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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Customize the Phone When Docked

While you're Samsung Galaxy SIII placed in the dock or in the third-party smartphone stand with a separate charger, you can delegate your phone as desk calendar and clock by utilizing an option inside this phone called desk home screen display.

See also: How to Show Desk Home Screen When Your Samsung Galaxy S3 is Docked

Another things that you can do while you're phone is docked is customizing the settings for using a dock, such as set the phone to play a sound when placed and removed from the dock or determining to use between the phone or external speaker.

How to customize the phone when docked?
Below are the steps to do to access the settings for using a dock and the options available there:
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Scroll to Accessory, then tap it.
  3. Now you'll see some options available, such as:
    • Dock sound: use this option to set your phone to play a sound whenever the phone is connected or disconnected from the dock.
    • Audio output mode: use this option to determine which speaker you wish to use when the phone is docked, the phone's speaker or the external speaker.
    • Desk home screen display: use this option to delegate your phone to show the desk clock when docked.
  4. Tap Home button to return to the standby mode.

By knowing the option available that you can use to customize the phone when it's docked, also knowing the function per option, now you can set your phone while docked according to your needs.


  1. My sgs3 seems to not be able to tell that its docked. Brand new samsung smart dock. Brand new galaxy s3. All boxes checked in accessories. Dock only charges phone. Please help


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