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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Change the Volume Key Function in Camera App in Android 4.3

In Android 4.3, Camera app is one of the app that has new features. One of which is the new camera mode called Sound and Shot which will allow you record the background sound up to 5 or 9 seconds before capturing the picture.

See also: How to Take Picture Using Sound and Shot Mode in Samsung Galaxy S3 With the Android 4.3

In this recent update, the users also has the ability to set the Volume key function in the Camera app. As we all know that the Volume key used to control zoom in the Camera app. Now, in the Android 4.3, you're not only be able to set the Volume key as the zoom key but also as the camera key or the record key.


How to change the Volume key function?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open Camera app.Tap the Cogwheel icon to enter the settings menu.Tap Volume key option, then tap it.Here you'll see three options available, they are:The zoom key: choose this option to set the Volume key to control zoom.
The camera key: choose this option to allow you use the Volume up k…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Make a Music File Can't be Played by the Music Player App

An insider named Laurie has leave her comment here and asked me about the step to keep certain song from not playing without having to delete them. She said that she has a Christmas song and don't want it to be played back when she listen to the music through the Music Player app because the Christmas is over. Fortunately, in Android-based smartphone including with the Samsung Galaxy SIII, the user can be easily to do so by adding certain extension in the end of the music file name in order to disable media scanning so the Music Player app can't read it.

See also: How to Use Music Player App in Samsung Galaxy S3


How to make Music Player app doesn't read certain music file?
Generally, you can do so by using another third-party File Manager apps. But, we'll use the ES File Explorer app in this step. Well, here are the steps:
Open ES File Explorer app.Navigate to the folder where the music file you wants to rename is saved.Long tap the required music file to select it.Tap R…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Share Internet Connection Using Bluetooth

An insider has leave his comment here to ask why he can't share the internet connection using Bluetooth, though he was able to transfer file with the paired device. For those of you who didn't already know, aside for transfer files you can also use this to share the internet connection with another Bluetooth-enabled devices. This methods commonly referred as Bluetooth tethering. To make the steps more easier, you can also first change your Bluetooth name in order to make another devices more easier to recognize you.

See also: How to Change Bluetooth Name on Samsung Galaxy S3


How to Bluetooth tethering between Samsung Galaxy S3 with Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.7.0?
For the record, due to the insider who has drop his comment here is still use Android 4.1 Jelly Bean then I can't guarantee that this steps will work on Android 4.3 because some carriers has been decided to remove this option. And also, generally you can use this steps with another Bluetooth-capable devices, but as the e…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Keep Wi-Fi On or Off During Sleep

One way that you can do to get internet connection on the Samsung Galaxy SIII is using Wi-Fi to connect to Wi-Fi network.

See also: How to Connect to Wi-Fi Network on Samsung Galaxy S3

Here you can also keep your phone's Wi-Fi on during it is asleep. But, you should note that when you turn this option on then you must pay it with more battery consumption.


How to turn on keep Wi-Fi on during asleep?
As written on videotron.tmtx.ca, you can activated this option by following the steps below:
Tap the Menu key on Home screen.On the pop up menu select Settings.Here make sure that the slider next to the Wi-Fi option shows ON.Tap Wi-Fi.Tap the Menu key then select Advanced.Tap Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep.On the pop up menu select Always. When the dot indicator shows green means this option is selected.Done. Now your phone's Wi-Fi will remain connected to the Wi-Fi network even if your phone is asleep.
How to turn off keep Wi-Fi on during asleep?
From the same source, if you want to deact…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Use Sound and Shot Mode

In the recent update Android 4.3, the camera app gets a new feature which will allow the user to take picture with the Volume up key or the Volume down key. Previously, some insiders has leave their comment here to ask how to take picture with the physical button, either with the Power key or the Volume key. Sadly, in the previous version this feature is not yet available. But in the Android 4.3, the users will be able to take picture using the Volume key which will help them to take picture in certain condition when using the on-screen camera button is little difficult to do, such as when they're diving.

See also: How to Take Picture Using the Volume Key On Samsung Galaxy S3 with the Android 4.3

Aside the ability to assign the Volume key as the camera key, in this update the camera app also gets a new camera mode named sound and shot mode. This mode will allow the user to record the background sound up to 5 or 9 seconds before capturing which will make the picture more alive.


