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Questions tagged [samsung-galaxy-s-8]

For questions specific to the Samsung Galaxy S8. Samsung Galaxy S8+ or Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

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Why does my Samsung Galaxy S8 Active no longer “Fast-Charge”?

I bought a refurbished Samsung Galaxy S8 Active in excellent condition about 6 months ago, and it came with the standard manufacturer-provided power adapter and cable for charging (Model: EP-TA20JBE, ...
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Can I use Galaxy Themes if I Root the S8?

I have a new Samsung Galaxy S8 and I am interested in rooting it. Will I be able to use Galaxy Themes, if I root it, or is this specific to the provider (AT&T)?
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My Samsung Galaxy S8 has crashed and will not go through the forced restart procedure

My Samsung Galaxy S8 has not suffered any water or impact damage. It just stopped working all on it's own. I have tried to go through the forced restart/reboot procedure - ie - holding down the power ...
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Samsung music “unknown” album year

I've transfered a lot of music on an external SD card on a Samsung S8. I updated my library recently due to some missing album art, removed the music from the SD and transfered it again back to the ...
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Android 9 Pie slowdown with Samsung S8+

Since I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S8+ to Android 9 Pie, it slowed down significantly. Most noticeably: Text to Speech on Moon+ Reader Pro 4.5.7 has slowdowns and noise when in standby, formerly it ...
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Remove additional date from notification and lock screen

In my Samsung Galaxy S8, Android 9, I see an additional date, showing in parentheses, both on the lock screen and in the notification bar when I roll it down. For example, right now it says "16:58 Mon,...
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Can't stream or download podcasts hosted by Audioboom

I got a Galaxy S8 a few weeks ago and I noticed that I could not download or stream episodes from the podcast Casefile. The problem persisted on seven different podcast apps so I figured it wasn't the ...
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Why does play store open automatically everyday with first connection to internet?

I have a problem with my play store lately. Everyday when I turn on my wifi or data in my Samsung Galaxy S8, first of all my play store opens automatically itself and goes to My apps & games under ...
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VPN troubles on Galaxy S8

I have an ipsec/l2tp VPN server setup on a debian box back home, and it works very well. I can use it any time from any where on both my laptop and my ipad. But when it comes to my S8, it doesn't work ...
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What is the point of “hiding” contacts on Google Contacts?

I manage my contacts on my Google account. There is a feature in Google Contacts where one can "hide" selected contacts. I prefer to keep my digital data organized, and shortening my contacts list ...
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How can I delete a draft message when it is an attachment and not text?

I accidentally selected the wrong contact initially. I'm not seeing a way to delete the draft. There isn't any text to delete. I am using Message+ 6.7.12 on a Samsung Galaxy S8.
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S8 stuck in Airplane Mode

Samsung Galaxy S8+ running Android version 8.0.0 (Oreo) and Samsung Experience version 9.0 Phone is stuck in Airplane mode, after reboots, factory resets, and wiping cache. The very top of the ...
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Audio files disappeared from S8!

Don't know how long ago the files disappeared or whether it has to do my the Oreo upgrade recently; or using the phone's "fix now" button to delete leftover files; but the audio files that were less ...
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WhatApp Profile Pictures from Contacts

I have a Samsung Galaxy S8+. I have a few contacts who have not set a profile picture within WhatsApp. Previously, it would automatically substitute their lack of profile picture with whatever picture ...
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Is it safe to flash dm-verity zip on S8 EXYNOS G905F?

Is it safe to flash the dm-verity zip? I am asking due to, seeing/reading some cases when attempting to flash a ROM the phone will get to the ERASING stage, show dm-verity error, then reboot, and it ...
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Phone PIN visible to keen observers?

I acquired a S8+ earlier this week. One thing I noticed is when I enter my PIN, the number will only vanish after I hit the next number in the sequence. At best, a keen observer will only see the last ...
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Unable to record audio through the headset

I bought a Lavalier mic that plugs right into the audio jack, and for some reason it won't record the audio. It's not the mic as I tried it on other phones and it works fine. On my phone, it says that ...
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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 do I Google bypass my Galaxy S8? [duplicate]

I've never ask a question here before so I'm sorry if it sounds silly but I was wondering how I can Google bypass my Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U) or if it's even possible. My son son decided it would be ...
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How to transfer between SD Card and External Hard drive using Samsung S8 and NO PC?

I am on S8 Exynos (Custom ROM - Renovate ICE, LATEST). When I was using a S7 last time and had a USB OTG cable to daisy chain my SD card reader and USB hard drive, the connection dropped so frequently ...
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How do I make the Google Assistant notify me when I get email from a specific person using my S8?

I have a Google Mini & the IFTTT app but I can't figure out how to make Google mini make a voice notification when email from a specific user arrives. Is there a way to do this? I use Gmail & ...
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Why does terminating the default messaging app close the task manager?

Whenever I close my default messaging app using my "task manager," the "task manager" closes immediately afterwards. This does not occur when I close any other app. I currently use Signal, but this ...
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How to revert Galaxy S8+ to stock firmware?

Is it possible to revert Samsung Galaxy S8+ to stock firmware? The phone was interrupted while upgrading the software and is now bricked. The model is SM-G955P
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Disable contact sync for one Google account - S8 - Android 8

My Samsung Glaxy S8 with Android 8.0 & Samsung Experience 9, is configured with multiple Google accounts. Would like to disable contact sync for only one Google account, while synchronising all ...
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Is this normal? My Samsung Galaxy S8+ went from 100% to 42% after 12 of 14 hours of little to no use

I mainly just used it for NFC pay and messing around with bixby/google assistant for like max 10/15mins. Samsung power saving mode has been on the entire time. I haven't had a new phone for a long ...
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How can I Disable Background Data Usage for 'Android OS'?

