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Questions tagged [samsung]

Generic tag for Samsung devices. Use it only if a device tag is needed for a Samsung device, and there's not better matching tag. See the full tag-wiki for more details.

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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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Flip cover display

After a recent software update of my S9+ phone, its flip cover display doesn't work. Even when close the flip cover, its display not getting off or screen is not getting locked. Any idea what is a ...
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What happened to backspce on numeric keypad android kitkat?

When using the Galaxy S III phone there is a backspace button. I call for example to make an online payment I press the numeric keyboard button. There is no delete or backspace button so if I enter a ...
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What is the difference between adb backup and TWRP backup? [duplicate]

TWRP backup is more robust? As I understand I can restore from TWRP if system is not bootable - this is all differences? I have Lineage 14 (NightOwl, Android 7) rooted Samsung Galaxy Note N7000.
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Why doesn't my downloaded file appear in the Download folder?

I've downloaded a Powerpoint presentation of the Facebook mobile app and when I go to the downloads folder and search up the name of the file, it doesn't appear. It just says "No results found. I use ...
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to Flash TWRP on Device with just different device storage

Hello Its my first time i'm asking question regarding the Android for flashing TWRP and later the custom ROMs. I'm familiar with rooting, custom ROMs and all that but now I am confused that will the ...
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What firmware/model must a Samsung be to have Greek language?

What firmware/ model or an evidence that is easy to check,must a Samsung phone have, before open the box , in order to have Greek Language on it (for interface)? I want to buy a Samsung phone online ...
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Phone wasn't used in 6 months. Is there a way to unlock it?

Unlock pattern forgotten. Developer mode on off. It asks for pattern to shutdown. Laptop recognizes it but thats all. Drivers up to date. ADB doesnt recognize it as device.
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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 to block Criteo popups ads?

I have a samsung s6 with android 7.0 and recently I have get some popup ads showing up in full screen mode when entering an app on my phone. I tried to delete recently installed apps but the problem ...
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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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How to prevent an extra space from being entered before every SMS in Samsung Messenger?

In the stock Samsung Messenger, using the stock Samsung Keyboard, every time I create a text message (SMS), the SMS begins with a blank space. Is there any way to fix this besides using a different ...
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Extremely delayed notifications on Samsung J9

I have Messages application connected to my PC and I have my Calendar app open in both my Samsung J9 phone and my PC. In both cases I am receiving a delayed notifications on the phone: Calendar ...
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How can I recover a draft text?

I wrote a text but didn't send it. On the page where list of texts is found shows the first words of text. Then when I open text, that particular text is gone. Where can I find the entire text?
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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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How can I increase my samsung galaxy s4 signal power

I'm having poor signal quality from service provider(the signal for recieving calls, messages etc.) When I check from "about device" section, it usually says around -110 dbm and 2 asu. I have no ...
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Will factory resetting my phone affect my new phone?

I want to reset my old phone which has all of my accounts connected to it including my samsung account and it's asking for the password, when i do the reset will it affect any of the accounts which ...
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Windows program to control android phone

I have a Samsung A7 2017 SM-720F. Recently an update notification showed up and I just installed the new update but after that my screen keeps freezing. I have to lock and unlock the screen to use it ...
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Unable to wipe cache and install ROMs on Samsung SM-A720F (A7 2017)

I got a notification for a newer version of Android available for my mobile. So I just downloaded and installed it. Everything was fine until I saw my screen was freezing. Home and back buttons worked ...
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Unlock samsung galaxy tab t285

Hello folks I have got Samsung galaxy tab t285 but unfortunately locked on custom application which got privileges for auto load and open on startup as well I can't close that application nor WiFi. ...
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Can't uninstall an app

I downloaded a locator app not thru google play and after turning off all permissions, it still in my applications.
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Galaxy A5 Notification Meanings [duplicate]

This question was marked as a duplicate question but it’s not. The notifications in question from the attached images are screenshots that my daughter deleted. Therefor I cannot just view the ...
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Unable to Decrypt SD Card after reboot my Samsung s7 Edge?

I moved my important files in Encrypted SD card from my Phone & removed SD card for reboot the phone. After complete the reboot i am unable to find my files in encrypted SD card. When i put my SD ...
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Galaxy S5, sPlanner notifications

So I was getting sick of having every notification for events twice (once from google, once from sPlanner). I took away sPlanner's access to my calendars, and wiped all of sPlanner's data. Now it ...
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Notification Meanings [duplicate]

Hey there, I'm wondering what these notifications mean in the top left of these images (specifically the one phone with the checkmark and the one square thing with a check mark). It's a Samsung Galaxy ...
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How can I get emojis to render properly on a Samsung Galaxy S8+?

