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Tutorials for Samsung branded smartphones, tablets and smartwatches.

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How to Enable the Galaxy Note 10 Developer Mode Menu?

Like other Android smartphones and tablets, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series has a hidden Developer Mode in its Settings application. This is hidden by default, but it can be enabled very easily. Let me walk you through the quick, step-by-step tutorial that will reveal the Developer Options menu so you can tinker with secret options. Android is …

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How to Stop the Galaxy Note 10 From Force Closing Background Apps

Android has a feature called Adaptive Battery that will analyze the apps you use and keep unused apps from using too much battery life. This can result in the Galaxy Note 10 killing music streaming apps including Spotify, YouTube Music, Apple Music, & more. To prevent this, we can either disable it or add them to an exempt …

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How to Enable Galaxy Note 10 Wireless PowerShare Charging?

For the last few years, Samsung has been betting on wireless charging technology. This began with its change to a more premium smartphone design (with a glass back) and has continued through the Galaxy Note 10 series. With it comes a feature called Wireless PowerShare that actually lets you wirelessly charge other devices with your very own smartphone. …

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Galaxy Note 10 Side Button Power Menu

How to Make the Galaxy Note 10 Button Bring up the Power Menu

As more people get their hands on the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ they will notice that holding down the Power Button doesn’t bring up the Power Menu. At least, it doesn’t work that way by default. Instead, it will bring up Bixby but thankfully we can change this to how you expect it to …

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How to Force the Galaxy Note 10 to Shutdown and Restart

For the most part, the Android OS runs stable and won’t run into any issues during day-to-day operations. However, anomalies can happen and the software can freeze up causing it to become unresponsive. Thankfully, Google has built in a way to force a device to reboot but Samsung has made their tweaks to the Galaxy Note 10 software. …

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Galaxy Note 10 Fix Bluetooth Connections

How to Fix Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Bluetooth Connection Issues?

Two times a year Samsung releases a smartphone that demonstrates the best it is able to mass-produce (for a profit) at that time. These are almost always great pieces of hardware paired with a (debatable) good software package. Sadly, thousands of people experience Bluetooth connection issues but I may be able to help you fix them. Bluetooth is …

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How to Align Hole Punch Wallpapers Perfectly

You’ve probably seen dozens of different wallpapers that were made specifically with devices like the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 series in mind. They used the front-facing camera cutout when creating wallpapers and this spawned multiple communities around it. These wallpapers don’t always align perfectly though but we can fix this so they look perfect on your phone. …

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Download Samsung Updates

How to Manually Download Samsung Android Firmware Image Files

I wanted to take a day off from Samsung Galaxy Note 10 tutorials in order to cover this one today. There will be times that you need to have Samsung’s Android firmware files on your PC. There are many, many methods of doing this and I’ll cover a few of the more popular options which are currently available. …

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Galaxy Note 10 Uninstall Bloatware

How to Uninstall Galaxy Note 10 Bloatware?

It’s common for these companies to partner with app developers to get their services preinstalled onto smartphones. The bad thing is that this can be done in a way that makes it difficult for users to uninstall them. So let me show you how to remove those pesky applications that cannot be uninstalled through the traditional method. I …

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How to Save an Image with a Screenshot

How to Take a Screenshot on the Galaxy Note 10?

Samsung has been ruffling features since the introduction of Bixby and its dedicated hardware button. The Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10+ changed things up by switching back to a 3-button layout but changing how the power button functioned. So with that now changed, let me show you how to take a screenshot on these new Samsung …

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Galaxy Note 10 Unlock Bootloader

How to Unlock the Bootloader of the Galaxy Note 10?

Samsung has released three different versions of its Note 10 series. The Galaxy Note 10, Galaxy Note 10+, and the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G. If you have the Exynos variant of any device in this series then you should know the bootloader can be unlocked. This tutorial will show you how it’s done and that it takes less …

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Galaxy Note 10 Download Mode

How to Boot the Galaxy Note 10 into Download Mode?

Samsung doesn’t have a Fastboot Mode on its smartphone and instead opts for what is called Download Mode. The two share some similarities but offer vastly different features and experiences. So today I will be walking you through how we can boot the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 as well as the Galaxy Note 10+ into and out of …

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How to Boot the Galaxy Note 10 & 10+ into Safe Mode?

