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Samsung Galaxy S2 Problems by Users: Discussions

Under: Mobile Phones, Samsung
By:Mark | May 31st, 2011

Just a quicky: We are calling out to all Samsung Galaxy S2 users, we would love to know if you are experiencing any problems at all with your smartphone.

Earlier on today we reported that the Galaxy S2 is experiencing a yellowish screen problem, which is a hardware issue and not a software problem, you can read that full story here.

Some customers have already emailed us about battery life problems; we would like to know if you are having internal memory issues. Are you having hardware, software, or even user interface problems?

You may not be experiencing any problems at all, and if that is the case then this is definitely a smartphone to buy. If you have any problems big or small we would like to hear from you. Please use the commenting area below and let us know and be the first to start the discussions off.

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  • Anonymous

    There is a ‘pink spot’ hardware camera fault on multiple units in different countries which makes the camera useless in some situations. Although there was a rumor amongst users of a software fix in May, the most recent software does not solve the problem according to reports and there does not seem to have been any official word from Samsung about the problems . it was so bad that after exchanging a couple of times I got my money back

    • hc

      I got Samsung galaxy S2 and use it for less than two months, it’s totally can’t boot-up and DEAD now without any reason! Very unreliable stupid phone!!!

  • Anonymous

    Hello I have recently upgraded to a Galaxy S2 and I love the phone. I am however having some issues with Signal, making calls and connecting to O2 WAP. The signal strength on all occasions have been resonable to good but the calls have not connected showing ‘No signal message’ on the screen or the Web site just hangs. Can you help? Cheers
    Leigh

    • Antti Kumpulainen

      I’ve had a similar problem, not exactly this, but sometimes the phone just stops making and taking calls and SMS’s.. When I try to make a call, nothing happens, it shows the call being made, but I hear nothing and no messages appear… When this happens I also fail in sending any SMS and receive neither calls or sms. A reboot of the phone fixes this issue, it’s only problematic when someone needs to call me and I don’t know it’s stopped taking calls again..

      Antti

  • Anonymous

    Both me and my wife are having battery life issues. 9 hours on minimal use is really not good i turn things off that i dont need and we both make sure there are no apps running in the background etc 3 phone calls a couple of e mails and 20 mins playing games its dead. Also the wifi range is not good at all either if i stand just outside my back door the wifi nearly drops off which was never an issue on my old blackberry. amazing phone but the battery life is really not good, the wifi i can live with but could be improved.

    • http://twitter.com/LucienneThe3rd Lucienne Schmidt

      welcome to the world of android.

    • Anonymous

      reset your phone and don’t install nothing that never come with the phone, give that a try
      and don’t overcharge the phone( over knight) because that will damage the battery life by 2% every 4 or 5 times you overchargee it ance the alarm goes off disconnect it

      • Mihai_embassy

        You do not know muc of polymer batterys do you?  have a look at battery university dot com and read. polymer batterys can not and will not be overcharged, do to a built in electronical circuit that stops loading when it have reached 100% often it goes down to about 80% before the circuits alow for charge to com in

  • http://twitter.com/ben_collins_ Ben Collins

    TERRIBLE battery life. If I give it a full overnight charge, unplug at say 7am, by 11am it is dead and that is after making a few calls and texts, no internet use or anything. T-Mobile replaced first but this is just the same. The phone is excellent, but with a battery that doesnt even last till lunchtime on low use, I wont be able to keep it!

    • Anonymous

      haha Lol nothing wrong with the phone you just have to use apps that are recommended for this phone because I have Two s2 and two Iphones at home two of each belong to me and my girlfriend and my girl had battery issues at first and that was because she had two face books activated at same time, the one that comes with the phone and the one you can get from android App store and one other app that is
      not optimize for duo core processor

      that cause her battery to drain like in 5 hours from full charge without her touching it

      but after I deleted any new app that she installed from the day she started having problems and also deleted the account for face book that comes with the phone every think it,s OK now she can go to work for hours use the face book app and come home and play games for 3 or 4 hours and then charge it again it,s very good

      Note: most of the apps on android market are not compatible with s2 they will kill youbutteryry thats for sure that,s the reason samsung put lot,s of apps in there so you don’t have to download new ones but if you have to them download them from samsung store but don’t forget to mention to the software (KIES) that you are using the S2 so that it shows the ones that are compatible with in-fury nothing on android market should ran properly on s2 because of it,s duo core and android market does not show which app is for tablets or single core or duo core so you are blind you just have to download and hope for the best but keep watching the battery life do

    • Anonymous

      haha Lol nothing wrong with the phone you just have to use apps that are recommended for this phone because I have Two s2 and two Iphones at home two of each belong to me and my girlfriend and my girl had battery issues at first and that was because she had two face books activated at same time, the one that comes with the phone and the one you can get from android App store and one other app that is
      not optimize for duo core processor

      that cause her battery to drain like in 5 hours from full charge without her touching it

      but after I deleted any new app that she installed from the day she started having problems and also deleted the account for face book that comes with the phone every think it,s OK now she can go to work for hours use the face book app and come home and play games for 3 or 4 hours and then charge it again it,s very good

      Note: most of the apps on android market are not compatible with s2 they will kill youbutteryry thats for sure that,s the reason samsung put lot,s of apps in there so you don’t have to download new ones but if you have to them download them from samsung store but don’t forget to mention to the software (KIES) that you are using the S2 so that it shows the ones that are compatible with in-fury nothing on android market should ran properly on s2 because of it,s duo core and android market does not show which app is for tablets or single core or duo core so you are blind you just have to download and hope for the best but keep watching the battery life do

    • Mihai_embassy

      I just bought mine and I have sync ed it redownloaded everything from app store and ought some new thigs, installed my Locale that helps me with the settings, wireles of, batterysaving of, screen lightning as was from default, bluetooth always on and paired, about 1H calls some 10 sms, sync all my 240 mails from server and go trough all marking them as read, played around with its settings mm. The phone was removed from charger at 08 in te morning and at 23, when it was time for bed the phone had 78% batery left. Probably your handset is faulty. also note that the first thing I ever did was to upgrade it soft to 2.3..5

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6XLIYLZR7H5OZT2X35KT3SXRXI Ruben

    Hello, i just had something weird going on on my S2. The android process stopped and he kept turning himself on and off….

    • Anonymous

      reset your phone it hapens sametimes it’s only a phone it crashes some times as every supper pc does

    • Anonymous

      reset your phone it hapens sametimes it’s only a phone it crashes some times as every supper pc does

  • Anonymous

    common guys the battery life is better then the iPhone 4 period like 3 hours more I tested it
    and one more thing don’t over charge your phone because you will brake the battery thats the reason samsung installed an alarm to worn you when the battery is charge at 100% then you have to disconnect it.

    remember that evry time you charge your phone over night your battery life is going lower
    thats why you having problem simple

  • Anonymous

    The vibration on my phone suddenly stopped. I have tried factory reset but it wont vibrate anymore. Anyone had this problem before?

  • http://www.facebook.com/frances.mcdougall1 Frances McDougall

    Really bad signal problems on the two Galaxy S2 handsets on TMobile I’ve tried. About half my calls are disconnected, and continual “no data connection”, “Server error” and “no network connection” messages. It can take twice as long for a text to arrive as on my Nokia 5800 which has constant full signal on the same network. And oddly, a few days ago we had a power cut in the house and the Galaxy S2 couldn’t even make calls. Whereas my old phone was unaffected.So disappointing as it is a wonderful phone in every other way. Sadly I think it will have to go back again and I’ll wait until a better version is released.

    • PK

      I have the same problem. my calls disconnect or cann´t hear anything. or cann´t take it at all. It sends the calls to voice mail sometimes.:(

  • http://profiles.google.com/roryandrewdunne Rory Dunne

    I am having major issues that neither Samsung nor the CPW seem to be able to fix. The driving mode and voice commands have been launching randomly, always followed by a self launch of the Samsung KIES service. In addition, when charging there seems to be issues with the phone “freezing” on the lock screen and requiring a hard reset. Finally, the sound (both incoming and outgoing) is dropping out during calls. I cant her the other person and they cant hear me unless I switch to speaker phone.

    Someone has suggested that it is a micro UB issue (faulty connections could be making the ohone think that it is in a car dock), and I was told by CPW to “clean the usb port of fluff”!! Well, after pointing out there wasnt any (I keep the phone in a protective case), they were stumped. I’ve seen the porblems discussed on forums, but noone seems o have a resolution yet. Any chance anyone here knows whats wrong?

    • Daniel Kempf

      I have similiar issues with the phone. In addition to that, the phone even starts charging randomly without any charger attached to it. Also, sometimes when there is a charger attached, it won’t charge at all. Also in standby mode the screen will just light up and stay lit. Very bad for battery life!!

      Weird thing is that I switched my phone off for a week (wanted to ship it back to amazon), turned it back on (to check if the error’s still there) and the issues were gone. Only now, another week later the issues are coming back again :-(

      Seems like now I have to send the phone for a repair.

      On which forums did you read about those issues?

  • http://profiles.google.com/roryandrewdunne Rory Dunne

    I am having major issues that neither Samsung nor the CPW seem to be able to fix. The driving mode and voice commands have been launching randomly, always followed by a self launch of the Samsung KIES service. In addition, when charging there seems to be issues with the phone “freezing” on the lock screen and requiring a hard reset. Finally, the sound (both incoming and outgoing) is dropping out during calls. I cant her the other person and they cant hear me unless I switch to speaker phone.

    Someone has suggested that it is a micro UB issue (faulty connections could be making the ohone think that it is in a car dock), and I was told by CPW to “clean the usb port of fluff”!! Well, after pointing out there wasnt any (I keep the phone in a protective case), they were stumped. I’ve seen the porblems discussed on forums, but noone seems o have a resolution yet. Any chance anyone here knows whats wrong?

  • Anonymous

    Hi I have a brand new Samsung Galaxy S2 on Orange and its been back to them 3 times now with the same problem. The bluetooth on the phone doesnt work correctly as when I connect it to a bluetooth headset that is compatible with the phone when I make a call or receive a call out and about the quality of the call is very poor and sounds like a darlick. I have tried 4 different hight end bluetooth headsets and all have the same problems, but work fine on other phones. Orange are looking into this as maybe a fauly with the chipset?

    Anyone else having same problems as its a shame as a good phone.

    • lesbrown

      yes im having the same problem but nnot sent mine back yet and a friend of mine is suffering with the same

    • lesbrown

      yes im having the same problem but nnot sent mine back yet and a friend of mine is suffering with the same

    • lesbrown

      yes im having the same problem but nnot sent mine back yet and a friend of mine is suffering with the same

      • Anonymous

        Hi Les

        Thanks for the reply and glad to hear not the only one. Orange are looking into it further but to me seems like other people are picking up other problems with the phone.

        Its very weird how it only makes the darlick sounds via Bluetooth and when out and about.

    • http://twitter.com/mistryhm Harish Mistry

      Hi, Like yourself I have tried a few different headsets. When the headset is connected and I receive a call, I can hear the caller clearly. But if I make the call, then the person on the other end sounds like a “darlick” (to use your term). I will also report tyhis to Orange and see if it will expedite the issue with Samsumg.

  • Anonymous

    I have my Galaxy S2 for about a month now and I have been experiencing several times (sometimes twice a day and then not again for like a week or so) that the phone just goes ‘dead’ by itself.
    Like today, I had a normal phonecall, battery was almost full, not problem at all. I put the phone down and when I picked it up – about an hour later – it has switched itself off. Starting it up again is only possible after first removing and putting back the battery.
    It’s not about battery-life, because it was almost fully charged. I haven’t seen any other statement like this. Did anyone else encounter this problem and… more important, does anyone have a suggestion about what to do?
    Jo

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1387780091 Farah Ahmad

      i have identical problems of the new phone going dead. and has sent it back to the company but they have not returned it for 3 weeks so far…

      • Anonymous

        Hey …I am havin the same problem..but the service centre says according to the policy you are supposed to give the product back in 4 days.. but it is almost 1 month and the same problem has started in my phone….

    • yummipon zigoton

      Hey Man, I had the exact same shitty problem on the second day i got the phone. Went to the service center and got a DOA- Dead on arrival certificate!! Got an immediate replacement. This is system error man.. The service center wont be able to fix it.

    • Wim Bulckens

      Yep, I’ve had the same behaviour a couple of times … So you’re not the only one. This is extremely annoying.

      Have you tried going back to the store where you’ve bought it? I’m curious if they would give you a replacement or not.

      • Anonymous

        In the meantime I took my phone back to the store. They sent it for repair. It took 2 weeks and I was told they replaced a part (don’t know which part). Anyway I’m happy to be able to say that my problem is completely solved!

      • Anonymous

        In the meantime I took my phone back to the store. They sent it for repair. It took 2 weeks and I was told they replaced a part (don’t know which part). Anyway I’m happy to be able to say that my problem is completely solved!

    • Anonymous

      In the meantime I took my phone back to the store. They sent it for repair. It took 2 weeks and I was told they replaced a part (don’t know which part). Anyway I’m happy to be able to say that my problem is completely solved!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arrow-Black/100000101059417 Arrow Black

    Hi, I bought Samsung galaxy S2 on 10th of this month from Carrefour City centre, Sultanate of Oman. The handset heats up and gets so hot that it burns ear and the palm feels the heat. All this happens if the phone is used over 20 minutes either to talk or download apps or browsing internet. I bought this phone confidently believing in the touted capabilities of it, but am now running pillar by post to get a refund from the retailer.. I posted this experience in Samsung’s Facebook wall but no response.. Also I see lot of similar complaints in the Android forums since May 2011. But still Samsung is neglecting this issue.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Arrow-Black/100000101059417 Arrow Black

    Hi, I bought Samsung galaxy S2 on 10th of this month from Carrefour City centre, Sultanate of Oman. The handset heats up and gets so hot that it burns ear and the palm feels the heat. All this happens if the phone is used over 20 minutes either to talk or download apps or browsing internet. I bought this phone confidently believing in the touted capabilities of it, but am now running pillar by post to get a refund from the retailer.. I posted this experience in Samsung’s Facebook wall but no response.. Also I see lot of similar complaints in the Android forums since May 2011. But still Samsung is neglecting this issue.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1219242956 Mark Connolly

    wont connect to kies
    after re installing kies about 20 times i given up
    and i had 1 or 2 issues while drives where tryin to load
    like CDC serial kept coming up
    and asking for cd

    • suekyi khal

      To all SGII users, be smart, Kies Air works via WIFI, its that simple, no need to download @ PC

      • Timmeh Sjo!

        It is not that easy. My SG2 does not work wia wifi, bluetooth or cable. The phone connects via cable but it rejects the connection with kies when I click the video, picture or sound button in the phone connection area in the top left kies screen. I have installed kies several time and upgraded firmware on the phone. Nothing helpes and it drives me crazy.

  • Anonymous

    i brought my phone about 3 weeks ago and having problems for anyone who rings me they can hear there own voice echoing back to them all the time the shop has told me to reset the factory settings but this has not solved the problem can anyone help please ?

    • sreenivas vunnam

      HI , I am having the same problem. How did you solve this problem

    • sreenivas vunnam

      HI , I am having the same problem. How did you solve this problem

  • Anonymous

    my phone display became scrambled and yellow. On pressing the power button, a long grey line appeared on the screen followed by a phone hang.
    The phone did not boot up until about 6 hours. Then on charging again for a while, the phone booted but still hangs with a static display.

    Hope this will prove some pointers for you developers to solve the issue. What am i supposed to do with this phone now, any quick fixes available .. comments welcome

    -jerome

  • Anonymous

    my phone display became scrambled and yellow. On pressing the power button, a long grey line appeared on the screen followed by a phone hang.
    The phone did not boot up until about 6 hours. Then on charging again for a while, the phone booted but still hangs with a static display.

    Hope this will prove some pointers for you developers to solve the issue. What am i supposed to do with this phone now, any quick fixes available .. comments welcome

    -jerome

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001594651526 Sahitya Sahay

      my phone got hanged once when i connected to the aux in my car. i also get grey lines when i press the power button or home button to unlock my phone. this happens sometimes, not always. its quite annoying. if it always happened i cud have gone to get it fixed but wen i went it wasnt showing, so they cudnt understand my problem (samsung service centre)

  • http://twitter.com/RiCK851 Eric Paquin

    Had my phone for one week now and the last 2 days, my SGS2 notification bar started to disapear and I had to restart my phone. Also, my battery doesn’t last long even though I force stop the Wifi Sharing and I have some connectivities problems like: can connect to my wifi network but can’t surf on the net or apps market and also I can’t connect to my PC trough BT but I think Samsung hasn’t release a driver yet :S

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PPAEMRITI5Q4D4YI6GWIWGZKBM senselesso

    I updated my phone firmware from Samsung UK site from inside the phone. Suddenly I see data connection problem. Gtalk will not connect. and other messenger will also not connect. Restart though helps in restoring the data connection. This has started after 2 months of my purchase.

  • Anonymous

    I purchased the Galaxy S2 phone 3 weeks ago and initially there were no problems with the handset. However ,at the begining of this week while about to make a call, my phone became extremely hot, the screen appeared to encounter interference, went blank and then the screen actually went yellow and stayed yellow!!! I took it back to my phone store, who stated as I had the phone 3 weeks it needed to be sent away (not a replacement!). The assistant also asked whether my phone ever got hot as this appears to be happening with this make. He also mentioned that the phone should not be charged for more than 2 hours as they overheat!!!.

  • http://www.facebook.com/xenorz Xeno Zai

    Hi, i have seriously problem with my samsung galaxy s2, i just brought it 3 weeks ago and i get my phone hanging while i am playing game with it. Majority of the games will get hang, but some are not. Anyone can kindly help for this? It’s solvable?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TJXCU3SPYD4YCP2FJKSZXTJJRQ Hmingmawia

    I have sgs2 the phone is getting hot near the camera area as well the screen, it get not only warm but really hot it is diffical to put it near ear to make a call.plz help, can it be the hardware problem or tha software

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001594651526 Sahitya Sahay

      its a common problem. that area heats up because the processor is under that and the phone is very slim. its only because the phone is too slim. apparently the latest software update takes care of it

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TJXCU3SPYD4YCP2FJKSZXTJJRQ Hmingmawia

    I have sgs2 the phone is getting hot near the camera area as well the screen, it get not only warm but really hot it is diffical to put it near ear to make a call.plz help, can it be the hardware problem or tha software

  • Jonathan Reachill

    Anyone else seeing this… data stops transmitting even though the phone is showing good signal with 3G or H connection. It seems to stop when the phone transitions to a new cell or from H to 3G.

    The only way to regain data is to toggle flight-mode or restart.

    • Amr ramadan

      i have the same problem i need to restart my phone each time ned to make a phone call

  • Robert Percival

    Hi there, I’m having problems with email – I have a Gmail account and have noticed that new emails don’t always appear automatically on SG2 until a manual refresh, some do though – strange!
    Also the emails listed in social hub differ to those listed under the Gmail icon in that one or two just don’t appear via the social hub icon.

  • Robert Percival

    Hi there, I’m having problems with email – I have a Gmail account and have noticed that new emails don’t always appear automatically on SG2 until a manual refresh, some do though – strange!
    Also the emails listed in social hub differ to those listed under the Gmail icon in that one or two just don’t appear via the social hub icon.

  • emiel van alphen

    whenever i get a text message my samsung galaxy s2 will say: incoming message from …. even in silent mode. how do i turn this off?

    • JT

      You need to uncheck the Driving Mode option in the Settings.
      For this go to Settings > Voice input and output > Text-to-speech settings and disable the Driving Mode option.

  • mirelaonetiu

    Hi guys i have sgs2 and when u plug it to charge it charge like 1min and then hes says battery disconected ……..pls can someone help me?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_N4ULIJDEWJOA45L5CYKYQ3N354 Mohammed Adel

    my problem
    1- overheating
    2)slow down when running low battery
    3- can’t hear caller at begginig of call

  • Anonymous

    my samsung galaxy s2 has started switching itself randomly to “car mode” which then drains the battery like a toilet flush! I’d love to know if I’ve done something wrong and how to fix this problem

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000579011764 Eric Carroll

      I currently have the moto droid 1 and i know my phone had the same issue when it first came out. The cause to the problem was due to people letting magnets get too close to the phone which was the phone’s way of sensing if it was in its car cradle. I’m not sure if the S2 car cradle uses magnets to let the phone know it should be in car mode but that could be your problem. Just keep it away from an magnets and you should be fine.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000579011764 Eric Carroll

      I currently have the moto droid 1 and i know my phone had the same issue when it first came out. The cause to the problem was due to people letting magnets get too close to the phone which was the phone’s way of sensing if it was in its car cradle. I’m not sure if the S2 car cradle uses magnets to let the phone know it should be in car mode but that could be your problem. Just keep it away from an magnets and you should be fine.

  • http://twitter.com/RapunzelsDream Liza

    Now and then I get the yellow screen. But what my problem is, is when I call a person and (for example) it’s voicemail and I don’t want to say something to the voicemail I just press the red button, then the screen stays but the buttons turn grey (which is normal) but then it takes like at least 30 seconds for the screen to dissapear and when I press the ‘back’ button I get the notification I’m still calling… I then have to put my phone to ‘flight mode’ to make the call end…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YBJ4KQTF6SF42GX542PWYVDKLI Yoga Ratnam

    usb connection fails every time i tranfer song from my laptop to the phone. why?? is this a defect in every samsung galaxy s 2?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YBJ4KQTF6SF42GX542PWYVDKLI Yoga Ratnam

    usb connection fails every time i tranfer song from my laptop to the phone. why?? is this a defect in every samsung galaxy s 2?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001594651526 Sahitya Sahay

    a lot of problems have been mentioned here but hardly any solutions. i am having a problem while unlocking the phone. when i press the power button to unlock the screeen, it doesnt appear smoothly, some grey lines show and then it appears. what should i do?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001594651526 Sahitya Sahay

    a lot of problems have been mentioned here but hardly any solutions. i am having a problem while unlocking the phone. when i press the power button to unlock the screeen, it doesnt appear smoothly, some grey lines show and then it appears. what should i do?

  • http://www.facebook.com/michele.gurrado Michele Gurrado

    Hi, i got an sgs2 too, these are my problems:

    Fading out/yellowish tint on the left side of the screen
    Camera pink spot
    Video camera frame drop while focusing in low light conditions (even with artificial light in room)
    Very high temperatures (>50°C) using cpu intensive applications

  • Jarmo Reponen

    I got a lot of network problems with SGS2. After the initial wow-effect I noticed programs cannot access internet very often. There is constant 10+ Mbps 3G where I live, but that doesn’t help. Icons say everything is working correctly, but all programs are offline. The problem reflects also to calls. Sometimes I have to wait 1 minute for the phone to connect. Restart helps and sometimes turning network off an on. This is especially bad since my last phone was 2 year old Nokia N900 which never had these kind of problems. Wouldn’t recommend SGS2 until they’ve fixed this.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2K6U5DY7VUYFX6HCFDQ6VDL5AU Desi

      Hi i am having a same problem. i have noticed that when i am on wifi and using internet browser first few seconds page loading very fast but after 30-40 secongs it takes sometimes 1 minute to load a page. and i disconnect and reconnect my wifi page loading quickly but agin after 30-40 seconds same problem…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anamika-Mogha/100001248728461 Anamika Mogha

    Thank you guys for your comments.. You saved me 30,000 rs.. You’ve been a big help.

    • mohd shaan

       ma plesure…..! ;D
      it is nyc phone but my phone is heating i dont no y i have registered a request to samsung to replace my phone otherwise samsung dont no what ca i do….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_W6NVE6XXKNXRE44SIE6J3S2LRM sanjoy

    I have today brought the phone S2.when I tried to test the camera it is giving me error “camera failed”.The camera is not opening at all.Anybody has any idea

    • tonystark31

      thesame thing is happening with me. i just bought one yesterday and it wount allow me to even test the camera

      have you found a solution. ?

  • Anonymous

    I have my hone for a week now and suddenly it just froze, so i take out the battery and put it back and this just seem to give me even more problems, now my phone doesnt pick up on Kies and the usb screen does not appear when you insert the cable.
    Is this also a software problem?

  • Anonymous

    I have downloaded some music from windows media player and it will play on the phone but there is no volume. The music I transferred from my old Nokia I have no trouble hearing….
    Please help

  • Anonymous

    I have downloaded some music from windows media player and it will play on the phone but there is no volume. The music I transferred from my old Nokia I have no trouble hearing….
    Please help

  • Chun Ng

    With wifi on, I try sign in windows live messenger, but always unsuccessful ended with “network disconnected”. I do not have have any problem to signing in such live messenger in my laptop via the same wifi…Is it something in Samsung Galaxy S2 blocking the connection???

    Likewise when I sign in IM, always ended with “error occured.” What is the problem?

  • firstname lastname

    Dear Phonesreview.Co.Uk. I bought my Samsung Galaxy S2 in Copenhagen I live there.
    After having the device for 2 days I managed to drop it onto the ground and then the screen broke. I dropped it from a 40 centimeter-height. It’s sad but true. The phone still works perfectly but with a huge X-crack over the entire screen. I have heard that to replace it you also must replace the TFT because the TFT and the Glass is somehow glued or connected together. Wasn’t GORILLA GLASS supposed to be also uncrackable?

    Anyways. This is actually not my reason for posting here.

    Both me and my employer are gadget-geeks and we always buy the latest in phones.
    The reason why I am mentioning him as well, is that we are *both* seeing problems everyday with MICROPHONE and DROPPED CALLS. The issue is when I dial people or when people call me, on random occasions they I cannot hear them. The fix is SOMETIEMS to turn the SPEAKER on and off, this. But like I said, this works SOMETIMES.

    Another problem is that while we are talking, connection drops. Suddenly. I can hear a 3millisecond SCREEETCH/WHINE during the connection-drop.

    This is outrageous.

    Old Stable Nokia phones, that we really didn’t have to replace, SOUND BETTER and WORK BETTER than this. CALLING. Not some ultra-advanced Android-feature, but CALLING doesn’t work on the world’s best phone.

    Outrageous.

    Sometimes I also get a problem with the memory-card getting UNMOUNTED (Linux/Android speak) for no reason. I have no idea why. It suddenly “pops back in” and I can access the media-files on the SDCARD again.

    Another error is that I sometimes get a MEMORY INSUFFICIENT to access the music-player.

    I am also IMPRESSED by the insanely fast speed the battery drops. I know that it’s my fault.
    But I can use 70% of the battery in 1.5 hours.
    Here’s how:
    3G internet access connected
    WIFI-HOTSPOT turned on
    Girlfriend surfing the web
    Friend calling me on Skype (on the phone)
    70% of the battery in 1.5 hours.

    I have tested this only as a scientific experiment, I of course understand that I must have it connected to the charger to have it function as a wireless router and an IP phone :)
    But the Batterygraph (3rd party app) is truly amazing to watch.

    Thank you for listening. To sum up, my biggest problem is that CALLING doesn’t work satisfactory.

  • Anonymous

    Hi All,

    Well it seems i have a unique problem with my s2 which i would like to share with you all…

    I ordered my sgs2 as it first came out in the uk, some 3 months ago, up untill a week ago i have had little to no probs with it.

    Last Sunday i decided to play an online multiplayer shoot em up. I noticed the sgs2 get very very hot, hotter than normal, so after my game i decided to let it rest whilst it runs out of battery.

    After a couple of hours charging i decided it was time to turn her on and play games again, to my shock, the phone would not read the sim at all, (this causes many other probs too).

    I rang T-mobile who advised me i had a fault and had to take it to one of their shops for repair.

    The next day i trundle to T-mobile in Torquay where a salesman/ idiot thought he knew best. He sent my sgs2 to a repair centre with the wrong diagnoses.

    I think they will get the problem sorted, but i am told it could be atleast a month before i see my mobile again.

    I was given a stupidly crap replacment phone which cannot access internet (not happy).

    I am on holiday next week in the wilderness and wanted this mobile for the 2x 12 hour car journeys, guess that’s not going to happen now. Thanks Samsung for the great phone, but before you roll out to the world how about fixing these niggles?

    chris

    • Camy

      That happened to me a couple of times, but after restarting the phone few times, it was OK.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SNIJPUKXFKHMWB3MYP5CXMBBSM akshay m

    hey, even i got a s2 4 days back and i ws downloading a game on it from samsungapps and suddenly it just blanked out, i tried restrating it bt it was all blank, jus the initial screen and den a blackout, nothing is visible on the screen…. n i was surprised to see this kinda problem in a claimed best smartphone

  • http://twitter.com/kcbhamuvani KAB

    I bought S2 1 month back and I have problem that the phone gets very hot, that I feel it will burst. I have sent to the service center but they cannot repair the same. Also the key board gets hanged. At times it reboots by itself. Have requested Samsunf to give me a new phone or return me the money. Very Sad to buy S2. Kaushal.

  • http://twitter.com/kcbhamuvani KAB

    I bought S2 1 month back and I have problem that the phone gets very hot, that I feel it will burst. I have sent to the service center but they cannot repair the same. Also the key board gets hanged. At times it reboots by itself. Have requested Samsunf to give me a new phone or return me the money. Very Sad to buy S2. Kaushal.

  • http://twitter.com/kcbhamuvani KAB

    I bought S2 1 month back and I have problem that the phone gets very hot, that I feel it will burst. I have sent to the service center but they cannot repair the same. Also the key board gets hanged. At times it reboots by itself. Have requested Samsunf to give me a new phone or return me the money. Very Sad to buy S2. Kaushal.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SWVBNH4J77TOTBYGQV7DD5OYPU Yanjiao

    I have a problem with charging the phone. The very first time is ok. Starting from the second time, when I plug in, after 2 seconds or so, the charging stops and the screen shows”battery disconnected”. I tried many times and still cannot get it to work.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=646347400 Rauza Zh

      did u fix it? i have the same issue

  • Anonymous

    I VE BOUGHT A SAMSUNG GALAXY S2 TWO WEEKS AGO. I AM FACING THREE PROBLEMS.
    1.THE BATTERY CHARGE IS GOING OUT FAST. IN THE NIGHT IT WAS CHARGED FULL AND THERE WAS NO ACTIVE APPS AND THE THE PHONE WAS IN POWER SAVING MODE. IN THE MORNING,BATTERY CHARGE IS ONLY HALF.
    2. THE PARTY ON THE OTHER END CAN HEAR THE SPEECH IN VERY LOW VOLUME.
    3. THE SOUND THRU SPEAKER PHONE IS NOT CLEAR

    SALI

  • james wash

    Well im pleased to say that i havent had any problems with mine at all , although it does warm up somewhat , but only when being used on the charger

  • james wash

    Well im pleased to say that i havent had any problems with mine at all , although it does warm up somewhat , but only when being used on the charger

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Anirudh-Srivastava/628766152 Anirudh Srivastava

    I don’t seem to find any problem in my SGS2……though there is a slight issue with the back touch key….i have to press a little harder for it to work…..but apart from that no problem… :)

  • Gard Røsten

    iv’e got a problem, when i open the applications grid, and set it to list view, the next time i open the application list twlauncher crashes, and starts up all my applications. Also i have not rooted the phone

  • Muthu Kumar

    My SGS 2 is totally sick!! It runs high on temperature, overeats power.. has a diahorea of sorts with power draining from 100!% to 0 in 5 hours (Note: aboslutely idle state).
    Thout cud fix it wid sum App or firmware, Android Market doesnt open.. keeps loading for infinite time!! Fine, then I check Youtube app.. Connection error.. retry or try later!! wtf!!
    Then the Gallery, it takes AGES to load. not 10 secs not 20 secs but 40 secs!!
    Can sumbody cure ma phone!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jayden-OBrien/100000046471628 Jayden OBrien

      i have the sgs 2 aswell and i would recomend when your not using it put it in like power save mode or dim the screen light, also add the active applications widget… by adding that widget you can stop all running applications that you dont need, eg facebook and games… i hope i helped a bit

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shahzad-Yousaf/100000447069573 Shahzad Yousaf

    Hello
    i have had the sgs2 for about a month. The problem is that once or twice a day the telefon restarts by itself.
    Does anyone know why??????????????

  • Lucien Stam

    My problem with the SGS 2 is the camera, with maximum zoom the photos are just bad. I have tried 3 other SGS 2 and all had the same problem. In fact, the Galaxy S, with supposedly a lower spec cam, produced identical results. But an iPhone 4 produced much better photos at maximum zoom of the same scene. The camera is not as good as reviewers claim, not by far! I have noticed the same issue in other blogs, but strangely enough nobody ever answers to this!

  • Anonymous

    My S2 is turning itself off if I put it in my bag or pocket. The only way I can switch it back on is to take battery out and put back in. When I switch it back on it works but then around 90% of battery life has gone. Is anyone else having this problem, I have only had phone about 7 weeks.
    Jo

    • Anonymous

      I have the exactly the same problem! Its done it to me about 5 times now, always when it been in my bag, its very hot to touch too! :(

  • Anonymous

    When I press the home button it takes too long to return to the home screen as though the phone is experiencing lag?

  • Anonymous

    When I press the home button it takes too long to return to the home screen as though the phone is experiencing lag?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-van-Meenen/100001441686492 Mike van Meenen

    hi guys, my phone has a problem. everytime when i make a call, i can hear the person on the other side, but they dont hear me. i fixed this by switching to speaker and headset. but still i want to make a call without using speaker and/or headset. Anybody know anything ???

    • Bill Hazel

      Had my phone for 8-10 months now and this just started happening to me. It doesn’t matter if I make or receive the call, the first one I can hear them but they can’t hear me. When I call them back it works fine. Very frustrating.

  • Anonymous

    My phone takes a very long time to charge about 3 hours everyday. Its been one week since i bought the phone. Has anybody else experienced the same problem? also, at times the phone gets heated up while charging.. Don’t know if this is a minor issue or something serious.. Can u please guide me?

    Sri

  • Marozoa Mohd

    Hi, my setting touch key is not working…do anyone know how to interpret “sub-key” on lcd test (press *#0*# on dial key)[email protected]

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2OV2JYS5JFORUHWGJKZ4PH36AE Punitha

    Hi just bought samsung galaxy s2 yest at Sunway Pyramid RC, the problem i encounter is whenever there is incoming call, tey cant hear my voice…but i can hear their voice

  • Aravind jayachandran

    Hi,
    I got my Galaxy S2 last week. the phone was working fine till the tenth day when a white line started to appear in the middleof my screen. Does anyone else also suffer the problem? Or know the cause of it and the remedy for it?Other than this problem the phone is great.

    • an0nym0u5

      I have also got a white line. Charged the phone over night and when i woke up i saw the white line in the middle of the screen. It doesent dissapear no mather what i did. I turned it in for service, hopefully it will be a manufacturing fault and they will fix it for free?

  • stuart barker

    I have had a number of issues with my galaxy and have already returned one after 20days as it wont pick up any Network coverage and will not connect to the web! even though the phone itself is showing 3-4bars it will not call out and frequently drops call mid way through. The only way around it is to switch it off and on a number of times!

    The replacement is just as bad and i am trying to return it for a different phone. 3g have confirmed there is a issue with the Galaxy failing to pick up reception even in good coverage areas and have stated there is no solution to the problem yet.

    The phone is also prone to getting very hot and this is apparently due to the software overloading itself. If you turn it off and then on it usually returns to a normal temperature

    The reason no one can hear you talk is there is a microphone in the back of the phone designed to cut out background noise so the person you are speaking with can hear you clearly. Unfortunatly the mouth piece has to be right next to your mouth or the phone thinks your voice is background noise and cancels it out thus no one can hear you

  • katie parsons

    my galaxy s2 is now in repair for the 2nd time in a few months for the same problem. It turns itself off randomly and i have to remove the battery to turn it back on. it also freezes alot.

  • Anonymous

    I also have A Samsung S2, beautiful phone, until yesterday it just went blank on me. Tried everything to get it back on but was unsuccessful. Had no choice but to take it in to the shop and I am now told I won’t be getting it back for at least 3 days. My wife also has a Samsung s and is constantly having freezing issues with it, even though she has upgraded the software. It initially froze on her, wiping all her contacts and everything on the phone clean. Will never be buying another Samsung phone, but unfortunately I am stuck with this one, as I am in a contract for at least another year and a half. I was always a Nokia fan, solid nice phones that have never let me down, but was swayed by the flashiness of the Samsung. Please Nokia, get back in the market and build us some beautiful phones that work and we love so much.

  • http://twitter.com/ItsMarty3 martyn britton

    had the phone 3 months, amazing, alsways h+ signal no problems atall..

    2 weeks ago power button failed to work, took it back to t-mobile store in uk, they sent it back to samsung, got it back yesterday and put my sim in and there is no signal what so ever with a no entry looking sign up top right.. the icon is there if sim card is in the phone or not..

    and now i cant even call 150 cus they took the loaner phone back of me…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KAHFGKRIY26JJVSFB5FQROIFSI Peter

    Had a sgs2 for a month or two, when suddenly last night, it wouldn’t switch off properly. Turn it off & two seconds after the phone has buzzed & gone blank it restarts & powers up again! Also around this time noticed that car mode had switched itself on. I’ve never used car mode before, why it should suddenly start to switch back on by itself & activate stuff you’re not using is beyond me. Phoned Samsung & even they had no answer to the problem. They offered to take a look at it though. Will see what happens…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/jani.tiainen Jani Tiainen

    I have exactly the same problem as Peter with the car mode automatically turning on. I have to take battery away or phone keeps me awake and eats all battery power during night.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jani.tiainen Jani Tiainen

    I have exactly the same problem as Peter with the car mode automatically turning on. I have to take battery away or phone keeps me awake and eats all battery power during night.

  • Anonymous

    Screen blacks out during calls and cannot be rebooted. Also had problem with driving mode self activating. Turned off Motion and this fixed problem but then lose motion features. So when not driving I turn Motion back on. Found that phone not working at all one time and somehow it had gone into airplane mode. Deactivated airplane mode and all was well. The phone is rather hyper-sensitive to any vibration inputs. Like it still but wondering if these issues are fixable.

  • Anonymous

    My SGS 2 after 2 weeks over heats around the camera area (Really hot) when on the charger with no apps running….it will not run off the charger now and the last time it did the full battery lasted 3hrs max in idle.The phone will sit there and constantly restart itself because it over heats.T- mobile repair centre said that problem was not covered under warranty and that I must have dropped it… Quote “Not all internal damage can be noticed from the outside of the phone” unquote – What a fu@#en cop out!! Insurance turned me down because I did not report it to them first Grrrr….have to get it repaired now which could cost £75 – £150

  • http://twitter.com/khanivore Khanivore

    I was so about to buy this phone on eBay as I can’t afford a new one but after reading user comments here, I’m now very scared to buy one. Such a shame because I have been wanting this phone and I just about saved up for it. :(

    • Anonymous

      go buy an iphone

  • Shamel Appesh

    I got my SGS2 before two weeks, most applications required a google account and each time I sign in with my account it gives me that I cant have a reliable connection to the server and asks to try again, I’ve been trying to sign in from the first day I got it.
    Second issue is from time to time, the process “google.maps. something” keeps facing an unexpected error and shows a message to force closing it, it causes me to lose some information while I try to add them, and just goes back to home screen. It stops all other applications and close them all.
    Game Hub doesnt work as it always gives a network error and try again message.
    Other than that the phone is quite good.

  • Anonymous

    Samsung Galaxy S2 voice command would not sync with my Motorola H12 bluetooth headset or with my Blue Ant Q2 headset when I tried to make an outgoing call. My carrier contacted Samsung, on my behalf, and Samsumg indicated that this was a problem with the Galaxy S. I decided to return my Galaxy S2 because I needed this “hands-free” feature more than any other feature.

    David W.

  • pete jordan

    Hello

    My Samsung Galaxy was overheating in my pocket. On Charging the phone the screen displays charging dissconnected a yellow warning sign is shown and a temperature gauge,

    The phone also works fine except it shows no service everything works but sim card not recognised. Hard reset doesnt work. On sending the phone away for repair Vodafone Repair centre clain the phone is showing signs of liquid damage the phone has been no where near water and the only thing that could have triggered the damage indicators is condensation.

