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Samsung Galaxy S5 Photo Samples Show Off New Features

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 camera is a major feature that Samsung hopes will help sell this new smartphone as it competes with the iPhone 5S and the New HTC One this year and we now have our first look at over three dozen Galaxy S5 photo samples.

During the announcement Samsung talked at length about the faster auto focus, clocking in at 0.3 seconds, the new live HDR mode and the ability to chose a point of focus in the photo after you take it. In our hands on we found the auto focus incredibly fast and the ability to choose a point of focus to blur the foreground or background after taking the photo to be a very cool feature.

Here are a collection of Galaxy S5 Photo Samples that show the abilities and modes of the smartphone.

Here are a collection of Galaxy S5 Photo Samples that show the abilities and modes of the smartphone.

We could not take our Galaxy S5 photo samples with us, but a new report shares over three dozen Galaxy S5 photo samples which highlight the new features. This report on Mobile-Review also includes news that Samsung will allow users to download new modes for the camera from the Samsung app store, some are paid and some are free. This is similar to Sony’s Xperia z1s approach for the camera plugins.

While the Galaxy S5 does not include optical image stabilization it does include picture stabilization and video stabilization modes. The camera app also includes access to live filters on photos.

Galaxy S5 Photo Samples

Keep in mind that these Galaxy S5 photo samples were pre-loaded on the device and clearly shot by a professional with the best possible lighting and possibly other equipment used to stage the scene. The real world Galaxy S5 photo samples may not look as nice when it arrives in the hands of consumers next month.

Normal Galaxy S5 Photo Samples

These are shot in the normal mode of the Galaxy S5 camera app using the 16MP sensor. These are perfectly lit and are an example of what the camera can do, but not necessarily the best representation of what the average user will take with the Galaxy S5 in April.

Galaxy S5 HDR Photo Samples

In HDR Mode the Galaxy S5 can combine multiple exposures to deliver a better looking photo overall. The gallery below includes two without HDR and two Galaxy S5 samples with HDR on.

Selective Focus Galaxy S5 Photo Samples

With the Samsung Galaxy S5 Selective Focus mode users can blur the background or foreground of a photo to get an effect similar to taking a shallow depth of field photo with a DLSR. This can draw attention to part of the photo and create a more visually appealing photo. Unlike using a DSLR, the Galaxy S5 is in your pocket and it allows you to pick the point of focus after you take the photo.

Galaxy S5 Drama Shot Photo Sample

With Drama Shot the Galaxy S5 allows users to show movement by putting multiple frames of the individual on one photo. This allows a parent to show a kid riding his bike through the full stage without fancy editing software. There is a similar mode on the HTC One, so this is not unique to the Galaxy S5, but it is still nice looking.

Capture all the action with a Drama Shot on the Galaxy S5.

Capture all the action with a Drama Shot on the Galaxy S5.

Galaxy S5 Motion Blur Photo Sample

With the Panning Mode, users can freeze a subject in a clear photo while the background is blurred. Unlike Selective focus, this shows motion such as a jump or a racecar flying past at high speeds.

Mobile-Review shares many more Galaxy S5 photo samples and even a Galaxy S5 sample video for users to download. We expect to see more real-world Galaxy S5 photos when the device arrives in early April.

The Samsung Galaxy S5 price is not confirmed in the U.S., but expect it to be around $199 to $249 on contract and we expect to see a U.S. Galaxy S5 release date near April 11th, when Samsung announced the phone will launch in 150 countries.

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    11/07/2014 at 5:20 am

    In S5 is NO DRAMA SHOT !!!!!!!!!!!

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Best Phones for Seniors in 2019

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These are the best phones for seniors to buy in 2019. This might be your first smartphone, or it might be an upgrade from one that didn’t meet your needs. Either way, this guide will help you pick the best smartphone for your needs and outline why you might want a smartphone like the iPhone or Android.

If you currently carry a flip phone that offers access to calls and maybe text messages, upgrading to a smartphone can be an intimidating step to take, but with new options that make it easier to use, deliver large font and voice control it is an action many seniors are taking. It’s an excellent way to keep in touch with your family by text and on Facebook.

I was able to stay in touch with my grandpa by text and it was a great way to just touch base during the day. It’s no substitute for a phone call or a visit, but the little conversations that we had through text brought us closer and allowed me to easily send him photos and connect more often. I treasure these conversations as much as the phone calls and visits.

The list below ranks the best phones for seniors in order starting with our favorites. We include top of the line models as well as more affordable options that are still great for seniors.

Best Smartphones Seniors

SmartphonePrice OutrightPrice Per MonthBuy Now
iPhone 8 Plus$699As low as $23 Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T and Best Buy. You can also find deals on certified refurbished iPhone 8 Plus models at Gazelle
Samsung Galaxy S9$799$33.33Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and at Best Buy.  Buy certified refurbished at Gazelle.
Jitterbug Smart2$112.49NA$112.49 at Great Call and $74.95 at Amazon
Samsung Galaxy Note 9$960$20 to $33Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Best Buy. Buy certified refurbished at Gazelle.
iPhone Xr$749.00$25 to $31Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile or $749 outright at Best Buy
Here are the best smartphones and cell phones for the elderly and seniors.

Most companies offer a 14-day return policy that allows you to use the phone and decide if it is right for you. You can also ask a friend or family member if you can borrow an older smartphone to use without a calling plan just to see how you like it. If you have a WiFi or wireless connection at your house you can try downloading apps, reading the web and other activities.

A smartphone is about much more than constant access to email. Many users enjoy using a smartphone like those on our best smartphones for seniors list to read books, listen to audio books, take photos, look at photos of family, make video calls, use coupons at the store, get directions, shop online, read websites and play basic games.

Here are the best smartphones for seniors.

Here are the best smartphones for seniors.

All theses smartphones for seniors include large screens that allow you to see a lot of information even if you need a large font or text size and include good cameras for taking photos and video calling your friends and family who might live far away.

There is no physical keyboard or number pad on these phones, but many users can quickly adapt to using the on-screen buttons. All of our best smartphones for seniors also include voice control options that will allow you to simply tell the phone what you want to do.

