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Old July 5th, 2012, 06:21 AM   #51 (permalink)
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Hi, Tried this, cleared the cache and data from both apps and still getting same problem. At the moment it is saying i have 3 unread emails when i know for a fact there isnt.
Unfortunately, I do not know how to solve this problem. I was helping another user with it via PMs and the only thing left to do to try to fix it was a factory reset. If you decide that you want to try this, make sure you back up any essential information to your internal storage before attempting.

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Just received my G3 yesterday and I'm trying to set it up so I can launch my camera easily from the lock screen. I believe I've seen this setting somewhere but i can't seem to find it now. Any help would be appreciated.

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Go to Settings > Security > Lock Screen options > turn on Camera quick access.

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I have a verizon s3, I need to bypass the activation screen, any tips? I've tried all the regular stuff like the 4 corners, and the *#8...., none of that has worked, any other ideas are appreciated.
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I have recently got the S3 and was curious as to how to use the files from the SD card that was in my old phone.

Using ES file explorer I cannot seem to find the external SD card. All it seems to be showing me is the internal system file storage.

Is this an issue with ES file explorer? Can someone recommend a file viewer that they know works on the S3 for exploring the external SD card?

Edit: I should add that in the settings I can see the SD card is mounted and the music player see's the albums that are on the SD card fine!

Double Edit: Never mind! I found that the external SD card is under "/mnt/extSdCard"
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hi, how do I personalise my ringtones?
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Just received my G3 yesterday and I'm trying to set it up so I can launch my camera easily from the lock screen. I believe I've seen this setting somewhere but i can't seem to find it now. Any help would be appreciated.

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Menu>Settings>Security>Lock screen options>Camera quick access

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I have a verizon s3, I need to bypass the activation screen, any tips? I've tried all the regular stuff like the 4 corners, and the *#8...., none of that has worked, any other ideas are appreciated.
I have no clue. I remember having this problem with my old Droid X when I was on Verizon and the 4 corners thing worked. Since then, I've switched to Sprint. So I haven't kept up on activation bypassing. Although, have you tried using things like S-Voice (push home twice) or does the notification bar work, yet?

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I have recently got the S3 and was curious as to how to use the files from the SD card that was in my old phone.

Using ES file explorer I cannot seem to find the external SD card. All it seems to be showing me is the internal system file storage.

Is this an issue with ES file explorer? Can someone recommend a file viewer that they know works on the S3 for exploring the external SD card?

Edit: I should add that in the settings I can see the SD card is mounted and the music player see's the albums that are on the SD card fine!

Double Edit: Never mind! I found that the external SD card is under "/mnt/extSdCard"
Excellent! Yeah, in ES File Explorer, it's in the favorites menu (the star button). Glad you figured it out!

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hi, how do I personalise my ringtones?
You can download ringtones into your /ringtones/ folder and then change them in Settings > Sound.

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Hi, I'm new here and I have a couple of issues with the GS3

First and most annoying (although it's a rather small issue) thing is I can't clear my voicemail waiting notification off of the notification bar. I don't have any unheard VM's so that shouldn't be there.

Second thing is, I can barely get a signal in my apartment, despite having a lot of windows, even my wifi connection sucks. I had them re-connect me to the T-Mobile (my carrier) tower and that helped because I was stuck on the Edge network and that blows. Inside however, I get little to no connection and it's very slow when i do.

Third is the S-Voice feature. It's 50/50 if it works or not and today it rarely pulls any information for me. I have two 7-11's near me. I asked it "What are the closest 7-11's near me". It came back that it didn't have that answer. Same thing with asking about pizza or pretty much anything. Navigation was fine, but other than that, I get nothing.

I tried the woodchuck riddle because I saw someone try it and got an answer on YouTube, I got the same I don't have an answer for that fro it.

Do I need to just keep working with it or is this thing broken already?

Thanks for any help you can provide. I just got it yesterday by the way.
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Hello

Whenever i turn on the wi-fi on my s3, the screen freezes and the phone restarts. How do i fix this?

