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Old August 12th, 2012, 03:16 AM   #501 (permalink)
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Here's another find: you can delete individual notifications by swiping them to the left after you pull down the notifications bar. This is so much better than having to tap "Clear" to get rid of a bunch of notifications when you want to save just one or two.
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I notice no one commented on the tip I passed for clearing individual Notifications!!
That shows you are quick to disagree but not as forthcoming to say 'Thanks', or nice tip 'I Like it'.
maybe because it was first posted a month and a half ago.

I still don't understand how a user new to ICS (which doesn't mean new to Android, which I pointed out earlier and you ignored) is supposed to know which features come from ICS and which are touch wiz.

If I find something neat on my phone do I need to research its origins before I can post it here?

I'm sorry you feel like you need to take your toys and go home because people disagree with you.

Back to the topic: my favorite feature (which comes from ICS) is the ability to use the Chrome browser. I love having my tabs and bookmarks available on all my devices. Much better than chrome to phone, which I'd used to accomplish this before.

I also like (but this isn't exactly hidden!) how when a call ends you get the option to see the contact info (perfect I'd you want to try them again on another line) or send a text. I rarely leave voicemails, preferring to send a text with the message, so this is a big help. I love that it uses the user selected texting app (in my case Google voice) but I wish there were a quick link to Google talk from this screen, too. I use that more than texting with several people.
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I notice no one commented on the tip I passed for clearing individual Notifications!!
That shows you are quick to disagree but not as forthcoming to say 'Thanks', or nice tip 'I Like it'.

So, you will all now be very glad to hear I have had enough of this forum.
If I can not disagree with a member without suffering abuse and find even our serious members are not supportive then clearly I am not needed here.
Check the thread 'Galaxy won't turn on'. That shows 200 members I helped revive their dead Galaxy Tablets.
They were grateful, which is a shame I will not be around to help any others.
Another cool feature of the Galaxy SIII.....
People getting the cranks and having a temper tantrum because they didn't get their own way.

Back on topic. I think the coolest feature of the phone is people shocked by the size. I simply tell them that it came with the d**k..... its a set.
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Old August 12th, 2012, 06:13 AM   #505 (permalink)
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I seriously expected better from you SURoot.
I agreed that your point holds water but also that the other points hold water and that it was a senseless argument as both arguments are valid and that there is no way to make either side back down so the thread should be left to actually discuss the thread title instead.

So what is it exactly you expected from me? You expected for me NOT to be mature and impartial? Then perhaps you never knew me at all.

I'm sorry I couldn't be childish and only agree with you.
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Old August 12th, 2012, 07:18 AM   #506 (permalink)
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I'm sorry you feel like you need to take your toys and go home because people disagree with you.
Although I agree that ICS features are features of the S3, I think that comment is unfair. The reason he feels like leaving is not because people disagree with him, but because someone made an unacceptably abusive comment which I will not repeat because a Mod has already deleted it.
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I find myself using the SmartStay function more and more. For instance, I went up to the gym and spent about 45 minutes on the treadmill. I use my phone for music, so I had it propped up on the treamill's little platform/display. If I kept it pointing at me, SmartStay kept the screen on, even while sprinting. It is quite convenient for changing tracks without having to wake the phone. I realize many apps have an "always on" feature, but I don't always use the same app and I don't want them to always stay on.

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That shows you are quick to disagree but not as forthcoming to say 'Thanks', or nice tip 'I Like it'.
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So, you will all now be very glad to hear I have had enough of this forum.
I am not needed here.
I will not be around to help any others.
Thanks! I like it!

And since I know you will actually read this and not leave like you said you would, keep in mind that there are a TON of tips in this thread that have gone on rather unacknowledged. It doesn't mean that there wasn't someone that found them helpful. Participating in an online forum for the stated recognition of anonymous internet users is, well, pathetic.
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Disagree..... What you are saying is any standard ICS feature which is found on not just the S3 but any phone or tablet with ICS should be included as a coolest tip.
Just because someone migrates from IOS to Android you can't then brand this feature or any other standard ICS feature as a tip in the S3 section, as after all the topic title is indeed in the S3 section of the forum and not in Android General.
Well, you're certainly within your right to disagree, but regardless your opinion is not supported by the subject of this thread. It asks what people find the " coolest" or most enjoyable feature of their new phone. Nowhere is it stated that's limited to S3 "exclusives". You're ( or anyone else for that matter) certainly free to limit your enthusiasm to S3 specific features, but that's not a reason to limit or dismiss other people's view on what they really enjoy about their new gadget


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Clear Individual Notifications
Here's the scenario ~ you get several Notifications showing but of the many you only want to keep two for looking into later.
Prior to ICS the only way to get rid of the Notifications was to tap on 'Clear', which as we know cleared all the Notifications.
However, under ICS you can delete individual Notifications leaving those you want to keep for reading later.
Simply bring down your Notification window and from the list of the ones you want to delete place your finger on an individual Notification and swipe right........ The Notification is then deleted leaving the other ones showing.
Carry on doing this on all the other Notifications you do not want to keep and it clears all but the important ones for reading later.
Again not S3 specific but found on the S3.
All feature I find very useful on my s3. Thanks for sharing!
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It's all been said. Can we all agree to leave it at that please?
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It's all been said.
That's you're opinion, and you're entitled to it, bit I have to disagree.

