Samsung Multimedia: Tips and Tricks

In this article, we basically cover the tips & tricks of Multimedia settings for Samsung Galaxy devices. As these tips are probably the same for various models so it’s essential to know such steps to avoid day-to-day hindrances. Now the tips are covered below under the following heads:

  • Steps to check the SIM card when phone calls and cellular data is not available.
  • Steps to personalize AR Emojis with Live Message on my Galaxy device.

Steps to check the SIM card when phone calls and cellular data is not available

If the phone or text messages suddenly stop working, and the cellular data is not available, it may be due to the SIM card. Often, when you change your phone, problems can occur due to an incorrectly installed SIM card. Let’s learn more about how to check the SIM card below.

Before you try the recommendations below, be sure to check if your device’s software and related apps are updated to the latest version.

To update your mobile device’s software, follow these steps:
Step 1. Go to Settings > Software update.
Step 2. Tap on Download and install.
Step 3. Follow the on-screen instructions.

Check 1. The SIM card is not worn out

When changing to a new phone, the SIM card used in the previous phone is often used over and over again in the new phone. However, since the SIM card is a consumable part, it may have defects if used for a long time.
First of all, take the SIM card tray from the phone and check whether the metal socket of the SIM card is worn out or corroded. If your SIM card is damaged, replace it with a new SIM card.

Check 2. The SIM card is properly installed

If the SIM card is not correctly installed in the tray and inserted into your phone, the SIM card may not be recognized. If the SIM card is not recognized, remove the tray and check if the card is properly installed. It is particularly important to ensure that the corners of the SIM card are well aligned.
When you insert the SIM card tray, notice the mounting direction of the SIM card as it may be different for each model. For example, the case of the S21 series, they are designed with the metal socket facing up, and the S20 series is designed with the metal socket facing down.

Refer to the image examples below:

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Note: The SIM card mounting direction may vary by device and model.

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Check 3. The SIM card is fixed firmly into the tray

If you have previously used a micro SIM card and then cut it to the size of a nano SIM card to use for a new phone, you need to make sure that the corner cuts are well aligned. It is recommended that you purchase and use a new nano SIM card because a cut SIM card may not be recognized well, and errors may occur in phone calls, message sending and receiving, and cellular data.

  • Micro SIM: A medium-sized SIM card, popular in previous models.
  • Nano SIM: The smallest SIM size and used by most new phones.

Steps to personalize AR Emojis with Live Message on my Galaxy device

Live Message on the Note devices allows you to create animated messages and personalize your AR Emojis with the use of the S Pen.

The steps are as follows:

Step 1. Launch “Air Command” by tapping the S Pen button or the S Pen icon.
Step 2. Select Live Message.

Please note: If “Live Message” does not appear in “Air Command”, tap the “Plus” icon to include this function or tap the “Settings” icon to edit the shortcuts displayed.

Step 3. On the Live Message window, tap the “face” icon.
Step 4. Select the animated emoji GIF that you wish to personalize.
Step 5. Customize the pen effect, thickness and colour and begin to write or draw.
Step 6. Tap Done.

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The animation will save automatically in your Gallery as an animated GIF file.
Once your creation is complete, you can share it across different platforms by tapping Share.

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