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Samsung Galaxy S2 Problems by Users: Discussions

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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  1. Anonymous says:

    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

    1. hc says:

      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!!!

  2. Anonymous says:

    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

    1. Antti Kumpulainen says:

      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

  3. Anonymous says:

    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.

    1. Anonymous says:

      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

      1. Mihai_embassy says:

        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

  4. Ben Collins says:

    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!

    1. Anonymous says:

      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

    2. Anonymous says:

      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

    3. Mihai_embassy says:

      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

  5. Ruben says:

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

    1. Anonymous says:

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

    2. Anonymous says:

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

  6. Anonymous says:

    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

  7. Anonymous says:

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

  8. 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.

    1. PK says:

      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.:(

  9. Rory Dunne says:

    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?

    1. Daniel Kempf says:

      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?

  10. Rory Dunne says:

    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?

  11. Anonymous says:

    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.

    1. lesbrown says:

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

    2. lesbrown says:

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

    3. lesbrown says:

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

      1. Anonymous says:

        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.

    4. 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.

  12. Anonymous says:

    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

    1. Farah Ahmad says:

      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…

      1. Anonymous says:

        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….

    2. yummipon zigoton says:

      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.

    3. Wim Bulckens says:

      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.

      1. Anonymous says:

        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!

      2. Anonymous says:

        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!

    4. Anonymous says:

      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!

  13. Arrow Black says:

    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.

  14. Arrow Black says:

    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.

  15. 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

    1. suekyi khal says:

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

      1. Timmeh Sjo! says:

        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.

  16. Anonymous says:

    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 ?

  17. Anonymous says:

    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

  18. Anonymous says:

    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

    1. 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)

  19. Eric Paquin says:

    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

  20. senselesso says:

    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.

  21. Anonymous says:

    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!!!.

  22. Xeno Zai says:

    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?

  23. Hmingmawia says:

    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

    1. 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

  24. Hmingmawia says:

    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

  25. Jonathan Reachill says:

    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.

    1. Amr ramadan says:

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

  26. Robert Percival says:

    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.

  27. Robert Percival says:

    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.

  28. emiel van alphen says:

    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?

    1. JT says:

      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.

  29. mirelaonetiu says:

    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?

  30. Anonymous says:

    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

    1. Eric Carroll says:

      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.

    2. Eric Carroll says:

      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.

  31. Liza says:

    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…

  32. 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?

  33. 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?

  34. 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

  35. Jarmo Reponen says:

    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.

    1. Desi says:

      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…

    1. mohd shaan says:

       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….

  36. sanjoy says:

    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

    1. tonystark31 says:

      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. ?

  37. Anonymous says:

    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?

  38. Anonymous says:

    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

  39. Anonymous says:

    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

  40. Chun Ng says:

    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?

  41. firstname lastname says:

    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.

  42. Anonymous says:

    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

    1. Camy says:

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

  43. akshay m says:

    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

  44. KAB says:

    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.

  45. KAB says:

    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.

  46. KAB says:

    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.

  47. Yanjiao says:

    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.

  48. Anonymous says:

    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

  49. james wash says:

    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

  50. james wash says:

    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

  51. 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… 🙂

  52. Gard Røsten says:

    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

  53. Muthu Kumar says:

    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!!

    1. 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

  54. 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??????????????

  55. Lucien Stam says:

    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!

  56. Anonymous says:

    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

    1. Anonymous says:

      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! 🙁

  57. Anonymous says:

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

  58. Anonymous says:

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

  59. 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 ???

    1. Bill Hazel says:

      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.

  60. Anonymous says:

    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

  61. Marozoa Mohd says:

    Hi, my setting touch key is not working…do anyone know how to interpret “sub-key” on lcd test (press *#0*# on dial key)marozaman@yahoo.com

  62. Punitha says:

    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

  63. Aravind jayachandran says:

    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.

    1. an0nym0u5 says:

      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?

  64. stuart barker says:

    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

  65. katie parsons says:

    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.

  66. Anonymous says:

    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.

  67. 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…

  68. Peter says:

    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…..

  69. Jani Tiainen says:

    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.

  70. Jani Tiainen says:

    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.

  71. Anonymous says:

    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.

  72. Anonymous says:

    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

  73. Khanivore says:

    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. 🙁

  74. Shamel Appesh says:

    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.

  75. Anonymous says:

    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.

  76. pete jordan says:

    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

    1. Lancetan3282 says:

      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

      1. Clarence says:

        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.

  77. Anonymous says:

    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???

  78. Anonymous says:

    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???

  79. Lee says:

    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

  80. Anonymous says:

    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

  81. Anonymous says:

    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!

