| How to Block Numbers on Samsung Galaxy
Tired of getting unwanted phone calls from telemarketers? Perhaps you have fallen victim to a phone scam or just want to be left alone by that certain someone, everyone has a reason to block unknown callers on your Samsung smartphone. Your Samsung smartphone has an awesome way for stopping unwanted callers in their tracks.
How to Screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy
Capturing a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy can come in handy. The following is a step by step guide.
You can capture a screenshot by simultaneously pressing the Home key and the Power/Lock key for 1 to 2 seconds.
Capture a screenshot by touching the screen with the side of your hand and swiping across from left to right, or vice versa.
Follow the instructions to turn on the feature if it is turned off.
From the Home screen, touch Apps . Touch Motions and gestures . Note: It may be necessary to touch the DEVICE tab and then touch Motions and gestures. Touch Palm swipe to capture.
Touch the slider to turn Palm swipe to capture on .
Open the Notification Panel by swiping from the top of the screen to the bottom. Touch Screenshot captured to open the screenshot. You can also quickly DELETE, EDIT, or SHARE the screenshot from the Notification Panel.
From the Home screen, touch Apps . Touch and select Albums. Touch the desired screenshot. Share a Screenshot From the Notification Panel Open the Notification Panel by swiping from the top of the screen to the bottom.
From the Screenshot captured notification, touch SHARE. Share the screenshot using one of the available options. Sharing options vary based on applications installed and features turned on.
Note: Swipe to the left or right to reveal more sharing options.
From the Gallery From the Home screen, touch Apps . Touch and select Albums. Touch the desired screenshot. Touch Share at the bottom of the screen.
Share the screenshot using one of the available options. Sharing options vary based on applications installed and features turned on. Screenshot Options From the Home screen, touch Apps . Touch and select Albums. Touch the desired screenshot.
Favorite: Mark the screenshot as a favorite. Share: Share the screenshot using one of the available options. Sharing options vary based on applications installed and features turned on. Edit: Choose to Crop the photo, edit it using Photo Editor, or add it to a Collage.
Delete the screenshot.
CAMERA: Open the Camera application. MORE: Access the following options: Details: View technical information about the screenshot, such as its size. Slideshow: Start a slideshow of the screenshots in the folder. Set as contact picture: Set the screenshot as a contact photo.
Some Common Android Problems and How to Fix Them
So many users have reported problems with the battery life of their phones. One of the easiest ways to extend your smartphone’s battery is to change your locations and brightness settings.
Enter the settings menu, click on Location, and select battery-saving mode. As for brightness, you should avoid using auto-brightness and instead turn your screen down somewhere below halfway, or to a level that is acceptable for your eyes.
Some phones, such as the Galaxy S5 and above, even include extra battery saving modes.
Frozen and slow user interface
Phones typically begin to slow down as their internal storage fills up. Try deleting unused apps and photos, or moving them to the cloud or a microSD card. In addition, you should close open apps that you are no longer using, delete app cache, and limit the use of live wallpapers.
An app’s cached data can be deleted by going to Settings > Apps, selecting a certain app, and choosing the Clear Cache option. Programs such as App Cache Cleaner and Clean Master, both of which are available for free from the Google Play store, can also be used to automate the process of clearing cache.
If you have are having a problem connecting to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, or your cellular network, enable Airplane mode for 30 seconds, toggle it off, and try connecting again. Sometimes simply toggling the specific connection can also solve the problem.
Still having issues? Try repairing or setting up your Bluetooth device or Wi-Fi network again
Stalled text messages
Ensure that you are connected to the internet either through Wi-Fi or cellular, click on the unsent message, and click Resend. If the problem continues, try restarting your device or even installing a third-party messaging app.
Certain Androids, like the Droid Turbo, can get really warm. Try not to use your phone while you’re charging it and don’t use high CPU-intensive apps, for long periods of time. If it starts getting warm, give your phone a break.
If you don’t do these things, and your phone still gets hot to the touch, then you may want to get it looked at by a professional. The experts I contacted said this could be a sign of a manufacture defect.
There are numerous steps you can take to address problems with syncing. First, ensure that you are connected to the internet, and that the service you are trying to sync with, such as Google or Dropbox, isn’t down. Double check that your password is correct and try syncing again.
Still having problems? Remove the account from your device and add it again.
Apps can crash for all sorts of reasons. Is there an update available for either the app or your phone? If so, install it. If not, force close the app by swiping it away in the multitask menu (pictured above) and then reopen it.
You may want to throw your phone against the wall when it begins to malfunction, but there isn’t a need to panic. Most problems are fixed with a simple restart. Although if you physically damaged your phone or dropped it in water, you may have bigger problems on your hands.
Press the power button and let the phone turn off, but wait a minute or two before powering it back on.
Apps won’t download
There may be two causes for your apps not downloading. First, go back to the last page on this list and try clearing Google Play store’s cache. If that doesn’t work, try wiping Google Play’s history. The problem is probably a corrupt cache and all you need to do is clear it. Open the Google Play store and tap on the three lines in the upper left of the screen to open the app’s menu. Choose Settings and tap on Clear local search history.
