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  1. jerryrip's Avatar
    Honestly a lot of these complaints are really picky. ICBYH, I have an S3 and you can't change the volume from the lock screen with that phone either. Did you move over from an IPhone, because Samsung has been doing a number of these things with their phones since the first model. Wiggum333, maybe you should've downloaded a copy of the users manual before you decide to plunk down 200 bucks for a phone that didn't do EVERYTHING you wanted it to do. They're right there on Samsung's website. In fact, I just talked face to face with a Samsung rep at the local Sprint store, and she actually answered a lot of the concerns I'm reading on this forum. She said that Samsung addressed a lot of users issues and built them into the S6. It's like the old adage: you can't please everybody all the time. I am buying an S6 now.
    05-27-2015 06:48 PM
  2. Solitude1984's Avatar
    Honestly a lot of these complaints are really picky. ICBYH, I have an S3 and you can't change the volume from the lock screen with that phone either. Did you move over from an IPhone, because Samsung has been doing a number of these things with their phones since the first model. Wiggum333, maybe you should've downloaded a copy of the users manual before you decide to plunk down 200 bucks for a phone that didn't do EVERYTHING you wanted it to do. They're right there on Samsung's website. In fact, I just talked face to face with a Samsung rep at the local Sprint store, and she actually answered a lot of the concerns I'm reading on this forum. She said that Samsung addressed a lot of users issues and built them into the S6. It's like the old adage: you can't please everybody all the time. I am buying an S6 now.
    This is a thread about things that specifically annoy people. That doesn't mean that the people posting in this thread don't enjoy their phones. No phone is perfect. Bugs can always be ironed out, and features can always be added to make the user experience better. Relax.
    05-27-2015 07:35 PM
  3. Wiggum333's Avatar
    Wiggum333, maybe you should've downloaded a copy of the users manual before you decide to plunk down 200 bucks for a phone that didn't do EVERYTHING you wanted it to do. They're right there on Samsung's website.
    So ... the user manual tells you that the vibration notification for stock email, gmail and the stock messaging app is locked down, does not follow the lead of the global default notification vibration pattern, and can only be turned on or off for those apps?

    Does the user manual say that you can only set unique ringtones for individuals now, as opposed to the past where you could also set a unique notification sound and/or vibration style per individual contact or per contact group?

    You may find those type things nit-picky but a lot of us don't, especially when we had those very useful features on older Samsung phones. Streamlining software by stripping out useful, efficient settings and features seems like a silly move does it not?

    Sorry if it bothers you that the removal of those features annoys me, but thats what this particular thread is all about ... on top of that I think my griping about them being gone is more than legitimate - mainly because they WERE there on the older flagship phones.
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    05-27-2015 09:16 PM
  4. warpdrive's Avatar
    In talking to the live-chat samsung reps a few times over the last week or so, I get the feeling "we" are going to have to kinda flood them with feedback on their current OS software and make sure they know that these features that have been removed need to be put back in. Right now, I can't say that they are aware the removal of these things is bothering anyone.
    I agree, but since there are menus for such features, I don't look at them as removed but buggy.

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    05-27-2015 09:28 PM
  5. Wiggum333's Avatar
    I agree, but since there are menus for such features, I don't look at them as removed but buggy.

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    there is a menu for the default vibration notification pattern ... but there is no menu or option to set either a unique message notification sound or vibration per contact or contact group. That may be something they removed on purpose, or something they "forgot" ... I dont know. Seems to me its a combo of possible bugs and features/settings that were removed on purpose, but that should have been left in there.