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I've had my S3 since July 3rd and it worked just fine the first 2 days. Since then when I get a text message the phone either won't play the full notification sound or vibration, or it just doesn't play it at all. When I check in the settings to select tones, the sounds play just fine. The only way I know I got a text is by seeing that the screen lit up and has the message icon on the lock screen. I used the Samsung Kies program about the same time this started happening, but I don't know if it's related. I backed everything up in the Kies program, so I'm thinking about a factory restore. My carrier is AT&T if that matters. Any ideas?
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I activated Verizon Gs3 yesterday. I live in strong 4g signal area. I cannot seem to connect to 4g. It does occasionally but it drops back to 3g ....any help on getting it to connect to 4g would be great!
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Hi, I'm new here and I have a couple of issues with the GS3

First and most annoying (although it's a rather small issue) thing is I can't clear my voicemail waiting notification off of the notification bar. I don't have any unheard VM's so that shouldn't be there.

Second thing is, I can barely get a signal in my apartment, despite having a lot of windows, even my wifi connection sucks. I had them re-connect me to the T-Mobile (my carrier) tower and that helped because I was stuck on the Edge network and that blows. Inside however, I get little to no connection and it's very slow when i do.

Third is the S-Voice feature. It's 50/50 if it works or not and today it rarely pulls any information for me. I have two 7-11's near me. I asked it "What are the closest 7-11's near me". It came back that it didn't have that answer. Same thing with asking about pizza or pretty much anything. Navigation was fine, but other than that, I get nothing.

I tried the woodchuck riddle because I saw someone try it and got an answer on YouTube, I got the same I don't have an answer for that fro it.

Do I need to just keep working with it or is this thing broken already?

Thanks for any help you can provide. I just got it yesterday by the way.
Honestly, I find S-Voice to be mostly useless. I don't know how to help you with that. As for Visual Voicemail, I had the same problem with my Sprint phone. To fix it, I had to 1) Call the voicemail and then 2) Open the voicemail app to clear out the notification. After that, I believe it works solely on the regular voicemail app. But I've since switched to Google Voice for my voicemail.

As for the signal problem, I have not heard of any specific T-Mo USA signal problems. However, there have been updates to both the international version and the Sprint version to improve signal quality. I would assume T-Mo USA will be getting an update, soon. Unfortunately, this is just a speculation. I would check for updates once a day to see if they do update the unit.

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Whenever i turn on the wi-fi on my s3, the screen freezes and the phone restarts. How do i fix this?

Thank you!
That's not good. I would try doing a factory reset. If that doesn't work, return the unit.

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I've had my S3 since July 3rd and it worked just fine the first 2 days. Since then when I get a text message the phone either won't play the full notification sound or vibration, or it just doesn't play it at all. When I check in the settings to select tones, the sounds play just fine. The only way I know I got a text is by seeing that the screen lit up and has the message icon on the lock screen. I used the Samsung Kies program about the same time this started happening, but I don't know if it's related. I backed everything up in the Kies program, so I'm thinking about a factory restore. My carrier is AT&T if that matters. Any ideas?
You haven't installed an app like LiteFlow, have you? I've heard that it messes up the ringtones. I'll dig up the thread if you don't have LiteFlow installed.

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I activated Verizon Gs3 yesterday. I live in strong 4g signal area. I cannot seem to connect to 4g. It does occasionally but it drops back to 3g ....any help on getting it to connect to 4g would be great!
I would take that to a Verizon service center and have them check the RF capabilities of your phone. Your 4G antenna may not be operating correctly. If it is not, they should replace your phone.
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No, I don't have the Liteflow app. I only have 9 apps apart from the ones that came with it. Ringtone Maker Pro, SoundHound, Best Wallpapers, PicSpeed Wallpapers, Voxer, Advanced Task Killer, U-Verse, Go4it (local news app), and IMDb.
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I would try uninstalling advanced task killer, it might be killing the ringtone. So would ringtone maker.
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quick question regarding using my SD card from my original DINC.

I installed SD Card manager on my phone and deleted everything that I could off of it. It deleted almost everthing except for a few files that it said I didn't have permission.

Is it totally fine to use that card in my new S3? Anything else I should do before using it in the S3?

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quick question regarding using my SD card from my original DINC.

I installed SD Card manager on my phone and deleted everything that I could off of it. It deleted almost everthing except for a few files that it said I didn't have permission.

Is it totally fine to use that card in my new S3? Anything else I should do before using it in the S3?

