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  • jessiep26 1 months ago

    i have had a samsung S5 for many months and it has worked perfectly fine - last week i have a prompt for a software update which i did (and have done many others in the past with no problems) Since my latest software update my phone is warm all the time my battery isnt lasting even half of the day even without making any calls or sending any texts and the phone keeps freezing. Is anyone else having these problems or can tell me how to fix it or can tell me how to get back to old software.

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    rhino3 2 days ago

    Having same problems since updating software. Camera doesnt work at all. just gives a black screen. Contacts keep crashing not responding. Phone apparently too warm never had these probs before. Worst update ever.

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    craig 2 weeks ago

    I also have the same issues, constant message saying contacts have stopped. Battery issues. The heart rate monitor is permanently on so when you put it down it lights up. Maybe also when in pocket 2 really not happy

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    Sally E 4 weeks ago

    I have had the same problems ever since updating my device, it is running so slow. I sometime go to my contacts and they are all gone, text messages and there is a blank screen, turn it off then thankfully they re appear. Phone is very warm. However this has been going o for over 4 weeks now. How much longer do we have to wait the next update? After being a loyal Samsung fan for many years, I am seriously looking at getting another brand of phone.

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    Curtis94 4 weeks ago

    Ive had some of the same problems. Keeps going very slow/freezing virtually every time I use it. Gets overly hot all the time, even with very few apps running, especially when on charge. I had none of these issues before updating to 5.0 last week. Hope Google/Samsung sort this soon!

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    cjbap 1 months ago

    Same here. No silent mode, battery power virtually non exisent, so have to carry charger everywhere I go. Gets very warm, I could almost make a cup of coffee after hitting a key, to it actually responding. Very very very poor update. Come on samsung...you need to fix this quick, or at least give us the option to revert back to the previous version!

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    Emily 1 months ago

    I am having the same problems as above, I have factory reset the device too but no better. Phone is still under warranty so I spoke to my network provider who put me through to Samsung. The man I spoke to was really helpful but by the end of the call the only solution I was given was to wait for an update of the software. Not really sure I want to update again after this !!! However if this update doesnt come out soon I am going to be requesting a new handset !!!

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    steve d 1 months ago

    having the same problems as everyone else, this was a great phone before the lastest update, now i want to through it against a wall, i make a phone call and the person on the other end cant hear me, my apps freeze and close, my texts disappear and then come back some time later, its very warm at the back of the phone, i keep losing my contacts, the wifi switches on and off even though i sit next to the wifi router in my house. why cant there just be a button where we can delete the update and go back to the old one. please samsung send us another update to take us back until you sort out these bugs

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    Andy 1 months ago

    I did do a complete factory reset, and although I thought Id backed everything up, I did lose a few bits and bobs (texts etc.) that could not be saved. My wi-fi connection does now seem to be relatively stable again. However, there are still issues with apps. S-Health for instance - the pedometer now only works if I activate it manually every time I move, whereas before it recorded all steps taken each day. Posting on social media is also inconsistent - often a post will not appear at all and has to be entered again from scratch. These may seem minor inconveniences - and they are really - but I dont feel I have gained anything at all by installing Android Lollipop, and have lost functionality of apps I use a great deal......

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    Inga 1 months ago

    I have the same problem after update. Battery doesnt last half day, phone is always freezing and it so slow. The camera doesnt not response and if does, it takes ages! I wand KitKat back!!!!

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    chrissiet23 1 months ago

    I have also been having problems with my phone due to the recent update. I cant even send or receive text messages. I was also told by my provider that due to it being a Samsung update the error doesnt lie with them so nothing they can do. the only solution it would appear is a full factory reset which is a major inconvenience and feel Samsung should be doing something about these issues??

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  • cavalier666 8 months ago

    i bought an s5 outright simfree, but have had issues from day 1, handset was replaced , sim card was replaced. and finally i found that turning wifi off fixed it. i cannot get incoming calls at all when wifi is turned on? is there a fix for this coming ? seems its a known bug and few people experience same

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    shrofc10 5 months ago

    Ive been through this problem with Virgin every month since July when I first got my S5. Its on the latest firmware. Still utter rubbish. I will be asking to terminate my contract with Virgin. Im told this is not an issue with the phone -- and works on O2... Is that true? I will try taking it to a Samsung local repair centre.

