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Turn off “double-tap to unlock” on Samsung Galaxy S7

For some reason, whenever someone calls me, the Samsung Galaxy S7 now shows the phone put, tells me to double-tap to unlock, then it does it a few seconds later. I have never seen this before, never ...
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Suspicious notification from “Find My Mobile”

I just received a notification from Samsungs "Find My Mobile" service, without having triggered anything. The same thing happened to my work mate today morning. As I almost never use my Samsung ...
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Samsung Tab A6 won't leave battery screen or turn on

I'm currently having issues turn my A6 on, in that it simply won't start up. I have tried: Holding the Power and Volume Down button, Holding the Power button for 30 secs, changing cables, changing ...
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Turning on with ADB and SDK tools?

My samsung mobile is switched off with busted power button, and the "Volume down+main button with charger" process is also not working..is there a way I can restart it using adb and sdk tools??
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I cannot hear callers unless my speaker phone is on

I have a Samsung Galaxy A20. I cannot hear caller. It's like I can hear disturbances but not voice. I can hear perfect when speaker is on or if I have earphones on. Please assist. Thanks
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Is it possible to access speech-to-text audio clips for debugging?

Is there a way to access the audio clip that gets used for Google's speech-to-text transcribing? I've been getting increasingly inaccurate output using Google's speech-to-text output. After ...
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Block websites Samsung A70 [duplicate]

How to block specific websites on Samsung A70 without using root?
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galaxy note 4 sm910c PIT partition error

i tried to flash the latest firmware, but after i press the start button,it says PIT partition error,so i installed a PIT partition for note 4 and then tried,still it says PIT partition error........
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How to remove MDM Lock from Samsung Tab-E

How can I unlock Samsung tablet, I don't have the password and when I try to do factory reset using Power, Volume up and Home button I get message that it's can be done due to MDM lock. I bought the ...
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strange noise (faint camera shutter sound) on Samsung A3 (2017)

My phone Samsung A3 (2017) has sometimes strange noise like faint camera shutter sound, independently from which App is running. There are similar questions but unanswered. I have tried hard reset. ...
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Google email forgotten after hard reset

My father did a hard reset on his Samsung A10 to give to me as a gift, but he forgot his password and Google email. I checked the RootJunky video mentioned in this topic but it seems that is not ...
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“Blocked by your IT admin” Samsung Galaxy 8

I'm trying to install Android Auto from apk but I get the message "Blocked by your IT admin. Unknown apps can't be installed on this device." In the last 18 months I have downloaded that app already ...
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Samsung s8 screen won't turn off after a pop up message

My s8 and s8+ have the same problem, while the phone is locked and screen is off if the phone get a message like in photo the screen keeps on and never turn off unless I click on cancel. How can I ...
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Are VoLTE standards same across the world?

I have a SIM-free Galaxy S9+ (SM-G965F/DS) model. And in my home country (India) VoLTE works fine on it. I'm moving to Japan soon and was thinking of getting a Japanese SIM (The name of the carrier is ...
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Connecting Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 to HDMI without activating Dex

I own a Samsung Galaxy Tab S6, and it's quite good... except for Samsung's software, which I would qualify as bloatware without hesitation. I bought a cable that is able to move signal from USB-C ...
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can't turn off my samsung tablet without password which I don't know

My tablet keeps asking for a password that I don't know and is in safe mode what do I do ?
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Can't send a form with bigger files attached

I have a form on my web-site where one can attach his (her) photo by the end of it and then click SEND button below. If one uses a regular PC (say, notebook) then everything if fine. But, ...
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Factory reset device with surelock kiosk lockdown(without password)

I have a Samsung galaxy Tab A that has surelock installed in it..it allows only a single app(robomate) to run..I am unable to open ANY other app or boot into safe mode,etc..I am able to connect to ...
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How to recover from recovery boot loop in Galaxy A20?

Everything was fine on my rooted device with magisk, until I flashed a custom recovery (TWRP) on RECOVERY partition. That didn't work, resulting in a message "recovery error validating footer vbmeta" ...
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Can I charge my Galaxy S9+ with a laptop charger

I was wondering if i could charge my Samsung Galaxy S9+ safely with a USB C laptop charger. here's what is says on it: INPUT:100-240V~1.3A 50-60HZ OUTPUT:20V--2.25A/15V--3A/9V--2A/5V--2A For Lenovo ...
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Is there a difference between disabling app notifications in-app vs. Android OS?

Is there any effective difference between disabling an app's notifications in the app itself vs. via Android's per-app notifications panel? I've defaulted to first trying to disable any notifications ...
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Backing up a messed up android phone or copying parts of it to a new one

I've been using an old phone for years, since buying it new the day it came out. It's a Galaxy S6 Edge. Everyone else in my family has one as well and they all work great, but mine is aging out, I ...
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Does Samsung has a feature like second space in Xiaomi?

In Xiaomi we can do second space. Put certain password we go to first space. Put another password and we go to second space. Xiaomi also support dual apps, which is a different feature. Combined, ...
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Why is my Galaxy A20 not receiving security updates?

