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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Zoom In or Zoom Out Webpage

Samsung Galaxy SIII has come with some useful pre-installed apps that you can use directly without you need to install them first. One of them is the Browser app that you can use to browse the web, read online magazine, etc.

See also: How to Use Browser App on Samsung Galaxy S3

To facilitate you while using the Browser app to browse the web, this app allows you to zoom in or zoom out the webpage to make the page more easier to read, moreover if the webpage is too big or too small.


How to zoom in or zoom out the web?
There are some methods that you can do to zoom in or out the web on Browser app. You can see them below:
TILTING
While you're viewing a webpage, tap and hold the screen with your two thumbs at two points then tilt the phone away from you or tilt the phone towards you to zoom in or zoom out. In order to make you be able to use this motion, first you need to enable this motion in Settings menu.
See also: How to Enable and Use Smart Motion Gestures on Samsung Galaxy S3PIN…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Edit Playlist Name

The best way to facilitate you when listening to music on the Music player app in the Samsung Galaxy SIII is by creating a music playlist according to the category you want. You can specify any music you want to add into the playlist and delete music you don't want to be there.

See also: How to Add or Remove Music in Playlist on Samsung Galaxy S3

In addition to add or removing music from certain playlist, you can also edit the name of the playlist to your liking. For some conditions, an appropriate name for the playlist will facilitate you to know the music categories inside it when you want to listen to them later.


How to rename playlist name?
To change the playlist name, kindly follow the steps listed below:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Scroll to Music player, then tap it.Tap Playlists tab.Tap the desired playlist you wish to rename.Tap the Menu key then select Edit tittle.Enter a new name for the playlist as you want.Tap OK button to save the changes.The playlist name has been …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Add or Remove Music Files on Playlist

Listening to music directly on your phone is one of fun things to do. Listening to music can help you killing the times while you're bored to wait for something or accompany you during a long-tiring journey. Therefore, almost all smartphones available today provides music player as one of their pre-install apps, including the Samsung Galaxy SIII. In this application you can categorize some music files into a playlist to facilitate you when want to listen to them later.

See also: How to Create Music Playlist on Samsung Galaxy S3

Once you've created playlists, later whenever you want to listen them, simply open the playlist and the app will play all the music inside the playlist. In addition, you can also add the new music to your playlist and/or remove the old song that you don't want to be there.


How to add or remove music from playlists?
Below are the steps to do so:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Scroll to Music player, then tap it.Tap Playlists tab.Tap the desired playlis…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to View, Sending a Message and Calling Back a Missed Call from the Lock Screen

Samsung Galaxy SIII provides several methods that you can use to unlock the screen, from the basic swipe method up to using a password or PIN. You can also customize your lock screen by changing its background image or change the default shortcut with the new shortcut to your favourite apps.

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

Another thing that you can do in the lock screen is viewing missed calls to allow you call back the number or send a message. This of course will be able to save your time because you can view the missed call in a single tap.


How to view, send message and call back to a missed call number from the lock screen?
Below are the steps to do so:
Tap the Missed call icon in the lock screen then move it in any direction to display call details.The call log is displayed and missed calls are identified by the Missed call icon  next to the number.To call back the missed call number by swiping it to the right.To send a message swipe the missed …

Samsung Galaxy S3 : How to Use Notification Bar

One of the important part of the Samsung Galaxy SIII which will be able to tell you everything happens in your phone is the notification bar. From here you can see the recent notification messages, status bar, alerts, etc. Through the notification bar you can also activate some device function quickly, such as Bluetooth, Sync, Mobile Data, etc.


How to use notification bar?
Below are the steps to do so:
On the Home screen, tap and hold notification bar to see the pull down, then drag it downwards to display notification panel.Here you'll see a group of toggle button represent some device function, such as Wi-Fi, Silent mode, Bluetooth, etc. You can access additional device functions by sliding the screen to the right or to the left. To activate or deactivate them, simply by toggling them on or off. When the toggle button shows green means the function is turned on, while if it shows gray means the function is turned off.To open the recent notification, tap the notification messages. …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Dial and Save a Recent Call or Number

You can view the call histories on the Samsung Galaxy SIII through the call log menu in the Phone app. Here you can see a list of incoming calls, outgoing calls and missed calls. You can either redial, save the phone numbers or may remove some or all of the existing call logs.

See also : How to Delete Call Logs on Samsung Galaxy S3

Well, as we have known the way to remove the call logs in the previous post --you can see the steps in the link above-- then in this post we will learn about how to dial and/or save the recent call or number to the phone book, either as new contact or to update an existing contact.


How to dial a recent call or number?
To do so, kindly follow the steps listed below:
Open Phone app.Tap the Logs tab.Here you can see a list of recent calls.Tap the desired contact or phone numbers you wish to dial.Tap the Call icon to make a call.
How to save a recent call or number?
You can either add the recent number as a new contact or add it to an exiting contact by following…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Search Message on Messaging App

Samsung Galaxy SIII allows you to compose and send a text or multimedia message by utilizing Messaging app. The incoming and sent messages will be displayed as a conversation. However, the easiness and the needs to communicate with others using the messages sometimes end up the Messaging app filled quickly with lot of messages. Fortunately, there is an option that will allow you to set limitation on how many messages will be saved.

