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  1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I think this has been going on since September. I have no idea why!

    For months, I've been getting annoyed since this happened. Battery percentage disappears, brightness at max, ringtones, notification sounds, screen time-out reverts to 30 seconds, and the standard settings.

    I've tried doing the one with the three phone icons but to no avail. Can anyone help?
    01-03-2021 03:29 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Which phone you having this issue?
    What andriod version its on?

    I'll leave a Link to register so you can communicate here as a guest account you can only post questions but can't reply

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    01-03-2021 04:17 AM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Is it actually doing a factory reset each time?

    Are you actually powering the phone off? There's usually no reason to physically power off the phone on a regular basis.
    01-04-2021 12:36 PM
  4. RandomizedFishNuggets121's Avatar
    The phone I use is a Samsung Galaxy Wide, SM-G600S. And, I don't shut this off regularly it's just that it sometimes does that on its own when the screen freezes but it doesn't do that anymore. But, the problem I have is still going on.
    01-17-2021 03:57 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Try wiping the cache partition: https://www.hardreset.info/devices/s...-2/wipe-cache/
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    01-17-2021 03:45 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    The phone I use is a Samsung Galaxy Wide, SM-G600S. And, I don't shut this off regularly it's just that it sometimes does that on its own when the screen freezes but it doesn't do that anymore. But, the problem I have is still going on.
    Hi, welcome to AC!

    Is it on andriod 5 or 7 ?

    This device is very underpowered . Try safe mode but I'm sure it's not getting supported any longer so any bugs that you encountered not going be addressed.
    J Dubbs likes this.
    01-17-2021 04:29 PM
  7. J Dubbs's Avatar
    The phone I use is a Samsung Galaxy Wide, SM-G600S. And, I don't shut this off regularly it's just that it sometimes does that on its own when the screen freezes but it doesn't do that anymore. But, the problem I have is still going on.
    Your best bet is probably to factory reset it if a cache partition wipe doesn't help, and only install apps you actually use. It will be easy to overload that phone and slow it down and cause weird problems. It could also be the battery failing.
    01-18-2021 04:26 AM
  8. RandomizedFishNuggets121's Avatar
    Ive asked a question abt this a long time ago so i guess its time i update it. So, the situation is still going on. However i plugged in my earphones and all of a sudden it started restarting multiple times and would only stop if i unplugged them. Settings still reset to default to this day if the phone restarts by random or by choice. Have no clue why, and i get annoyed easily so i really want something like this to be fixed. Again, i use a samsung galaxy wide sm-g600s. Not a well known phone in some places but i guess itll have to do.
    07-06-2021 08:28 AM
  9. Ben xfg's Avatar
    Ive asked a question abt this a long time ago so i guess its time i update it. So, the situation is still going on. However i plugged in my earphones and all of a sudden it started restarting multiple times and would only stop if i unplugged them. Settings still reset to default to this day if the phone restarts by random or by choice. Have no clue why, and i get annoyed easily so i really want something like this to be fixed. Again, i use a samsung galaxy wide sm-g600s. Not a well known phone in some places but i guess itll have to do.
    Have you tried the nuclear option which would be a factory reset?
    J Dubbs likes this.
    07-06-2021 09:10 AM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    [Merged duplicate thread's]
    07-06-2021 09:21 AM
  11. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Sounds like a hardware issue. I'd take it to a repair shop. And if you have any important data on that phone, make sure it's backed up or synced somewhere, in case the phone suddenly fails completely.
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    07-06-2021 04:45 PM
  12. RandomizedFishNuggets121's Avatar
    Unfortunately the cache wipe didnt work, however i dont know where to sync up or back up my data since the spare phone we have is the same brand and has been damaged in the past. Im also having trouble with battery draining and really, really slow charging. Ill try to keep updates.
    09-19-2021 10:46 PM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Any data in your Google services (like Google Contacts, Google Calendar, Google Drive, etc.) should be synced automatically to the cloud -- you can check by going to the corresponding websites on your computer browser and making sure that data is in the cloud.

