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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Can't Delete an Additional Home Screen

An insider named Matthew has sent me an email to ask why his phone always crashing when he tried to delete additional home screen once he updated his phone to the Jelly Bean. As we all know that Samsung Galaxy SIII allows the user to add additional home screen up to seven home screen. Well, aside to make the Home screen more neat, deleting an unused home screen is one way that the user can do to manage RAM.

See also: How to Manage Internal Memory on Samsung Galaxy S3

However, if you're also experience the same problem as Matthew has, then try to check some possible ways to fix this problem as listed below:

Method #1: Delete Home screen
Try to delete Home screen using a common methods as listed below:
On Home screen, tap the Menu key then select Edit page, or pinch the Home screen to display all of your Home screen in a single page.Tap and hold the desired Home screen you wish to delete, then drag it to the trash can icon.
Method #2: Change the animation scale value
If the first met…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable or Disable Face and Voice Unlock Features

When you're in the lock screen menu, you will see the Face and voice as one of the methods that you can use to unlock your Samsung Galaxy SIII. This method utilizes the front-facing camera to recognize your face and utilize microphones to recognize your voice command, if a face and a voice recognisable then your phone will be unlocked.


How to enable Face and voice unlock method?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open Settings.Tap Security.Tap Screen lock.Select Face and voice.Tap the Set it up button.Tap the Continue button.Put your face in the dotted circle to let the phone identify your face.Wait until your face is captured correctly.Tap the Continue button.Tap the Microphone icon.Say a word or phrase you wish to use as an unlock command 4 times, then tap the Done button.Select a backup option, such as a PIN or Pattern. This option will be used if your face and voice are not recognized by the phone. If you choose a PIN go to the step #13, while if you choose a pattern go to the step #…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Organize Application in the App Menu

Lot of choices of applications available in the Google Play Store or other sources that you can install into your Samsung Galaxy SIII sometimes makes you end up with installing lot of apps to your phone. With so many apps installed, arrange the apps using the best view according to your need is one way that you can do to make you more easier when you want to access them.

See also: How to Sort Applications on the App Drawer on the Samsung Galaxy S3

In addition to determine how the phone sort the app, in the app menu you can also organize them according to your liking, for example, move the app location or see the app info or else.


How to organize apps in the app drawer?
Below are the steps to do so:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap the Menu key then select Edit.To move the app, tap and hold the app then drag it to a new location.To add the app to a new folder, tap and hold the app then drag it to the new folder icon. You can also add another app to this new folder by tap and hold the a…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Do Manual Pause Dialing

Maybe you've had to call someone through his office number, and you must enter the extension number after dial the regular number to speak directly with him. Well, if you often experience this situation, you might have to consider to add pauses to the contact, so you don't need to enter the additional number whenever you call him again.

See also: How to Add Pauses to an Existing Contact Numbers on Samsung Galaxy S3

In addition to add pauses to an existing contact, you can also do a manual pause dialing that will allow you to call a number with pauses--either a pause or a wait-- without saving it in your phone book.


How to manually add a pause or wait when make a call?
Below are the steps you need to do:
Open Phone app.Enter the phone number using the on-screen keypad.To add a pause go to the step #4, while to add a wait go to the step #5.Manually add the pause:Tap the Menu key.Tap Add 2-sec pause to add a two-second pause. This will displayed as comma (,). If Necessary, you can …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Add Pauses to an Existing Contact Numbers

In the Samsung Galaxy SIII, there are several ways that you can do to make a call more faster and easier by utilizing the existing features owned by this phone. For example, you can use the easy call feature that will allow you to make calls simply by swiping the contact from left to right, or you can use the speed dial that will allow you to assign a shortcut number to an existing contact number on your contact list.

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

Another way that you can do to make a call more easier, especially if you want to make a call on the contact number that require you to type in the PIN numbers or extensions is by adding pauses in the contact so you do not need to enter the number each time you call them. You can either add a pause to stop the calling sequence for 2 seconds or adding a wait to pause the calling sequence until you enter number or pressing a key.


How to add a pause or wait to an existing contact?
Bel…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Google Play Store Stop Working Issue

Google Play Store is the official market for all of Android phone, including Samsung Galaxy SIII. Here you can download lot of apps or game then install them to your phone. To make you be able accessing Google Play Store, make sure you have activated your Google account on your phone.

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

As same as another apps, some problem sometimes occur in the Google Play Store app, such as Play Store has stopped working resulting you can't access them to download its contents. If you're experiencing this problem, then there are some steps that you can do to fix this.