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What I recommend would be to install the SD card into your S3 and then go to Settings > Storage > Format SD card. Formatting will clear it off, including those files you didn't have permission to clear. Then you have a 100% blank SD card for use.
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What I recommend would be to install the SD card into your S3 and then go to Settings > Storage > Format SD card. Formatting will clear it off, including those files you didn't have permission to clear. Then you have a 100% blank SD card for use.

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It's only a 2gb card. I'm not even sure I will use it at first. Would you rececomend using it just for photos and videos or should I just keep it all on the phone until I can't anymore. I don't take a ton of video and I stream all my music.
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The phone will automatically put photos on the SD card (at least my phone did). If you're just going to keep a 2GB card in there, you might as well use it for photos.
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Does the sim card come with the phone?
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Quick and dumb question - how do you turn LTE off? I was in a remote area yesterday, and wanted 3G but not LTE, but there doesn't seem to be an option just to turn off LTE so it wouldn't constantly be looking for a 4G connection. I'm on AT&T. Thanks!
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Quick and dumb question - how do you turn LTE off? I was in a remote area yesterday, and wanted 3G but not LTE, but there doesn't seem to be an option just to turn off LTE so it wouldn't constantly be looking for a 4G connection. I'm on AT&T. Thanks!
The only way I've found so far is to go into Settings > Wireless > More Settings > Mobile Network > Network mode and then pick the one without LTE. Unfortunately, there's no quick disable (that I've seen) so far for it.
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I would try uninstalling advanced task killer, it might be killing the ringtone. So would ringtone maker.

I uninstalled both apps and did a restart. I still have the problem with notification tones not working right.

Edit: I gave up and just did a factory restore. Seems to be working fine...just afraid to download any apps now.
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Just switched over from blackberry so I apologize for the newb questions:

1) I'm unable to delete widgets, even after I drag them into the trash can until it turns red

2) The notification light doesn't always turn on to notify me of a message

3) I use gmail as my primary email account & I get notifications for emails that I had received the night before or a few hours prior that I had already checked and cleared. And, I'll when I do receive emails, it will pop up in the notifier as the subject line of the previous email ie. if I have an old email from "CNN" & I receive a new email from "NBC", the notifier will let me know that I have an email from "CNN", even if it's not.

Help anyone?
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Hi, have upgraded from the galaxy s recently and have noticed that swype doesn't perform nearly as well as it used to. Has anyone else noticed this? I believe my problems relate to the dictionary trying to determine what I am writing but I can't turn this feature off.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated as this is really starting to annoy me to the point where I won't be able to use this feature.

edit: sorry just thought of another issue - even though I set my work email to only receive emails at certain times I am still getting notifications at all hours - this is bloody frustrating as I basically have to switch off the sync overnight now. Have called Samsung (Australia) but have had little success.
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I uninstalled both apps and did a restart. I still have the problem with notification tones not working right.

Edit: I gave up and just did a factory restore. Seems to be working fine...just afraid to download any apps now.
Go slow with the downloads. Download 1-2 a day and it'll help you find the one that caused the problem. If you figure it out, could you please tell me so I can add it to the FAQ? Thanks!

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Just switched over from blackberry so I apologize for the newb questions:

1) I'm unable to delete widgets, even after I drag them into the trash can until it turns red

2) The notification light doesn't always turn on to notify me of a message

3) I use gmail as my primary email account & I get notifications for emails that I had received the night before or a few hours prior that I had already checked and cleared. And, I'll when I do receive emails, it will pop up in the notifier as the subject line of the previous email ie. if I have an old email from "CNN" & I receive a new email from "NBC", the notifier will let me know that I have an email from "CNN", even if it's not.

Help anyone?
1) This is weird. But I think I know how to help. Go to Settings > Application Manager > All tab > Scroll down to "TouchWiz Home", tap it. Then clear data and force close. Push home. Everything should be back to stock settings in regard to your launcher (none of your apps, accounts, or other settings have been changed). See if you can now delete widgets.

2) Not all notifications cause the LED to light. If you want a LED for email, you might have to use the Samsung email app. Or install LiteFlow and configure it to light when you get email.

3) You need to clear the data on GMail. To do this, go to your app drawer (Push Apps in the lower right) then find GMail. Hold it like you're going to put it on the desktop then drag it to the bottom where it says 'App Info'. Once there, tap on Clear Data and then Force close. Restart GMail and you should be fixed up.

