Note 3 tips and tricks an ongoing project...Tips

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  1. evohicks

    evohicks Well-Known Member

    OK one feature that is missing is the ability to go to S-voice and instead of saying something, writing it, this was available in the S-voice app on Note 2, not English UK but English US.

  2. reverse2010

    reverse2010 New Member

    Action MEMO Trick/Short cut

    1. Benefit - When "Send MMS" appears on memo...allows user to hand write memo and then directly send via text/messaging application without entering phone number or cutting and pasting.
    2. Steps to generate "Send MMS" on Action Memo
    a. Call a mobile number (obviously, landlines will not work) - tested it by calling my cell number
    b. While on call...remove stylus, "Air command" option <Action Memo>
    c. Action Memo appears and <Send MMS> will also appear at the top right of memo screen
    d. End call..optional
    e. Hand write memo - i.e. "testing Send MMS 12-28-13"...touch/select <Send MMS>
    f. Hand written memo arrives in you messaging application.

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  3. corey0928

    corey0928 Member

    Holding the power and home button is the easiest way to screen shot IMO. No need to take out the spen
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  4. Sasha2013

    Sasha2013 Member you said this was right under my nose and I didn't even see it. It doesn't "see" everything correctly, but, it does get the majority of it right.
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  5. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    While that is a function I appreciate, I always seem to have a tougher time getting it to respond right away. Either I end up preasing home too long or power. But still a good alternate for people to use.
  6. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Appreciate you quoting that one. I had a business card scanner app that served the same function on my past phones, but didn't realize there is a built in method!
  7. spivey01

    spivey01 New Member

    Great discussion it
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  8. Sasha2013

    Sasha2013 Member

    Didn't know this either. So, once you capture the material on the screen, how do you paste it somewhere else? Thanks
  9. dan330

    dan330 Well-Known Member

    it is captured to a picture file .. located in your phone storage. for u to use as needed
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  10. xaelith

    xaelith Well-Known Member

    Just discovered this one a few minutes ago:

    In Chrome browser, you can use the S-pen to zoom in and out. To do so:
    - Double-tap on the screen with the S-pen, holding it down on the second tap.
    - While still holding the pen to the screen, move it up to zoom out, down to zoom in.
    - Remove the pen from the screen when the zoom is at the preferred level.

    This works in both portrait and landscape view. :)
  11. dustwun77

    dustwun77 Endeavor to Persevere :) Guide

    Not a Note 3 tip, exactly, but some were not aware of this.

    Go onto the Playstore. Press your menu button on lower left. Settings will become available. You can deselect auto update from there!
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  12. Gomjaba

    Gomjaba Well-Known Member

    That is the whole point of Knox .. Your work environment / Exchange will stay sandboxed. FOr example, when you setup your account on your phone, they can wipe the device etc. If you setup your account in Knox - it just wipes the Knox environment and leaves your "main" phone area alone.
  13. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    That is contrary to howit was explained to me. I was told that knox wipes the entire phone when inputting the pin wrong 3 times.
  14. Shuford

    Shuford New Member

    The Galaxy Note 3 features the USB 3 adapter, but will also accept Galaxy S4 (USB 2) cables... they plug into the "right" side of the 3.0 interface.

    Once such cable is the Samsung Galaxy S4 micro USB to USB Adapter which provides a full-size USB female port. I've tested a wireless mouse and keyboard via this adapter (with a USB hub) with very good results. The keyboard buffering is a tiny bit lagged but manageable. There's an on-screen mouse cursor (didn't show in the image below) & the mouse moves smoothly on the screen. Right-click on the mouse is equal to the back soft-button on the device.

    There's also a USB-to-HDMI adapter but I haven't tried that one yet.

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  15. NeoGrandizer

    NeoGrandizer Well-Known Member

    Sorry, just correcting you. It's a USB hub and not a splitter. A splitter is a cable split into several leads. A hub is like a little box with additional inputs. ;)

    It's referred to as MHL adapter for those looking. But have to be aware that there are several different types in the market. Some require a power lead to power the connection in order to work. If spec'd properly to MHL 2.0 certification standards, the Note 3 should be able to power it on its own.
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  16. NeoGrandizer

    NeoGrandizer Well-Known Member


    1) Power down the device
    2) Press and hold both Volume Down and Power buttons
    3) When splash screen appears, release the Power button, but continue holding down the Volume Down button
    4) Keep holding down the Volume Down button until you see 'Safe mode' in the bottom left corner of the screen

    Safe mode disables all third party apps and runs stock defaults only. This helps if you suspect an app causing an issue with the device. You can uninstall problematic apps in this mode.

    1) Power down the device
    2) Press and hold the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together
    3) When splash screen appears, release only the Power button, but continue holding down the Volume Up and Home buttons
    4) When the green guy appears, you can release the other buttons
    5) Use the Volume buttons to navigate the menu and Power button to select

    Mainly use this to wipe cache. Or in severe cases a factory reset (last resort, nuke the device and start over approach).
  17. Shuford

    Shuford New Member

    Corrected, thanks! :)
  18. NeoGrandizer

    NeoGrandizer Well-Known Member

    With Note 2 and 4.3 JB (assuming it's based on Note 3 settings):


    Check Automatic Brightness. You now have a slider to adjust brightness between -5 to +5.
  19. xaelith

    xaelith Well-Known Member

    This appears to be another feature on the Note 2 that never made it to the Note 3. :(
  20. Xxmen

    Xxmen Well-Known Member

    This feature is on the note 3..just pull down the task bar and you will see the option there.
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  21. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    ok, glad it wasn't just me that was wondering because i have that on my notification bar now.
  22. xaelith

    xaelith Well-Known Member

    Maybe I misunderstood Neo's post or haven't received an update yet where this feature is added, but I took it to mean that after I turn auto brightness on, the brightness slider changes from a free-floating one to one with specific presets. Mine doesn't behave this way; I can have a manually-adjusted brightness or automatic brightness, but not both. In the settings menu, when I check the box for auto brightness, the slider greys out and won't allow me to change anything. In the notification pull down, the slider will move, but the check next to auto brightness disappears the instant I begin moving the slider around.

    In any case, if we're going to continue this conversation, it should probably be moved to its own thread so we don't clog this fine tips and tricks thread with it. ;)
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  23. kokiangel

    kokiangel Well-Known Member

    Has anyone mentioned the alarm/clock/stopwatch/timer on the taskbar yet? Just pull down the taskbar and click on the clock on the left. It will pull up the world clock. Click on any city and you will see all the options across the top. I know you can get this using the s-pen but this is quick and pretty neat too.
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  24. wdw3082

    wdw3082 Member

    Great tip. I tried it and it worked. I will remember it in the future. Thanks.
  25. drexappeal

    drexappeal Well-Known Member

    Not sure if this had been mentioned before, but it's something that I use all the time, so I wanted to share.

    For those of you that take advantage of the S-pen and action memo, if you use it to write down grocery/shopping lists, when you open up the list in action memo, you can actually put your phone in standby and when you wake the phone, the list will still be open on top of the lock screen. No need to unlock the phone, in order to see the list again. For me, this is a huge help when I'm shopping because I'll go to one isle, get all the items on the list, take the phone off standby, cross off the items on the list, and then put the phone back on standby. I do this continually throughout the store, until I've obtained all the items I need.

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