My S3 regularly shuts off completely while sitting on a bench or in my pocket??? Is this normal?
Hi Grant. I moved your thread to the Galaxy S3 forum for you. Maybe someone here has an idea.
Does it always shut off in your pocket? Could you accidentally be pressing the power button when you sit?
I think mainly when it's been in my pocket
Its not normal that a phone just switches off.
There are so many things it could be. Its worth checking that the battery contacts don't look out of place too. It could simply be the battery being bounced out of place.
If it keeps happening though, I'd be tempted to suggest a factory reset (to rule out software) and perhaps contacting your provider about the fault.
My wife who also has a Galaxy S3 asked me tonight " does your phone turn it's self off "? Of which I said YES. What are we doing wrong?
Do you use a pattern or pin lock? Maybe try that for a few days but that wouldnt explain it turning off while sat on a table.
Id return them if they havent been modded.
In like 8months my international 3g version has never done it.
My S3 started shutting off in my pocket about a week ago. It happens several times a day.
Please post any solution to this problem if you find one.
I'm having an S3 freezing and switching off problem recently too.
I have posted about it earlier today
I had asked the provider for a new SIM
i tried master reset.. it seemed to be ok..for a few hours ...then i restored a few things and its doing it again
is there a way of logging the last thing the phone was doing before switch off?
i'm a bit lost here
but from what i read its a 4.1.2 error
introduced to stop "sudden death" SDS
but a side effect is freezing
this app checks to see
this person upgraded to unofficial new version and fixed it
-- all this information may be on the wrong lines
new 4.2.1 in about soon
Samsung Official 4.2.1 Leaked ROM + Root for Galaxy S3 GT-i9300! - YouTube
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