Imagine that you’ve plugged in your charger and waited for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to fully charge. When it’s done, you try to unlock the screen and use it like you normally do, but you can’t. The screen just won’t turn on, despite that the battery has charged without problems.
There are different things you can assume, at this stage, and the least concerning one is a problem with the power button. Since you can’t turn on the screen, it might as well be the faulty key. Try pressing it more than once, several times in a row. If it doesn’t look like it’s something wrong with that key, there are at least two other things to try with the device.
First, wipe the cache partition from the Recovery Mode
- It takes simultaneously tapping and holding the Home, Volume Up, and Power keys;
- Hold it until you feel a short vibration, which means you can now release only the Power button;
- Wait for the Android System Recovery screen to launch;
- Let go of the other keys;
- Tap the Volume Down several times in a row as you make your way to the option labeled as Wipe Cache Partition;
- Tap the Power button to select it;
- Wait a bit for the action to complete and your Note 8 should automatically reboot.
Second, you can try to boot into Safe Mode and see if problems persist
- Press and hold the Power key;
- Wait to see the Samsung screen;
- Release the Power button;
- Press and hold the Volume Down key;
- When you see the Safe Mode text at the lower left corner, you’re ok to start navigating.
The reason why you have booted the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 into Safe Mode is to check if the screen blockage wasn’t caused by a third-party app that made it unresponsive. Within this mode, all the apps that don’t belong to the stock suite, the default apps, are blocked from functioning. If the device works in this mode, it is clearly an app related problem and you’ll have to find out which one is to blame.
If the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is just as unresponsive within the new mode as it was in the normal running mode, unfortunately, there isn’t much left for you to do. Take it to an authorized center for technical support. It might require a more sophisticated intervention or even a replacement.
Have you recently discovered that your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 runs a suite of applications as a part of the S Health features? The Pedometer app, the one that uses a sensor to count your steps, may take a bit of your battery but it doesn’t make a significant difference. Nevertheless, if you are determined to make it stop, this tutorial will help you.
One of the most important information you should consider is the fact that the Pedometer can be accessed from two different places – from the Lock Screen and from the S Health Fitness App. You can disable it from the first location but you can only turn it off completely from the Fitness App. Coming up next, the instructions on how to do so!
The simple steps to removing the Pedometer stats from the Galaxy Note 8 Lock Screen:
- First, unlock your smartphone and go to the first panel of the Home screen;
- In there, swipe the Notification Shade and access the Settings menu;
- Identify the Lock Screen submenu and tap on it;
- Once you’ve reached its options, look for the one labelled as Additional Information;
- Under this field, you will find the Pedometer feature;
- Tap on it to change its status from On to Off, by unchecking its box.
When you leave the menus and lock the screen of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 like you always do, you will see that the number of steps as counted by the Pedometer are no longer displayed. This doesn’t mean that the widget stopped working. In the background, the Pedometer keeps monitoring your steps and it will continue to do so until you turn it off.
The simple steps to completely disabling the Pedometer from your Galaxy Note 8:
- Go back to the Home Screen;
- Instead of Settings, access the Apps icon;
- From the list displayed in there, select the S Health Fitness App;
- Access its navigation bar by tapping the three horizontal bars icon;
- Select the Pedometer;
- Look for the current travelled distance;
- Hit the Pause button located underneath that entry and leave the app.
Now you can consider that you have officially stopped the pedometer from working on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8.