Questions tagged [samsung-galaxy-s-9]

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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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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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Disabling auto-correct in one language but not the other

I've setup my phone for two languages: English and Russian; I use both languages for texting and other communication. Although English auto-correct seems OK, the Russian language auto-correct is ...
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Is the maximum size of the SD card for the S9+ really limited to 400 GB?

Note: while this is not an exact duplicate, this question is a duplicate in that it asks where the limitation is located (software/hardware ...). So I think marking this as a duplicate is warranted, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Samsung S9 keeps booting into recovery mode

The phone won't start normally. It will boot into recovery mode. I've restarted several times. The phone asks me for my pin, then displays the typical lock-unlock symbol. Then it says "Optimizing app ...
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Cannot find “my profile” in “contacts” to disable profile sharing

I am trying to first of all see if my profile is shared because I got a notification saying it is. Googling about it gives me the result that I need to open contacts and go to "my profile". Where is ...
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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 know whether my Samsung Galaxy S9 phone got rooted in the past (Android 9, One UI 1.0)?

How can I know whether my Samsung Galaxy S9 phone got rooted in the past (Android 9, One UI 1.0)? (even though it might have been unrooted afterward)
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How can one disable automatic screen turn-off during call on Samsung Galaxy S9 (Android 9, One UI 1.0)?

How can one disable automatic screen turn-off during call on Samsung Galaxy S9? All the solutions I have seen so far do not apply to Android 9, One UI 1.0. For example, I don't see any Turn off ...
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“call_state_offhook list.size()==0 number is null” when I call someone with my Samsung Galaxy S9

I see a warning: "call_state_offhook list.size()==0 number is null" whenever I call someone with my Samsung Galaxy S9. What is the issue and how can I stop seeing this warning?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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.