See also: How to Set Limit and Auto Delete Old Text or Multimedia Messages on Samsung Galaxy S3

When you have lot of messages, the search function will help you lot to find the desired message more easier and faster without you need to looking up them manually one by one. All you need to do is entering the search term to display all the messages contains with them.


How to search message?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open Messaging app.Tap the Menu key then select Search.Enter your word or phrase you wish to search.Tap Search key on the virtual keyboard to …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Make an Emergency Call Without or With SIM Card

There are some conditions that make you have to make an emergency calls, such as a fire, car accident, etc. The ability to make this calls is generally owned by all phones, including the Samsung Galaxy SIII. You can do so while your phone is inserted with SIM card or not.

See also: How to Fix No SIM Card Error on Samsung Galaxy S3


How to make an emergency call without a SIM card?
When your phone has no SIM card installed, then you'll not be able to use another normal phone services. But, you can still be able to make an emergency call as listed in the steps below:
Tap Emergency call icon displaying on the screen.Enter emergency numbers, for instance 9-1-1.Tap the Call icon.While you're on call, you can utilize some options available, such as turn on or off the speaker, keypad and end call.Tap the End Call icon to end the call.
How to make an emergency call with a SIM card?
Here's how to do so when the SIM card is installed on the phone:
Open the Phone app.Enter the emergency n…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Change Recording Mode

Samsung Galaxy SIII has come with the advanced camera that equipped with some features and capabilities which will allow you to take a better picture. Aside from using the camera to take a picture, you can also use it to record video in HD.

See also: How to Record Video in HD on Samsung Galaxy S3

Next, you can save the video files or send it to another you wish to share with through the Messaging app or Email app. For the record, the Messaging app or Email app has a limitation on how large the size of the video file allowed to attach by the app. Luckily, there is an option to limit the video size for SMS or email.


How to limit video recording size?
To do so, kindly follow the steps listed below:
Open Camera app.If necessary, switch the camera icon to the video recorder icon.Tap the Settings icon.On pop up menu select Recording mode.Here you'll see three option available, they are:Normal: this mode will limit the video by available space on the default storage.Limit for MMS: this mod…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Set or Clear Mark as Default on the Certain Contacts

One of the insiders named Sara was asked me how to assign non-default numbers to the speed dialing on her Samsung Galaxy SIII. First of all, you might be wondering why the numbers need to set as default? Well, it'll be useful if you have several phone numbers in a single contact and you want to send a message using easy text features, then the messaging app will automatically use the default number as the recipient.

See also: How to Use Easy Text Feature on Samsung Galaxy S3

Back to the Sara's case, if the certain phone number in contacts was marked as default, then you can only assign the default number to the speed dialing. So, in order to make you be able to assign another numbers in a contact to speed dialing, then first you need to clear the default number.

See also: How to Set and Use Speed Dialing on Samsung Galaxy S3


How to mark contact as default?
For those of you who don't know the steps, then here I show you how to do so:
Open Contacts app.Tap the desired contact…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix No Microphone Button on Keyboard

Because the Samsung Galaxy SIII is not equipped with a physical keyboard, that's why Samsung has included a virtual keyboard inside it that will help your writing activities, such as when you compose a text message or email. By default, this phone use the QWERTY keyboard as you can see in your PC or laptop's keyboard. This keyboard allows you to enter letters, numbers, characters and symbols .

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

In addition to manually typing using the virtual keyboard, you can also use the voice dictation feature available on this phone that will allow your phone to translate your voice into text when composing a text messages or email. All you need to do is tapping the Mic key on the keyboard to start voice dictation. Sounds easy, right? But, there are some users said that they have no mic icon on their keyboard and have no idea how to get it back. Well, if you're experiencing the same problem with them, better you check the st…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to View Shared Contents with Nearby Devices

Samsung Galaxy SIII is a DLNA capable devices which will allow you to share media file with another DLNA capable devices which are connected in the same Wi-Fi network. You need to enable file sharing option first to allow another devices accessing your data.

See also: How to Share Media Files with Nearby Devices on Samsung Galaxy S3

Aside from as a host, you can also act your phone to access data from another DLNA capable devices which are already share their media file.


How to view shared media files with nearby devices?
Here are the steps you need to do:
Go to Apps through the Home screen.Tap Gallery.Here you'll see the connected devices will be listed. Tap the desired device name to browse the shared contents.If you don't see the connected device, then refresh the devices list by tapping the Menu key then select Scan for nearby devices. Once the connected devices is listed, tap it to browse the contents.
By knowing the step, now you can easily accessing media file shared by a…

Samsung Galaxy S3 : How to Fix No Notifications Tone when Receiving Incoming Message or Email