    PETER

    • Lancetan3282

      I am having the same problem as you mate, I opened the battery cover once and there was a bit of moisture I think it might be due to the humidity. But everything seems to be working fine now I just don’t use it when it is charging

      • Clarence

        Try to prevent your phone from too close contact with your body. Your phone will react with your body heat which result overheating and sudden phone off. I don’t now what’s the details theory, but the salesman told me that. Mine also got overheating and sudden phone off when it put the phone in my pocket..now I put my phone in the pouch bag and overheating issue solve.

  • Anonymous

    i got one 4 days ago and got to use it properly for a day the batterie is not holding its charge its overheating all the time reseting itself and just doesnt work i have got in touch with my supplier and they are sending me a new tomorrow but it h as really shocked me i did my reserch and was quiet happy with my choice as it is the white one but i am starting to think should i have gone with the HTC instead???

  • Anonymous

    i got one 4 days ago and got to use it properly for a day the batterie is not holding its charge its overheating all the time reseting itself and just doesnt work i have got in touch with my supplier and they are sending me a new tomorrow but it h as really shocked me i did my reserch and was quiet happy with my choice as it is the white one but i am starting to think should i have gone with the HTC instead???

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GQX4QPRLNND5ZVMXXGPYRMBZY4 Lee

    mine takes an age to charge, around 3 – 4 hours, also it overheats. You only have to be using an App or be online for around 15 minutes and on the rear of the phone just below the camera its really hot. More or less too hot to touch, certainly so hot that if you then want to chat on the phone for a few minutes just holdiong the phone for that long starts to become incredibly uncomfortable. Mines gone back for replacement, hopefully the next one isnt faulty

    • Cathysuett

      What happened? New one overheating?

  • http://www.facebook.com/justinrkoenig Justin Koenig

    After reading all these comments, I will stay with the quality of Apple.

  • Anonymous

    it is continuously scanning for wifi and wifi appears faded green
    eating up battery
    try disconnecting wifi process goes on and on does not disconnect
    phone appears warm to touch and yes battery strength comes down
    any help pls
    welcome

  • Anonymous

    was wondering if i buy an iphone 4s or an galaxy s2 well seems to have problem with life batterie and heating alot…. and also a internet sucker… guess ill stay with apple!

  • Anonymous

    was wondering if i buy an iphone 4s or an galaxy s2 well seems to have problem with life batterie and heating alot…. and also a internet sucker… guess ill stay with apple!

  • Boudica

    I would like to know if anyone is having problems with Galaxy s2 my screen sometimes gets very hot on one occasion it burnt my face.

    • Cathysuett

      I have had same problem – screen gets v hot even when i haven’t used it all day, turns itself off and i have to plug it in to charge for a second to get it to switch back on. even when battery is fully charged. am really fed up as this happens almost daily.

  • Ttomandjerry

    vibration has stopped working

  • dhp

    i have had mine around 5wks now, mostly good, but it is now randomly shutting down and re-booting …getting mighty frustrated …is there anykind of update for it ?

  • luke red special

    When i ring someone , it is fine for a couple of seconds then the line goes dark , and then the call ends itself ? Also some peole dont get my texts and in the message display it says failed on some texts but they still get them ??

    so far its rubbish !!!

    • Louis

      This happens to my phone. I call say the Vodaocm help or the bank. there are multiple options to be accessed using the key pad and the screen goes dark and I can click option 1, 2, 3 etc. Then i cant end the call – very odd and frustrating. If you turn off teh power saving option it is better for a few seconds but still goes dark.

      Funny that Vodacom only guarantee the device for 7 days then ship it to the manufacturer – I was warned – they seem to know of some problems but still sell you the phone.

  • Ryan

    Sometimes when i watch a video on youtube, I can hear the sound of it but the picture goes all weird and pixels start appearing until i cant see anything. I then have to take the battery out to use it again, anyone know what the problem is?

  • Imagrapstar

    Androids open platform has made for a myriad of problems…going apple til googleget they ish together!

  • doss

    Frequent data loss problem on 3G network. its a global issue everyone is facing the same.

  • Jason

    Really enjoying this phone & just had it a few weeks though it has suddenly starting to drop sound on calls, so the person at the other end can hear me though I cannot even hear the normal ringing sound let alone them answering. I have turned off & on and that seems to have fixed it though had to do it a few times. If it happens again I will be asking Orange for a replacement.

  • Thalía Rios

    I love My SGS2 however, the vibration settings are not corresponding with what I want it to do. I have my phone on ringer simply ONLY ringer and it still vibrates. It’s annoying me. I’ve changed it to “NEVER” and it still vibrates. I’ve changed it to “only in silent mode”, still vibrates. It won’t stop vibrating. I even tried turning off my phone. STILL VIBRATES.

    • De

      I had this problem and found that maildroid and other apps have vibrate notifications set. I had to go into the app settings and tell them to use phone notification settings and/or set the app notification to my preference of NO Vibrate.

  • Addyfersure

    I got S2 a couple days ago; I can’t say I’ve experienced any problems with hardware, battery life, interface, or display. Then again, I’m highly intuitive when it comes to programming phones for optimal use. After looking through other comments, it seems as though many users are experiencing problems that are most likely caused by their stupidity. The only qualm I have about this phone is that sometimes when im typing on the full keyboard, Swype will kick in and try to form my word as I’m continuing to type. However, this can be easily remedied by turning your swype off.

  • Addyfersure

    Oh, and one more thing. Just because phones have made such a technological leap doesnt necessarily mean everyone should jump on board. These devices are essentially laptops with capabilities beyond one. My point being, these phones aren’t for everyone. If you’re thinking about getting this phone because “it has a big screen for videos and you can totally go on facebook faster”, then this phone probably isn’t for you.

    • Jason

      To Addyfersure,
       There is no need to be patronising or condescending to people, this is a site for people to share their technical issues with the phone – not for you to attempt to boost your obviously, already over-inflated ego by belittling others. This displays, more, your lack of intellect and social skills that hark back to the neanderthal period rather than the information sharing this site offers about problems people are having with this phone. I love the phone but it does still have issues, even the best review sites agree with this & maybe just one day your particular phone might just develop one of the same faults that actually prove to be beyond your amazing “intuitive” skills…………………..

  • Adriantiernan

    I have my sgs2 about 3 months and its brilliant aoart from Sometimes when im on the internet it stalls for about ten seconds then it shuts down the internet and returns to the main screen. it might do this a few times in a row and then might not happen again for a week or two. anyone else having thos problem. any solution for this. ?

    • MattSM

      Exactly the same issue as you, and I’ve had mine for hardly 2 weeks. Internet will suddenly freeze, then shut down. I noticed the same issue with a game I downloaded (Star Legends): the action freezes, and it closes down. Phone remains on, however. At some point, the internet was closing every 5 or 10 minutes.

      No other probs so far, but reading the other posts here, it just seems to be a matter of time. Given that it’s only been a fortnight, that’s quite an indictment of Samsung.

      Should’ve gone for the iphone four and a half.

  • Adithyacr

    My phone takes a lot of time to charge up!! Moreover the battey life is not that good when i use the net. my screen is a litle bit of the yellowish shade. there are some other issues regardin using apps like qqlauncher and gosmspro. thnk u

  • James

    Been having signal problems with my samsung galaxy S2. I’m with orange. Didnt know if it was the phone or the network.  I was ‘fobbed off’ 5 times before they decided to send me a replacement phone. The brake through was when a popped into an orange store and compared my signal with some phones in store. They had full signal, I had one bar of signal! I get it tomorow so we shall see if i get a good one. Not experienced any other probs apart from wifi isnt very strong. cheers.

  • Woodster

    TEXTING:
    I’ve found that when I receive a text message and I try to reply to it immediately, nothing appears in the text box when I type – the keys vibrate, and it does spell checking etc., but nothing is outputted to the text box for around five minutes and then it works as normal.

    CALLS:
    If I miss a call and try to call straight back, the green call button does not work, nor do any of the other ways of trying to make a call. This also lasts for around five minutes. Similarly, if I make a call to someone and then hang up, the screen which shows that I’m in a phone conversation doesn’t disappear even though the call has ended. If I then press the home button, the status bar at the top of the phone turns green as if I am still in a phone conversation. If I bring down the drop-down meny from the top, the red “hang-up” button has no effect, but pressing the green call button gets rid of the active call-status. None of this happens if I receive a call from someone.

  • David

    On my 3rd handset. 1st one the OS crashed and the phone died, Samsung gave me a new handset after a 4 week wait. 2nd one the camera packed up and the phone started turning it’s self off and on again. Here we go for 3rd time lucky.
    I would add that when working, it is a stunning phone with a brilliant camera and really cool voice activation

  • ARMANDO

    I bought my Samsung Galaxy S2 white 32GB last weekend. I downloaded some games and I notice that the back or part (near the camera) is getting hot if I use the phone for games not even an hour. Is this going to be a problem? I will call Samsung tomorrow to check and I intend to go back to the store where I bought the unit tomorrow to return as I feel this is defective.  

  • DineshC

    I’m also facing the same problem with SGS2 where it shut downs on its on (could be because of over-heating). It doesn’t even restart/start with power button until I remove the phone from the case. Waiting for iPhone 4S/5 to launch

  • Fisz966

    i have a problem with this fucked up S2 phone
    when i swtched off the phone and restart it, the recent apps that I have installed is gone and all setting is changed to an earlier point. 

    • Coneflaps

      You are the first person I have found who has had the same issue as me!!! The exact same thing is happening to me and it’s driving me totally mental!!!! Have you gone back to the shop you bought it from? I did, and sent mine for repair, but it’s still doing the same thing!! So I;m going to go back and ask for a new phone. Totally fed up. Want some answers!!!!

  • RMX

    I had been experiencing Random Reboots at the rate of 1 or 2 per day.  I performed a full factory restore and the issue was gone.  Then I recreated the settings for email sync.  I have an outlook/exchange account.  Since turning that on I have started experiencing random restarts again.  I think the Samsung Outlook client is faulty in my case.

  • Eleonorava12d

    Hi, I am experiencing some problems with the writing languages for text messages.

    I have chosen the GREEK language as an option and I can only write in capital letters not short. Why is that?? Thanks.

  • Tony_nonya

    I have a Galaxy s2 and the only problem ive been having is the sound quality. I can hear the person on the other end fine, but I get complaints saying that the person im talking to cant hear me, or says I sound muffled.

    • Alec Citroni

      i get the same…… do you know why this is? can anything be done?

  • Guillen_meme

    i have been having to get signal with my galaxy s2 phone when my friend has a sprint just like me and he gets signal and my galaxy phone doesn’t get signal and also it gets heated very quickly when playing games.

  • V-i-princess

    my phone wont vibrate

  • Coneflaps

    Are we having problems???? There are TOO MANY PROBLEMS with this phone and it’s becoming a joke. A simple Google search of the phone name will prove that, as most of the search results are people looking for help with technical problems. It’s a shame, because the phone is lovely when it’s working properly.

    What problems have I had in the 3 months I’ve had this phone?

    1. Photos disappear when I plug in the USB cable to upload them.
    2. Videos I take wont playback because they are in mp4 format which is an “unsupported file type” – I never changed them to mp4 and don’t seem to have any way of changing them back.
    3. Force close messages which never end.
    4. Each time my phone is turned off, when I turn it back on it has restored itself to an earlier point in time – all of my settings from before I switched it off are gone. Apps I’d previously uninstalled come back, photos I recently took disappear and old photos come back, etc etc. So I can’t even turn it off now as I’m so worried I’ll lose data.
    5. Factory reset doesn’t work – just takes me back to these saved settings mentioned in 4
    6. I have to take it back to the shop for the second time because of these things. It was apparently fixed by technicians but I don’t see a difference.
    7. Last night it turned itself off for no reason. Battery power was 78% and wifi and GPS were off.

    So yes, we are all experiencing problems, and it’s about time they were fixed.

  • Umang

    I have Galaxy S2 and here are my observations:
    1st week downloaded some apps suggested by a previous user that has used Android/Samsung since last year.
    2nd week synched my work office exchange account. it still worked fine.
    yesterday- work exchange service provider sent newer security licenses and encryptions.
    observed couple places where upon pressing the button – like “recent apps downloaded” phone shut off immediately.
    Today again it happen twice – took it to AT&T, they said it something i downloaded as apps.
    Thereafter – i tried to look up things on Google – shut off and restarted again by itself.
    looked up other place – shuts off and restarts itself.
    The only new recent app i downloaded between last 2 days is added “Double Twist Player” and moved my music from itunes to DTP.  Now my phone does not want to sync with Kies also.

    I do not know what i did wrong…but this is messed up.

  • Mblackm1

    i have a problem that started today the battery was ran all the way down and now will not recharge the battery charging indicator is coming on at regular intervals for between 5 and ten seconds

  • Robbie

    I’ve Had SGS2 for 5 months now and it was great until a week ago. The following problems now occur

    Screen occasionally turns mirror image (everything backwards),
    Voice talk starts itself,
    Kies starts itself,
    Driving mode starts itself,
    speakerphone turns itself on during calls,
    Battery drains in around 8 hours with the phone just lying there in standby. Nothing used at all.

    Taking it back to shop today

    • Bigdoh35

      I had the problem with the driving mode and when I disconnect my charger it says there’s a host USB connected and other things.can u let me know what happened when u took it back please
      Big coco

  • Mitchel Barnes

    Ive have this phone one day !! samsung galaxy s2.. and iam startin to hate it already !! i tried charging my phone as battery was low, but the phone was not charging because it said i had open apllications still running so when i checked there where no applications running and the phone was still not charging! eventually the battery life comppletely died and the phone switched off! i can now not turn my phone on at all ! what shall i do ?? PLZ HELP ME.. BEFORE I THROW THIS FONE AGAINST THE WALL.. its driving me mad!! kind regards Mitchel!

  • Andre

    NO WIFI CALLING. THe hardware supports it but the phone does not have the software nor can I download an application. This is totally annoying because the SG1 has wifi calling. 

  • Smith Eliza67

    help ! !!!!!! URGENT

    my SGS2 just randomly starts flickering when the lock screen comes up, then when i go in to it it says it has no service ?im with virgin… and yes so i cant make calls or texts becuase it has to no servicer ? though it says i have like full or almost full recpetion?  and also when i go into camera it just black so camera doesnt work either, though it worked once just before and it can still give me emai land facebook notifs so the internets fine.. what happend ? wtf do i do ?!?!?! ive only had it for like a month..has been amazing up until this point though…..

  • Eimon

    all on a sudden my Samsung S2 phone go to sleep!!!! I can’t make or receive calls. unless I restart the phone it keeps in such mode. it has 2.3.3 android. pls. help any idea ? 

  • Jessica Conway

    I have a voicemail icon on my notification bar at the top but when i click on it to listen to the message its just a speaking clock how do i get rid of it because it will not go

  • Bherlinger

    We bought 3 Galaxy S2 and all are having heating problems, I downloaded juice defender and will check to see if it helped, and also got a new battery.

  • Akira Asukura

    I’VE BEEN HAVING A PROBLEM WITH MY S2, it KEEPS WASTING MY MONEY!!!! i JUST TOPPED UP once AGAIN, and BAM 50cents GONE like EVERYDAY… WHAT DO I DO

    • Camy

      Press the side on/off button long and you’ll get a list of options. Turn the Data network mode off.

    • Bdvanzyl

      Switch off background data under application and sync

  • Jsmowbray

    Had mine for about 4 months. Overheats up to 50 degrees C, turns itself on and off without warning, has horrific battery life if not in airplane mode, 1% a minute is used with use of gprs and wifi both on, not to mention bright screen. Often when turned it rings and vibrates for around a minute consistently without any actual call being received.  The only reason I have not reported/ made a claim is because I’ve been out of the country 8 weeks and working full time the rest. It is a nightmare. I appreciate mine is a faulty product but my God, mine is faulty.

  • Kim

    Just got my phone back after sending it back for repair (a white line appeared on the screen, like dead pixels). And WOW.. It’s a completely different phone! I have no idea what they did with it but it’s faster, it doesent get hot as it did before when I watched movies or played games, the battery lasts a lot longer and i could finally update it. I suggest others who are having trouble with the phone to return it back for service. When i first got the phone i thought all of these “small problems” was just how the phone should be, except for the white line across the screen. The phone is really awesome! Hope you all get your problems with the phone sorted. Excuse my bad english. /Best regards.

  • Cath Clifford2306

    My phone died and I have reset it, now it has a message, downloading.- do not turn off target!,,

    What does this mean

  • Shadhman

    I have 3 S2s in my family. No signal problems BUT if you are in a low signal area the S2 will not get S good reception as any iphone. which sucks.
    Second issue is on international calls the volume and clarity is weird. only on international though. using my BB with the same sim there is no issue.

  • http://www.facebook.com/fiddy.records Fidan Sopaj

    my galaxy s2 microphone dot work good ? 

    • MakAttak

      You installed a new rom? I ask because that is a known issue on one of the new roms out there…

  • De

    I have the S2 with a 32gb card that has gb of space left but I keep receiving an insufficient memory error when opening gallery or working with evernotes.

  • Sophialltsoi

    do I need to disconnect my internet network when I’m not using it?? Will it still count towards the limit?? I’ve just bought it but i don’t know hwo to use it =@=

  • Ichderrobinhalt

    My camara just died ! When i start thr camara i get an error masage and the camara closes i also have no more vision on my video just the sound is left
    !

    • MakAttak

      have you tried to do a reload? There are several places out here with step by step instructions. If that does not fix it,  just take it back and they will prob replace it for free..

  • kmonsta

    This may seem trivial but the alarm and timer on it do not work properly. Sometimes the alarm will not go off and other times it will. Same thing happens with the timer. Also the battery life is terrible.the battery died overnight with nothing running and the phone was 70% charged.

  • Uappl2me

    I am having a problem with sending emails, especially forwarding emails and intermittant problems with internet connectivity even though I have a full wi-fi signal.

  • unhappy g2 user

    Have problems with phone not receiving calls, data being unavailable and most concerning keeps powering itself off AHHHH
    Phone going back and being swapped for an I-phone 4s

    • Faya

      I have had telephone for only a day and its a wonderful phone except for two problems…it keeps switching off and have to use the on off key to start it up, enter the password etc…and sometimes calls does not go thru and ti correct this hv to switch off and start over. I wonder whether this is a problem with the phone or something that i am doing.

  • MattSM

    As posted in response to another, below. I’ve had mine for hardly 2 weeks. Internet will suddenly freeze, then shut down. I noticed the same issue with a game I downloaded (Star Legends): the action freezes, and it closes down. Phone remains on, however. At some point, the internet was closing every 5 or 10 minutes.

    No other probs so far, but reading the other posts here, it just seems to be a matter of time. Given that it’s only been a fortnight, that’s quite an indictment of Samsung.

    Should’ve gone for the iphone four and a half.

    • Bigmack3

      Then take it back to ATT tell them you want to swap it for an iphone and leave the party… Jeeze…

      • Carcrazyhoe

        Why do non iphone users show hostility toward people, who are angry about a purchase gone bad? I to want to try a different phone than the apple iphone,but i’m not so eager that i’m willing to have a phone lesser than what I have now.Iphones might not have as many fun gadgets as the samsung galaxy s2,but based on this forum,iphones do not have the same build problems.I was really excited about the s2,but now i’m starting to wonder if switching is worth the risk.I currently have a 3gs, for 18 months with out any problems.Comparing the s2 vs the 4s, I’m not sure which is more realiable.At the end of the day gadgets dont matter if the phone cant be counted on to work.Based on all these reviews,the s2 is a great idea that has not quite been perfected.Hope I’m wrong!

  • Turdle

    I had a few of these problems but if you really get into the setup, you will find you are running to many apps and you might have it configured all wrong. Had mine 2 weeks and it’s just humming right along. You could always save all your data and restore it to factory defaults. There are a ton of options and it is sometimes confusing. Hang in there.

  • 123

    problems with the messaging, the time of received text messages is 2 hours before actual time. this only happens with received messages and not outgoing messages 

  • Crackerbuilt

    I have a problem with the music player. There is a terrible popping noise in the speaker if the key pad lights are on. As soon as the lights go out the noise stops. This is very noticeable on external speakers.

  • maria

    Ive had my S2 for about a month now, and it gets really warm when i charge it.
    It also loses its battery life quite quickly in comparison to my iphone 3gs.
    And sometimes when unlocking it flickers rather than slides.
    And applications seem to lag and require a force close.

  • Manav Saini Ms

    My galaxy phone restart when a call is ended ….it only restart in some random calls only not every call butluckily restart back quickly.

    • Clarence

      I had the same problem before..i try to remove the battery and do a gentle rub to the battery connector on the phone with eraser. Put back the battery and restart..problem no more

  • James Thompson12

    Phone about 2 weeks old and it has started to switch off randomly and wont switch back on unless i remove the battery and restart. i will see if problem gets worse!

  • Alex Lezaic

    my s2 has lots of problems 1 it plays tones randomly  2 the light comes on in middle of night while sitting on bench 3 then a full pic of android on screen and the phone is frozen cant turn off
    3 put charger on and it says charger disconected
    4 samsung has had it for over 1 week almost 2 and is waiting for a part
    you would think they would just give me a new phone?
    i wonder how much longer it will take, i guess i will need to buy another phone untill it is fixed
    Alex

  • Imcdonagh

    I have pink spot in camera. thats all i hope. samsung said its a hardware problem. taking it back to shop.

  • Mike West

    My s2 gets really hot and then locks you out, i have to remove the battery to restart the phone,
    only yesterday had a full battery one minuite then it started bleeping low battery, had been on charge all night. Only connects to my hand free when it feels lik it. I  had the battery changed first of all, then the nice people at the o2 shop gave me a new phone, but still having problems. My first smart phone very disapointing. Samsung needs to do a lot better.
    Mike

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1630344570 Oskar Johansson

      that has happened to me twice. It got hot and then suddenly the phone died. I took out the battery and put it back and then it started but had very very little battery left. Allthough it lasted for the whole day.

  • ylu2k

    I had my SGS2 for less than a week. When I left work today, I checked the phone and it had 20%+ battery life.  When I got home (about 10 minutes), the phone was completely dead.  Surprised that the 20% battery could be gone in less than 10 min!  I plugged in the charger and started charging it.  When I started the phone, I noticed that most of the apps I installed recently were marked as if they were moved to SD, therefore rendered them unusable, apps icons turned grayed.  I had to uninstall them one by one and reinstalled them from the market.  Very strange experience!  Anyone has any explanations?  Thanks!

  • Choung_ma

    Sometimes when I turn on my phone, my applications don’t load up.  I just have a blank screen with my live wall paper in the back round.  I have to turn off the phone and turn it on again.  This is getting annoying and it’s not what I expect after paying $650 for a phone.

  • Jenjstanton

    My Galaxy S2 is a 4 days old and I’ve had more dropped calls in 4 days then in the last 3 years! The phone is constantly roaming and I’m in a good coverage area, A brand new battery drained in 4 hours with just phone use and all tasks killed, due to roaming, just contacted Sprint and it’s going back! Going back to my Evo!!!!

  • Babatosun

    I have just finished reading the comments below and I have all of them. The phone is nearly useless and unreliable. If somebody does not quickly resolve this (Android problem) i am thinking of taking full page adds to stop others from being cheated.

    Tugrul tosun

  • Marco

    My s2 appeared TOO MANY PATTERN ATTEMPTS! and ask me my user name and password but i have try so many password still cant on, maybe i forgot my password….. I brought to my phone dealer they advised me to master reset but i dont want to lost all my contacts or files in my phone…. can anyone help me on that problem????? urgentttttt

    • Babatosun

      update your kies software anf then update your phone.just follow instructions. all will be fine.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4ZWA55GUTYNKEHCKCI4LHHHBBA The Bodach

    This phone is just eye candy.  Pretty pathetic when a two year old iPhone 3GS gets better signal and wifi connections than this piece of junk.  What good does a fast processor and boot time do if everything else is crap?  Low volume when talking on the phone, crappy wifi signal and overheating issues.  Fail again Samsung.  At least Apple knows what they’re doing.

    • MakAttak

      No, you are dead wrong.. A two year old 3gs gets cr@550df60dff4b3df2dd98d43bc8e023ca:disqus p for signal. And just try to mod it Appple knows exactly what they are doing, put your hands out and the slap on the cuffs…

    • Robertina

      I from Canada , bought the Gal S2 in Oct 12, and started off and on connection, worse ,is the phone would not notify me how many in coming calls I have missed.They changed sim card, no good after 1 day, give me another new phone, right away, again off and on connection. I loved the phone BUT aftraid has to part it and go to iphone 4s

  • Klossy4

    Hi,

    I got the white Samsung Galaxy S II yesterday and the camera seems to be faulty. When I lunch the camera application the subject I’m taking a photo of looks great and very crisp. However after capturing the picture it has a dark tinge to the photo. The photo is nowhere near as good as the quality was when looking at the screen before it was taken and has lost all it’s sharpness.

    I hope his makes sense and I hope you can help!

    Cheers,
    James

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1630344570 Oskar Johansson

      Have you set the resolution to the highest? Mine was set to the lowest when I got mine.

  • dk

    Had the phone a few months. very happy with it except that the Internet connection freezes all the time on 3g and requires a network disable / enable to get it going again.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mohd-Rizal/1545482345 Mohd Rizal

      same like me to, some time need to switch on/off the phone. are u use warranty to solve this prob

  • Vjais1998

    my galaxy s2 is constantly being  heated at the back area near camera and at the area which is in front near to Samsung logo. what shall i do

    • Clarence

      There is a running application on background..Install Android Assistant to kill the hidden application. Switch off Wifi and GPS if u not using it.

  • Mihai_embassy

    The Phone
    1 Had stuck in screen standby so I coulkd not lock it up, the screen will remain black and did not answer to home or power buttons.
    2 The vibrate always function sets to on even i disble it and any set it when the phone is muted.
    3. Wifi also hase alittle life on its own, starts often even do its disabled.

    I have locale installed but it should support it and the only thing it does is enable or disable things as I would. 

  • http://profiles.google.com/frankguillenjr Frank Guillen Jr.

    I will join the club as well. I’ve had the Samsung Galaxy S2 since Oct. 4th. AT&T gave me 30 days to try it out. What made me buy this phone is the powerful harware, camera, and beautiful and big screen, but… I think the worst part of the phone is Android, which I think needs a lot of work. Notifications suck, battery dies quickly and email sucks ass as well. Now I am not sure if the following problems I will mention are from Android or the Samsung interface. These are: 

    Data connection loss
    GPS connection loss or unable to connect or locate
    Music player is horrible
    Choppy scrolling on browsers
    Notifications are horrible (mentioned above as well)
    WiFi is weak as hell

    I don’t know but ever since I switched from the iPhone 4 to the Samsung Galaxy S2, it’s like if I was driving a 2011 car then traded it for a 1981 car that is about to break down. I just don’t feel it’s reliable and makes me think I’m gonna get stranded with no communications or poor communication services. I’m taking it back today and maybe I’ll get an iPhone 4S, maybe. iOS jailbroken is the perfect platform for me. 

    • Rovimeldo

      Maybe your not just person with good judgement :)
      hehehe or just a iPhone fanatic? :)
      in many critics,, your opinion is opposite..
      the good side of android is in Data Connection / Internet Browser / Interface / and SUPERIOR Wi-Fi Connection… one of the best.. and has the BEST SCREEN in all smartphones with Super AMOLED Plus… but in iPhone 4S its a different story for Galaxy S2.. but wait for Galaxy S3 :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sultan-Al-subaie/704514161 Sultan Al-subaie

    i have it since may and just today i got the white bight line at the middle of my screen 

  • Simonjkdavies2

    Hi just to let you know I’m am having problems with bettery and connecting to kies to perform a firmware update.
    I know its not my battery, something is keeping my phone awake in the background all day chewing up the battery life.
    I just have no idea What is keeping it awake.
    Also the connection keeps getting lost when I try to update the firmware. It disconnects and then re-connects within a few seconds but it ruins the chance to update or backup the phone

    • BN

      Did you find a solution to this? My phone is doing the same thing, it discharges overnight

      • Nanor1000

        Turn the phone off and back on, this is caused by a program looping in the background and not shutting off as it’s supposed to, turning the phone off after charging it gts rid of this issue

    • Ford_bronco1

      Turn off your WIFI…….

  • Hazemabuteen

    Hi I have problem with my phone when i call peolpe if i insert the country code it wont make the call and it would tell me ( please check the number) 
    Example if am calling ( 613-555-5555) the call will go throw 
    But if i call (1613-555-5555) the call doesnt go.
    How can i solve this problem 

  • samsungindifferent

    phone turns off every time i try to download something or a change a major setting. i have to take out the battery and put it back in just so it will turn on. my boyfriend has the same phone and his just freezes on him at random moments.

  • Leemy218

    When trying to charge the phone, I get the message “Battery Disconnected”… it’s then fine and charges for a while, and then I get the message again. The phone does end up fully charging if left alone long enough but it’s annoying if I’m trying to get the phone charged quickly. Is this a problem with the phone or the battery?

    • Siashe

      I have the same problem, contacted Samsung and they said it the phone would need a software reset or the software re flashed. I have just updated the firmware and am waiting to see if that helps before I take it into get it fixed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mohd-Rizal/1545482345 Mohd Rizal

    my phone have problem sometimes cannot detect internet network(HSDPA/3G), after i restart the phone the network become connected.. who else have same problem like me?

    • Clarence

      Install Battery defender..you can swith on the 3G without restart your phone.

      • jain

        You can install Restart Connection App. It will reset all connections without restarting the phone. Moreover its operator problem not Galaxy S2

  • goingcrazy

    I followed the youtube S2 preview and cut and pasted. The phone hung !!!! Damn.

  • Abs621

    Samsung Galaxy S2 – 3G calls in speaker mode is horrible – BIG BIG NOISE coming from speaker – Have you noticed!

  • Cooldude1231

    someone help me fix my samsung galxy s2   ive clicked someting by accident and when i click on the applications icon i have to scroll down to see them not across please HELP

  • Kristymaksan90

    My motion to landscape my screen,keyboard and pictures wont work.all motion settings are on.

  • T Oast38123

    I just got this phone yesterday. It was awesome and great for 24 hours. then it shut itself off and just vibrates at me… don’t know what to do.

    • Randy

      Take it Back, it’s under the two time frame, right?

  • Tristy84

     My galaxy phone restart automatically.It happened several times already. May someone help?

  • Colby-1

    everything seems fine but when i ring someone they cant here me, they can only here me when i put the phone on loudspeaker :S does anyone else have this problem, please help?

  • Thalia Daissy

    My phone keeps on freezing as I text! It’s very frustrating! I’m trying to text my boyfriend and all of a sudden my screen will lose all touch screen sensory. Then a few moments later it’ll regain again.

  • darjan

    I have problems with speaker and mic. Friends on the other side always tell me that they can not hear me clear, that they hear some strange sound… Today I noticed very strange sound when talking galaxy s2 to galaxy s2, and the person on the other side have the same problem! Anyone else noticed this?

    • jain

      Speaker & mic are really not good. It seems like I got a cheap chinese phone for 10 bugs….

  • darjan

    I have problems with speaker and mic. Friends on the other side always tell me that they can not hear me clear, that they hear some strange sound… Today I noticed very strange sound when talking galaxy s2 to galaxy s2, and the person on the other side have the same problem! Anyone else noticed this?

  • Daksh_lnt

    i have got a new samsung galaxy phone on yesterday. its such a eye candy by seeing but when you use it…its something else. My motion has stopped working ! No back return to landscape to portraite mode,no gallery shuffling etc. Camera icons are continiously shaking without even touching them…etc etc. I didnt like this phone personally.

  • Gary Gregorio

    I bought my SGS2 on october 13,2011.  Went flawless for 3 days until the battery got to hot to handel.  Had it replaced and no problems since…… probably had a bad batch.  When i first got my iphone 3GS i had it replaced 3x because of yellowish tinit, not charging well, and shutting down by itself.  On 3 separate iphones.
    that being said, there’s no perfect phone.  But SGS2 is the bomb

  • Joemontoya68

    I bought the Samsung Hercules GS2 from tmobile a few weeks ago. I’m loving the phone. The draw back to it is it didn’t come pre-installed with tmobile wifi calling app. I have been in contact with tmobile tech support and been reading online that there should be an update coming out November 13th. My old Samsung Galaxy 3g had it and I loved the wifi for making calls and also sending text messages. All and all its a great phone.

  • http://www.facebook.com/CaptainCASPA Joshua ‘Lofty’ Allford

    I’ve just got the samsung galaxy s2 and when i try to use it it’ll freeze then the screen will slowly start to turn white and pixly : :( i’ve updated it as well, any help? or ask for a replacement? 

  • Christy

    Just got the galaxy s 2. It keeps talking to me. Even on silent mode, it’ll say new email, or text message from tyler… it’s super annoying because it’ll do it even on silent mode! I’m 20, I am very tech-savvy so I know about the settings but I can’t find this setting anywhere. It’s super annoying. 

    • Jameslavine26

      go into main settings menu next go to voice input and output menu then text to speech settings then driving mode settings then you can turn off speech alerts

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BIDOQC3LAPCJCMKQZMXQLIQJBY James

    I bought S2 1 month back and I have problem that the phone gets very hot, that I feel it will burst.THEN LAST WEEK THE THING BLEW UP WHILE I WAS ON ACALL AND BURNT MY EAR OFF,i am still picking bits of glass out of my face :-(

    • Concerned User

      I digress that James, I think you are exaggerating. It’s merely because of your syntax “have a problem that it gets very hot.” Technically, you had a problem that it exploded into your face, and you either need to stop calling people while you’re in a microwave. Or consider that sheer amount of dust you keep on your person.

  • Obisi7

    Incoming call on galaxy 2 is silent sometime while other times you can hear the incoming call. Strange. Can’t find any setting to correct this. Help please. As good as the phone is, it is not useful given this problem.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BIDOQC3LAPCJCMKQZMXQLIQJBY James

      i have exact same problem,occasionally Incoming call on galaxy 2 is silent  while other times you can hear the incoming call.  when the caller rings back straight away to try again it always stays the same but when i ring them back after a few seconds its back to normal. Iuse the phone for my business and this is a right nuisance.

  • Morienjordaan

    I love my Samsung Galaxy S2, but I am experiencing problems when transferring music from my laptop. I cannot hear anything, although the music seams to play. All other sound effects are good. Could anybody assist ?

  • Lindsey-EVANS1

    hello my samsung galaxy s2 has just turned off and will not turn on its been over a week does anyone know what the prpblem mite be ??

  • Barbiebaquero

    Ive had the Samsung Galaxy S2 for 2days noe and all of the sudden my screen lock has vanished. Wheth the phone times out or i hit the power botton it refuses to lock. Ive tried a coupke tricks by adjusting timeout times and such but nothing has yet to get my lock screen back. Does anyone know how to get it back?!

  • TheCool

    i have Problem with my camera. when i taking photo. the photo lag at the screen i can’t press and button only the home button can be press.. after that i go back to the camera it said failed to connect to the camera.. when i delete the photo at the gallery and restart my phone. it back to normal again.. wat is the problem happen to the phone? haven 1 week i buy tis phone..

  • TheCool

    i have Problem with my camera. when i taking photo. the photo lag at the screen i can’t press and button only the home button can be press.. after that i go back to the camera it said failed to connect to the camera.. when i delete the photo at the gallery and restart my phone. it back to normal again.. wat is the problem happen to the phone? haven 1 week i buy tis phone..

    • TheCool

      Sorry my phone Samsung Galaxy S2.. anyone got the same problem?

    • Yeelin_91

      hey cool..i also having same problem wit u…any 1 know wat is the problem n hw to solve it?

      • TheCool

        When i ask my frd their also hving the same problem..

    • Yeelin_91

      hey cool..i also having same problem wit u…any 1 know wat is the problem n hw to solve it?

  • Carcrazyhoe

    As I type this message I am playing xbox.Why xbox? Because my cable tv reception cable box(made by samsung) is not working once again,thus watching cable tv can be a off and on issue.I say this, to point out the FACT that Samsung is not known for making products that have a reputation of reliability.Samsung products break down quite often in fact.My samsung cable box software is just another example.

    The Samsung Galaxy s2  is a very exciting prospect when considering all the different features that the phone offers.I am not loyal to any cell manufactor but I do appreciate companies that make phones that prove to be reliable.My Apple 3GS for the last 18 months has served me well,not perfect, but reliabe.I had times when it frooze up on me which was very frustrating.But nothing worst than that.I’m leaning toward the apple 4S or the galaxy S2.

    I want a smartphone that does an excellent job of taking dictation for text, notes, make phone calls,and do all three via voice command.My concern with the S2 is how reliable will it be in general and how reliable will its voice command be versus Apple’s Siri? Galaxy S2 seem to have all the bells and whistles but will they still work 12 months from now?What is your opinion?

  • Princessmad101

    My Samsung galaxy s2 says the battery is disconnected when i charge it?

  • Mathewhayes117

    Had the galaxy s2 for three months never had a problem with it until now. It was charging and the  volume control was frozen, after that the whole phone froze so tunred it of and on again, after which everything i did caused the phone to lag . In the end i factory reset my phone, now it wont charge properly as the battery lasts about 5 hours if i disconnect the charges while is on he charging icon screen it freezes and flashes warnings at me. Also when i turn it of it comes straight back on on top of this half my apps have stopped working. Does anyone have any ideas whats wrong with it ?

  • Mathewhayes117

    Had the galaxy s2 for three months never had a problem with it until now. It was charging and the  volume control was frozen, after that the whole phone froze so tunred it of and on again, after which everything i did caused the phone to lag . In the end i factory reset my phone, now it wont charge properly as the battery lasts about 5 hours if i disconnect the charges while is on he charging icon screen it freezes and flashes warnings at me. Also when i turn it of it comes straight back on on top of this half my apps have stopped working. Does anyone have any ideas whats wrong with it ?

    • Akhilesh Mehra

      Really?

      • Mathewhayes117

        Yeah theres nothing can seem to do i not very technical savvy 

      • Mathewhayes117

        Yeah theres nothing can seem to do i not very technical savvy 

    • Akhilesh Mehra

      Really?

    • Carcrazyhoe

      Your phone’s problem is just another reason why iphones are the better investment.They just work!!

      • Subbiah316

        Oh you mean like the antennae issue or the current 4S os 5 problem that drains the battery really fast. Or must be I’m locked to my carrier though my contract is up. 

        • Peter

          Yeah iphones : / …. shatter tastic , flash free i phones …dunno whats wrong with you people me and 3 other friends have this phone …. Tis all working fine : /

      • Guitardave

        I agree.Mine is going back

  • Yeelin_91

    i feel that S2 very lag..and i no install many apps..y will like tis?any problem?

  • Docvishwa

    My Samsung Galaxy S2 has few problems. To start i had problems with Video Recorder where after recording for 30 seconds my phone restarts and does not save anything. Sent it for servicing but nothing happened.
    Since the start many of them commented that they cannot hear me, i thought that i am not speaking loud enough but every one comment that the voice is very low as i am in a tunnel.

    This phone freezes so frequetly that i have to restart phone atleast 5-6 times in a day and at times i restarts by itself.

    Some days i work in a area where there is no T Mobile signal and after coming out of this area my phone still says that there is no signal where in i can receive or make any calls. This means i will miss all the calls untill i restart the phone

    Finally this is the first time i had so many problems with any phone

  • Mickie_campbell

    i have a problem my 3g dosnt work wen i have a 3g connection but it works wen i have H and it really starting to annoy me and i dont now how to fix this problem

  • AnaM

    My Galaxy S started displaing a thermometer and explamation sign and shutting off. It continued doing this until it became more and more frequent. Then the battery charge wasnt lasting very long. Took in to C spire Wireless and they gave me another battery. After several days it started having the same issues. I took it in again and they reset my settings to factory. Tonight, has started to display and shutting off again. I am returning as it is under warranty. I am seeing on online forums this is not uncommon. what is gooing on?

  • Geaderabun

    I bought a GS2 one month ago, and aside from battery life issue, the phone gets hot very fast even on a small applications, and what made it worst was the burnt scent that uproar from it.
    Worry if someday it will be burnt to nothing, I had it checked at the cust serv center, and after 10 days, they said the mistake was in the motherboard, but they didn’t know when the spare parts would arrive. So i have to WAIT again for several weeks….

  • Hamster99

    I have a wifi router and a wireless extender in my house.  The S2 latches on to 1 signal then wont sealessly roam to the next signal as I move around the house leaving me with a very weak or non existant connection despite being close to a strong signal source.

