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Why is Music Player deleting my music?

I recently installed a new SD card in my phone, so I moved all of my music from my phone to my SD. After I moved my music, I noticed that all of my soundtracks were corrupted. Each of them only had ...
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Galaxy S3 Wifi no internet on Comcast/xfinity router

Brand new stock Samsung Galaxy S3 will connect to Comcast-provided wireless router (Arris brand), but cannot get out of local network - I can ping other devices on the network, and I can even browse ...
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GPS readings: why is altitude inaccurate by 50m, while longitude and latitude are more precise?

I'm using the GeoTracker application to record position and velocity as I exercise along a track. I live on relatively flat ground, only shift up and down no more than5 meters at the very maximum, but ...
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Phone app: what does the blue forbidden sign (with optional blue “A” in front) mean in the call log?

I have the following question concerning the Samsung Galaxy SIII: When one taps Phone -> Logs it is possible to see the following icons: Incoming calls which were answered and received text ...
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Accidentally “cleared data” for system apps on my Galaxy lll

I accidentally "cleared data" for some apps on my Galaxy lll. I think they were system apps and now I can't open facebook and other apps. How can I recover whatever is missing?
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Galaxy S3 won't boot, gets stuck at the “Samsung Galaxy S3 GT” screen

I seem to have the same problem as many other Galaxy users with the Boot Loop. I cannot access my phone: I am not able to load the Stock ROM or factory reset it, nor erase any data. It is stuck at ...
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Hands-free mode automatically turns off after a delay of some hours on the Samsung Galaxy SIII

I'm experiencing the following problems with Hands-free mode on the Samsung Galaxy SIII: When I turn Hands-free mode on, and some time passes by, hands-free mode switches off automatically all by ...
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“No Backup account is currently storing data”?

When I checked backup & restore options in my settings it shows "No Backup account is currently storing data" , but I'm currently signed in to my Google account. Why it is disabled? (Click on ...
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Hands-free/Driving Mode: How to change the reading voice's language (and voice: male/female etc…)?

Is there a way to change the language and voice for reading out the information on hands-free mode. Even better, it would be nice if the language and voice for the alarm could be set on a per-alarm ...
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Hands-free/Driving Mode: difference between Alarm and Schedule features?

I would like to know, under Settings -> My device -> Hands-free mode, what is the difference between checking: Alarm [ ] Read out alarm information when alarms sound Schedule [ ] Read out ...
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How can I prevent the AT&T update software from using my 4G connection?

Is there any way to prevent the AT&T update software form using my 4G connection (i.e. using Wi-Fi only when available)? By default it seems to use the 4G connection when there's no Wi-Fi ...
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Application manager: no SD card present but applications still listed under “SD CARD” and what is USB storage?

The back of my Samsung Galaxy SIII has a slot for inserting an external memory SD card (MicroSD up to 32 GB) next to the SIM card slot, but I never purchased nor inserted any, just double checked just ...
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Bizarre New Battery Behavior in GT-I9300

After my old battery puffed up, it was time to buy a new one for my Galaxy S3 GT-I9300. After I got my new battery, I put it in and turned on the phone as I had some urgent messages to check. I was ...
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Camera Application: How to save icons in top container?

Once I open the camera application on my Samsung Galaxy SIII, I can click on the camera Settings cogwheel icon and then select Edit shortcuts from the slide-out menu to view a list of icons which can ...
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How to restore the contacts on a Samsung Galaxy s3?

My mother's phone, a Samsung Galaxy S3 was sent for repairs, it came back empty from apps contacts etc. We logged into her Google account, and sync is enabled, but the phone didn't got anything back. ...
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Contacts application: Importing name card (vCard/.vcf file) creates inconsistent duplicate fields

From the Contacts application on my Samsung Galaxy SIII, I've selected a contact and selected the "Share namecard via -> Email" and mailed myself the result just to see what would happen. Upon ...
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galaxy s3 backup location

To backup my data from the recovery reboot using clockworkmod , must I put backup in clockwork/backup location or just in my exsdcatd?
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Hands-free mode not working on Samsung Galaxy SIII

I've activated Hands-free mode from the configurable set of switch-buttons at the top of the notification panel on my Samsung Galaxy SIII, and such mode also appears activated under Settings -> My ...
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How to disable haptic feedback for (software) keyboard?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, when the screen is unlocked, by default when the user presses any of the hardware keys Menu (the key on the left) or Back (the key on the right) the phone virates slightly ...
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What do the application icons in the upper-left hand side of the notification panel mean?

On my Samsung Galaxy SIII, I am used to controlling which applications are running at any given time by holding the Home hardware button and then swiping any apps I want to close from the list of ...
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I deleted/disabled my calendar on Galaxy S3

I used the CleanMaster app on my Galaxy S3 to disable apps I do not use. I then accidently deleted my calendar. When I want to add an event, I get a noticification: 'You must at least have one ...
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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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Is it possible to record calls on Galaxy S3

I want to install a working call recording application on Galaxy S3, but I have found problems with a few apps. I have tried Auto Call Recorder but it doesn't allow me selecting more than Mic as ...
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video disappeared

So I plugged in my S3 to the Kies to pull a video out I had taken for Thankgiving...and everything is gone that I had just taped and watched on the phone. Now there is video back on it that I had ...
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Cannot find driving mode on Samsung Galaxy S3

After upgrading to the new Android 4.1.2, I can't seem to find the 'driving mode' tab. Please help.
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How to make screencasts on Samsung Galaxy SIII?

