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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Add New Lock Screen Shortcuts

If you've already enable shortcuts on your Samsung Galaxy SIII lock screen, once your phone is locked you will see four default shortcuts turn up there. But, if there is shortcuts that you wish not to be displayed then you can remove it easily.

See also: How to Delete Shortcuts on Samsung Galaxy S3 Lock Screen

Once you've deleted shortcuts, then there will be a spot that you can use to add new shortcuts to your favourites apps or the most frequently used apps. This of course will useful to helps you more easier and faster to access them when the phone is locked.


How to add new shortcut on lock screen?
Below are the complete steps to add new shortcuts on your lock screen:
Go to Settings.Scroll to Lock screen, then tap on it.Tap Lock screen option.Make sure you've enabled Shortcuts option. When the slider next to this option shows green or in the right side means this option is turned on.Tap Shortcuts.If you've already deleted one of shortcuts, then you will see plus (+) i…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Delete Lock Screen Shortcuts

One of the way that you can do to save your time when using Samsung Galaxy SIII is by displaying shortcuts on your lock screen. This because you will be able to quickly access your favourites apps through shortcuts when your phone is locked.

See also: How to Enable or Disable Shortcut on Samsung Galaxy S3 Lock Screen

Once you've enabled this option, then the shortcuts will be displayed on your lock screen and you will be able to customize the shortcuts. One of which is removing unused shortcuts that you don't wants to display.


How to remove shortcuts on lock screen.
Follow the steps listed below if you wants to remove unused shortcuts on lock screen:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Scroll to Settings, then tap on it. Scroll to Lock screen, then tap on it.Tap Lock screen option.Ensure you've enable Shortcuts option. When the slider next to this option shows green or in the right side means this option is turned on.To delete shortcuts, tap and hold shortcuts then drag to the tr…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Rearrange Lock Screen Shortcuts

Displaying shortcuts on your Samsung Galaxy SIII lock screen is one of the way that you can do to save your time because enabling this option will helps you to access certain apps quickly through the shortcuts when your phone is locked.

See also: How to Enable or Disable Shortcuts on Samsung Galaxy S3 Lock Screen

In addition to show shortcuts on your lock screen, you can also customize the shortcuts by arranging their position to your liking.


How to change order the shortcuts on lock screen?
Follow the steps listed below if you wants to rearrange shortcuts displayed on your lock screen:
Go to Settings.Scroll to Lock screen, then tap on it.Tap Lock screen option.Make sure you've enable Shortcuts option. When the slider next to this option shows green or in the right side means this option is turned on.Tap Shortcuts.Tap and hold the required shortcuts you wants to change its position then drag it to the desired position.Release to placed it.Tap Home button to return to the standby mod…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable or Disable Lock Screen Shortcuts

There are some options available on Samsung Galaxy SIII which will allow you to customize your lock screen, such as showing Facebook information ticker, shows owner information, shows clock, etc.

See also: How to Enable or Disable Time Clock on Samsung Galaxy S3 Lock Screen

You can also customize your lock screen by displaying shortcuts to help you accessing the apps quickly through your lock screen when your phone is locked.


How to show shortcuts on lock screen?
If you wants to display shortcuts of certain apps on your lock screen, then here are the steps:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Scroll to Settings, then tap on it.Scroll to Lock screen, then tap on it.Tap Lock screen option.Depending on your current settings, tap Shortcuts to enable or disable this option. When the slider next to this option shows green or in the right side means this option is turned on.Tap Home button to return to the standby mode.
Enabling this option will make your phone to display shortcuts on your lock scr…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How Customize Contacts Display

Samsung Galaxy SIII provide you with two options to sort your contacts, alphabetically by first name or by last name. This of course will helps you to manage you contacts and facilitate you when using them.

See also: How to Sort Contacts on Samsung Galaxy S3

While you're on Contacts app settings, you will see another option to customize the contacts display. This option will allow you to specify how your contacts will appear in the list. You can choose to display contacts by first name first or by last name first.


How to customize contacts display in the list?
Below are the steps to do so:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Contacts.Tap Contact tab.Tap the Menu key.Scroll down to Settings, then tap on it.Tap Display contacts by.Now you will see two options available on pop up menu. They are:first name first: choose this option if you wants the contacts listed by first name first.last name first: choose this option if you wants the contacts listed by last name first.Tap the required …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Sort Contacts

One of the way that you can do to make you more easier when you want to call someone through Contacts apps on your Samsung Galaxy SIII is by displaying contacts with the number only. Enabling this option will make your Contacts apps not shows contacts without phone number.

See also: How to Show Only Contacts with Phone Numbers on Samsung Galaxy S3

In Contacts apps you will also can find option which will allow you to sort your contacts. You can choose to sort the contacts alphabetically by first name or by last name.


How to sort contacts by last name or by first name?
Below are the steps to do to sort your contacts:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Contacts.Tap Contact tab.Tap the Menu key.Scroll down to Settings, then tap on it.Tap Sort list by.Now you will see two options available on pop up menu. They are:by first name: choose this option if you wants to sort your contacts by first name.by last name: choose this option if you wants to sort your contacts by last name.Tap the require…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Import Contact in VCF File Manually from Gmail to Phone

At the previous post, we have learn how to import .vcf file from your phone to your Gmail manually. This option of course will help you to syncronize your Contacts with your Gmail when auto sync option on your phone is disabled.

See also: How to Import Contact in VCF File Manually from Samsung Galaxy S3 to Gmail

In addition to import .vcf file to your Gmail, you can also be able to export manually your Gmail contact as .vcf file then import it to your Galaxy SIII. To do this, you need to connect your phone with your computer using a USB cable then copying the .vcf file from your computer to your SD card.


