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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Can't Use the Volume Key to Zoom In or Out in the Camera App in Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

It seems that Android 4.3 Jelly Bean has been bringing some problems to the users since it launched at the first time. A few days ago, some insiders left their comments and asked why the zoom function of the Volume key didn't work in the Camera app after they had updated their Samsung Galaxy SIII to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

See also: How to Fix Camera Flashes when Alarm Goes Off in Android 4.3 in the Samsung Galaxy S3

After some further investigations, I've found that there were two things that can caused the zoom function of the Volume key didn't work, the camera mode and the Home screen mode.


How to fix can't zoom in or out using the Volume key in the Camera app?
If you're also experiencing this problem, you can check the following steps to make the zoom function of the Volume key works again:
Check the camera mode
Some camera modes (e.g: panorama mode) will automatically disable the zoom function. So, to make the zoom function works, you need to change the camera…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Can't Find the Wi-Fi Direct Option on Android 4.3

In Android 4.3, there are some options that changed its location in the Settings menu causing some users are having trouble to find them when they want to use them. As happen with one of the insider named Maureen who has the difficulty to change the Bluetooth name in her phone after she did update the phone to the Android 4.3. She said that she couldn't find the rename option in the Bluetooth menu, where the option is usually located. Apparently, in the recent update you have to change the device name to change the Bluetooth name.

See also: How to Fix Can't Change the Bluetooth Name on Samsung Galaxy S3 with the Android 4.3

Another problem with the similar causes also experienced by another insider named Richard who has send me an email and said that he could no longer find the Wi-Fi Direct option in the Settings menu when he want to activate this option to allow him transferring some stuff to another phone.


How to find Wi-Fi Direct option in Android 4.3?
FYI, in Android Jelly…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable Lock Screen Light Effect on Android 4.3

Seems I've been missing some features in the previous Android version, Android 4.2 and just discovered them in the Android 4.3. Well, though some of them may be have no real function, but they do the thing that will beautify your precious Samsung Galaxy SIII and makes this device a little bit more fun to play with from time to time. I've already mentioned one of them in the previous post, the hidden BeanFlinger daydream which will act like the PC-screensaver on your phone. You're free to display it right now or while the phone is docked or charging.

See also: How to Unlock and Use BeanFlinger Daydream in Samsung Galaxy S3 with the Android 4.3

Another similar feature that was overlooked by me is an alternative swipe effect, the light effect in the lock screen which already there since the Android 4.2. This feature of course will give you one more option if you have bored with no-effect or even with the standard ripple effect available in the previous version. But, you shoul…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Reveal and Use the Hidden BeanFlinger Daydream in Android 4.3

As with all the previous Android version, the Android 4.3 also has the Easter egg animation which will display the Big Bean and bean flinger in the screen. For me, this is an extra feature that is so fun to play with. Once you flicked your Bean, then this will also unlock the hidden BeanFlinger option under the daydream menu.


How to unlock and use the hidden BeanFlinger daydream in Android 4.3?
Below are the steps to do so:
Go to Settings.Tap More tab.Tap About device.Find Android version, and then tap it rapidly until you see the picture of the Android 4.3 Jelly bean and the big bean on the screen.
See also: How to See Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Easter Egg Animation on Samsung Galaxy S3Now, go back to Settings.Tap My device tab.Tap Display.Scroll down to find Daydream, and then slide the switch next to the Daydream option to the right to enable this option.Here you should see the BeanFlinger daydream as one of the option available.Tap Start now button to display the BeanFlinger daydream r…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Move App to SD Card on Android 4.3

In the recent update Android 4.3, the Samsung Galaxy S3 gets some new features to improve the user experience of using this phone. One of the new feature brought by this new operating system is the ability to change the Volume key function in the Camera app. Now, the user will be able to assign this key as the camera key or the record key which will allow the user to take the picture or record the video using the physical button, the Volume up key or the Volume down key.

See also: How to Change the Volume Key Function in Camera App in Samsung Galaxy S3 with the Android 4.3

Another long-awaited new feature that now available in Android 4.3 is the ability to move apps to the SD card. This feature of course will help the user to keep the internal storage not quickly run out, especially for those of you who have lot of installed apps and only have low internal storage. As we all know that low internal storage will make the device not works properly and encountering some problems.


How to mo…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Change the Volume Key Function in Camera App in Android 4.3

In Android 4.3, Camera app is one of the app that has new features. One of which is the new camera mode called Sound and Shot which will allow you record the background sound up to 5 or 9 seconds before capturing the picture.

See also: How to Take Picture Using Sound and Shot Mode in Samsung Galaxy S3 With the Android 4.3

In this recent update, the users also has the ability to set the Volume key function in the Camera app. As we all know that the Volume key used to control zoom in the Camera app. Now, in the Android 4.3, you're not only be able to set the Volume key as the zoom key but also as the camera key or the record key.


