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Is the maximum size of the SD card for the S9+ really limited to 400 GB?

I have an S9+ from Samsung and I am considering to upgrade to 512 GB or even 1 TB as it would make space for Kiwix ZIM files. However, Samsung marketing material suggests a limit of 400 GB (i.e. ...
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Getting ad notifications

I dont know what I can have done to get this. Suddenly, an ad pops up as a notification on my Samsung S9. It seems related to a google search I have done. How do I turn this off?
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Red-and-White Megaphone App coming up unsolicited

For about a month, an unknown app has been occasionally coming up on my cell phone's screen, interrupting whatever I'm doing, displaying a black screen and that rolling circle in the middle that means ...
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How can I restart my Samsung S9 phone without the power button or any other physical button?

How can I restart my Samsung S9 phone without the power button or any other physical button, and without rooting my phone? I only want to use the tactile screen.
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How can I disable the screen timeout on Samsung One UI (Android 9)?

How can I disable the screen timeout on Samsung One UI (Android 9)? I've only found: which only allows to increase the screen timeout, with a maximum of 10 minutes.
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How can I remove all animations on Samsung One UI (Android 9)?

How can I remove all animations on Samsung One UI (Android 9)? I've only found: which does reduce the animations but does not remove them.
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How can large amounts of files be transferred to Linux via MTP?

I'm trying to copy all of my pictures from my Samsung Galaxy S9+ to my laptop (running Linux Mint). I can transfer a few files at a time no problem, but I have amassed 1000's of files in my pictures ...
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Galaxy s9+ not charging via USB-C cable and not quick charging at all

I ran into a problem with my Galaxy s9+ recently, it won't charge at all using my Samsung 25 Watt Wall Charger and also won't charge using my Aukey 26800mah power bank when connected via USB-C. It ...
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Recent apps getting closed without closing them

Samsung S9 - In the recent apps view, the apps that were used recently are getting closed automatically. If you do not use an app for more than one hour, then the app gets closed. My phone forced me ...
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Samsung Galaxy S9+ randomly stops music when screen is off

Android Version: Pie (latest update) Phone age: Around 1 year (the guarantee expired in June 2019) Since updating 1 month ago, my phone randomly started pausing Spotify and other apps when the ...
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What is this notification icon? [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me what this notification icon is representing?
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How do I disable the missed phone call notification light?

The green flashing light whenever I miss a call is really annoying. I'd like to turn that off while keeping the purplish voicemail indicator light. I'm not finding a clear way to do it in the phone ...
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No internet connection on android device

I have Samsung Galaxy S9 with Android 9. Once in a few days happens to me that I have no internet connection on this device. Cannot load any page in Chrome, cannot connect in Speedtest app. Device is ...
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Capturing internal Audio without loss

Is there a way to capture the internal audio strean directly without loss? I know there are numerous screen capturer (Mobizen etc), but I only need the audio, not my screen.
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All calls are going to voicemail?

I'm still able to make outbound calls without any issue, however inbound calls are going straight to voicemail. As in instantly. Not a single ring or even delay. Straight to voicemail. Of course I ...
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Is it possible to designate a connection as SSID “mobile network”?

I am wondering if there is a method by which I can designate a WLAN/WiFi connection as "mobile network" based on its SSID for the sake data usage policies by apps or the Android system in general. ...
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Sensible method to edit contacts on a Samsung phone?

Currently the Samsung app for Contacts is driving me nuts on my S9+. I used to have my contacts entered as I wanted them into the Phone address book (only one other phone number on the SIM). But then ...
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Error Installing System Update

How can I fix my phone so that it will boot up again like normal? When it tries to start up, I see the Samsung Galaxy S9 Secured by Knox Powered by android screen. After this screen vibrates, it ...
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How to setup bluetooth PAN between Windows 10 computer and galaxy s9?

I would like to make a TCP/IP connection from my Windows 10 computer to my s9. More specifically, I would like to access a web server (HTTP) running on the computer. I have looked into this a lot, and ...
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Not sure what its latin name is but i have a badge icon on my phone app with a minus number 1, not removable

Restarting the phone is the only way to get the badge notification reset Eevie launcher been running great since android pie update about 2 months ago. Android tech suggested reset all app ...
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How can I transfer/preserve the metadata from an mp4 file on my computer to my Galaxy S9?

I need to move mp4 videos from my computer or Google Drive to my Galaxy S9 without losing the original date/time stamp. I can easily modify this information with Exiftool on my computer. However on my ...
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Bixby command to rotate the screen?

On my Samsung S9 the Bixby application is updated, so I can remap it to applications or commands. How can I create a command to rotate the screen?
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Shooting video longer than 5min at 4k@60fps with S9+

For whatever reason, using the default camera app, video is limited to 5 min. This is at 4k@60fps. Only interested in shooting this resolution and fps, it's the reason I bought this phone. I have a ...
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Galaxy S9 home screen folders: Can I enlarge app icon size within a folder?

I took home a new Samsung Galaxy S9 last weekend. As I usually do with new phones, I placed a bunch of my app shortcuts on the home screen, then grouped similar types of shortcuts together in "folders"...
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Samsung galaxy s9+: how to order screen unlock options

In my screen unlock options, I have iris scanner, face recognition, fingerprint scanner, pattern and password/security pin. I have all of the options set up. However, 95% of the time when I try to ...
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Stop prompting to Block Number when deleting a text message

I have a Samsung Galaxy S9+ and every time I delete any text message, the phone prompts the option to "Block Number". How do I disable this so I can just select the message(s) I want to delete? My ...
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Make home screen rotate on Samsung Galaxy 9

Most of the apps will rotate when I turn my device. So does the screen on my tablet. However, on the phone (Galaxy 9), that doesn't happen, making usage in horizontal mode a bit awkward. Is it ...
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Disable Bixby on Galaxy S9 without root?

