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Mic not working during calls on speaker mode only

My mic works fine to record voice notes and is even detected with google voice assistant, so it's not a hardware issue. However, it does not work on calls (phone, Whatsapp, messenger ...etc) on ...
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how long does it take for a message to fail to send if its on airplane mode? will it still send as soon as i turn airplane mode off?

I put my phone on airplane mode to prevent the message from sending. how long will it take for it to fail to send? will it still send as soon as i turn off airplane mode? when is it safe to turn off ...
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How and where do I access my S Notes on Samsung Galaxy Note 8?

I have ~1400 S-Notes that use ~40 GB of internal memory on my Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Where are the S-Note files located? How do I access them directly? Is there a way the enable access to the S-Note ...
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Note 8 - new text message is prepopulated with old text from a draft

Every time I go to create a new text message im presented with body text instead of an empty message box. I've cleared messaging cache, deleted all drafts, sent the draft as a message to someone. ...
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weird sound clip plays randomly. how to track/find it. was I hacked?

Samsung Note 8 running Android b. 9 here is a screenshot of SW info: My Android is playing weird 5-10 sec sound clip at random times. It sounds like a combo of a hippo and then a slot machine ...
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Upgrade keyboard to another phone's

I've had three phones in the Samsung Galaxy Note line, a Note 3, a Note 5, and now for a few years I've been using a Note 8. I have enjoyed a keyboard on which I can draw a shape which has a vertex at ...
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"Certificate not secure" error on Samsung Email app on Note 8

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Android 9, One UI 1.0) and am using Samsung's Email app (which comes preloaded on Samsung phones) to access my work email. Recently I went abroad and had to rely on ...
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How can I change Outlook default image?

I have the application Outlook on my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and I have several accounts, but both adresses start with the same letter (see picture below). I would like to know how to customize these ...
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Fingerprint lost phone unlocking ability – where to troubleshoot?

Recently, fingerprint sensor on my Note8 lost phone unlocking ability. How can I troubleshoot this? Once the phone is unlocked, it still works normally: it... identifies already registered fingers (...
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Samsung Pay not working with an Indian Card on a Galaxy Note 8 purchased in Hong Kong

Don't know where to ask so asking it here. I have an Galaxy Note 8 which was purchased from Hong Kong long back. I want to use Samsung Pay on it but no Indian Cards are working. I am pretty sure this ...
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DeX mode not starting after Android security update

After recent two Android security updates, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 plugged into a DeX station is unable to detect it and therefore it is not offering the notification which allows to turn on the ...
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Samsung Note8 wifi issue (connectivity.samsung.com.cn)

I captured this screen when using WiFi with web authentication First it goes to the connectivity.Samsung.com.cn Then to the wifi login screen This is weird, does my wifi info exposing? *I bought ...
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My Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Doesn't Show an "Allow USB Debugging?" Prompt. Is there a fix?

Around this morning, I had the idea to transfer all my whatsapp chats(from android to ios) Not so complicated, right? Well, I was in for a rude awakening. Not only did I spend literally 7 hours ...
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How can I see the thermal data of my CPU?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with Exynos 9 CPU and use the app CPU-Z. I can see all data, but if I want to see the thermal data, there it is: "no thermal data" Why is this? Is it because I haven't ...
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How do I get rid of two lockscreens? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Note 8. I took my phone to the store yesterday, and now I have a second lock screen with ads. I have gone through all of my apps that I dont regularly use, and have tried cleaning up ...
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How do I move app icons between pages of the all-apps list?

My phone has four pages in its all-apps list (as opposed to its two pages of home screens). I know how to copy app icons from the all-apps list to any home screen. I also know how to move app icons ...
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Floating Ads Popping Up On Screen

As of a couple of days ago, I've been noticing a particular floating ad on my screen. It keeps popping up occasionally. I've googled it and have removed the apps I've installed in the last couple of ...
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Note 8 dies when battery is drained completely

the samsung galaxy note 8 dies when battery is drained completely and it wont start or charge unless the battery is pulled and charged and pushed back again. Why this happens and is there any solution ...
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Not receiving notifications on dual WhatsApp on Samsung Note8

I have two instances of WhatsApp on my Note8. When I receive a message on my primary WhatsApp, I get notifications instantly as normal. However, on my dual WhatsApp, I don't get notifications unless I ...
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Vital signs of unfamiliar software are present in safe mode: TopBuzz in Galaxy Note8

