Samsung Galaxy S9 Tips

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How to Find Your Samsung Galaxy CSC Region Code?

After using a Samsung smartphone for a few years, I’ve learned that not everyone is aware of their device’s CSC Region code. This isn’t something the average customer would need to know, but it can be useful for us enthusiasts. So let me show three different ways you can figure out your smartphone or tablet’s CSC letters. So …

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How to Disable and Uninstall Samsung’s Bixby Assistant?

Samsung announced it would launch Bixby, its digital personal assistant, with the Galaxy S8 series. Many features were brought over from S Voice and the company has added many more throughout the years. Lately, they have been pushing it even harder with an added hardware button but I want to show you how to uninstall it. Table Of …

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How to Stop Samsung Devices from Sending Data to Qihoo 360 Servers?

I knew this was going to be a hot-button issue when it was published on /r/Android but I wanted to wait a bit. Now, there is more information available so I have decided to write up this tutorial. Today, I will be showing you how to stop Samsung Galaxy smartphones from sending your data to Chinese Qihoo 360 …

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How to Hide the Navigation Bar on the Samsung Galaxy S9

Samsung built a way to hide the Galaxy S9 navigation bar but it will still appear when the keyboard is up. However, there is another way we can go about removing the navigation bar from appearing on the screen at all and it doesn’t even require root access.

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How to Enable One Handed Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S9

As the displays on smartphones get bigger and bigger we come across an issue where it can be difficult to use the phone unless we’re holding it with both hands. Thankfully though, Samsung has included an easy to access gesture that lets us enable the Galaxy S9 one handed mode feature.

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How to Enable Separate App Sound on the Galaxy S9

Samsung has a unique feature in the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ that lets you play the audio of an application on a different Bluetooth device. This feature is actually quite convenient for those who always listen to music or watch videos in a certain situation.

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Install Substratum Themes on the Samsung Galaxy S9

The Substratum theme engine has evolved over the years and is now able to install themes on Oreo devices without needing root access. This feature continues to work on the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ as long as we install the Andromeda add-on app as well.

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How to Clear Application Cache and Data on the Galaxy S9

If you’ve ever noticed an application doesn’t work the way it used to then it might be due to the application’s data. In these cases we can always go into settings of the Galaxy S9 and clear either the application cache or the application data, or both in an attempt to fix it.

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How to Disable Fast Charging on the Samsung Galaxy S9

Most smartphones these days come with some type of fast charging but few actually have a way to turn it off. This isn’t the case for Samsung though and we can disable the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ fast charging feature by digging through the settings menu.

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How to Force a Hard Reboot on the Galaxy S9

If your Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ has locked up and the software is frozen, then you’ll need to do a hard reboot in order to get things working again. Since we can’t just pull the battery we need to perform a two button gesture to get the phone back to working again.

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How to Remove the Bixby Home Screen Page on the Galaxy S9

Samsung has made it quite easy to disable the dedicated Bixby button from launching Bixby Home, but the page will still be sitting there on your Home Screen. So we’re going to be following the detailed steps below to remove the Galaxy S9 Bixby Home page from the Homescreen.

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How to Enable Night Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S9

Using the a smartphone at night can cause a good amount of eye strain but thankfully we can turn on Night Mode on both the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+. Samsung labeled this feature as the Blue Light Filter and we just need to follow these steps to enable and customize it.

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How to Make the Galaxy S9 Software Look like Stock Android

Samsung has received a lot of criticism for how their OEM skin looks over the years. Not only do people feel the software is bloated, but many would rather it look like stock Android instead. Thanks to the Samsung Themes application we can apply a Galaxy S9 stock Android theme to the device.

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How to Remap the Bixby Button on the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+

Samsung already gives you the ability to disable the Galaxy S9 Bixby button but they still won’t let you change its function. However, we can now change and remap the Bixby button on the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ with a free application in the Google Play Store.

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How to Disable the Bixby Button on the Galaxy S9

If you prefer Google Assistant, or simply do not want to use a virtual assistant at all, then the Bixby button on the Galaxy S9 is useless to you. Thankfully though, Samsung has given us a way to disable Bixby Home from launching when we press the Bixby button as long as you follow these steps.

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How to Turn Off the Galaxy S9 Edge Lighting Notification Alerts

Samsung wants to make sure you’re aware when notifications come in. If your device is turned face down then you’ll still see the edges of the screen light up thanks to the Galaxy S9 Edge Lighting feature. But not everyone wants this feature enabled so here are the steps that will let you disable it.

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How to Customize the Galaxy S9 Lock Screen App Shortcuts

Being able to quickly and easily access specific applications is a must on today’s smartphones. Thankfully, Samsung has given us a way to change, add, and remove the two applications that sit in the bottom left and bottom right corners of the Galaxy S9 lock screen.

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How to Fix Galaxy S9 WiFi Network Connection Issues

Many of us have come across an issue where we can no longer connect to a local WiFi network while other devices seem to not have any problems at all. The Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ is no exception to this issue but thankfully Samsung has a quick way to fix common WiFi network related issues.

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How to Fix Galaxy S9 Bluetooth Connectivity Issues

It can be frustrating when your favorite Bluetooth device can no longer make a connection but thankfully this is easily fixed on the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+. Samsung has included a quick way for you to reset your connected Bluetooth devices in its version of Android.

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How to Turn Off the Galaxy S9 Always On Display

Similar to other flagship smartphones these days, the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+ both have an always on display feature that is enabled by default. If you don’t need this feature, or simply aren’t a fan of it, then this guide will show you how to disable it completely.

Galaxy S9 Recovery Mode

How to Boot the Galaxy S9 and S9+ into Fastboot Mode

Fastboot Mode, which is also referred to as Bootloader Mode by some people, is something we often do on most Android devices. However, this is not the case on the Galaxy S9 or the Galaxy S9+ and this guide will show you what happens when you try to boot into it.

Galaxy S9 Safe Mode

How to Boot the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ into Safe Mode

If you need to fix and prevent the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+ from overheating, being slow, or having had battery life then you first need to find out what is causing it. To do this you will want to follow this tip to learn how to boot the device into Safe Mode to do some tests.

Galaxy S9 Recovery Mode

How to Boot the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ into Recovery Mode

One of the important Android boot modes that everyone should know about is Recovery Mode. This can help out a lot as it provides a number of important tools and it’s also a way to boot into the custom Galaxy S9 Recovery Mode after you have installed something like TWRP.

Galaxy S9 Download Mode

How to Boot the Galaxy S9 and S9+ into Download Mode

Android has a number of special boot modes for a variety of devices with some bucking the trend and opting for different boot modes. Samsung is one of the OEMs that does not support Fastboot Mode so instead you will want to follow this guide to boot the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ into Download Mode.

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Galaxy S9 | How to Take a Screenshot

Samsung devices used to have a dedicated Home button that was used for taking screenshots. Lately though, this has changed so this step by step tutorial will walk you through how to capture a screenshot on the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9+.

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The Best Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ Protective Cases

Flagship smartphones these days are becoming more and more expensive and this can result in an accidental drop breaking and/or shattering the device. Samsung’s flagship devices have always had a healthy accessory market behind so here are some of the best Galaxy S9 cases.

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