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  1. ClaudiaP's Avatar
    I didn't think I was having any issues with my Verizon Note 4 other than the SD card unmounting and remounting when I was in the gallery or editing photos. At the same time I did not notice any real difference in performance or battery life from my Note 2, but I was quite happy with the phone.
    Since I had a Sandisk 64 gb card in the phone that was transferred from the Note 2 I figured the mounting issues were being caused by that.

    Earlier today I decided to try a different card, I had a brand new 32 gb Transcend card just sitting there. I copied all of the folders and files from the Sandisk to my computer, installed the Transcend and formatted it, copied all of the folders and files to it and started to play.

    This phone took off like a rocket, no more problems at all and so fast I am in awe, it's like it's turbo charged now. I can't speak to battery life because I've been playing with it all day and just plugged it in at 57%, I'll reserve judgement on that for a few days.

    Apparently the SD card was mounting and un mounting all the time and causing the phone to run slower than it should but I didn't notice unless I was working with photos. Anyway I feel like I have a brand new phone again.
    11-29-2014 05:47 PM
  2. ftrengineer's Avatar
    Camera won't focus without a hard shake. Getting a replacement asap.
    11-29-2014 07:46 PM
  3. Andrew Smith20's Avatar
    I actually do tech care for one of the big 4 and finally was allowed to get my note 4 and am having a couple of issues. Right after leaving the store I recvd a message that my phoneui had force closed and then the phone power cycled on its own. This morning it power cycled on its own, and again this afternoon. Finally master reset, wiped cache part, got rid of the sd card from my note 3, didnt reinstall any apps, and also updated software via kies. So far no more power cycling, but i just played with the camera for the first time and when playing with the different settings and modes those options that appear flicker constantly in and out, almost looks like whenever the camera is auto focusing. If i hold my finger to the screen it stops but when i let go its epileptic seizure time. Anyone else seeing this?

    Update: cleared data from camera, wiped cache partition again, and powered back on and now the flickering settings have stopped..... for now.
    11-29-2014 10:23 PM
  4. Joseph Bronson's Avatar
    Ok, after owning a Note, Note 2, and Note 3, with no problems, I thought well I will upgrade to Note 4, bad mistake, battery life really sucks, non responsive to typing commands, freezes up, error reports, and I have only had it less than 30 days, taking it back to Verizon, hopefully to get satisfaction. Either I got a lemon, or they just threw the phone together, it also gets hot.
    11-30-2014 04:22 PM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    Ok, after owning a Note, Note 2, and Note 3, with no problems, I thought well I will upgrade to Note 4, bad mistake, battery life really sucks, non responsive to typing commands, freezes up, error reports, and I have only had it less than 30 days, taking it back to Verizon, hopefully to get satisfaction. Either I got a lemon, or they just threw the phone together, it also gets hot.
    Sounds like a defective phone. I would contact Verizon for troubleshooting.

    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
    12-01-2014 08:42 AM
  6. tasha_c's Avatar
    LOVE the phone, but a few quirks that I'm not happy with:

    1) The led notification light is incredibly dim. Even on the brightest setting, I can barely see the light go off. Disappointing as the light was perfect on my s3 and I'm used to seeing the notification light (former blackberry user)

    2) My phone would switch from "mute" to "sound' intermittently. Happened a couple times this morning at work and I'm trying to figure out how this occurred as the phone is just sitting on my desk.

    3) During phone calls, the phone vibrates during the call. I'll check to see if I've received a notification of some sort or if someone left a vm, but there's nothing; it just vibrates. Maybe because it's up against my face? I don't know.
    12-01-2014 12:34 PM
  7. orgelbau's Avatar
    I'm on my third Note 4. The first one had a bright band on the left side of the display and a dark shadow-like band on the right side the display. The second one had a home button that only registered a push on the left side of the button. Now, this third one has a rear camera lens cover/bezel that is not glued on straight. It looks like it is twisted a few degrees counterclockwise. Everything on this phone is flawless in operation (finally), so I will just live with the funky bezel on the rear camera.

    I have the Verizon variant, made in China.

