feedback for supported pens.

In the official announcement, Microsoft says that it has “improved the experience for touch, creating more space between the icons in the taskbar, adding bigger touch targets and subtle visual cues to make resizing and moving windows easier, as well as adding gestures.”

Windows 11 performance and updates

In addition to the new features and UI design changes, Windows 11 will also include various performance improvements. According to the company, without immediately sharing specifics, devices will wake up faster, Windows Hello will be faster, Microsoft Edge and any other browser will run faster, devices running Windows 11 will consume less power prolonging battery life.

In addition, Windows 11 will update faster with fewer interruptions since Microsoft will make updates 40 percent smaller, and they will be more efficient as they happen in the background.

Also, Windows 11 will move away from two semi-annual feature updates to one annual upgrade per year. This means no more upgrades and headaches twice a year. Furthermore, it appears that Windows 11 will move to a 24-month support schedule for consumers, instead of 18 months.

New File Explorer and Settings

Although the company hasn’t officially revealed them yet, during the event and follow-up videos, some glimpses show a new version of File Explorer and Settings app that includes a completely overhauled design that aligns with the new design style we now see throughout the desktop.

In this new version of File Explorer, it appears that the ribbon menu is going away, and instead, it includes new controls optimized for touch. In the video, it’s hard to see everything, but the new app still preserves the same familiar structure but with a new look and feel that makes it modern.

During the event, Microsoft also briefly showed off the new Settings app, which includes a new design with a new organization for settings but keeping navigation on the left side, colorful icons, new visual cues, and semi-transparent elements similar to the Start menu and other parts of the OS.

Windows 11 release date

Windows 11 does not have a specific release date. However, Microsoft is expected to start offering the new version to compatible devices running Windows 10 as a free upgrade by the holiday season, and the rollout will continue in 2023. Some new devices from manufacturers are also expected to start shipping with Windows 11 during the holiday season of 2023. (Although it’s not official, the release date could be on October 20, 2023.)

As part of the Windows Insider Program, Microsoft is expected to release the first public preview to testers on June 28, 2023.

If you plan to upgrade a device running Windows 10 to Windows 11, it’s important to note that the system requirements have changed. To install the new version of Windows, you will need a device with a 64-bit processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage as a minimum. Also, it’s now a requirement to have a TPM 2.0 configured and enabled and Secure Boot. Otherwise, you won’t be able to perform an in-place upgrade or clean installation of the OS. (Use this guide to confirm if your device will be compatible with Windows 11.)

Apple November Event Preview: Apple Silicon Macbook Air And Pro, Big Sur Release, More

Apple’s third event in as many months has officially arrived. After previous events focused on iPad, Apple Watch, and iPhone, Apple’s November 10 event will likely focus on the Apple Silicon transition in the Mac lineup.

Read on as we round up everything you need to know ahead of the “One more thing” later today.

When is the Apple Silicon November event?

The Apple Silicon Mac event will take place on November 10 at 10 a.m. PT/1 p.m. ET. It will be completely virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic, much like the Apple Watch event in September and the iPhone 12 event last month. We expect a pre-recorded video from Apple Park, featuring Tim Cook and a handful of other Apple executives.

You’ll be able to live stream the event through Apple’s website, on YouTube, and through the Apple TV application.

Apple Silicon

Again, the focus of the November 10 event will almost certainly be on Apple’s plans to transition the Mac lineup to Apple Silicon processors. Apple first announced its plans for this transition back at WWDC in June, and the company even teased that the first Apple Silicon Mac would launch to customers in 2023.

Currently, Apple uses Intel processors in the Mac lineup, but this is not the first time Apple has transitioned the Mac to a new processor architecture. In fact, Apple first publicly announced its plans to transition away from PowerPC processors in the Mac to Intel processors back in 2005 at WWDC.

