Use this tag if your issue is truly specific to the Samsung Galaxy S III (GT-i9300) device.

learn more… | top users | synonyms

0
votes
0answers
30 views

No wifi, data internet, app upgrade

My samsung galaxy s3 keeps telling me my ip address isn't right. So it won't connect to wifi or data internet. It won't upgrade my play store apps or download them. I've already done a reset. What do ...
0
votes
1answer
38 views

Cannot take screen lock with password off

On my Samsung Galaxy S3, when I try to take off the password and change to swipe everything is greyed out so I went to clear credentials and that also is greyed out. How can I remove the screen lock? ...
0
votes
0answers
434 views

Samsung Galaxy SIII: Not allowed by SIM

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 apps. Sometimes, it helps ...
0
votes
2answers
218 views

Samsung Galaxy S3 Battery dies extremely fast

My SGS3 had an extremely nice and pretty long battery life until a week ago I used a music download app to download some music. After this I get common notifications like this. And it's scary cause ...
0
votes
0answers
116 views

How do I change the colors on Samsung Galaxy S3 calendar?

I use the Samsung calendar which came with my T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH-T999), running Android 4.3. I've tried looking for FAQs or instructions on how to change the default calendar color but ...
1
vote
2answers
1k views

Earphone is not working well, volume is very low in Galaxy SIII

I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII. Please help me to find the problem. I cannot hear well when I receive phone calls. This problem started recently, before that, the earphone was working perfectly. Does ...
1
vote
3answers
4k views

How do I add to the favorites in Samsung S3 contacts?

I have some favorites in my contacts list, but I don't know how they got there. How do I add more, and how do I remove ones I no longer want?
7
votes
2answers
12k views

How can I root my Samsung Galaxy S3? Should I defer the system update?

I pre-ordered a Verizon SGS3, and it shipped to me before it was even available in stores. Since then I have not updated any programs that were Verizon-related. If at some point I want to root my ...
1
vote
3answers
14k views

Galaxy S3 high RAM consumption even on idle

I have a Galaxy S3 International Version, without any modification whatsoever-- no rooting, no nothing. It is as good as a stock phone with a few Play Store apps. However, of late, I have begun ...
0
votes
1answer
57 views

my screen just went black

My Samsung galaxy s3 just went black and now it won't turn on and when I try to turn it on it just vibrates. I tried restarting it I tried taking my battery out. That don't work either.
0
votes
1answer
392 views

Galaxy S3 heats up while using net or data

My phone gets very hot while using internet or data and it starts going slow. Can you tell me if something is physically wrong or give any advice on how to rectify the problem.
1
vote
2answers
3k views

How much battery drain do push notifications cause on Android 4.1?

I've got an S3 on 4.1, and I have a lot of apps which have push notifications. This is convenient, but I want to know if 4.1 is set-up to use push notifications efficiently with regards to battery ...
6
votes
4answers
7k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Play Music app is activated by Words With Friends

Let me just say that I have used both apps independently for a couple of years. I have a Galaxy S III. Recently I replace it with same due to battery issues. I don't know if the replacement is new ...
1
vote
2answers
83k views

How can I check whether my phone is network locked (Samsung GALAXY S3)?

I have a Samsung GALAXY S3 with a rooted Android 4.1.2. My network provider is AT&T. I tried dialing *#7465625# but it doesn't work:
0
votes
0answers
90 views

Install messaging tablet app on non-network phone

I've got a regular cell phone through Verizon. In addition, I also have a Galaxy Tab and a Galaxy S3, both of those using Wi-Fi only. I use Verizon's messaging app on my regular phone as the default ...
0
votes
0answers
55 views

UIDs inconsistent error

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 International Edition (GT-I9300) but I am running CyanogenMod 11. I was checking my email this afternoon when the mobile entered a boot loop. I've tried wiping cache ...
0
votes
0answers
119 views

Can Android's Location Services default to Power Saving?

When I turn on Location Services, it defaults to High Accuracy. I don't ever need High Accuracy, and WiFi/Mobile Network location (Power Saving) always works well for me. Is there a way to make it so ...
0
votes
0answers
99 views

Cannot send picture messages from Galaxy S3

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. I recently got service with StraightTalk. I can receive picture messages, but I can't send them. When I try, it just makes a spinning circle at the bottom of the picture ...
0
votes
0answers
203 views

Samsung GT-9305 : ROOTING & Problems with camera “Unknown Error by ErrorCallBack”

I have a Samsung S3 4G (GT-i9305), running on Android 4.4.4 (KTU84P.I9305XXUFNL1), Kernel Version (3.0.31-3447006 (I9305XXUFNL1)), which have a problem with the usb connector (i'm able to charge but ...
0
votes
2answers
139 views

Can I use the CyanogenMod installer on Samsung Galaxy S3 (EE)?

(Note: EE is a british phone service provider.) I was wondering if I could use the CyanogenMod installer on my Samsung Galaxy S3? It's in the supported devices list.
0
votes
1answer
127 views

How to fix play store signing in issue?

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini (model:GT-I819ON). All of a sudden the Play Store has stopped working and whenever I try to sign-in into it, a message is displayed saying that it couldn't sign-in ...
1
vote
0answers
95 views

Installing CM10.2 - Stuck on Download Mode

I have a Galaxy SIII (GT-i9300) and I'm following the instructions for installing CyanogenMod on it here. However, when following step 4 of the first part: Boot the Galaxy S III ...
2
votes
1answer
204 views

How can I turn off the notification for the power plug connection?

My Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.1 plays a sound every time I connect it to the power plug. Is there a way to turn that off without affecting all other notifications?
0
votes
3answers
33k views

How do I stop all running apps in the Samsung Galaxy S3?

