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Three Other Ways To Connect / Mirror Samsung Galaxy S5 To Your HDTV

By: Harold Hisona | Sunday, June 29, 2014

I've already written a tutorial on how to connect Samsung Galaxy S5 to your HDTV using both wireless and wired connections. However, I find it necessary to provide you all options you can choose from so you can mirror your phone's screen to your TV set in a way that's convenient to you.


In my previous post, I pointed out the use of Samsung AllShare Cast Wireless Hub and the special adapter that's also from Samsung. This time, there's still one device from Samsung but the other two maybe any brand as long as they support screen mirroring feature.

Learn How to Manage Conversations on your Samsung Galaxy S5 [Here's how]

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Saturday, June 28, 2014

In the latest messaging technology on smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S5, all text (SMS) and multimedia messages (MMS) that are sent to and receive from a contact will be grouped into conversations or message threads in the phone's Messages screen. These then appeared to be threaded text or multimedia messages that allow you to view all messages you've exchanged with a contact on the screen. The system concept is similar to that of a chat program.

Keep reading, to learn how to manage conversations on your Samsung Galaxy S5.

Manage Social Networking Accounts on Samsung Galaxy S5: Using Facebook App

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Friday, June 27, 2014

With your Samsung Galaxy S5, you can stay connected and on the go with all your social networking accounts, post status updates on your Facebook and Twitter, check out your LinkedIn contacts and see what's trending on YouTube anytime, anywhere.

Here’s a quick guide for you to use Facebook app on your Galaxy S5 and start posting updates, read posts from your friends, upload videos, photos and check-ins and more activities with mobile Facebook access.

Prevent Extra Charges, Configure Roaming Settings on your Samsung Galaxy S5 [Here's how]

You can still be able to connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 to other networks that your provider supports even when you are outside your home network area. This is made possible with the phone's roaming feature.  However, there may be some extra costs for accessing networks while roaming.

Below are the steps to verify and configure Roaming Settings on your Samsung Galaxy S5 for your reference (that's if you need further assistance) with the entire process.

Configure Samsung Galaxy S5 Bluetooth Settings [How to]

Bluetooth refers to a short-range wireless communications technology used for exchanging information over short distances, approximately at 30 feet. Similar to other smartphones, the new Samsung Galaxy S5 also integrates the Bluetooth function in which you can use to share photos, contacts and other contents with other Bluetooth devices. 

Several applications on the device have options for sharing via Bluetooth, typically under Menu or with the Share icon.

Here is a simple guide for you to configure Bluetooth Settings on your Samsung Galaxy S5 handset:

How to use Android Beam on Samsung Galaxy S5

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Thursday, June 26, 2014

Android Beam allows you to transmit application contents through Near Field Communication or NFC to other NFC devices that support Android Beam. This content will guide you through using Android Beam on Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone.


Note:

You need to turn on or enable NFC on your Galaxy S5 before you can turn on and use Android Beam on your device. This is because Android Beam uses NFC.

How to Use Safety Assistance Feature on Samsung Galaxy S5

One of the many helpful features integrated into Samsung's latest Galaxy S5 smartphone is Safety Assistance. As the name implies, this feature is primarily aimed at helping users send a quick notice of the estimated location and visual surroundings to the mobile device of an emergency contact that is set or selected beforehand.

While Safety Assistance is deemed one of the phone's important features, enabling of it is only for your convenience and is not really intended as nor should it be considered as a replacement for emergency calls to the authorities.

Quick Guide to Use the Samsung Galaxy S5 Toolbox

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The floating shortcut menu that shows up on every screen on your Samsung Galaxy S5 is called Toolbox.

The toolbox lets you access your favorite applications quickly. You can drag the Toolbox anywhere you want on the screen and choose from the available items displayed on it.



