Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Use Music Player

One of the capabilities of the Samsung Galaxy SIII is its ability as a media player. With this phone you can enjoy your favorite music wherever and whenever you want. You can get a great selection of music by download it from internet, load from Kies or copy them from your computer.

See also: How to Add Music Files from PC on Samsung Galaxy S3

In the Samsung Galaxy SIII has available stock music player that you can use to listen to music directly without having to download another player. But, of course, you may download other player if you want.

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How to use stock music player?
As written on vodafone.co.uk, here are the steps to use stock music player on your Galaxy SIII:
  1. Go to Apps through Home screen.
  2. Scroll to Music player, then tap on it.
  3. Once the player is open, you can play the music by pressing the required category located at the top of the display or go to the required audio file or playlist then press on the required audio file or the required playlist.
  4. While you listen to music, you can control it with a few options below:
    • Tap on play/pause icon to play or pause the music.
    • Tap on the right arrow to go to the next music.
    • Tap on the left arrow to go to the previous music.
    • Tap on the indicator located at the bottom of the display then slide it to the right to forward or slide it to the left to rewind.
    • Tap on the shuffle icon to turn it on or off.
    • Tap on the repeat icon to turn it on or off.
    • Tap on upper or lower part of the Volume key to adjust the volume.
  5. You can also select sound quality by pressing on the sound quality icon then select the required sound quality. Tap on the OK button to save your changes.

Well, by knowing on how to use the music player, now you can enjoy your favorite music and control it to your liking. So, enjoy the music :)

56 comments:

  1. How do I change the default image on the songs? it seems to be choosing a random one from my gallery

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    1. Hi Geyner Bermudez,
      Thanks for coming.
      From what I've known, the image you see is a part of the MP3 ID tag. If there is no Artwork or lyrics, the player uses default one. That's why you may have seen the same image for multiple songs. So, try to put the cover image on the music folder in order to display the different image on each songs or you can also deleting all the image you don't want and only leave the cover image, then go to the Settings> Applications Manager> Media Storage, cleared the cache there and restart the phone.

      Another way, you may want to try third-party app, such as Cover art downloader that will uses multiple online databases to automatically fill in the missing gaps in your music players cover art. Here's the link:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.birbeck.android.coverart&hl=en

      Finally, let me know if on of these tips is works for you :)

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    2. Thanks for this info. I too have had the same problem. I actually used the CoverArt app Whew!.........Problem solved. ;-)

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    3. Hi Camille Davis,
      Thanks for coming and share your experience here.
      I'm so happy to know that you can find something useful here :)

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  2. Hey does any body know how to choose where your downloaded music is stored.for example I want it to store on my sd card. But I can't find a way to make it my default storage? Help please.

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    1. Hi Cesar Cuevas,
      Thanks for coming.
      What the app do you use to download the music? If you use the stock Browser app to do so, you can change the default storage option to the SD card by following the step below:
      1. Open the stock Browser app.
      2. Tap the Menu key then select Settings.
      3. Tap Advanced.
      4. Tap "Default storage" and then choose Memory card. This will set the Browser to save the downloaded file in the Download folder on your SD card.
      Hope this helps :)

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  3. is there any way to edit song titles and artists in the stock music player?

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    1. Hi Jetskier222,
      Thanks for coming.
      AFAIK, there's no option in the stock music player app to do so. You can use the file manager app to change the song titles, but it'll be much more easier if you use iTag app. This app will allow you to change the music file information, including with the song title and artist. Here's the link:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.infolife.itag&hl=en
      Hope this helps :)

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  4. My s3 is showing a photo from my personal gallery in all the songs that have been blue toothed to my phone. When I go in to files in the music player its the picture for the file blue tooth I want this off how do I do it iv deleted the pictures from device cant find any other options to remove

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    1. Hi Shayla McCormick,
      Thanks for coming.
      Try to use third-party app called iTag app. This app will allow you to change the image in the music file and also change another music information. Here's the link:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=mobi.infolife.itag&hl=en
      Hope this helps :)

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  5. Is there a way to keep songs from not playing? I have a christmas playlist, but they also play in random shuffle and I don't want that now that christmas is over.

