04-28-2014 11:40 AM
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  1. erasat's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies. Any ideas on the "Music" and "Media" apps using my battery? I'm on AT&T, FYI.

    Just copy all your SD content into your PC, then format your SD card using the Format card option on the Storage menu on the phone, then copy back all your files. It should help with battery issues and maybe some lags while accessing SD contents.
    04-15-2014 02:56 PM
  2. nx5nx5's Avatar
    Just copy all your SD content into your PC, then format your SD card using the Format card option on the Storage menu on the phone, then copy back all your files. It should help with battery issues and maybe some lags while accessing SD contents.
    Did that last night, except I formatted it FAT32 on the PC. I did it because, in addition to all my other problems with this phone, it CONSTANTLY keeps unmounting and mounting the SD card. It didn't help. The card is a 32GB Sandisk Ultra HC1. It works fine in every other device I've used it in. Ideas?
    04-15-2014 03:05 PM
  3. nx5nx5's Avatar
    your phone is not a lemon. Basically the Android OS is doing a scan of your SD card, that will take a day or a few days depending on card/files etc.. This happens when you start with a fresh OS and a used SD card.
    A DAY OR A FEW DAYS for about 13 GB of music!!!????

    That is ABSURD.

    The card is a 32 GB Sandisk Ultra HC1. Works great in everything I've tried it in. In this phone, it keeps unmounting and re-mounting, as well.

    I'm extremely frustrated at this point..
    04-15-2014 03:08 PM
  4. GrooveRite's Avatar
    Reformat your card to NTFS because its resistant to getting corrupted if the write is interrupted. FAT would need to rebuild the file table and is limited to 4gb size files. If you want to carry bigger files (HD movies), you won't be able to with FAT. NTFS has much better compatibility with your PC as well.
    Terri Berri likes this.
    04-15-2014 03:24 PM
  5. uwbadger2010's Avatar
    turn off SAMSUNG LINK
    04-15-2014 03:28 PM
  6. uwbadger2010's Avatar
    pull your sd card then restart your phone and see what happens. that will tell you if your sd card needs reformating. with samsung link, it keeps the cpu running cuz its either searching for other samsung devices or trying to upload pics etc to another device in the background. i disabled mine and problem solved. samsung link is likely your solution to media running. dowload gsm battery monitor and flip between that and stock app mgr running apps to find the process that is running. when you click on each running app it will list the processes running with it at the bottom. match that with wat gsm tells you for media and music. then turn that app/prog off. a lot of crap on the phone you dont need and will never use. not just samsung or android with useless stuff on phones.
    04-15-2014 03:30 PM
  7. NickA's Avatar
    That's not what I did. There was no option that I saw in the setup that asked me about restoring apps. Boy, these forums are really full of "helpful experts".
    When you setup your phone for the first time, there is a screen that asks you if you want to backup you stuff to Google, and another checkbox to restore it. It comes up usually after signing into your Google account. It happens on pretty much every Android phone. Do a factory reset, and read each screen as you are doing the setup.

    And by the way, no one claims to be an expert. This is a community of people who love Android, and like to help others out (for the most part). These forums help hundreds of people daily, including me. And in return we try to help others out that are in need. It's also a good place for discussion and various other things.
    04-15-2014 03:47 PM
  8. killakumes's Avatar
    Thought id put my two cents in to help a fellow forum user and so many detailed and helpful suggestions have already been posted. But i guess free advice from people taking to time to help out isn't good enough for them. Good luck to you, seriously.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
    Terri Berri likes this.
    04-15-2014 03:52 PM
  9. nx5nx5's Avatar
    Thought id put my two cents in to help a fellow forum user and so many detailed and helpful suggestions have already been posted. But i guess free advice from people taking to time to help out isn't good enough for them. Good luck to you, seriously.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk
    Thanks. Tone CAN be conveyed through text, sometimes. Most people have been very helpful. A few have answered in snarky way.
    04-15-2014 03:56 PM
  10. nx5nx5's Avatar
    Reformat your card to NTFS because its resistant to getting corrupted if the write is interrupted. FAT would need to rebuild the file table and is limited to 4gb size files. If you want to carry bigger files (HD movies), you won't be able to with FAT. NTFS has much better compatibility with your PC as well.
    Thought I had read that Android preferred FAT32. I'll try NTFS, thanks!
    04-15-2014 03:57 PM
  11. erasat's Avatar
    A DAY OR A FEW DAYS for about 13 GB of music!!!????