One of the insider (how I call the inside-galaxy's visitors) named Mr. Walsh was wrote an email to me and asked why his Samsung Galaxy SIII not play a tone when receiving an incoming message or email, eventhough he had set the message tone and email tone on his phone. Well, if you're also experiencing the same problem with him, then there are a few things that you should check on your phone to solve this problem. Here they are:
Make sure your phone is not in the silent mode, check this by going to Settings> Sound> Ensure the Silent mode is turned off.Make sure you have ticked the Notification option under Messaging app settings.Make sure you have ticked the Email Notification option under your Email account settings.Make sure you have adjusted the volume so you can hear the tone of an incoming message or email, check this by going to Settings> Sound> Volume> adjust the Notifications volume bar to the right to increase of the volume.Check whether you have enable…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Share Media Files with Nearby Devices

There are some option in Samsung Galaxy SIII to share files over Wi-Fi, such as Group Cast which will allow you to share document or file with another AllShare Play capable device that connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

See also: How to Share Document or File Using Group Cast on Samsung Galaxy S3

Another option available in this phone which also utilizing Wi-Fi network is the nearby devices. This option will allow you to share media files with another DLNA --Digital Living Network Alliance-- capable device which are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.


How to share video, photos or music with nearby devices?
To do so, kindly follow the steps as listed below:
Go to Settings.Tap More settings.Tap Nearby devices.Tick the box next to File sharing option to turn on or off the option.If this is the first time you use this option, then you'll see some information about this option, tap OK to continue. Tap Do not show again to stop the message from appearing again.Tap Shared contents to d…

Samsung Galaxy S3 : How to Fix the "None" Button Grayed Out When Turn Off the Screen Lock

Some visitors of the inside-galaxy who visit the article about turning the screen lock off have left their comments there. Some of them said that they could not turn off the screen lock because the "None" button is disabled or grayed out.

See also: How to Turn Off Screen Lock on Samsung Galaxy S3

If you're also experiencing the same problem, the None button grayed out, then in this article I will summarize some steps that you can take to resolve this issue. But whatever the case, it would be much more easier if you first do your own investigate and know roughly what the causes, so you will be easier to find the solution, because there is no one who know the device better than you. Well, here they are:
Clear credential in your phone by going to Settings> Security> Clear credentials. If it not works, then go to the next steps .Check whether you have installed an application that requires you to activate the screen lock on your phone, for example FoxFi app. If so, remo…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Change Default Storage on Voice Recorder App

A good thing in the Samsung Galaxy SIII is that you can add a memory card into this phone to extend the storage and prevents the internal storage quickly run out. As we all know that the low internal storage can give you some problems, such as error when open or save files, etc. . Fortunately, once you add a memory card to your phone, you can set the default storage in some applications to the SD card, for instance you can set any image taken by the camera to automatically saved to the SD card .

See also: How to Set SD Card as Default Storage on Camera App in Samsung Galaxy S3

In addition to the camera app, you can also set the default storage in another app, one of which is a voice recorder app. You can choose to save the voice recorder files to the phone or memory card.


How to change the default storage on voice recorder app ?
Below are the steps you need to do if you want to set the internal storage or SD card as the default storage on voice recorder app:
Go to Apps from the Home scr…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Adjust Sound Volume

Set the ringtone is the best way to tell you who the person is calling you. Moreover, in Samsung Galaxy SIII you can also assign different ringtone on each contact you have saved on your phonebook.

See also: How to Set Different Ringtone for Different Contact on Samsung Galaxy S3

Once you've assign ringtone, then whenever the contact calls you then the phone will ring the tone you already set before, of course your phone should not be in silent mode and you have adjust the volume to allow you hear the ringtone.


How to change sound volume?
You can adjust ringtone and other notification volume by following the steps as listed below:
Go to Settings.Tap Sound.Tap Volume.Now you'll see some option available here, such as music, video, games and other media, ringtone, notification, etc, with the slider next to each of the optionSlide the slider on each option to the right to increase the volume or slide it to the left to decrease the volume.Tap OK button to save the changes.
Well, t…

Samsung Galaxy S3 : How to Solve Can't Control Music Player on Lock Screen

A visitor of the inside-galaxy asked me through her comment that she could not control the stock music player app --such as skip, pause/play, rewind, etc-- when the phone is locked unless she's unlocked her phone. Well , if you're also experiencing the same problem with her, then better you check a few things below to solve the problem:

1. Use Swipe method to unlock the screen
With the basic swipe methods to unlock the screen, whenever you're playing a music with the music player and the phone is locked, then you can control the music player with a music player control which can be found by sliding down the notification bar. Whereas, for the other unlock methods, such as a PIN, password or pattern, you need to unlock the screen first to be able to control the music player.
See also : How to Customize Samsung Galaxy S3 Lock Screen

2. Use the native headphones of the Samsung Galaxy S3
If you use the headphones that come along with your phone, then you can utilize it to control…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Add or Remove Accessibility Shortcut to the Device Menu

There are several option that we can find under accessibility menu in Samsung Galaxy SIII. One of which is an option called Talkback. Enabling this option will set the phone to provide you a spoken feedback for whatever you do with the phone. With the Android Jelly Bean, enable Talkback mode and face detection shot mode will allow you to use easy snap feature when taking a picture.

See also: How to Use Easy Snap Feature on Samsung Galaxy S3

Usually, you can accessing the accessibility menu through the settings menu. But, you can add the accessibility shortcut under device option for faster access. You can do so by enabling Accessibility shortcut option.


