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How to uninstall bloatwares ( facebook, chrome..) from samsung secure folder?

Owner profile user is 0, secure folder user is 150. pm uninstall -k --user 150 com.android.chrome gives this error Exception occurred while executing 'uninstall': java.lang.SecurityException: Shell ...
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Onedrive & Googledrive automatic syncing - How often does syncing happen?

I have the samsung a32 5g. Does just logging into onedrive/google drive reduce performance/battery life in any way? How often does onedrive and Googledrive sync to your phone automatically if logged ...
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Unable to login into spotify from Samsung Galaxy Note S20 Ultra

I have recently purchased the Samsung Galaxy Note S20 Ultra. When I'm trying to login into spotify, then it is giving a message - Something went wrong, please try again. I also checked from my other ...
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Audio recorder triggered by global long press gesture

A friend who has limited eye sight would like an audio recorder on his Samsung phone. Ideally it starts when he long presses the display anywhere after unlocking the phone. Is that possible?
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Can you clean your Samsung a32 5g front and back camera lens with 70% isopropyl alcohol and a microfiber cloth?

I have the samsung a32 5g. Will doing so cause any strappings of coatings/damage of any kind, and what are those coatings supposed to do? Are the camera lens made of plastic or glass?
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Google fit battery/location usage - Is it constant or in intervals?

How does google fit run in the background when unoptimized? Does it constantly utilize location/GPS or only every few minutes? I notice on my Samsung a32 5g location is not always utilized because the ...
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App for remote control [closed]

I am looking for an app for remote control of a device. Something looks like Google Family Link, which also allows remote direct control of the target device. It is not for my children (aka parental ...
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Do the recent apps screenshots/snapshot thumbnails get deleted when the app is closed or overwritten?

I recently discovered how the recent app switching works, and I saw this thread: XDA thread here (and there were a few other questions on here on the same topic, but were different questions) and have ...
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"Do not Disturb" doesn't block anything

I have a Samsung Galaxy A71 5G. When I got the phone I setup the "Do not Disturb" on a schedule. It worked fine. At some point I let the phone install updates. Ever since then, as far as I ...
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Cannot find Telegram folder on Android 11

I have a Samsung A52S 5G with Android 11 installed on it. I have installed Telegram messaging app and have downloaded some files from groups. In my old phone, I could find in the File Manager the ...
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Samsung "Receipt of Marketing Information" at Initial Setup

I would like to know what text appears when one clicks on the "Details" tab under the "Receipt of Marketing Information" section that one has to work through on initial setup of ...
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Galaxy Z Flip - show screen automatically when flipped open

Samsung says that the lock screen can be turned off with: Go to Settings > Lock screen > Screen lock type > enter your passcode > None > Remove data. I don't have the 'None' option ...
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Apps I use every day marked "unused", and permissions reset

The automatic permission removal of unused apps is a great feature that I quite like (and therefore don't want to necessarily disable for a bunch of apps). However, my phone does not correctly ...
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Time of individual calls in history, if *same* number consecutively

Samsung Galaxy S10, Andorid 11, OneUI 3.1 To obtain time and number of recent calls, I got to the phone app, tap "recent" on the bottom, and see a list of incoming and outgoing calls with ...
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Background Control in developer options of android 11

There is a background control option in developer options of android 11. I added an secreen shot. Do options must be enabled or disabled for blocking an app. I did not understand. AASAservice is ...
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Install custom fonts on Samsung devices for apps like Snapchat, Instagram

I've installed the iOS theme emoji font using zFont on my Samsung Galaxy M20, but the installed font only applies to the home screen and the keyboard. As soon as I start typing on a chat app for e.g. ...
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Partition table modified by parted is not saved in Galaxy J5 SM-J500FN

I booted to TWRP recovery and tried to shrink /system and extend /data in the following way: parted /dev/block/mmcblk0 (parted) unit s (parted) print free The output (original partition table): ...
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Android 11 Samsung - How do you disable driving mode permanently?

Every time I'm on the bus it pops up, I tried to disable it in google transportation assistant but I can't seem to find any way to turn it off.
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Division symbol replaces Accented vowel choice

My Samsung S8 subs a division symbol when I long-press a letter key to accent it (for ex/ the vowel 'e') instead of allowing me to choose among accented letters. Ex/ the symbol ÷ shows up as a weird ...
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Upgraded Samsung device to Android 12, but Quick Panel still looks like the last Android version

After updating Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra to Android 12, I expected the Quick Panel to look completely different like I seen in some Android 12 reviews. But my Quick Panel looks exactly the same as ...
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Google fit - Putting app to sleep & optimizing battery usage: Do they interrupt tracking KM distance?

I'm using google fit to track my walking distance for pokemon go, and I'm not sure if I need to make it "never sleep" or not allow it to be optimized for it to work well in the background. ...
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Need help with what the anonymous icon is along with ID next to phone ICON

Please help me identify these icons in the notification bar
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Soft bricked my Samsung Galaxy j2 Prime. I need help!

First of all, I must clarify I'm not tech savy, I have some really basic knowledge but it's the same as nothing. I will do however try to follow up. The problem: I followed this guide on how to ...
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Samsung - Does "keep screen on while viewing" take up more battery?

I have the samsung a32 5g. Does it take more battery from the phone since it uses the front camera to see your face all the time?
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Will background sync on chrome take up extra mobile data?

I have the samsung a32 5g. I noticed there's an option called background sync on chrome that supposedly makes sure interactions between others are done securely done without error. I know it probably ...
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Android device turns off while there is enough battery but won't turn off in recovery mode

My android device (SM J510F - Android 7.1.1) shows 30% for battery but turns itself off. When I turn it on it will turn off even while it is booting to system. If I plug the charger it wont turn off ...
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What exactly does carrier services do and should I allow it to use mobile data while data saver is on?

