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Old May 8th, 2013, 05:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question HELP With Micro SD Not Detected! + Lock Screen/Battery

I am a fairly new Note 2 user, and I am using it for quite a bit of HD video viewing and with the need to store my movies on the SD card, I tried to put in a 32gb. I was not having issues with the 16gb I put in, until it got full! So, I 'Unmounted' the 16gb, pulled it, took the folders off it and put them on the 32gb using my laptop, then put the 32gb in the phone. It still showed that it was a 16gb! So I rebooted the phone, tried un-mounting and re-mounting again. STILL showing a storage space on the card of 16gb total. WTF is the deal??? Anyone know how to get this thing to read correctly so I can store my video files?

Two other issues I am having that are minor, have to do with the lock screen.
1. Whenever I have to 'Swipe to Unlock', and I do so, and it shows the silly high-graphic 'ripple effect', I have to repeat this swipe motion on the screen 2-3 times before it will open the screen.

2. Does anyone know how to change the apps at the base of the Lock Screen, or better yet, remove them completely? It shows the default 'Phone', 'Mssg', 'Google', 'Email', and 'Cam', but I would like to remove them from the lock screen or at least change them like I can easily do on the home screens. It will not allow me to press and hold to move them. Any ideas?

While I am at it, if anyone happens to know, are there any compatible longer-lasting batteries for the Note 2 that do NOT require you to have a huge bulky replacement back cover? If not, what is the best battery set-up of any kind to put in the phone for long-time use and video watching?

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Old May 8th, 2013, 05:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Two other issues I am having that are minor, have to do with the lock screen.
1. Whenever I have to 'Swipe to Unlock', and I do so, and it shows the silly high-graphic 'ripple effect', I have to repeat this swipe motion on the screen 2-3 times before it will open the screen.

2. Does anyone know how to change the apps at the base of the Lock Screen, or better yet, remove them completely? It shows the default 'Phone', 'Mssg', 'Google', 'Email', and 'Cam', but I would like to remove them from the lock screen or at least change them like I can easily do on the home screens. It will not allow me to press and hold to move them. Any ideas?

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Make the selections 'Menu key / Settings / Lock screen / Lock screen options'. To remove all shortcuts deselect 'Shortcuts' or alternatively, click on it to choose the ones you want.

Whilst you are on the 'Lock screen options' page you can also un-tick the 'Ripple effect' box.
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I am a fairly new Note 2 user, and I am using it for quite a bit of HD video viewing and with the need to store my movies on the SD card, I tried to put in a 32gb. I was not having issues with the 16gb I put in, until it got full! So, I 'Unmounted' the 16gb, pulled it, took the folders off it and put them on the 32gb using my laptop, then put the 32gb in the phone. It still showed that it was a 16gb! So I rebooted the phone, tried un-mounting and re-mounting again. STILL showing a storage space on the card of 16gb total. WTF is the deal??? Anyone know how to get this thing to read correctly so I can store my video files?

Are you sure it's not just saying that you have 16gb left on the 32gb card? If you filled the 32gb card up with 16gb of videos from your first card, that would leave 16gb left on the new card....
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I am a fairly new Note 2 user, and I am using it for quite a bit of HD video viewing and with the need to store my movies on the SD card, I tried to put in a 32gb. I was not having issues with the 16gb I put in, until it got full! So, I 'Unmounted' the 16gb, pulled it, took the folders off it and put them on the 32gb using my laptop, then put the 32gb in the phone. It still showed that it was a 16gb! So I rebooted the phone, tried un-mounting and re-mounting again. STILL showing a storage space on the card of 16gb total. WTF is the deal??? Anyone know how to get this thing to read correctly so I can store my video files?
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While I am at it, if anyone happens to know, are there any compatible longer-lasting batteries for the Note 2 that do NOT require you to have a huge bulky replacement back cover? If not, what is the best battery set-up of any kind to put in the phone for long-time use and video watching?

If you have not done so already it may be worthwhile to switch the phone off and remove the battery for a few minutes.

It will help the battery if you reduce the amount of syncing the phone does on various accounts and also disable any of the pre-installed apps you don't use. More detail on how to do the latter at post #5 at

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Are you sure it's not just saying that you have 16gb left on the 32gb card? If you filled the 32gb card up with 16gb of videos from your first card, that would leave 16gb left on the new card....
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I figured out the SD card, and no it wasn't that it had 16gb left, it was that it was just showing the phone's internal storage. Still, I filled up the 32gb easily because I have several episodes of GOT in HD, and I will need to get a class 10 64gb card ASAP.

Thanks for the power-saver tips. Does anyone know how to turn off auto sync/update for emails, facebook, and apps?
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I figured out the SD card, and no it wasn't that it had 16gb left, it was that it was just showing the phone's internal storage. Still, I filled up the 32gb easily because I have several episodes of GOT in HD, and I will need to get a class 10 64gb card ASAP.

Thanks for the power-saver tips. Does anyone know how to turn off auto sync/update for emails, facebook, and apps?
GoT. Nice choice.

Auto sync can be toggled globally from the pull down status bar toggles, meaning no data will be synced.

Individually apps also have their own settings on how often they check for changes and sync data. It would be a case of fully exploring settings menus to find the options.
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