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  1. Almeuit's Avatar
    Group texting is a huge issue. Most of my friends have iPhones and either I dont get the group text at all or it comes out of order. Very annoying. Using a cross platform app like Whatapp helps but its still aggravating.
    I use ChompSMS and in settings I told it to use MMS messages for Group messages -- this resolved all of my group texting issues.
    dc52ltr likes this.
    06-29-2015 11:48 AM
  2. Seth Perry1's Avatar
    I must be some compatibility issue between iPhone and Android because everyone in my family has android except 2 people and we have no issues with group texting.

    Sent from my SM-G920T using Tapatalk
    06-29-2015 11:57 AM
  3. erasat's Avatar
    Yep. All my friends and family except one are using iPhones. It works for about 2 weeks and then I either stop seeing texts from one person in the group or I stop getting texts from everyone in the group. The only way to get it working again is for everyone to delete the group thread and start over. Then it will work for another two weeks. I don't have trouble with regular sms at all. It's easier to just switch back to an iPhone than deal with this. I never had this problem with my iPhone. September can't come soon enough. What sucks is I'm paying over $700 for a GS6 and missing texts left and right.
    That's definitely reason enough to switch if that is so important to you, but have you realized that this is exactly what Apple has been doing since they released the iMessage? They are basically making things almost impossible to do cross-platforms messaging easy, so people get tired trying and simply give up and stay with them.

    First and for a very long time, they made it almost impossible that after you had iMessages with an specific number you could use any other platform, they were basically forced by a Lawsuit I think about a little more than a year ago to provide the tools for the people to unregister for that service. Now even with the user not being registered in the iMessages services, if the rest of the participants of the Group MMS are iMessages users, yes, you are right, the only way it's going to work for the non iPhone user in that group will be to make everybody else delete the Group and begin again.

    Great strategy if you ask me, here you have another example and it's working great for them. But dirty tactics like this and a couple of others even more important than this to me, are the main reason that after 3 iPhones in a row I jumped to Android almost about 3. 5 years ago and WILL NEVER, ever get another iPhone again, if Android dies tomorrow I'd simply get a Windows phone. I lost all respect for them as a Company.
    06-29-2015 01:29 PM
  4. Gator352's Avatar
    Yep. All my friends and family except one are using iPhones. It works for about 2 weeks and then I either stop seeing texts from one person in the group or I stop getting texts from everyone in the group. The only way to get it working again is for everyone to delete the group thread and start over. Then it will work for another two weeks. I don't have trouble with regular sms at all. It's easier to just switch back to an iPhone than deal with this. I never had this problem with my iPhone. September can't come soon enough. What sucks is I'm paying over $700 for a GS6 and missing texts left and right.
    Lol. Sorry about your issue. But it's the apple way. Screw up your imessages so you'll either buy a new iPhone or go back to your old one. Classic apple for ya.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    06-29-2015 05:17 PM
  5. emad1995's Avatar
    Where? if it's on Chrome, then I'd suggest you to try the default browser as it has been verified that the lag on Chrome browsing this, other forums and some heavy loaded pages is because of the JavaScript feature, if you turn it off in Chrome it works perfectly but you are crippling the experience.

    If you have Lags on other parts of the UI, then specify when or where so we can give you some advise. Like I've mentioned before my 2 S6 and 4 that I've helped to set, NONE of them are showing any signs of lag, they are running smoothly as they should.
    Lags when I press recent app, when I click on the emoji button on the keyboard, the stock browser Lags beyond belief so I am forced to use chrome, holding the home button to open google now Lags 50% of the time, 1 in every 4 times I use the finger print it Lags ( the entire phone freezes for 2-3 Seconds and then unlocks), and the list goes on.

    I have factory reseted and cleared catch. I barely have an apps installed. Don't know why this phone lags but it does.

    Posted with my shiny s6
    06-29-2015 06:43 PM
  6. cbreze's Avatar
    I tried a 6+ for 6 months, nice device but after using the S6 since early April I'd never go back. My S6 has NO issues and runs circles around my 1GB of RAM 6+. GO Back? No fruckin' way!
    06-29-2015 06:53 PM
  7. erasat's Avatar
    Lags when I press recent app, when I click on the emoji button on the keyboard, the stock browser Lags beyond belief so I am forced to use chrome, holding the home button to open google now Lags 50% of the time, 1 in every 4 times I use the finger print it Lags ( the entire phone freezes for 2-3 Seconds and then unlocks), and the list goes on.

    I have factory reseted and cleared catch. I barely have an apps installed. Don't know why this phone lags but it does.

