Samsung Galaxy Centura FAQ
Sunday 12th of May 2013
This is a work in progress and, as such, if you feel that there is anything that needs adding, please PM a guide or start a thread in Private Chat With Staff with your suggestions.Many thanks 1. General Android phone FAQ's?2. How can I improve my battery life?3. Are there any Samsung Galaxy Centura Tips & Tricks?4. What are the known problems with the Samsung Galaxy Centura?5. Forum related questions.6. What is root?/What does being rooted mean?Q: General Android phone FAQ's?A: Here is a thread on general Android Phone FAQ'sQ: How can I improve my battery life? A: Smartphones operate on a sort of spectrum. On one end you could put battery life, on the other end all those options like wifi/3g/sync (among other things). If you want great battery life you can't have those on all the time. If you want those on all the time, you won't get great battery life. It is best to find the compromise that works best for you and what you want most out of your phone. Here are a couple of things that you could consider - adjust the screen brightness, do not use live wallpapers, switch off networ
Can not connect to wifi on galaxy centura
Wednesday 14th of August 2013
Samsung Galaxy Centura Model # SCH-S738C with Straight Talk. I can not connect to my home wifi. I just got this 1 today. Took the 1st one back due to ringing issues. I know I can use the carriers network. BUT if it is down and all I have is my home wifi to make calls through. Any suggestions (LOL) other than taking it back and getting another from Wal-Mart.
use wifi on un-activated phone?
Saturday 28th of September 2013
Just bought a Samsung galaxy centura ST phone from walmart, but don't plan on activating it for a month until my old phone's balance is used up. I would like to start using the apps at home using wifi but nothing works. For example Maps says 'Newtowk failure This application requires a working data connection.' Chrome says 'unable to connect to the internet' or 'this webpage is not available.'I connected to my secure home wifi, it says connected. The wifi symbol on the right side of the status bar, next to the cell bars and battery indicator, is grey and has two tiny arrows pointing up and down that blink intermittently. I should be able to use my wifi, shouldn't I?
3G Issue with Samsung Centura
Thursday 17th of October 2013
I have two Samsung Galaxy Centura phones from Wal-Mart with Straight Talk/TracFone. One works great between wifi and 3G. The other rarely recognizes the 3G, unless you turn the phone off/on. I've tried calling for support but all I get is the standard "call in to reprogram" which doesn't help. Also tried switching 3G/wifi on and off, but that only works sometimes. Both phones are used from the exact same area, but only one has this issue. Any suggestions?
wifi not working
Thursday 31st of October 2013
samsung centura - phone is a month old - no wifi - no calls - no texts - what happened?
Samsung Centura WIFI
Sunday 12th of January 2014
I have ATT UVesre WiFi at home. Connected to IPod and lap top no problems. Cannot connect to my phone. Put in password and just stays on Obtaining IP address and never connects. I know WiFi working fine. On phone for an hour with Samsung and got no where. Since I know WiFi is working there should be an easy solution. HELP!
Samsung Galaxy Centura wifi authentication
Friday 21st of March 2014
I recently changed routers to a NetGear Nighthawk. Everything else in the house works flawlessly with this, except my Samsung Galaxy phone. I added the new network but the phone will not ask me for the password connected with this router. It has a strong signal but the little lock shows up in the diagram and keeps saying authentication problem. The phone worked fine with my previous router. Help!!
Game Icon disappeared in Samsung Galaxy Centura
Monday 08th of September 2014
I just bought the Galaxy Centura. Out of the box, the "game" icon provided access to the Container Puzzle and a few other games. Overnight, the game icon disappeared from the Apps Menu. I have not activated the phone yet, but that should not matter for the games and music and Wifi. How can I get my game icon back?I turned the phone off and on, no luck. I did a Factory Reset, no luck.
Samsung Centura Problems
Saturday 03rd of January 2015
My Centura is very slow surfing the web. I don't access the web often, but when I do it takes forever to load a page and on more occasions than not the phone will vibrate and freeze. Removing the battery is the only way to clear the problem.I can send and receive email from my ISP, no problems at all. I am connected to WiFi and other devices have no problem. The "phone" is fine, messaging is ok, but often I do not get message content from iPhone users. I'll see the user name, but there will be no content to the message. Sometimes it will have a button to "download" the message, most times pressing this does nothing.
No MMS when on WIFI.
Wednesday 27th of May 2015
I have a Straight Talk Samsung Centura phone. And, apparently I can't send or receive MMS pictures or messages while I'm connected to WIFI. What kind of sense is that? Any ideas how to change it? I talked to ST "support" for a half hour and got nowhere. Surprise. Thanks,Paul