12-10-2022 05:22 PM
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  1. notforhire's Avatar
    Apologies if this is the wrong section of the forums.

    I noticed on my S22U that the option to block/disallow notifications on the native Reminder and Calendar apps are grayed out. (not so with the native Email app). I figured it was a ghost in the machine, so I restarted my phone and that did not solve the problem.

    Additionally, when approaching the problem (Settings > Notifications > App notifications) from the Settings menu, the offending apps don't even appear in the list of apps. I've never seen this before, therefore, I don't have a clue as to how to fix this. Any ideas/suggestions? many thanks!
    12-07-2022 12:40 PM
  2. David Thomas24's Avatar
    try doing a full reset of the fun and getting reset up has new
    12-07-2022 12:51 PM
  3. tismydroid's Avatar
    I'm not sure if this is the same calendar your referring to but try this...
    *Go to calendar settings in the calendar app
    *Go to Alert Times
    *Select Events
    *Select "no alert"

    I think that would turn off the notifications. And I think you could probably customize the notifications (alerts) for each event as they are created.

    Sent from my SM-S908U using AC Forums mobile app
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    12-07-2022 01:03 PM
  4. notforhire's Avatar
    I'm not sure if this is the same calendar your referring to but try this...
    *Go to calendar settings in the calendar app
    *Go to Alert Times
    *Select Events
    *Select "no alert"

    I think that would turn off the notifications. And I think you could probably customize the notifications (alerts) for each event as they are created.

    Sent from my SM-S908U using AC Forums mobile app
    Thanks, but that's not the issue I'm dealing with. I should be able to block notifications from those apps. I can't. And since they're native apps, I can't uninstall and reinstall. FDR is not an appealing solution, though, since I plan on having this phone for awhile, I won't rule it out completely.
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    12-07-2022 01:25 PM
  5. tismydroid's Avatar
    Thanks, but that's not the issue I'm dealing with. I should be able to block notifications from those apps. I can't. And since they're native apps, I can't uninstall and reinstall. FDR is not an appealing solution, though, since I plan on having this phone for awhile, I won't rule it out completely.
    It appears on my Samsung Calendar app there is not an option to block notifications. My only option is to not get any notifications (alerts) by choosing "no alert" for events. I'm guessing it's a change that came with Android 13, UI5?

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    12-07-2022 01:38 PM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    Try these 2 methods
    1. Settings>general management>Reset>reset settings

    2. Settings>apps>3 dots upper right corner tap>reset app preference
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    12-07-2022 01:54 PM
  7. notforhire's Avatar
    Try these 2 methods
    1. Settings>general management>Reset>reset settings

    2. Settings>apps>3 dots upper right corner tap>reset app preference
    fascinating! when I went to look at your first option, all the options under Reset were grayed out. couldn't try that method if I wanted to.
    12-07-2022 02:23 PM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    fascinating! when I went to look at your first option, all the options under Reset were grayed out. couldn't try that method if I wanted to.
    Thats not good
    Try resetting app preference and check back there at some point your probably going factory reset
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    12-07-2022 02:25 PM
  9. notforhire's Avatar
    Thats not good
    Try resetting app preference and check back there at some point your probably going factory reset
    very exciting
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    12-07-2022 02:28 PM
  10. mustang7757's Avatar
    very exciting
    I know
    Something got messed up somehow and if that settings is grey out it not a good sign could be potentially other settings that you're not aware about also that are screwed up.
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    12-07-2022 02:30 PM
  11. notforhire's Avatar
    I know
    Something got messed up somehow and if that settings is grey out it not a good sign could be potentially other settings that you're not aware about also that are screwed up.
    Agreed. This is going to bite like a son of a gun. And now I think I know what I'm doing Saturday morning.

    My guess is that I should avoid my recent Smart Switch backup and do it cold from Google account, Samsung account, Samsung Cloud, etc.
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    12-07-2022 02:36 PM
  12. mustang7757's Avatar
    Agreed. This is going to bite like a son of a gun. And now I think I know what I'm doing Saturday morning.

    My guess is that I should avoid my recent Smart Switch backup and do it cold from Google account, Samsung account, Samsung Cloud, etc.
    Transfer everything except settings
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    12-07-2022 03:50 PM
  13. notforhire's Avatar
    Transfer everything except settings
    if that includes Home Screen settings, I'm in for a long ride (yes, I could screenshot assorted pages and edge panels as a reference).
    12-07-2022 04:05 PM
  14. tismydroid's Avatar
    Keep us posted if FDR is a success. I've been putting it off since getting Android 13 but I definitely need to do the same, ugh.

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    12-07-2022 04:15 PM
  15. notforhire's Avatar
    Keep us posted if FDR is a success. I've been putting it off since getting Android 13 but I definitely need to do the same, ugh.