    Posted with my shiny s6
    Again, not a single one of those things occurred in any of my 2 phones or the ones I've set.

    So, if you have Factory Reset it, have you done it via menu or Recovery menu, some think it does the same, but because of old habits and experiences where I saw Factory Resets leaving some apps and Data intact, since then I've never done it via the menu and I've always done it via Recovery Menu. Do a Wipe cache Partition and then do the Wipe data/Factory Reset also, obviously if you have a good backup of your files and are willing to try once more.

    I think you should have one or possible even more of your default apps causing havoc, so if you want to try something before the factory reset, you can always boot in safe mode and work as you normally do on your phone, if it behaves better then it's a rogue app that's is causing your issue, then do the rest for sure.

    First thing I'd do after the reset is to set it as a new device, not restore from a backup, then look for my thread about Tips, tweaks and tricks and believe me, remove all bloatware you'll never use, Samsung, Google and now even Microsoft, in addition to any carriers bloat. Remove SVoice from Samsung, if you are like most of people that hate the new Briefing app, remove it, if you want the same but not so intrusive, just install the original Flipboard app.

    With the above and enabling Developer options and changing animations in there to. 0.5x or off, performance should be greatly improved. Try and see and then let us know if it worked for you.
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    06-29-2015 07:31 PM
  8. emad1995's Avatar
    Again, not a single one of those things occurred in any of my 2 phones or the ones I've set.

    So, if you have Factory Reset it, have you done it via menu or Recovery menu, some think it does the same, but because of old habits and experiences where I saw Factory Resets leaving some apps and Data intact, since then I've never done it via the menu and I've always done it via Recovery Menu. Do a Wipe cache Partition and then do the Wipe data/Factory Reset also, obviously if you have a good backup of your files and are willing to try once more.

    I think you should have one or possible even more of your default apps causing havoc, so if you want to try something before the factory reset, you can always boot in safe mode and work as you normally do on your phone, if it behaves better then it's a rogue app that's is causing your issue, then do the rest for sure.

    First thing I'd do after the reset is to set it as a new device, not restore from a backup, then look for my thread about Tips, tweaks and tricks and believe me, remove all bloatware you'll never use, Samsung, Google and now even Microsoft, in addition to any carriers bloat. Remove SVoice from Samsung, if you are like most of people that hate the new Briefing app, remove it, if you want the same but not so intrusive, just install the original Flipboard app.

    With the above and enabling Developer options and changing animations in there to. 0.5x or off, performance should be greatly improved. Try and see and then let us know if it worked for you.
    This is my second s6, the first one had a pink tint on the bottom half of the screen so I exchanged it. Both phones laged like no tomorrow. I always set my device as new and as far as factory reseting goes I do it via recovery. I already tried booting in safe mode (to try and trouble shoot battery drain issues) and even in safe mode the phone lags, especially the keyboard.

    I'm not complaining. This is a lot smoother than my previous note 3 and it doesn't lag nearly as much as that, BUT this phone Lags A LOT.

    Posted with my shiny s6
    06-29-2015 07:39 PM
  9. msm0511's Avatar
    Samsung for its camera, larger app store
    I don't find the Play Store larger or better. In fact it's the opposite. When I use the iPhone version of the apps I use most, the iOS versions are almost always better.
    06-29-2015 08:03 PM
  10. msm0511's Avatar
    I don't have the S6, but I've been going back and forth between my M9 w/ Moto 360 and iPhone 6 every few days lately. I honestly think if I had an Apple Watch I might just use the iPhone all the time. I do like the customization of Android, but somehow things just don't seem quite as consistent.
    06-29-2015 08:07 PM
  11. erasat's Avatar
    This is my second s6, the first one had a pink tint on the bottom half of the screen so I exchanged it. Both phones laged like no tomorrow. I always set my device as new and as far as factory reseting goes I do it via recovery. I already tried booting in safe mode (to try and trouble shoot battery drain issues) and even in safe mode the phone lags, especially the keyboard.

    I'm not complaining. This is a lot smoother than my previous note 3 and it doesn't lag nearly as much as that, BUT this phone Lags A LOT.