How to fix Google Play Store not working problem?
Assuming that you get the strong signal and you have no problem with the network, then you can try some possible steps to fix this problem:
I. Check whether the Download app is disabled
The first methods that you can do is by checking whether the Download app is disabled or not. Some user said that the Download app on …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Quickly Accessing Your Favourite Website

Nowadays we can easily get the information we want through the Internet. That's why no wonder if the easiness to do that makes Internet users growth rapidly from time to time. The growth of Internet users has also resulted in a growing number of websites present which offers a variety of information to the visitor.

As the users of the Samsung Galaxy SIII, you can utilize the stock Browser app available on this phone to browse the web and get the information you want. Usually when you use this app to browse the web, you may be met with an interesting website that you might want to visit again later. Well, here we'll discuss about some methods that you can do to make you more easier and faster to access your favourite websites by using the stock Browser app inside your precious Samsung Galaxy SIII.

1. Add to bookmarks
By adding your favourite websites to bookmark, then another time you can easily reopen the bookmarked website by tapping the bookmark icon and choose which bookmark…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Set Home Page on Chrome Browser App

Nowadays the Internet has become a daily need for almost everyone. Due to this fact, that's why no wonder if almost all of smartphone available today has present the stock browser app inside to be able to meet the needs of their users, including the Samsung Galaxy SIII with its stock Browser app. You can use this app to browse the web, download the files, etc.

See also: How to Use the Browser App in the Samsung Galaxy S3

Although the stock Browser app has been equipped with several options that will facilitate the user while use this app, but there are some users who are not satisfied with this app and then decided to use a third-party browser app to replace it. One that has been widely used is Chrome browser app. One of the reason is that the browser is considered to be lighter and faster than the stock Browser app. Unfortunately this app does not have the option that allows you to change the homepage which will make this app open up certain web page whenever you open it. However…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Lock and Unlock Memo in S Memo App

In certain condition, you might have to write down something important for further use, for instance when you're discussing something with your friends and want to summarize the conclusion or else. Well, aside from using the paper and pen, you can also utilize S Memo app inside your Samsung Galaxy SIII to do so.

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

The benefit of using S Memo app to write your note is the easiness to find the required memo without having to throw you in the trouble to search the memo among other piles of paper. In addition, you can also secure your memo by locking the memo using your own lock code so the others who don't know the code will not be able to read your memo.


How to lock memo?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open S Memo app.The list of your memo will displayed here.Tap the Menu key then select Lock.Tap the desired memo you wish to lock.Tap the Done button located at the upper right corner.Enter the desired lock number…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Get Rid the Flashing Red Border Around the Screen

One of the insider asked me why her Samsung Galaxy SIII screen displaying a grid line that follow her move. After some further investigation, it turned out that she was accidentally activate the option named show pointer location under the developer option menu.

See also : How to Show or Hide Pointer Location on Samsung Galaxy S3

Yap, the developer menu option is actually intended for the developers purposes, so if you're a basic user then better you leave them in default to avoid you experience an unexpected situations. For example, some users said that their phone displays the flashing red border around the screen and thinks that it's a problem. Apparently, this is because they were accidentally activate the strict mode option under developer option menu. The strict mode is used to inform the developers when the apps perform long operations on main thread by displaying a flashing red frame around the screen. Given the cause, so the way to fix this issue is by disabling the s…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Remove Picasa Album from Gallery App

Aside from retrieving pictures from the photo files you saved in your device, you can also set your Samsung Galaxy SIII to retrieve pictures from another source outside the phone, for instance you can display your Facebook pictures gallery in the Gallery app. But, if you don't want the Facebook album show up there, you can set the Gallery not to display them or you can stop the device not to sync with your Facebook account.

See also: How to Remove Facebook Photos on Gallery App on Samsung Galaxy S3

Another album that might be shown in the Gallery app is Picasa album. This may happen because you have set your Google account to sync with the Picasa web album. Well, if you also don't want this album show up in your Gallery app, then you can remove them by setting the phone to stop syncing with Picasa web album.


How to remove Picasa album in Gallery app?
Below are the steps you need to do:
Go to Settings.Tap Account and sync.Tap your Google account.Uncheck the checkbox next to Sync …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Save a Draft Text Message in Messaging App

If you're the one who frequently send text messages to many peoples with a similar format, then create a text message template would be very helpful for you. Fortunately, the Messaging app in the Samsung Galaxy SIII allows you to do so. Other times, you can use a text template that you created as your message and then send it to the contacts you wish to send the message with. If necessary, you can also tailor it first before you send it.

See also: How to Create and Send Text Message Using Text Message Templates in Samsung Galaxy S3

Besides allowing you to create a text message template, you can also save your text messages as draft which will allow you to send them next time to the desired contact.


