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How to adopt SD card as internal storage on Samsung devices?

I recently upgraded to 6.0.1 Marshmallow on my Galaxy S5 and I would like to adopt an SD card as internal storage. However, there is no option to do this. When I format the SD card, there is no "...
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Suspicious notification from "Find My Mobile"

I just received a notification from Samsungs "Find My Mobile" service, without having triggered anything. The same thing happened to my work mate today morning. As I almost never use my Samsung ...
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Why can't a keyboard on the Samsung Galaxy S3 collect passwords?

When I enable an input method (a keyboard app) on a Nexus device, I see the following confirmation message: This input method may be able to collect all the text that you type, including personal ...
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After flashing TWRP with Odin, nothing happens and the OEM recovery is still there

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S5, and after flashing the TWRP with Odin 3.07 and 3.10 I'm finding that my recovery is still the default. I'm using these instructions exactly. Android system Recovery &...
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Any way to have Location services turn itself off after a time limit?

Can I have Location services turn itself off automatically after a certain time is reached (let's say 10 minutes)? I normally leave it off save for some applications (Maps, etc) but sometimes I forget ...
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What precisely is CloudAgent process? Its files eats space like crazy

I have bunch of usual stuff going on in my phone (Samsung Grand, Android 4.1.2) like app auto-updates, Twitter, Dropbox, etc. Most of the time it's clear what the network-related settings for them are ...
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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 stop ...
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How does Samsung implement SD card encryption?

My Samsung Android device just stopped working. I still have my SD card, but all data in it is encrypted. Encryption has been performed at the file level, so I have the directory structure and ...
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What's "creation mode" in the Galaxy S's offical messaging application?

If you open the official messaging App, go to menu then settings, there is a setting "creation mode" which has the following options (in that order): restricted warning free What does this change? ...
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Fastboot on Samsung devices

I was trying to do some fastboot commands on my Galaxy devices (Galaxy S4, 9515, 4Tab4), I start with fastboot devices and I am getting nothing (after adb reboot bootloader), is there any problem with ...
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How can I export Samsung memos?

Using the built-in Memo app on a Samsung Galaxy Avant, I've created several memo files, and they are saved on the device and synced with my Samsung account. How can I export the memos as text files, ...
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Getting "java.lang.SecurityException: Shell does not have permission to access user 150" when uninstalling apps from Samsung Secure folder using ADB

I am using Samsung Galaxy A50, Android 11, One UI 3.1. I use Samsung Secure folder. There are many bloatware in it and I could not find a way to uninstall (and disable) them via ADB. Owner profile ...
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How to (unhide WhatsApp contact / remove WhatsApp account) in Samsung Galaxy S5?

Please be patient for me to explain the situation. This seems to be an odd case to me, but it could happen to everyone using Android. I make this specific to Samsung Galaxy S5 because this problem ...
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How do I set the Home Time Zone that shows up on the Dual Clock?

I'm currently traveling with my phone, and my lock screen shows a dual clock with Roaming and Home times. Which is very useful! Except the Home time is actually from the timezone I originally ...
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Disable badges on Samsung Galaxy devices

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 with Android 4.1.2 JellyBean. When I get notifications in SMS or from Facebook, I see a red notification with number (notification badges) on the application icon on home ...
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Is the CPU of Samsung Galaxy A10s 64 bit or 32 bit?

I really wanted to know the CPU word length of Samsung Galaxy A10s, running Android Pie. In the first appearance it looks like it has a 64 bit processor, since, it uses the MediaTek Helios P22 chipset,...
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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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How to get data off a completely dead Android phone?

Phone worked perfectly. Then one day completely dead, nothing at all. It may have been that "one day" was after some time of laying around, cannot recall. Model: Android AT&T Samsung Galaxy S3 (...
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How do I protect my photos from accidental deletion when giving my phone to my kids?

My little kids (less than 3 yo) like to view photos on my Samsung A5 cell phone. That's great, and they are allowed to do so. I can even pin the screen to make sure they can't leave the gallery app ...
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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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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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On-device calendar exists?

I am coming from iOS to my first Android (Samsung Galaxy S7) and having hard time adjusting. The first thing that is throwing me off is lack of a calendar app. The phone came with Samsung's own S-...
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Toast message with Chinese characters, is it a virus?

I recently received some updates today from the Play Store. Every so often a pop notification, one of those bubble ones at the bottom of the screen with Chinese characters. The most recent update I'...
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Remove work profile from personal device

According https://support.google.com/work/android/answer/6191949?hl=en: Go to Settings > Accounts > Remove work profile. Tap Delete to confirm the removal of all apps and data within your work ...
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Change the week start on Clock alarms

Is there a way to change the start of the week to Monday (instead of Sunday) in the default clock program? Note that my local is set to English (UK) so it should be the default but is not. I am ...
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How to debug boot loop?

I have a boot looping Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini LTE (also known as GT-i9195 or serranoltexx – this is not GT-i9195i or serranoveltexx). Current behavior: when the phone is off, pressing power button ...
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How can I hide the night time hours in Samsung's "S planner" calendar?

