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How to fix "Check Battery Cover" error in Samsung Galaxy S5

By: Noy-Noy | Saturday, March 31, 2018

How to fix "Check Battery Cover" error in Samsung Galaxy S5

Usually, there are tons of reasons to consider that error messages appears in the phone screen without apparent reason. It could be caused by a glitch in the system or the device has a serious firmware issue. In this instance, I'll tackle one of the reports from Galaxy S5 users saying that "Check battery cover" error message keeps on showing in the device screen several times a day. So, what we have to do now is to isolate first the problem and consider all possibilities until we can reach to the conclusion and fix the issue. These are the methods that we want you to do:

Step 1: Restart your phone and remove your SD card
This method is a very basic one, in which, it refreshes the memory of the phone and fix any glitches in the system that might causing the issue to occur. Although there is no assurance that the problem will be fixed if you do this step. But there were some reports from other users saying that after they rebooted their device the error message is no longer appearing in the screen. To do so, just turn off the device and remove the battery and press the Power button for 7 seconds. Now, place it back the battery and power on your phone and observe if the error message still appears. If the problem continues, follow the next step.

Step 2: Boot in Safe mode
In this environment, we will eliminate the suspicion that a third-party app is causing the problem. Through Safe mode, all downloaded applications you installed on your phone will be disabled temporarily and only the pre-installed ones will be running in the system. So, while booting in this mode and the error message is not anymore popping-up, then, there's a culprit causing it. Find that one by uninstalling each app you downloaded starting from the recent one you installed. Follow these steps to boot in safe mode:

  1. Turn the device off.
  2. Press and hold the Power key.
  3. When Samsung Galaxy S5 appears on the screen, release the Power key.
  4. Immediately after releasing the Power key, press and hold the Volume Down key.
  5. Continue to hold the Volume Down key until the device finishes restarting.
  6. Safe mode will display in the bottom left corner of the screen.
  7. Release the Volume Down key when you see Safe mode.
However, after you boot it in safe mode and the error message still pops-up on your phone. jump over to the next method.

Step 3:Create a Backup and reset your phone
This method is more complicated compare to the previous procedures that you performed on your phone because you have to bring the device back to its default settings and all saved files and data on your phone will be erased. So, before you do this method, we suggest you to create first a backup by transferring everything to your SD card or Personal computer.
  1. Pull down the notification bar and tap Settings.
  2. Tap Back and reset under User and Backup.
  3. Tap Factory Data reset.
  4. Tap Data reset.
  5. Tap Delete all and wait.
  6. Reboot the phone.


How to fix Galaxy S3 Google Play Store app that won't download

How to fix Galaxy S3 Google Play Store app that won't download 
One of the best apps we can consider that adds elegance to all android devices is the Google Play Store wherein you can download and install app that you want. But what if your Play Store won't download any app on your phone? In this article, I'll discuss this type of issue, wherein some users were complaining that their Google Play Store refused to download any app without apparent reason.

Mostly, this type of issue is caused by a minor system glitch, third-party apps, corrupted files and data or the app itself is outdated. So, to be sure and determine what triggered the issue there are procedures that we suggest you to do to isolate the problem and fix it. That being said, here are the methods that you need to perform:

Step 1: Perform Battery-pull procedure
The purpose of doing this method is to refresh phone's memory and eliminate the suspicion that a glitch in the system is causing the problem. To do so, remove the battery of your S3 and press the Power key for 7 seconds to release the remaining electricity in the hardware components and place it back the battery and turn on your phone. While in this state, open your Play Store and try to download any app and see if the issue occurs. If the problem continues, jump over to the next method.

