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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.
I have the same issue on two phones. Tried factory reset on both. Same issue. Verizon was no help. Trying to work with Samsung now. They have another way to factory reset using the buttons. If that does not work, they say they will escalate. The person I talked with said they did not have a record of this issue yet. Not sure I believe that since there are so many post out there about this.

Will post if the button combo reset works or Samsung gives me another solution.

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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!
Same problem here; hopefully someone has figured this out.
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How do I get Google Voice to be my voicemail service??
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Talked to Samsung today. Did the button reset for one of my phones to get rid of the fake number that I have a message on the home page. The first phone worked so far with the phone factory reset. The second is working so far with the factory rest using the buttons. You have to hold the volume up+home+power button to do this. There are additional screens once you start this and I don't want someone to try this without an expert telling them how so either get help or call Samsung.
I will let everyone know if the issue re-occurs. Right now everything is working fine.
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How do I get Google Voice to be my voicemail service??
Make a google voice account.

Sign in online. Follow directions where it says "use google voice as my voicemail"

Its as simple as dialing *71 then ur google voice number.
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Bought the S3 about a week back. Found a few weird thins on it

1) There is no Call settings in the Settings menu
2) On a few calls, people complain of my voice fading in and out and sometimes blanking out.
3) some contacts i cannot call, gives a message - "Unfortunately com.android.phone has stopped" , then the sim restarts
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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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Same problem here; hopefully someone has figured this out.
Any chance you're using a Zagg screen protector? On the HTC Evo 4G LTE the Zagg covers up the proximity sensor and causes a similar problem.
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how do you set notification ringtones to play through the headset when plugged in versus playing through the external speaker and cutting into the music?
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The Green led light that lets me know the phone is charged will not work. it just stays red. Does anybody else know what might be causing this? I have the 16GB Verizon model. (I did have the 32GB but I had to return it because of major glitches.)
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The Green led light that lets me know the phone is charged will not work. it just stays red. Does anybody else know what might be causing this? I have the 16GB Verizon model. (I did have the 32GB but I had to return it because of major glitches.)
Mine is staying red now too, although it was working at first.
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Hi, new to the S3 from 4S, love this phone. So, looking at the 4x1 Contact widget, it appears that there is a way to make messages appear from them on this widget, but I can't seem to figure how to get messages to appear. Any suggestions?
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Any chance you're using a Zagg screen protector? On the HTC Evo 4G LTE the Zagg covers up the proximity sensor and causes a similar problem.
No screen protector (which gives me the shakes just thinking about it; gotta do something about that). I also can't get the "palm to silence the music" feature to work, fwiw. Thought it was my case blocking a sensor or something, so I changed it to no avail.
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I have had mt S3 for about a week now. This was supposed to be the best phone ever but sadly I am very disappointed. It seems thigs that iPhone and Blackberry did very easily and well are beyond the abilities of this device. I have the 32 Gig S3 from Rogers.
1) When I set up my email (personal POP3, Cogeco) it sets up fine but within a day the S3 decides that I dont need it and deletes the account. (Stock Email App)
2) "Ufortunately com.process.google.gapps has stopped" every few minutes. Performed a factory reset which got rid of this for about a day or 2 and now its back.
3) "Unfortunately ....... Has stopped" Insert whatever process you desire I think they have all failed at one point or another.
All of these failures occurred BEFORE any additional apps were installed bone stock phone with all updates applied.

The Email one is the biggest failure IMHO as Email is what these things are supposed to excel at. My work email set p fine on active sync and has worked flawlessly from the start. The phone just will not hang onto another account.

Is this thing a brick and I should return it or can these bugs be fixed?
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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 just found the solution to this. Go to Settings > Language & Input > turn on Voice Command for Apps.

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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!
I would recommend you back up your important information and factory reset, that is not standard behavior for the S3 at all.

