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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Use Stock FM Radio Applications

This time the music has become a necessity for almost everyone, due to this reason current smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy SIII is always complemented by applications that allow their users to be able to easily listen to music anywhere and anytime using the music player on their phones.

See also: How to Use Music Player on Samsung Galaxy S3

Another apps available on Galaxy SIII that will allow you to listen to music is FM radio.


How to use FM radio?
If you want to listen to the music using FM radio apps, here are the steps:
  1. Connect your headset with your phone through headset socket located at the top side.
  2. Go to Apps through Home screen.
  3. Tap FM Radio.
  4. If required, tap the power on icon to turn on the radio.
  5. Now you can select the required frequency you wish to listen to the music.
    • Manual tuning: Turn the dial in the middle of the radio apps to select the required frequency.
    • Automatic tuning: Tap arrow right or arrow left to search channel in the selected direction and stop when a channel is found.
  6. Once you've found a channel, you can save the channel manually by tap + icon at the bottom of the screen.
  7. Or you can save channel automatically by following the steps below:
    • Tap the Menu key.
    • On pop up menu select Scan.
    • Tap All stations if you want saved channel replaced with the new ones, or tap Retaining favourites if you want saved channel are retained.
    • Tap OK button to save the channel.
    • Tap the Back key to return to the radio.
  8. After you've saved the channel, now you can select saved channel to listen to the radio by following the steps below:
    • Tap the Menu key.
    • On pop up menu select Stations.
    • Here you will see a list of saved channel, tap the required channel you wish to listen.
  9. You can also turn on or off alternative frequencies. If you turn on this option then the radio will automatically search for another frequency if the signal of the selected channel gets too weak. To do so follow the steps below:
    • Tap the Menu key.
    • On pop up menu select Settings.
    • Depending on your current setting, tap Alternative frequency to turn on or off this option. When the checkbox next to this option is ticked means this option is enabled.
    • Tap the Back key to return to the radio.
  10. While you listen to the radio, you can turn on or off speakerphone by following the steps below:
    • Tap the Menu key.
    • Depending on your current setting, tap Via speaker to listen to the radio using speakerphone or tap Via earphones to listen to the radio using your inserted headset.
  11. To adjust the volume, tap the upper or lower part of the volume key.
  12. To turn off the radio, tap the power off icon.
  13. To return to the standby mode, tap the Home key.

Well, once you know how to use radio on your Galaxy SIII, now you can listen to the music in the selected channel everywhere and every time you want. So, hope it helps :)

Comments

  1. I'm just wondering...how were you able to get the FM Radio to work on the Samsung Galaxy S3 (USA)? The app is on my phone..but Samsung says that there is no FM tuner?

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    1. Hi Jen,
      Thanks for coming.
      Unfortunately US version use a different chips than International version. The difference make the FM radio apps on US version unable to works, even though the app turned up there. Here a useful links that may give you clearer explanation about this:http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=31576462
      Hope this helps :)

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  2. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

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    1. Hi Melinda Jon,
      Thanks for coming.
      And I'm so sorry to delete your comment due to your comment has a link which is not relevant with the topic of this blog. Later time, if you embedded the comment with the relevant link, then I will be happy to publish it in this blog :)

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  3. So there's no way of listening to the fm radio in the us?...with the s3? Don't want internet radio!

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    1. Hi Adriel Stoltzfus,
      Thanks for coming.
      Unfortunately, AFAIK until now there is no way to do, even I saw the thread about FM Radio on S3 USA version on XDA developer was closed because none of them were find a way to do with it.

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  4. try the "tunein" app it works ok

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    1. Hi Cedar Cowan,
      Thanks for coming and share your experience here.
      Also, can you please tell me what the version of your Samsung Galaxy S3?

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  5. My galaxy does not even have a radio application? I'm am using a phone bought in Australia and am using it with and Australian carrier.

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    1. Hi Nathan Chan,
      Thanks for coming.
      Can you please tell me what the carrier are you using now? Also, I just know from the forum that the Radio FM only available on the Samsung Galaxy S3 3G model, because the 4G chips doesn't support with the FM functionality. And for the record, there is a user confirmed that the Telstra has deactivated this apps.
      Another way, you can try to download radio streaming apps, but it will requires some data to works.
      Hope this helps :)

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  6. Hello Rehan and thank you for your useful article.

    My insurance in UK just replaced my broken s3 that I had from Canada, and I was very happy to see the FM Radio app when I first got it. However, when I tried to use it, it asked for the headphones to be plugged in, which I didn't have at that moment, and since then I am not able to find this app in the installed applications any more.

    Can you please tell me how do I see if I have the international version of the phone or which version it is, and how can I make sure that I have the FM Radio app?

    Than you :-)

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    1. Hi Yanes,
      Thanks for coming.
      CMIIW, the international version usually comes with Quad-core 1.4 GHz and 1Gb of RAM. Also, given to your information that you previously can find the Radio app on your phone, the try to go to Settings> Application manager> swipe to the All screen> scroll to the very bottom and see whether Radio app is labelled as disable. If so, tap the row then tap Enable button to bring back the app in the App drawer.
      Hope this helps :)

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    2. Hi Rehan, and thanks for the reply.
      Unfortunately I can't find the radio app in the All list as you suggested, I checked the whole list, and the only radio app there is one via internet that I downloaded

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    3. Hi Yanes,
      Thanks for getting back here.
      I'm so sorry if that is not works.
      Have you tried to call your carrier to ask them about why you can't find Radio app on your phone? For certain reason, some carrier may be disable certain function or apps in their device.

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  7. Hi rehan. I bought my s3 from Saudia arab and im using in pakistan all is fine working byt radio is not tuning frequency. plz help me out

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    1. Hi Faizan Farooui,
      Thanks for coming.
      Make sure you have plugged in the earphone correctly.
      However, have you ever tried to restart your phone? Another way, try to clear cache and data of the Radio app through the Application manager in the Settings menu followed by restarting the phone then see whether it helps.
      Hope this helps :)

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  8. Is there any way to listen to the radio without headphones?

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    1. Hi Virginia Harris,
      Thanks for coming.
      CMIIW, there's no way to listen to the radio with the stock Radio FM app without using headphones because it will act as the antenna. But, if you listen to the radio with a streaming-radio app then you have no need to use headphones.

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  9. Hi. My S3 dosent have an in-built Fm radio. Can the radio app be downloaded from play store? & can it be played without data use? I am from India. Plz reply ASAP. Thanks in advance.

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    1. Hi Appu Rajan,
      Thanks for coming.
      Well, yes you can download a radio app from the Play Store but it'll need data to run. Some of them may have a feature that will let you to record or save what you're listening while connected to the internet so that you can listen to it while offline.

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  10. Old thread, I know. I used to listen to th radio on my galaxy s3. I now have anot s6 so I factory reset my s3 for my daughter. The Fm radio app is gone! Really? Is this just so they can charge us for data use now? I'm really bummed. That was a nice feature.

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