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How to identify/eliminate system sound generated by SystemUI that defeats DND

I have a recurring notification chime (whatever my default system notification sound is set to) just about every 3 minutes, even if DND is set (defeats DND even with no app notifications allowed). ...
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Why does screen of my phone stay on when listening to Spotify in my car?

Lately I have noticed that when I listen to Spotify while my phone is connected via Bluetooth to the car's speakers, the phone's screen is kept turned on indefinitely. Some specifics: The phone is ...
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YABLS? (Yet Another Boot Loop Snafu?)

So I have read through quite a few bootloop posts but still haven't managed to resolve my issue (am very close to trying oden 2 linux...). Device: samsung galaxy tab a (sm-t350) what I did: Using ...
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Samsung Galaxy S10e restarts when turning on hotspot

My Samsung Galaxy S10e restarts when I turn on the hotspot. I have checked for updates but they are not available. How can I fix it?
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Phone only boots into twrp

I Have samsung note 20, after flashing twrp and vbmeta file my phone only boots into twrp. have tried the key combinations but with no help. how do i restore it to stock firmware when it only boots ...
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Access point name settings are not available for this user / Samsung A14 5G from Tracfone

Samsung A14 5G SM-S146VL from Tracfone (part of Verizon) was bought for cheap from QVC. Phone was unlocked after 2 months of service using the code received from Tracfone. US Mobile SIM card inserted. ...
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How to disable air plane mode on locked Samsung Galaxy A51?

I'm locked out of my Samsung Galaxy A51 - forgot the PIN password and can't get back in. The phone is stuck on flight mode. I'm trying to enter the phone without losing any data at all. Is there a way ...
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How to remove pattern lock In Samsung Phone without data loss?

I have a Samsung Galaxy M12 which I forgot the Pattern lock of it and This has some very important data in it. So, Now I have been running around Internet for the probable solution but nothing worked ...
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Mobile data does not work unless Wi-Fi is enabled on Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

I have a Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra, so it is not even two years old. When my Wi-Fi is on, so is my mobile data, and the data works on and off. If I turn off the Wi-Fi off, I lose mobile data. I have ...
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Samsung Galaxy A53 doesn't show fingerprint on lock screen when no app is running

I have a Samsung Galaxy A53 and I did a fingerprint on it. When there is no application opened and it enters the lock screen, I don't see the option to put my finger to open it, and I have to write ...
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Unlock Samsung pattern lock using Family Link

How do I unlock my son's Samsung Galaxy S20 pattern lock using Family Link? I tried the hard reset option but couldn't get to factory reset. The phone keeps throwing the message to unlock the pattern. ...
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How do I reset my Android Samsung phone back to factory settings?

How do I reset my Android Samsung phone back to factory settings? I do not know how or why or what one of my multiple messaging apps has the bug but I am not able to receive a text message from ...
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Permanently Bricked?

I have a Samsung Galaxy s10e that is stuck in a boot loop. I have tried everything imaginable from a cache reset to a total reinstallation of Samsung flashed through Odin. Now, I want to try to ...
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Viber on Android - transfer backup from Huawei to Samsung phone

on my old Huawei phone I backed up Viber data (chat history and media) via Viber's Settings/Account/Backup feature. On Huawei there was only the option to backup to Huawei cloud (no option to backup ...
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Multiple DND rules for different schedules

I am looking to have two DND schedules with two different rules as follows: From 12:00 AM till 7:00 am - No sound for any notification from any application but calls are allowed for everybody. From 7:...
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How to force factory reset Samsung Galaxy S21 with low battery?

My Samsung Galaxy S21 phone is damaged so the battery won't charge when the charger is plugged in. However, the charger still supplies power to the phone. It's been plugged in and sitting happily at 5%...
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Android keeps downloading an unknown file

about a few days ago i discovered an unknown file in my downloads on my phone (Samsung Galaxy S21FE). It could not open it on my phone so i just transfered it onto my pc to open it. It contains ...
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What does the button labeled "intelligent Wi-Fi" do?