How to export .vcf file from Gmail?
Below are the steps to export your Gmail contact as .vcf file:
On your PC, launch Browser by clicking the icon on your desktop.Navigate to Gmail by typing Gmail.com on the address bar.Login to your Gmail account.On your Gmail, click Contacts.Click More.In the drop down menu select Export.Now you will see some option available when exporting Gmail cont…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Import Contact in VCF File Manually from Phone to Gmail

In Samsung Galaxy S3 you can backed up your contacts manually by utilizing Import/Export option that you can find in the Contacts option. One of available option is export to SD card, this option will allow you to export your contacts to your SD card as .vcf file.

See also: How to Export Contacts to SD Card on Samsung Galaxy S3

Later, you can import this .vcf file to your Gmail. First, you need to connect your phone to the computer using a USB cable. Once your computer recognize the phone, you can then copy .vcf file to your computer storage.


How to import .vcf file to Gmail?
Once you've finished copying .vcf file to your computer storage, now you can start to add this file to your Gmail by following the steps listed below:
On your PC, launch Browser by clicking the icon on your desktop.Go to Gmail by typing Gmail.com on the address bar.Login to your Gmail account.On your Gmail, click Contacts.Click More.In the drop down menu select Import.Click Choose File to select the vcf file th…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Show News Information Ticker on Lock Screen

Once you've enabled Information ticker on your lock screen, now you will see Content type option which will allow you to choose displaying ticker from the available sources. There are three options available on content type, they are: News, Stock and Facebook.

See also: How to Show Facebook Information Ticker on Samsung Galaxy S3 Lock Screen

If at the previous post we have learn about Facebook ticker, then now we will learn about News ticker. Choosing news from content type will make your phone to show the latest entries from Yahoo! news on your lock screen.


How to get news information ticker on lock screen?
If you wants to display the latest feeds from Yahoo!news on your lock screen, then here are the steps:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Scroll to Settings, then tap on it.Scroll to Lock screen, then tap on it.Tap Lock screen option.Make sure you have enabled Information ticker.Tap Information ticker.Tap Content type.On pop up menu select News.Press the Power button twice to turn …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable or Disable Time Clock on Lock Screen

There are some options inside Samsung Galaxy SIII that you can use to customize lock screen, such as Facebook information ticker which will allow you to display the latest entries from your Facebook account on your lock screen.

See also: How to Show Facebook Information Ticker on Samsung Galaxy S3 Lock Screen

Another option that you can also use to customize your lock screen is by showing the time clock. This of course will useful to help you knowing the time easier, even when your phone is locked.


How to show time clock on lock screen?
To customize this option, kindly follow the steps listed below:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Scroll to Settings, then tap on it.Scroll to Lock screen, then tap on it.Tap Lock screen option.Depending on your current settings, tap Clock to turn on or off this option. When the checkbox next to this option is ticked means the option is turned on.Press the Power button twice to turn off the screen and turn it on again.Now you should see a clock on your lock…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Show Facebook Information Ticker on Lock Screen

Facebook is one of the most popular social media available today which have lot of users around the world. That's why most of smartphone has it as pre-installed app, but not with the Galaxy SIII. If you wants to use Facebook then you should download it first through Play Store then installing it to your phone.

See also: How to Install and Use Facebook for Android on Samsung Galaxy S3

When you usually use Facebook, knowing the latest entries on your Facebook account is one of fun things to do. Fortunately, after upgrading your phone to the Android Jelly Bean you will be able to display Facebook information ticker on your lock screen so you can stay updated with the latest feeds from your Facebook account.


How to get Facebook information ticker on lock screen?
If you wants to display Facebook ticker on your lock screen, then follow the steps listed below:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Scroll to Settings, then tap on it.Scroll to Security, then tap on it.Tap Lock screen option.Ensure …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable or Disable Information Ticker

There are several options available on Samsung Galaxy SIII that you can use to customize your lock screen. One of which is by setting and displaying owner information. This information of course will useful if you lost your phone and a good people find it, then this information will make them to more easier to call or find you to return your phone.

See also: How to Set and Show Owner Information on Samsung Galaxy S3 Lock Screen

Another option which also available that you can use to customize lock screen is by displaying information ticker. By enabling this option, you will be able to see an up to date information ticker from the content type available that you set to display on your lock screen.


How to turn on or off information ticker?
Below are the steps to do so:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Scroll to Settings, then tap on it.Scroll to Security, then tap on it.Under Screen security section, tap Lock screen options.To enable Information ticker, slide the switch next to this option …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Increase Bluetooth Visibility Time

Once you've upgrading your Galaxy SIII to Android Jelly Bean, your phone will get some new features inside it. One of which is blocking mode option which will allow you to block all or certain of notifications, calls, texts and messages.

See also: How to Enable or Disable Blocking Mode on Samsung Galaxy S3

Another feature that you will find after upgrading is the option to increase the time of your Bluetooth visibility. If by default, Bluetooth visibility time is only within 2 minutes, then now with this option you can increase it up to 1 hour, even you can set it to always visible.


How to change Bluetooth visibility time?
To adjust this option, kindly follow the steps listed below:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Scroll to Settings, then tap on it.Slide the switch next to Bluetooth option to the right to turn it on.Tap Bluetooth.Tap the Menu key.On pop up menu select Visible time-out.Now you will see four options available. They are:2 minutes5 minutes1 hourNever time out.Tap the req…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Take Photo While Recording Video

The best way to perpetuate your precious moment is by recording it into a video. Fortunately, Samsung Galaxy SIII comes with advanced camera which also you can use as video recorder.