How…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Take Picture Using Volume Key on Android 4.3

The recent update Android 4.3 brings some new options to improve the user experience of using this phone. Though, in some cases, the new option brought by this operating system alleged by some user as the "problem" due to the user yet not familiar with it, such as the flash notification option which will make the camera flashes when receiving new email or calls or when the alarm goes off. This option surely will useful for the low-vision or deaf users where the flash light will make them more easier to know the notification rather than the notification on the screen. Unfortunately, lot of users didn't like with this option. They said that the flash light is too bright and really bothered them.

See also: How to Fix Camera Flashes when Alarm Goes Off in Android 4.3 in Samsung Galaxy S3

Aside from the flash notification option, Android 4.3 also brings new option under Camera app settings which will allow you to take the picture using the Volume key. This option will helpful…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Keyboard Always Replace the Typed Word After Update to Android 4.3

An insider has leave his comment here and ask why after he did update his phone to the Android 4.3, the auto correct on his phone tend to rein in what should be typed which will not letting him to type anything anymore without having to correct whatever he really wants to type. Seems the auto correct in this recent update is the stubborn auto-correct and in some cases it's really annoying the user who need to type with the different language than the phone.

See also: How to Turn On or Off Auto Correct on Samsung Galaxy S3

At the first time, I thinks that it's about predictive text, but apparently this issue is brought by the new option in the stock keyboard app called auto replacement which will auto replace the word you're typing with the most probable word. Due to the cause, to stop the keyboard always replacing a word the user should turn this option off.

How to disable auto replacement on Android 4.3?
Generally, there are two methods to turn off auto replacement that yo…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Clear Cache of All Applications on Android 4.3

Clear cache is one of the most common solution done by the users when they're experiencing some problems with certain app. For instance, when you feels the Browser app on your phone become more slower and heavier than before, then clearing its cache might will be one of the solution you have to try to fix this problem.

See also: How to Clear Cache and Delete Internet Browsing History on Samsung Galaxy S3

In the latest update Android 4.3, you can perform clear cache in two different methods through the Settings menu. The one is clear cache through the application manager menu which is the common methods done in the previous Android version. The second is clear cache through the storage menu. What's makes the different between both of the methods is the second method will allow you to clear cache for all apps in a single time.


How to clear all apps cache on Android 4.3?
For any reason, if you decide to clear all apps cache on the phone, then below are the steps to do so:
Go to Se…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Stop the Phone Keeps Scanning Wi-Fi on Android 4.3

Though lot of users alleges that turned on Wi-Fi all the times will poor the battery life, in certain case a user might be want to keep this option always on. As has been said by an insider named Nicola who wants to keep the Wi-Fi on all the time to keep the Viber on his phone always connected as it's the only way for a couple of peoples to contact him in an emergency.

See also: How to Fix Wi-Fi Always Turn Off When the Phone is Sleep on Samsung Galaxy S3

While in Android 4.3, there's a Wi-Fi related option named Always allow scanning which will allow your phone to constantly scanning for Wi-Fi networks even when the Wi-Fi is turned off. This option is claimed will be able to save more power due to the phone doesn't need to use some powers taking by the GPS to get your location information. In another side, this option also reported by some users as the culprit of some problems occurs on their phones, such as boot loop issue after restart and else. If that happen, you can …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Can't Open Multi Window Panel Using Back Button After Update to the Android 4.3

Lot of Samsung Galaxy S3 users out there starts reporting that they're encountering multiple issues once they did update their phone to the Android 4.3. Some of issues occurs because when the user wants to enable or disable certain option, they need to do some extra things to make it works, such as when the user wants to get rid camera flashes when receiving new email or call, the user must turn on the flash notification option and turn it off again to make it works.

See also: How to Fix Camera Flashes When Receiving New Email or Calls in Android 4.3 in Samsung Galaxy S3

Another issue with the similar causes which also occurs in Android 4.3 is the difficulty to get back the functionality of the multi window feature. If previously the user will be able to bring up the multi window panel by long pressing the Back button, now in Android 4.3 the user can't do so, though they already checked the multi window option through the Settings menu. To fix this problem, you need to do anot…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Can't Change Bluetooth Name on Android 4.3

One more, an insider named Maureen has dropped her question to me through the email to ask why her phone shows the device name as SGH-I747 instead of a different name as she had configured before she did update the phone to the Android 4.3 when she use the phone to transfer contact files with her friend using the Bluetooth connection. As we all know that Bluetooth is one of the most used mode of connectivity to do the file transfer or share the internet data to another Bluetooth capable devices, so the appropriate Bluetooth name will help us a lot to recognize the device much more easier. Unfortunately, in her mail she said that now she also no longer can't find the option to rename the Bluetooth name through the Bluetooth settings menu as the way she did prior the update.

