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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2440 on: December 12, 2017, 09:29:54 AM »


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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2441 on: December 12, 2017, 09:46:36 AM »
Have you got any app on there that isn't quite right? You'll be surprised what's allowed on the app store. Maybe something published by a small independent developer? None of the major, well known apps would cause that. Otherwise just back your shit up and do a factory reset.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2442 on: December 12, 2017, 09:59:11 AM »
it loads of that page ^ randomly, so far all app seem standard, will have to do a reset i think
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2443 on: December 12, 2017, 04:03:18 PM »
Which google app is loading up, it might be that you are getting spurious activations of google assistant somehow.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2444 on: December 12, 2017, 05:37:14 PM »
I wonder if it's something to do with not having an equaliser installed. That said I'd be absolutely amazed if the Samsung s8 doesn't have one pre installed.

My Lenovo didn't come with one so had to add a third party one.

Does it relate to music playing at all?

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2445 on: December 12, 2017, 09:21:07 PM »
Which google app is loading up, it might be that you are getting spurious activations of google assistant somehow.
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2446 on: December 12, 2017, 09:29:31 PM »
I wonder if it's something to do with not having an equaliser installed. That said I'd be absolutely amazed if the Samsung s8 doesn't have one pre installed.

My Lenovo didn't come with one so had to add a third party one.

Does it relate to music playing at all?

Nah I have the s8 and it comes with one.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2447 on: December 12, 2017, 09:35:25 PM »
Are you using the gear with your s8?

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2448 on: December 13, 2017, 06:52:59 AM »
No don't have one.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2449 on: December 13, 2017, 07:48:44 AM »
Can you check what apps are running/active in the background on your S8? 

If the app/process responsible for launching the playstore can be identified, disabling it may solve your problem.
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2450 on: December 13, 2017, 08:06:46 AM »
While we're on the subject of S8's, does anyone have any recommendations for a glass screen protector? I got one but it is awful. Having to press the screen so hard and doesn't always register what I'm pressing. A quick google suggests you can't adjust the screen sensitivity, and many people are having the same issue when using a glass screen protector. Doing my head in.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2451 on: December 13, 2017, 04:45:52 PM »
While we're on the subject of S8's, does anyone have any recommendations for a glass screen protector? I got one but it is awful. Having to press the screen so hard and doesn't always register what I'm pressing. A quick google suggests you can't adjust the screen sensitivity, and many people are having the same issue when using a glass screen protector. Doing my head in.

You don't need one for the S8 do you,it has a Gorilla glass 5 front and back

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That being said did you remember to remove the plastic film before you put the screen protector on ?

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2452 on: December 14, 2017, 02:35:11 AM »
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Ah, if it is going straight to a link in the play store that sounds like a forced redirect and if you are not on a page with adverts then malware does seem like a possibility.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2453 on: December 14, 2017, 06:55:47 AM »
You don't need one for the S8 do you,it has a Gorilla glass 5 front and back

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That being said did you remember to remove the plastic film before you put the screen protector on ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_dTXKhFWtE

I still managed to crack the back of mine.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2454 on: December 14, 2017, 09:36:46 AM »
Gorilla glass will help with scratches and scuffs, but will not prevent the screen from cracking after a fall.
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2455 on: December 14, 2017, 11:34:56 AM »
The more scratch resistant glass is the more brittle it becomes

I always have a tempered glass screen protector and case on all my phones. Never once had a cracked screen

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2456 on: December 14, 2017, 01:28:49 PM »
He really had to go to town on that to smash it.I also use a screen protector and have never had a problem with screen responsiveness which make me wonder if Barney forgot to remove the film.I never go for the flagship models anymore as I have lost and broken so many,had my A3 for nearly 2yrs now and it is still ticking along nicely.

Helps that I have started to add a zipper to my overalls pocket so I no longer have to watch them fall 10m onto a hard slab.
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2457 on: December 14, 2017, 01:39:32 PM »
He really had to go to town on that to smash it.I also use a screen protector and have never had a problem with screen responsiveness which make me wonder if Barney forgot to remove the film.I never go for the flagship models anymore as I have lost and broken so many,had my A3 for nearly 2yrs now and it is still ticking along nicely.

Helps that I have started to add a zipper to my overalls pocket so I no longer have to watch them fall 10m onto a hard slab.

No mate, I got the phone at the end of November. Tried to keep the film on it until the cover arrived but constant in and out of pocket made it come off.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2458 on: December 14, 2017, 01:56:20 PM »
No mate, I got the phone at the end of November. Tried to keep the film on it until the cover arrived but constant in and out of pocket made it come off.

Strange one then mate,never had a problem with mine,it has a cheap gorilla glass protector & is the cheapest Galaxy model.

For the record I knew it was a long shot but it was the only thing that I could think of that would cause the problem.
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2459 on: December 15, 2017, 02:20:54 PM »
Galaxy S8 Screen Protector, i-Blason [Case Friendly] Premium Edge-to-Edge Full Coverage Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy S8 (Black) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XHPMW98/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_EO9mAbZHSSFM6

Thats the screen protector I use for my s8, works a treat.
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2460 on: December 15, 2017, 02:51:45 PM »
Hi guys,

I'm after an app that my brother in law can use to track his bands workload. Stuff with date/time/location etc. They tend to play a lot of weddings so it needs to be able to have notes  available for best songs/requests/names of key people etc. He is a complete non techy.

He currently uses (no laughing) Lotus Notes on an old XP and a filofax type diary.  What I'd like to get him on to is something he can enter in his phone and it will auto update onto his PC (which I've just got him).

