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  1. jcp007's Avatar
    App drawer - on my S4 I could touch one of the small buttons at the bottom to jump to that page, or swipe across them to move thru pages quickly, or pinch to get the mini pages view and choose a page or rearrange their order. That feature was very handy when trying to organise the apps. On my S6 edge apps were restored by Google in date order, so it took forever to move them thru the screens and arrange them in folders etc. Backward step in functionality there I reckon. And being able to continously cycle thru the pages without having a start and end page

    Very annoying choose default messages etc

    No all share -can't browse from the video app to computers on the same network to stream

    Peel remote - the old watch on remote was clever enough to recognise that you weren't on the wireless network that you set it up on and would not show up in the notification area as a mini remote if you had that turned on unless you were at home. Was also available on the lock screen so you could use it without unlocking

    Probably more but that'll do for now
    You could have done a fresh setup and selected the apps to download to your device. all share I belie can be downloaded from the Play store or the Samsung store.

    You can turn off the mini remote in settings for the Peel app.
    05-20-2015 08:51 PM
  2. razza1987's Avatar
    You are fed up with 4 to 5 hours of screen on time? What settings have you changed, and what carrier are you on?

    Posted via the zenfone 2
    Everything you can think of. Turned off background app refresh and background sync for all apps. Have my phone on the lowest brightness level possible, have a black display screen, have all notifications for apps switched off except for twitter, have smart network switch turned off.

    It's just weird how people posy screen caps of their phones with 12 hours at 50% battery and their phone saying many hours remaining when I don't even get that much on a full charge. When I fully charge my phone it tells me I have 10 hours remaining even though I permanently keep my phone on power saving mode
    05-20-2015 08:59 PM
  3. razza1987's Avatar
    Ok that's weird. I fully charged my phone and it's now saying estimated 16 hours when yesterday it was saying 10. Wtf. This battery is weird
    05-20-2015 09:03 PM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    AT&T needs to bring back Smart Manager and Download Booster.
    They may do smart manager one day but download booster will forever be disabled on AT&T.
    05-20-2015 09:18 PM
  5. jcp007's Avatar
    They may do smart manager one day but download booster will forever be disabled on AT&T.
    DB is a great concept that as I understand it allows the download over wifi and network. I can dream, can't i?
    05-20-2015 09:23 PM
  6. Solitude1984's Avatar
    Not being able to fully uninstall apps like Facebook annoys me. A second speaker would have been fantastic. I could do without the volume warning for sure.
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    05-20-2015 10:04 PM
  7. chezm's Avatar
    Smart manager is crap thats why att and vz didn't allow it. Download booster on the other hand is very nice.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I like Smart Manager....whats crap about it?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-21-2015 06:14 AM
  8. tlo07's Avatar
    The battery. I've turned off all I'm going to turn off at this point. I mean, if I have to disable everything on the phone what is the point? Fortunately I'm usually never far from a charger. Oh, the theme store. While the concept is great the execution has been less than stellar. I know the theme store isn't an actual function of the phone but it was a selling point for me when the phone was introduced.

    Sent from a far away Galaxy
    05-21-2015 08:24 AM
  9. Almeuit's Avatar
    The battery. I've turned off all I'm going to turn off at this point. I mean, if I have to disable everything on the phone what is the point? Fortunately I'm usually never far from a charger. Oh, the theme store. While the concept is great the execution has been less than stellar. I know the theme store isn't an actual function of the phone but it was a selling point for me when the phone was introduced.

    Sent from a far away Galaxy
    Agreed. I like using Nova themes versus the TW themes mainly because most of the themes in the TW store are bad (imo).
    05-21-2015 09:13 AM
  10. cbreze's Avatar
    This is another reason why third-party launchers are so great. tons of excellent themes.
    05-21-2015 09:18 AM
  11. Wiggum333's Avatar
    Agreed. I like using Nova themes versus the TW themes mainly because most of the themes in the TW store are bad (imo).
    Not sure if I'm following you completely here ... but when you say "Nova Themes" ... are you saying that you can change the menu colors, and colors of things like the background of the phone dialer, and the color scheme of the stock messaging app? Or are you just saying that you like the added customization that Nova offers?

    Right now, I'm using Nova and have my phone "looking" different than TW will allow, but that's only on the surface. The stock apps like phone dialer and messaging, as well as all the menus/settings stuff remain "stock" unless I apply a new theme from the theme store.

    If there is a way I can use Nova to change the settings/menus/apps that are built into the phone w/out using one of the Themes from the Theme Store, please advise. Thanks.
    05-21-2015 09:19 AM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    Not sure if I'm following you completely here ... but when you say "Nova Themes" ... are you saying that you can change the menu colors, and colors of things like the background of the phone dialer, and the color scheme of the stock messaging app? Or are you just saying that you like the added customization that Nova offers?
    Oh no not the dialer and stuff .. just the launcher / home screens. I do wish it would also do the menus.
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    05-21-2015 09:25 AM
  13. Wiggum333's Avatar
    Oh no not the dialer and stuff .. just the launcher / home screens. I do wish it would also do the menus.
    OK, thanks. That's what I thought. I just got "worried" I was missing something.