I expected better from you
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much like other message boards i have been on....

the topic of the matter has about 1/2 of the posts covering the title, and the other half....well not so much...

with that said, as i am getting mine on Monday...I will take the time to dig through the dirt...because DAYMN...there are some cool features

also of note...

the photon allowed you to clear individual notifications with a little - symbol next to it...

not just ICS or SGIII
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Cool feature that I found recently...Emergency Alerts.
Go into your messaging app, then settings and scroll down to the bottom and click on Emergency Alerts to select which ones you want to receive. The options are:
Presidential Alerts (which can't be turned off)
Extreme Alerts
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Doesn't seem to be present on my AT&T S3.
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Just found this out, if you lick the speaker, the s3 vibrates
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Just found this out, if you lick the speaker, the s3 vibrates
No it doesn't. But LOL that you made me try it.
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No it doesn't. But LOL that you made me try it.
Did you try the speaker on the back or the earpiece speaker? Because you are supposed to lick the other one.
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Did you try the speaker on the back or the earpiece speaker? Because you are supposed to lick the other one.
The speaker on the back, of course. Why would anyone lick their earpiece speaker?
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I notice no one commented on the tip I passed for clearing individual Notifications!!
That shows you are quick to disagree but not as forthcoming to say 'Thanks', or nice tip 'I Like it'.

So, you will all now be very glad to hear I have had enough of this forum.
If I can not disagree with a member without suffering abuse and find even our serious members are not supportive then clearly I am not needed here.
Check the thread 'Galaxy won't turn on'. That shows 200 members I helped revive their dead Galaxy Tablets.
They were grateful, which is a shame I will not be around to help any others.
Hey Beards! Been a while. I for one appreciate ALL tips. Met up with you over on Galaxy Tab board. I'm afraid you have to often put up with a lot on these boards. Some people get their entertainment out of causing conflict. I myself have far to much in my life to come on here and to get more. I find many useful things posted here so for those of you who don't have something constructive to say, DON'T SAY ANYTHING. Thanks
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I think you have to turn sharing on before DNLA will work. Settings / More Settings (under Wireless and networks) / Nearby devices / File sharing to On. Your TV should show up on the Nearby devices list in the Notifications bar. I was playing around with it and my mothers 55" LG this weekend, but I can't remember the specifics. I went into Gallery and either there was a pop up, or I had to tap the share button at the top to get the popup. The pop up asked to connect and share with the found device. I said yes and was off and running. Much more difficult than it was on my Droid X. The DX just did it.
Nearby Devices is all greyed out cannot set anything on or off in that menu!
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Not sure if this has been said but if you go to 'Settings' then 'About device' then quickly tap on 'Android version' a few times you get a Ice cream sandwich Android and if you press and hold on it you get lots of little ones flying across the screen.
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I like that I turned off my alarm this morning by saying "stop!"
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I like that I turned off my alarm this morning by saying "stop!"
Now that sounds interesting. Does anything have to be turned on for that to work?

Oh and I actually like the "Daily Briefing" alarm. I have it go off in the early afternoon so I can get an update on the weather (no windows in my office) and a quick shot of the news.
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Now that sounds interesting. Does anything have to be turned on for that to work?
Yes. In settings > Language and input > Voice cmd for apps. First this toggle needs to be turned on. Then Tap on the words "Voice cmd for apps" and a sub menu appears where you can choose which apps can be voice controlled. I have the alarm, and also the camera turned on - so I can say "shoot" to take a shot
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Yes. In settings > Language and input > Voice cmd for apps. First this toggle needs to be turned on. Then Tap on the words "Voice cmd for apps" and a sub menu appears where you can choose which apps can be voice controlled. I have the alarm, and also the camera turned on - so I can say "shoot" to take a shot
I have all of those items checked, I like being able to reject calls when I'm driving without touching my phone.
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Can someone offer up an opinion on which is the better speech recognition choice - Google or Samsung?
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Yes. In settings > Language and input > Voice cmd for apps. First this toggle needs to be turned on. Then Tap on the words "Voice cmd for apps" and a sub menu appears where you can choose which apps can be voice controlled. I have the alarm, and also the camera turned on - so I can say "shoot" to take a shot
I have everything checked but I can't seem to reject a call to save my life. I can "shoot" a picture, go the next song, but I cannot "reject" a call.
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Not sure what you mean. Actually haven't a clue what you mean.

