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Questions tagged [samsung-galaxy-s-5]

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call volume increases by iteslf?

The volume of the call increases by itself when I'm using headphones. It starts at max when a call is coming and a minute or so after I lower it it increases again to the max. I thought it was my ...
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Can I use the Samsung Galaxy S5's Finger Scanner as a finger-print scanner for laptop?

Can I use my Samsung Galaxy S5's finger scanner as a finger-print scanner for my laptop? Because I want to register on a site that requires my fingerprint from home. My phone is rooted.
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samsung galaxys5 how much data space does apps take on the phone storage?

I have a samsung galaxys5, can you tell what applications uses a lot of space?
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How can I unlock my Samsung S5 after too many wrong finger prints?

I have a Samsung S5 with a finger print lock. After so many attempts (5) it locked and asked for an alternate password which, unfortunately, I did not set up. Now I cant unlock my phone. I called my ...
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Softbricked phone

Alright, so I used this tutorial and after step 3 no my phone only boots up and says "Firmware upgrade encountered an issue. Please select recovery mode in Kies & try again" So I tried installing ...
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Lock screen doesn't show notification on Android Lollipop

After my Samsung S5 has been updated to Lollipop (5.0.1), notifications re. new mail, text, facebook, etc. don't show on my lock screen. The only thing showed is my network operator. Now I have to ...
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SD card trouble

I have a 16GB Samsung Galaxy S5. I filled the memory so I bought a 32GB SD card to move my media onto. I copied the Media onto the SD card, made sure everything transferred properly, and then deleted ...
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Lollipop + Google Play - small application installs take 10 or more minutes?

The specs: Samsung Galaxy S5 Android 5.0 Lollipop (new device, came with it) Installing small applications in Google Play Store take 3-15 minutes, Spotify has been "installing" for over an hour. It'...
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Android 5 lockscreen does NOT timeout

When I receive notifications, plug in power, or manually turn on my phone display, the lock screen stays on forever (until battery runs out). My display timeout setting is set to 15 seconds (the ...
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How do you turn off developer mode on an s5?

I turned developer options 'off', but is there anything else that needs to be done? Not my phone so don't want to mess anything up :-)
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How to (unhide WhatsApp contact / remove WhatsApp account) in Samsung Galaxy S5?

Please be patient for me to explain the situation. This seems to be an odd case to me, but it could happen to everyone using Android. I make this specific to Samsung Galaxy S5 because this problem ...
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Can I root my Samsung Galaxy s5 900V running lollipop?

I'm running lollipop on my Samsung Galaxy s5 900V Verizon model. I can't find a way to root. Anyone have any ideas? Also, I'm running a mac so any instructions there would be great. Thanks! Also, Im ...
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unwanted text message when unable to answer a call

When I am unable to answer the phone, sometimes it will tell the person I am busy or at the movies. How do I stop this from happening?
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Possible Virus?

This message keeps appearing on my phone. There are misspelled words, and my coworker who has the same phone has never had this issue.
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Does an auto touch app categorize my device as rooted

Does using frep categorize my device as rooted. My device is not rooted right now. It is an auto touch that can be used without root
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Google Search Bar Widget is gone from Galaxy S5, it is not in the widgets section anymore

My Google Search Bar went missing (I did not delete it). Every fix says to hold down the home screen and re-add it, however, it is NOT in the widgets section anymore. It is completely missing. I've ...
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Check hardware performance S5 series

Is there an App that can be used to check the status of the hardware? I want to know the processor and memory performance.
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Applications crash on boot after wiping cache partition

I cleared my cache partition from Recovery Mode on my Samsung Galaxy S5 running Android Lollipop 5.0 and when I restarted my device, it showed a black screen with error messages of applications not ...
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Unrooted Samsung Galaxy S5 running Lollipop 5.0 randomly reboots

Since I installed Lollipop on my Galaxy S5, my phone is trying to reboot itself randomly approximately once a week. But it gets stuck on the boot-up logo screen then, only showing the word SAMSUNG ...
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Galaxy S5 unable to switch to 4GLTE when Wi-fi is turned off

I have had my Samsung Galaxy S5 for about a year now and it has been working fine until a few days ago. I would use my wi-fi when I have access to it and then I would switch to my 4GLTE when I don't ...
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Installed custom Android 5 ROM, but how to upgrade now or return to official one? [duplicate]

I bought Galaxy S5 from T-Mobile which had Android 4.4 (last year). Back in October I needed Android 5 to test a mobile application (I am a developer) and I installed official S5 Polish ROM which was ...
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Sinhala fonts in Andriod 5.0 (lollipop)

I have upgraded my Samsung S5 to lollipop recently. Now I am unable to see any Sinhala fonts. Any fix for this ? Thanks !
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Get rid of toast message when Spotify Track changes

I am trying to figure out how to get rid of a toast message that pops up whenever a family member changes tracks in her Spotify app on her Galaxy S5 (Android 5.0). It seems that most of the time when ...
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Galaxy S5 - Exchange email - How to sort by sender or by date ascending?

