For issues specific to Samsung's Touchwiz interface (a custom user interface and feature-set designed by Samsung for their touchscreen devices).

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Samsung Social Hub: How can I view the sent folder running ICS?

I have 3 email accounts under Social Hub, how can I view sent folder running ICS 4.0.3 on Samsung Galaxy S2? When I was using Gingerbeard 2.3.6, it was very simple to move the other mail folder as ...
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Android lock screen won't accept password from Android Device Manager

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo with android 4 TouchWiz (I'm not sure about the exact version). I've locked my phone using Android device manager. It seems successful, the recovery message is displayed ...
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How to change the home dock icons on TouchWiz?

Similar to How to edit the home dock icons (shortcuts) on TouchWiz 4.0 ICS I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 with Android 4.0.4. I can't for the life of me figure out how to edit the home screen ...
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Galaxy S4 restarting and freezing after root

I recently made the mistake of rooting my Galaxy S4, accompanied by a few more customizations. Problems that occur: TouchWiz freezes. One way to unfreeze is to hold down the Home button to see ...
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ODIN won't detect Samsung Galaxy S4

I installed Cyanogenmod using the installer a few months ago and decided to use TouchWiz instead now. I did a factory reset and downloaded the latest firmware for my device. I also entered download ...
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“Unknown” vs “Private number” on the Samsung Galaxy S3's stock call log

I've recently got two calls on my Samsung Galaxy S3 with stock (TouchWiz) firmware. One was marked as coming from a "Private number", while the sender of the second one was apparently "Unknown". ...
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AOSP ROMs Video Playback Capability

I have one problem with AOSP roms and I consider this as the biggest one. I have a Galaxy S3 I9300 running Stock 4.3 deodexed, zipaligned etc. Now with this ROM I am able to play almost all types of ...
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Recommended Apps not Showing in Notification Panel Samsung Galaxy S5

Recommended Apps is not showing in my S5 notification panel when earphone is plugged in. There is also no headphone icon when it is plugged in. I wonder if that could be the reason why the ...
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Can I change or remove Touchwiz in Galaxy S4 running Lollipop?

I just upgraded my Galaxy S4 to Lollipop. It is not to my liking. I'm considering options to buy a non Android phone just so I don't have to look at it. Is there anything I can do about this?
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Can you reset private mode on a Galaxy S5?

I set up private mode when I first got the phone, but now I can't seem to remember the password; it's none of my usual ones. Is it possible to reset (read: wipe) private mode and start over, without ...
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Unread messages count for Whatasapp not clearing up in Samsung S5 even when messages have been read

I use Samsung Galaxy S5 Duos. There are apps like Whatsapp and Messenger which shows unread count on the icons top right corner, but they stay even after I've read those messages. In my case, Whatsapp ...
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cannot open google now

I have Samsung Galaxy S2 Plus(GT-I9105) with rooted stock android 4.1.2. So I thought of replacing touchwiz with Google Now Launcher. So, I installed Google Now from Play store. When I try to open ...
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Does custom ROMs like Cyanogen need to interact with TouchWiz?

I am running a nightly build of CyanogenMod on my Samsung Galaxy P1000. I have seen that it runs pretty slow and there are some very critical bugs. So does custom ROMs like Cyanogen need to interact ...
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Disable `S Finder / Quick Connect` in notification panel

My notification panel has S Finder / Quick Connect buttons, I would like to disable them, but I cannot find any option in system settings for that. There is an option Recommended apps in Notification ...
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Sensors Start N Stop Working

I own a Galaxy S4 I9505 device. Earlier I was running the stock based Custom ROM (Imperium 16.1, Android 4.4.2) on my S4 and there was no problem at all. That ROM gave me supreme performance, ...
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What does an android Launcher actually do?