Many smartphones also work with hearing aids, including some made specifically for the iPhone, so you can count on hearing your phone great, even if you need hearing aids.

iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone 8 Plus

The iPhone 8 Plus is one of the best smartphones for seniors because it is easy to use, it has an amazing screen and a ton of handy features that make it a great first smartphone. 

The large 5.5-inch display is the same size as the iPhone 7 Plus, but it now features a True-Tone Display. That's a fancy way of saying the screen looks much better in all light conditions. We love this change and we think it's great for people who are going to use a phone indoors and out. 

Apple makes the iPhone 8 Plus water resistant, so if you drop it into water for a short period it will be fine. You can also charge the iPhone wirelessly. If you hate fumbling with cords to charge up, this will be an awesome feature for you. 

The Touch ID sensor lets you log into your iPhone without your passcode, and you can also use built in tools to remember all of your other passwords that you need. You can backup photos to iCloud and backup your iPhone to iCloud which means everything is safe if you break your phone, without the need to plug into a computer. 

Inside the iPhone 8 Plus is an amazing camera that you can use to take pictures of grandkids, vacations and anything you enjoy without bringing a bigger camera with you. 

The iPhone 8 Plus is available on all major carriers for as little as $23 a month or $699 outright at Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, AT&T and Best Buy. You can also find deals on certified refurbished iPhone 8 Plus models at Gazelle

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Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S5: What Buyers Need to Know

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Now that the Samsung Galaxy S7 is official and readily available, buyers are weighing all of their upgrade options. With millions of Galaxy S5 owners passing up the Galaxy S6 for the lack of a micro-SD slot and more, not to mention 2-year upgrades now ready to go, here’s how the Galaxy S5 compares to the improved Galaxy S7.

In February, the new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge were released with a very similar look as the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, but better in every way. Improved features, bigger battery options, a better camera, micro-SD card, and even IP68 water resistance. It offers everything a Galaxy S5 owner would want in their next phone.

Read: What the Galaxy S7 Tells Us About the Galaxy Note 6

The Galaxy S5 is getting a little old, and the Galaxy S7 now has many of the same features that made the Galaxy S5 so popular to begin with. With that in mind, this comparison will let buyers or those seeking an upgrade know what to expect. Here we’ll be examining everything that makes the Galaxy S7 a worthy successor.

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Of course the Galaxy S7 will be a better phone than the Galaxy S5, simply because nearly two years later there has been significant advances in technology. The Galaxy S6 was a worthy upgrade, but many chose not to take that route as they wanted to keep their micro-SD cards, the IP67 dust and water-resistant features, or have a removable battery. All things that went missing from the S6 in 2015.

Well, we have good news. On February 21st Samsung unveiled the Galaxy S7 with a similar yet improved design, a bigger 5.5-inch Galaxy S7 Edge, longer battery life, a new camera, and two key features Galaxy S5 owners are going to absolutely love.

Galaxy S7 Release Date

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge were officially released on March 11th, but many buyers received them early. Now, a little over a month later, they’re both available from nearly and and all carriers or sources throughout the United States. In March most with the Galaxy S5 were still under contract, but now that it’s mid-April we’re seeing millions of Galaxy S5 owners looking for their next phone.

Buyers have a lot of choices right now. From the Galaxy S7, a bigger Galaxy S7 Edge with a huge battery, the modular LG G5, or even the HTC 10. Most likely Samsung users want to stick with Samsung, unless the Lollipop update made you curse the Galaxy S5 and Samsung forever. That said, the Galaxy S7 is a great phone that performs excellent, and here’s our full review.

Read: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Review

Galaxy S7 Design

As you all know by now, the Galaxy S7 looks very similar to the Galaxy S6 from last year. There are a few very subtle changes, as well as a rounded curve to the back edges to make it easier to hold, and feel thinner in the hand. Compared to the Galaxy S5 though, it’s leaps and bounds better. The Galaxy S5 is all plastic, and has big bezels to make it durable. The Galaxy S7 is all glass and metal, sleek, and a much more premium smartphone in every way.

Galaxy S7 (left) vs Galaxy S6 (Right)

In general the Galaxy S7 still looks rather similar to the Galaxy S5, but that’s a good thing. Samsung’s managed to improve every aspect, add a metal design, improve the internals, camera, and add a bigger battery while keeping their design language and identity in-tact.

Samsung kept the same 5.1-inch 2560 x 1440 Quad-HD S-AMOLED display for the Galaxy S7, and increased the Galaxy S7 Edge to 5.5-inches for those that want a bigger display. The Galaxy S5 only came in one size, and for those who enjoyed it, the Galaxy S7 is perfect. If you want something bigger, consider the Galaxy S7 Edge. The S5 only had a 1080p HD display, while the Galaxy S7 has a Quad-HD resolution for stunning photos, video, games and Netflix. It looks a lot better.

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The biggest thing those with a Galaxy S5 need to know about the Galaxy S7 though, are that it’s more durable, lasts longer, and has a micro-SD slot again. Something that was sadly missing from the Galaxy S6.

This year the Galaxy S7 has an IP68 dust and water-resistant rating, higher than the Galaxy S5. At the same time there’s no flaps covering the ports, and no added thickness. It’s really impressive. Old Galaxy S5 users probably have lost the flap on bottom for water resistance too. That won’t be an issue with the Galaxy S7.

Samsung also returned the micro-SD slot, up to 200GB, and added a bigger battery. The Galaxy S5 was 2,800 mAh, and oddly the Galaxy S6 was only 2,550 mAh. This year it’s huge, coming in at 3,000 mAh with fast charging. Here’s more info on the specs for those curious. The Galaxy S7 Edge is even bigger, at 3,600 mAh for the battery. It lasts plenty long, and far longer than the Galaxy S5.

Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S5: Specs

Being two years newer you can expect a better experience across the board. Everything is faster, better, and improved. Including the battery life. Here are the official numbers right from Samsung.