My wife has a Samsung Galaxy S8+ with Oreo. Often when I send her a text containing an emoji, or she sends me one, the other person receives it as a box like this: ☒ I have a Nokia 6.1. But my ...
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Error mesages after uninstall samsung scloud and youtube

After uninstalling Samsung bloatware (*) (using root), I am receiving the errors "Unfortunately com.samsung.android.scloud has stopped" and "Unfortunately com.google.android.youtube has stopped" even ...
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Samsung TAB-E reset to factory

I have forgotten my password and want to restore my tablet to factory. I think the biggest problem is that it is on and I cannot turn it off without the password. Please help!!! Thanks.
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All the applications on my phone are not responding/working

Hey Guys I recently dropped my phone and I was forced to send it for repairs after it died. Thankfully there wasn't any screen damage but according to the technician the charging IC chip was damaged ...
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How to access an encrypted external SD card with all apps?

I have encrypted both the device and the external SD card of a previously unencrypted Samsung phone running Android 6.0.1. After encrypting the SD card, apparently some apps can not access the files ...
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Where's my status bar on the S8?

I've just upgraded to a Samsung S8, and the status bar at the top keeps disappearing! How do I get it to always be displayed when I'm on the home screen?
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Apps background data consumption notification?

Details: Samsung Galaxy On Max Android: 7.0 Carrier Network: Airtel Country: India I am using my device normally and suddenly when i saw message icon, i dragged down notification panel and it ...
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Display lighting up when using Bluetooth Remote

When controlling my smartphone (Samsung Galaxy A3 2017) via a Bluetooth remote, eg. when listening to music in my car and pressing the volume or back/forward buttons, the screen lights up brightly for ...
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What do I do to decrypt my SD card as I forgot the encryption pin set on Samsung J8

I have recently bought a Samsung J8 android phone and encrypted my external sd card with a pin number and now forgot it too. I can't figure out the encryption pin I have set on my sd card and now I ...
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How to add apps to “Ultra power saving” mode (UPSM)

The Samsung "Ultra power saving" mode is very useful to increase battery time, and when you are on an emergency. However, functionalities are too much limited. At least I miss note taking app and ...
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Samsung Health - Weakness

I am very disappointed that Samsung Health doesn't allow any simple way of downloading all your health data so that it can be manipulated by other tools such as Excel. I am able to download and get ...
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Fingerprint sensor on Samsung Galaxy Wide 2

My phone, Galaxy Wide 2 (SM-J727S) is a device made for students in South Korea, and it blocks internet, wifi, mobile data, and stuff like that (maybe an irrelevant information, but anyway). This "...
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How to load URLs in a separate browser from within Samsung Messenger?

In Samsung Messenger, if an SMS message includes a URL, clicking on that URL seems to always load the website in Android System WebView. Is there a way to specify which external browser app to use to ...
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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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Whatsapp images shows up in file browser since today

The media folder is hidden in the gallery since I created a .nomedia file. Since today the whatsapp filebrowser started browsing other chats as well and shows files from other chats to me. How can ...
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How I can downgrade from U3 to U1 “oreo to nougat”

I want to downgrade my phone from Oreo to Nougat My phone is Samsung J730F. But the problem is that Samsung locked the boot-louder. Can I go back by flashing the phone combination ROM then flash my ...
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Locked Samsung tablet A

My grandson has put a pattern lock on his tablet & has forgotten it. When I try to turn it off or sign in I keep being asked for the pattern I’m just locked out
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Two 4G sim enabled simultaneously (Jio & Airtel) - Samsung Galaxy On Max

I have Samsung Galaxy On Max and inserted two different carrier SIM cards that are Jio4g and Airtel. It has been written that this device is dual sim 4g. It was working fine till I was using Jio4g as ...
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How to fix a phone stuck at firmware update screen?

My phone was dead so I plugged it in to charge. I attempted to turn it on and saw: Firmware Update Do not unplug the USB connection until the process is complete. This was all it showed and ...
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How to uninstall Google/Samsung apps properly?

I have a Galaxy A5 2016 and I would like to remove all Google apps for the sake of privacy. I have a rooted phone and it's running Samsung firmware. I've tried simply uninstalling the apps with an ...
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Why do I have to download music to Android internal storage then copy to SD card to work?

Samsung 9+ 128 GB SanDisk SD Card Android version 8.0.0 (Samsung Experience version 9.0) Service provider Verizon The issue I'm having is with copying music files from my Windows 10 PC directly to ...
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Photo contrast changes right before sharing

I sometimes share pictures from the Gallery app (Samsung), but just before my sharing options come up, I can very clearly see that it increases the contrast (making it look unnatural). I have tried ...
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Phone virbates without there being any notification

My phone, Samsung A8 2018, sometimes vibrates without there being any notification. I've noticed this since yesterday. The two new things which yesterday changed about my phone are: I updated my ...