What are the best ways to fix a Samsung Galaxy S6?

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    #1[TUTORIAL] Fix Dead Lithium-Ion Batteries That Won't Hold a Charge Anymore

    [TUTORIAL] Fix Dead Lithium-Ion Batteries That Won't Hold a Charge Anymore

    Fix Dead Lithium-Ion Batteries That Won't Hold a Charge Anymore is an article that explains how to bring your cell phone batteries back to life by following a few simple steps.

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    Free

    Ravi Kumar
    Written on March 12, 2018
    "it is really nice information."
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    #2Easy Backup Restore

    Easy Backup Restore
    Easy Backup Restore is a backup service for Android that restores apps, SMS, call logs, calendar, contacts and so on. The backups can be stored on an SD Card or in standard cloud storage.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Vincent Adams
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "Link leads to a page that no longer exists. A backup and restore app is a handy thing to have; however, if my phone is broken, i'm not sure it does me much good until i fix my phone. I was looking for ways , advice, tips, tutorials, whatever, on how to repair my GS6. This app doesn't help me with that. "
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    #3[TUTORIAL] How to Revive a Cell Phone Battery

    [TUTORIAL] How to Revive a Cell Phone Battery

    How to Revive a Cell Phone Battery is an article on WikiHow that tells you the steps you should follow to bring your dead cell phone battery back to life with for different methods.

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    Elizabeth Gonzales
    Written on July 19, 2018
    "I was having some issues with my Samsung Galaxy S6 not functioning properly, when I found the article How to Revive a Cell Phone Battery. While it didn't fix the issue I had with my screen, it did give me a lot of info that I might be able to use in the future."
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    #4G Cloud Backup

    G Cloud Backup
    G Cloud Backup offers free storage for backups (it can be enhanced with in-app purchases), keeping safe all the important files and easing the migration between devices. Its features also easily let you extend your storage by saving everything in the cloud.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Mary Burke
    Written on July 15, 2018
    "As far as backing up your data from your phone G Cloud Backup is wonderful. It does what it says it does back up data however it does not fix your phone, offer suggestions on how to fix a phone etc so it's not a solution to a broken phone"
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    #5[TUTORIAL] How to fix a phone when its alarm, ringer, and music won’t work

    [TUTORIAL] How to fix a phone when its alarm, ringer, and music won’t work

    How to fix a phone when its alarm, ringer, and music won’t work is an article on the Smart Mobile Phone Solutions website that explains how to fix common sound problems on you mobile device.

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    Harry Mitchell
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "My Samsung Galaxy S6 crapped out on me so I needed to find out a way to fix it. I checked out the given resource with the hopes that it would help. I was disappointed. This source did not help at all."
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    #6Delete some apps

    Delete some apps

    You will have to do a quick search on your phone. Remember that app you downloaded one day for a reason you now forget? Here it is! Probably these kinds of apps are freezing your Android phone. Also, if you have a hacker/virus problem, this method can be very helpful. There is a chance that you have a malicious app on your device and hadn't noticed it before doing this cleanup. 

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    Roger Williamson
    Written on November 25, 2017
    "Phones things we can't live without, what did we do in the days before phones. Have an issue with your phone then you more then likely have a rogue app causing issues. Too me deleting just some apps is not a good solution to fix an S6. Doing so especially if you don't know what app is causing issues will only just cause more problems than anything else. This is not a way to fix an issue caused by a rogue app. "
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    #7Easy Backup

    Easy Backup

    With only one touch you will be able to backup all your contacts and send it via mail or export them to Dropbox and Google Drive. Keep your contacts in a safe place using Easy Backup.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Aaron Stanley
    Written on July 14, 2018
    "I was having problems repairing my Samsung Galaxy S6, so I needed help. With Easy Backup, I was only able to backup my contacts. This product offers nothing in order for me to fix my device. "
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    #8Restore/Repair Galaxy Null IMEI # and Fix Not Registered on Network

    Restore/Repair Galaxy Null IMEI # and Fix Not Registered on Network

    Restore/Repair Galaxy Null IMEI # and Fix Not Registered on Network is an article on the TechnoBezz website that gives you different methods you can use to restore the IMEI number on your mobile device.

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    Bryan Richardson
    Written on July 21, 2018
    "This solution is for a very specific issue with Galaxy phones. While it could be helpful to some, overall people are going to have much more common problems than the ones on this website."
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    #9[TUTORIAL] How To Increase Android Battery Life

    [TUTORIAL] How To Increase Android Battery Life

    In this YouTube video tutorial from The Android Guy channel you can learn how to increase Android battery life with a few useful tips and tricks. 

    Videos

    Mary Lopez
    Written on November 26, 2017
    "This video was a life saver for me. With my battery would only last a half hour or so daily and I was about to throw my phone away. Then I found this video and applied it suggestions. Now it lasts all day without being charged."
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    #104 secret ways to revive any dead phone battery

    4 secret ways to revive any dead phone battery

    4 secret ways to revive any dead phone battery is an article by GearBest that tells you four different methods for reviving your cell phone battery, from freezing to using a small bulb, this article will be useful if you want to bring a battery back to life.