Lets consider this scenario. I have a Samsung Galaxy smartphone which comes with Touchwiz as a default launcher. If I use a different launcher does it run on top of the touchwiz interface or does it ...
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Volume menu off-center (not in middle of screen, floating to the left)

The volume menu is off-center on my Samsung Galaxy S5. I do not know if this is a glitch, or it's supposed to be like this. The first update I received for 5.0 was fine, but the second update I ...
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Samsung Galaxy S4 Kids Mode crashing after upgrade to Lolipop

Samsung has included very nice app to setup special environment for kids, called "Kids Mode". But after recent system update and upgrade to Lolipop (Android 5.0) Kids Mode has stopped working. I ...
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Issues with the TouchWiz music app on my Galaxy Note 2

I've recently received a Galaxy Note II, and am still in the phase of getting to know Android and Touchwiz. I've managed to sync some music onto it with iSyncr, but am having some problems playing it. ...
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What are TouchWiz easy home and TouchWiz home?

I'm seeing the following screenshots on the Samsung Galaxy SIII Neo. I would like to know the difference between TouchWiz, TouchWiz home, and TouchWiz easy home.
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No face lock in Android 4.4.2

I have Samsung Galaxy S3 Neo+ (GT-I9301I). Under lock screen options I can't find the option to use facial recognition as lock method. I thought the option was included in ICS, and here on KK I don't ...
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Dialling a conference number from the location field in the calendar application?

Background: Our company has recently replaced all of the BB devices with new Samsung Galaxy S4 phones. They are brilliant in terms of the functions available to them compared to that of the BB. ...
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TouchWiz Air View no longer expanding / “exploding” home screen folders

The TouchWiz Air View feature on my Samsung Galaxy S4 used to provide a very cool feedback feature where holding a finger over a home screen folder without actually touching it would cause the folder ...
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How to remove TouchWiz and revert to a vanilla Android UI?

Is it possible to remove the TouchWiz UI and have the phone behave like the vanilla Android UI?
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Galaxy S4 Android 4.3 is repeatingly asking about TouchWiz

Every time I press the home button Android asks me to choose between Standard and Simple. How can I can rid of this annoyance? update 131130 16:26 CET I installed another launcher and tried to ...
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Missing icons at the bottom of the home screen with TouchWiz

My son has recently got a Samsung Galaxy Ace android phone. Somehow he has managed to remove three of the four icons that are normally at the bottom of the screen ( typically the green icon for making ...
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Can I set Calendar default reminder to “none”?

This question has been asked recently, and the answer was "Menu->More->Settings->Default Reminder Time". On my Galaxy S II running 2.3 there is no "More" on the Calendar Menu. There is a "Settings" ...
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having problems with the home page S4

My S4 has been rooted 2 weeks ago,and today it locked up and I cannot do anything on it, cannot open settings, cannot receive phone calls, cannot send text messages. the home page is unresponsive, and ...
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Disable some Touchwiz features

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy Music and the screen locks every time I make a call with the message "double tap to unlock". Can I change this?
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Galaxy Note 3 - Is there a way to add more apps to use when drawing a 'Pen Window'?

Is there a way to add more applications in the list that appears when you press the button on the S-Pen and select "Pen Window" to draw a floating application? It would be really nice if you could ...
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Stop from Samsung Galaxy S4 turning on when receiving text message

Summary: Is there a way to stop the Samsung Galaxy S4 screen from turning on when receiving text messages (without disabling the notification light)? Details: I've got a Samsung Galaxy S4 on ...
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How do I auto arrange icons in the app menu?