See also: How to Change the Bluetooth Name on Samsung Galaxy S3

Apparently, the changes in the appearance of the Settings menu brings a little difficulties to the user to do some settings, for instance when the …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Missing Applications After Update to the Android 4.3

Seems these days you would have to read lot of posts about problem occurs in the Samsung Galaxy SIII with the Android 4.3, as if I could say that this update brings more problems compared with all of the previous updates. One of the most common problem experienced by the user once they updated their phone to this new operating system is that they start receive recurring old download in their notification list and sadly it's can't be cleared from there. To fix this problem, you should clear all the download histories in the Download app or clear cache and data in the Downloads or Download manager through the Settings menu.

See also: How to Fix Recurring Old Download Notifications in Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.3

Once you done the steps listed in the link above, the old download notification should no longer appear in the notification list. Unfortunately, an insider has told me through the email that she can't find the Downloads app through the app drawer when she want…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Freezes or Auto Reboot When Accessing Clipboard After Update to the Android 4.3

It's turned out that the update to the Android 4.3 brings some problems to the Samsung Galaxy SIII users, though actually some of them are not the real problem because they were triggered by the new option in this new operating system or that was because one app is linked with another one which is not turned on and resulting the app crashes whenever the user use it. As has been said by one of the insider through his email that the Gallery app in his phone always crashes whenever he use the Share menu

See also: How to Fix Gallery App Crashes When Using the Share Menu in Samsung Galaxy S3 With the Android 4.3

However, seems the users continuously reporting that they experience another problem once they updated their phone to the Android 4.3. One of which is they said that the phone always freezes or reboot whenever they tried to bring up the clipboard from the stock keyboard.


How to fix the phone freezes or rebooted when accessing clipboard?
If you're also experiencing the same p…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Gallery App Crashes When Using the Share Menu After Update to the Android 4.3

Apparently, updating the Samsung Galaxy SIII to the Android 4.3 brings some problems to the users. One of the most frequently asked problem by the insider through the emails or comments is about camera flashes when the alarm goes off or when receiving new email or calls. In fact, this issue is triggered by the new option in Android 4.3 called Flash notification. Basically, this option was designed for the deaf or low-vision users so they will be much more easier to know the notification by the flash light rather than the notification on the screen.

See also: How to Fix Camera Flashes when Alarm Goes Off in Android 4.3 in Samsung Galaxy S3

Another problem occurs in this phone once updated to the Android 4.3 is Gallery app freezes or stopped working when the user open the photo or video files and hit the share menu.


How to fix Gallery app stopped working when using the share menu?
Gallery app and Paper artist app are linked, so if you turn the Paper artist app off then the Gallery app …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Camera Flashes When Alarm Goes Off After Update to the Android 4.3

An insider named Heather has sent me an email to ask why her phone give her a camera flashes when the alarm on her phone goes off. She said that the flash light is so bright and disturbs her. This issue begin occurs once she update the phone to the Android 4.3.

See also: How to Fix Recurring Old Download Notifications in Android 4.3 in Samsung Galaxy S3

Apparently, some of users who already updated their phone to the Android 4.3 also encounter the same problem where their phone does the camera flash when the alarm goes off or when receiving an incoming email or calls. Well, it's actually not the "real" problem because it's triggered by the new option under accessibility option called flash notification, so you don't need to worry.


How to get rid camera flashes when the alarm goes off or when receiving new email or calls on Android 4.3?
If you feel bothered with this issue, then below are the steps to fix it:
Go to Settings.Tap My device.Tap Accessibility.Scroll dow…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Recurring Old Download Notifications

One of the insider has leave her comment here to ask why the notification list in her phone repeatedly shows old downloads and can't be cleared. She realized that this issue occurs once she updated the phone to the Android 4.3. She said that she already done removed all the files in the Download folders through the My files app, but that's not works.

See also: How to Use Notification Bar on Samsung Galaxy S3

Indeed, this issue won't damage the phone, but not actual download notifications sometimes become so annoying. So, if you're also encountering the same problem once you perform update on your phone, then below are some possible methods that you can do to fix them:

Method #1: Clear all download histories in the Download app
The first method that you can do is by clearing all the download histories in the Download app by following the step below:
Go to Apps through the Home screen.Tap Downloads.Clear all download histories in the Internet downloads and Other downloads

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Select Multiple Email Messages in Gmail App

One of the feature available on Gmail app is the sender image which is display the sender's picture if available or the first letter of the sender's name in the left side of each email message. This feature will help you more easier and faster to know the email sender without having to read the sender's name first. By default, this option is enabled. But, if you don't want to use this feature, you can easily turn them off through the settings.

