Use Galaxy S5 with Screen Turned Off

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If you take phone security seriously, then Samsung Galaxy S5's main feature may be good news for you; the additional benefit to use the Galaxy S5 while the screen is turned off. With this feature, your phone functions normally, except the display is dark. All actions are still recognized, and will be implemented. Unlike the standard "screen power off", turning on the Dark screen feature on your phone allows you to continue using your phone normally, without the screen being on.

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Turn on Dark Screen on Your Samsung Galaxy S5

You can disable your screen but still use your phone normally. This can be very useful, especially when you are entering secured data such as PINs and passwords. This is called the Dark Screen feature. With this feature, you will be able to use functions that are currently activated and the screen will not turn on even if you tap the screen or press any external button. To enable Dark Screen, follow these procedures:

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    Press the Home button located in the lower-middle part of your phone to get to your Home screen.
    Alternatively, you can press the Back key a few times until you get to the Home screen.
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    Pull the notification bar down by swiping your finger from the top-most part of the screen to the lower part of it.
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    From the notification bar, tap on Settings located in the upper-right part of your screen to get to Settings.
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    From Settings, go to Accessibility and tap on Vision.
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    From the Vision page, tap on Dark Screen to activate the feature.
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    You have now activated the Dark screen feature on Samsung Galaxy S5.
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Activate and Deactivate Dark Screen on Samsung Galaxy S5

If there is a need for you to activate the dark screen on your Samsung Galaxy S5, press the Power button twice to activate Dark screen. Press the Power button twice again to deactivate Dark screen.

Questions and Answers

Why is not my screen responding or displaying anything?

My screen is not responding, but I'm still hearing the notification noises and feeling the vibrations. The back and recent button still light up as well as the LED notification at the top. Do you know why this is happening? There is no water damage, and I haven't dropped the phone. I have had it for 4 months, maximum.

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Samsung S5 screen pixelated after dropping it.

I dropped my Samsung S5 phone from about 1.3m height today and it's got a silicon cover on it. Now, It is showing only a screen that is completely pixelated with many colors and keeps going OFF with message alert tones every time I get the screen up. What do you think the issue could be here? Obviously, its internal damage. I've tried taking the battery out for 5 min and pressing the power button for 1 min and that did nothing.

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If the problem were in the connection between the screen and the motherboard, then there would probably be no message alert tones when you get the screen unlocked. It appears that both screen and motherboard need to be replaced.

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If it were a software problem, a simple reboot would restore it to normal operation. In the hardest cases, people flash ROMs, but I doubt this will be of any use in this instance.

If it's on warranty, return it to the store where you have purchased it; otherwise, contact the nearest Samsung or Samsung-certified service center (you can check some of those at http://www.samsung.com/in/support/servicelocation/).

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How do I turn off the Dark Screen feature on my Samsung S5?

I may have activated the "Dark Screen" feature unintentionally on my Samsung S5. Now I want to turn that feature off. The phone is on, and I tried pressing the power button twice, but I still have a dark screen.

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Is your phone turning on at all? Do you see lights but no activity when started? The issue of a black or dark screen has been an issue reported by some Samsung Galaxy S5 owners. Here are some things you can try to fix the issue:

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    If you have a protective case, remove the case.
    Wait a few minutes and try to restart the phone without the excess pressure applied to it that some cases seem to cause.
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    Try to boot your phone in safe mode.
    Sometimes a new application or new update to an existing application can create a conflict and this type of problem. If the phone boots all right in safe mode, then it is more than likely an application conflict that is causing the issue.
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    Apply some pressure on to the battery to ensure that all of the pins are making contact.
    Sometimes the issue can be a one created from poor pin contact.
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    Back up any important files and perform a factory reset on your phone.
    If the problem persists after trying all of the above, you may want to contact the manufacturer and discuss warranty options.
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    If you can access your phone, try going into the Accessibility Options under "vision" and ensure that dark screen is turned off.
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Hope this helps!

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How to fix black screen?

My phone is showing the screen for one second then goes black. The keys are functional and the phone rings...but my screen will not work

This is a common problem experienced by many Samsung Galaxy S5 users. This issue can be very annoying, but fortunately it's relatively easy to fix if it's just a software glitch, and not a more serious hardware or virus problem. Generally you can just press and hold the power button for 20 seconds, which will restart your phone, however, there are reports that the steps below have worked for some Samsung devices with otherwise dead screens.

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To fix this issue on your Smartphone, follow the steps below:

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    Take the back cover off your phone.
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    Take out the battery.
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    Press and hold the power button for one minute or more.
    Use a timer if you need to, but press and hold the power button for at least a minute.
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    Set your phone down and don't turn it on for about 5 minutes.
    It's recommended to do nothing during this time, and actually to wait the full five minutes.
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    After five minutes put the battery back.
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    Replace the back cover.
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    Turn on your phone.
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    This should fix your problem.
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    If this did not fix your problem, you should take your phone to a Samsung Store to be repaired.
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Is my phone in need of repair?

My phone was working fine then the screen just wouldn't turn ON. I've tried the five-minute method about thirty times, and it still wouldn't work. The notifications work and I can unlock my phone, I just can't see anything and I don't know what it is. I don't have money for a new phone.

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Phone vibrates when call black screen can't see anything?

