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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Risley, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. Risley

    Risley Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Hi All,

    Happy Holidays. Well I sold the iPhone 5s, just bought the Note 3 two days ago.

    Having some issues and questions, my device is an AT&T SM-N900A 32GB:

    1. Developer Options... "Transition animation scale" will NOT stay set to "OFF", it keeps reverting back to 1X.
    The "Window animation scale" and "Animator duration scale" stay set at "OFF".
    How do I keep the transition animation scale set in the "OFF" position? OR

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  2. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    Hi Risley.....

    #1 I can't offer any insight to that.

    #2 There are several threads here related to lag & how to get rid of it. By any chance have you done a factory reset?

    #3 I have no idea who thought *frequently contacted* was a good idea. IMO that's what the purpose of favorites are for. To the best of my knowledge frequently contacted cannot be disabled.

    #4 Messages will save as drafts if you've entered something- even one character; including a space in the text field. Other than that it won't save as draft.
  3. BlueBiker

    BlueBiker Android Expert

    Congrats on the new phone!

    Not sure why it misbehaved out of the box, but doing a factory reset is a good idea when you receive a new or used phone.

    FWIW, there's actually quite a long list of "crapware" stuff installed by default on a new Note 3. Check out other threads discussing what's safe to disable, which may make the phone snappier and give better battery life.

    What privacy issue? Do you have reason to believe your call history is being revealed to some external party? The phone itself knows who you're calling and who's calling you, because it's the device managing those connections... so what difference does it make if the phone displays that information for you or not?

    The frequently contacted list is very useful for people who may not know how to set up their favorites, and I find it convenient when I just don't feel like repeatedly updating my favorites list for what may be transient uses of certain numbers.
  4. pete69spet

    pete69spet Newbie

    Agreed. Its much faster than going through the contact list if its someone you frequently call. Plus, you can easily remove a contact from that list if you want.
  5. dan330

    dan330 Extreme Android User

    when you start the phone for the first time.. it was busy downloading stuff.. updating stuff.. in the background. as you click or setup new apps, that just adds more things it needs to do at the first.

    drafts? if you start texting.. but don't send.. then get side tracked to other apps.
    it will save the text as a draft till you finish and send it.
    so are you saying it is keeping all text as a draft.. even after you sent it?
    if so.. you might want to look into the settings of the message app.

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 release date was September 2013. Features and Specs include a 5.7" inch screen, 13MP camera, 3GB RAM, Snapdragon 800 processor, and 3200mAh battery.

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