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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.
I don't use the standard calendar, have you tried using a third party program, like Jorte?
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Bought the S3 about a week back. Found a few weird thins on it

1) There is no Call settings in the Settings menu
2) On a few calls, people complain of my voice fading in and out and sometimes blanking out.
3) some contacts i cannot call, gives a message - "Unfortunately com.android.phone has stopped" , then the sim restarts
I would try a factory reset. If that doesn't fix it, return it to the place that you purchased the phone. If you have the phone app crashing, that's something wrong with the phone (either software or hardware) and you won't be able to fix it without someone servicing your phone or rooting and installing a new ROM.

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how do you set notification ringtones to play through the headset when plugged in versus playing through the external speaker and cutting into the music?
If the S3 has this capability, I have not found a way of doing it. I think we're all stuck with it going through the external speaker (unless someone finds a mod for it that requires root).

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The Green led light that lets me know the phone is charged will not work. it just stays red. Does anybody else know what might be causing this? I have the 16GB Verizon model. (I did have the 32GB but I had to return it because of major glitches.)
Try toggling the LED notification. You can do this by going to Settings > LED Notifications > Uncheck then recheck the option for charging. You may also have to reboot.

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Hi, new to the S3 from 4S, love this phone. So, looking at the 4x1 Contact widget, it appears that there is a way to make messages appear from them on this widget, but I can't seem to figure how to get messages to appear. Any suggestions?
I think it only works when the message is unread and only if you're using the stock messaging app, not a service like Go SMS or Google Voice.

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No screen protector (which gives me the shakes just thinking about it; gotta do something about that). I also can't get the "palm to silence the music" feature to work, fwiw. Thought it was my case blocking a sensor or something, so I changed it to no avail.
It sounds like you have a defective proximity sensor. I would return the device for a new one.

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I have had mt S3 for about a week now. This was supposed to be the best phone ever but sadly I am very disappointed. It seems thigs that iPhone and Blackberry did very easily and well are beyond the abilities of this device. I have the 32 Gig S3 from Rogers.
1) When I set up my email (personal POP3, Cogeco) it sets up fine but within a day the S3 decides that I dont need it and deletes the account. (Stock Email App)
2) "Ufortunately com.process.google.gapps has stopped" every few minutes. Performed a factory reset which got rid of this for about a day or 2 and now its back.
3) "Unfortunately ....... Has stopped" Insert whatever process you desire I think they have all failed at one point or another.
All of these failures occurred BEFORE any additional apps were installed bone stock phone with all updates applied.

The Email one is the biggest failure IMHO as Email is what these things are supposed to excel at. My work email set p fine on active sync and has worked flawlessly from the start. The phone just will not hang onto another account.

Is this thing a brick and I should return it or can these bugs be fixed?
Return it. You shouldn't be getting any of those problems. You can probably fix those problems by rooting, but it's a new phone, the carrier/manufacturer should fix the defects.
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I am using the contact widget That came with the phone I believe. It's the 4x1 that has the droid next to it when you set up a widget. I haven't seen any unread messages on it either.
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Hi, new to S3 and Android after switching from Blackberry, really love the phone. Think I've figured most things out except for these 2;

Facebook - I've turned off synching and location services for messages however every time I go into Application Manager I notice the data usage is huge even if I haven't used the app. Is this just RAM usage or will it clock up against my data usage from my provider?

Camera - Pretty certain on the promo material for the S3 it shows a guy taking still pictures whilst video recording yet this doesn't seem possible on the camera app and I can't find anything in the settings. Is this possible?

Would really appreciate some help here.
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Picture questions:

1) On my incredible if I wanted to share a picture from a website I could long press and share it via text. On this the only options I can see are to save the picture, or to share the URL. I would like to avoid both of those and just share the picture.

2) when I try to open a MMS picture in any app other than the default gallery it does not work. Quickpic says "Load Failed!" and other galleries just open a blank screen. Is there a way to get this to work or is Samsung limiting this to their own applications?
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I am using the contact widget That came with the phone I believe. It's the 4x1 that has the droid next to it when you set up a widget. I haven't seen any unread messages on it either.
I have no idea. I don't use this feature and the little bit I was playing around with it, I couldn't do anything with it other than have it display a contact photo and a name.