I normally use Google Calendar for my stuff like this but wondering if theres any better software that I could build him a template to use.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2461 on: December 15, 2017, 02:54:56 PM »
Hi guys,

I'm after an app that my brother in law can use to track his bands workload. Stuff with date/time/location etc. They tend to play a lot of weddings so it needs to be able to have notes  available for best songs/requests/names of key people etc. He is a complete non techy.

He currently uses (no laughing) Lotus Notes on an old XP and a filofax type diary.  What I'd like to get him on to is something he can enter in his phone and it will auto update onto his PC (which I've just got him).

I normally use Google Calendar for my stuff like this but wondering if theres any better software that I could build him a template to use.

Any help appreciated as usual

Try Evernote. You have to pay a small amount for a full subscription, but seems like the sort of thing that would be useful. It's cross-platform and cloud-based, so always available on all devices.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2462 on: December 15, 2017, 04:50:51 PM »
Galaxy S8 Screen Protector, i-Blason [Case Friendly] Premium Edge-to-Edge Full Coverage Tempered Glass Screen Protector for Samsung Galaxy S8 (Black) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XHPMW98/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_EO9mAbZHSSFM6

Thats the screen protector I use for my s8, works a treat.

Did you notice any change to your screen sensitivity when you put it on? Might pick one of them up

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2463 on: December 16, 2017, 12:49:13 AM »
Did you notice any change to your screen sensitivity when you put it on? Might pick one of them up
Not as much as a different one I tried, towards the top sometimes needs a stronger touch but overall it seems fine.
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2464 on: January 22, 2018, 02:27:36 PM »
Do yourselves a favour and get Data Wing. Best game I've played in ages. It's also free with no adds.

Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2465 on: January 22, 2018, 06:23:33 PM »
Is there decent app that tells me how much degradation the battery had had, i have a Samsung Galaxy J5, but feels like the battery is starting to expire, only took it off charge couple of hours ago already used 25% of the battery, & i've hardly used my phone?

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2466 on: February 25, 2018, 11:56:01 AM »
Anyone use Mealime?  Looks like a brilliant app where you can organise meals for the week and it gives you the shopping list you need for all your meals too.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2467 on: March 25, 2018, 10:00:25 PM »
Anyone use Mealime?  Looks like a brilliant app where you can organise meals for the week and it gives you the shopping list you need for all your meals too.

And free.

Started using this since you posted about it. Some delicious meals on it. Taken a few quid to gather all the utensils but have most things now so good food for the same price as the shite I normally eat.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2468 on: March 29, 2018, 09:01:54 AM »
Android 9.0 has landed on my S8. Downloading now.
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2469 on: March 29, 2018, 09:06:58 AM »
Android 9.0 has landed on my S8. Downloading now.

Downloaded it yesterday on my s8. Can't really notice that much difference. Except the default keyboard has a shortcut to emojis's and gifs etc

I did read the list of stuff they've added but it didn't seem like I'd make much use of any of it.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2470 on: April 6, 2018, 11:26:08 AM »
Best media player app anyone? for tv shows/films/music all in one?

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2471 on: April 6, 2018, 11:27:59 AM »
Best media player app anyone? for tv shows/films/music all in one?

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2472 on: April 9, 2018, 03:03:49 PM »
Anyone else agitated by the fingerprint scanner on the S9? Its on the back near the camera, I preferred when it was on the front of the phone, but apart from that, phone is great

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2473 on: April 9, 2018, 04:46:17 PM »
Anyone else agitated by the fingerprint scanner on the S9? Its on the back near the camera, I preferred when it was on the front of the phone, but apart from that, phone is great

You'll get used to it. Bigger screen. 18:9 aspect ratio. The position is closer to the index finger whilst holding it. Far better placed than the S8 which was nearer to the camera

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2474 on: April 9, 2018, 05:58:31 PM »
Anybody elses battery life gone to shit since the new software upgrade for the S8?

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2475 on: April 9, 2018, 06:14:28 PM »
Anybody elses battery life gone to shit since the new software upgrade for the S8?

Not noticed anything drastically bad, but I got the 15 percent warning the other  day and I don't get that too often. It's hard to say though I might of done alot of browsing
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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2476 on: April 9, 2018, 06:56:37 PM »
Not noticed anything drastically bad, but I got the 15 percent warning the other  day and I don't get that too often. It's hard to say though I might of done alot of browsing

Just been noticing it recently. Usually when I get home from work it's on about 65-70%. This past week it's been on 35-40% and I haven't been using it any more than usual really.

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2477 on: April 9, 2018, 07:10:22 PM »
Anybody elses battery life gone to shit since the new software upgrade for the S8?
I haven't noticed any difference yet.

But I am really hating the data grab that Samsung are attempting with there latest T&C's.
They have included a "special terms" extension to their T&C's, and there's no way of proceeding without giving access to all your data for them to share to their partners. I don't even want to use their apps, but they are determined to mine my data anyway.




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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2478 on: April 9, 2018, 07:18:40 PM »
When you do an update (especially ones that go from one version of Android to another) it's usually best that you do a full factory reset

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Re: Android Phones - Apps and stuff
« Reply #2479 on: April 9, 2018, 09:07:21 PM »
When you do an update (especially ones that go from one version of Android to another) it's usually best that you do a full factory reset
Well, that will definitely free up some space, but i'll have to save loads of stuff first.

I downgraded and disabled all samsung apps, and haven't seen the notification pop up since :)