See also: How to Record Video on Samsung Galaxy S3

While you're recording a video using your Galaxy SIII, you will also be able to take a picture. This of course will useful if in the middle of recording a video you find a best moment that you wants to capture into a photo.


How to take a picture while recording video?
To do so kindly follow the steps listed below:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Camera.If required, drag the indicator to the video recorder icon.Tap the Record icon to start recording video.To change the focus, tap anywhere on the viewfinder screen you want to focus. To focus on the center of the screen, tap Auto focus [AF] icon.Tap the camera icon to take a picture whilst recording.To stop recording tap again on the Record icon.Now the video and photo will be automatically saved on yo…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Import Contacts in VCF File from SD Card

Exporting contacts to your SD card surely will facilitate you when you wants to re-import the contacts to the another phone or PC. The file will be .vcf file and automatically saved to your SD card.

See also: How to Export Contacts to SD Card on Samsung galaxy S3

In addition to export contacts to SD card, in Samsung Galaxy SIII you will also be able to import contacts in .vcf file saved on your SD card. This of course will useful if you wants to import contacts in .vcf files from another source which you've already save on your SD card.


How to import contacts from SD card?
Here are the steps to do if you wants to import .vcf file from your SD card:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Contacts.Tap Contact tab.Tap the Menu key.On pop up menu select Import from SD card.Now you will see three options available.Choose Import one vCard file if you wants to import one .vcf file among lot of vcf files on your SD card.Choose Import multiple vCard files if you wants to import more than one vcf…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Export Contacts to SD Card

As we all know that Samsung Galaxy SIII allows you to expand your storage by inserting SD card inside it. It's easy to do so, that's why you can open the back case then insert it into its slot by yourself. Once you've finished, now you're ready to use it as your extended storage.

See also: How to Insert and Remove Memory Card on Samsung Galaxy S3

As same as SIM or internal memory, you can also export your contacts as .vcf file then save it to your SD card. Later days, you can use this file to import contacts to your PC or another phone or re-import it again to your Galaxy SIII.


How to export contacts to SD card as .vcf file?
Below are the steps you need to do to transfer contacts to SD card:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Contacts.Tap Contact tab.Tap the Menu key.On pop up menu select Import/Export.On the next pop up menu select Export to SD card.Tap OK button to confirm exporting contacts to SD card.
By knowing on how to transfer contacts to your SD card as .vcf fil…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable or Disable Camera Outdoor Visibility

Samsung Galaxy SIII camera comes with some features that you can find most of them on its settings. But, may you will not use all of them. Rearrange the icon on camera settings and pick four of them which you use most as quick settings will of course facilitate you in accessing them.

See also: How to Swap Icons on Camera Settings on Samsung Galaxy S3

While you're on camera settings, you will also see outdoor visibility option. This option will make your phone to boost the brightness of the screen and colour profile resulting on improved visibility when you use the camera to take a picture in situation where glare and screen reflections which make you difficult to viewing and framing shots.


How to turn on or off camera outdoor visibility?
Below are the steps you need to do to set this option:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Camera.Tap Settings (gear) icon to enter the settings.Scroll to Outdoor visibility, then tap on it.Now you will see two options available, Off and On.Tap Off t…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Show Only Contacts with Phone Numbers

In Samsung Galaxy SIII you were allowed to retrieve contacts from multiple accounts, such as phone contacts, Google account, etc. These multiple sources sometimes end up your phonebook displaying one or more duplicate contacts. In this case, showing contacts from a single source is one of the way which will helps you to remove duplicate contacts on your phonebook.

See also: How to Remove Duplicate Contacts on Samsung Galaxy S3

The most preferably contact source is Google account. By choosing this option, then your phonebook will displaying all contacts from your Google account, whether it's contacts with phone number or not which resulting duplicate contacts. Fortunately, there is an option which will allow you to only shows contacts with number on your phonebook.


How to show only contacts with phone numbers?
Below are the steps to do so:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Contacts.Tap Contact tab.Tap the Menu key.Scroll to Settings, then tap on it.Depending on your current settings…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Remove Duplicate Contacts

Samsung Galaxy SIII lets you to add contacts from several accounts, such as SIM card contacts, phone contacts, Google account, etc. This sometimes end up your phone with one or more duplicate contacts for each entry. Fortunately, there is an option which will allow you to merge the same or duplicate contacts into one.

See also: How to Merge Duplicate Contacts on Samsung Galaxy S3

Another way that you can do to remove duplicate contacts on your phone book is by displaying contacts from a single source only. You can choose to only displaying phone contacts, SIM card contact, Google account or another email account you already synced.


How to remove duplicate contacts by displaying contacts from single source?
Here are the steps you need to do:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Contacts.Tap Contact tab.Tap the Menu key.Scroll to Contacts to display, then tap on it.Now you will see a list of your contacts source. They are:All contacts: Choose this option if you want to display contacts fro…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable Developer Option

There are some ways that you can do to make your Samsung Galaxy SIII feels more faster than before, such as by turning off transition animation which will make your phone can work faster without having to load any animation.

See also: How to Make Samsung Galaxy S3 Feel Faster with Five Simple Tweaks

You can find the option to change or disable transition animation under developer option. Unfortunately, on Android 4.2 this option is hidden in order to prevent the newbies screw up the device using this option. But, of course you still be able to unhide this option to allow you accessing some options inside it.


How to enable developer option?
Here are the steps to do to show the hidden developer option:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Scroll to Settings, then tap on it.Under System section, tap About Device.Scroll down to the Build number, then tap Build number 7 times to show hidden developer option.Tap the Back key.Now you should see Developer option turn up here under System section.Tap …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Switch Camera

You can customize some features embedded on Samsung Galaxy SIII camera through its settings, such as choosing shot mode that suit your needs, turn on or off flash option, switch default camera storage between phone or memory card, etc.