How to enable or disable accessibility shortcut?
Below are the complete steps to do so:
Go to Settings.Tap Accessibility.Depending on your current settings, tap Accessibility shortcut to enable or disable this option. When the box next to the option is checked means the option is turned on.Once you've enabled this option, you'll …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Use Google Search App

Nowadays, many activities that we can do by using an internet connection, one of which is to browse the website to gain certain information. To anticipate this need , this time almost all existing smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy SIII have included the browser application as one of the pre-installed apps.

See also: How to Use Browser App on Samsung Galaxy S3

High demand from the users to use the internet to browse websites or to obtain the necessary information triggered website growth rapidly. Due to this reason, the existence of search engines is very important thing to support user's browsing activity . Today, the most popular ones is the Google search engine . The good news, you can find the Google search app as one of pre-installed apps inside the Samsung Galaxy SIII.


How to make a text or voice search using Google search app ?
In addition to use the Browser app to access Google search engine page, you can also use Google search app to perform a search, either text or …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Install and Setup Skype App

Make a video call is one of the ability owned by the Samsung Galaxy SIII. This feature utilize the front-facing camera and 3G network to works. By using this feature, you will not only be able to hear the voice but also see the person you call.

See also: How to Make a Video Call on Samsung Galaxy S3

Unfortunately, some of carrier has no video call option included in them resulting the user can't make a video call by using the stock Phone app. But, if you still want to do so, there are some third-party apps which will allow you to do that thing. The popular ones is Skype app. Aside from allowing you to make a video calls, this app also allows you to make a voice call to the cell phones or landlines--either local or international--, send messages or files, etc.


How to install and set up Skype app?
Below are the complete steps to do so:
Download Install Skype - free IM & video calls app for free through the Google Play Store.Once the installation is completed, launch the app.If y…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Make a Call to International Phone Number

Make a calls is the basic ability owned by all of the phones, including with the Samsung Galaxy SIII. To meet the user need of making a calls, this phone was comes with the Phone apps as one of its pre-loaded apps. You can also utilize some existing features inside this phone to make a calls more faster and easier.

See also: How to Make a Call Faster and Easier Using the Existing Features on Samsung Galaxy S3

The Phone app allows you to make a local or international calls. When you want to call the a local phone number then you just need to enter the phone number, while to make an international call you need to enter the country code first then followed by the phone number itself.


How to dial an international phone number?
Well, below are the complete steps to do:
Open the Phone app.In the dial pad, tap and hold the 0 (zero) key until a + appears. The plus (+) sign shows that you make an international call.Enter the international phone number. FYI, you can see the complete list of count…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Reinstall Applications

The Samsung Galaxy SIII users might have several reasons that lead them to uninstall one or more apps in their phone, such as their phone have the low storage issue, the apps not work properly, the apps start giving some problems, etc.

See also: How to Uninstall Applications on Samsung Galaxy S3

But, in certain case and reason, you might also want to reinstall the apps you ever installed before on your phone. Luckily, if you previously install the apps through the Play store, then you will be able to see the list of the apps you've ever downloaded from there, either installed or removed apps.


How to reinstall apps through the Play Store?
To do so kindly follow the steps listed below:
Go to Apps through the Home screen.Scroll to Play Store, then tap it.Tap the Menu key then select My apps.Swipe the screen to the left to display ALL applications.Here you'll see a list of installed and previously downloaded apps.Tap the desired app you wish to reinstall.Tap the Install button to st…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable or Disable Emergency Alert Settings

Messaging app is one of the stock apps available inside the Samsung Galaxy SIII which will allow you to send or receive text or multimedia messages. This app has come with some option to facilitate you while using this app, such as an option to allow you change the message tone as you wish to inform you an incoming messages.

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

There's also an option available that you can customize called emergency call alert. You can either enable or disable one or more of them according to your need.


How to turn on or off emergency alert settings?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open Messaging app.Tap the Menu key then select Settings.Tap Emergency alert under Emergency message settings section.Here you'll see some emergency alert option available, they are:Presidential alert: this option allow the phone to receive presidential alert.Extreme alert: enable this option to allow the phone receive extreme alert.Severe alert: enable this opti…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Capture HD Video Recording

The large and colourful Super AMOLED display and also 8MP rear camera owned by the Samsung Galaxy SIII surely will allow you to record and watching the video in HD. What the best part of this? Now, you can easily shoot the best moment in your life with your phone into a HD video and watch it anytime you want through the Gallery app or Video Player app.

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


How to record video in HD?
Below are the complete steps to do:
Open the Camera app.If necessary, drag the indicator to the Video recorder icon.Tap the Settings icon.Scroll down to Resolution, then tap it.Here you'll see 5 resolution option available, they are:1920x1080 pixels1280x720 pixels720x480 pixels640x480 pixels320x240 pixelsTap 1920x1080.If the situation is glare and difficult to frame the shot, then you can enable Outdoor visibility option under the Settings camera menu.If you handheld the phone while recording the video, then turn on Anti-shake option under the Settings c…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Use Wishlist Feature on Google Play Store

Google Play Store is the official market for Android phone, including with the Samsung Galaxy SIII. You'll find it as one of the stock apps inside the phone. You need to activate Google account in order to access the Play Store, either a single or multiple Google account.

