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  1. sheriffjoe

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    Hello, I bought a new S3 just before Christmas and almost immediately got the new download to version Jam Roly Poly or whatever it's called. I've been trawling sites just to boost my knowledge of the phone and have noticed people talking about things I can't find in the new version.
    Firstly there is no where to turn the 'quick camera' on. (where you touch the screen and turn phone and camera turns on). I've looked in 'Lock screen' and 'motion' and it's not there. I've just watched a video that tells me to go to 'Security' then 'Lock screen options'. There is no 'Lock Screen Options' in there.
    Secondly people talk about a 'news ticker' but I can't find that either.
    Would I be right in thinking they were in the older version but not the new one. Many thanks.
     

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    Hey Joe. What android version are you on right now mate? (the actual number, not jam rolly polly [i like that lol]. It tells you in Settings, About Phone)

    I dont use the same firmware but it will help someone who does to help you out :)
     
  3. sheriffjoe

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    4.3 I think this is the latest for this phone. Cheers.
     
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    Your are running Android 4.3 "Jelly Bean," most of these features need to be turned on in the settings, then the "my device" tab, there you should find the lock screen options as well as motion. Motion needs to be turned on for the camera feature you're describing to work. After you enable the motion, go to your camera and it should prompt you about the "quick camera." I personally don't use the motion features of the phone. You mentioned the ticker this was available on Android 4.2.3 after the upgrade to 4.3 the ticker is no longer available, now you have the option to add widgets to your lock screen instead.
     
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    Thank you. I am in 'Motion' now and there is no mention of the camera. I can see Direct Call, Smart Alert, Double Tap to Top, Tilt to zoom etc but nothing about the phone.
     
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    I believe you should checkmark or tick mark the Motion option then go to the Camera for the Quick Camera option.

    I don't have this phone so I'm just going by what he posted.
     
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    It can be done but only with lock screen set to swipe

    You get to choose which icons that you want on the lock screen

    If don't want to do the swipe screen you can also put the camera icon at the bottom next to the app drawer
    Tap drag and drop on your main screen
    htttp://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57581650-285/set-up-quick-access-to-the-galaxy-s3-or-note-2-camera/
     
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    Yes thanks all. I've moved camera icon to lock screen now and it's very quick to get to camera. Cheers.
     

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