See also: How to Enable or Disable Sender Image in Gmail App in Samsung Galaxy S3

For the record, if you change this option, this will also change the way you do to make multiple selection in this app. So, depend on how you set the sender image option, there are two ways to select multiple email messages in the Gmail app as listed in the steps below:

Methods #1 : When the sender image is enabled
If you decide to leave this option to stay enable, then here's the step to make multiple selection:
Open Gmail App.Tap the sender imag…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable or Disable Sender Image in Gmail App

All of the Android-based smartphone users, including with the Samsung Galaxy SIII users of course have at least a single Google account in the phone. This account can be used to access Google Play store to allow the user to download contents from there or to access another Google services available in the device, such as Gmail app which can be used by the user to send or receive email messages.

See also: How to Compose and Send Email Message in Gmail App in Samsung Galaxy S3

As another apps, Gmail app also provide the user some improvement in each update, such as displaying sender image in the left of each incoming message. The sender image will make you more easier to know who sent you an email message without having to read the sender's name first. If the sender already added in the Contact app and have a picture enabled, then the sender image will display the picture. If not, the sender image will display the first letter of the sender's name.


How to enable or disable sender…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Get Back the Delete Button in Gmail App

In the Gmail app, you can find the mark as unread button as one of the icons available in the toolbar when you're opening an email message. You can use this button to mark an email message as unread so you can easily find it later by using the search function. For some peoples this will be very helpful to avoid the certain email message to lost among many other email messages, especially if they receive a lot of email messages every day.

See also: How to View Only Unread Email Message in Gmail App in Samsung Galaxy S3

Unfortunately, the mark as unread button makes the delete button no longer appears in the toolbar resulting you need to do the two steps to delete an email message. For some peoples who often use the delete button, this of course will impact them. Luckily, there's a simple tweak that you can do to bring back the trash can icon to the toolbar in Gmail app.


How to restore the delete button in the Gmail app?
Here are the steps to do so:
Open Gmail app.Tap the Menu key…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Switch Between Email Accounts

The ability to manage multiple email accounts owned by the Samsung Galaxy SIII is one of the reasons why lot of peoples decide to choose this Android-based smartphone as their devices. Moreover, this phone also provide the stock Email app to facilitate users to receive or send email through it. By using this app you can easily add a POP3 e-mail accounts, Microsoft Exchange email accounts, etc.

See also: How to Add a Microsoft Exchange Email Account on Samsung Galaxy S3

The stock Email app also allows you to manage multiple email at once with ease. You can switch between your email accounts to use them to send an e-mail message or to check whether you have an incoming email message or to do something else you want with them, such as reply, forward or delete email messages in the selected account.


How to switch between email accounts in Email app?
Here are the steps you need to do :
Open Email app .Here you can see the Email app display your email messages from the active email account .…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to View Only Unread Messages in the Gmail App

Mark as unread is one of the option available in the Gmail app. This option will allow you to mark the selected email message as unread, so you will be much more easier when you want to do something with them later, such as replying or forwarding an email message. This is certainly will useful to avoid the email message lost in hundred of your email messages, especially if you're the one who received a lot of emails every day.

See also: How to Mark an Email Message as Unread in Gmail App on Samsung Galaxy S3

In the other side, you might be disappointed to know that the Gmail app on your phone doesn't provide the options to show all unread messages. But, you don't need to worry, you still can do that by using a little trick by utilizing the search function in the Gmail app.


How to show all unread messages in the Gmail app?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open Gmail app.Tap the Search icon.Type is:unread in:inbox in the search box and then tap the Search button.All unread messag…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Mark an Email Message as Unread on Gmail App

Gmail is one of Google's services and is one of the stock app available in the Samsung Galaxy SIII, which means you can directly use this app once you activated your Google account on the phone. Such the other email apps, Gmail app also allows you to send and receive email messages.

See also: How to Compose and Send Email Message Using Gmail App on Samsung Galaxy S3

When you read an incoming email message in this app, there are some option available that you can utilize as your needs, such as mark an email message as unread. This option will help you to flag the message to avoid them lost between another email messages, so you will be much more easier when you want to answer them later or do something else with them.