How to save a text message as draft?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open Messaging app.Tap the New messages icon to create new text messages.Enter the desired recipient number or you can tap the Contact icon to find the number you want to send a message with.Tap the required contact.Tap t…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Remove Facebook Photos on Gallery App

By default, the Gallery app will show you all the photo and video files that you save on your device, either in the phone memory or the SD card. In addition, you can also display pictures from another source outside the phone, for example you can display your Facebook gallery pictures, simply by syncing your phone with your Facebook gallery. For some users this will help them because they can see their Facebook photos directly through the Gallery app.

See also: How to Display Facebook Albums and Photos in Gallery app in Samsung Galaxy S3

Even so, for other users, Facebook albums and photos that appear in the Gallery app are very annoying them, especially for those who accidentally sync the phone with their Facebook gallery. Unfortunately, some of them said that they have difficulties when trying to delete Facebook photos from Gallery app, not as easy as when they show them up on Gallery app.


How to remove Facebook pictures gallery ?
If you're also experiencing this issue and have …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Get Out from Incognito Mode

Incognito mode is one of feature available inside Browser app in Samsung Galaxy SIII. When you browse the web under the incognito mode, then the page won't appear in the browser history, the download files won't appear in the download history and the cookies will wiped out once you closed the page. Browse the page under this mode of course will help you if you want to access something important or a sensitive data without having to leave any trace.

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

Aside from the advantage, some of users said that once they turned on this mode or accidentally get in into this mode, they have difficulties to get out from there.


How to get out from incognito mode?
If you're also have the difficulty to do so, then you can follow the step listed below:
Open Browser app.If you're in incognito mode, tap the Thumbnails of active browser windows icon.Here you should see the plus (+) icon and the Incognito icon.Find the …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Use the Incognito Feature in the Browser App

As one of pre-installed app in Samsung Galaxy SIII, You can directly use the Browser app without having to install it first. You can use this app to browse the web, read online magazine, etc. By default, the app will record all of your browsing activities to help you more easier to track what you have searched before. But, if you don't want to keep them, you can easily remove them from there. As we all know that lot of caches will make the browser run more slower and heavier.

See also: How to Clear Cache and Delete Internet Browsing History on Samsung Galaxy S3

Aside from manually clearing the histories, you can also utilize incognito feature inside this app which will make the page you open will not appear in the browser history after you close the page. This of course will useful if you want to browse any web page without leaving any trace.


How to use incognito mode?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open Browser app.Tap Thumbnails of active browser windows iconlocated in the upper ri…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Wrong Display in the Messaging App Icon in the Home Screen

Messaging app is one of pre-installed apps on the Samsung Galaxy SIII which is presented to meet the user needs to send a message, either text or multimedia messages. Usually, when you get a new message you will get a notification in the status bar, and if you see the Messaging app icon in the Home screen, it will be marked with a certain number that indicates the number of unread messages. In certain case, some users experienced wrong display in their Messaging app icon. The Messaging app icon marked with number but when they open it there's no unread messages.


How to solve wrong display in Messaging app icon?
AFAIK, there are two possible ways to fix this problem. Here they are:
I. Disable the option Do not keep activities
The first methods is by checking the Do not keep activities option to see whether it's enabled. If so, you need to disable it by following the steps listed below:
Go to Settings.Scroll down to Developer options, then tap it.Uncheck the checkbox next to the Do…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Display Facebook Albums and Photos in Gallery

Gallery app is one of the stock app available on Samsung Galaxy SIII which will allow you to view photos and play back videos. All of photos and videos with supported file types that you have saved or downloaded inside your phone or SD card will be displayed here, including the picture you have saved from your Facebook account to your phone.

See also: How to Save Pictures from Facebook Account to Samsung Galaxy S3

Aside from manually save the picture from your Facebook account, you can also set the phone to display your Facebook albums and photos on your Gallery app by syncing your Facebook gallery.


How to sync Facebook gallery?
To do so, kindly follow the steps listed below:
Go to Settings.Tap Account and sync.Tap your Facebook account name you wish to sync its gallery.Tick the checkbox next to Sync Gallery option.Once the sync process is completed, you should see the album synced marked with Facebook logo on your Gallery.
Well, by doing this step, now you can view your Facebook albums…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Sync with Blackberry Contacts

Before Android smartphones dominate the market, you may have been familiar with the Blackberry smartphone. The ability to send and receive email at that time, as well as the Blackberry Messenger services (BBM) make this smartphone to get their own place. Now, when the smartphone market flooded with Android phones, lot of Blackberry users decide to migrate to Android smartphone, including the Samsung Galaxy SIII.