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    tasha 6 months ago

    I am also with Virgin and I have been complaining about calls not coming through since MAY and its now SEPTEMBER. I was told that it is a problem with Samsung and that Samsung are going to put a software update to fix it. Samsung - are you? Is it only S5 phones through Virgin? It also delays some of my messages coming through. I had the Samsung S2 which was great and am sorely disappointed now :(

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    max1979 6 months ago

    Virgin mobile are adamant that the phone is NOT faulty. They are telly us it is an android issue. This is the worst phone I have ever had. :-( and most expensive.

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    silverghost 8 months ago

    I have exactly the same issue and have had various conversations with Virgin Mobile regarding it, they are telling me that it is wide spread and to do with Kit Kat, it apparently affects other handsets apart from the S5, I am hoping that this is fixed quickly as I am afraid that everyone will be missing important calls.

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    Samsung E-Support 8 months ago

    Hi, I recommend that you visit your local repair centre to get your S5 serviced by an engineer. Please check out this link to find your nearest service centre http://www.samsung.com/uk/support/servicelocation/. Hope this helps.

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  • ozzyjah 10 months ago

    I can choose pan, face or auto. Front or rear, camera or video. That is it. No other settings

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    tina 4 months ago

    My camera does not have a settings cog icon

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    P jones 4 months ago

    Hi. I do not have a cog icon on my camera screen, so I am unable to zoom etc. All I have is 3 mode settings, pan, face or auto, front and rear or video, and thats it. This question has already been raised in this forum, but I cant see a response or resolution offered.

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    Samsung E-support 10 months ago

    Hi, In the top left hand corner of your screen, or bottom left depending on how you're holding the device, there will be a settings cog. From here there is a number of options to pick from. Thanks.

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  • Luvinn 6 months ago

    how to transfer content from old smartphone to S5

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    Iain 4 months ago

    I have a further piece of feedback for anyone attempting to use Smart Switch...and for the developers. You load Smart Switch on both your old and new phone and then start the ap. The ap then sends your data direct from phone to phone, presumably via Bluetooth, but basically without any need to do any pairing or connection&#59; its all done for you. Very smart, BUT... 1. As mentioned before, not everything is moved, in particular things like wallpapers, tab setups, icon arrangements Email and other settings, and so while your contacts and messages all come across, you still need to go into the new phone and set it up to be like your old phone, even though it might now contain the same data and aps 2. But the biggest issue and a REAL criticism of the design, is when you start the ap. on each phone, the bottom of the page has a large Transfer button. But transfer which way? Do I PUSH the data from the old phone to new by clicking ‘Transfer’ on the old phone, or PULL the data to the new phone from the old one by clicking ‘Transfer’ on the new phone? If you get it wrong, are you about to overwrite your old phone and all your data with the blank image of the new phone? The answer is that you click ‘Transfer’ on the old phone to PUSH the data to the new one, but NOWHERE is this really basic piece of information explained, not even if you search online. So remember, you click Transfer to SEND data FROM the old phone TO the new one, and something so very basically really should be obvious in the ap! It might also be good to understand where the data is added to the new phone or whether it replaces data, e.g. if you get it wrong, do you only add nothing or do you replace your data with nothing?

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    Iain 4 months ago

    The thing I find frustrating having used both Kies (v2.6 for my old S2 and v3 for my new S5 as each version of Kies will only talk to one of the two phones :-( ) and then Smart Switch, is that they dont move everything, just most things. So if I am using something to backup and then restore my device, I expect it to restore EVERYTHING, and if Im moving from an old phone to a new phone, I DO NOT want to then have to spend hours completing the setup of the new phone to act like the last one. I expect restore to do just that, not half a job. So a little input to Samsung Marketing: The more effort it takes for me to migrate from one phone to a new one, the less I am inclined to get a new phone as the time it takes to move everything across is just too much, so if you want to sell more phones, my suggestion is tools that COMPLETELY move EVERYTHIG from one phone to the next so that the new phone starts up looking very similar to the old and with all settings carried over.

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    Samsung Support 6 months ago

    Hi. You can download an application called Samsung Smart Switch. This enables you to transfer data from your old device to your new one. Please see the link provided to see the step by step guides on how to use Samsung Smart Switch. http://www.samsung.com/uk/support/smartswitch/ I hope this helps.

