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  1. S5  model SM-G900F  running 5.0    While it charges OK from AC adapter … when I connect it via a USB lead to a PC I have issues. The phone status shows: Status: Charging Plugged; True Yet continues to discharge …  for example watching phone now… its plugged into PC  at this point at it has dropped form 51% to 49% since plugging into the PC. Putting phone into flight mode while slowing down discharge rate, still does not allow it to charge.   The PC port & cable are known to be good as they charge my S4 with no problem.
  2. SIM insertion

    simple Q ... how do you get it out ? .... previoulsy a push and it would click out ...
  3. SIM insertion

    Anybody out there using an S5 .... just need an answer to this simple Q ..... can't see how to get SIM out which might mean phone is faulty
  4. GS4 vs GS5 UI

    I have a GS4 running 4.4.2 This week took delivery of a GS5 also running 4.4.2 The look & feel is totally different ... I appreciate the GS5 will have superior processor better camera, fingerprint reader etc, ... However can I get the GS4 UI to look and behave like the GS5 ? .... the new phone has so many things that works differently ... I would like to have same way of working on both phones.
  5. SIM insertion

    Today Galaxy S5 arrived ... On my previous S, S2 & S4    the SIM would slide into place and then a little push to 'click' it into located position. To remove ... press again and it would click back out .. and you could then grip the protruding SIM and remove. On the S5 it slid into place but without any click ... and to remove it was very difficult to slide out ... Is this correct ?  
  6. Occasionally I want to watch streamed from phone onto TV. Advised not to just use HDMI lead as HDMI output & charging socket are same and you need to keep power to phone during playback.   On advice I bought genuine Samsung Video adapter  EPL-3FHUBEGSTD   this has a socket for charger ... The video/Audio plays fine to TV so that side of things great, but the whole purpose of adapter is not working ... it does not charge phone (or even power from adapter) during use .....   Is there any firmware code or similar needed to allow this ? Charger is genuine Samsung one and works fine   Phone is S4  GT I950S  running    4.4.2     no hacking or rooting carried out - standard phone.
  7. Calendar Q

    Had S1 & S2, now got myself an S4. Think I have messed up Calendar, previously used Touchdown, but not using it on this phone. I installed 'S planner' and it gives views & functionality needed. The problem is it has syncd with all my Facebook contacts, so have hundreds of birthdays imported. How can I clear these ... they wont delete. I thought a workaround would be to use another Calendar app .. tried Goggle Calendar ....but it has copied all the entries.   Under device general settings > accounts it did have "Sync Apps with Facebook" enabled which I assume is the cause ... I have set to to 'sync disabled' Still won't allow me to delete any of the Facebook 'birthday' reminders it has filled my calendar with. Is there a way to reset (empty) the calendar ?
  8. Can't connect S4 to PC

    It does not appear in Dev Mngr  (W7)   Where is   "USB debugging" in settings, I can't find it ..  used to know where it was on previous releases.   I have since found a fix .... but still need to check USB Debugging as you advise.     I removed & reinstalled KIES, manually installed Driver (form Samsung website)  it connected to phone, loaded driver .. and worked, up to point when I tried to load some audio then usual "driver failed to install" message.   However KIES also threw up a message this time .... that it does not support device and I need KIES 3 ... Installed that and all works fine.
  9. Can't connect S4 to PC

    Previously used KIES with S2 and always connected OK .... now bought S4. Plug in Galaxy S4 ... not detected by Windows ... but phone does 'bing' that it is charging. Start KIES .. plug in S4 ... same ... nothing appears in 'my computer'  Try from KIES -  "Troubleshoot connection error" remove cable then press  'start' States "reinstalling KIES device driver"  .... after a while see the sys tray - "installing Device Driver Software" then that changes to "Device driver software was not successfully installed  "no driver found"   Reinstalled KIES - same results   Then tried manual approach downloaded driver from Samsung  .. v1.5.33 It commences install, then the same as above ... starts installing .... then error that its not successful.   That is even just on driver install, no phone attached
  10. OK .. been on an S2 until 2 days ago, bought a new S4  I950S  (UK  on Vodafone) Impressed that initially on boot up, once I gave it my android account name it loaded all my apps ... big improvement to previous upgrade experience. It has been downloading and installing upgrade packs over past few days ... last night it went to 4.2.2   After reboot it seemed to hang for ages (>20mins) .... eventually it did boot up had error messages that file did not complete .. and found most of my home page icons missing.  Plus kept complaining that DRIVE was not synchronized.   Rebooted again ...... then had another msg it was upgrading Android system.   I manually Recreated most of my home page icons ..... but can't find the 'blue' teardrop one that is used for GPS directions ?  (part of Google nav)   It does not appear in apps or widgets ........ should it still be there ? ... if not where do I now get GPS directions from ?     As something went wrong with KitKat upgrade, can I force a 're-upgrade' or roll back and do again ?    
  11. Only happened recently ... on my Samsung SG2 mobile phone. GT-I9100  running 4.1.2    no customization When I go to Playstore I can't get any updates or new Apps it tells me my Google account is not logged in. I go to accounts ... and my Google accounts says sync error against my @Googlemail account but the @gmail account is sync'ing fine. (Neither are used for email) When I go the Google App it has 'Sign in' button at top right ... when I click on it, the Login window showing gmail account opens but as soon as I click on password field it closes widow and goes back to main Google screen. Same is I slect Sign in from left hand menu Error seemed to coincide with the time I changed pwd on my youtube account. Where do I need to go to update password?
  12. I have S2 ... open handset, standard build on Vodafone ver CSC LS5 (XEU) 4.1.2 I9100XXMS2 Prior to last Samsung f/ware update did not have the issue. Now when I enter text (swype) in email, messaging, photoshop app etc.... all is fine. Automatically puts in a space after each word. However for all web pages ... i.e. forms and any forums, etc. it does not put the space in. Is there a setting (or fix) for this. Just to add Swype ver is using default browser.
  13. I have been reading for many weeks that there is f/w update for my Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 This is unlocked phone in the UK, and that I should be able to get 4.2.2 Yet if I connect to KIES it tells me "This is the latest firmware" It is CSC LPA (XEU) ver 4.0.4 KIES is also set for auto-download of latest firmware, I don't want to run anything non standard, (i.e. root or hack) is there somewhere else have to go to get official rel ? On phone .. settings > about > software update all boxes are ticked, and if I do a manual 'check for update' it comes back 'No update available'
  14. No use to me as charger used in multiple cars
  15. My SGS2 works fine as a phone .. and battery works OK ... charges OK. However if in the car and I use it as SatNav ... even though plugged in and charging teh current drain exceeds the charging so on a long drive .. phone drains to point it warns of low battery. I installed battery monitor app to charge .. and when I plug in USB lead does show AC Charging ... and as it is a 1.5A USB charger it should charge to Max it can take (i.e. as for AC adapter) However it goes flat ...... I have no doubt just combination of screen being on and GPS .... Is there any way round this, or just have to accept phone can't actually keep up with power loss when used as SatNav.

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