So I have a galaxy A20 (a phone released in April) and it received all the updates every month timely until it started receiving updates in December. It's still on the November Security Patch. Can ...
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Where has the geotag gone? (Videos taken on Samsung Galaxy S9)

Yesterday, I made a strange observation on my Galaxy S9+: Turn on geotags and record video in the default camera app Go to that video in the gallery app and check it: Yes, it has geo information Use ...
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Samsung A30 firmware flashing via Odin..Odin stuck on Product.img.lz4

Samsung A305f Samsung A30 firmware flashing via ODIN. Odin stuck on Product.img.lz4 Anyone please help to solve this problem
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Unable to upgrade Samsung Tablet 4 firmware to CM13.0 or Lineage 14.0

I have a Galaxy tablet 4, SM-T533, running stock firmware 5.1.1. I want to upgrade to Android 6 (CM13?) or Android 7 (Lineage 14?) since the hardware is in good condition. I need at least Android 6 to ...
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Update firmware

I have a Samsung Note 9 SM-N960F / DS which I bought in Germany! The first time, the phone was used in an Southeast Europe (SEE) country, so it has an SEE firmware. Service provider shows: SEE/SEE, ...
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Google Drive device backup not visible on new device

I've got a new Samsung Tab S5e. I'm trying to restore the app data from another device. I've done a backup on the old device and I can see the backup on the new device in Google Drive. However, when I ...
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What is signified by the yellow triangle with a black exclamation mark on Samsung devices

My friend has a Samsung Galaxy S9. Every now and then it refuses to charge because of moisture being detected in the port. However; upon completely discharging this once; it showed a ⚠️ mark when the ...
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Need help with removing guest account on 2016 galaxy tab a. I can not understand the directions everyone is giving

I have found several posts about this, but the needed files are dead links, and I can not find the apps that are mentioned with the exact same names. I can not ruin this tablet. I need it for my ...
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Samsung S7 speaker phone not working + echo in call

Phone: Samsung S7 SM-G930F Problems: 1) Person I am calling or that is calling me hears delayed playback of their own voice 2) When speakerphone is activated a very loud noise is heard from the other ...
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Sumsung phone set only ringtone set to silent

I want only my ringtone sound set to silent and other all notification from all apps have default setting when i reduce ringtone sound volume to zero, my all notification set to zero too (android ...
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My Android phone will not boot

I have an adroid phone Samsung Trend Lite and it won't boot. It goes off immediately. Let me explain the situation more clearly. I got this phone from a cousin and he said that it was broken and he ...
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Samsung Note 5 unresponsive screen - Only pen touch is working

I have an old Samsung Note 5 which was working fine till now up to when suddenly it got restarted and afterwards its finger touch is not working. The S-pen touch is working fine. I have searched on ...
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Unable to encrypt my Note 5 anymore (data partition is corrupt)

It all started with a factory reset on the stock Samsung ROM (Android 7.0). After I booted into the factory reset system I couldn't get the phone encryption to work: it failed with the message saying ...
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Galaxy A3 2017, PROBLEMS WITH GOOGLE PLAY STORE

I have a galaxy a3, 2017. its showing all the time that my google play store stopping . i did try all the things which i read in internet, but still its the same. any recommendations? or maybe im ...
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S-Pen only (touch screen disabled)?

I take hand written notes on my Samsung Tablet S3, as well as my Samsung Note 8 phone, using the S Pen. Both are on Android 9. Palm rejection and other accidental touches are mostly rejected, but ...
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Receiving duplicate messages in Samsung's Messaging app

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S9 running on Android 9.0 Pie. When I send an SMS message, most of the replies that come back are shown twice. How to stop the duplication?
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Can't power off Galaxy T2 without password

Is there anyway to power down a Galaxy tab2 without a password. Following all the hard start advice only gets me to this: Your device was restarted and needs to be unlocked with your password. you can ...
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How to put Google Store on Chinese Samsung Note10+

I'm currently living in China and decided to buy the Samsung Note10+ (has Android 9 installed) (had an iPhone from America beforehand), I did not know the headache that awaited me. I know no Chinese (...
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changed phone from Sony Xperia to Samsung A50s Contact Synchronization

I have recently changed my phone from Sony Xperia XA Ultra to Samsung A50s. I have contacts saved in my gmail only because I have many phones and I usually have these synchronization problems. Now in ...
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factory reset Samsung tablet without previous owners Google info? [duplicate]

I was given a Samsung tablet that she friend got in a storage auction, I've tried to factory reset it but upon powering back up it asks for previous owners Google account, obviously I have no clue ...
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Hotkey for Inverting Screen Colors on the Samsung Galaxy A70 (Android 9.0 Pie)

On my previous LG phones and Samsung Tablet (Tab S3), there is an option under accessibility to enable screen color inversion just by multi-tapping on the home button. It's called something like "...
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How to extract/backup your phone contact list and browser bookmarks (stock browser, not chrome)

Android - how to extract/backup your phone contact list and browser favorites (stock browser, not chrome) - a modern Samsung smartphone. Hi, I am grateful for any replies (pls note that we always ...
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Block outgoing calls but allow text

I would like to know if it is possible to block outgoing calls to one specific contact but still allow texting and incoming calls.
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how to disable gmail notification sound samsung a50s

I have a Samsung A50s. It is making some sound each time an email arrives in inbox. I am not able to find out how to disable these sounds? How can I do this?
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Need information on Devices and if there are more than one with Pictures

Curious if these are more than one J3 phones. I have suspicions that somehow this J3 is or has been able to retrieve information from my phone to theirs. I am not sure if possible but could it be ...
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How can I check that my Samsung phone is original and hasn't been modified?

How can I check that the mobile device that I am using has not been altered after leaving the factory? By this I mean no changes whatsoever have been made to the device. Whether it's the whole OS (...
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Google Photos auto cloud backup immediately after Samsung Camera app takes photo?

I want my Samsung A40 to do a Google Photos cloud backup immediately after Samsung Camera app takes a new photo. The problem: Samsung forces use of Samsung Camera app which use Samsung Gallery for ...

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