My Android cellphone has a drop-down menu with four options: Wi-Fi Direct Intelligent Wi-Fi Advanced Settings Contact Us It is Android 13 (Tiramisu). Additional information from the "about ...
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How do I adjust the double click speed of my wireless mouse on Android or Samsung DeX?

The default double click speed of mouse seems so fast that I have to try many times before it works. It is a big trouble for me. I could not find a way to adjust it in Settings. I am using Samsung ...
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How do I access information about my samsungs app activities from months back

How do I access information about my samsungs app activities from months back. What apps I used and for how long? I need this information for school.I know about the 7 day interval. I want to find ...
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How can I setup multiple/restricted users on S6 lite?

I have an S6 lite that I would like to share with the kids. So, I would like to have a normal account that I can use, and another account that the kids can use with some supervision. I would like to ...
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How can I copy emails stored in the Samsung Email app?

I've bought a new Samsung phone and am trying to move the email stored on my current Samsung phone in the Samsung Email app. Samsung's Smart Switch only moves the most recent emails in each account, I ...
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Why is "Outlook" now being presented as a server-side service on Android?

Conventional wisdom tells us that 'Exchange Server' (or 'Microsoft Exchange Active Sync' / EAS) is a server-side email service from Microsoft, while 'Outlook' is a mail client. But read on ... My ...
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Muted all contacts somehow in the Samsung messages, I've literally tried every common sense solution

I've looked up countless forums and message boards and everyone seriously gives the common sense easy answers. There are three To the right of the contact blah blah blah. Power settings on the way ...
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Samsung sph-m510 not charging

I have a Samsung sph-m510 that I recently got a new battery for and it was working fine until one day after leaving it untouched for about a week I went to charge it and it wouldn't charge it just got ...
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Odin Error: Fail! (Auth) when trying to change the flash firmware to hongkong TGY from mainland china CHC

I want to change the CSC code for my S21 Ultra for less bloatware, and google assistant available. I used Odin v3.13.1, but I tried multiple versions, as well as the patched one, with failure. Here ...
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Galaxy S10e phone call quality on receiver's end poor, but otherwise all is fine

When making a phone call on my Galaxy S10e (Exynos), the audio for the receiver is quite low, chopped and sounds a bit like being underwater. I've confirmed this with echo test calls - it always ...
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Samsung Galaxy A23 stuck on Download Mode; cannot verify vbmeta image after I tried locking the bootloader

I am using a Samsung Galaxy A23. I noticed my phone's bootloader was unlocked, so I tried to lock it while in download mode. But it is stuck there and gives an error verifying vbmeta image. Please ...
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My clock disappeared from my lock screen on my Galaxy A50

I have a Samsung Galaxy A50. I've been messing with it a bunch with ADB, uninstalling apps. I do not have root access. Recently, I was just sitting there, listening to music on it, when it suddenly ...
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How can I listen to an archived voicemail that has been saved in internal storage/music?

My phone is a Samsung Galaxy A20. I have several archived voicemail messages that I am trying to listen to, but when I try to retrieve them, a message pops up that reads, "Unable to play music. ...
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How do I force reboot my phone when the lock/side key is broken?

is there anyway for me to force reboot my phone when the lock/side key is broken? Well the situation here is: I flashed a module It made SystemUI broken I wanted to force reboot but the side key was ...
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Samsung Galaxy S I1500 Stuck on boot screen

I have this used Verizon Galaxy S, and one day it locked up on the home screen, and when i rebooted it, it was stuck on the boot screen, is my phone completely cooked or is there a way to fix this? ...
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In LineageOS, how to remove the redundant navigation bar line?