How to mark as unread on Gmail app?
Kindly follow the steps listed below to do so:
Open Gmail app.Tap the required email message you wish to mark as unread.Tap the Mark as unread  icon located at the top of the Gmail app.The selected email message has been marked as un…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Save Email Message

Sending messages via email is one way that you can use to communicate with others, either for personal or business purposes. To meet that need, the Samsung Galaxy SIII have included the stock Email app inside it so you can directly use this app without having to install it first by yourself. With this app you can either send or receive email messages.

See also: How to Read Email on Samsung Galaxy S3

When you read an email message with this app, you can also utilize some option available there, such as reply, forward or delete the email message. In addition, you can also save the email that you want for further use.


How to save email message?
Below are the steps below:
Open Email app.If you have more than one account, select the desired email account by tapping the Email account name in the right side of the Email icon, and then in the drop down menu tap the desired email account.Tap the required email messages you wish to save.Tap the Menu key then select Save email.The selected email m…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Send Contact Using Android Beam

Well, you may have asked by your friend to share him a contact from your Samsung Galaxy SIII to his phone for any reason. To do so, you can use some available methods, one of which is by sending the contact using messaging.

See also: How to Share Contact via Messaging on the Samsung Galaxy S3

Another method, if your friend's phone has NFC feature inside, then you can send the desired contact using the Android Beam. This feature will allow you to send data--including contact-- to another NFC-enabled devices.


How to transfer contact using Android Beam?
First, make sure the NFC in both the devices is enabled. Next, you just need to follow the steps listed below:
Go to Settings.Tap More settings.If necessary, tap NFC to enable this option.Tap Android Beam.Slide the slider next to the Android Beam to the right to enable this option.Now, open the Contacts app and select the desired contact you wish to send.Touch the back of your phone to the back of another NFC-enabled device.Tap your phone&…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Create and Send Scheduled Text Message using Handcent SMS App

We all know that the stock Messaging app has no option to allow you to create scheduled text message. That's why you need to use another app to do this thing. Fortunately, there some apps in Google Play Store which will let you do so, one of which is Schemes - Scheduled Networking app. By using this app you can easily create scheduled text message to the contact you want.

See also: How to Send Scheduled Text Message using Schemes - Scheduled Networking App on Samsung Galaxy S3

Aside from using Schemes - Scheduled Networking app, you can also using third-party messaging app called Handcent SMS app. This app is one of the most popular messaging app. The advantage that you'll get if you create scheduled SMS using this app is that you not only be able to set the date and time, but also to set to re-send them in the days you wants.


How to create and send scheduled text message using Handcent SMS app?
Assuming that you already installed Handcent SMS app on your phone, then here are t…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Customize Facebook Photo Sync Settings

By enabling photo sync in the Facebook app on your Samsung Galaxy SIII, you'll be able to auto upload your photos in the Gallery app to your Facebook account. All synced photos will be saved in a new private album on your Facebook account and all of them will remain private until you make them public through the Facebook website.

See also: How to Auto Upload Photos to Facebook on the Samsung Galaxy S3

When you're in sync photos screen, you can also customize some options available on its settings, such as decide the ways you wish to use to limit photo uploads or which photos you wish to sync.


How to customize Facebook photo sync settings?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open Facebook app.View the side menu.Tap Photos.Tap Synced button located in the lower right corner.Tap the Settings (cogwheel) icon to enter the settings.Here you can see some options under Device settings section, they are:
Sync over Wi-Fi or cellular: choose this option to limit photo uploads to Wi-…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Auto Upload Photos to Facebook

Facebook is one of the most popular social media available today. You can use it to update status, chat, upload photos and else. You can also set your phone to display the Facebook photo gallery in your Gallery app so you can see them without having to launch the Facebook app.

See also: How to Display My Facebook Albums and Photos in Gallery on Samsung Galaxy S3

As the opposite, you can also sync your photos in the Gallery app to your Facebook account. This of course will save you from the troubles of uploading your photos one by one to your Facebook account. All of synced photos will remain private until you share them through the webs. Well, basically there are two methods you need to do, first you need to sync your Gallery with your Facebook account, and then you need to open your Facebook in the web to decide which photos you want to share.


How to sync Gallery app with the Facebook app?
Assuming that you already installed the Facebook app on your phone, then here are the steps to d…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Reduce Data Usage on Chrome Beta App

When you browse the web using the stock browser app in the Samsung Galaxy SIII, you might be found an option which will allow you to set the browser to load images in the web or not. This option of course will help you to save more data, but this will also decrease your quality of experience while browsing the web caused by the image not loaded.