Smartphones these days are built upon layers and layers of different technologies. They are all set up to function properly with each other but some times layers can go a bit haywire. This leads to the common issues you see reported online and the Galaxy Note 10 Safe Mode feature is a great way to start troubleshooting the …

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Galaxy S10 Disable Fast Charging

How to Disable the Galaxy S10 Fast Charging Feature?

Some people are wary about fast charging technology with a smartphone that can cost over $1,000. With most smartphones, this means they are forced to buy a 3rd-party charger that is slower than their stock one. This isn’t the case for the Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10 Lite, and Galaxy S10e as we can disable the …

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Galaxy S10 Disable Apps

How to Disable Preinstalled Apps on the Galaxy S10?

Smartphones are becoming so common these days. So many people use them so they are now prime targets for advertising and marketing pushes. This means the Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy S10+, and S10e are going to come with a number of pre-installed 3rd-party applications. Thankfully, we are able to disable most of them directly from …

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Viewing Notifications on the Galaxy S10 Lock Screen

How to View Notifications on the Galaxy S10 Lock Screen?

With the introduction of Android 5.0 Lollipop, Android devices began showing notifications directly on the lock screen. Some enjoyed this feature while others disliked it. Samsung has made a compromise with this change on the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e. By default, these are minimized but you can view them with a single tap on the …

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Samsung Galaxy S10 One-Handed Mode

How to Enable the Galaxy S10 One Handed Mode

Smartphones are growing in size and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to use them with just one hand. Samsung has had its one-handed mode feature in its version of Android for years but has kept it disabled by default. This tutorial will walk you through how to enable the feature on the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and Galaxy S10e. …

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Galaxy S10 Manual OTA Update

How to Manually Install a Galaxy S10 OTA Update?

Most OTA updates are made aware to the user via a system notification. However, there are times when we can’t or are unable to download and install the OTA update over the typical WiFi network. In these cases, we can manually update the Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, Galaxy S10 Lite, and Galaxy S10e from our PC. Not …

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Galaxy S10 Navigation Gestures

How to Enable the Galaxy S10 Navigation Gestures?

Full-screen gestures are quite becoming popular among smartphone owners these days. A number of OEMs have added the feature to their core firmware software and Samsung is one of them. These steps will show you how to enable gesture navigation on the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Lite, S10+, and S10e. What started as a feature on custom ROMs …

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Fix Galaxy S10 Bluetooth

How to Fix Galaxy S10 Bluetooth Connection Issues?

Samsung is one of the most popular Android smartphone OEMs around. The company sells hundreds of millions of devices each year and the Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy S10+, and the Galaxy S10e are its 2019 flagships. Sometimes the software messes up and causes Bluetooth connection issues but this guide will show you how to fix them …

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How to Reset Galaxy S10 Bluetooth, WiFi, Mobile Data Connections?

Samsung smartphones are quite complex devices on both the Software and Hardware side. There are times when these two sides clash and we end up seeing bugs. So, if you are having Bluetooth, WiFi, or mobile data connectivity issues on the Galaxy S10, S10 Lite, S10+, and the Galaxy S10e then try to reset the connections with this …

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Galaxy Note 10 Unbrick

How to Boot the Galaxy S10 into Fastboot Mode?

I’ve been talking about a number of different boot modes that are available on the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, and the S10e. Things like Safe Mode, Recovery Mode, and even Fastboot Mode are on virtually all Android devices. However, you should know that Samsung doesn’t use Fastboot Mode which means it’s not accessible on the S10 series. I …

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How to Unbrick the Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e?

Android typically uses Fastboot Mode to unbrick the device but Samsung is different. Since it doesn’t have a Fastboot Mode we have to boot into Download Mode (also called Odin Mode) to get your smartphone working again. This means you need Odin and a freshly downloaded firmware for your specific Galaxy S10. Using a program with a GUI …

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Download the stock Galaxy S10 wallpapers

Download the Stock Galaxy S10 Wallpapers

More people are starting to get their hands on a device within the Galaxy S10 series, and for good reason. It includes the best that Samsung to offer and it has already started trends within the market. These smartphones ship with 6 stock wallpapers and you can download all of them right here in full, high-resolution versions. I’m …

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Galaxy S10 Disable Bixby Button

How to Completely Disable the Galaxy S10 Bixby Button?

