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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Backup Using Samsung's Kies Software

Having a great smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy SIII is an enjoyable experience that allows us to do many cool things with it with ease. Bunch of its features and capabilities makes us like being able to do all these things with it. One of the fairly impressive about this phone is that it comes with syncing and backup software.

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There are several reasons that make people need to do a backup of the data on their phone, one of them when they were going to do factory reset, as we've discussed before.

See also: How to Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy S3

Thanks to Samsung who has provide us with Samsung's Kies software that makes the backup process in the Galaxy SIII to be very easy. Samsung's Kies software itself is proprietary software user that can be used by users to backup contacts, call logs, SMS, MMS and media files.


How to backup Samsung Galaxy S3 using Kies?
As written on thefullsignal.com, to backup the data on your phone is very easy, just fo…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable and Use S Voice

As is endless to talk about the features and capabilities of the Samsung Galaxy SIII. Many things you can do easily with it. After previously we have learned about how to use the quick command on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 which also can be applied on Galaxy SIII, now we will discuss about the voice command embedded in this phone named S Voice.

See also: How to Use Quick Command on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

The difference between both command is a quick command executed using the gesture while S Voice uses your voice. If you are a person who does not like to use a PIN, password or pattern to unlock your phone, then it will help you. If you often forget what the previous pattern or your password, then by using the S Voice you just say your voice command to do all that thing.

See also: How to Customize Lock Screen on Samsung Galaxy S3

In addition to unlock your phone, S Voice also allow you to check the missed call, check missed messages, open camera, play music, check the schedule and record vo…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Factory Reset and Things to Do Before It

By using the Samsung Galaxy SIII we can do many cool things with ease. Thanks to its operating system and set of powerful components inside it that allows it to happen. As with other things, we can also do factory reset or also known as a hard reset on the phone with ease. There are several reasons that make the user do factory reset on their Galaxy SIII, such as device malfunction occurs where the factory reset might solve it, when we want to sell the phone by fisrt wipe our personal data or when we want returning the phone to manufacturer or retailer with an empty state.

See also: Common Problem with Samsung Galaxy SIII and How to Fix It Part I and Part II

It is very easy to do. However, from many articles that discuss about it, almost all agree that do not do factory reset if it is not necessary because when you do a factory reset on your phone means that all data in your phone will be deleted, including the Google account, custom settings, system and application data and downloade…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Download and Install Apps Through Google Play Store Easily

When you have a new phone then downloading and installing the application is an important thing. This needs to be done to make you able to use your phone's capabilities with full. As happen with the Samsung Galaxy S3 which is a great high-end smartphone with a lot of amazing ability, then the right and useful application will support your activities with maximal through this phone.

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There are many app available, both free and paid. The most popular source for Android phones is Google Play Store that provide thousands of apps for your choice. You can choose the applications that match your needs.

Before you can install and use the applications you want on your Samsung Galaxy SIII, first you have to download the apps to your phone. Taken from the site thefullsignal.com, below are the simple steps you need to do:
Go to Google Play Store app from the Home screen.Select Apps panel in its main page, this is usually located on the left side of page.Here you can…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable and Use Direct Call Features

One of the things that makes a lot of attention focused on Samsung's flagship smartphone named Samsung Galaxy SIII is that the device comes and equipped with Motion-based software. This software could eventually support the use of cool features available in this device, such as tilt to zoom, smart alert, direct call etc.. Motion-based software is also pinned by Samsung on their other products that run on the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, like the Galaxy SIII Mini and the Galaxy Note 2.

See also: How to Enable and Use Smart Motion Gestures on Samsung Galaxy S3

There are many gestures available on the Galaxy SIII. But this time we will learn about direct call and how to use it.


How to enable Direct Call?
Before you can use this feature on your phone, first of all you should enable it. Taken from the site androidust.com, below the simple steps you need to do:
From the Home screen go to Settings.Choose Motion.Turn Direct call on by toggle the button beside it.It will turn into green as a sign…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable and Use Wi-Fi Direct to Transfer Files

Previously we have learn about some cool features embedded on the Samsung Galaxy SIII. One of them is the S Beam. This feature allows us to transfer files between two Galaxy SIII or another Samsung's devices with Android 4.0 or higher by using a combination of NFC and Wi-Fi Direct.

