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Old May 30th, 2011, 04:21 PM   #51 (permalink)
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If you swipe a contact towards the left, your phone will begin to call them. If you swipe them right, your phone will start a text to them. My friend's nexsus S couldn't do this.

Yeah its the same in your list of messages.

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I just tried TV Catchup through the Dolphin browser and it works reasonably well over wifi, not tried 3g yet. You just need an account, it's free though.
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in email, press and hold the email, if there is a date in it, a pop up box xomes up asking if you want the event saved in your calender.
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When editing text and the blue placer/selector is showing, press the blue selector and it will give you a menu including your clipboard items.
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Here are few great videos I found:
YouTube - ‪Samsung Galaxy S2 Tips, Features & Shortcuts‬‏

YouTube - ‪Samsung Galaxy S2 Blueooth Mouse Connection‬‏

All from the same channel
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If you swipe a contact towards the left, your phone will begin to call them. If you swipe them right, your phone will start a text to them. My friend's nexsus S couldn't do this.
When I read this I had to try it

But on my phone it's the other way round; If I swipe left = text, and to the right = call.

Anyway, very cool short-cut. Thanks!
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When you have sent a text message to people, if you click on the speech bubbles you get the following options pop up

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Found something very interesting!

If you pinch out on the TouchWiz app drawer, it'll zoom out.

(A bit like it does when you pinch out on the home/idle screens)
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Hello guys and gals...

New here, and to android (Been with Nokias for over 10yrs!) so hello all

Thought I'd share some tips with you... Top 3 (as a lot has already been covered)

1. When you add a "picture frame" widget to your android it will, by default, load in portrait mode. Press and hold the picture and yellow lines will show around the screen. At the bottom right of your pic, you'll see a grey tab. Hold and move the tab to change the size of the picture frame widget.

2. When watching a video, tap the power button once to lock the touchscreen. No more pressing a button by mistake

3. Google easter egg for you guys and gals

Go to settings > about phone > and tap "android version" 5 times for a secret picture

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Hello guys and gals...

New here, and to android (Been with Nokias for over 10yrs!) so hello all

Thought I'd share some tips with you... Top 3 (as a lot has already been covered)

1. When you add a "picture frame" widget to your android it will, by default, load in portrait mode. Press and hold the picture and yellow lines will show around the screen. At the bottom right of your pic, you'll see a grey tab. Hold and move the tab to change the size of the picture frame widget.

2. When watching a video, tap the power button once to lock the touchscreen. No more pressing a button by mistake

3. Google easter egg for you guys and gals

Go to settings > about phone > and tap "android version" 5 times for a secret picture

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Your second point! Didn't know that. Shall be using that next time I'm watching something.
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and OMG it actually works!!!!!! (although I did just start spamming/rapidly tapping) because 5 taps didn't work for me!! Zombie Art by Jack Larson.
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Need to tap more than 5 times, but it works!
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3. Google easter egg for you guys and gals

Go to settings > about phone > and tap "android version" 5 times for a secret picture

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Actually works! It took a few tries but finally worked; tapped more than five.
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You can get it to load with just 5 taps though the fact you can load it is the main thing
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Here is an amazing tip, only just realised you could do this on the sg2, if you press the phone icon you can actually phone people, yeah i know, amazing is'nt it, had this phone a week now and not phoned anyone yet, too busy watching films and playing with all the cool apps, forgot it was an actual phone
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Here's another one for you guys and gals...

When you press "phone" rather than dialing the number, you can dial the name..

i.e. for "Silver" I would type... "745837" though I wouldnt call myself obviously lol.

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Here's another one for you guys and gals...

When you press "phone" rather than dialing the number, you can dial the name..

i.e. for "Silver" I would type... "745837" though I wouldnt call myself obviously lol.

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My god, i can use the phone function even posher now
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If your device locks up, rather than having to remove the battery, press and hold the power button for 8-10 seconds. The device will then reboot automatically

(Not tested as my device hasn't locked up though is in the manual)
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When you have sent a text message to people, if you click on the speech bubbles you get the following options pop up

Delete Message
Copy Message text
Lock message
Forward
Copy to SIM
View Message Details
Hi this may be a stupid questions, but I am really curious as to what the Lock message does, it does not password protect the message, that I checked. So what exactly is its function ?
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If it's like htc it means that if you delete the conversation the locked txt doesn't get deleted
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True though it still gives you the option to delete locked messages.

