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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AndroidMax, Dec 16, 2013.

  1. AndroidMax

    AndroidMax Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    Lots of cool new stuff, and one or two big boos.

    Cool new stuff I have found so far:
    Swype keyboard.
    Menu improvements!
    I can now say "snooze" or "alarm off", and it works!
    Using my Bluetooth headset, I can now talk to Google search.
    Better control of directions volume when using Google navigation and talking on phone at same time.

    Boo stuff:
    Battery life decreased
    Phone constantly indicated that it is downloading Every file I have ever downloaded any time there is an app update. I don't think it is, but it is f'in annoying.

    That's it so far

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  2. HighSierra

    HighSierra Member

    Saw another thread about old download messages. Go into app drawer and start the downloads app. Then clear downloads.
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  3. AndroidMax

    AndroidMax Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    also discovered that when I set the lock screen to display the clock and the date, it displays the clock and the day and time of the next alarm. No date. This one is weird have not figured out why yet.
  4. mak916

    mak916 Android Expert

    Does anyone know is the Sprint update is the same as the International one? Did we get all the same features. In the past we always seem to be missing a few features.
  5. Netcat

    Netcat Android Enthusiast

    I have the Sprint GS3 also, model SPH-L710, ver 4.3, build MK3. The lock screen on my phone shows the date. Go to settings, my device, lock screen, lock screen widgets, then click on the check box that says "show date".
  6. Netcat

    Netcat Android Enthusiast


    Did you notice that now you can turn off the click sound when you use the camera to take a picture? Just lower the volume to vibrate or mute before you go to the camera app and the click sound is now gone!

    I didn't experience any decrease in battery life when I upgraded to 4.3. In fact it seems a little better now.

    What helps me with battery life is turning off "use wireless networks", under location services, I also removed the Accu Weather widget from my home screen, and turned off Dropbox and ChatON, which I don't use. Active widgets on my home screens seem to cause the battery to drain faster and also caused some jerkyness when moving from screen to screen. So no more auto-updating widgets for me. I only sync my calendar, contacts and gmail, no Facebook or Twitter. I really like this update so far.
  7. batvette

    batvette Well-Known Member

    So what's the deal with this update? I just got my S3 and saw the horror stories.

    Should I get this update?
  8. TheQuicken

    TheQuicken Member

    This update is actually very good. There is a major increase in speed. The UI is more robust and easier to read. More notification radio buttons. This list goes on and on. My wife's phone is on day 5 of the update and mine is on day 3 and things are perfect.
  9. Albie999

    Albie999 Well-Known Member

    Mine is on day 1, but as the previous post says, I find it is a decent update (at least with this latest one). Phone does seem a bit quicker and agree with the look of the UI, seems more clean

    I think I will be doing a full factory reset, and restoring via Titanium backup when I get time
  10. Deanski

    Deanski Member

    Now the Sprint phone lost 4G at a location that had 4G prior to the update. Anyone have the same problems?
  11. elteedub

    elteedub Newbie

    Only things i have noticed so far.. when i receive a text it vibrates twice instead of once and I use the bob clock widget ...and the date doesn't display correctly..other than that seems good so far
  12. weston417

    weston417 Newbie

    I like the new Samsung Sans font...
  13. amarie82

    amarie82 Android Expert

    I would try a reset of the programming if you haven't already. That has been fixing any data issues with the update, on the dialpad just dial ##72786# then it should do the rest for you.
  14. lovebug170

    lovebug170 Newbie

    I have the same issue -- 4G or LTE at a location before I updated to 4.3 and now apps are saying no connection even though LTE and showing full bars. Thinking about downgrading.
  15. CamilleGE

    CamilleGE Lurker

    I have no real problems with the update. I actually like alot of the updates. However, one issue I have is that my notifications do not have the ability to vibrate. The settings show that the vibration intensity for notifications is set to highest. When I set the phone to vibrate, notifications shows it's muted and I cannot set it to vibrate.

    Anyone else have this issue? Thanks!
  16. Strahan

    Strahan Lurker

    I noticed 4.3 changed the icon for contacts (the generic person silhouette). It's.. dorky lol. Is there any way to change that back, or change it to something else entirely? Thanks!
  17. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    Use a custom launcher like Nova then download icon packs and use any icon that you like mate :thumbup:
  18. Strahan

    Strahan Lurker

    Thanks, I'll check that out!

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