Galaxy S7 Specs

  • 5.1-inch 2560 x 1440 Quad-HD Display (5.5-inch Galaxy S7 Edge)
  • 8-Core Qualcomm 820 Processor with 4GB of RAM (Samsung Exynos outside the US)
  • 32 GB of storage and Micro-SD for storage expansion.
  • New 12 “Dual Pixel” Rear Camera with f/1.7 aperture, OIS and more
  • 3,000 mAh battery with Fast Charging, Wireless Fast Charging (3,600 on Galaxy S7 Edge)
  • Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow with TouchWiz
  • Fingerprint Scanner for security
  • IP68 Dust & Water Resistance (5 meters for over 30 minutes)
  • Flat Design (no camera bulge)
  • more

As you can see above, the Samsung Galaxy S7 sounds pretty good. It has an improved 5.1-inch Quad-HD display, and returns many of the features Samsung ditched on the Galaxy S6. Powered by a new Quad-core processor with 4GB of RAM, tons of storage, and return the micro-SD slot that made so many pass on the Galaxy S6. If that’s why you kept the Galaxy S5, feel confident in getting the new S7 or S7 Edge.

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Galaxy S5 Specs

  • 5.1-inch 1920 x 1080p HD AMOLED Display
  • Quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor with 2GB of RAM
  • 16/32GB of storage with a micro-SD slot for expansion
  • Currently on Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 16 Megapixel camera, 2MP front camera
  • 2,800 mAh battery (removable) with QC 1.0 technology.
  • Swipe-based fingerprint scanner
  • IP67 dust and water resistant (flap covered USB port)
  • more

As you can see the Galaxy S7 is a huge upgrade across the board. A lot more power with the new processor and 4GB of RAM, the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software, a bigger 3,000 mAh battery with Quick Charge, wireless charging, and even fast wireless charging. The S5 takes nearly two hours to recharge, while the Galaxy S7 will recharge from 0-100% in under 90 minutes, and go from 0-50% in just 25 minutes using Quick Charge 2.0 technology, or Adaptive Fast Charging. That’s big. This means it lasts forever, and recharges so fast that users won’t even need to worry about swapping out the battery when it runs out. Just drop it on the charger for a few minutes driving home. Not having a removable battery really isn’t as big of an issue as it was in 2014.

Galaxy S7 vs Galaxy S5: Camera

The only “lower” spec on a sheet while comparing the two is the 12 megapixel camera. However, the new camera in the Galaxy S7 takes amazing photos and video whether indoors or outdoors, has optical image stabilization, a fast f/1.7 aperture for fast shutter speeds and auto focus. Megapixels aren’t everything, and this 12 megapixel “Dual Pixel” camera will be far better than the old 16 megapixel camera on the Galaxy S5.

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Samsung’s using technology found in many DSLR cameras. The Dual Pixel sensor is a first for any smartphone. It uses all 12 million pixels to auto-focus, while most only use about 5% of the pixels to focus, which is why it’s so slow. It also has a fast f/1.7 aperture and a sensor that’s much bigger and captures over 95% more light in less time, than the Galaxy S5. Add image stabilization and photos or video will be incredible. Indoors, outdoors, at night, and more will all be impressive.

If the Galaxy S5 camera isn’t doing good enough anymore, you’ll want Samsung’s new phone. And that 2 megapixel front camera is awful. Samsung’s Galaxy S7 has an excellent 5 megapixel f/1.7 wide-angle front camera that takes quick and perfect selfies.

Galaxy S7 Battery Life

The Galaxy S5 had a decent 2,800 mAh battery and first generation Quick Charge 1.0, which let it recharge in around 2-3 hours. The battery also lasted for a decently long time too. However, in two years a lot has changed. The screen, processor, and software are all more efficient, meaning the same 2,800 mAh battery would last longer. But Samsung added a bigger one, faster charging technology, and even fast wireless charging.

As we said above, Samsung completely fixed any battery complaints people had about the Galaxy S6, which may have caused some S5 owners to skip it. With a huge 3,000 mAh battery and 3,600 in the Galaxy S7 Edge, these should last longer than any Samsung Galaxy S to date.

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The Galaxy S7 has Quick Charging, which recharges the phone from 0-50% in less than 25 minutes, and fully recharges in about 80-90 minutes. Samsung also employed a similar Fast Wireless Charging technology as the Galaxy Note 5.

Carriers, Pricing and More

The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge were released on March 11th, and are pretty expensive. However there are great Galaxy S7 deals floating around, payment plans, or even 2-year contracts.

Carriers no longer offer the Galaxy S5, as it’s rather old, and even the S6 is hard to find from some carriers. And while that’s a decent phone too, the S7 is the best of both worlds. The stunning design, with all the features users loved about the Galaxy S5, and more.

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The Galaxy S5 was $199 with a new 2-year contract and only had 16GB of internal storage and cost over $500 new. Things have changed since then and the base is 32GB and most carriers have monthly payment plans instead of contract. If your two-year Galaxy S5 contract is almost up, most carriers will be more than happy to switch owners over to the newest model. Buy one today at any of the carriers mentioned below.

Samsung or carriers are currently charging $680 (or so) for the regular S7 and the S7 Edge is $760 or more. Sprint is asking the least, while AT&T is cheaper on a month-to-month basis. Make your choice.

  • AT&T: Galaxy S7 is $23.17 per month for 30 months = $695.10
  • Verizon: Galaxy S7 is $28 per month for 24 months = $672
  • T-Mobile: Galaxy S7 is $27.91 per month for 24 months = $669.84
  • Sprint: Galaxy S7 is $27.09 per month for 24 months = $650.16
  • US Cellular: Galaxy S7 is $28 per month for 24 months = $672

The Edge model is only a few dollars more per month from each carrier, which ends up putting the total price a little over $750 for Samsung’s new 5.5-inch flagship water-resistant smartphone. This is the option we’d recommend most buyers take, if the size isn’t an issue.

At the end of the day all Galaxy S5 owners really need to know is that the Galaxy S7 will be a worthy replacement. It’s better in every way, shape or form, has excellent battery life and super fast charging. With a better screen and premium IP68 rated design, stunning camera, micro-SD and a big battery, it’s more than you’ll need and looks to already be one of the best phones of the year.

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How to Fix Bad Galaxy S5 Battery Life After Lollipop

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 Lollipop update delivers new features and enhancements to users. But according to many Galaxy S5 users, it also brings battery life problems to the former flagship. With that in mind, we want to take an in-depth look at how to potentially fix your bad Galaxy S5 battery life.

In 2014, Samsung introduced its Galaxy S5, a device that arrived with a number of high-end features including an upgraded design, improved camera, and Android 4.4 KitKat software. The device was considered, by many, to be one of the best phones of the year.

