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Old July 26th, 2012, 12:10 PM   #351 (permalink)
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Well considering my phone fell between, fairly softly, between my desk and wall and got a scratch it almost has to be a troll or someone who hasnt really dropped their phone.
Why should I wear seat belts? I've been driving for years and I've never needed them. I even bumped into another car in a parking lot and I didn't need the seat belts. I hate the feeling of seat belts. They feel AWFUL and completely ruin the feeling of the car. Besides, my car has airbags...Probably not a troll. But this analogy pretty much perfectly parallels the argument against screen protectors, other than with the cost of being wrong, of course.

Honestly, I don't care if someone doesn't want to use a screen protector. But there are obviously people who read this forum who know nothing about their phone's screen and might actually believe people who say you don't need a screen protector. So that's why I counter those claims with the truth that many, many reasonably careful people have scratched their screens on accident.

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Old July 26th, 2012, 02:15 PM   #352 (permalink)
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Think about it, if you could use the shortcut from your security screen, then anyone could do the same. So say you put your phone down and I take it, I now know how to go in using the camera shortcut and bypass your security code.
i think ive already mentioned this (forgive me if it was in a different thread) but my girlfriends razr had a lockscreen where you could just access the camera but not the rest of the phone. that isnt too big of a deal is it? i mean, unless the person was taking pictures of a top secret military installation, or up a minor's skirt...
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Why should I wear seat belts? I've been driving for years and I've never needed them. I even bumped into another car in a parking lot and I didn't need the seat belts. I hate the feeling of seat belts. They feel AWFUL and completely ruin the feeling of the car. Besides, my car has airbags...Probably not a troll. But this analogy pretty much perfectly parallels the argument against screen protectors, other than with the cost of being wrong, of course.

Honestly, I don't care if someone doesn't want to use a screen protector. But there are obviously people who read this forum who know nothing about their phone's screen and might actually believe people who say you don't need a screen protector. So that's why I counter those claims with the truth that many, many reasonably careful people have scratched their screens on accident.

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I'm careful. I don't use screen protectors. You can quite easily scratch your glass if you drop the phone from waist / pocket height. The only scratches on my 2 year old HTC desire screen are where exactly that happened. On Concrete and tarmac (done both).

I did occasionally accidentally put it in a pocket that had coins in it but it had no effect. Nor have the countless drops from the arm of the sofa to the floor boards.

Screen protectors are really for phones that don't have gorilla glass. That said, don't use one at your own risk. I'm confident enough myself to know that I don't need one. I've seen the videos and I've done my own tests (by that I mean I owned a gorilla glass device for 2 years).

By no means would I recommend not buying a screen protector but I also would not recommend buying one.

My conclusion. If you feel you need one, buy one. If not, don't.
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I have the zagg he screen protector. Can't even tell it's there. I don't use it to prevent scratches, I use it to cut down on the fingerprints and grease that started collecting on my phone day after day.
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So far s voice hasn't worked for more other than opening the camera. When you say it picks up"other devices" for file sharing does that mean it can pick up other cell phones and tablets? If so how do I make it scan for other devices?
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i think ive already mentioned this (forgive me if it was in a different thread) but my girlfriends razr had a lockscreen where you could just access the camera but not the rest of the phone. that isnt too big of a deal is it? i mean, unless the person was taking pictures of a top secret military installation, or up a minor's skirt...
I read your post after I had already posted. That would be cool, as I haven't seen that on a phone before, I am not sure how your gf's worked.....would you be able to edit and delete or share pictures from this setting? And if so, that would still pose a security issue (for those of us worried about someone taking their phones) because wouldn't they also have access to the gallery?
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Without a screen protector scratched the screen on my last phone (Droid X with Gorilla Glass)

Put a screen protector on the S3 the first day I got it.
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My favorite feature of this phone?? This thread...semi serious, this thread has shown me a lot about this phone that I didn't know.

So far, I love the notification area and being able to remove one at a time. I love having driving mode. How fast it is. Best of all is being able to get apps like google chrome that weren't available on my old droid. I love being able to disable apps, really didn't like bloatware apps that had permissions. I like being able to hide apps that I can't disable (this is good enough for the few I can't disable).

Beautiful screen.

