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Use the Notification and Quick Setting Panel on Samsung Galaxy S4

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My data connection on my phone is not working?

I just upgraded my cell plan to include data. I have followed all the instructions putting in the correct APN etc., but my phone doesn't seem to know it can connect to my network. I can't even see the mobile data icon in my notification panel

When you set up an APN, you have to click Save then go back into the settings menu and tap the APN to enable it. After that, reboot the phone and see if the APN is connecting. You need to also go into Networks and turn on your Mobile Data manually the first time after the APN is properly set up. You did not mention what carrier you are using but T-Mobile and Straight Talk both have extra tweaks on their devices to get the APN to work properly. If all else fails, bring the phone into a carrier flagship store and ask that they set up the APN for you. The people working behind the counter know how to do this as they configure sold phones all day.

When I pull down the list of shortcut, icons do not appear. Is this normal for a brand new S6?

When I pull down the list of shortcut, icons do not appear. Is this normal for a brand new S6?

Yes, you have to swipe back up to remove the panel. If you would like to customize then click the square in the upper right hand corner and customize your list settings and notifications.

The drop-down panel at the top of my phone has disappeared?

The drop-down panel at the top of my Samsung Galaxy S4 has disappeared

Use one of the methods below.

  • If you use custom ROMs, you can either press the power button and disable "Expanded Desktop" by tapping on it.
  • In the Nova launcher, go to "Settings" > "Look and feel" and check "Show Notification Bar".
  • In Go Launcher, go to "preferences" > "screen settings" and check "the status bar".
  • Remove all of the extra accounts from the phone in "Apps" > "Settings" > "Accounts".
  • Root your phone and use Status Bar Restarter. Launch it and tap on the only button to open the notification panel.
  • Unroot your Samsung S4 by reflashing it;
  • Wipe cache partition. Go to the recovery mode by turning off your phone. Press and hold the power, home, and the volume-up buttons until you get into the recovery mode. Once you are on the recovery mode, navigate to "wipe cache partition" with the volume buttons. Press the power button to confirm the action. Then, press the power button to reboot your phone.
  • Hard-reset your phone. Warning: this will erase all of the data in the internal memory of your phone.

What to do with all those notifications?

What do I do with those notifications that tell me there are numerous apps updates and they need my permission. Can I just Clear everything or do I have to look into all that? It seems very annoying. I usually just press clear, but now I'm wondering if that is the wrong idea.

I usually do clear all those notifications too. But it is also good to look into those notifications because those notifications are not only those updates from your applications or games that are installed with your device but also notifications from your messaging applications and other social media that might be important.

You can also see in those notifications what applications that you need to delete now because they are updating and through these updates, some files are added into your device making your device's memory being filled up and sooner or later, you will have a low memory.

If you have the time, you still need to go over these notifications. But if you are busy, you can just clear them up to make room for newer notifications.

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Use the Notification and Quick Setting Panel on Samsung Galaxy S4
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Galaxy S4 won't download my pictures messages?

My picture message on my Galaxy S4 is not downloading and I do not see my data on my icon? I am having problems. I have tried: Turn off and on, restarting. I think it was caused by: I really do not know

Go into your Network Settings and tap on APN. An update or something you did unintentionally may have disabled the APN. You should also go into network settings and see if you have a warning or shut off at a point of for example, 2 GB data. Also, even if you have unlimited data for a package, many carriers play the game of slowing down your data when you reach a certain point so it is virtually useless unless you are connected to WiFi. To avoid this, make sure your phone automatically connects to your save WiFi points of access.

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