See also: How to Enable and Use S Beam on the Samsung Galaxy S3

Here, Wi-Fi Direct charge for the actual file transfer, this means you can transfer files at speeds up to 300Mbps.

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How to Enable Wi-Fi Direct?
Before utilizing the features that require Wi-Fi Direct to work, such as S Beam, then you first have to enable it. There are two ways that you can use for this.

THE FIRST WAY
As written in ibosocial.com, below are simple steps to enable Wi-Fi Direct:
Turn Wi-Fi on.Choose Wi-Direct.You can rename your device to be easily recognizable by tap on the menu and then rename.Tap on scan to find other devices that are available.Tap on the name of your destination device to connect.Th…

How to Take HDR Photos Easily with the Samsung Galaxy S3

As we all know that the Samsung Galaxy S3 comes with a set of powerful hardware, one of them is an amazing camera attached there. This camera is equipped with cool features that are useful and have the ability to take HDR photos.

See also: 10 Useful Tip to Optimize Samsung Galaxy S3 Performance

HDR is an acronym for High Dynamic Range, which means the camera with HDR shot capability will be able to cope with overexposed and underexposed problem on an image. It's Wow ;)

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How to take HDR photos?
To get HDR photos with the Samsung Galaxy S3 could you do easily, as written on thefullsignal.com. Below are simple steps you can follow to get HDR photos:
Open Camera app from the Home screen.Tap the square symbol on the left side on the viewfinder screen.In camera mode list that appears select the HDR mode.Tap camera icon when you feel ready to take the first shot. After that the camera on your phone will take three shots very quickly.The three images as the result o…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Add and Delete Applications or Widgets on Home Screen Easily

From the beginning we had agreed that the Samsung Galaxy SIII is a great high-end smartphone that comes with powerful specs and set of useful capabilities. With this phone you can do many things, even things that have not previously been thought of by you. Even so, to be able to get full of advantages of this phone you need some tricks to get it.

See also: 10 Useful Tips to Optimize Samsung Galaxy S3 Performance

One of the things that may need to learn is about how to customize your phone's home screen. Home Screen itself is an important part when we use this phone because of all the activity start here. In previous articles we have learned about how to setup the home screen, so now we will learn how to add and remove apps or widgets on the Home screen of your phone.

See also: How to Delete, Add, Arrange and Change Samsung Galaxy S3 Home Screen Setup

With customize the Home screen you can personalized Home screen according to your wish. Adding app that you like and frequently use…

Samsung Galaxy Note 2: How to Enable and Use Gestures Easily

Previously I was write about the same thing but for the Samsung Galaxy SIII, now I want to write it for the second generation of Samsung's phablet called Samsung Galaxy Note 2. Both devices have the Motion-based software inside so that they have a lot in common in terms of features and functionality.

See also: How to Enable and Use Smart Motion Gesture on Samsung Galaxy S3

The function of gesture is to help facilitate user interaction with their phone and to further save the time in accessing the app or function that exists in this phablet because this feature enables user to skip multiple steps. This is very useful and helpful considering we are currently required to do everything faster. With the amazing multitasking capabilities and several gesture options available, this phablet is called to be able to increase user's productivity.

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How to enable gestures on Galaxy Note 2:
Before using this feature, you must first enable it by following the simple…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable and Use Smart Motion Gestures Easily

Samsung Galaxy S3 to date is a smartphone from Samsung with the highest sales fugure. This happens mainly because the phone offers a lot of interesting things we can do with it. Even with this phone we can do things that may have never thought of before.

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Maybe we never imagined what if when you're texting with someone then you put your face in front of your phone's screen so the phone will know that you want to call that person. It sounds pretty magical, right? But this is all you may do with the Samsung Galaxy SIII. Thanks to Samsung who has pinned a lot of Motion-based software inside it. One of them is the Smart Gesture which will allow users to use gestures to do many things with this phone.


How to enable Smart Gestures?
Before you can use this feature you must enable it first. It is very easy, as written on blog.laptopmag.com, you just need to do the simple steps below:
Go to Settings.Select Motion.Here is a wide selection of gesture that you can use, …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Format SD Card Easily with No Applications Required

We may all agree that the Samsung Galaxy SIII is a great smartphone that comes with powerful hardware, software and useful features. One of the best parts of the hardware in this phone is that we can expand storage using the SD card, so thanks to its microSD card slot. With this you can add storage to your phone up to 64GB. For those of you who are concerned with how much storage, it is possible to meet your expectations.

