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Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Tutorial: Setting Up Face Unlock

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Thursday, July 31, 2014

Galaxy Note 8 is the newest Samsung Galaxy Note flagship device. It is a new tablet with support for GSM voice communications, SMS and MMS.

This tutorial will walk you through setting up Face unlock on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

Here are the steps:

Faster way to upload videos and photos with Samsung Galaxy S5 Samsung Link

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Tuesday, July 29, 2014

While the new Samsung Galaxy S5 is schemed for a more enhanced performance feature, there's yet another way to make it perform even better. For example, you can upload videos and photos you've captured to an online storage service in an instant with the Galaxy S5's Instant Upload Samsung Link.

If you are still new to this feature and in need of a bit of details on how to make use of it later, then I suggest you keep on reading the entire post.

Here are the steps on how to use Samsung Link on your Galaxy S5 for instant uploading of photos and videos.

How To Fix Samsung Galaxy S5 Known Problems and Error Messages

[UPDATE 8/15]:  I just published the fourth part of this series with six problems addressed: Samsung Galaxy S5 Problems, Errors and Solutions [Part 4]

[UPDATE 8/7]: The 3rd batch is now available with new problems addressed: Samsung Galaxy S5 Problems, Errors and Solutions [3rd Batch]

[UPDATE]: I just posted the second part of this series, which tackles four different Galaxy S5 problems. Read: Samsung Galaxy S5 Problems, Errors and How To Fix Them [2nd Batch].

I received emails from my readers and many of them came from Samsung Galaxy S5 owners. In this post, I will address five of those emails as I continue my research on other Galaxy S5 problems and errors.

I am open to your questions, suggestions and problems so feel free to send them over at harold@droidista.com. I will do my best to provide support, answer your questions and provide solutions to your problems to the best of my ability.

Multi-tasking with Samsung Galaxy S5 Multi Window mode [Learn How]

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Sunday, July 27, 2014

There's a way for you to perform multi-tasking jobs with your Samsung Galaxy S5. With the phone's Multi-Window feature, you can easily complete multiple tasks on one screen. This means you can browse the web and check your email simultaneously. The Multi-Window tray also has the most commonly used apps for you to choose from. Isn't that great?

Read on this simple guide if you need further assistance in this setup.

Samsung Galaxy S5: Basic and Advanced Internet Settings Guide

In your Samsung Galaxy S5, the Internet app is the web browser. The name was changed to make it even clearer for users what the app does. In this post, I will guide you through every setting available for the Internet app so you can configure the browser to your preferences.

Basic Internet Settings


Let's start, of course, with the basic settings but first, you should know how to access the Internet Settings screen:
  1. From the Home scree, tap the Apps icon and then Settings.
  2. Now tap Internet to pull up its Settings page.

CSR Racing for Android Gaming and Blogging: Mobile drag racing at its best

While video gaming was my childhood obsession, I'm not really a hardcore gamer considering I already have mouths to feed, so priorities come first. But since I'm a freelance writer, I have a lot of idle times so I decided to spend some of them gaming and together develop an idea on what to write about; it's a win-win situation for me.


Last week, I started gaming with Real Racing 3 but today, I found a popular game that interests me--CSR Racing. So, I decided to install it to my phone and started gaming. It's a drag racing game and speed is the name of the game but to achieve that, you must have a car powerful enough to reach point B the shortest time possible. Needless to say, you need to buy upgrades to give your car a power boost.

How to Auto Backup Google+ on Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 (Wi-Fi)

When you add your Google+ account to your Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro, you can set or configure your device to upload your photos and video files to Google+.

In this content, we will walk you through the entire process of setting up Auto Backup Google+ on your Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4. Read on to learn how.

Samsung Galaxy S5: S-Voice Settings Guide and How To Use It With Apps

The new Samsung Galaxy S5 is equipped with a feature that allows you to command your phone to do specific jobs through spoken words; it's called S-Voice. If you like the idea of talking to your phone to do some tasks for you, you'll love this feature, although the current version of the app is far from perfection.


