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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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Disable android Sensor only for Call

I'm using device GT i 9082, Android 6 AOSP ROM. My phone has a problem. While answering/dialing call, putting phone near to ear the screen goes off - this works fine but when taking phone off the ear ...
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Android ignoring “reply-to” header

When I receive an email on my Samsung S5 and reply to it, the email is going to the sender's email instead of the requested "reply-to" email. I am using the default email app that comes with the ...
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Is my device vulnerable to the SwiftKey update bug? (June 2015)

Quoth The Independent: There are usually protections in place that stop hackers from performing what is called a “man in the middle attack”, by encrypting communication with the server, 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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My phone is downloading “Google Play”, over mobile data

My phone randomly shows the Download Manager downloading "Google play". I usually cancel this download since it seems fishy to me, and that's what my question (asked below) is about. Since this sounds ...
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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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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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No 'Use system certificates' options on Samsung S9

I'm trying to connect to a wifi network using PEAP, but I cannot find the use system certificate option, shall I enable that in some way?
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Samsung gear app stuck on Update dialog and disconnect from my gear s3 frontier!

I have gear s3 frontier and I connect it to my galaxy s7 edge phone. It works great but for last 2 weeks when I open samsung gear app in my phone it show a dialog with this message: Notice A ...
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Excessive Battery drain on Note 8

I have been experiencing excessive battery drains in idle on my Note 8. About a month ago, I used to lose about 4-5% overnight (8 hours), but now I lose about 20-25%. I performed a fresh factory ...
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Can't install TWRP on Galaxy A3 (2017)

I want to root my phone, but first I was trying to install TWRP. The phone is Galaxy A3 SM-A320FL (2017). (Edit: System is Android 7.0) What I did: Turned on OEM-unlock and USB-debugging on the ...
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How do I enable language button in samsung keyboard

How do I enable language button in samsung keyboard I upgraded to android 7 in my samsung galaxy and the language switch button was gone I brought it back through enabling all accessibility services ...
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Galaxy S6 Active stuck at No Command/Downloading

The problem as it stands My Galaxy S6 Active is stuck in a sort of bootloop, except it never seems to attempt a boot. If it was turning on, without any combination of keys, it would go to the "No ...
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My phone won't boot up suddenly. Please help, thanks!

It is Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100), unrooted, stock ROM. It always stuck at the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 logo screen. I can boot to recovery mode and download mode. What should I do to save my ...
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Undoing “Use network as is” for wifi connection on secured network

First of all, I am not a device expert at all! So I'll do my best to describe what's going on but I don't know all the fancy words and labels to these things... Sorry. Recently I was having trouble ...
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Sound stops in mid-call (incoming sound only, outgoing sound is fine)

I have a bizarre problem and I don't know whether it's my phone (Samsung Galaxy S4), my Bluetooth headset (Plantronics Voyager Legend), my carrier (T-mobile) or our corporate conference call system (...
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How to Install system app with SE Linux enforced on Galaxy s7 Android 6.0.1

first, sorry for my english :) i try to install a user app (installed in /data/app/) as system app on my new galaxy s7 : - Android 6.0.1 - Rooted - factory ROM I follow many tutorials : http://...
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Excessive data and battery usage with Samsung S7 on Android 6.0.1

Recently I bought a Samsung Galaxy S7. I had an S6 Edge, and no problems with Android OS data usage/battery drain. The big problem is, I don't know why, but Android OS is eating my mobile data and wi-...
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s pen: rotation sensitive?

I know, this is not 100% an android question. But maybe someone can help me. I'm trying to figure out, if the pen, that comes with the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 Tablet is rotation sensitive. And if ...
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Can I screen cast / screen mirror and use the phone at the same time?

I have a Samsung Galaxy 6 and Google Play Movies app running. I can screen mirror to the TV but as soon as I try to use my phone for other things like check my email the video stops playing. Is ...
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Samsung Galaxy S III red light flashing rapidly upon plug in

The short version: I can't turn my Samsung Galaxy S III on, and when I plug it in, I get a rapid flashing red light, but no other response. The long version: My Samsung Galaxy S III does not turn on. ...
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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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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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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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Galaxy S7 Android 8 Oreo; keyboard shortcuts/settings/dictionary backup possible…?

Is it possible to backup Samsung keyboard shortcuts, settings and any additions you make to the dictionary on the Samsung Galaxy S7 running Android 8 Oreo? TIA, Ivan.
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Notification bar too dim on Galaxy S7 with Oreo

Last night my Galaxy S7 got an update that included upgrading to Oreo. I don't know whether the problem is specifically because of Oreo or if there was something else in the update that caused the ...
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how to get details from a particular Samsung firmware

I need to extract some information from a given Samsung S7 Galaxy firmware such as build number, if it is 64-bit or not, baseband full version of the ROM. I am using Ubuntu with heimdall. Is there ...
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Show more notifications on lock screen?