Though say you had a long convo history with a particular person but needed to keep certain messages... you could lock them individually.. then delete the thread without the "delete locked messages" being enabled.. I.e. dont tick it. And you wont have to scroll through hundreds of messages to get to the "important" ones. I doubt most use this feature anyway?
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Thanks for the info, I am new to android OS,constantly learning new things........
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Here is a table summary of a the tips and tricks (some of the tips already mentioned here). Worth the RSS for SGS2 owners:

Samsung Galaxy S2 Tips Are Here - UPDATED - Now with Video
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Saw someone had asked this is another thread so thought I would post it here...

Live Wallpaper

Add a picture frame "widget" to the handset, and when it asks you to choose a picture, choose several of them and hit save at the top. The images will now rotate
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Not sure if this has been mentioned yet or not, but there's a way to take screenshots on a non-rooted S2. Simply hold the home key and the power key down for a few seconds, let go and the screen capture will save to your gallery. It's a bit tricky at first. You'll know it worked because a little message will come up at the bottom of the screen and you'll feel your phone vibrate a little.
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1.Go to the market and get an app called 'Spare parts plus+'.

This is a huge enhancement of your settings!

You can change transition/window animation speed, wifi sleep policy to save battery and much more.

2.Get an app called 'noled'. With this you can get low power notifications on your screen when the phone is locked.

The SGSII has an AMOLED screen which means that Black things use no battery at all so this app displays a tiny colored dot on your black screen when you get an email or text or whatever you set it to. You can customize for them to be different colors.

This is a replacement for the LED notification light that many phones have but the SGSII lacks.

3.In the gallery pinch on a folder/collection of photos and prepare to be amazed by a dazzling 3D effect!
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Thanks every one for such a nice tricks and tips.
I have question
I have merge/sync all my ph contact with facebook contact. and also joined all this contact. Initially it was looking very cool where i can see all of mine friends photo in my contact list. But now i/m facing a very big problem.
*I can not see all of the contact in my contact list. I can only see those contact whichh was previously saved in on my phone. No Facebook contact.
** If i want to add a alternative/extra no and if i chose "UPDATE EXISTING" then it goes to the facebook contact list where i can not see my phone contact.

I'm getting irritating .please give me a solution.
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That was handy, thank you very much! I've only made one call so far, but I noticed it was a bit quiet. I only went up to 98 on my max volume and also tweaked the other values to have some nice steady progression going up and down the volume levels.
Which other values did you tweak ?
Also does this hamper the volume when the media ?

I increased the value to 100 for this particular code, it definetely made an impact but wouldnt mind a bit higher volume..
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Make the stock messaging application look infinitely better
goto settings within the msg app and change the font size to small!

it looks a million times better!
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Make the stock messaging application look infinitely better
goto settings within the msg app and change the font size to normal!

it looks a million times better!
you meant small right?
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Test Mode

All those codes on page 1 and know one mentioned this one...

*#0*#

This will load up up the LCD test screen where you can test the sensors, touch screen, speakers, cameras, etc etc
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This is in a few threads, thought i'd pop it in here....

Samsung DIVE

sign in with a samsung account and have remote security to your phone.
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Here's a link to a video showing some interesting things. I doubt there are a lot of things that haven't been said yet on this forum, but I'll post it anyway

Must Know Tips & Tricks For The Galaxy S2 #SGS2 | The Handheld Blog

Enjoy your Galaxy SII
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Hold down the menu key (not the home button, the capacitive key to the left) to enable quick searching. Works on the home screens to search google, will allow for searching in the marketplace, youtube, messaging etc.

