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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Tutorials, Guides, FAQs, How Tos and Tips [Part 7]

Dear readers. Welcome to the 7th part of our Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Tutorials series, which includes step-by-step guides, answers to frequently asked questions, easy-to-follow how tos, tips and tricks. We have a different series for problems and questions, so if you are looking for answers and/or solutions, feel free to visit our S6 Edge Troubleshooting page or email us at mailbag@thedroidguy.com and we will be happy to accommodate you.

This post will guide you through working with the S6 Edge Messaging and Email features including SMS, MMS, and webmail (Gmail) messages management. To give you a quick overview of what we demonstrate in this content, check out our topics outline below. If you want to go directly to a specific topic just click the hypertext link.

1. Working with the Galaxy S6 Edge SMS & MMS Features

How to configure Messages Settings

How to compose/send a Text Message (SMS)

How to compose/send a Multimedia Message (MMS)

How to send an Enhanced Message

How to Save and Resume a Draft Message

How to View New Messages notification

How to Manage Message Conversations

2. Manage Gmail Messages on the Galaxy S6 Edge

How to Use Gmail Labels

How to Work with Archive Gmail Threads

How to Mute Gmail Threads

How to Delete Gmail Messages

How to Search Gmail Messages

How to Report Spam or Phishing Gmail

How to Add another Gmail Account

How to Switch between Gmail Accounts

Configure Message Settings on the Galaxy S6 Edge

You can control or manage different options for your text and multimedia messages through the Edge messages settings menu. Among the available options you can customize or manage are message limits, size settings and notifications.

A quick way to access Message settings on the S6 Edge is from the Messages application. Just touch Messages from the Home screen, touch More, and then select Settings from the given options.

If you opt to use the standard procedure, follow these steps:

Go to the Home screen.

Touch Apps.

Touch Settings to view options to set.

Scroll to and touch Applications to get to the Apps menu.

Scroll to and touch to select Messages from the given options. Doing so will lead you to a screen where you can configure Messages settings.

To help you understand and determine what options to set, here’s a list of available options under Messages settings you can turn on or off, along with their respective descriptions:

Enhanced messaging – enabling this feature will let you send a multimedia message with voice recordings, photos, audio or video files, appointments (vCalendar), contact cards (vCard), as well as large files of up to 1 gigabyte (GB) to the Galaxy S6 device.

Notifications – when enabled, new messages notifications will be displayed in the Status Bar. To turn Notifications on, touch the ON/OFF switch and then configure the following options:

Notification sound – to set a sound to play for new message notifications.

Vibrate – to set whether vibration plays along with the sound for new message notifications.

Pop-up display – to set whether a new message pops up on the screen to notify you.

Backgrounds and bubbles – lets you select backgrounds and bullet styles to use.

Quick responses – lets you create and manage text phrases you can add to your messages.

Spam filter – when enabled, spam messages are blocked by filtering based on the criteria you set. To enable this option, touch the ON/OFF switch and then configure the following filters according to your preferences:

Manage spam numbers – messages from the specified phone numbers are automatically tagged as spam. To use this filter, enter the phone numbers.

Manage spam phrases – messages that contain the phrase are automatically tagged as spam. To use this filter, enter the phrases. Only works when Spam settings are enabled.

Spam messages – option to view messages tagged as spam.

Text messages settings

Auto combination – option to select whether long messages that you received in multiple parts are automatically re-assembled to show as a single message.

Multimedia messages

Group conversation – used to control how messages to multiple recipients are handled. Enabling this option will send a single message to multiple recipients. Meanwhile, a separate message is sent to each recipient when this option is disabled.

Auto retrieve – used to select whether message attachments are downloaded automatically when you view a multimedia message (MMS). If you disable this option, only the message header is shown in the message list, and you will be asked to download the attachments.

Roaming auto retrieve – used to select whether message attachments are downloaded automatically when your phone is outside the home network.