I recently rooted my phone so that I could use AFWALL+ to disable Background & Foreground Data Usage for everything except the Browser, and it is working fine for all apps except for a package ...
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How can I fix a blurry/pixelated EditText cursor knob?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S8+ that has been rooted. This issue developed quite some time ago, but I tried to ignore it. However, when I looked at it the other day—after a system crash, to be precise—it ...
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Why is my Samsung Galaxy S8 Keyboard Missing Simple Words?

Occasionally I'll find a simple word that's missing from my Samsung Galaxy S8's default keyboard. The most recent example was the word hops. It kept changing it to hopes. Have I done something ...
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Unwanted swipe screen…samsung 8

This is what I see on my screen: screenshot (click to enlarge) The photo is mine. The clock format off. I have to swipe to get to my password screen. Just started today. I checked apps. I'm lost ...
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Android auto - non stop notifications

I have been using android auto using car display for more than a year on nexus 5. No problems at all, well except from huge battery drain on Nexus. Couple of weeks ago updated the phone to Samsung ...
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Possible to Obtain Active Bluetooth Connection Details? Protocol version? Profile? Codec?

Is it possible to obtain details about an active bluetooth connection in Android? Protocol version is what I most want to know, such as if a bluetooth 5.0 peripheral is connecting to the device ...
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Controlling IR in Galaxy S8?

I wonder if I the front-facing IR led of the Samsung Galaxy S8 could be used for different purposes (e.g., building my own facial recognition and depth sensing apps). But I couldn't find a way to ...
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WiFi Calling on an Unsecured network

I recently upgraded from a Samsung Galaxy S7 Active to an S8 Active(G892A). In doing so I have encountered an issue with the new OS and WiFi calling. Thus far, I have been unable to establish a WiFi ...
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Incoming calls are identified as coming from Mexico incorrectly by area code?

I have a Verizon Galaxy S8 and I was traveling in Mexico a couple weeks ago, and when I came back, all incoming calls are saying Mexico on the screen. As far as I know, I don't have any special apps ...
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Messaging apps no longer work right after last update - Galaxy S8 Plus

I updated 2 days ago. Samsung Galaxy S8+ REV1.0 Now I no longer receive message notifications on my lock screen The field to set the individual SMS/Message tone has disappeared as well and ALL ...
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Replies from Yahoo Mail sent from Samsung showing up in gmail account

For some reason, when I send an email from my Yahoo account from my Samsung 8+, the replies come into my Gmail account. When you look at the email reply, it clearly says "mailto:myyahooaddress" yet it ...
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My background is dark and now i cant see my app names. How do i make the words white?

My background is dark and now i cant see my app names. How do i make the words white?! Screenshot (click to enlarge)
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How to stop system update on Galaxy S8 with Android 7.0?

I have disabled auto updates through developer options, but the S8 is still pushing through the update. I have attempted to restart but the update continues. Is there any way to stop this while on ...
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My phone is downloading “Google Play”, over mobile data

My phone randomly shows the Download Manager downloading "Google play". I usually cancel this download since it seems fishy to me, and that's what my question (asked below) is about. Since this sounds ...
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How to undo vestiges of themes past

hardware: Samsung Galaxy S8+ (SM-G955U) software: Android 7.0 (Nougat) In December, I installed Samsung's "White Winter" theme. Then I installed "For Snowy Porch" in January followed by "winter tree" ...
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Allow fingerprint unlock but require password after a certain time limit

Currently with a Samsung Galaxy S8, but I believe this is common to other devices, I can setup fingerprint unlock which requires a password when the device starts up or if I fail to scan my finger ...
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Sync contacts between different account types

I have two account types on my phone: Exchange and Google. I'd like to sync the two, to make sure that an account that exists only in Google exists in Exchange as well, and vice-versa. I'd also like ...
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Samsung S8 always on display timeout?

For the purposes of this question, I want to clarify my terminology. Always on display The screen feature Samsung has when the screen dimly stays on to show you stuff even when the phone screen is "...
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A grey stripe has appeared right above the nav bar

This morning after some regular use a grey stripe suddenly appeared right above the nav bar. The stripe follows the nav bar, so if I collapse the nav bar the stripe is moved down to the lower edge of ...
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When I click a link on my S8 Chrome browser the link opens elsewhere?

How do I make my S8 Chrome browser open links clicked within it, to open in it & not the Samsung browser?
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Why cannot I open an .apk file though download “unknown sources” is checked?

On my S8 I wanted to install "Blockada" (an app that needs to be sideloaded) but when I click on the .apk to install it says "can't open file". I have "download from unknown sources" chosen in ...
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Random Sounds on Galaxy S8

I have Samsung Galaxy S8, recently the device started making sounds randomly from time to time (it sound like crow or monkey), i don't see any notification and I can't find the app source for it. it ...
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Galaxy S8: Set default app for left swipe?

Is it possible to set a default app to open on left swipe on Home screen? Currently Bixby app opens on left swipe, I would like to change it to some other app.
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'Charge This Phone' vs 'Charge Connected Device'

When connecting my phone to my laptop, I have these two options Charge this phone (Just charge this phone) Charge connected device (Charge the connected device via USB) I don't understand the ...
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Will engraving the back of my Galaxy S8 interfere with the waterproof-ness? [closed]

I am thinking about laser-engraving a large logo on on the back of my Galaxy S8. The image I have in mind is about 40x40mm and will be centered vertically between the SAMSUNG and the lower CE and IMEI ...