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.
shubham yadav, 15 Jul 2013almost all the games i have can be moved to sd card but not the 1 GB+ HD games. but now you ha... moreHey 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
AnonD-128617, 14 Jul 2013COULD ANYONE PLEASE TELL ME IF THEY HAVE A SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 I9500 32GB FACTORY UNLOCKED ONE? ... morealmost all the games i have can be moved to sd card but not the 1 GB+ HD games. but now you have 9 GB for just those HD games. i think it should be enough as all my other data is in my 64 GB class 10 ultra SD card.
so don't worry . you would be satisfied with the internal memory.
i don't think 32 GB will be released soon. so don't wait for it.
Samsung rocks!, 14 Jul 2013Couldn't have said it any better ameya! Some people get these awesome phones and just don't kn... morecan someone buys S4 that roughly cost $859 and yet not being able to use it, think again? S4 is not useable. I'm happy with my iphone 5 & HTC One. people I know are consistently complaining about S4...
COULD ANYONE PLEASE TELL ME IF THEY HAVE A SAMSUNG GALAXY S4 I9500 32GB FACTORY UNLOCKED ONE? PLEASE??? :( i been waiting for MONTHS for a 32GB ! but so far no luck... or have anyone got the update of moving apps to sd? if so are you able to move the whole app? game? so internal memory cud be free of apps n games!? please answer me kindly !
AnonD-61409, 14 Jul 2013The memory card also known as microSD card is optional. You only have to buy one and use it if... moreDoes the memory card makes my galaxy works faster because when I took my phone at first and there were not many occupied memory it was working faster.today that I have installed a lot of app and I have saved a lot of files it takes a little time to open videos that are saved on my phone or videos that I open on youtube.
AnonD-61409, 14 Jul 2013The memory card also known as microSD card is optional. You only have to buy one and use it if... moreDoes the memory card make my phone work faster?because when I took my phone at first day (there weren't many applications and files saved on the phone) the videos on youtube and the videos saved on the phone were opening very fast.now that I've installed some applications and saved a lot of photos and other documents on my phone it takes a little time to open videos.do you think this happen because I am not using a external memory card yet?
ddas, 14 Jul 2013Yes Shubham, mine too says "Permissive"..& even got the latest update of 48MB to... moreI also bought this 45 days ago. Only problem to me is initial lags contacts and phone. I do not face much heating issue. Me also from Pune. Today's update is 4th update after purchase. But battery is huge plus point to me.
I got this octa core version from vietnam and am in Nigeria. .got it few days ago but I can't seem to see any updates..kept telling me latest update already installed. .get confused whenever u guys talk of updates or is mine different?
AnonD-127775, 14 Jul 2013Hey. Your battery might be draining fast because of the applications that keep running in the... moreCouldn't have said it any better ameya! Some people get these awesome phones and just don't known how to use them.
AnonD-1894, 14 Jul 2013hey Shubham
Quick question for u... if u do factory reset before n after a firmware update ho... moreinstall androzip and back up the apps in sd card and also backup contacts via contacts app.
for installing via kies:
1. install kies on pc.
2. connect ur phone via usb cable to pc
3. run kies.
4. there will be an option to upgrade firmware.
5. the rest u will do urselves.
installing via kies has an advantage. it installs the whole new firmware instead of only the updated files. it cleans any bugs or corrupt files and hence is like a clean install. one downside is that it installs the whole 1.5 GB firmware. i just prefer kies update.
shubham yadav, 14 Jul 2013i'll update it today. i install the full firmware from kies and not only the OTA one and its a... morehey Shubham
Quick question for u... if u do factory reset before n after a firmware update how can the apps get installed ??? or does keis have option to back it up?
And can u guide how can the firmwate update from kies? I never tried it and have been doing through wifi and wats it advsntage to do through kies rather from wifi