In Device Maintenance system app on Samsung Galaxy Note8, there is a TopBuzz cache shown when caches are being cleaned. Also in the safe mode. It reappears as a cleanup item every few minutes together ...
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How can I identify the cache if I see its name? One name is suspicious

If Device maintenance app is launched in Samsung S8, after pressing Clean Now button, storage cleanup briefly shows different apps, storage space of which is being cleaned: System cache OneNote ...
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How to boot from download mode into recovery mode

Two days ago when I was going to use my Galaxy Note 8.0 GT-N5100 tablet I noticed it was off, but minutes before it was on and working, so I tried pressing the power button and nothing happened, ...
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Note 8: Whatsapp crashing after verification, while showing restoring backup

I got a Note 8 yesterday, and have been moving my data from my older Note 4. Everything worked after a struggle, but I've been working on this for hours with no luck. Basically, I verify, then ...
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Excessive Battery drain on Note 8

I have been experiencing excessive battery drains in idle on my Note 8. About a month ago, I used to lose about 4-5% overnight (8 hours), but now I lose about 20-25%. I performed a fresh factory ...
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(Note 8) Is there a way to hide the voice recorder files from the media folder but still display them in the voice recorder app?

by default the voice recorder sound files show up in the media folder. I feel like they shoulnd't be displayed there. This is not a problem for the music player app, but I want things tidy. When I try ...
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How to make Note 8 screen dimmer?

The screen is still way to bright at it's dimmest setting at night. I don't want to use an app that places a filter with an opacity setting over the screen because it just makes the screen look crappy ...
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Just bought Galaxy Note 8 but

When I got the phone for the first time and started it up, it showed the recovery mode and I selected reboot system. The phone had 0 battery. I've seen lots of unboxings and the phone starts up ...
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Galaxy note 8 battery drain with mobile data

I've confirmed that battery drain issue in my Note 8 is because of mobile data and hotspot. I have evidence. Here is battery usage with mobile data and hotspot ON. AOD was OFF As you can see it ...
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Multi-window "Pop up view action" not working even if enabled

I ran through settings in Galaxy Note8 and from there I learned about pop up view action gesture and was able to use it. But when I finished running through the rest of the settings (top-to-bottom),...
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Is there any way to change App source on Android?

I migrated from Oneplus 3(Chinese android phone) to Galaxy Note 8 via Cloneit, since Samsung's stock migration tool didn't support Oneplus 3. However, apps migrated(or preferably, cloned) on my new ...
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Blurry screen on Galaxy Note 8.0 (N5110) running CyanogenMod 12

I have installed CM12 on my Galaxy Note 8.0 (N5110), but now nothing is as sharp as it used to be with original Samsung ROM; all icons, text, etc. are not sharp. How to fix this?
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Getting "Installing..." for too long, during any app installation attempt

I cannot install any app on my Galaxy Note 8 N5100 tablet which is rooted and uses Android 4.4.2. It takes too much time with no result. (Click image to enlarge) And this is the status of my ...
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Custom recovery reporting wrong device when flashing CM11 in Samsung Galaxy Note 8 even when I downloaded the right firmware

I'm trying to flash CM11 firmware on a GT-N5100 device. I installed the custom recovery (tried both CWM and PhilZ), and while flashing it says I'm on a wrong device. On CWM, it was saying "The package ...
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Missed call notification shown even in auto rejecting or deliberate rejection?

I have a Galaxy Note 8.0 N5100 tablet which is updated to the latest version of Android (4.2.2) using the following official ROM from SAMMOBILE. My problem is even when I deliberately reject someone'...
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Recover deleted app data

I'm having some trouble with an app, it is an app for a service provided by my local bank. Apparently for security purposes it is not on the Play Store and when you subscribe they send you an SMS with ...
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Battery Status problem

I recently updated my Note 8.0 Wifi from 4.1.2 to android 4.4.2, and shortly after that rooted it (But kept the stock 4.4.2, NO custom ROMs or anything...). Of course, as I knew, the battery ...
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Rooted, encrypted Galaxy Note 8" stuck in bootloop

I poked at things I shouldn't have after rooting/encrypting my Galaxy Note 8" tablet (GT-N5110) and now it continuously loops through the bootup screen. It gives me just enough time to see the &...
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Galaxy Note 8 unresponsive to touch input

I've been pulling my hair out over this one for a while now and have been unable to find anything on Google to help. I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (wifi UK version) and found a very ...
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