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What to do if you are unable to send or receive Messages on your Galaxy device

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If the user of Samsung having trouble sending or receiving messages. It is usually an issue with the carrier or its service. Other times, iMessage may still be enabled if you just switched from an iPhone, which could make texts get stuck in between.

The other reason for some certain downloaded apps can make your phone or tablet freeze, crash, or lag. Unusual apps can even affect camera functionality, cause audio issues, as well as affect network connectivity.

Using Safe Mode on your Galaxy device disables all downloaded apps and loads only the original software that came with your phone or tablet, allowing you to determine if the issue is caused by an app or with the phone or tablet.

If the issues do not appear while in Safe mode, the problem is caused by a downloaded app and it should be uninstalled.

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Use the phone or tablet normally and see if the issue has been resolved. If the phone or tablet is operating normally, a recently installed app was most likely causing the issue. If somehow this issue is continued you can try the below troubleshooting to shot out this problem.

FIX 1

Check for possible causes of SMS and MMS message errors 

Verify your carrier service status.

  • Verify that your account is in good standing and that your service is active. You may need to call your service provider.

Check your signal.

  • Make sure you have an active data connection to your carrier. Temporarily disable Wi-Fi and check for at least a 3G signal in the status bar.
  • Alternatively, if your phone and carrier support it, make sure Wi-Fi calling is enabled.

Inspect the device.

  • Inspect the device for physical damage. Then, look for liquid damage by inspecting the Liquid Damage Indicator (LDI).

Inspect the SIM card.

Verify that your phone’s SIM card is correctly installed and is not damaged. Contact your carrier if you need help testing your SIM or ordering a replacement.

  • If you have another active device on the same network, you may be able to exchange SIM cards between the devices to test them.
  • If you have recently changed carriers but kept using the same phone, you may need to contact your current carrier for assistance reprogramming the phone for their service.

Unregister from iMessage.

  • If you recently switched from an iPhone, you will need to deregister iMessage.

FIX 2

Perform a software update on a phone or tablet

Download updates manually.

  • Navigate to Settings.
  • Tap Software Update, and then tap Check for updates. Tap OK.
  • If an update is available, follow the on-screen prompts to update your device. After the update, your device will restart.
  • You can also check for updates using Smart Switch.
  • If your carrier is Verizon, swipe to and tap System updates, and then tap Check for system updates.

Make sure your device has enough space if you’re having trouble.

  • Make sure the phone or tablet is connected to the internet and charged more than 50 percent before installing a software update.
  • Some carriers require a Wi-Fi network connection and will not allow you to update using mobile data.
  • If an error occurs during a software update and your phone or tablet keeps restarting.
  • If your phone or tablet doesn’t have enough storage space, you can clean up your storage with Device care. You can also back up extra files using Smart Switch or your Samsung or Google account.

Check your phone or tablet after the update.

  • If you were having issues before the software update, use the phone or tablet normally to see if the problem has been solved.

FIX-3

Reboot the phone or tablet in safe mode

If you have a security feature set up on the phone or tablet, you’ll be required to enter your credentials once the phone or tablet reboots.

Reboot the phone or tablet in Safe mode.

First, open the Power menu:

  • On phones with a regular Power key, press and hold the Power key until the Power menu is displayed.
  • Swipe down to open Quick Settings.
  • Tap the Power icon at the top of the screen.
  • Touch and hold Power off until the Safe mode icon is displayed. Tap Safe mode to start your phone in Safe mode.

Check if the phone or tablet is still having the same problem.

Use the phone or tablet normally and see if the issue has been resolved. If the phone or tablet is operating normally, a recently installed app was most likely causing the issue.

  • If the issue is gone in Safe mode: One of your recently downloaded apps was likely the cause of the problem. (Proceed to Fx- 3)
  • If the issue still exists: Downloaded apps may not be the cause of the problem. You may need to reset the phone or tablet to the factory setting.

Uninstall apps.

  • One by one, uninstall any apps you downloaded just before your phone or tablet began having the issue.
  • After uninstalling each app, restart the phone or tablet and see if it is functioning normally.
  • After you uninstall the app that caused the issue, you can reinstall the other safe apps you just deleted.

Reboot the phone or tablet normally.

First, open the Power menu:

  • Swipe down to open Quick Settings.
  • Tap the Power icon at the top of the screen.
  • Tap Power off to turn off the phone.
  • Wait until the phone or tablet completely turns off, and then press the Power key again to turn it on. See if the issue has been resolved.

