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Gmail ICS: How do I mark as not spam?

I've got a Samsung S3, and on my old SGS I could mark a spam as not spam. How do I do this in my ICS GMail? The feature seems to have healed up. Others have seen this also: ...
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What's wrong with the MHL connector (for HDMI output) on the Samsung Galaxy S3

MHL is an emerging standard for connecting mobile devices to HD displays. A lot of new smartphones support MHL via a dual-purpose connector that supports both micro-USB cables and MHL-HDMI adapters. ...
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Can't find low battery threshold setting (Samsung Galaxy S3)

When the phone's battery reaches ~20%, I get the message to connect my charger on the lock screen. Is there a way to lower the threshold for the notification -- similar to the setting for a laptop? ...
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Google Services battery usage

I recently updated to the 10.1 M snapshot of CyanogenMod for my Sprint Galaxy S3 (d2spr). Ever since I did the update, I have been seeing crazy high battery usage from Google Services. I have tried ...
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Default dialer on Samsung Galaxy S3

I have a new Samsung Galaxy S3 running ICS (4.0.4). I would like to use the Go Dialer as my default dialer. The stock Phone app does not claim to be the default dialer, and in fact I've downloaded ...
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Large gaps between home screen icons, can it be reduced?

The icons on the Samsung Galaxy S3 have large gaps between them, enough so that if they were moved closer together you could fit at least one more row and maybe one more column. Is there a way to ...
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Is it possible to remove the Android smileys that replace text strings like “:)”?

A friend of mine was wondering if it's possible to remove or replace these smileys entirely, or if they are a native function of the Android operating system that would require tweaks in a custom ROM ...
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How to change the home dock icons on TouchWiz?

Similar to How to edit the home dock icons (shortcuts) on TouchWiz 4.0 ICS I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 with Android 4.0.4. I can't for the life of me figure out how to edit the home screen ...
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Phone log shows numbers not Contact Names after installing Samsung S3 Security Update

My Galaxy S3 was working great until I installed a security update yesterday (26/11/12). Immediately after, the names dropped off the calls list and it is now showing phone numbers only.
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Galaxy S3 missing “Accounts and Sync”

I have Galaxy S3 GT-I9300 version 4.1.2 and I lost the "Accounts and Sync" under settings. I added the "Auto sync data" under Data usage and it still does not sync automatically with my calendar. My ...
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What exactly is the advantage of 11 pin MHL connector in Samsung Galaxy S3

I have read that samsung galaxy S3 has a 11 pin mhl connector and it can support USB OTG as well. Also I have read that the device can power the cable. I didnt quite get what is meant by USB OTG ...
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How do I keep my headphone jack from disabling my bluetooth speakerphone in my car?

I just upgraded to the Samsung Galaxy S III running Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and I drive a 2009 Mazda 5 with integrated bluetooth speakerphone. When I'm in my car, I connect the headphone ...
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Samsung Galaxy S III (S3) Won't Connect via USB with Android File Transfer with MacBook Pro - Mountain Lion

I saw some similar questions along these lines with newer Samsung devices, but I will post a question here anyway in case an answer for me ends up being an answer different than that for someone else. ...
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Change combined inbox account colors

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. I have 3 email accounts set up in the email client and I would like to change the colors assigned to each of the accounts. Is it possible? I ...
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How to sync Thunderbird calendar on laptop with calendar on Samsung Galaxy S III

I want to sync my Thunderbird Lightning calendar on my office laptop with my Samsung S III calendar. How can I do that?
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Google Services battery drain on Galaxy devices

Here are screenshots from my three Samsung Galaxy devices: Samsung Galaxy S3 (left) and Samsung Galaxy S4 (right; click images for larger variants) Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 (click image to ...
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How can I mount an ext4-formatted SD card with correct permissions (with root)?

I see some mentions here of creating an ext4-formatted SD card, but no guide. This closely-related question suggests there is no way to do it, but my question differs in that my phone is specifically ...
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What's the best way to switch from Stock Android OS to Cyanogenmod on Galaxy S3?

I would like to switch my Stock Android OS to Cyanogenmod with the least trouble possible on my Samsung Galaxy S3. So basically I would like to keep: My data (files, contacts, sms) My apps My apps ...
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Songs from Google Play don't show up on phone

I'm trying to make a custom calendar notification on my mom's Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android 4.1.1) because the built-in ones are too short for her to hear. This article says I can move a music file to ...
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How can I get exchange email subfolders on my Samsung Galaxy S3?

Does anyone know how I can access exchange email subfolders on my Samsung Galaxy S3? I have set my Samsung Galaxy S3 up with my corporate exchange 2010 server and it syncs all the inbox emails, ...
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When I send or receive a call, the person on the other side can't hear me

When I make a phone call, people on the other tell me that my sound is like I am speaking in a huge water pot or something like a pot. I have a Samsung Galaxy S3.
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Samsung Galaxy S3 black screen and automatic reboots

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3, purchased on July 2012. Sometimes, when I press the power button, the screen keeps black. The button LEDs turn on, but nothing else happens, and I have to remove the ...
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Is there a way to set the screen to auto-lock after more than 30 minutes?

On my GS3 the options for auto-locking range from "immediately" to "30 minutes". Suppose I wanted the auto-lock to happen only after 1 hour - is there any way to do this?
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How to backup data on a non-booting, unrooted phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-I747 for AT&T) that is not rooted. Recently it started shutting down in the middle of use and not start up again. At first, plugging it into the charger would get ...
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Why can't my laptop detect my S3 phone?