Step 2: Reset Play Store app
If the app's cache and data had been corrupted or become outdated and could no longer recognized by the firmware that would be the reason that issues like this occur in the device every now and then. So, this time, we will try to reset the app so that newer files and data will be created to be sure that all of it will run perfectly once it is loaded to the firmware. Don't you worry, this step won't harm your important saved files and data in the internal storage. Here's how:
  1. From the Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap More.
  4. Scroll to and tap Application manager.
  5. Scroll to and tap Google Play Store.
  6. Tap Clear Cache.
  7. Tap Clear Data.
  8. Tap OK.
After you reset app's cache and data, try to download again an app and see if the issue still the same. If the issue is not anymore happening, then, corrupted files and data caused it. However, after the method and you're still unable to download an app, proceed to the next step.

Step 3: Remove your Account and Sign in again
Although there is no assurance that the issue will be fixed if you do this method on your phone. But there were reports from other users saying that after they follow this step the issue suddenly gone and they can download any app without a problem. Just go to Settings>Accounts>tap Google>tap your account>tap Remove account. Now, Sign it in again and open your Google Play Store and download again an app and observe if the issue is fixed. However, if the step still doesn't work, follow the next method.

Step 4: Check if your Mobile Data is Disabled 
In downloading an app, you need to check if you're using Mobile data or Wifi, because if you're using both that would be one of the factors that your phone won't go through or successfully download an app. Just go to Settings>More Settings>Mobile Network>Uncheck Mobile data. After you do so, and the issue is gone, then, that would be the reason that the issue is happening. 

Step 5: Perform Factory reset
However, if all methods you performed on your Galaxy S3 is not helping the problem, then, the last option that you should do is to perform master reset. Meaning, all files and data saved on your phone will be deleted, so, before you follow the steps be sure to create first a backup. The good thing about this method is, if the device was bugged or has serious firmware issue this procedure has a big chance to fix it. Here's how:
  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu button.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap on Accounts tab and choose Backup and Reset.
  4. Tap Factory Date Reset.
  5. Tap Reset Device.
  6. Tap Delete All.
I hope this post helps.

How to fix Galaxy Note 4 that stuck in Recovery Mode

How to fix Galaxy Note 4 that stuck in Recovery Mode

Hello readers! In this post, I'll tackle one of the most common problems that Galaxy Note 4 users were always complaining for the past several years. Since, we are not sure what caused the device to stuck in Recovery mode, all we need to do is to isolate first the problem through performing the basic troubleshooting procedures before we can create a conclusion and determine why this issue occur. Here are the methods that we want you to do:


 Perform Forced Reboot/ Battery-pull procedure
Through this method, we have to refresh phone's memory and totally close all running applications that might triggering this issue to occur on your phone. Remove first the battery and press the Power key for 10 seconds to discharge all electricity stored in the hardware components. After you do so, place it back the battery and turn on your phone on to see if the issue still persists. If so, proceed to the next step.

 Bring your phone to the shop and let the Tech reflash your Galaxy Note 4
If the device still unable to get past in recovery mode, then, your Galaxy Note 4 may be having a serious firmware issue. The memory of the device might be corrupted or bugged and that's the reason why your device stuck in recovery mode. Although this issue has a big chance to be fixed by flashing ROM's phone through Odin, but if your not familiar with the procedure on how to do so, then, we suggest you to bring your Galaxy Note 4 to the tech and let them fix it for you.

I hope this helps.

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy S4 Facebook that keeps on crashing

By: Noy-Noy | Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy S4 Facebook that keeps on crashing

There are plenty of reasons that Facebook app is crashing without apparent reason. It could be due to some incompatible apps in the system or the cache and data of the phone had been outdated or corrupted especially if the firmware was updated. So, what we have to do now is to consider all possibilities that might causing this issue until we can formulate a solution and resolve the issue. That being said, here are the methods that you should do:

Step 1: Perform Battery-pull procedure
The purpose of doing this step is to refresh phone's memory and closes all apps running in the background that might causing the issue. So, if a glitch in the system triggered it, then, this method is very effective and might fixed it. Just remove the back cover and battery of the device and press the Power key for 10 seconds to release all electricity stored in the hardware components. After you do so, turn on your device and open your Facebook app. However, if the problem still continues, proceed to the next step.

