Running Out of Storage? Expand G-mee device storage with a MicroSD

Every Gmee device can incorporate a microSD card that allows the expansion of device storage capacity. The maximum MicroSD size is 64gb (originally we thought it was 32GB, but a recent update allows the higher size to work).  

If you’re a customer that wants to install more on the device then it’s easy to purchase a microSD card and insert it into the slot, just above the battery bay, on the left. 

Your device will recognise a card has been entered and ask you how you intend to use the memory capacity on this card. At this time, if you want to use the device for storing data for apps, or music or movies, choose ‘extra phone storage’.

Then request the card to be reformatted

Once formatted your G-mee can move data from the internal card to the microSD card, and your Gmee device will manage this transfer for you.

Once this task is complete your new storage solution is ready to use.

Now you’re expanded storage has been added, you may choose to install future apps to the microSD card so that your internal memory does not continue to fill. You can also uninstall apps installed on the internal memory and reinstall them to the microSD memory as a way of generating space in your internal memory storage.

How To Turn The G-mee Connect Into A Talk & Text Phone

Some customers just want the ability to make and receive phone calls, and send and receive SMS. We get it, having access to modern apps is not always something you want to give to children OR maybe you don’t need anything more than just talk/text.


With G-mee Connect it’s possible to achieve this.


With a few quick adjustments to the G-mee Connect Settings, you switch off cellular data and JUST have access to talk and text.


Each handset requires an ‘Access Point Name’ to be entered into the smart phone. This is an address provided by your mobile operator. This allows the device to talk to the cellular tower so data can upload and download. If you remove this address any feature that requires data will no longer work. This means the device will default back to only allowing phone calls and SMS. This is not a permanent outcome, simply re-enter the APN address for your provider and your Smart features will continue once data begins to flow.


But, some of you are asking whether it’s possible to lockdown this feature, so certain members of your family can’t re-enter the APN address with out you knowing and once again gain access to cellular data! Well, that’s possible to, using ‘G-mee App Lock’ included in every G-mee device.
We have produced a walk-through video that shows you how to do both these features.

Click on these links for the step-by-step guides.

G-mee Talk & Text

Using G-mee’s App Lock

Block and Manage Calls Using G-mee Call Block

From the point at which we began designing our very first G-mee Connect, our goal was to provide greater control over different areas of the Smartphone experience. At the heart of every smartphone is the ability to make and receive phone calls. As such, the plan was to give customers the ability to take back control of their inbound and outbound phone call traffic.

For parents, it means their kids who they have provided a G-mee Connect can set rules around who the handset can call and who can be called. A parent can set the G-mee Connect to ring Mum and Dad, or receive calls from Mum and Dad, but won’t be able to make any other calls (beyond calling emergency services) outside of that shortlist. Parents can from time to time check the inbound call log and see what numbers have been blocked from ringing on their child’s phone.

For older Australians, call block will assist in gaining control over who can call in and when. Don’t want calls interrupting your dinner, or to receive calls while you are asleep? Easy, set a timeframe when all calls go to voicemail. Don’t want to receive calls from overseas numbers? Yes, you can block any number that does not start with the domestic number dialing prefix. You can even configure G-mee Call Block so the only people that can ring you are those that are on your contact list.

The list of features provided within G-mee Call Block is extensive, and we are really proud to offer this app at no extra charge for our G-mee Connect customers.

To take advantage of G-mee Call Block, download the app from our website to your G-mee Connect and install it to the handset. The app is not included on the Google Playstore, but it is safe to download and install directly from us. Please only download it from this link.

We have put together an explanation video to answer more of your questions and provide guidance on the installation process. Please post any questions you might have to G-mee Support so we can help you make the most of the G-mee Call Block service.

How to install G-mee CallBlock

System Software Update – G-mee Connect

We wanted to share a quick update with you regarding your G-mee Connect smart phone. We have released a patch today that will pop up on your screens over the next 24 hours.

To check if the update is available for your device The latest update fixes a small bug that we found in the G-mee Connect Operating System. Big thanks to our customer who shared the details with us. By installing this patch you will also bring your G-mee Connect up to date with the most recent security update provided by Google for the android 9.0 operating system. This will help keep your G-mee Connect secure when connected to the Internet.

We will have more system software updates over the coming months to keep your G-mee devices secure and working well.

You can check if the update is available for your device now going to – ‘Settings’, then select ‘System’, ‘About Phone’, ‘Wireless Update’. Make sure your G-mee Connect, is connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot and select ‘Check For Updates’. Once available the software update can be downloaded and installed, and your device will then restart.

Once the process is finished your G-mee Connect will be up-to-date

Resetting Your App Preferences

These steps outline on how to reset app preferences and enable you to update your apps.

  1. Go to Settings then System

2. Choose ‘Reset Options’

3. Choose ‘Reset App Preferences’

4. Once you have done this, go back to the audio settings and you should be able to choose ‘General’ and ‘Edit’. Now when you click on the selected Ringtone you should then be shown the below image.

5. Choose ‘Media Storage’ and ‘Just Once’, then you will be shown the list of available Ring Tones to choose

Changing Ring Tones on your G-mee Connect

Your G-mee Connect ships with a range of included ring tones. You can either choose from the list of included ring tones provided or add your own ring tone sourced from elsewhere. 

Choose From Included Ringtones –  

  1. To access the ring tone area on the device open SETTINGS/AUDIO PROFILES.

You are now in the ‘audio profiles’ section and can make a range of customisations around how your device will ring or beep or generally make sounds.

