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Old November 11th, 2012, 09:14 PM   #51 (permalink)
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Used Best Face for the first time yesterday. I was very impressed with how well it worked. The only downside was having to give my phone to each person in the picture and let them choose the face they wanted to use (and of course nobody being happy with their 5 choices).

I wish the burst was a little faster for Best Face but all in all, a really neat and useful feature.
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Used Best Face for the first time yesterday. I was very impressed with how well it worked. The only downside was having to give my phone to each person in the picture and let them choose the face they wanted to use (and of course nobody being happy with their 5 choices).

I wish the burst was a little faster for Best Face but all in all, a really neat and useful feature.
Well that's nice of you, as long as they're not blinking or mid pose... that's my choice for best face and they better like it. Hahaha
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Used Best Face for the first time yesterday. I was very impressed with how well it worked. The only downside was having to give my phone to each person in the picture and let them choose the face they wanted to use (and of course nobody being happy with their 5 choices).

I wish the burst was a little faster for Best Face but all in all, a really neat and useful feature.
I'm always paranoid when anyone is around my phone. My son managed to fumble it; luckily for me it landed on a pile of clothes. Since then, no one and I mean no one has been able to touch it.
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Ok, the settings are crazy overwhelming, but by far the coolest thing I haven't seen mentioned anywhere. ...create a custom vibrate pattern..Surprised more females...nevermind, I'll keep it pg.
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Ok, the settings are crazy overwhelming, but by far the coolest thing I haven't seen mentioned anywhere. ...create a custom vibrate pattern..Surprised more females...nevermind, I'll keep it pg.
Hahaha it's all the same in the purse or on the nightstand!
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...no one and I mean no one has been able to touch it.
I don't know, can't be too paranoid at this stuff, otherwise it gets in the way of your enjoyment. Not like it's a baby or something.

If you are that worried just get some insurance like Square Trade. $99 and then you know if the worst happens it's just another $99 and you can get a brand new one.
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Hahaha it's all the same in the purse or on the nightstand!
In the purse and on the nightstand is very PG...LOL...didn't want to go all the way to the Adult section with that one...but it's a darn cool function.
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I was in a pub last night and there was a power cut so we had no lights for an hour, just candles. I downloaded "Tiny Flashlight" which uses your phone's flash as a torch and I was OK then.BTW the fact I managed to download a 1.27mb app confirms that the GN2 does get better 3G reception.
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I don't know, can't be too paranoid at this stuff, otherwise it gets in the way of your enjoyment. Not like it's a baby or something.

If you are that worried just get some insurance like Square Trade. $99 and then you know if the worst happens it's just another $99 and you can get a brand new one.
I have insurance and still not letting anyone touch my phone.
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I don't know, can't be too paranoid at this stuff, otherwise it gets in the way of your enjoyment. Not like it's a baby or something.

If you are that worried just get some insurance like Square Trade. $99 and then you know if the worst happens it's just another $99 and you can get a brand new one.
Just keep in mind, squaretrade is not insurance, it's a extended warranty service. Once you use it you have to buy it again to continue with squaretrade's protection. They also don't cover lost or stolen.
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Not sure if this has been posted about before, but when the phone is asleep if you hold your finger over the camera and sensors on front the phone will display if you have any texts/missed calls and the battery %.


Doh already been posted!
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I was in a pub last night and there was a power cut so we had no lights for an hour, just candles. I downloaded "Tiny Flashlight" which uses your phone's flash as a torch and I was OK then.BTW the fact I managed to download a 1.27mb app confirms that the GN2 does get better 3G reception.
1.27mb for a flash light app? that is large for a simple app.
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1.27mb for a flash light app? that is large for a simple app.
1.27mb is not a large file size lol.
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ok.. just looked.. they used to be small.
the flashlight apps have grown...
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Haven't you got a pre installed flashlight widget?
go check it out
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Well I thought there was one but couldnt find it. I googled "torch on galaxy note 2" without a result but you are right it is "Assistive Light" in widgets. Cheers!
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Well I thought there was one but couldnt find it. I googled "torch on galaxy note 2" without a result but you are right it is "Assistive Light" in widgets. Cheers!
Same developers of NOVA launcer:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teslacoilsw.flashlight&feature=nav_ result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDMsImNvbS50ZXNsYWNvaWxzdy5m bGFzaGxpZ2h0Il0.

