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Samsung Galaxy S5: AT&T POP / SMTP Email Setup

By: Harold Hisona | Saturday, May 31, 2014

This post will guide you on how to setup your att.net email address on your new Samsung Galaxy S5. Of course, for you to be able to use such email address, you must be an AT&T customer in the first place.

Setting up your email address on your phone is easy but you need to have all correct information about your account including your username, password and server settings. Now, here's how you do it:

Samsung Galaxy S5: Backup / Restore with microSD card

This guide will walk you through backing up data--including contacts, photos, videos, music, files, etc.--in your Samsung Galaxy S5 using a microSD card. So far, this is the easiest way to backup your files as you don't need to connect your phone to other devices. The only requirement you'll have to comply is buy recommended microSD cards, then you're good to go. Now, here are the steps on how to backup your Galaxy S5 data:

Samsung Galaxy S5: Enable/Customize Blocking Mode/Do Not Disturb feature

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Monday, May 26, 2014

This article will walk you through the process of activating and using one of the interesting features sported by the Galaxy S5, referred to as the Do Not Disturb mode. While this is a built-in function on the phone, a number of S5 owners are not aware that such feature actually exists on their device.

The Do Not Disturb function on Galaxy S5 is also known as the Blocking mode. As the name implies, blocking mode allows you to block calls and notifications from going through.

The feature is best used when you are in a meeting with your boss, on a date or sleeping without any interruptions from unwanted phone calls.

Samsung Galaxy S5: Setting Up Verizon POP Email Account

By: Harold Hisona | Wednesday, May 21, 2014

This is a guide to walk you through setting up your Verizon email on your new Samsung Galaxy S5. I find it necessary to write this tutorial because I receive a lot of emails from S5 owners asking how to setup their email accounts that their carrier provided. In this case, it's a Verizon email.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Can't Send / Receive MMS Messages

By: Harold Hisona | Monday, May 19, 2014

I received a lot of emails about the Samsung Galaxy S5 not being able to send or receive MMS messages. Some would suggest it is a manufacturing defect, others say it's a firmware issue, and many said it's a network problem.

Well, I am one of the people who would say it's some kind of a network-related issue more than anything else. However, it's not really the 'network' that has problems, rather the data needed to connect to that network--APN (Access Point Name) Settings.

HTC One M8 Notifications Lights Meaning

By: Harold Hisona | Saturday, May 17, 2014

The new HTC One M8 has a LED indicator located just above the screen. This gives the phone the capability to alert the user about something when the screen is turned off. Basically, there are only two colors you can see; Orange and Green.

Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini Notification Lights Meaning

How well do you know your Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini? Do you the meaning of each notification light?

There are basically three colors you may see when the phone is telling  you something; Blue, Red and Green. Each color has a different meaning as well as their rhythms. So, this post basically tackles what those notification lights mean.

Please note that the LED will only light up and gives off these notifications if the screen is off. Moreover, you can edit the type of event you want to be notified about by going to Settings > My device > LED Indicator.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Setting Up POP / IMAP Email

By: Harold Hisona | Thursday, May 15, 2014

This post will guide you on how to setup POP and IMAP email on your Samsung Galaxy Note 3. More often, these types of email services are offered free like Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, AIM Mail, Outlook.com, Inbox.com, etc. They may differ in server settings and all but the process of setting them up on your Android device is the same.

If you are a new Galaxy Note 3 owners and want to setup your personal email on your phone, you may follow these steps.

Step 1: From the Home screen, tap the Menu key and choose Settings.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Notification Lights and their Meaning

By: Harold Hisona | Friday, May 9, 2014

Like Samsung flagship smartphones, the Galaxy Note 3 also has a LED indicator located in the top-left corner in the front panel of your phone. The indicator emits three primary colors: Blue, Red and Green.

The main purpose of the LED indicator is to notify you of the current condition or status of your phone. For example, you missed a notification, the phone would emit light with a pattern to tell you about it without actually unlocking the screen. Believe it or not, it makes life a little easier if you knew the meaning of the colors and their rhythms.

Samsung Galaxy S5: Enabling / Using Multi Window Mode (Multitasking)

By: Harold Hisona | Monday, May 5, 2014

This guide will walk you through enabling and using the Multi Window Mode on the new Samsung Galaxy S5 so you'll have the true sense of multitasking when using your phones. While techie owners may have already mastered this feature, this post goes to people who are still trying to learn the ins and outs of the device.

The Multi Window Mode will allow owners to easily perform multiple tasks while staying on one screen. For example, you can play a video while composing a message, browse the web while checking your emails, etc. This feature is exclusive to Samsung flagship smartphones and the company already made a list of commonly used apps and made them available in the Multi Window tray.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Not Charging

This is one of the common issues with the Samsung Galaxy Note 3. More often, owners would know the device is not charging in the morning when they found out the battery percentage remained the same as with the last night's when they plugged it in.

There were also owners who found out the phone has a charging problem when they noticed the phone was eating up the battery a lot faster than before that even if they charge it, the battery percentage won't go up.

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Blank / Black Screen

By: Harold Hisona | Sunday, May 4, 2014

While this problem is not common, many Samsung Galaxy Note 3 owners claimed to have encountered this problem. Some said the issue was resolved by simply plugging the charger in while others weren't so lucky they have to send in their device for repair. What makes this problem difficult to resolve is that it happens out of the blue that you don't even have time to know what caused it.
After a couple of years providing support to Android smartphone owners, I've seen enough already. Based on thousands of emails I've received from owners asking for help, I have narrowed down this problem to four possible causes.

Samsung Galaxy S5: Increasing Call Volume

By: Harold Hisona | Thursday, May 1, 2014

This is one of the most common questions I actually received after years of providing support to Android users. Just yesterday, I received a couple of emails asking how to turn up the call volume on the new Samsung Galaxy S5. I understand that it may be difficult to adjust the volume especially for people who are still learning things about their new smartphones.

 

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