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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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Enable Dark Screen on Samsung

I'd like to try out the dark screen mode on my Galaxy J7 max but the option has been greyed out and I was wondering why. Any clues? This option is found under Accessibility>Vision
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How to automatically copy contents from the connected phone

I'm looking for an approach (for Windows) to copy certain phone contents (say Downloads/ dir) automatically to a certain PC directory, after setting the USB mode to "File transfer". Theoretically it ...
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samsung j7 clock in unlocked screen

The lock screen has a large clock in the lock screen, which disappears when unlocked and leaves only a tiny display top r/h corner. How do I retain a larger clock in the unlocked screen?
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Unresponsive Samsung Galaxy S6 phone, even to soft reset (volume down + power)

I'm having some trouble with my Samsung Galaxy S6 not responding. I can't remember which Android version it has; it's whatever it came with in 2015, so it's Marshmallow or earlier. The phone is not ...
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Why does Samsung's Always On Display not work on some not so old Galaxy devices?

Samsung's Always On Display (AOD) has minimum and targeted API 24 i.e. Android Nougat 7.0. It runs on all the latest Galaxy smartphones including, but not limited, to A5 (2017), A7 (2017) and even the ...
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Only image files are showing up in my folder when I view my phone's files on the computer

I need to transfer some sound recordings from my Samsung Android phone to my computer, however when I view the phone's files on my computer, only image files (.jpg, .png, .bmp, etc.) are visible. No ....
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How to edit this name in Samsung Android Phones

How to edit this name in Samsung Android Phones
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first time trying to install custom ROM on Samsung Galaxy Win (SHV-E500L)

I have an old Samsung Galaxy Win (SHV-E500L) Korean version (Android 4.4) which I want to experiment on I searched for custom ROMs for this model online but I haven't been able to find any I am ...
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Internal storage /emulated directory

I am trying to clear some internal storage i have in the emulated directory two identical folders one /0 and one /legacy both have exact same files can i delete one?
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What do the numbers and letters in the Samsung Firmware mean?

There are three sets of numbers and letters in the Samsung firmware zip names I'm seeing, G930FXXU2EREM_G930FOJV2ERE8_TUR.zip What do the different sets mean, G930FXXU2EREM G930FOJV2ERE8 TUR
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My tablet is stuck on rebooting

I got a samsung t-mobile tablet (SM-T807T) and I forgot the password I got it to reboot but now it's stuck on "downloading" "do not turn off target!" SO What Do I Do now?
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Android Restarts automatically after adb command recieved

My device (Samsung J7 Prime, running the stock ROM) recently updated from Android version 7.0 to 8.0. When I connect it to Android Studio and run the app, it successfully installs the app – but when ...
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My phone's wifi keeps switching itself off

I've seen a few posts related to my query but none of the answers worked. I'll describe my issue in detail because honestly, I have no idea what to do anymore. I have had the same problem before but ...
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Can the vibration intensity be changed for the Samsung Galaxy J3?

I am trying to maximize the vibration intensity on my Samsung Galaxy J3. I can change the vibration pattern, but I cannot find the setting to change the vibration intensity. Is there an inherent ...
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TWRP Not Flashing Correctly on Note 3 (SM-N9005)

I'm trying to install the TWRP Recovery on my Note 3 SM-N9005 (which currently has stock ROM running Android 5.0) using Odin v3.13. I have downloaded the TWRP 3.2.3 (hlte) .tar from the official TWRP ...
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How can I get ViewRanger to keep recording my track on my tablet even when the cover is closed?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 running Android 7.0 and have ViewRanger 9.0.6 (3rd September 2018 update) installed. The tablet is in a (3rd party) cover. ViewRanger has no problem showing me where I ...
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How to stop getting sound of another phone call

have a Samsung G7 and am getting much problem with the call waiting... I want to know if it is possible when am on already on a phone call and another person phones and the person with whom am taking ...
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Access files or ADB on locked Galaxy S7 with broken screen