Delete old messages – When enabled, the oldest messages will be deleted automatically when the maximum number of text (SMS) and multimedia network (MMS) has been exceeded. The m…
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Get A Refurbished LG G2 For $159 On eBay

The LG G4 will be available within the next month or so, but it’s two-year old predecessor is still a very good device. And you can get one for just $159.99 on eBay.

This specific device is a T-Mobile variant, so it is locked to that carrier. Even if you ask T-Mobile to unlock the device, there is still no guarantee that it would work properly on AT&T’s network. The good thing about this device is that it can be updated to Android Lollipop 5.0, so you get all the benefits the software update has to offer.

For this offer, it ships to anywhere in the US for free, but there is no international shipping. Sales tax is only due in Pennsylvania, so anywhere other than that you will only pay the $159.99.

Source: eBay via Android Police

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Sprint Customers Will Get Free Wi-Fi At Select Boingo Airports

If you’re a frequent traveler, Sprint and Boingo have a good offer for you. Starting today, Wi-Fi provided by Boingo at select airports will automatically be free for all Sprint customers.

To give you an idea of where you can expect to access this, here is a few airports where the service will be available:

BOS

BUF

DAL

JFK

LAX

LGA

MDW

MEM

MIA

ORD

For the full list of airports where this service will be available, see check it out here. Does this offer sound good to those of you on Sprint that travel frequently?

Source: Sprint via Droid Life

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HTC Camera update for the One M9 brings RAW image capture support

The HTC One M9 just got better thanks to a new update to the Camera app on the smartphone. HTC has enabled support for capturing RAW photos with the One M9 camera, which was long expected from the device. The feature was surprisingly absent from the device during launch, even though Google supported capturing of RAW photos in its new Android 5.0 Camera API.

But users say better late than never and they can finally take unedited full sized photos from their HTC flagship. Since the update was sent out through the Play Store, the company has also listed some other changes that were made to the camera application. Have a gander at them below.

Crop-Me-In mode, only available on the HTC One (M8 EYE) running Android 5.0 Lollipop and the HTC Desire EYE

Adjustable divider in Split Capture mode

Add and remove camera modes

Updates like these show us that the company is truly committed to bring new features to its customers. It might take a while to roll out depending on your region, so don’t lose hope if you’re not seeing it yet. Given that it’s not a system update and just an app update, it should reach all devices in a couple of days at most. You can try downloading the update from the Play Store as well.

Source: Google Play Store

Via: HTC Source

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[Deal] Google Nexus Player now selling for just $69

The Nexus Player was one of the first Android TV based devices to break cover in the market. This console usually sells for $99, but Amazon now has a sweet discount on this device. Interested customers can get the Nexus Player console for just $69.27 today. The gaming controller bundle isn’t available from Amazon at the moment as the listing only has the console on offer.

In addition to the price mentioned above, customers will also be eligible for a $20 Google Play Store credit, which can buy you apps or any other content from the Play Store. This might be the ideal way to start off your Nexus Player experience by investing in some paid applications or even games.

This is by far the best deal you can find on the Nexus Player anywhere right now, so we suggest you hop on board right away if you’re interested. A previous deal where the price was $81 suggested that it would only be applicable until the 3rd of May, so we suggest you hurry before the pricing goes back to its normal state.

Source: Amazon

Via: Android Headlines

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ASUS schedules ZenFone 2 launch event for May 18

ASUS has just scheduled an event in New York City, with the launch of the ZenFone 2 smartphone said to be on the agenda. As of now, the ZenFone 2 is only available in select markets of Asia. So its arrival in the U.S. will certainly bolster its sales to some extent.

We expect ASUS to partner with all the major carriers of the country to bring the smartphone to the region. We’ve traditionally not seen ASUS smartphones flocking their way into the U.S., but that seems to be changing now, which is a very good sign.

It is also likely that ASUS will only partner with retail chains in the U.S to sell the devices unlocked, which could speed up the launch process in the region. ASUS reportedly plans to launch a variant which would only cost $199.99, which will be interesting to see.