    • Tore Kjelbergnes

      Same problem here. The wifi signal is rubbish, and its not just a problem here at home, but everywhere else as well. I bought the phone for two weeks ago, its the white one ive got. this is bad!

  • GS2owner

    Two issues:
    1. Sometimes the screen goes black, but then will not become active again. This is not a screen lock issue that I can tell. The phone is still working. Only solution I’ve found is to remove the battery and put it back. Then it works perrfect again.
    2. A few apps, Yahoo finance for stocks is a prime example, causes it to lock up, the battery red lines, the whole phone gets hot. If you terminate the offending app, it returns to normal after a minute or so.

    And a note to Samsung, I can live with a few extra mm of thickness if you can do soemthing about the heat dispersion. Ultra thin is not always good. 

    • Franzen

      It happens to me too, but not sometimes – EVERYTIME I make a call, the screen goes blank and I have either to remove the battery or to connect it to a charger in order to bring it back from hyperspace. Samsung technical service doesn’t have a clue to what is happening and seems to know less about this piece of &!¨@%@$ than I do. I intend to smash it with a sledgehammer on YouTube so everybody knows Samsung only sells expensive crap. Oh yes, and I will buy my sixth Nokia, with apologies to them.

  • Bryow22

    Hi All,
    Bought last weekend. So far, battery fine, but ‘Sorry! Ap Mobile has stopped unexpectedly…’ message comes up every time after boot-up, I can’t log onto to the home wi-fi, even when sitting right next to router.
    Comments? 

  • Bryow22

    ps also won’t let me log onto my home email. That’s frozen.

  • Mason

    i have a samsung galaxy s2 and for some reason my phone turned itself off and now it wont turn back on it has come up with the charging screen and then it changes to a empty battery with a yellow sign and a thermometer, whats happening?

    • Elyoneda

      Mine has done this aswell have you figured out the problem?

      • Preetha

        Ya..even i too have the same issue

  • brad

    Problems connecting to local cell. seems to struggle toggling between H+/H/3G. restarting device 3 to 6 times a day. Googling it seems as tho it’s a big problem !!

  • Manasi

    I bought Samsung Galaxy S2 in month of august……….. now for the  third time I am facing issue : All the icons from the screens are disappearing…….. home screen as well as applications screens………only after switching it off for 5 mins…………i can see the icons….Please help

  • Mic

    Random crashers. Has never happen while talking or texting. Have talked to others with s 2 and they don’t have problem. Other wise alll good.

  • Lhill1

    Cant call text use internet at home as i have no signal

  • Anonymous

    Screen goes off when I try to make a call with Samsung Galaxy S2, any ideas?

    • noboz

      i had the same problem too. The call still get through but the screen is blank and i could not end the call due to the blank screen.

  • Kaisita

    I bought my galaxy s2a couple of weeks ago. generally everything works well BUT im having a major signal issue. i dont get any signal even in pretty central locations. didnt have any signal problems with my old blackberry in the same network.

  • Derek

    Okay guys, Recently I found some bugs or crash I guess?
    After I had fully charged the phones what happen is, I hear musics by plugging in my earpiece and then it came to a freezes, I need to do a reboot for this and it’s good finally.
    *Note:- It only happen after charged the phone and the 1st time you plug in the earpiece.
    Anyone could possibly tell me a solution for these? It’s getting annoying. =(
    Other than this, my SGSII is awesome phone.

  • Lasalsa

    my galaxy s2 likes to randomly turn itself off. It has does it in the middle of a calls and while txting. I was told to udate with kies, which I did, but didnt make any difference. Really annoying!!!

    • Bringkimibackinf1

      maybe thats a SOD sleeping of death..

  • Helen Hallpike

    Internet gone wherever I try – at home, on train, in London – no maps, no apps, no internet at all.
    Phone calls OK texting OK screen Ok battery OK

  • Brett

    My samsung galaxy s2 keeps opening applications that i am unaware of, unknown applications that use up my battery life and i have no clue whats causing it. It also says there are no active applications running, which means what exactly?

  • Hy

    My balance is being cut even if i don’t open Internet

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1223722438 Esmatulah Nabizadah

    i have problem with kies when i update my galaxy s2 am geting warning i dont knw why can someone help me plz

  • guest

    Why do calls go to “mute” during conversations?

  • Gemma Newman

    I have only jus got my S2 a few days ago and its brilliant, apart from one weird thing. Whenever I plug it into my hifi via an auxiliary cable and turn the hifi on, i am unable to control the touch screen. The buttons still work but i cannot control the screen. So I have to set the music going then plug it in and switch the hifi on. But it works when i dont have the hofi on.Very strange, as all my previous smartphones have worked fine. Any ideas? Otherwise its going back to vodafone! 

  • Vcastro9

    I enabled “the power key ends calls”, if I need to use the dial pad when the screen goes black how can I do it? if I touch the screen or any of the buttons below nothing happens and, of course, if I touch the power key the call ends.    

    • Dave

      Try hitting the volume button.

  • Pll241

    can anyone help my facebook will not load it comes up with try again with the word loading under it and I have to force stop it in manage apps. what can I do to get it to load I have uninstalled it twice and turned the phone off before re-installing it. Please help

  • bry

    I have  had my s2 now for 2wks and just started to play about with the hd recording and unfortunately have found a fault with it. When recording in a quiet area there is loads of background hissing noise. I have spoken to samsung and they say its a sound card problem so got straight on the phone to dial-a-phone and they are replacing the handset no questions asked so i wonder if this is another problem with the s2, although i must say its the only problem i got with my handset and have been very pleased with everyting else it has to offer. Will keep you posted on when i recieve the new 1 and hopefully all will be sorted.

  • Geren

    Bought an S2 unbranded, sim free. Was going to retire my old HTC Desire. All worked perfectly at first, but after 4 weeks, the pink spot problem on the camera grew so severe it convinced me to return it for full refund. Samsung offered to repair/replace it, but I was told the replacement might have same problem. Hence it’s a design/manufacturing fault, so the deal’s off.

    As Samsung’s websites didn’t even acknowledge this fault, no one knew if a fix was in the pipeline. That’s poor publicity for the company. Best advice is to hang back and wait for others to spot the manufacturing defects. Then decide if you want to risk buying.

  • F**K samsung…

    my s2 had a problem when u use any case with it(found it after 2 weeks..cos bought my case after 2weeks)…the caller on the other side will here echo very clearly of their own voice…send it to service…echo problem gone…but got my hp with white mark on the screen…very badly manufactured,poor quality spare part..don get me started with their cust service…it has been more than 3 weeks plus since i fought for refund…last week some1 called to inform refund was approved..after me sending note to consumer complaint center…but no one called me back to arrange for the refund….already more than a week plus waiting…so much hype for S 2 …worst brand i have ever used…if oni i cld meet all those ppl i spoke 2 on hp in real…i’ll make sure they regret for not returning calls…

  • Isisgibson

    The text messages receive times are showing up as different times. Makes text messages not in conversation mode.

  • Sriman

    Phone hangs very frequently for the past one day saying process system not responding and also most of the time I am unable to connect to the network.

  • sanjay

    my s2’s vibration goes off automatically after some time, i hav to go again n again to audio manager to turn on vibration 4 incomng calls… plz help…??? wat can i do

  • Ccrash

    My phone hangs all the time. Sometimes, turning on Wifi causes the whole phone to be hung and I had to manually remove the battery and sometimes, viewing pictures at the Gallery also causes the phone to hang. So sad. I have been using HTC and never actually had this problem. Quite disappointed with Samsung Galaxy S2.

  • Bevs3 Ab

    I am now on my 6th!!! handset from orange and keep getting the same problem with all of them. I can’t get good signal anywhere especially at home which is non Exsistent. Out of frustration I put my sim card in an old nokia I had and it was giving me full signal!!! Says it all really. Wish I had stuck with my htc titan. Samsung never again!!

  • Shorn

    All in all, a great phone and once you turn off the Auto Synch, it has a reasonable battery life – that is unless the sodding Voice Control service starts (which it does without any help from me).  To cure temporarily, I open Running services and close it, then close it again, then close it for a third time.  It then gets the message and doesn’t start for a while.  I suspect Facebook is launching it, so am about to uninstall Facebook and see if that sorts it.

  • Grgkeeson

    i had my problems started since the end of october 2011. the battery started to drain out , every time i turn off the phone the temperature warning sign appears and the phone gets rooted. you cannot turn on the phone unless u plug it to the charger . the usb connected warning sign comes out of nowhere , and even the phone is not plugged in there is an icon of the battery getting charged and when attached to the charger no signs of battery getting charged .

    • Corycorker

      Same Problem, what did you do?

    • Anna Arieyanna

      I suddenly got the same problem. When i plugged in the charger, it seems like nothing happen. Then i tried to turn of the phone but suddenly the battery image with temperature warning sign appears. I can’t even turn it off or on even after i take the battery and sim-card out. Please!!!! Help me….. WHAT SHOUL I DO NOW???

  • David

    Just remembered another issue.. Navigation. You can not adjust the volume of the lady giving directions. I’m listening to podcast then  TURN RIGHT AT THE….SCREAMING. Almost drove off the road. Adjusting the volume while in Nav would lower volume of Nav on the Evo. Galaxy s2 turns down the entire phone. Lowering Nav lowers music.?  !?! 

  • David

    Switched from Evo to Galaxy S2 and found these differences/ issues/ gripes. Not all necessarily bugs with phone but annoying functionality losses from the Evo.

    Can not drag and drop songs from ITunes. Have to ‘view in internet explorer’ then drag that file.

    Earphone button does not control player. Will not pause or skip.

    Music. You can not rearrange order of songs/ pod casts from the player. Nor while plugged into pc.

    Email takes forever to figure out whom I’m composing email to. Evo would snap up similar spelled addresses that I would choose from after a couple of letters. This phone has a whirly working thing and you wait like 15 secs. ! It will be quicker to memorize addresses and type in completely.

    Bluetooth for car…just not compatible. It connects, plays music and phone seems ok but closes music player altogether if you take a call. Pause button on car stereo doesn’t pause music, it starts a random song but still shows previous song on phone    playing. 

  • Wee_bby_ali

    Does not let me send texts or phonecalls and not receiving either! internet doesn’t work.. Wish I could go back to my nokia 3310!!!

  • Laura

    This phone is far far too quiet, unless I am somewhere silent (a rare opportunity with kids round your feet!) then I can barely hear some one on the end of the phone.. I have only had this phone a day and I think it will be going back :-(

  • Zamb87

    Galaxy S 2 restarts pretty often.  For me it happens 2-4 times a day at times once in 2 days . Its not constant but restart problem persist and its very annoying.Would like to hear a fix about the same ASAP

    MOdel NUmber : GT-I9100 Adroid Version : 2.3.3 Baseband Version : I9100DDKE4 Kernel Version : 2.6.35.7-I9100XWKF3-CL276555 root@DELL101 #2 Build number : GINGERBREAD.XWKF3

    • Vinay

      Get the motherboard replaced at the service centre

  • Bendiko96

    Had my Galaxy S 2/II in like half year. no problems. but only 1 little problem. when i putting in charger it comes up that the battery disconnected. only thing that workd was taking out the battery and puttet it in again. worked fine.

  • Solaizola

    hi i bought the phone samsung galaxy s2 i would like to know how you can transfer through bluetooth files i tried i couldn’t send any fiel

  • Picture59

    My S2 was death after 5 days usage…I think its battery issue!

  • Marierame

    hey.. i got this problem recently ..whenever i turn on da Bluetooth ..the phone restart on its own not only once but like 4-5 times then it the phone works again without the Bluetooth…dunno wats the problem :S 

    • andy

      I have exactly the same fault.  It worked when I got the phone but now after a software update trying to activate bluetooth gives the problem above

  • P Pulley4

    This is my fourth S2 in 3 months. First two when connected to the kies programme and whilst carryinf out an upgrade, would not complete the upgrade completly and the battery got hot and eventually cooked the software. The third one the on/off button at the bottom of the phone failed, the fourth one has just lost it’s 3g connection and it’s 2g is working on and off , I took the sim card out and put it into another old phone and that works perfect!!!!!. I have been told that T.Mobile and Orange are having many returns of these phones through faults.

  • Chrisdonnellan

    This is my 2nd samsung galaxy s2 in 2 days the micro phone/speaker is fading and crackerly anyone any ideas i love the phone but this is getting to me
    cheers

  • talha

    I have bought galaxy s2 a month ago and now when I put it on charging its battery is getting overheated and it stops charging what could be the problem?

  • Hamishxbox

    I bought the sgs2 it was good until a month ago. it loses reception and the internet is so slow on it. also it doesn’t let me send and receive messages. put another him card in and it had the same problem. But today was the newest my screen turned red!!

  • Sharpie

    nobody told me voice commands do not work unless connected to internet.
    I have a $50 phone with voice commands that does not ned internet.
    this is a rip off

  • Tazamr

    hi guys, i’ve had 2 galaxy s2 now both wont recognise any sims. Hav been to mobile settings, all it says is “insert sim card to access network services”. Have re set factory settings – can anyone please help??

  • Pea Nut137

    I just purchased this phone 3 weeks ago. I would charge it to 100% then it would stay that way for the whole day then just die out. It wasn’t working properly so I got a new phone 5 day’s ago. The same problem is starting again.Then another problem it would say it’s charging and stay at 69i. What’s up with this phone. It’s a nice phone but what’s the point if it doesn’t work right… This phone is expensive it’s not a couple of buck’s. I can’t believe a phone could cost more than a t.v….This phone should work wonder’s, not work my nerve’s. Pain in the ass phone. Not to mention all the bull crap u have to go through to fix it. That shouldn’t be the deal.

  • Gwen

    I have a Samsung Galaxy s2 that is about three weeks old, and use it with Blue tooth with my hearing aids. There is a little “router” that hangs like a necklace on my neck. It all worked great until about a week ago. The T mobile guy told me that if the problem did not work out in a week or so, then to turn the phone in for warranted replacement.

  • Fudgeeyo

    task manager is saying it killed 18-24 applications even if im not using those applications,once i just turned on the phone havnt open facebook yet and every other applications and still its on when i check it in the advance task manager. what was that supposed to mean ? maybe thats the reason why im consuming a lot of battery power.

  • Lifestat

    HELP !!!!

    I got my Samsung galaxy s2 (white) a few days ago and I’m
    having problems with a voice echo. Whenever someone calls me they complain that
    they can hear their own voice,  to the point where I’m being asked to call
    them back on a different phone.

    • Gcooke_nz

      I also have tis problem but it seems to be only when i have a protective case on the phone. Also it is fine when using the head phones. Do you have a case kn your phone?

    • Subhash

      Hi

      I too have the same problem.  Whenever I call anyone, they are not able to hear my voice clearly and they hear their echo voice.  I am fedup with this.  How to resolve this?

  • @did@s

    why is my samsung galaxy s2 was jam,after the ram increases?can any one help me?

  • ready to sell

    I have had problems with my phone since day 1 (June 2011) not being able to use wifi hotspot for gaming on my PS3 console and it usually drops or locks up on bluetooth when connected to my 2009 BMW 750i. I have contacted samsung and sony regarding the ps3 issue and samsung told me several months ago (July 2011) that it was a software thing and it should be fixed with a software update. After talking to Sony they told me the problem was to do with the phone’s firewall. (I need a NAT3 on the ps2 and all I get is a NAT2-limited connectivity and then kicked off the psn network). As for the car it is still the most hateful thing when it drops the calls and locks me out of the phone so I cannot answer the call even with the phone! I still can hear the call ringing in the car speakers and then it just quits. To be fair, with regard to the car issue, I have not talked to BMW nor taken the car in to the dealership to check for software updates. The car starts updating the phonebook and I am screwed until I stop and battery break the phone and or stop and shut off the car. Not cool!:(  Anyone else have these issues? I should mention I have an HTC Incredible S that works no problems with both the car and the ps3 and so if I need to I can switch to it. I thought that I had upgraded when I purchased the Sammy but it is staritn’ to look like the Sammy is the second stringer!

  • Philip Sharman

    Hi, I got the S2 about 8 weeks ago. The battery lasted around 4-5 hours, I sent it back and the battery was replaced. Same problem the batterry did not last, sent it back again now they say it has water damage???? Therefore its my fault?

  • Jenthehen72

    I have had my phone for 8 weeks now, and since week 2, it cuts off when I’m making a call or receiving on every call.

  • kbeads

    I got the Galaxy s2 on Sprint one week ago, and I have dropped more calls in one week, than the entire year and a half that i had an iphone on AT&T. I noticed that If I am using 4G and it happens to idle, it should go to 3G. Right? NO. it I have to either turn the phone off or pull the battery off. the same thing also happens if I am using wi-fi. In the last 3 hours alone, I have dropped 3 calls. Anyone else experience these problems? 

    • Argadeck

      Mine does same. It also shuts down completely sometime for no reason and sometimes shutsdown and reboots. Did you solve your problem

  • Frode

    I have a weird sort of problem sometimes when people call me. On some occasions, I am unable to answer the call. I am prompted with the choice of either hanging up or answering, but the green “answer” button doesn’t work. I pull it to the right over and over and over until the call ends, and the person who called reports never being answered. It’s a pain, but I am sure there is a solution to this small problem that I just haven’t found.

    • Shahawi273

      actually press the power button once to lock screen then unlock quickly this will solve the problem

  • Hugh

    I know i am are in a weak signal area, but when I put the Samsung Galaxy side by side with an iphone, the iphone has 2 or 3 signal bars, and the Samsung has none.  When (very occasionally) the phone does actually ring, I can usually hear the caller, but they can never hear me.

  • Melter-1

    When I receive a text my Galaxy S2 vibrates but it’s more of a rattling vibrate.

  • Deayts77

    Had Galaxy S2 for almost 1 month, everthing seemed fine apart from the utterly frustrating battery power and irritating lack of internet unless in a specific Wi-Fi area which I’ve found is practically impossible as I keep getting asked for passwords which I don’t know!

    However the piece de resistance came last night when purely by accident I dropped my phone on a hardwood floor (with a very good case on it) and now the screen is broken, not cracked or visisbly damaged, just won’t do anything, as far as I can tell the phone still works but as I am unable to see the scren I can’t actually tell! Going to phone provider today on the hope that since it’s been less than 30 days I might get some pice of mind – it’s O2 though so I doubt it!

  • Deayts77

    Further to my little rant below, phone has gone to be repaired, 7-10 days apparently and it is quite common, glad it’s not just me being a douche!

    • Melter-1

      Did they give you a replacement phone for that 7-10 days?

  • Fahd_234

    my internet explorer was working perfectly when i bought my phone but now icause t keeps crashing … rest of the phone is ok just that the tw launcher i.e. the main explorer gives the error.more often that it has stopped working. i have installed many apps and games
    …im wondering if they are the cause of it.
    Again telling my main problem is the internet explorer crashing
    regards

  • Darren

    I have just began to have problems with s2. It always answers calls with loudspeaker on,automatically goes into car mode,tries to connect to a pc ,get a strange blue homescreen with accuweather and clock,battery life about 5 hours without use and gets very hot. Vodafone wanted it for up to 10 days which I dont think is acceptable as it is only 3 months old . I think a new (not a quality refurbished ) phone should be issued.
     

  • Mikeholden holden

    Hi got a new samsung galaxy s2 yesterday charged for 6 hours and turned it on no problem then decided to change the back ground image for a different 1 that came with the phone. what a mistake selected the image and the phone promptly locked up, so removed and replaced the battery and now have nothing at all,the phone is totally dead.

  • Xxx_jovit

    I brought Galaxy s2 six months back.  I face two complaints. 
    One is the phone goes to flight mode when about to attend an incoming call.  some times the phone correctly accept the call. Can any settings change clear this problem?

    Second complaint is echo.  this rarely occurres.

    Chris.

    • Samyak2112

      even i m facing the same problem…can any one saolve it…!!

    • mandy

      i had a same problem here..

  • Ayush_modi

    fed up with camera it wont work at less than 10% battery ………wats the use of having an         8 MP  when u cant use it when u need it..

  • Hod

    As of yesterday (19/11/2011), my phone has been automatically going into “driving mode”. it uses speakerphone automatically and drains the battery really quickly. its very annoying. 

    FIXXXX

  • Canada

    As of Friday 18/11/2011 my phone also randomly goes into driving mode and my battery drains very quickly, my speakers also don’t work all the time. It also going into samsung Kies sometimes for no given reason, there is no physical damage done to the phone, it’s always in a case. The phone is also only 2 months old. Answers would help

    • ArmedDragoon2

      Mine is the same bro.. Dunno why :( Almost ready to brick it

    • William Sganga 86

      same here, my phone goes into driving mode, randomly turns HDMI connection on, so no speaker works, also freezes on the lock screen, battery doesn’t state charge, and if it does, when you unplug it, the charge system states its still charging?!?! lucky enough though it physically does take charge,
       
      all software issues which are annoying, and the only fix that I know is to take the battery out and restart the phone….

      • Joleo

        Exactly the same problem, except my battery icon is randomly showing that it is charging when it is nowhere near a charger, and when this first started happening every time I pressed the home button I was taken to some weird screen that I’ve never seen before. It was a purple screen with a digital clock, and 5 dock icons. Whenever I tried to do something on that screen I received the message “connection failed”.

        Also, my phone will not turn off. It will only reboot when I try to power down, and occasionally it reboots into the Odin scree. Even taking the battery does not help, and reinserting the battery starts the phone up again automatically.

        Tried a factory reset, which seems to have worked for a day, but this morning my phone started randomly and constantly buzzing and showing the battery icon as charging when it was not. 

  • Kez 80

    My S2 will not turn on. As of this morning when I took it off charge and tried to turn it on it will only goas far as the samsung galaxy s2 start up screan and no further. Any advice would be greatly appriciated.

  • Ianplatt18

    IVE HAD MY GS2 NOW FOR A FEW MONTHS AND ALL WAS FINE BUT NOW IM GETTING PROBLEMS WITH THE BATTERY TAKING AGES TO CHARGE AND DISSCHARGING VERY QUICKLY AND ALSO WHEN IN A MENU SUCH AS SETTINGS THE SCROLLING IS STUTTERY?

  • http://www.facebook.com/mankarnika Tumachi Sakhi

    i have bought my galaxy s2 few days ago its my second galaxy s2 my sim card dont work since inserted it shows me unavailable for the caller and i also cant do any call or use net also i am losing my balance sometimes   …………………………………
    ppppppllllllllllllzzzzzzzzz helppppppppppppppp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sharfee16

    My galaxy s2 had network reception issues, the network would drop in and out every second, and the bars would never be full. I was not receiving any calls (tried many many times, from different phones!). So I got a replacement phone, but now I am having trouble sending messages from the newer (replaced)  galaxy s2, it says “Failed to send message” every  time!!!!  I am getting pretty frustrated with this phone now, and what are the chances to getting two faulty phones!!

  • Eaxel987

    i went through 3 different galaxy s2 4g at t-mobile in 1 day!! On each phone, the phone could not successfully install any apps. It would download then right when it would finish installing, the phone would reboot! i was consistently getting reboots every single time on each phone. Frustrating. I heard that you have to wait 24 hours before installing… is this true?

  • Apoorvkhanna7

    Yesterday i brought my s2 and it is gettng switched off by itself?? can u pls tell me why it is happening?

  • Adu_free

    Hi there!

    I am having some trouble with my SG S2, when it comes to writing a text message. I can only write like 40 characters, and then turns automatically in a Multimedia message. This is really frustrating, because I have sent hundreds of messages, without knowing it, and my phone bill now is huge.

    Anyone have any idea why is this happening?

    Other than that, this phone is simply perfect in every way.

    Thank you loads, people!

  • Argadeck

    I think Samsung needs to recall all Galaxy s2. It might be smart but acts like an idiot

  • Dv8

    Recently tried to do a FIRMWARE upgrade using KIES.  Status on my PC locks up and stays at 0% and doesn’t move. (Tried the upgrade +- 3 times with no luck)  Now the phone just keeps on switching off

  • ayein

    i had my smsung s2 for 3 weeks already. at the 1st week,everything in a good condition. in 2nd week, its starts to make my mood goes down. it cannot go into sleep mode and this make the battery drains power faster. its took 3-4 hours charging to full but take only 2 hours to empty the battery power…really disappointed at my s2..

    • ayein

      *sometimes it getting hot while not do anything with the phone…also automatic change into voice command..also it will hang if i push the power button to make into sleep mode…

      • zephy

        i had the same problem..after 4 months, phone wont go into sleep mode and if i push the power button it hangs, heats up and drains the battery.. can’t use the USB function and then after few days it wont charge.. 
            i went to samsung and they say the board(or something similar to a pc motherboard) needs to be replaced..  damn s2

        • niks

          I have galaxy s2 and iphone 4, i just buy galaxy s2 one day ago and i m really disappointed withit in many functions….
          1. When play games and other app stuff it is hang always…
          2. Camera quality is very very bed…even iphone 4’s 5megapixel is better than s2…if u don’t agree with me than take both phone take a picture indoor and zoom in u see the difference s2 pic is fade everyware
          3. The battery life really sucks….it get 3-4 hours to get fully charged
          4. User inference of applications are really bed not well designed…..
          5. Screen resolution is not good as iphone….

          So i sell it within only one day….guys plz use both galaxy s2 and iphone 4 for one week and u will be see the difference…..

  • Sarah

    This is my second day owning my Samsung Galaxy S2 and I have already noticed a couple of troubling things.  Just now it was plugged in, but not charging and VERY hot after only about 20 minutes.  Also when writing a text the send button will disappear.  My speakerphone is also not the greatest…it’s a nice phone, and fast, but I’m disappointed with all the problems.  I’m wondering what’s next since all this happened in only 2 days…

  • Dfdfde2

    My S2 gets heated after playing games or using the internet . Also, when I press the lock button, it takes 5 seconds for the screen to come to life.

  • Bluefxdwg3

    I have owned mine 2 months and it is the worst phone I have ever owned. E mail is a JOKE. I have mails coming in dated 12/31/69? REALLY SAMSUNG? I can NEVER STOP GETTING OLD MAIL even though I have long ago read it and deleted it. I even went into my mailbox and deleted all the old, sent,deleted mail…and yes I even deleted the account from the phone and tried again. Oh..and 2 hard resets to the phone losing all my apps setting the whole thing upo again yada yada. This phone is a TOTAL JOKE! Thought I had a bad one, forced Spring to give me another one, and I get the same and even MORE issues the more I use it.I am currently deleting mail from 2007! I will delete 30 or 40, get it to just the ones I want, and next sync it dumps in a boatload more thats even older. Make no sense!

    Voice recognition is a joke. All I ever get is connection error or no speech detected, and if it’s during an e mail reply, it will crash the e mail and cause a force close losing the mail.
    DON’T BUY THIS PHONE! IT BLOWS!

  • mandy

    i had a problem with my 3months old S2.. i cant surf the net at all.. but my 3G or wifi connection works perfectly good.. i can download any apps from the market smoothly.. i can even download songs which is 10MB perfectly good.. but then, i just cant surf the net using google or internet at all.. is my setting goes wrongly??? 

    any advise pls???

  • Lisa K

    I got my new Samsung Galaxy  S2 in May 2011 (it is now Nov11) , and within a couple of months it started freezing on the internet and just not allowing me to use applications such as facebook.  Now I have a bigger problem with the phone just not switching on properly in the mornings.  I switch it on and get as far as the black screen, but then nothing happens and I have to take the battery out of the phone and then put it back in and start all over again.  This happens most mornings and is very frustrating.  Worse than this a new problem has started this week where every so often I cannot make calls.  It gives me the ringing symbol (the flashing lines to say it is ringing) but absolutely nothing happens.  I had this all day until I took the battery out and restarted the phone up again.  (Initially I thought it was a problem with the number I was dialling but then I realised it was the phone – I did all I could to stop myself smashing it on the ground in frustration!!).

    • William Sganga 86

      I’ve got the same issue…. so many people have similar issues, to me honestly it seems like something along the lines of software, its so frustrating!!!! Wonder if this is the evil works of apple?!? They better release an update soon otherwise important heading to the dark side!

  • Amnour

    2 weeks 11/2011 since i bought my new Sumsung Galaxy S2 and its the best but i am experiance problem in downloading any game or appliation from the market.  As it keeps saying downloading, then after few hours Error downloading it says.

    Don’t know what to do as i don’t want reset it as i already installed important Software with important data.

    Any adive, i will appriciate it.  best solution if you can find me where i can get a software appliction which sits on my Pc so i can buck up to it on regular basses.

  • Philthy3

    Had mine around 2 weeks.  Great phone I was thinking until this week when it dropped one of my contacts from the phone book while trying to make a call from the car system and voice command started activating itself.  Today the phone suddenly started getting very hot in my pocket and the battery has drained rapidly when I’ve forwarded one e-mail, received two, made one phone call and sent about five text messages out.  Something isn’t right.

  • AMistry

    I just got mine and started to charge it but within a few mins it came up with ‘Battery Disconnected’. I did manage to get it charging but when i moved it, the same message came back. Thought i’d try my old HTC charger and the same thing happened….. any thoughts?

  • Randy08234

    I traded my iPhone 3 for a Samsung Galaxy S2 over the Thanksgiving Day weekend and I returned it after having it for a little more than 24 hours. The issues I had with it were:
    1. The phone gets hot to the touch.
    2. My emails were not properly loaded especially the different folders.
    3. I emailed myself a Quick Office presentation and it won’t download…kept saying that it was fetching the file but nothing was happening. I tried this a few times.
    4. My wife tried calling me several times and the phone did not even ring. The calls are not even on the phone log as missed calls. My wife finally got a hold of me when she called the home phone.
    5. The text that my wife sent me did not even get through.
    Needless to say, I returned my phone and went back on my iPhone 3. Can’t wait for the iPhone 5!

  • Cheza35

    screen has red lines going across it , and it turns itself off ? 

  • Mr Furious

    Tons of IPHONE users here commenting with complete bull I see.  Nowt wrong with this phone, blows the iphone 4s away and has no tint issues or any of the issues I see on here in fact.
    Piss off and troll some other phone you fakes.

    • Cheza35

      im not an iphone user , my phone turns itself off gets red lines across screen an the screen gets red hot , some1 says it could be the ribbon? could this be true 

  • Kirstenpadilla

    Ive had my phobe for 3 months and its great but its just started doing this thing where it switches its self to car mode and starts trying to connect to pcs and i dont know how to get rid of it .. then this voice automated control app comes on the screen an asks me ‘what would you like to do’ even when the phones on silent. its going to get me in trouble when im in class.. PLEASE HELP?!??

  • Miley Haney

    Is their any solution to my problem?? coz my USB won’t connect to the pc..i did it before and it was perfectly fine until today ,when i connected the phone to the PC with the USB then the word ” USB Not Recognized” kept on appearing. Now i’m having problem with transferring files,music and everything.

    • Lancetan3282

      you have to install kies software into your computer for it to work

    • Gianna

      I formatted USB storage when I first got the phone and it has no problem being recognised,  But this meant deleting all data on phone. 

      Hope it helps.

  • http://www.facebook.com/Aku.ipin92 Mohd Nor Ariffin

    hi there.. i have been using this phone for 1 month.. 
    the problem is, when i place the phone in my pant’s pocket, it turns off on its own after about around 30 minutes.. got any solution for this?

    • Mohd Ghazali

      that problem…same to me.

  • Mottley21

    I have had the Galaxy SII for a few months and must say that up to now it has been a great a phone. There are only 2 issues I have with it. 1. The battery life, comparable to the Iphone 4s lasts less than a day making a few phone calls popping thorough a few texts and reading about a dozen emails. 2. This is becoming  a problem when I plug into the charger it completely loses signal while charging and i have to reboot it everytime! I now switch it off to charge.
    I also operate an Iphone 4s along with the Galaxy and the Iphone has similar problems battery life, 3G drops out and i have to switch to airplane mode 5 – 10 seconds then switch back for 3G to come up. Overall I would rate the Samsung above the Iphone 4s especially with wealth of free Android apps compared with more expensive Apple Apps.

  • Slhallas

    I have had mine for a while now. When i first got it, I had problems with the phone adding a extra 7 at the beginning of numbers when they have text, making it unable to reply to texts. this was solved when i upgraded, but it has done it again and upgrading hasnt solved the problem.. its only a few selected numbers though?!? 

  • Cheese

    I have had the Galaxy SII for about a couple of months and the phone gets really hot after using a app for 2-5 minutes. I heats up really quickly and gets very hot.

  • Amit Sharma

    I have GS2 and while receiving any mp3 file through bluetooth it automatically takes a background picture even i hv deleted that pic but still the same problem. Can u help me??

  • Coolnmv

    wifi doesnt work . try wifi setting phone hangs and starts rebooting till i wipe and restore

  • fordgirl

    I bought a Samsung galaxy s2 about a 2month ago. After the month it would loose signal all the time!!! It’s frustrating I can’t text, no data, no calls, I have to take the battery out many times to get my signal back. Supposely they said a new software was coming out, but they don’t know when?
    I wish I could return it. The tech from sprint are aware of the situation, but all I can do is wait and just keep rebooting phone. This is B.S. I might swap to an iPhone 4s they have better signal.

    • Ratman

      I have had the same problem with mine.  I have done all the updates and even swapped the phone for another one at the store.  Same thing. I also went through Hard resets with the so called ‘tech support’ at Sprint.  Of course the problem really became noticeable at the 15 day mark, meaning I can’t return it.
      Grrrr.

  • Epidermoid

    When talking on my phone the speech on the other end fades in and out.
    what ia wrong with my phone? Or is there a setting I need to adjust.

  • Philthy3

    I’ve discovered that turning push off definitely prolongs the battery life.  The negative of this is I have to search to see if there is any email rather than be automatically alerted.  I’ve just purchased a replacement battery with a rating of 2300 against the standard 1650 so that should prolong the working days usage and it fits inside the standard back cover.  I’ve also turned off voice control to stop the “What would you like to do?” business starting up without prompt.  The iphone 4s has the same issues but the difference is, the S2 can have a more powerful battery fitted the iphone can’t.  The S2 will play just about any media format as standard including iTunes, the iphone won’t.  I’ll stick with the S2 thank you.

  • Michael hates apple

    1.   im on o2 and lose network connection quit often. have to turn it off and on to get connection back. sometimes have to restart my phone to call someone due to lost mobile network. this happend like 4 times in 6 months

    2 cant update firmware via kies, kies air or divece even tho device says i need an upgrade.

    3  i renamed a file from ”sorted” to ”.sorted” for ease of access in file manager and the file Disappeared yet the storage stated it was still on my phone? , i found it by using androidzip and renamed it in that from ”.sorted” back to ”sorted” and hay presto its back in my file manager.4 bluetooth,   my phone sometimes cant be found by others searching via bluetooth????? 5 sometimes gallery takes so long to open i lock the phone and put it back in my pocket and forget about it.6 The phone gets hot to the touch around camera area.

    7 get kicked off internet and lose pages from time to time.

    this frustrates me as i’m soooooooo glad to get away from apple iphone and everything that apple stand for but if im honest i like having full control over my divice and what and where i download stuff, so with all of the issues i sometimes get i still preffer the galaxy s 2 over anything else.

    android and samsung get together and sort it out unless you want everyone to have an apple in their pocket!

  • Yessie1201

    I’ve had my Samsung Galaxy S2 for about 3 weeks now and it doesn’t show me that its discharging at all. I chatge it over night and it doesn’t show that he battery is lowering. It stays on 100% the entire day. The only way for me to know the correct percentage is by restarting it. I took iy back to tmobile and switched it out for a new one and it still gives me the problem. Help? Please!

  • Mrudul Kallada

    i’m using samsung galaxy s2 for 2 months, from last 10 days i’m not able to turn on wifi. when trying to turn on the settings menu get slow, other functions works proper. then i have to turn off the phone. when i turn off, the softkeys light wont go off and i cant switch on the phone unless i remove the battery and insert it again. sometimes while charging the phone gets heated up and drains the battery like hell… if there is any solution for this problem pls reply me or send me a mail in my id ‘ [email protected] ‘ 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1633178826 Mřudul Kallada

    i’m using samsung galaxy s2 for 2 months, from last 10 days i’m not able to turn on wifi. when trying to turn on the settings menu get slow, other functions works proper. then i have to turn off the phone. when i turn off, the softkeys light wont go off and i cant switch on the phone unless i remove the battery and insert it again. sometimes while charging the phone gets heated up and drains the battery like hell… if there is any solution for this problem pls reply me or send me a mail in my id ‘ [email protected]

  • Cbrandwood

    Notifications, alerts me at least 5-6 times a day that an apparent download was complete. I click on the notification and nothing happens. Clear the notification and it reurns within an hour.I only download from the market. Any help would be greatly appreciated.!!!

  • Darklotus42

    Youtube stoped working after two weeks of use

  • Samad9028

    i am using gs2 just bought it 5 days ago i have pblms like loosing my network and also phone got hang and when i rebbot the phone whole battery is drained if the battery level is 100% also after rebooting it it becomes to 5% pls help

  • Khaleeq

    On my Galaxy S2, the application “MAPS” is not working. I get following error message:”The application Maps (process com.google.android.apps.maps) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again.

    Any suggestions?

    Khaleeq
    +966 50 462 5835

  • Stahlw

    I am having problems with the camera not focusing! And, the battery life isnt great.

  • Polleke85

    i bought a samsung gs2 5 months ago. the phone is incredible! HOWEVER, the last days my phone is beginning to show some problems.

    when i turn off the phone, the phone is restarting automaticly en he is suffering from battery problems. the charger doesnt work when my battery is low.

    now these were a couple of problems but the biggest problem i walked into is the VOICE CONTROL. out of nowhere the phone starts up the voice controll app and when i turn it off its the same problem with turnig off the phone. the app is restarting itself even when you shut the app completely off.. this happend time after time after time.. I surched the internet for some answers but nobody got a answer. i don t know if its a update problem? but the thing is, i cant work with this phone anymore because of these abbove mentioned problems.

    i hope if there is somebody who got me some answers what to do.

    Gr. Paul Smit from the Netherlands

  • yukissa

    i just bought samsung s2..n i’m having problem to end call. the screen is blank (dark) and the end call button does not appear..my only solution is to push the power button for a loooong time(restart)…i’m so frustrated. i have this fear every time i want to call or receive a call that i have to restart my phone! >_<

    • Chockies13

      mine  does this too people end up with long voice mails of nothing or my phone just goes blank and  stops

  • Imcool

    i factory restored my samsung galaxy s2 to erase my gmail account and now my touch screen goes crazy while charging. when i press a button it shows im touching like all over……

  • Sherrylumley

    My samsung galaxy s2 has gone into flight mode it won’t switch off and I have no service won’t even register my sim card. I have re-booted and still nothing I can’t find any answers to this problem anywhere.

  • Fahmid

    My Galaxy S II freezes frequently. no calls are possible. all other things are fine like screen is activated but browsing hampered. any solution ??
    my phone is 2.3.5 android with I9100XXKI4 baseband version and GINGERBREAD.XWKJ3 Build Number. Help please..???

  • Lakshmiharinath

    I am using Samsung S II  from past one month. Issues Encountered:1. mobile hanging very frequently …(once in a day).  Please help me if any s/w update is available.
    2. Low battery.

  • Lakshmiharinath

    More Issues:
    3. Phone getting too much heat while charging also.