See also: How to Enable or Disable Web Pages Loading Images on Samsung Galaxy S3

That's will be different if you're using the third-party browser app named Chrome Beta app. Indeed, this app doesn't have the option to turn on or off images in the web, but this app has the option to reduce data usage while you browse the web. The advantage of this option is that you can enjoy browsing the web with the complete image loaded without having worry to lost lot of data.


How to enable reduce data usage option on Chrome Beta app?
Below are the steps to do so:
Download install Chrome Beta for Android app.Follow the on-screen instruction given b…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Send Scheduled Text Message

Communicating via text messaging is one way to stay keep in touch with your friends, families or anyone else. To meet this need, Samsung Galaxy SIII has included the stock Messaging app inside it that will allow the users to send text messages.

See also: How to Send Text Message on Samsung Galaxy S3

You can also use text message to says happy birthday to your friends or says happy mother day to your mother, or else. But, if you're like me who have difficulties to remember those important date or event, then you may want to consider to make the scheduled text messages to facilitate you to do that thing. Unfortunately, there's no option inside the stock Messaging app to allow you to do that. But, you have no need to worry, you can still do so by using third-party app called Schemes - Scheduled Networking app that you can get for free through the Google Play Store.


How to send scheduled with Schemes - Scheduled Networking app?
Below are the steps you need to do:
Download install th…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Can't Turn On Ripple Effect

An insider has leave her comment here to ask about why she can't turn on ripple effect on her Samsung Galaxy Grand, though her phone had the option to do so. She said that the option is grayed out resulting she can't change the option, in this case she can't turn on the ripple effect as she wants. Well, due to this blog usually discusses about Samsung Galaxy SIII, then here I'll share about how to fix this problem in this phone. However, I believe that this steps also can be applied to another Samsung Galaxy devices, including with the Samsung Galaxy Grand.


How to fix grayed out the ripple effect option?
Basically, this problem is occurs when your phone use live wallpaper. Live wallpaper usually will deactivate the ripple effect, though you have activate it before. So, the possible way to fix this problem is by changing the wallpaper on your phone to the static one. You can either use the default static wallpaper from the Samsung or use your own picture as the w…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Wi-Fi Always Turn Off When the Phone is Sleep

An insider named Nicola has sent me an email and ask me why the Wi-Fi on his Samsung Galaxy SIII is always turn off whenever the phone is sleep. The Wi-Fi will on again whenever he wake up the phone and put in password. Well, if you're also experience the same problem or if you want to keep the Wi-Fi always on while the phone is sleep for any reason, then below are some things you need to do in your phone.


1. Set the phone to keep Wi-Fi on during sleep
The first thing you need to do is by setting the Wi-Fi to always on. If you don't know how to do so, you can see the steps in the link below.
See also: How to Keep Wi-Fi On During Sleep on Samsung Galaxy S3

2. Turn off Power Saver or Battery Saver app
If you already set the Wi-Fi to always on --as happen on Nicola's case-- but the Wi-Fi still off when the phone is sleep, then try to check whether you have installed any other app related with power saving or battery saver. Most of these apps will turn off the Wi-Fi or mobile d…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Can't Delete an Additional Home Screen

An insider named Matthew has sent me an email to ask why his phone always crashing when he tried to delete additional home screen once he updated his phone to the Jelly Bean. As we all know that Samsung Galaxy SIII allows the user to add additional home screen up to seven home screen. Well, aside to make the Home screen more neat, deleting an unused home screen is one way that the user can do to manage RAM.

See also: How to Manage Internal Memory on Samsung Galaxy S3

However, if you're also experience the same problem as Matthew has, then try to check some possible ways to fix this problem as listed below:

Method #1: Delete Home screen
Try to delete Home screen using a common methods as listed below:
On Home screen, tap the Menu key then select Edit page, or pinch the Home screen to display all of your Home screen in a single page.Tap and hold the desired Home screen you wish to delete, then drag it to the trash can icon.
Method #2: Change the animation scale value
If the first met…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable or Disable Face and Voice Unlock Features

When you're in the lock screen menu, you will see the Face and voice as one of the methods that you can use to unlock your Samsung Galaxy SIII. This method utilizes the front-facing camera to recognize your face and utilize microphones to recognize your voice command, if a face and a voice recognisable then your phone will be unlocked.