I want to upload pictures from my S3 to laptop. There is no problem with my cable and laptop because my phone was able to charge when I connect my phone with the laptop. However, my laptop didn't ...
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Samsung galaxy 3 says charging paused. Battery temperature too low

I plugged in my S3 when it said 1% battery life and the red charging indicator light never came on, when i checked it a few minutes later it was at 0% and powered off. Immediately after that I tried ...
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How to change the way joined contacts are displayed

I have several accounts synchronized on my galaxy S3 (google, google+, skype, facebook, linkedin) and I grouped the same contacts from various accounts into one. How can I modify the way this merged ...
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Is there a way to restore my Samsung Galaxy S3 (SCH-i747)?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (SCH-I747) that I tried to root using this video Somehow something went horribly, horrible wrong and now I think I have hard bricked it. My symptoms: Phone does not turn ...
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How does NFC Task Launcher toggle Power Saving and how can I get Tasker to do it?

So I've noticed that NFC Task Launcher can toggle the Power Saving mode for the Galaxy s3. Obviously then, this is not a secure setting that requires root access (eg. turning GPS on / off). So is it ...
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How can I set my Galaxy S3 to vibrate when locking the screen?

My partner and I have identical Galaxy S3's. However when my phone locks it briefly vibrates, when partner's locks it does not. What setting have I changed that makes this happen on mine and not on ...
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Cannot receive group messages from iPhone users

I switched from an iPhone, of which I was a fanatic, to the Samsung Galaxy S3. I can receive individual messages from iPhone users, but I cannot receive any group messages. I have downloaded many apps ...
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SD card will not format within Android therefore cannot mount. Works fine on laptop

I bought a 64GB SD card for my Galaxy S3, and it worked perfectly. Today I turned on device encryption (worked fine) then I turned on SD card encryption. Since then I am stuck with the phone reporting ...
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Can I record a Skype call (audio and voice) using a Samsung Galaxy S3?

I've tried using various call recording apps, and standard voice recording, but none do the job. I need to record both sides of a Skype call made on my Android phone. Unfortunately time is short and ...
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Change Sim Card Number Galaxy S3

I have a new Galaxy S3 which I ported my old number to from across networks. I now have my old number, but Settings -> Status still shows the old number! Is there any way to change this on ICS or ...
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How do I uninstall the LINE app (third party app)?

At my sister's suggestion, I installed the LINE app in my Galaxy S3. After a while I decided I didn't like it, so I want to uninstall it. Weirdly, when I open Settings > Application manager, there is ...
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Increasing my phone's charging rate while tethered

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and a laptop with 2 USB 3 ports. When tethered to my laptop (to provide Internet access via GSM/HSPA data), the phone charges very slowly, especially if I am using it for ...
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Flashing English ROM on Korean Samsung Galaxy S3

I got my Samsung Galaxy S3 (SHW-M440S) but it was bought from South Korea. At first, it was all Korean. But after some time (or some tweaks), I managed to set it to English. (No, I am not a Korean). ...
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Galaxy S3 randomly booted into safe mode. Strange behavior

I was using my phone (Galaxy S3 SGH-T999), not doing anything intensive, just web browsing on Chrome, then all of a sudden my phone restarts into Safe Mode. I opened the app drawer and noticed most ...
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Google Cloud Print from Android GMail

I have setup Google Cloud Print, and it works great. I love being able to print to my home printer, from my phone no matter where I am. However, the one thing I can't seem to print are GMail ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 with fastboot

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 (international and unlocked). I recently downloaded the kernel source code from Samsung's website and have successfully compiled and now have a zImage file. My problem is ...
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Gmail app doesn't sync email at all when on Mobile Data

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and I love the new Gmail app. Works awesome. My only problem is that it doesn't sync emails (I don't receive any new notifications when new emails arrive, I have to manually ...
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How can I ignore the AT&T software update?

I keep getting this message every 10 minutes or so on my Samsung Galaxy S3 (non-rooted Android 4.1.2): How can I ignore it? I want to skip this update as the penultimate one introduced some nasty ...
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Not seeing any notifications in notifications bar except srange icon

Recently I started seeing this strange icon in my notifications bar (see screenshot). At the same time, I stopped seeing any notification icons in the bar on top. I still get audibly notified, and ...
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Will a Samsung Galaxy S3 4G/LTE bought in the US work or be made to work on UK 4G?

I'm researching which phone to buy next and have mostly decided on a Samsung Galaxy S3. I'm on T-Mobile in the UK, which will probably transition to everything-everywhere in short order, who are ...
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Why does my Samsung Galaxy S3 with 4.3 run so slow?

I live in South Africa and we recently received the 4.3 update for the Galaxy S3. When I perform general functions on the phone (open apps, browse web, run multiple apps), everything goes very slow. ...
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Heimdall errors, “ERROR: Failed to detect compatible download-mode device.”

When trying to flash a Galaxy S3 (ATT), I get ERROR: Failed to detect compatible download-mode device. below is the log, $ sudo heimdall flash --RECOVERY recovery.img Heimdall v1.4.0 Copyright ...
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Format memory card with NTFS

I have a Galaxy SIII and 32GB memory card. I want format the memory card with NTFS just to get rid of 4GB size per file restriction. How can I format the card with NTFS and even if I format it with ...
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Merging duplicate contacts - is my phone broken?

I just got my Samsung Galaxy S3 (Android 4.1.1) and I'm having the usual trouble with ridiculous amounts of duplicate contacts. I've tried the following methods to no avail: My mom told me to go to ...
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Right swipe on contact defaulting to internet calls

My problem is: right swipe is defaulting to internet calls instead of 'regular' calls. First off, these are my relevant call settings: as you can see I have no accounts and the internet calls are ...
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Is it possible to change the text bubbles on the s3?

I just am trying to figure out how to change the backgrounds behind text messages. Is there a setting or some app which lets you do this?