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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 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 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 Rearrange, Hide or Show the apps on Multi Window Side Bar

If your Samsung Galaxy SIII have updated to the Android 4.1.2 or above, then you can use multi window feature on your phone which will allow you to open two apps at once. You can easily turn this feature on through the settings menu or through the notification bar.

See also: How to Enable Multi Window Feature on Samsung Galaxy S3

Once you've enabled this option, you may noticed that not all apps support with this features. If the apps compatible with this feature, then the apps will listed on the sidebar of multi window that you can tap and drag two of them into the main window to open them at once. Well, the best part of it is that you can rearrange the apps position and determine which the apps you want to display on the side bar of multi window.


How to rearrange, remove or add apps on multi window side bar?
Below are the steps to do so:
Long tap the Back key to open multi window side bar.Scroll down, then tap Edit button.To re-order the apps, tap and hold the required apps then d…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Use Multi Window Feature

If you notice that you already updated your Samsung Galaxy SIII to the Android 4.1.2 or above then you'll be able to use multi window feature on your phone. This feature will allow you to open your Facebook account while watching video on Youtube. You can easily enable this feature through the Settings menu or the notification bar.

See also: How to Enable Multi Window Feature on Samsung Galaxy S3

Once you've enabled this feature, now you can start using it on your phone to open two different apps in two different windows at the same time.


How to use multi window feature?
Below are the steps to use multi window feature:
Hold the Back key or tap the half circle icon or slide out the multi window sidebar in the left side of the screen to open multi window drawer.Launch the apps you want by tapping and drag it from the app list to the main window.Open the next apps by tapping and drag the apps from the apps list to the main window. The screen will automatically split into two windo…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable or Disable Multi Window Feature with Two Easy Ways

If you already updated your Samsung Galaxy SIII to the Android 4.1.2 or above then you will see a new features called multi window has pinned inside your phone. To see whether you phone is eligible or not with this feature, first try to check your Android version.

See also: How to Check Software Information on Samsung Galaxy S3

The multi window feature is an enhancement from the multitask ability owned by this phone. By enabling this feature, then your phone will be able to display two apps that support multi window at once, allows you composing an email message while watching video on Youtube.


How to enable multi window feature?
Once you've known that your Android version is 4.1.2 or above, then you can enable this feature by using one of two methods as listed below:
I. From the Settings menu
The first way to enable this option is through the Settings menu. Here are the steps:
Go to Settings.Scroll to Display, then tap it.Check the box next to Multi window to enable this option.Now,…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to See Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Easter Egg Animation

In addition comes with 'real useful' features, the Samsung Galaxy SIII also comes with some fun features, such as you can hear and see the ripple effect or drop water sound effect whenever you unlock the phone or touching the screen.

See also: How to Enable or Disable Ripple Effect on Samsung Galaxy S3

Another fun features that you can find after upgrading your phone to the latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is an Easter egg animation. This of course has no real function, but it will be a fun little thing to play from time to time.


How to see Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Easter egg animation?
To do so kindly follow the simple steps listed below:
Go to Settings.Scroll to About Phone, then tap it.Scroll to Android version, then tap it rapidly until you see the picture of the Android 4.1 Jelly bean and the big bean on the screen.Long tap in the middle of the screen to fill the screen with more Jelly Beans which you can throw them around using your finger.
It's so fun to play with, right? …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Change Home Screen Mode

Once you've upgrading your precious Samsung Galaxy SIII to the Android Jelly Bean, then you'll see some new features inside your phone accompanying this new operating system. One of which is blocking mode, this feature will allow you to block all or certain of notifications, calls, texts and messages.

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

Another new features that comes along with Android Jelly Bean is the feature to change the Home screen mode. Under this feature, you will see two options available that you can choose the one that best suit you.


How to switch Home screen mode?
Below are the steps to do to switch between basic mode and easy mode:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Scroll to Settings, then tap on it.Under Device section, tap Home screen mode.Now you will see two Home screen modes available. They are:Basic mode: This mode provides a conventional layout for the apps and widgets on your Home screen.Easy mode: This mode provides an easier …

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

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

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

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


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

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Increase Bluetooth Visibility Time

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

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

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


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

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable Developer Option

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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