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    1. Hi Laurie Gonyea,
      Thanks for coming.
      Did you mean how to make certain song can't be played by the Music player app without having to delete them? If so, you just need to rename and add ".nomedia" behind the music file name. You can do so through My file app or another third party file manager app (eg. ES File Explorer app). For example: rename yoursongname.mp3 became yoursongname.mp3.nomedia
      Hope this helps :)

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    2. I follow the directions and it renames as songname.mp3.nomedia.mp3
      How do I get ris of the extra "mp3"?

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    3. Hi Laurie Gonyea,
      Thanks for getting back on me.
      Also, I'm so sorry to say that you can only do so through the third party file manager apps (eg. ES File Explorer app or ASTRO File Manager app). Previously, I've tried using ES File Explorer app and it works. While, if you rename the music file through My File app, then this app will keep .mp3 as the extension in the end of the music file name.
      Hope this helps :)

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  6. I would like to know if it is possible to group my music in folders by its particular gendre...like for example: jazz, classical, blues, etc. I really would rather it not be all together if at all possible. Thank you.

    Pat G.

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    1. Hi Pat G,
      Thanks for coming.
      Yep, you can do so either by creating new playlist based from the genre through Music Player app or grouping the music files manually into the new folder based from the genre through My File app or another third-party File Manager app as when you move another files to the new folder.
      If you don't know how to create new playlist, then you can visit our post about it here:http://inside-galaxy.blogspot.com/2013/05/samsung-galaxy-s3-how-to-create-playlist.html
      Once you've done, later you can listen to the music from the Playlists tab or from the Folders tab in the Music Player app.
      Hope this helps :)

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  7. Hey there! Whenever I'm playing music and I put my phone face down, it turns off. I've tried to figure out how to turn this off. can you help?

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    1. Hi Jessica Villanueva,
      Thanks for coming.
      Try to go to "Settings"> tap "My device" tab> scroll down to find "Motion"(this option should be enabled on your phone), then tap it> turn off "Turn over to mute/pause".
      Hope this helps :)

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  8. Why when i record a video is there no sound? And when i play a song!

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    1. Hi Charlie Beaven,
      Thanks for coming.
      Try to copy that video files to your PC and then play them using VLC player. See whether the video is still have no sound or not.

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  9. How do i listen to all music in music player? I have a folder on sd card thts not showing in music player

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    1. Hi Tiana Lyons,
      Thanks for coming.
      What the extension of the music files inside that folder? Have you ever tried to open up those music files from the My File app instead of from the Music Player app? If so, did you receive an error or notification? Also, try to check whether the folder's name is ended by the .nomedia extension or there's a file with .nomedia extension inside that folder.
      Hope this helps :)

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  10. Hi am lincoln. I discovered evry time I create a play list after some time I realized every time I connect my fone to my laptop the songs in d playlist i created disappear den I have to add them all over again.is there a way I can stop this from happening cos its quite stressful

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    1. Hi Kome Lincoln,
      Thanks for coming.
      And also I'm so sorry for late answer.
      I've been tried to duplicate your issue but my playlist keeps stay there even when I connect it to the PC, restart the phone, or even save the music files in the SD card, so I couldn't provide you any suggestion. I did some researches too and I find lot of users experienced the same issue with you no matter what the Android version they use. But, unfortunately there's still no exact fix for this problem. I personally don't know what the causes of this problem. However, you can tweak the problem by using Google Play Music and create your playlist there, or you can use the third-party app to backup your playlist and use it to restore the playlist when they disappear.

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  11. I have download certain song from tube mate it will convert the music video to mp3 . So at first everything was fine but after some time it cant be play from music player but only sound player works. Pls do assist me thanks.

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    1. Hi Leong,
      Thanks for coming.
      When you unable to play the music through the Music player app, did you receive any error message or notification associated with the problem?