Looking forward to learnng about nfc next. Speaking of which, I could have swore someone posted about NFC in this thread. Just skimmed through entire thread and can't find the link to what do you use your NFC for (same person that posted the link posted about how one type of tag was better than the other). I did try a search, but NFC was too short a term.....if any of you kind souls run across it, kindly point me in the right diretion.
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I read your post after I had already posted. That would be cool, as I haven't seen that on a phone before, I am not sure how your gf's worked.....would you be able to edit and delete or share pictures from this setting? And if so, that would still pose a security issue (for those of us worried about someone taking their phones) because wouldn't they also have access to the gallery?
not sure about that. i dont think i can test it anymore either, since she got upped to ICS, and i think it took away that functionality.

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My favorite feature of this phone?? This thread...semi serious, this thread has shown me a lot about this phone that I didn't know.

So far, I love the notification area and being able to remove one at a time. I love having driving mode. How fast it is. Best of all is being able to get apps like google chrome that weren't available on my old droid. I love being able to disable apps, really didn't like bloatware apps that had permissions. I like being able to hide apps that I can't disable (this is good enough for the few I can't disable).

Beautiful screen.

Looking forward to learnng about nfc next. Speaking of which, I could have swore someone posted about NFC in this thread. Just skimmed through entire thread and can't find the link to what do you use your NFC for (same person that posted the link posted about how one type of tag was better than the other). I did try a search, but NFC was too short a term.....if any of you kind souls run across it, kindly point me in the right diretion.

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Old July 28th, 2012, 12:51 AM   #361 (permalink)
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Not phone specific... but on the google mobil page you can now use your finger to write on the page to fill in the search bar instead of using the keyboard. Just enable handwriting in the page settings.
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I just saw this i dont know if some one has posted it but the face tag in the gallery is nice
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I finally took a moment to put on headphones and go through the personal call equalization process. Who knew the S3 includes a free hearing test? The phone will test each ear with a range of tones at various volumes and frequencies and produce a custom equalization curve for each ear. You can then apply the appropriate curve based on which ear you use most often while talking on the phone. Very cool!

And as I suspected, my hearing in my right ear is worse than my left, especially at the high end. I wonder if the Jelly Bean update will extend this to include a Google Now card for local hearing aid services...
Wonder if this really improves sound in reality, but it's a very cool feature. Can't imagine more than a tiny percent of users has found it though.
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I'm not sure what setting turns this on, but if I miss a text my phone vibrates when I pick it up.
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That's Smart Alert under the motion settings.
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Cool! I'm glad I turned that on then!
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Not so much as a tip because it falls under AllShare.... BUT it's something weird for those to use who have a TV connected to the WiFi:-
Send a video message to your loved one!

E.G. ~ I was in the garage attic to the side of the my house and needed to speak with my wife.
Getting out of the attic and going directly to my house to find my wife would have been both difficult and time consuming.
I called to my wife but knew she would not hear me.
However, I did know she was watching TV which was connected to our home Wifi system.
So....... I picked up my S3, made a brief video asking her to come out and see me, then using the Video Player App I sent the video DIRECT to the TV.

The look on my wife's face when she came out to me was priceless and I was thoroughly chuffed to bits.
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Not so much as a tip because it falls under AllShare.... BUT it's something weird for those to use who have a TV connected to the WiFi:-
Send a video message to your loved one!

E.G. ~ I was in the garage attic to the side of the my house and needed to speak with my wife.
Getting out of the attic and going directly to my house to find my wife would have been both difficult and time consuming.
I called to my wife but knew she would not hear me.
However, I did know she was watching TV which was connected to our home Wifi system.
So....... I picked up my S3, made a brief video asking her to come out and see me, then using the Video Player App I sent the video DIRECT to the TV.

The look on my wife's face when she came out to me was priceless and I was thoroughly chuffed to bits.
This is very cool!
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Not so much as a tip because it falls under AllShare.... BUT it's something weird for those to use who have a TV connected to the WiFi:-
Send a video message to your loved one!

E.G. ~ I was in the garage attic to the side of the my house and needed to speak with my wife.
Getting out of the attic and going directly to my house to find my wife would have been both difficult and time consuming.
I called to my wife but knew she would not hear me.
However, I did know she was watching TV which was connected to our home Wifi system.
So....... I picked up my S3, made a brief video asking her to come out and see me, then using the Video Player App I sent the video DIRECT to the TV.

