Samsung Galaxy S5: Re-configure Email Settings and Saving SMS on Gmail

We’ve heard of certain issues from
some Galaxy S owners, about their device that is unable to receive messages
from their Gmail accounts even if they already have them synced to their GS 5
Samsung Galaxy S5 Email Setup Problem

If you are among those who have been
encountering this problem, I recommend you try to change or re-configure your email address
settings on your phone. Here’s how to change Gmail email account settings on
your mobile phone that has been synced.

Step 1. Touch on the Apps icon from the Home screen.
Step 2. You will see a list of apps.
Look for the Email App used on your phone and touch on it
to launch.
Step 3. Once you’re in the email
screen, tap on the three vertical dots located on the upper-right corner of the
screen. This will open the phone’s Menu
Step 4. Scroll down and select Settings to continue.
Step 5. Touch on Manage Accounts option
from the Settings.
Step 6. Select the preferred account
you want to change or configure settings on.
Step 7. On the next screen, scroll
down and select More Settings.
Step 8. Touch to select “Manage Accounts” from the selection.
Step 9. Touch on any of the existing
accounts to use for this process.
Step 10. You will then see the
settings configuration screen, like the SMTP
server, PORT, etc.
Enter your full email address (Gmail
account) to the SMTP server field. It should be complete with the
Step 11. Once you already have
configured the SMTP server, touch on the PORT field.
Step 12. Enter your port number from
your email. Port number for Gmail accounts would be 465.
Step 13. Once done
changing/configuring the email account settings, touch on Done button to complete the process. Changes will then automatically
be saved.
In case you’re still unable to receive
or send messages from your email account on your Galaxy S5 handset after
re-configuring email account settings, I suggest you should contact your email
provider and verify the correct email server settings for your account with
Saving SMS from Galaxy S5 handset to your Gmail
account/Backing up important text messages
1. Sign in
to your Gmail account and Enable the IMAP Access settings.
Click the
link to get inside your email settings and make sure you are currently logged
in to continue to the next step.
2. After
you’ve enabled the IMAP Access on
your Gmail account, proceed with downloading of the SMS Backup application.
SMS BackUp application SMS management

The SMS Backup App is a free app downloadable via PlayStore for SMS management on Android
devices, including the new Galaxy S5.
3. Install SMS Backup application on
your mobile phone.
4. Once
completely installed, launch the application.
5. Be sure
to put a check mark on the Connect
6. Select
the Gmail account that you preferred to sync on your phone.
7. Look for
an on-screen prompt that says Allow Access.
8. Touch on
Backup option and wait until the app
to backup messages from your phone to your Gmail account.
9. Check
your email and see if your phone messages are already in there. The SMS
messages should be inside a separate folder on your email.
You will
need to have an Internet connection to complete the aforesaid process. This
means your phone must be connected to the Internet (Wi-Fi or Mobile Data
Network) to get these steps done without problems.

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