  82. Anonymous says:

    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!

  83. Boudica says:

    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.

    1. Cathysuett says:

      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.

  84. dhp says:

    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 ?

  85. luke red special says:

    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 !!!

    1. Louis says:

      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.

  86. Ryan says:

    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?

  87. Imagrapstar says:

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

  88. doss says:

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

  89. Jason says:

    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.

  90. Thalía Rios says:

    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.

    1. De says:

      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.

  91. Addyfersure says:

    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.

  92. Addyfersure says:

    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.

    1. Jason says:

      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…………………..

  93. Adriantiernan says:

    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. ?

    1. MattSM says:

      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.

  94. Adithyacr says:

    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

  95. James says:

    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.

  96. Woodster says:

    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.

  97. David says:

    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

  98. ARMANDO says:

    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.  

  99. DineshC says:

    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

  100. Fisz966 says:

    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. 

    1. Coneflaps says:

      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!!!!

  101. RMX says:

    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.

  102. Eleonorava12d says:

    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.

  103. Tony_nonya says:

    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.

  104. Guillen_meme says:

    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.

  105. Coneflaps says:

    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.

  106. Umang says:

    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.

  107. Mblackm1 says:

    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

  108. Robbie says:

    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

    1. Bigdoh35 says:

      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

  109. Mitchel Barnes says:

    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!

  110. Andre says:

    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. 

  111. Smith Eliza67 says:

    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…..

  112. Eimon says:

    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 ? 

  113. Jessica Conway says:

    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

  114. Bherlinger says:

    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.

  115. Akira Asukura says:

    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

    1. Camy says:

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

  116. Jsmowbray says:

    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.

  117. Kim says:

    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.

  118. Cath Clifford2306 says:

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

    What does this mean

  119. Shadhman says:

    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.

    1. MakAttak says:

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

  120. De says:

    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.

  121. Sophialltsoi says:

    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 =@=

  122. Ichderrobinhalt says:

    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
    !

    1. MakAttak says:

      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..

  123. kmonsta says:

    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.

  124. Uappl2me says:

    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.

  125. unhappy g2 user says:

    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

    1. Faya says:

      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.

  126. MattSM says:

    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.

    1. Bigmack3 says:

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

      1. Carcrazyhoe says:

        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!

  127. Turdle says:

    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.

  128. 123 says:

    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 

  129. Crackerbuilt says:

    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.

  130. maria says:

    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.

  131. Manav Saini Ms says:

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

    1. Clarence says:

      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

  132. James Thompson12 says:

    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!

  133. Alex Lezaic says:

    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

  134. Imcdonagh says:

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

  135. Mike West says:

    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

    1. 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.

  136. ylu2k says:

    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!

  137. Choung_ma says:

    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.

  138. Jenjstanton says:

    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!!!!

  139. Babatosun says:

    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

  140. Marco says:

    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

    1. Babatosun says:

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

  141. The Bodach says:

    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.

    1. MakAttak says:

      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…

    2. Robertina says:

      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

  142. Klossy4 says:

    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

  143. dk says:

    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.

  144. Vjais1998 says:

    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

    1. Clarence says:

      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.

  145. Mihai_embassy says:

    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. 

  146. 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. 

    1. Rovimeldo says:

      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 🙂

  147. Simonjkdavies2 says:

    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

    1. BN says:

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

      1. Nanor1000 says:

        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

  148. Hazemabuteen says:

    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 

  149. samsungindifferent says:

    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.

  150. Leemy218 says:

    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?

    1. Siashe says:

      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.

  151. Mohd Rizal says:

    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?

      1. jain says:

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

  152. Abs621 says:

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

  153. Cooldude1231 says:

    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

  154. Kristymaksan90 says:

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

  155. T Oast38123 says:

    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.

  156. Tristy84 says:

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

  157. Colby-1 says:

    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?

  158. Thalia Daissy says:

    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.

  159. darjan says:

    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?

    1. jain says:

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

  160. darjan says:

    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?

  161. Daksh_lnt says:

    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.

  162. Gary Gregorio says:

    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

  163. Joemontoya68 says:

    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.

  164. 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? 

  165. Christy says:

    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. 

    1. Jameslavine26 says:

      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

  166. James says:

    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 🙁

    1. Concerned User says:

      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.

  167. Obisi7 says:

    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.

    1. James says:

      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.

  168. Morienjordaan says:

    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 ?

  169. Lindsey-EVANS1 says:

    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 ??

  170. Barbiebaquero says:

    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?!

  171. TheCool says:

    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..