I am using the "S planner" calendar on Samsung galaxy note 2 (Android 4.4.2). I never make appointments between 12am and 6am and I want to hide these hours from the view. i.e. Apparently the same ...
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Developer option "Do not keep activites" gets stuck

I'm rocking a Samsung Galaxy S6, 5.1.1, build number LMY47X.* When turning on the "Do not keep activities" developer option, the toggle turns green. It is toggled back off as soon as I navigate away ...
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Not receiving WhatsApp messages unless I open the app when on 3G (on WiFi there is no delay)

I have recently bought a Samsung Galaxy S4, Android version 4.4.2, and for some reason I only receive my WhatsApp messages when I open the app. This only happens when I am on 3G. When connected to a ...
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Change System Language to one not listed?

I have a Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime, which isn't exactly the most high-end Android/Samsung Smartphone out there, I do not have a lot of features that other people have, and I was simply wondering if ...
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The difference between NFC mode on Android (e.g. card mode, P2P mode)

On my Samsung Galaxy Note 4, there are two NFC modes: card mode and P2P mode. What is the purpose of these modes? Is there any other modes in NFC?
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Samsung S5 doesn't show USB icon

Whenever I plug a USB cable into my Samsung Galaxy S5 device, it won't show the USB icon, I don't see anything happening on my computer either, all that shows is that it's charging. I tried plugging ...
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Text bubble randomly changing color on Galaxy S6's stock Messaging app on Android 6.0

I have a Galaxy S6 through Sprint and just upgraded to Android 6.0. Since the OS upgrade, my text messages have been seemingly randomly changing color. The text is always the same color, but the ...
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Can't delete file in download folder

A few days ago, I downloaded a file of 1.9gb to my phone using the utorrent app. Utorrent downloaded the file automatically to my internal storage, and since I only had 2 gigs of free space, the ...
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Wallpaper automatically blurring after a while

Since a few days the wallpaper of my Samsung Galaxy S7 is getting blurred after i use it for a while (10 minutes to an hour). i just select a picture, tried 5 different ones, (even the stock ...
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Apps I use every day marked "unused", and permissions reset

The automatic permission removal of unused apps is a great feature that I quite like (and therefore don't want to necessarily disable for a bunch of apps). However, my phone does not correctly ...
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Is it safe to manually "clear cache" of apps on Android?

Ever since I updated Device Care on my Samsung Galaxy A10s running Android Pie, I lost my "Clear Space" option that clears unnecessary data, including cache of all apps including system apps on my ...
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Does factory reset wear out UFS storage?

I have factory reset my tablet ten times. Will factory resetting an android device wear out Nand memory, ie UFS storage? How long are Twp and p/e cycles in ssd style nand storages? How many factory ...
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What happens when you connect an Android phone to another Android phone?

I've just connected my HTC Butterfly to a Galaxy Note 3 (micro-USB to female USB -> Male USB to micro-USB)... And nothing really happened. What is supposed to happen? Am I able to view the other ...
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What are country based features on Phone, controlled by?

There are features in the phone such as Samsung, that are only available in certain countries. Are these controlled by Country of manufacture of phone Target country for phone when it is ...
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Unable to adopt SD card as internal storage on my j7 prime with android marshmallow

I recently upgraded to 6.0.1 Marshmallow on my Galaxy J7 Prime and I would like to adopt an SD card as internal storage. but it doesnt give me an option to this I formatted the SD card, there is no "...
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How to be sure that you are not tracked with anti-theft software or similar when using tab previously owned by someone?

I have seen the amount of pictures and personal data an anti-theft software can dig on person using a stolen phone. How can one make sure that he is not tracked through similar software when using a ...
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Error: Google Play Services keep stopping

This errorr message keeps flashing. I tried the solutions offered but on Settings the google play services app does not open the disable or force stop buttons. I tried uninstalling updates but I get ...
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What is significance of country listed in "about phone"?

I have just bought a surprisingly-cheap refurbished Samsung S10+ to (eventually) replace my elderly S7. I have not yet tried to connect it to my Samsung/Google accounts. The S10+ is running Android 12....
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SIM popup messages keep the screen on indefinitely (Samsung A30s)

A little background: In my country, carriers keep sending those annoying pop-up messages (I think they're called class-0 messages?). This has been the case for a couple of years and they won't stop no ...
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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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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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Do Not Disturb for specific duration in Samsung S8 Quick Settings

I've just switched from a Sony Xperia Z3 (6.0) to the Samsung Galaxy S8. On the Sony I could set Do Not Disturb mode for a specific time (15 mins, 30 mins, an hour, 2 hours and so on) using the Quick ...
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How can I backup playlists or extract path+filename information from them (generated with builtin MP3-player)?

I like to extract playlist information (i.e. path and filenames) I've created on Android's builtin MP3-player, to copy it with the MP3 files to a bigger SDHC card. Playlist information is lost when ...
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Is there a "temporary root" for Samsung phones?

I have a Samsung stellar from Verizon. I want to temporarily root it (I think the iPhone/iPod one is a tethered root). After I restart my phone, I want it to act like it never was rooted. Ever. If I ...
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