In case you need help in using Toolbox on Samsung Galaxy S5, we offer this quick guide for you to refer to:

Using Virtual Private Network (VPN) on Samsung Galaxy S5 [What you need to know]

Virtual Private Networks or VPNs will let you connect and to and access resources from a secured local network, including corporate networks. You can set up, add and manage virtual private networks on your Samsung Galaxy S5 handset. Read on to learn how:


Using Visual Voicemail on Samsung Galaxy S5: Review, Listen to, Delete/Restore Messages

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Friday, June 20, 2014

You can use Voicemail to easily access and select which messages you want to view/read.


To access and review this feature on your Samsung Galaxy S5, simply follow these steps:

Enable Emergency Alerts on your Samsung Galaxy S5

While many people find it annoying, emergency alerts feature on your Samsung Galaxy S5 also offer some benefits. If you are among those who want to be always informed of hurricane warnings, AMBER alerts for missing people in your place, Presidential alerts and all other different kinds of emergency notifications, all you need to do is to enable Emergency Alerts tool on your device.


Below are the steps to enable/disable Emergency Alerts on your Samsung Galaxy S5 handset.

Setting Up Visual Voicemail on your Samsung Galaxy S5 [Here's how]

One way to quickly and easily access your voicemail messages on your Samsung Galaxy S5 is through Visual Voicemail. It lets you find the exact message you are looking for without a need to listen to every voicemail message beforehand. 

For the sake of those who need help in using the Visual Voicemail feature on their Samsung Galaxy S5, we offer you this basic guide. Please read on to learn about the standard Visual Voicemail configurations on your device's settings.

How to Print Files/Documents with your Samsung Galaxy S5

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Modern smartphones like the new Samsung Galaxy S5 really make things a lot easier for humans to accomplish. With these devices, almost everything is now made mobile. As a matter of fact, you may now perform mobile health check, mobile purchase/payment, and even mobile printing. Yes, with a Wi-Fi access, you can instantly print files/contents from your Galaxy S5 to an optional compatible printer. Both the printer and your phone must be connected to the same Wi-Fi network to avoid any issue.


If you want to try printing some documents/photos using your Galaxy S5 handset, read on to learn how to configure certain printer settings and get started with your printing job and have it done as expected.

Pay Online Purchases with your Samsung Galaxy S5

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Tuesday, June 17, 2014

With the Fingerprint Recognition Technology fused into the new Samsung Galaxy S5, paying for item purchases is now made a lot easier.                                                                                                                                                                                         
Samsung's new Galaxy S5 smartphone is truly promising a lot of essential functions to its every user, including the fingerprint recognition technology incorporated into the device. Aside from unlocking the handset, the fingerprint recognition technology also allows S5 owners to pay for their item purchases via PayPal.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Settings: Access, Search and other Options

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Settings app or service is the heart of the phone's operation. Through it, you have access to the phone's core services and you can manipulate how the phone behaves and operates. Therefore, it is imperative you know how to access it, search through it and know all options. Don't worry, this post will walk you through this.

This tutorial is intended to all Galaxy S5 owners especially those who are still learning the ins and outs of their phone.

Set up/Use Wi-Fi Calling on Samsung Galaxy S5 T-Mobile variants

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Monday, June 16, 2014

First thing you need to do in order to use Wi-Fi calling on your Samsung Galaxy S5 from T-Mobile, is to register your 911 address at your online T-Mobile account. You will need to log-in using your T-Mobile phone number and password.

This is a must, especially if it is the first time you use Wi-Fi calling on your phone, otherwise you will be prompted with an error REG09.

New Root Tool from GeoHot now available for Verizon, ATT Samsung Galaxy S5 variants

Owners of the new Samsung Galaxy S5 Verizon or AT&T variants may now get root access on their device, after GeoHot developed a tool that will root the Galaxy S5.

Rooting your device will let you to get on with all things you've been wanting to do but couldn't.


Samsung Galaxy S5 Can't Send / Receive Text Messages [How To Fix]

I recently looked into an issue involving the new Samsung Galaxy S5. Many owners complained about not being able to send and receive SMS or text messages so I talked to people who contacted me regarding this issue. I fortunately talked to three users and they have their own way of fixing the issue.