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Hi, new to S3 and Android after switching from Blackberry, really love the phone. Think I've figured most things out except for these 2;

Facebook - I've turned off synching and location services for messages however every time I go into Application Manager I notice the data usage is huge even if I haven't used the app. Is this just RAM usage or will it clock up against my data usage from my provider?

Camera - Pretty certain on the promo material for the S3 it shows a guy taking still pictures whilst video recording yet this doesn't seem possible on the camera app and I can't find anything in the settings. Is this possible?

Would really appreciate some help here.
For facebook: Which tab in the application manager? Either way, it's likely not data usage. Data usage is tracked under wireless settings.

For the camera: Go to Settings > Language & Input > turn on voice command for apps.

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1) On my incredible if I wanted to share a picture from a website I could long press and share it via text. On this the only options I can see are to save the picture, or to share the URL. I would like to avoid both of those and just share the picture.

2) when I try to open a MMS picture in any app other than the default gallery it does not work. Quickpic says "Load Failed!" and other galleries just open a blank screen. Is there a way to get this to work or is Samsung limiting this to their own applications?
1) Does an alternative web browser enable this for you? I seem to be able to do this using Boat Browser

2) Like my suggestion for #1, I think I'm going to go with recommending a third party SMS client. Handcent and Go SMS are good.
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1) Does an alternative web browser enable this for you? I seem to be able to do this using Boat Browser

2) Like my suggestion for #1, I think I'm going to go with recommending a third party SMS client. Handcent and Go SMS are good.
1) Boat browser does have the option, I had tried the stock browser and chrome with no luck. I was hoping chrome would have the option.

2)I am using Handcent already. The stock messaging app doesn't give an option to choose which program to open images with, it only uses the Samsung stock gallery, which is why I am lead to believe that its some proprietary BS.
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hi guys,

i just bought the s3 not too long ago but since yesterday, i download a file from gmail and since then, there is an "arrow pointing down to a horizontal line" icon on the top left hand corner of the phone. when i go to the notification section, it says "ongoing", file name, then there are blue dots that keep moving.

i tried everythoing to get rid of it, including re downloading the file, off and on, remvoing the sim card, the battery, uninstalling the gmail app.... BUT ITS STILL THERE. can someone pls help me out? thanks so much
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Camera - Pretty certain on the promo material for the S3 it shows a guy taking still pictures whilst video recording yet this doesn't seem possible on the camera app and I can't find anything in the settings. Is this possible?
When you have the camera app open, click on the toggle slider to change to video mode.

Then when you press the red button to record, a little camera icon appears above the red button, halfway to the top of the screen. Each time you press this, it will take a still photo while it is simultaneously recording the video.
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How about including US Cellular in your carrier specific category?
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1) Boat browser does have the option, I had tried the stock browser and chrome with no luck. I was hoping chrome would have the option.

2)I am using Handcent already. The stock messaging app doesn't give an option to choose which program to open images with, it only uses the Samsung stock gallery, which is why I am lead to believe that its some proprietary BS.
Hmm...I haven't received any MMS's since getting my S3 (I'm not big into that, nor are my friends), so I cannot verify, unfortunately. Have you tried clearing data on the Gallery?

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hi guys,

i just bought the s3 not too long ago but since yesterday, i download a file from gmail and since then, there is an "arrow pointing down to a horizontal line" icon on the top left hand corner of the phone. when i go to the notification section, it says "ongoing", file name, then there are blue dots that keep moving.

i tried everythoing to get rid of it, including re downloading the file, off and on, remvoing the sim card, the battery, uninstalling the gmail app.... BUT ITS STILL THERE. can someone pls help me out? thanks so much
Yes, Open your app drawer and hold GMail like you're adding a link to the homescreen. At the bottom, App Info will appear. Drag GMail to that. Then clear data and force close. Open GMail again and you should be set.