See also: How to Set SD Card as Default Storage for Camera Photos Images on Samsung Galaxy S3

While you're on camera settings, you will see self portrait option available there. This option will allow you to change the camera from the back camera to the front-facing camera. By default, Self portrait option is set to Off which means it use the back camera.


How to change the back camera to the front-facing camera?
There are some shot modes available on Camera app which will result better if you use it for self portrait shot which means you need to use the front-facing camera to do so. To switch the camera, kindly follow the steps listed below:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Camera.Tap Settings(gear) icon to enter to the settings.Depending on your c…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Swap Icons on Camera Settings

Samsung Galaxy SIII comes with advanced camera equipped with some useful features inside it, such as several shot modes, swap default storage between phone and memory card, flash option, etc

See also: How to Turn On or Off Camera Flash Option on Samsung Galaxy S3

You can find all these feature I've mentioned above on Camera app settings. The settings has several options, which may you don't use them all so to make you more easier accessing the most used option then you can change the shortcut position according to your needs.


How to rearrange shortcuts position on camera settings?
You can swap the icon on camera settings by using edit shortcut option . Here are the steps:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Camera.Tap Camera settings (gear) icon.Tap Edit shortcuts.Now you will see a menu with 15 shortcuts of camera settings that you can rearrange the position and pick four of them to be a quick settings . They are:Self PortraitFlashShooting ModeAuto FocusScene ModeExposure ValueT…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Import Contacts in VCF File from Internal Memory

In Samsung Galaxy SIII you can copy your contacts to your internal memory as .vcf file using export to USB storage option that you can find under Import/Export option on Contacts app.

See also: How to Export Contacts to USB Storage on Samsung Galaxy S3

Under Import/Export option, you will also see another option available there: import from USB storage. This option will allow you to import .vcf file on your internal memory to your contacts.


How to import contact from USB storage?
Below are the steps you need to do import .vcf file from internal memory to your contact:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Contacts.Tap the Contact tab.Tap the Menu key.On pop up menu select Import/Export.Tap Import from USB storage.Now you will see three options available on pop up menu, they are:Import one vCard file: choose this option to import contact from one files.Import multiple vCard files: choose this option to import contact from more than one .vcf files.Import all vCard files: choose this option i…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Export Contacts to Internal Memory as VCF File

There is a reason and condition that sometimes force you to copy your contacts from phone to SIM on your Galaxy SIII, such as when you want to send your phone for repair and you want to keep your contact by copying them into the SIM and use them in another phone.

See also: How to Copy Contact from Phone to SIM Card on Samsung Galaxy S3

In addition to copy contact from phone to SIM, here you can also copying contacts to your internal memory using export to USB storage option. The file will be a .vcf format that you can import to another phone or re-import it again to your Galaxy SIII.


How to export contacts to USB storage?
Follow the steps listed below to transfer contacts to your internal memory as .vcf file:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Contacts.Tap the Contact tab.Tap the Menu key.On pop up menu select Import/Export.Tap Export to USB storage.Tap OK button to confirm exporting contacts.
Exporting contacts as .vcf file to your internal memory will allow you to import it again late…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Set Time Zone Manually

As we have learn before that you can enable or disable Automatic time zone option on Samsung Galaxy SIII. Enabling this option will make your phone to use time zone provided by the network that you're currently using.

See also: How to Enable or Disable Automatic Time Zone on Samsung Galaxy S3

In addition to set time zone automatically, here is also an option which will allow you to change the time zone manually. But, first you need to turn off automatic time zone option before adjusting the time zone manually.


How to change time zone manually?
If you want to adjust time zone to suit with your current location manually, then below are the steps to do:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Settings.Under System section, tap Date and time.If required, uncheck the checkbox next to Automatic time zone option to disable this option.Tap Select time zone.Now you will see a list of time zone.Tap the required time zone you wish to use.Tap Home button to return to the standby mode.
Knowing how to…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Turn On or Off Automatic Time Zone

In Samsung Galaxy SIII you can set the date and time manually to adjust it according to the date and time at your current location, or you can leave it by default to automatically set by the network that you're currently using.

See also: How to Set Date and Time Automatically or Manually in Samsung Galaxy S3

Another option available on the Date and time page is Automatic time zone. Enabling this option will make your phone to use network-provided time zone, while disable it will allow you to set the time zone manually.


How to enable or disable Automatic time zone?
If you want to set time zone automatically or not, then below are the steps to do:
Go to Settings.On System section, tap Date and time.Depending on your current settings, tap Automatic time zone to enable or disable this option. When the checkbox next to this option is ticked means the option is turned on.Tap Home button to return to the standby mode.
When you go to abroad, you may pass through the country with the differe…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Change Time Format

As we have learn before that you can easily change the date format in Samsung Galaxy SIII to the format you always have. You can choose one of three date format available on your phone to suit your need.

See also: How to Change Date Format on Samsung Galaxy S3

In addition to change the date format, while you're on the date and time page you can also change the phone's time format to use between 24-hour time format or AM/PM time format.


How to enable or disable use 24-hour format option?
Kindly follow the steps listed below to turn on or turn off this option:
1. Go to Apps through Home screen.
2. Tap Settings.
3. Scroll to System section, then tap Date and Time.
4. Depending on your current settings, tap Use 24-hour format to enable or disable this option. Enable this option to use 24 hour time format, or disable this option to use AM/PM time format. When the checkbox next to this option is ticked means the option is turned on.
5. Tap Home button to return to the standby mode.

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Change Date Format

By default, date and time in Samsung Galaxy SIII was provided automatically by the network you're using. Nevertheless, you can also set date and time on your phone manually to adjust it according to your current location.

