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Android |OT| I called the death of 3.5mm

Oct 25, 2017
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so is group messaging just useless on Android if the people you are texting are on iPhone?

Honestly I kind of DON'T CARE because group texting is annoying, but I just compared a group text with my wife and our two friends and like half the convo was never sent to my phone. All three of them have iPhones and I have a Pixel XL 2. I use the Google Messages app.

is it possible Apple does something with iMessage where it is causing this? Like on purpose to encourage people to switch?


They need to enable "Send as SMS" in the Messages settings.

Just go to Settings -> Messages.

And yes, it is intended that group messages on iPhones are iMessage only, until that setting is manually turned on.
 

emag

Member
Oct 26, 2017
3,917


They need to enable "Send as SMS" in the Messages settings.

Just go to Settings -> Messages.

And yes, it is intended that group messages on iPhones are iMessage only, until that setting is manually turned on.
That's not what that setting does. The "Send as SMS" toggle on iOS enables sending what would be iMessage messages as SMS when there's no data connection (or the iMessage servers are down). Messages sent to non-iOS/iMessage devices are always sent as SMS/MMS messages, regardless of the toggle.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,306
That's not what that setting does. The "Send as SMS" toggle on iOS enables sending what would be iMessage messages as SMS when there's no data connection (or the iMessage servers are down). Messages sent to non-iOS/iMessage devices are always sent as SMS/MMS messages, regardless of the toggle.
I believe you. But that's what fixes it. Already had to do it twice.

And no, Androids get fucked by iMessage unless that thing is enabled because it does not send it as SMS. It happens.

/shrug
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,847
so is group messaging just useless on Android if the people you are texting are on iPhone?

Honestly I kind of DON'T CARE because group texting is annoying, but I just compared a group text with my wife and our two friends and like half the convo was never sent to my phone. All three of them have iPhones and I have a Pixel XL 2. I use the Google Messages app.

is it possible Apple does something with iMessage where it is causing this? Like on purpose to encourage people to switch?
they hijack messages that you should receive by the SMS protocol. it is known.
 
Oct 27, 2017
586
France
I think I'm going to throw my phone away. I can't seem to access Google Drive anymore, the phone doesn't sync. All others Google products are fine, just not Drive, which means I can't upload files, and it works just fine on a computer. I tried everything from account removing to cache wiping in recovery... Fuck it is annoying when it doesn't work.
EDIT : finally flashed another rom. Works. Joys of Android !
 
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Oct 25, 2017
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Going off of Reddit it looks like Google accidentally had the name "Pixel 3A" on the Google Store before taking it down. It might point towards an imminent announcement/launch since IIRC rumors suggested a May launch period.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,306
I think I'm going to throw my phone away. I can't seem to access Google Drive anymore, the phone doesn't sync. All others Google products are fine, just not Drive, which means I can't upload files, and it works just fine on a computer. I tried everything from account removing to cache wiping in recovery... Fuck it is annoying when it doesn't work.
EDIT : finally flashed another rom. Works. Joys of Android !
Wait, what phone is that? o.o
 
Oct 27, 2017
4,261
Anyone having issues with the Prime Video app? I keep getting connection issues with the latest versions, but if I roll back to an older version (Shield TV) things work fine.
 

nihilence

nothing but silence
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Oct 25, 2017
2,409
From 'quake area to big OH.
Sorry, it would be a lot easier to help if you posted more details, like what kind of phone your wife has and what kind of steps you have tried.
Oneplus 5t. Port is good, screen and power button don't work. We have windows based computers and an iPad.

Currently charging it under observation so it doesn't die. After an hour or so it can standby for a day.
 
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GSG

Member
Oct 25, 2017
1,591
Samsung totally ruined their browser, the latest version of it is total shit. The video assistant was the best feature of any mobile browser and they got rid of it 😡

My wife had her phone destroyed, but the USB/charging port still works. The screen is totally shattered, and does not work. We have lots of baby photos on it.

Can we access the internal memory anyway?
Honestly, the simplest solution might be to replace the screen. It's not trivial to retrieve data that hasn't been backed up(even if your wife had USB debugging enabled).

Good reason to start using Google Photos from now on(which will automatically backup your pics and videos to the cloud).
 

nihilence

nothing but silence
Moderator
Oct 25, 2017
2,409
From 'quake area to big OH.
Samsung totally ruined their browser, the latest version of it is total shit. The video assistant was the best feature of any mobile browser and they got rid of it 😡



Honestly, the simplest solution might be to replace the screen. It's not trivial to retrieve data that hasn't been backed up(even if your wife had USB debugging enabled).

Good reason to start using Google Photos from now on(which will automatically backup your pics and videos to the cloud).

The body is crushed, so that's probably not going to happen. It would be nice if could cloud sync through website.
 
Dec 14, 2017
2,405
Android Q Beta 2, anyone else having problems with photos not showing up on Google Photos? I take them with the default camera app, I can preview them normally from there (and share etc), if I go in the Files app I can also see the photos in the folder, but they just dont appear on the Google Photos app (they just dont show there). I tried taking photos with another app and the problem still persist. I also cleared cache/cookies of Google Photos and Camera.

On top of that: after Google killed Inbox I am now forced to use Gmail but Inbox used to silence the Gmail app so I wouldn't get double notifications. For some reason I cant see Gmail notifications yet (they are enabled inside the app and in the settings)... I already uninstalled Inbox but I still cant get any notifications :(
 
Anyone elses S8 running like crap after the most recent firmware update?, It feels like the memory management has been buggered up - even switching between just 2 apps has a reload now on mine (plus the Samsung browser feels horrible and sluggish now).

After the main Pie update it seemed fine, but the most recent one made my phone so much worse to use - but I feel it could be the recent browser update causing it and it mainly happens when switching with that.
 
