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Old September 18th, 2012, 02:08 AM   #651 (permalink)
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i dunno what else to tell ya. i just drag my notification bar down, and while the drawer is open, i tap the clock in the very top right corner. doesnt work when the drawer is closed though.
Okay okay so i'll drag down the notification draw and where all my quick options are (sync, driving mode etc) i tap the little clock on the top right?

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Okay okay so i'll drag down the notification draw and where all my quick options are (sync, driving mode etc) i tap the little clock on the top right?
Yup, that's it. You might have to add a couple clocks to your world clock first, though
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Yup, that's it. You might have to add a couple clocks to your world clock first, though
I have one so I guess thats why I thought I was going crazy
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best thing for me is sending videos to tv via shared wifi... love it
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I wake up every morning to my S3 saying, "Good Morning Keith, it's 4:00 AM"
what do you have to set to get it to say your name?
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what do you have to set to get it to say your name?
"Name" the alarm with, "Good Morning, (insert your name)"
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Um, yeah, but that is really insecure, anyone will be able to play with my phone than :-(.
How secure do you need a phone to be? Mine is in my pocket or I am using it. I don't see how someone could sneak into my pocket to play with my phone without me knowing. Do you leave yours unattended at the local bar?

I don't get the whole enter a code every time I wake my phone up mentality.
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How secure do you need a phone to be? Mine is in my pocket or I am using it. I don't see how someone could sneak into my pocket to play with my phone without me knowing. Do you leave yours unattended at the local bar?

I don't get the whole enter a code every time I wake my phone up mentality.
I agree.

I just have an alarm that sounds very loud when my phone is picked up. I did originally put this on so I know when my one year old son gets hold of my phone
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"Name" the alarm with, "Good Morning, (insert your name)"
Hehe, just set the dear wife's alarm for tomorrow morning - and I didn't type "good morning"...

This is going to one tip she will not be pleased with...
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"Name" the alarm with, "Good Morning, (insert your name)"
I named my alarm good morning jack. It sounded the normal alarm but I could read it it on screen. What did I do wrong?
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i cant get the screen shot thing to work and i'm tired of swiping my palm across my phone
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i cant get the screen shot thing to work and i'm tired of swiping my palm across my phone
not your palm, rather the edge of your hand... like, hold your right hand out with your palm down, rotate it 45 deg, and drag from right to left with the bottom edge of your hand.
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i cant get the screen shot thing to work and i'm tired of swiping my palm across my phone
Are you pressing the on/off button as well as the home button at the same time then letting go?
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Are you pressing the on/off button as well as the home button at the same time then letting go?



