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Samsung Galaxy S5: Safe Mode, Wipe Cache Partition, Factory Reset [Complete Guide]

By: Unknown | Sunday, August 31, 2014

If you are an average Samsung Galaxy S5 owner, i.e. without expert knowledge of the phone's hardware technicalities and software configuration, I suggest you learn how to boot your phone to Safe Mode and Recovery Mode. You may not be able to use them that often but, at least, you have a know-how in case your phone may encounter a problem that requires to use any of the methods cited here.
This post will teach you step-by-step how to boot your phone to Safe Mode, Recovery Mode, wipe cache partition, and perform Factory Reset. I will also try my best to explain briefly the importance of these methods and when to use them. I divided this article into sections so it will be easy for you to find information relevant to what you're looking for. So, just click any of the links you can find after the break.

Ultimate Guide on Using Hancom Viewer on Samsung Galaxy Tab S

By: Gra | Friday, August 29, 2014

Hancom Viewer or Handcom Office Viewer is an application that allows you to open Microsoft Office and PDFs, view spreadsheets, presentations and documents. You can use Hancom Viewer on Samsung Galaxy Tab versions 4, and on the new Galaxy Tab S.

The following guide will help you use the Hancom Viewer app on your Galaxy S tablet. You may start whenever you're ready.

Samsung Galaxy S3: Freezing Problems and Troubleshooting

I have received a lot of emails regarding the Samsung Galaxy S3 freezing problems. I categorized those emails and came up with five issues, which I have addressed in this post, such as; freezing or hanging while the phone is booting up, using an app, making a phone call, browsing through contacts, and after the phone was accidentally dropped.

If your experiencing any of the problems, please read carefully my suggestions. I assume you already know the procedures I cited here like how to boot to recovery and safe mode, or how to clear cache and data. If you don't, however, then please Google it.

As you may have already known, I provide free advices and support. So, if you have issues with your phone, feel free to email me at harold@droidista.com or join the Google+ community [click here to open the page] I created for this purpose.

How to Connect Samsung Gear Fit to your Galaxy S5 smartphone

This guide will help you connect a Samsung Gear Fit to your mobile device, particularly the Galaxy S5 handset, using Gear Fit Manager application.

First thing you need to do is to install Gear Fit Manager on your phone, and then you can start the connection process. You can refer to our previous post on how to install Gear Fit Manager on Samsung Galaxy S5, if you need help in installation process. Otherwise, you may start right away.

Samsung Galaxy S5: Camera Problems and Troubleshooting

By: Unknown | Tuesday, August 26, 2014

There are five common Galaxy S5 camera problems addressed in this post. Get to know what they are and how to fix them.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 has an impressive camera with many filters and effects. In fact, it is one of the things that is given emphasis in the phone's advertising campaigns. But some owners were met with disappointment when they found out their units had manufacturing defects. The company assured the owners that their devices will be replaced with a new one.

Simple Guide to use Gear Fit Manager on Samsung Galaxy S5

By: Gra | Monday, August 25, 2014

If you're trying to use Samsung Gear Fit through Gear Fit manager app on your Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone but you're not sure how, here's a simple guide for you to refer to.

First things first. You need to download and install Gear Fit Manager application for you to use it on your phone. You can get it from Samsung Apps or going to this site url: apps.samsung.com/gearfit. Just follow the on-screen instructions to complete the download and installation procedures.

Cubot X6: Messages Settings Guide

By: Unknown | Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Cubot X6 Message Settings menu will let you adjust the way your messaging app works. You can set limits to both SMS and MMS. You can also set notifications, change chat wallpaper, delete old messages automatically, and more.

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

If you are a new Cubot X6 user, this guide can surely help you. Now, to access Messages Settings menu, follow the steps below:
  1. From the Home screen, tap the Messaging app.
  2. Tap the Menu key, choose Settings.

Samsung Galaxy S5: Display Problems and Troubleshooting

While the Samsung Galaxy S5 screen is the component that brings luster to the phone, it is also the most delicate part; a small amount of impact can break or damage it. In this post, I cited several display problems an owner may encounter while using the phone. These problems are based on emails I received since I started posting support articles for the Galaxy S5.

If you are currently having problems with your phone, especially with the display, please try to browse this page as I may have already addressed it. If you can't find your problem here, feel free to email me or join the Google+ community  I recently created where I often hang out to answer questions.

How to Change/Enable/Disable SIM PIN on Samsung Galaxy S5

By: Gra | Friday, August 22, 2014

This content will walk you through locking and unlocking SIM PIN on your Samsung Galaxy S5. If you too need some help in completing the process, you then can refer to this guide.

We tried our best to simplify the process so as to make it easier to perform, especially by those who are new to the Galaxy S5 smartphone.