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Oct 27, 2017
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Oneplus 5t. Port is good, screen and power button don't work. We have windows based computers and an iPad.

Currently charging it under observation so it doesn't die. After an hour or so it can standby for a day.
If you're just looking to retrieve photos, they should back up to Google Photos by default. Have you checked her Google account?
 
Oct 26, 2017
4,051
Austria
Anyone elses S8 running like crap after the most recent firmware update?, It feels like the memory management has been buggered up - even switching between just 2 apps has a reload now on mine (plus the Samsung browser feels horrible and sluggish now).

After the main Pie update it seemed fine, but the most recent one made my phone so much worse to use - but I feel it could be the recent browser update causing it and it mainly happens when switching with that.
Have you tried clearing the cache in recovery after the update?
 
Oct 28, 2017
985
Anyone elses S8 running like crap after the most recent firmware update?, It feels like the memory management has been buggered up - even switching between just 2 apps has a reload now on mine (plus the Samsung browser feels horrible and sluggish now).

After the main Pie update it seemed fine, but the most recent one made my phone so much worse to use - but I feel it could be the recent browser update causing it and it mainly happens when switching with that.

Wish I received an update to know if there were any issues. Still stuck on December security patch and build. I thought buying an unlocked phone would mean better software support. Always got quick updates on my xperias. Selling my S8 but maybe try a factory reset or clearing your system cache.
 

ajpw

Member
Oct 27, 2017
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Anyone elses S8 running like crap after the most recent firmware update?, It feels like the memory management has been buggered up - even switching between just 2 apps has a reload now on mine (plus the Samsung browser feels horrible and sluggish now).

After the main Pie update it seemed fine, but the most recent one made my phone so much worse to use - but I feel it could be the recent browser update causing it and it mainly happens when switching with that.
make sure you have the permissions enabled for photos and camera app
 
Oct 30, 2017
1,862
Hey, so I'm on Android Pie now. Can anyone tell me how to toggle the notification sound per app? For example, I want gmail notifications to be displayed but not play the alert sound, while I still want other apps to use alert sounds. Can I do that?
 

null

Member
Oct 25, 2017
4,871
Hey, so I'm on Android Pie now. Can anyone tell me how to toggle the notification sound per app? For example, I want gmail notifications to be displayed but not play the alert sound, while I still want other apps to use alert sounds. Can I do that?
I've found app sounds are usually handled in the app settings

If you want to find global app notification settings it's in Settings > Apps & notifications > [app] > Notifications

if you then click "Advanced" it should say "Additional settings in the app" and take you to what you're looking for most of the time

for Gmail if you go to Menu > Settings > [your email account] > Manage notifications > Advanced

You'll see some options for sounds there
 
Oct 30, 2017
1,862
I've found app sounds are usually handled in the app settings

If you want to find global app notification settings it's in Settings > Apps & notifications > [app] > Notifications

if you then click "Advanced" it should say "Additional settings in the app" and take you to what you're looking for most of the time

for Gmail if you go to Menu > Settings > [your email account] > Manage notifications > Advanced

You'll see some options for sounds there
Cheers, that works.
 
Oct 27, 2017
312
The OPPO Reno was shown off in Zurich (video is in Italian):



Phone has a pop-up camera wedge and supports 10x hybrid zoom, alongside the usual specs you'd expect from a flagship.
 
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Oct 31, 2017
6,358
Greece

https://m.gsmarena.com/antutu_tests...good_and_bad_news_respectively-news-36495.php

The SoC midrange is a fucking mess for some reason in 2019. 665 theoretically its got better battery efficiency but is worse in overall performance than its predecessor while being offered in phones higher priced. Meanwhile the 670/675 is for some reason a split between general performance and gaming performance. The only thing that makes sense is the 730 which acts a s the sucessor for the 710, but there are like onoy 5 710 phones out there and it hasn't had time to mature for OEMs like the 660.
 
Oct 27, 2017
262
Ann Arbor, MI
I've found app sounds are usually handled in the app settings

If you want to find global app notification settings it's in Settings > Apps & notifications > [app] > Notifications

if you then click "Advanced" it should say "Additional settings in the app" and take you to what you're looking for most of the time

for Gmail if you go to Menu > Settings > [your email account] > Manage notifications > Advanced

You'll see some options for sounds there
Thank you for this. Forced to switch back to GMail app after Inbox app was discontinued and took me a while to notice that I wasn't getting notifications on new emails.
 
Mar 14, 2018
88

https://m.gsmarena.com/antutu_tests...good_and_bad_news_respectively-news-36495.php

The SoC midrange is a fucking mess for some reason in 2019. 665 theoretically its got better battery efficiency but is worse in overall performance than its predecessor while being offered in phones higher priced. Meanwhile the 670/675 is for some reason a split between general performance and gaming performance. The only thing that makes sense is the 730 which acts a s the sucessor for the 710, but there are like onoy 5 710 phones out there and it hasn't had time to mature for OEMs like the 660.
This is what happens when qualcomm has a monopoly
 
Oct 27, 2017
2,830

https://m.gsmarena.com/antutu_tests...good_and_bad_news_respectively-news-36495.php

The SoC midrange is a fucking mess for some reason in 2019. 665 theoretically its got better battery efficiency but is worse in overall performance than its predecessor while being offered in phones higher priced. Meanwhile the 670/675 is for some reason a split between general performance and gaming performance. The only thing that makes sense is the 730 which acts a s the sucessor for the 710, but there are like onoy 5 710 phones out there and it hasn't had time to mature for OEMs like the 660.
Like to know where the Exynos used in the S10 series fits on that scale. Perhaps it's written in the article.
Edit: Nup.