I can't turn phone on at all. I dropped my phone and got the LCD replaced 2 times because it happened again. Anyways, they replaced LCD but second time round it was loose a little and I kept on pushing it back into the phone. My mistake. After that, I been having major problems the buttons or connections may not be touching the LCD that might be why it won't turn on or nothing lighting up the blue dot in corner comes up sometimes when I try pressing and holding on button but I can't see nothing I didn't drop my phone again this time I was holding it on a call and this happened I really need to fix it. I can't use it or won't turn on at all I took out battery and everything pressed button for a min and half then took out every part and going wait 5 minutes to put everything back together and see if it works and turns on another thing when I was in my phone I swiped the brightness to full but it looks like the pixels in LCD or color has changed it has gone green the part to make the screen bright or darker please help!. I have tried: Taking t. I think it was caused by: Phone smashed on floor two times and now due to replacement of new LCD screen on Samsung GS5 not the connections behind it not touching each other for buttons to turn on or what not having problems since it hit the ground.

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Why won't my phone light up? The screen remains black.

Hi, well this morning I dropped my phone on the way to school, and when I tried to use it, the screen was completely black but the LED light came on. Later when I got home I tried holding the power button down for 1 minute then turning it back on in 5 minutes and it barely came on it was still black but now I can touch the screen and put in my passcode. I am currently doing this again to see if it will become any brighter. (Galaxy S5 sport). I have tried: I tried holding the power button then turning it on after 5 minutes. I think it was caused by: Me dropping my phone face down.

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Screen quit working this morning while almost everything else still works.

I was using my phone this morning and all of a sudden it kind of blinked and then went black. It is still hooked to my Bluetooth, my blue indicator light still blinks and the back and menu buttons light up at the bottom. When someone calls me, it rings once and then is sent to voice mail and when I tried to call someone through my Bluetooth, it wouldn't allow me to call

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To diagnose the problem, you must first enter the recovery menu. Follow steps 1-4 in the "Factory Reset Android Devices Not Booting Normally" section of the linked tutorial (if it is a Samsung device, then follow steps 1-6 in this tutorial). If you see the recovery menu well, then the smartphone is intact. If not, then send it to repairs to the nearest service center. Now, in the menu, select "wipe cache partition" and reboot your device. If the problem persists, then you may consider follow all of the steps in the aforementioned guides on hard-resetting devices in the powered-down state.

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I don't know where to find the Accessibility and Vision in the settings of the S5?

Help! I don't know where is the accessibility.

Unlock your smartphone and press the home button. Tap on the "Apps" icon in the lower-right corner. Tap on "Settings". In the "PERSONALIZATION" section, tap on "Accessibility" in that section to discover "Vision".

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How can I fix the black screen on my Verizon 4Glte Galaxy S5?

At first my phone was working fine. I went to the beach and maybe sand went into the charging part. But after that day my phone kept flickering when I text. As time passed it worsened and flicked when it wants to. I was still able to use it and move around it. Today I woke up I charged it because I thought it was dead. I turned it on but now the screen was white with little fine dots different types of colors. That the best I can describe it. When the phone finished turning on the phone went black. I can use the touch screen cause I hear it working, the power button works,volume works, and bottoms keys works. The only problem is the screen is black.

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How do I fix this, without resetting it?

My phone is black and won't turn ON while the lights are working and I don't want to reset it.

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Sir, I dropped my phone, and now it's not displaying anything on it?

However, sir how can I connect my phone to TV while having black screen.

To connect your Galaxy S5 to your TV, you will need an HDMI cable and an HDTV adapter, both of which are sold separately. You can order them at local Samsung retailers or http://www.samsung.com/ by going into the Shop section. Now, connect one end of a universal HDMI cable into the HDTV Adapter of Galaxy S5. Connect the other end to the HDMI port of your TV. Ensure that your TV input settings have the right HDMI port selected. See your TV owner's manual get more information. Optionally, connect the charger to the HDTV adapter and then to a power source. Connect the HDTV Adapter connector into the power and accessory interface connector on your device. This is the same port you normally use to connect the charger. The TV screen will instantly display what is on the Home screen of your device.

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Issues with my Galaxy 5 screen.

Hi. There are times when I press the power key and the screen will not light up. Can you help me diagnose the issue to see if its a hardware or software issue?

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SMS or Viber SMS or WhatsApp SMS?

When I receive a SMS, the screen remains black!

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No display. What could be wrong?

I tried the 1 and 5 min reboot, did not work. All started after a Samsung update. Screen blanked at first sleep mode and never displayed again even after reboot. Was able to return to factory settings. 3 button at start up, and screen worked for an hour as I reinstalled and downloaded apps, but on first sleep mode screen never came back. Now I feel the vibration of the turn on and hear the chimes as well as see the blue light on the phone but nothing on the screen

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How do I make the phone go to dark screen after ending a call. I have Bluetooth headset and carry phone in pocket. When I end a call screen stays lit and apps open and close and I lose things?

Need to keep screen dark after ending a call

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How can I fix without replacing?

My screen is black and won't turn on but I hear the text messages calls and the chimes when it turns on what do I do?

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I have a question. Do you charge a payment?

I dropped my Samsung S5. The back cover and battery came apart. Now it has gone into dark screen mode. Even if I press the on/off key twice it does not help. All I need is to reach the easy mode for the phone to work.

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Judging by all of the symptoms described, the phone is either damaged or the screen connector inside has broken or disconnected itself from the motherboard or screen (it is not the accessibility option enabled). You will need to bring the phone to a service center for a thorough examination and repairs.

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Can I retrieve my pictures from private mode?

Hi my phone screen is not responsive. I can only feel the vibrations and the LCD lights appear on tabs next to the home tab?. . I am sending my phone into repair but I saved my gallery pictures but I can't seem to find the pictures saved in private mode? Can you help?. I have tried: All possible suggestions. I think it was caused by: Graphics card/motherboard

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How do I fix it? or the approximate cost of fixing it?

I dropped my Samsung Galaxy S5 yesterday and a few minutes after it pixelated and today its gone black even though its on. calls and messages coming in but I can't do anything because my phone the touch screen is not working. I have tried: Switched it off and back on. I think it was caused by: My phone dropped on the floor really hard

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