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    Larry Simpson
    Written on July 16, 2018
    "I love this article. It explains 4 ways to bring a battery back from the dead like it is Frankenstein's monster or something. Very informative and amusing at the same time. I love Samsung phones but the batteries have always been trash and in some cases a accident waiting to happen. This article least you try to fix the battery just so you can yell "IT'S ALIVE, IT'S ALIVE" when it decides to charge for a day and then die again. I say try these methods until you can replace the battery . "
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    #11Super Backup & Restore

    Super Backup & Restore
    Super Backup & Restore is a free backup and restore tool for Android devices. It allows you saving the data on SD cards and cloud storage, and sharing an installation APK files to some of your friends easily.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Craig Coleman
    Written on July 18, 2018
    "Super Backup & Restore is a useful Android app that will backup your phone data to a cloud provider, SD card, or email account. It can save your apps, SMS, contacts, call logs, calendars and bookmarks. It's really easy to use and can be done at the push of a button. While it doesn't "fix" phones, it's still very useful for a worst-case-scenario in case you need to replace your phone, you'll have a quick and easy backup to restore."
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    #12[TUTORIAL] How to Revive a dead cellphone battery (Any Brand)

    [TUTORIAL] How to Revive a dead cellphone battery (Any Brand)

    How to Revive a dead cell phone battery (Any Brand) is a video tutorial by Aman Arora on YouTube that shows you how to bring a cell phone battery back to life by jump-starting it with a 9-volt battery and two wires.

    Videos

    Free

    Catherine Grant
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "I wasn't very specific in my query, as far as what was wrong with my phone, but it was indeed a dead battery. This solution worked like a charm! I've sent this video to a few people since, to spread the word."
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    #13GO Backup & Restore

    GO Backup & Restore
    GO Backup & Restore is a tool that offers free backup and restoring services, keeping all data just always safe and sound. It also has some in-app purchases for pro features that help you from any dangers due to the loss of apps and data.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Jason Hu
    Written on July 14, 2018
    "I wouldn't rely on this tool. There are methods that come stock with the Galaxy S6 that allow you to get the exact same results without having to buy or install anything, all you have to do is google it. This is trying to profit off of inexperienced users. "
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    #14Restart your phone

    Restart your phone

    Sometimes the classic way is the best way. Just press the button and wait till the screen of your device turns black. Then do it again, until it starts shinning again. Old trick, but it works almost every time. 

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    Sai Rodrigues
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "This is legit. My Galaxy freezes a few times a day because of all the apps I have installed, and the only sure fire way of fixing it, is to just restart it. Sometimes, I yell at it, but that never works. It's only when I push its buttons and give it a time out via a restart that it heeds me again."
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    #15Quick Fix for cellphone battery that isn't charging anymore

    Quick Fix for cellphone battery that isn't charging anymore

    Quick Fix for cell phone battery that isn't charging anymore is a video by LowEndTech (MAD) on YouTube that shows you how to revive your cell phone battery with a USB wire and USB adapter.

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    Terry Jacobs
    Written on November 26, 2017
    "This video was really helpful with fixing my S6 that wouldn't charge anymore, and would be useful for others in a similar situation. Obviously though if you need to fix another problem you'll have to search out more resources that pertinent to your situation. Good solution to my particular problem."
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    #16[TUTORIAL] How to Restore Battery Life of Smartphone

    [TUTORIAL] How to Restore Battery Life of Smartphone

    How to Restore Battery Life of Smartphone is a video tutorial by NDA Hack on YouTube that shows you the steps you need to follow to restore your cell-phone battery life by freezing it.

    Videos

    Free

    Sean Murray
    Written on November 25, 2017
    "This video provides a good solution for extending the life of your cell phone battery. I used this solution myself, and it worked somewhat well. The instructions are easy to follow, though the music used in the video is annoying. Unfortunately, if your phone itself is broken, this will not fix it, it will only help to restore battery life."
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    #17CM Backup

    CM Backup
    CM backup is a free cloud service for backup and restores in Android devices. All the uploaded data at the cloud will be accessible at any time when needed. It also features intelligent file transfer and super-fast backup.
    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Joan Arnold
    Written on July 24, 2018
    "OK, I love this service, and I would definitely recommend setting it up and using it as soon as you get you phone. It will be of great help if something does go wrong with your phone. But it won't help fix your phone by itself. I mean it can't solve any errors, or auto reset/recover the phone, and it certainly can't fix any hardware problem. So I would put it more in the camp of programs you should use when everything is going well just in case something goes wrong, than ways to fix you phone. "
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    #18Charge the battery

    Charge the battery

    It can happen that your Android device run out of battery and, instead of just turn off, it gets frozen. You can start charging the battery of your phone, wait a few minutes and see what happens.  

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    Sharon Russell
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "A friend was asking about fixing their Galaxy S6 so I did some searching around. I saw the solution given in this source and tried it. It was not much help at all."
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    #19iFixit

    iFixit

    iFixit is a community that helps you how to fix almost anything. Anyone can create a repair manual for a device, and anyone can also edit the existing set of manuals to improve them.

    Websites

    Free

    Hao Cao
    Written on December 12, 2017
    "iFixit is hit and miss. Sometimes, literally; one article told me the best way to fix my microwave was to hit it. When I missed it, I found myself also needing a guide on how to repair a stove top. Still, if you get someone knowledgeable responding, it beats hiring someone. "
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    #20CPR Cell Phone Repair

    CPR Cell Phone Repair

    CPR Cell Phone Repair is a leading company specialized in repair electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, game systems, MP3 players and more. Provides a wide variety of repair solutions to individuals, educational establishments and businesses.

    Websites

    Free

    Rose Day
    Written on December 12, 2017
    "This is good to help when I need my phone repaired. It searches wherever you are to see what is the closest."
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