So it was no surprise when the Galaxy S5 became one of the first Galaxy smartphone to receive Android Lollipop. The Lollipop update brought Material Design, a new lock screen and more to the device.

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For many Galaxy S5 users, Lollipop has been solid. For others, not so much. Complaints about bad Galaxy S5 battery life were loud at the beginning and we continue to hear complaints about bad Lollipop battery life in 2016.

Battery life issues always seem to plague Galaxy users though most of the time, it’s not the update causing the problems.

Apps and other services are usually the culprit. These Galaxy S5 battery life problems appear to be somewhat isolated though they could appear on your device at any time. With that in mind, we want to try and fix bad Samsung Galaxy S5 battery life for you.

How to Fix Bad Galaxy S5 Battery Life

This guide delivers help to get better battery life on Samsung’s current flagship. These fixes should work if you’re on Android 4.4 KitKat or if you’re on Android Lollipop. Most Galaxy S5 users, at this point, should be on Android 5.1.1.

These fixes should hold you over until Samsung and its carrier partners get around to updating the Galaxy S5 with Marshmallow.

Find Apps Eating Up Your Battery

The first recommendation that we always make is to check out your third-party applications. If you want to fix your bad Galaxy S5 battery life, you’re going to want to keep an eye on applications for potential problems.

Third-party applications have a tendency to put a huge dent into the battery life on the Galaxy S5, regardless of the software that’s currently running. If you use an application a lot, it’s going to drain your battery.

There are also times where bugs or issues might cause an app to go rogue and start abnormally draining the device’s precious battery life.

Head into your settings and start taking a look at the effect that some of your applications are having on your device’s battery life. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, it’s time to start taking a closer look at your applications.

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If you think an app is draining more battery life than it should be, try reinstalling it to see if that corrects the issue. If the problem persists, try uninstalling it to see if that has a positive effect.

If you can’t figure out which app might be causing trouble, you’ll want to boot the Galaxy S5 into Safe Mode in an effort to single out potential troublemakers.

Booting the device into Safe Mode disables third-party apps and allows you to isolate apps that could be causing the problems.

Here’s how to boot the Galaxy S5 into Safe Mode:

  1. Power down the device. Then, press & hold the Power button and volume down key.
  2. Once it boots up, you can let go of the power button but keep the volume key held down.
  3. When you have successfully entered into Safe Mode, you will notice the text ‘Safe Mode’ at the bottom left corner of the screen.

Restart the Samsung Galaxy S5

If you start noticing weird battery drain and or your device starts heating up, you should try performing a simple reset to see if that returns things to normal.

Most of you know how to restart the Galaxy S5 but we’ll remind you anyway. Hold down the power button, confirm that you want to turn it off, and then hold the power button down to turn it back on.

Disable Unnecessary Services

If apps aren’t the issue, it’s time to start working on some of your habits. In our experience, disabling features when they aren’t in use tends to have a positive impact on overall battery life.

We recommend shutting off Wi-Fi connectivity when you don’t need it, bluetooth connectivity when you don’t need it, NFC when you don’t need it, GPS when you don’t need it, and cellular data when you don’t need it. You can turn all of those off from inside the Galaxy S5’s settings.

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One thing that we’ve noticed is that poor cellular coverage is often to blame for bad Android battery life. When your phone needs to search hard for a signal, it runs the battery down faster, so keep that in mind when you’re in spotty areas. You may need to turn on Airplane mode when there isn’t a strong 4G or LTE signal in the area.

Other connections that are constantly working in the background can be a negative influence on battery life. Start toggling features off when you don’t need them. The gains might not be massive but you should start to see a positive impact.

Start Using a Black Wallpaper

Switching to a black Samsung Galaxy S5 wallpaper can help deliver better Galaxy S5 battery life thanks to the way the Super AMOLED display on the Galaxy S5 consumes power.

The device does not come with a default black wallpaper but you can search online for one. There are tons of them out there. After you’ve downloaded one, go to Settings -> Wallpaper -> Home and Lock Screens -> More Images -> set your black Galaxy S5 wallpaper.

Start Using the Device’s Built-in Features

You’ll also want to start using the Galaxy S5’s built-in battery saving features. Power Saving Mode is a good place to start, and Ultra Power Saving mode is an even better option when you need the Galaxy S5 battery to last longer than normal.

These features allow you to block background data and turn on grayscale mode which can help to limit the amount of juice being sucked up. You can also slow down the processor, reduce screen performance, turn off the lights on the buttons, and turn off GPS to save battery life.

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We also recommend getting familiar with the the brightness slider. The screen can suck up a ton of battery life so you’ll want to monitor the brightness of the screen if you’re starting to notice bad Galaxy S5 battery life.

Replace Your Launcher

If none of these fixes work, there are three other drastic solutions to try. The first is to replace the TouchWiz launcher on the Galaxy S5.

The TouchWiz launcher has been known to hinder performance and it can be replaced. There are tons of different launches to choose from though the Nova Launcher is one of Android’s most popular choices.

Downgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat

If that doesn’t work, you could try downgrading to Android 4.4 KitKat. A Verizon Galaxy S5 user recently put together a step-by-step process on how to move back from Android 5.0 Lollipop and those interested can find the instructions here.

This isn’t guaranteed to fix your issues but it’s worth a shot if you don’t want to wipe the device or if none of these fixes have an impact.

Factory Reset the Galaxy S5

If you don’t want to downgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat and you can’t find any fixes for your battery problems, you can factory reset your Galaxy S5. This will wipe all of your files so you’ll need to make a backup before going this route.

To factory reset the Samsung Galaxy S5, go into Settings, User & Backup, and select Backup and Reset. From there, select Factory Data Reset. From there, select Reset Device and then Delete All.

If for whatever reason that doesn’t work, users can also factory reset using the hardware keys on the phone. Here’s how to do that. It’s a far more difficult process. We recommend the above route if possible.