  • Kumar Saurav

    My Galaxy S2 vibrates when call is picked up by reciever on ther side. I tried to disable this in  settings – call settings but it has not worked. Pls give me a permanent solution for this…

    Thanks!
    Saurav

  • Lucas2008uk

    I have had the phone for 3 weeks the white version with in four days the first thing that happens the phone switched its self off and wouldn’t turn on for over 4 hours then finally it did and I had a temperature gauge saying it was to hot then a few days later YouTube stopped working and now if I use the camera the hole phone crashes I even took it into the shop and they couldn’t solve the problem and told me there’s nothing they could do I should get it insured and clam on the insurance think its a scam they should if swayed the phone since I haven’t had it that long

  • Martin

    My Samsung Galaxy S2 is rubbish for using as a telephone. Sure you can surf the web real quick,you can send and recieve emails excellently but try and talk on the phone side of it and everyone complains that its echoing at their end you turn the volume down and they say they can’t hear you. The comment I get most often when using the Samsung Galaxy S2 is – ” are you near a landline phone so I can call you on that”. 
    I rang the Telecom store on my Galaxy phone and the women there said “I’m sorry sir I can’t make out what your saying” I asked her name and went straight in to the store. I asked to speak with Cindy and said” You know the problem. How do we sort it? They sent it to get looked at. The Telecom Store says they have only had one other problem like this with the Galaxy. When I recieved it back they claimed they had done something with the software and it would be all sorted. Its not. What now? I’m trying to run a business and this is my main phone contact.I have to send my phone way to get repaired 4 x before they will consider replacing it – I don’t have the time for this
    Regards,
    Martin

  • Rob in Oz

    Seriously regretting getting a Samsung Galaxy S2 now – looked at the Iphone 4 at the time of purchase and should have gone with it.  After 11 weeks the S2 froze, got hot, wouldn’t start up or shut down or do anything.  Mobile service provider said our only option was to have it sent away for repair.   2 weeks later we get it back, when we try to find out what the issue was and what they fixed, they just said they did a software update and it could happen again – they said its “luck of the draw” and if it does we have to send it away again.  After 3 days the same problem came back – froze, got hot, wouldn’t start or shut down.  We refused to go through the same pointless saga.  Samsung customer service/support is TERRIBLE!!! They say that they do not offer replacement warranties, and will not answer our calls or emails.  We now are taking action, with the support of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission (we are in Australia) to get this resolved.  The ACCC said that the responses given so far are laughable.  We will also have the support of Consumer Trading and the Telecom Ombudsman here, the ACCC were not surprised by how we are finding Samsung so far (they seem to be aware of many similar issues).  My advice is AVOID SAMSUNG LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!! We have got some Apple products (Ipod Touch, Ipad) and their service when we had an issue with an Ipod was fantastic – replaced a broken Ipod for free, couldn’t do enough to help.  Wish we had gone for the Iphone……

  • Rockgal_cricky

    My Samsung Galaxy S2 is connect with the wifi but why I cant Surf the internet ?

    I already check the wifi machine and its not the problem .

    • DJBC

      I bought SGS2 in late Nov. I have had intermittent problem with similar issue. When I swipe phone to answer a call the call will connect, and you can see the icon of the person on the screen but hear nothing. Sometimes the call just hangs and the person on the far end is disconnected while other times when this happens the person on the far end can hear me but I cannot hear them. I have returned it to Samsung and they did a software sweep but found nothing wrong. I took back the phone and within an hour 2 of the calls I answered ended with the same result. The real problem is that it is unpredictable…most calls answer perfectly. I have seen on other discussion boards that this problem could be a software issue that could be solved by updating firmware but I think if Samsung are not able to fix it, I hardly will…Other comments greatly appreciated…

  • Nag

    Before 3 days I bought samsung galaxy s2 new one.When I tried to swipe the incoming call it got hanged up..I pressed all the buttons but still it remains the same after that I disconnected the battery then it works..I feel really frustrated within 2 days it has happened like this..Even when i charged very first time i got the error message ‘Battery Disconnected’ So better don’t go for this mobile even the price s more and it s not worth for the amount.

  • Mark Starr

    Mine has just started some of the problems listed here. Not switching off (well it does but then switches back on again) and a couple of screen freezing episodes. Will keep an eye on it then take it back to the shop to see what they can do….could be i phone replacing this if this keeps on happening. 

  • Speedharris

    On Sunday night, my Galaxy S2 (which is only 2 months old!) developed a screen flicker while charging. The screen also had an all over purple hue. I unplugged the charger and turned the phone off. The screen displayed the battery symbol, a yellow warning triangle and a small thermometer. I checked the battery and it seemed to be of a normal temperature – not hot or cold. I replaced the battery and tried to switch it on, but it would only turn on if the charger was connected. When the phone eventually did turn on, it appeared to be operating normally again. Monday morning I tried to plug in the car charger and the phone did not recognise that it was charging. Monday evening I turned the phone off to see if the problem had disappeared, it had not – I still had the yellow warning triangle and a small thermometer. Once again, I had to connect the charger in order to turn the phone on. This time, when I disconnected the charger, the phone was saying that it was still charging (battery symbol with lightning in task tray at top of screen). I removed the battery and the sim card and left them out for a few hours, but when I replaced them I still had the warning symbols. This time when I turned the phone on the it would not recognise the sim card and the phone was locked in flight mode. I tried the sim in another phone and it works fine. I tried another sim in my Galaxy S2 and it was not recognised, leading me to think that the problem is with the phone not the sim card. When going into settings, the phone says IMEI number unknown. The phone has been in this state until this evening. I have just restored the phone to factory settings and the sim is still not recognised. Although the phone is no longer locked in flight mode I still have no connectivity whatsoever (apart from wifi), and there is still no IMEI number or network recognized. I have searched these issues on the net, and they seem to be pretty common faults among Galaxy S2 users.

    • Ruthandmalcdrage

      yes i agree i have the same problems with my phone and the battery, it says battery fully charged and unplug charger , when its not in !! the battery life has decreased since i found the screen flashing one morning when i woke after a night on charge. I have just ordered a new charger and battery , keep my fingers crossed ..

      • Speedharris

        I took my phone to a Samsung approved repair centre yesterday. The engineer took one look at it and said it needed to go back to Samsung as it was a pretty major hardware fault and he couldn’t fix on site. He said he had one in last week doing exactly the same.

    • Sanjay Raut

      hey dude I have exactly the same issue i mean exactly same. if you have got your problem solved. please tell me or write me in my email.
      its   “[email protected]”                  I will be very thankful to you

  • Sam

    Just got a new Samsung galaxy s2, and it has been working fine. But earlier tonight while it was sitting on the counter, it called one of my friends. She answered, thought I had “butt-dialed” her, hung up, and called me back. I told her that I was no where near the phone at the time and couldn’t have called her. But sure enough, there was the outgoing phone call in the call history. Anyone else having this problem of it randomly dialing out by itself? It kinda freaked me out. 

  • LB

    Having problems with music – says it should support windows media and not just mp3 but no sound on the albums I’ve syncd. Radio and samsung music playing ok.

    • Fatman

      having exactly same problem did you manage to fix it

  • Vinu..

    Am using Whatsapp and when I try to unlock the screen after not using chatting for sometime it kinda gives a screen freeze of the last snapshot before the phone got locked or i locked the phone. It goes on for 1 or 2 seconds but then I just the phone two days back :(…. and further was trying out a game called Air Hockey and the phone just got stuck in between the game. I bought it after drooling over it and its features but I am most definitely disappointed, just 2 days and it started showing all these problems already??!!!!

  • Ryan

    Eeveryone,mine is connected to the charger the touch screen doesn’t work right.
    I can’t get into my phone while its lock it flips out when I try to.
    An while on the phone its hard to press the screen an home buttons

    • Joopasaur

      mine does the same thing. i took it back to sprint, and they said it was a faulty phone… they gave me another one, and that one does the same thing. should i keep my gs2? or just get the iphone 4? please help me.

      • Mingma73

        it is better if u take iphone 4 or 4s. 

  • Hurnae2009

    I’m now onto my 4th SGSII luckily my service provider are ok when it comes to the handset being changed. My screen overheats then the phone switches itself off and will not turn back on. I am on the verge of going mad and requesting an iPhone. I am super careful with my phone, I don’t overcharge it and don’t drop it either. Maybe I’m just unlucky! :-(

  • Ralf

    I loved my SGS2 until yesterday I updated to Android 2.3.5. I used check for updaes on the phone and installed. My bluetooth no longer works, when I turn bluetooth on the phone restarts a few times until it turns bluetooth off itself. I use a bluetooth mouse when plugged into a monitor, I use a bluetooth car speaker and bluetooth headphones when exersising. Not having Bluetooth has ruined my beloved.

  • Ptlow

    im having my new S2 last night. problem when incoming call i was unable to receive, press to unlock my phone. my phone screen into sleep mode with all black. need to wait few min only able to open it.. anyone know about this problem? 

  • Yvonn3_832

    my problem is when my s2 is sleep mode (black screen) then it will suddenly light up show the locked screen.. it isnt receiving any message or call, 
    help~~

    • Herculie

      sooner or later it will shows you that ur s2 is charging although it is not connected to any power source. send to service centre for checking.

    • Chockies13

      mine does simler i get blank screen expecially when i make a call i cannot disconect i end up leaving the longest voice mails  of nothing

  • Catriona Brady

    i have had my phone for 4 months now without any problems…… Until now… the phone keep saying it is charging when its not and at the same time it thensays its in driving mode and connected via USB when its not and rebooting which drains a full battery any clues how to solve

    • Pav V87

      im having the same problem. ive had mine for about 6 months, the problem has only just started coming up.. restored it 3 times now thinking this will help. DONT DO THIS! it only makes it worse.

    • Herculie

      i have this problem after using my S2 for over 4months. i have sent it to service centre (Singapore) and its due to be collected today. They say its the malfunction of  motherboard abd the USB connection.

  • PK

    I have a very werid problem. I get fail when I send ordinary messages i.e. I resend many times until it gets through :(. what to do, anybody who can help??

  • PK

    I have also another problem. unfortunately, when somebody call me, I get 30% of 100%. many of the calls turn to voice mail- as my phone is closed eventhough it is on. I have deleted all the new apps which may cuz that. but no chance:(
    I tried also black list, there are no restrictions. any clues?

  • Mitko

    Phone going in Driving Mode by itself, and the voice activation goes on also. So when others call me, by default its on speaker….i need to switch it off and on in order to fix this :S It started yesterday and in one day it happened 3 or 4 times :S

    • Jadeo

      Mine too! Mine happened after my 14month old nephew was playing with the phone and I have no idea how to correct.

    • jimmy79

      Same here. It goes into driving mode voice activated on it’s own every few seconds. Can’t even switch it off without it turning itself on now…

  • scott

    I have had my Galaxy S2 for under 72 hours and the speaker quit working. Not audio without head phones and the phone wouldn’t ring. I did hard and soft shut downs (lost all data and apps) and it still won’t work.

  • Wanaqa

    I only had my Galaxy S2 a very short while and it got hot very quickly,also the a piece of the back cover just snapped off.I took it into the Telstra dealer I bought it from and queried the heat and he said I had dropped it which was not the case! so I am without a phone as it had to go into the workshop.

  • Guest

    my phone get no service sometimes.

  • Bicanibal

    my wife galaxy s2 just turned off and wont start again … hear about it before.. but never this long .. blackout screen and when we try to turn it on vibrates and thats it .. 

    • Hmbb99

      I have that same problem. Bought my phone 15 days ago. I turned my phone off, charged it and turned it back on but it is totally black, the voice activator still works but the screen is black.

      • Rohit Dhesi

        What did you do to rectify?

    • Rohit Dhesi

      I have the same problem – the phone shut off and will not start again. How did you rectify?

  • Kimberlyhoran

    I’ve had the phone for less than 5 days and I’m having trouble with my wifi staying connected.  Even if in the same room as my router, I get a weak, if any signal and the phone drops the connection often.  Very annoying and not really practical. I will exchange for Iphone4s if this can not be fixed.

  • Chockies13

    hi i have samsung galaxy  s 2 great phone but a manger problem with mine it keeps crashing going blank for minuits on end also when i call people it goes voice mail and they end up with 6 min messages because my phone  has crashed and can t end the call , because im over my 7 days they won t give me a new one and now its being sent away

  • Dippingsparrow

    I have found that my device will suddenly stop playing music.  It doesn’t re-boot, but I lose my phone service for a few seconds, then everything is normal, minus the music.  It doesn’t remember what song was playing, nor what album/artist.  Anyone else relate?

  • CPA from bby

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 LTE (i727r model) and it has Bluetooth connectivity issues with my Audi (07 A4 RNS-e radio).  I can connect when starting the car. Bluetooth will remain connected for a number of minutes, then the connection will drop. It’s completely random. Sometimes I can drive for 20+ minutes and no issues, sometimes I make a call and Bluetooth will drop several minutes after, sometimes it will re-establish a connection, the majority of times it won’t.

    I’m wondering if there are background tasks running in the phone that cause the connection to drop.

    1. The time frame for the connection to drop is completely random
    2. The chance of the connection to re-establish is random (I’d say 70% of time it won’t reconnect).
    3. Turning the phone’s Bluetooth off/on will not re-establish.
    4. Rebooting the phone will reconnect, but it won’t hold a solid connection.

    I have not tested yet with a Bluetooth headset (I will try this afternoon).

  • http://daphyin-makeupisart.blogspot.com Daphnee Kwong Waye

    My s2 camera has the pink spot and green tint problem. I only need to point the camera at a white wall and I clearly see a pink spot in the middle and a green glow around it and it’s still there when I take photos… HELP?? just bought my phone almost a week ago. It’s the only problem I’m having. 

  • kerrie

    i have a new samsung galaxy 2 and whilst charging i had a call, the phone became very hot after 10 minutes but was that because i shouldnt talk whilst charging? help, unsure whether i should be taking it back? thanks folks

  • HC

    I had mine Samsung galaxy S2 for 2 weeks time, when taking picture, i always encounter ” Camera Failed” for few times. I sent to Samsung Service Center, they said it is about software and did some software upgrade for me. Again, it is still have on me show Camera Failed.
    Camera stop working. I kinda frustrated. should i go to Samsung Service Center again?? How many time it takes to fix this?

  • Silviaimre

    During conversation, sometimes the called person does not hear me. I experienced this problem with different callers.

    • Amit

      Getting same problem from the beginning, the other person complains that my voice is breaking and thats issue with many galaxy S2 users. 
      I changed SIM to my old phone and from same place I could make calls without any voice problems
      any remedy from samsung…

    • Jfuller829

      Just bought mine yesterday and i’m experiencing this same problem!

  • Jessie

    I just got this phone yesterday and it’s having major problems connecting to the internet. I can’t get a good wifi signal, even if I’m in the room with the router. This is getting incredibly annoying. The internet works like one third of the time. Debating on returning it. 

    • Darrin Heaven

      same problem.  The guy at the store downloaded something and got it working much better – but it took him an hour and a half…..

  • Jas

    Hi. Im using samsung galaxy s2. My phone always has the prob twlauncher, and everything had to closed down by force. A force close box appear nonstop and i couldnt do anything with my phone. I reset my phone a few times already since that things happen. And it appear again. Can someone help me solve this ? I went to the samsung shop and the guy said after reset will be ok, but it didnt. I cant even pick up a call or recieve a text. Its very frustrating

  • Marissaallard

    HI. my phones the galaxy s2. & i always keep it on silent mode, it only vibrates when im getting a call or text. today, it told me to update my phone so i hit ‘okay’ & after that, everytime im on the phone, & i get a text, it plays music and i dont know how to shut that off. ive tried turning my phone off & taking the battery out, but it doesnt work. help???

  • Swearnot

    I got my samsung phone on 9 Dec. Two to three days later, i started experiencing problem with the call function, where the screen hangs whenever i make or receive calls. Samsung did a one-for-one exchange. The new phone was fine when I collected it. Next day the same issue cropped up! I thought it was due to some app I installed but when I went to the customer service centre, Samsung informed me that there is something wrong with the LCD screen or some hardware. What luck! I switched from iphone to android and now I’m beginning to regret choosing Samsung. Isn’t there some quality check of your phones?

  • Wawanark

    my s2 vibration for texting is suddenly gone. but for call it is still working

  • jewel

    having this problem on my S2 of receiving call when my 3G is turned on. the calls can’t come in. only able to receive calls when it’s turned off.  

  • loadedbeats

    Got phone monday and everytime I make or recieve a call the screen goes black and locks up. I can’t do anything except hold the power button till it resets then it seem fine till I make or recieve another call. I’m taking it into an att store today see what they say.

    • Swearnot

      I had the same problem 2 days after I got my new samsung galaxy sII. Samsung gace me a new phone and the same issue happened! I couldnt believe it. I went back to the samsung shop and fortunately met a knowledgeable service staff who found the cause of my problem. It’s due to my screen protector covering these two tiny holes at the top left of your phone. Those two tiny holes are actually the phone sensors. If your screen protector covers those holes, cut your screen protector. The problem should be resolved.

  • Buzzer

    Samsung Galaxy S2 is easily the worst smartphone i have ever bought. 

    A 1.2 GHz DUAL CORE phone that hangs more than 10 times a day. Phone calls come in, hang. Turn on Wifi, hang. Turn on phone from Standby mode, hang. Alarm rings, hang. Type SMS halfway, hang. Open an apps, hang. It hangs at every available opportunity!Then it has an amazing Phone Auto Off function. Amazing. I didn’t even realise my phone was off until I need to make a phone call. Phone is also lagging. 1.2 GHz DUAL CORE phone, lagging!!! OMG. Can you believe it?Then the battery sometimes wouldn’t charge. Can you believe it after I left the phone for more than 2 hours to charge, I came back with the phone shut off due to battery drained.The touch screen is over sensative. Sometimes I just wanted to scroll, it ended up clicking on the screen and opening unwanted apps or page! What the…And lastly, the TouchWiz is absolutely rubbish!! It is a total rip off from iPhone!!! To those who complimented the TouchWiz, please go try out HTC Sense!!I regretted letting go my HTC Desire. Yes, the first generation HTC Desire is way much better than this latest generation of Samsung Galaxy!!!!! I’m getting a HTC again. Trading in the Samsung Galaxy S2 after only 2 months using it. And absolutely rubbish phone!

  • Hammad90

    Hi guys, i’m having a problem with my gs2, sometimes when i plug in the charger it starts charging n after 2 or 3 seconds it says battery disconnected n charging stops… ive tried many things even resetting the phone doesn’t works
    Please someone help me im so cunfused…

  • p2431ab

    my battery life from fully charged is 1 hour max without games or wifi on, also my phone over heats and i was playing a game and all of a sudden it decides to freeze and then turn itself off. had the phone 3 days and so far its pissing me off. iphone will be the replacement if it doesnt improve soon.

  • Rebecanjose19

    It seems to run out of battery fast right after it finished charging..something about battery overheating?!!..

    • Abah_ko

      throw it away and buy S.E,iPhone,Nokia or HTC phones instead…samsung product is the worst… xD

  • Rohit Dhesi

    Hello guys I bought my s2 2 days ago. Last evening it shut off and will not start again.
    Any solutions?

    • Lawak

      just throw that device into the garbage..what’s the point buying an expensive stuff that brings problem to the user.

    • Wade Hunt

      Mine did the same thing, I have now been without a phone for 36 hours and going crazy. IF you have any solutions please let me know

  • Browni

    Battery Disconnected problem. Could charge phone thru laptop and also thru kindle. Could not charge thru its own power supply unit. rfeturned the phone today. It seems as though it’s not a rarity.

    • Hammad90

      But it gets ok after some time… or may b if u get the battery out n then again insert it, it is a strange issue
      It looks like sgs2 is MAD…!

  • Erkansaner2

    Outgoing voice during phone calls is rubbish. Such a shame and such a common problem. I konw 5 people using this and 3 of them has this problem in several degrees. Other people cannot hear you, misunderstand, or just guess something else about what you are saying instead of hearing you. Sound quailty of microphones is very bad or they are incorrectly placed, that is the source of the problem as technical peopIe says. I bought the phone in Germany and using it in Turkey and cannot replace. Such an awful international guarantee policy.

  • Arun Varghese

    This phone has been a total scam…paid INR 28k and turned out to be a total waste of money..
    The following are some of the problems i’ve been facing in the last 2 months of ownership:

    1. Wifi doesnt even switch on..it shows an error.
    2. Bluetooth does not connect with any device.
    3. The phone does not connect with the laptop despite the kies installed.
    4. The camera does not live upto the 8 mp tag.
    5. Frequent hanging.
    6. voice issues on calls.
    7.Frequent coverage issues

    This is more like a great phone on paper which does not live up to the expectation. The dual core processor is a total let down. I should have opted for the i phone 4.

  • Albee Tan

    camera has flashing pink, occasionally other colors, stripes, both in pstill and videos

  • Chris

    My GS2 has just started developing a new problem or problems. The timeout display mode is not working properly so phone stays on and drains the battery really quick. If I try and push the button to put it in standby it crashes and restarts itself. Sometimes if I turn it off it just decides to turn itself on. Occasionally thinks it charging when nothing is connected.

    • Marcin Mastetnak

      Hi, having the very same set of problems, if u find any solution, expanation, good repair shop please update your post. i think my got water damaged – never really got anytjing spilled on it but it got kind of a steam bath when kept in inner jacket pocket while i was snowboarding. Ever since its just acting crazy.So upset couse the phone itselve is brilliant.

      • guest

        Hello, I’m having the exact same problem. The issue started 2 days ago when I noticed that my phone was frozen to the lock screen page. I proceeded with a reboot (holding power button 6-8 seconds). Then I thought the phone was functioning properly until I noticed that it was waking from sleep mode by itself leaving the screen on. After putting the phone to sleep mode again by pressing power button quickly once, the phone froze again. Since then I’ve done a full factory reset without my Micro SD Card in and I still have the same problem. I am now trying to update the Android from 2.3.3 to 2.3.5

  • http://twitter.com/sinceriouss Dj Sincerious

    I just woke up to my phone (which has been charging all night) it was BURNING HOT and wouldn’t turn on. Took the battery out and put the charger back in now an hour later the bottoms on the bottom lights are flashing and it still won’t turn on. :-( 

    • Hhhhhhhh

       happened to mine this morning. voice command is ruining my phone and keeps turning on automatically and jacking my phone up

  • Boboyrock

    When i charge my phone or play a game, the phone gets warm at the screen and the camera, do you know why ?

  • Cherryipad2

    Heyy guys my s2 is not detecting my.sim b4 it was and now theres a cross mark above

  • Rberry52

    I have been having alot of issues on my s2 from random vibrating every 2 seconds continuously for about 30 seconds, to the phone thinking it has a usb/charging cable plugged in when.nothing is acutally plugged in. This is a massive pain as it gets in the way of the music player and other things. But worse issue I have had is if I pull the battery out or turn the phone off it will think its charging when no cable is plugged in but it will also show a battery icon with a yellow triangle with a ! Insode and a temperature bar next to it. It fails to turn on whilst in this phase but I think this is a hardware issue with the connectors within the phone and not a software issue. Shame really because the phobe is amazing but this (I would call) major issue is a huge problem as this causes massive battery power loss. Hope no other users have this issue.

    Robert Berry
    Samsung Galaxy S II

    • emma

      My samsungs been doing the charging thing to. the yellow triangles a temature thping how long has your beeb doing the charging thing for?

      • Kdsmithjr

        length of charging should not produce these symptoms. my samsung tech replaced the motherboard and, so far, so good.

    • Payer Steph

      Hey my friend also has the S2 and she’s been having the same problem! She pluged it in cause it was dead and the batter icon showed up on the screen, when it beeped telling us that it was fully chagered it started to flash between the batter icon and the yellow triangle ! with the thermometer.
      She was woundering if you had any sollutions for her to try cause this is her second brand new S2 and if theres something she could do to fix it herself she would rather do that then send it off again!

      • Kdsmithjr

        i had this problem on my s2 after owning it from new back in august here in the philippines. my tech at samsung tried re installing software vers 2.3.5 but no help. he finally replaced the motherboard. so far….one week later….it seems to have solved the problem.

    • yasir

      same is happening with me! :/

      someone help! pls.. :((

    • Em

      Mine is doing similar thing, random buzzing, thinks its charging or plugged into a usb when not actually plugged in to anything. Tried switching it off as cannot have buzzy phone in pocket at work(not professional), but it switches its self back on and continues to buzz! I have taken the battery out and replaced, which seemed to fix it, but unfortunately has started doing it again 2/7 later..

    • Woody6226

      Mines doing the same with the battery icon and charging thing when not plugged in, not got to the cause yet though..

    • Kdsmithjr

      i’ve responded to several with the same problem. maybe it’s a built in bug with a timer because we all seem to be having the problem now. i bought my phone here in the philippines in august and it worked fine up until right before christmas. all the symptoms, looking like it was charging when it was not, the battery icon and the temp thing and in the end you could not shut off the phone…well, you could but it would spontaneously turn itself back on. it is not a software issue. though it seemed to start right after vers 2.3.5 software was installed. the tech re installed. it did not help. he put in a new motherboard two days after new years and it seems to have solved the problem.

  • emma

    My samsung galaxy s2 keeps tellin me its on charge or connected to usb when it isnt and keeps comin up with a disclaimer? ive done the anti virus thing and it doesnt come up with any thin. any solutions?

  • Mida_na

    So far, and I only have the Samsung Galaxy S ” since a couple of weeks, the only problem I’m experiencing is a very minor but essential one: every time I finish talking on the phone, the screen turns black and stays that way. Once in a while,  I have to really tilt it backwards to make the screen appear again. Can you give me some advice?
    Thank you.
    Ida

  • PJohnson

    I have been generally more than satisfied with the S2 but I find that the (back) camera will not focus at light levels which are not particularly low (my old Nokia N95 was fine at such light levels) and often incoming calls, particularly from iPhone, are garbled and almost inaudible. Otherwise the phone is excellent.

  • Wlargo1

    Hi everyone, i bought mine from Dubai, it didn’t have problem at first, was working great, love its speed, but then it started to freeze, i mean screen got black, but it was still on, then i had to took the battery off because camera part upper back side was hot, then i put the battery and tried to turn it on, while starting it stuck in the middle and from that date it continues to do so, i don’t have warranty therefore  i took it to a phone service place and they rested to factory defaults. Of course it didn’t help, after 2 weeks its still the same, now i can’t even turn it on, it gets hot in seconds and itself off, can’t even set factory default,  I thing it has hardware defect cause sometime i hear bzzz-ing inside the phone, not like sound its like electric, don’t know how to solve it

  • Robert

    Camera does not compare to the iPhone 4s. The flash is way too bright and leaves hot spots on your pictures. Any know fixes?

  • andrew

    I have had my S2 for about a month now and it recently ran out of battery when i put it on to charge it came on bt i had on signal i have tryed to go into networks but it says insert sim card it access when the sim card is in does anyone know of any way to sort this?

    • ArtyDot

      Sim card may not be in place properly. this happened to me and I had to pull every thing undone again. It clips in when it is in place. ArtyDot

  • Lauren

    I just got the galaxy s2 two days ago and my camera is upside down. So when I take pictures I have to hold it upside down. Any solutions to this?

    • Mxbkhan

      Try to do the horizontal calibration. Issue will be fixed.

    • Landon

      you have to set the calibration until it is in the right place. it is in the settings, then in display at the bottom

  • Johnjeffery11

    Battery disconnectd with my 1 day old phone!!! ; “

  • Jfuller829

    Just bought my galaxy s2 yesterday and today its already acting slow and i can’t recieve calls or call out. It’s almost as if the speaker is out. Any idea what’s going on?

    • Ralphbahena

      Try plugging the headphone jack in and out… It did the same thing to me and I tried it and it worked… Now I’m just trying to figure out why it tells me ” RECORDING FAILED ” every time I try the video camera.

  • Sklieong

    Always hang each time i played games. Bought on July 6. Anyone can help?

  • Amandadevlin1

    I bought my phone on 22nd Dec and having people complaining its echoing on there side when they are speaking to me?????????????/ HELP!!
     

    • Gilesgf1

      try taking it out of the case

  • Dave Downey

    Why does my Samsung S2 keep restarting when I turn bluetooth on ? Once disconnect bluetooth everything works ??

  • Steph

    messages came in a bunch and then freezes when i wanna reply..i already changed the software once. just bought it a month ago.

  • SaraBoo

    I am not able to upload any of my videos to facebook which sucks as that is the main reason I bought the bloody phone!! Also the keyboard is super sensitive, I’m really not that impressed :(

    • Jlhs

      there’s an ap called video to facebook you need to download

  • Fellows826

    I purchased my S2 in October, yesterday I woke up to find all my contacts had been deleted, not happy, I turned the phone off then rebooted it again still no contacts, I turned the phone off and took the battery out, replaced the battery, now all I get is the Samsung icon on the screen, then it goes off then comes back on again continuously, I can’t use the phone it wont let me in.

  • Kailey Sander

    Every time I tried to charge my battery it charges for about two minutes then a message comes up saying battery disconnected… if i unplug it and plug it back in it works for about two minutes and then happens again…. takes forever to charge and you have to sit there with it the whole time to unplug and plug it back in again… it is a brand new phone its 6 days old

  • Star_aia78

    Bought the Galaxy S2 about 2 months ago and I’m already having battery problems. When i turn off the phone there’s a picture of a battery going on and off alternating to an warning sign and a temperature icon. Not sure what this meant so i went to the store i bought the phone at and they told me that it might be a software update issue. Has anybody had a similar problem and how do i fix it.

    • Rachelyan

      erm… yea… my frd had the same prob… after 2-3 months ago… n he had to send back his phone to the shop n repair… but they cnt find out wats the cause of it…

    • Woody6226

      I,ve got the same battery temp icon on mine not sure what it is but its draining the power very fast…

      • Kdsmithjr

        i had that issue. i just responded. my samsung tech replaced the motherboard, after reinstalling latest software that helped not one bit. after a new motherboard, no prob.

    • Kdsmithjr

      i was wondering if i was the only person with this. I bought my phone back in august 2011 and no issues at all, other than lousy battery life…which i solved with extended battery. then, about 5 weeks ago, i got the same symptoms you described. I thought it might me my new extended battery but, nope, when i put the old standard battery, the same problem appeared. It seemed to go away if i had the phone tethered to the charger, then it went one further and began turning itself on, after i would shut it down,
      I live in the Philippines. I took it to the samsung tech and he re-installed ver 2.3.5 software….just to make sure that the softwear wasnt the issue…but what you described and not being able to turn the phone off reappeared. He finally said…”i think you need a new motherboard. He replaced it under warranty and the problem seems to have been solved.

  • Dione Walker

    I absolutely love this phone! never had any problems with it really, its super fast and i love the quality of the pictures :-) only thing im struggling with now is i cant seem to get a data connection today.. its never been an issue before and didnt even notice until i recieved an mms message and it wouldnt download :-( ….
    Ive pulled the top bar down and tried to press in on but it just doesnt work, even went into network connections and turned on packet data and roaming.. still no joy!! Im not massively techy so dont know what else to do…….. Help??

    • Zakalot

      I had a similar issue.  My data connection would just drop out and then connect again.  Sometimes after 5 seconds, other times it would take a few minutes.  I had it replaced and the new one seems to be better.

  • Indiomono2

    Hello everyone, I was deciphering on either the 4s or this one, since I had the 3gs I was thinking…hmm they’re kinda alike, “looks wise”. So I was taking a closer look at this one since it was so different. It intrigued me..so I bought it! The only thing that is killing me with this phone that the Iphone has is being able to talk through AUX in your vehicle. You literally have to put it on speaker mode while driving, before with my iphone I can just set it in dock and talk to my phone while I hear it throughout my speakers in my car. So this phone took a  huge negative impact on me now, if there is anything or anyone that knows how to fix this problem that would be great. To restore my faith in this new device. Also email me at [email protected]

    Thanks for whomever has a solution
    Ruben Cancino
    Galaxy S II

  • Michaelcftw

    Ive been having a problem with the speaker. It sounds very distorted I took the phone back the Sprint worker told me the circuit board was messed up which he said is surprising cause it was a malfunction of the phone and he got me a new one its now doing the same thing. Im going to either get a working one or going to the Iphone which is the last thing I want to do….

  • Ashraf Jarbo

    im having problem with contacts, usualy i add 4 shortcuts of my most used numbers at the homescreen , and after a day or sometimes hourse it loses everythiung,
    anyone having an answer for this isue?

  • MIkay

    bought S2 2nd week of Dec, had it replaced with a new one due to echoing sound when you’re on phone with someone.  Got it back, bluetooth won’t auto sync on the car now/problems with outlook with the phone alone/it auto cuts off calls/calling the right number on the phone directory with a different name on it – in SHORT crazy phone. Any solution?

  • Aidenmorton 1997

    I arranged my apps in the order I wanted them and when I turn my phone off and on the ones downloaded within 2 months get scattered across 3-4 extra pages

    • Sshaw226

      Go to your app page, press the menu button, edit, custom grid.

  • Landon

    PLEAASE HELP! when i try to play music through my headphones, it plays through them and the phone, i do not know what to do so anyone please help

  • Yvonnehughes

    I hate my Galaxy SII

  • jlh

    love my galaxy, but yesterday out of the blue it started announcing the sender of my texts/emails. turning the volume down doesn’t help. i can’t have my phone announcing my texts/emails @ work & i can’t turn the phone off. any suggestions?

    • Hugh G Wreckshun

      sounds like you accidentally turned “driving mode” on in the voice commands. go to the “voice talk” app and make sure driving mode is off.

      • Catriona Brady

        I had exactly the same problems as this, then the phone would reboot and drain the battery so I don’t think they’ve accidentally turned on driving mode

      • Sshaw226

        Or check text to speech in the settings.

  • Sammi

    My phone has virtually pooped itself.

    It isn’t even a year old. Just after Christmas, it started suddenly going downhill with battery life… I would charge it overnight and then within 4 hours, it’d be on 15% (after barely using it). Since I got it (second hand from my boyfriend) it has never been able to keep time. 
    It died completely Sunday night, and I have not been able to get it to charge since, no matter how long I charge it for. Now I can only start it up, and it dies in less than a minute. It isn’t the battery, as I have put a new one in it. It isn’t the charger, as I have a few different chargers. 
    I can’t send the phone to Samsung for repairs, as they claimed that it had been tampered with (which was not the case until a few days ago). So now I have to fork out more money for yet another phone. 

  • Colshyr

    im on my second handset in 3 months. first one kept freezing, couldnt make calls unless i switched it off, then back on….2nd one just kept switching itself off…starting to wish i stuck with an iphone

    • Shaun

      My phone is doing the same thing, have you managed to sort it out?

  • ArtyDot

    I have had a mobile phone since 2000 (always the same brand and have had no trouble using them) I bought a Samsung galaxy s2 a couple of months ago and I still can’t find an icon anywhere for me to add new contacts to my contacts list. This is the most difficult phone to use it is not user friendly. I could not even transfer images sent to me via SMS without contacting phone help and then I still could not find the image (after I had saved it to the SDcard) I even took the card out of the phone and put it in the computer and I still could not find the images. I had to email them to myself to be able to print them. NOW I need to transfer an SMS I received two weeks ago to another person and I can’t even do that easily. When I touch the screen where the SMS is it comes up with the engine number and vin number in the message wanting me to send the message to these numbers. I feel like throwing the phone against a brick wall it is sooooooo frustrating. Also I agree the battery life is very short especially when you dont use the phone often. ArtyDot

    • Ganeshajare

      1) To add a new contact, press the + sign on right left side of the screen (just besides search contact bar); a new contact page opens for typing.
      2) To forward SMS, press the text for two seconds, a new “Message options” opens. You can copy and paste in another message field
      3) To move a file or picture or folder to another location like Ext SD card etc, start from my files folder. Press the file for two seconds to open a new menu list, where you get option to delet, move ..etc.

  • Crazymum

    Mine keeps freezing and today deleted all the messages I had on it… it has been fine up till now… I have never had any problems with it but for the last 2 weeks it has started freezing and playing up! It also echos sometimes when I ring some one
    I have had it for almost 12 months now

  • Hoh

    I have a galaxysII my phone has a couple of issues, when making a call and i want to end it, the screen is black and wont allow me to hang up or shut the phone off. And the second issue is with setting the alarm, the clock date and time is correct but the day isnt it is a day behind.

    • Hortez1016

      Having same issue with screen going black at call end, the only  way i seem to be able to use the phone after a call is to plug it in, any answers for this?

    • siti

      I have the same problem as you. what i did was go to setting – call – uncheck the box for turn on proximity sensor. when calling the screen wont auto turn off (just be careful not to let your ear touch the screen). after some time the screen will turn off. after done calling i press the home button, and the u can see the end button:) 

  • Csansam93

    half off my screen went blue

  • Lakeyv001

    My S-2 has gone completely bland. Black screen , will not charge or turn on. I have had to remove and reinstall the battery to solve the problem. Any suggestions?

    • mohd shaan

      i think it is death

  • Bmiddleton18

    My Galaxy s2 won’t retrieve any signal, just says “emergency calls only” yet the same sim card has signal in any other phone that i have tried it in. Any ideas?

    • mohd shaan

       try another sim then if it is working den ur phone is ok it it dont so go near ur samsung service centre

  • balticbeau

    My Galaxy S2 randomly switches to “silent” mode and vice versa. It also randomly switches to and from vibration setting.

  • Poulala_8833

    My phone is heating up a bit around the camera area, like I’m holding a hot cup of tea

    • Abymathew 89

      please do reduce your display time out to a minimum value like 15sec …

    • HEADCASES

      THIS IS THE SAME AS ME I HAVE THE WHITE ONE THIS NOW MY SECOND AND IS STARTING AGAIN DO YOU FIND THAT YOUR BATTERY DIES WHEN IT IS OVER HEATING I DONT EVEN HAVE TO BE USING IT AND IT OVER HEAT PICK IT UP OF TABLE AND HAD TO LOOK AROUND I SEE IF I HAD PUT SOME THING HOT NEAR IT AND ONCE AGAIN NO I HAD NOT IT WAS DOING IT IT SELF XX

    • mohd shaan

       same here dear………..

  • Nina

    I dropped my phone on the carpet and the LCD cracked & it costs around £100 to fix. I would higly reccommend people to get insurance on this phone!!!

    • mohd shaan

       heeheeheeeeeeeeheheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • Jstites

    My skyrocket is turning itself off and then I have trouble getting it to turn back on.  It is troublesome and I worry when it does this.

  • Catriona Brady

    I have just had to send my galaxy s2 off for repair as it has several software issues. It would start rebooting then putting it self in car mode and activating the speak feature. Then the battery would drain from full to nothing and then it would die. Usually it switches on and behaves for another few days then the whole process starts again unfortunately yesterday after the rebooting and car mode etc it turned off and would not charge or come back it and kept rebooting whilst in the charger for about an hour. Really unhappy with the phone I know the repair centre is just going to reinstall the software and the same thing will happen again :(

  • Zakalot

    Bought the Galaxy S2 LTE in December.  Overall I’m happy with the phone, but I am having a bluetooth issue.  Sometimes it connects perfectly to my car (08 Benz C300) and other times the bluetooth doesn’t turn on at all on the phone.  It shows that it’s trying to turn on, but nothing happens.  Usually I have to power off the phone and power on again.

  • Sherps84

    i have a gallaxy s2 [uk] just had it unlocked now having signal problems its either no signal or couple of bars at most seems to be worse inside more than out and my home normally has full signal and 3g,internet signal seems to be all over the place but the main problem is the lack of signal bars any help with this would be appreciated

  • Syah_eyzan86

    i bought my galaxy s2 few weeks ago..recently i’m happy with it..but  a few days before i noticed that my voice talk in my sgs2 didnt work well when i compare it to my cousin sgs2..it also having signal problem.normally my home got full coverage network signal,but in my sgs2 there is only 1 or 2 bar signal for it..

  • Ebiz

    I just bought the Samsung Galaxy S2 about 2 week, and I found out easy got hang after playing game, and now the phone totally not working. Really stupid phone compare to my another iPhone.

    • Fkdofvs

      hey mn..u r damn stupid.. chck the app ass// dont blame bloody dual core 1.2 ghz 1 gb ram equips.

  • TERA BAAP

    I just got back the gs2 from tmobile after sending my original phone I purchased about 2 weeks ago. Whenever I used my swipe or text normally in both landscape or portrait view it would either not show the word after input or it would erase the previous word or the word i tried putting in. I don’t know if that made any sense but it sucks, its happening again on the one they sent me. And of course BATTERY SUCKS…

    • Porterb13

      That happened to me also. exactly same while texting. Customer no-svc. just master reset the phone.

  • Christianhattens

    Really bad signal… yiu can hear your own voice in the phone, when you are talking.

  • Jmace

    My screen has gone half blue and black, I took the battery out and put it back in, but that didn’t help.

  • Bluesman7373

    bought the galaxie 2s skyrocket dec.23rd 2011 its jan8th 2012 phone went completely black no screen and when you push power button it vibrates in quick bursts took battery out but to no avail waited 20 minutes and then the screen barely fickered and stayed black cant tell if its on or off so pissed

    • Ken McKay

      I had the same issues with mine and my sons.
      The next day they were both working again but now my sons won’t charge keeps saying battery disconnected….
      We are with Rogers in Canada. You?