    I had issues with my previous Note 2 as well. The one I originally purchased had a display anomaly which was not present on a replacement. Samsung has never been known for their build quality, and I think it has to do with multiple manufacturing sites producing multiple carrier variants. If you get one that is perfect, consider yourself lucky! You have won the Samsung lottery this time around.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-01-2014 01:38 PM
  8. LaTuFu's Avatar
    LOVE the phone, but a few quirks that I'm not happy with:

    1) The led notification light is incredibly dim. Even on the brightest setting, I can barely see the light go off. Disappointing as the light was perfect on my s3 and I'm used to seeing the notification light (former blackberry user)

    2) My phone would switch from "mute" to "sound' intermittently. Happened a couple times this morning at work and I'm trying to figure out how this occurred as the phone is just sitting on my desk.

    3) During phone calls, the phone vibrates during the call. I'll check to see if I've received a notification of some sort or if someone left a vm, but there's nothing; it just vibrates. Maybe because it's up against my face? I don't know.
    Was your phone face up or face down when it was muted on your desk? If it was face down, you have that setting enabled.
    12-01-2014 02:13 PM
  9. tasha_c's Avatar
    Was your phone face up or face down when it was muted on your desk? If it was face down, you have that setting enabled.
    Face up. Happened again today during a client lunch where I had the phone on silent, sitting face up and then my notifications went off when I received a message.
    12-01-2014 02:14 PM
  10. LaTuFu's Avatar
    Face up. Happened again today during a client lunch where I had the phone on silent, sitting face up and then my notifications went off when I received a message.
    Are you running any third party apps for messaging/email, etc? These might be ignoring the system settings for volume control.

    Just throwing out ideas to try to help resolve it.
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    12-01-2014 02:17 PM
  11. tasha_c's Avatar
    Are you running any third party apps for messaging/email, etc? These might be ignoring the system settings for volume control.

    Just throwing out ideas to try to help resolve it.
    Got it! Ironically, it was the "work" profile on my cover lock screen; I didn't set it to silent. Thanks!
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    12-01-2014 03:23 PM
  12. LaTuFu's Avatar
    Got it! Ironically, it was the "work" profile on my cover lock screen; I didn't set it to silent. Thanks!
    Glad to hear that it was something simple.
    12-01-2014 03:28 PM
  13. Android D's Avatar
    So I am new to this forum...have been following it for a while though..

    I have a note 4 with Verizon...Here's my issue

    GMAIL APP sync....My Email has a hard time syncing...It works fine 1st thing in the morning, but as the day goes by, it stops syncing.

    Here's what i have done so far:-

    1. checked to see if gmail sync was on..IT WAS
    2. checked to see if background sync was on....IT WAS
    3. Deleted my gmail app and re-installed it again...didn't do anything
    4. Removed my gmail account and set it up again...Didn't help
    5. Called Samsung tech support...They were CLUELESS !!!
    6. Rebooted my phone a couple of times...Didn't help either

    So what are my options...It happens BOTH ON WIFI AND LTE..Don't want to factory reset my phone!! Anything u guys can think off?
    12-01-2014 11:40 PM
  14. Liquidretro's Avatar
    I have a Verizon N4. Has anyone had any trouble syncing with Exchange recently? This were fine the past several weeks and this week at about 8am it seems pushes stop. I reboot and it resumes. Both LTE and Wifi this seems to happen.
    12-02-2014 10:00 AM
  15. LaTuFu's Avatar
    So I am new to this forum...have been following it for a while though..

    I have a note 4 with Verizon...Here's my issue

    GMAIL APP sync....My Email has a hard time syncing...It works fine 1st thing in the morning, but as the day goes by, it stops syncing.