  • First, you’ll need to turn the Galaxy S5 off.
  • Once its off, press and hold the Volume up button, the Home button, and the Power buttons together until you see an Android appear on the screen.
  • Once you see this, use the Volume down key to highlight the Wipe Data/Factory Reset option. Use the Power button to select it.
  • Use the Volume down key to select Yes – delete all user data and then use the Power button again to select it.
  • When you see the Reboot System Now option, you’ll know you’re on track. Use the Power button to select that option.
  • This will erase everything on the Galaxy S5 bringing it back to the state it was in when you first bought it. It also might fix the problems you’re having.

We’ve heard from several Galaxy S5 users who say that this fixed bad battery life on Lollipop though it should be considered a last ditch effort. It’s an extremely time consuming process.

If nothing here works, contact Samsung or your carrier. If you’re under warranty, you might be able to get a replacement.

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10 Common Galaxy S5 Problems & How to Fix Them

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The Samsung Galaxy S5 is a great phone but it’s not perfect. Galaxy S5 users continue to run into problems with the former flagship. With that in mind, we’ll show you how to fix some of the most common Galaxy S5 problems.

In 2014, Samsung took the stage in Barcelona and announced the Galaxy S5. The Samsung Galaxy S5 included some big upgrades including a souped up version of Android 4.4 KitKat which, at the time, was Google’s most up-to-date operating system.

In the year and change since its release, the Galaxy S5 has been updated numerous times. Most Galaxy S5 users are on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, an aging version of Google’s former flagship operating system.

While many Galaxy S5 users are enjoying a stable experience, others are running into Galaxy S5 problems on Lollipop and, in some cases, KitKat. Carrier forums continue to fill up with complaints about Galaxy S5 problems.

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Android Marshmallow is expected to tackle some of these issues though many users can’t wait that long. (The update is reportedly coming later this year.)

Fortunately, there are a number of temporary and potentially permanent fixes for the Galaxy S5 problems that users should be aware of as we approach the Marshmallow release.

With that in mind, we want to take a look at some of the Galaxy S5 problems that have popped up for us (and other Galaxy S5 users) and offer some possible fixes for these issues.

How to Fix Galaxy S5 Battery Life Problems

Battery life problems are a thorn in the side of all smartphone users, not just those who own the Galaxy S5. We’ve seen tons of complaints about Galaxy S5 battery life over the past year or so. And while there is no guaranteed fix for these issues, there are some fixes to try in an effort to improve battery life on Samsung’s current flagship.

Often times, its a third-party application causing problems. That’s why we recommend booting the phone into Safe Mode.

Booting into Safe Mode will disable third-party applications which will allow you to identify potential culprits. If you’re not familiar with the process, here’s how to boot into Safe Mode:

  1. Power down the device. Then, press & hold the Power button and volume down key.
  2. Once it boots up, you can let go of the power button but keep the volume key held down.
  3. When you have successfully entered into Safe Mode, you will notice the text ‘Safe Mode’ at the bottom left corner of the screen.

We also recommend keeping applications updated with the latest bug fixes and enhancements. Make sure you gather feedback from Play Store reviews before you make your move.

It’s also worth restarting the Galaxy S5 to see if that will dislodge the problem. This has worked for us in the past. This reboot will clear the cache and kill off services that might be eating away at the battery.

You might also try disabling NFC and Bluetooth and getting rid of live wallpapers. Live wallpapers have the potential to chew through battery in the background.

For more tips and tricks, see our full rundown.

How to Fix Galaxy S5 Wi-Fi Problems

Wi-Fi problems are also a common Galaxy S5 problems. Like battery life problems, there’s no guaranteed fix for these issues. However, there are some things to try if Wi-Fi all of a sudden stops working or if your Wi-Fi connectivity suddenly becomes unstable.

The first thing to do is reboot the Galaxy S5. If a simple reboot doesn’t work, it’s time to check your connections.

Try rebooting your router if you haven’t done that in awhile. We recommend unplugging the router for a good 30 seconds and then plugging it back in. You can do the same for your modem as well. You might also consider updating your routers firmware. If those simple fixes do not work, it’s worth heading into your device’s settings.

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Force your Galaxy S5 to forget the Wi-Fi network that’s posing problems. Head to the desired connection in Settings and select the Forget Network option. You’ll then need to reconnect to the Wi-Fi network with the password so make sure you have that handy.

It’s also worth going into Power Saving Mode to see if restrictions are in place. To access Power Saving Mode, head into Settings and then into the Power Saving Mode option. This is a known fix for Wi-Fi issues.

How to Fix Galaxy S5 Update Problems

Every time Samsung releases an update for the Galaxy S5, Galaxy S5 users run into installation issues. If that happens to you, here are some fixes to try.

If you run into an install interrupted error, make sure that you’re installing over a fast Wi-Fi connection. Check your connection and try again.

If it’s not the connection, try restarting the phone. If restarting doesn’t jump start the installation process, you can use Samsung’s Kies application for PC.

And if that doesn’t work, you might have to factory reset your device. For more on that, scroll down to the bottom.

How to Fix Galaxy S5 MicroSD Problems

Galaxy S5 owners continue to report issues with their microSD card. Fortunately, there are some simple fixes that could alleviate the issue.

First, you’ll want to power your phone down. Once it’s powered down, make sure that the microSD card slot isn’t blocked. You’ll also want to check for dust. Clean if needed and then turn the phone back on.

If it’s not a problem with the slot, try booting your phone into Safe Mode to check if the problem is related to an application. Safe Mode will disable your apps so you’ll know if it’s an app if the SD card works fine with Safe Mode enabled.

If you think the SD card might be corrupted, take a look at this lengthy guide. If nothing else works, you might want to try reformatting the card.

How to Fix Galaxy S5 Bluetooth Issues

If you’re dealing with Bluetooth problems on the Galaxy S5, note that there are several fixes to try before slamming the device against a wall.

First, try flipping Bluetooth off and on. To do this, head into Settings and then Bluetooth and toggle the service off and then back on again after a few moments. If that doesn’t fix the problem, it’s time to forget your connections. Head into Bluetooth and forget your devices.

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If you’re trying to connect to a car, you’ll need to consult your manual. There should be a way to reset Bluetooth though the process is going to be different for each make and model. Once you’ve gotten the connection reset, forget the network on your phone and then try reconnecting.

Finally, we also recommend booting into Safe Mode (the instructions can be found above) which will disable third-party applications. This will allow you to check and see if apps are causing the problem. This is common.