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Yeah, when viewed as 64GB of storage is very large. But the reality is it can be fully loaded faster we thought before. This is mainly because a lot of things we can do with this cool smartphone so we often full out the SD card with a variety of things such as music, video, apps etc..In addition, the SD card is full can also affect the performance of your phone.

See also: 10 Useful Tips for Optimizing the Performance of the Samsung Galaxy S3


How to format SD card on Samsung Galaxy S3?
Well, if you have an SD card is full, you may need to for…

Samsung Galaxy Note 2: How to Get Better Performance and Battery Life

Samsung Galaxy Note II is the second generation of Samsung's phablet. We all agree that this is a great device which is equipped with a powerful set of hardware, software and useful features. The device was launched with operating system Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and now available upgrade to version 4.1.2 Android Jelly Bean.

See also: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update for Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Thanks to its operating system and set of powerful components inside that has allowed us to do something that might not have thought of before and make something that used to be difficult, even impossible, has become a very easy thing to do.

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However this device are the same with other electronic devices that may experience problems, both hardware and software. This device comes with a variety of things that attract us to do many things with it, but when we often use this device over its limit then maybe we will find its performance going to bad and battery drain fast…

Samsung Galaxy Note 2: How to Take Screenshots Easily With No Applications

To be able to take a screenshot in Android phone, most of them are require root access or a third-party app. But by using the second generation of Samsung's phablet named Samsung Galaxy Note 2 you can do this easily and without the need for root or any third-party app. Thanks to its operating system Android 3.0 or above that has made this a very easy job.

See also: How to Take a Screenshot on Samsung Galaxy S3

Yeah, for some reason we might need to take a screenshot on our phone's screen, for example when we want to share a unique event on our phone or when we want to share how to do something using Android phone with other people, etc..

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To do this with the Galaxy Note 2 are very easily as written on droidlessons.com. There are 2 ways that you can choose and do. They are:


The first way
Hold down the Power button along with the Home button until you hear the sound of a camera shutter. Then you will receive a notification that contains mesages …

Samsung Galaxy Note 2: How to Use Quick Command Features Easily

The second generation of Samsung's phablet a great device because it is equipped with an accelerator and a gyroscope that can make it possible to do things that other devices can not. In addition, this phablet also comes with a stylus magic named S Pen which will further facilitate your interaction with the device.

See also: How to Use S Pen Features on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

One of the cool things that you can do with a combination of speed possessed by this phablet and S Pen is do an awesome feature called Quick Command.

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Quick command allows users to access the app or function they want on their phablet with more quickly and easily with just a few clicks away. And the most interesting part of this feature is that you can make your own command. It sounds that you can use commands on your phablet in the way you are.

See also: 6 Best Features on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

To use this feature is very easy, as written on thefullsignal.com, you just follow …

Samsung Galaxy Note 2: How to Use Tilt to Zoom Motion Feature

Having a device like the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is a very fun and can give us a new experience, even we can do things that previously had never thought of using this device. Second generation of Samsung's phablet is very worth to have because it comes with some great motion-based software, the popular one is Tilt to zoom.

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Tilt to zoom reportedly works well on this device. This feature allows users to zoom in or out on any image or web page easily, simply by tilting the device towart you or away from you. If until now you have been familiar with Pinch to zoom, then you can try a new experience by using Tilt to zoom.


How to use Tilt to zoom?
Well, if you want to try use Tilt to zoom in your phablet, you can follow the simple steps below, as written on thefullsignal.com:
Go to Settings.Scroll down until you find Motion, then tap on it.Turn it on by checking the checkbox in Motion activation.Scroll down until you find Tilt to zoom, turn it on by switch and flip …

Samsung Galaxy Note 2: How to Use S Pen Features Easily

Samsung Galaxy Note II is the second generation of Samsung's phablet. It comes with a very accurate touch screen named Wacom digitizer and a magic stylus: S Pen. Samsung include S Pen on this phablet in order to facilitate user interaction when using this phablet.

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So what can we do with this S Pen? There are several things that can be done by the S Pen. Here is the list as written on msn.com:

1. Support the use of Air View
As we learned hefore, Air View feature is supported with multiple applications, as an example are S Note and S Planner. Air View allows us to see the information quickly and easily without we have to actually touch the screen.