Like seriously, how can I show more than 5 notifications, I've enabled the setting to show more, but still, I have like 20 notifications an hour, I'm missing lots.. I want to show it until my lock ...
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Why a Samsung J3 wont call/text but data works

A friend and I own the Samsung J3 model phone. Both phones shared this exact problem within a day or two. The issue was the phone could not call or text. Neither incoming nor outgoing attempts were ...
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How do I find APN settings to use with a 3rd party SMS app?

I'm using an admittedly old (Android 4.0.4) Samsung Galaxy Centura (Tracfone) and I've run into a problem with regards to text messaging. The default "Messaging" app is quite limited and is missing ...
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How do i root on galaxy j5

I want root on my samsung galaxy j5 without pc. I can't root with 1 click root the one click root are all bad for this phone. I don't have twrp.Is any way to get root access with that phone? I don't ...
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Screen overlay detected app permisions

I am really stressed out with my GSamsung S7, Every app i have, I cant give permission to access my phone, it keeps saying to change this permission setting, you have to turn off screen overlay from ...
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Contacts showing as “Unknown name” on Samsung Galaxy S6

As per the below image contacts sync'd from online servcies are coming through as "Unknown name" I have used the contacts sync within "Accounts" using Gmail, Outlook.com and Yahoo but keep getting ...
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HTC Contacts Backup .VEF file

I have backup-ed my contacts. I got .vef file. How to use the .vef file in samsung mobile. I cant open the .vef file. Is it possible to convert .vef to .vcf ?. Or any other methods available to ...
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Outgoing call is not working after lollipop 5.0.1 update in Samsung Galaxy A5

I have updated my mobile from kitkat to lollipop. After I updated Outgoing call is not working on 2nd Sim. On First Sim am using IDEA(sim card) and on Second Sim am using AIRCEL(sim card). So from ...
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Android picture naming convention

I am using Samsung Galaxy S5 from T-Mobile. I noticed that pictures are named as YYYMMDD_ABCDEF.jpg where the first part represents date and the last purt I suspect represents time in military ...
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Options For Samsung Galaxy S5 ACTIVE “SMG870W”- Users with Custom Rom compatibility?

I was wondering,besides any opinions based on the judgment of my decision to buy a Samsung Galaxy ACTIVE version of the S "SM-G870W", can the Samsung S5 Active be Flashed with any ROms, specifically ...
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Read information from old Kies3 call log backup files

I have discovered that my Samsung Galaxy S3 phone has a limit in the number of items retained in the call log, after which the oldest calls are deleted. Having previously suspected that this could be ...
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Screen casting/mirroring between Nexus devices and Samsung TV

I have a Nexus 4 and a Nexus 10, both running latest version of Lollipop. I just bought a H6400 series Samsung TV, which supports "Screen Mirroring" aka "AllCast" in Samsung terminology. If I try to ...
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Sending a message on Viber when someone is offline

I sent a message to a friend who was offline on Viber. However the message isn't coming up from my end as 'sent'. I thought it would at least come up as 'sent' and once they are back online it would ...
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Where is the data for S Health stored?

I'm making a personal fitness tracker but I want to grab the days for sleep and heartbeat that gets stored on s health. Where is this stored in the filesystem (maybe an SQL lite db)?
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How can I root a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro (4.4 Kitkat) using Mac OS X (10.9 Mavericks)?

I've looked around for instructions on rooting a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro, but I've only found instructions for Windows computers. It seems that the Samsung ODIN ROM flashing tool is only available for ...
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How can I keep the music information on my vehicle's screen updated while playing music from my phone?

How do I get the screen in my truck to stay refreshed/updated while playing music (via bluetooth) on my Samsung Galaxy s4? The screen shows the first song's info like the song, artist etc. But when ...
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Virtual machine of android with added samsung os layer?

Is there a way to run a virtual machine of android like in avd, or in genymotion, but with added os layer that samsung adds in their phones? Also emulating the usb ports that the phone have when you ...
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Disable all Samsung Stylus pen gestures (e.g. Samsung Galaxy Note)

When I hold the side button of my Samsung Galaxy Note's stylus pen pressed, it doesn't draw anymore but starts interpreting any stylus movement as a gesture (e.g. "go back", screenshot). Is there any ...
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Samsung stock email application won't show “sent” email on phone (using gmail account)

I use a Samsung Galaxy S III and I use the stock Samsung email application and widget (which also comes stock on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2). I have four gmail accounts linked to my phone and I have ...
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Will adb restore increment the custom binary flash counter?

With adb backup an archive of all apps and their data can be retrieved from the phone. I could not find any clear information which exact files and partitions are accessed during the process. If it ...
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Android 4.0 devices do not return majority of the discoverable Bluetooth devices

The observation about 4.0 may be wrong, but this s evident in both the 4.0 devices I have tested : Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Samsung Nexus S. (Nexus S is actually upgraded by me to 4.0) In the other ...
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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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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 ...