Step 2: Delete App's Cache and Data
There were reports from some users saying that after they cleared app's cache and data their Facebook app again function normally. So, in this step, we have to reset app's files and data so that newer ones will be created. Here's how:
  1. From Home screen, tap Apps.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap More tab.
  4. Tap Application manager.
  5. Swipe left to view All tab.
  6. Scroll to and tap the application.
  7. Tap Clear Cache.
  8. Tap OK.
  9. Tap Clear Data.
After you do so, open your Facebook app and see if the issue persists. If the problem still happening, follow the next procedure.

Step 3: Wipe the System Cache Partition
Wiping the system cache partition is similar to the 2nd procedure that you performed the only difference is, in this method we have to delete the overall files and data of your Galaxy S4. Don't you worry, all your important files won't be deleted, instead, only the files and data in the partition will be removed so that fresher ones will be created.
  1. Press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons.
  2. Release the Power button when the phone vibrates but continue holding on to the Volume Up and Home buttons.
  3. When the Android System Recovery screen appears, release both the Home and Volume Up buttons.
  4. Using the Volume Down key, highlight 'wipe cache partition.'
  5. Press the Power button to select the option.
  6. The phone will automatically restart once cache and data are wiped out.
Step 4: Perform Master reset
However, after all those methods you performed and your Facebook app still crashing, then your last resort is to do a master reset. Doing this method is quite complicated because all your saved files and data will be deleted. In other words, your device will be back to its factory default and all bugs and files and data stored on your phone will be removed. So, before you have to follow the steps be sure to create first a backup for you to easily restore it if the issue is resolved. Here's how:
  1. Turn the phone off completely.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons.
  3. Release the Power button when the phone vibrates but continue holding on to the Volume Up and Home buttons.
  4. When the Android System Recovery screen appears, release both the Home and Volume Up buttons.
  5. Using the Volume Down key, highlight'wipe data/ factory reset.'
  6. Press the Power button to select it.
  7. Using the Volume Down button again, highlight 'delete all user data.'
  8. Press the Power key to select it.
  9. Once the reset is complete, choose 'Reboot System Now.'
  10. Press the Power button to restart the device.
I hope this post helps.

How to Restore Contacts on your Samsung Galaxy S3

How to Restore Contacts on your Samsung Galaxy S3
If you're not sure or doesn't have an idea how to restore your contacts, then this tutorial will help you how to do it. As a matter of fact, there are two-ways you can restore your contacts in your Galaxy S3 either you can transfer it to your Google Account or to the external storage/ SD card. To do so, follow these steps:

Restore Contacts From Samsung/ Google Account

  1. You need to be logged in to your Google or Samsung Account.
  2. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  3. Choose Settings and tap on the Accounts tab.
  4. Tap Google or Samsung depending on what account you used to backup your contacts.
  5. Tap your email address.
  6. Tap Sync Contacts.
  7. Tap Sync now.
Restore Contacts from SD Card
  1. Make sure the microSD card where your contact list was saved is mounted.
  2. From the Home screen, tap Contacts icon.
  3. Hit the Menu key and touch import / Export.
  4. Choose Import from SD card.
  5. Tap the account where you want to save the contacts.
  6. Touch Import vCard file. The phone will automatically find any vCard saved in your SD card.
  7. Tap OK.