    Posted with my shiny s6
    Well, there was a lot of the other information and suggestions I posted that you don't mention if you have tried it or not, but anyways, there are them, you may try to see if that helps, for now, simply get rid of that keyboard and use Google Keyboard or SwiftKey.
    06-29-2015 08:19 PM
  12. razza1987's Avatar
    I don't find the Play Store larger or better. In fact it's the opposite. When I use the iPhone version of the apps I use most, the iOS versions are almost always better.
    I didn't say the app quality was better. I said that's was more variety.
    06-29-2015 08:52 PM
  13. drone3's Avatar

    With the above and enabling Developer options and changing animations in there to. 0.5x or off, performance should be greatly improved. Try and see and then let us know if it worked for you.
    I actually don't recommend changing the animation speeds. Speeding up the animation time gives the perceived effect that the phone is more erratic and unpredictable. This is just a theory but I think psychologically we perceive the phone as more robust, reliable and predictable if we can actually see the animations occurring. The animation speed needs to be just right, not to slow not to fast and I think they have done a pretty good job.

    dreaming of electric sheep
    06-29-2015 08:57 PM
  14. chezm's Avatar
    What is this lag everyone is complaining about? I've been using this phone since launch and have no lag issues what's so ever. I'm just glad I've got a solid Device that's very realiable and hasn't failed me functionally.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-29-2015 09:00 PM
  15. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    I can't go back to an iPhone after using Android as a whole for 4 years in a straight row.
    06-29-2015 10:43 PM
  16. erasat's Avatar
    I actually don't recommend changing the animation speeds. Speeding up the animation time gives the perceived effect that the phone is more erratic and unpredictable. This is just a theory but I think psychologically we perceive the phone as more robust, reliable and predictable if we can actually see the animations occurring. The animation speed needs to be just right, not to slow not to fast and I think they have done a pretty good job.

    dreaming of electric sheep
    Mine is at default (1x) for the first time in years using Samsung devices, so that will tell you a lot, BUT for people already complaining about lag then decreasing Animation speed had been the universal advice and for some this has done the trick so it's not Bad idea for him to try, maybe he is one of those that can see difference doing it, if not, he can go back to default
    06-29-2015 10:46 PM
  17. emad1995's Avatar
    I think I need to make a YouTube video of my lag problems to show you guys what I'm talking about

    Posted with my shiny s6
    06-29-2015 11:10 PM
  18. razza1987's Avatar
    I think I need to make a YouTube video of my lag problems to show you guys what I'm talking about

    Posted with my shiny s6
    You could make a video and show all the proof you wanted to but fanboys still won't believe any of it xd
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    06-29-2015 11:50 PM
  19. fofjjsr's Avatar
    4 of my co-workers have the s6. Three of us have zero issues, and the other has horrid lag even after factory resetting etc. It's odd to say the least. Do they have different manufacturing locations? Could this be a thing? How would you go about finding that out?
    06-29-2015 11:52 PM
  20. MDMcAtee's Avatar
    I think I need to make a YouTube video of my lag problems to show you guys what I'm talking about

    Posted with my shiny s6
    I would like to see it.

    Posted from my Samsung S6 Active
    06-30-2015 01:06 AM
  21. Fille84's Avatar
    I think I need to make a YouTube video of my lag problems to show you guys what I'm talking about

    Posted with my shiny s6
    Yeah please do so.....
    06-30-2015 05:48 AM
  22. Coney718's Avatar
    I don't find the Play Store larger or better. In fact it's the opposite. When I use the iPhone version of the apps I use most, the iOS versions are almost always better.
    Agree 100%. The iOS version of almost any app is usually higher quality and more feature rich than the Android version. I do like the ability to side load apps that may not be available in the Play store on android like Showbox tho.
    06-30-2015 08:26 AM
  23. razza1987's Avatar
    Agree 100%. The iOS version of almost any app is usually higher quality and more feature rich than the Android version. I do like the ability to side load apps that may not be available in the Play store on android like Showbox tho.
    I don't know how many times I have to say I wasn't talking about the QUALITY
    06-30-2015 08:42 AM
  24. msm0511's Avatar
    I don't know how many times I have to say I wasn't talking about the QUALITY
    I'd rather have a few quality apps than tons of crappy ones though. Even if there is less variety. I'm assuming you're referring to apps that can't be on iOS because of the App Store guidelines. I really haven't found that many that are worth keeping honestly. I do get your point though. We just have a difference in opinion.
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    06-30-2015 08:46 AM
  25. razza1987's Avatar
    I'd rather have a few quality apps than tons of crappy ones though. Even if there is less variety. I'm assuming you're referring to apps that can't be on iOS because of the App Store guidelines. I really haven't found that many that are worth keeping honestly. I do get your point though. We just have a difference in opinion.
    When an app like Facebook or Twitter drains battery in the background I like being able to have the option of choosing a different app to replace it. Especially when Facebook is pathetic on android and doesn't even send out notifications
    06-30-2015 08:50 AM
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