If you are one of Blackberry users who decide to migrate to the Samsung Galaxy SIII, you might also want to migrate the data from your Blackberry to your shiny Samsung Galaxy SIII. One of the important data you might want to migrate is the contacts. Luckily, you can easily transfer your Blackberry contacts to your new Samsung Galaxy SIII.


How to transfer Blackberry contacts to Samsung Galaxy S3?
Basically, there are 3 steps you need to do, first of all you need to export contacts from your Blackberry as .csv file, import .csv file into Gmail contacts and followed by syncing the…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Sync with iPhone Contacts

Samsung Galaxy SIII is a great Android-based smartphone which offering modern looks and advanced features for their users. That's why no wonder if so many people end up deciding to choose this phone as their devices. Even, there are some cross-platform smartphone users, such as the iPhone users from Apple whom decided to switch to use the Samsung Galaxy SIII.

Well, if you're one of them, while you use iPhone as your device, you might have been familiar to use iCloud to backup your data, including your iPhone contacts. The good news, you can easily transfer your iPhone contacts that you already backup to iCloud to your Samsung Galaxy SIII .


How to transfer iPhone contacts from iCloud to your Samsung Galaxy S3?
First you need to export your iPhone contact as .vrf file then import this file into your Gmail contacts followed by syncing them with your phone. Well, here are the steps to do so:
On your PC or laptop
Launch web browser by clicking the Browser icon on the desktop or access…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Clear Youtube Search History with 2 Easy Ways

As we all know that Youtube is the most popular video-sharing website today which will allow the users to upload, view and share their videos with everyone or with certain person only. In Samsung Galaxy SIII you'll find the Youtube app as one of the stock apps. So, if you already activated your Google account on your phone, then you can directly use this app.

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

By default, Youtube app will record your search histories to helps you more easier to track what you have searched before. But, in certain case you might be don't want the app to do so or you don't want others knows your Youtube search histories. Luckily, there some methods to do so, you can see the two of them as listed below.


First method: Clear search history through the Youtube settings menu
Below are the steps to do so:
Open Youtube app.Tap the Menu key then select Settings.Tap Search.Tap Clear search history option to erase the existing Youtube search histori…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Switch Between Installed Home Launcher App

One of tweak to speed up the performance of the Samsung Galaxy SIII is by changing the default launcher with others. There are many launcher available in Google Play Store--said Nova launcher app, ADW launcher app, etc-- that you can choose which one best suits your needs. But, better you read the review first to see if the launcher is work well or not.

See also: How to Make Samsung Galaxy S3 Faster with 5 Simple Tweaks

Once you find the appropriate launcher, you can just install it on your phone. Once the installation is completed you will be presented with the option to choose between the default TouchWiz and your newly installed launcher. This menu also will allow you to set the default launcher or choose which one you will use.


How to change the home launcher?
In this example assumes that you have set the third-party launcher app as the default. The following are the steps to do so:
Go to Settings.Tap Application Manager.Swipe to the All screen.Tap the newly installed launcher app.T…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Switch Between Installed Keyboard Application

The good thing on Samsung Galaxy SIII is whenever you're not satisfied with the stock one then you can choose and install various another third party app from the Google Play Store. For instance, you could install another third party keyboard app to get the things you want that doesn't exist in the stock keyboard app.

See also: How to Install Third Party Keyboard App on Samsung Galaxy S3

And, the best part of it is that once you have installed another keyboard app you can easily switch between the installed keyboard app on your phone allows you to choose and use which the keyboard you want by changing the input method.


How to change the input method?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open the app that need you to use keyboard, such as Messaging app.Tap the keyboard icon in the notification bar.Drag down the notification panel.Tap Choose input method.Here you can see the pop up menu contains of all installed keyboard app on your phone.Tap the desired keyboard app you wish to use.
It&…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Install Third Party Keyboard Application

Samsung Galaxy SIII has come with the stock keyboard which is equipped with some features to facilitate your typing activities, such as auto capitalization option which will automatically capitalize the first letter of sentence.

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

Even so, some users and insiders have said that in certain conditions they were not satisfied enough with the stock keyboard. Some of them said that the auto correct feature is not accurate and else. If you're also experiencing the same with them, then you might want to consider to install another third party keyboard app from the Google Play Store that suit your needs.


How to install third party keyboard app?
To do so kindly follow the steps listed below:
Find the desired third party keyboard app you wish to install from the Google Play Store, then install it to your phone.Once the installation is completed, go to Settings.Tap Language and input.Here you should see your newly instal…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Remove Number from Spam List

On Samsung Galaxy SIII there are several ways that you can do to block certain contacts so they can't send you a message, one of which is by entering the number you want to block into the spam list.

