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How can I find which app slows down my phone?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. My phone is becoming slow. I don't know how to find the app that slows it down. Can someone help me with this? My guess that the app is FACEBOOK... worst app ever. After ...
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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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Where are saved pages stored?

I have used the stock browser to save a page for offline reading. It is a .txt file, the browser only opens it and does not give me an option to download it. Where is the page stored, i would like to ...
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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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Samsung Galaxy S3 not booting up, just shows ”Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-19300” black screen

This morning I woke up to my Samsung Galaxy S3 which just “hung” during the start-up screen with the white text “Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-19300” on a black background. It never comes to the “Enter ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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SD card unexpectedly removed

I have a galaxy S3 with a 32gb class10 sd card. Unfortunately I experience the SD card unexpectedly removed - Preparing SD card phenomenon all the time. The card works ok as long as it is being used: ...
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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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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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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?
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Is the Samsung Galaxy S3 interface uglified by Samsung? [closed]

Some this ago I read this article Seriously, Samsung? This is what you're calling Ice Cream Sandwich? Is the Galaxy S3 interface Uglified as well, as described in this articles , what about Note?
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Block all incoming calls [duplicate]

I need to use internet, but without being able to be called. So basically just block all incoming calls. I used to enable flight mode, but doing so, I'm not able to connect to the internet. Is there ...
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Where does Amazon Music store files?

I have recently installed Amazon Music, I am a Prime customer. Music from my cloud has downloaded to my device (Galaxy S3) but I want to move it to my SD card. I cannot find the music files anywhere ...
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What is AwesomePlayer?

In looking in my logs I see AwesomePlayer running. I am currently not playing any media, so I'm wondering what it is, and why it's running. My device is a Samsung Galaxy S3.
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Rooting the Galaxy S3 Without a Computer

Is it possible to root the Galaxy S3 without a computer? If so, what would the process be? My Galaxy S3 is with Verizon and is currently running Android 4.3.
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Google Services battery drain on Galaxy devices

Here are screenshots from my three Samsung Galaxy devices: Samsung Galaxy S3 Samsung Galaxy S4 Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 It seems, that in each case Google Play Services ("Usługi ...