It's a miracle it finally worked
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Now that you can get screenshots if you get Tapatalk app you can upload them straight to this site
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love this thread! keep it going!
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Where is this test?
To access this menu, open up the Dialer, hit Menu > Call settings and then ‘In-call EQ settings.’ You can also set the phone to ring louder while in your pocket with the ‘Increase volume in pocket’ option, to help you hear your phone when its speaker is muffled.
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Here is one that I'm sure 99.99999999% of you know about as it's very basic. I just never used it before so I did not know about it. The 6 dots on the home screen and the dots on the app menu... hold your thumb or finger on them for a moment. You can then slide back and forth to quickly few all of the screens. This is nice if you have several widgets on the home screens and want to look at them all quickly.
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best thing for me is sending videos to tv via shared wifi... love it
wait wait whattt how do i do that?
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This post just gets better and better. As phones get more featured filled and instruction books less easy to follow we could do with one of these each time a new top end phone comes out. I learn something new each day :-)
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Great thread. Learned alot!!
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wait wait whattt how do i do that?
Your TV has to be equipped with DLNA, and connected to your home network. Phone must also be on wifi. While playing the video in the Video Player app on your phone, at the top left of the screen is an icon that is present if it detects other DLNA deivces on your home network. Click on the icon, and choose the device you want to play the video on. As a note, this will also work on computers and laptops that are on the network that have media sharing/DLNA middle ware on it.
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I named my alarm good morning jack. It sounded the normal alarm but I could read it it on screen. What did I do wrong?
Set the alarm type to "Briefing"
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i just got a GS3 2 days ago and ver very impressed at how well the
"All Share" feature works with my new Samsung LED Smart tv. i can
transfer all the pictures and videos i take with the phone to the tv
via bluetooth.
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best thing for me is sending videos to tv via shared wifi... love it
I have a Phillips HD TV but its not an internet TV. However I have a Sony streaming box hooked up to it. This does not allow full internet access only Sony services, Lovefilm and Iplayer. So I was not expecting to be able to use this feature. I just turned the TV and the Sony box on and then started to play a film on my phone (using the Samsung player). I then tapped the top left corner of the screen and within a second the film was perfectly playing on the TV in full HD glory. Wow, awesome, try doing that with an Iphone.
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within a second the film was perfectly playing on the TV in full HD glory. Wow, awesome, try doing that with an Iphone.
I have never owned an iPhone, but none the less am totally amazed at not only the features that the GS3 offers, but how seamlessly many of them work. Like this video playing function for example. I have a Samsung TV, so when it seamlessly synced up via the AllShare software, I was like cool. It's doing what it is supposed to. Seeing all of these people that have other brands of televisions have the same experience is awesome. Samsung has really become a major player in the electronics world in the past decade. They are absolutely making a name for themselves now with their smart phones.
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i just got a GS3 2 days ago and ver very impressed at how well the
"All Share" feature works with my new Samsung LED Smart tv. i can
transfer all the pictures and videos i take with the phone to the tv
via bluetooth.
Agree. I mentioned it in another post. It's not only all of the features that the phone offers, but how well these features execute.
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Just realised that when viewing your text message inbox,if you swipe left on anyones name it calls them,or if you swipe right it prepares a text for you to send to them.
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Just got the GS3 yesterday, so nothing new to add from my side but thank you for all the neat features already mentioned.

After playing with the Briefing Alarm, it would be neat if you could integrate traffic information into it.
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a doubletap on the stock calendar compresses unused time into blocks so you can see more appointments without scrolling. second doubletap brings you back to regular view.
also - what happened to the two finger drag to show year, week, month, etc tabs?? it no longer works nor is option in setting any longer??
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what happened to the two finger drag to show year, week, month, etc tabs?
this works for me... do you have an arrow in the top right corner? when i was dragging my fingers, i noticed it rotated 180 degrees, and when i tapped on it, it performed the same function
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This is just a little thing that I like. Its NOT an IPHONE woo hoo
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this works for me... do you have an arrow in the top right corner? when i was dragging my fingers, i noticed it rotated 180 degrees, and when i tapped on it, it performed the same function
i only have the arrow now- do you have the two finger drag under calendar settings? i don't any longer!
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just checked, and i do still have that listed in my settings. which carrier are you on? and did you get an update recently? i cant imagine why they would go through the effort to remove something so small and simple, though.
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just checked, and i do still have that listed in my settings. which carrier are you on? and did you get an update recently? i cant imagine why they would go through the effort to remove something so small and simple, though.
i'm on sprint - i did get the samsung update about a week or so ago. yeah, doesn't make sense to me either.
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I don't get the whole enter a code every time I wake my phone up mentality.
I leave mine on my desk at work. Sure, nothing malicious will happen but there could be the odd practical joke.

I don't get the whole "I don't get the whole enter a code every time I wake my phone up mentality" mentality. Everyone's situation is different and no one is asking you to get it so don't worry about it.
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I leave mine on my desk at work. Sure, nothing malicious will happen but there could be the odd practical joke.