See also: How to Register Number as Spam on Samsung Galaxy S3

Even so, in certain condition you might have several reasons that make you want to remove the number from the spam list and allow the number to send you a message again, for instance when you accidentally have entered the number into the spam list and want to remove them from there.


How to remove number from the spam list?
Kindly follow the steps listed below to do so:
Open Messaging app.Tap the Menu key then select Settings.If required, tap Spam settings option to enable it.Tap Register number as spam.Tap and hold the desired number you wish to remove from the spam list.Tap Delete.Tap the OK button to confirm removing number from the list.
By knowing how to remove the number from the spam list, now you can allow the number yo…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Send a Message to the Recent Call

In the Samsung Galaxy SIII you can see the list of all the recent calls through Logs tab under Phone app. From here, you can do several things, such as redial the recent call or save unsaved number into your phone book.

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

Aside from dialing or saving the recent calls, you can also send a message to them. Of course this will give you another way to send a message with this phone.


How to send message to recent call?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open Phone app.Tap the Logs tab.The list of recent calls will be displayed here.Swipe the desired contacts you wish to send a message to the left.Write your message in the text field by using the virtual keyboard.Tap Send button to send the message.
As we know that we can send a message with several methods available on this phone. By knowing this steps, at least now you have one more way to do so. So. hope this helps :)

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Turn On or Off the Microphone on Active Call

By using the Samsung Galaxy SIII you can make a call with several methods available. You can choose which one that best suit you. You can also utilizing the existing features to help you more faster and easier when making a call using this phone.

See also: 3 Features on Samsung Galaxy S3 to Make a Call Faster and Easier

While you're on call, you can utilize some option available. One of them is the option to switch the microphone off to mute the call.


How to mute the call?
To do so, kindly follow the steps listed below:
While you're on an active call, tap Mute icon.The Mute icon now appears green which means the microphone is turned off. Now, the person you call will not be able to hear your voice.Tap the Mute icon again to turn on the microphone. The Mute icon now appears gray which means the microphone is turned on and the person you call will be able again to hear your voice.
By knowing how to switch the microphone on or off, now you can set it according to your need. For …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Know Total Call Duration

On Samsung Galaxy SIII you can find out all the history calls by using the Logs menu under Phone app. Here you can see the history of incoming calls, outgoing calls and missed calls. Next, you can either delete all the logs to free up your phone's storage or save some new numbers are not listed in your phone book.

See also: How to Save Recent Calls on Samsung Galaxy S3

In addition to provide you the information about the call histories, here you can also get information about the call duration for the last calls, incoming calls, outgoing calls and the total of all calls.


How to find total call duration?
To do so, kindly do as follows:
Open Phone app.Tap the Logs tab.Tap the Menu key then select Call duration.Here you can see the total call duration, either voice or video call.Last call: This will show you the total length of time for the last call.Dialed calls: This will show you the total length of time for all outgoing calls you have made.Received calls: This will show you the tot…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Add Photo to Contact

In Samsung Galaxy S3 you can easily add new contact to stay keep in touch with them through My People app or directly trough your Contacts app then saved it to your SIM or phone storage.

See also: How to Add Contact on Samsung Galaxy S3

Here you can also add photo to the required contact to personalize them. But, you should remember that you can do this only with the contact that you've saved on your phone, not the SIM. Well, there are two ways you can do to assign a photo to the contact: through Contacts app or through Gallery app.


How to add photo to contact through Contacts app?
Here are the steps you need to do if you want to set photo to contact through Contact app:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Contacts.Tap the required contact you wish to add a photo.Tap the Edit icon to edit the contact.Tap on the blank contact image.Now you will see two options available on pop up menu. They are:Image: Select this option if you want to use image from your Gallery as photo contact.Take…

Samsung Galaxy S3 : How to Assign Different Message Tone in Different Contact

Some insiders asked me through the comments they leave in a couple of articles on this blog about how to set a different message tone for each contact so they could hearing a different message tone when receiving an incoming message from different contact. Unfortunately the stock messaging app on the Samsung Galaxy SIII does not provide the option to do so, you can only set the same message tone for all contacts.

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

Well, let's thanks to the Google Play Store as the official market for Android phones which provide you many choices of the applications to fill the shortage in stock applications. For example, in this case you can set a different message tone for each contact using a third-party messaging apps that you can get on the Play Store .


How to set different message tone for each contact?
As an example, we will use the Handcent SMS app to do so:
Download install Handcent SMS app through the Play Store.Once the installat…