27 problems with Samsung’s Galaxy S5, and how to solve them

You pay hundreds of dollars for the latest smartphone tech only to find that it’s not working as expected. We feel your pain. Life’s not fair, but don’t give up on your Samsung Galaxy S5 just yet. With a little tinkering you can probably find a decent workaround or a solution, in fact, that’s why we’re here. Behold our roundup of common Galaxy S5 problems and the fixes you need to get past them.

Related: Samsung Galaxy S5 review, best Galaxy S5 cases, and GS5 accessories.

Updated on 11-3-2015 by Simon Hill: Added new solutions for contacts and lag issues, and new problems with apps crashing, and MicroSD card.

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