See also: How to Add Multiple Google Account via Google Play Store on Samsung Galaxy S3

The Google Play Store has the bookmark-like feature called wishlist which will allow you to flag certain apps for more easier further uses. For instance, you can add certain app into your wishlist to keep track the apps price, availability or else.


How to add or remove apps from wishlist?
Basically you can add or remove all of contents inside the Google Play Store into your wishlist, but we'll use the apps as the example of this step. Well, here's how to do:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Scroll to Play Store, then tap it.Browse the apps in the Play Store. Once you've find the ones you like, you can add it to your wi…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Scan QR Code

According to Wikipedia, QR Code or Quick Response Code is the trademarks of matrix barcode or two dimensional barcode first designed for the automotive industry in Japan. Nowadays, you can find the QR code not only in the automotive industry but also on another things, such as TV advertisement, business card, website, tickets, etc.


The QR code can easily readable by the smartphone, including with the Samsung Galaxy SIII. All you need to make it works is by downloading QR Code scanning app then use it to scan the code and retrieve data stored inside them.


How to scan QR Code using Google Googles apps?
There are lot of apps that allow you to scan QR code, but given from the apps reviews seem this apps is work well with lot of users. So, here are the steps:
Download install Google Googles apps from the Play Store.Once the installation is completed, open the Google Googles apps.Point the phone's camera at the QR Code, wait for seconds, then you'll see the data--such as, URL links, t…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Unlock the Phone for Free in 2 Easy Ways

If your Samsung Galaxy SIII is locked and you want to unlock it for certain reason, said that you want to go abroad and want to put the local SIM card to get their services, then you can do this easily by using two methods available as listed below. Both of these methods is easy to do, no need to pay and no root required.


Method 1: Ask your carrier to unlock the phone
The first method that you can do to unlock your phone is by asking the unlock code from your provider. Here are the complete steps to do:
Reach the provider through the calls or emails to ask them to unlock your phone. You can give them the explanation of what the reason that force you to unlock the phone, for instance you need to unlock the phone because you want to go to abroad, etc. FYI, some of carriers may refuse to unlock the phone until the contract is over, or you have to use their services for certain time period. If you managed to get the code then go to the next step, while if your carrier doesn't provide y…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Use Camera Best Face Mode

Upgrading your Samsung Galaxy SIII to the Android Jelly Bean will bring some features inside the phone, including with the Camera apps which also get some new shot mode. One of which is low light mode which will allow you to get a better picture while you use the camera to take a picture in low-light condition.

See also: How to Use Camera Low Light Mode on Samsung Galaxy S3

In addition with the low light shot mode, you can also find other shot mode available there named best face. Previously, you may ever seen this feature in the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. This mode will allow you to swap the individual face in the picture taken by the camera with that particular person's different individual expressions to get the best face as you want.


How to use best face mode?
To do so kindly follow the steps listed below:
Open the Camera apps.Tap the Settings icon.Tap the Shooting mode, then select Best Face.Take a group photos.The camera will take 5 consecutive pictures and will let you to choose …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Use Easy Snap Feature

Talk back mode is one of the feature available on Samsung Galaxy SIII, either with the Android Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean. Enabling this feature will make the phone provide the spoken feedback for whatever the user do. But, you should remember while in this mode, you need to use double tap instead a single tap to make selection and use two fingers instead one finger to swipe or to scroll.

See also: How to Enable Talk Back in Samsung Galaxy S3

Well, for those of you who now already use Android Jelly Bean inside the phone, then you can combine the talk back mode with the face detection in Camera apps to make easy snap. Combining both of them will make the phone able to tell you how many faces detected by the camera while in preview screen and focuses on them.


How to use easy snap?
To make it works, make sure you have enabled talk back mode as you can see in the link above. Next, you just need to follow the steps listed below:
Double tap the Apps icon on the Home screen.Double tap Ca…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Set and Clear Default on Certain Apps

Once upon the time, one of this blog's visitor named Kelly was send me an email. She ask me how to bring back the "Complete action using" menu because she was accidentally made a wrong selection when her Samsung Galaxy SIII prompt her to choose between the stock Internet browser and Mozilla Firefox browser when opening a URL of website.

See also: How to Use Browser App on Samsung Galaxy S3


How to set apps as default for certain action?
For those of you who don't know how to set certain app as the default to perform specific action, here I show how to do so. According to the Kelly's problem, we'll try to set the stock Internet browser as default when the phone open the URL of a website:
Open the URL of a website in any app, for example if you already receive a text message with a URL inside, then open the Messaging app and open the required text message contains with URL.Tap the URL.You should see "Complete action using" option menu appears (on Kelly&#…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Couldn't Sign In Error in Gmail Applications

Gmail app is one of the stock apps available inside Samsung Galaxy SIII that you can use to send or receive email messages. The username and password of the Gmail account also can be use to login and using another Google services, such as Google Play Store, Youtube, etc.

