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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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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 ...
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Flash Galay S 3 Mini on Linux

I tried to root my Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini (GT-I8190) to pull the boot.img to flash a custom kernel. However rooting doesn't seem to be that easy for the Galaxy S3 mini. I was recommended to flash a ...
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Lost my Encrypted mobile phone

So, Yesterday I lost my Samsung A6+. The guy/girl who picked must have already shut it down. It is encrypted and it had a locking pattern each time I needed to use it. If the guy does a factory ...
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How to root Samsung J3 2016 (SM-J320) without a computer

I have tried Kingo root, Framroot and others, but it wasn't possible to do it without a PC. How can I root it?
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Cannot clear app data

Specs Samsung Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 Oreo App based on this Google sample that works fine on other Galaxy S8 phones Question On trying to start from scratch on my app installed by APK file, I am ...
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How to record (photos and videos) directly to Samsung's Secure Folder?

Sometimes or usually I need to take photos or videos of my documentation with my Samsung mobile. How do I configure Secure Folder (provided by Samsung) to record all I want directly into Secure ...
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Program camera app to take multiple exposures?

I'm trying to create some HDR images by taking photos with multiple exposures. I have the "Kenu Stance" tripod for my Samsung Galaxy S9+, but ultimately, it's hard to keep the camera 100% steady in ...
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How to root Exynos S8 SM-G950F?

I have rooted devices before: an A3 2016 and a Note 3 Neo. I don't remember the exact procedure, but it was quite effortless. Now I have an S8, the SM-G950F variant to be precise, and everyone states ...
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What is the difference between a recovery that is SEANDROID, and one that is not SEANDROID enforcing?

When I boot into recovery I see, RECOVERY IS NOT SEANDROID ENFORCING What exactly is the difference between a recover that is SEANDROID ENFORCING and one that is not SEANDROID ENFORCING? Trying to ...
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How many mmcblk devices is normal?

Why so many mmcblk devices? /dev/block/mmcblk0 /dev/block/mmcblk0boot0 /dev/block/mmcblk0boot1 /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 /dev/block/mmcblk0p10 /dev/block/mmcblk0p11 /dev/block/mmcblk0p12 /dev/block/...
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Flash USB drive on S9

How to read an USB flashdrive on a Samsung S9? I saw online that some OTG adapter is required. I want to know if there are other options requiring only an app or something.
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How to fix damaged ext.SD card?

I think my ext.SD card is damaged,every time I select mount it says SD card safe to remove. I downloaded Aparted and it says problem detected in /dev/block/mmcblk. Does anyone have a fix? (tap to ...
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How to fix S7 edge performance degrade after Oreo update?

My S7 edge (G9350) upgraded to Oreo for a month and the performance really degraded. I did factory reset to my S7 but nothing improved. I want to flash my S7 edge G9350 from Oreo to Nougat/...
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Can I remove FRP with Heimdall/Odin?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 with FRP-locked, USB Debug is off and I am trying to disable FRP and enable USB Debug. Is there any way to do this with Odin or Heimdall? I also have the stock ROMs for ...
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Can I anyone tell me what these circle icons are? [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me what these circle icons are
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Samsung Galaxy S5 Stuck in boot loop & will not enter recovery mode

I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 Model SM-G900V stuck in a boot loop. Unknown Android version, but the phone is stock with no mods. I've tried the following: Replaced the battery with a known working ...
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How can I turn off any kind of fanciness/animations on Samsung A7, with Android 8.0.0?

I am a more or less a nostalgic type of user and what I really would like is to turn of any kind fanciness as much as possible on an/any kind of mobile phone what I have so far. But the problem is: ...
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S7 Edge possible hardware issue

I have this Samsung S7 Edge. Phone worked fine. Then I placed it in box. After 4 months I decided to use it again. Of course battery was empty. I charged it a bit, and it would not go past the Samsung ...
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Error in Galaxy tab a: 'Unable to restart your device. Verification failed' after supersu

I own a Galaxy tab a 10.1 with s pen (2016). I flashed via odin, twrp 3.1.1.0 and the system booted fine. Then I flashed the last version of SuperSU and since then the system doesn't turn on and I get ...
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How to enable/disable apps using ADB (Android 8.x)?

I cannot get apps enabled or disabled using ADB. Android: 8.0.0 Device: Samsung Galaxy A520 (SM-A520F) I don't have root access to my device. To get the list of the disabled packages I use: $ adb ...
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Export sleep data from S-Health

I am using a Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and a Galaxy watch to record sleep with the S-Health app. Is there a way to export the data? I notice I can easily export heart rate data, however the sleep section ...
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Pervasive Kingroot app avoids uninstall

I managed to root my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet with Kingroot, but I'd like to remove it and switch to using SuperSU (because of KingRoot's aggressive practices and somewhat shady ...
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How to make navigation bar stay on side in landscape?

I've recently gotten a Samsung Galaxy Tab S4. When I'm holding it in portrait mode the nav bar is at the bottom and that's fine, but when I rotate it to landscape the nav bar moves to the long edge. ...
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Linux on Dex - Can you install additional programs? R? Vim?

Linux on Dex is on an Arm processor, not Intel processor. Does this mean I can't install most normal programs? If you have Linux on Dex could you try and install these two programs, run them, and ...
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Possible to remap `Esc` key to `Caps Lock` on a bluetooth keyboard

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 with any old bluetooth keyboard. How do I remap the Esc key to Caps Lock? And remap the Caps Lock key to Esc. Swap them basically. I need this to make it easier to use Vim on ...
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How to get back colored app headers in recent apps list on Samsung devices running on Android Oreo?

Before, in recent apps list of my phone (Samsung Galaxy Note8), headers of apps were colored. Now, they are all white. I am not sure whether it was caused by the transition from Nougat (7.1) to Oreo ...
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S7 Edge stuck on loading screen with Samsung logo

I have used my S7 since 2017. Then I got another phone. After three months of being in a box, I tried to power up the S7 Edge. I got surprised as it now is stuck on Samsung logo screen. Phone was ...
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Pattern unlock not working after OS upgrade to android 6.0.1 Sansung J7

I upgraded my Samsung Galaxy J7 device from system update menu. It was working fine after the upgrade but it is not accepting my pattern after the restart. I don't remember the PIN also. I have ...
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Accidently renamed system/xbin to system/xbi

So i accidently renamed xbin in /system to xbi. I can't get root anymore because su is stored there and it won't work in xbi. I get a 'Connection to ui timed out' every time i try do './su'. If it ...
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Samsung Note 9: Blocked outgoing call

Somehow I blocked one number on outgoing calls and I cant seem to unblock it. that number can phone me, we can text, and we can make Whatsapp calls both ways. I had my service provider have a look on ...
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Can airplane mode be maintained during a system update?

When traveling internationally, it's often a good idea to put the phone in Airplane Mode before departure, activate wi-fi as needed, and leave the phone in Airplane Mode until returning to one's home ...