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18 of the most annoying Galaxy Note 4 problems and how to fix them

You probably spend more time with your smartphone than anyone else. So what do you do when your significant other is being difficult? Don’t tear your hair out in frustration. Arguments and shouting will get you nowhere. If you’ve run into some Galaxy Note 4 problems, don’t worry. It will be okay. We can work it out. Now take a deep breath and see if you can find a fix to smooth things over right here.

Updated on 8-24-2015 by Simon Hill: Added problems with automatic redial, missing photos, Facebook freezing, and auto-rotate.

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Problem: Gap between screen and bodyGalaxy Note 4 Screen Gap

A bunch of reports sprang up shortly after the Note 4 release in South Korea complaining about a gap all around the screen. There are photos and videos of people sticking business cards into the gap between screen and body, both at the top and sides of the Note 4. Quickly dubbed Gapgate, it seems Samsung was aware of the issue as the user manual states “A small gap appears around the outside of the device. This gap is a necessary manufacturing feature and some minor rocking or vibration of parts may occur. Over time, friction between parts may cause this gap to expand slightly.”

“The reported issue does not impact the functionality or quality of the Galaxy Note 4,” an official Samsung spokesperson told TrustedReviews. “We assure our customers that all Galaxy Note 4 units meet our strict manufacturing and quality control standards.”


There’s a good chance that you wouldn’t notice the gap unless it was pointed out. Since this was publicized a lot of people have shown off similar gaps on the other smartphones. Some Note 4’s may be worse than others. All you can really do is ignore it, or return your Note 4 if you’re unhappy.

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