Elaborated here are standard procedures in changing and enabling/disabling of SIM PIN on the Galaxy S5 handset.

Follow these steps:

Setting Up Samsung Galaxy Nexus for Internet [How to]

By: Gra | Thursday, August 21, 2014

This content is aimed at helping users of Samsung Galaxy Nexus, who are trying to set up their phone for Internet.

If you are among those who need help, this guide will help you get through the entire process.

You will have to set up or configure your phone's APN settings, in order to use it for Internet. The APN (Access Point Name) is used to create a data connection on your device. Please note that APN settings may vary depending on the network carrier or service provider.

Follow these instructions:

A complete guide to Use Music Player on Samsung Galaxy S5

Want to spend your idle time listening to your favorite music tracks on your Samsung Galaxy S5, yet not sure how to use the music player on your device? Well, it's a good thing you're here.

The article you're currently reading will walk you through using the music player on your Galaxy S5, to listen to audio files you've downloaded or transferred to your phone.

Learn how to create a playlist, add audio file to a playlist, play an audio file, navigate to next or previous audio file, turn repeat on or off, turn shuffle on or off, and adjust the sound volume.

Manage S Pen Settings on Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition [Complete Guide]

By: Gra | Wednesday, August 20, 2014

There are lots of ways to get things done with S Pen on your Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet. S Pen is Samsung's handwriting-to-text engine that automatically converts all your notes including phone numbers, contact details, and even text messages to text.

How S does Pen work?

Hovering S Pen over the screen and pressing the button on the side will bring up the Air Command menu, wherein you can have quick and easy access to incredibly helpful functions, including screen navigation, communication via handwriting or free-form drawings, capture screenshots, create and share information with the pre-loaded S Note applications.

To pull the end of S Pen out of the Galaxy Note 10 tablet, all you have to do is to use your fingernail.

In case you need some help on how to use S Pen on your Galaxy Note 10 tablet, we offer you this guide.

Samsung Galaxy S5: "Unfortunately, the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped"

By: Unknown | Tuesday, August 19, 2014

What do I need to do to fix the error message "Unfortunately, the process com.google.process.gapps has stopped" on my Samsung Galaxy S5?

That's one of the questions I received this week. Well, I looked into it and it's not really a big deal. The fact is, I'm familiar with this problem as I have dealt with it several times already with Galaxy S3, S4 and Note 3.

Quick and simple guide on Wiping Cache Partition on Samsung Galaxy Avant

By: Gra | Monday, August 18, 2014

One of the highly recommended solutions to deal with certain phone issues, including your Samsung Galaxy Avant that is not working correctly is to clear the cache partition.

Unlike a Master Reset, wiping cache partition will clear different parts of the device storage, without deleting or erasing your personal data.

For those who need further assistance in wiping the cache partition on their Galaxy Avant handset, here's a quick guide for you to refer to.

LG G3: Setup Phone For First Time Use

By: Unknown | Sunday, August 17, 2014

This post will guide your through setting up your new LG G3 smartphone. Tutorials cited in this post include inserting the micro SIM card, turning the phone on and off, how to unlock the screen, setting screen security, accessing Settings, and how to manage your apps, Home screens, and more.

If you are an owner of the LG G3 and currently being bugged by a problem or two you don't know how to fix, feel free to email me at harold@droidista.com and I will help you find solutions. If you, however, just got the G3, browse through this post and be informed how to set it up for first time use.

Samsung Galaxy S5: Message Settings Guide

By: Unknown | Saturday, August 16, 2014

This post will guide you to control options for both text and MMS messages on your Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone. It allows you to set message limits, notifications, size settings, etc., but first you need to access the messages settings menu where you can find all necessary options to personalize or customize how you receive messages.

This guide will show you how to access Messages Settings Menu and provide information to every option. This is intended for Galaxy S5 owners who may still be learning a thing or two about their devices. For those who may have already mastered the device, I'm sure you can find some useful information here as well.

How To Access Messages Settings Menu

There are two ways you can bring up the messages settings menu:
  1. From the Home screen, tap Messages.
  2. Touch Menu and choose Settings.
  1. From the Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Scroll to and tap Settings and choose Messages.

How to set up/enable/use Text to Speech on Samsung Galaxy S5

Similar to other new Galaxy devices, Samsung Galaxy S5 also integrates the Text-to-Speech function. It's a very handy feature that works by translating texts into voice, like having a book read out loud, thus, helping those with visual impairments use the phone with all ease.

For those who haven't yet tried using this feature on their Galaxy S5 handset, here's how to get started.


English language is already installed and available to use on the Galaxy S5, so if you are using Text-to-speech in English, it should be just quick.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Problems, Errors and Solutions [Part 4]

Welcome to the 4th part of Samsung Galaxy S5 Problems series. First of all, I want to apologize to my readers who emailed me about their problems with their devices. I wasn't able to address those problems immediately because I was sick and had to rest for 3 days. I just got back.