3. Under the heading ‘Ringtone’ click on the pre-selected option (for this device ‘Boost Digital Phone) and a pop-up window will display asking you to choose between ‘Media Storage’ and ‘Custom Ringtones’. Choose ‘Media Storage’ and select the option ‘Just Once’. If you are unable to see the ‘Complete action using’ window, you will need to reset your app preferences. Please follow these instructions.

2. To adjust the ring tone the predefined audio profile you are using, and hold it down for two seconds.

A pop-up menu appears showing the word ‘Edit’.

Click on ‘Edit’ and you will be shown further customisations that can be done for the selected audio profile.

4. You will now be presented with a list of ring tones that you can choose from.

Add New Ringtones –

To import a new ring tone to your device click on the ‘+ Add ringtone’.

This will open a new window where you can choose from ring tones that have been either loaded to a microSD card and inserted into the microSD slot on the device OR ring tones that you have downloaded via your browser to the devices download folder.

You can then add these imported ring tones to the list of tones available for selection.

Harry Potter On Spotify, Read By Beckham, Radcliffe and More

Harry Potter fans take note, you can now enjoy the wonders J.K. Rowling on Spotify and Spotify Kids. Spotify made it clear many months ago they plan to be an audio entertainment platform, not just a place where you listen to music. Podcasts arrived first and now the wonders of boy wizard Harry Potter as an audio book has just been announced.

The first Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has been released on the platform read by well-known stars such as Stephen Fry, David Beckham and of course Daniel Radcliffe.

There are already lots of Harry Potter reading and  commentary on the Spotify platform already, but this is the first time we have seen well-known stars, in their homes, reading to you in your home.

Readings are being released on a chapter by chapter basis, with Daniel Radcliffe the first reader, kicking off with Chapter 1. To find the readings under this promotion, search your Spotify or Spotify kid’s app with ‘Harry Potter At Home Reading’. The first chapter goes for 25 minutes and chapters will be released regularly.

Your G-mee device is a great way to play Spotify and Spotify Kids, and with the out-of-the-box safety features of no camera and built-in app lock feature, you can give the whole family access to these Harry Potter audio experiences via the Spotify and Spotify Kids App.

GadgetGuy: G-mee may save your kids from a bad habit – a smartphone one!

Read the full review on the GagdetGuy website.

G-mee is the brainchild of Charlie and Rachael Brown – you may know him from the Channel 9 Cybershack TV show.

G-mee is really a personal content player that integrates measures for safe exploration of smart technology. It has an innovative pre-installed ‘G-mee app lock’ to guide the user’s smart device experience, and curb temptations to over-share or exposure to online risks, such as cyber-bullying.

You can block apps such as Facebook, YouTube or streaming services that can expose users to unsuitable content, or place them at risk of cyber-bullying. It is parental control on the device!

So, we decided to review the phone. And that is in two parts. Less important is the hardware. Most important is the app lock.

To read the full review from GadgetGuy simply click here.

We are back online!

The last seven days this website and others published by CBN Media have been off-line.

The issue was noticed by our team on Thursday last week and at the time we lodged technical support query with our managed server provider GoDaddy. Over the last seven days we have been in daily contact with GoDaddy as to the planned reactivation of our service. Each day we were told our issue was being ‘looked at’, ‘worked on’ or ‘escalated’. Unfortunately, during this period our websites remained off-line.

As of this morning, we have noticed the websites are once again active and all service disruptions have ceased. We are yet to hear from GoDaddy as to the cause of the issue. We have noticed that domestic and international media reporting a major security breach of the GoDaddy account service. This breach was reported by GoDaddy to authorities late last month. We don’t know whether our managed server incident and this wider GoDaddy incident are related, and regardless the breach to the GoDaddy account service occurred in October 2019.

As such, we don’t see any issues relating to any data residing on our managed server at this time.

That is the update and we are pleased that we can now get back to publishing great content once again.

5 Phones Under $200 That Run COVIDsafe App

The COVIDsafe app is out, letting people track their exposure to Covid-19 via their phones. There’s a few light requirements on the COVIDsafe app – the phone must have Bluetooth enabled, and run Android 6.0 or higher, or Android Go.
If you’ve got a really old phone, it may not be compatible with the app – but there’s still inexpensive options to upgrade to newer platforms. Not only do you get better app compatibility, but fewer security issues and, of course, all the nice features offered on newer versions of Android.
 
The G-mee Connect coming in at $149.95 offers Android 9.0, 32GB of storage, and a range of security-minded features like call and SMS blocking.
 
Nokia’s 1.3 Android Go smartphone is the first to be updated to Android 10, and is designed to be a great barebones smartphone experience for those on a tight budget. It’s available for $169
 
Stepping up to the Nokia 2.3 gets you Android Go like its smaller sibling, but also a larger display and accordingly larger battery. You can get one for $199.
 
The Alcatel 1S provides a smooth experience thanks to an octa-core processor and 3GB of RAM – most phones in this budget range offer slightly less powerful internal hardware. The Alcatel 1S costs $199.
 
The Vivo Y12 provides a huge 5000mAh battery that should last most users two days comfortably, along with a big 6.35-inch display, and 64GB of onboard storage, while most other phones in the range only offer 32GB. $199 will get you the Vivo Y12 in your choice of red or blue.
 
Oppo’s sister company Realme offers budget smartphones like the Realme C2 with 64GB of storage, attractive outer design and decent hardware specs. The Realme C2 is available for $199.
 
Budget phones don’t have to mean a poor smartphone experience, and any of these options will get you updated to a newer platform for under $200.