    Only time will tell.
    05-27-2015 09:39 PM
  6. berdinkerdickle's Avatar
    As far as these being picky, I didn't read these as complaints, but rather annoyances. Little things that may annoy one person but makes little difference to another. That's why we don't chastise people when they post things that concern them.
    05-27-2015 10:07 PM
  7. jerryrip's Avatar
    Very sorry if I offended you, Wiggum333, but it just occurs to me that before you (or a lot of others on this thread) purchase a pricey piece of equipment that maybe you should not only research it on the internet (and incidently the users manual gives you an idea of what the phone cannot do, not what it can do), but actually go into a store with demonstrator models on hand and go through the process of setting up various ringtones and vibration patterns on the phone before you actually buy one and get a rude awakening. Or just talk to a sales rep. Just seems like common sense to me. The same for a lot of these other "annoyances." I guess I misread the intent with this thread, but people like me who are looking to buy an S6 will be turned away from buying one because of all the negative things I've been reading here, a lot of which are extremely picky (complaining about the camera bulge when all one had to do was to just pick one up in the store and look at it before one bought it, then get a case to protect it lol). I actually had to talk to a Samsung rep in order to clear up a lot of these complaints, and I've decided to buy one anyway. I understand if it was something that Samsung misrepresented, but it's not. Samsung took into account a lot of users complaints about the S3, S4, and S5 before they designed this phone. I guess everyone has their own favorite features, but no manufacturer can put all of them into one phone without inflating the cost beyond affordability. Even with all of its "problems" though, the S6 is still better than the IPhone 6.
    05-28-2015 12:50 AM
  8. Wiggum333's Avatar
    Very sorry if I offended you, Wiggum333, but it just occurs to me that before you (or a lot of others on this thread) purchase a pricey piece of equipment that maybe you should not only research it on the internet (and incidently the users manual gives you an idea of what the phone cannot do, not what it can do), but actually go into a store with demonstrator models on hand and go through the process of setting up various ringtones and vibration patterns on the phone before you actually buy one and get a rude awakening. Or just talk to a sales rep. Just seems like common sense to me. The same for a lot of these other "annoyances." I understand if it was something that Samsung misrepresented, but it's not. Samsung took into account a lot of users complaints about the S3, S4, and S5 before they designed this phone. I guess everyone has their own favorite features, but no manufacturer can put all of them into one phone without inflating the cost beyond affordability. Even with all of its "problems" though, the S6 is still better than the IPhone 6.
    I was not / am not offended ... I just got caught off guard that you would think that a rep could explain everything about a phone, or that you/me/whomever could go into a store and work through every possible scenario to find out exactly what the phone can/can't do.

    Let's be real here ... you've been driving an S4 for two years ... friends/coworkers have an S5 that has the same settings/functions/options as you have on your S4 ... that were also on the S3 ... is it really wrong to assume that the S6 will have most/all of those same features? If not exactly as they were implemented on previous versions, but at least there in some way, shape or form ...

    It's not like i"m mad at Samsung because they haven't yet implemented some weird-assed feature that only me and maybe a few other people want or would like. I'm talking about everyday, commonplace features that even the iPhone has LOL. Customizing individual ringtones, notification tones and notification vibrations has been around quite a while ... and while the bubble I'm privy to may be small in the grand scheme of things, most everyone I know has at least one or two people that they single out with different ringtones, notification tones and vibration alert patterns so that they can know if "that person" is trying to contact them - without having to go pick up their phone and look at it to see.

    And again, it's not a life/death thing here ... it's not making me lose sleep. It's just an "annoyance" that these things are now gone ... because while my phone is still a wonderful device (hardware and software wise), there are things I'd LOVE for it to do - that I feel SHOULD be there w/out question.

    Let me end this by saying I agree with you ... all of us SHOULD go check them out in the store as much as possible before buying these phones that cost an arm and a leg ... but even you know that the floor models won't necessarily allow you to do anything/everything that you will eventually run into while owning/using the phone. You also know that user manuals do not get into the kind of fine detail that we are discussing here. This is also why so many here buy the phone ... or multiple phones at one time - only to KNOW they are only trying them out within the return period ... since that is truly the only time you can work the phone over like you really want to, and HOPEFULLY find out all the things you may like or dislike about it.