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How about including US Cellular in your carrier specific category?
I'm actually thinking about removing the VZW and Sprint ones until I have something to put in there. Do you have any suggestions on US Cell specific info?
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How do you disable mobile websites on the stock browser? I'm on Sprint. I tried looking for it here but might have missed it if you already explained how sorry.
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About Task/App manager, I assume they are the same thing? I recently downloaded Waze GPS, and it continued to run after I held the home button and swiped the application away. I then opened the app manager, and it was running a clock so I also assume that it was still running even after I closed it through task manager. As I closed it through task manager, it still had the Waze icon up in the upper left hand corner where it says ATT etc. Am I doing something wrong if I want to completely shut the app down?
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About Task/App manager, I assume they are the same thing? I recently downloaded Waze GPS, and it continued to run after I held the home button and swiped the application away. I then opened the app manager, and it was running a clock so I also assume that it was still running even after I closed it through task manager. As I closed it through task manager, it still had the Waze icon up in the upper left hand corner where it says ATT etc. Am I doing something wrong if I want to completely shut the app down?
Usually by pushing the back button closes apps. Pushing the home button enables multitasking, so you can have multiple apps running at the same time.

So try the back button to leave apps.

If that doesn't work, you'll have to use the task manager to force close the app. Swiping away notifications/the multitask window doesn't turn them off, it just puts them in the background. So, to force close, open your app drawer, long press on an app you want to close (like you're going to put it on your homescreen). Then drag it to "App Info". From there, force close. That'll shut down the app completely.

But if you use back button, it should go into the inactive cache and not use power, but be able to boot up faster.
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Usually by pushing the back button closes apps. Pushing the home button enables multitasking, so you can have multiple apps running at the same time.

So try the back button to leave apps.

If that doesn't work, you'll have to use the task manager to force close the app. Swiping away notifications/the multitask window doesn't turn them off, it just puts them in the background. So, to force close, open your app drawer, long press on an app you want to close (like you're going to put it on your homescreen). Then drag it to "App Info". From there, force close. That'll shut down the app completely.

But if you use back button, it should go into the inactive cache and not use power, but be able to boot up faster.
Good deal, that did the trick. Now when I go in to application manager, I have quite a few processes that are currently running that I had quit like the Waze program. Are all these applications located in application manager under "running" just cached programs, or are they still running in the background?
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Good deal, that did the trick. Now when I go in to application manager, I have quite a few processes that are currently running that I had quit like the Waze program. Are all these applications located in application manager under "running" just cached programs, or are they still running in the background?
Unfortunately, there's no definitive way of telling for certain without special apps that will only make things more complicated and cause you to become paranoid.

Fortunately, most of them will be either inactive, or be 'polling' services that only activate to check for new messages, then go inactive again.

And, if there's anything I can advise you on, it is this: The less time you spend in Application Manager, the better your Android experience will be. Application Manager is a great tool in finding run-away apps (like how you described Waze). But if you try to micro-manage Android, you will only manage to make a good situation into a bad one. The best thing you can do for your phone is to ignore the fact that your phone even has RAM. Android will manage itself pretty well (with the exception of the odd run-away app).

And if you really think your phone has a problem, a reboot usually fixes it. If not, a factory reset most likely will and be careful on what you install.
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Unfortunately, there's no definitive way of telling for certain without special apps that will only make things more complicated and cause you to become paranoid.

Fortunately, most of them will be either inactive, or be 'polling' services that only activate to check for new messages, then go inactive again.

And, if there's anything I can advise you on, it is this: The less time you spend in Application Manager, the better your Android experience will be. Application Manager is a great tool in finding run-away apps (like how you described Waze). But if you try to micro-manage Android, you will only manage to make a good situation into a bad one. The best thing you can do for your phone is to ignore the fact that your phone even has RAM. Android will manage itself pretty well (with the exception of the odd run-away app).

And if you really think your phone has a problem, a reboot usually fixes it. If not, a factory reset most likely will and be careful on what you install.
All I did was use the back button and it quit the app entirely. Switching from and iPhone4s is difficult lol.

