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What to do if the Google Play Store stops downloading app on Samsung devices

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The Google Play Store is an application store for all Android phones and it also comes pre-installed in Samsung Galaxy devices. Through the Play Store, you can download and install many apps or games. You don’t have to master special skills to download anything from Play Store.

Similar to other mobile apps, you may face some issues with the Google Play Store app, such as random crashing and not being able to download the apps. Below you can find some of the most common ways and reasons that may be responsible to produce this download issue along with its solution.

Assuming that you get the strong signal and have no problem with the network, then you can try some possible steps to fix this problem:

1. Check whether the Download app is disabled

Method 1:

Settings > Application > Application Manager > All > Download Manager > Enable.

Method 2:

Settings > Apps > Tap on three dots at top right corner > Show System Apps > Download Manager > Enable. 

2. Clear Google Play Store’s App Data & Cache.

Method 1:

Settings > Applications > Application Manager > All > Google Playstore > Clear Data & Clear Cache.

Method 2:

Settings > Apps > Google Playstore > Storage > Clear Data & Clear Cache.

3. Reset App Preferences.

Method 1:

Settings > Applications > Application Manager > Click on the More option or on three dots on the top right corner of the screen > Reset app preferences. 

Method 2:

Settings > Apps > Click on three dots on the top right corner of the screen > Reset app preferences.

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5 Amazing Tips to manage Gallery Albums on your One UI 5 smartphone

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Android 13-based One UI 5 comes with a bundle of new features for the Samsung Gallery app to make it more manageable and easy to use. The company added several new options to albums, photos, and settings sections, so we can easily customize each section but how? Don’t worry, here are 5 great tips to customize the Samsung Gallery albums section of your One UI 5 device.

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This major update worked closely on privacy in the My Albums section to make the gallery app more secure. To keep personal photos and documents safe, the company has added options like lock album, hide album, selected albums to show, and more. Let’s see 5 amazing tips for albums.

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Samsung One UI 5 Gallery Albums Tips

Change the Cover Photo of the Album

Sometimes, you may not want some images to appear as the top cover of a photo album. But we don’t need to worry because we can also change the cover photo of the album.

To do so, first, visit the Samsung Gallery app >>  open Album section >> now select any one album by a Long press on it >> tap on the More option (three vertical dots) >> click on Change cover image option >> select any image from the album >> crop it and press Apply. Now, you can see a new cover photo of the album.

Lock Album

Many times we do not want that no one should see the photos which are our personal or any important document images on our mobile. So now we can hide the albums without letting anyone see them because Samsung One UI 5.0 brings a new feature that lets us lock them.

After using the Lock Album feature, the album will be unlocked only with an authenticated fingerprint.

You can lock the album, just need to choose any album then press on the More option, and tap on the Lock Album option. It is done. To open the album, you have to scan your fingerprint or enter your PIN.

Hide Album 

You can hide Album from the main screen of the Album section. To do so, open the Album section of the Samsung Gallery app >> select the View all option >> tap on the More option >> press Hide Album >> Turn on the toggle of the Album that you want to hide.

Select Albums to show 

Want to see a limited album in the Gallery Album section? Yes, you can do that with the Select Albums to show option. By enabling this option, you can see that limited albums will be shown in My Albums. However, you can see the all albums by the View all option, which is present below the More option.

Samsung One UI 5.0 Albums tips

Easily Sort Album 

With One UI 5.0, the company added more options for sorting albums. When you start sorting albums, you will see the below-mentioned options available after tapping on the Sort option in the My Albums section.

  • Custom Order
  • Name (A to Z)
  • Name (Z to A)
  • Items (most to fewest)
  • Items (Fewest to most)

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Here’s how to block calls on Samsung Galaxy [One UI 5.0]

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The main motive to create mobile phones was to make calls anytime and anywhere. But sometime you might receive spam or unwanted calls. Luckily, your Samsung smartphone offers you the ability to block such phone calls, here’s how you can perform this action on your One UI 5.0 phone.

Samsung offers you different ways to block calls on your smartphone, no matter whether you are running the latest One UI 5.0 software or the older one, you can use the same technique in all recent Galaxy phones.

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Samsung One UI 5.0 block calls

Using recent call log:

If there’s a number you don’t want to answer again, it’s easy to block that number directly from your recent call log list. To do so, open the “Recents” menu on the “Samsung Phone app”. Tap on the number you wish to block and then tap the “Information” icon next to it.

If the number is saved on your phone, click on the three-dot menu followed by the “Block contacts” option. Finally, hit the “Block” button and it’s done. Meanwhile, for the unsaved contacts, you will see a direct “Block button” in the bottom menu, just tap on it.

Using Phone app:

If you want to block a new number, you can do so through the Phone app. Simply open the application and tap on the More option. Visit Settings and the first function you will see is “Block numbers”. Tap on it and add the number you want to block calls or messages.

Once you block a phone number, you will not receive any calls or text messages from that number on your phone. However, at some point, if you desire to receive calls from that number, you can unblock them.

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Quick Tip: Recover deleted photos and videos in Samsung Gallery

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Samsung Gallery app comes pre-installed on each Galaxy smartphone and tablet. This One UI application lets you access images and videos stored in your phone’s storage. Besides, you can also recover deleted photos and videos in Samsung Gallery, thanks to its Trash folder (Recycle bin feature).

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In case you accidentally deleted photos or videos from your Samsung smartphone’s Gallery, you do not need to worry about that. The stock Gallery app allows you to recover deleted stuff from the Trash folder, which was earlier known as the Recycle bin.

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Once deleted, photos and videos stay stored in the Recycle bin function of Samsung Gallery for 30 days. Within the timeline, you can retain them otherwise, the operating system will automatically vanish them permanently after the conclusion of 30 days.

Here’s how you can recover deleted photos and videos in Samsung Gallery:

  • Firstly, access the Samsung Gallery app
  • Now, tap the three-dot menu in the lower-right corner
  • You should see Recycle bin tab, click on it
  • Once opened, you’ll see a list of the deleted photos and videos from the last 30 days
  • Open a picture or video and tap the Restore icon to put it back in Gallery
  • To restore multiple items, tap Edit, select the items, and then tap Restore at the bottom

Samsung One UI 5 Gallery Features

Add watermarks to your pictures: Automatically add a watermark to each picture containing the date and time a picture was taken, your phone’s model name, or other custom information.

Choose filters more easily: The filter selection menu has been streamlined in Camera, Photo Editor, and Video Editor. All filters are available in one list, making it easier to find the perfect filter for your picture or video.

Customize albums in Gallery: Choose which albums appear by default and hide less frequently used albums to keep the clutter down. You can also merge albums that have the same name and create albums that automatically update to include pictures of people you select.

All-new look for Stories: Stories that are automatically created in your Gallery have been revamped with an interactive slideshow view. Just tap or swipe to move between pictures and videos in your story.

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