I'm using the samsung a32 5g. Just wondering if it's worth allowing it to use my mobile data since I'm on a tight plan and why it would be important. All I use is SMS messages, I read that all it is ...
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How to install GSI on Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3

I am trying to flash an Android 12 GSI onto my Samsung Galaxy Tab Active3. Goal is to install the GSI without root / voiding the warranty. My company produces an app which is primarily used on Android ...
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Change mouse's right-click to open context menu (long-click)

I have a Samsung phone with Android 6 and a mouse I use. And I often face with problem and it makes me pretty angry: right click is back, not context menu (long-click). Is there a way to solve this ...
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How to determine what is eating up my storage (Samsung)?

I have a Samsung S7 with 32 GB of storage. For a couple of years now, storage space kept getting filled up for no apparent reason, until none was left. How can I find out what is using up the storage? ...
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4G symbol appears but no/slow internet

I have a Samsung Galaxy S21 5G which has worked great, but the last day or so I have been having a very annoying issue where the internet just goes really, really slow, yet it is still showing the 4G ...
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Samsung Music app won't play some mp3 recordings made in Voice Recorder

I am using a Galaxy s10e running Android 11, and the voice recordings used to always work in earlier versions of the Samsung Music app, but certain songs will no longer play. All of them have the same ...
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How can i view my WIFI Password when connected with WPS?

I connected to my wifi with WPS, and wanted to view the Password later I looked in /data/misc/wifi/rawconf.conf where all my other wifi (passwords) were but not the one i searched. And in ...
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Change tablet OS

I have an old android tablet. I want to install another OS on it. I am afraid of problems after installation. Is there a way to return to exact previous OS (android 5.1.1) if I have problems? Tablet: ...
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Screen notice turn off in Android 11

I had installed Pingo App in my kid's Samsung Galaxy Note 10 mobile to montior and record surroundings when he is away. I can start Pingo app from my mobile silently But after Android 11 upgrade, ...
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Prevent Facebook app from getting automatically updated on Samsung device

I have my auto-update turned off for all my apps on the Play Store. Still, I have noticed that my Facebook app shows updated 3 days ago. This happened today. I have noticed the same problem before 5th ...
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Samsung S7 flickering (but fine in safe mode)

My Samsung S7 screen is flickering but if I boot in safe mode, it stops. It seems the screen is split in 3 parts. A narrow band at the very top, an identical size band below and then the remainder of ...
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Script to interact with camera and take RAW pictures for astrophotography

On a SAMSUNG Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, I would like to take back to back pictures and store them as RAW format automated by a script (that needs to run for hours). I much prefer to store bit counts by the ...
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How to enable usb debugging with locked screen in Samsung Galaxy A51?

I forgot my pattern to unlock my phone and I rebooted it, so no way to use finger print or facial recognition. I want to remove the gesture.key file with adb command but USB debugging option needs to ...
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How to sett Samsung Note app to open a file in landscape mode automatically zoomed-in to 200%?

I have Samsung Galaxy smartphone with Android version 11.0. There is an installed 'Samsung Notes' text editor on this smartphone. I like 'Samsung Notes' very much! I use 'Samsung Notes' in landscape ...
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Is it possible to use a Samsung Galaxy A015F/DS in the US?

I purchased a Samsung Galaxy A01 in New Zealand. The exact model is A015F/DS. I used it for a year in NZ with Vodafone. I moved back to the States recently and used roaming for a bit. Then I tried to ...
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Hidden folder named '.393857' of unknown origin

I discovered a folder in the internal storage of an Android 11 device (Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra): /Internal storage/.393857 Within it, there's a single file called temp_wave The file contains one ...
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How use mobile data for internet and wifi for LAN devices in sametime at Android

I have a Samsung S21 Ultra and I want to keep both mobile data and WiFi on. My aim while doing it is using LTE for internet services(eg. Spotify, YouTube) and using wifi for LAN devices(eg. Printer, ...
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Cannot make backup or do a factory reset on Samsung Galaxy A40

I need to make a backup on Samsung Galaxy A40 to factory reset my phone because I'm having a problem with it. I cannot log in. Every time I log in, it gets stuck at "Starting Android". If I ...
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wipping data after factory reset

to clear my data in my android 10 phone after factory reset,i was told that i must put trivial files until the memory full,since my memory is large 256gb,i filmed a short video and then copied and ...
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Planned energy saving

Could I plan energy saving when I go to sleep? For example from 11:00PM to 06:00AM of the day after I am using Android 11 Samsung Galaxy A71
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Samsung M31S screen is frozen at startup, it boots up but the screen stays frozen until sleep or power button press

The phone was used for 2 months and the front glass got cracked but its really not that noticeable. After 6 months of use the phone died while using it. It was dead but after ODIN stock flash the ...
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Two same stock Samsung phones, different apps?

So, I got to install two Samsung Galaxy S8+; then should have been refurbished and wiped, and flashed with stock firmware. One of them did not have the latest OS update (via Settings/Software Update) -...
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Getting back to Samsung "Review additional apps" screen?

I'm trying to set up Samsung Galaxy S8+ with stock ROM (Android 9). At start I got a screen saying "Review Additional Apps", where there was a checkbox with some multiple apps from Samsung, ...
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How to make Android 11 use USB-C earbuds except the microphone, but always the phone's internal microphone

I have a Samsung S21 Ultra with Android 11. I use USB-C Betron earphones with embedded microphone. How can I make it use the USB-C earbuds for the audio I hear, but instead of the USB-C microphone, I ...

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