How to Enable Private Mode in Galaxy Note 4

By: Noy-Noy | Sunday, March 11, 2018

How to Enable Private Mode in Galaxy Note 4

In this tutorial, I'll discuss one of the security features that Samsung added to your Galaxy Note 4,which is the Private Mode. Through this mode, you can simply hide some of your important files like: photos, videos, recordings and other data that you don't want to be accessed by someone. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen, touch the Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to and tap Private Mode.
  4. Tap Next.
  5. Read the Disclaimer if you want and then tap Next.
  6. Review the information on the screen to know how to set privacy status for your files and then touch start.
  7. Before you can hide your files, you need to setup your unlock method first. You may choose Pattern, PIN, Password or Fingerprint. For this example, let's use PIN.
  8. Enter your PIN and tap Continue.
  9. Re-enter your PIN to confirm it, then tap OK.
  10. Now that Private Mode is properly setup and turned on, you may start moving files to private directory.
  11. For example, you may open Gallery and choose albums or photos you want to keep private.
  12. Once you've selected files, tap the More options icon at the upper right corner and choose Move to Private.
  13. Turn off Private Mode once you've finished moving files to make sure others can't view them if given access to your phone.

How to Enable Kids Mode in Samsung Galaxy S5

By: Noy-Noy | Saturday, March 10, 2018

How to Enable Kids Mode in Samsung Galaxy S5

One of the features added to Galaxy S5 and makes more elegant is the Kids Mode. This mode was designed to protect your important files and data especially if you're sharing your Galaxy S5 to your kids. Like what I've said, this mode will add more protection to your saved files and data in the internal storage without the need of adding more passcodes or setting it in Private mode. To activate Kids Mode,follow these steps:

  1. Go to Home screen by pressing the Home button once or by tapping the back a few times.
  2. Tap on any empty area on the screen and touch Widgets.
  3. Browse over the list until you see the Kids Mode icon which looks like a dinosaur.
  4. Tap and hold this icon and wait until you you're taken back to the Home screen.
  5. Release the widget on your preferred screen.
  6. Once back in Home screen, tap on Kids Mode icon to download and install it. 
  7. After the installation, tap on Kids Mode to create a profile.
  8. Tap on SET PIN for the creation of a security PIN.
  9. Enter your 4-digit PIN and confirm it.
  10. Enter your child's name and birthdate and Press Next to continue.
  11. Accept the disclaimer page.
  12. Select the app that you'll allow your kid to use. You can select up to 30 downloaded apps while in this mode.
  13. Now, go back to the Home screen and tap on Kids Mode icon again. There will 7 icons on Kids Mode marked as Kids gallery, Kids Camera, Kids Drawing, Kids Voice Recorder, Kids Media, Kids Mode Parental Control and Leave Kids Mode.
I hope this tutorial helps.

How to use Dual Camera on your Samsung Galaxy S4

How to use Dual Camera on your Samsung Galaxy S4

When Samsung Galaxy S4 was unveiled several years back lots of amazing features were added to the device compared to its predecessor, which is the Galaxy S3. So, in this tutorial, I'll share to you how to use dual camera on your Samsung Galaxy S4 by simply following the easy steps that we provided below. Here's how:
  • Tap Camera app and make sure that you are in Auto mode.
  • Tap the Dual Camera button located in the upper left corner of the screen.
  • Now, you need to focus the rear camera on the object that you want to capture.
         Make sure that the front-facing camera captures your face clearly on the opposite side.
  • Select your preferred photo frame that appears on the screen. By default, there are 12 photo frames that you can use after tapping the arrow button at the bottom of the screen.
  • Now, capture your photo, just press the shutter button.

I hope this helps.

How to Backup Data on your Samsung Galaxy S3

How to Backup Data on your Samsung Galaxy S3

Good day readers! In this tutorial, I'll teach you how to backup your data on your Samsung Galaxy S3 in a simplest way as possible. This trick is very simple and useful especially if you're having issues with your device and you want to do a reset to resolve the problem. Unlike to usual backing up step, this step is different because we have to transfer all your data to your email address. Meaning, before you do so, you should open first your email address or Google account. Here's how:
  1. From the Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings and then the Accounts tab.
  3. Tap Backup and reset.
  4. Tap both Backup data and backup account options to put a mark in their respective check boxes.
  5. Tap the Back key and then choose Google.
  6. Now, tap your Email address.
  7. Select apps you want backed up.
  8. To start the backup process, tap Sync now.
I hope this tutorial helps.