This post will walk you through every S-Voice setting in your phone and how to use it with apps like to search the web, send a text message, and update your Facebook status.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Contact Issues: No Caller Information shown in Recent Calls [Solutions]

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Saturday, July 26, 2014

This content is aimed at helping Galaxy S5 users who are having problems associated with phone contacts, specifically those who cannot locate their contact's name or phone number when viewing their recent calls.

Please read on to learn the recommended methods to deal with this problem.

First, let us try to determine the possible causes. What could likely have caused such problem to occur on your device?

Prior findings reveal that "NO caller information showing in recent calls" on the Galaxy S5 handset could be due to any of the following:

Samsung Galaxy S5 Accessibility: Enable/Disable TalkBack feature

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Thursday, July 24, 2014

Samsung indeed crafted its Galaxy smartphones, including the new Galaxy S5, usable by everyone including those with visual and hearing impairments. All the user needs to do is to activate certain accessibility feature on the phone.

In this guide, we elaborate the steps on how to set up and use the accessibility features on the Galaxy S5. You may refer to this content if you want or need some help getting through the process.

Customize Keyboard Settings on Samsung Galaxy S5

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Tuesday, July 22, 2014

This tutorial is aimed at helping those Galaxy S5 owners who are new to Samsung keyboard and are learning to use other keyboard options on the S5 handset.

Customizing keyboard settings in the Galaxy S5 language and input menu, you can switch between Samsung and Swype keyboards on the go.

We offer you this simple guide to take advantage of this feature and make use of a more advanced keyboard functions embedded in the Galaxy S5 smartphone. You may refer to this quick tutorial whenever you want.

Let's get started right away:

How To Troubleshoot Samsung Galaxy S5 Blank Screen Problem

There is an issue concerning Samsung Galaxy S5's display. I received at least 3 emails with the same problem--the screen goes blank and the phone unresponsive. The funny thing is that it's not carrier-specific since all three emails came from owners from different service providers.

To give a clearer perspective on what's really happening, here are the emails sent to my mailbox (harold@droidista.com) regarding this problem:

Real Racing 3: Supafly Open (Pure Stock Challenge)

By: Harold Hisona | Monday, July 21, 2014

Game time!

I am about to race in Supafly Open pure stock. There are three races to get myself into and they are as follows:

  • Cup: Brands Hatch (Indy Circuit)
  • Elimination: Melbourne
  • Drag Race: Suzuka Circuit (Grand Prix Circuit)

My car's PR is at 5.1 and the first race requires PR 3.0. I believe I'm gonna have an advantage with my setup; 2 engine upgrades and 1 for drivetrain. With this setup I can reach a topspeed of 159 mph. Here we go…


How To Fix Samsung Galaxy S5 "REG99-Unable to connect" Error

I've received at least a couple of emails from T-Mobile customers, who just got their Samsung Galaxy S5, asking for support as they were getting an error message, that according to them, they "never encountered before." It's the "REG99 - Unable to connect" error message, which occurs when they enable Wi-Fi Calling on their phone.

Apparently, this error message is related to Wi-Fi Calling and occurs only when the feature is enabled but it concerns your 911 address more than anything else. Here's a couple of emails I received about this issue, so far.

Adding Auto-fill Profile or Credit Card Info in Samsung Galaxy S5 browser

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Sunday, July 20, 2014

One of the recommended solutions given to those who have been encountering browser issues with the Galaxy S5 is adding an auto-fill profile or credit card in the browser settings.

This method is particularly applicable or used when you are having trouble auto-filling profile or credit card information using the Samsung Galaxy S5 Internet or Chrome browser app.

Here's how to add auto-fill profile or credit card in your GS 5 browser settings:

Real Racing 3: My journey as a game blogger and 'real racer' begins here...

Gaming is my obsession since I was young but I've given it up for more important things in life. I now write for a living and I have plenty of time being idle. So, I decided to review and blog about Android games and Real Racing 3, one of the best mobile racing games, is my first game-blogging project.


Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Setup Mobile Hotspot or Tethering

By: Harold Hisona | Saturday, July 19, 2014

One of the most useful features of the Samsung Galaxy S5 is mobile hotspot and tethering. You can share your phone's data connection with your other IP-capable devices without the need of extra networking equipment. Mobile hotspot basically turns your phone into a wireless access point while tethering allows it to share connection via the USB connection to one computer only.

If you have a laptop and/or tablet at home, mobile hotspot is more appropriate as your other devices can connect wirelessly. However, if you have a desktop computer that doesn't come with WLAN adapter, then you would want to use tethering instead. In other words, mobile hotspot is wireless and can accommodate up to 8 devices while tethering is wired and can only be for one device only.

Set Up/Configure MMS Settings (APN) on Samsung Galaxy S5 T-Mobile variant

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Friday, July 18, 2014

Need help in setting up and configuring MMS (APN) settings on your new Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone? Well, worry no more because we've got you covered with this how-to piece.

Read on this entire content as it elaborates the step-by-step process in setting up MMS (APN) settings on your phone.

Let's get started:

How to take photos or videos when Samsung Galaxy S5 screen is locked

With the Camera shortcut under Lock screen options, you still can get access to the camera application and take photos or videos on your Samsung Galaxy S5 even when the phone screen is locked.

For those who haven't yet tried doing this and/or need assistance on how to get this done, follow these steps. This should be just quick.

Remotely Access Files on a computer from Samsung Galaxy S5 [Here's How]

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Tuesday, July 15, 2014

With Samsung Link, you can remotely access files on your computer or other mobile devices from your Samsung Galaxy S5.

The first thing you'll need to do is to sign in to Samsung Link on your Galaxy S5 smartphone. Here's how:

Delayed Text Messages on Samsung Galaxy S5

More often when text messages are delayed, the network is to blame...but not always. That's what I actually learned after talking to some Samsung Galaxy S5 owners who had this kind of problem.

I did receive emails asking if there is an issue with the Galaxy S5's cellular reception or its messaging app. There's none--no bug, no glitch. I don't know exactly what happens but I know a couple of workarounds based on testimonies of owners who were able to fix the problem in their phones.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Wi-Fi Calling Can't Send / Receive Hangouts MMS Messages

By: Harold Hisona | Monday, July 14, 2014

T-Mobile were the very first provider to offer Wi-Fi Calling on their smartphones way back 2007. But the technology then wasn't as refined as the technology now. Thus, a few hiccups here and there were acceptable but it's a different story today.

I received 3 emails from T-Mobile Galaxy S5 owners relating to the same problem; they couldn't send or receive MMS messages (text messages with pictures or other multimedia files attached) using the carrier's Wi-Fi Calling feature via Hangouts app. Another TMo subscriber complained of a related issue but this time he specified he was using a third-party app.

Samsung Galaxy S5 4G / 4G LTE Connectivity Keeps Dropping

By: Harold Hisona | Sunday, July 13, 2014

I received emails from my readers reporting about what seems to be a common problem with the Samsung Galaxy S5's 4G LTE mobile data connectivity. The phone can connect to the network alright but multiple times a day, mobile data disconnects. The worse thing is it won't come back on unless the owner does something with the phone to re-establish the connection.

How to Automatically Delete Old Messages on Samsung Galaxy S5

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Saturday, July 12, 2014

Get rid of all unnecessary old messages stored in your inbox and let your Samsung Galaxy S5 do the job for you. Yes. This is made possible with the phone's automatic deletion function. All you need to do is to configure some settings first, according to your preference and everything should be good afterwards.


Below are the steps to configure or set automatic deletion of old messages on your Galaxy S5 handset. Follow these steps if you think you need further assistance in going through the entire configuration process.

How To Fix Common Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE Problems After Android 4.4 KitKat Update

Only the Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE (I9305) model could receive Android 4.4.2 KitKat update and the reason behind that is the RAM difference between the non-LTE model and the LTE variant; the former only has 1GB of RAM while the latter has 2GB.This post is not about that. It's about problems encountered by owners after updating their phone to the most recent firmware version.