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After a factory reset, an ATT update and 2 weeks, I'm right back where I started with the text notification tones not playing properly. It just started again today and I didn't do anything to my settings. I very slowly only added 3 apps over the course of 2 weeks. I also have the task manager set to close any tasks after I exit them. I also have a problem where the mailbox icon on the home screen always shows that I have a new text message, even when I have no messages. I don't want to resort to returning the phone...but that's about the only solution I can think of.
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My battery info is incorrect today. For example it's been off the charge since 11am (it's 10pm now). However the battery setting says it's at 50% and that it's been on battery for 6 hrs and 37 minutes when it's really been over 11 hours. Not sure why this is suddenly happening. I've tried restarting the phone and pulling the battery but it still is stuck at that incorrect time (though it is moving - I noticed this about an hour ago when it said 5 hours and 30 minutes). Any thoughts?
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Ok i changed from orange to t mobile. it text me saying activate success download an app from t mobile to activate but when i go on that link it says not working ? i tried going registering the phone on my houses wifi but still nothing?
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I'm trying to STOP that rolling-scrolling of wallpaper. When I choose an image from the zedge folder as my home screen wallpaper, it keeps moving to the other images from ALL folders. can I stop this and stay with the one image I choose?
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I've between having issues with form fields in the stock browser on multiple websites. It doesn't seem to matter if it's a mobile version or desktop version. I can't pay my bills now on my phone and it's very frustrating. Had issues with some of the fields on this website as well.
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After a factory reset, an ATT update and 2 weeks, I'm right back where I started with the text notification tones not playing properly. It just started again today and I didn't do anything to my settings. I very slowly only added 3 apps over the course of 2 weeks. I also have the task manager set to close any tasks after I exit them. I also have a problem where the mailbox icon on the home screen always shows that I have a new text message, even when I have no messages. I don't want to resort to returning the phone...but that's about the only solution I can think of.
It may come to that. Sometimes in the rooting community, we see similar bugs. And the way to fix them is to wipe the entire phone clean (including the system ROM) and reflash from a blank device. Unfortunately for non-root users, factory reset doesn't touch the system ROM, which is probably where this problem resides. A return (or rooting and flashing a stock ROM) may be the only way of getting this sorted.

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My battery info is incorrect today. For example it's been off the charge since 11am (it's 10pm now). However the battery setting says it's at 50% and that it's been on battery for 6 hrs and 37 minutes when it's really been over 11 hours. Not sure why this is suddenly happening. I've tried restarting the phone and pulling the battery but it still is stuck at that incorrect time (though it is moving - I noticed this about an hour ago when it said 5 hours and 30 minutes). Any thoughts?
There's a cycling arrow button in the battery report app that can force it to grab new info. It's in the upper right. I hope that helps.

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Ok i changed from orange to t mobile. it text me saying activate success download an app from t mobile to activate but when i go on that link it says not working ? i tried going registering the phone on my houses wifi but still nothing?
I'm not the best with GSM, so bear with me if you've already done this: Try removing the SIM and rebooting. Then put the SIM in. I've heard that resetting the SIM can smooth out activation problems. If not, I'd suggest you contact T-Mobile.

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I'm trying to STOP that rolling-scrolling of wallpaper. When I choose an image from the zedge folder as my home screen wallpaper, it keeps moving to the other images from ALL folders. can I stop this and stay with the one image I choose?
I don't see this problem, is it a feature on Zedge? Try saving the wallpaper you want as a local file and change your homescreen without using Zedge and see if that helps.

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I've between having issues with form fields in the stock browser on multiple websites. It doesn't seem to matter if it's a mobile version or desktop version. I can't pay my bills now on my phone and it's very frustrating. Had issues with some of the fields on this website as well.
I recommend Boat Browser. I do all of my bills and such with my mobile browser through it.
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Can some tell me how to please delete emails in trash folder?
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Did anyone find a solution for the calls fading in and out? EVERY call I make people are saying it sounds like im walking away from the phone and coming back
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It will automatically delete after 30 days. However, there doesn't appear to be a way to delete them from the apps. You'll have to use a browser to delete the emails manually. Or just let Google delete them after the set time.