See also: How to Change Date and Time Manually or Automatically on Samsung Galaxy S3

In addition to set date manually, you can also change your date format to the format available on your phone. You can choose one of the date format you wish to use.


How to select date format?
Below are the steps you need to do to select date format:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Scroll to Settings, then tap on it.Scroll to System section, then tap Date and time.Tap Select date format.Now you will see three options available on pop up menu, they are mm/dd/yyyy, dd/mm/yyyy and yyyy/mm/dd. As a note: dd refers to date, mm refers to month and yyyy refers to year.Tap the desired date format you wish to use. When the dot indicator next to the option shows green means the option is selec…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable or Disable Text Message Delivery Report

The best way to find out what options you can customize is by going to its settings page. As when you wants to customize your message, then you can go to Messaging app setting page and customize options available there to suit your need, such as set text template, change background style, use the Volume key to change text size, etc

See also: How to Set and Use Volume Key to Change Font Size in Messaging App on Samsung Galaxy S3

While you're on Messaging app settings page, another option that you should see here is delivery report. Enabling this option will make your phone to request a delivery report for each message you send.


How to turn on or off text message delivery report?
Here are the steps you need to do to turn on or turn off this option:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Messaging.Tap the Menu key.On pop up menu select Settings.Scroll to Text message(SMS) settings section. Depending on your current settings, tap Delivery reports to enable or disable this option. When the c…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable or Disable Key Tap Vibration

As another things on Samsung Galaxy SIII, you can also customize its keyboard to suit your needs. One of which is by turning on auto capitalization that will automatically capitalize the first letter of sentence or turning on key tap sound that will make your phone plays sound whenever you touch the keyboard.

See also: How to Enable or Disable Key Tap Sound on Samsung Galaxy S3

One more thing you can do to customize the keyboard is by turning on key tap vibration. Enabling this option will make your phone vibrate when the keyboard is touched.


How to turn on or off key tap vibration?
Here are the steps you need to do to enable or disable this option:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Scroll to Settings, then tap on it.Tap Language and input.Make sure you've enable Samsung keyboard.Tap Settings (gear) icon next to Samsung keyboard option to enter to the settings page.Tap Advanced.Depending on your current setting, tap Key-tap vibration to turn on or turn off this option. When the checkbo…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Set and Show Owner Information on Lock Screen

Setting a password or PIN to unlock your phone is one of the way that you can do in Samsung Galaxy SIII to avoid unauthorized people accessing your phone. This of course will help you to secure your data and any files you saved in this phone.

See also: How to Set Password Lock Screen on Samsung Galaxy S3

Another thing you can do associated with the lock screen is by setting and displaying owner information. This will useful if your phone was lost and somebody find it, then they will see your information on the lock screen. This information will make them more easier to find or call you to return your phone.


How to set and display owner information on lock screen?
To do so follow the steps listed below:
Go to Settings.Tap Security.Tap Owner information.Here you can write the useful information, such as your name, alternative phone number which is can be use to call you or some reward you want to give them when they willing to return the phone, etc.Tick the checkbox next to Show owner in…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable or Disable Key Tap Sound

The most fun thing you can do with the Samsung Galaxy SIII is personalize it to suit your needs. One of which is by setting the virtual keyboard to automatically capitalize the first letter of sentence. This of course will useful to help you write correctly.

See also: How to Enable or Disable Auto Capitalization on Samsung Galaxy S3

In the same settings page, you can also turn on or off key tap sound option. Enabling this option will make your phone plays sound when the keyboard is touched.


How to turn on or off key tap sound?
Follow the steps listed below to enable or disable this option:
Go to Settings.Tap Language and input.Ensure you've enable Samsung keyboard.Tap Gear icon next to Samsung keyboard option to enter to the settings page.Tap Advanced.Depending on your current settings, tap Key tap sound option to turn on or off this option. When the checkbox next to this option is ticked means the option is turned on.Tap Home button to return to the standby mode.
For some peoples …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Set Camera Timer

There is flash option available on Galaxy SIII camera to help it get a good lighting. You can adjust this option according to the environment intensity light to get a better picture.

See also: How to Turn On or Off Camera Flash on Samsung Galaxy S3

One more of a useful option available on this camera is timer. This option will allow you to set count down timer before the picture is taken. This of course will useful if you want to take group picture where you want to be part of it or to take self portrait. Timer will let the camera count down for some time so you will have the time to get into the position.


How to change camera timer option?
There are four options of camera timer available that you can choose according to your needs. Below are the steps to change the camera timer:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Camera.Tap Settings (gear) icon to enter the settings option.Tap Timer.Now you will see four options available. They are:Off: Choose this option if you don't want to use t…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Turn On or Off Camera Flash

Camera on Samsung Galaxy SIII has equipped with several shot modes which will allow you to get a better pictures, such as beauty shot mode which will allow the camera to remove facial imperfection in a photo or burst shot mode which will allow you to take up to 20 continuous pictures, etc.

See also: How to Use Camera Burst Shot Mode on Samsung Galaxy S3

Another feature which you can find in this camera is flash option. By using flash when taking a picture will help the camera to get enough lighting when the light intensity around less.


How to change camera flash option?
There are three options available associated with flash that you can choose by following the steps listed below:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Camera.Drag the indicator to the camera icon when the video recorded is turned on.Depending on your current settings, tap Flash icon to turn off the flash, turn on the flash or using auto flash.Or tap Setting (gear) icon to enter the settings page.Tap Flash.Now you will see t…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable or Disable New Incoming Text Message Preview

As we all know that you can customize several things while you're on Messaging app settings page, such as enable or disable notifications, changing message tone, set your phone to vibrate whenever it receive a new message, etc.