As we all know, the ZenFone 2 is one of the few phones in the market today which has 4GB of RAM by default. Most flagships we see around us max out at 3GB, so it’s certainly going to grab some eyeballs in the U.S. The ZenFone 2 models also have 5.5 inch displays on board, 13-megapixel cameras and Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Via: Techno Buffalo

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Problems After Android Lollipop Update & How To Fix Them [Part 7]

Dear readers! Welcome to the 7th part of our Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Troubleshooting series wherein I addressed a dozen of problems reported to us by our readers. All these problems happened right after the most anticipated Android 5 Lollipop update.

We actually received hundreds of questions and problems from Note 4 owners shortly after the roll out so here we are doing our best to address every concern reported by our readers. For those who already emailed us, please bear with us if we’re a bit delayed in addressing your concerns. We support a lot of devices and we receive thousands of emails each week. We read every email we receive, we group them according to their respective concerns, and we find solutions for those we’ve chosen to address.

For those who just found us, we do provide FREE Android support. Basically, what we need are details about your problem and what your phone is. You may send your concerns over at mailbag@thedroidguy.com or post on our Facebook wall, Google+ page or interact with us through Twitter.

Click on a link below to jump to a specific problem:

Galaxy Note 4 Randomly Reboots After Lollipop Update

Galaxy Note 4 Text Messages Delayed

Galaxy Note 4 Can’t Charge Properly

Disable Notifications On Home Lock Screen

New Galaxy Note 4 Reboots Every 2 to 3 Minutes

Galaxy Note 4 Corrupted After Lollipop Update

How To Convince Samsung The Phone Wasn’t Rooted?

Galaxy Note 4 Lags/Freezes When Sending SMS & MMS

Galaxy Note 4 Shows Settings Has Stopped Error

Galaxy Note 4 Has Poor Reception After Lollipop Update

Galaxy Note 4 Can’t Get Out of Safe Mode

Galaxy Note 4 Randomly Restarts

Galaxy Note 4 Randomly Reboots After Lollipop Update

Problem: A week ago, my note 4 had an unfinished software update and every time the network connection drops, my note 4 reboots automatically. I already performed the master reset. Kindly enlighten me, I want my cp to be “normal” again. Thank you very much! — Tess

Follow-up Email: Hi! I have been using my unit for a couple of months now. It had an interrupted software update a week ago, then the following day it started to reboot automatically especially when the network connection is very poor. I have already tried to put it on safe mode, perform master reset, checked network connections, removed the sim card, etc. What else can I do? Help me please bring back my phone to its normal state. Thank you very much! — Tess

Troubleshooting: Hi Tess. If the update process was interrupted, there are two things that could happen; either the firmware was reverted back to previous version or it was successfully installed but with corrupt data. But as you said, you already did a few troubleshooting procedures but the problem remained. I think the new firmware was successfully installed but since the process was interrupted, some of the system data weren’t extracted properly. Inconsistency will often result to reboots, lags, freezes and shut downs.

You need help from your service provider. The firmware needs to be “re-flashed” or reinstalled but the process will be a little complicated plus if you do it yourself, you will void the warranty of your device. So, I’m sorry but there’s nothing much you can do about it but send the phone in for repair.

Galaxy Note 4 Text Messages Delayed

Problem: My text messaging is all jacked up. I send messages and the recipients may get them thirty minutes to an hour later or not at all. I think this may be being caused by the recent update. Any suggestions. — Aspen

Troubleshooting: Try sending an SMS and see if the phone can send it instantly. If it does, then the problem is with the network and not the phone. Otherwise, your suspicion that the recent update caused it may be true. However, the most common cause why a 1kb worth of text can’t be sent instantly is when the phone is getting poor signal reception. So, make sure you are in the area where the phone gets good signal. Then, if you’re using a third-party messaging app, try to uninstall it first and use the stock one. If the problem remained after that, you have no other option but to hard reset your phone:

Turn off the Galaxy Note 4 completely.

Press and hold the Volume Up and the Home keys together, then press and hold the Power key.

When the Note 4 vibrates, release both the Home and Power keys but continue holding the Volume Up key.

When the Android System Recovery shows on the screen, release the Vol Up key.

Using the Volume Down key, highlight ‘wipe data / factory reset’ and press the Power key to select it.