With Apple Silicon, Apple will have more control over their timeline and production of the processors used in the Mac. It’s no secret that the relationship between Apple and Intel has soured over the last several years as the chipmaker faced multiple production delays, thereby also affecting the Mac lineup.

And of course, Apple has shown its prowess in creating its own processors over the years with the iPhone and iPad. Now, it will bring those same processors to the Mac.

Apple’s first round of ARM Macs are believed to be based on the same A14 architecture as seen in the iPad Air and iPhone 12. However, the processors will be optimized for the larger thermal windows and power characteristics of laptops. In fact, back in April, Bloomberg said that the first ARM Mac chip would feature a 12-core design

Here’s what we expect to see first.

13-inch MacBook Pro

Most recently, Bloomberg reported that one of the first Apple Silicon Macs will be a new version of the 13-inch MacBook Pro. This was also reported by the reliable yet cryptic leaker on Twitter L0vetodream and corroborated by Ming-Chi Kuo.

The new 13-inch MacBook Pro with Apple Silicon is expected to look largely similar to the current 13-inch MacBook Pro. That is, we should not expect any dramatic redesigns with this year’s MacBook Pro update. Reports currently indicate that we could get a new, redesigned 14-inch MacBook Pro in 2023.

More details about what to expect from this new MacBook Pro are unclear right now, but we’ll learn more from Apple on Tuesday.

New MacBook Air

Bloomberg, Kuo, and L0vetodream have also reported that one of the first Apple Silicon Macs will be a new 13-inch MacBook Air. This would again be a new MacBook Air with a design similar to the current MacBook Air, but with Apple Silicon inside.

Apple Silicon could be especially drastic in the small and slim form factor of the MacBook Air, offering improved battery life, performance, and thermal capabilities.

Other Mac hardware announcements

Other than those two Mac announcements, Apple is also reportedly developing a new 16-inch MacBook Pro. It’s unclear, however, whether this machine will be announced during Tuesday’s event. It could be coming in early 2023 instead since it is more powerful and includes a dedicated GPU.

Other reports have suggested that Apple could introduce a new 12-inch MacBook as one of its first Apple Silicon Macs. The more power-efficient Apple Silicon chips would reportedly be able to provide 15-20 hours of battery life to a machine like this.

Concept via Svetapple

Apple is also reportedly developing a new iMac, new Mac mini, and new Mac Pro. None of these desktop updates are expected to be announced during Tuesday’s event, and you should keep in mind that Apple has said it will take around 2 years to transition the entire Mac lineup to Apple Silicon.

macOS 11 Big Sur

During Tuesday’s event, Apple is likely to announce the release date for macOS 11 Big Sur. Apple first introduced Big Sur during WWDC 2023 and it’s the sole software update announced at WWDC that has not yet been released to the public.

macOS 11 Big Sur is a massive update for the Mac, including a completely redesigned interface, an all-new Messages application, an all-new Control Center and Notification Center, and much more. You can check out the full coverage of 9to5Mac on what’s new in macOS Big Sur:

For Apple Silicon Macs, the introduction of macOS 11 Big Sur will also include the ability to run iPad and iPhone apps on the Mac. We expect Apple to spend a considerable amount of time talking about this during Tuesday’s event, including demonstrations of popular iPhone and iPad apps running on the first Apple Silicon Macs.

Other possibilities

Outside of the Apple Silicon transition for the Mac, there are a few other possibilities of things Apple could announce during its November event, though some of them are looking unlikely.

AirPods Studio

Reports have long been circulating suggesting that Apple will soon launch its own pair of over-ear headphones. These are believed to exist separately from the Beats brand and offer features such as head and neck detection, custom equalizer settings, and more.

9to5Mac has also found evidence of so-called AirPods Studio in the leaked iOS 14 beta code, including assets showing at least two color options for the new accessory. As for the price, rumors suggest that they will cost $349 for a lower-end “Sport” variant and up to $599 for a “luxury” version made from leather and metal.

