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Finding the Bluetooth Connection Date

I need to find out when a device listed and has had its first connection, or history of Bluetooth connections and activities. How can I get that information?
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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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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.
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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 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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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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What is the name of the Samsung Galaxy S9's default alarm sound?

So I have an s9, and I am going to go crazy if I don't find the name for the default alarm sound, when you go to your clock to add an alarm, when you select none for your sound it plays an amazing ...
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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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How to keep the Navigation Bar (recent, home, and back buttons) visible on full-screen apps on Galaxy S9?

Recently, the Navigation Bar (which shows the recent, home, and back buttons at the bottom of the screen) has disappeared on many common apps. There is a setting (Full Screen Apps) where I can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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samsung s9 Charging time

My new Galaxy s9 is taking around 1 hr 39 mins to completely charge the battery. I checked with Samsung customer care they said it should take normally 50 mins to 1 hr. They did some test on mobile ...
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Remap headphone buttons

I listen to audible for multiple hours everyday, im wondering if anyone knows of any way/app that will let me remap my earphone buttons to something more useful than play/pause or volume up/down, the ...
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Google Photos: Changing from iPhone to Samsung S9

I’m switching from iPhone 5SE to Samsung Galaxy S9. I’ve used Google Photos to save my photos and videos. Is the change from phones going to impact my data on Google Photos? Basically, when I log into ...
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Get notifications with text, badge, no sound

I am trying to make wordfeud (and other apps) only show a text popup, update its badge and not make any sound. However, it still plays the notification sound. I have setup no sound in the app ...
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Remove “Switched to mobile data” notification

How do I get rid of notifications when the phone does not see a known Wi-Fi and switches to mobile data?
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How to root galaxy s9+

Is there any guide or can somebody tell me how to root my s9+. Sorry for incompetence, I'm new to this)
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Add to contacts from recent numbers in Galaxy S9

When I am listing the recently called numbers, how do I add such a number to the contact list?
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Stolen phone samsung s9+

Yesterday I lost my phone (s9+) in a coffee shop. After atleast 3 hours of not knowing I lost it. I immediately tried to find it via samsung find my phone unfortunately it has no sim card and was not ...
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Bought Japanese Phone. Keyboard is weird (small spacebar, etc). How to fix?

Title. I attached a screenshot of the keyboard. I would download a third party keyboard, but I don't like how they look. There also seems to be no options to change the layout at all in settings.
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How to prioritize a 802.11ac over 802.11n?

I have (at the office and at home) WiFi APs which serve 802.11n and 802.11ac over the same SSID. My Galaxy S9+ never connects to the 5 GHz network on these SSIDs. I thought that this may be because ...
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Stop Google Photos from Retaining Deleted Photos

If I take a photo using my phones stock camera app, and then delete it using the stock gallery app, it doesn't get deleted from Google Photos. How can I change it so that deleting photos on my phone ...
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Flip cover Samsung S9 flip cover - LED power?

How is power provided to the LED display in the Galaxy S9 cover? Can the "turn off" function be disabled to allow full phone function with cover closed?
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How to get rid of prompt notification when “automatically” turning on Wi-Fi?

On my Galaxy s9, I have the setting "turn on Wi-Fi automatically" enabled. When I enter a known network, I get a notification where I am prompted if I want to connect to that network or not. How is ...