The look on my wife's face when she came out to me was priceless and I was thoroughly chuffed to bits.
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Just discovered my new favorite feature. I usually use Amazon player for music, because all my music is there. Just discovered that on the music player that is stock for the phone will make ringtones for you. If you are listening to a song, and have it selected, click settings, set as, ringtone (you can set it as a specific caller ringtone or alarm tone as well). No more purchasing ringtones for me. Dropkick Murphys!!!!
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I called my wife from my S3 while she was outside at a pool. She was listening to music on a high quality pair of headphones I'd gotten for her with an MP3 player a while back. The phone paused her music, allowed her to answer the call, hear me, and then speak into the phone mic.

On my DX if I ever took a call with regular earbuds, I'd have to disconnect the headphones in order to speak on the phone, then take an earbud out in order to hear. I know Samsung provided a pair of earbuds that are really nice, but my wife really liked her own set.

Later when I got to the pool, I was using the Kindle app and was reading in the sun. On my DX, I could read up until the temperature got up to about 120 degrees Fahrenheit and it would reset. I continued reading and checking the temperature and the phone maxed out at 132 degrees. It never reset like my old DX would have. I'm going to be in he Caribbean on vacation shortly, and will read off of my S3 instead of taking a Kindle along, and now I'll be able to read in direct sunlight instead of having to run for shade before the phone reboots like I did with my DX.
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I'm not sure how you do this? can you please elaborate?:-)
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I know I saw it somewhere, but for the life of me I can't find it now! Can't the notification bar at the top of the screen be customized with toggles that you want instead of just stock? I would like to replace airplane mode with driving mode. And yes, I did read all 8 pages of this thread before asking!
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Yes its really, easy. Open the calendar and set yourself a reminder. Done.

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It CAN be done, but to use the configurable modification called "15 toggles", you have to be rooted.
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Just got my 2nd S3 a couple hours ago after only using the first one for a couple hours on the 6th before returning it.

So i don't create a new thread here, what would be some settings you feel should be changed from what you have found? Did you guys enable power saving and all that stuff?
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Just got my 2nd S3 a couple hours ago after only using the first one for a couple hours on the 6th before returning it.

So i don't create a new thread here, what would be some settings you feel should be changed from what you have found? Did you guys enable power saving and all that stuff?
Do you know what? I don't touch power saving mode at all

I cheat though. I rooted and lowered the voltage supply (undervolted) the CPU. This can yield impressive results. It also means I can overclock the CPU and still use less power.

Brightness, try setting it manually instead of auto...

Google backup uses loads of power. Disabling this is good.

Motion uses power, but I keep this
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Google backup uses loads of power. Disabling this is good.

what? really?? I've been rooting and romming and frequenting Android forums for a few years, and I've never heard that. Can you explain further please?

You've piqued my interest, I'd be curious how much (relatively) battery this feature uses when checked/ activated.
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Well it constantly updates over the internet, your settings. That uses power.
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Well it constantly updates over the internet, your settings. That uses power.
I just didn't know how often it accesses the internet or backs up my account/ the settings.
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I dont know how often either but the service runs constantly, even if you didnt tick the allow google to backup box

You can see it in betterbattery stats.
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Well it constantly updates over the internet, your settings. That uses power.
I had this issue not long after getting my S3, stopped it from going into deep sleep. Not had a single issue with battery drain since I stopped it.
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In GSM Arenas battery test the Galaxy S3 Fared pretty well except in the Web browsing department where it was in the middle (2hours-ish after number 1)

I think this little trick could change that and tip the scale in S3's favor, thanks to the Amoled not using power on black color. (ofc. it works best with text, but still)

Galaxy S3 - Inverted browsing - YouTube

Open stock browser... menu > settings > Accessibility > scroll down to 'Inverted rendering' and checkmark it.

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Oh and this is a really nice feature when connecting headphones (just wish I could choose which apps became available (f.ex if I was using another music player or using Audible alot (which I am)

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Oh and this is a really nice feature when connecting headphones (just wish I could choose which apps became available (f.ex if I was using another music player or using Audible alot (which I am)

Galaxy S3 - Headphones connected - YouTube

Eh, thats a stock feature?


Anyway, there's an app for that called headphones connected and you CAN select which apps.