    1. Yeelin_91 says:

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

    2. Yeelin_91 says:

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

  172. TheCool says:

    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..

  173. Carcrazyhoe says:

    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?

  174. Mathewhayes117 says:

    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 ?

    1. Carcrazyhoe says:

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

      1. Subbiah316 says:

        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. 

        1. Peter says:

          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 : /

  175. Mathewhayes117 says:

    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 ?

  176. Docvishwa says:

    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

  177. Mickie_campbell says:

    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

  178. AnaM says:

    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?

  179. Geaderabun says:

    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….

  180. Hamster99 says:

    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.

    1. Tore Kjelbergnes says:

      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!

  181. GS2owner says:

    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. 

    1. Franzen says:

      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.

  182. Bryow22 says:

    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? 

  183. Mason says:

    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?

  184. brad says:

    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 !!

  185. Manasi says:

    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

  186. Mic says:

    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.

    1. noboz says:

      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.

  187. Kaisita says:

    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.

  188. Derek says:

    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.

  189. Lasalsa says:

    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!!!

  190. Helen Hallpike says:

    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

  191. Brett says:

    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?

  192. Gemma Newman says:

    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! 

  193. Vcastro9 says:

    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.    

  194. Pll241 says:

    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

  195. bry says:

    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.

  196. Geren says:

    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.

  197. F**K samsung... says:

    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…

  198. Isisgibson says:

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

  199. Sriman says:

    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.

  200. sanjay says:

    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

  201. Ccrash says:

    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.

  202. Bevs3 Ab says:

    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!!

  203. Shorn says:

    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.

  204. Grgkeeson says:

    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 .

    1. Anna Arieyanna says:

      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???

  205. David says:

    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.?  !?! 

  206. David says:

    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. 

  207. Wee_bby_ali says:

    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!!!

  208. Laura says:

    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 🙁

  209. Zamb87 says:

    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

  210. Bendiko96 says:

    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.

  211. Solaizola says:

    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

  212. Marierame says:

    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 

    1. andy says:

      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

  213. P Pulley4 says:

    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.

  214. Chrisdonnellan says:

    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

  215. talha says:

    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?

  216. Hamishxbox says:

    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!!

  217. Sharpie says:

    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

  218. Tazamr says:

    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??

  219. Pea Nut137 says:

    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.

  220. Gwen says:

    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.

  221. Fudgeeyo says:

    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.

  222. Lifestat says:

    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.

    1. Gcooke_nz says:

      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?

    2. Subhash says:

      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?

  223. ready to sell says:

    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!

  224. Philip Sharman says:

    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?

  225. Jenthehen72 says:

    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.

  226. kbeads says:

    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? 

    1. Argadeck says:

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

  227. Frode says:

    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.

    1. Shahawi273 says:

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

  228. Hugh says:

    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.

  229. Deayts77 says:

    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!

  230. Deayts77 says:

    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!

  231. Fahd_234 says:

    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

  232. Darren says:

    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.
     

  233. Mikeholden holden says:

    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.

  234. Xxx_jovit says:

    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.

  235. Ayush_modi says:

    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..

  236. Hod says:

    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

  237. Canada says:

    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

    1. William Sganga 86 says:

      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….

      1. Joleo says:

        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. 

  238. Kez 80 says:

    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.

  239. Ianplatt18 says:

    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?

  240. 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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  241. Sharfee16 says:

    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!!

  242. Eaxel987 says:

    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?

  243. Apoorvkhanna7 says:

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

  244. Adu_free says:

    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!

  245. Argadeck says:

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

  246. Dv8 says:

    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

  247. ayein says:

    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..

    1. ayein says:

      *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…

      1. zephy says:

        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

        1. niks says:

          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…..

  248. Sarah says:

    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…

  249. Dfdfde2 says:

    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.

  250. Bluefxdwg3 says:

    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!

  251. mandy says:

    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???

  252. Lisa K says:

    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!!).

    1. William Sganga 86 says:

      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!

  253. Amnour says:

    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.

  254. Philthy3 says:

    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.

  255. AMistry says:

    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?

  256. Randy08234 says:

    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!

  257. Mr Furious says:

    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.

    1. Cheza35 says:

      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 

  258. Kirstenpadilla says:

    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?!??

  259. Miley Haney says:

    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.

    1. Gianna says:

      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.

  260. 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?

  261. Mottley21 says:

    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.

  262. Slhallas says:

    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?!? 

  263. Cheese says:

    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.

  264. Amit Sharma says:

    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??

  265. Coolnmv says:

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

  266. fordgirl says:

    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.

    1. Ratman says:

      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.