A recent report from Bloomberg indicated that AirPods Studio are delayed due to production issues with the design. The headphones were reportedly set to go into production several weeks ago, but mass production was said to have been delayed. This could mean AirPods Studio aren’t actually released to the public until sometime in 2023.


For more than a year, rumors have indicated that Apple is developing its own Tile-like item trackers. In June 2023, 9to5Mac reported on assets within iOS 13 that referenced a product type “Tag1,1.” Since then, 9to5Mac discovered evidence of the “AirTags” name and references even appeared in a video published by Apple itself.

We initially expected AirTags to be released during the iPhone 11 event last year, then at WWDC 2023, then during Apple’s September event this year. Most recently, leaker Jon Prosser indicated that AirTags could be announced during the November event.

You can find everything we know so far about AirTags in our full guide right here.

New Apple TV

Apple is also reportedly working on a new Apple TV and a new Siri remote. Evidence of a new Apple TV hardware refresh has been circling around in iOS code for a while, and a report recently indicated that one of the changes will be a faster chip for improved gaming performance.

As for the new Apple TV remote, Bloomberg has suggested that one of the upgrades will be support for the Find My application. This will make it easier for people to locate a remote when it goes missing in the house. Whether or not other improvements are also in store for the controversial Siri remote remains to be seen.

It’s possible that the new Apple TV is introduced during its November event, but it could also be saved for later this year or early next year.

Apple November event wrap-up

As you can see, Apple’s plans are seemingly to start the Apple Silicon transition slowly, and without major drastic changes to the rest of the Mac lineup. The transition will likely start with the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air. Reports indicate that more dramatic changes could be one the way sometime in 2023 and beyond, including updates to models like the Mac mini, iMac, and Mac Pro.

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How To Calibrate Your Android’s Sensors For Better Performance

The sensors in your phone may not be something you think about regularly, but you’ll know when they stop working correctly. Malfunctioning sensors can cause serious issues with the apps that you use. Since they affect the performance of the phone, you should keep them in good working order.

Checking the sensors is one thing you should try before taking your phone in for repair because there are several options to fix the problems for free.

Diagnosing Sensor Issues

If you are using an app, such as a racing app, that reacts to the ways you move your phone, and the app doesn’t respond correctly, there’s probably an issue with one of the sensors. You might also notice that the phone’s screen doesn’t turn off when you are talking on it or that the screen doesn’t dim or brighten automatically.

If you think there is a problem with one of the sensors, test another app that uses the same sensor. If the other app works, then it is a problem with the application itself and not the sensor.

But if the other app does not work correctly either, then it is most likely a sensor issue.

How to Calibrate the Sensors Secret Codes

Android devices have secret codes that allow you to get more information about your phone. Secret codes are a series of symbols and numbers that open menus not available in any other place on the phone. For example, on a Samsung Galaxy, the user can type the code *#0*# into the phone keypad. This sequence opens a HwModuleTest mode where you can find a choice to test the sensors.

Here are some generic secret codes that may work on other Android devices. Each brand of phone works differently, but with a little research, you can find the codes you need.

*#*#0589#*#* – Light sensor test

*#*#2664#*#* – Touch screen test

*#*#0588#*#* – Proximity sensor test

Built-in Sensor Tests Third-Party Apps

You can find specific apps that are designed to calibrate one particular sensor. For example, to calibrate the gyroscope, you can try Accelerometer Calibration Free or Physics Toolbox Sensor Suite.

Or, if your proximity sensor is giving you problems, you could try Proximity Sensor Reset (Calibrate and Repair).

If after restarting your phone and trying several of these apps and tricks the phone still does not respond correctly, you may need to reset it to factory settings. That is pretty much guaranteed to fix the issue. Just make sure to back up your phone first.

Tracey Rosenberger

Tracey Rosenberger spent 26 years teaching elementary students, using technology to enhance learning. Now she’s excited to share helpful technology with teachers and everyone else who sees tech as intimidating.

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