My device is a Samsung Galaxy Ace / Cooper. It's running on Froyo. I want to auto arrange icons in the app menu. Is there a way to do this? Like auto arrange alphabetically? Is there a built-in ...
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Nova launcher sometimes doesn't start

I installed the free version of the Nova Launcher about a week ago and it worked like a charm. But sometime later, after I close an app, the default TouchWiz UI appears instead of Nova. I usually open ...
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Samsung Touchwizz: disable alarm control with physical button

I'm the happy owner of a Samsung Galaxy S4 mini Duos, and that fantastic phone comes with touchwizz, probably one of the most horrible android version I ever see. But I'm not here to insult Samsung, ...
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Remove folder from App Drawer in TouchWiz (not home screen / app launcher)

TouchWiz (TouchWiz Nature UX on Samsung Galaxy S III mini) allows creating folders and reorganizing application in application list / app drawer (in "Apps") when using 'Customisable grid' view type: ...
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How android ROMS based on TouchWiz work if TouchWiz source code is not available as opensource?

Source code of samsung-touchwiz is not available to public to download and use. But there are custom roms which have touchwiz UI available .How do touch-wiz based roms like Salman rom work without ...
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Lock screen notifications not useful - how do I change it?

The first screenshot is when my locked Samsung Galaxy Note 3 AT&T wakes up when receiving a notification. I'm not too pleased with the lack of information displayed. How can I have it display the ...
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How can I fix the Wi-Fi button or prevent Wi-Fi errors when turning it off and back on?

Sometimes after I shut off Wi-Fi using the button inside the notification bar drop-down, I can't turn it back on with that button. Hitting the button does nothing, it's not even highlighted. When I ...
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Reinstalling Samsung Home on Samsung Galaxy Y Duos

I had removed Samsung Home and made another launcher as the default home screen. I now need to reinstall Samsung Home; and I have tried moving both the APK and the ODEX file for Samsung Home into the ...
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How to install Samsung (or other manufacturers) apps on Vanilla ROMs on Galaxy S3

I've tried installing CyanogenMod on my Samsung Galaxy S3 device. I was amazed by its smoothness and speed, but I've missed some of the apps of the official Samsung ROM, such as the camera, the ...
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problems with sync of contacts to google

my samsung galaxy europa seems to sync ok with my google account. but the contacts do not appear in my google account on the web [whereas updates to calendar and email do]. any advice appreciated.
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Google's photo sphere functionality for Samsung TouchWiz phone?

My vanilla Android tablet (4.2/4.3) has this very fun feature in the camera app, that allows easily creating StreetView-like 360° composite pictures. My Samsung TouchWiz phone (4.2) does not have ...
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Restore SMS icon in default home lancher?

My home screen used to look like this: As you can see there's a GoSMS icon (3rd from left). For some reason it went away after I reboot: Anyone knows how can I restore it? BTW i'm on Froyo 2.2 ...
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Will an alternative launcher stop Galaxy S4 additions from working?

I want to customise my Galaxy S4 home screen and it seems Touchwiz will not allow me to change many options (like the quick launch icons etc). I was thinking of GO Launcher, but wish to know if the ...
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Can I replace the OS of a Samsung Galaxy S?

I was attracted by the hardware specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S. However, I don't like the default TouchWiz skin developed by Samsung. I'd prefer to use the native Android UI, as in the Nexus ...
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Why Have Some of My Widgets Disappeared After Switching Launchers?

I recently changed my launcher from the default TouchWiz (I have an AT&T SGS3, with the official 4.1.1 installed) to Nova Launcher. I enjoy Nova, but I've noticed something strange: the Calendar ...
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Is the Samsung Galaxy S3 interface uglified by Samsung? [closed]

Some this ago I read this article Seriously, Samsung? This is what you're calling Ice Cream Sandwich? Is the Galaxy S3 interface Uglified as well, as described in this articles , what about Note?
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How to fix download notifications?

From what it looks like, Facebook is just downloading an update, but it is not downloading anything. Even after multiple reboots and uninstalling Facebook app, it still continues. How to clear this ...
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Change background color for notification entries?

Samsung Galaxy 5 (aka 550, Europa, Corby), Samsung's Froyo version (so, Touchwiz. Launcher is ADW Launcher (non-EX). My notifications (the things in the list when you pull down the notification bar, ...