How to change the Volume key function?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open Camera app.Tap the Cogwheel icon to enter the settings menu.Tap Volume key option, then tap it.Here you'll see three options available, they are:The zoom key: choose this option to set the Volume key to control zoom.
The camera key: choose this option to allow you use the Volume up k…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Use Sound and Shot Mode

In the recent update Android 4.3, the camera app gets a new feature which will allow the user to take picture with the Volume up key or the Volume down key. Previously, some insiders has leave their comment here to ask how to take picture with the physical button, either with the Power key or the Volume key. Sadly, in the previous version this feature is not yet available. But in the Android 4.3, the users will be able to take picture using the Volume key which will help them to take picture in certain condition when using the on-screen camera button is little difficult to do, such as when they're diving.

See also: How to Take Picture Using the Volume Key On Samsung Galaxy S3 with the Android 4.3

Aside the ability to assign the Volume key as the camera key, in this update the camera app also gets a new camera mode named sound and shot mode. This mode will allow the user to record the background sound up to 5 or 9 seconds before capturing which will make the picture more alive.


How…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Take Picture Using Volume Key on Android 4.3

The recent update Android 4.3 brings some new options to improve the user experience of using this phone. Though, in some cases, the new option brought by this operating system alleged by some user as the "problem" due to the user yet not familiar with it, such as the flash notification option which will make the camera flashes when receiving new email or calls or when the alarm goes off. This option surely will useful for the low-vision or deaf users where the flash light will make them more easier to know the notification rather than the notification on the screen. Unfortunately, lot of users didn't like with this option. They said that the flash light is too bright and really bothered them.

See also: How to Fix Camera Flashes when Alarm Goes Off in Android 4.3 in Samsung Galaxy S3

Aside from the flash notification option, Android 4.3 also brings new option under Camera app settings which will allow you to take the picture using the Volume key. This option will helpful…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Keyboard Always Replace the Typed Word After Update to Android 4.3

An insider has leave his comment here and ask why after he did update his phone to the Android 4.3, the auto correct on his phone tend to rein in what should be typed which will not letting him to type anything anymore without having to correct whatever he really wants to type. Seems the auto correct in this recent update is the stubborn auto-correct and in some cases it's really annoying the user who need to type with the different language than the phone.

See also: How to Turn On or Off Auto Correct on Samsung Galaxy S3

At the first time, I thinks that it's about predictive text, but apparently this issue is brought by the new option in the stock keyboard app called auto replacement which will auto replace the word you're typing with the most probable word. Due to the cause, to stop the keyboard always replacing a word the user should turn this option off.

How to disable auto replacement on Android 4.3?
Generally, there are two methods to turn off auto replacement that yo…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Clear Cache of All Applications on Android 4.3

Clear cache is one of the most common solution done by the users when they're experiencing some problems with certain app. For instance, when you feels the Browser app on your phone become more slower and heavier than before, then clearing its cache might will be one of the solution you have to try to fix this problem.

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

In the latest update Android 4.3, you can perform clear cache in two different methods through the Settings menu. The one is clear cache through the application manager menu which is the common methods done in the previous Android version. The second is clear cache through the storage menu. What's makes the different between both of the methods is the second method will allow you to clear cache for all apps in a single time.


How to clear all apps cache on Android 4.3?
For any reason, if you decide to clear all apps cache on the phone, then below are the steps to do so:
Go to Se…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Stop the Phone Keeps Scanning Wi-Fi on Android 4.3

Though lot of users alleges that turned on Wi-Fi all the times will poor the battery life, in certain case a user might be want to keep this option always on. As has been said by an insider named Nicola who wants to keep the Wi-Fi on all the time to keep the Viber on his phone always connected as it's the only way for a couple of peoples to contact him in an emergency.

See also: How to Fix Wi-Fi Always Turn Off When the Phone is Sleep on Samsung Galaxy S3

While in Android 4.3, there's a Wi-Fi related option named Always allow scanning which will allow your phone to constantly scanning for Wi-Fi networks even when the Wi-Fi is turned off. This option is claimed will be able to save more power due to the phone doesn't need to use some powers taking by the GPS to get your location information. In another side, this option also reported by some users as the culprit of some problems occurs on their phones, such as boot loop issue after restart and else. If that happen, you can …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Can't Open Multi Window Panel Using Back Button After Update to the Android 4.3

Lot of Samsung Galaxy S3 users out there starts reporting that they're encountering multiple issues once they did update their phone to the Android 4.3. Some of issues occurs because when the user wants to enable or disable certain option, they need to do some extra things to make it works, such as when the user wants to get rid camera flashes when receiving new email or call, the user must turn on the flash notification option and turn it off again to make it works.