How to enable Face and voice unlock method?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open Settings.Tap Security.Tap Screen lock.Select Face and voice.Tap the Set it up button.Tap the Continue button.Put your face in the dotted circle to let the phone identify your face.Wait until your face is captured correctly.Tap the Continue button.Tap the Microphone icon.Say a word or phrase you wish to use as an unlock command 4 times, then tap the Done button.Select a backup option, such as a PIN or Pattern. This option will be used if your face and voice are not recognized by the phone. If you choose a PIN go to the step #13, while if you choose a pattern go to the step #…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Organize Application in the App Menu

Lot of choices of applications available in the Google Play Store or other sources that you can install into your Samsung Galaxy SIII sometimes makes you end up with installing lot of apps to your phone. With so many apps installed, arrange the apps using the best view according to your need is one way that you can do to make you more easier when you want to access them.

See also: How to Sort Applications on the App Drawer on the Samsung Galaxy S3

In addition to determine how the phone sort the app, in the app menu you can also organize them according to your liking, for example, move the app location or see the app info or else.


How to organize apps in the app drawer?
Below are the steps to do so:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap the Menu key then select Edit.To move the app, tap and hold the app then drag it to a new location.To add the app to a new folder, tap and hold the app then drag it to the new folder icon. You can also add another app to this new folder by tap and hold the a…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Do Manual Pause Dialing

Maybe you've had to call someone through his office number, and you must enter the extension number after dial the regular number to speak directly with him. Well, if you often experience this situation, you might have to consider to add pauses to the contact, so you don't need to enter the additional number whenever you call him again.

See also: How to Add Pauses to an Existing Contact Numbers on Samsung Galaxy S3

In addition to add pauses to an existing contact, you can also do a manual pause dialing that will allow you to call a number with pauses--either a pause or a wait-- without saving it in your phone book.


How to manually add a pause or wait when make a call?
Below are the steps you need to do:
Open Phone app.Enter the phone number using the on-screen keypad.To add a pause go to the step #4, while to add a wait go to the step #5.Manually add the pause:Tap the Menu key.Tap Add 2-sec pause to add a two-second pause. This will displayed as comma (,). If Necessary, you can …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Add Pauses to an Existing Contact Numbers

In the Samsung Galaxy SIII, there are several ways that you can do to make a call more faster and easier by utilizing the existing features owned by this phone. For example, you can use the easy call feature that will allow you to make calls simply by swiping the contact from left to right, or you can use the speed dial that will allow you to assign a shortcut number to an existing contact number on your contact list.

See also: How to Make a Call Easier and Faster Using Existing Features on Samsung Galaxy S3

Another way that you can do to make a call more easier, especially if you want to make a call on the contact number that require you to type in the PIN numbers or extensions is by adding pauses in the contact so you do not need to enter the number each time you call them. You can either add a pause to stop the calling sequence for 2 seconds or adding a wait to pause the calling sequence until you enter number or pressing a key.


How to add a pause or wait to an existing contact?
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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Google Play Store Stop Working Issue

Google Play Store is the official market for all of Android phone, including Samsung Galaxy SIII. Here you can download lot of apps or game then install them to your phone. To make you be able accessing Google Play Store, make sure you have activated your Google account on your phone.

See also: How to Access Google Play Store on Samsung Galaxy S3

As same as another apps, some problem sometimes occur in the Google Play Store app, such as Play Store has stopped working resulting you can't access them to download its contents. If you're experiencing this problem, then there are some steps that you can do to fix this.


How to fix Google Play Store not working problem?
Assuming that you get the strong signal and you have no problem with the network, then you can try some possible steps to fix this problem:
I. Check whether the Download app is disabled
The first methods that you can do is by checking whether the Download app is disabled or not. Some user said that the Download app on …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Quickly Accessing Your Favourite Website

Nowadays we can easily get the information we want through the Internet. That's why no wonder if the easiness to do that makes Internet users growth rapidly from time to time. The growth of Internet users has also resulted in a growing number of websites present which offers a variety of information to the visitor.

As the users of the Samsung Galaxy SIII, you can utilize the stock Browser app available on this phone to browse the web and get the information you want. Usually when you use this app to browse the web, you may be met with an interesting website that you might want to visit again later. Well, here we'll discuss about some methods that you can do to make you more easier and faster to access your favourite websites by using the stock Browser app inside your precious Samsung Galaxy SIII.

1. Add to bookmarks
By adding your favourite websites to bookmark, then another time you can easily reopen the bookmarked website by tapping the bookmark icon and choose which bookmark…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Set Home Page on Chrome Browser App

Nowadays the Internet has become a daily need for almost everyone. Due to this fact, that's why no wonder if almost all of smartphone available today has present the stock browser app inside to be able to meet the needs of their users, including the Samsung Galaxy SIII with its stock Browser app. You can use this app to browse the web, download the files, etc.