  267. Epidermoid says:

    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.

  268. Philthy3 says:

    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.

  269. Michael hates apple says:

    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!

  270. Yessie1201 says:

    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!

  271. Mrudul Kallada says:

    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 ‘ mrudulkallada@gmail.com ‘ 

  272. 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 ‘ mrudulkallada@gmail.com

  273. Cbrandwood says:

    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.!!!

  274. Samad9028 says:

    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

  275. Khaleeq says:

    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

  276. Polleke85 says:

    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

  277. yukissa says:

    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! >_<

    1. Chockies13 says:

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

  278. Imcool says:

    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……

  279. Sherrylumley says:

    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.

  280. Fahmid says:

    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..???

  281. Lakshmiharinath says:

    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.

  282. Kumar Saurav says:

    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

  283. Lucas2008uk says:

    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

  284. Martin says:

    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

  285. Rob in Oz says:

    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……

  286. Rockgal_cricky says:

    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 .

    1. DJBC says:

      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…

  287. Nag says:

    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.

  288. Mark Starr says:

    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. 

  289. Speedharris says:

    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.

    1. Ruthandmalcdrage says:

      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 ..

      1. Speedharris says:

        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.

    2. Sanjay Raut says:

      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   “sanjay_raut2009@yahoo.co.uk”                  I will be very thankful to you

  290. Sam says:

    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. 

  291. LB says:

    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.

  292. Vinu.. says:

    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??!!!!

  293. Ryan says:

    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

    1. Joopasaur says:

      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.

  294. Hurnae2009 says:

    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! 🙁

  295. Ralf says:

    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.

  296. Ptlow says:

    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? 

  297. Yvonn3_832 says:

    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~~

    1. Herculie says:

      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.

    2. Chockies13 says:

      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

  298. Catriona Brady says:

    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

    1. Pav V87 says:

      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.

    2. Herculie says:

      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.

  299. PK says:

    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??

  300. PK says:

    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?

  301. Mitko says:

    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

    1. Jadeo says:

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

    2. jimmy79 says:

      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…

  302. scott says:

    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.

  303. Wanaqa says:

    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.

  304. Bicanibal says:

    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 .. 

    1. Hmbb99 says:

      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.

    2. Rohit Dhesi says:

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

  305. Kimberlyhoran says:

    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.

  306. Chockies13 says:

    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

  307. Dippingsparrow says:

    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?

  308. CPA from bby says:

    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).

  309. 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. 

  310. kerrie says:

    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

  311. HC says:

    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?

  312. Silviaimre says:

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

    1. Amit says:

      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…

  313. Jessie says:

    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. 

    1. Darrin Heaven says:

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

  314. Jas says:

    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

  315. Marissaallard says:

    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???

  316. Swearnot says:

    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?

  317. jewel says:

    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.  

  318. loadedbeats says:

    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.

    1. Swearnot says:

      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.

  319. Buzzer says:

    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!

  320. Hammad90 says:

    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…

  321. p2431ab says:

    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.

  322. Rebecanjose19 says:

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

    1. Abah_ko says:

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

  323. Rohit Dhesi says:

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

    1. Lawak says:

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

    2. Wade Hunt says:

      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

  324. Browni says:

    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.

    1. Hammad90 says:

      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…!

  325. Erkansaner2 says:

    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.

  326. Arun Varghese says:

    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.

  327. Chris says:

    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.

    1. Marcin Mastetnak says:

      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.

      1. guest says:

        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

  328. 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. :-( 

    1. Hhhhhhhh says:

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

  329. Boboyrock says:

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

  330. Rberry52 says:

    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

    1. emma says:

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

      1. Kdsmithjr says:

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

    2. Payer Steph says:

      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!

      1. Kdsmithjr says:

        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.

    3. Em says:

      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..

    4. Woody6226 says:

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

    5. Kdsmithjr says:

      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.

  331. emma says:

    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?

  332. Mida_na says:

    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

  333. PJohnson says:

    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.

  334. Wlargo1 says:

    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

  335. Robert says:

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

  336. andrew says:

    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?

    1. ArtyDot says:

      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

  337. Lauren says:

    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?

    1. Landon says:

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

  338. Jfuller829 says:

    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?

    1. Ralphbahena says:

      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.

  339. Amandadevlin1 says:

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

  340. Dave Downey says:

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

  341. Steph says:

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

  342. SaraBoo says:

    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 🙁

  343. Fellows826 says:

    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.

  344. Kailey Sander says:

    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

  345. Star_aia78 says:

    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.

    1. Rachelyan says:

      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…

    2. Woody6226 says:

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

      1. Kdsmithjr says:

        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.