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Hi, have upgraded from the galaxy s recently and have noticed that swype doesn't perform nearly as well as it used to. Has anyone else noticed this? I believe my problems relate to the dictionary trying to determine what I am writing but I can't turn this feature off.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated as this is really starting to annoy me to the point where I won't be able to use this feature.

edit: sorry just thought of another issue - even though I set my work email to only receive emails at certain times I am still getting notifications at all hours - this is bloody frustrating as I basically have to switch off the sync overnight now. Have called Samsung (Australia) but have had little success.
Did you get swype from beta.swype.com? If not, get it from the source. I'm using Swype with no problems, and I got it from there.

Is your work email set up through the stock email app?
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I'm using Dark Swype and have no problems. Running great for me. Actually performs better since my screen is larger on the S3 than on my Dinc.
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1) This is weird. But I think I know how to help. Go to Settings > Application Manager > All tab > Scroll down to "TouchWiz Home", tap it. Then clear data and force close. Push home. Everything should be back to stock settings in regard to your launcher (none of your apps, accounts, or other settings have been changed). See if you can now delete widgets.

2) Not all notifications cause the LED to light. If you want a LED for email, you might have to use the Samsung email app. Or install LiteFlow and configure it to light when you get email.

3) You need to clear the data on GMail. To do this, go to your app drawer (Push Apps in the lower right) then find GMail. Hold it like you're going to put it on the desktop then drag it to the bottom where it says 'App Info'. Once there, tap on Clear Data and then Force close. Restart GMail and you should be fixed up.
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Thanks so much for responding

1) After doing what you said, I'm still unable to delete the widgets.

2) I have the notifications on for whatsapp and it's still not lighting up. I have the led light configured to red and when it does occasionally light up, it lights up as green. Even the text message notification is on and I'm not getting any notifications

3) Crossing fingers the GMail thing works

Any thoughts about the notification light?
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1) After doing what you said, I'm still unable to delete the widgets.

2) I have the notifications on for whatsapp and it's still not lighting up. I have the led light configured to red and when it does occasionally light up, it lights up as green. Even the text message notification is on and I'm not getting any notifications

3) Crossing fingers the GMail thing works

Any thoughts about the notification light?
Factory reset your device. 1 and 2 are simply odd and it should not be that way.
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1) This is weird. But I think I know how to help. Go to Settings > Application Manager > All tab > Scroll down to "TouchWiz Home", tap it. Then clear data and force close. Push home. Everything should be back to stock settings in regard to your launcher (none of your apps, accounts, or other settings have been changed). See if you can now delete widgets.

2) Not all notifications cause the LED to light. If you want a LED for email, you might have to use the Samsung email app. Or install LiteFlow and configure it to light when you get email.

3) You need to clear the data on GMail. To do this, go to your app drawer (Push Apps in the lower right) then find GMail. Hold it like you're going to put it on the desktop then drag it to the bottom where it says 'App Info'. Once there, tap on Clear Data and then Force close. Restart GMail and you should be fixed up.



Did you get swype from beta.swype.com? If not, get it from the source. I'm using Swype with no problems, and I got it from there.

Is your work email set up through the stock email app?
thanks for the reply, the swype I am using is what was included with the phone, I'm about to try 'TouchPal Keyboard' instead? Work email is through an exchange.
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Hi folks,

I just joined the ranks of S3 owners today... going pretty smoothly, but one problem has come up: The front-facing camera displays and takes photos that are reversed/mirrored. E.g. the words on my t-shirt appear backwards in the photo i just took.

It does this both in the default camera app and Instagram, which makes me think it's maybe a hardware thing. I have restarted the phone several times with no improvement. Rear facing camera works just fine.

Searched on this forum and google and haven't seen any solutions. Anyone have ideas? I'd appreciate it!

