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What is this icon with a messaging icon enclosed by a SIM card's icon in status bar?

It's a SIM icon. To change it, go to Settings → Connections →SIM card manager → choose SIM1/SIM2 icon. (Tap to enlarge)
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How to Disable Screen Rotation Icon

Or you could do it the easy way.... I just figured it out with a lightbulb moment turning my flashlight brightness down
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How to Disable Screen Rotation Icon

There is indeed a way to disable it by ADB. Setup ADB on your PC/Mac. Enable USB debugging on your android Connect your device to the PC/Mac Run following command in shell/terminal: adb shell ...
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Is there a way to completely disable all Bixby functionality without rooting the S9+?

This article has a useful guide to disabling bixby. Disable Bixby Voice Go to Bixby home. Click the three vertical dots then settings. Uncheck Bixby Voice Disable Bixby Button Go to Bixby home. Click ...
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Screenshot as PNG instead of JPEG?

Unfortunately I also don't know a way how to configure the format used by the system screenshot function that can be triggered via Volume-Down + Power. However if you can trigger your screenshots via ...
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samsung s9 Charging time

I am not sure why Samsung support would tell you that a full charge cycle is less than an hour... All references I have found, like this one, indicate a normal charge time from 0-50% of around 36-40 ...
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Something is filtering blue light and I can't figure out how to stop it

So I did a bit of digging and found two related threads describing your problem: User Friendly Solution As you've described you had transferred over your settings from a different device and the '...
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How reliable are waterproof phones?

I have a fair amount of experience using and testing IP68 waterpoof phones. Here are my experiences. I personally have had quite a bit of success with them in several different types of environments. ...
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How can I view which app has the permission to turn on and off the location services in Android?

As an answer to your comment, you can use PermissionManagerX. If your device isn't rooted, you can grant elevated privileges using ADB (instructions in app help). But elevated privileges are not ...
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How can I view the mobile data usage for each application for a given day?

You can achieve that using a third-party data usage application like 3G Watchdog With 3G Watchdog you can have finer breakdown of data usage down to individuals application with options to view data ...
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What's this "drawer" in the task switcher and how to configure it?

That section is showing predicted apps. This feature was introduced in Android 9, along with their changes to the recent apps screen. I'm not sure if there's a common name for that UI element, but I ...
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Is the maximum size of the SD card for the S9+ really limited to 400 GB?

I can now confirm that the S9+ supports a 1 TB μSD card just fine. After a colleague had outfitted his phone with a 512 GB card, I decided to give it a try, because it was already above the limit ...
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How can large amounts of files be transferred to Linux via MTP?

MTP is crap for that task – OK for a few files in "small folders", but stalling for folders with many files in, or copying many files, or trying things in parallel. As you use Linux, ADB would be a ...
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How to prioritize a 802.11ac over 802.11n?

When the SSID is shared, the access point is responsible for band steering. Dual band operation with Band Steering detects clients capable of 5 GHz operation and steers them to that frequency ...
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Stop Google Photos from Retaining Deleted Photos

If you are using Google Photo to backup your photos, you should also use it as your "gallery" app on your phone to manage photos. When you delete a photo in the Google Photo app, it will delete it in ...
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Why my apps are getting auto-updated despite "Don't auto-update apps" checked?

Now apps have separate auto-update option in Play store. So disable it, uncheck it.
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Is there a way to completely disable all Bixby functionality without rooting the S9+?

Yes this can done. I recently updated guide to remove Bixby using adb. Assuming you've adb installed on your machine, you can run following command to get packages related to Bixby. adb shell pm list ...
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How to disable wallpaper blur effect on Samsung Galaxy S9 home screen?

It's not blurred wallpaper, it applied two wallpapers, one for the lock screen and the other for the home screen. To set the wallpaper (single wallpaper for both screens): Open the wallpaper app, and ...
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Gmail notification on lock screen does not show subject

Found it! The setting to change is here: Open the Gmail app. Go to Settings > (Email address) > Manage Notifications > Lock screen > Show content
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Make home screen rotate on Samsung Galaxy 9

I am currently using a Galaxy S10+, and I was using a Galaxy Note 8 before that. Both phones support rotating the homescreen to landscape in their native launcher, but it is disabled by default. I am ...
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How can I sync the Google keyboard's clipboard with Android's clipboard?

The actions in these answer are from a Galaxy Note 8 which is nearly identical to your device. Unfortunately I do not know any way to sync them and as far as I know, it is not possible. However, I can ...
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How can I remove vibration when the phone is turned off on my Samsung Galaxy S9 (non-rooted Android 9, One UI 1.0)?

This is option is not for user’s control. It’s default for all smartphones. The main purpose is to alert the user when their phone shuts down otherwise there is a chance that users may not know ...
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Galaxy S9: Most apps keep stopping

Uninstall Android System Webview on the play store. I just did this and it fixed the issue.
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Samsung Galaxy timeout changes to "parentheses" (or zero)

Following @wbogacz's lead, I went to Settings --> Apps --> Special Access --> Change system Settings. I discovered that Avast Battery Saver had control over the timeout, so I revoked that ...
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"call_state_offhook list.size()==0 number is null" when I call someone with my Samsung Galaxy S9

after installing a call recorder, have same message
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Capturing internal Audio without loss

The only conceivable way I can think to achieve this would be the use of some kind of external USB DAC (digital-to-analogue converter), which involves routing the audio out through the USB C port I'...
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Make home screen rotate on Samsung Galaxy 9

Quoted from an earlier answer of mine: Ultimate Rotation Control forces any app - even those that don't support a certain orientation - into any orientation. It also supports setting on a per-...
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Make home screen rotate on Samsung Galaxy 9

I'm not sure regarding the default UI settings as I use Nova Launcher myself (on a stock Samsung Note 8). For Nova Launcher though -- root not required -- you would go into Nova Settings > Look & ...
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Disable Bixby on Galaxy S9 without root?

You can disable the Bixby button by using Bixbi Button Remapper - bxActions. This allows you to remap the button to another action. As for disabling Bixby altogether, I am unsure of how to do it. ...
CodeMonkey's user avatar
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Display a portrait-mode app on a horizontal rotatable screen

Using Miracast or an HDMI cable, the content will always be displayed as it is on your smartphone > I suggest trying this app on your phone to rotate the image and then adjust the image on your ...
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