See also: How to Send Email Messages Using Gmail Apps on Samsung Galaxy S3

However, in certain condition you may have to open the same Gmail account on the web and change the password. Other times, you may noticed that your phone give you a notification of sign-in error when the Gmail account try to sync in the background resulting you can't login and using your Gmail account in Gmail app.


How to solve sign-in error on Gmail apps?
There are two ways available to fix the problem as listed below.
I. From the notification bar
After you've change the Gmail password on the web, when the Gmail app in the phone try to sync then you should see a exclamation sign in the notification bar. If so, do as follows:
Pull down t…

Samsung Galaxy S3: Five Easy Ways to Install Applications

Samsung Galaxy SIII has come with some useful pre-loaded applications--you can said Messaging apps, Phone apps, Contacts apps, etc-- that you can use directly without having to install them first. But, as with other Android phone, the Samsung Galaxy SIII also allow you to install another apps, either from its official market or non-official sources.

1. Google Play Store App
This is the official market for all Android phone and you'll find this apps as one of the stock apps inside your phone. Here you can download and install either free or paid apps. To make you be able to access the Google Play Store and another Google services, make sure you have activated your Google account on your phone.
See also: How to Access Google Play Store

2. Samsung Store App
This is the second official market for Samsung phone and you'll also find this apps as one of the stock apps inside your phone. As same as the Play Store apps, this apps also provide you with a free or paid apps. Create your ow…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Use AirDroid App to Sideload Applications

Samsung Galaxy SIII allows the user to install applications from another sources outside the Google Play Store or Samsung Store by sideloading apps into the phone or users usually refer it as install .apk file. To make it works, first you should enable Unknown sources option under security settings. Once you've enabled this option, now you can download .apk file from your phone's browser app or transfer .apk file from your PC to your phone then open it with the File manager app available on your phone to start installing.

See also: How to Install .apk File in Samsung Galaxy S3

Well, there are another way that you can do to sideload apps into your phone, one of which is by using another third-party app called AirDroid app. This apps will allow you to upload and/or install .apk file to your phone without connecting your phone to the PC, as what you do if you use the ADB.


How to use AirDroid app to install .apk file?
Before you do these steps below, make sure your phone and your P…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Install Apps Remotely from the Computer

As we all know that the Google Play Store is the official market of the Android phone, including with the Samsung Galaxy SIII. From there, you can find lot of apps that you can choose which best suit you. In order to allow you accessing the Play Store, make sure you have activated a Google account on your Samsung Galaxy SIII.

See also: How to Activate Google Account on Samsung Galaxy S3

Once you've activated the account, then you can use it to log in to the Play Store and install apps from there. But, in certain condition search an apps between lot of apps on the Play Store using the phone is less convenient way to install apps. Fortunately, you can install apps remotely to your Samsung Galaxy SIII through the Google Play Store website on your PC or laptop.


How to install apps from the Google Play on the web?
Make sure your Samsung Galaxy SIII is registered with the Google Play, or in other word you have activated a Google account on your phone. Well, here the complete steps to do…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Stops Ads Appears in Notification Bar

Generally, lot of Android users said that they feel annoyed with the ads from certain apps appears on their devices, even when they're not using the apps. Luckily, if you already upgrading your Samsung Galaxy SIII to the Android Jelly Bean, then you can easily set the apps not to send you a notification or ads.

See also: How to Block Notification on Certain Apps in Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android Jelly Bean

But, if your phone is still with the Android Ice Cream Sandwich which is not have the option to disable the notification on the apps and you encountering the problem of always receiving ads in the notification bar, then there are some steps that you can do to fix the problem.


How to stop ads in notification bar?
Usually you'll see some ads with a green plus or star, can't be removed until you tap it which will bring you to certain web page. For some user, this is so annoying and of course it'll eat the data. Well, here are some steps that you can do to get rid the ads…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Block Notifications on Certain Applications in Android Jelly Bean

The easiness to download and install applications through the Google Play Store sometimes make you end up with installing lot of applications into your Samsung Galaxy SIII. Lot of installed apps that not managed well of course will give you some problems later, such as low internal storage, error when save or read saved files, etc. One of the solution that you can do to fix this problem is by uninstalling the apps.

See also: How to Uninstall Apps on Samsung Galaxy S3

Another problem you may have encountering when you install lot of apps is that some of them start sending you an advertisement in the notification bar, even when you're not using them. Well, if your Samsung Galaxy SIII already with the Android Jelly Bean inside and you feels annoying with the ads, then you can easily block the ads on certain apps to not appearing.


How to disable notifications of the apps?
Here are the steps you need to do:
If you already know the apps which displaying ads, then go to the App info windo…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Add Contextual Tag in the Photo

Once you've upgraded your Samsung Galaxy SIII to the Android Jelly Bean, then you'll find some new features inside the phone. One of them is contextual tag feature. This features is similar with the face tag to allow you to tag each face in the photo. The difference is the contextual tag not only allow you to tag the face with the name but also allow you to tag the weather, date and location.

See also: How to Disable Face Tag on Samsung Galaxy S3

To make this feature works well, make sure you've enable location services on your phone to allow the phone use the location information, in this case the phone will use the weather and current location information.