    No hard feelings, and I get your point. I just hope you get mine too, and we can put this "spat" to bed.
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    05-28-2015 01:24 AM
  9. jerryrip's Avatar
    No biggie lol. I'm a newbie here, having read a lot of threads but never posting. I have an S3 and I wanted to just skip through the S4 and S5 because I wanted something totally different than what I was getting with the S3. Not that I didn't love the phone, but I like to have the latest greatest technology anytime I can afford it lol. That said, I understand your disappointment with some features. Maybe the next model will address a lot of other concerns like the S6 was supposed to.
    05-28-2015 01:36 AM
  10. KelseyRo4's Avatar
    Fully charged my phone says something like 33 hours remaining. I think there's may be something wrong with yours.

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    My phone always says 10 hours remaining when I fully charge it too. Even in power saving mode :/

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    05-28-2015 01:45 AM
  11. FL777's Avatar
    Download Zedge. It's free and it has several wallpapers that can be used in a professional setting. Don't waste your time with Samsung's themes, they all appear to be non-professional in nature, i.e. the Avengers, etc.
    05-28-2015 04:36 AM
  12. FL777's Avatar
    there is a menu for the default vibration notification pattern ... but there is no menu or option to set either a unique message notification sound or vibration per contact or contact group. That may be something they removed on purpose, or something they "forgot" ... I dont know. Seems to me its a combo of possible bugs and features/settings that were removed on purpose, but that should have been left in there.

    Only time will tell.
    There is a very easy fix for that. Download Zedge or any other app that provides ringtones and notifications - there are tons of free apps on Google Play. Zedge and most other apps will allow you to set custom ring tones and notification tones for just about anything you want. Your email, your different contacts, specific apps, just about anything. You may have to go to the "Settings" menu and then click the contact or the app that you want to have it's own ringtone, but it's not too complicated.

    You have to use a third person app like Zedge for some notification ringtones because Samsung / Android for whatever reason did not include the controls in the Settings Menus. that being said, Zedge and other apps I have tried work flawlessly and are easy to use - and they are free.
    05-28-2015 04:44 AM
  13. FL777's Avatar
    The battery life is driving me nuts on this phone. Especially coming from the iPhone six plus. It is incredible to just sit there and watch it drain in 4-5 hours of on screen time even with all the settings changed. It got to the point where I got so fed up I reset the device, put the black picture as my wallpaper and lock screen, set Nova launcher. I am so over it. Thank goodness I still have my iPhone six plus too
    The Lollipop 5.1 update that is coming in June is supposed to address the battery drain issue. Also the Android M OS coming out in a few months will certainly address this and other bugs.
    05-28-2015 04:46 AM
  14. syspry's Avatar
    Even with all of its "problems" though, the S6 is still better than the IPhone 6.
    That's debatable, the iPhone doesn't have the same number of issues
    05-28-2015 11:27 PM
  15. Almeuit's Avatar
    That's debatable, the iPhone doesn't have the same number of issues
    It definitely has its own issues. I used a 6+ for a few months .. there are definitely issues / inconveniences for using it. No phone is perfect.
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    05-28-2015 11:49 PM
  16. jcp007's Avatar
    The Lollipop 5.1 update that is coming in June is supposed to address the battery drain issue. Also the Android M OS coming out in a few months will certainly address this and other bugs.
    As a famous movie character once said, "I like your thinkin' ".
    05-29-2015 01:26 AM
  17. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    I have a 6+ and I can name several:

    If I activate the flashlight from the lock screen, it will frequently lock up my phone so the only way to do anything is to force a reboot.

    Safari will crash nearly every time when I turn the phone to landscape

    Pages reload on many graphics heavy pages. It will say Safari has encountered an error and needs to reload.

    No keyboard sometimes when trying to do a Spotlight search. That is the most frustrating thing to me.