Clear Cache/Cookies on HTC One M8

The cache saves or stores files for faster web browsing. Clearing the cache can help resolve certain issues and likewise save space on your device.

Cookies refer to files that store information and allow websites to remember your preferences.

Following are the step-by-step processes on how to clear cache/cookies on the all new HTC One M8 Android smartphone. Read on to learn more.

Manage and Use Private Mode on Samsung Galaxy Tab S

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Thursday, July 10, 2014

Private mode is a function designed for hiding photos, videos, music and other files so they will become invisible to unauthorized users. A third party application will not be neccessary for this function to work.

Read on and learn how to configure and use Private Mode on Samsung's latest tablet, the Galaxy Tab S.

Manage Samsung Galaxy S5 Swype keyboard options/settings

One way to prevent and or solve certain issues on the Swype feature of your Samsung Galaxy S5 is by proper management and configuration on the settings.

Elaborated in this content are the recommended settings configuration of the Galaxy S5 Swype function. Read on to learn more about what or which options/settings to configure when using the feature.

Note:
Steps may vary depending on the version of Swype you are using on your phone.

Fixing Samsung Galaxy S4 problem on keys and buttons incorrect response

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Tuesday, July 8, 2014

There have been several complaints from owners of Samsung Galaxy S4, saying the keys and buttons wouldn't respond accordingly. When they attempt to type a text or press some buttons, they're getting incorrect response from the device instead.


In respond to this concern, we offer this content to help those people deal with such issue annoying issue on their S4 handset. If you are one of those having same problem, follow these resolution steps:

Troubleshoot Samsung Galaxy S4 Issue on Making/Receiving Calls

This article contains the recommended methods to troubleshoot Samsung Galaxy S4 issue on making and receiving calls. If you too encounter the same problem with your device, I suggest you keep reading on to have a hint on what has to be done to get S4 calling problem fixed.


Before we begin troubleshooting the problem, let us first determine the possible causes of such problem to occur on your device.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Quick Connect Problem: Cannot find target device Galaxy Tab S

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Monday, July 7, 2014

This is an easy guide to troubleshoot problem using Quick Connect on Samsung Galaxy S5, in which the user cannot find the "target device" to send files to. This would be so quick.

Problem details:

"I tried to use Quick Connect on my Galaxy S5 but I cannot find the "target device" I want to send some of my files to."

If you encounter the same problem, first thing you'll need to do is ensure that Wi-Fi Direct or Bluetooth feature is activated or enabled on the devices, especially if the Target device does not have the Quick Connect feature.

Samsung Galaxy S5 problem: Play Store download freezes at 'starting download...' and cannot sign into Google Talk [Troubleshooting]

Are you having some troubles downloading an app from the Play Store? Is your download stuck at 'Starting download...' or cannot sign into Google Talk on your Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone? If so, then I suggest you keep reading on to find out the methods that could get your problem fixed.
Before we get to the troubleshooting procedures, let us understand the problem first. What exactly is the problem you are encountering?

Again, I want to make it clear that the resolution process we are about to take up is aimed at rectifying issues on Downloading apps on Play Store, in which downloads are stuck at 'Starting download...' and cannot sign into Google Talk.

Learn how to avail of Free Galaxy Gifts for Samsung Galaxy S5: Download, Install, Access, Uninstall Galaxy Gifts

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Sunday, July 6, 2014

Samsung's latest Android flagship, the Galaxy S5 is packed with many various offers including Galaxy Gifts. Read on to find answers to common questions about Galaxy Gifts and most importantly, learn how to install and use this service on your GS5 handset

What is Galaxy Gifts?

Galaxy Gifts refers to a content offering that comprises a wide variety premium mobile services collection and tools for enhancing every user's mobile experience. It is available prepaid or discounted.

Guide to Linking a Dropbox Account with your Samsung Galaxy S5

Aside from syncing and backing up contents, you can also link your Samsung Galaxy S5 with a Dropbox account.