[APP]Headphone Shortcuts for SGS3 v0.5 - xda-developers
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I know I saw it somewhere, but for the life of me I can't find it now! Can't the notification bar at the top of the screen be customized with toggles that you want instead of just stock? I would like to replace airplane mode with driving mode. And yes, I did read all 8 pages of this thread before asking!
Hi, driving mode is already there just scroll across and it will show.
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I dont know how often either but the service runs constantly, even if you didnt tick the allow google to backup box

You can see it in betterbattery stats.

ok, ya sold me. I turned it off


But did your comment mean that it will run constantly even if I have un-checked the settings box?


I un-checked the boxes that said "Automatic Restore" and "Backup My Data".
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Yes its really, easy. Open the calendar and set yourself a reminder. Done.



It CAN be done, but to use the configurable modification called "15 toggles", you have to be rooted.
Looks like you need cwm to load it, not just root. That's a big step that some people who only root don't do.
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The headphone comes with the phone sounds amazing. I like it I can adjust volume as well. I tested it the play button, press one time to play and pause. Double press will skip to the next track in the Music player app.

I use PowerAmp instead. With PowerAmp, I can do double press to skip to next track. Triple press to go back to previous track.

Now I don't have to reach my pocket to change track or adjust volume. Loving it.
Headphones came with it? I just took the phone and ran with it. Didn't even look in the box
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Pressing the power button while watching a video locks the soft keys so accidental presses are eliminated! Very convenient for me as I watch a lot of shows on my phone.
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That's Smart Alert under the motion settings.

Need to make a list of things we MUST DO after factory rest
like the one you mention


After i got my phone I had to to software update
& i dont see Privacy in Setting
so how do we do a full clean back to factory reset Please

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Really? The simple method includes cwm. Anyone who roots should have it.
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Just got my 2nd S3 a couple hours ago after only using the first one for a couple hours on the 6th before returning it.

So i don't create a new thread here, what would be some settings you feel should be changed from what you have found? Did you guys enable power saving and all that stuff?
I am using power save. Also a live wallpaper, since there's plenty of power on this phone for that. I've put my name on the lock screen, and enabled the news ticker and weather on the lock screen. I've enabled all the motion features except for the panning one - that seems really weird to me. I've changed the lock screen shortcuts to apps that I use more often. I keep bluetooth off until I'm actually using it, I keep NFC on, although I haven't come across anything when I'm out and about and actually using it. I have NFC tags, but I haven't tried using them yet. I have vibration on to accompany ringing and arrival of texts.

Today I've been putting my phone through light usage - a little web browsing, and a little app usage. It was very early this morning (probably about 1 or 2) when I put this battery in after charging it, and it's now almost midnight of the same day. Pretty good eh? Through the normal usage of a work day, when I'm making and receiving calls, I usually get about 8-10 hours.
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I dont know how often either but the service runs constantly, even if you didnt tick the allow google to backup box

You can see it in betterbattery stats.
Interesting....... Not showing in my Betterbattery.
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@SUroot "Eh, thats a stock feature? " Yes sir... haven't installed any apps that do that...

and thanks for the tip of the app with selectable apps :-D
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I love the new lock screen! It replaces it with a meeting reminder when you get one!


I don't seem to have this lock screen or I just can't find it. I'm still using the original (I've had the S3 for a day).

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I don't seem to have this lock screen or I just can't find it. I'm still using the original (I've had the S3 for a day).

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It IS the stock lock screen. I didn't enable the PIN or pattern lock. I just created the appointment with a reminder and there it is!
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I don't seem to have this lock screen or I just can't find it. I'm still using the original (I've had the S3 for a day).

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Its the standard lockscreen. This happens when you get a calendar reminder
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@SUroot "Eh, thats a stock feature? " Yes sir... haven't installed any apps that do that...

and thanks for the tip of the app with selectable apps :-D
I'd never noticed it before I had the apps
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It CAN be done, but to use the configurable modification called "15 toggles", you have to be rooted.

15 toggles? where do you get that? I'm rooted
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Another cool thing: creating custom vibration patterns for each contact. The interface for doing this is just perfect!

Also, taking a picture by voice is really handy, since you can steady the camera with both hands and tell the camera when to shoot.


I'm sure I must be missing something, but I can't figure out how to set a custom vibration for a contact. Or even a specific ringtone for a particular contact. I've looked everywhere. Do you have to download an app for it? surely not.
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