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Well, I was not anticipating this, but so far I am NOT LOVING my SGS III. I am wondering if any of you fellow Verizonites would be willing to help me test this out, as I have already asked my friend with the AT&T version if his does this, and it does not:

When connected to the aux in (very common on cars and stereos nowadays, you know, so you can listen to music off your phones and iPods and MP3 players, etc.) I now have the SAME incredibly aggravating problem I could never resolve with my Fascinate. As usual, I have my bluetooth connected to take the call. When I answer the call, I hear NOTHING over my bluetooth unless I disconnect the audio cable out of the headphone jack!!! This is a huge safety hazard, as it takes your hands and eyes off the road, requiring you to disconnect a cable every time you get a call!!

I called Verizon and complained about this with my Fascinate to no avail. I never had this issue with my Droid X, HTC Eris, or my Galaxy Nexus, another dual core Snapdragon based Verizon LTE phone made by Samsung.

Not to mention the SGS III is laggier and less responsive than my Nexus, although not as bad once you disable S Voice (S is for stupid, by the way, at least in my opinion ... I can't get it to work worth a darn!! Could be that I'm the stupid one, but I've certainly given it a lot of effort in a very quiet environment.)

This is horrible because the screen is incredible, and the battery life far outpaces every other smartphone I've ever had by a ridiculous margin, so PLEASE, fellow Verizon SGSIII friends, help me out if you can!! I don't want to have to return this phone, but reasons to do so are stacking up.

If there's no fix for the audio cable thing, that is a definite deal breaker, and enough to make the phone "defective" in my opinion. That is such a blatant safety hazard. I do NOT want a "Fascinate 2". The other issues pale in comparison to the audio cable issue.
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Hi folks,

I just joined the ranks of S3 owners today... going pretty smoothly, but one problem has come up: The front-facing camera displays and takes photos that are reversed/mirrored. E.g. the words on my t-shirt appear backwards in the photo i just took.

It does this both in the default camera app and Instagram, which makes me think it's maybe a hardware thing. I have restarted the phone several times with no improvement. Rear facing camera works just fine.

Searched on this forum and google and haven't seen any solutions. Anyone have ideas? I'd appreciate it!

flux
I would try a factory reset (it will wipe your phone to out of box condition) and see if it works, then. If not, then return it for a replacement, as it's likely a hardware issue, as you suspect.

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Well, I was not anticipating this, but so far I am NOT LOVING my SGS III. I am wondering if any of you fellow Verizonites would be willing to help me test this out, as I have already asked my friend with the AT&T version if his does this, and it does not:

When connected to the aux in (very common on cars and stereos nowadays, you know, so you can listen to music off your phones and iPods and MP3 players, etc.) I now have the SAME incredibly aggravating problem I could never resolve with my Fascinate. As usual, I have my bluetooth connected to take the call. When I answer the call, I hear NOTHING over my bluetooth unless I disconnect the audio cable out of the headphone jack!!! This is a huge safety hazard, as it takes your hands and eyes off the road, requiring you to disconnect a cable every time you get a call!!

I called Verizon and complained about this with my Fascinate to no avail. I never had this issue with my Droid X, HTC Eris, or my Galaxy Nexus, another dual core Snapdragon based Verizon LTE phone made by Samsung.

Not to mention the SGS III is laggier and less responsive than my Nexus, although not as bad once you disable S Voice (S is for stupid, by the way, at least in my opinion ... I can't get it to work worth a darn!! Could be that I'm the stupid one, but I've certainly given it a lot of effort in a very quiet environment.)

This is horrible because the screen is incredible, and the battery life far outpaces every other smartphone I've ever had by a ridiculous margin, so PLEASE, fellow Verizon SGSIII friends, help me out if you can!! I don't want to have to return this phone, but reasons to do so are stacking up.

If there's no fix for the audio cable thing, that is a definite deal breaker, and enough to make the phone "defective" in my opinion. That is such a blatant safety hazard. I do NOT want a "Fascinate 2". The other issues pale in comparison to the audio cable issue.
This is the case with all Galaxy S3s. Bluetooth communications does not work with the audio jack plugged in.
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I would try a factory reset (it will wipe your phone to out of box condition) and see if it works, then. If not, then return it for a replacement, as it's likely a hardware issue, as you suspect.