This works on all Samsung Android handsets without a dedicated search key.
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Default Use your Kindle 3 charger for your S2

The stock S2 charger is 700mAh, the K3 charger (which also used a micro USB connector) is 850mAh and works perfectly.
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when playing music, and the graphic equalizer is on, if you touch the screen you can choose if you want to show track number, track time or not...
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You press the home key which is the only key on the face of phone followed by the power button key on the right hand side in quick succession. If you hold the home key to long the recent program menu will come and ur screen shot will be taken of that. But all works fine for me.
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If you would like to speed up the GPS lock and connection time on the Galaxy SII...

Try this...

Settings > Location and security > ensure all the boxes under My location are ticked.

Now download and install, free from the Market, GPS Test.

Put your phone into, "Flight mode"...

Settings > Wireless and network > Flight mode... check

Open GPS Test (outdoors with a clear view of the sky) and select Menu > Settings > Clear AGPS

Now just leave it for as long as it takes to get a solid lock on at least 6 Sat's (preferably more... 9->11 would be good). This can take 20 min's or more but be patient,

When you have achieved this come out of Flight mode and then select GPS Test Menu > Settings > Update AGPS.

Now reboot your phone.

N.B. Please ensure you have no Task Managers or anything that will close or interfere with this app.

Once rebooted you should find an improvement in accuracy and speed of your GPS.

This article explains how GPS on mobile phones works:-

How Does GPS Work In Cell Phones?



Update

***If you are rooted, you can also download Faster fix, (recommended), free from the Market.

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.Double.FasterFix&feature=search_res ult#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5Eb3VibGUuRmFzdGVyRml 4Il0.

Just select your location (sometimes, as in my case, a different location to the obvious one, works better) and your fix time should improve.

Also for rooted phones, there is an AGPS patch which works very well, see here:-

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1447599

GpsFix, free from the Market, can decrease your time to fix by increasing the time that GPS/AGPS receiver is turned on.

https://market.android.com/details?id=com.androidlab.gpsfix&feature=search_re sult

N.B. The free version of GpsFix now comes with AirPush ad's. So if you like this app and it helps you then consider getting the paid version which is ad free.



I first ran it with GPS disabled on the phone and relied on WiFi for my initial fix before switching GPS back on. My fix time now is around 7-10 sec's.

Hope this helps you.
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Nice tip, though the GPS is already fast for me. Did not know it was slow at all
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Nice tip, though the GPS is already fast for me. Did not know it was slow at all
I knew it existed, but never had the problem!

But to the poster of the extensive guide! SHould I ever have the problem, I have your post copied as a txt on my desktop.
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I finally found an app that gives you a direct shortcut to the sync settings. No need to go to settings>account sync settings. this app bypass that directly to the sync setting. https://market.android.com/details?id=com.francesandmarky.android.syncsetting s&feature=search_result

You still need to manually check both boxes, but at least its better than some of the sync apps which only forces one check or neither with its push-pull once sync function.
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thanks,
i also use "anycut" = https://market.android.com/details?id=com.appdroid.anycut&feature=search_resu lt
lets you crate a shortcut direct to places on the phone, even a 1 press shortcut to a contact to call. (wont do ALL locations though)
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The way to capture a screenshot without fail is to press both the power and home buttons at the same time, immediately release ONLY the power button and continue to hold the home button. After half a second the screen is captured and you can let go of the home button.
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Unless you actually use 3G (I assume most of us use wifi) go to..

Settings > Wireless and network > Mobile networks and switch network mode to "GSM only"

Not only will you get better battery life, but you'll get a stronger signal too

I know most already know this, but thought I'd post for those that were not aware.
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yeah, my ISP told me the same thing, stops drop calls from when it is trying to "swap" between the two - hence the drop out.
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I dont have a drop out problem using either mode.
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just to clarify, i dont have a problem with the phone, its where i live. im classed as "country" where there is no 3g officially, but im NEAR it, so it swaps around alot.
i dont get many drop calls, but enough to know about it.
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i bought 2 more wall chargers off ebay, not official but the same specs.
My phone is still in the shop but the missus CLAIMS with her phone the generic charges charge a little bit quicker, BUT give the phone less battery life. I still want to do some testing but for now, it might pay to use your ORIGINAL wall charger for best battery life.
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where do you find systems?
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System info? download app called "android system info"
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