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    Default My first galaxy S5

    Can someone show me some tips and tricks with this phone? I did some searches but couldn't find anything special. I'm coming from an iPhone 5s. I'm looking for something more than customization. I'm able to change my home screen around but I want to see what all the hoopla is all about with these android phones. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Search YouTube for customizing/launchers. I learned about it after watching one from ColdfusTion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bembol View Post
    Search YouTube for customizing/launchers. I learned about it after watching one from ColdfusTion.

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    Thank you for your quick response but I'm not looking to customize my phone as I like it the way it is. I'm not into adding apps that kill the battery because it constantly runs in the back ground. I'm looking for something out of the ordinary.

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechGod2014 View Post
    Thank you for your quick response but I'm not looking to customize my phone as I like it the way it is. I'm not into adding apps that kill the battery because it constantly runs in the back ground. I'm looking for something out of the ordinary.

    Thanks again!

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    Not sure I know what you mean by "out of the ordinary."

    Could you elaborate?
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    Default Re: My first galaxy S5

    Quote Originally Posted by TechGod2014 View Post
    Can someone show me some tips and tricks with this phone? I did some searches but couldn't find anything special. I'm coming from an iPhone 5s. I'm looking for something more than customization. I'm able to change my home screen around but I want to see what all the hoopla is all about with these android phones. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Congrats on your new S5! Enjoy it
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychDoc View Post
    Not sure I know what you mean by "out of the ordinary."

    Could you elaborate?
    Not sure what I mean either... Lol. My friends keep bragging about how Android is so much better than the iPhone, so I went out and purchased an s5. Was hoping it would open up a portal to a new dimension or something like that. Lmao

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    Can anyone give me some help with android. Have a small problem
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neuer27 View Post
    Can anyone give me some help with android. Have a small problem
    What problem do you have? Anyways, you basically just hijacked this thread. The best way to get help is to post a thread in the appropriate forum for your device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neuer27 View Post
    Can anyone give me some help with android. Have a small problem
    Hey get your own thread.... Lmao

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    I do want to say that I'm loving the screen size and the phone being water proof. Not sure what dust proof is... Never had a phone go bad on me due to dust.... Lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechGod2014 View Post
    I do want to say that I'm loving the screen size and the phone being water proof. Not sure what dust proof is... Never had a phone go bad on me due to dust.... Lmao

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    It is useful if you go in dusty environments. And the screen size is great. It is a good size for a phone, not too big but not too small.
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    I need a lost phone locator app that works on android and apple.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neonworm View Post
    It is useful if you go in dusty environments. And the screen size is great. It is a good size for a phone, not too big but not too small.
    I live in dusty environments. I agree the screen size is perfect. I played with the note 3 demo and felt it to be a bit too big for the pocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neuer27 View Post
    I need a lost phone locator app that works on android and apple.
    You would get the help you need if you create a thread. What device do you have? I can direct you to the appropriate sub-forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by neonworm View Post
    You would get the help you need if you create a thread. What device do you have? I can direct you to the appropriate sub-forum.
    Galaxy s5 and iPhone 4s
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neuer27 View Post
    Galaxy s5 and iPhone 4s
    Post a thread in this forum: http://forums.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-s5/
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    Quote Originally Posted by neonworm View Post
    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neuer27 View Post
    Thanks
    No problem. See you around the forums.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TechGod2014 View Post
    Can someone show me some tips and tricks with this phone? I did some searches but couldn't find anything special. I'm coming from an iPhone 5s. I'm looking for something more than customization. I'm able to change my home screen around but I want to see what all the hoopla is all about with these android phones. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    There is another thread started today, one of the posts has all of that thread compiled into it.

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    Default Re: My first galaxy S5

    Quote Originally Posted by TechGod2014 View Post
    Not sure what I mean either... Lol. My friends keep bragging about how Android is so much better than the iPhone, so I went out and purchased an s5. Was hoping it would open up a portal to a new dimension or something like that. Lmao

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    A big thing between Apple and Android is the freedom you have with customizing your device pretty much to your heart's content. Apple is a "closed system" whereas Android is "open." You are able to access more of the Android device for customization and such. Apple likes to retain some control. Does that make sense to you? Maybe someone else here can explain it better than me.
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    Techgod2014 if your not all ready impressed with the s5 over the iPhone, I suggest you return it and get back your iPhone. Or just simply type in YouTube galaxy s5 tips and tricks and you will see a lot of clips showing it off, then if your still not satisfied there's rooting and custom roms to try. Whatever you do good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by harris hpe View Post
    Techgod2014 if your not all ready impressed with the s5 over the iPhone, I suggest you return it and get back your iPhone. Or just simply type in YouTube galaxy s5 tips and tricks and you will see a lot of clips showing it off, then if your still not satisfied there's rooting and custom roms to try. Whatever you do good luck

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    I still have my iPhone. I use it for business. The S5 is strictly for play since it doesn't for full my business needs. And I am impressed with the S5 but I wouldn't go as far to say over the iPhone... Yet. Trying to figure it out.
    Seen a couple of videos last night on YouTube and I did find some good tips, but nothing to write home about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TechGod2014 View Post
    I still have my iPhone. I use it for business. The S5 is strictly for play since it doesn't for full my business needs.
    What makes the iphone "suitable for business" that the S5 lacks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychDoc View Post
    What makes the iphone "suitable for business" that the S5 lacks?
    This is just my opinion, don't want to ruffle any feathers... I know how some folks can be when it comes to their phones!

    I use Microsoft 360 on my iPhone and iPad for business and the free office apps (pages, keynotes and numbers) that apple now includes with any ios device purchase.
    I also use scanner pro for my business needs. I did like cam scanner on Android, but scanner pro is a lot easier to use on ios.
    Also I use the Sandisk wifi thumb drive as an external hard drive to transfer files from my iPad and phones. The app which is free on both OS is way better on ios.
    Again this is just my opinion since I was asked.
    That being said I wish Android had these apps or equal versions because it would be much easier to use on this beautiful display.

    I find myself using this device when I'm not working on something. Like changing the TV with the built in IR blaster, especially when my wife is watching it and she can't figure out why the channel keeps changing. I have her thinking there's gremlins in our TV. Also watching Netflix or hbo-go on it. I'm not a phone gamer so I haven't tried playing games on it.

    I'm sure I will find more uses for it and hopefully with the help of this forum.

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