Widgetsoid can also create widgets (on the homescreens) or notifications (in the status bar) for flashlight function:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jim2&feature=search_result#?t=W251b GwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5qaW0yIl0.
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Ok, the settings are crazy overwhelming, but by far the coolest thing I haven't seen mentioned anywhere. ...create a custom vibrate pattern..Surprised more females...nevermind, I'll keep it pg.
lol iOS 6 has that feature and I only made one custom vibration. I guess I am just bored with iOS and Apple at the moment and not too enthused with the over "200" new features Apple claim iOS 6 has. Reading your post made me so jealous
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it seems that the vibration on my buddies iphone4 is very strong. my OG evo is about half the strength.

how does the note2 compare?
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it seems that the vibration on my buddies iphone4 is very strong. my OG evo is about half the strength.

how does the note2 compare?
Strange that both our Iphone4 hardly have any vibration.
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This thread is a great help. I am a new Android user and there is so much to learn and find.
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Someone mentioned Blocking Mode earlier in the thread. The purpose of Blocking Mode is to prevent audio and LED alerts as well as phone call and alarms from popping up during certain times of the day.

If you use your Note 2 as your alarm clock, you will get a better, more refreshing sleep if you disable alerts, calls, and LED blinks -- I have my Blocking Mode set to start at 12:15am and stop at 6:45am. That way, the LED stays off and email alerts for junk mail and server alerts from work don't rouse me out of deep sleep during the night.
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Hi all
Not a massive tip but I found by accident today that if you are on the home screen and press on the small dots that you change what page you are looking at, the dots change to a slider and you can slide through the different screens
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Not a massive tip but I found by accident today that if you are on the home screen and press on the small dots that you change what page you are looking at, the dots change to a slider and you can slide through the different screens
This is an awesome accidental tip; I didn't know this one at all. Also, when you hold down on the slider a number appears letting you know which screen you're on.
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Yeah I forgot about the numbers.
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Day 1 of owning this phone - I took a pic of my dog, selected it with the intention of emailing it... I thought the icon, above the selected pic, of a monitor with squigly lines was it, but it didn't do anything (so I thought), so I tried the next icon over and Bingo, that was what I was looking for, and completed the email... my wife starts yelling at me from the living room "hey, how did you do that?" I didn't know what she was talking about until I walked into the living and saw the pic displayed on the TV... Well I'll be... I had no idea the phone and TV had already introduced themselves. Now I know what that monitor icon does
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Day 1 of owning this phone - I took a pic of my dog, selected it with the intention of emailing it... I thought the icon, above the selected pic, of a monitor with squigly lines was it, but it didn't do anything (so I thought), so I tried the next icon over and Bingo, that was what I was looking for, and completed the email... my wife starts yelling at me from the living room "hey, how did you do that?" I didn't know what she was talking about until I walked into the living and saw the pic displayed on the TV... Well I'll be... I had no idea the phone and TV had already introduced themselves. Now I know what that monitor icon does
I don't see a monitor icon, where's it located?
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I was in a pub last night and there was a power cut so we had no lights for an hour, just candles. I downloaded "Tiny Flashlight" which uses your phone's flash as a torch and I was OK then.BTW the fact I managed to download a 1.27mb app confirms that the GN2 does get better 3G reception.
Did you know that we can get this app to switch on with a single tap?

Normally when you tap on the app's icon, another tap is needed before the light turns on. Instead of the app's icon, use the 1x1 widget created by this app. Then it's instant on with a single tap!
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I don't see a monitor icon, where's it located?
It's on the menu bar above the photo, between the camera icon and the share icon... if you don't have this option, then perhaps I'm getting this through the Kies Air app? I downloaded this app trying to move data from my old phone, which ended up not being Kies compatible, to this phone. This app ties into devices in your wifi, although I can't see my TV listed, but it's the only thing I can think of if this is not a default Note 2 function.
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It's on the menu bar above the photo, between the camera icon and the share icon... if you don't have this option, then perhaps I'm getting this through the Kies Air app? I downloaded this app trying to move data from my old phone, which ended up not being Kies compatible, to this phone. This app ties into devices in your wifi, although I can't see my TV listed, but it's the only thing I can think of if this is not a default Note 2 function.
Are you saying from the picture gallery? If so, between camera & share I got nothing.

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That was a guess on my part due to not knowing what the monitor icon was supposed to be. Allshare was the closest.
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OK, this is what I see when I select a photo... the icon I'm referring to is the one in the middle.

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OK, this is what I see when I select a photo... the icon I'm referring to is the one in the middle.

Yeah I don't have that, mine is the share button right there.
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just a guess...

maybe because his phone found a compatible TV.. then it shows the icon and feature to be available.
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While on the lock screen, we have all seen the water effect a finger does on the screen. Pull out your s-pen while on the lock screen and you get a inky water effect. Useless, but pretty cool. I saw an option to turn ink on/off in the lockscreen settings, but never understood what it did.

