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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2480 on: April 11, 2018, 08:52:35 AM »
I'm just about to order a new phone and not to sure how to transfer apps from phone storage and memory card storage from the old phone to the new phone.

Any hints / tips would be gratefully received.


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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2481 on: April 11, 2018, 10:37:53 AM »
Got my S9+ on Monday, after a couple days use I finally had to recharge it, inclusive of all the app downloads and updates and stuff, it is LIGHTNING quick and the screen and camera are unreal, took a bit of getting used to slide from bottom to use the home and back keys etc as I had an S7 before but it is awesome, really impressed with it :)


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I'm just about to order a new phone and not to sure how to transfer apps from phone storage and memory card storage from the old phone to the new phone.

Any hints / tips would be gratefully received.

Your apps should be tied to your account (Google Account) so they should re-download automatically onto your new phone boss.
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2482 on: April 11, 2018, 03:17:36 PM »
Your apps should be tied to your account (Google Account) so they should re-download automatically onto your new phone boss.
does that included all the data associated with the apps? What about those that I've been able to save to my memory card. Can these be re-installed on the new phone from the memory card?
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2483 on: April 11, 2018, 05:08:34 PM »
I'm just about to order a new phone and not to sure how to transfer apps from phone storage and memory card storage from the old phone to the new phone.

Any hints / tips would be gratefully received.
Just download the Smart Switch app and transfer via your usb or wifi. Takes no time at all.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2484 on: April 11, 2018, 06:46:17 PM »
Just download the Smart Switch app and transfer via your usb or wifi. Takes no time at all.
Thanks for that. Will give it a go. Assume you download smart switch to the new phone and then turn Wi-Fi on for both phones and the magic happens?
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2485 on: April 13, 2018, 09:13:12 AM »
Got my S9+ on Monday, after a couple days use I finally had to recharge it, inclusive of all the app downloads and updates and stuff, it is LIGHTNING quick and the screen and camera are unreal, took a bit of getting used to slide from bottom to use the home and back keys etc as I had an S7 before but it is awesome, really impressed with it :)


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Your apps should be tied to your account (Google Account) so they should re-download automatically onto your new phone boss.

You should be able to lock the navigation bar at the bottom of you would prefer to have it there rather than slide it up all the time. Should be a dot on the left. If you double tap it, the navigation bar should stay.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2486 on: April 13, 2018, 09:52:08 AM »
You should be able to lock the navigation bar at the bottom of you would prefer to have it there rather than slide it up all the time. Should be a dot on the left. If you double tap it, the navigation bar should stay.

Thank you, saw that, I do enjoy seeing the whole screen now I've gotten used to it so have remained with the slider for now but yeah, what a bloody great phone.
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2487 on: April 14, 2018, 12:08:40 AM »
Thanks for that. Will give it a go. Assume you download smart switch to the new phone and then turn Wi-Fi on for both phones and the magic happens?
Download Smart Switch on both phones and follow the on screen instructions :)

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2488 on: April 14, 2018, 01:49:41 AM »
Download Smart Switch on both phones and follow the on screen instructions :)
Cheers for that. I've downloaded it, but it appears to be for just Samsung's, I've currently got a HTC and looking to get a Nokia
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2489 on: April 16, 2018, 08:53:14 PM »
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2490 on: April 20, 2018, 05:46:54 PM »
Any thoughts on alternatives to the Pixel 2? I was all ready to buy it sim free a few weeks ago at £519 for the 128gb version but was just waiting for first pay in new job - as that happens price shoots back up to 630 for the 64gb version. I don't really understand the price change as it was down that low for so long at carphone warehouse but there you go. I really don't want a phone that's much bigger than that so all the flagship samsungs, oneplus, huwaei IMO are too big for me
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2491 on: April 20, 2018, 06:30:50 PM »
Any thoughts on alternatives to the Pixel 2? I was all ready to buy it sim free a few weeks ago at £519 for the 128gb version but was just waiting for first pay in new job - as that happens price shoots back up to 630 for the 64gb version. I don't really understand the price change as it was down that low for so long at carphone warehouse but there you go. I really don't want a phone that's much bigger than that so all the flagship samsungs, oneplus, huwaei IMO are too big for me

It's a brilliant phone and the camera is absolutely insane. The Galaxy S8 was most people's phone of the year in 2017 and has excellent battery and a camera which is almost on a par with the Pixel 2. It can be got for about £550 from reputable retailers if you look around. It has a really neat form factor too - without compromising screen size - because of the edge-to-edge bezel. The LG V30 takes similar design cues but lags behind in terms of overall camera performance (its daytime shots rival the Pixel and S8/9 but falls away with video, slo mo and night reproduction).

It's very difficult to give a truly fair competitor to the GPX2 because it was designed, primarily, to be the best camera in a phone ever. And that's what it does.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2492 on: May 6, 2018, 08:22:55 AM »
I recently did an up grade on software and all my settings changed. Samsung s8
My notification settings are not the same and I can't get them back as they keep changing.
For example I've up ticked the message notification button , but after a short while it ticks it self and motivational appear on screen.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2493 on: May 9, 2018, 03:25:13 PM »
I'm running 8.1 on a Nokia 8. Does anybody know where the profile settings are?

I can find the 'do not disturb' option but this doesn't allow the phone to vibrate when set to 'do not disturb'.
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2494 on: May 11, 2018, 09:28:45 AM »
Doing a little bit of research it seems that BT Sports app won't work after a recent update - I'm not sure if this is the BT Sports APP (the logo has changed on my phone) or Google Play Services.   When I try to access BT Sports app it gives me this message

BT Sport won't run until you update Google Play Services <UPDATE> - so i hit update and it takes me to the Google Play Services in Google Store

However there is no option to UPDATE only DEACTIVATE - so i tried that and get this message

This app is a device administrator and must be deactivated before uninstalling <OK> - so i click OK and nothing happens.

