Hi Gary, I know I am in the wrong thread, but we have a lot of upset people in another thread and have not gotten any response from Samsung yet. The problem happened last year, about 3 months ago.. roughly November 2019. There was a major phone update for the Galaxy S10 series phones. It introduced several new features, but unintentionally broke the default Samsung text messaging app. After you install this update, all text messages sent and recieved that contain words or numbers referring to time or days will be auto converted into hyperlinks to the calendar app with no way for the end user to disable this and it is enabled by default. For instance, the following words and numbers would be auto hyperlinked: today, tomorrow, 7am, 3:00, monday, Tuesday, friday, etc. Clicking on any of those auto links instantantly takes you out of the text app and opens up the calendar app in an edit mode to start creating calendar events. This is actually not a useful setting and all of the people on the forum want this removed. I could see it as dangerous if you accidentally clicked on one of those links while you were trying to reply to someone who needed help (or if you needed help and you tried to type) , but now you got taken out of the text messaging app and are now setting up an event in the calendar app. Also, several people in the forum thread reported that these auto hyperlinks will actually break real hyperlinks to websites if they contain any words or numbers that resemble time or days. So if you can, please forward this info to the Samsung teams that work on fixing bugs. And please let me know if this bug is happening on your phone too. The only way I found to fix it so far is to use Google, Whatsapp or any other text messaging app for all text messages. Definitely not a solution, but at least a way that you can send a text message without auto generating hyperlinks to the calendar app. Thanks! And sorry in advance if this is in the wrong thread. Just trying to get this bug fixed.
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I agree 100%. I will go one step further.. I would and will absolutely NEVER use a text mesaaging app to set up calendar dates, times and events. If I want to set up a calendar event, I will open up the calendar app. Yeah, i know that seems un-intuitive to use a calendar app to setup a calendar event... but I guess I am just getting old! Hahah! We just need a fix now. Its been 3 months now since this bug happened and no fix or response from Samsung.
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Im on a Galaxy S10+ and i was one of the first people to report this bug last year. It is now January 31st, 2020 and there is still no solution, no update to fix this, and no response from Samsung. After reading the comments, this seems to be affecting all Samsung phones from the S9 through to the latest Galaxy S10 and latest Note10 phones. If anyone here has a Galaxy Fold or 5G Galaxy, or one of the less expensive A-Series phones, please reply here and let us know if you also have this bug. All you have to do is send or receive a text message that contains words or numbers pertaining to time. For instance "today, tomorrow, 7am, 3:00, Tuesday, etc..." and the Samsung text app auto converts those words into useless hyperlinks to your calendar. The only solution I have found so far to avoid this terrible bug is to use Google or WhatsApp or another text messaging app and set it as your default for all text messaging. Yes, I know this is not a solution at all, it is just a way to make text messaging usable on these awesome phones. And after reading through all of these posts on this forum, there is not even one person defending this bug or telling us that it is a wanted or useful feature. One hundred percent of the people here on this forum agree that this is actually a bug, an unwanted glitch and all of us agree that it needs to be fixed. So if any Samsung employees are reading this, please report this bug to the engineers and get this fixed. I can only assume that it is still a problem and is shipping with even the latest Samsung phones.
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Hi Rei, this post is not about a "feedback/request/idea". This post is about a serious bug in the messaging app causing the functionality of the phone to break. The bug was reported almost a month ago in October 2019 and seems to be affecting all Samsung phones that got the new OS automatic update around that time. Based off the posts alone, it is affecting all S8, S9, S10 and newer models. Thats a lot of phones affected by this bug and we really need a fix for this. Please forward all the posts here to the software team that is responsible for fixing critical functionality bugs on the Samsung Messaging app.
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I fully agree. It is really sloppy to miss something like this in QC. But what makes it even worse is that this bug was reported here on the Samsung website over 3 weeks ago and yet no Samsung employees are checking here or at least none of them commenting that the bug has or has not been submitted to the software team. If any Samsung employee sees this post, please submit this bug to the software team ASAP, and post a comment letting us know that you are working on the issue. The bug is still here and needs fixing.
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This is a major problem and we need a fix in the software as there is currently no way to disable this in the options and it is mistakenly enabled by default when we havent seen even one person on these forums praising it or wanting it. To clarify, all Samsung phones running the latest OS and latest version of Samsung messenger will automatically convert all standard text that refers to the date or time into unwanted hyperlinks to the calendar app. This breaks real web hyperlinks if they contain anything remotely looking like a day, date, month or time. Offensive words that become auto hyperlinks to the calendar app are: Month names Day names Weeks Any time notation (1pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 7am, etc) And possibly a lot more. This feature/bug needs to be fixed and removed asap.
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This problem is still not solved as of November 9, 2019. Samsung_avWoubd posted his solution in another thread here, which is to click on a button in the top left of the messages list. There is no button on top left, only top right. He then said to click on advanced settings and advanced button, but there is no advanced settings and no advanced button in the options. I was able to find a button in the settings under "more settings" called "enable web previews".. but I had already disabled this many months ago, yet the day/date link bug/feature is still happening. I tried enabling and disabling "enable web link preview" and this still does not solve this problem at all. "Enable web link preview" allows you to see a simple screenshot of a website URL. It does not affect the messages app auto generating calendar links when you type words like "today, tomorrow, 3pm, 11:15am, etc...". We need an actual solution as this is still an unsolved problem.
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This problem is still not solved as of November 9, 2019. Samsung_avWoubd posted his solution which is to click on a button in the top left of the messages list. There is no button on top left, only top right. He then said to click on advanced settings, but there is no advanced button in the options. I was able to find a button in the settings under "more settings" called "enable web previews".. but I had already disabled this many months ago, yet the day/date link bug/feature is still happening. I tried enabling and disabling "enable web link preview" and this still does not solve this problem at all. "Enable web link preview" allows you to see a simple screenshot of a website URL. It does not affect the messages app auto generating calendar links when you type words like "today, tomorrow, 3pm, 11:15am, etc...". We need an actual solution as this is still an unsolved problem.