How to use contextual tag?
Below are the steps you need to do:
Open the Camera apps.Tap settings icon, then turn on GPS tag and Contextual filename.Take the picture, then tap the photo result which will bring you to the Gallery apps.Tap the image and you'll see the yellow box appear there.Tap Add name to bring up the…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Adjust Sound Balance

As we all know that the Samsung Galaxy SIII support with the stereo and mono audio. That's why you can use two earphones when in a stereo audio and use one earphone when in a mono audio. To switch between stereo and mono audio, you can head to the accessibility settings then switch between both of them by using mono audio option.

See also: How to Enable or Disable Mono Audio on Samsung Galaxy S3

In the same screen you can also find an option named sound balance which will allow you to adjust the sound balance to get the best balance between the left and right audio. This of course will expand your experience while using this phone to listen to the music or other sounds.


How to customize sound balance?
Below are the steps you need to do:
Go to Settings.Tap Accessibility.Scroll down to the Hearing section, then tap Sound Balance.To adjust balance between left and right audio, slide the bar to the left or to the right.Tap OK button to save the changes.
By knowing the steps to adjust b…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable or Disable Smart Rotation

If previously in the Samsung Galaxy SIII with the Android Ice Cream Sandwich inside, you may already be familiar with the feature called auto rotate. This feature will allow your phone to automatically switch the screen according to your phone's position.

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

Now, if you have upgraded your Samsung Galaxy SIII to the Android Jelly Bean, then you'll notice that your phone has the new features similar with the auto rotate, called smart rotation. By enabling this features, the phone will disable auto rotate then use the front-facing camera to track your eyes and rotate the screen accordingly.


How to turn on or off smart rotation?
To do so, kindly follow the steps listed below:
Go to Settings.Tap Display.Scroll down to Features section then depending on your current settings, tap Smart rotation to enable or disable this option. When the box next to this option is checked means the option is turned on.
For the record, to …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Use Camera Low Light Mode

When you already have upgraded your Samsung Galaxy SIII to the Android Jelly Bean then you'll noticed that your phone has equipped with some new features inside it, such as multi window feature which will split the screen allows you to open two apps that support with this feature at once.

See also: How to Use Multi Window Feature in Samsung Galaxy S3

You can also find another new features that come with this operating system in Camera apps. If you open the shooting mode, you'll find the new shoot mode available there called Low light mode. This mode will allow you to take a picture in the low-light situation with more better result than before.


How to use camera low-light mode?
To do so, kindly follow the steps listed below:
Go to Apps through the Home screen.Tap Camera.Tap the Settings icon.Tap Shooting modeOn the shoot mode list, tap Low light mode.Now you're ready to take a picture in a low-light situations by tapping the camera icon.
To get the better picture while using…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Use Reader Mode in Browser Apps

Internet Browser apps is one of the pre-installed application that you can find inside the Samsung Galaxy SIII. You can use this apps to meet your Internet needs, such as to browse the webs or read online magazine, etc.

See also: How to Use Browser Apps in Samsung Galaxy S3

While you use this apps to view web page and read its content, usually you'll see another web's components, such as widgets, header, frame, advertisement, etc. Luckily, when your Samsung Galaxy SIII have upgraded to the Android Jelly Bean then you'll see the new feature in the Browser apps called reader mode. This feature will make the Browser only to show the main content allows you to read the content more comfort.


How to enable or disable reader mode?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open the Stock Internet Browser apps.Navigate to the desired web page you wish to read its contents.Once the web page is fully loaded, tap the R icon next to the URL in the address bar to use reader mode.Now the browser will …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to See Downloaded Applications in Google Play Store

As we all know that Samsung Galaxy SIII has the ability to manage multiple email accounts, including with the Google account. You can add multiple Google account inside this phone and use each of them to access another Google services available in this phone, for instance you can Switch and use each of the added Google account to download or purchase content in Google Play Store.

See also: How to Switch Between Google Account in Google Play Store in Samsung Galaxy S3

For certain reason, adding some of Google account also will helps you to separate purchases you've made in Google Play Store. Here you can also knowing the apps you've downloaded using one of your Google account.


How to see my applications on the Play Store apps?
Below are the steps you need to do to know the apps you've downloaded using the Google account currently signed in:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Scroll to Play Store, then tap it.If required, switch to the desired Google account you wish to show the a…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Add Multiple Google Account via Google Play Store

Samsung Galaxy SIII has the ability to manage multiple email account you've added into this phone, including with the Google Account. You can easily add the new Google account or activate another existing Google account through the Gmail apps.

See also: How to Add Multiple Google Account via Gmail Apps on Samsung Galaxy S3

In addition to add another Google account through Gmail apps, you can also add another Google account through the Google Play Store.


How to add another Google account via the Play Store Apps?
Below are the complete steps you need to do:
Open Play Store apps.Tap the Menu key then select Settings.Tap Account.Tap Add account button.Now you'll see two option available, they are:Existing: tap this option to add another existing Google account.New: tap this option to add new Google account.Tap the required option you wish to use then follow the on screen instructions.Once you've done the steps, the new Google account will be added and can be use to access Play…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Change Gmail Signature

If you're the same with me, you may have more than one Google account for any purpose, for instance you may use one of them as your private account and another one as the account use to work. Luckily, the Samsung Galaxy SIII allows the user to add multiple Google account and able to manage them well. You can add multiple Google account through several methods, one of which is through the Gmail apps.

