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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Fix No Tickboxes in the Email List in the Stock Email App in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

By default, the stock Email app provides a tickbox or checkbox for each email message in inbox or other folders so that you can easily select them and do the required action, e.g: delete the selected email messages, move the selected email messages to other folder, etc. However, if you don't have those tickboxes in your email list, the option to hide them may has been accidentally enabled, therefore disable this option should be able to show those tickboxes back in your email list.


How to show tickboxes in the email list in the stock Email app?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Open the stock Email app.Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Settings.Tap Display.Clear checkbox next to Hide tickboxes to disable this option and show tickboxes in the email list.Now, press the Back key twice to go back to the inbox and you should see the tickboxes are displayed in the email list to let you multi-select email messages simply by s…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Fix Double Notifications When Receiving a New Text Message in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

By default, Samsung Galaxy S5 has been equipped with the stock Messaging app that can be used to send text messages or receive them. But, for some reason, you may want to install a third-party Messaging app in your phone, for instance when the stock Messaging app doesn't have a feature you're looking for. Since you finally have two Messaging apps: the stock Messaging app and a third-party Messaging app, it'll make you get double notifications when receiving a new text message. To fix this issue, there are two ways that you can do: set the third-party Messaging as the default app or disable notification of the stock Messaging app.


How to set a third-party Messaging app as the default app?
By default, you'll be asked to set the third-party Messaging app as the default app once this app is installed. But, in case you skip that step, you can manually set the third-party Messaging app as the default app by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the …

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Fix No Notification Sound When Receiving New Text Messages in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

By default, a notification sound or message tone will be played if you receive a new text message to help you easily know that you have a new one. However, there are 4 conditions that can cause the notification sound is not played when you receive a new text message: 1)the notifications in the stock messaging app settings is disabled or the message tone is set to silent, 2)the phone is on silent or vibration mode, 3)the volume of the general notifications is too low, 4)the notifications of the stock messaging app is blocked or disabled. So, based on the things that probably make you get no notification sound or message tone when receiving a new text message, you can try fixing this issue by doing the following steps:


Step #1: Make sure the notifications in the stock Messaging app settings is enabled and the message tone is not set to silent
You can do so by using the following steps:
Open the stock Messaging app.Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options …

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Fix Screen Brightness Goes Dimmer Randomly in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

The auto adjust screen tone option is a power saver option in Samsung Galaxy S5. When you enable this option, the screen tone will be adjusted automatically according to the light and the analysis of the on-screen images to save more power therefore you will probably notice that your screen is slightly dimmer or darker when you use your phone to view a page or an app that has a lot of white space, such as: while you're opening a webpage in Internet app or viewing documents. Thus, if you don't want your screen dims randomly so that you can take full advantage of your big screen then you can try fixing this issue by disabling the auto adjust screen tone.


How to disable the auto adjust screen tone?
You can use two different methods to access the option to disable the auto adjust screen tone: from the general settings menu and from the S Finder.


Method #1: From the settings menu
You can turn off the auto adjust screen tone via the general settings menu by using the following steps:

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Fix Haptic Feedback Not Working in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Samsung Galaxy S5 has an option named haptic feedback which will allow you to set your phone to vibrate each time the back key or the recent apps key are pressed. However, there are 4 conditions that can cause the haptic feedback doesn't work and make your phone doesn't vibrate when you press the soft keys, they are: 1)the haptic feedback option is disabled 2)the vibration intensity for the haptic feedback is not adjusted 3)the phone is in the silent mode 4)the power saving mode is enabled. So, based on the things that probably make this issue happens, do the following steps to fix this issue and make the haptic feedback works:


Step #1: Make sure the haptic feedback is enabled
You can make sure that the haptic feedback option is enabled by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Sound and display sec…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Fix Screen Colour Looks Like a Negative Film in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

If your screen colour is inverted or looks like a negative film, don't be panic first since it doesn't always mean that the screen is broken. It may happen if you have accidentally turned on the negative colours feature which will inverse the screen display to the negative colour and display the on-screen text white on black. So, if you're experiencing this issue, you can fix it and get back a normal screen colour by disabling the negative colours feature in your phone.


How to disable the negative colours feature?
If you like to reverse the screen colour back to the default, then you have to disable the negative colours feature in your phone. You can do so by using two different methods: from the general settings menu and from the direct access option.


Method #1: From the settings menu
You can disable the negative colours feature from the general settings menu by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and t…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Fix Can't Send Text Messages to Premium Numbers, Short Numbers or Short Codes in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

A couple days back, an insider named Amber sent me an email and told me that she had accidentally chosen the "never" button when trying to send a premium or short code text message to get a store discount. Afterwards, she couldn't send that message anymore. Well, if you're also experiencing the same problem where you can't send text messages to premium numbers, short numbers or short codes using the stock Messaging app, you can fix this issue by changing the Messaging app permission.


How to set Messaging app to allow you sending a text message to a premium number, short number or short code?
There are two methods available that can be used to change the Messaging app permission so that you'll be able to send text messages to premium numbers, short numbers or short codes: from the apps menu and from the app manager.


Method #1: From the applications menu
In Home screen, tap Apps to go to the apps menu.Tap and hold Messages and then drag it to the App info icon l…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Fix No Backlight When Pressing the Recent Apps or Back Keys in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

By default, Samsung Galaxy S5 sets the Recent apps and Back keys' backlight to remain on for certain period after one of these keys is pressed. If the backlights don't light up even when you have pressed the Recent apps key or the Back key then there are two possibilities that may cause this problem: 1) the touch key light duration is set to always off, 2) the option to turn off key light within power saving mode is enabled.


How to fix no backlight when pressing the Recent apps or Back keys?
If you're also experiencing this issue on your phone, you can fix it by doing the following actions:


First: Make sure the touch key light duration is not set to always off
To do so, kindly do as follows:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Sound and display section and then tap Display.Scroll the screen to the very bottom.Tap Touch key…