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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-07-15 11:52 from MVg6 - click to readGo to messaging, settings, scroll down to notification settings and remove the check on preview message.

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  • 2013-07-15 12:54
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> In reply to ak89 @ 2013-07-15 11:53 from m4I6 - click to readinstall mx player from android mkt in the phone and use that to open the video,further hope your video is not a xxx/.blue as they give this lag problem.

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  • 2013-07-15 12:02
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> In reply to k @ 2013-07-15 11:28 from bCqn - click to readPlease can you tell me if in your galaxy a video saved on your phone opens directly or it takes one second to open?

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  • 2013-07-15 11:53
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Just wanting to know how i can change the settings on my messaging so no one can see text on my homescreen when i get an sms.

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  • 2013-07-15 11:52
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> In reply to joe4567 @ 2013-07-15 10:52 from fnAY - click to readThe missing storage is being used by the android operating system.Do not worry.KEEP CALM.

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  • 2013-07-15 11:35
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> In reply to Eisley @ 2013-07-15 04:49 from LKV7 - click to read64GB Class 10 is too big ,keep it at 16GB ONLY.

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  • 2013-07-15 11:33
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> In reply to Visu @ 2013-07-15 07:35 from Mfxh - click to readThe missing storage is being used by the android operating system.Do not worry.

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  • 2013-07-15 11:30
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> In reply to ak89 @ 2013-07-15 10:41 from m4I6 - click to readThe missing storage is being used by the android operating system.It should be enough and check for any corrupt application/s in ur phone.

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  • 2013-07-15 11:28
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Money waisted...overheating problem and screen goes color less many times....

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  • 2013-07-15 11:01
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> In reply to ak89 @ 2013-07-15 09:05 from m4Ih - click to readMy samsung galaxy s4 is also 16GB version bt it has 8.8gb free. I dont understand it either

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  • 2013-07-15 10:52
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> In reply to k @ 2013-07-15 10:38 from bCqn - click to readSo it is or not enough free space?what do you think?

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  • 2013-07-15 10:41
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> In reply to ak89 @ 2013-07-15 09:05 from m4Ih - click to readYes,its for all phones,keep at least 30% EMPTY.

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  • 2013-07-15 10:38
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> In reply to Gash2401 @ 2013-07-15 08:56 from ceKb - click to readno need to download the preceding updates, the kies will directly install the latest firmware skipping the previous ones and hence you have the latest firmware in just one install.

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  • 2013-07-15 09:36
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> In reply to Eisley @ 2013-07-15 04:49 from LKV7 - click to readTo be more specific.at first the videos saved on my phone were playing directy.now it takes 1 or 2 seconds to play the video.this is the problem.maybe this is normal and it is not something to worry about.what do you think?

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  • 2013-07-15 09:15
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> In reply to Eisley @ 2013-07-15 04:49 from LKV7 - click to readMy galaxy is a 16 gb version.in this moment free space avaiLable on my phone is 7 gb.do you think this is the problem that my phone isn't working as fast as when I took my phone?maybe 7 gb is not enough space for my phone?

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  • 2013-07-15 09:05
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> In reply to shubham yadav @ 2013-07-14 16:33 from YQrM - click to readThank you for this info, that's news for me! I always wondered why it takes so long to download the upgrade components through Kies, despite having a decent broadband speed.. :-) I checked the usage details on my router log and validated your comment, and found it to be correct... it downloads the whole 1.5 gigs of stuff each time!
So as per your opinion, if there is a case of multiple updates released for this phone, it would be fine to get the latest one through Kies, so that this can have a clean install of the latest firmware, the preceding updates can be installed via OTA, right?

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  • 2013-07-15 08:56
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i bought Galaxy S4 recently, specification says its internal memory is 16 GB but in storage property it shows only 8.9 GB.

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  • 2013-07-15 07:35
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> In reply to Nik Vel @ 2013-07-15 04:46 from U{Ga - click to readyes its the latest version. i also updated it today. feeling faster.

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  • 2013-07-15 05:53
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> In reply to ak89 @ 2013-07-14 20:22 from St$I - click to readHi.
If you have almost all the storage space occupied/full there's a chance that may be the problem.
For example: You have 9GB of storage for everything (as you don't have a microSD card) you storage in your phone (apps, media, etc), and all your files are taking up to 7.9 or 8.5+ out of 9GB. In that case.

The system should have warned you that you're running out of space, anyway.

It does is a problem to run out of space. But if the system hasn't warned you already and you don't specify how much of the memory is occupied, I can only guess.
If you want a more detailed yet simple info of your storage space available install FreeSpace app, it will show you.
Check the Internal and System partitions. If some of these partitions are occupied up to 85-90%, this may be the problem.

But is kind of rare that the processes you mention are slowing down. Use MX Player, for videos it's easily the best. Also check for processes running in the background. As you say you have many apps there's a chance these apps have processes running thus using RAM and CPU resources. The only reason a system like Android slows down is because it's running out of storage space and/or RAM, having a good CPU.

And, the SD card I recommended you definitely will be a good purchase, get the 64GB Class 10 one if you can, save if not, then get it. It won't make your device faster by itself, but will free up internal storage space, thus keeping enough space always available.

Don't know if you have already updated to the version for the S4 that allows moving apps to the SD, that is a good thing.

You seem to be a very novice Android user, keep asking and you'll learn.

- L.

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  • 2013-07-15 04:49
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> In reply to shubham yadav @ 2013-07-15 03:39 from YQrM - click to readHey thr
I did update latest firmware from kies last night. .thus is wat I have now. Can u pls conform it it's all set
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  • 2013-07-15 04:46
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