    You can use Google Photos to backup your photos.

    I'm not sure if Samsung's backup options are still valid for a phone that old, since Samsung Cloud is shutting down soon, and I'm not sure if that phone will work with OneDrive.

    The battery is most likely draining quickly and charging slowly because it's so old. It's a 6 year old phone.
    09-19-2021 10:59 PM
  14. RandomizedFishNuggets121's Avatar
    Oh well thats understandable, ill try my best to take care of my phone as my parents dont have the money to buy a new one. But in case if they did ill just check up on things
    09-19-2021 11:52 PM
  15. RandomizedFishNuggets121's Avatar
    I'm back with another update but the issue is kinda different. Lately, some or most apps have been freezing at certain times, and then crash. I've scanned in case of viruses but found nothing. I cleared up some space and refreshed some memory but it didn't work either. This happened yesterday and I have a feeling there is something that's happening with my phone, I just don't know what it is. Any thoughts?
    10-15-2021 05:19 AM
  16. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It's a 6 year-old phone, so it could be a number of things. It's presumably on Nougat (or possibly Marshmallow, if it never got updated), so it's possible some apps might not work that well on such an old OS version. Or one of those apps might just be glitching (either due to poor coding or incompatibility with some other app). Or something in the system might be getting gummed up -- try booting into Recovery and wiping the cache partition: https://www.hardreset.info/devices/s...recovery-mode/
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    10-15-2021 12:03 PM
  17. RandomizedFishNuggets121's Avatar
    This is in response to a message from an old post of mine. Surprisingly, the cache wipe worked, but before I did that, my dad came to check on my phone. He said I should do a factory reset and forget about all my data (which I didn't) he then somehow deleted Youtube and the built-in updates. Right after he said he couldn't do anything, he left. Then, I managed to get my phone to power off to perform the cache wipe. I remembered he deleted YT so I tried to reinstall the updates but errors were saying there was another app blocking access to Google Play. Which I didn't know. The model is SM-G600S. Any thoughts on this?
    10-16-2021 10:28 PM
  18. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I merged your post back into this thread.

    Unless the phone is rooted, you can't completely delete YouTube, since it's a preinstalled app. Are you saying YouTube is no longer in your App Drawer? Can you show us a screenshot of the error message about an app blocking Google Play? http://forums.androidcentral.com/gen...d-central.html
    10-17-2021 12:31 AM
  19. RandomizedFishNuggets121's Avatar
    yt problem
    Attached Thumbnails Why do my settings reset whenever I restart or shut off my phone?-66470.jpg  
    10-17-2021 07:36 AM
  20. bkdodger2's Avatar
    Are you able to login to YouTube on the app …or PC?
    10-17-2021 07:40 AM
  21. RandomizedFishNuggets121's Avatar
    Sadly no, theres another reason why im unable to do so
    10-17-2021 07:50 AM
  22. RandomizedFishNuggets121's Avatar
    Error from google
    Attached Thumbnails Why do my settings reset whenever I restart or shut off my phone?-66471.jpg  
    10-17-2021 07:51 AM
  23. belodion's Avatar
    Threads merged.
    10-17-2021 10:50 AM
  24. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Hi, can you please respond in the thread you created rather than making new threads for responses? Or are you doing that because you can't post screenshots in replies?

    The error message about something blocking Google Play has to do with Screen Overlay (now called Draw Over Other Apps): https://www.howtogeek.com/271519/how...or-on-android/
    10-17-2021 03:07 PM
  25. RandomizedFishNuggets121's Avatar
    hey! late reply again, but we did a factory reset last night, and the issues are now fixed. after doing so, some apps began to reinstall themselves, is there a chance that the data from those apps are still saved or not? also, some apps didn't reinstall even if we didn't check them off the list, is there a reason for that as well? and yes, I did it because I couldn't send the ss in the replies
    10-19-2021 08:57 PM
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