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Hi...i have had an S5 in the box for a long time and decided to set it up. I cannot believe there is not an auto start/ auto off setting feature!!!....this means that if i want to set the alarm set for work in the morning i will have to leave the phone on all night as the alarm will not sound if the phone is switched off.. With my old blackberry curve 8520 i was able to program the phone to power off and on at a preset time. Therefore i would set it to power on 5 minutes before the alarm was due to go off. PLEASE tell  me i am mistaken and that there is a setting on the S5 for auto power on/ power of???

ChrisM Moderator

Hate to disappoint, @dimmy, but the S5 doesn't have a feature to automatically turn on and off we're afraid.

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thanks for the reply.. .I assumed the S5 would have this function being that my 7 year old blackberry did!...however I think this is the case with all Galaxy and android phones...but it means I have to leave the S5 on all night in order for the alarm to go off!!. With my old blackberry I programmed it to power on at 6.55am for the alarm to sound at 7am. Also with the blackberry with an incoming call I could set the alert to vibrate several times before the ringing sounces. I canot find this function on the S5.. as it seems like the vibrate and ringing happen at the same time I correct in this?...thanks

TomF Moderator
Hey @dimmy

You can customise Sounds and Vibrations in Settings; however steps and features may differ depending on the software version your S5 is running on. Check your version from Settings > About Device.
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Hi..can i ask your advice about something else with the Gaaxy S5 phone please. When i select SETTINGS ...then SOUNDS AND NOTIFICATIONS....just below ringtone it says do i change the sound for MEDIA notifications/ alerts please ? present when i adjust the volume on the MEDIA sliding bar it sounds the same as the incoming call ringtone!!!!!..what is classed as it incoming picture messages etc? ALSO many thanks.

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