Anonymous, 15 Jul 2013Just wanting to know how i can change the settings on my messaging so no one can see text on m... moreGo to messaging, settings, scroll down to notification settings and remove the check on preview message.
ak89, 15 Jul 2013Please can you tell me if in your galaxy a video saved on your phone opens directly or it take... moreinstall 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.
k, 15 Jul 2013The missing storage is being used by the android operating system.It should be enough and chec... morePlease can you tell me if in your galaxy a video saved on your phone opens directly or it takes one second to open?
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.
joe4567, 15 Jul 2013My samsung galaxy s4 is also 16GB version bt it has 8.8gb free. I dont understand it eitherThe missing storage is being used by the android operating system.Do not worry.KEEP CALM.
ak89, 15 Jul 2013So it is or not enough free space?what do you think?The 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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ak89, 15 Jul 2013My galaxy is a 16 gb version.in this moment free space avaiLable on my phone is 7 gb.do you th... moreMy samsung galaxy s4 is also 16GB version bt it has 8.8gb free. I dont understand it either
k, 15 Jul 2013Yes,its for all phones,keep at least 30% EMPTY.So it is or not enough free space?what do you think?
AnonD-146121, 15 Jul 2013Thank you for this info, that's news for me! I always wondered why it takes so long to downloa... moreno 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.
AnonD-61409, 15 Jul 2013Hi. If you have almost all the storage space occupied/full there's a chance that may be the ... moreTo 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?
AnonD-61409, 15 Jul 2013Hi. If you have almost all the storage space occupied/full there's a chance that may be the ... moreMy 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?
shubham yadav, 14 Jul 2013install androzip and back up the apps in sd card and also backup contacts via contacts app.
... moreThank 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?
i bought Galaxy S4 recently, specification says its internal memory is 16 GB but in storage property it shows only 8.9 GB.
ak89, 14 Jul 2013Does the memory card make my phone work faster?because when I took my phone at first day (ther... moreHi.
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.