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    The brick in your pocket. The smartphone discussion/troubleshooting thread.

    This is a thread to discuss any issues with Android based phones, iPhone or others.

    I'll start us off. I recently had a problem with a Samsung Galaxy phone were it wouldn't stay connected to a secure wifi network. Would drop the signal about every 30 seconds and then reconnect, drop, ad nauseam. I tried everything and I mean everthing to fix it and nothing worked. Verizon store said there was nothing wrong with the phone hardware and it must be a software issue. Samsung must have screwed something up etc. No official explanation of why this was happening to my phone and others. I finally gave up and just used my capped (slow >_<) mobile data sparingly to keep apps up to date, place a to-go order, and started looking for a new phone. Then about a week ago out of the blue my wifi started working again! I suspect they ninja fixed it in an app update.

    Anyway, here's the problem now. After a security update this month apps don't like wifi anymore! ESPN, news apps, Tapatalk.. when you open one you just get the infinite loading screen. The internet works though. Chrome, Firefox work just fine on both bands of my router. Apps work on mobile date, but again very slow, cause coverage in my area is pathetic. I have about had it! I'm thinking of turning to the dark side and just getting an iPhone + AT&T.

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    A couple of ideas:
    1) Do you have a second wifi network you can test against?
    2) Have you tried resetting the apps' caches and checking their permissions?

    The "chrome works but ESPN doesn't" problem seems like it has to be a local cache/permissions issue, but observing the same behavior a second wifi network would at least rule that out.

    I guess the last thing is to make sure that Chrome isn't giving you the HTTP version of these websites each time. If something about your wifi setup / phone is messing up TLS verification, your apps might fail (refuse to demote from HTTPS to HTTP) while Chrome might not.

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    1- No.

    2- Yes. I also tried resetting all apps to their default settings just in case. Still didn't work.

    I don't know what a internet browsers https settings would have to do with how an app connects to your network. If I wasn't clear before. All apps were working fine on wifi until after the Android security patch. Anyway, I think the decision to switch phones has already been made for me. From the hacked thread:


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    Source code is a bit different then data hacks. Pretty much every phone manufacturer has had a data breach of some sort in the last 5 years as is.

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    I'll start us off. I recently had a problem with a Samsung Galaxy phone were it wouldn't stay connected to a secure wifi network. Would drop the signal about every 30 seconds and then reconnect, drop, ad nauseam. I tried everything and I mean everthing to fix it and nothing worked. Verizon store said there was nothing wrong with the phone hardware and it must be a software issue. Samsung must have screwed something up etc. No official explanation of why this was happening to my phone and others. I finally gave up and just used my capped (slow >_<) mobile data sparingly to keep apps up to date, place a to-go order, and started looking for a new phone. Then about a week ago out of the blue my wifi started working again! I suspect they ninja fixed it in an app update.

    I also think that they are fixed it. But the problem with such a bad attitude to their software that is in use by millions of people. Just hire a good QA engineer and that's all. I'm using Samsung for a long time but it's always a similar problem as yours.

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    Didn't see a strict Samsung or Galaxy thread.

    Not a technical issue, really. Upgrading from a S8 to an S22 or S22+. Wondering if the S22+ has issues being in a case and fitting comfortably in a jeans or slacks pocket. The normal S22 and my S8 are about the same size, but the S22+ being that much larger may make not fitting in a pocket worth the better battery.

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    I went from an S10+ to the 22 Ultra. I have mine in a spigen case with a kick stand and it fits comfortably in my side jean pocket with no issue. My workout shorts it has a tendency to stick out though, especially if I'm on a weight machine, but that's really been the only time it felt like it was too big for a pocket.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirin View Post
    Didn't see a strict Samsung or Galaxy thread.

    Not a technical issue, really. Upgrading from a S8 to an S22 or S22+. Wondering if the S22+ has issues being in a case and fitting comfortably in a jeans or slacks pocket. The normal S22 and my S8 are about the same size, but the S22+ being that much larger may make not fitting in a pocket worth the better battery.
    For me there's definitely a balance to strike with battery size and overall bulkiness. The S22+ deeeeefinitely starts to push that envelope for me. Even if it does fit well in my trouser pocket, it'd feel like this massive brick hanging down the side lmao.

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    I bought the s22 ultra last month. About 35 days into ownership the screen cracked from flexing in my front pocket. Had it in a Torras Mars case which I absolutely loved. Now it's in an otterbox defender while I play hopscotch finding a repair place that will repair it for less than $400 since I didn't initially get coverage.

    Great phone and all, but no more front pocket.

    Hoping its just a screen replacement.

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    I did go and nab the S22+. It is a great overall phone, and I can appreciate what the larger screen brings.

    I can also appreciate the practicality of the regular S22 screen size and recognize that the extra inch or so of viewing size doesn't impact me as much as being able to comfortably maneuver the phone screen with my thumb. I am also not unsettled enough to bother going through the process of swapping it out, just in case anyone else was curious.

    For me, for the next phone, a 6 inch screen is about where that form vs function debate takes place.

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    Fi is having pretty good discounts atm for customers. Debating getting on their subscription plan. $9/mo for a Pixel 5a w/ an upgrade in 2 years. Pixel 6 for $20. 24 month payment periods.

    Not sure what I want, all pretty good offers. I don't typically give a fuck about phones. I'm still using an OG Pixel XL, but the battery is finally kicking the bucket. The idea of getting a new one every 2 years works so I can think even less about them. Would still come out less monthly than what I was paying AT&T if I were to take even their most expensive offers.

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    I'll send you a referral code if you switch.

    Been on fi since like the alpha, saves me hundreds.

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    Also I was able to activate Samsung insurance even after owning the phone a month and made an immediate claim.

    After running around and a dozen phone calls getting me nowhere I got my screen replaced for $30.

    Into the OtterBox defender with dad clip it goes.

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    Unethical life protip, you can file a claim on the OtterBox website for warranty and they'll send any case for about $8, no questions asked.

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