    It's far from perfect.
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    05-29-2015 02:08 AM
  18. Kultalaaki's Avatar
    there is a menu for the default vibration notification pattern ... but there is no menu or option to set either a unique message notification sound or vibration per contact or contact group. That may be something they removed on purpose, or something they "forgot" ... I dont know. Seems to me its a combo of possible bugs and features/settings that were removed on purpose, but that should have been left in there.

    Only time will tell.
    Hello. I managed to find option to change unique message notification sound and unique vibration per contact, also there is option to change groups ringtone but no sms sound to group.

    When you are editing contact you have to add field in the bottom and from there you have the option to add sms sound field.

    First time posting here and a happy S6 user.
    Sorry if this wasn't the thing you were looking for.
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    05-29-2015 03:35 AM
  19. jcp007's Avatar
    Hello. I managed to find option to change unique message notification sound and unique vibration per contact, also there is option to change groups ringtone but no sms sound to group.

    When you are editing contact you have to add field in the bottom and from there you have the option to add sms sound field.

    First time posting here and a happy S6 user.
    Sorry if this wasn't the thing you were looking for.
    Welcome to the AC Forums. Great first post.
    05-29-2015 05:04 AM
  20. Wiggum333's Avatar
    Hello. I managed to find option to change unique message notification sound and unique vibration per contact, also there is option to change groups ringtone but no sms sound to group.

    When you are editing contact you have to add field in the bottom and from there you have the option to add sms sound field.

    First time posting here and a happy S6 user.
    Sorry if this wasn't the thing you were looking for.
    THANK YOU!!! I didn't ever consider that the "add a field" may have notification options. This is at least a start in the right direction.
    05-29-2015 06:55 AM
  21. richv77's Avatar
    My fingerprint scanner is not working reliably again. It seems I have to re-add my finger prints every week or so.

    -Rich
    05-29-2015 08:31 AM
  22. chezm's Avatar
    It definitely has its own issues. I used a 6+ for a few months .. there are definitely issues / inconveniences for using it. No phone is perfect.
    This. Both have issues, lets stop being unrealistic and believe either platform is free of bugs/flaws. Publicity wise, every single iOS9 article usually states "iOS9 will fix all the frusterations/issues with iOS8", as much as Android M will hopefully fix a lot of Lollipop problems. Even with how amazingly optimized iPhone/iOS are, there will always be problems with changes to the framework...its expected. The biggest advantage iOS has over Android is App support.
    05-29-2015 09:31 AM
  23. chezm's Avatar
    My fingerprint scanner is not working reliably again. It seems I have to re-add my finger prints every week or so.

    -Rich
    Interesting...when it launched it was iffy but a month later, solid...as good as on iPhone 5S. Recommendation is to use only a single fingerprint scanner for each finger (i used to use 2 for each thumb, but it just made the unlocking much slower) and when calibrating make sure you move your finger and scan all different angles.
    05-29-2015 09:33 AM
  24. Wiggum333's Avatar
    The biggest advantage iOS has over Android is App support.
    That IS a big advantage in a way ... but if I had to put my money down, I'd say the biggest advantage is the combination of limited hardware units + Apple's strict app processing before putting on their app store.

    Think about it ... at a given time, there are really only a couple/few different pieces of hardware that the OS and Apps have to support. But with Android, I can't even start to count the number of different mfg's and styles of phones there are, much less how many different features / builds of hardware that go into each one.

    It MUST be easier to write an OS and/or App that only has to work on 2, maybe 3 different sets of hardware, that are all very much alike. That alone should result is more stable systems and apps ... as well as making it much more appealing for an app developer to work on when they don't have to have a gazillion contingencies built into their app to accommodate all the different mfgs of android phones, much less the diversity of devices within each mfg's lineup.
    05-29-2015 10:49 AM
  25. little09's Avatar
    Loving my S6 it's amazing, but these 6 thing's are annoying.

    Battery
    Touchwizz
    Camera hump
    External speaker
    Back button should be on the left
    Should have shipped with USB C

    dreaming of electric sheep
    "Dreaming of electric sheep"? Lol nice one

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-18-2015 03:07 AM
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