if I take a pic of myself with the front facing cam it will flip the pic. I read somewhere that there is a setting to make it not do that but I can't find it.
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Just like in message screen if you pull up a contact and hold it to your ear it will dial the default number for that particular contact.
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if I take a pic of myself with the front facing cam it will flip the pic. I read somewhere that there is a setting to make it not do that but I can't find it.
Ah. OK. I have an option in Camera that is Save as Flipped. You turn it on or off. Mine was off by default. I guess it means that although it is mirror-flipped on the screen, that is just so that you can easily centre yourself more intuitively, but the saved pic will be the correct way round.
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Not sure if this has been said but if you go to 'Settings' then 'About device' then quickly tap on 'Android version' a few times you get a Ice cream sandwich Android and if you press and hold on it you get lots of little ones flying across the screen.
I like when really geeky programmers/developers, especially when part of a large company, show that they have a sense of humor.

I got a kick out of that little Easter Egg.
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How doyou setup the camera for voice commands?
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My favorite feature is that the phone has so many features I have to keep coming back to this thread to remember what they all are. Even made a word document so I could review them quickly.

Love finding and using new features.
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I just discovered that when you're in Contacts you can swipe a contact left and it will call them. Swipe to the right and it opens a text message to them!
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Didnt discover this myself, found it on another forum and just tried it out, kinda fun!

"Create custom vibration alerts

Remember back in the day when you could create your own MIDI ringtones? (Shout out to Nokia!) Well, now you can relive that memory by creating your own vibration alerts on the S3.
Head to Settings > Sounds and tap "Device vibration." At the bottom, tap "Create." Here's where you'll make your own vibration. First, think about what kind of vibration pattern you want, then tap the middle of the circle to begin "recording." You can tap and hold for long vibration "notes" or tap briefly for quick pulses.
When you're done, hit "Save" and set your new vibration as the default alert."

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Ive just got my s3 and found the alarm briefing thing on here, how cool is it no news content though? so glad ive left apple
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Ah. OK. I have an option in Camera that is Save as Flipped. You turn it on or off. Mine was off by default. I guess it means that although it is mirror-flipped on the screen, that is just so that you can easily centre yourself more intuitively, but the saved pic will be the correct way round.

Couldn't find that setting. Can you tell me how please?
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Don't know if this is a samsung thing, but in my corporate email, if I receive an email that says a time or something like "today", it creates it as a link. Following the link takes me to s planner for that time...
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Curious as to how to turn off that Google thing people were talking about earlier that drained battery?

It was never really explained D:

Thanks in advance!
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i think its cool that when i plug the earphones in,all the apps you can use them for appear in the quick start bar .....when you pull the notification bar down.
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This phone is just ace. In fact, it's too good because I've hardly left home for the last day or so just finding cool features and apps!!

I have invested in some screen covers which are virtually invisible and keep the screen in top notch condition and only cost 1.00 for 10 from Amazon.
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It was never really explained D:

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If you mean Google backup... settings - backup and restore
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i like it alot
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Just found this out, if you lick the speaker, the s3 vibrates
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No it doesn't. But LOL that you made me try it.
I tried it but my screen just got bigger
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There are many things I like about the S3 and most have been mentioned. Here are a few I think are the Coolest.

Smart Stay - settings/display
Data Usage - settings/data usage
Display Battery Percentage - settings/display
Voice Command for Apps & Google voice typing - settings/language and input
Palm swipe to capture (screen) & Palm touch to mute & Turn over to mute/pause - settings/motion

Looking forward to Jelly Bean for improved voice functions.
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Once you enable it you open the camera, you will notice a new icon on the screen a face with little waves. Now if you say shoot or one of the other words it takes a picture when u say the word. It's pretty cool, just don't say shoot on in a airplane.

The answer reject calls should work the same way, but I haven't had any luck with the answer or reject yet.

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To answer calls hold the phone face up in your hand and semi close to your face and say answer and it answers the call, same for reject.
would be cool if it goes to speaker phone when u say answer
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Data Usage - settings/data usage
Carrier specific? I've not got this

Edit I lied
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I have everything checked but I can't seem to reject a call to save my life. I can "shoot" a picture, go the next song, but I cannot "reject" a call.
I've seen someone post that you need to turn off vibrate on call and then the call reject works fine. I've not tried it myself but someone confirmed that turning it off worked.

I don't think you need to hold the phone so close to your mouth to get this to work... unless perhaps the vibratation of the phone servers to block your voice from a distance.
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it worked for me while my phone was sitting on my desk
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Well I haven't done much on the phone but so far it's the one where u slide ur hand across the screen and it takes a screen shot. Pretty cool feature.

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