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    2. Sorry nothing error msg at all.

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    3. Hi Leong,
      Thanks for getting back here.
      Have you ever tried to play that files using another music player app? However, try to copy that music files to your PC and then plays them there using VLC player and then see whether the problem is still persist or not.

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  12. How can I e-mail one of my playlists I created rather than each song individually?

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    1. Hi Rachel Lara,
      Thanks for coming.
      If you're still using the Android 4.0, you can do so by opening the Music player app> tap Playlists tab and select the desired playlist you wish to send with email> tap the Menu key then select "Share via"> tap "Email"> check the box next to "Select all" option to select all songs in the selected playlist> tap Share/Done button to attach all of them in the email message> Now, type the email recipient, subject and the message if necessary and then send the email message.
      Unfortunately, in Android Jelly Bean, the "Share via" option in Music player app is removed so if you wants to share all of the songs in certain playlist, you should attach them one by one in the Email app.
      FYI, I've tried to find any app which has the ability to do so, but I can't find any.

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  13. I have gone through and starred all of my favorite songs but they become unfavorited after a little while. How do I fix this?

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    1. Hi Nicholas Weingartz,
      Thanks for coming.
      Did you made any changes before you encounter this problem? CMIIW, so the songs under Favourite playlist are disappeared? Did it also happens with your another playlist? If so, try to take a look at my reply in the Kome Lincoln's comment. He also experienced the same problem with you.

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  14. This is a small problem, but please help anyway. The artist list on the music player, it usually list the artists' names straight down but recently its been displaying the artist in column format, its really confusing because they don't always use the right picture so I have to search around to find the right artist, can u please tell me how to get it back to normal?

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    1. Hi Jessica Leung,
      Thanks for coming.
      To change the view, while you're in the Artists tab, tap the Menu key then select "List view" to display the artists in a list view.
      Hope this helps :)

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  15. Hi Rehan,
    I was wondering if it was possible to have multiple songs in the same album, each with a different image? Song art rather than album art?

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    1. Hi Joe Bate,
      Thanks for coming.
      I've tried to assign different image in each song under the same album using iTag app. The result: when I viewed them in the Music Player app, all song under the same album will display the same image which is set as album's default coverart. So, I can conclude that you can't do so unless you separate that song in the different album and then assign the different coverart for the song.

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  16. some how i deleted my music player how do i get it back ............

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    1. Hi John Public,
      Thanks for coming.
      I'm so sorry to say that I don't know how to retrieve deleted files without using any app, but I believe any deleted files doesn't actually fully deleted from the phone so there's must be a tweak to retrieve them back to your phone. Anyway, if your phone is rooted and you saved those deleted music files in the SD card then you can try to use app called Undelete for Root Users. This app has ability to retrieve any deleted files you saved in the SD card. Here's the link:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=fahrbot.apps.undelete&hl=en
      Hope this helps :)

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  17. Hi I have a Samsung s3 and I have Just downloaded a picture and then when I went on my music player my downloaded songs are using the picture I downloaded and I don't know how to get them back to normal is there any other way to get it back to normal without downloading an app and I also deleted the photo from my gallery please help meeeeee

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    1. Hi Georgina Edge,
      Thanks for coming.
      Indeed, this issue often occurs, even I ever experience it by myself. Suddenly, some cover arts was changed when I got some music files from my friend through Bluetooth. Anyway, if you don't want to use third-party app, try to clear cache and data of the Media storage by going to Settings> tap "More" tab> tap "Application manager"> swipe to the "All" screen> scroll down to find "Media storage", then tap it> tap "Clear cache" button and "Clear data" button then restart the phone. FYI, this won't delete your music files, this will only reset the Music player app, but if you're worried you can backup your media files first (picture, music and video) before you do this step. I've just tried it in my phone, I don't lose any file and I get the original cover art back in my music files.

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  18. How do I remove my ringtones from the songs list, without deleting the ringtones?