I have read this question and realised that it is outdated. With the most recent android update for my Galaxy S9, I have no way to disable the Bixby button out of the box. Previously I had to sign in ...
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Google app not working on Galaxy S9

The Google app (just the basic Google app and associated widgets, etc; not Gmail, Google Play, Chrome, Photos, Docs, etc) is not working on my Samsung Galaxy S9; I have had the phone since last July ...
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Can I safely charge a SGS9 device with a 5.2V MacBook Pro 2018 USB-C charger?

Can I use 87W USB-C Power Adapter for MacBook Pro to safely charge a Samsung Galaxy S9 device? I'm curious as on the charger it says the output is 5.2V, while the phone seems to require 5V. The specs ...
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How to Disable Screen Rotation Icon

I lock my screen rotation to portrait, and I have my navigation bar hidden to provide more screen real estate. With the navigation bar hidden, I have come to experience the rotation icon appear in ...
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Error when checking for software updates!

I have an unlocked Samsung Galaxy S9, and I've heard from multiple sources today that Android 9.0 was finally released to unlocked S9 phones. However, when I check for updates, it shows the error in ...
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How to disable wallpaper blur effect on Samsung Galaxy S9 home screen?

I've set an animated wallpaper on my Galaxy S9 (one that was included with the device). It displays correctly on the lock screen, but somehow gets blurred on the home screen. Is it possible to disable ...
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Galaxy S9 + Turn off text notifications while on call

How do I stop getting the vibration notification of a text message while on a call. I have already turned off "Notify during calls" but the notifications still buzz through.
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How remove this small icon on Galaxy S9+ home screen

I want to remove this small icon as I find it annoying on my all black wallpaper: (circled it)
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Gmail notification on lock screen does not show subject

On my new Samsung Galaxy S9 running Android Oreo, new email notifications (Gmail app) do not show the email subject. This happens even if I just have a single email notification. If I unlock the phone ...
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Samsung Galaxy S9 running android 9 SMS pending

New to the forum and having an issue. I upgraded my S9 from android 8 to android 9 last night and now when I try to send a message it got a spinning circle next to the time and has a status of ...
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Cant remove Google Chrome notifications [duplicate]

I got notifications saying "waiting for network" when I tried to download a video file. How do I get rid of those notifications without restarting the device? They seem to be unclearable. Why? Is ...
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Samsung S9 region change

I bought my phone in Hong Kong but currently live in the UK, is there any way I can change the region of my phone so I can use apps such as Samsung Pay UK?
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Display a portrait-mode app on a horizontal rotatable screen

I need to display a portrait-mode app from my Samsung Galaxy S9 on a horizontal pc-screen. The pc-screen is able to rotate to portrait mode, but the problem is that the image rotates with it. The ...
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Display portrait-mode app on a horizontal rotatable screen

I need to display a portrait-mode app from my Samsung Galaxy S9 on a horizontal pc-screen. The pc-screen is able to rotate to portrait mode, but the problem is that the image rotates with it. The ...
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USB DAC not working with Galaxy S9+ on Android 9

I just got a USB DAC/AMP for my S9+ and I can't get any audio to be sent over USB. Things I've tried: Updating from Android 8.0.0 to Android 9 Confirmed the cable is OTG Used Included OTG adaptor ...
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Keyboard and popups / menus keep closing randomly

I've had this issue for a few months now where on my Galaxy S9 menus / popups and the keyboard just randomly dismiss themselves for no reason when I'm typing or scrolling through a list of options in ...
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What's this “drawer” in the task switcher and how to configure it?

I just upgraded my Samsung Galaxy S9+ to Android 9 and was wondering about this new UI element that shows up when opening the task switcher (the ||| button). In the below screenshot you can see the ...
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Screenshot as PNG instead of JPEG?

Is there a way to teach a Samsung Galaxy S9+ with Android 9 (Pie) to generate screenshots as PNG files instead of JPEG files? I was looking for such a configuration option (in Settings) but came up ...
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Is there a way to completely disable all Bixby functionality without rooting the S9+?

I would like to get rid of Bixby altogether and preferably reassign the Bixby hardware button to a different function. Is that at all possible and if so: how?
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Flashed BTU from sammobile but is still EVR

I'm trying to flash BTU stock firmware from sammobile for my s9 g960f. I got the firmware from here https://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/galaxy-s9/SM-G960F/BTU/ date: 14/11/18 pda: G960FXXS2BRJ6. I ...
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What is this icon with a messaging icon enclosed by a SIM card's icon in status bar?

Can anyone tell me what the chat icon on the status bar is and how I can access it. This showed itself after a recent security update. I'm not sure if it's a message that I have not opened yet. I have ...
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Importing contacts from Windows Phone 10

Trying to set up my new Galaxy S9+ today and I'm moving from a Lumia 950XL running Windows 10 Mobile - and for the life of me I can't get it to import my contacts. The obvious solution would appear ...
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Why my apps are getting auto-updated despite “Don't auto-update apps” checked?

In Google Play Store, I have set "Auto-update apps" to "Don't auto-update apps". Still, I have apps automatically updated. Why? Still, I get notifications.