Any ideas/any others with this issue; my phone contract has BT Sports included and i'm loathed to be paying for something i can't get.


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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2495 on: August 3, 2018, 01:22:54 AM »
Going to become one of these a-holes with 2 phones  ;D

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But I can't and won't give up my Oneplus 5T :P  I can use that when i am in the UK anyway, as it has my EE sim in there, plus I love the screen on it, so will continue to use over wifi for watching Netflix etc.

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« Reply #2496 on: February 8, 2019, 04:40:40 PM »
I think I've delayed this a few times, but my Samsung S9 has upgraded Android overnight.

The whole look has changed (as well as some of the ways it operates) but I can get used to that.

My main issue is that ever since, my battery seems to be running down at a crazy rate - around 15-20% an hour with what I'd deem my normal use (which, up to today, I'd say chewed through on average 6-7%/hour)

The battery is shite anyway (around 9 months from new), but this is crazy; it won't be able to last through even a work day.

Has anyone else had a recent Android 'upgrade' and experienced such a loss of battery performance?

And do any of you know whether it could be related to the upgrade, or is it just coincidence and my phone is buggered?
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Re: Android Upgrade
« Reply #2499 on: February 8, 2019, 11:24:46 PM »
Not battery related but I updated my s8 on Wednesday night and I couldn't phone or text afterwards, the whole system was laggy as fuck as well. Phoned up Vodafone and they downloaded something to it and it worked from then on. Maybe they can do similar for yours.

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Re: Android Upgrade
« Reply #2500 on: February 9, 2019, 07:21:31 AM »
Yeah I've had a similar issue. Samsung s8 here but I did an update about a month or so back and the battery just started to drain like crazy. Granted the phone is about 18 months old but the whole issue seemed to be Kickstarted around this update i had
 
Anyway I backed all my shit up and reset to factory and it did help a bit, but then I had another update the other day and the same thing has started to happen.

It's even more annoying when you turn off battery draining stuff like higher res, adaptive wifi etc

I'm going Huawei later in the year.
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Re: Android Upgrade
« Reply #2501 on: February 9, 2019, 11:59:31 AM »
Can confirm same thing has happened on every Samsung phone I've owned. Moved to Huawei for past 3 phones. Not looked back. Every issue I find better battery life

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Re: Android Upgrade
« Reply #2502 on: February 9, 2019, 08:34:56 PM »
Install LineageOS https://wiki.lineageos.org/devices/starlte is my recommendation, those are the instructions for your S9. Had the same issue on a different phone but it removes all the preinstalled crap and along with Greenify took my battery from about 4 hours to a day - runs a lot faster as well.

LineageOS is updated constantly so you'll always be fully up to date on security.

Backup first and read the instructions a few times to make sure you have everything down.

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Re: Android Upgrade
« Reply #2503 on: February 9, 2019, 08:49:00 PM »
Can confirm same thing has happened on every Samsung phone I've owned. Moved to Huawei for past 3 phones. Not looked back. Every issue I find better battery life

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2504 on: February 10, 2019, 02:14:14 PM »
My next phone may be the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3... Can't stand notches, holes in the display etc.

https://m.gsmarena.com/xiaomi_mi_mix_3-review-1876.php

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2505 on: February 10, 2019, 03:52:56 PM »
Just read a bit about the S10 that's coming out later this month. Can see it's still the same old stuff, nothing new or groundbreaking. Will stick to my S7 Edge for another year I guess.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2506 on: February 10, 2019, 04:25:32 PM »
Just read a bit about the S10 that's coming out later this month. Can see it's still the same old stuff, nothing new or groundbreaking. Will stick to my S7 Edge for another year I guess.

Why I want it:

Headphone jack
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2507 on: March 16, 2019, 05:56:30 PM »
Is there a way to uninstall an update on a galaxy s8? My phone has just updated and its fucking horrible

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2508 on: March 18, 2019, 11:13:52 PM »
Is there a way to uninstall an update on a galaxy s8? My phone has just updated and its fucking horrible

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2509 on: March 19, 2019, 06:40:34 AM »
Is there a way to uninstall an update on a galaxy s8? My phone has just updated and its fucking horrible

You need to install Odin for Samsung and then follow some steps. It could be a bit complicated to understand and you can brick your device if things go wrong so I would not recommend it unless you have some knowledge of flashing firmware.

Best to take it to a repair shop and ask them to do it for you. Will probably cost around 20-30 quid at most.
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2510 on: April 17, 2019, 11:59:15 AM »
Moved from Apply to Huawei / Android, with the new P30 Pro. Absolutely astonished with the battery life / super charging / wireless charging.  :o

Is there a non official Huawei charging option to get super charging?

I bought a combo of https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07KVZJ1F5/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

and

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07MK1ZR3D/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

But just get quick charge.

Any ideas?

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2511 on: April 17, 2019, 03:39:09 PM »
Huawei use their own quick charge technology so the Qualcomm stuff for Smasungs etc won't work.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2512 on: April 29, 2019, 01:31:58 PM »
My 13 year old daughter is proving to be a nightmare in knowing where the hell she is either not answering her phone or constantly on it !  I am also concerned about what she is looking at online and her social media stuff. I have been looking into the various parental apps but am no clearer on which is the best one. Anyone got any suggestions ?
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2513 on: April 29, 2019, 02:33:27 PM »
Is there a non official Huawei charging option to get super charging?

Not in my experience. I too have a Huawei phone and the only cable and plug which seems to 'super charge' is the official Huawei one.

Can you not just use the charger it came with?
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