See also: How to Enable or Disable Message Vibration on Samsung Galaxy S3

Here you can also setting to show the preview of the new incoming message in the notifications bar. This of course will useful if you want to know who's the sender and the quick glance of the message without having to go to Messaging app. But, the preview will only show if the screen is unlocked.


How to turn on or off new incoming text message preview?
Kindly follow the steps listed below if you want to show or not the preview of the new message in the notifications bar:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Messaging.Tap the Menu key.On pop up menu select Settings.Scroll to Notification settings section.If required, tap Notifications to enable this option.Depending on your current set…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable or Disable Auto Capitalization on Keyboard Settings

Most of Samsung Galaxy SIII users usually utilizing virtual keyboard to help them while writing an email or message. This keyboard has similar function as on keyboard on personal computer, such as typing capital letter, typing a number, enter symbol, etc.

See also: How to Use Virtual Keyboard on Samsung Galaxy S3

In addition to use the keyboard to make you easier when compose a message, you can also customize keyboard's settings. One of which is by setting auto capitalization on or off. If you enable this option then it will automatically capitalize the first letter of the sentence.


How to turn on or off auto capitalization?
To do so kindly follow the steps listed below:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Scroll to Settings, then tap on it.Tap Language and input.Make sure you've enable Samsung keyboard. When the checkbox next to this option is ticked means the option is turned on.Tap Gear icon next to Samsung keyboard option to enter the settings page.Tap Advanced.Depending on your…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Repeat Message Alert

One of the best way to notify you that you receive an incoming message is by setting a message tone. Fortunately, in Samsung Galaxy SIII you can change message tone to the one you like with ease. To enable you to change message tone in this phone, then first you must enabling notifications option in Messaging app settings page.

See also: How to Change Message Tone on Samsung Galaxy S3

Another things you can do in this page which is associated with message tone is adjusting text message alert repetition. Here you can set it to ring just once or more than once.


How to adjust message alert repetition?
Kindly follow the steps listed below to do so:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Messaging.Tap the Menu key.On pop up menu select Settings.Scroll to Notification settings section then tap Message alert repetition.Here you can see three options available on pop up menu. They are:Once: Choose this option if you want your phone ring the tone just once when receiving an incoming messages.Every …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable or Disable Message Vibration

In Samsung Galaxy SIII you can determine which tone you wish to ring when you receive an incoming message by changing the message tone. But, you should first enabling notifications option on Messaging app settings page then you can change message tone according to your liking.

See also: How to Change Message Tone on Samsung Galaxy S3

In addition to enable notification and change ringtone for the messages, here you can also set your phone to vibrate when receiving an incoming messages.


How to turn on or off message notification vibration?
Here are the steps to setup this option:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Messaging.Tap the Menu key.On pop up menu select Settings.Scroll to Notifications settings section. Make sure you've enable Notifications option, when the checkbox next to this option is ticked means the option is turned on.According to your current settings, tap Vibrate to enable or disable this option. When the checkbox next to this option is ticked means the option is tur…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Block Messages Contains Spam Phrases

Have you ever received unwanted message from unknown number? What would you do? Would you ignore it or decide to block it? If you put the last choice, then you can do this with ease in Samsung Galaxy SIII. All you need to do is enabling spam settings in the Messaging app settings page then enabling block unknown sender option to allow your phone to block any incoming message from the number that haven't been added to your contact list.

See also: How to Block Unknown Sender on Samsung Galaxy S3

Fortunately, here you can also determine some phrases to activate the spam block, such as "Dear friend", "Act Now", etc. But, you should remember that the term is case sensitive, so it will be different if you type "Dear friend" with "dear friend". By adding some phrases, then all incoming message which is containing one or more of the registered phrase will be considered as spam and will be directed to the spam folder.


How to register text phrases as …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Add Text Signature on Outgoing Messages

You can do several things while you on Messaging app settings page, such as enabling spam settings which will allow you to block an incoming message from unknown sender. By enabling this option, your phone will consider the message from the number that haven't been added to your contacts as spam message then redirect it to the spam folder.

See also: How to Block Messages from Unknown Sender on Samsung Galaxy S3

In messaging app settings page, you can also add your own text signature that will be displayed at the bottom of your outgoing messages.


How to add signature text?
Here the steps you need to do to create your own text signature:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Messaging.Tap the Menu key.On pop up menu select Settings.Scroll to signature settings section then tap Add signature. When the checkbox next to this option is ticked means the option is turned on.Tap Signature text.Here you can type your signature text.Tap OK button to save the changes.Tap Home button to return to t…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Block Messages from Unknown Sender

There is a reason why sometimes you don't want to receive a message on your phone from certain contact number. Fortunately you can do this with ease in Samsung Galaxy SIII by adding the number or contacts into 'register number as spam' list. But, make sure you've enabled spam settings on your phone first to make you be able to register one or more contact number as spam.

See also: How to Block Unwanted Text Messages on Samsung Galaxy S3

While you're on spam message settings section, you can also enable block unknown sender option to block incoming message from the number that haven't been added to your contact list. The message from the registered number will be considered as spam message and will be redirected to the spam folder.


How to block unknown sender from sending you a message?
Here are the steps you need to do:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Messaging.Tap the Menu key.On pop up menu select Settings.Make sure you've enabled Spam Settings under Spa…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Use Handwriting to Text on S Memo

S Memo is a great applications available on Samsung Galaxy SIII that we can use to create new text memo, drawing memo or memo that combine both of them. When you create new drawing memo on S Memo you can use your finger as a pen or use a stylus pen to draw your memo.