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    1. Hi STEVE BROWN,
      Thanks for coming.
      Is the ringtone your own music file, not the stock one? If so, try to locate the file using third-party File manager app (eg: ES File explorer or Astro File manager) and then rename the file name and put .nomedia behind the file name. For instance: rename your_ringtone_name.mp3 become your_ringtone_name.mp3.nomedia
      .nomedia extension will prevent media player to scan this file, or in other word this file will no longer displayed in your Music Player app but you don't need to delete it.

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  19. Hi. Why my music player cannot been played? I mean, i try to open it but it will unfortunately stopped. So i playing my songs at google player.

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    1. Hi Irma Afifah Atika,
      Thanks for coming.
      Did you make any change before encountering this problem(e.g.:instal third-party app, update Android OS, change the settings, copy new music files from PC or else, etc)?
      Anyway, you can try to clear cache and data of the Music player app(it won't delete any music file) then try to open the app again.

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  20. How do I change the order of my songs in my music list?

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    1. Hi Buddy,
      Thanks for coming.
      As far as I know, there's no option to change the order of songs in the music list and by default they are sorted alphabetically(FYI, renaming the music file will automatically change the order of the song in the music list). But, you can change the order of songs in a playlist. While you're opening a playlist, tap the Menu key and then select "Change order".

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  21. Does the music player in s4 uses Internet to playback the music downloaded into it.

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    1. Hi Archana,
      Thanks for coming.
      No, it doesn't. You can play all music files you've downloaded/saved in your phone offline.

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  22. Hi! So my tablet, (samsung s3) can play music when I turn the screen off, is there a way to change the song while its off, like hpw you can do it with the iphone?

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    1. Hi Zachary Newman,
      Thanks for coming.
      You can try to use third-party app called Wave control app, here's the link:https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.MarksThinkTank.WaveControl.
      I've just installed and tried this app on my Galaxy S4. This app allows me to control music when the screen is off by waving my hand above the sensor:
      - once for the next song
      - twice for the previous song
      - 3 times to disable or enable controls.
      Hope it helps :)

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  23. How am I able to have music just play straight through between songs with no stops

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    1. Hi Chris Edwin,
      Thanks for coming.
      CMIIW, did you want to play all songs in a playlist without playing them one by one manually? If so, you have to change the repeat mode by tapping the repeat mode icon(it's located in the right side of the favourite icon and below the cover art song) while you're playing a song.
      There are 3 repeat modes available:
      1. Repeat the currently playing song. The icon will show this mode with the number 1 with two curve arrows around it.
      2. Play the currently playing song until the last song in the music list. The icon will show this mode with the letter A above the right arrow.
      3. Play the currently playing song until the last song in the music list and then repeat from the first song and so on. The icon will show this mode with the letter A with two curve arrows around it.

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  24. Hi, I have a S3 when I pause a song and come back to it later the song starts from the beginning. I want it to pick up where it left off. This change happen after the update.

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    1. Hi Teffany Smith,
      Thanks for coming.
      A couple days back, I also encountered a similar problem with yours. I fixed this problem by clearing the Music player app cache and data (It won't delete any music file, it just repopulates them. But, if you're worried losing your Music files, you'd better to backup them first to your PC).
      Well, in case you don't know how to clear cache and data, here they are:
      1. Go to Apps through Home screen.
      2. Tap and hold the Music player app and then drag it to the App info icon located at the top of the screen.
      3. In app info screen, tap "Clear cache" button and then tap "Clear data" button.
      4. Now, try opening Music player app. Pause the song and then try to resume it. See whether it helps :)

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  25. How do I add a music playlist shortcut to my Galaxy S3 homescreen? You used to be able to do this via the 'Add Shortcut' button but it is no longer there.

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    1. Hi Anita E,
      Thanks for coming.
      Try finding the "Music playlist 1x1" widget and then add it to your home screen. This widget will let you create a shortcut to a playlist you have made in the stock Music player app.

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