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How to add a non-breaking space on a Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra with Samsung's official dedicated keyboard with no numpad?

I bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra that I'm gonna be using for work while my PC is getting repaired and I got the dedicated keyboard from Samsung. The only problem is I can't add a non-breaking ...
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Factory reset protection on Galaxy S9+ [duplicate]

I have a new Galaxy S9+ that was setup before a vacation. When I returned, my code did not work. I did not link the google account to a phone, nor do I remember the one used during setup. I've done a ...
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How can I update the timezone database on an Android 10 phone?

TL;DR: is it possible to manually force an update of the time-zone database on a reasonably modern Android phone? I have a Samsung Galaxy S9+, running Android 10, and one of the things that lives on ...
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Remove Samsung Daily screen

The Samsung Daily screen was automatically added to my home screens. It appears when I scroll one step extra to the left. That happens sometimes and I do not wish this information to come up. From ...
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What are the factors affecting the ability to enable/disable VoLTE?

In response to this zero-day vulnerabilities for certain Exynos chipsets, I tried to turn off VoLTE on Samsung Galaxy S9 running Android 10 (build number QP1A.190711.020.G960USQU9FVB2) but couldn't ...
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Bluetooth terminates calls

My Samsung S9 terminates phone calls or streaming when I turn off connected device. How do I stop this happening? Its most annoying when I park my car abd have to call back due to disconnection.
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How can I view which app has the permission to turn on and off the location services in Android?

How can I view which app has the permission to turn on and off the location in Android? I use a Samsung Galaxy S9 phone with Android 10.
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Samsung Galaxy timeout changes to "parentheses" (or zero)

When I restart my Samsung Galaxy S9, the screen timeout value changes to "()". Notice that's not a zero; it's two parentheses. That's literally what appears in the settings. However, the ...
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Samsung: switching to new phone

I recently switched phones for the first time in several years. My vague recollection from past switches was that it was fairly smooth. Here is what happened this time. I switched from a Galaxy S9, ...
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Silent notifications except for one app

I have a Samsung Galaxy s9+ device and I was wondering if it is possible to use the silent mode and still receive sound notifications from one app only? I want to hear whenever I receive a Telegram ...
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Can't update apps even though I have space

Can't update apps even thhough my Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is having 10 gigabytes of free RAM. The update fails and the playstore glaims I have "no space". Any idea?
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Unanswerable "Allow access to phone data" prompt that comes up once per second

When I plug my Samsung Galaxy S9 phone into the Renault Zoe car, I get a flood of prompts about whether or not I want to allow access to the phone data. Cannot tell how many times I allowed that in ...
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Why notifications sound is controlled by media sound settings?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S9+ with Android 10 and I have the following problem - in the sound settings, I have media and ringtone set to halfway, but notification and system sound set to 0. But I can ...
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TWRP doesn't offer the usual option to protect itself, and is replaced by stock recovery on first reboot to system

I'm very familiar with installing TWRP on a new Samsung phone. But this time it's not working, and I don't know why. The phone is a Samsung S9+ (SM-G965F). Bootloader unlocked, data wiped and ...
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Speakerphone low volume on Samsung Galaxy S9 (software bug)

I have been using a Samsung S9 for the past three years. Recently there is a software bug that is causing a strange problem. The volume of the microphone at the top of the screen is really low for ...
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How can i recover my deleted messages

Recover deleted SMS message using Google Backup? I u Google auto backup service is turned on. Recently I deleted my SMS messages and now I want to recover one particular SMS. Is it possible via Google ...
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Unidentified alert (vibration and beep) every 5 minutes, even with sounds set to Mute and DND enabled

Every 5 minutes exactly, my Galaxy S9 G960U1 running Android 10 vibrates and then gives me a flat-toned beep lasting about half a second. It's not associated with any notifications, toasts, or changes ...
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How to connect Samsung galaxy S9 plus to internet while phone is locked and notification bar is also locked and I have forgotten pattern lock

I have forgotten my phone's pattern lock now in order to unlock it there is one option I know is by using Samsung account I can unlock it but unfortunately my phone's notification bar is locked and ...
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How can I force my contact list to get updated on my Samsung Galaxy S9?

I store my contacts in my Google account. I can access these contacts on my Samsung Galaxy S9 phone via the Samsung contact application. After I add a contact in my Google account via another device, ...
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What could explain that a USB cable starts charging my Samsung Galaxy S9 phone after ~2 secs, but takes over 5 min to start charging my Pixel 6 phone?

I have a male-to-male, USB-A-to-USB-C cable. It starts charging my Samsung Galaxy S9 phone after ~2 secs, but takes over 5 min to start charging my Pixel 6 phone. What could explain that? I have no ...
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Alarm is silent because "Unable to play during call" because of facebook messenger

This morning, the alarm did not wake me up. When I change the ringtone, I cannot hear how the new ringtone sounds (the phone is still silent) but I get the message Unable to play during call My ...
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How to clean up knox filesystem

My Samsung galaxy S9 is giving me notifications to say I am using over 90% of my internal storage. This confused me as the built in file manager (and a couple others I downloaded) showed closer to ...
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How can one increase the number of suggestions for the next words in Google Keyboard?

I wonder how one can increase the number of suggestions for the next words in Google Keyboard. By default, only three words are shown (a, the and one in the screenshot below): I use Android 10 with ...
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How can one find out whether Android is throttling my CPU, e.g. because the temperature is too high?

I'm suspecting that Android sometimes limits my CPU at around 66% when the temperature is too high. I can see that my Geekbench score is much lower than what it should be: Even though my CPU isn't ...
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How to transfer Apps using Samsung Switch?