  • R Tonks

    my problem is with my email i keep getting the same emails from my server.I delete them then the phone refreshes my emails and they are there again 

  • Dunst

    Bluetooth file transmission from SG2 to SG2 or SG Note doesn’ work at all.
    Bluetooth file access from Windows or Ubuntu-Linux doesn’r work.
    Reliable operation through a single touch doesn’t work. About 30% misoperation.
    Sometimes it produces thousands of temp-files on the SD-Card rott directory – no way to remove it. Only file by file.
    The sound? By far the the worst I ever had and my drawer is full of old mobile phones.
    My bloodpressure is increasing I better stop here.

  • Abymathew 89

    not able to connect to internet after enabling packet data in my galaxy s2

  • Tracekake

    Anyone who receives mt text they will get it in like scramble letters instead of what I’m actually sending, help!?

    • Kdsmithjr

      if you use swype technique this is common. not sure if it is swype or the phone

  • ginger79ninja

    Dont know how to disconnect bluetooth headset from my galaxey s2 help!!!!!!!!

  • Treble3

    Can someone help?

    I’ve a Galaxy S2 which is working great except for while connected via the bluetooth to my Mondeo, Previously with my old Nokia phone the Ford system allowed the dashboard display to show, missed calls, received calls, a redail function as well as my phone book allowing me to scroll through the contacts and subsquently make a call, etc by using the buttons on the steering wheel.
    The Galaxy although connects only allows the redial function what am I doing wrong what should i “activate” to share this information ???

  • Antoniscc

    I bought my Samsung Galaxy S2 in September 2011.
    I had no problems and I was happy with it until the update to 2.3.5 from Kies was installed.
    Right afterwards it started rebooting itself without letting me do anything. After I took off the battery, to stop rebooting, I have taken off the memory card I had installed it it as well and then everything was ok.
    Therefore, I figured out that with ver. 2.3.5 the phone has some problems when an sd memory card is installed: a) It reboots often at random times and b) it trains the battery in a very short time.
    Now I do not use the sd card at all and it seems to be much more stable and of course it does not drain the battery as before.

    But this is not fair at all. i have paid so much money to buy it and I cannot use it as I want and as it was suppose to work.

    After reading so many problems with this phone, including the ones I had, I thing we should all ask Samsung to recall and replace it with a newer (upgraded version) or give our money back.

    • Jigar Aggarwal

      i have the same problem …what to do ? can anyone guide ?

  • Dmcneer1

    I have had it for about 6 months and am still finding new stuff.. I love it with zero issues

  • Brendan

    @d836268d8ece6aaea499657fd743b563:disqus I also brought my phone about the same time as you in September & have been having the same issue ever since i updated my phone on Kies as well!!.

    i havent tried the SD removal yet & dont really want too. Have you got a new card installed now in its place or are you still not using it at all??

  • Simon Hudspith

    My wifi on my galaxy s 2 does not work properly. I am on talk talk and I can sometimes go for days with out any problems then other days it will either browse with the wifi or come up no connection. I had the Galaxy s and had no problems with this.

  • Phonesreview

    It is gorgeous and quick but there is a long shutter lag with the camera and the USB port is flakey: it is not recognized, then after fiddling USB settings, it is found and then it crashes after 300 MB. Same thing for USB tethering. The USB never works directly to my ASUS bvidia nitherboard so I need to go via a USB hub to have anything happen at all.
    My cheap old Huawei IDEOS 1850 has rock-solid USB tethering and rock-solid USB mass storage direct to my computer. Samsung Galaxy S2 has many USB problems. I heard that Samsung pulled much USB stuff out of the kernel to make room for some TouchWiz rubbish

  • jay

    I like the phone like not love..its a cool phone but i kinda like the old app dock how the background was black rather than this one that is transparent and shows the wallpaper..does any1 kno if i can make the app dock black? Without making my wallpaper black

    • Abah_ko

      use GO Launcher..

  • HEADCASES

    I LIKE THE PHONE BUT HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS IAM ON MY SECOND ONE NOW HAVE JUST CONTACT  3 AGAIN TO SAY I AM HAVEING THE SAME PROBLEM AGAIN THE BATTERY HAS NOT EVEN LASTED ME 5 HOURS(AND I HAVE NOT USE IT FOR ANY THING NO CALLS OR EVEN GONE ON LINE WITH IT) AND THE PHONE KEEPS OVER HEATING I CAN NOT BELIVE THIS IS HAPPENING AGAIN I HAVE NEVER HAD SO MUCH PROBLEMS WITH A  PHONE THE PHONE IS GREAT LOOKING AND I DO REALLY  LIKE IT BUT THIS HAS HAPPEND TWICE NOW THERE IS SOME THING UP I WOULD NOT GET IT AGAIN NOT SURE IF IT IS THE SAME WITH THE BLACK BUT CAN SEE COLOUR BEING A PROBLEM BUT THE WHITE ONE IS DRIVING ME UP THE WALL

    • mohd shaan

       all android phones battery are same u have to charge it one time a day

  • Angg11

    I have loved this phone since I got it but then I dropped it and now the vibrating doesn’t work and that drives me nuts.  I have tried to fix it in the settings but the vibrating just doesn’t ever work. It’s really driving me nuts.

  • onid

    i like this phone since i got it but the problem is i cant make any outgoing calls and out going sms… i have incoming calls and sms…… can anyone help me to solve this issues…  

  • mohd shaan

    i bought samsung galaxcy s II on 1st of jan. after 2 days i have recognise that my phone is heating from back besides the camera area in winter it is heating to much so in summer it can burst off. can any body tel me how to replace it…..???

  • mohd shaan

     yes dats the reason its battery is fyn..
    all android phone have the same battery u have to charge one time a day

  • Shazza_b

    my son has a galaxy s mini,it wont send text msgs when outdoors,yet does indoors,anybody know whats happening ?

  • Bam Bam

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 which is becoming unstable.
    1. My battery life is terrible, lasts about a quarter of a day.
    2. It sometimes freezes up so i need to take the battery out to reset it.
    3. Sometimes the battery shows it has a higher charge left, but when the phone is restarted it shows much less.  i.e. 60%  but when you restart it it suddenly shows 13%

  • Pyro2498

    My S2 always hang @ stop @ pause itself when play a game..
    Why this happen..& how to solve it..????
    Help..help..help…

  • Michael Shaw

    Hi there I got my Daughter a Samsung Galaxy S2 4 Christmas. At first all was well but since I bought here a new case the LCD has been damaged. She has been removing the phone from the case more than normal due to having to change the battery. Because the Screen is so big on the galaxy and the phone is so thin and lite its not a very strong phone and the constant clicking in and out of the case has cracked the LCD, (NOT GOOD). The phone is insured thank god but if it was me I would choose something a little more robust and sturdy. They put so much into the phones software to keep up with the competition they totally forgot about testing it for every day ware and tare. Sit on it once and it will more and likely be cracked.

    Just thought i would share my view
    M Shaw

    • Kdsmithjr

      actually the galaxy s2 is a very sturdy phone. the face is gorilla glass. practically indestructible. i’ve dropped my many times and on damage at all.

  • Acm71

    can anyone help cant get phone to ring phone ringtone set on silent and i cant remove it

  • Don Choate

    I updated with Samsung Kies and updated the software on my Galaxcy S II and now it starts up and shuts down every two minutes. Can any one help?

    • Kdsmithjr

      when my samsung was upgraded…to ver 2.3.5 i think, ….it started with some strange behavior….like you described and more. about 2 weeks ago they changed the motherboard….no problems so far

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=586921469 Kareen Mitchelson

    My Galaxy S2 I LOVE but recently been switching on and off on it’s own, buddies I have added on home page, disappear! battery life is not good and it freezes now and then too.

    • Lzietsch

      I am having the same trouble let me know if you get a solution

    • Kazza

      What is there to love about a phone that freezes, looses data and turns itself off?

  • Shaunramsey83

    Having trouble with people not being able to hear me whilst moving in a vehicle i can hear them fine they just cant hear me. Also batterey doesnt last long a couple of days if ya lucky. Some say when im talking to them they can hear some weird noises in the background aswell when im in a quiet room or in a general quiet place.

    • Trudy0

      I am having similar problems – I have complaints that i sound like i’m in a tunnel and/or the person on the other side hears themelves echo back. Also my phone calls drop 30seconds into the call and then I cannot phone back as I cannot hear the person on the other end. Also cannot connect to computer – connects as a camera – but even then cannot access any photos or anything. so back up is impossible. aarrrgh!

  • Lzietsch

    My Samsung galaxy s 2 keeps turning itself off sometimes comes back on by itself it does this during a call for no reason I have deleted some apps and turned phone off and back on still doing same thing, it is driving me crazy please help

    • Kdsmithjr

      this happened to me, along with some crazy icons on the screen for about 3 weeks following a software upgrade. i took it back to samsung, they reinstalled the software. no change.theyfinallychanged the motherboard about 2 weeks ago…so far so good.

  • Alan Egan

    I have a Galaxy S2 for about 6 weeks and am experiencing major problems with it losing stored items such as photographs, ringtones, stored settings etc.  Anyone else having that problem.
    Alan

  • Murtuza Mukadam

    Hi..i have bought a new samsung galaxy s2 phone two days back and i am not able to understand the problem.
    After every few minutes the home page goes blank showing nothing on the main page, you can’t go to applications, you cant do anything. but yes it recives call and messages.
    i showed it to many technicians no body is able to understand. the version is 4.0.3

    Is there any body who can help me out please?

    • Daudiwanjau

      version 4.0.3 is in BETA.its not official so there are still bugs. i just downgraded to 2.3.6. wait for the official ICS

  • Helen

    Hi! 

    I got a asamsung galaxy s2 for christmas, and i truly love it. But just recently the camera is all black! I can take pictures, but I can’t see what I’m actually taking picture of. If I open the photo gallery, all the pictures are there, but the camera is just having this black screen on, and I’ve taken away all the camera effects and all! Please tell me if anyone know somthing about it. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/William-Hamilton/100000406055098 William Hamilton

    downloading is very slow always get retry still nothing signal strentgh is very weak think I will cancel my contract with o2 very unhappy

  • Kennyub1

    Yup i am. When plugged into my car. It dont charge. It drains the battery. But the house charger works. I am now getting a blueish tint on my screen too. weird huh?

  • Bigboyquenz

    it ends my calls wen i try to make a call

    • corm84

      Same. when ringing somebody it makes a beeb noise and hangs up. also people cannot ring me. although text messaging and everything else works.

  • Gourav

    i have problem with the data network. whenever i go on roaming network it leaves data network. i have enabled use data on roaming to “on”. I always have to restart my fone few times before it works. not happy. :(

  • Draco_malfoy

    A very simple solution to you guys! Trade in your Samsung Galaxy S2 while it is still on demand now! Go get HTC. I just did that. Bought the SGS2 for one month, sent in for repair about 3 weeks (WTFF!!)… sold it immediately after repair! What a stupid smartphone!!

  • Buzzer

    Samsung Galaxy S2 is easily the worst smartphone i have ever bought. 

    A 1.2 GHz DUAL CORE phone that hangs more than 10 times a day. Phone calls come in, hang. Turn on Wifi, hang. Turn on phone from Standby mode, hang. Alarm rings, hang. Type SMS halfway, hang. Open an apps, hang. It hangs at every available opportunity!
    Then it has an amazing Phone Auto Off function. Amazing. I didn’t even realise my phone was off until I need to make a phone call. Phone is also lagging. 1.2 GHz DUAL CORE phone, lagging!!! OMG. Can you believe it?

    Then the battery sometimes wouldn’t charge. Can you believe it after I left the phone for more than 2 hours to charge, I came back with the phone shut off due to battery drained.

    The touch screen is over sensative. Sometimes I just wanted to scroll, it ended up clicking on the screen and opening unwanted apps or page! What the…

    And lastly, the TouchWiz is absolutely rubbish!! It is a total rip off from iPhone!!! 

    To those who complimented the TouchWiz, please go try out HTC Sense!!I regretted letting go my HTC Desire. Yes, the first generation HTC Desire is way much better than this latest generation of Samsung Galaxy!!!!! 

    I’m getting a HTC again. Trading in the Samsung Galaxy S2 after only 2 months using it. And absolutely rubbish phone!

  • adelramadan

    When i try to use voice talk on my device, it always says: unable to connect to server, please try again later. And than, it starts listening automaticly to whatever and keeps showing me this sentence, it’s driving me crazy

  • Lara

    I really really want to turn Voicetalk off it’s annoying the heck out of me and am waiting for an update that Samsung said they would release soon (Guardian newspaper article 4 Nov 2011)
    The Bluetooth is the new version 3.0 and needs data connection unlike the previous 2.1v version which didn’t need data connection so it’s costing me twice to make a handsfree call!

  • Lara

    Hi adelramadan                     
    It looks  like Voicetalk  needs data connection so if you have turned wifi and data packet off it won’t work

  • Evolooshen

    HI
    i bought the Galaxy s2 about a week ago and from the moment i started it it started to lag a lot! moreover the loading speed isn’t good needs time to load the apps and the widgets of the home page or the other pages, also there is the battery life problem it finishes quickly and needs a long time to charge.

  • Kazza

    I got one on contract last week and everyone that calls me has an echo of their own voice. I also noticed that the WIFI range is poor compared to my HTC Desire. I have sent it back for a refund because I’ve decided my Desire is more technically sound and a better size especially for one-handed use. Also saves me £15 per month by not taking out a new contract!

  • Hassanhallab

    My s2 suddenly goes to driving mode or even as if i connected it to a computer via usb but i would be in fact just holding it in my hands. i went to a repair shop and changed the thing where u insert the power cable to charge the battery and it worked fine for like a month and now its doing it again….i wanted to get the galaxy note soon but now im thinking of going to iphone. can anyone help me i really like samsung phones but this phone is making me think twice….ps: its something hardware and in case you are think it is because i droped it or had a hard hit then no.

    • Kdsmithjr

      it seems to be hardware related. some of what you said…actually most of it happed to my 5 month old galaxy s2. samsung (philippines) changed the motherboard and…so far….all is ok again.

  • Lauren Armitage93

    I’ve had a Samsung Galaxy S2 for about a month now and I have a couple of problems with it. I can not open the gallery without going into my camera and clicking on the small photo in the corner, this means that I can’t get into any of my music pages either. The settings keep changing after inchange them to what I want. For example, I change the screen timeout to 15 seconds and it automatically changes itself back to 10 minutes! If this is in my pocket or bag I don’t realise and stiff like this keeps my phone working and it doesn’t help my battery life. Also, if I am in an application like Facebook or Twitter for longer than 10 minutes at one time, it comes up with an error message and closes down on me. In some places I get no signal at all? I though 3G was supposed to hive you good signal in most places? It has the worst battery life I have known a phone to have.even if I barely use it it dies before the day is over, even if I haven’t even used it! I have all of the battery saving stuff on and I have the lowest brightness possible, I make sure I dont keep aplications open and nothing seems to help. I have tried updating it with my computer and Samsung app but nothing seems to work!! I didn’t think it would be a big problem at first and I thought it might helpnitself but I can’t seem to get it to work.

  • Debra Hartzenberg

    Had my phone 2 weeks love it then for some reason carnt take off the in fight mode so carnt text or phone anyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 

  • Kannan Mithun

    my s2 hangs up when hearing music through headset.. it has occured three times in 15 days.. can u tell me the reason??

    • Rcamithchandrashekar

      I had the same problems but now I fixed it just go to service centre and tell then to change the audio jack it fixes the problem

  • Sam Flynn
  • ricardo

    Hello ok so i bought my galaxy s2 today and it was working fine untill i got to my house it stoped working…it doesnt allow me to use the internet i dont want it to connect it to my wifi or do i have to connect it to the wifi to get internet acces? yes im paying at&t to get internet acces but it doesnt work everytime i get to a place with wifi.! please hlp me [email protected]
    @yahoo:disqus 

    • Kdsmithjr

      yes, you do have to connect to wifi to use the web UNLESS you have data services with your provider and you use them. Long press of power key and click Data Network Mode until if says Data Network Mode Activated (default is Deactivated) 

  • MikeyJay

    Phone started with clicking noise during calls.
    Then started not allowing me to make calls. Every call could say call ended as soon as I dial, then would automatically start working again.
    Phone is now doing all of the above and vibrates randomly, shuts down randomly, reboots, even when you turn the phone off, sometimes it will turn on by itself and the usb will no longer sync. Oh and it also flicks from charging to normal over and over without even being plugged in.

  • Gina

    People cannot hear me during calls. I’m practically shouting and they say I am so soft, almost inaudible and sounds like I’m in a tunnel. I see this is a common problem with these devices.

  • Tris

    My device restarts on its own few times a day. Scarry…

    • Kdsmithjr

      this will probably require a new motherboard. mine did and did you get some strange icon like a triangle and a thermometer too?

    • Sharaf

       I have the same problem. Mines restarts sometimes even by lunching the camera app and some other apps.

  • Gina

    I called Samsung directly and their technician gave me 2 options for any issues that may be software related: 1. Soft Reset: Remove the battery while the device is still ON. (first exit all applications). This is like a quick reboot of the computer. If that fails – 2. Hard Reset: Applications, Settings, Privacy, Factory Data Reset. (Note: Backup all your stuff to the memory cards as this will erase all data on the phone). This almost always fixes the problems.

    • Kdsmithjr

      it will fix many problems but not some of the more complex ones here like the phone coming on by itself or showing a thermometer image or going into the mode where it acts like a disc drive. for those my tech said i need a new motherboard and samsung philippines replaced it for free. so far no probs. it is not just a software problem.

    • Nassra

      Can someone plz helpp!! I got ths fone as a bdai present ilove it soo much but all the sudden ths dumb thng startd e.g it would turn on and off it selfff!! And some times it connects itself wiv some nxt thng even doe is not plugged to anthing and the thermometer thng stard and now noww the stupid home scree button dnt work at all av never dropped it or been in the water problemscafter problems… dunno wat to dooo..

  • Mwilson47

    Phone locks up. Have to remove battery to re start. Happens about every 4 days. Today it locked up 3 times in an hour.

    Battery runs down real fast.

    Today my galaxy s II used 2 gigs of my data plan in 12 hours without my knowing it. AT&T gave me an adjustment and is trying to help figure out the problem.:

    Apps start on their own.

    Volume is erratic.

    • Tanker

      i bought a new galaxy 2s and also experienced it using up all the data within a few days.  I made sure all the apps were closed every night and that I did very llittle with the phone, expect play solitaire.   Went through 2 different phones and ATT adjusted my bill each time.  Finallly just turned it back in and went back to my old phone. 

  • Rajat Arora

    I bought my Samsung Galaxy S II for 28k from a local dealer on the 20th of December 2011. Just one month ago. And to my torture I havent been able to use the phone in the right condition for a single day. Ive given the phone to the service center 5 times within this one month. Every evening they say that the phone is fine but it does not even switches on.

    The initial problem was with the mic. I used to get any call. I was able to hear the other persons voice but my voice was not audible at the other end. On googling it seemed a regular problem with this set so as suggested by other users i upgraded the firmware and other necessary softwares. None of this helped so i landed onto the service center. On Inspection they told me that the Mic for this handset is not functioning and will have to be replaced.

    They took a week to replace the mic. I got the handset that would switch off while working normally and didnt restart again. I charged the battery to its optimum level and the handset kept switching off again and again by itself.

    Went back again to the customer care. They said that the phone was not charged because there was a problem with the charging port. Corrected it back again and gave it to me.

    Next day the same problem. I took it back to the customer care center in patel nagar. Now they say that its a software problem. Upgraded all the softwares and gave it back assuring the correct working of the device.

    Overnight usage was diffucult. This morning have sent the device back to the service center with the same problem again.

    I asked for the replacement of the device and the executive said that you can only get the device replaced within 4 days of your purchase and this device because it has already got repaired so many times will not get replaced.

    That’s what my samsung experience is. 28 k down the drain and worst device i have ever used.

    Planning to pick it up over the consumer court forum now.

    Rajat Arora
    [email protected]
    9810958508

    • Kdsmithjr

      i live in the philippines and i arrived here at the end of december 2010 with a samsung galaxy s that i purchased in the usa. it functioned nearly flawlessy and i bought my gf a sony experia x in jan 2010 because she was so envious of my galaxy s and she had never had a smarttphone before.  from february to about august we were both happy smartphone users: me with my galaxy s and she with her sony exNwerperia x; then I bought a new samsung galaxy II…supposedly the state of the art. I did a lot of research before buying and i thought i made decent purchase…..NOT SO
       From purchase in early august though a trip to the USA in october to early november when i returned to the philippines all was still good.  by mid october i was so certain the galaxy s2 was so good i actually gave my galaxy s to my gf and she, in turn, gave her experia x to her daugther. As they say in the USA….”don’t count your chickens before they hatch”.
      Rolling into december i started having major problems, right after upgrading to the latest software…gingerbred 2.3.5…the phone could not be shut down. Oh,…i would turn off ok…but 5 mins later it would turn itself back on. Needless to say this was not good for battery life (particularly if you shut down at night, did not think you needed to charge and, then, woke up the next morning realizing the phone you shut down right before putting your head on the pillow, waited until you were asleep to turn itself on and self drain.
      To keep things interesting, sometimes when it booted ithere would be this mysterious triangle (always bad news in computing) along with a mysterious red thermometer
      Never did find out what the icons meant, but my samsung service center were more understandiing here in davao city The reinstalled the software, gave it back to me and said “tell us if that does the trick”…instead of sending me away hoping it was fixed. When reinstalling software did not work, rather than make the poor customer suffer…a customer with a 5 month old phone by the way…they offered to put in a new motherboard. they told me when to drop off the phone and told be to give them 2 hours….i came back three hours later…and the phone was ready…on january 3, 2012.

      today it has almost been three weeks and….no problems yet! and i am a heavy phone user. so far its as solid as my more-than-year-old-rock-solid-dependable galaxy s

    • Kdsmithjr

      i live in the philippines and i arrived here at the end of december 2010 with a samsung galaxy s that i purchased in the usa. it functioned nearly flawlessy and i bought my gf a sony experia x in jan 2010 because she was so envious of my galaxy s and she had never had a smarttphone before.  from february to about august we were both happy smartphone users: me with my galaxy s and she with her sony exNwerperia x; then I bought a new samsung galaxy II…supposedly the state of the art. I did a lot of research before buying and i thought i made decent purchase…..NOT SO
       From purchase in early august though a trip to the USA in october to early november when i returned to the philippines all was still good.  by mid october i was so certain the galaxy s2 was so good i actually gave my galaxy s to my gf and she, in turn, gave her experia x to her daugther. As they say in the USA….”don’t count your chickens before they hatch”.
      Rolling into december i started having major problems, right after upgrading to the latest software…gingerbred 2.3.5…the phone could not be shut down. Oh,…i would turn off ok…but 5 mins later it would turn itself back on. Needless to say this was not good for battery life (particularly if you shut down at night, did not think you needed to charge and, then, woke up the next morning realizing the phone you shut down right before putting your head on the pillow, waited until you were asleep to turn itself on and self drain.
      To keep things interesting, sometimes when it booted ithere would be this mysterious triangle (always bad news in computing) along with a mysterious red thermometer
      Never did find out what the icons meant, but my samsung service center were more understandiing here in davao city The reinstalled the software, gave it back to me and said “tell us if that does the trick”…instead of sending me away hoping it was fixed. When reinstalling software did not work, rather than make the poor customer suffer…a customer with a 5 month old phone by the way…they offered to put in a new motherboard. they told me when to drop off the phone and told be to give them 2 hours….i came back three hours later…and the phone was ready…on january 3, 2012.

      today it has almost been three weeks and….no problems yet! and i am a heavy phone user. so far its as solid as my more-than-year-old-rock-solid-dependable galaxy s

  • Big W

    Hi
    I have a S2 Galaxy phone and everyday in the very early hours of the morning it just shuts off and then turns itself back on. When this happens it says Samsung Mobile Security is runnning. Can anyone please shed some light on this. I have the Kernel Version if that helps.

    • Ysf007

      mine is also make a problem like that.. pls help

  • Salman Salat

    Hello, I know u ppl have a lot of complaints to handle. Sorry 2 disturb u with mine. Would b very thankful if u can solve the problem. 

    The thing is that I switched off my S2 for 3 weeks. When I switched it back on, it was slow. Keyboard getting hanged, apps closing etc were common.  Since then, I have formatted the phone n have rooted the device to use CPU Overclock app n Autostarts app, but to no avail.Plus, I had like 70 apps. I deleted a dozen or so

    P.S: RAM usually is 50-60% free, App memory is 1.7 gb free (outta 2 gb) n mass memory is 10 gb free. 

    thnking u in anticipation!!!!!!!!!

  • Adrymooy

    The phone does not ring when there is an incoming call but it does vibrate.

  • Zannevdh

    Hi, I had my s2 now for 9 days. my last photo i took was 4 days ago and now suddenly my forward facing camara does not want to work. It stalls and hangs or it shows lines ocross the screen. I went back to the store and they said that it might be a virus.

  • Zannevdh

    Hi, I had my s2 now for 9 days. my last photo i took was 4 days ago and now suddenly my forward facing camara does not want to work. It stalls and hangs or it shows lines ocross the screen. I went back to the store and they said that it might be a virus.

  • Dograsid

    Viration doesnt works atol . Best phone .. still a disappointment

  • Trudy0

    YES!! as for the smart part – this seems all good and well, the battery life is sadly very short and frustrating – but can be overcome. However, my biggest problem that I am having is with the actual phone function.  The person on the other side says I either sound like I’m on a tunnel or a fish bowl (in water) or they can hear themselves echoing back which makes converstions inaudable. Also the calls drop continously and when I try to dial back, I cannot hear them. I need to know if this is an individual handset problem or if it is a phone problem?

    • Sam

      Hi, i have the exact same problem. It makes weird noises like you described, as though im underwater and cuts off. At times people cant ring or text me because they cant get through to my phone, even though mine seems perfectly fine. Ive sent it off for repair twice and it still does it. Can anybody please help??

  • Trudy0

    Oh I forgot to mention that it does not connect to my computer either the Kies does not work/connect phone to computer???

  • Deejaymsz1

    i have recently purchased samsung galxys2 from 3 network and i have a horizontal line accross the screen to which i googled the problem and found out this is a major problem with these phones…. well done samsung you could have been so amazing but you let us down with this s**t… please excuse the language but thought it was needed

  • Shaun Jennings

    I am having a lot of difficulty with my SGS2.  If I let the battery run down completely it won’t load up again.  It just constantly crashes and restarts.  I can’t figure out the problem because the phone won’t stay on long enough or connect to the internet to find a solution.  Can anybody advise please?

    • LUCIOBLUE61

      YOU HAVE TO GET A NEW BATTERY .

  • Brett Duhig

    How the hell do you close out of the internet explorer?
    Once you have used a form in ecplorer you cant exit.

  • Teddy

    I just got my S2 3 2 weeks ago… it hang on and off… MORE THAN 10 times !!! The software seems to be very weak ! If Samsung do not come out the solution within a month.. i would have to switch to others… It is a good phone… provided it is STABLE !

  • Mrcvs

    hi. ive had the galaxy s2 for around 3 months and its been great until about a month ago… when the phone is fully charged (100%), the 100% icon appears in the top left hand corner of the screen when unlocked and the word “charged” appears under the time display on the lock screen… when i unplug the charger both icons remain on the screen until battery reaches the point when it is needed to be charged again(then it reads “connect to charger”)…. also,
    i used to be able use it as mass storage and transfer files to and from my laptop, but now when i plug it into the usb it only charges the phone… and when i plug the phone into the wall charger it tries to access mass storage and connect via kies….
    also battery life has dropped considerably in the last month…
    i would appreciate any kind of helpful feedback..
    thanks 

    • Heather-adcock91

      Mine is doing this too. It randomly decides its connectimg to kies and if i turn it off it automatically turns straight back on. It also decides its charging when its not at all

      • Scott_agnosia

        Been experiencing very similar issues to Mrcvs and Heather-adcock91. It keeps activating car mode for no reason too. The only thing which seems to settle it down is to take out the battery and let it completely cool down. If you put it straight back in then the same issues reoccur. I’ve heard it could be that the battery is damaged due to overheating but not sure this is correct. I’ve ordered a new battery so will see if that sorts the problems

  • Mrcvs

    also, ive had issues when the phone is off due to running out of battery, trying to plug it into a charger and then the charging icon appers on the screen along with what seems to be a caution sign with a temperature gauge… unsure of what this is about….

    • Leannepattinson_76

      im having this same problem at the moment

    • Kdsmithjr

      i’ve posted on this before. my samsung tech here in the philippines was very good at running this problem down. it is not a software problem; it is a hardware problem traceable to the socket where the charger connects to the phone. I assume it is repairable, but since my s2 is still under warranty, my service tech here in the philippines simply replaced the entire motherboard and the problem seems to have gone away.

  • svj

    i had my S2 for 2 days. I used skype video chat close to half hour and i found the battery temp increase by 32F from 82F to 114F. Even when i do a normal call, it increases the battery temp by atleast 10F.  This is infact the second S2 in 4 days, the first one had a similar problem and replaced it for another S2. Is this normal or am i over reacting?Can anyone help pls?

    • svj

       Also it takes somewhere between 2 to 3 hours to fully charge the battery from near empty. Is the charging time normal?

  • Julie

    i have problem receiving calls on my S2 when my 3G is turned on. the calls goes straight to my voicemail. Anyone have the similar problem? I’m not sure if it’s problem with the phone or my sim card.

  • Mike Hajj

    viber keeps crashing on S2.

    the phone does not pause a game when incoming call is received.

    sometimes contacts just freezes when switch between favorites and groups.

    when u choose to message a contact and u select whatsapp, it opens the standard messaging app with a default invitation message to whatsapp although the contact is already on your whatsapp list.

    and it still uses android 2.3.5 !!!!! instead of 4. y ????

    basically my problems are related to software instead of hardware.

  • Stottselena

    i made the mistake of upgrading it to 4.0.3 and now im getting no signal in my place when i had full signal before doing it, i have to put a safety pin in the black whole in the back of my phone to get signal, i would mind if i didnt have to walk down the street with the back of my phone cover off and the safety pin sticking out !!!!! i have spent days and night weeks looking for a solution for my signal issues but nobody has found it aparently …. 

  • Fenoola Saucyknickers

    I LOVE my Galaxy s2…..the only issue i have with it is that the battery gets REALLY hot when its charging….as a result of this my screen finally popped today…….going to speak to my service provider to see if they will replace otherwise its back to the dreaded blackberry for me! 

  • Julia2b

    Major battery issues where phone will only work when 100% charged.  Difficulty recharging.  Black screen, can’t turn on.  Wi fi not working.  Keeps reverting to silent mode.

  • Jaiking82

    hi there,…i have problem with my SGS2….I have replaced the lcd’s….but i found on the lcd’s a red dot….and the touch panel doesn’t work at all….even the light doesn’t on? and sometimes gets stuck…..can someone help me? :(

  • Chelsea_Taylor_2011

    I had to reset my phone and since then it wont pick up any singal in my area, its driving my mad had to borrow a phone of my mate so i can ring people and text :( can someone help me please

    • Its_kristyn

      They are trying to get me to reset too as the network connection keeps dropping out randomly… Did that totally stuff yours?????

  • Leannepattinson_76

    my battery has gone in my phone and its only 3 months old so anoyed

  • Andrei

    i keep receiving the same message all over again, every 3-4h. it’s one of the messages that is already in the memory. i have this issue for 2 weeks and i found no solution.

  • Kdsmithjr

    for those of you who are getting a wierd connection icon with a triangle and thermometer image, my local samsung tech has traced it to a hardware issue with the connecting socket for the phone. since my galaxy was under warranty, rather than repaiir the offending plug, he simply installed a new motherboard and the problem went away.

    • Vriseham

      My phone has just done this do I need to take it to a repair place or is there a way of me fixing this problem myself??

      • Kdsmithjr

        Although replacing a motherboard is not “rocket science” by any means, if your phone is under warranty, I would think it would be both “safer” and quicker to have a samsung tech do this for you. They will probably install the lastest software as a courtesy while they are at it.

  • Beeje

    My phone gets extremely hot after a short time of use, my battery at most lasts about a day & as of today camera went black… i like this phone so why is it doing this to me :( honestly though, i really look after it so i can’t really figure out why it’s doing this.

  • Cheriefos

    I don’t get the yellow tint i get a blue shade down the sides top and bottom when scrolling items and also my battery does not last that long which is annoying when im not using it that much.. any help would be apprecieated thank you

  • Rash

    The biggest issue is wifi connection gets off automatically if S2 is running out of battery. :(
    I really hate it.. Can anyone tell me the way to get rid off it?

    • Girlydevil

      well if you have Power saving mode turned on, then it’s supposed to disconnect wifi. you can enable/disable it from Settings- Power saving mode.

  • LEO!

    im having a display problem with my samsung galaxy 2 skyrocket. i see a big yellowish spot on the upper right corner of my screen… and i dont know if its water damage or something else.. anyone have any idea?

  • Lhui_14

    my samsung galaxy s2 heats up ridiculously while charging off the socket with the packaged charger till 48 degrees Celsius. that can’t be normal right? the normal temp is abt 32 degrees and it shots up within minutes of me plugging in to charge. No problems of overheating if I charge via usb on PC tho. but that takes ages to get my phone fully charged. anyone knows why?

  • jc

    my s2 is starting to have charging issues.  It always says 100% charged unplug from charger, even when it is almost dead.  If I turn the phone off to make the 100% go away, my phone won’t turn on without plugging in the charger. It shows the battery, a yellow triangle and a temperature gage.  If charging, and I unplug it, it still shows it’s charging, even though it is not plugged in. So, is it charging or not? The battery life is getting worse.

    • Tamika Van Uden

      That happened to me!! I have been without my phone 4 2 days and it had only just turned back on!!! I work telstra (largest phone company in aus) so I need my phone! Before it happened my phone was really hot do I tried a new barret and nothing happened!!

    • Ozzy_dude_75

      im having the same problems, also connecting via the usb to pc wont work anymore.
      it gets very hot, the battery only lasts a few hours now, also sometimes when i make a call its automatically on speaker. all this has just happened a week ago. i also have to often take the battery out and out it back in to get the phone started again

  • Sam

    Hi, 
    Just today I noticed that my S2 shut down automatically without any notice. Is that a software problem or an update?

    • Ysf007

      mine is also make a problem like that.. pls help

    • HappyIGotMyActive

      Mine to. Tried different android versions (2.3.3, 2.3.4, 2.3.5).

      Sometimes it can drain a full battery in less than an hour.

      And that’s with no extra apps installed except the preinstalled ones.

      Bought it 3 weeks ago..

    • Kellybrace79

      I am also having this problem, it has done it 3 times now in the last couple of weeks! Why??

    • Its_kristyn

      My Samsung turns itself off too… prob at least 3 times a week…. is very frustrating…

  • Jonathan Koh

    i can’t hear people talk nor hear any ringing tone when calling but the other side can hear, whats the problem with the phone?!

  • Garymark

    I have a galaxy s2 phone and last night all the icons on the bottom of the display, phone,messaging, contacts mysteriously moved into the phone applications. The only icon have on the bottom of the phone is the application icon. Ican accsess the phone, messaging, contacts from the applications. Question how do I get the icons back to the bottom of the phone??

    • http://www.facebook.com/emabustamam Ema Bustamam

      click applications>menu>edit. now drag the icons to the bottom part. 

  • David

    I purchased my skyrocket 2 weeks ago.  I have had difficulty getting the phone to sync with my home computer using the usb cord supplied with the phone.  I keep getting a message asking for the CDC serial.  I have read that many others are having this same problem.  Today while driving, the bluetooth on the phone shut down after about 30 seconds.  I had to pull over and try to reconnect it. The phone would not allow me to reconnect.  I had to remove the battery and reinstall to get it to the bluetooth working again.  It failed again after another 30 seconds…..dropping out.  I had to shut down the phone, remove the battery and reinstall it 5 times today to simply get the bluetooth to stay connected and tonight on the drive home it wont conect at all.  This is my first smart phone and so far not very impressed. 

  • Megthomas_

    Only had SGS2 for 4 months, and the screen keeps freezing, never been dropped, no water damage, no settings changed… Can anyone tell me what’s wrong with it?

  • shalou

    I have had my gs2 for two weeks now and there are a few problems. I loose connection and sometimes it goes to roaming when it should not. The other thing is the temp goes very hot when I’m using my car charge (will check the charger tomorrow). It froze and I had to take the battery out to get it to come back on. I think this was when the temp got so hot. My Bluetooth stopped working for two days but it started working again somehow. Going to take it in the day after tomorrow to get it checked out. Oh and it takes 3 hours to charge this dang thing…

  • Chikg

    my s2 keeps freezing all the time specially when my battery is low which is more often then not. and my screen keeps flashing on and not going into sleep mode. when i make phone calls it gets really heated.

  • CJ54

    My samsung Galaxy S11 has just started to come up with sim card removed when it isn’t. Switching phone off and on has now put it into flight mode arrrrgggghhhhh. Switch it off as you may wont work neither does turning off the flight mode. Off to the shop with it on Saturday to see if they can sort it out . CJ54

  • Dee

    This Galaxy S11 phone of mine wont allow me to txt or call. A message flashes up saying “The application Logs Provider (process.com.sec.android.provider….has stopped working, what does this mean HELP!!! DeeDee

  • Mel

    T-mobile just sent me my THIRD Galaxy S2 in two months.  The phone sucks. It does everything well except make phone calls.  Calls constantly drop, usually after one minute.
    T-mobile has been really nice and is sending me new phones.  The problem is the phone company but the phone.
    Either people in Korea keep their calls less than 45 seconds or the phone never should have been released.

  • Tonimiles

    I have a samsung galaxy s2 the battery life is shocting i have started ro get the yellow screen a couple of times and now it wont vibrate… at all! Can any one help the shop said i can send it back ut i dont wanna lose all my messages and photos… any idea how i can back them up first. any answera are welcome :) x

  • Richard Salmon

    My galaxy s2 is fine (so far) apart from when I connect it to my VW Tourans hands free set up, the phone connects straight away but will not connect with the phone book! this takes away the  benefits of hands free. i can receive calls and the system shows the callers number but if I wanted to make a call then i would have to do so from the phone! any thoughts or ideals please.

    • Sfranklin206

      I have the same problem with my Galaxy s2 and my BMW built in bluetooth. O2 says it is a BMW problem, BMW say it is a Samsung problem, Samsung say it is a O2 problem.

  • Krazee82

    I am having soooo many issues with my Galaxy S2, and I have only had is 11 days! Apparently Bell tells me it is a known problem. The issue is after a few days (or according to Bell) a while…when an incoming call or an outgoing call happens, the hardware gets screwed and the phone screen essentially shuts down and nothing can be down with the phone till you pull the battery and restart it. Like I have said, this is my second phone now in 11 days, and I am going to a third today (Hopefully). This is NOT a great phone just based on this issue!

    • Andrew Jg

      I have the same problem, everytime i make a call the screen goes blank but i can still have the conversation but cannot hang up.I’ve had this phone only two days and upgraded my iphone on the basis that this phone was the bees knees and could play internet video as it has built in flash player.What a let down.

  • Batz1992

     It used to vibrate and now it doesn`t. The phone is on silent and it vibrates when silent mode is selected. But when I receive a text, it doesn`t vibrate.
    can any one can help me.:( i really don’t know what to do.. :((

    • Ema_g9

      i had this one b4 when i was using an app of volume control (blue colour). then i uninstall that app then set everything about sound default. everything went on very smoothly then :) p/s it happened long time ago. i dont really remember how, but it have something to do with the app.  you also can check your setting> sound>vibration>only in silent mode before uninstalling anything.

  • guest

    force close messages contantly appearing i cannot access anything in my phone help! i need to backup everything before the phone gets worsee!!!!!!

  • Gmail

    i had a problem which there is a line on the right on the screen which is an electronic problem if somebody had this please respond

    • Boudi202

      I have it too! it’s a green line that keeps on flashing at the right side. I don’t know what to do, any advice?