I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 SM-G930F that is fully functional with the exception of the screen and probably the capacitive buttons too. All I really need to do is to access my files. As a minimum, I ...
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New SD card and won't let me transfer apps

Bought a new SD card to use on my Samsung Galaxy Emerge and formatted it. I was able to transfer videos and music and I have 28GB free storage left but when I try to transfer apps it comes up as not ...
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my tablet requires a pass code in order to turn it off but I dont have my my code

My tablet requires my password to be turned off but I forgot my password and I already tried google's suggestion. Is there another method for retoring my device?
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How to exit factory mode?

I have a SAMSUNG Galaxy Young GT-S6312. It entered into Factory Mode one day on it's own. I wanted to exit factory mode so I rooted my device using Kingoroot. I did the following after rooting :- ...
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Is it possible to activate the iris recognition infrared LED and take an IR photo?

Is it possible to turn on the iris recognition infrared LED and take photos using the front camera, that works on the Galaxy S9+? In the YouTube video: "Poco F1 Infrared Camera Hack - How to take ...
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Does Zero Camera Mod work on AOSP roms like LineageOS and Resurrection OS?

There is a mod/app/firmware (I'm really confused because no one talks about this stuff in concrete terms), called Zero Camera Mod. Zero Camera Mod (flashable zip) Playstore download (requires root) ...
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Touchwiz and Samsung Cameras and photo quality

This post by cgirerd, on XDA says, All the custom ROMs out there that are not Touchwiz-based don't use the stock camera (and the stock camera can't be installed on them). So, by using ROMs such as ...
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How to free storage besides clearing up cache memory

I have a Samsung galaxy smart phone. Whenever I download apps such as,Ubber and Facebook it tells me that my storage is full. I have cleared up cache memory but still there is no difference. What can ...
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I can't bypass FRP lock on my Galaxy J5 2016

I was just following a recommendation of MalwareBytes to encrypt my phone. So I plugged in the power cable as it said and confirmed my decision. The phone turned off but then there's only a black ...
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Is it possible to add 5GHz wifi capability to a Samsung A3 2016 through a dongle?

Question in title. I have a drone I need to test which requires a 5GHz connection. If it's possible to add 5GHz wifi capability through a dongle then I want to give it a go.
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Does Resurrection Remix OS support Always On with AMOLED?

I just installed Resurrection Remix OS on my Samsung S7. The default Samsung ROM supported Always-On display which used the low-power AMOLED. Does Resurrection Remix OS support this or AOSP? I've ...
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TWRP: Failed to mount '/data'

When I try to install a ROM with TWRP, I get Could not mount /data and unable to find crypto footer. Failed to mount '/data' (Invalid argument) Unable to recreate /data/media folder. Updating ...
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On flashing TWRP: Custom binary blocked by FRP Lock

Whenever I try to flash TWRP I get Custom binary blocked by FRP Lock. I'm trying to flash with Heimdall.
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Is it possible to search for gifs in messages? (Samsung Note 8)

I am currently using a Samsung Galaxy Note 8, which in the default messaging app has a keyboard option to send a gif image. When selected gifs appear and there are categories at the bottom (Trending, ...
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Mic is being used by some other application ( Which ? )

I have a Samsung mobile ( S9 Plus ), When I use an app called "BixBy", sometimes it does not work and message is that mic is used being used by some other application and hence "Bixby" can not ...
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Samsung stuck at animation logo

When I try to turn on my GTS6312 this happens :- https://drive.google.com/file/d/1b7eBNPs2Oyvfs41c1BwzVSp4uEjCEErs/view?usp=drivesdk I can not boot into recovery. I flashed the stock ROM but it does ...
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WI-FI And Bluetooth Doesn't Turn On - Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 A510FD

Straight to the question: To solve the issue I think I have two options: I read on XDA that the 4 files firmwares (service repair firmwares) are needed to fix the phone, but I couldn't find that ...
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“Incorrect code” when scanning QR in Android Messages for web