Now highlight ‘Yes — delete all user data’ using the Vol Down key and press the Power key to begin the reset.

When the master reset is complete, highlight ‘Reboot system now’ and hit the Power key.

The Note 4 will restart but it will be longer than usual. When it reaches the Home screen, then begin your setup.

Galaxy Note 4 Can’t Charge…
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The Nexus 10 Is Getting Android 5.1.1 OTA

While Nexus 9 users are still waiting on their turn to get Android 5.1.1, Google has updated its much-older sibling, the Nexus 10, is getting Lollipop 5.1.1 OTA.

Since this is a x.x.1 update, it’s very small, coming in at about 13.9 MB and being build LMY47V. If you have a Nexus 10, go ahead and check in your OTA settings to download it. The rest of us with other devices will just have to continue to wait.

Via: Android Police

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Update to VLC for Android enables background video playback

The VLC for Android app has been used by millions of users worldwide for their media and even audio playback needs. The developers have now issued an update which introduces a big feature to the app – background video playback. This is exactly like it sounds and enables you to play audio from the video files even when you’re out of the app. The update also adds the ability to control audio delay.

Here’s the entire changelog as listed by the developer:

VLC now supports the background playback for video. Audio Delay control is also activated.

There is a new look in the audio player, in the side bar, a new Album View, an improved search behavior, more Lollipop effects, a simplified the video player controller and a new file browser.

On the backend, we fixed hardware acceleration for TS files, we support audio scrobblers, fixed SD cards browsing, added better logging and updated codecs

While the background playback feature is pretty cool, it’s good to see that the developers have also made improvements to other aspects of the media player. Hit the Play Store link below if you haven’t downloaded the app yet.

Source: Google Play Store

Via: Android Central

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[Deal] Motorola slashing $70 off the Moto 360 for Mother’s Day

Motorola has decided to cash in on all the talk about Mother’s Day by giving users sweet discounts on its products. Its smartwatch, the Moto 360 can be yours with a whopping $70 discount for the duration of this promotion. This means you will only spend $179.99 on the wearable.

If you’re looking to get the company’s 2014 flagship, the Moto X instead, Motorola is offering it in a bundle with the SOL Republic Tracks Air headphones. Both will only cost you $399.99 while on a regular day the two will set you back by $699.94. So this is essentially a discount of $300.

The prices are valid till the 12th of May, so you have just under two weeks to make up your mind. Motorola is always quick to offer deals during popular holidays or special occasions such as these, and it’s good to see that tradition continuing as we go forward. Would you like to get your hands on either deal? Sound off in the comments section below.

Source: Motorola

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Sprint Galaxy S5 Problems, Errors & How To Fix Them [Part 2]

Dear readers! Welcome to the 2nd part of our Sprint Galaxy S5 Troubleshooting series. While we already have an existing series for the S5, we found it necessary to publish support articles for our readers who explicitly mentioned their service provider or carrier. This is one of our ways to provide personalized support, although, we only support service providers in the U.S.

In this post, I included a dozen of problems Sprint users reported plus their solutions and/or workarounds. Please browse through this page to see if your concern is among the ones I addressed.

For those who have issues with their phones, feel free to ask us questions or seek help. You may contact us through email at mailbag@thedroidguy.com or post on our social pages: Facebook, Google+ and Twitter. I also suggest you visit our Samsung Galaxy S5 Troubleshooting page as it contains hundreds of problems we previously addressed.