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 shuts down when taking a picture and doesn't charge to 100%

By: Noy-Noy | Friday, March 9, 2018

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 shuts down when taking a picture and doesn't charge to 100%

In this type of issue, one of the factors that the device shuts down when taking a picture is sometimes due to a faulty battery. On the other hand, incompatible app and corrupted files and data can be a reason as well that this issue is happening on your Galaxy Note 4. Meaning, there are number of reasons we need to consider why this problem occurs on your phone. So, in this post, I'll discuss all possibilities that might causing this problem so that we can figure it out and resolve the problem. Here are the methods we would like your perform:

Step 1: Boot your phone in Safe Mode
In this android environment, all downloaded applications on your phone will be disabled temporarily and only the pre-intalled ones will be running in the system. So, if a culprit is causing the issue on your phone, then, your Galaxy Note 4 won't shut down while in this mode. Follow these steps to boot in Safe mode:

  1. Turn the phone off completely.
  2. Press and hold the Power key and the Volume Down key.
  3. When the Phone starts to boot, release the Power key but continue holding the Volume Down key until the phone starts finished restarting.
  4. Safe mode will be displayed at the lower left corner; you may release the Volume Down key now.
While in this mode, try to charge your phone and take a picture again to see if the issue will continue. if it is still happening, proceed to the next procedure.

Step 2: Perform Master reset
If your phone haven't been dropped or experienced any liquid damaged previously, then, the firmware might have a serious problem. So, in this step, what we gonna do is to bring back the device to its original form by deleting all files and data saved in the internal storage. So, before you proceed to the steps be sure to create first a backup so that you can restore it easily if the problem is fixed. 
  1. Turn off the Galaxy Note 4.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together.
  3. When the Note 4 vibrates, release both the Home and Power keys but continue to press and hold the Volume Up key.
  4. When the Android System Recovery shows on the screen, release the Volume Up key.
  5. Using the Volume Down key, highlight 'wipe data/ factory reset.' and press the Power key to select it.
  6. Now, highlight 'Yes- delete all user data' using the Volume Down key and press the Power key to begin the reset.
  7. When the master reset is complete, highlight 'Reboot system now' and hit the Power key.
  8. The Note 4 will restart but it will be longer than usual. When it reaches the Home screen, then begin your setup.  
After you do the reset, use your phone again while it is connected to the charger. If the issue is not happening, then, it could be a serious firmware caused it. However, if the performance is still the same, then, we suggest you to bring your phone to the nearest shop in your area and let the tech check it for you.

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy S5 Snapchat crashing after system update

By: Noy-Noy | Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy S5 Snapchat crashing after system update

Snapchat issue in android devices is not new and for the past several years lots of android users were complaining about this problem. In this troubleshooting guide, I'll discuss the same issue to help users whose experiencing such problem with their Samsung Galaxy S5. The fact that the device is able to power on, there is a chance that this is just a software-related problem wherein the files and data of the device may be corrupted during the update process and caused the Snapchat app to crash without apparent reason. That being said, here are the methods that you should do:

Step 1: Restart your Galaxy 5
Occasionally, due to newly installed firmware lots of features and functionality were added to the firmware and might caused the application to crash. So, this time, we suggest you to perform the so-called soft reset or battery-pull procedure. The purpose of doing this method on your phone is to refresh device memory and close all applications running in the background. After you remove the battery press the Power key for 10 seconds to release all stored electricity from the hardware components. After you do so, power on your device and observe if the issue still continues. If so, proceed to the next step.

Step 2: Wipe the System Cache Partition
This method is advisable to all android users especially if the firmware has been updated. This will remove all old and outdated files and data in the system so that newer caches will be generated that could run smoothly once the firmware have to use it again. Follow these steps:

  1. Turn the phone off.
  2. Press and hold the following three buttons together: Power, Home and Volume Up buttons.
  3. Release the buttons once when the Android System Recovery menu appears.
  4. Use the Volume button to confirm selection.
  5. Select Reboot System Now option after deleting the cache. Wait for the phone to reboot.