How to Fix Galaxy S5 Performance Issues

Galaxy S5 users experiencing abnormal lag or sluggishness will be happy to know that there are an array of fixes to try and help stabilize the performance of the device.

The first potential fix that we recommend is a process that will clear the cache partition. To clear the cache partition on the Galaxy S5, follow these steps:

  • Turn the Galaxy S5 off.
  • Press and hold Home, Power and Volume Down buttons simultaneously until the device vibrates.
  • When the Samsung logo appears, release them.
  • Tap Volume Down repeatedly until you Wipe Cache Partition. Select it with the power button. Select Yes.
  • Wait for the process to complete. It could take awhile.
  • Reboot your Galaxy S5.

We also recommend halting the use of live wallpaper as they can negatively impact performance. You can also try toggling NFC off if you’re not using it. This often provides gains in performance.

If you want to go a step further, try turning off animations. To do this, hold down on a blank space on the screen, go to your Home Screen Settings then Transition effect and select None. You can also try disabling some applications through Application Manager in device settings.

How to Fix Galaxy S5 Camera Problems

We’ve been getting complaints about the Galaxy S5 camera app for almost two years now. If your camera app is bugging out, try these fixes.

To try and fix camera app lag, tap on the little gear that’s situated on screen when you open the camera application. Trying disabling picture stabilization when you don’t need it. Its been known to cause lag.

You might also want to try resetting the camera settings to see if that has a positive effect on the camera app’s overall performance.

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If the camera fails to load, try restarting the phone. That seems to work for some Galaxy S5 users.

You can also try clearing the cache and and data for the camera app in the Application Manager found in Settings. To do that, select Force Stop, Clear Data, and Clear Cache. See if that works. If it doesn’t, try clearing the cache partition, a fix that we outlined above.

How to Fix Galaxy S5 Sound Problems

Some Galaxy S5 users have been reporting problems with notifications and sound. Specifically, text messages and GroupMe messages appear to be failing to alert users with vibrations and sounds when new messages arrive.

A user on Reddit has come up with a potential fix for these issues. It appears that Zedge, a popular ringtone application, might be causing problems. If you are running Zedge on your Galaxy S5 and you’re not being alerted to texts and messages, try this:

Disable Zedge as the default app for notification sounds if you have it set as the default. To check, go to Settings, Scroll down to Default Applications, then click the “clear” button next to Zedge. 2) Next, go back to the sound setting for your texts, groupme, or whatever app you’re having the issue in. When you attempt to set a new notification sound, it will ask you if you want to choose zedge or media storage. Choose media storage, then choose the notification sound you want. As long as you have it downloaded through zedge, you should be able to set it with the media storage option.

You can also just uninstall the application if you have no use for it.

If you’re experiencing sound issues when playing music over Bluetooth, try clearing the cache partition. (Instructions above.) If that doesn’t work, make sure you’re updated to the latest version of Android as older updates have been known to be the source of these issues.

How to Fix Galaxy S5 App Problems

If you’re experiencing issues with applications, there are a few things you can try.

First, try updating the app. There’s a good chance that the developer’s recently rolled out a bug fix so you’d be wise to give that a shot. You can also try reinstalling the application. We’ve had success with this method several times in the past.

If the problems continue, reach out to the developer and alert them to the problem. This will help them identify the problem and potentially fix it in a later update.

How to Fix Galaxy S5 Charging Problems

We’ve also heard from a number of Galaxy S5 users who claim to have problems with charging. This isn’t new to Android smartphones.

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First, make sure you’re using the charger that came with the Galaxy S5. If it still doesn’t work, try using a charger with the same voltage rating as the Samsung Galaxy S5’s.

If nothing else works, try ditching the wall charger for a USB cable. Plug the Galaxy S5 into a computer to see if that helps. Charging this way is slower but it could save you some money and a few headaches.

How to Fix Galaxy S5 Problems if Nothing Works

If nothing here works, it’s probably time for a factory reset. This is a time consuming process and you’ll need to ensure that you’ve backed up all of your files before starting.

To do this, go into SettingsUser & Backup, and select Backup and Reset. From there, select Factory Data Reset. From there, select Reset Device and then Delete All.

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If for whatever reason that doesn’t work, you can also factory reset using the hardware keys on your phone. Here’s how to do that. It’s a far more difficult process. We recommend the above route if possible.

  • First, you’ll need to turn the Galaxy S5 off.
  • Once its off, press and hold the Volume up button, the Home button, and the Power buttons together until you see an Android appear on the screen.
  • Once you see this, use the Volume down key to highlight the Wipe Data/Factory Reset option. Use the Power button to select it.
  • Use the Volume down key to select Yes – delete all user data and then use the Power button again to select it.
  • When you see the Reboot System Now option, you’ll know you’re on track. Use the Power button to select that option.
  • This will erase everything on the Galaxy S5 bringing it back to the state it was in when you first bought it. It also might fix the problems you’re having.

Sometimes, unorthodox fixes will work where common fixes fail. We also recommend taking a look at Android Central’s forums, one of our favorite Android-centric forums. If you’re still unable to find a fix, we suggest getting in touch with your service provider or with Samsung itself.

8 Reasons to Wait for the Samsung Galaxy S9 & 4 Reasons Not To

Wait for the Galaxy S9 If You Want the Best Software

Wait for the Galaxy S9 If You Want the Best Software

If you plan on keeping your next phone for awhile you should strongly consider waiting for the Galaxy S9 launch. 

If you're the type of person that typically waits two, three, four, even five years to upgrade your phone, the Galaxy S9 is probably worth waiting for. 

Samsung probably won't advertise this on stage during the Galaxy S9's launch event, but the devices should receive at least two years of major Android OS upgrades and several more years of bug fix updates and important security patches.

While it might be tempting to go with a cheaper alternative like the Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S7, their software support will be coming to an end much sooner.

Samsung typically stops upgrading devices with major OS upgrades after the two year mark which means the Galaxy S7 might not get Android 9.0 P

The Galaxy S9's hardware also ensures the device will get robust versions of Samsung's next OS upgrades. Samsung's Android updates for older phones are often limited by aging hardware.