See also: How to Fix Camera Flashes When Receiving New Email or Calls in Android 4.3 in Samsung Galaxy S3

Another issue with the similar causes which also occurs in Android 4.3 is the difficulty to get back the functionality of the multi window feature. If previously the user will be able to bring up the multi window panel by long pressing the Back button, now in Android 4.3 the user can't do so, though they already checked the multi window option through the Settings menu. To fix this problem, you need to do anot…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Can't Change Bluetooth Name on Android 4.3

One more, an insider named Maureen has dropped her question to me through the email to ask why her phone shows the device name as SGH-I747 instead of a different name as she had configured before she did update the phone to the Android 4.3 when she use the phone to transfer contact files with her friend using the Bluetooth connection. As we all know that Bluetooth is one of the most used mode of connectivity to do the file transfer or share the internet data to another Bluetooth capable devices, so the appropriate Bluetooth name will help us a lot to recognize the device much more easier. Unfortunately, in her mail she said that now she also no longer can't find the option to rename the Bluetooth name through the Bluetooth settings menu as the way she did prior the update.

See also: How to Change the Bluetooth Name on Samsung Galaxy S3

Apparently, the changes in the appearance of the Settings menu brings a little difficulties to the user to do some settings, for instance when the …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Missing Applications After Update to the Android 4.3

Seems these days you would have to read lot of posts about problem occurs in the Samsung Galaxy SIII with the Android 4.3, as if I could say that this update brings more problems compared with all of the previous updates. One of the most common problem experienced by the user once they updated their phone to this new operating system is that they start receive recurring old download in their notification list and sadly it's can't be cleared from there. To fix this problem, you should clear all the download histories in the Download app or clear cache and data in the Downloads or Download manager through the Settings menu.

See also: How to Fix Recurring Old Download Notifications in Samsung Galaxy S3 with Android 4.3

Once you done the steps listed in the link above, the old download notification should no longer appear in the notification list. Unfortunately, an insider has told me through the email that she can't find the Downloads app through the app drawer when she want…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Freezes or Auto Reboot When Accessing Clipboard After Update to the Android 4.3

It's turned out that the update to the Android 4.3 brings some problems to the Samsung Galaxy SIII users, though actually some of them are not the real problem because they were triggered by the new option in this new operating system or that was because one app is linked with another one which is not turned on and resulting the app crashes whenever the user use it. As has been said by one of the insider through his email that the Gallery app in his phone always crashes whenever he use the Share menu

See also: How to Fix Gallery App Crashes When Using the Share Menu in Samsung Galaxy S3 With the Android 4.3

However, seems the users continuously reporting that they experience another problem once they updated their phone to the Android 4.3. One of which is they said that the phone always freezes or reboot whenever they tried to bring up the clipboard from the stock keyboard.


How to fix the phone freezes or rebooted when accessing clipboard?
If you're also experiencing the same p…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Gallery App Crashes When Using the Share Menu After Update to the Android 4.3

Apparently, updating the Samsung Galaxy SIII to the Android 4.3 brings some problems to the users. One of the most frequently asked problem by the insider through the emails or comments is about camera flashes when the alarm goes off or when receiving new email or calls. In fact, this issue is triggered by the new option in Android 4.3 called Flash notification. Basically, this option was designed for the deaf or low-vision users so they will be much more easier to know the notification by the flash light rather than the notification on the screen.

See also: How to Fix Camera Flashes when Alarm Goes Off in Android 4.3 in Samsung Galaxy S3

Another problem occurs in this phone once updated to the Android 4.3 is Gallery app freezes or stopped working when the user open the photo or video files and hit the share menu.


How to fix Gallery app stopped working when using the share menu?
Gallery app and Paper artist app are linked, so if you turn the Paper artist app off then the Gallery app …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Camera Flashes When Alarm Goes Off After Update to the Android 4.3

An insider named Heather has sent me an email to ask why her phone give her a camera flashes when the alarm on her phone goes off. She said that the flash light is so bright and disturbs her. This issue begin occurs once she update the phone to the Android 4.3.

See also: How to Fix Recurring Old Download Notifications in Android 4.3 in Samsung Galaxy S3

Apparently, some of users who already updated their phone to the Android 4.3 also encounter the same problem where their phone does the camera flash when the alarm goes off or when receiving an incoming email or calls. Well, it's actually not the "real" problem because it's triggered by the new option under accessibility option called flash notification, so you don't need to worry.


How to get rid camera flashes when the alarm goes off or when receiving new email or calls on Android 4.3?
If you feel bothered with this issue, then below are the steps to fix it:
Go to Settings.Tap My device.Tap Accessibility.Scroll dow…