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

While you on edit mode when drawing a memo, you can convert your handwriting memo to text then save it to the new memo.


How to use handwriting to text features on S Memo?
Here are the steps you need to do to use handwriting to text features to convert your handwriting to text:
Open S Memo from App drawer.Tap Create drawing memo (plus with pen symbol) button located at the top of the screen.Here you can start drawing or writing using your finger or a stylus pen.Once you've finished drawing your memo you can convert them to text by tapping the Menu key then select Handwriting to text option.The recognized words will be shown at the top of the scre…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Block Unwanted Text Messages

There is a reason why sometimes you want to block certain contact number in order to make them unable to call you. Fortunately, you can do this things with ease on Galaxy SIII by adding the number into the reject list.

See also: How to Add or Remove Contact from Reject List on Samsung Galaxy S3

In this phone, you can also block certain contact number from sending you text messages wit ease by adding the number into the spam message list. This of course will useful if you want to stop somebody sending a message to you.


How to block spam text messages?
To do so kindly follow the steps listed below:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Messaging.Tap the Menu key.On pop up menu select Settings.Enable Spam Settings under Spam message settings section. When the checkbox next to this option is ticked means the option is enabled.Tap Register number as spam.Tap Add (+) icon to add the number.Enter the required phone number or you can tap Contact icon.You can pick up the required contact you want b…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Create New Drawing Memo Using S Memo

S Memo is one of useful pre-installed application available on Samsung Galaxy SIII which will allow you to create digital memo easily. With this application you can create a better text memo.

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

In addition to create text memo, you can also use this apps to create new drawing memo. But, it's not only allow you to draw image in here, but also lets you to draw text within your memo.


How to create new drawing memo?
Kindly follow the steps listed below if you want to create drawing memo using S Memo:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Scroll to S Memo, then tap on it.Tap Create drawing memo (plus with pen symbol) button located at the top of the screen.Here you can start drawing or writing using your finger or a stylus pen.While you're drawing a memo, you can also utilizing a tool bar you can see at the top of the screen, such as switch between view mode and edit mode, change Pen type/color/thickness, switch between te…

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

As we all know that Samsung Galaxy SIII comes with several useful pre-installed apps, such as S Suggest which will make you more easier to choose which application that recommended and compatible with your device to install with.

See also: How to Use S Suggest Applications on Samsung Galaxy S3

Another useful pre-installed application on this phone is S Memo. This app will help you to create notes using the virtual keyboard or using your fingers as a pen to write text memo or creating drawing memo or combine both of them.


How to create new text memo?
One of which you can do with this application is creating a text memo. To do so follow the steps listed below:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Scroll to S Memo, then tap on it.Tap Create new text memo (+T) button located on the upper right corner.At the first time you use this app, you will see a Learn about actions screen. Mark Do not show again if you don't want this page be displayed again then tap Done button to continue.Now you can u…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Use S Suggest Applications

Samsung Galaxy SIII comes with several useful apps as its pre-loaded application, such as Samsung App and Google Play Store app which will allow you to find and download certain useful application then install it to your phone.

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

Another pre-loaded application that will help you to choose which recommended popular application that compatible with your device you need to install with. This apps called S Suggest. This of course will help you to save your time, due to you don't need to spending lots of time to sorting through of thousand of apps in Play Store.


How to use S Suggest?
Below are the steps you need to do to use S Suggest on your phone:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap S Suggest.At the first time, you will see the Terms and conditions pages of this app. Mark Agree at the bottom of this page then tap Agree button to continue using S Suggest.Now you're on the main page of S Suggest, here you will see five tabs …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Add and View Allowed Contacts on Blocking Mode

Once you've enabled blocking mode on your Galaxy SIII, you will be able to customize options available in three section inside it. The first is features section that will allow you to choose which option you want to block, while the second section will allow you to set schedule for blocking mode.

See also: How to Set Time Limit on Blocking Mode Using Samsung Galaxy S3

The last section under this feature is Allowed contacts which will allow you to add contact who are permitted to call you while you on blocking mode. Here you can also see the list of your allowed contacts.


How to add contact to allowed contacts list on blocking mode?
Below are the steps you need to do to add contact that you allow to be able to call you even your blocking mode is on:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Settings.Tap Blocking mode.Make sure you've enabled blocking mode. If the slider next to this option shows green or in the right side means this option is turned on.Under Allowed contacts section you…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Set Time Limit on Blocking Mode

Once you've enabled blocking mode on your Galaxy SIII with Android Jelly Bean inside it, then you can configuring some options available under this feature. One of which is you can choose which option under features section you want to block.

See also: How to Customize Option Under Features Section on Blocking Mode Using Samsung Galaxy S3

One more thing you can do in here is set a block mode schedule. By scheduling, you can determine to activate blocking mode every time or in certain period of time. This of course will useful if you have a routine activity which is need to be not disturbed except with important calls and messages.


How to set schedule on blocking mode?
Here are the steps you need to do to adjust this option:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Scroll to Settings, then tap on it.Ensure you have enabling Blocking mode option. When the slider next to this option shows green or in the right side means this option is enabled.Tap Blocking mode.Here you will see two option under…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Customize Options Under Features Section on Blocking Mode

If you've upgrading your phone to the newest Android version: Android Jelly Bean, then you'll find some new features which is accompanying this operating system. One of the features available on Galaxy SIII with Jelly Bean is blocking mode option.

See also: How to Enable or Disable Blocking Mode on Samsung Galaxy S3

Once you've enabled this feature, now you can configuring some options inside it. One of which is you can block incoming calls, notifications, LED indicator, alarm and timer.