Device: Samsung Galaxy S3 Android: 4.1.1 I need to stop all running apps for an app, but how do I do that with one click? Is it safe? Does the S3 have a tool?
0
votes
0answers
19 views

phone unable to receive certain messages

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S3 and the phone is pretty old but still in good working condition. although, it's suddenly unable to receive messages from websites such as Outlook and Twitter (for ...
0
votes
1answer
85 views

Can I forward my text messages from my Android phone to a Chromebook?

I am coming from an iPhone and a mac book, and I am used to the idea of being able to send and receive all my texts, calls, and face times from my laptop. After making this huge switch, I am confused ...
0
votes
1answer
62 views

How do i change the way contacts display?

My contacts are in list form but my favorites are a thumbnail with a picture, etc. How do I get my contacts to change to this display?
0
votes
0answers
92 views

Samsung S3 keyboard stoped

I just tryed to install a Galaxy S6 keyboard on my S3 and I installed the SamsungIME ( apk) and it asked to put the lib file into the lib folder , after I put the file I restarted my phone and I had ...
12
votes
2answers
75k views

How to show wifi password?

I have a rooted Samsung s3 mini, android version 4.1.2 How to show the saved wifi password of the router I am connected to?
1
vote
1answer
559 views

What is the difference between the Tag Buddy and Face tag stock Gallery options, and where is the related info stored?

I would like to know what the difference is between the Tag Buddy and Face tag stock Gallery options (as available on the Samsung Galaxy SIII stock Gallery application). Also, why is one option ...
3
votes
7answers
11k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
695 views

Installing samsung galaxy s3 neo stock rom on ssamsung galaxy s3

can I install samsung galaxy s3 neo (GT-I9300I) ROM on Samsung galaxy s3 (GT-I9300).... If yes then please tell me how?
0
votes
1answer
4k views

“Android is upgrading… Starting Apps” on boot

I have a Galaxy S3 phone with android version 4.1.2. I have not upgraded my phone recently nor have I rooted the phone. This afternoon when I turned on my phone, I got a message saying "Android is ...
1
vote
2answers
22k views

How to enable hidden Arabic keyboard without rooting?

I've Samsung Galaxy S3 device. (Model-Number: SPH-L710) (Android-Version: 4.1.1) I want to enable the hidden Arabic keyboard without rooting, or an extra keyboard application. Is it possible?
0
votes
1answer
469 views

How to add S/MIME certificate to samsungs native email app on galaxy s3

In my Android 4.3 Samsung Galaxy S3 there is a builtin Email App. If i open the account configuration there is an option to sign outgoing emails. Configure Email Account > Security Options > Sign ...
0
votes
0answers
7 views

Contacts from my note 3

I am a car salesman and I was jumping into a one ton truck and didnt realize my phone fell out of my pocket. When I went looking for my phone i realized I ran over it !!!! Totally destroyed even in my ...
2
votes
2answers
173 views

PC can't transfer files to android

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3 and Windows 7 operating system. I'm trying to transfer files, specifically music, through USB to my phone but it's giving me an error. It's saying I do not have permission ...
0
votes
1answer
459 views

Can't find uploaded photos on Google+

I uploaded my photos on to Google+ via Auto upload. My phone died. A few weeks later I was able to get a new phone. But now My Google+ account shows no photos. Where did they go? First phone was a ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

How to set data usage cycle to non-monthly value?

My network operator charges to my account every 28 days rather than every month. How can I change the data usage cycle length under Settings > Connections > Data Usage accordingly?
6
votes
3answers
14k views

How to install Cyanogen without losing data

I've been using ICS on my Samsung Galaxy S3 for a while now, but I can't update to Jelly Bean for multiple reasons. I've decided to switch to Cyanogen Mod, is there any way I can move to Cyanogen ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

how to transfer google contacts on S3 to phone memory for car syncing

new car has mobile sync which recognises samsung SIII, the old car didn't. Unfortunately all the contacts on my phone are in "google" contacts rather than the phone which the car system syncs with. ...
0
votes
1answer
173 views

Can you use somebody else's `/efs` folder?

So, assume that there are two Galaxy S3 phones (i9300)s. One of em has a "No Service", "Baseband Unknown" problem while the other works like a charm. Both of them are rooted and flashed with custom ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

Unknown Baseband i9300 after flashing CM11?

I flashed my rooted i9300 to go from stock to CM 11. I used TWRP twrp-2.8.6.0-i9300 to flash it. Previously, I did a nandroid backup using CWM but since CWM had problems with flashing GApps, I had to ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

i9300 bootloop and cannot install GApps?

I was trying to install Resurrection Remix ROM on my GT i9300 but I am stuck in a boot loop. What have I done to my phone so far? Rooted my phone using CF-AutoRoot Installed CWM Did a ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

Chromecast connection problem with phone and laptop

I have a phone in thetering mode. Then I connect my laptop computer to it, and everything works. Than I connect Chromecast to my TV, download software on my laptop and try to configure it but can't ...
1
vote
1answer
80 views

alternative to android build in encryption?

I have got a Samsung S3 that forces me to use a 6-charakter password for the phone/SD card encryption. I would like to use a PIN (4-digits) as it was possible in earlier Samsung phones. I am aware of ...
0
votes
1answer
118 views

With the stock Gallery app, how can I open an arbitrary image file by specifying its filesystem path?

I would like to know whether it is possible to open an arbitrary image file with the stock Gallery app (as distributed with the Samsung Galaxy SIII) by navigating the filesystem and drilling down the ...
1
vote
1answer
187 views

retrieve logcat after a system crash

Is it possible to retrieve a logcat from before a system crash after the phone recovers? I.e. my phone is running normally, then it crashes and reboots, and I want to view the logs when it recovers ...