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  1. dontpanicbobby

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    dustwun77 shared this great tip in answer to a question posted in the N3 problems thread:

    Tap on the Settings button > Controls > S-pen > Pen detacment options and set it to none.

    You can also set it so Action memo pops up on detachment if you're an avid memo taker.
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  2. dontpanicbobby

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    Ever wonder what happens to all those links and other things you have copied to your clipboard before pasting in a post or document? Long press on the microphone key on your Samsung keyboard to find out and delete anything you don't need anymore.

    Thanks to members Jeffruby and Klotar in the LG G2 forum for pointing this out. Not specifically a Note 3 tip but pretty cool nonetheless.

    Update: You can also reuse clipboard items by just tapping on them after the microphone key long press. You have to redo url tags though.
    wdw3082, Jceinc, MrClean and 3 others like this.
  3. dontpanicbobby

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    Open My Magazine then press on the Settings button and uncheck Open with home key press.

    Thanks to member chimphappyhour for sharing this with us.
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  4. jwither

    jwither Well-Known Member

    Tap the chevron icon in the stock camera to view available filters. Scroll them all the way to the right, or down (depending on orientation), to see a link for downloading more filters.

    This uses the Samsung app store, so you'll likely need to create an account if you've not already.
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  5. dontpanicbobby

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    Updated clipboard tip entry.
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  6. NeoGrandizer

    NeoGrandizer Well-Known Member

    I don't have a Note 3 and forgot to test this out on a store demo unit.

    On the original Note and Note 2 you can bring up the dial keypad and dial *#0*# to bring up a diagnostic panel. Is this still present on the Note 3?
  7. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    I never used this on the Note 2, but yes, it exists on the Note 3. Just tried it.
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  8. dontpanicbobby

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    It's funny how you don't see thing until someone shoves it in your face... In the contacts app there is a new icon with a picture of a business card with a small camera over the lower right corner of the card. Tap on that, take a picture of a standard business card and Viola! it captures all the info in contact fields that you can edit before you save.

    Open Contacts, tap on the + symbol
    Choose where you want the new contact saved
    Tap on the Business card icon
    Take a photo of the card. Try it without flash in a well lit room for best results.
    Check the details
    Tap on Save

    Thanks to The Daily Note II/3 - Samsung Galaxy Note 2 & Note 3 Daily Videos for pointing this out for us.
  9. tntlassiter

    tntlassiter Active Member

    I couldn't get it to work on my Note3...what am I doing wrong? I dialed *#0*#0


    Thanks!
  10. jwither

    jwither Well-Known Member

    If your phone came from Verizon, it's been disabled.

    See this.
  11. tntlassiter

    tntlassiter Active Member

    Of course! Thanks big red!

    Thanks for the info jwither!
  12. Scootmien

    Scootmien Well-Known Member

    That is awesome. As someone that seems to be flypaper for business cards, this would be a godsend.


    You know, as much as I dislike Samsung for the region lock fiasco (let's not discuss that in this thread please) and my averment that I wasn't going to buy a Note 3 to replace my SGS2, I keep finding myself back in these forums...


    I think it's time to bite the bullet and get one.
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  13. ovrrdrive

    ovrrdrive Well-Known Member

    Awesome tip. I'll actually use this one a lot. One thing I would point out though is at least on my Sprint phone I have to open the contacts app then hit the settings button, then select business card to open that up. then the little icon in the top right hand corner opens the camera.

    It seems fairly accurate on the first 5 or so cards I tried it out on. It gets most everything right but you definitely have to proofread them before you save. At least it saves a copy of the card you can go back later and view. This is golden.


    Thanks for the tip. :)
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  14. jwither

    jwither Well-Known Member

    In contacts, if you tap the + symbol for new contact, you don't see the camera icon?
  15. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    My bad. Didn't realize that certain providers blocked that. I never used that ever on my Note 2 and remembered it having been mentioned before, but I'm on Sprint (should have clarified that detail) and hadn't ever used it.
  16. jwither

    jwither Well-Known Member

    I googled the poo out of it because I wanted to see the temp/humidity/barometric pressure without having to install an app to do it.

    Then I did install an app, and it was garbage.
  17. LilianTepes

    LilianTepes Well-Known Member

    I did not find any mention of this via search so thought I'll add this as winter is approaching. (I know it is in the manual, but not everyone reads them so..)

    You can use gloves with the touchscreen if you increase the screen sensitivity. :)

    Increasing touch screen sensitivity
    Use this feature to let the device increase its touch sensitivity.
    On the Home screen, tap Apps→Settings→Controls, and then tick Increase touch
    sensitivity.
  18. dynomot

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  19. LilianTepes

    LilianTepes Well-Known Member

    Actually, it's is from the game Alice: Madness Returns, but I guess it could be used to describe Nokias fate too. :D EDIT; Nokias fate was also the reason I jumped to Samsung.
  20. ovrrdrive

    ovrrdrive Well-Known Member

    Funny, HTC's impending fate is the reason why I jumped back to Samsung. :p


    Actually its there too. The wording on the original tip implied that all you had to do was open contacts and it would be there. I rarely spend any time in that particular app and didn't realize they had added any features in there. That's really handy.
  21. dynomot

    dynomot VIP Member VIP Member

    You, me and alot of others as well 'defected' to Samsung. I loved Nokia phones and still have my N95 and my N900 - the latter is was way ahead of it's time and a fantastic phone.

    Anyway sorry to thread jack - back on topic.
  22. LilianTepes

    LilianTepes Well-Known Member

    Use your flash as notification light! Very usefull, if your phone is on mute. ;)

    Go to Settings -> Device tab -> Accessibility -> Scroll down to Flash Notification and check the box to the right. This will deliver a very bright alert for notifications. Turning the device over will turn it off for that notification.
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  23. Chrisr6s

    Chrisr6s Member

    ahh the worderful new things I learn everyday!! this is why I love this forum
  24. dontpanicbobby

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    Updated business card tip.
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