This is the case with all Galaxy S3s. Bluetooth communications does not work with the audio jack plugged in.
I had my friend in Colorado test his AT&T Galaxy S III on the spot as soon as I discovered this issue. He has his plugged in the same way - audio jack to the deck in his truck. When he gets a call, it correctly goes to his bluetooth headset, where I can hear him just fine and he can hear and answer me just fine. After hanging up, it goes back to playing the music through the audio jack, which is HANDS FREE and SAFE. This is a complete deal breaker for me. Unless a fix/workaround is discovered (non-stock dialer, perhaps?) I am returning the phone for sure. There's no excuse in this day and age for not having complete hands free operation

WHY for the love of pete would I connect a bluetooth headset AFTER connecting and playing audio through a stereo cable UNLESS I wanted to take calls on my bluetooth? It defies all logic.

(keep in mind, OP, that I do thank you for taking the time to answer me though)
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Hi all, I'm new to the forum and new to Samsung. I have a strange problem with email accounts disappearing from my phone on my U.S version Galaxy S3. I've re-setup my accounts several times and each morning they all disappear completely except for my work outlook exchange mail. I am using the stock email client that came with the phone.

Could this be caused by some interface glitch between the exchange server and my phone? Or is it a bug with the phone itself?

It's very frustrating to say the least and I am looking for a third party email app that might work if this can't be fixed.
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Finally able to confirm that indeed this is not the case, at least with the at&t version.

GSIII Headphone out and bluetooth - YouTube

He later tested it with a BlueAnt device. Same result. It worked the way it SHOULD work. His device is stock as far as I know. Might be rooted but that would be all. Why does the Verizon version have to be screwed up? On another thread others have been able to use dock apps and settings to "trick"it into working. I have had no such luck so far.
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GSIII Headphone out and bluetooth - YouTube

He later tested it with a BlueAnt device. Same result. It worked the way it SHOULD work. His device is stock as far as I know. Might be rooted but that would be all. Why does the Verizon version have to be screwed up? On another thread others have been able to use dock apps and settings to "trick"it into working. I have had no such luck so far.
In that video I was testing a Jawbone Era bluetooth headset along with the Headphone jack connecting to my truck's stereo. I have also tested it with my Motorola SF600 Stereo bluetooth headset, and a BlueAnt S4 bluetooth speaker. All work as they should, when a call comes in, the music over the headphone jack stops, and I take the call with the bluetooth device. Once the call is over, the music resumes via headphone jack.

I hope you are able to figure out what is causing the problem with your GSIII. Let me know if you want me to run any more tests.
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Love the S3 so far but have a few slight issues.

1. When a call is connected the person on the other end often says that it sounds like i'm "under water",this only happens for a few seconds at the very start of the call duration. I've double checked all call and phone settings and nothing seems to be ticked that could be the cause. Even the in-call EQ setting which is deemed to be the cause,is not activated on my phone.

2.When the phone rings,for the first ring the sound is low,suddenly the ringtone is louder and back to normal. It maintains this level for the remaining amount of time that the phone is ringing. Ascending ringtone is not used on my phone so is not the cause.

3.The volume keys on the left hand side of the phone will not wake the phone or light the screen when the phone is locked.

4. A few times in the past week,when I have unlocked the phone with swipe,the phone takes me to a different screen to my home screen,e.g - internet browser or call logs.Sometimes it shows a folder that I have saved on my secondary home screen.Even though the last screen shown before locking the phone was the home screen.

Hope you can help with any of these issues.

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Interesting. I may have to try since Sprint did an update. Perhaps it was goofed on certain carrier software. I'll give it a shot the next time I'm in my car that has bluetooth built into the head unit.

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Love the S3 so far but have a few slight issues.

1. When a call is connected the person on the other end often says that it sounds like i'm "under water",this only happens for a few seconds at the very start of the call duration. I've double checked all call and phone settings and nothing seems to be ticked that could be the cause. Even the in-call EQ setting which is deemed to be the cause,is not activated on my phone.

2.When the phone rings,for the first ring the sound is low,suddenly the ringtone is louder and back to normal. It maintains this level for the remaining amount of time that the phone is ringing. Ascending ringtone is not used on my phone so is not the cause.

3.The volume keys on the left hand side of the phone will not wake the phone or light the screen when the phone is locked.

4. A few times in the past week,when I have unlocked the phone with swipe,the phone takes me to a different screen to my home screen,e.g - internet browser or call logs.Sometimes it shows a folder that I have saved on my secondary home screen.Even though the last screen shown before locking the phone was the home screen.