See also:  How to Enable and Use Air View Feature Easily on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

Thanks to its digitizer screen that can recognize when S Pen hovering over the screen phablet. This allows us to access contacts up to preview messages without having to open the application.

To do this with the S Pen is very ea…

Samsung Galaxy Note 2: How to Enable and Use Multi Window Easily

In this article I will still write about the coolest features available on the Samsung Galaxy Note II. Well, this time I'm going to write cool feature to be use, Multi Window. This feature allows us as users to be able to open two apps side by side at the same time, but no more than two app. This means that this feature will greatly assist us on multitasking activity because we do not need to switch between these two app when we want to use one of them.

See also: 6 Best Features on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

How to enable Multi Window?
You can enable Multi Window very easily, simply by tap and hold Back button, then Multi Window drawer will appear on the left side of the screen. After that you can select an application and then add one more application to the new location. That's it. It's easy, cool and of course it will increase your productivity.

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How to use Multi Window? Once you have successfully enabled Multi WIndow, so now you can start to use i…

Samsung Galaxy Note 2: 6 Best Features You Should Know About

Second generation of Samsung's phablet named Samsung Galaxy Note II was released last year in pre-IFA press event in Berlin. it's available in the market in October 2012 in 128 markets around the world. Since this is the second generation, of course this phablet come with improved software, hardware and better features than the first generation.

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From the site gadgets.ndtv.com written some excellent features embedded by Samsung in the phablet, they are:

1. Air View
This is a feature that most caught my attention, as I wrote in a previous article. Air View allows users to see a preview of the email, photo gallery, S Planner and another applications compatible with it by hovering S Pen over them. After that pop up windows will appear that contains a preview of the content of application you have been hovering before. This is a smart way to save your time, because you do not need to open the application to get the information in it. Even Samsung claims that …

Samsung Galaxy Note 2: How to Enable and Use Air View Feature Easily

Lately I wanted to write about the smart features on the Galaxy Note II called Air View. My sky-high curiosity made me browse into a bunch of websites to find out more about this feature. Well, here's the results that I have outlined here and of course i hope it'll provide the benefit for all readers.


What is Air View?
From the many websites that I visit, I first found out about this when writing about Samsung Galaxy SIV's rebiews that said it will come with this feature inside it. But, because the Galaxy SIV not release yet, this time I will write about Air View in another Samsung's device, Galaxy Note II.

See Also: Review Samsung Galaxy S4 Specifications, Release Date and Price

From the site knowyourmobile.com mentioned that Air View is a smart feature that allows the Galaxy Note II to recognize when you are hovering your S Pen over the screen, without you having to actually touch the screen. hmm, from here I can already imagine how cool this feature is ;)

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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Use Pop Up Play and Any Options Available Inside

Currently, multitasking is a feature that should be on every new smartphone, given the busy lives today that sometimes forces us to be able to do multiple things at the same time. Thanks to Samsung who has deliver us with great phone, the Samsung Galaxy SIII that allows us to do multitasking with ease.

See Also: How to Multitask and Remove All Running Apps on Samsung Galaxy S3 Easily

One feature that can optimize multitasking on this phone is a Pop up play. It's easy and able to provide a new experience to us about how to multitask video with fun.


What is Pop up play?
According to site androidcentral.com, Pop up play is the ability to watch videos or even HD video at the same time when you send messages, write emails, browsing, or whatever you do with your Samsung Galaxy SIII.

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Pop up play allows you to put the video you play to stay at the top, which means you can still see the video while you use other features available on your phone. Below is a video …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Multitask and Remove All Running Apps Easily

Samsung Galaxy SIII was first launched by using the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and it's a great phone that comes with a set of useful features. Android 4.0 is able to provide this phone capability to do multitasking well, that means you will be easy to jump between appp, as easy as when you are using a personal computer.

See Also:  Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean Update for Samsung Galaxy SIII is Now Available at U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless

This month Samsung Galaxy SIII get updated operating system, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, of course this will increasingly make this phone work with the maximum, including when used for multitasking.