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Here’s how to fix fall detection notification issue on Galaxy Watch

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Samsung Galaxy Watch Fall detection issue

Samsung provides a Fall detection feature to the Galaxy Watches in addition to several Health alert functions. But for some time, Galaxy Watch users are facing an issue related to fall detection notifications, due to which they are not able to properly use other functions of their Samsung smartwatch.

Several community users have reported that the hard fall detection notification pops up repeatedly on the Galaxy Watch, even when no fall has occurred. If you are also facing the fall detection notification issue on your Galaxy Watch, then you can check the solution below.

The Samsung smartphone’s fall detection feature triggers a 60-second notification on your watch when it detects a hard fall. If you don’t respond, it will send an SOS message to the emergency contact listed with your location. The smartwatch also allows you to call an emergency contact if you’re in a position to do so.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Fall detection issue

If you don’t need the fall detection function during daily life then you just need to change the setting of this function.

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How to change the Galaxy Watch Fall detection notification?

For changing the settings of the Fall detection feature, you just need to follow a few steps.

  • Firstly, connect your Galaxy Watch to your smartphone
  • Open the Galaxy Wearable app on your smartphone

Samsung galaxy Watch issues

  • Now tap on the Watch Settings. 

Samsung galaxy Watch issues

  • Click on the Safety and emergency option.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Fall detection issue

  • Tap on the Hard fall detection feature.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Fall detection issue

  • Now, you just need to select the ‘ Only during workout‘ option.

  •  It is done.

Samsung Galaxy Watch Fall detection issue

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Here’s how to change the navigation bar on your Samsung smartphone

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Navigation Bar is one of the important parts of a smartphone as it allows users to control or navigate all the activities on their smartphone as per their wish. Along with changing the Navigation Bar on Galaxy smartphones, Samsung also offers various options to decorate and customize it.

If we buy a new smartphone, we need to navigate to use it. Although navigating the smartphone is very easy, yet we can make it more comfortable. How? So it is based on you in which way makes you feel comfortable using your Samsung smartphone, perhaps with gestures or buttons.

Here you can check how you can change the Navigation bar of your Galaxy smartphone.

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How to change Navigation Bar on your Galaxy device?

You can easily change the Navigation Bar of the Samsung smartphone, just need to follow a few steps mentioned below.

  • Open Settings on your Galaxy smartphone.

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  • Click on the Display option.

Samsung Navigation Bar

  • Scroll down and click on the Navigation bar.

Samsung Navigation Bar

  • Select Navigation type from two options:
    1.) Buttons
    2.) Swipe gestures

Samsung Navigation Bar

Aside from this, you can also change the icons, layout, and background color of the navigation buttons in addition to height through the Good Lock module NavStar.

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3 Accessibility features you should try on your Samsung One UI 5.1 device

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Samsung One UI 5.1 Accessibility features

Samsung enhances its technology day by day and One UI 5.1 seems to be a fantastic upgrade over its predecessors that brought many new improvements and features to the existing user interface. Apart from the many new features of One UI 5.1, you can also check here 3 amazing accessibility functions of Samsung smartphones that give you the next-level experience.

In the accessibility section of your smartphone, you can find some of the most innovative features of your Galaxy smartphone. The functions of accessibility are more useful for the person who is managing a disability as it helps to supercharge your Galaxy device.

Samsung One UI 5.1 Accessibility features

3 Samsung One UI 5.1 Accessibility Features

1.) Flash notification

Flash the camera light or the screen when you receive a notification, call, or when an alarm sound. To turn on this function, you just need to visit Settings >> Scroll down and press Accessibility >> Tap on Advanced Settings >> Flash notification. Now, you can see two options:

  • Camera flash notification
  • Screen flash notification

You can turn on the function by tapping on the toggle.

Samsung One UI 5.1 Accessibility features

2.) Left/Right Sound Balance

Samsung provides a separate option for adjusting the sound of the phone’s speaker and any other connected devices like earbuds, Bluetooth headsets, and more. It is a very helpful feature for those users who use it, however, the feature is not applicable for calls.

You can easily use this feature by following a few easy steps. Open Settings >> Click Accessibility option >> Tap on the Hearing enhancements option. Now, you can find the Left/right sound balance option, which includes the following two sliders.

  1. Connected device
  2. Phone Audio

You can adjust them by sliding left or right as you feel convenient.

Samsung One UI 5.1 Accessibility features

3.) Accessibility button/gesture 

You can add Accessibility floating buttons to easily access several functions of the Accessibility section. Also, you can change its size and transparency accordingly.

To add the Accessibility button, you just need to open Settings >> Accessibility >> Advanced Settings>> Accessibility button/gesture >> Select actions, and it is done.

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