  • Markwright_9

    ive got major problems with my SGS2 calls keep dropping out, text keep failing, signal fails, internet keeps cutting out (but i still have both green/amber arrows) battery gets very hot (have to remove battery) drains power to quick, keeps turning off and restarting, keeps freezing up… after ringing T-MOBILE all they can say is send it back to us for repair !! ive explained that ive done a hard reset and still same and with all them problems i would just like a new one !! 

  • Gd

    I have been back to the shop there times with my galaxy S2. It has been shutting down and rebooting at random times including during phone calls. Have done a factory reset which did not fix the problem. The shop has just reinstalled all factory software which may have fixed it. I hope so. If anything more comes up will post again.

  • Tazeempeerally

    i have an samsung galaxy s2 till when i had do an update with it when i turn on my bluetootch it keep freezing anad restarting so many time and then the bluetootch turn off any solution

  • Victor

    I had problems which the camera always hanging and sometimes the whole phone is hanging.. This causing me need to shut down the phone frequently!! 

  • Steve

    Hi, my first S2 has been replaced as the right hand side of the screen stopped being touch sensitive (It also had the tinge problem). My replacement worked fine for 3 weeks and is now showing the same fault. It actually makes the phone unusable. No tinge problem on this yet though.

    To have 2 in a row break down like this, looks like there is a serious problem somewhere.

  • teck shen

    when i play my music, the whole phone jams n keeps repeatin that same part..the center n side button wont work at this moment. so i have to pluck out my batt n put it back n it plays just fine now..anyone know wads wrong??

  • Bwood1g

     I have a few with my galaxy s2 . such as, does not charge properly, unless i turn it off and it re-boots, does not connect to pc and battery doesnt last long. all this started after 1 month until got it.

  • Cornia Tyler

    MY SGS2 epic 4G touch has problems during phone calls when i need to select a number from a menu or enter someones extension. any idea on how to fix this?

  • Fusion_94

    my S2 screen auto activate. can any1 hlp pls?

  • Brianhill

    my S2 keeps deleting my E.Mails after 7 to 10 days. I have been asking everyone but cant seem to get an answer to how to solve the problem. Can anyone help me/

    • Jamj

      have you had a look in the settings for Email  have a go at that there mite be something in there about how long to keep your emails before they get deleted

  • Gangles8

    All the photo’s and videos on my wife’s S2 have gone, has this happened to anyone else?

  • Jamj

    Hi there ive had my galaxy s2 for three day and now when i go to caera it keeps saying camera failed can any1 help

    • Alok

      I am also facing the camera hang problem in my S2. It is very frequent. Any suggestions ??

      • Jamj

        my phone s2 had low battery so charged it up and camera started working again

  • Shaffaf Saifuddeen

    Hi…i cannot play music files on the external sd card of my galaxy s2…when playing on another player(other than the pre-installed player), sd card crashes and my phone needs to be restarted….the pre-installed music player does not show the music files in my sd when another music player is installed….can anyone please help me on this??? 

  • Kurtaldag

    My phone sometimes does not make any sound on an in coming call sometimes it makes a sound and sometime it doesn’t.

  • Kim

    Unfortunately i have lots of problems…

    sometimes it doesnt ring when calls are made to it
    sometimes i dont get any sms sound

    whenever i hear music, it sounds like a karaoke version… The sound is all F***** up, and the voices are being mixed out, and the band has no low frequencies.

    it reboots.

    It is not rooted, its is newest firmware and has been hardreset a lot to try to eliminate problems..

    Fantastic phone, but it doesnt work

  • Beef_welly

    Its taking my phone 9 hrs of charge to get to 89 %

  • Emily_naomi

    Sound doesn’t work at alllllll no music, no audio on videos and most important my alarm didn’t go off today! its not on silent mode and the volume is up, I don’t know what I’m doing wrong.

    • Jonathanmorris1976

      yep same with me, the phones ringtone is fine, its just video sound thats not there. sound is up and not on silent

  • Adoch

    phone hung up while downloading from tv app, made very loud sounds like jumbled tinny music, unbearable.  Could not shut it down.  Had to put it in the bathroom and close the door until the battery finally died.  After charging, it worked fine for a few hours then started again.  This time removed the battery and that seemed to work.  Anyone else?

  • Ryan

    I have a few problems with the phone,
    At times it decides to turn off or re boot when accessing an application.
    The phone freezes and now i have a no signal problem where i cannot make or revieve calls or text messages i have had the phone for about 8 months and it is telling me there is no sim card i have turned my phone ob and off multiple times inserted and removed my sim many times and also gone through all my settings and nothing.
    Also when typing it seems the keyboard is out of sync as it does not press the right key.
    I really would aporeciate help?
    Are these phones faulty ?
    Are you making improvements ?

    • vicky

       i,m having same problem with phone signal, can,t make calls or get texts. the company sent me a new sim card which appears to be working, but the signal varies between bright yellow and gray in the setting/about phone/battery usage/ top tab.  very annoying.  i,m just waiting for it to tell me no sim card any day now. Did you manage to find out what the problem is?

  • Bigced34

    I can’t hear notifications when Im on the phone.

  • Al

    Had the phone for 6 months. Now started to shutdown and restart apps as I launch them. The camera in video mode will stop randomly. So when taking a video, I never know when it is going to stop recording… very weird

  • Ripbad

    Mine cant access any networks. I can make and receive calls and tx. But it wont connect to the internet. So any apps which require network connection wont work. Market works sometimes,  but
    it wont download anything, just keeps saying cant connect to network.

  • Taf

    I’ve bought my phone in September no problems since this week.  2 things – my phone keeps shutting off and the second thing  is when I go to charge my phone I get a battery disconnected message.  I’m starting to doubt how I felt about my Samsung S2….2 problems in a week.  I think I will bring it back to Costco and get a new one.

  • Jamie

    My S2 phone shuts down and then I have to hold the power button down for about 5 seconds then it will restart.

  • Ganytz262

    Im starting to doubt if ths is the best smrtphone ever as my s2 start to shtdown itself n it tooks time to switch it on again. I actlly hd reboot it a week ago n just
    bought my s2 not more thn a mnth

  • Jue-bill-69

    My boyfriend has a Samsung Galaxy S2 and is currently having problems with an persistant echo every time someone ring his phone.  It sound ok his end but whenever anyone calls his phone their voice echoes one second after speaking, so constantly talking over him.  The phone is at the 02 shop, they cannot find a problem with it.  Nobody can have a conversation with him because it is unbearable!!!!! is anyone else having this same problem???? by the way, this doesnt happen when he has his earphones plugged in, on handsfree???

    • Speedent

       Yes I am having the exact same problem!! I’m searching the net to find out what I can do.  I updated the software and got a new sim but still have the issues.  My husband has exact same phone and plan and doesn’t have this problem…

      • JR

        I appear to be experiencing the self-same problem with my new SII (bought on the 18th). More often than not, when I use it to make a call the recipient hears my voice + an echo, while I can hear them clearly (so the issue is not with my earphone but with my mic.

        Having joined this conversational thread and read similar stories I am not going to return to the vendor to get some redress.

        Additionally, having beene persuaded by the vendors to purchase a silicon protector, this also has the effect of muffling the mic so no recipient can actually hear my voice at all. I have to take the protector off to make a successful call, which is entirely counter-productive as you can imagine. This is not a problem with the phone per-se, but is indicative of a certain sales cynicism, as I feel certain that the vendors will have had many of these protectors grumpily returned already, only to continue to sell more…

    • Josephine

      yes I have the same problem, going to to take to o2 shop for them to send it away, and hopefully will resolved the problem

      Jo

  • Anonymous

    Although I like my sgs2…I am dissapointed with battery life…i have to plug it every night and i am a VERY light user. I don’t run anything on the background (not even google chat), except the built in internal application that …extends battery life!! still, every night i have to charge it because by the end of the day it drops down to 20% of bat life…

  • Bluefoot50

    Its hard to tell if phone is actually charging when plugged in. Phone will die when its connected tocharger.

  • issues

    My sgs2 keeps freezing while texting and It also will just randomly stop recieving texts for hours at a time.

  • Hannah87

    My s2s battary lasts abou 2 and a half hours everytime! evan thou its on charge to full, it freezes all the time & if i go on facebook, the internet goes off.. They aint worth the money.

  • Andrew Jg

    I’ve had my Samsung Galaxy S2 for only two days as i upgraded my iphone and having problems with my screen going black when making calls and when the call is finished i have no idea whether the call has been terminated.Wish i’d upgraded to the new iphone now.Anyone else have this problem?

    • honey

      Yes Andrew, your problems is same happen to me….i dont know why and how to fix that problem…?

  • Thinus Byleveld

    I have a problem connecting my Galaxy S2 to my PC. Kies does not pick up the phone at all. Anyone have a solution? Thinus

  • fiddy

    my galaxy S2 have problem with low volume my mic when call ? any help me 

  • Paddy D

    All of my incoming calls show up as “Unknown” so I never know who is calling me. All of my contacts are currently saved to my sim, but I also tried saving them to the phone and this did not help. I have looked through the settings about 50 times but can’t find anything there to help. Anyone got any ideas?

  • Anita

    I got mine about a week ago and today I experienced the first problem and it keeps happening. When I’m texting and press the letter T the text freezes and a force close message for the android system shows up. Then I try to go back to texting and every time I press the space key the word I just wrote gets deleted. After a little while it goes back to normal and then it happens again. The only thing I did different today with the phone was trying to connect it to my Mac which I failed at also. The computer wouldn’t even recognize it even though on the phone it said it was connected to the Mac.

  • Moodyxboy_2010

    My

  • Moodyxboy_2010

    My phone getts so joy is this right i dont know why or it is because the u of internet

  • Sarah

    I am having problems accessing messages from one of my gmail accounts. Already viewed messages and things I’ve placed in other folders just don’t show up at all. I don’t have this problem with another gmail account I have though.

  • Shshaikh786

    Lost my home video clip. The empty folder is still there in my file
    Any one know how to retrieve the video.

  • Rashy

    the best fone.. i had ever used!!

    limitations is part of everythin excpt GOD 

  • Dilla

    i have the new samsung galaxy s11 which i am generally happy with 
    the problem i have is when i make a call and try to speak the person on the other end can’t hardly hear me even though all my volumes are up
    doe’s anyone know if this is problem that can be solved or is m speaker faulty 
    any help would be appreciated

  • Shahin S

    I got my sgs2 3 weeks back.I install only very few applications & now it keeps  freezing on start up & on charging .Please help..

  • tomcat

    My S2 also shuts off by itself, randomly.

    Also, during the firmware upgrade with KIes, the process froze. After a few hours I had to disconnect the USB calbe. The phone is no longer booting. Even hard reset won’t work.
    No I have a black monolyth on my desk. Too bad it does not make me intelligent, just furious.

    This is a shiutty phone. Stay away…

    • Olufemi

      Not a very good phone. I have had the phone for 2 weeks and now I am unable to use the phone. Tried doing a hard reset but the phone wasn’t having any of it. What a complete waste for an handset that could have done a whole lot better than the blackberry. I would definitely count my loses on this and stick with the old durable Nokia handset. With Nokia, you only have to charge once in 4 days. Shame of Samsung 

  • Debz

    The “button” on the left hand side of my home button has stopped working.  Can’t remember what its callled or really what it does as I don’t often use it lol but its now bugging me that Ive got a top of the line phone that has a problem only a few months after purchasing it.  Any ideas!!

    • Guess

      same here

  • Cw

    I’ve had my phone for about one month now. It started having some problems recently. It keeps showing me the msg that Samsung Kies is starting up when i didnt even connect it to my computer! And when i press the home button ONCE, the voice talk shows up. I had to restart my phone whenever it happens cuz its gonna come out all over again and again. The Best Part? I cant shutdown my phone, it keeps turning itself on.

    • Francis

      Samsung would soon be forced to take this product off the market. Can’t wait and hope we can sue them big time. The handset is a complete joke. I will never buy any samsung product again. Wish I had spent the money in Tesco. 

      • Mark

        I have just got rid of mine as totally fed up with it….now have a different phone and all seems well!

  • Sup

    my samsung galaxy s2 is not turning on after i gave it for software update.. wat should i do to turn on my phone…

  • Garydave777

    My phone shuts off when I’m listening to music when ear plugs are connected

    • Karthikayyappan

      Hey Do u find a to solve this???

  • Kmcmullen07

    My internet app doesnt work unless im connected to wifi. it used to work great on 3g but now it doesn’t. 3g works for apps still – facebook youtube words with friends etc but not the internet app. i downloaded opera and the internet works fine but i really dont want opera. whats wrong?

    • Brad_feet214

      how about try download another internet app (DOLPHIN or anything). You can search it on the market. Don’t worry it still supports flash.

  • Staceykey20

    My phone was chargung and got way too hit and the screen cracked. Now they are saying I have to pay to get another one and it was not my fault.

  • Anasjklfdj

    My phone cannot be used when charging

    • Brad_feet214

      How can’t you use it? Maybe you did not turned it on.

  • Hwycomm80

    My battery will not last a day without being recharged. When I got it, it would last two to three days. Only had it a few months

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/IJU7JTSSAGEOIUDHOTA2HXOJBA Osama

      because you surely downloaded apps, and this will consume more power. however try to control using the internet.

      • Hwycomm80

        Actually I have removed several apps that came in the phone, and have not added very many. I have now removed most of them and last nite it was fully charged, this morning it was dead.It is not much of a phone.

        • Brad_feet214

          Hi, there are some apps that continue to run even you don’t use it. Try to install GO Launcher and you’ll see that some of the apps are running even you are not using it. 

  • Az Cactus

    My phone keeps disconnecting from the Google Talk servers. My messages are not received in real time because I have to constantly log back into GTalk. Consequently, colleagues and client send me text messages, which has caused me to exceed text messaging limits established by AT&T on the type of account I have, incurring additional charges. 

  • Kennyduncan71

    Had Samsung Galaxy S2, sent in in today for repair as it kept freezing up, has anyone else had this problem??

  • Bob salmaggi

    I have a galaxy s 2 only have it for 4 months,it works fairly well, except for a terrible buzzing in the earpiece when on a call,its very annoying,any one know ow to correct this issue.

  • Fergie Lead

    When I want to download a file from the internet, it says DOWNLOAD UNSUCCESSFUL

    I have installed several office programs from the market, but nothing seems to work.

    When I click and hold the file name, it gives me sveral options, OPEN IN A NEW WINDOW, OPEN, COPY LINK,BOOKMARK LINK, SAVE LINK and SHARE LINK. 

    I have tried several different options..nothing works.

    • Brad_feet214

      For this I installed ASTRO on the market.. Try it and you’ll be able to see anything you download from the internet.

  • Joe

    i have been charging my S2 with the USB and it charges fine but when I charge it with the charger, it shows the charging sign but actually it is not charging. Please help me with the problem.

  • B R_nwj

    my galaxy s2 scream light turn on and i didnt touch the scream and i have to charge it at less 2 time a day and i had it only few month ago

  • Zoekent89

    i have had nothing but trouble with my s2. freezes several times a day (usually when texting) i got the blue screen of death the other day  turned it off and on and not happened since..touch wood. worst phone i have ever had. and ive only had it since mid jan.!

  • Rinunez711

    I have a problem with battery. Battery will show green after being fully charged and after a freeze of some sort on my phone, I would turn off and reboot phone only to find battery indicator at full Blown red….and now my keyboard is acting up. Calibrator is off and doesn’t allow me to type correctly…….oh wait I got a phone call and now it went back to normal calibration…..weird

    • Brad_feet214

      I’ve never experienced this. Is that a brand new phone you are having? If it is, go back to the service center and have it checked.

  • Brad_feet214

    I’m satisfied with the phone. Remember that it is a phone. If you use it like a laptop which you continue to use WIFI and do web browsing every now and then it wont last a day. With heavy use, WIFI turned on always, Background data is on for the use of the market also I watch videos, it lasts for 4-6 hours. 3G sucks less juice than WIFI. Now I installed a custom ROM and kernel and with heavy use I last 10 hrs. And I always use the phone with WIFI connection and browse the internet.

    • http://www.facebook.com/swnsasy Tima Boyd

      I agree with you, I am satisfied with my phone other than the post I actually made about being text by Android 15times a day, if you get a chance you can read mine to see if you know a solution :) Anyways, again, I use Juice Defender and Task Killer and my phone lasts about the same as yours with on an airplane for 8hrs only playing games use I got 5hrs straight, after installing Juice Defender it actually did add about 33mins of CONTINUED use…

  • Travis

    My Galaxy loses its Signal entirely when I put it into a hard-cover and jumps back to 3 bars as soon as I take it out. >.<

  • Funkmonkey1986

    just purchased a galaxy s2 & in the phone shop i had signal. once i got it home i have no signal. tried going outside to get signal and still nothing. any suggestions before i take the phone back??

  • Tory

    Just activated a week ago, and phone itself works great, but very frustrating when it says there is no data connection at the same house where i have had connection with my evo and evo 3d, grant it the connection there is ok at best, but still i have never had a data connection issue with either of the phones before it.  Also this thing cant locate itself (GPS).  Are these problems normal?  The battery life is great compared to the HTC products i had before it,  and the way the phone operates is awesome, but the gps and data problems are really pissing me off

  • Nesslay

    As anyone else got a what i can only discribe as a DUNG sound on the answering of the Galaxy s2, any answer as how to rid of it. cheers Gary

  • liss

    I’ve gone through 3  galaxy s2 in less then 3 months. nothing to do with me abusing the phone purely technical issues. first one didn’t connect to the internet i had the same issue with the second one but talked to vodafone and they fixed that. and the third one ive had less then a month and wont charge, lasts about 10 hours on battery, takes me about 30 an hour to turn on because some annoying battery signal comes up. and says its charging even when its not connected. definitely not worth the effort 

  • Ivalenz

    When I use the google map app it does not show accurately where I am. Unless I use wifi, so I think the GPS is not working. I have the settings set up so it shouldn’t just rely on wifi to find my location. It screws up my navigation and other location specific apps! Very frustrated please help! I have tried rebooting and re-setting up my settings. I have Sprint ( not sure if that really makes a difference) this started happening a few days ago.

  • Ng Zhimin

    I can’t seem to see certain links on a webpage. Please help.

  • Juehui

    got my s2 2 months ago, now wifi is dead, shown error underneath wifi setting, MAC address unavailable, restarted, took battery out, did factory reset, flash newest official firmware, tried all 3 Wlan test(*#*#526#*#* / *#*#528#*#* / *#*#232339#*#*) came out the same result NotSet Driver Loaded [NG] , none of it works. hangs the phone whenever i tried to do anything with wifi, includes portable hotspot. the phone is not rooted and using official firmware. 

    baseband version: I9100GDZKL3
    Kernal version: 2.6.35.7 se.infra@ SEI -43 #2

    any help?

  • Guest

    Got my GalaxyS2 6 months ago, the first few months worked fine. Then started freezing and hanging up a few times a day, after I talk on the phone and try hang up it would be frozen, or mid text it would freeze, had to take out battery many times to restart it – only for it to freeze as I tried restarting.  I only downloaded 2 or 3 apps, Sent it in, Samsung did a software upgrade and just got it back after 6 weeks.  A day later, it was worse than before.  Freezing mid text constant, couldn’t even finish a message and I’d have to pull out the battery (turning the power off wasn’t an option as the freeze wouldn’t allow it), did this way too many times – finally had to use someone else’s phone.  Trying to view pictures from the camera and the “my files” pics cause the phone to freeze – again could only take battery out.  After a couple days it was okay again, of course it wouldn’t duplicate the errors when I tried taking it back in.  That was not even a week and it’s back to doing the same thing.  Just this evening in the last 2 or 3 hours, had to take battery out too many times to count, I’m trying to charge it right now – it rebooted itself 6 times, then started making what I guess you could call as a “tremor” sound, like it’s stuck in a seizure.  Had to take battery out to make it chill out.  Now I try charge it again and it shuts right down, no power even to see that the battery lights are on to charge – took battery out again to fix the problem, and the charging lights come on, left it for a while, then try turn it on and it freezes and goes black with no power at all again.  Have to restart this process, battery out, etc. I’ve done this about 3 times already, finally got too annoyed so I’m leaving it sit there.  Still not charging though, not sure how to fix this…
    On top of it, battery won’t last 10 hours.  It’ll have 3/4 battery life when i go to bed, then dies in the middle of night.  I charged it overnight, unplugged it at 730 this morning, by 5pm it was dead – I haven’t even used it b/c I had class all day.  I have a juice defender to save battery life, don’t have many apps, shut off all the apps/wifi that I can, but it still doesn’t hold charge.  Has been this way most of the life of this phone.
    This is my 3rd Samsung (first 2 weren’t androids), my last two I had nothing but problems with now, swore I wouldn’t buy a Samsung after my last one but thought the galaxy would be great.  I truely wish I went with the IPhone. 
    If yours works, that’s awesome, you didn’t get a dud phone!  This is just the problems I’ve been having with my phone.  That’s what I get for buying a new phone coming out with not many reviews and problems out yet. 

  • Mmasoud820

    I purchased my Samsung Galazy S II about 2 weeks ago and it won’t stay on vibrate longer than 5 hours. It will take itself off vibrate or silent and automatically switch to ringer. It’s annoying because it happens while im at work or when i am sleeping. I don’t want to do a factory reset because i just got this phone set up like i want it.

  • Mmasoud820

    I purchased my Samsung Galazy S II about 2 weeks ago and it won’t stay on vibrate longer than 5 hours. It will take itself off vibrate or silent and automatically switch to ringer. It’s annoying because it happens while im at work or when i am sleeping. I don’t want to do a factory reset because i just got this phone set up like i want it.

    • Guest

      I have the same issue with mine. It changes from silent to ring after the first call. I installed a app called “Ringlock Pro” and you can lock your setting. It works well but frustrating that I have to work around issue.

  • Alilstraykitty

    Im trying to upgrade my SGS2 to Icecream sandwich but it seems to be unable to connect to server.. while the web browser seems to be working fine. What can be the problem?

  • Alilstraykitty

    Im trying to upgrade my SGS2 to Icecream sandwich but it seems to be unable to connect to server.. while the web browser seems to be working fine. What can be the problem?

  • Rosie

    I love my samsung galaxy!, the only problem with it is that I cant turn it off… you can press the button& select shut down perfectly fine,but it doesnt actually shut down. it will go black then the batery symbol will come up empty with a small yellow warning triangle ( the one that has a ‘!’ in it) next to it. it will do this even when fully its charged! anyone else having the same promlem or know how to solve this proplem? I was thinking about maybe buying a new battery.

    • Hean31

      Yes i have a problemlike that too :(

  • Rodynezvidal

    got my sgs2 just a few weeks ago, i noticed that it always turning the lights on and off for a second and it goes continously eventhough im not using it. . .

    • Nickp

      I have the same issue. Mine started to light up intermitentely on and off 4 times then darkens for 10 minutes and it starts up again like this all day. It is annoying and distracting. Is there a fix for this bug out there?

  • Arjun

    I got SGS2 in september 2011. Though I have been a bit sad about the battery life, but that is still fine. Recently, I have been facing a problem of heating up. The area around camera and screen gets hot enough to hold it to ear and talk on the phone. Also, when I switch it off it restarts automatically. When I plug it for charging when switched off, it shows an error with battery sign glowing at the back. I wonder was is happening. Pls help.

  • Manoj Mathew

    Its just 4 months i have buyed samsung galaxy 2….it has started to hang & automatically it comes out from any apps which um in use….

  • Manoj Mathew

    all after paying a good amount i didn’t think i might have to come n post complaints over here..was gud if i had went with apple 4s….

  • Ezcanter

    I no longer am getting text notifications…. it rings when changing ringtones but not when texts arrive…. what’s up with this?

  • Mortonsaddleblanket

    My galaxy s2 won’t install on my pc. infact the pc doesn’t even pick it up when i plug it in???? anyone have a suggestion

  • JP

    My galaxy 2S won’t work properly with the Blue Ant Supertooth.  I can hear the caller but they are unable to hear me.  I have used this with various mobiles but the Galaxy is the only one it won’t work with

  • Slsnjd

    I’m having a problem getting a good phone signal.  I drop a lot of calls and sometimes my phone wont ring at all. 

    Unless i’m on wifi it takes a long time to upload things and sometimes it wont upload at all.

  • Sonia Fernandes

    My phone definitely has problems with the battery. It’s not even the battery life I’m worried about, because I know all smartphone have a limited battery life. It’s thew charger that seems not to be working. Most of the times, when it’s plugged in the socket, it will NOT charge at all… also, randomly during the day, the charging icon light up, without anything being plugged in. Ver very stranger, only found one other costumer with similar problems.

  • Chris

    im using default camera app..some times…after snaping pic..the camera freeze and phone hang…wen i restart…evrting is ok…what could be the prob?

    • sara

      this happens to me 2 i am thinking of claiming my warranty

  • themidwaymonsters

    I just bought an aftermarket replacement battery (2) made for the Galaxy S2. I recently bought the phone new 3 weeks ago and I don’t have any problems charging the stock battery. However, when I put either one of the replacement batteries in the phone, it won’t charge, but I do start hearing a clicking sound near the charging port on the phone…either battery, however, will power the phone, though…strange. Any thoughts? Thanks!

  • wlalang

    i am having a problem with the back key. it always goes back to messages or phone keypad. whenever i exit an application it always go to the message or phone keypad. i have a galaxy s2 gingerbread 2.3.6

  • Irene

    But It’s a great phone with great features, but i’m getting more trouble with my device. I’m not happy with the battery life – my battery doesn’t even last one full day! I have to Take my charger with Me anywhere i go, the main reasons for my batteries to die are the internet usage of course but also the camera, i like to take pictures and videos with my phone since the quality is great. But it costs me a lot of battery and that’s annoying as well as the internet wether wifi or the 3G network either of them drain my battery incredibly fast. Right after i turn on the internet my battery life rushes from 100% down to 70% in about 8 minutes. I’m even afraid to turn on the internet For a minute just to check my mail just because that would cost me 2% of my precious battery life! I’ve deleted many Apps my display brightness is always the lowest possible , the internet is turned off most of the day- which I find Really sad since i bought the phone to be up to date whatever time and to receive notifications right away. I’m in power saving mode, downloaded task killers, I don’t know what else to do to save my battery life. Another problem is the heating up of It’s a great phone with great features, but i’m getting more trouble with my device. I’m not happy with the battery life – my battery doesn’t even last one full day! I have to Take my charger with me everywhere i go, the main reasons for my battery to die are the internet usage of course but also the camera, i like to take pictures and videos with my phone since the quality is great and it’s handy. But it costs me a lot of battery and that’s annoying, as well as the internet wether wifi or the 3G network either of them drain my battery incredibly fast. Right after i turn on the internet my battery life rushes from 100% down to 70% in about 8 minutes without downloading anything or watching videos. I’m even afraid to turn on the internet For a minute just to check my mail just because that would cost me 2% of my precious battery life! I’ve deleted many Apps my display brightness is always the lowest possible , the internet is turned off most of the day- which I find really sad since i bought the phone to be up to date whatever time and to receive notifications right away- i can’t even leave it on in idle mode. I’m in power saving mode, downloaded task killers, I don’t know what else to do to save my battery life! Another problem is the heating up of my phone while on the 3G network and wifi lately and frequently while charging the phone. I’m worried about phone damage because it gets Really hot to the point where i’d believe that interior parts of my phone would melt! I’ve re It’s a great phone with great features, but i’m getting more trouble with my device. I’m not happy with the battery life – my battery doesn’t even last one full day! I have to Take my charger with me everywhere i go, the main reasons for my battery to die are the internet usage of course but also the camera, i like to take pictures and videos with my phone since the quality is great and it’s handy. But it costs me a lot of battery and that’s annoying, as well as the internet wether wifi or the 3G network either of them drain my battery incredibly fast. Right after i turn on the internet my battery life rushes from 100% down to 70% in about 8 minutes without downloading anything or watching videos. I’m even afraid to turn on the internet For a minute just to check my mail just because that would cost me 2% of my precious battery life! I’ve deleted many Apps my display brightness is always the lowest possible , the internet is turned off most of the day- which I find really sad since i bought the phone to be up to date whatever time and to receive notifications right away- i can’t even leave it on in idle mode. I’m in power saving mode, downloaded task killers, I don’t know what else to do to save my battery life! Another problem is the heating up of my phone while on the 3G network and wifi lately and frequently while charging the phone. I’m worried about phone damage because it gets Really hot to the point where i’d believe that interior parts of my phone would melt! I’ve read about it happening to other devices as well and i’m concerned my phone would break down soon. And with the phone heating up the 3G network won’t work properly i have to switch it on and off to make it work again and that doesn’t actually help a lot. Well i’m not sure If that’s just the poor Vodafone connection or the heat since the internet perfectly works on wifi anytime. Everything else i guess I’m totally happy with, the android market offers great Apps to make my phone worth the buyad about it happening to other devices as well and i’m concerned my phone would break down soon. And with the phone heating up the 3G network won’t work properly i have to switch it on and off to make it work again and that doesn’t actually help a lot. Well i’m not sure If that’s just the poor Vodafone connection or the heat since the internet perfectly works on wifi anytime. Everything else i guess I’m totally happy with, the android market offers great Apps to make my phone worth the buy my phone while on the 3G network lately and frequently while charging the phone. I’m worried about phone damage because it gets Really hot to the point where i’d believe that interior parts of my phone would melt! I’ve read about a

    • Minicello

      Get rid of task killer. This closes down Apps which the phone opens again. Wasting battery life.put active applications on desk top. This is in the Widgets. You can close active apps with one tap. My phone never last a day. But now I can manage a day. Task killer isn’t needed

    • Minicello

      Me again. The Widget is called program monitor. Hope this helps.not sure sure about the heating up.

    • http://www.facebook.com/swnsasy Tima Boyd

      I have used “Juice Defender” with ALL of my phones and now the Galaxay S2. I work 9hrs a day and actually text a bunch, look at my email etc and by the time I get home, I am barely at 50%. I have many co workers who I have introduced this to as well and we ALL swear by it.. But also, do you have a task killer? Advance Task killer actually increased my battery life about 3%more on top of Juice Defender… Hope this helps if it’s not an internal issue..

  • zir

    Hi I bought  new SGS2 from KSA two months back. Its a great phone but I have noticed three different issues.
    1. Phone suddenly powered off, it happens three times in two month, tuned on when pressing the power button.
    2.Alarm was working fine till yesterday.. it suddenly stopped, I have two alarm daily and I have not changed any setting, I have checked every thing related to alarm key lock, auto lock sound, days etc etc….. no firmware update. It is only working when I set it during my usage after couple of minute  before it goes to key lock or when phone is on charger till battery is not completely charged. Alarm is active but not ringing during phone is locked stage.If you wake up before alarm and take phone in working state it will ring but not in lock state.
    3.Phone freezes during using the camera, got better after restart

    Thanks
    Zir
     

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=702596121 Thesaurus Rex

    My boyfriend and I both bought T-Mobile SGS2s on the same day. For a while they were fine, but his battery doesn’t stay charged as long as mine though we have similar usage patterns and now my phone is echoing. That is, I can hear my own voice, inside, outside,m case on or off, noise reduction on or off. The only time I don’t hear it is when someone is using a Bluetooth headset. I finally got a smartphone for all the little extras, but it would sure be nice to be able to still make voice calls. The echo is so irritating, I avoid using the phone.

    • http://www.facebook.com/swnsasy Tima Boyd

      I have used “Juice Defender” with ALL of my phones and now the Galaxay S2. I work 9hrs a day and actually text a bunch, look at my email etc and by the time I get home, I am barely at 50%. I have many co workers who I have introduced this to as well and we ALL swear by it.. But also, do you have a task killer? Advance Task killer actually increased my battery life about 3%more on top of Juice Defender… Hope this helps if it’s not an internal issue..( posted below as well) The echo I have actually heard of though not suffered, but I was told the fix came from calling the service provider and having them, unfortunately, do a hard reset, and after that, 6weeks later, still no echoing issues..

  • Tammy

    I am using galaxy s2, i am facing problem that my phone will suddenly shut down although battery stil can use. Is it my phone have problem?

  • Danial_fadhly

    Been having my s2 for three months without any problems until today. Been charging my phone overnight and when i woke up and looked at my phone it said battery fully charged . But when i unplugged the charger the battery jumped down to 10% . Really strange . Any help?

    • http://www.facebook.com/swnsasy Tima Boyd

      Danial, I actually had that problem before (Android for life, sprint customer 7yrs) and I have gotten that and found out that my charger was faulty on 2 separate occasions. One was a charger that came with my phone and the other was from Radio Shack.

    • Vecospecial

      Take out the battery then put it back on. Charge it while its off for awhile then you can turn it on. 

    • Karlhr

      In UK here. Am with Three, on contract, had the phone 9 months. My Galaxy S stopped charging, also did weird reboots, took it in for repair, Was sent with battery. They couldn’t fix it got a new replacement. Partner on my recommendation (before breakdown)  Has S2, hers now switches off service for hours at a time,

  • http://www.facebook.com/swnsasy Tima Boyd

    I just bought my Galaxy and i keep being awaken to text messages from “ANDROID” saying You have a sprint voice message.. If I call my actual vm, nothing there. Here is what the actual text messages look like that i continuously receive at all hours, but especially after 12am est…

    //ANDROID:${from}has sent you a Sprint Voice Message.Call ${callbackno} to listen. CFGS1840.0=10aee9d0626ae6f63d61ZQv01izu//CM

    That is 100% what I get. I just want to get some sleep and not be text 15 times this morning alone between 11pm and 3:02am est and Sprint has no idea why. PLEASE HELP!!

  • Bj Hutchings

    Yes, i am having multiple problems.
    1. Battery over heating (when you turn your phone off, a blinking caution sign with a thermstate pops up.

    2. Constant driving mode enabled and pc connection.

    3.the phone restarts 2-3 times a day.

  • Claytonluvstanya

    Galaxy s2 skyrocket screen locks really fast while using speakerphone for calls the only way to unlock it is the unlock button ass far as I kmow and it hangs up the call everytime so aggravating

    • Clayton walker

      Other than that it has none of the other problems that r listed here I have my power savers turned off n brightness all the way up n I never turn off the internet n my battery last at least eight hours n I use it constantly sweet phone just wish I could unlock without hanging up call

      • Blonde_df

        That is just a setting, you can change that by going into Settings -> Accessibility -> De-Select last option, The Power Key. Hope this helps…

  • Hazwan01

    hi,i’ve been using galaxy S2 for the past 3 month..few days ago,my reception bar became weird as it increasing,decreasing and there also the no line symbol (like no entry sign) in just a split of second..anybody had this problem???

  • Clayton walker

    Also my galaxy s2 skyrocket will not uninstall go launcher ex I tried through the market and under settings/manage aps says uninstall unsuccessfull the market stays saying uninstalling forever until I force close it please help me its makin my phone go stupid I need it gone

  • Jaqulynnehafner

    My messennger keeps crashing saying it needs to force close, and then when I can finally get into it, it says I have no conversations available. I also find that when I have low service and lower battery at the same time, I get a notification that I have an unregistered sim and can make emergency calls only. Once I reboot everything goes back to normal, but its getting annoying when you have to do this at LEAST once everyday…

  • Frank

    The FULL CHARGE and CHARGING lights have stopped working on my Galaxy S2 within three weeks of purchase.  Dealer (Radio Shack) says there is nothing wrong with the unit.  It also pulls the battery charge down whithin 8 hours of standby.  Other than these items, this is a nice phone and does alot.

  • Fjr60john

    My Phone as the following problems:

    1) I try and switch it off and get the vibrate to confirm and the phone then logs itself back on.
    2) Within 10 minutes of my phone being fully charged it’s down to  60% or less
    3) It keeps telling me im logged onto my driving mode when im not
    4) The screen keeps freezing

    and it goes on and on. This is a nice looking phone but I have had nothing but problems in the 3-4 months ive had it. It’s going back to the shop today

    • Leskoekenbier

      Let me know what they say.. have the same problems!

  • Gwendalyn

    my galaxy s 2 wont turn on – i charged it, but it just wont switch on – totally out of the blue. any ideas?

    • Anonymous

       I have the same issue…I finally figured out that I have to totally reboot it to get it on.  To do this: push the up volume, on, and home buttons all at once and hold for about 15-20 seconds.  Very annoying issue and I am so frustrated with this phone.  Battery life is awful too.  I have Juice Defender loaded and that seems to help, but still.  Hate it for all of its pesky little issues.

  • Steve

    Just got a new Ford Focus, and my Galaxy S2 only connects some of the time.  It paired just fine, but half the time I get in the car it doesn’t connect.  I hadn’t used any bluetooth features with this phone before, so not sure if the bluetooth performance is inconsistent in general, or if it’s having a specific problem talking to the car.  

    • Michael K1079

      Look into to bluetooth settings. set bluetooth to visible, but it only stays for a minute or two

  • Lilmznaughty

    I am using galaxy s2, i am facing problem that my phone will suddenly shut down although battery stil can use. Is it my phone have problem?

  • Leonizaror

    I have problem with network.phone in constantly loosing it.i have to restart phone to get it back.also is freezing when making calls,Any ideas?

  • Rcmeena

    Car mode is triggered by a certain resistance value between pin 4 and 5 on micro usb plug, either dirt, oil, sweat on exterior part of it (most likely) or some condensation/oil on the inner part- where it’s soldered to the the mainboard.

    My advice would be to take out the battery and try to clean it with small brush, contact spray ( make sure it dries out before attaching the battery)….or go to a phone repair center to have the plug cleaned…
    it should do the trick

    • Rcmeena

      i removed battery and then cleaned mini USB connector using thin pin and now it is working fine for me without any issue

  • Lima91

    Dropping calls and breaking conversation. Can’t even hear the phone ring now. Even though the battery is rubbish. Am not complaining about that because all smart phones are the same when it comes to battery, but my Samsung phone I have had just for 3-4 months and do not envisage having this problem now. I hear only 30% of what people say.

    • Sheldon_hotmale

      i have de same issuie hav u got any solution to it..??

      • Stefan

        Hi I am in Australia and having the same problems. They started a week or so after I got the phone (or that’s when I noticed it). Callers will go ‘dead’ for about 10 seconds but the call is still connected then they will be back again and we can continue our conversation but we had a dead bit in the call. This is happening intermittently and not on every call but often enough that there is a pattern. I would say it’s every 3-4 calls that it happens.

  • Lessardtoni

    My phones vibration has stopped very unpleased with this phone now just got it on Dec 26 2011 3 months and vibration stopped working

  • aria

    im using galaxy s2 for 4 months..I’ve never experienced a problem until now…i can’t send a message..please HELP…:(

  • http://www.facebook.com/karolinafiglarska Karolina Monika Figlarska

    Just bought mine today, everything’s fine but the camera. It’s REALLY blurry. It can’t seem to focus at all. Anyone else having this problem?

    • Sarahw1

      Yes, having the same problem. been fine for 7 months and 2 days ago every picture is blurry. anyone got any ideas?
      Had nothing but hassle with this phone. Could not receive phone calls for 3 weeks unless on speaker phone. And now calls just get cut off half way through conversation.

  • Michael K1079

    Hi there,
    When i receive a message through Viber, i open the pop-up message but the notification in the notification bar stays there until i open Viber itself. Any suggestions??? PLS???

  • Michael K1079

    When i watch a video from my gallery–>camera and the video ends, it takes me back to the initial gallery menu. Any ideas?

  • Beth93-x

    I have had my S2 for about 4months and for some reason it has now started having periods of time where i can send SMS messages but not receive them and then hours later i will receive 5messages all at once that have been delayed hours! HELP!!!

  • Carla2002ie

    I let my battery run out cos i was in work and had no charger, it’s charging now although it seems to be in flight mode and won’t let me connect to the internet or send any texts, is this normal? 

    • Will70477

      thats normal airplane mode shuts down all communication that being internet, text, phone call, etc. Airplane mode/ flight mode is best used to reserve battery life while not in use of cell phone like while your at work

  • kishan

    i have a problem with music player it hangs after playin 1-3 songs happens evertytime is it a music player bug or hardware problem ??

    • Chiraghewande

      having same trouble!