This guide will walk you through the process of linking a Dropbox account with your Galaxy S5 handset. Follow these steps to link your device.

Complete Guide to Manage Samsung Galaxy S5 Security Settings

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Saturday, July 5, 2014

Among the options to configure for securing information on your Samsung Galaxy S5 include Encryption, Passwords, Device Administration, Security Update Service, and Credential Storage. Read on to learn how to manage each of these options on the phone settings, so as to enhance your phone's security feature, anytime and anywhere you go.


Samsung Galaxy S5 Bluetooth Connectivity Guide

Just like any other smartphones, the new Samsung Galaxy S5 comes packed with Bluetooth hardware that allows it to communicate with other BT devices within range. This feature allows the phone to share content wirelessly to other devices such as songs, videos, photos, etc. New technologies also allow majority of smartphones today to connect to cars infotainment systems.


Samsung Galaxy S5 Can't Recognize Fingerprint

I've received several reports about the new Samsung Galaxy S5 that can't recognize the owner's fingerprint. So, I look into it and talked with some people who may have ideas why it's happening. Well, there's no known bug that could have resulted to the problem so the issue may be on how the user swipe his/her finger across the finger scanner.



Samsung Galaxy S5 Settings Guide: Power Saving and Ultra Power Saving Mode Setup

Preserve Samsung Galaxy S5 battery life with power saving and ultra power saving modes. What is this feature and how does it work on the device?


Power saving mode helps reduce battery usage, thus extending battery life on your device. This article will walk you through the settings configuration of ultra power saving mode on Samsung Galaxy S5. Read on to learn more.

This feature does not come on automatically so you have to configure it manually. There are two ways to enable power saving and ultra power saving modes on the Galaxy S5. Read on to learn these methods.

Getting started:

Manage Air View Settings on Samsung Galaxy S5

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Friday, July 4, 2014

You can use your Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone to preview information, extend text selection, or enlarge photos/images by simply hovering your finger over the screen. This is made possible with the phone's Air View function. In order to use the Air View feature, you will need to have it enabled on your device beforehand.


Following are the available Air View options to manage or configure on your device:

5 Ways To Connect / Mirror Samsung Galaxy Note 3 To Your HDTV

The way of displaying what's on the screen of your Galaxy Note 3 (or whatever smartphone you have) to the screen of your HDTV is called screen mirroring and there are a lot of ways to do that. In this post, I will point out 5 different ways. Most high-end mobile phones and HDTVs already have a built in screen mirroring feature. What the user need to do is to interface these devices so they could share data. This feature is cool but it always comes at a price especially that Samsung Galaxy devices have different configurations.


Troubleshooting Problems on Messaging Service Blocks for Samsung Galaxy S5 Verizon variants

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Thursday, July 3, 2014

We offer this content, particularly for Verizon owners of Samsung Galaxy S5 who are having problems relevant to picture or video messaging, in which they are unable to receive messages or download applications on their device.

The following are recommended methods/workarounds to deal with picture/video messaging problems on Verizon Galaxy S5 devices.

Changing Sync Settings on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Five Easy Steps

This content highlights the steps in changing sync settings on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 device, as well as how to set up and sync your Google account on the tablet. Keep reading to learn more about the entire process.


Configure Google Location Services, GPS settings on Samsung Galaxy S5

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Don't know or not sure which road to take to get to your destination? Well, go get your Galaxy S5 first and then turn on Google location services to help you get to your target destination straight and safe. In case you need further assistance in the settings configuration, here's a quick guide for you to refer to.


The following steps will guide you through enabling and disabling Google location services, including GPS on your Samsung Galaxy S5 handset.

Manage Samsung Galaxy S5 Motion and Gesture Settings

By: Grace Gajetes-Hisona | Tuesday, July 1, 2014

To set up various Motion activation services on your Samsung Galaxy S5, you need to configure the phone's Motion settings beforehand. Follow the steps below to walk you through the entire process of setting up different Motion activation services on your device.



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