Click on a link below to jump to a specific section:

Sprint Galaxy S5 Can’t Connect To The Internet

Sprint Galaxy S5 Restarts Randomly

Multiple Issues With Sprint Galaxy S5 After Lollipop Update

Galaxy S5 Stuck On Sprint Spark Screen

Can’t Edit/Reset APN Settings on Sprint Galaxy S5

Sprint Galaxy S5 Won’t Boot Up

Sprint Galaxy S5 Issue With Stock Email App

Multiple Performance Issues With Sprint Galaxy S5

Lollipop Update Corrupted Photos in Galaxy S5 Sport

Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Issue On Sprint Galaxy S5

Sprint Galaxy S5 Can’t Connect to Home WiFi

S Health & Samsung Galaxy Stopped Working

Sprint Galaxy S5 Can’t Connect To The Internet

Problem: Hello, I purchased my Galaxy S5 back in October and I have had no problems with it up until now. We have 24GB of data per month and have not came close to going over which leads me to my problem. I can receive phone calls, emails, and text messages while not on wifi, but none of my apps will work. Snapchat will jot send snaps and proceeds to tell me I have no Internet connection, Twitter and all related apps will not refresh until I am back on wifi. Please help!

Troubleshooting: Hi! First of all, turn off WiFi in your phone and then, double-check if mobile data is enabled in your phone by following the steps below:

From the top edge of your phone screen, slide two fingers down.

If the mobile data icon is colored neon green, it’s enabled. Otherwise, just tap on it to turn on and this could be just the fix you’re looking for.

However, if mobile data was already turned on yet the phone can’t still connect to the internet, then there must be something wrong with the APN. Check to see if your phone still has the correct APN from Sprint. Follow these steps to check APN settings:

Go to Settings.

Tap More networks.

Tap Mobile networks.

Touch Access Point Names.

If the phone’s from Sprint originally, it must already have an APN. All you need to do is tap Restore defaults.

After that, check if the phone can now connect to the internet. If not, then double-check if the APN conforms with the following settings:

Name: Sprint

APN: cinet.spcs

Proxy: blank

Username: blank

Password: blank

Server: Not set

MMSC: blank

MMS Proxy: 68.28.31.7

MMS Port: blank

MCC: 234

MNC: 15

Authentication type: not set

APN Type: default

APN protocol: IPv4

If everything else failed, please call Sprint and ask for the correct APN or ask the rep to check if everything is fine on their end.

Sprint Galaxy S5 Restarts Randomly

Problem: So every now and then my S5 comes up with a 1 minute timer to restart the device with no reason why. Notification says device will restart in (1 minute timer) I have found nothing in any of the forums i have read to fix it and was wondering if anyone else is having this issue. I’ve noticed it sometimes during daylight hours but mainly around 11pm +/- half an hour. Please help. — Cody

Troubleshooting: Hi Cody. If the phone “randomly” restarts at a specific time of the day, it could be an app that’s causing it. I haven’t heard of a pre-installed app that would cause the phone to reboot so it might be a third-party one that’s causing the problem. One way to isolate the problem is to reboot the phone in safe mode to temporarily disable all downloaded applications. Once the phone is in safe mode, observe if the phone still reboots. If not, then find the app that’s causing the problem and uninstall it. Otherwise, the problem is with the firmware and factory reset might just be the most logical thing to do since we don’t know what’s really causing the issue.

Multiple Issues With Sprint Galaxy S5 After Lollipop Update

Problems: Hello Droid Guy, soon after I upgraded to the S5, the lollipop release was issued for my provider. Not sure if that is the culprit. Currently having issues with:

MANY applications constantly updating. Especially apps that are inconveniently pre-loaded,

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LG G4c could be a smaller version of the G4 flagship

With the LG G4 going official a few days ago, there was some talk about the company potentially launching a smaller variant. Well, the company could be thinking exactly that as a device named the LG G4c (compact) has just surfaced. At this point, we’re not sure if the handset is legitimate, but a Dutch retailer thinks otherwise.

This retailer has listed the website on its site with the status being unavailable. However, it is mentioned that the device will launch on May 12. The smartphone is revealed to be carrying the model number LG-H525N. There is still no word on the hardware of this smartphone but it is said that it will be available in gold, silver and white color variants. Pricing of this mini LG G4 has been set at €295 ($330).

It will be interesting to see if this device is indeed real and if there will be any massive changes from the bigger flagship. We expect to see the same leather bound back cover on the device along with the bezel-less design and possibly even the camera sensor that we saw on the G4.

What would you like to see on a mini variant of the recently launched LG flagship?

Source: Centralpoint.nl

Via: Pocket Droid

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