See also: How to Use the Browser App in the Samsung Galaxy S3

Although the stock Browser app has been equipped with several options that will facilitate the user while use this app, but there are some users who are not satisfied with this app and then decided to use a third-party browser app to replace it. One that has been widely used is Chrome browser app. One of the reason is that the browser is considered to be lighter and faster than the stock Browser app. Unfortunately this app does not have the option that allows you to change the homepage which will make this app open up certain web page whenever you open it. However…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Lock and Unlock Memo in S Memo App

In certain condition, you might have to write down something important for further use, for instance when you're discussing something with your friends and want to summarize the conclusion or else. Well, aside from using the paper and pen, you can also utilize S Memo app inside your Samsung Galaxy SIII to do so.

See also: How to Create New Text Memo Using S Memo on Samsung Galaxy S3

The benefit of using S Memo app to write your note is the easiness to find the required memo without having to throw you in the trouble to search the memo among other piles of paper. In addition, you can also secure your memo by locking the memo using your own lock code so the others who don't know the code will not be able to read your memo.


How to lock memo?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open S Memo app.The list of your memo will displayed here.Tap the Menu key then select Lock.Tap the desired memo you wish to lock.Tap the Done button located at the upper right corner.Enter the desired lock number…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Get Rid the Flashing Red Border Around the Screen

One of the insider asked me why her Samsung Galaxy SIII screen displaying a grid line that follow her move. After some further investigation, it turned out that she was accidentally activate the option named show pointer location under the developer option menu.

See also : How to Show or Hide Pointer Location on Samsung Galaxy S3

Yap, the developer menu option is actually intended for the developers purposes, so if you're a basic user then better you leave them in default to avoid you experience an unexpected situations. For example, some users said that their phone displays the flashing red border around the screen and thinks that it's a problem. Apparently, this is because they were accidentally activate the strict mode option under developer option menu. The strict mode is used to inform the developers when the apps perform long operations on main thread by displaying a flashing red frame around the screen. Given the cause, so the way to fix this issue is by disabling the s…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Remove Picasa Album from Gallery App

Aside from retrieving pictures from the photo files you saved in your device, you can also set your Samsung Galaxy SIII to retrieve pictures from another source outside the phone, for instance you can display your Facebook pictures gallery in the Gallery app. But, if you don't want the Facebook album show up there, you can set the Gallery not to display them or you can stop the device not to sync with your Facebook account.

See also: How to Remove Facebook Photos on Gallery App on Samsung Galaxy S3

Another album that might be shown in the Gallery app is Picasa album. This may happen because you have set your Google account to sync with the Picasa web album. Well, if you also don't want this album show up in your Gallery app, then you can remove them by setting the phone to stop syncing with Picasa web album.


How to remove Picasa album in Gallery app?
Below are the steps you need to do:
Go to Settings.Tap Account and sync.Tap your Google account.Uncheck the checkbox next to Sync …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Save a Draft Text Message in Messaging App

If you're the one who frequently send text messages to many peoples with a similar format, then create a text message template would be very helpful for you. Fortunately, the Messaging app in the Samsung Galaxy SIII allows you to do so. Other times, you can use a text template that you created as your message and then send it to the contacts you wish to send the message with. If necessary, you can also tailor it first before you send it.

See also: How to Create and Send Text Message Using Text Message Templates in Samsung Galaxy S3

Besides allowing you to create a text message template, you can also save your text messages as draft which will allow you to send them next time to the desired contact.


How to save a text message as draft?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open Messaging app.Tap the New messages icon to create new text messages.Enter the desired recipient number or you can tap the Contact icon to find the number you want to send a message with.Tap the required contact.Tap t…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Remove Facebook Photos on Gallery App

By default, the Gallery app will show you all the photo and video files that you save on your device, either in the phone memory or the SD card. In addition, you can also display pictures from another source outside the phone, for example you can display your Facebook gallery pictures, simply by syncing your phone with your Facebook gallery. For some users this will help them because they can see their Facebook photos directly through the Gallery app.

See also: How to Display Facebook Albums and Photos in Gallery app in Samsung Galaxy S3

Even so, for other users, Facebook albums and photos that appear in the Gallery app are very annoying them, especially for those who accidentally sync the phone with their Facebook gallery. Unfortunately, some of them said that they have difficulties when trying to delete Facebook photos from Gallery app, not as easy as when they show them up on Gallery app.


How to remove Facebook pictures gallery ?
If you're also experiencing this issue and have …