    3. Kdsmithjr says:

      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.

  346. Dione Walker says:

    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??

    1. Zakalot says:

      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.

  347. Indiomono2 says:

    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 indiomono2@yahoo.com

    Thanks for whomever has a solution
    Ruben Cancino
    Galaxy S II

  348. Michaelcftw says:

    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….

  349. Ashraf Jarbo says:

    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?

  350. MIkay says:

    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?

  351. Aidenmorton 1997 says:

    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

  352. Landon says:

    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

  353. jlh says:

    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?

    1. Hugh G Wreckshun says:

      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.

      1. Catriona Brady says:

        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

  354. Sammi says:

    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. 

  355. Colshyr says:

    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

  356. ArtyDot says:

    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

    1. Ganeshajare says:

      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.

  357. Crazymum says:

    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

  358. Hoh says:

    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.

    1. Hortez1016 says:

      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?

    2. siti says:

      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:) 

  359. Lakeyv001 says:

    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?

  360. Bmiddleton18 says:

    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?

    1. mohd shaan says:

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

  361. balticbeau says:

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

  362. Poulala_8833 says:

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

    1. HEADCASES says:

      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

  363. Nina says:

    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!!!

  364. Jstites says:

    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.

  365. Catriona Brady says:

    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 🙁

  366. Zakalot says:

    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.

  367. Sherps84 says:

    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

  368. Syah_eyzan86 says:

    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..

  369. Ebiz says:

    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.

    1. Fkdofvs says:

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

  370. TERA BAAP says:

    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…

    1. Porterb13 says:

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

  371. Christianhattens says:

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

  372. Jmace says:

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

  373. Bluesman7373 says:

    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

    1. Ken McKay says:

      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?

  374. R Tonks says:

    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 

  375. Dunst says:

    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.

  376. Tracekake says:

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

  377. Treble3 says:

    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 ???

  378. Antoniscc says:

    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.

  379. Dmcneer1 says:

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

  380. Brendan says:

    @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??

  381. Simon Hudspith says:

    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.

  382. Phonesreview says:

    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

  383. jay says:

    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

  384. HEADCASES says:

    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

  385. Angg11 says:

    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.

  386. onid says:

    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…  

  387. mohd shaan says:

    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…..???

  388. mohd shaan says:

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

  389. Shazza_b says:

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

  390. Bam Bam says:

    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%

  391. Pyro2498 says:

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

  392. Michael Shaw says:

    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

    1. Kdsmithjr says:

      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.

  393. Acm71 says:

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

  394. Don Choate says:

    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?

    1. Kdsmithjr says:

      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

  395. 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.

  396. Shaunramsey83 says:

    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.

    1. Trudy0 says:

      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!

  397. Lzietsch says:

    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

    1. Kdsmithjr says:

      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.

  398. Alan Egan says:

    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

  399. Murtuza Mukadam says:

    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?

    1. Daudiwanjau says:

      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

  400. Helen says:

    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. 🙂

  401. Kennyub1 says:

    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?

    1. corm84 says:

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

  402. Gourav says:

    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. 🙁

  403. Draco_malfoy says:

    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!!

  404. Buzzer says:

    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!

  405. adelramadan says:

    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

  406. Lara says:

    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!

  407. Lara says:

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

  408. Evolooshen says:

    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.

  409. Kazza says:

    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!

  410. Hassanhallab says:

    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.

    1. Kdsmithjr says:

      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.

  411. Lauren Armitage93 says:

    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.

  412. Debra Hartzenberg says:

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

  413. Kannan Mithun says:

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

    1. Rcamithchandrashekar says:

      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

  414. Sam Flynn says:

    i am having a couple of problem with my s2
    1 the last update i lost my text skins
    2 for no apparent reason my apps keep resorting themselves
    3 my vibrate altho is set to always on it only vibrates on incoming calls. not on sms mms or whatsapp

    any suggestions greatly appricate
    sjf21@btinternet.com

  415. ricardo says:

    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 ricardodeniz_7@yahoo.com
    @yahoo:disqus 

    1. Kdsmithjr says:

      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) 

  416. MikeyJay says:

    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.

  417. Gina says:

    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.

    1. Kdsmithjr says:

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

    2. Sharaf says:

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

  418. Gina says:

    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.

    1. Kdsmithjr says:

      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.

    2. Nassra says:

      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..

  419. Mwilson47 says:

    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.

    1. Tanker says:

      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. 

  420. Rajat Arora says:

    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
    rajatunlimited@gmail.com
    9810958508

    1. Kdsmithjr says:

      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