See also: How to Add Multiple Google Account via Gmail Apps on Samsung Galaxy S3

If you usually use Gmail account through your Galaxy SIII, you may noticed that whenever you compose the email message, by default there are words said "Sent from Samsung Mobile" at the bottom of the message. You can either leave it or change it using your own signature.


How to change Gmail signature?
If you want to remove "Sent from Samsung Mobile" signature, then kindly follow the steps listed below:
Open Gmail apps.Tap the Menu key then select Settings.Tap the desired Gmail account you…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Switch Between Google Accounts on the Google Play Store

The ability to manage multiple email accounts, including Gmail account owned by the Samsung Galaxy S3 is one of the reason why the user choose this phone as their device. By using this phone, you can add more than one of your Google account. You can do this easily through the Gmail apps.

See also: How to Add Multiple Google Account via Gmail Apps on Samsung Galaxy S3

Once you've added another Google account, then you'll be able to use each of them to access and using another Google services, such as Youtube, Google Play Store, etc. You'll also be able to determine which the account you wish to use when you want to download and install apps from the Play Store.


How to switch Gmail accounts on the Play Store apps?
Here are the complete steps to do so:
Go to Apps through the Home screen.Scroll to Play Store, then tap it.Tap the Menu key.On pop up menu select Accounts.Now you'll see all the added Gmail accounts that you can choose one of them you wish to use.
By knowing how …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable or Disable Keyboard Swipe

Samsung Galaxy S3 is a great Android-based smartphone that comes with a large touch screen without a physical keyboard. Due to this reason, Samsung has pinned inside this phone a virtual keyboard to facilitate the user typing activities, such as when compose an email or text messages.

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

You can find several options available under this Samsung keyboard, one of them is called keyboard swipe. By enabling this option, you will be able to switch between letters and numbers or symbols by swiping the keyboard horizontally.


How to turn on or off keyboard swipe option?
Here are the steps to do so:
Go to Settings.Tap Language and input.Tap the Settings (gear) icon next to Samsung keyboard option to enter the settings screen.Depending on your current settings, tap Keyboard swipe option to enable or disable this option. When the box next to this option is checked means the option is turned on.
Once you've enabled this option, now wheneve…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Use 3x4 Keyboard

By default, Samsung Galaxy SIII use Qwerty keyboard type to facilitate the user while compose the text message, email or else. When viewed from its shape, the this keyboard type is similar with the keyboard that you usually see in the PC or laptop. Aside from the Qwerty keyboard, this phone also has the option to switch between Qwerty keyboard and 3x4 keyboard when you hold the phone in portrait view.

See also: How to Switch Between Qwerty and 3x4 Keyboard on Samsung Galaxy S3

If you choose to use 3x4 keyboard on this phone, you'll see that this keyboard is the same keyboard as you can see on the old phone. This keyboard has 12 buttons, arranged in a 3x4 grid.


How to use 3x4 keyboard type?
If you decide to use 3x4 keyboard on your Samsung Galaxy SIII, then below are the steps to use it:
Open the apps that need to use keyboard, such as Messaging apps or Email apps.Tap the enter text field to display the keyboard.By default, you'll see the alphabet keyboard.Tap 123 Sym key to ente…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Switch Between Qwerty and 3x4 Keyboard

Samsung Galaxy SIII has its default keyboard which will facilitate you when you want to compose a message, email or do anything else which need to use the keyboard. This Samsung keyboard also equipped with some options, such as auto capitalization that will automatically capitalize the first letter of sentence.

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

Another option that you can also find in this keyboard is the option called portrait keyboard types which will allow you to change the keyboard type you wish to use when you hold the phone in portrait view, either use Qwerty keyboard or 3x4 keyboard.


How to change portrait keyboard types?
Below are the steps to do so:
Go to Settings.Tap Language and input.If required, tap Default then select Samsung keyboard.Tap the settings (gear) icon next to Samsung keyboard option to enter the setting screen.Tap Portrait keyboard types.You'll see two options available, they are: Qwerty keyboard and 3x4 keyboard.T…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Add Multiple Google Account via Gmail Apps

Google Play Store is the official market for Android phone, including Samsung Galaxy SIII. In order to make you be able to download and install apps from Google Play Store or accessing another Google services, such as Youtube, Google+ , etc, then first you need to create new Gmail account or activate an existing Gmail account into your phone.

See also: How to Activate a Google Account on Samsung Galaxy S3

As with another email account, this phone also allows you to add another Gmail account. These accounts will be sync with the web based Gmail and everything you do in the phone will be reflected in there.


How to add another Gmail account?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open Gmail apps.Tap the Menu key then select Settings.Tap Add account button at the top right corner.Now you'll see two options available on the pop up menu, they are:Existing: tap this option to activate another existing Gmail account.New: tap this option to create another new Gmail account.Tap the required option you…