I flashed NikGApps on LineageOS 20 on my Samsung Tab S6 Lite, with Pixel Launcher replacing Trebuchet. I get double lines in the navigation bar. The upper larger line seems to come from Google Pixel ...
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Samsung Galaxy A52s (Android 13) has been playing the default ringtone for the past month twice (sometimes more) a day

My Samsung Galaxy A52s (Android 13) has been playing the default ringtone for the past month twice (sometimes more) a day. I've tried checking the Nice Catch module that helps keep records of what ...
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Using S-pen (Samsung stylus pen) to annotate books in Amazon Kindle App

I have an Samsung Galaxy Note S22 Ultra and a Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE. My goal is to annotate E-books from Amazon with my S-Pen. Can I do that on these devices? Unfortunately, I do not see any ...
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Persistent event notifications from Samsung Calendar

Similar to this post, but in my case it's for the Samsung Calendar app. I have recurring events that used to generate persistent top-of-the-screen notifications. E.g. 'every Thursday, from 11 to 12 - ...
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How to completely protect Google Drive app on Android?

I am using Secure Folder on my Samsung for some of my apps, and I installed Google Drive too. But I am also logged in to my Google account outside of the Secure Folder - for backups and the Photos app ...
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Cannot send touch tones for press number or enter card number? [duplicate]

I have a Samsung Flip 3, when asked to push a number or enter my card number was not working despite many efforts. I can tell you the solution I found on the forum from years ago after much searching ...
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Samsung phone - What does "OLM" mean for the CSC Code?

I attempted to root my (new) Samsung A24 - and while that worked, I've been having issues with the phone suddenly being unable to make or receive calls after a random number of hours until I reboot it....
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Samsung Galaxy J1 shuts down after "Optimizing Android" on startup

I have an old Samsung Galaxy J1 20W that when it restarts, it goes to the 'Optimizing Android', and whenever it gets to '13 out of 13', it just shuts down and won't turn on again unless I take out the ...
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Application special access Wi-Fi control is blocked on Verizon Samsung Galaxy No 10+

I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ (Verizon, unrooted). I am unable to disable the application's access to WiFi control. I could in the past. In Settings - Apps - Special access - Wi-Fi control, all ...
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Samsung Galaxy A51 freezing and restarting after update

I updated my Samsung Galaxy A51 to Android 13 (One UI 5.1). My phone screen keeps freezing, going black, and restarting on its own. It happens every couple of minutes. I did almost every possible way ...
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Galaxy A51 stuck in ODIN mode after OTA update

Samsung Galaxy A51 received an OTA update last night - installed it, auto-restarted, loaded the Samsung welcome page, then loaded a bright blue screen with: ODIN MODE (AVB fail) SUPER: Build-id does ...
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Samsung Galaxy J1 stuck on "Downloading. Do not turn off target" screen

I have an old Samsung Galaxy J1 that would turn on and then go to a screen with some cogs that said 'Optimizing Android', but whenever it was just about to finish, it would shut down. I got a new ...
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Android 12 resolution stretch

So i bought an aftermarket display for my samsung note10+. The edge screen is just cut down, so the actual display is less wide. But it report back as the original display resolution. Now the circle ...
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How does Samsung remotely control Samsung model phones?

Only 2 days after purchasing one, I discovered Samsung has excercised its ability to remotely brick Samsung devices for any reason they choose. (This came to attention after discovering Samsung ...
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What's the maximum number of eSIM cards that can be saved on a Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra?

What's the maximum number of eSIM cards that can be saved on a Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra? I found https://www.reddit.com/r/GalaxyS22/comments/yco7om/how_many_esims_can_be_present_on_an_s22_ultra/ but ...
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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra (Snapdragon) - is it possible to manually flash Android 13?

Is there any way at all to upgrade my Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G (Snapdragon) to Android 13? It's stuck on Android 11, and I've been with Google Fi, and now US Mobile, with still no OTA updates ever ...
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How do I setup TWRP on my SM-T295?

I've tried almost every twrp.img I can find on the internet that supports my device (SM-T295, Android 11) yet I can't seem to get it to work. Every twrp recovery.img I try still results in the "...
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Cannot connect Samsung device in fastboot [duplicate]

I am attempting to use fastboot on an old Samsung Galaxy A01. It is a learning exercise for unlocking. Based on this, the device should support using fastboot. I got it off a Samsung forum. I am ...
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