Galaxy S5 - Exchange email - How to sort by sender or by date ascending? The sort option is removed. The filter option does not allow options for sender. I want email oldest on top, newest on bottom ...
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Samsung Galaxy s5 android update

What is the star icon mean beside the WiFi symbol for the Samsung Galaxy s5. It appeared after I downloaded the new update.
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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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Battery drains very quickly on Samsung Galaxy S5

I have purchased a Samsung Galaxy S5 from the store. I open it and I begin by charging it for the first time, but without turning it on. The battery was 61%, so I waited until 100%. After that, I ...
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Unable to Bypass Activation Screen S5

I've tried every combo I've seen for bypassing the S5 Galaxy (SMG900VZKV) Samsung's activation screen. Phone is Verizon branded. Anyway around this screen with 4 corners or volume button presses? ...
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Use Android phone as bluetooth keyboard

I am looking to use my android phone (samsung galaxy s5) as a bluetooth keyboard. Is my phone even capable of emitting a findable bluetooth signal which could be picked up by another device such as a ...
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Galaxy S5 keeps restarting

I have recently gifted a Samsung Galaxy S5 and every time I turn it on I face with message: check battery cover Something similar to this one But my main problem is that it restarts randomly too. ...
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“Unfortunately the process com.android.phone has stopped” after upgrade to Lollipop on my S5

I upgraded (over the air) to Lollipop and now the phone process keeps crashing. I tried to wipe its data (actually, in Application manager there are 3 'Phone' apps), tried turning off (including ...
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Disabling notifications for Samsung messages

I switched to using Google Hangouts for SMS. I cannot disable the default Samsung messages notification, so I get a duplicate of each notification from the messages. How can I disable it? I unchecked "...
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Line spacing issue when writing an e-mail draft in the Gmail app

When writing an e-mail draft in the Gmail app, 2 line breaks (e.g. between two paragraphs) get transform into 1 line break with large line spacing when I edit the draft using Gmail web interface on my ...
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GS5 heart rate monitor coming on all the time

Since the Lollipop upgrade I've noticed that every time my Samsung GS5 is awake when anything (finger, table, etc.) comes near the heart rate monitor it activates the red led. How do I disable this ...
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Google Voice SMS not showing notifications in Hangouts?

I have my Google Voice account setup through the Hangouts app for Android, on my un-rooted Galaxy S5 (with the Lollipop OTA). When I have the application open on my device, and I receive an SMS to my ...
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Rooted phone having problems with switching on

I recently rooted my samsung galaxy s5, i did something wrong on one of custom roms, I thought I was installing the new system or something, it got me into the boot system. I choose apply (something) ...
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Update for att s5 on tmobile service? [duplicate]

So I got an att galaxy s5 that is being used on tmobile service. Am I out of luck as to getting either the att 4.4.4 update or the tmobile lollipop update? Checked through settings and version is 4....
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Lost my phone on aeroplane mode

I lost my Samsung s5 on a flight the day before I took the last photos of my honeymoon they are the only ones that are not backed up. Could some one tell me if they will ever be backed up? Or will my ...
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My battery dies very quickly [duplicate]

I've had this issue a couple of months ago too but then I could fix it by turning off an option at my WiFi settings. Now the problem is back but it my previous solution doesn't work. I own a Samsung ...
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Galaxy S5 Active home button - weird long press behavior

I've got an S5 Active on AT&T. After the latest update, my home button started registering almost any press as a "long press." Does anyone have an idea of how to fix or mitigate this problem? Also,...
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SMS Delay (Samsung Galaxy S5 KLTE - SMG900F)

I currently have a Samsung Galaxy S5 (SMG900F). The phone is rooted and I'm using a Team UB 5.0.2 Custom ROM. I've noticed over the past couple of weeks that I've began to experience a considerable ...
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battery drain AFTER kitkat update

On Samsung S5 AFTER installing KitKat last week, the mm-qcamera deamon usage has drain down full battery in 7hours (before update 12+ hours uptime was the average. Hopefully an urgent fix is coming. ...
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How do i get my phone's IMEI number if it was stolen?

My Samsung S5 mini was stolen and I now need the IMEI number. How do i get this without the phone?
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LED light and Lollipop update

My LED light will not work now with the most recent update how can i fix this? I'm also having issues with my phone telling me when i have a text ( where before i would get my notification at the top ...
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How do I move screens in the app drawer?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5. I have a bunch of apps installed. From the home screen, I can tap on the Apps icon. This takes me to the App Drawer. In the App Drawer, I have 2 screens full of icons ...
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How can I restore a deleted file that I should not have deleted?

I used titanium backup to delete something I shouldn't have deleted and than I factory reseted my phone and now I can't log in with my Google accounts ,can anybody please tell me what I have got to ...
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Apps on SD-Card moved back to device storage after being updated?

On my Samsung Galaxy S5 (running Lollipop 5.0), I noticed the following behavior: I moved some apps to my external SD-Card storage. Every time, Google Play Store tells me to update one of these apps, ...
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Irritating noise from Galaxy Note s%

How can I find out which program or app is causing the 'bottle opener' sound on my Galaxy Note s5?
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How can I find the submodel of an SM-G900?

In About device -> Device name it says: SM-G900 The model name have does not a final letter. I can´t find a SM-G900 (without final letter) firmware. How do I find out what submodel I ahve?
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My OS update keeps failing, why?

If I go to System Updates in the Settings menu it will start downloading the latest software update. However it invariably fails, and when it does it just says it was unable to download the update but ...