Is it possible to make a screencast (video) with a Samsung Galaxy SIII? I want to record what the screen looks like as the user interacts with it. I know I can take a screenshot with Home+Power but ...
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I've exceeded my unlock attempts (10). Is there any way to unlock my phone?

Due to AT&T being a horrible company, I believe the customer "service" has led me through more than my allotted attempts at unlocking my phone. Because my phone was refurbished, the attempts may ...
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Ordered i9300 from eBay - need help to understand what's going on

I've ordered a new, unlocked i9300 from eBay, and I had some adventures with it: I've unpacked it, inserted my SIM, powered it on, and found out that the phone always thinks that I'm roaming. ...
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CyanogenMod 10.2 on Galaxy S3 charging problem

I have a Galaxy S3 with CM 10.2 build date 28-09-2013. The problem I am facing is slow charging of my mobile. It takes around 6-7 hours to charge when connected to AC power source. Before CM with S3 ...
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Connect Galaxy S3 Wifi Connection to Computer

I tried googling this, but it kept giving me the USB tethering option, which I don't want. My laptop currently cannot connect to the Wifi we have at work, because there is a problem with Cisco, ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 Stuck at Samsung Logo

Please help my phone won't start and keeps restarting. I was playing COC and I think my phone is overused. I tried to remove the battery then press hold the button for 30 seconds. Then test my phone ...
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Samsung Galaxy S III I9300 - “Insert SIM card” after installing CM 10.2

I flashed CyanogenMod 10.2 from zip on SD card with ClockworkMod, and now my Galaxy S3 doesn't detect my SIM card. Upon loading CM the first time, it shows the following message: SIM card - you ...
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How Do I get what I've done in the game Township on my iphone to this tablet?

I've been playing Township on my iphone for awhile. When I bought the tablet I can't get it to sync. I've downloaded Township, but it's starting from scratch and I'm on level 50 something on phone ...
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Chrome and Chrome Beta suddenly won't fill up the entire screen on launch

So, I'm currently on the N5X rom with a cyanogenmod 4.4.4 base on my Samsung i9300, I restored Chrome Beta from one my backups in titanium Backup, after flashing the latest version of the ROM ...
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Driver issues when using Samsung Galaxy SIII via USB for development

The phone is connected via USB to Windows 7 64-bit. The USB debugging option enabled. When I connect the phone to the computer, I'm notified that some drivers failed to install. Do I need these for ...
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How do I link the “My Info” Android local profile back to my Google+ account?

My issue is similar to having a ME profile (it is in a section called ME), but not the same. None of the answers to this question worked for me. I believe the principle difference is that I cannot ...
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not registered on network and seems the imei is changed

I have an international version of galaxy s3 gt i9300 it had android 4.0.4 working fine when i bought it(second hand) then i upgraded it to 4.3. Since then it performs as a normal device would but can ...
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Vibration going out on Samsung Galaxy S3?

So I've had my S3 for a few months and a lot of the time I leave my phone on vibrate throughout the day. Recently, although it still vibrates, it doesn't sound the same and the vibration isn't as loud ...
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How do I restore the microphone button on my Galaxy keyboard

The little microphone icon disappeared from my Galaxy 3 keyboard a couple of weeks ago, and the mic icon does not appear as an option when you hold that button on the keyboard. All of the other ...
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Location of Downloads attached to text messages on my Samsung Galaxy III

My downloads are not appearing in my "downloads." Anyone know where else they may be being stored?
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Why can't I install apps after a factory reset?

I factory restored my samsung galaxy S3 its not letting me update or download and apps on google play when I do try at the end it says unknown error install of191 I believe that what it says can ...
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Sim change alert - Unforunately, Settings has stopped

I'm trying to disable the SIM change alert in my phone, but both "Remote Controls" and "SIM change alert" options in my Settings app are crashing it with the message "Unfortunately, Settings has ...
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Not allowed by SIM

Android S3 - Galaxy sIII Every now and then I get 'Not allowed by SIM' message when I try to make a call I tried: restarting airplane mode on/off playing with different settings. closing all ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT I9300) does not restart. It does not go into download mode as well. Please Help

My Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT I9300) does not restart. It does not go into download mode as well. Please Help. Today morning I was checking the weather wizard of my samsung galaxy S3 home screen. Then ...
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Suppress Class 0 Flash SMS, show as notification or redirect to inbox

My mobile operator sends Flash SMS (Class 0) about remaining balance (prepaid) after every SMS, call and data session. The messages are helpful reminders but I really don't like the fact that they ...
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Is there a way to bypass PIN code for Galaxy S3 without losing storage device pictures?

I changed my password to my Galaxy S3 and forgot it. I don't want to hard reset it because I have pictures I need to get off the device storage. I tried to setup clockwork mod and another one that I ...
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Encrypting Galaxy S3 with custom recovery

I have installed CWM recovery long ago to root my device. Today, I want to encrypt storage using Android's built-in device encryption. I set the lockscreen password, then confirm the operation but ...
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Why hasn't my Galaxy S3 received the 4.3 update?

The title explains it all. I have an year old Galaxy S3 which runs Android 4.1.1 (stock ROM). Yesterday, my friend received the 4.3 update however, I haven't. Samsung Kies says that the latest ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 will not turn on. Can this be fixed or can I retrieve photos?

My Samsung Galaxy SIII is doing the following: I cannot get the phone to turn on, the side power button does not do anything. When I remove the battery, and put it back in place, the phone vibrates ...
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Missing apps after installing upgrade-assistant app

I have the Samsung Galaxy S3 on Straight Talk wireless and it's version is 4.1.2. I've read how to upgrade it but I didn't want to risk it. So I found an app on the Google Play Store that could help ...