Questions tagged [samsung-galaxy-s-3]

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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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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 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 ...
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What kind of power saving smarts does Android already have?

I just d/l tasker and it's been really interesting (although not as interesting as I would've liked since I feel a lot of the good features require a root). I would like to optimize my Galaxy s3 so ...
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Audible Caller ID on Galaxy S3

Every time I recieve a call or a text message my phone audibly says out the name of the caller/sender. How can I stop this?
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How to choose which joined contact to use for contact image?

Okay, I'm running a Galaxy S III with the TouchWiz ROM. I knew how to do this in AOSP ROMs, but cannot find it in the Samsung people app. If I have an aggregate contact with numerous joined ...
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There was a problem communicating with Google servers, try again later - Galaxy s3

Got the dreaded "There was a problem communicating with Google servers, try again later" error. This all started with notifications stating my account could not Sync with any of my apps. Seen many ...
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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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No confirm prompt when trying to use adb backup

I'm trying to do an adb backup of my Galaxy S3 (i747m), but after receiving the "Now unlock your device and confirm the backup operation" order from adb, I never receive the prompt on the device. It ...
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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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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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Galaxy S3 Emails showing in different colours

This is an extremely minor but extremely frustrating issue with my Galaxy S3. Basically the email client out the box (synced to my Exchange Active sync account) has a black background and white text.....
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GS3 automatically answering incoming calls

Why is my GS3 automatically answering incoming calls. I am not using a headset/bluetooth. The phone can be in an entirely different room when a call is automatically answered.
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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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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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How to switch my SGS3 to a 'google play' edition phone?

My Samsung Galaxy S3 contract ends in few months. I'd like to get rid of unwanted stuffs like touchwiz, flipboard, allsharecast, etc. and pull latest updates directly from 'google play', just like ...
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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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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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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: http://forum.xda-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Galaxy S3 stuck on boot loop, Factory Reset didn't work

My Samsung Galaxy S3 (GT-I9300) was rebooting itself for the past few days, randomly. Today, it did it again, but didn't boot back up. Instead, it is now stuck on an infinite boot loop - it gets as ...
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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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Contacts phone numbers disappeared after sync to google

After synchronising with Google, all contacts that have phone numbers associated with them disappeared. I tried to enter a new contact just to test this. If I sync again the new entry disappears as ...
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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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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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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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Briefing Alarm News and Weather Not Read Aloud on Galaxy S3

I've got an alarm set daily on my Galaxy S3 with the briefing alarm type selected in my alarm's settings with all three briefing content items selected (weather, today's schedule, and news). However,...
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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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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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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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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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A swipe on status bar opens on quick setting instead of notifcation panel

In short: any idea how to set a swipe on the status bar to open the notification panel, not the quick settings one? (It was the default setting before I installed/uninstalled an app) The whole story:...
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how to disable unlock screen sound on galaxy S3

Lately my phone makes an annoying sound when unlocking the screen. I don't have "Screen unlock sound" checked in the setting. I googled and found few people complained about this issue but no solution ...
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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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Power Saving Option in Samsung Galaxy S3

I see there is a Power Saving switch in the Galaxy S3. What makes the Galaxy S3 save power when it is turned on? Is there a difference this and using JuiceDefender? Can using JuiceDefender and ...
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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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Help on fixing “unfortunately the process com android systemui has stopped” on galaxy s3

Every time I open any app then press the home button to get out of it: meaning that the app is running in the background, then press the home button again to swipe away or close the app the message, "...
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Can't uninstall virus plus phone keep rebooting

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S3, running the stock ROM. I downloaded "root manager" app, and since then 3 more apps appeared - "file assistant," "mp3 free downloader," and "sexy." I factory reset my ...
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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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How to install full Unicode fonts

The page http://de.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammurapi contains several occurrences of the character Ḫ (1E2A;LATIN CAPITAL LETTER H WITH BREVE BELOW), http://codepoints.net/U+1E2A which does not display on ...
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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 ...