Bad Auto Correct suggestions
If you use the default keyboard, you can get rid of autocorrect words you would never say or misspelled words that your keyboard has learned. All you need to do is long-press the suggestion and drag the word to the trash. Here’s how.
Home screen clutter
Every time you get a new app, a new icon is added to your home screen, which kinda defeats the quick access to your favorite apps that a home screen is supposed to offer. Rick Broida found a fix to that: Open the Google Play app, then tap Menu > Settings and clear the check box next to Add icon to Home screen
Too many contacts
Hate that your phone makes every single person you’ve ever emailed though Gmail one of your phone contacts? Go to Settings > Account > Google. Toggle off the Contact option. Now your Gmail contacts won’t sync with your phone.
Common Galaxy 7 Problems and How to Fix Them
Battery life problems
The first thing you’re going to want to do is eliminate any apps that you’ve downloaded from the play store. To check whether an app is using an unreasonable amount of battery, dive into Settings- Battery – Battery usage to isolate the app.These potentially problematic apps extend to bloatware installed by your carrier. You will benefit from deleting or disabling some or all of the pre-installed apps on the phone.
You can also disable the always-on display by going to Settings – Display – Always-on display and turning everything off. The feature was added to the Galaxy S7 for its convenience
You should be running Nougat if you’re not already, you will notice that battery should improve just by doing the upgrade. Samsung has made a change to the default resolution of the Galaxy 7 that uses less energy. It’s not magic, but you’ll probably benefit from a couple extra hours of extra battery life as a result.
This is a big category, and pretty hard to pin down, but we’ll go through some of the most common solutions. Obviously, slow performance can be indicative of an errant app that may be draining battery life, so dealing with this may help the other. Phones are known to slow down over time as people add more and do more with them.
Free up internal storage
The Galaxy S7 has 32GB of internal storage, and once you fill that up, the phone may begin to chug. The system will alert you when you get close to full, but even before then, deleting some of those larger apps and games will help. Another good idea is to upload your photos to the Cloud so you can delete them locally.
On the surface, changing launchers may not seem like it will do anything, but it does: Samsung’s TouchWIZ launcher is notoriously slow, especially with all the features enabled. To fix that, you may want to change launchers to something a bit more lightweight.
Factory reset your phone
There are myriad reasons your phone may be bogged down, and merely deleting apps, changing launchers or disabling some features may not do enough. If you can’t locate the problem back up everything up and do a factory Reset Open Settings then Scroll down to Backup and reset Scroll down and tap on Factory data reset Tap on Reset Device. Once you reset, you’ll have to log in again to your various accounts and apps, but your apps should download automatically once you log into your Google account.
Wi-Fi & Bluetooth issues
Among the most common problems on a smartphone today, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth problems can be caused by a number of factors, many of which are outside of your control.
When troubleshooting these wireless connections, it’s important to establish whether the issue is indeed your phone or where you are connecting to, and the fastest way to determine that is to use another phone or tablet to connect. If that other product has no connectivity issues, then it’s worth pursuing a fix on the Galaxy S7 or S7 edge itself.
Make sure you turn off Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, wait a few seconds and turn it back on. If that doesn’t fix the problem, head to the next step. Restart your phone. Sometimes all that’s needed a quick kick to the reset button and you’re good to go.
If Wi-Fi problems persist, try forgetting the network by holding down on the SSID (name) and tapping Forget network. Then re-enter the password.
If Bluetooth problems persist, try unpairing the object from your phone and re-pairing. To do that, tap on the little cog icon next to the product’s name and hit Unpair. Put the speaker or whatever you’re connecting to in pairing mode and connect again.
Random Restarts and Bootloops
A common occurrence, especially in more recent months, has been Galaxy S7 units randomly freezing while in use, restarting, or what’s known as boot looping, which finds the phone stuck in a cycle where it attempts to boot into Android but somehow gets stuck and performs the process all over again.
Like with all the above issues, there are a number of potential issues causing this, from apps causing overheating to problems with an Android update to a corroded or damaged mainboard.
To troubleshoot, work from easiest solution to most difficult.
If your phone boots into Android but is randomly restarting, it may be overheating or have a problematic app. Follow the instructions above to isolate the app that is causing the problem.
If deleting all potentially problematic apps doesn’t work, Follow the instructions below to reboot into the recovery and clear the cache partition
Wipe cache partition
Turn off the device.
Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Home key, then press and hold the Power key.
When the device logo screen displays, release only the Power key.
When the Android logo displays, release all keys (‘Installing system update’ will show for about 30 – 60 seconds before showing the Android system recovery menu options).
Press the Volume down key several times key to highlight ‘wipe cache partition’.
Press the Power key to select.
Press the Volume down key to highlight ‘yes’ an press the Power key to select.
When the wipe cache partition is complete, ‘Reboot system now’ is highlighted.
Press the Power key to restart the device.
If that doesn’t work, it may be time to reset the phone completely. If you can’t get into the phone, follow the instructions to factory reset the phone from the recovery menu.