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It'll largely depend on your phone technology (GSM or CDMA) and reception strength. If you're in a strong reception area with a GSM device, then I'd recommend you take it back to your carrier for testing.
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Galaxy S3 Facebook for Android problem:

getting this error when trying to tagging friends.

cannot retrieve the friends list please try again later. [content too large (length unknown): 650000 (application/json)]

Besides deleting "friends," what kind of solution exists?
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Im in love with my phone i only have a couple of issues and my major issue is the front facing camera. when i take pictures it reversed like a mirror image. how do i change this. i tried to do it but i couldnt figure out how.
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Hi, please forgive me if this was posted previously, I've been pouring over this forum for three days now, and have not found an answer

I've owned the (Sprint) Samsung Moment, the HTC hero, then rooted the Hero, the HTC EVO, the Samsung Galaxy S2 and now the S3, so I'm not new to smartphones LOL

When I signed into my google account, on the S3, it sync'd my contacts as per normal, then it spent the next two hours downloading and installing EVERY app I have ever used from ALL of the above mentioned phones, including the rooted hero, without my consent.

and it randomly placed the icons on all of my screens, in random order, that really tweaked my OCD LOL

So I reset it to factory and turned off the background data, then signed into my google account, now it won't sync my contacts nor calendar.

So, I guess I have a two fold question
One. where do I go to turn off this automatic download/install of the apps, and if that isn't possible then
Two. If I go into the playstore from my laptop and uninstall all the apps, will it uninstall the apps from my rooted hero next time I use the phone with the wifi?

Thanks!!
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Im in love with my phone i only have a couple of issues and my major issue is the front facing camera. when i take pictures it reversed like a mirror image. how do i change this. i tried to do it but i couldnt figure out how.
Open the Camera, hit the Options icon and scroll down until you see Save As Flipped, make sure that is off.
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Could someone please help me with information on how to copy/transfer
all of my pdf files in*iTunes*to my new*Android phone Samsung*Galaxy S3.
I have around forty or so manuals/handbooks/brochures in myiBooks folder
in*iTunes. I have these folders on my PC & my*iPad. However, I can only see how to transfer five main types of data via*Samsung*Kies;
Contacts
Music
Videos
Photos
Podcasts
I am desperate to get these pdf format booklets & manuals onto my Galaxy S3,
and would appreciate any pointers regarding this.
And just as a very general aside, I love my Galaxy S3 to bits, but there are definitely pluses & minuses between iPhone 4 & Galaxy S3. The only real problem that I have encountered with the S3 so far is; a totally unreadable screen in bright sunlight, and I mean TOTALLY. This was also with the auto
brightness turned OFF and the brightness set at 85%. However, this has only
happened once because it's July on the west coast of Scotland. The way the weather is going at the moment, I doubt if we will see TWO bright days this month...lol. All joking aside though, if it's really bright it's impossible to see
at the 80% setting, and at a 100% brightness very awkward to read at best.

Many thanks, if anyone can shed any light on my problem of transferring pdf's.

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Galaxy S3 Facebook for Android problem:

getting this error when trying to tagging friends.

cannot retrieve the friends list please try again later. [content too large (length unknown): 650000 (application/json)]

Besides deleting "friends," what kind of solution exists?
Try clearing the data on the app and re-set up facebook. To clear data, find the app in your app drawer, tap and hold. Now, at the bottom, you'll have a few options. Drag the icon to App Info and let go. Then Clear Data and try again.

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Hi, please forgive me if this was posted previously, I've been pouring over this forum for three days now, and have not found an answer

I've owned the (Sprint) Samsung Moment, the HTC hero, then rooted the Hero, the HTC EVO, the Samsung Galaxy S2 and now the S3, so I'm not new to smartphones LOL

When I signed into my google account, on the S3, it sync'd my contacts as per normal, then it spent the next two hours downloading and installing EVERY app I have ever used from ALL of the above mentioned phones, including the rooted hero, without my consent.

and it randomly placed the icons on all of my screens, in random order, that really tweaked my OCD LOL

So I reset it to factory and turned off the background data, then signed into my google account, now it won't sync my contacts nor calendar.