    That is ABSURD.

    The card is a 32 GB Sandisk Ultra HC1. Works great in everything I've tried it in. In this phone, it keeps unmounting and re-mounting, as well.

    I'm extremely frustrated at this point..
    Like I said before, just copy your data and format your card on the phone, it helps a lot last year with the s4 and I just think it's doing the same on the S5 with certain SD cards, a friend of mine kept having the issue and just got a new SD card, Samsung be, never again had the issue.

    The battery issue is because of the same, fixing one will fix the other.
    04-15-2014 04:02 PM
  12. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    Thanks for the replies. Any ideas on the "Music" and "Media" apps using my battery? I'm on AT&T, FYI.
    Do you listen to music on your S5?
    04-15-2014 04:03 PM
  13. mnuttall87's Avatar
    turn off SAMSUNG LINK
    When you say "turn off" an app, how exactly do you do that?
    04-15-2014 04:06 PM
  14. Greg C's Avatar
    I did the same and there are ALOT to be shut off!


    The first thing I same when I got this phone was go into applications and turn off a TON of ****.
    04-15-2014 04:16 PM
  15. nx5nx5's Avatar
    Do you listen to music on your S5?
    Yes, but not with that app (which I THINK is a Samsung or AT&T app, because it's NOT Google Play Music). I use Power Amp as my music player, so I have no idea why this "Music" app is running, and I'm not happy that I can't disable it.
    04-15-2014 04:37 PM
  16. nx5nx5's Avatar
    When you say "turn off" an app, how exactly do you do that?
    Curious about that, too. Do you mean "disable"?
    04-15-2014 04:38 PM
  17. japetty's Avatar
    Why did you return it? What "sucked"?
    I was wanting to know as well. He also mentioned about he could not use the phone and browse the web at the same time?
    04-15-2014 04:39 PM
  18. Eric Ruiz1's Avatar
    When you turn it on. Of if you take the battery cover off and all. It says check the battery cover and the charging port to make sure they are closed so it will be water tight.
    Got mine at 10:00 April the 11th. The phone gets great reception. Got rid of a lot of the apps that wants you to pay for them.
    Still trying to learn the phone. But I get Txt messages, Emails. Phone calls.
    Don't rightly know where voice mail is yet oh unless I call myself.
    Not fixing to take it back.
    Download Google voice for your voice mails

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-15-2014 05:14 PM
  19. dad2noah's Avatar
    I would suggest, again, that you uncheck the box that says "restore apps"...Just because you didn't see it, doesn't mean it's not there.
    And I never claimed to be an expert, but I had the same issue on my S3.
    You're welcome
    04-15-2014 05:28 PM
  20. Huggie87's Avatar
    Turn off is the same as disable

    Sent from my SM-G900V using AC Forums mobile app
    04-15-2014 05:47 PM
  21. hardrocker89's Avatar

    This is how you disable apps. The other way is to go into application manager > name of app> and next to the 'force close' button should be a disable/uninstall button.

    Sent from my SM-G900P using Tapatalk
    04-15-2014 05:47 PM
  22. thegrants82's Avatar
    Return it, I don't think that anyone can help you.
    That's not what I did. There was no option that I saw in the setup that asked me about restoring apps. Boy, these forums are really full of "helpful experts".
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    04-15-2014 06:35 PM
  23. Ynnuendo1991's Avatar
    For the wake up button you can turn off s voice shortcut, as the phone is actually waiting for you to double press the button . If you turn off svoice shortcut, the button will respond immediately

    Posted via Android Central App
    04-15-2014 08:44 PM
  24. anon(8760912)'s Avatar
    Is there a list somewhere yet of bloat apps that are safe to turn off? Between AT&T and Samsung apps there is probably a good handful to nuke...
    04-15-2014 08:53 PM
  25. jrb363's Avatar
    I think you have a lemon. Swap it out for a new one. I have none of these problems.
    Sounds like standard Samsung quality to me!
    04-15-2014 09:32 PM
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