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
34 views

Why does the Android OS use so much battery power? [duplicate]

Most of the time, I have enough power for my Samsung Galaxy SIII to operate for the whole day; at the end of the day my battery charge is about 35%. However, today, the battery died prematurely. I ...
0
votes
0answers
438 views

Android contacts Display Name and Phone Number(s) in Adress bok

Does anyone knows how to make in android phone book list to show not only name, but after name also a telephone number (If contact has few of them, then default one)?
1
vote
2answers
579 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
307 views

Samsung Galaxy: Unlock gone haywire

I applied the procedure to unlock a Samsung Galaxy S3 on a Samsung Galaxy Express I437. It went through smoothly, and but the phone was not unlocked. Instead, it gives me the error message "Phone ...
3
votes
2answers
4k 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 ...
2
votes
1answer
1k views

Where to find diagnostic information as to why mobile data won't turn on

I've had a Samsung Galaxy S3 for a little over a year now and not had too many problems with it. This afternoon, however, it's decided it won't connect to mobile data at all. I've had similar things ...
-4
votes
1answer
298 views

Boot loop on Galaxy S3

In response to the question on the link below Peter asked that one run adb catlog in the Android SDK. I managed to download the Android SDK but I cannot locate the adb catlog file. Can I get help to ...
0
votes
0answers
262 views

Wifi Problem with Samsung S3 Mini

I got my Samsung S3 Mini yesterday, but at work this morning I tried logging into our wifi (which I have been using problem free for years on all my other phones) and now I seem to have done something ...
0
votes
0answers
133 views

Outlook meeting requests appear blank on my Samsung s3 phone

I see a blank mail with only the subject when someone sends me a meeting request in my Samsung S3. It is making the phone literally trash!!! I have so many meetings and update my phone calendar ...
0
votes
3answers
2k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
935 views

All SMS being converted to MMS on Galaxy S3?

I received 3 MMS the other day (same message, it was my father so a bit confused) and now Galaxy S3 automatically converts texts to one contact only (my wife) into MMS. As soon as I try to text her ...
0
votes
2answers
148 views

Any way to force an app to rotate?

I've got an app that refuses to open according to how I'm holding my phone. So, it makes it uncomfortable to use it so I uninstalled it. I do have auto-rotate on but I guess this app doesn't ...
0
votes
2answers
9k views

Messaging icon in Samsung S3 always show one unread message

My Samsung S3 messaging icon always show one unread message. see attached screenshot. I have throughly checked if there are any unread messages and also restarted the phone coupe of times including ...
0
votes
0answers
63 views

mini samsung 3 Android 4.1.1 youtube problem

I have mini samsung 3 Android 4.1.1 Iphone. Over the last week I'm getting 'this video is not supported in this device' in most youtube vids. This never happened before, I was capeable of watching ...
0
votes
2answers
7k 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 ...
1
vote
1answer
9k views

I can't use my Galaxy S3 storage on my laptop

When I plug the USB on my galaxy s3 sprint it charges normally but no notifications appear about using the mass storage.. so how can I fix that and transfer the data from PC to my phone. NOTE: I cant ...
1
vote
0answers
286 views

Galaxy S3 display issue

I have a Galaxy S3 International Version, without any modification whatsoever. However, of late, I have begun experiencing problems with my screen / display. Graphics display issue The problem ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

Problem copying files from PC to Galaxy S3 (slow or frozen)

I have a lot of difficulty copying files to my Galaxy S3. My goal is to sync my music from MediaMonkey to my GS3. When I connect the phone, the computer sees it but the connection is incredibly slow! ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

How to get rid of the auto hidden bar? [duplicate]

I think I get this bar after system update a couple months ago. How to get rid of this?
0
votes
2answers
3k views

Unable to connect my Galaxy S3 to PC through USB on Windows 8

I have tried to connect my phone several times but my PC doesn't detect it. I've even tried a factory reset but to no avail. Any suggestions on what I should do?
0
votes
0answers
132 views

Why does MTP keep popping up on my laptop?

Whenever I hook up my Samsung Galaxy SIII to my laptop iva USB, the only connection that pops up is SAMSUNG mobile MTP device. When I click on that, no files pop-up. Also, when I connect, the software ...
1
vote
2answers
672 views

Missing some of the applications while updating existing apps in my galaxy s3

While updating the existing applications like Google maps, Play Music etc from the play store in my Galaxy S3, some applications like Navigation & 2 more disappeared from my phone. why is this ...
1
vote
2answers
5k views

Galaxy S3 is stuck at Samsung logo splash screen and won’t charge

A little bit of help would be highly appreciated. A few days ago, my Samsung Galaxy S3 started freezing randomly. I had to remove the battery in order to restart it. Yesterday the problem got worse: ...
0
votes
2answers
903 views

text message notifications on my lock screen of my galaxy s 3

I have just gotten a galaxy s 3 and am trying to get the notifications of a new message to show up at a push notification on my lock screen. I have looked for setting to change to do so but can't find ...
0
votes
0answers
309 views

Skype and Samsung Galaxy S3 Messaging stopping working

I am totally new to Android Enthusiasts so I apologise if this question has already been answered. I recently downloaded Skype for Android on my Galaxy S3. However, I found that my Samsung Messaging ...
2
votes
1answer
297 views

Get rid of the “wireless charging” announcement

Is there any way to get rid of the useless little toast announcement informing me that I have put the device in range of the charger? I would prefer a solution that works with the stock ROM (JB ...
0
votes
0answers
459 views

Galaxy S3 internal storage file system issue

Firstly, directories disappeared e.g. Download Secondly, when connecting a Windows 7 computer, Windows consistently shows only the SD card's filesystem without a single sign of the phone internal ...
1
vote
0answers
79 views

Migrating data from a Galaxy S3 Mini to a normal Galaxy S3?