Hope you can help with any of these issues.

Cheers.
1) GSM phones' signal quality is dependent upon signal strength. Does the underwater sound happen when you're in strong signal areas?

2) There is a feature that enables the phone to do a 'wake up' volume increase. I'm on a custom ROM that has it removed, so I can't confirm what it's called. But it should be in the sound settings.

3) I don't think this is a feature of the phone. Third party lockscreen apps may help with this.

4) The stock lockscreen is weird and does stuff like this. I would recommend using a third party lockscreen.
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Thanks for the reply jerofld,with issue 1 yes I have been told there is an issue with the call quality for a short time in area's with excellent signal.

With issue 2,would this be "smart alarm" located in the advanced clock/alarm settings? Do you think this would conflict with the incoming call process though?

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Is there a setting to turn on the voice control for the camera? Cant find it.

Saying shoot or smile doesnt seem to do anything..
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A few general questions.

How do I customize settings on the stock email app? It still says I have 27 unread messages even though I went through and deleted them (on my computer earlier today). As a test, I also tried deleting a message using the app and while it does delete it from my phone, I noticed it doesn't affect my the email on my computer (I refreshed my inbox and the messages still was unread and in my inbox). Seems weird. Do I have to do it twice?

Also, how do I un-sync Picassa albums from my phone? I have maybe a hundred albums online and don't want them on my phone. I try to hit the menu button in Picassa but don't see the option.

Thanks for this thread.
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Just found out on accident you can hold down the home button and get a slew of things to play with. This phone gets better and better.
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Hey guys! Is there any way I can uninstall stock apps on my Galaxy S3? I have not yet rooted the device and I don't plan on doing so because I don't want to void my warranty. So, any tips?
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You can't remove them, but you can disable them (without being rooted). Just go to Manage Apps from the System Menu, browse the installed apps, touch the ones you don't want (VZ Navigator and the like) and select disable. You won't see them in your app drawer anymore and they won't take up your system resources (just internal storage).
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Thanks for the reply jerofld,with issue 1 yes I have been told there is an issue with the call quality for a short time in area's with excellent signal.

With issue 2,would this be "smart alarm" located in the advanced clock/alarm settings? Do you think this would conflict with the incoming call process though?

Thanks.
Umm...on second thought, it doesn't sound like it would. It may have been what I was thinking of. It might be worth a shot. I could have sworn there was a feature that did this for ringtones, though.

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Is there a setting to turn on the voice control for the camera? Cant find it.

Saying shoot or smile doesnt seem to do anything..
I think you need to open the camera from S Voice by saying "Take a picture" and then it's supposed to work, but I've never got it to work.

Here's a video on how it's supposed to work:


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How do I customize settings on the stock email app? It still says I have 27 unread messages even though I went through and deleted them (on my computer earlier today). As a test, I also tried deleting a message using the app and while it does delete it from my phone, I noticed it doesn't affect my the email on my computer (I refreshed my inbox and the messages still was unread and in my inbox). Seems weird. Do I have to do it twice?

Also, how do I un-sync Picassa albums from my phone? I have maybe a hundred albums online and don't want them on my phone. I try to hit the menu button in Picassa but don't see the option.

Thanks for this thread.
The email issue...I think you need to clear the data on the email app and set everything up, again (I know, it's a pain). Do this by opening your app drawer and dragging Email down to App Info. Once you start dragging, App Info appears.

You can unsync Picassa by going to Settings > Accounts & Sync > Choosing the Google account that is synced with Picassa > uncheck Picassa.

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I'm just going to +1 greenmunky on that.
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When I'm done with a call and I pull my phone away from my ear, the screen is dark and I cannot hang up on the call!!! Is there a setting that I have accidentally switched on? I literally have to reset my phone to hang up!!! Any help is appreciated!
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I searched the forum and didn't find anything on this so my apologies if this is a repeat question. Has anyone been successful at setting a custom ringtone for the built-in calendar? Every time I try this it reverts to one of the original ringtones that came with the device.

I've seen this reported by a Sprint user after doing a google search (Clickity). The problem described is identical to mine.

Edit: Note that I tried moving the files to the local Notifications folder instead of the SDCard, and I also tried different audio-file formats (mp3, wav, mid, m4a) to no avail.
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