Adding more buttons to the side of the smartphone can seem like a good idea. However, there are some people who simply want three buttons on the sides of their device (Power, Volume Up, and Volume Down). Since Samsung doesn’t let us disable the button natively, we need to use ADB in order to get the job done. …

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How to Open Google Assistant When Pressing the Galaxy S10 Bixby Button?

Samsung is finally letting us remap the function of the Bixby button but sadly the feature is incredibly limited. Not only can we not get rid of it from opening Bixby entirely, but we also cannot use it to open other virtual assistants. Thankfully though, there’s a way to bypass this limitation and open Google Assistant. Samsung has …

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How to Boot the Galaxy S10 into Recovery Mode?

There are a number of special “boot modes” that virtually every Android device has. A popular and very essential one is called Recovery Mode and it is available on the Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+, and the Galaxy S10e. Today I will be walking you through the process to boot these smartphones into this special boot mode. The …

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Galaxy S10 Safe Mode

How to Boot the Galaxy S10 into Safe Mode?

Smartphones are complex devices. This means there are a number of issues that can crop up at seemingly random times. This includes but is not limited to overheating, lagging performance, poor battery life, & more. If you’re experiencing any of these then your first step should be to boot the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Lite S10+, or S10e …

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Hide Navigation Bar Dot

How to Hide the Galaxy Note 9 Navigation Bar Dot

For years Samsung used hardware navigation buttons but over the last couple they have switched over to the software kind. However, the company still wanted to let people hide the navigation bar when they wanted. Before this was possible thanks to a feature in the Settings app but now there’s a dot in the left corner. Whether you …

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Galaxy Note 9 Update While Rooted

How to Update the Galaxy Note 9 While Rooted Without Losing User Data

Anytime you root a smartphone, install TWRP, or change any system files of your device then you are not able to accept official OTA updates anymore. So if you have modded your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 then you can still install new updates, you just have to follow these steps to not lose any user data. On some …

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Galaxy Note 9 Install Project Treble Custom ROM

How to Install a Project Treble ROM on the Galaxy Note 9

The development scene for Project Treble has been pretty slow because it’s incredibly technical. Slowly but surely we are seeing more custom ROMs released as a Generic System Image (GSI) so they aren’t limited to only one device. And today I’ll be showing you how to install a GSI Project Treble ROM on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. …

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Galaxy Note 9 TWRP Backup

How to Create a Nandroid Backup of the Galaxy Note 9 in TWRP

I recently showed you a couple of ways to create a backup of your data on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Those backups are very basic and only include the “safe” data. However, once you have TWRP installed then you can create a full Nandroid backup that includes all the partitions available on your smartphone. There are all …

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Galaxy Note 9 Disable Security Log Agent

How to Disable the Security Log Agent Notification on the Galaxy Note 9

After you install TWRP on the Galaxy Note 9 the Samsung Experience software recognizes that changes have been made. Specifically, a service called the Service Log Agent notices this and warns the user via a notification about unauthorized actions. This notification will constantly come back unless we use a free application to prevent it from happening. Some OEMs …

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Galaxy Note 9 Install TWRP

How to Install TWRP and Root the Galaxy Note 9

I have previously shown you how to boot the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 into Recovery Mode. What you saw in that tutorial is the stock recovery though and its features are rather limited. However, we can install TWRP as our custom recovery and perform full backups, flash custom ROMs, install custom kernels, and much more. TWRP has become …

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AT&T Galaxy Note 9 Firmware Download

Download the AT&T Galaxy Note 9 Firmware SM-N960U

Samsung sells their smartphone all around the world and each one can have something a bit different with its software (or hardware). So, if you currently looking to download the AT&T Galaxy Note 9 firmware then here are a couple of sources where you can get it from. Just don’t flash this on a non-AT&T device. When it …

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Galaxy Note 9 Restore Firmware

How to Restore the Original Galaxy Note 9 Firmware

In the near future, I will be showing you how to install popular modifications to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. These mods disable certain features (like accepting OTA updates) and some people just like to experiment with them. So this tutorial will show you how to restore the software back to how it was originally. There are a …

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