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  • wickdaman 8 months ago

    Since my device firmware update a couple days ago, I cannot use my fingerprint on my lockscreen. If I go into Settings > Lockscreen it allows me to choose Fingerprint, but prompts for Password after. If your input is numerical it secures via PIN, if alphanumeric it secures via Password. It does not secure with Fingerprint. If I try choosing Fingerprint again, it will prompt to create Password again and gives the same results as mentioned before. I believe this to possibly be a firmware issue?

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    wickdaman 8 months ago

    I have since noticed this is all related to the KNOX EMM app. I have escalated this to the Samsung KNOX Team via the website.

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    wickdaman 8 months ago

    I have since noticed this is all related to the KNOX EMM app. I have escalated this to the Samsung KNOX Team via the website.

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    wickdaman 8 months ago

    I have since noticed this is all related to the KNOX EMM app. I have escalated this to the Samsung KNOX Team via the website.

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  • Dawn 11 months ago

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    steggle17 8 months ago

    Same happened to mine.....surely a design flaw. .....O2 say I need to get samsung to replace under the warranty?

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    Dawn 11 months ago

    The cover does fit flush and snugly over the port, though it is the opposite way round. Doesnt fit the original way due to the broken plastic tag. Phone is currently away to hopefully get fixed!

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    Samsung E-Support 11 months ago

    Hi Dawn, We cannot guarantee that the device is now waterproof if this is not securely covering your charging port. Thanks

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  • mani 11 months ago

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    BigBear63 9 months ago

    I dug these out of the SM-G900F Quick Start Guide. Head: 0.562 W/Kg Body: 0.406 W/Kg According, to the quick start guide the SAR limit is 2.0 W/Kg.

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    Samsung E-Support 11 months ago

    Hi Mani, You can view all the tech specs for the S5 on the following link; http://www.samsung.com/uk/consumer/mobile-devices/smartphones/android/SM-G900FZKABTU Thanks

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    WiFi gets stuck

    Nathan 11 months ago

    When connecting to WiFi n network(s) I get an initial fast connection for about 5MB is then just hangs, the connection is not dropped but no more data seems to be transmitted/received. No further data connection request will work on the current WiFi session. (Other devices connecting to this network do not exhibit this behavior) When connected to a WiFi g network no problem is encountered. Any suggestions or solutions?

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    Samsung E-support 10 months ago

    Hi Nathan, Are there any error messages that appear on your screen when the data stops coming through? Have you tried deleting the WIFI connection from you S5 then re-adding it? If you have tried this, I would suggest that you give our tech support team on 0330 7267864 so that they can run some tests on your device.

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    Samsung E-support 10 months ago

    Hi Nathan, Are there any error messages that appear on your screen when the data stops coming through? Have you tried deleting the WIFI conntection from your S5 then re-adding it? If you have tried this, I would suggest that you call out Tech support team on 0330 7267864 so that they can run some tests on your device. Hope this helps.

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  • beamz 10 months ago

    Is there a way to download apps strait to the sd card without having to download an app or having to do it manually?

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    Sue Tandy 6 months ago

    Is there a way to video direct to the SD card?

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    Samsung E-support 10 months ago

    Hi. Unfortunately there is no way to download apps straight to the SD card. Apps will download to the device's internal storage. Hope this helps.

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  • Philfy 6 months ago

    I have set galaxy s5 to answer calls by pressing the home button, worked for a while and now it doesnt along with the power button ending/rejecting calls. What ahve I done or how can I fix it. I have tried deseclecting, switching it off nad then back on and reselecting but that didnt work.

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    Kirsty Grayson 6 months ago

    Hi. I recommend performing a factory data reset on your Galaxy S5. You can do this by following these steps: Settings - Back up and reset - Factory data reset - Reset device - Erase everything. Performing a factory data reset will erase all data from your device. I advise that you back up your data on Samsung KIES. Please see the link below to find all of the information and tutorials on Samsung KIES: http://www.samsung.com/uk/support/usefulsoftware/KIES/ If the factory data reset does resolve the issue with your device then I advise taking your Galaxy S5 to your nearest service centre. Please visit the link below which will aid you in locating it: http://www.samsung.com/uk/support/servicelocation/ I hope this helps.

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    Jessica Thomas 6 months ago

    Hi Philfy, Have you tried to factory reset your S5 back to factory settings? Please ensure to back up all of your important data before attempting this as it will wipe your S5 http://www.samsung.com/uk/support/skp/faq/1057759. Hope this helps.

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