    Here's what i have done so far:-

    1. checked to see if gmail sync was on..IT WAS
    2. checked to see if background sync was on....IT WAS
    3. Deleted my gmail app and re-installed it again...didn't do anything
    4. Removed my gmail account and set it up again...Didn't help
    5. Called Samsung tech support...They were CLUELESS !!!
    6. Rebooted my phone a couple of times...Didn't help either

    So what are my options...It happens BOTH ON WIFI AND LTE..Don't want to factory reset my phone!! Anything u guys can think off?
    I would clear the cache and data for Gmail app, and see if that works. Also try downloading Inbox and see if you experience the same issues using that.
    12-02-2014 10:36 AM
  16. verizonandroid's Avatar
    So I did what I said I would do. Completed the swap; now just a couple days with a brand spankin new Note, I get the same weird text message issue where it won't send and I have to restart the phone. So freaking aggravated at this point; the phone is so amazing but too many poor functions
    12-02-2014 05:22 PM
  17. LaTuFu's Avatar
    So I did what I said I would do. Completed the swap; now just a couple days with a brand spankin new Note, I get the same weird text message issue where it won't send and I have to restart the phone. So freaking aggravated at this point; the phone is so amazing but too many poor functions
    What was your previous phone? Was it an iPhone by any chance?
    12-02-2014 05:48 PM
  18. Android D's Avatar
    I would clear the cache and data for Gmail app, and see if that works. Also try downloading Inbox and see if you experience the same issues using that.
    I will try doing that...It's been working fine today, i didn't do anything, just @ times it decides to act up...and with it, even google voice is effected as sometimes i don't get text messages on the google voice app!!
    12-02-2014 05:51 PM
  19. ihbsbA's Avatar
    Err... Coming from a Note 3 where I had simultaneous phone and data in 4g, to not! Am I missing something? Even in 4g I am not able to use Internet while on a call. In which case, this might phone be for sale!
    12-03-2014 12:14 AM
  20. hdhuntr's Avatar
    I can...don't know what settings you may have that keep you from it.

    Err... Coming from a Note 3 where I had simultaneous phone and data in 4g, to not! Am I missing something? Even in 4g I am not able to use Internet while on a call. In which case, this might phone be for sale!
    12-03-2014 08:48 AM
  21. hdhuntr's Avatar
    It's not the phone especially if you have the same thing on 2 of them now. If this is a text that won't send there could be many reasons. Just the other day I tried to text a word with an accent in it. The text kept failing and when I took out the mark it went. There are many anomalies. If you are using stock messaging then try chompSMS or any of the others. There is no poor function involved. You'll find it. Good luck.

    So I did what I said I would do. Completed the swap; now just a couple days with a brand spankin new Note, I get the same weird text message issue where it won't send and I have to restart the phone. So freaking aggravated at this point; the phone is so amazing but too many poor functions
    12-03-2014 08:52 AM
  22. verizonandroid's Avatar
    What was your previous phone? Was it an iPhone by any chance?
    Nope it was actually the S4. The only complaint I had with that phone was the battery but I had the phone for over a year. Before that I had the Galaxy Nexus, then the Droid X. As I said earlier I always was a Droid fan. If I still had days left to return the phone I'd happily get the iPhone plus
    12-03-2014 09:08 AM
  23. LaTuFu's Avatar
    Nope it was actually the S4. The only complaint I had with that phone was the battery but I had the phone for over a year. Before that I had the Galaxy Nexus, then the Droid X. As I said earlier I always was a Droid fan. If I still had days left to return the phone I'd happily get the iPhone plus
    I would definitely take up the matter with VZW tech support then. You and I swapped over from the same phone (with the same complaint about battery, actually) but I have not experienced any issues like you're describing. I am on a different carrier, maybe that is the only difference.

    Does the problem replicate even if you're using Chomp or Textra by any chance?
    12-03-2014 09:46 AM
  24. iamdld's Avatar
    I'm having trouble with podcasts. I've tried three different apps but my podcasts always stop after about 30 minutes. I have to pick up the phone and start the podcast again for it to resume. I wonder if there is some setting that times out after a certain time but I can't locate it. I checked the music auto off setting in the default music app but that is set to off.
    12-03-2014 11:03 AM
  25. yeatzee's Avatar
    I'm having trouble with podcasts. I've tried three different apps but my podcasts always stop after about 30 minutes. I have to pick up the phone and start the podcast again for it to resume. I wonder if there is some setting that times out after a certain time but I can't locate it. I checked the music auto off setting in the default music app but that is set to off.
    Pocket casts works fine for me
    12-03-2014 11:18 AM
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