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This problem has already been reported, but someone mistakenly marked it as solved, and as of today November 1, 2019, there is still no solution. Problem: Using the Samsung Messages app, any words typed that include day names (today, tomorrow, monday, tuesday... etc) and even hours (1pm, 5pm, 3am) are auto converted into hyperlinks without the users permission. This includes both messages that the user types themselves and all incomming text messages. These auto links always link to the Samsung calendar app. Currently this "feature" is enabled by default and there seems to be no way to disable this. It is annoying and confusing to read through your text messages when you see these links appearing when you didnt put them there on purpose. It is also dangerous and buggy since you may be reading or sending important text messages to someone or asking for emergency help and there is a chance you might click on one of these auto links by mistake which take you out of the messaging app. Also this "feature" now breaks all intentional hyperlinks to websites that have any of those time, day and hour based keywords in the link name. If your link was www.mywebsite.com/timesheet/monday Your link would now be broken and clicking on it would bring you to the Samsung calendar app instead of opening the web browser to your actual link. What we need: This feature should be DISABLED by default and only enabled as a button in the settings. From the original posting, 100% of the commentors wanted this feature disabled. Temporary solution until Samsung fixes this: I am going to try setting the Google Messages app as the default messaging apo. Strangly both this app and Googles app are both using the generic "Messages" name for the app and almost identical icons that look like a chat text bubble from a cartoon. I believe that the Samsung Messages app icon has 3 dots in the center. I will disable the Samsung Messages app and see if the Google Messages app behaves correctly by NOT generating auto hyperlinks to the calendar app. Note: Please do not mark this posting as a solution until Samsung actually fixes this app. Currently this app is still broken.
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Hi Rydah, This original post is still an open problem with no solution listed as of yet. Please let me know if anyone has found a solution. I am also getting broken web links and other problems due to the messaging app automatically turning words like "today" and "tomorrow" into calendar hyperlinks. I think that either this feature sould be completely removed, or at the very least be "disabled" by default and easily locatable in the text messaging app settings. On a side note, I think the messaging app should be renamed "Samsung Messaging" or something else since Google also uses the exact same generic name for it's own andriod messaging app, also installed by default on all Samsung phones. So it makes it very difficult to tell which app is which when you are going through the list of all apps. My phone is the Samsung Galaxy S10+ on T-mobile. Thanks!
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Wow I found it!!! Thanks!!!!!!
This is how I fixed the problem:
Settings> Device Care> Battery...
Then scroll down to the app with the problem and click on it...
In my case, my app "Equalizer +" had the option "put app to sleep" enabled...
So I disabled that and now it works great again!!! :)
I probably enabled it by mistake with my ear when I was last on a phone call :) Sometimes when I am on a phone call, my ear or finger starts swiping the screen when I dont want it to and it can mess with the settings.
The other possibility is that the phone automatically decided to single out my music app for battery use since I use it a lot and decided that it would be best to "optimize" my music app by shutting it off when the screen is off! :)
Anyway, now I know how to fix it and it works great! I just wish we had a way to force the bottom nav bar to always be turned on in all apps and games, or individually. Right now, its a mess with some games hiding the nav bar with a black bar and nothing inside it and other games going full screen, flooding to the edge. Both of those options force the user to swipe and then click. Used to be so easy to just press a physical home button. Another solution would be to re-map the Bixby button to "Home". Anyone know how to do that?
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Hi, I am using an app from the Google Play store called Equalizer Plus and it seems to have huge bug on the Galaxy S10 Plus. I have the paid, full version of Equalizer Plus and it worked great on my old Galaxy S7. But now on my new Galaxy S10 Plus 1TB storage, 12GB ram(USA version with T-Mobile), I found a bug where the music pauses if the screen stays off for 2 mins.
I was playing some mp3s with Equalizer Plus in my car, using the aux cable. The sound quality is amazing, but after about 2 mins, the player pauses and stays paused until you turn the screen on again. As long as you unlock the phone and keep the screen always on, the music will keep playing. But if you turn off the screen, or if the screen auto turns off, the music pauses forever until you turn the screen back on again.
Just a few seconds before the pause bug happens, the music will stutter just so slightly for a fraction of a second.. then the full pause will happen.
If you tap the phone gently to reveal the fingerprint sensor on the black screen, the music will resume playing for roughly 6 seconds and then auto pause again as the screen goes back to black.
I have no other apps opened and nothing new installed. I tried closing all apps. I tried shutting down the phone and turning it back on again. I tried enabling and disabling Dolby Atmos. I tried both bit filtering modes built into the phone. But the bug is always there and always reproducible.
For a reference test, I installed iheart Radio, played a radio station and turned off the screen. The bug never happens on iheart Radio. So I am certain it is just this Equalizer Plus app.
My theory is that this app is being auto shut off by Samsung OneUI or by Andriod 9 in an effort to save battery. I tried Medium, Optimized, and High Performance battery modes and the bug is always present in all 3 modes. I have Adaptive Power Saving disabled.
Please let me know how to fix this bug or let me know if you can fix it in the next update for the Galaxy S10 Plus.
The name of the app is Equalizer Plus. The company who makes it is MWM. It is available in the Google Play store. I have reached out to them as well to see if they have a fix.
This bug happens when using the AUX cable into a car or home stereo. It also happens when you use wired headphones and even happens playing through the phone speakers with no wire plugged into the AUX jack. The bug also happens while plugged into USB power or running off the phone battery.
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