However, if the issue still happening after clearing the system cache partition, then, you don't have a choice but to do master reset. Compared to the previous methods, this one is more complicated because all files and data you saved on your phone will be removed. But the good thing is, if the device is experiencing software-related problems or has been bugged, then, this procedure has a big chance to resolve the issue. But before you proceed to the steps make sure to create first a backup on your phone. Here's how to reset your Galaxy S5:

  1. Power Down the Galaxy S5.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together until you see the Android on screen.
  3. Use Volume Down to highlight the wipe data/ factory reset option and press the Power button to select it.
  4. Use Volume Down button again, highlight Yes- delete all user data and press the Power button to select it.
  5. Use the Power button to select Reboot system now.
  6. When the S5 restarts it should be completely wiped and ready to setup again. 
I hope this post helps.



Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy S4 Messenger App constantly crashing

By: Noy-Noy | Sunday, March 4, 2018

Quick fix on Samsung Galaxy S4 Messenger App constantly crashing


For the past several years, App related issues in android devices is rampant and there are lots of android users were complaining about it saying that some of their apps crashed without apparent reason.  So, in this troubleshooting guide, I'll discuss one of the most common app crashes that users were reported to us, which is the Messenger app crashing. This time, we have to isolate the issue through performing the basic troubleshooting procedures until we can figure it out the reason why the Messenger app crashed on your device. That being said, here are the methods that you should do:

Step 1: Check if there are available updates on your Messenger App
Through this procedure,we will verify if your Messenger App is up to date because if not, then, that would be the reason why it is crashing. You can open your Play Store app and see if there are available updates for your Messenger. However, if the app is updated and the issue still happening, then, there might be another factor triggered it, then move to the next step.

Step 2: Reset your Messenger App
Doing this method, will bring your Messenger app back to its factory default by deleting all its cache and data stored in app's partition. So, if outdated files and data caused that the app crashed, then, through this step there is a big chance that the issue will be fixed. Here's how:

  1. From the Home screen, tap Apps icon.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap More tab.
  4. Tap Application manager.
  5. Swipe left to view All tab.
  6. Scroll to and tap Messenger App.
  7. Tap Clear Cache.
  8. Tap OK.
  9. Tap Clear Data.
After this, open your Messenger again and observe if the issue still continues. If so, proceed to the next method.

Step 3: Uninstall and Reinstall the Messenger App
In this instance, we will make sure that your Messenger app is the latest version by uninstalling it first and reinstall it afterwards. By simply doing it, all app's files and data will be replaced by newer ones and could run smoothly once it is loaded to the system. This is how you do it:
  1. Open Play Store.
  2. Tap the Menu.
  3. Tap My Apps.
  4. Select the app that you want uninstall by tapping the name.
  5. Tap the Uninstall button.
After you uninstall and reinstall the app, open your Messenger app and see if will still crash. If not, then, the app might be outdated and that would be the reason that the issue is happening. But if the problem continues after the step, proceed to the next procedure.

Step 4: Perform Master reset
This method is more complicated compared to the previous methods that you performed because it will delete all files and data on your phone. Meaning, you have to bring your phone back to its default settings and all bugs that might causing the issue will be removed from the system. But before you follow the steps, we suggest you to first a backup so that you can restore it back once the issue is fixed. 
  1. Turn the phone off.
  2. Press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power keys at the same time.
  3. Release the Power button when the phone vibrates but continue to press and hold the Volume Up and Home buttons.
  4. When the Android System recovery screen appears, release both the Home and Volume Up buttons.
  5. Using the Volume Down key, highlight 'wipe cache data/ factory reset.
  6. Press the Power button to select it.
  7. Once the reset is complete, choose 'Reboot system no.'
  8. Press the Power button to restart the device.
I hope this article helps.
 

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