My sister has a Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini, but for whatever reason she threw her money away purchasing a regular Galaxy S3 yesterday, saying she prefer the bigger form factor. (I'm not gonna get into ...
0
votes
0answers
243 views

Email app shows negative number

When I have read my emails, my app shows -1. If I have one to read it shows zero. Is there any way I can reset this? Not critical but annoying.
-1
votes
1answer
274 views

Extract Samsung Galaxy S3 keyboard history

Is there a way to extract a log file containing all keyboard history, and everything that has been typed, from a Samsung Galaxy S3?
0
votes
0answers
122 views

Daisy chaining tethering from phone to tablet to world

the devices I am working with are the WiFi only Google nexus 7 (n7) and a galaxy s3 from boost. My issue is that boost does not have tethering or hotspot capabilities on the s3. However, I can use ...
0
votes
0answers
94 views

How to select myself in a photo with tag buddy of samsung?

In Samsung Galaxy S3 (at least) you have tag buddy in the gallery. If a face is detected you can select Me (In my phone is "Yo" because is in Spanish), an automated detected name or explore your ...
1
vote
1answer
786 views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Can I override page buddy's recommended applications settings?

When I plug in my headphones, an Earphones page appears on my device with the title "Enjoy listening to your device", which is part of page buddy. I have a music widget and a video widget, which is ...
0
votes
0answers
163 views

Block Lock Screen Widget Suddenly Appearing — Does Nothing

My Galaxy S III has been a wonderful device. However, recently something highly unusual is happening. Randomly when the device is in standby-off mode and I turn it on, my lock screen (which is a ...
1
vote
1answer
704 views

Cannot turn on wifi on Galaxy SIII

For the last month, I am unable to turn on my WiFi. It gets stuck on the message "turning on..." . I did a factory reset but it didn't help. I have tried to reboot a number of times and also I have ...
0
votes
0answers
23 views

Missing Update Button in Amazon Appstore

I have an app (Angry Birds Star Wars) that I purchased through Amazon's Appstore. My local version is 1.3.0 and the appstore says the current version is 1.3.1, but the app's page only has the "open" ...
0
votes
2answers
2k views

Copy internal storage from dead phone to new (same model) phone?

Hi Android Enthusiasts! I dropped my Galaxy S3 in water, then pressed some buttons and heard some nasty popping/crackling sounds. hehe Ok, so now I think it's time for a new phone. What I'm ...
1
vote
2answers
34 views

Is there a way to turn a web page into an app-like link on the android home page?

I'd like to be able to move to a specific page without having to (as I'm currently doing,) click on Chrome, then go to bookmarks and then have to go through the logon procedure to get back to the ...
0
votes
1answer
237 views

Samsung Galaxy s3 Battery life

How long should a Galaxy S3 battery last? My phone is brand new and today it was on standby for most of the day (it dropped 10% while being on standby for 3hrs), I only used the internet for about an ...
0
votes
1answer
104 views

Galaxy S3 Bug: Navigation app crashes when clicking “Start”

Summary: Route navigation crashes on starting of route finding. This is an intermittent bug. It only started happening recently - I think it coincides with when on a desktop browser I volunteered to ...
0
votes
0answers
193 views

Galaxy S3 Bug: No text appears when typing SMS message

Summary: When starting to write an SMS text message using the stock Messaging app, no text appears. Reproduction: It's intermittent. However IIRC it has only happened when replying. Workarounds: ...
1
vote
2answers
285 views

How can I tell what my phone has been downloading?

I have a Galaxy S3, which I often use as a hotspot for my laptop when WiFi is out of reach. I have a good deal with my carrier so that I have unlimited and fast connection anywhere. Everyone happy. ...
0
votes
1answer
548 views

Samsung Galaxy S3 headphones do not plug in

I have a Samsung Galaxy S3, 2 months old, and I have an issue with headphone. No, not the ' I can not see the headphones icon ' issue rather the headphones do not plug in fully. I tried pressing ...
0
votes
0answers
268 views

Can't send attachments with Samsung S3

2 weeks ago, sending attachments via our Samsung S3 does not work. It just sits in the outbox and tries and tries to go out but with no success. Just says sending failed. All emails without ...
1
vote
0answers
96 views

Cannot log in to my android phone anymore

Few days ago I got firmware update in my S3. After update, I realized the default QWERTY keyboard is lost. There was only voice input. Then, I downloaded painfully "Go Keyboard" with voice search in ...
1
vote
0answers
54 views

Is there any way to adjust the colour intensity during the playback of a video on my S3?

I have tried many video players looking for a colour adjustment while playing a movie on my phone but I can't seem to find a setting such as this. Is the Android OS incapable of it? Does the stock ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

Samsung account not showing

Could anyone assist me with enabling my Samsung account on my S3. Each time I pressed buy in video hub I got this message on my phone: "Your Samsung account has been disabled. Enable it by going to ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Unlock Screen with ADB Android 4.1.2

I have a Sprint Galaxy S3 (v4.1.2?) that I've rooted with CWM. Last week the glass and display cracked, so now I can't access it directly. I'm able to access it with adb so would like to use ...
1
vote
0answers
133 views

Using Skype option for making calls

Previously my dialer would give me the option of making the call through Skype, or my network. This for some reason has disappeared. It did give me the option when I send a text (of going through ...