I am trying to use Samsung's "Smart Switch" to transfer apps from an old phone to a new phone (both Samsung S9's, both running Android v10). I followed the directions carefully but not all ...
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Disable automatic screen turn-off even if I am not near the phone during call

I have a non-rooted Samsung Galaxy S9 running on Android 10. If I am placing my phone on a table during a call (using an external headset), it will turn off the screen after a couple of seconds. How ...
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Getting a ton of notifications when going back from airplane mode

When I disable airplane mode, I get all notifications for events that occurred while the phone had been offline. Typically that would be a couple of hundred Facebook messenger messages. The phone ...
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How can I set the Teams default meeting settings so that the video + microphone are always turned off by default?

How can I set the Teams default meeting settings so that the video + microphone are always turned off by default? I use MS Teams on Android 10 with Samsung Galaxy S9.
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How can I disable the warning "Using high brightness for long periods increases battery consumption." so that I don't see it ever again?

I use Android 10 with Samsung Galaxy S9. Whenever I set the brightness to be high, I get the warning: Using high brightness for long periods increases battery consumption. How can I disable this ...
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Galaxy S9: Most apps keep stopping [duplicate]

Galaxy S9: All day, most apps that I open will stop and immediately close. Apps running i the background repeatedly give the message "(app) keeps stopping". I've removed the SD card, and ...
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Make notifications vibrate

I have an S9+. How do I simultaneously enable vibrations for notifications and ring volume for calls? When the phone is in vibrate mode, if I make the ring volume nonzero then the vibration mode is ...
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Missing OEM unlock toggle on Samsung Galaxy S9

I've found numerous guides online on how to fix the missing OEM unlock toggle on Samsung Galaxy S9 (SM-G960U) running Android 10. I've been able to follow all steps except for the last one before ...
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How to completely backup every single piece of data on samsung s9 [duplicate]

I want to do a full backup of my phone but backing up via the cloud doesn't backup everything and backing up via sd card doesn't backup everything either. If you tried to backup via any of these ...
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Using NetGuard, what app(s)/service(s) can be restricted to prevent system updates?

I've been using NetGuard for a little while now, and I've really liked it so far. I hate the forced system updates which seem to come more and more frequently. For a handful of reasons, I'd like to ...
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How reliable are waterproof phones?

I want to have a waterproof phone that I can realiably wear when I am windsurfing. During a session it might get wet and might sink for a few centimeters for a couple of seconds from time to time. I ...
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How to recover glitching Galaxy S9?

The bad Last week I totaled a Galaxy S9's screen which I owned for over two years. I liked the phone so I headed up on Facebook market to look for another one. I discovered a phone that I liked and ...
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where is the "Keep wi-fi on during sleep" settings in Samsung s9?

My Samsung S9 phone wi-fi connection goes off when it goes to sleep mode (after a while whenever the screen turns off ). I've found there where a setting option called "Keep wifi on during sleep&...
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Is there a battery optimization app that allows me to turn or sync/data for all apps with an exception for certain ones?

I'm guessing there is a 3rd party app that does this, but I'm not sure. Is there a way to turn off auto sync for all apps with an exception for certain ones? For example, when I snowboard, my phone ...
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ADB Device Unauthorized - Locked out Samsung S9 - USB Debugging is On, but locked out of the verification pop-up

I locked myself out of my Samsung Galaxy S9. I genuinely just forgot my gesture swipe lock, and my phone must have restarted overnight, so I couldn't use my fingerprint. USB Debugging is On I have ...
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How can I remove vibration when the phone is turned off on my Samsung Galaxy S9 (non-rooted Android 9, One UI 1.0)?

How can I remove vibration when the phone is turned off on my Samsung Galaxy S9 (non-rooted Android 9, One UI 1.0)? I don't have any option item Settings app > Accessibility > Vibration.
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How can I force my phone to connect to US-based cell towers only?

I use a Samsung Galaxy S9 with Android 10, and plan to enter Mexico from the US via the land border. How can I force my phone to connect to US-based cell towers only? (I believe my data usage will get ...
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How to restore deleted text messages from an galaxy s9 phone

I only touched the one text message I wanted to delete and all of my text messages got deleted from my galaxy S9 phone from the default text message app. I really need to restore those messages ...
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Can contact information from my lock screen be available without a password on startup?

I just got a Samsung Galaxy S9 with Android 10. In my current configuration, I have observed this rough state machine as it starts up. The Settings > Lock screen > Contact information is a ...
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Recovering from a boot loop (Samsung S9 Plus) ... which CSC?

I am currently stuck in a boot loop with my Samsung S9 Plus. The phone in question can be booted into recovery and download mode, but that's about it. I found that I should be able to use Frija or ...
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Delete "Not assigned" Contact Group on Samsung Galaxy S9+

On my Samsung Galaxy S9+ in my Contacts app, I have a group called "Not assigned" with 712 contacts. How do I delete this group and its contacts that are not in other groups? These contacts are not ...
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Add am/pm after the 12-hour clock time in the status bar

The status bar at the top of my Samsung S9+ does not show the am/pm after the time. The picture below was taken at 3:23 pm local time but you would not know that unless I told you. It could be 3:23 ...
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Ring tone super-quiet on Galaxy S9+

I am having a problem with my ringtone on my Galaxy S9+. Suddenly, my ringtone has become extremely soft - as if it was on the lowest possible setting (except mute). However, it is on the highest, ...
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What is an alternate method to flash stock firmware for S9+ G965F?

My S9+ went into bootloop, I loaded up twrp through odin and flashed no-verity-opt-encrypt-samsung-1.0.zip The problem is when phone turns off, it goes back into bootloop. I tried flashing stock ...
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high contrast mode for icons had disappeared

That worked, except now the option in Settings has disappeared and I can't reveal it a anymore. Android SM_696U0 (Samsung Galaxy S9) Removed here:
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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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