I don't get the whole "I don't get the whole enter a code every time I wake my phone up mentality" mentality. Everyone's situation is different and no one is asking you to get it so don't worry about it.
It's not for me either, but I can understand it.
My daughter's phone was grabbed by her little brother and he went on her Facebook page and wrote something nasty... everyone that read it was thinking... how could you write such a thing?!?
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It's common. Not everyone has the luxury of always being able to have it in their pocket or in their hand. At home, its on the table. I trust the missus so I have tasker turn off my pattern lock.

at work if it's not in my pocket, its on my desk. I dont want to be throwing desktop computers around with it in my pocket so I have to put it on my desk temporarily. Sure I could lock it in my drawer, but also I could simply lock the screen. Which makes more sense to me.
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Ahhhhhhh Options . Gotta love the Options! That is truly what all this is about. Options are a good thing.

[HUMOR]There are times that options can be a bad thing:

Hell? You can stand upright in this ball of flames or stand upside down in this room full of crap? This is one of those rare times having options is a bad thing.

In prison maybe? Some people would only have the option to catch?

Presidential races sometimes?[/HUMOR]
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So anyone else on Jellybean missing the scrolling updates if you long-press a notification in the status bar?
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Great thread. A lot of good stuff in here.
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Absolutely love this thread. I got to page 8 and had thought of a few things so decided I would ask/comment on them before I read further and forget.

A tip I hadn't yet noticed (found it on a youtube video the other day) is the option to set any of your screens as the homescreen. Just pinch with 2 fingers on the home screen so that it shows all of your screens, then press the small 'home' button at the top right corner of whichever screen you want to make your 'home' screen.....et voila :-)

Now, a couple of questions. I have a weather widget on my homescreen and I assume it came as stock when I got the phone as I never enabled it. However, I can't get rid of the damn thing. It's an "Accuweather" widget and i've tried going in to the app manager, etc to delete the widget, but I just can't find any setting that will make the stupid thing disappear.

Also, when I take photos of my partner then view them in the photo gallery, there is always a yellow box around her face which I spose is useful for people who wish to tag the photos on their phones. I don't need to tag the missus's face tho, I wake up to it every morning and know exactly what she looks like! Anyone know how to disable this feature?

Probably my favourite thing in this superfast phone is how quickly I can get my amazing pics posted on to my FB page. I came from the iPhone 3GS and whilst this had the same function, it was quite slow and laborious. On the S3 however, it is immediate. I went in to the kids bedroom last night and had them turn off the TV etc so the room was in total darkness, then took a photo just to show them how great the flash worked on the camera. The missus told me to post the photo on FB and once I found out how to do it, we were both gobsmacked at how quickly it had the photo ready to be posted. It is literally a fraction of a second after I hit the FB option, and my FB is opened and ready for me to post a comment about the photo.

Also, surprisingly for us is that S-Voice works brilliantly even with a thick Glasgow accent!

The only downside I have found so far is that some of the menus are weird to navigate. I read about a feature on here and then when I go to find the setting for it later, it is sometimes in the most unexpected of places and I have to end up reading back through this thread to find the relevant post, and explanation of how to activate it.
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Now, a couple of questions. I have a weather widget on my homescreen and I assume it came as stock when I got the phone as I never enabled it. However, I can't get rid of the damn thing. It's an "Accuweather" widget and i've tried going in to the app manager, etc to delete the widget, but I just can't find any setting that will make the stupid thing disappear.

You can long press and drag it to the trash. It will still be in your widget locker, but at least you won't see it on your home screen anymore.
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You can long press and drag it to the trash. It will still be in your widget locker, but at least you won't see it on your home screen anymore.
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Thanks.....feel a bit stupid now
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Is there way to disable the "press 1 to answer" thing when I receive a call? If I say "answer" or use any of the other options to take the call I'd like to just say hello rather than have to go through another step.
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that's a setting in google voice- log on online, go to settings, calls then make sure call screening is off
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that's a setting in google voice- log on online, go to settings, calls then make sure call screening is off
Beautiful! THANK YOU!

EDIT: Found it. Turned off. THANKS AGAIN!
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