So, I guess I have a two fold question
One. where do I go to turn off this automatic download/install of the apps, and if that isn't possible then
Two. If I go into the playstore from my laptop and uninstall all the apps, will it uninstall the apps from my rooted hero next time I use the phone with the wifi?

Thanks!!
Part 1: It does this if you log in during set up of the phone. If you don't want it to auto restore apps, you have a few options: 1, skip logging into your account upon resetting the phone. I have 2-step verification, so I can't log in to my Google account when I factory reset (or delete the data partition). And I never have my phone auto download apps. 2, do not opt in for backing up your apps when you do log in to your phone after a factory reset or a new unit. It's a check box when it's asking you to log in.

Part 2: When you uninstall via the play store webpage, it asks you which device you want to uninstall from, IIRC.

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Open the Camera, hit the Options icon and scroll down until you see Save As Flipped, make sure that is off.
Thanks brownitus for answering the question!

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Could someone please help me with information on how to copy/transfer
all of my pdf files in*iTunes*to my new*Android phone Samsung*Galaxy S3.
I have around forty or so manuals/handbooks/brochures in myiBooks folder
in*iTunes. I have these folders on my PC & my*iPad. However, I can only see how to transfer five main types of data via*Samsung*Kies;
Contacts
Music
Videos
Photos
Podcasts
I am desperate to get these pdf format booklets & manuals onto my Galaxy S3,
and would appreciate any pointers regarding this.
And just as a very general aside, I love my Galaxy S3 to bits, but there are definitely pluses & minuses between iPhone 4 & Galaxy S3. The only real problem that I have encountered with the S3 so far is; a totally unreadable screen in bright sunlight, and I mean TOTALLY. This was also with the auto
brightness turned OFF and the brightness set at 85%. However, this has only
happened once because it's July on the west coast of Scotland. The way the weather is going at the moment, I doubt if we will see TWO bright days this month...lol. All joking aside though, if it's really bright it's impossible to see
at the 80% setting, and at a 100% brightness very awkward to read at best.

Many thanks, if anyone can shed any light on my problem of transferring pdf's.

Scotty001a
I use an app called AirDroid. Assuming you know where the physical location of these files are on your harddrive, you can transfer them to your S3 via AirDroid easily.
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Part 1: It does this if you log in during set up of the phone. If you don't want it to auto restore apps, you have a few options: 1, skip logging into your account upon resetting the phone. I have 2-step verification, so I can't log in to my Google account when I factory reset (or delete the data partition). And I never have my phone auto download apps. 2, do not opt in for backing up your apps when you do log in to your phone after a factory reset or a new unit. It's a check box when it's asking you to log in.

Part 2: When you uninstall via the play store webpage, it asks you which device you want to uninstall from, IIRC.
Thank you.
That is exactly what happened. When I got the phone, I signed in during set up. After I did the factory reset, I DIDN'T sign in until later, and I did opt out for the backing up the apps. With that it took over 48 hours after sign in for the contacts and calendar to sync.

The irony of the whole thing is now when I go into the play store (stupid name) from the phone, it doesn't show ANY of the apps from the other phones LOL

It's all or nothing LOL
Thanks again
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Haven't been able to find anything on this issue... I just got an s3 yesterday and I soon noticed that my battery was draining more quickly than I had expected (heard the battery was supposed to be pretty good).

I checked my battery usage stats and it said that bluetooth had used 33% of my power, even though it was never turned on (CPU time was listed at a little over an hour, however). It's not a huge issue, but a third of my battery being devoted to something i literally never use seems a bit absurd. Anyone run into a similar problem? Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Default Kindle reader on S3 does not use excternal card

I have a few documents formatted as mobi files. If I put the documents on the kindle directory of the internal storage, Kindle works. If I put the documents on the external SD card, kindle reader does not see them. I assume this is a kindle reader limitation, not an s3 problem. Does any know how to resolve this?

I can get the FBREADER app and put the documents in the BOOK directory of the external SD card, but I don't like the FBREADER interface as much as I like Kindle.
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