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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Metusion, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. Metusion

    Metusion Active Member
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    I have a lot of issues with my device. It hangs frequently and the wifi signal is weak and drops after a few minutes no matter what. I have the latest firmware so that isn't the problem. Many apps seem to run in the background even though I didn't start them and when I exit them the right way with the back button theyre still running. What to do? I like the phone but it doesnt seem very stable so far...
     

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  2. micstewart

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    Metusion, I'm new to Android and the Galaxy S and don't pretend to be uber technical but hopefully some of this will help. I would suggest if you need help then to ask specific questions (these forums really can help)

    When you say your device hangs... define this? is it a lag of a second or so? this is well documented and awaiting a fix. If you are in the UK samsung have commited to 2.2 in Sept and a fix for the "lag" issue.

    Wifi signal is weak.. no idea sorry can't help

    Latest Firmware - always the best place to be

    Apps running in the background - As stated I am new to android and multitasking was to be frank one of the attractions. Some apps are designed to run in the background, most have settings which you can adjust to stop them killing battery. Some will be set to auto-load when you turn on the phone. If you don't like a particular App running in the background then delete it.

    Stability - In the past 4 weeks when I first purchased this phone I have only been a victim of instability once. Downloaded an app to control WIFI access and somehow this killed my ability to connecto to WIFI.. not good. Factory reset fixed the issue and deleted everything from the phone (thankfully calendar & contacts were already online and safe in gmail) I suspect if your device is flakey it may be due to downloading a lot a "useful" apps since you got it. might be worth backing everything up to an SD card and doing a reset to see if this makes it more stable. If it is still unstable with a factory reset then consider pushing for a replacement.

    NB a reset will wipe everything so make sure all your contacts and anything else that you want to be able to restore are backed up.

    Hopefully the above helps in some way. I've had iPhones since the first was launched and I would trade every one of them for my galaxy S.
     
  3. Metusion

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    thank you for the advice.. I think I've fixed my wireless issues by changing the access point channel to 11 instead of 5.. I don't know why, but it doesn't seem to drop anymore. I don't have a lot of apps installed, but sometimes use advanced task killer to quit the programs.

    I'll wait for official samsung firmware releases until I flash my phone, but since the wireless doesn't drop anymore the programs don't seem to hang either. I think it happened while the progs were relying on internet access and because of the drops it caused issues..
     
  4. doomblaz

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    nice comment micstewart!
     
  5. doomblaz

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    is is my first android phone. can you tell me how to back up my contacts to gmail from my samsung galaxy s? i have contacts in my sim card and i copy them to phone but how to make them visible in my gmail contacts? i think i try everything but no luck. thank you
     
  6. NZtechfreak

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    RE: Task Killers - you don't need them in Android (and they can cause lots of problems in themselves). The system handles running processes and keeps many suspended and running in the background, it stops them if it needs the RAM, otherwise leaves them be.
     

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