How to configure options under features section on blocking mode?
You can configuring option under the features section in order to help you to enable or disable them. Here are the steps:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Scroll to Settings, then tap on it.Ensure you have enabling Blocking mode option. When the slider next to this option shows green or in the right side means this option is enabled.Tap Blocking mode.Here you will see four options available under features section. They are:Disab…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable or Disable Blocking Mode

As we all know that Samsung Galaxy SIII comes last year with Android Ice Cream Sandwich as its operating system. But, this year you can upgrading your phone to the newest Android version: Android Jelly Bean.

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

If you've upgrading your beloved Samsung Galaxy SIII to the Android Jelly Bean, surely you'll find a new features which is accompanying this operating system, such as blocking mode. This feature is an enhancement over the options on flight mode which will allow you to block all or certain of notifications, calls, texts and messages.


How to enable or disable blocking mode?
Kindly follow the steps listed below if you want to turn on or off this option:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Scroll to Settings, then tap on it.Slide the slider next to the Blocking mode option to the right to enable this option, while you can disable this option by slide it to the lef…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Adjust Touch Key Light Duration

Another part of Samsung Galaxy SIII that you can do several customization is display setting, such as you can set to keep your screen always on when your face is still watching the screen by turning on Smart stay option or make your phone keep switching its screen to portrait or landscape view according to your phone's position by turning on auto rotate screen.

See also: How to Set Auto Rotate on Samsung Galaxy S3

One more things you also can do while you on display setting is adjusting the delay time before the touch key light automatically turn off.


How to change touch key light duration?
Here are the steps you need to do to adjust this option in order to suit your needs:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Scroll to Settings, then tap on it.Tap Display.Tap Touch key light duration.Here you will see a pop up menu with four options available. They are:1.5 seconds: Choose this option if you wants the touch key light stay on during 1.5 seconds before it turn off.6 seconds: Choose this opt…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Display Battery Percentage

One of the advantage owned by the Samsung Galaxy SIII is its removable battery that will allow you to replace it easily with another extended battery or with the new one if it has a problem or broken.

See also: How to Insert or Remove Battery on Samsung Galaxy S3

Due to huge screen and many features inside this phone which is need a lot of power to run, then manage the battery is the important things you should pay attention for. One of the way you can do to keep your battery has a better life is by showing the percentage of the battery left on your screen. This of course be useful to tell you exactly how much the power is left.


How to show battery percentage?
To always show battery percentage in the notification bar then you need to do the steps listed below:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Settings.Tap Display.Tap Display battery percentage to enable this option. When the checkbox next to this option is ticked means this option is enabled.Tap Home button to return to the standby m…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Play Recorded Files Using Radio FM Applications

As we have learned before that you can record certain radio station that is currently playing directly through the Radio FM apps. This of course will useful if you want to listen to the music or your favourite radio channel later day.

See also: How to Record Radio on Samsung Galaxy S3

Once you've finished recording, then you can save it to your phone as m4a format which you can play it back whenever you want.


How to listen recorded files using Radio FM app?
To do so kindly follow the steps listed below:
Connect your headset with your phone through headset socket located at the top side.Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap FM Radio.Tap the Menu key.On pop up menu select Recorded files.Tap the required recorded file you wish to listen.While you listening, you can turn the speaker on or off by tap the Menu key then tap Via speaker or Via earphones (it's depending on your current settings).To adjust the volume, tap the upper or lower part of the Volume key.
By knowing on how to play r…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Record Radio

Radio is one of the apps that will useful for you if you're the one who like to listen to the music without having streaming from the Internet. This of course will help you to save your data and battery. As a note, when you want to use Radio FM app ensure you have to plug the earphone in to your phone because they will act as the antenna.

See also: How to Use Stock FM Radio Applications on Samsung Galaxy S3

While you listening the music at the certain radio station, you can record then save it as audio files to your phone.


How to record radio?
Follow the steps listed below to record the radio station that is currently playing using Radio FM app:
Connect your headset with your phone through headset socket located at the top side.Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap FM Radio.Tap the Power ON icon if required to turn on the radio.Select the required channel you wish to listen.Tap Red Circle icon located at the upper left corner of the screen to start recording.While your phone record the…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Set and Use Volume Key to Change Font Size in Messaging App

As we have learned before that you can customize some settings in your Messaging apps in order to suit your needs. One of which is you can change the background image of your Messaging app using the available image or using your own image.

See also: How to Change Text Message Background Style on Samsung Galaxy S3

While you in setting page, you can set to use volume key to change text size when you compose a message.


How to enable or disable Volume key to change font size in Messaging app?
Here are the steps you need to do to enable or disable this option:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Messaging.Tap the Menu key.On pop up menu select Settings.Depending on your current settings, tap Use the volume key to enable or disable this option. When the checkbox next to this option is ticked means the option is enabled.Tap Home button to return to the standby mode.
How to use Volume key to change font size in Messaging app?
While you compose a new message on the enter text field on Messaging a…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Retrieve Call History Logs Remotely Using Samsung Dive

If your phone was lost or stolen and you want all incoming calls and messages received in this phone forwarded to another phone, then you can do that by setting forwarding calls and message using option available on Samsung Dive site.

See also: How to Forward Calls and Messages Received on Samsung Galaxy S3 Remotely Using Samsung Dive

While you on the main page of the Samsung Dive site, you can also utilizing another option available there. One of which is Call logs option that will allow you to retrieve call logs history from your lost or stolen phone for the last week.


How to retrieve call logs remotely using Samsung Dive?
To retrieve call history logs during the last week, then here are the steps you need to do:
On your PC, launch web browser.On web browser page, go to samsungdive.comLogin to this site using your Samsung account.On the main page of Samsung Dive, click Call logs option located on the left side of the screen.Here you can retrieve call logs during the last week by click…