While in landscape mode, you can put your finger at the very top of the screen (the top when you are in landscape mode) and pull down. It will then show you the thin bar with the time, signal strength..... Pull down on that and you can see your notifications. I think this is a great feature as on my Note 1 you had to exit the app to go to notifications and some apps would force you to start over when you came back to it.
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Old November 15th, 2012, 11:57 PM   #88 (permalink)
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I know this is not the proper place to ask but I cant start a thread since im new here. Please pardon my question, which by the way is: I have the Tmobile version of the Note 2 and my home screens dont go into landscape mode but pretty much all else does. Is this normal? I have a MHL cable on the way, will landscape mode work then? Thanks in advance!!
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maybe because his phone found a compatible TV.. then it shows the icon and feature to be available.
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If you have words / Phrases that you often add into text (such as your email address) then it can be a pain to write them out each time.

What you can actually do is write it out once, select it and then copy it to your clipboard. That way when ever you want to input your email address just paste it in from the clipboard. (Long Hold on the icon to the left of the space bar and click the clipboard icon)

Unlike a windows PC the clipboard remains even when the phone is reset so the contents will not dissapear.

Finally to make this even better go into your clip board, long hold on the item you want to keep and select "Lock to Clipboard". That way when you clear your clipboard of its contents it wont delete this item.
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If you have words / Phrases that you often add into text (such as your email address) then it can be a pain to write them out each time.

What you can actually do is write it out once, select it and then copy it to your clipboard. That way when ever you want to input your email address just paste it in from the clipboard. (Long Hold on the icon to the left of the space bar and click the clipboard icon)

Unlike a windows PC the clipboard remains even when the phone is reset so the contents will not dissapear.

Finally to make this even better go into your clip board, long hold on the item you want to keep and select "Lock to Clipboard". That way when you clear your clipboard of its contents it wont delete this item.
Is there a way to use short cuts like you can on Iphone?
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Try looking at the quick command settings under the spen settings. You can set up gestures in there.
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I know this is not the proper place to ask but I cant start a thread since im new here. Please pardon my question, which by the way is: I have the Tmobile version of the Note 2 and my home screens dont go into landscape mode but pretty much all else does. Is this normal? I have a MHL cable on the way, will landscape mode work then? Thanks in advance!!
That's a function of samsung phones. The homescreens cannot be viewed in landscape mode. You would have to use a replacement launcher to view the home screens in landscape.
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Hey guys, I found a shortcut to enable one-handed keyboard. When you are on the 'normal' keyboard, pinch the screen using both thumbs from the edges of the keyboard. What I usually do is holding the 'Symbol' and 'L' buttons and bring them to the center.

And also there is an app called Photo Reader. You can take a picture of a text or anything, and the app will generate it to be a real text (on ur phone). If you already install it, there will be new icon on the input setting of the keyboard

Hope this help!
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I know this is not the proper place to ask but I cant start a thread since im new here. Please pardon my question, which by the way is: I have the Tmobile version of the Note 2 and my home screens dont go into landscape mode but pretty much all else does. Is this normal? I have a MHL cable on the way, will landscape mode work then? Thanks in advance!!
There are a few apps that can make your home screens go to landscape mode. I have only tried this free one. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.devasque.rotationlocker&feature=sea rch_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5kZXZhc3F1ZS5y b3RhdGlvbmxvY2tlciJd
It will cut off part the very bottom row of apps, but it is better than having to twist your head around. It isn't obvious from the app description, but this will make your home screens landscape.
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When you're in your emails/contacts/lists and you're near the bottom, double tab the top of your phone and watch the magic happen!
Just see the notifications bar flash briefly when I touch it??
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Just see the notifications bar flash briefly when I touch it??
No, like literally tap the top of your phone twice. As if were patting a dog's head or something.
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No, like literally tap the top of your phone twice. As if were patting a dog's head or something.
That took me a little while to figure out. I was tapping on the top of the screen like junkeeroo. Finally I tried double tapping on top of the phone and BOOM. It is a nice feature, but while going through contacts in my car I found that bumps/vibration will make it go to the top when you don't want it to. I have a truck so it is more of a harsher ride. Maybe it doesn't do it for people with plusher rides.
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LMAO!!! Exactly what I was doing. In the motion settings there is a help section. I ended up looking at that and it shows you how to do the motions. I felt like a dope afterwards. I was getting help here on the forum but just couldn't get it right.
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