    Sent from my SM-S908U using AC Forums mobile app
    I see how it is. I plow the road and clear a path for everybody else.

    seriously, I'll report back with the good, bad and everything else.
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    12-07-2022 04:17 PM
  16. notforhire's Avatar
    here's a fun development.....when I do the FDR on my phone, I'm going to have to do it from the recovery screen, since that option is grayed out in the General Management settings. just roll me over and spank me honestly.
    12-07-2022 04:40 PM
  17. mustang7757's Avatar
    here's a fun development.....when I do the FDR on my phone, I'm going to have to do it from the recovery screen, since that option is grayed out in the General Management settings. just roll me over and spank me honestly.
    Yeah unfortunately
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    12-07-2022 05:18 PM
  18. tismydroid's Avatar
    here's a fun development.....when I do the FDR on my phone, I'm going to have to do it from the recovery screen, since that option is grayed out in the General Management settings. just roll me over and spank me honestly.
    Oh, crazy!

    Sent from my SM-S908U using AC Forums mobile app
    12-07-2022 08:22 PM
  19. tismydroid's Avatar
    I see how it is. I plow the road and clear a path for everybody else.

    seriously, I'll report back with the good, bad and everything else.
    Yes, yes, yes! That's what works best! For me

    Sent from my SM-S908U using AC Forums mobile app
    12-07-2022 08:23 PM
  20. J Dubbs's Avatar
    Thanks, but that's not the issue I'm dealing with. I should be able to block notifications from those apps. I can't. And since they're native apps, I can't uninstall and reinstall. FDR is not an appealing solution, though, since I plan on having this phone for awhile, I won't rule it out completely.
    Usually greyed out toggles on major settings require a factory reset to fix unfortunately

    Fear the Grey!! lol.
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    12-08-2022 03:36 AM
  21. notforhire's Avatar
    Usually greyed out toggles on major settings require a factory reset to fix unfortunately

    Fear the Grey!! lol.
    yeah. I might be able to get to it today after I run my boy to the airport. still debating on whether to install my Smart Switch backup or just do a cold install of everything with cloud backups.
    12-08-2022 05:25 AM
  22. notforhire's Avatar
    Ok people, the FDR is done. I performed a custom restore from my Smart Switch backup (T5 Samsung SSD), omitting Settings.

    Outside of the obvious pain in the rear for the whole process, it went smoothly. I'm about 85% complete in getting my phone back to where it needs to be.

    However, the notification toggles on the native Calendar and Reminder apps are still greyed out. Perhaps "settings" from the Samsung Cloud sync carried over? Though that doesn't make any sense, since ALL of my settings were wiped with the FDR. I've had to make all the appropriate changes to sounds, vibrations, brightness, etc. At this point, I'm at a loss.

    Back to the grind.

    Sent from my SM-S908U1 using AC Forums mobile app
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    12-08-2022 11:58 AM
  23. mustang7757's Avatar
    Ok people, the FDR is done. I performed a custom restore from my Smart Switch backup (T5 Samsung SSD), omitting Settings.

    Outside of the obvious pain in the rear for the whole process, it went smoothly. I'm about 85% complete in getting my phone back to where it needs to be.

    However, the notification toggles on the native Calendar and Reminder apps are still greyed out. Perhaps "settings" from the Samsung Cloud sync carried over? Though that doesn't make any sense, since ALL of my settings were wiped with the FDR. I've had to make all the appropriate changes to sounds, vibrations, brightness, etc. At this point, I'm at a loss.

    Back to the grind.

    Sent from my SM-S908U1 using AC Forums mobile app
    Is settings reset still greyed out?
    12-08-2022 12:02 PM
  24. notforhire's Avatar
    Is settings reset still greyed out?
    That was a mistake on my part. Those settings were greyed out when I was looking at them in DeX mode. From the phone, those were fine. I did my reset from the Settings menu, not the recovery screen.

    Interestingly, before the reset, the Signature field on this app was also greyed out. Now, if I choose, I can add a signature to this forum. So, that was fixed.
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    12-08-2022 12:11 PM
  25. mustang7757's Avatar
    That was a mistake on my part. Those settings were greyed out when I was looking at them in DeX mode. From the phone, those were fine. I did my reset from the Settings menu, not the recovery screen.

    Interestingly, before the reset, the Signature field on this app was also greyed out. Now, if I choose, I can add a signature to this forum. So, that was fixed.
    Ahh ok dex mode makes sense , yeah the forums aop fir signature sometimes works and other times doesn't lol.
    For the calendar and reminders app try resetting them without loading your account into them see if its still greyed out , go to each app Long press them tap info>storage>clear data then back out force stop it ?
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    12-08-2022 01:17 PM
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