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How to multitask?
So, let's try to multitask with this phone uses very easy way as quoted by the site thefullsignal.com, to do so follow the steps bellow:
When your phone is working with several applications open, do tap and hold the home button for 2 minutes.The first step you've done will bring you to a list of …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Create New Folder in Home Screen and Move the App Shortcut in It

Yes, from the beginning we did agree that the Samsung Galaxy SIII is a great phone and has a number of capabilities that sometimes we have never thought of before. The number of capabilities and experience offered by this phone makes us keep trying to do new things with the existing features on this phone or with the applications that we can get easily through Google Play Store. Sometimes curiosity and high spirits make us fill out our phones with a myriad of applications, as a result the phone becomes slower because it have to load so many things and the home screen phones become so crowded and messy because so many shortcut out there.

See also: How to Make the Samsung Galaxy SIII Feel Faster with Five Simple Tweaks

When you find your homescreen full of shortcut, then the solution you can do is to create a folder on your home screen and then classify existing shortcuts applications according to the category you want. Suppose you create a game folder for your favorite games or working…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable S Beam, NFC and Use It to Transfer File

As we all know that Samsung's flagship smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy SIII comes with a set of useful features such as smart stay, face unlock, S Beam etc.. Well, this time we will learn about S Beam, one of very interesting feature, in my opinion :)

See Also: Samsung Galaxy S3 Lock Screen: How to Customize It Easily

S Beam feature works by utilizing a combination of NFC and Wi-Fi Direct that you can use to transfer files between two Galaxy SIII. This combination also allows you to transfer files with larger sizes such as image, video, music etc.. NFC will initiate the transfer, while Wi-Fi direct charge for the actual file transfer, which means by using the S Beam you can get transfer speeds up to 300Mbps.

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How to enable S Beam?
As written by cnet.co.uk, before you can transfer files between two phones, first you need to enable this feature. It's easy, simply by following the steps bellow:
Go to SettingsSelect More SettingsSelect S BeamTurn on S Be…

Samsung Galaxy S3 Lock Screen: How to Customize It Easily

We may all agree that the Samsung Galaxy SIII is a great phone. Many things that were previously unthinkable, now we can do with this phone. One is that we now able to customize lock screen on this phone, including changing the content and background of the image, as written by site androidfact.com.

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How to change lock screen background image?
Let's start with the first thing that is fun: change background image on your phone's lockscreen. It's easy, simply by follow the steps below:
Go to any home screen with no shortcuts.Press and hold down until a pop-up screen.Select "Lockscreen" from an existing list.Select the "gallery" if you want a custom image from your gallery, or you can select "Wallpaper" if you want a custom image from the image that has been provided by Samsung in this phone.Select the image you want.If the image you want to have a size that does not fit or you just want to take part, then in this section you c…

Samsung Galaxy S3 Home Screen Setup: How to Delete, Add, Arrange, Change It Easily

As we know that the Samsung Galaxy is the flagship smartphone from Samsung that comes with powerful hardware, software and set of useful features. There are many things we can do with this phone by utilizing existing features, both visible and hidden in the settings.

See Also:  10 Useful Tips for Optimizing the Performance of the Samsung Galaxy SIII

One of the nice things we can do with this phone is that we can customize the home screen with our desires, as we know this phone has a 7 homes screen, then even we can delete then add a new one on it, or we can arrange one by one existing homes screen in order really to our liking as written by site androidcentral.com. Interesting, isn't it?

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Well, first we have to do to be able to customize the home screen on the Galaxy SIII is by first getting to the home screen edit screen. It's easy. You can start it by go to any home screen-> Touch and hold the screen -> Select the Add to home screen ->…

Common Problems with Samsung Galaxy SIII and How to Fix It | Part II

This time I will fulfill my promise to continue the previous article about the common problems experienced by the Samsung Galaxy SIII part one that took from site digitaltrends.com. So, let's check them out:


5. Overheating
The problem often reported experienced by its users is the phone was overheating that sometimes make their phone experience freezing or crashing.

Samsung delivers big screen, big battery and a set of powerful components in the Galaxy SIII which is very thin, it makes the phone faster heat when you use it, especially for gaming in a long time or other activities that graphically intensive. The part of this phone that is usually the fastest heat was rear its head. However, if your phone is overheating when not in use with intensive, then maybe you have a problem with the hardware.

Well, below are some thing that you do if this problems are experienced by your phone:
Take a break and let your phone cool down for a few minutes. Usually the phone will heat up when you …