Frequently Asked Questions
- Why can't I save the videos and songs I have downloaded from third-party applications to the external microSD card?
1. Go to Settings > Storage and set the default storage location to your micro SD card.
2. Open the application that you want to download files from, and check whether you can set the storage directory for the downloaded files. If yes, set the download path to your micro SD card. For specific file paths, refer to the directories of the micro SD card in Files.
3. If the problem persists, the videos or files are not allowed to be saved in the micro SD card, which can't be controlled on your phone.
Your phone supports third-party applications in APK format only. Make sure the application you are trying to download is in this format.
If the app is not from the app center, you need to set the phone to trust the app source and then install the app. Go to Settings > Security. Touch Unknown sources. Then, install the app again.
The third-party application may not be compatible with your phone. Try using similar apps.
- What can I do if the Bluetooth headset, Bluetooth car kit, or Bluetooth speaker fails to be searched or connected to my phone?
1. Check that the Bluetooth headset, Bluetooth car kit, or Bluetooth speaker is in pairing mode. For details of different devices, see their user guides.
2. Check that the Bluetooth headset or speaker has sufficient power, is within the working range of Bluetooth (10 m), and doesn't have obstacles or interferences around.
3. If your phone is already paired with another Bluetooth device, disconnect your phone from that device.
4. Restar the Bluetooth device and your phone, and reconnect your phone to the Bluetooth device.
5. You can also try connecting the Bluetooth device to another phone of a different brand and check whether the problem is solved. Obtain the model of the Bluetooth device (for the Bluetooth car kit, check whether it needs to be installed in advance). If the problem persists, take your phone to an authorized TP-Link service center to check the hardware and software.
You can restart the router first. If the phone still fails to scan the hotspot, perform the following steps:
1. Check whether the router hides the SSID. For details about configuration on the router, see the router User Guide.
2. Detect the frequency and channels set on the router. And please change the channel to improve the signal strength.
3. Check whether the frequency of the router is set to 5 GHz. If yes, set the frequency of the router to 2.4 GHz (only for the phones supporting 2.4 GHz frequency).
4. If the preceding solutions don't work, use another phone to check whether hotspots can be scanned on that phone. If yes, take your phone to an authorized TP-Link service center and check the hardware.
1) In the "system Management" app in the “Autorun manager” disable all unused/rarely used apps.
2) In Settings -> WLAN -> Advanced disable the item "Scanning always available". (Disable this item, only if you are not need to check permanent location)
3) If in location is a bad connection 4G or 3G (constantly switches from 4G to 3G, 3G to 2G, then in Settings -> More -> Mobile networks -> network type to choose the type of network, which caught stable signal(3+ points).
4) It is not recommended to use third-party applications running with power saver mode-tracking applications. They can work constantly in the background and prevent the phone to go into sleep mode.
5) Check the errors in the sync accounts. Go to Settings -> Accounts, choose an account and then check if there is any synchronization errors. If there are errors, then try to sync the account manually.
6) It is not recommended to use a third party chargers for your phone, if for whatever reason you need it, just make sure that the settings were similar to the parameters of the original charge.
GPL Code Center
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In order to comply with the terms of the GPL the respective TP-LINK group company which offer respective software for download or is responsible for the distribution of products that contain respective code, offers, where applicable, by itself or with the support of third parties (e.g. the TP-LINK Technologies Co., Ltd. seated in China), a mail service in order to obtain a machine readable source code of the software subject to the GPL, on a CR-Rom upon request by mail or email. Further information is provided with the relevant products or the software. With this GPL Code-Center TP-LINK provides for a free download of copies of the respective machine readable source code of the software which is subject to the GPL and contained in TP-LINK products.
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