      • Rcamithchandrashekar

        just go to the service center and tell them to replace audio jack this will fix that problem trust me

  • Claremont

    These are my problems(1) doesn’t turn off – you turn it off & it comes back
    on. It only turns off if you pull the battery out
    (2) Bluetooth doesn’t work on my ford fiesta – just some loud hissing noise (3) bluetooth/sound confusion – Make a phone call then after call ends try to use voice actions (drive mode) and no sound (4) It doesn’t charge in the car dock – I have the Samsung
    car charging dock and it charges for 30 secs then stops
    (5) Headset doesn’t work – its ok for music to play through
    car speakers but callers cant hear me
    (6) Usb connection keeps dropping out after a few secondsapart from these serious handset issues…the free navigon software is the worst navigation i’ve ever used…theres no led notification light, notification tone and bluetooth connection tone is the same so when you get in your car you think you have a text message. 

    • Rcamithchandrashekar

      Get it replaced asap bcoz these are very severe problems

  • Kathrynklloyd

    Well my problem starts with not being able to get a case to fit my galaxy s2.Yet i try the ones i bought on other peoples and they fit perfect! What could be wrong with mine? plus my phone heats up a lot anyone else have these problems?

  • Sarahw1

    Problem with the camera its gone all blurry. Been fine for 7 months and 2 days ago every picture is blurry. anyone got any ideas?
    Had nothing but hassle with this phone. Could not receive phone calls for 3 weeks unless on speaker phone. And now calls just get cut off half way through conversation. Also it gets really hot and closes applications.

    • Ally

      hey, the camera being blurry could be as simple as a smudge on the lens (wipe with a glasses cloth) or possibly you could have changed the focus settings to macro in the camera app, which would stop it focussing at a distance… Mine gets really hot as well, I found it was a lot to do with my rubber case, which I now take off for intensive use and charging. Still a pain though! :(

    • Rcamithchandrashekar

      if youre using go launcher just get rid of that and follow these steps
      settings->application->manage applications->camera->clear data..this will fix your phone problem

  • Hermione1012008

    I get a message notification everytime i delete a voicemail how d
    o i stop this?

  • Janet Bartley

    When I try to make a call on my Samsung Galaxy S ll phone, it says I’m not connected to the network. Its like it isn’t reading my sim card. Help!!!!!!

  • GI Jo

    I am from malaysia , just have the samsung s2 , some time when i on the phone , icon missing , have to turn it off , and on it back again several time …… help , is this call hang or ????? i still can make call without the icon but can’t go to applications page ….

  • [email protected]

    I drop my galaxy s2 face down then a white line oon
    My screen shows up and i dont know how to remove it..

  • parot

    Hi i just updated my s2 to 4.0.3 the problem is the internet browser is not responding i tried downloading dolphin browser and it works but the default internet browser of the phone is not responding anyone pls help

  • Chiraghewande

    I bought Galaxy S2 a month ago, however phone turns out to be piece of work,.. There has been a list of problems since i got,
    For starters, music: After 2-3 tracks phone freezes completely. I have to switch off and on everytime
    Phone keeps on freezing even in camera mode.
    WhatsApp doesnt seem to work now on my phone net (works fine on wifi). I re-installed it but no luck… However my browser and rest works completely fine on phone net.

    Also music volume is good, but call volume is pathetic…

    I’d recommend none to buy this one!!!

    • Rcamithchandrashekar

      NO,i think  your phone is i9100g. so dont you worry go to the service center and tell them to replace audio jack on your phone then it will be okay

  • Curtisralfs

    Had the phone for about month and a half now and now everytime i either charge it or plug it in the computer it keeps on connecting and disconnecting continualy. also the voice talk app that comes with the phone keeps on randomly appearing on eveything i do on this phone. very annoying.

    • alok

      plz remove ur battery and clean the battery terminals with soft cotton with help of alcohol or else u can moisten it by ur tounge and it really worked for me..

  • Alok

    the problem with me is I always feel the home button is too shaky and also its tilted on one end.. is it only me?? plz help.

    • Rcamithchandrashekar

      Go to the service center
       people

  • Myss_tique007

    my phone hangs everytime the 3G signal gone and try to appear…sometimes it happened like 10 times in 5 minutes…is it sthg wrong with my phone?? 

    • Rcamithchandrashekar

      Try to change csc on your phone..google it to know about that

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Donna-Bower/690322338 Donna Bower

    i have had my phone for about a month and every one i call complains they have an echo.. Its clear as a bell my end. was wandering what the problem may be, can anyone help ?

    • Nupsan

      Even i am having a same problem.. Every one i call complains they have an echo.. confused if it is the problem with my phone or the network?? can anyone help??

      • Jacqui

        I had the same problem and did a load of research online.  Is your phone in a case? if so, then its probably likely that one of the microphone/speak holes is covered and shouldn’t be.  That was my problem so I cut a hole in my case and now its great – no echo! Hope this helps! 

  • Billandheather1

    When I installed a 16 Gb SDHC card I can no longer conect via USB to my windows 7 computer.  It says the phone was disconnected from the computer (but the phone is charging).  It worked fine with the 2 Gb SD card.

  • Vaibhav Pruthi

    Every time I make a call, the charging starts but nither can the opposite party listen to me nor can I listen. this happens almost 70 % of the times i try to call some one.

    • anetra360

      my phn does the same thing it constantly states that usb is connected even when its not plugged up…I am able to call and text if I pull the batter and wait sometime and reinstall the batter and wait for the phn to power up.

  • Tae

    My phone hangs.

    • Greenhills

      Mine too.

  • Robin_gopal

    after some mins mah ph working vry well bt after few mins my ph screen become black bt d ph is on … wat is dis…????? plzz help

    • Nathan

       I hope you get attacked by a herd of angry dictionaries.

  • Ainsley

    I haven’t had any major problems until now. my S2 keeps randomly going on silent even when im not near/ touching it. Help??

  • Mm_nejem

    My S2 is starting to be stuck.start charging without connect it to power.voice command start each 2 minutes automaticlly and speakers is on when making voice call automaticlly,iam trying to turn off the mobile but its just restarting ?????!!!!!!!!!!

    • anetra360

      mines does the same thing.

    • Vickybeetham

      hi there, i have the exact same problem and have had my fone replaced 3 times! still doin it did you sort ur problem out?

  • Dhanish John

    my phone was working fine. all of a sudden, this morning it just blacks out and starts vibrating. i tried pulling out the batter,y putting it back in..or plugging the charger. it doesn’t turn on. shows the screen till Samsung Galaxy S2 on Tmobile 4G and stops there and continues vibrating.

    any solutions? no damages, never fell down, no water contact.. under 3 months old. 

  • Meghagupta

    i bought galaxy s2 one month ago and music player crashes….. what to do even service center has not fixed it

  • Natalia

    Same problem, bought galaxy 2 month ago and music palyer has sort of problem, send it back to company if they would not fix the problem I’ll ask for the full retun payment

  • anetra360

    my samsung galaxy 2 constantly says USB CONNECTED even when its unplugged.

  • Liz Lannon

    my galaxy s2 is sending random text messeges when i am in the middle of writing one  the phone just keeps sending without me doing it

  • Aburami_2120

    i have s2 my phone whin i cold any one hes vois rtarn back to him bat i dadnt her it 

  • Lina1-h

     whenever i get a text message my samsung galaxy s2 will say: incoming message from …. even in silent mode. how do i turn this off?

    • CaelyWaely

      Im having the same problem and its SO annoying, I’ve gone through sound settings, phone settings and I can’t understand what has caused this to start happening. Everytime i get a message, the same thing, incoming message from 0 7 7 9 3 . . . . .  and even in silent mode – SO ANNOYING! Someone please tell me how to turn it off!!!!

      • Hkslr09

        On the home screen double tap the home button, the vlingo voice thing will come up, untick driving mode and it will stop :)

  • Vicky

    hi guys, im havin a nitemare with my galaxy s2, this is my 3rd brand new one in 2 months, everytime i make a call i can hardly hear a thing and its the same for the person at the other end, each time i have send my fone back for repair i get an email sayin no fault found, but they replace my phone anyway, has any1 else had this, and do you know what the problem could be as this is driving me nuts???

    • Jrob1955

      Hi vicky same prob on my h/set also on 2 weeks old the people at the phones4u shop ttold me I was holding it wrong and that I should have the mic which is a pin prick of a opening nearer my mouth. Sadly this is not the solution as it gets worse as the conversation goes on So P4u have now agreed to exchange the handset.

      Which provider are you with  I’m on O2.

  • Myredhouse

    this is my 4th samsung galaxy s2 phone from orange. it keeps on developing the same fault everytime. everytime I make a call, the people on the other end cannot hear me clearly. I’m so fed up that I’m thinking of throwing samsung galaxy s2 out the window. I can no longer take that this suffered from using samsung galaxy s2 so now I’m going to buy an apple iphone 4s.

    • Ammar

      I have been experiencing the same problem.

  • not a happy girl

    ive, had my s2 for about four mths and since ive had it, it overheats, the screen turns orange and randomly turns off, when its been on charge and ive disconnected it still tells me its charging and when im listening to music it will freeze and turn itself on and off.

    It also can also take me upto an hour to turn it on when it has been switched off or died.

  • Annie Hutch

    iv had my Samsung galaxy s2 for about 6 months and its such a pain! i can’t use my camera no.more cos it won’t load, it over heats and when i go to load past photos can take ages to load. my battery can die within the day of charging, will not be getting another Samsung phone with orange again. i never ever have signal! argg

  • Brucethomson2

    Have just purchased the Sansung Galaxy S2 and people are complaining about an echo on the other end of the line is this a phone fault or service provider can anyone help me.
    Bruce

    • wolfchick21

      my son and friend also experiencing this problem with their galexy s2 heard its a common fault so will be inverstigating further

    • Jrob1955

      I have been experiencing the same problem this was cured by lowering the in call volume. How ever I also have had complaints about the sound received from handset is very muffled and breaks up a lot.  O2 is my service provider and they assure my it is not the connection. Phones4u have agreed to replace my H/Set.

    • fjrao2002

      Same problem I am facing. I have also purchased two days ago.

    • Nikita

       I am getting the same problem,  I  have had the handset replaced and the factory settings reset to no avail tmobile said it may be the sim but when tested on another phone it was fine.

  • steini

    i bought my galaxy s2 2 weeks ago and now it wont turn on…. pls can anybody help me..

    Steini

    • steini

      P..s   100% nothing happent ….  :/
       i have take the battery off and it wont turn it on anyway… FML

  • Johnson Ben23

    my phone keeps coming up with skype when i call some one?

    • Ammar

      You have set skype as your default caller.

  • Kris

    My samsung galaxy s2 is constantly going into flight mode. I pick up my phone to make a call and it switches to flight mode. No one can get a hold of me as it spends all day going in and out of flight mode. Has been sent in more then 5 times for this issue and keeps coming back not fixed. This is the worst phone I have ever had.

    • Sebastian_george

      got the same problem here …. it happens when the battery charge goes below 30-40 percent … try to keep ur phone cherged  above 50 percent and the prob will be solved 

      • Kris

        I wish mine only did it when the battery went low, but it does it all the time, even when it is charging and fully charged. I have no idea why it does it and am even more baffled that we continually send it in just to get it back and nothing has changed.

      • Pleasanthamster

        Sorry to say it got nothing to do with battery going below 30-40 percent. Better send in for a thorough check-up and if they can’t fix it, demand for a replacement set.

  • Scott

    I can’t download photos to my mac. My computer won’t recognize my phone when it’s plugged in via usb. It also switches to “emergency calls only, unregistered sim card” every once in a while. Sometimes my internet connection disappears as well, “no connection:retry”. Happy otherwise, but starting to regret not getting an I-phone (my brother in law is laughing at  me…)

    • Brian

      do u think an i-phone 4s is better than a galaxy s2…..???

  • gautham

    Im using galaxy s2..the problem is suddenly all contacts disappeared and i have lost all of my contacts..please give a solution

  • Bob_konvicted_gunit

    The screen shows a bright light from a side more than another side. and gives like a shadow on the screen

  • Al_miskry

    I purchased Samsung galaxy s2 white, made by Samsung and my cousin bro purchased same brand but black and made by Samsung in Vietnam… mine is freezing frequently and his phone is OK, I Updated version to 2.4.6 but still same problem keep on happening, Why? and what do i have to do? we don’t  have to write and write again, we have to get solutions..

  • Lizdiane01

    I have been pleased with my S2 but recently have noticed that when I make a call the screen goes black and can’t end call, etc.  Does anyone else have this problem

    • Jrob1955

      The screen goes black to save power this made possible by a sensor built in to the phone so maybe thisis the problem.

    • Hopeless S2 user

      Just tap the home button and the screen will come on again and you may then drop the call. Another 2 cents of talk time cost.

    • Pleasanthamster

      You can control this by going to SETTING – CALL and uncheck the box TURN ON PROXIMITY SENSOR if you want the screen to remain ON during the call but this will drain your battery cos screen display consumes the most amount of battery.

  • Faust321

    My phone has the Advanced Task Killer and every time I clear the open apps they continuously come back on and drain my battery… And the roaming signal keeps coming on… 

  • Uday

    Hi Phone is also getting hanged when i play the songs and the applications are also opening very slowly

    • http://www.facebook.com/Amishekar Amith Rc

      change the audio jack

  • Lucy

    Hi on my phone I cant get incoming call.  I can make it but I can received…

  • Gooster14

    My s2’s screen won’t power on. I can still receive calls or messages but won’t be able to respond as the screen remains blank. Only way to power back on is to remove and replace the battery.

    • Alejandro

      My phone does the same thing and then when it turns back on it tells me i have lk 50% less battery life. Have you fixed this?

  • Amit

    I also have some of the common problem as others face. It is about hanging. When I open 3-4 webpages all together or run Skater Boy game (available in Play application) in between it will be hang and drain my battery. I have to pull out the batter and plug in to start my phone. Pl. suggest appropriate solution.

  • Sarahfairbairn1906

    Hi i am having problems with mine. my phone seems to turn itself off then back on again. most of the time it is when i play my games but also i was looking through my photos and it turned off again. has anyone else had this problem cos i thinking of taking it back to shop. alo have to charge it every night.

    • Ross

      I had the same prob it turns it’s self when ever it wants then turns back on I took mine in said upgraded it which I did already and the reset it  lost all apps now it’s starting to do it again 

    • Human1st

      My Gs2 is doing the exact same powering off & on randomly several times a day, ive taken it back to shop, they sent it to get repaired, got it back 3 days later , they said they had gave me a new battery & had upgraded firmware, but Gs2 is still powering off & on but not as much as it was, im taking it back to the shop to get a new one.

    • Christinaschoeman

      same here it turns off and on every few min.

  • Markobie

    I didnt have a single issue till yesterday… my phone wont recognize the sim card and its stuck on airplane mode

    • Kerrytomlin

      Mine has done exactly the same today…without warning….so annoying. Have you sorted it yet?

  • Jeremy Kok

    It seems that the latest S2 (codename I-9100″G”) is giving me a lot of headaches. In the presumption of having too many apps on the phone, I factory reset the phone. These are the problems when I start as a new phone.
    1. Facebook hangs and have to force close2. Camera hangs every time and pulling out the battery is the only solution3. Sharing photos is a big hassle on whatsapp or facebook as the camera keeps hanging on me. Hope that ICS will help me in this problem.
    Still fancy the S2? Buy a used one without the G in the codename. Codename is displayed when the phone is turned on.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Amishekar Amith Rc

      i have the same version dude i have no problem. better check for csc codes

  • john

    my balance is being cut even if im not using any phone related services that charge you by using it…in every 5 mins. it keeps on cutting my load balance.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Stephenson/625037061 Ben Stephenson

    Having continuous issue with the Samsung Galaxy SII, bought it in Sept 2011, and after a month, whilst on charge overnight, it woke me up vibrating constantly untill i had to pull battery out. When trying to turn it back on, battery warning saying it was over heated stopped me tunring it on (Battery was cold). After reboot, Voice activation program constantly turning itself on, as well as the phone deciding it was conected via usb port and draining battery like no tomorrow. Managed to get an exchange. Then after only 3 MONTHS, same thing happened again, just without the crazy vibrating. Took it to Phones4u to get exchange, but would only repair it. A week later, got it back to find STILL broke, so had to get them to repair it again. After the second week, finally got it back, but it has only lasted 2 MONTHS till its done same thing again. Managed to complain enough to Phones4u to get an exchange this time.

    Is it me, or am i doing something wrong?, i leave it on charge overnight, and always try to only charge it when my battery is under 20% to give it a good charge everytime. My gf has the Samsung galaxy ACE and had no issues what so ever, and we got our phones extactly the same time.

    Can someone help, im beinging to get rather fed up with my phone constantly break on me.

    • Wang

      i have the same problems no idea why it’s really annoying
       

  • Karlos72

    I have had my S2 since sept last year……. problems….. Battery plummets from 70% to 10% in 5 seconds, phone switches itself off and on again….. freezes during game play… apps won’t load and come up force close, internet away from Wifi connection is so slow (if available at all even in city) get missed calls when the phone has not even rung, I have deleted all apps, done factory reset, updated woith latest software……. all have made no change…… and to tink i sat in phones4u for 20 minutes deciding between the S2 and the iPhone 4…… bad move!!

  • Binno22

    it keeps on brings up the vioce contral that drains my battery and the music play and cuts of calls because of that they are crap phones all touch one

  • Juan Bonilla

    I own a Samsung galaxy S2 from T-Mobil and from day 1 the phone started to freeze on me , tried to do a factory reset and still do the same problem. I did try to return the phone to T-Mobil and they toll me they din’t hear of any issues with that particular phone . Since I try to return the phone after 14 days ( din’t have a chance because of work ) and they won’t exchange it for a new one , they want me to pay a $5.00 dollars charge and they can ship me a refurbished phone and then I will have to send my phone back. Any suggestions ?  Juan  Bonilla florida

    • Ethansz

      I have the same problem with my Samsung Galaxy S2 from Telus. They want me to pay 300 to buyout the phone. You are lucky you only have to pay 50

  • Pmaheria

    My phone does seem to
    give trouble in breaks. I bought it September 2011. Recently the battery got
    heated by itself and got switched off. I had to reboot the system only then
    could I use it. Again sometime later when I plugged the battery charger in, it
    showed battery heated remove charger plug. And now the camera seems to give the
    trouble. Recently I updated the software, and since then the camera though
    clicks the photo it does not show on screen. It’s blank. I tried settings but
    that does not seem to work. Now is it a software problem or hardware? The flash
    is working though.

  • jgrod1

    All 4 soft keys at bottom of phone no longer light up or function in any way.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Amishekar Amith Rc

      look for the settings. in display settings

  • Ammar

    My started to freeze and apps get forced close occasionally. :-(

  • Rafid_1986

    hi guys . i have a problems with my cell phone. the charger icon work after a second on charge.and when i switch off my mobile there is some alarm on the display.i need your help guys please….

    best regards ( rafid )

  • Samir Shirke

    Hi,I bought Galaxy S2 four months back and even since i am experiencing a problem.Whenever I am listening music after random amount of time, phone hangs badly with some kind of humming sound…only option is to restart it either with power reset button or removing battery.I changed using music player like winamp,real player etc…but same problem is observed.Afreid to take the phone to gallery because they might recover this problem but may result in some other problems…If you have come across similar complaint and know the soltion.. Pls let me know

    • http://www.facebook.com/Amishekar Amith Rc

      Dont you worry. just go to the service people and tell them to replace audio jack. This will fix the problem and check with csc. 

  • JAKOKX125

    hi i got my galaxy s2 about 5 months ago and it was working fine and then it stared constantly turning itself off then back on again and this morning it turned off turned back on agen and i cant unluck it my keypad is not picking up touch andn it never been dropped or anything. any suggestions please :L

    • Dave

       Bad usb charging board.  replace and all will be well till the camera or screen goes on you.

  • katherine nicole

    I just got this phone two days ago and the first two days the camera worked fine. But I’ve been trying.g to open it all day and a message keeps popping up saying that it closed unexpectedly and to try again. I really like taking pictures and one of the reasons I got this phone was for the great camera and if I can’t use it, its going to be quite an issue.

    • Rcamithchandrashekar

      if you’re using go launcher please remove it and then follow these steps
      settings->application->manage application->camera->clear data

  • Jahanz3b

    hey!! need help, its out of context of this article bt iam having issues with my s2 !!! it is getting heat-up real badly during calls within moments as if its going to melt down in a while, while its working fine even with 3d gaming … can u help me out is a software issue or a hardware and i have to get it repaired ??? 

  • Rohitmankame

    My S2 just hangs up when I try to connect to any WiFi network. I need to remove the battery and put it back. But then the mobile starts and switches off, again starts and switches off, and the cycle continues.

    • Vishalvdeshmukh

       hey same thing happens with my samsung s2

    • Josephtabora_11

      what did you do to fix it? it happen also in my phone?

  • Rohitmankame

    Now here comes one more problem….. My mobile hangs up frequently. It is dead most of the time.. S2 Sucks…. I hate this phone so badly….. its only 5 months that i bought S2, and i have formatted it 4  times…. I was pretty much happy with my Nokia earlier…….

  • anonymous

    i couldnt get my phone to charge today. it seemed like the battery drained in a few hours. i only talked on it for less than 10 minutes too. it is now dead and i must spend an hour i dont have getting the damn thing fixed, while it was charging it shrieked  for several minutes before stopping and dying. i just bought this phone 2 months ago and i hate it. i should have known better than to buy a samsung product.

  • ALEXY

    my phone turnes off when it’s charging and while i’m talking even if the battery is fully charged, the model is :  SGH-T989D i bought it from telus

    • Christinaschoeman

      same problem, lets burn them all and demand our money back

  • David

    I have Samsung Galaxy Note and I have been having problems. See below details:

    Description of
    fault(s)

    From
    the 25th March – 03rd of April I could not turn on the
    phone without holding the power button, Volume up button and menu button at the
    same time. This would bring up a menu to manually reboot the handset.

    During
    the above time period while the phone was turned off it kept displaying three
    different symbols one after the other as follows.

    ·        
    Empty
    battery with white circle in the middle

    ·        
    Half
    full charging battery with white dots moving left to right

    ·        
    Empty
    battery with yellow plug symbol

    All
    symbols being displayed while the phone is not connected to anything via USB
    port.

    This
    also drained the battery until completely empty.

    When
    in this state the phone would not turn on without performing the three button
    reboot.

    __________________________________________________________________________________

    Once
    the phone was on it kept repeatedly beeping displaying MTP Initialization,
    Media Scanning and at the same time the battery displayed charging symbol.
    While this was happening the full battery would discharge in 6 hours while not
    using the phone.

    When I turned the phone off it would
    not turn on again repeating the three symbols mentioned above and draining the
    battery.

    As
    of the 04th April the beeping displaying MTP Initialization and
    media scanning has reduced in its frequency but still pops up from time to time
    but the phone still displays charging symbol and battery is draining faster
    than normal when turned on.

    When
    turned off after a full charge in the evening. It keeps flashing up the three
    different symbols mentioned above and the battery is completely dead by morning
    but the phone is turning on using the power button.

    I
    have tried a factory restore but the problem comes back.

    • puruarya

      its same problem on many samsung s2 including mine as well

    • Dave

       Bad usb charging board.  Samsung is really cheapening out on materials now.  Wow so many issues with these boards.  I smell a big class action lawsuit down the road.

  • S_guleria

    I have samsung galaxy 2. It is auto restart 2-3 times in a day. I don’t know what is wrong. Can someone tell me the solution ?

    • Pzedwin

      Mine is doing the same thing. I really dont knwo what to do with it anymore.I took it to vodacom repairs, and they replaced the LCD and speaker, but the problem is still there.

      • Dave

         K guys, it is the usb charging board.  All issues with rebooting, overheating restarting after shutdown etc are all due to that board.

    • Christinaschoeman

      i have the same problem, has anyone told you what the problem might be yet?

  • Billy

    My galaxy s2 is always on silent.  The setting are correct but the ringer and text notification ringer will not work.  I have reset to manufacturers settings to no avail.  It spoils an otherwise great ‘phone.  Please help driving me mad.

  • REGIS

    I GOT MY S 2 TWO MONTHS A GO AND SOME TIMES EVEN IF THE PHONE ISN’T IN USE,IT GETS TOO HOT AND THE BATTERY DRAINS FAST…

    • Dave

       over heating is due to the usb charging board.  Mine did the same thing got so hot it could have burned my face.

  • KJO

    About once per week my phone connection goes AWOL. There is a good phone signal according to the icon at the top but the phone will not connect nor receive incoming calls. The solution is to reboot the phone. This always brings the phone connection back but the point is that if I have not noticed it going AWOL nobody can contact me.

    • Fred

      This happens to me too… Need to switch unit off to reconnect to signal appauling!!!

  • Ashima

    i got my s2 about 2 weeks ago.. i m facing a problem of getting hanged after sometime while listening to songs with headfones or earfones. and it works only after i reset it by removing its battery and switching it on again..plzz help me out with this problem!

  • Heyworth

    I got my phone two weeks ago – immediately had problems with echoing at the other end when talking. Asked for Samsung to replace; refused but tried to repair. Then had problems with volume setting and sending emails – not impressed. My friend had this model also – the phone just died after six months.

    • Missy

      I am having the same problem with the echoing.  I found that when I removed my case it went away.  I haven’t had trouble with the volume or emails.   

  • Lennylc

    My screen has gone black, phone still ringing and messages coming through but i can’t see them. Can anyone please advise me? The phone is only two months old! The battery depletes really quickly and was freezing also!! Im lost without my phone!!! 

    • bigdave

      down load a app 2g3g which will enable you to turn off the internet which is draining the battery its easy to work

      • Lennylc

        Thanks BigDave, its at the repair store so fingers crossed!

    • Stanley Vee

      go to settings then call settings,remove or turnoff the tick on turn off screen when making calls.thats it mate.stanley Harare

      • Lennylc

        Oh my… do you think it could be a simple as that….The screen went completely black so i couldnt see anything. I’ve sent it into the 3store for repair. Thanks for your help. L..

    • Dave

       You have a bad screen.

  • Jobbyman29

    I am anowner of samsung galaxy s2.I am finding it great difficulty to access You Tube  with my 3G.With WiFi connection its OK,however when outdoors,away from the WiFi it connect however freezes

    • Billreed9

       Sounds to me like you are using a data plan that has restrictions on it. Like most prepaid service data plans.  In Canada, if we use Petro-Canada or Speakout prepaid plans with unlimited web browsing data, you can surf but with restrictions. No youtube, google maps, etc. That is why their data plan is inexpensive. When you are using wifi, you are not using the 3g data network and so are able to do anything a desktop computer or laptop can do.

  • henry omondi

    Just bought this phone 5 days ago, having problems with the camera,images appear upside down.The horizontal gyroscope cannot calibrate.

  • Reachd3s

    Also low battery life.
    Less memory

    • Lyn

      Same problem… Juz bought 3dys ago.. Hang and turn off while using..

  • Anibal Mendez

    The Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket has a problem with the Call Waiting Beep when using the ear Bluetooth.  If you adjust the volume to 50% or lower, you don’t hear the beep of the second incoming call; then you loose all these calls.  If you adjust the volume to 100%, you can hear the beep, but the conversation is heard that loud, that kills your ear.  I had to return mine after testing it with a total of 5 different Bluetooth models and in with other Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket in the store.

  • Goodguy4545

    When reading on-line articles in the browser, every three to five seconds, the browser automatically jumps to the top of top of the screen and the beginning of the page. Extremely annoying as I can’t read a story that is longer than three inches without the screen jumping back to the start of the page!

    • Dave

       Who says having a bigger screen is better hey.  Mine had that issue to and I still have no way to fix it.

  • PotterSDFB

     As of yesterday my phone has started doin this MTP Initialization thing when i plug in the charher as if its connectin to a PC which well it isnt,  plus always media scanning, battery is then only lasting a few hours without me using it, also freezes alot an always stays lit, anyone help with this? 

    • B8cfc

      I’ve had the same problem over the last few days, luckily it’s still on warranty so now it’s gone back

    • Dave

       You have a bad usb charger board.  Had the same issues.

  • Aalmahfouz

    I bought Galaxy s2 6 months ago and have nothing but trouble. One of the most annoying is inability to roam outside the country. Another one is sound when i put on protective case. Any advice

  • winston

    Phonekeeps on spamming the back and menu button so much that i cant keep anything open for more than 1 or 2 minuets. and nothing will help fix it.

  • Fisher

    My s2 has earphone problems….ppl can hear me but i cannot hear them…very annoying

  • Amckenna87

    same problem the ear speaker has stopped working? any answers

  • Josephtabora_11

    hi, can anyone help me to fix my phone< i reset my phone because of too much attempt to unlock the pattern but after i reset it, it keeps on displaying the intro when opening the phone but  i cant turn it on its just repeating the cyle..

    • Grabianski

      This Mobil may be made in China not Korea

  • Matthew

    Hi just putting the information out there i have two Samsung galaxy s2 mobiles sent one away to get fixed problem was my phone screen kept flickering after six months plus battery over heated sick and tired of having these problems received phone back 2weeks ago and having the same problem and now the other Mobil is doing the same thing
    shouldn’t i be entitle to a new Mobil us customers pay big dollars to these companys
    cheers guys

  • Kathy Villwock

    Is anyone else having a problem sending emails? Internet is not the problem, phone shows 4g…not sure what’s wrong.

  • Deshaunfinney

    My Phone Screen went black after first drop any i can fix it 

  • Samtwitchsimons

    My galaxy s2 won’t show me who is calling . it just says “unknown ” does anyone know how to fix it?

  • andy91

    any calls i make the person i talking too says there a echo on the line when using handset but seems perfectly ok to me problem stops if use handsfree or bluetooth any advice

    • Clio

      Have same complaint. Brought phone bk to vodafone shop. Sent away to be checked out. Will be repaired or replaced if necesssary

    • Saram8282

      I have the same problem.

  • Dave

    Can I be frank for a moment.  I own an SG2.  I paid over 500 for it.  I have already replaced my usb charge board (wasnt charging phone anymore and was making the phone reboot after shutdown), i replaced the ear piece, just stopped working.  I replaced the battery (would not hold a charge) I have replaced the screen (weird effects on it)  So after all these repairs I have spent almost 1000 dollars on it.  WTF  I could have bought two iphone4’s.  I am so not a fan of Ice Crap Sandwich.  Made my phone run slow, won’t connect to my bluetooth in my truck.  Screen gives me a headache with its colors.  I also own an iphone 4 and a bb bold 9900.  I have to say who cares about screen size.  If you actually watch videos and movies on your screen you are gonna need glasses in 10 years. When I type on my iphone 4 or sg2 the screen is basically the same size as the bb due to the virtual keyboards.  The screen on the sg2 isnt that big when playing video cuz it switches to landscape mode and cuts the top and bottom off anyways as does the iphone 4.  My hands are hurting texting on a virtual keyboard and my iphones touch screen is getting worn out from all the finger bashing.  I prefer the bb 9900 for almost everything now.  Love the keyboard and the communication features.  I wold rank the phones from 1 to 3 as being iphone 4 then BB 9900 then SG2.
    Just my 2 cents.

    • Dave

       Oh and one other really big thing about the three phones I own.  Only one has to and I repeat has to have a virus scanner.  Can you guess which one…….the wonderful SG2. How wonderful is that?

  • Monicakelly0011

    My phone has a bad USB charger port. My subcriber refuses to fix the problem. My ear piece echos and sometimes I can’t hear anything at all. I went to an AT&T store & they will not help me at all. I’m very upset and I’m thinking about having a class action law suite. For anyone who is thinking about getting this phone I reccomend not getting it.

  • boss chuna

    the problem of my s2 is that everytime i use my voice talk…. it appears to the screen connection error.. please help me with this problem….. :(((((

  • Cam_vella

    I had rooted my phone and removed the stock vlingo voice command , and this was having many problems to start with , i understand it was because off my charger or charging connection that aside , i chose to use a root app uninstaller and remove the app completely or so i thought , after about 2 weeks just the car mode icon started appearing on my status bar and causing force closes and looping and lagging.
    I then factory reset, re-rooted then updated firmware . Still only to have the problem arise again
    I am using a samsung galaxy s2 running ice cream sandwich 4.0.3

  • chris

    I’m glad I found this thread. When I purchased the phone with sprint, I initially felt that I had made a great choice considering the beautiful screen and Android software that rivals iOS on thia phone. My friend had this phone before me – it was purchased by his company – and I respected his high opinion of the phone and sprint service. At first I was very pleased with the many features, including Swype texting, widgets on the home screen, huge AMOLED screen that’s perfect for watching videos, and the gmail/google sync capability that makes using the phone more convenient in many ways. I thought the software ran very smoothly too. After a few weeks,, however, the phone began to occasionally freeze. Ever since then, I’ve noticed more freezing and random app shut downs. I could be browsing the internet right now and the windown may randomly close. I especially notice that sometimes using Netflix or running a long video makes the video and siund freeze and the phone crashes, it must be restarted from there on by holding the power button. I’ve had connection problems with app widgets but I’ve always assumed that it was the app not the phone. What’s recently been troubling me is my gmail and sometimes SMS messages not appearing on time, as if the phone is taking to long to load this information. I don’t know whether to ignore these issues and not worry or try to replace the device.

    • chris

      One more thing, the screen has weird effects. For example, sometimes the touch screen won’t respond to touch at all or only on certain areas of the screen. You may feel that this is probably due to touch screen sensitivity and that I should look for options to adjust this, but the effects are inconsistent, i.e., the screen may be very touch sensitive at one point and stubborn to respond to even hard tapping at another. Also screen lockouts sometime strangely place the lockout off to the upper right hand corner so that no time or battery information is visible. Also the cursor randomly jumps around when typing, it’s been doing the whole time that I’ve been typing these comments and it messes my spelling up lol

  • Angiehall_18

    I had my Samsung Galaxy SII for 6 days, and I am waiting on a delivery of a replacement one already. My phone kept cutting out, so I never knew when it was off & people couldn’t contact me… The screen kept on freezing & all buttons become unresponsive. The only way I could get it to start again was to take the back off & remove and replace the battery. The cutting out became rediculous (about 10-20 times a day – even mid call). The screen also had a strange dark shadow right down the left hand side when I moved the screen. I hope the next one is ok, or I will be asking my phone provider for an alternitive make/model of phone.

    • Darren Mountain

      I am also in the same position as you 1st had the phone for 2 months then it wouldnt charge. I recieved a replacment monday this week and yesterday it starting going blank unresponsive like yours. When i asked orange for an alternative they simply said my contract is new so unable to change model.

    • blue.cloud123

      I’m guessing you had insurance on your phone to cover for these sorts of issues? Or was it provided by your mobile network?

  • Jessica-Kate9669

    My battery won’t even last all day and that’s only by being on it occasionally. The screen will go black and stay black whilst in the middle of a call and you can’t hang up or turn it off unless you take the battery out. It just opens up random stuff and freezes on it. I have only had this phone for less than a week and it started about the day after I got it and a friend with the see phone has the exact same phone says the same thing. Whist typing this message the phone kept phone keeps saying that I’m touching a different spot than I actually am. I am so taking it back

  • Rach08xx

    when I try to download music off music junk, it says there is a network error? how do I fix this?

    • Dilanmel

      yeah…………

  • Azmysamah

    My samsung S II recently have camera problems. Keep on camera failure..and eats up battery. Need to reboot. And its only 2 mths old..

  • alex todd

    hello there i was listening to music and my samsung galaxy turned off and then it turned back on with a battury sign and a warning sign with a temptarure sign and now it wont turn on what shLL I DO NOW 

    • Snaylor1990

      Hey this has happend to mine!! i took my phone into a phone repair shop where i live and he told me that bcuz the phone hasnt been out for even a year yet nobody knos why this happens but it appers to be in his opion its a manafactours fault within the phone and its somthing to do with the curcuit. Im on contract but hav no insurance but bcuz this is a fault within the phone it nwas a manafactors fault so i was still insured by the manafactors warrenty that is for a year, i took my phone in the tmobile shop explained what had happend and they have sent it off for a examination to make sure the fault in the phone has not been caused by me ( which i kno it isnt) i am waitin for my phone to come back and hopefully they would of sent me a new one! and if they say its my fault i am going to show tmobile this website! My advice to you is to take it back where u brought it from or your contract company 9 if u r on contract) good luck :)

  • Joshy

    i took my sim card out and now all my applications have gone from my home page, they’re still downloaded though! what should i do? 

    • 311 Harsh

       r u sure u removed the sim out ? Perhaps u may have removed the micro sd card where apps were stored,therefore apps have been removed from home page

  • Christopher

    I recently purchased my Galaxy S2 from T-Mobile. The screen
    flickers different colors from time to time, usually after charging. My Bluetooth
    also keeps disconnecting. I thought it was because my device was old so I
    bought a brand new one and it does the same thing. The buttons also have become
    unresponsive from time to time. I also put my phone on silent during a meeting
    and the voice alerts kept working telling me I had new emails and incoming calls.
    I haven’t had any battery problems yet. Overall, I really like the phone, but
    the issues are aggravating. I still like it better than the Iphone but I hope
    the problems can be fixed.

  • Denots

    I own a S2 that I got in Aug. Phone has been great until the beginning of Feb! I left it in a game and the phone felt warm so I turned on the phone to see what’s going on it said the app had been forced closed and then it turned off by it’s self and would not turn back on, plugged it into the charger the screen showed the battery icon & 5 dots than it shows a yellow triangle with a exclamation and a thermometer almost like the phone is over heating but the battery feels cold. The phone will only turn back on by holding the side lock screen button and the volume button for about 30 seconds. This issues happens all the but mostly when trying to charge, After it turns back on the phone works fine other than the battery won’t last long in my phone, but the battery will last much longer in my wife’s phone also a S2. Also when I charge my phone and it’s done charging I will remove the plug and it will say it’s 100% charged but that never goes away. I sent the phone out for repair but they are saying there is corrosion from liquid damage but the phone has never been in or near liquid and no liquid has spilled on it. The phone is kept in a hard case and has a screen saver on the screen. I’m just wondering if anyone has or is going through the same problems. Thanks for anyones help!!

    • Paul

      having exactly the same problem, started day before yesterday. Went to carphone warehouse, they told me to go on samsung kies to update the software. Been on samsung kies and cant figure out where or what to update????

  • Yusrah

    My Galaxy S2 is always very warm and when I listen to music then it often switches off and on again. But there is nothing devastatingly wrong with the phone.

    • Lynn

      e___e me too.. ghaa :'(

  • chiggy

    yes i hav had quite a few problems including :

    wifi not connecting,
    screen not locking / unlocking
    screen randomly unlocking,
    crashing apps
    internal memory supposidly used up…. when its not
    messages not sending,
    messages constantly saying sent, not changing so not knowing if sent or not
    phone generally crashing
    keyboard staying on
    system slow down
    battery life decreased

    all generally annoying

    • Lynn

      OMG SAME HERE >< so annoying ugh need a fix :'(

    • Lilnefew07

      I am having the same problems with my Tmobile version im getting so fed up with this phone

  • Gusthejackrussell

    The only issue I have is the internet not working much – EPIC ANGRY FACE

  • ray

    my galaxy s2 recently got the latest software installed, since then it will not connect to my car phone system which depends on RSAP connection. This has been reported & I am now awaiting a fix. Other than this it is a fantastic phone.
    Ray.

  • Scar420pa

    i had  a red screen and now my phone won’t close out and it heats up over heats 

  • Tripod

    Totally love my S2….but I’ve twice had a deafening screech just as a call in connecting i.e. just when you put the phone to your ear. I only have two ears and now both are shot to hell. Thanks Samsung.

  • Turgeon Di

    I’ve had the SGS2 since February of this year and love it for the most part.  However, i’ve had to power down to reboot the phone a few times for not being able to “send” a text because the “send” button wasn’t there!!  Neither was the paper clip button.  And also had to reboot because the circle with the line across appeared (i’m assuming that means no service) while at home, where i always have full service. 

    My data package also shut itself off!!!  What’s going on??

  • Mark_watkins1

    I have had my SGS2 for 3 weeks now and already I am experiencing problems??? It all started with the screen going to my contacts list of its own choosing and freezing since then I have had bad signal problems even with my wifi when I’m no more than a meter from the router (puzzling??) this then has affects my messages as not being sent or i just recieve a line of dots (if I had dashes as well i could learn morse code), I am currently having talks with my network provider to resolve these issues

    • Mark_watkins1

       one more thing they asked me to reinstall the software with Kies air but I cant figure it out ???? is it me or is there a special secret message im not getting??? come on Samsung give me a clue

  • Becstar_12

    for some reason the driving mode keeps turning on, and keeps trying to connect via usb when there is no usb cord in the phone, and when I do plug it into.the computer with the usb…… it wont connect. I have tried restoring factory settings and rebooting the phone but nothing seems to work!!! please help me

    • Brookelyn X

      I have the same problem and the car mode part only happens after using another phone charger to charge my phone …. not sure bout the usb part cant seem to get that to work

  • Ssp68

    My galaxys2 switches off and On automatically, i always have to check if its on. Dont know wat to do now after investing so much money on this phone.