The Galaxy S9 should launch with an improved version of Samsung's Experience UI. Rumors point to a brand new UX complete with upgraded AI, Bixby 2.0 (an upgraded version of the Galaxy S8's personal assistant), and a take on Apple's Animoji feature on the iPhone X.

The Galaxy S9's software will reportedly include animal characters and allow users to share them with friends across messaging apps. 

If you plan on keeping your next phone for several years and you want the latest features, fixes, and patches without having to install custom software, consider waiting a few more weeks to make your move. 

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10 Common Galaxy Android 5.1.1 Problems & How to Fix Them

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The Samsung Galaxy Android 5.1.1 update is still current on devices like the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy Note 4, and Galaxy S5 and it’s still causing problems. With that in mind, we take a look at some common Samsung Galaxy Android 5.1.1 problems and offer some potential solutions.

In late 2014, Google rolled out its Android 5.0 Lollipop update. Since then, the company’s rolled out several bug fix updates aimed at alleviating some of the problems that plagued Nexus devices and various other Android phones.

Google’s final Lollipop update is Android 5.1.1, a bug fix update that addresses lingering Lollipop problems and problems that Android 5.1 brought to Android users. It’s not widely available for Samsung’s Galaxy smartphones and tablets.

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Over the course of 2015, Samsung pushed out Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy Note 4, and Galaxy S5 Android 5.1.1 updates in the United States.

Samsung’s Android 5.1.1 updates come with a series of fixes and enhancements that are aimed at stabilizing these flagships and curing them of their Lollipop ailments.

We’ve heard good things about the upgrades but we also continue to hear complaints about Samsung Galaxy Android 5.1.1 problems.

With that in mind, we want to take a look at some of these initial Samsung Galaxy Android 5.1.1 problems and offer some potential fixes for Galaxy users.

How to Fix Galaxy Android 5.1.1 Installation Problems

One of the Samsung Galaxy Android 5.1.1 problems that we’re hearing about has to do with the update’s install process. Some Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S5 users are saying that they’re unable to install the update on their device. Fortunately, this is a common problem, one that always pops up after new Galaxy Android updates.

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One method that’s worked for us in the past is a quick cache partition clearance. It’s a bit tedious but it’s gotten several of our past Galaxy Android updates unstuck. We’ve put together a guide that will show you how to quickly and efficiently clear the cache partition on the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6. The steps are similar.

To clear the cache partition on the Galaxy S5:

  • Turn the Galaxy S5 off.
  • Press and hold Home, Power and Volume Down buttons simultaneously until the device vibrates.
  • When the Samsung logo appears, release them.
  • Tap Volume Down repeatedly until you Wipe Cache Partition. Select it with the power button. Select Yes.
  • Wait for the process to complete. It could take awhile.
  • Reboot your Galaxy S5.

To clear the cache partition on the Galaxy S6:

  • Turn the Galaxy S6 off.
  • Press and hold Home, Power and Volume Down buttons simultaneously until the device vibrates.
  • When the Samsung logo appears, release them.
  • Tap Volume Down repeatedly until you Wipe Cache Partition. Select it with the power button. Select Yes.
  • Wait for the process to complete. It could take awhile.
  • Reboot your Galaxy S6.

If that doesn’t work, we recommend letting your Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge or Galaxy S5 drain all the way down to 0% battery and die. Recharge the phone to 100% battery and then try installing the update again. This has also worked to get updates unstuck.

If neither of those methods work, head down to the bottom of this page to learn about the factory reset option. Factory resets will often jumpstart the installation process though the process is slow and it will require you to backup your important files before starting.

How to Fix Galaxy Android 5.1.1 Battery Life Problems

The Samsung Android 5.1.1 update is several months old and and we’re still seeing complaints about abnormal battery drain. This isn’t too surprising given that battery drain is one of the more common problems smartphone users encounter after a major update. That said, it’s usually not the update itself causing the problems.

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In response to these Samsung Galaxy Android 5.1.1 battery drain complaints, we’ve put together a guide that will take you through some potential fixes and tips to help you recover battery life on your Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S5. Sometimes, all it takes is a quick tweak to the software or your habits to fix these issues.

How to Fix Galaxy Android 5.1.1 Wi-Fi Problems

Wi-Fi problems are extremely common and we’ve begun to hear and see complaints about poor Wi-Fi connectivity after the Android 5.1.1 update. Granted these complaints are isolated but as more people get the update, we expect complaints to pick up. They always do.

If you’re experiencing Wi-Fi problems on the Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 4, or Galaxy S5, the first thing you should do is restart your phone. Hold down the power button, power it down, and then power it back on. This has worked for us and many others in the past and it might work for you.

If that doesn’t work, it’s time to turn your attention to your router. If you’re getting a bad signal, try restarting your router.

Unplug it for 30 seconds and then plug it back in to see if that helps. If it doesn’t, you should also consider unplugging your modem and updating your routers firmware. The instructions for firmware updates will vary based on router make and model so you might need to look online.

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If none of these work, it’s time to head into your settings. The first thing you’ll want to do there is forget the problem Wi-Fi network. Before you do this, make sure you have the Wi-Fi password handy. You’ll need to enter it in after you forget the network connection.

On the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, this can be found in the Connections portion of Settings. Once there, select Wi-Fi. Tap on the desired network and select the Forget option. The process is similar on the Galaxy S5.

If that doesn’t fix your connection, you will want to head into Wi-Fi settings, tap More in the top right corner, and select the Advanced option. Ensure that Always allow scanning is turned on. You’ll also want to make sure that Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep is set to Always.

You might also want to go into Power saving mode options to check if Wi-Fi restrictions are in place. If you use this feature, you might be limiting your Wi-Fi connectivity.

How to Fix Galaxy Android 5.1.1 Bluetooth Problems

Bluetooth issues are still a big problem for some Galaxy smartphone and tablet users on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.There are a few ways to fix Bluetooth problems.

The first step is to toggle Bluetooth off and then back on to see if that jumpstarts the connection. You can do that in the Quick Settings menu on the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S5. You can also do it in the main Bluetooth menu in the main Settings page.

If that doesn’t work, you’ll want to forget the Bluetooth connection that’s giving you trouble. On the Galaxy S6, go into Bluetooth, tap the connection and select Forget. You need only do this for the devices causing the problems. The process is the same for the Galaxy S5.