Since last week, I already received more than a hundred emails from Galaxy S5 users who are asking for solutions to issues they have encountered. In this post, I will address six common problems, so please take a little time browsing through them to see if the problem you have now is the same or related to the ones I already addressed. You may click on the any of the links below to read the problems and their solutions.

Samsung Galaxy S5: Automatically Upload Photos and Videos

By: Unknown | Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Setting your Samsung Galaxy S5 to automatically upload photos and videos taken by its camera is one effective way to back them up. Once uploaded successfully, those photos/videos can easily be re-downloaded to your phone after a factory reset; all you need is internet connection, your username and password.

You have, at least, three options which service to use. There is the Samsung Link, Google Photos, and Dropbox. Click on any of the links below to go to that section.
  1. Auto Upload To Samsung Link
  2. Auto Upload To Dropbox
  3. Auto Backup To Google Photos

Samsung Galaxy S5: Customizing Home and Apps Screens [A Complete Guide]

By: Unknown | Sunday, August 10, 2014

This guide with walk you through customizing both the Home screen and Apps screen of your Samsung Galaxy S5. In this page, you will learn how to add apps or shortcuts to the home screen, add and remove widgets, create and manage folders, change the wallpaper, add and delete home screens, and customize the apps screen according to your preference.

Click on any of the link below to go to that section.

How to use Mobile Device Unlock on Samsung Galaxy Avant T-Mobile variants

By: Gra | Saturday, August 9, 2014

Samsung has recently released its new smartphone entrant to the Galaxy lineup called the Samsung Galaxy Avant. It's a new Galaxy handset that offers a 4.5-inch camera, quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable internal memory. The phone runs Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy Avant is a modestly specced smartphone you can unlock.

Manage Contacts on Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 [Tutorial]

By: Gra | Friday, August 8, 2014

This beginner's guide will walk you through managing and storing all of your contact information using Contacts on the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 model. It's one of the basic yet major features and functions of the new Samsung tablet.

What's highlighted most in this content are methods to add, edit, delete, save contacts on your new Tab S device. You may refer to this step-by-step tutorial if you want to.

Samsung Galaxy S5 Problems, Errors and Solutions [3rd Batch]

By: Unknown | Thursday, August 7, 2014

[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]

I've received a lot of emails about some Samsung Galaxy S5 problems. While many of them are easy to fix, there are some that require in-depth research. Don't worry, I will help you with those problems the best I could. I may not know how to fix all of them but I will ask people who may have experienced them already.

If you have problems with your phone, feel free to email me anytime. My email address can be found on the upper-right part of this page. And oh, before I forget, please provide as much details as possible.

You may also want to browse the first two parts of this series:

  1. How To Fix Samsung Galaxy S5 Known Problems and Error Messages
  2. Samsung Galaxy S5 Problems, Errors and How To Fix Them [2nd Batch]

Quick guide to change USB connection options on Samsung Galaxy S5

By: Gra | Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Modifying or configuring the USB settings on your Samsung Galaxy S5 is important to let your phone sync, charge or perform certain task when connected to a computer.

You can choose between the Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) and USB Mass Storage (UMS or MSC) modes to enable file transfer between the two devices. Both of these modes have similar functions, allowing you to transfer files, photos, videos, etc.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S Basics: How to enable/disable/connect to Wi-Fi

By: Gra | Monday, August 4, 2014

This guide is intended for those need help in setting up Wi-Fi network on the new Samsung Galaxy Tab S.

The Galaxy Tab S integrates a wireless connectivity feature that allows users to connect to other Wi-Fi enabled devices to share information or to connect to and use the Internet.

Follow these steps to help you get through the entire process of enabling, disabling and connecting to an active Wi-Fi network.

How to create additional Apps Page on Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5

By: Gra | Sunday, August 3, 2014

Users can add more Apps page on their new Samsung Galaxy Tab S, based on their preference. Read on this content to learn how to get this thing done on the new Samsung tablet.

This guide will help you create additional Apps pages to your Apps menu on Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 tablet. You may refer to this tutorial if you want to.

This would be just quick!

Samsung Galaxy S5 Problems, Errors and How To Fix Them [2nd Batch]

By: Unknown | Saturday, August 2, 2014

[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: The 3rd batch has just been published: Samsung Galaxy S5 Problems, Errors and Solutions [3rd Batch]

Hello guys. This post is basically the same as the one I posted a few days ago but this one has different problems sent through email by my readers. If you, too, have problems with your Android phone, do not hesitate to contact me personally through my email address, harold@droidista.com. Please provide as much details as possible.

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