    • Eilshga

      some times power switch is long pressed in pocket, which lead to restart of phone.

  • Dragunus

    i cannot sync my S2 with my PC. KIES on my PC does not recognise my phone

  • Ssp68

    Look for updates, and try to install them, my phone too didnt get connected till i installed the updates, hope this works for u.

  • SK

    I took Samsung Galaxy S2 Last Month in UAE, i am facing problem with the phone getteing heated up (heating near Backside camera) when ever i use application some time in idle condition also, Given for Software upgradation after that also i am facing the same problem kindly help in this regard what to do

    • Marie

      Try a Master Reset!  Mine was over heating all of sudden too!  But that worked:)

      • Izranwar

        hello marie..i just wanna ask you, is master reset and hard reset / factory rest the same thing..?clarify me..

  • Marie

    Here is my deal:

    I love love this phone!  Got it last October 2011 and paid almost $600.  I hate contracts.  I have T-Mobile. 

    No problems at all until about 2 weeks ago it started getting really hot and it was worrying me a lot. I only have 2 apps and no games, music. So I called Customer Service and they said to take out the battery, that did nothing, so he suggested I do a Master Reset.  I saved all my contracts and did that.  The phone is PERFECT NOW!  Faster if that is possible!  I can charge it every other day and it does not over heat anymore at all!

    Having said that ~

    Yesterday I noticed all the lights are out on the soft keys, the home button, menu, back and search buttons.  They don’t light up anymore!

    WTF?

    So i called them again and they want me to come in to a store so I can call from a dif phone can do another master reset!

    My concern is that they are going to keep pulling this crap until my warranty runs out in October?

    Should I just request a replacement?

    Thoughts?

    • Mark_watkins1

       I had mine for a month before I started having problems and it seems that once you get one the rest are sure to follow :(  I got in touch with my supplier yesterday and today yer today a saturday I got a new one in exchange so I think maybe you should.
      Cant wait to see how long this one lasts haha

  • Paras

    i got a software update notification… updated it.. then was told that the phone will be rebooted…. but it hasn’t…. its been 2 hours now… annoying..:((

  • Mark_watkins1

    Well im back again, but not with good news :( ……. Was so pleased to get my replacement S2 hand set from orange BUT haha after using it for 3 hours yes only 3 hours it keeps turning itself off  aaggghhh so annoying when your in the middle of a phone call.

    Well I phoned them up and told them and im getting my 3rd handset tomorrow… Lets see what happens next?????
    I willl add this is a good phone when and thats a very loose when they work haha 

    • Mark

       I have now got my 3rd S2 lets see how we do this time

    • Sonic_edge

      I had the same problem but after draining and recharging it hast happened since. That was about a week ago

  • Anonymous

    My Galaxy S2 switch off and now it wont turn on. After the phone was rooted, sometimes it is becoming hot and sometimes restarting by its own. Now, contacted Samsung repair centre in the UK and said it will cost £120 (need to send the phone by post). Hope someone can recommend to me a cheap repair shop in the UK!???

  • Percival Robert

    I downloaded the 4.0.3 ICS update which seems to work fine except the audible sounds for ‘fully charged’ and ‘email received’ no longer work. Anyone got any suggestions.

  • afra naveed

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 and the Signal isnt working properly. Can anyone help how to fix it??

    • craigf

      Having the same same problem.  only had the phone 18 days.  Can’t return past 15 days.  Ugh…  My sons Motorola Photon works GREAT!  I should have bought that phone.  The Galaxy looses signal whenever I pick up the phone.  if it’s on the desk, full signal, pick up and signal drops to 1 or 2 bars, sometimes 0 bars.  Very frustrating.  On my way to Sprint in the morning for a SK02 update, whatever that is.

  • Amethystlove20

    i have problem with my samsung galaxy s2 phone.. there’s a red blinking light in each side of the screen..I wonder how can i fixed this??

  • Angela Mason

    My battery is not lasting even 1/2 a day grrrr turned off bluetooth and put on power save and have only used to send 3 txts and receive 1 call and now beeping to put on charge 

    • Leenabedoya

      Have you made sure to stop all the programs that are running? Just closing them does not stop them. Having them all running, can significantly drain the battery life.

  • Donna B

    Started going wrong only 6 weeks after getting it. Provider (vodafone) really unhelpful but sent it off for repair then told me it was water damaged and would cost £100 to fix also advised it was not covered under the warrenty. Apparently this can be caused simply from using the phone etc in the rain or cold weather creating condensation!!! So do not use your phone outside people!!! Arranged for an independent repair which confirmed the USB port had corroded (may I remind you the phone was only 6 weeks old!!)  however managed to get it working again. It will only keep its charge for a few hours so having to charge 2-3 times a day!! Has just died on me tonight and won’t charge at all!!!! Great phone when working but these mobile providers and suppliers must be making a fortune

    • Swglover2000

      i have the same problem and have had it sent of twice and its just come back and they have said it is unrepairable under the warrenty as it was excessive use ,but was told by independent company that it was due to dust getting into the charger port,and samsung know this type of problem,as the charger port does not have a cover which is why you were charging 2/3 times a day and eventually it stops working as you have been excessive with it,sounds like a fob off ,will never get samsung again

  • Sbruneau60

    I was on my phone talking and it felt overheated. I finished my conversation put it back in my purse and tried to get on it again and it did nothing.  I plugged it in to recharge and a ! mark showed up.  Have no idea what is going on so I am taking it in tomorrow to a Bell dealership.

  • Twoeyes35

    i am a bit slow updating my galaxy s, but i did about 5 weeks ago and the phone has been sent in for repair already.  When calls are made, either incoming or outgoing, the recipient gets echoes, or feedback.  Also kies wont recognise the new phone, even with the upgrade.  Not happy and thinking i should have stayed safe with iphone.

  • Thedonmega12

    I’ve had this phone since September and had problems with it probably since October/November. It is my first phone of any quality, only had Nokia bricks before this. It hasn’t encouraged me. Poor battery life, sometimes decides to switch itself off, signal problems, sometimes it will just refuse to open up my photo gallery, just gets stuck loading. Had it repaired once but things aren’t that improved. As soon as my twelve months is up I’m cancelling this contract.

  • Bbreivogel

    One day the batter on my phone was fine, the next it started draining way too fast.  I can maybe make it to 8 hours now with a full charge, generally it is less.  Also, I am having a REAL issue with not getting texts that folks send to me.  I can get them any where from 3 hours to a day late.  I have full bars so signal is not the issue.  Have gone in with my phone but just get the run around.

  • goms25

    My battery life got worse. When I was using Gingerbread, it stays for 1 and a half day. But for ICS, it stays only for a day. I noticed that from time to time, the screen lightens up. How can i fix that? Maybe that’s what makes my battery drain more compared to before. Thank you.

  • Satya

    I have been using Galaxy s2, Untill recently i had an issue connecting to wi- fi. Its givens me the error when trying to connect. I had taken it to the service centre and they say its a board problem, Not sure if any one had come across this situation and any suggestions on this regard.

    Thank you.

  • GG

    New samsung galaxy sii keeps cutting out during calls!! any ideas?

    Big Thanks

    • Natalie125

      I have the same problem, my network apparently say its a 3G connection problem. But I am still trying to sort it.

  • tamara

    i bought a galaxy s2 from the stats and when ever i take pictures with the camera and  the flash on the mobile turns off by itself please any suggestions    

  • Tfozzard

    My Galaxy S2 is having terrible signal problems at home. My wifes nokia lumia works fine but i cant receive a phone call or send a text – Does anyone know if they are upgrading the signal in the sIII model?

  • bvc19296

    i am using samsung s2 and i am facing a problem.
    wen i am doing an outgoing call automatically the speaker is getting activated so plz help me regarding this!!

  • Mhjehj

    when i install the apps on play store it will not download it  the box will be opned and say error this apss doesnt work in your country all of the apps have the same problem help please

  • Tx_lumberjack

    I bought my phone on March 24th and it worked great with no problems whatsoever until this morning. After turning my phone on this morning I took my Otter box off to clean some dust off of the speakers and around the screen. Five minutes later I receive a text and when I pressed the side button to light up the screen, half of it was completely black. Immediately I took the back off and removed the battery for a few minutes. I put it back together a few minutes later and the screen was even worse. Earlier this evening I checked it again and the blackout was alomost completely covering the screen. I called AT&T to check out warrenty and insurance options and was informed that this was my fault somehow, keep in mind the phone has never been dropped nor has it ever gotten wet. Finally after 45 minutes of being switched back and forth the tech agreed to cover the warrenty and send me a free phone. I’ve had lots of issues over the years with phones but never something like this

  • Natalie125

    I have had many problems with the Samsung Galaxy S2. I am currently on my fifth one.
    First phone, the screen went blank.
    Second phone, it kept going on to speaker phone when I made out going calls.
    Third phone, whenever I pressed the button at the bottom of the screen which is meant to take you back to the home screen it took me to the voice recognition page.
    Fourth phone, the touch screen messed up so if I pressed a button it would take me to a completely different page.
    Fifth phone, is currently when I am in a phone call a few minutes in the person on the other end of the line can’t hear me or here is a loud electronic noise.

    I am in the process of trying to solve this issue, it is VERY frustrating as it is my fifth phone. I am not going to get a Samsung again, definitely getting an iPhone with my next contract.

    • Lijostin

      I have the same electronic noise on my phone. it’s frustrating as i lose money after the call where i hear this garbled elec noise.

  • David

    Had SGS2 with Gingerbread for 4 months no crashing really good phone.
    Updated to ICS
    Now have the follwing issues.
    Intermittent loss of signal, have to reboot to get it back.
    Apps slow when starting.
    Camera sometimes crashes.
    Apps sometimes dont start or crash.
    Intermittently drains battery. I do try to keep an eye on the apps runing and close them down when finished. The Amazon app was active the last time it happened.
    WiFi will sometimes crash when switching on.
    Connecting Via USB for file transfer on XP is tempramental sometimes you cant access the microSD card.

    I want to go back to Gingerbread, trying to work out how.
    This phone is on an Orange contract.

    • Kater100

      I have same problems PLZ reply when you fund out how to fix

    • Mcwong644

      Don’t use the external leather case with front flaps. I changed it for a silicone casing and it dissipate the heat better, doesn’t freeze up so frequently due to overheating. Sometimes freeze during media scan, maybe caused by incompatible sd card

  • Zerooffmwp

    When entering credit card info it puts multiples of some of the numbers started a week after I got it on my fith replacement still doing it any body else having these issues

  • Downwire420

    the only issue i seem to be having is i cant stay connected to wifi. i have the galaxy s2 through t-mobile.

  • Thomas

    Cant call out saying no sim removed please reboot, then signal goes but sim is in phone

  • Ttighe2001

    My phone physically will not switch on, the battery was nearly full last night and this morning it was dead (so I thought) pluged it in to the charger and still it will not start up.  I have had the phone for about 6-7 months and no issues until this morning.  No one I have asked has a clue what is wrong. Any one please help, getting close to hopping it off the nearest wall.

    • Works05

      Think the phone is fucked

    • Ljando2636

      I woke up to the same problem today. I’m so worried. I’ll take it back to Sam’s Club today. I really need my phone!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FM5Y3XZBDKLKUS6WV7KCO4EEIQ banhoodies

    Phone freezes when playing Bubble Shoot level 89

  • Gpvboats

    OK, here’s my list of recent problems!

    1)Over heating during use.
    2) Battery may last 5 hours if i dont use it.
    3) will not shut down, its just restarts.
    4) Sometimes goes to loud speaker when i make a call.
    5) Phone does not connect via usb eitherty as mass storage or anything else
    6)Battery 100% sign always showing.

    Nowi have to send the phone away to be repaired under warranty… utter ball ache.

    • Tracey

      I have the same problems mine in the repair centre now and they are now saying some cells have leaked inside due to maybe being dropped and want me to pay 100 pound to repair this is the second time in the repairers in a month just gonna have a row with them this morning as I’m not paying

  • SHERI_BEHAPPY

    THE BLUE LIGHT THAT SHOWES WHEN THE PHONE IS CHARGED/CHARING IS STAYING ON AND WILL NOT GO OFF?!?!?

  • SophieStella

    I have had my Samsung 2 II for probably ten months or so. It was fine for about the first week and ever since ( and is getting worse ) it decides to ‘screen capture’ for no reason. I wasnt even aware that this phone had this feature. The button on the bottom of the screen sometimes causes it to happen.. So i no longer have a home button.

    I have worked out that if the phone gets bumped ever so slightly then the ‘previous applications’ screen pops up on the screen, when that happens and i exit out of and it and go to press the button on the top ride side of the phone it screen captures, then when the phones locks itself automatically it wont start unless i re-start the phone, which i have to do by removing and re-inserting the battery.

    This happens all day-every day !!!!!!!!!!!!
    I am absolutley fed-up with it. It’s “supposed” to be the ‘smartest of the smart phones!’ -__-

    • SophieStella

      Ohhh.. and just to make matters worse.. even when the phone isnt touched ( when im sleeping ) it does this – which interferes with my alarm on my phone. If the phone decides to do this during the night, my alarm simply doesnt go off !! Simply fantastic :@.

  • Barendvdwest

     “My Galaxy S2 phone is giving the following message : ” Activity” — because it falls within my area of expertise. I just need a few more details about your situation and I will get to work!

  • Regina Nalda

    Hi..i just got my samsung galaxy s2, 3 days ago and i noticed it goes hot even if am not using it. Is it normal and if not whats the problem?

  • Nik

    Hello i just purchased a samsung galaxy 2, when i talk on the phone i get an echo of my voice everytime i talk is there a solution to this?

  • YooFace24

    Hi, I’ve had my galaxy s 2 for a few months,close to a year.  For the past couple of days the front keys of the phone(options,home,back,search), tend to not work. Example, I go to contact then, I can’t return to the home screen, or go “back”.  Another thing is when  I press the “sleep” button(also known as power) it won’t turn the screen off.

  • Ragman673

    1. – Mine gets hot when I’m NOT using it.
    2
    . –  If the phone crashes (locks up) and I have to restart I loose around 40% of battery.
    3
    . –  When I unlock the phone to use and open an app the lock pattern comes up a second time.
    4
    . –  If I leave it sit without using for around an hour or so, when I turn it back on, it takes about  seconds to open up (light up).
    5
    . –  Loss of signal, both wifi and mobile data for no reason and at any time forcing me to turn off and on again.
    6
    . –  Sometimes the phone locks up and the home button doesn’t work, either does the off key and I have to pull the battery to reset it.

    I only had my phone 3 months before I was forced to send it away to be fixed. Apparently the charge connection burnt out, and now I have to send it back again about 8 months after I purchased it. NOT HAPPY AT ALL.
    I really want the Galaxy note but after this I’m not sure I want another Samsung phone again.

  • Sarah

    My SG S2 cuts out either when I receive a call or try to make a call…no it is not network issues…my sim works in other phones. Messaging is fine- only calls. This is intermittent so I can’t even predict when my phone will crash on me. I took it get repaired about 3 months after I bought the phone (even though the problem was occurring for at least 1 -1 1/2 months before that). I was told there was no problem. I had formatted it before sending it in for repair and this must have helped the issue but the problem is now back…. it has been at least 2 months since then. I really don’t want to re-format my phone all the time. It is a pain. 

    • RH

      I am on my 2nd phone and the same issue persists.  It is a Samsung software issue that can only be corrected by rebooting.  You never know when the phone is not working.  Samsung refuses to admit to this…

  • Melinda

    I have bought the SG about a month or go and had to exchange it one already and might have to to so again! the first time I exchanged it calls were being droped I couldn’t talk to anyone for more then 2 min before having to call again and then I had some issues with texting so I went back a week later to get a new one I still have issues calls are still being dropped occasionaly i will send out a text and my friends will get it and reply back but I won’t see it they just tell me also sometimes when calling people I will have to dial 4 times before it actually rings and not only that but acouple weeks ago someone called and left a msg on my voicemail and I had about 12 missed voicemails from 3 weeks earlier the phone does tell you when you have a voice mail but no where in that  3 weeks did i get any msg telling me i had a voice mail not until 3 weeks later and another problem i seem to be having it my phone freezes i was talking to a friend the called droped and she called me back i tried answering it slid the talk button and it just stoped ringing I tried to call her back it wouldn’t let me dial!!! I had a blackberry for 2 years and never had soooooooo many issues as I have had with this phone its battery life isn’t that great eaither in my opinion I like the phone itself the screen is big its light and easier to use then the iphone and the camerea is great but with all the problems I rather have an iphone or switch back to a blackberry. From all the issues I been having with this phone I don’t think I would reccommend it as I said its going to be the second time that I have to go an see if I can exchange it which no one should have to do more then once!

  • Newflproperties

    Today I lost all communications for about 3 hours. I hate this phone

  • Maryus

    when i enter in the gallery and try to view a picture i wait about 1 minute to load that picture what should i do, is a good reason for the warranty to cover it?

  • Rhianna Smith

    The Samsung Galaxy S2 is so annoying. I’ve had it since January 2012 and I already feel like it’s breaking. If I do too much, e.g. have text conversations with more than one person, the phone freezes and there is a really annoying delay for the whole phone. Ending background applications no longer helps. Would not recommend this phone anymore. 

  • shatteredDreams

    I am really dissapointed with this phone. I have had it for 7 months and the battery life isn’t lasting as long and it shuts off randomly throughout the day…about 3 times per day. I don’t treat my phone badly but something is wrong and I want it fixed. 

  • shatteredDreams

    Oh ya… And I miss calls and texts from people. That’s also a big one. Telling my boss “Sorry my phone didn’t show you called me” does not sound like a very good reason for not calling to say that I can come in too work when they’d really needed me. 
    These problems make me wish I had just gone with the iPhone

  • RabiedRooster

    My phone always opens voice control via kies. This happens randomly all the time. Doesn’t recognize PC connection sometimes goes into mtb connection when plugged into charge. Has just started to become over bright and super color saturated on the scree. Not very happy

    • J T F Miller

      Mine too! All within the last day or so! It wants to sign me up for vlingo. It also will not charge. I get a blinking blue light but no charge or power. It also will rabdomly go into vehicle mode unprompted. Wtf is up??

  • DanBarWales1

    Get ready for it.
    1: It doesn’t recognise the usb when plugged in
    2: Battery runs flat in about 5 hours of minimal use
    3: Screen starts to flicker when on charge like when the ribbon is about to go in your laptop
    4: Will state fully charged from completely flat in around 1.5 hours and then go flat in an hour
    5: On the rare occasion when the usb is recognised it thinks the charger or usb is constantly in when it isn’t connected.
    6: When turned off it will turn itself back on automatically every time which is infuriating
    7: I get a ‘charging paused. Voltage to high’ notice every 10-15 seconds or so and the phone will no longer charge until it has depleted 90% of the battery power.
    8: email updates as well as e.bay and any other service linked to my phone are hours if not days late.
    9: The screen res and brightness turns itself up to maximum of its own accord. The same goes for the volume.

    All of these issues started before I upgraded the Firmware to ice cream sandwich through Kies. First it was an issue with the yellow triangle and temperature gauge when the phone was off and it was impossible to turn it back on unless it was on charge. Now that issue is gone after the update and all of the above are now in it’s place. I officially hate this phone. Never have I had any reports from iphone users or any other make for that matter of this magnitude of uselessness

    • malc

      Hi , i have had my phone about the same length of time & have had the same charging issues , with the triangle etc , now i get the charging paused etc every min !!! think i have to send it away to get fixed.

  • DanBarWales1

    Oh yes i nearly forgot.
    10: The back of the phone around the camera lens area gets so hot that it could actually burn your face. This is when it’s not being used

    • sugar_n_spice

       I just got a Samsung Galaxy SII had it for 2 weeks now and it’s doing the same thing also I turn my phone off when I’m charging the battery and when it’s fully charged I’ll unplug it and turn it back on I get a message telling me to update my battery

    • G Ralph123

      I found putting on power save stops this happening

  • mejuu1245

    I’ve bought my phone for about 2 weeks? I love it but today i’ve been trying to text and it just won’t let me. It just keeps on deleting my words..i don’t think thats normal?

  • Toffee

    I am losing my emails on my alaxy s2 

  • R Meighan1

    I’ve had the
    Galaxy s11 for about 11 months and have been happy with it until now. After
    charging it up and then trying to turn it off I’ve had the Battery Symbol,
    yellow triangle with a temp gauge and would not turn off or on.

    Into a repairer
    who advised not covered under warranty as water ingress at the USB charging point
    – as I don’t bath/shower with the phone as implied I’ve no idea how this occurs
    not happy as have several Samsung products which until now have proved to be
    reliable.

  • Julesuk

    After charging my galaxy s2 i tried to turn it off then got a Battery Symbol with a
    yellow triangle with a temp gauge symbol and would not turn off or on.

  • G Ralph123

    I have been having prob and so my partner on her phone i am on 3 she is on vodafone my hone has played up since i had google play no voice when open phone on call or message on my phone screen warms up but not on loss of internet interuption battery loss crap if this is what google has done welcome i phone

  • Saad Khaled2000

    The problem with my s2 is that the camera does not open i cant see anything and the screen just goes black completely and then it says recording failed and then the application closes by itself. this has been happening for over a week now and its really annoying me

    • Ed0ard0

       I have the same problem!!!!

      • Milan Petrovic

        I also have the same problem, after update o ICS it worked for a while, now camera and flash are not working, really anoying

  • DanBarWales1

    When my s2 had the battery symbol and temp gauge I managed to rid it by performing a hard reset of the phone after backing up all images and videos first. Once the phone was reset it worked for a minute or two as normal. Enough time to get samsung kies re-installed on my computer. The usb was picked up by the computer and phone so I could install the new firmware (ICS) through Kies. That is when all the other issues started. The battery and temp sign havn’t appeared since when the phone is off and turned back on which is great if it wasn’t for the rest of the issues.
    Seems that the usb port on the phone is dying a death on pretty much all S2’s and is having to be replaced. It wears or degrades in some way which makes it unable to pick up the usb or recognise that the usb isn’t plugged in. To fit one of these is an absolute nightmare and in all honesty it is such a common problem with the S2 that Samsung should recognise it as a manufacturing fault on their part and replace all defective parts as a matter of fair play to it’s loyal customers.
    At the moment I do not intend to get another Samsung when my contract is up for renewal. iPhone may be my chosen destination as the 2 manufacturers are producing pretty much the same software and programming. With the exception of the bigger (slightly too big) screen on the S3 and the overall look of the S3 against the iPhone there is no real difference in the two.
    I want a phone that doesn’t suffer from dementia like the S2 seems to after some use and the iPhone with the exception of a few noted cases is a reliable piece of tech.
    I was once against the iPhone as everyone had one and I wanted to be different. Now I am eating my words.
    While my iPhone using friends are quite happily chatting away, and using their phones for the purpose that it was designed for, I am struggling to keep my S2 from going into a complete mental breakdown and dribbling over itself while it tries to figure out if that little USB thingy is actually still attached and whether today may be the day that it can be arsed to do something constructive like actually work for a change…..end Sermon

    • ToBo26

      The charging/usb socket on your phone gets a bit pushed around plugging and unplugging and the tiny pin board in that socket bends towards the socket edge. Now what I do is grab a very small jewellery screw driver and just push it in between the pins and socket edge (metal)  and just make a small gap so that it isn’t touching. 
      Note: I would not do this while phone is on or battery in just to be sure you don’t short it out. Now the last time I did this I got a week before I had to do it again so I would say it would probably get worse the older the phone is but saying that I am pretty rough with my phone and use it at work. Also I have this dock that I plug it into and I think that might have contributed.Hope this helps.I hope the new S3 doesn’t suffer from this.

  • Russor22

    all of a sudden if i get a text message it says who its from OUT LOUD ON SPEAKER….how do i get this off

    • ToBo26

      I also have this issue, but it only started doing it when I turned on text to speech but when I turned it off in settings, it started doing it all the time even though it should be off. Im about to upgrade ICS and then I will do a factory reset and see if this helps. I will repost if it does.

  • Jamiejwilliamson100

    Had my SII for around 3 months with few problems except about 2 months ago it went into a loop, continuously turning itself off and on. I took it to an o2 store where they told me I had tried to install an illegal operating system, I pointed out that the only thing that was installed was kies so they took the phone for two weeks then returned it working but with no explanation. Last night I noticed the lock screen was lit up and it then went into the same loop. Also noticed that the camera gets really hot for no reason I can think of. Taking it back to the store tomorrow to ask for a change of phone. Shame as this is a really good phone let down by weird glitches which, as it is used as an alarm clock for work I can no longer rely on. 

    • Shaz Khan

      ive got the same problem i replaced the battery somehow it stopped looping but i got no solution for overheating

  • Valeriejac

    When using the phone it freezes.  If the call is ended either by me or the other person the screen goes black and can take up to a minute to reactivate before you can use it again,

    Happens on othe functions too but most annoying when phoneing

    • Avikul2012

      Hi Valerijac.. it can anything that cause this problem. let just hope its not electrical fault. Sound like software issue and/or display. Email me  [email protected]

  • Robthydrum

    I downloaded the Android 4.0 OS for my SII today and the front facing camera is no longer working (I get an error message that says “Unknown Error by Error Callback”), and even with Juice Defender Ultimate the battery power has reduced exponentially. Have to take to Carphone Warehouse to see what they can do, if they can’t do anything then I have to send it to bloody Samsung.

  • CMoss

    If I am texting someone or commenting on a social networking site, or pretty much anything to do with enter text in to the phone, it freezes when I press the letter ‘o’. Doesnt freeze for any other letter apart from this! can someone help with this problem?

    • Avikul2012

      Hi Cmoss, just hope its not the display. Try a master reset and see if it fix it. Also you can try to update the handset if you don’t have ICS.

  • Laura

    I have just the one problem with my Galaxy S2 – if I use the alarm or timer, when I slide the red X across the screen to turn it off, it then gives me the number pad to log back in but 1/3 of the numbers are missing (3,6,9) so……, I can’t sign in because I need one of those damn numbers! I have to turn the phone off and on to get back in. Bloody annoying.

  • Shaz Khan
  • Paulie_pizzas

    im onto my 2nd s2 an the problems from the first one im starting to have with this one as well wont chrage wont let me answer fone calls wont let me shut down apps freezing all the time an they steered me away from an iphone 4s to one of these an now they wont upgrade me to a better phone what should i do as i cant go to long with out a good fone due to work???

  • Lynnedoug

    Having much the same problems – phone won’t shut off, keeps restarting. Even a hard reset has not solved the problem…and this is the second battery I have had in two months to try to rectify the problem. I also have had the battery ! icon and a temperature icon appear.

    I got this as it was highly recommended and thought I’d have a change from the iphone…possibly a wrong choice.

  • Somertime76

    All of a sudden my camera app will not auto focus at all. Have tried everything. Samsung galaxy 2 was purchased in January 2012.

  • Bouwhuis77

    I have had the Galaxy SII for 26 days and I’m on my 3rd
    handset and about to get the fourth. This phone seems to have an inherent
    problem with its software. I have the corral pink one and have heard by sales
    assistants in the phone shop that the pink one seems to have issues. Each handset
    I’ve had turns itself off and on constantly, and I never know whether the apps
    are going to be available when I wake it up or turn it on. I am so dissatisfied
    with this phone, I had such high expectations and absolutely hate it due to
    this constant glitch, otherwise, the phone has such potential which reeled me
    in in the first place. Bah!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Avikul2012

      Hi .. go for the black or white one

  • Ee_chern

    I’m decided to ask whether the silver frame will get out of colour

  • Jessicagroberge

    i have the white s2 and  had to send it in cuz every time id make a call the screen would go black and i would not be able to hang up enter numbers on the keypad…… id nave to wait till the person hung up ortake my battery out if it went to voicemail.

  • yongjianrong

    Sever battery problems, the battery level drops from 100% to 55% over 6 hours, 5 hours spent in airplane mode.

    Phone heats up easily, able to reach temperatures higher than S2 (57°C) on Gingerbread (highest 51°C before shutting down)

  • Prosenjit Roy

    Using the S-II for past 7 months now. My usage is limited to mostly calls, mails and surfing the web. I am quite happy with the performance, except that

    1) it suddenly heats up and the battery drains very fast. It is not related to any application as I have seen it heating up even when it is idle, with the screen off and no background applications running. The heat is mostly located in the back upper part. It becomes so hot sometimes that I cannot hold it or hold it near my ears to take calls.

    2) The camera at times goes out of focus (esp when video recording) and I have to restart the camera application to get it back in focus.

    Otherwise I quite okay with it.

    Regards
    Prosenjit Roy (India)

    • ToBo26

      I had this issue also but I cant remember what caused it. Have you upgraded your firmware or reset your phone, i think this should help.
      NOTE: back up everything from your phone before resetting.

  • Svante

    I must be the only one getting my words changed all the time while texting/writing on my S2. It constantly suggest other words and replaces my words when i hit space. I can turn the suggestions off completely (I have) but the suggestions would be useful for long words if I could choose to use them myself. Ideas, anyone?

    • Zabdulnour

      its the autocorrect… most have it and is extremely annoying but helpful at times as well.  I believe you can change a setting to use autocorrect but have it to where it doesnt replace your word

      • Svante

        You would think but I think I have tried everything except replacing the keyboard app completeley. I can turn XT9 off, thats the only setting that wont replace my words.

  • Massimo

    I’ve had s2 for about 8 months now and been very happy until last week when i dropped it by mistake. when I call someone they can’t hear me well, cracks, far, and keeps cutting! I’m guessing the mic needs repairing. Is it a common fault when they fall?

  • Jaybee4

    I am having awful problems connecting to the internet. 

    I bought my GS2 last week in the UK with 3 network and connecting to the internet was very hit & miss.  I am now visiting the US and cannot connect to my friend’s wifi at her house at all.  I have tried setting up the phone’s portable hotspot option which works ok but the phone will still not connect to the internet. I have data roaming turned off as I’m told this will lead to a huge bill.  We tried all of the above with data roaming turned on but the phone still will not connect to the internet.  Any suggestions ?

    Other problems :  I have had difficulty sending messages although this seems to be ok now but my notification ringtone has suddenly decided to stop working.  (The phone is not in silent mode).

    Anyone else experienced these problems ?  My phone is only 1 week old

  • kamal Preet Singh

    When I unplug the charger, either the battery charging icon stays on, or the “Battery full, unplug charger” notification stays there.

    The big problem is if I turn off the phone. After shutdown, the screen stays on showing two different icons (changes between them every few seconds). One icon is a battery half full or so, the other is an empty battery with a yellow triangle and a icon of a thermometer next to it.

    When this happens, I can’t turn on the phone. The only way I can turn on the phone when this happens is to plug in the charger, start up, then remove the charger again.

    • ToBo26

      I had this issue too and I have worked out what it is. The charging/usb socket on your phone gets a bit pushed around plugging and unplugging and the tiny pin board in that socket bends towards the socket edge. Now what I do is grab a very small jewellery screw driver and just push it in between the pins and socket edge (metal)  and just make a small gap so that it isn’t touching. 
      Note: I would not do this while phone is on or battery in just to be sure you don’t short it out. Now the last time I did this I got a week before I had to do it again so I would say it would probably get worse the older the phone is but saying that I am pretty rough with my phone and use it at work. Also I have this dock that I plug it into and I think that might have contributed.Hope this helps.

      • Leilaharper

        THANKYOU!!!!. It worked. My phone was driving me nuts with the bloody thermometer. Got a small knife out and wiggled it about…..hey presto. Cheers. 

        Leila. x

        • Teaxfreak

           same issue as you guys, same solution, posted above to a similar restart issue. cheers.

  • JDT

    Love the phone, bought in Feb 2012.  Problem is that the screen keeps going black and all functions are lost during calls and the only way to clear it is to switch it off and then back on again.  Even when the screen has blacked out, if a call comes in I will swipe my finger across the screen to accept the call and still nothing happens.  The only way to clear this is to switch off the phone and switch on again.  Not happy about this – I want it changing but I’m sure O2 won’t do this they’ll want to send it away for investigation and repair but then what do I use in the meantime?

    • Jane B

      Exactly the same with mine as well!  If the phone has been on for a while I know I won’t be able to pick up or make any calls without turning it off.

  • G Marcy

    At first I really liked the phone. I have it for about two Weeks. The company I have it with is sprint .

    • My phone losses services out of now where. In order to get the devise to get the service I have to turn it off and back on .
    • When I turn it on my phone had this yellow triangle with an exclamation point in it .

    How can I fix the fact that my phone loses services please contract me [email protected]

  • Zabdulnour

    I am having a Data issue with my phone.  I loved it at first but am having constant problems.  my phone calls- the person i am on the phone with always has issues hearing me… battery life is horrible… heats up like crazy and most importantly– my phone is using so much of my data service and i barely use the internet.  So much as 5 gb a day!  I have been on the phone with customer service the majority of a week and is getting annoying

  • Rbarker71

    Having battery charging issues lately.  In the last month I have had to warrenty claim two galaxy s2 phones.  Either the battery won’t take a charge, or the screen turns on and off by itself.  Also switches between “voice talk” and “power save” without touching the phone.
    I appreciate that AT&T is sending me new phones, but this is getting rediculous.

  • Amandahunt2784

    Having problems with text input, it inserts spaces in odd/ random places on its own. It also does the “green string” from letters even tho swype is turned off. I had to get on my iPad just to convey this message! I have to text/ email a lot from my phone to help run my office, so this is a HUGE problem with un readable messages being sent, it is causing a lot of confusion, and it is taking me 3x the amount of time it should take to shoot off a quick text. I have turned off prediction, auto spacing, swype, I have tried every setting. I even downloaded a different keyboard app with the same problems! Any advice? Should I just give in and go get an iPhone so I have something that works??

  • Santyjd

    why does driving mode keep activating by itself?

  • Luney_jennie

    My Samsung charges itself when not on charge! It puts itself into car mode & wherever i am the signal is terrible !!

    • Justwislindixie

      My phone has also started putting itself into driving mode, but only when it is plugged into the car charger.  This is very frustrating.  It will automatically go to a screen I am unfamiliar with.  I can hit the “back” arrow and get to the main screen, but if I hit the “home” icon, it takes me back to the unfamiliar screen.  It has also shut itself completely off DURING a phone call 3 times.  This is MADDENING!!!

      • Teaxfreak

         similar issue. I’ve had the s2 for about a month, don’t have any of the other issues really listed except for the restart problem IF I don’t get it to restart when I’m not having this issue.
        my usb/charging port is messed up. I’ve been careful with it. but it’ll show that it’s charging at incorrect times, w/o being hooked up. say that the usb is hooked up, when it’s not. or around the time I know it’s going to act up it’ll beep at me and keep flashing the screen on and off doing media scans.

        I’ve found that if I press the section of the port back against the wall after charging or when it’s acting up I don’t have this problem. (using the standard samsung charging/usb cable that came with the phone)
        DRIVING ME CRAZY… but I love my phone too much to give up on it >.>
        I’ve always loved samsung phones.

  • steve

    Hi just got this phone a week ago, put it on charge overnight only to wake up to find it stopped charging at 29% and now won’t charge at all??? Hopefully it’s just the charger, going back to shop today!

  • steve

    Hi just got this phone a week ago, put it on charge overnight only to wake up to find it stopped charging at 29% and now won’t charge at all??? Hopefully it’s just the charger, going back to shop today!

  • Vanessa

    My phone constantly goes off while busy on a call.

    • Maw58

      I have the same problem

  • Paul

    I video a band good picture but the sound was
    distorted

  • Sweethanny_88

    i really love dis SGS2.. sadly i juz used it about 11days. when i wake up and hold it, the phone wont start. blank screen at all. i thought it was lack of battery but i was wrong. the picture of charging was grey and unable to restart it. i was very frustrated. and now it happen again. second times in less than 30days.. i sent it to samsung centre already .. im kind of a girl wit a broken heart now….=(

  • Morenwen

    I am having the same problem like Rbarker71 since yesterday. Unfortunately I am overseas so I cannot claim warranty. 

  • Rhartman

    CAN I TRANSFER INCOMING CALLS ON MY SAMSUNG TO ANOTHER CELL PHONE ?

  • guest

    i have just bought the s2, i have capital H with arrows on screen what does this mean

    • Sachu

      Capita :::H it means hspa that’s high speed internet enjoy

  • Joe_clarke10

    I have had my S2  aprox 6 months and ever since I had it I have had some problems with in coming calls. when I get a call sometimes the phone will only ring once then vibrate I have took it back to the shop and they suggested sending it away but I don’t really wanna be without it for 2 weeks or so. Anyone else had the same problems ? Also the battery is very poor have tried downloading various battery savers and they are no good

  • Nicey1992

    I have had my s2 for aprox 4 months and had an issue with the on/off button one min it works then the next it does not work it was working fine have not dropped it or have not spilt anything on it anyone else had the same problem?

  • Robynsharpe

    Galaxy S2 wont download mms messages and all messages are sais to be 9kb in size

  • Sulamya-1

    i have had my S2 8 months and now it wont work. when i put it on i get galaxy s2 then t mobile then an S, after this the only thing that bhappens is the phone overheats. i havent dropped it or spilt anything on it. anyone had the same problem

  • Rachksl

    I find it very difficult to connect to any data programmes like Facebook or the Google Apps.  I initially thought it was something to do with my service provider Orange but I now feel it is the phone as my partner is on Orange but with a different phone but has no issues.  Very frustrating as I enjoyed using my phone to it’s max but now can only text or make calls.  I’ve had the phone nearly 12mths and it used to work perfect but these issues have been happening for the last 5-6mths. 

  • Elizabethhopkins1988

    Im on my third samsung galaxy s2 and im havin problems. when my family and friends calle they
    are telling me its echoy and can not hear me. have trouble hearin with the volume does anyone else have this problem?

    • Carmelannemary

      I have exactly the same problem with this phone. Its my first, I am taking it back to TESCO today. did you have a resolution?

  • Sharon_sww

    my s2 problem is when they is incoming call, the phone is no respone at all. The caller side is call ringing but no pick-up, my side is nothing, no ring. have reset the phone so many time the problem still there. very disappointed with the phone.  

    • RH

      I have had the same issue since August.  I returned the 1st phone and got a new one 2 months ago.  Same exact issue.  Constantly having to reboot the phone to make or receive calls.  This is apparently a major software issue that Samsung will not openly admit to…

      • Jane Burt

        I’ve got the same problem with mine as well.  Can’t pick up calls as they go straight to hold & can’t hear a thing, can’t make calls either unless I reboot it.  Doesn’t even show missed calls now.  Not happy. Been told to update my software but show’s software is up to date.

    • rene

      same issue here…or when I have 2 or 3 bars and try to call out, it will not. I have to end call and call again several times before the screen turns green and the call goes out.

    • joanna

      I also have had the same problem with being unable to answer a call. It is very

  • Dwooden

    my tmobile galaxy s2 recently wont let me choose to put any wallpaper in the scrolling panaromic view any help on how i get that scrolling option back?

  • Jeffbdavies

    Phone was great until ICS. Now keeps switching itself off and you have to press the home button and power button together to get it start again. Also it keeps switching off the wifi or data alternately, depending on its mood. Also the music folder now splits some albums in two and no matter what I do it won’t put them back. Very disappointed.

  • Jj94404

    sometimes when I go on my camera for the s2 it says camera failed HELP! how do I have my camera work fine??

  • Elaine

    I love the user friendlyness of Samsung phones and am generally happy with them but after a year and a half they tend to malfunction. My screen keeps disappearing, the phone switches off by itself and the homescreen disappears too making it impossible to rectify the problem. Can I fix this?

  • JayJay

    i am having problems with my s2. every now and then i get these things saying i have won a iPad or something like that. and the last couple of day when i take it off the charger it says power saving mode enabled and it keeps vibrating and saying that, i have taken the battery out but when i put it back in it starts up all on its own. how can i fix that????