The first case was actually minor. The user said the problem happens randomly; he can send SMS now but can't later. There is not specific time of the day when this problem happens. He also tried calling his service provider and confirmed it wasn't a network problem. The settings in his phone remained the same so they weren't the problem.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Error: No Audio/Sound routed from phone to HDTV

Elaborated in this piece are the workarounds to deal with the issue about no audio/sound routed to the HDTV when you connect the AllShare Cast Wireless Hub or HDMI adapter to your Galaxy S5 smartphone.

Samsung Galaxy Mega: Recent Apps and Task Manager

By: Harold Hisona | Sunday, June 15, 2014

It is important that you know how to pull up the screen that displays the list of your Recent Apps and link to the Task Manager on your Samsung Galaxy Mega. This is very helpful when your phone's performance becomes slow as you can easily close apps your recent used as well as manage tasks on your phone to free up some space on your phone's memory or RAM.

This tutorial will guide you through displaying Recent applications screen in which the link to the Task Manager can also be found.

Fixing Samsung Galaxy S5 Bluetooth Problem

A quick search on Google about Samsung Galaxy S5 Bluetooth problems and you would get hundreds of results. Majority of them are complaints from owners who have a hard time connecting their new phone to their car. Others say they cannot keep the BT connection active between the car and the S5.

More often, if the problem is obvious and widespread especially when it is a hardware issue, Samsung is quick to acknowledge it. If such is the case, you could expect an update to fix the bug or whatever it is that causes the problem. Unfortunately, the company didn't acknowledge that the new Galaxy S5 has an issue with Bluetooth. That said, we cannot expect a patch, although it's obvious many are suffering from it.

Cubot X6 Review: Powerful and Agile Octa-Core China Smartphone

After a few days of waiting, we finally get hold of one of the most powerful China smartphones available on the global market today -- the octa-core Cubot X6.
What we've got in hand is a priority package, containing the Cubot X6 white variant running on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, complete with accessories.

We've spent several hours and even days just to scrutinize each and every attribute and feature entrenched into this new handset we received from Chinavasion.com. After performing a series of hands-on tests on the device, we came up with these subsequent findings.

How to sync Apps and Account on Samsung Galaxy S5

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Tuesday, June 10, 2014

In case you need help in syncing some apps and accounts on your Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone, here's a quick guide for you to refer to.


Enable/Disable JavaScript on Samsung Galaxy S5 Internet/Chrome browsers [How to]

JavaScript is commonly used in many different web pages and site widgets, particularly those for streaming music and video files. And for these JavaScript-coded webpages and sites to load completely, JavaScript must likewise be turned on or enabled in the browser settings.

This content will guide you through enabling and disabling JavaScript in the Galaxy S5 Internet and Chrome browsers.

Samsung Galaxy S3 Problems and Solutions Index

By: Harold Hisona | Sunday, June 8, 2014

As you may have already known, I provide free Android support over at TheDroidGuy.com (TDG). Most of the time my posts are based on emails sent to us by our readers asking how to solve their problems. As of this writing, I've already published 17 parts of our Samsung Galaxy S3 Problems and Solutions series. So, basically, I've already addressed almost 200 hundred problems/questions this year.

It's a great feeling being able to help people especially when I read emails of users saying thanks. There's only very few of us who provide this kind of support for free. I love this job and I want to always remember doing this. That's the reason why I decided to create an index for problems I've already addressed.

Transfer Contacts from Samsung Galaxy S3 to Samsung Galaxy S5

By: Harold Hisona | Wednesday, June 4, 2014

One of the things you encounter when upgrading a phone is the hassle of transferring "everything" from an old phone to a new one. But thanks new technologies, tasks that were virtually impossible before can now be done with a single tap of a button. This post will guide you through transferring contacts saved locally on your Samsung Galaxy S3 to your new Samsung Galaxy S5.

 

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