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If you’re having trouble connecting to Bluetooth in your car, then you’re going to need to consult your car’s manual in order to reset the connection. Once you’ve done that and forgotten the connection on your phone, then you should try to reconnect and see if they’re able to pair.

If those fixes don’t work, you might want to try booting into Safe Mode to see if an app is causing Bluetooth problems. Safe Mode disables third-party apps and that will allow you to isolate troublemakers. It’s tedious but it’s worth a shot if your problems are persistent.

To boot into Safe Mode on the Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S5:

  1. Power down the device. Then, press & hold the power button and volume down key.
  2. Once it boots up, you can let go of the power button but keep the volume key held down.
  3. When you have successfully entered into Safe Mode, you will notice the text ‘Safe Mode’ at the bottom left corner of the screen.

How to Fix Galaxy Android 5.1.1 Lag

Samsung Galaxy S5 users in particular are complaining about lag after installing Android 5.1.1 on the device. Often times, these performance issues will dissipate a few hours or even a few days after an update’s arrival. If they don’t, you can try fixing them using a few different techniques.

The first thing we always recommend is clearing out the device’s cache partition. Instructions on how to do that can be found above under our fixes for installation problems. There are a few other remedies to try if that doesn’t work.

If you own a Galaxy S5, you can try limiting animations. In order to do this, you’ll want to hold down on a blank space on the screen, go to the Home Screen Settings then Transition effect and then select None. You can always enable transitions again if this doesn’t help.

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We recommend halting your use use of live wallpapers as they can negatively impact performance on Galaxy devices. You can also try downloading a different launcher. The TouchWiz launcher is improved on the Galaxy S6 though you might notice some gains after installing a popular one like Nova Launcher.

If you own a Galaxy S6 and you are willing to go to great lengths to improve performance, you can play with the device’s animations. To do this, go into the About section of your Settings, it’s found under the System tab.

Once there, tap the Build Number section seven times to get into the phone’s Developer mode. Warning, novice Galaxy S6 users should not attempt this.

Once your Developer options appear, there should be options for Window animation scale, Transition animation scale, Animator animation scale.

By default, these are set to 1x. Some Galaxy S6 users have said that changing them to .5x will enhance the phone’s performance. We haven’t tried this ourselves so you’ll want to be extremely careful.

How to Fix Galaxy Android 5.1.1 Overheating Problems

Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Note users are complaining about issues with the temperature of their smartphone. This is a common complaint and one that you can fix.

If this happens to your Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S5, or another device, you’ll first want to try restarting your phone to see if that helps. You’ll want to leave it off for a minute or so and then reboot.

If this doesn’t work, boot the device into Safe Mode. The instructions on how to do that can be found above. Often times, an app will go rogue and start overworking your phone. Safe Mode will help you spot the rogue application.

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The Galaxy S6 doesn’t come with a microSD card slot so you can’t try this next step if you own one. If you own a Galaxy S5 though, it’s worth a shot.

Power down the phone but this time remove the battery and your microSD card from the microSD card slot. Pop the battery back in without the microSD card in and see if that helps cool down the phone.

How to Fix Galaxy Android 5.1.1 App Problems

We’re hearing about poor app performance, something that doesn’t come as much of a surprise given that apps always act up after major Android updates. Most Android developers do a great job keeping their apps updated and stable but there are always a few that cause trouble.

If you run into app problems after installing Android 5.1.1 on your Galaxy phone or tablet, you’ll first want to try updating the application. Make sure you read the latest reviews before you do.

If that doesn’t work, try reinstalling the application. If that doesn’t work, you’ll want to report bugs to the developer so that it cane work on fixes. If your problem is enterprise related, you’ll want to talk to your IT department if you have one.

How to Fix Galaxy Android 5.1.1 Charging Problems

Some Galaxy S and Galaxy Note users are complaining about slow charging problems. If you see this issue, there are a few things to try.

First, you need to make sure the device is charging on the charger that came with the phone. If you need to dig the charger up, dig it up. It could help. If the stock charger does nothing, try using a charger with the same voltage rating as the stock charger. That information can be found in a manual online.

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If neither works, you can try using a USB cable instead of a wall charger. You should also try plugging your Galaxy into a computer to see if that helps.

How to Fix Galaxy Android 5.1.1 GPS Problems

GPS problems are also common after Android updates. If you run into GPS issues after installing Android 5.1.1, know that there are a few things to try to jumpstart the connection.

If you own a Galaxy S6, you’ll want to head into the device’s Settings. From there, scroll over to the Personal tab and select Privacy and safety. Then, tap Location and Location Method.

Once there, you can try using GPS, Wi-Fi and mobile networks to try and track your location. If that’s not accurate, try Wi-Fi and Mobile only. If that still fix the issue, try using GPS only. You can also try toggling Location On then Off then On from the previous screen to see if that jump starts the GPS connection on your Galaxy S6.

If you own an older Galaxy like the Galaxy S5, head into Settings, Location and then make sure the Mode is set to High Accuracy. If that doesn’t solve the issue, it’s time to boot the phone into Safe Mode to see if a third-party application is causing the problem.

Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge users can also try Safe Mode to see if you can isolate a problem application.

How to Fix Galaxy Android 5.1.1 Problems If Nothing Works

If nothing else works, you can look into the downgrade process and potentially move back to an older version of Lollipop or even Android 4.4 KitKat.

You can also try performing a factory reset on your phone though we only recommend this if you can’t find any fixes for your problem and it’s severely impacting the performance of your device. You’ll also want to make a backup of your important files before starting this process because it will wipe everything. Again, it’s a last resort.

To factory reset the Galaxy S5, go into Settings, User & Backup, and select Backup and Reset. From there, select Factory Data Reset. From there, select Reset Device and then Delete All.

How to fix Galaxy S6 Edge problems.

To factory reset a Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge, go into Settings then Personal then Backup and reset. From there, select Factory Data Reset. From there, select Reset Device.

One final reminder. Before you factory reset or return your phone, you’ll want to scour the internet for other potential fixes. Our fixes are a great starting point but they may not work for everyone. Make sure you dig around before you do something drastic after getting the Android 5.1.1 on board.

You can also reach out to Samsung or your carrier for more information and potential fixes.

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