    Right now, the ONLY reason I have the Urban Theme applied to my phone is to change the colors of the stock messaging app from that burnt orange color. If I could modify that one thing, I would be OK with leaving everything else as-is.
    05-21-2015 09:28 AM
  14. makaroni's Avatar
    No video out like MHL.
    I'd like to stream movies from my phone's storage or USB to my TV. Screen casting kind of works, but introduces artifacts and the video appears degraded.
    Get a samsung smart tv with screen mirroring. Looks great to me. I think technology is going in the wireless direction for everything. Do away with wires altogether

    Galaxy S6 Gang
    05-21-2015 09:29 AM
  15. Javier P's Avatar

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    If there is a way I can use Nova to change the settings/menus/apps that are built into the phone w/out using one of the Themes from the Theme Store, please advise. Thanks.
    No, there isn't.

    When you see that "nova theme" expression it only means icon packs, some matching wallpapers and maybe a couple of widgets for Zooper. With Nova you can only change the way your homescreens and app drawer look. Well, and gestures, activities and all those goodies you already know
    05-21-2015 09:35 AM
  16. Wiggum333's Avatar
    No, there isn't.

    When you see that "nova theme" expression it only means icon packs, some matching wallpapers and maybe a couple of widgets for Zooper. With Nova you can only change the way your homescreens and app drawer look. Well, and gestures, activities and all those goodies you already know
    Yep, per above post, that's what I thought. Been using Nova for a few years now, and never saw where adjusting internal menus & apps was an option ... I just thought, after seeing Almeuit's post, that I may have been missing something all this time.
    05-21-2015 09:48 AM
  17. Almeuit's Avatar
    OK, thanks. That's what I thought. I just got "worried" I was missing something.

    Right now, the ONLY reason I have the Urban Theme applied to my phone is to change the colors of the stock messaging app from that burnt orange color. If I could modify that one thing, I would be OK with leaving everything else as-is.
    You could try another text app if you didn't mind doing it. I use ChompSMS for that reason (to change the colors / text size / etc.)
    05-21-2015 09:49 AM
  18. Wiggum333's Avatar
    You could try another text app if you didn't mind doing it. I use ChompSMS for that reason (to change the colors / text size / etc.)
    Yah, there is always that route. I like the stock messaging app just fine, and with the Urban theme applied, it's more than fine (color-wise). I would just prefer be able to change those colors to whatever I want.

    See, the main problem I have are the goofy backgrounds that the themes have placed behind the phone dialers, and some of the menus. Why can't those just be colors, or plain white/black/gray???

    I feel like pre-schoolers are responsible for the concepts of these themes...
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    05-21-2015 10:08 AM
  19. Almeuit's Avatar
    I feel like pre-schoolers are responsible for the concepts of these themes...
    Lol .
    05-21-2015 10:25 AM
  20. razza1987's Avatar
    I like Smart Manager....whats crap about it?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I couldn't imagine being without smart manager on my phone. So glad I have it
    05-21-2015 11:47 AM
  21. Almeuit's Avatar
    I couldn't imagine being without smart manager on my phone. So glad I have it
    Why is that?
    05-21-2015 12:13 PM
  22. razza1987's Avatar
    Why is that?
    Because it's everything all in the one place. I don't have to go into different settings to find the different options as it's all right there. This is why I love ios. Simplicity xd
    05-21-2015 12:23 PM
  23. Almeuit's Avatar
    Because it's everything all in the one place. I don't have to go into different settings to find the different options as it's all right there. This is why I love ios. Simplicity xd
    What settings though? To my knowledge it just displays RAM and stuff right?

    Also (in my opinion) iOS isn't so nice with settings either .. You have to jump around a lot to change various things.
    05-21-2015 12:30 PM
  24. Wiggum333's Avatar
    Honestly, I'm TOTALLY confused about this whole "smart manager" thing. I don't have a "smart manager" app in my app drawer, nor so I have a "smart manager widget" ... the only thing along those lines that I have is a widget for "Usage Manager".

    However, if I look in my app manager, and go to "all", there IS a "smart manager" app in the phone, and it appears to be running ... but I cannot interact with it at all. Most I can do is clear the cache/data, and force-stop it. But I can't open the app, or really do anything with it.

    FYI: I'm on AT&T, and from what I have seen when google searching, it seems Verizon and AT&T have effectively locked the end user out of using this app.

    Long story short is, I can't use it, and have no idea what it's for, or what it does.
    05-21-2015 12:36 PM
  25. chezm's Avatar
    What settings though? To my knowledge it just displays RAM and stuff right?

    Also (in my opinion) iOS isn't so nice with settings either .. You have to jump around a lot to change various things.
    the Widget has quick links to Battery, Storage and Ram...as well as a quick "Clear" button to clean all current Apps hogging Ram...but its probably useless because as soon as i open 1 app it goes back up lol...or its the Ram issue we're aware of.
    05-21-2015 12:42 PM
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