I've installed Android Messages in Samsung Galaxy S4 mini i9195 and it works fine, except one thing - it keeps complaining with an "Incorrect code" message whenever I try to scan the QR of https://...
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How can I make Whatapp use the SD instead of internal storage on my Samsung Galaxy J5

I cannot find the option I had on my LG, where I could change in settings the preferred storage option of each and every app. My Whatsapp is quite large, because it's being used privately as well as ...
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How to Remove persistent “Samsung Account” notification? It keeps showing up regardless of settings

I have been struggling to find out how to turn off (or otherwise hide) the notification that says: Samsung account Tap here to use your Samsung Account I've read elsewhere online about ways to ...
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When Flashing Firmware, Do you need correct PDA, Etc

Please Help, I had a FPR lock and I removed it with a custom rom, I was following a tutorial and I needed a stock rom firmware for my model. I was reading something about you can get any Firmware but ...
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My phone is stuck in a loop

My phone is a Samsung Galaxy Young GT S6312. It does not boot up at all. I have made a video of the loop as shown here - https://drive.google.com/file/d/1t38NYXvawmxSiIK9gqRTLINoIvG158Vi6w/view?usp=...
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Do Samsung Galaxy Tabs freeze often?

I develop for a SaaS business that has a mobile app for both iOS and Android, with many customers. I've had some complaints for customers that specifically on Samsung Galaxy Tabs, my app frequently ...
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Toast message: Failed to init Google DNS, switch to host IP method

Recently, after unlocking my phone screen (Samsung J7 Pro - J730, stock ROM, Android 7 Nougat), I usually receive a toast notification saying: "Failed to init Google DNS, switch to host IP method". I ...
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My phone is stuck on booting loop

I have a Samsung Galaxy Young. Yesterday it suddenly switched off and is turning on but stuck on a lopp. I can not boot into recovery mode it has stuck in some kind of loop. Please help me I have ...
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Can't format SD-Card as internal storage - Meta / Expand Android

I have a Xiaomi A1 with Android on it and I use my Samsung MicroSD Card Evo+ 128 GB, as an internal storage. For no reason, it's stopped working and asking me to format it. The issue is, the device ...
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Distorted text rendering in Chrome

About a week or two ago I started having font rendering issues in Chrome on my Note 4 (SM-N910V). It's not always, but frequent enough that it's driving me crazy. I have cleared the cache, uninstalled/...
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Samsung S6 Active Will Not Boot, AP Rom Flash Succeeds (Bootloader Flash Fails - EDIT: BL Flash Works, Device Still Won't Boot)

(See Update Below) Hi all and thanks in advance for your help. I am having trouble with my S6 Active. It has been stuck in a boot loop for a week now. It was running stock beforehand. I flashed a ...
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Samsung S7, Wifi keeps disconnecting

I've searched around, and so I can ensure that this is not a duplicate. Smart Network Switch is off Keep Wifi on during sleep Wifi works excellent for other devices Wifi disconnects randomly even ...
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Find Your Device doesn't lock/erase or indicate it will be completed when phone is online

I don't believe these exact questions have been answered, so would appreciate your help! I lost my Samsung Galaxy S8 while it was on airplane mode. I have been checking Find Your Device frequently, ...
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All apps are of size 0.00 octets - Samsung J1

In the app settings of my phone, all app sizes are displayed as 0,00 o. I tried restarting the phone but it's not working. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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One end of usb cable got wet while still plugged into an outlet

I have a galaxy s7 edge phone. The usb cable for charging, the end that plugs into the phone (I think it's called a connector) got sticky due to some food. I used an antibacterial liquid to clean it. ...
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“App not found” for only applications in folders and on SD card

I rebooted my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge this morning, however, upon restart any applications that are on the SD card and in a folder get the message "App Not Found" when trying to launch. These apps also ...