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    My screen goes black with Date and Time and won't let me do anything

    I got my Galaxy S4 a couple of weeks ago and it started doing this weird thing yesterday where it blacks out to the Date and Time screen for a few seconds then goes back to what ever I was doing. It doesn't matter what I'm doing, texting, internet, pandora, media player, it just locks me out for a few seconds and doesn't let me do anything then it randomly goes back to normal like nothing happened. It's getting really annoying. Here is a screenshot of it: Screenshot_2013-06-02-08-48-17.jpg
    I have tried turning off all the gestures and every optional thing I can think of and I uninstalled all the recent apps that I had downloaded.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks
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    That looks like what the screen would look like if you had an s view cover on. Go to settings, my device tab, accessory and put a check mark next to automatic unlock to see if that helps.

    edit: does it happen when your phone is near a magnet? I believe thats how the s view cover works

    and try scanning your phone w an antivirus app like avg if you haven't done so already
    Last edited by macuser; 06-03-2013 at 07:26 AM.
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    Thanks. That box was already checked so I unchecked it. So far it has helped. And Yes it is in a case with a magnet but it doesn't have the S View, So i had never seen it go to that screen before. Thank you, you saved me from chucking my phone across the room.
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    black screen with date and time

    Mine is doing the same thing, It started off just doing it every now and then but now is permanentky stuck on black screen with date and time and nothing i do seems to fix it.
    If i leave the battery out for a while then restart sometime it works, most times it just goes back to black screen,
    I've send it back to my mobile provider once and they thought they'd fixed it but it's still doing the same thing...
    anyone got any idea's PLEASE !!!

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    Yeah mine is doing the same....suddenly while im writing a textmassage, or doing any other stuff...
    Last edited by Mukle; 11-15-2013 at 10:10 AM.

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    Hi I have the exact same problem as you, could you please help me and explain how to resolve this problem
    My auto unlock tab wasn't checked so I checked but hasn't helped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lumarmar646 View Post
    Hi I have the exact same problem as you, could you please help me and explain how to resolve this problem
    My auto unlock tab wasn't checked so I checked but hasn't helped.
    Also have a look at this thread :

    My Galaxy S4 Screen Randomly Turns on
    Screen cracked when fitting into Body Glove.. Thank heavens for Samsung SA 2 year Damage repair policy

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    @Spikes that hasn't helped. I have tried from rebooting and factory reset to deleting all apps literally everything I can think of. Not only does my screen goo blank like @masscrash's pic but my apps constantly keeps crashing and closes down. This is my 3rd replacement done since 4:3 software came out but same problems stil. Any suggestions welcome, keen to try anything.

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    if factory reset did not help then it could be a hardware fault. have you contacted samsung about it?
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    That is because of the magnet if you are using an S view cover or any cover like that.

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