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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Togekiss, Jun 28, 2013.

  1. Togekiss

    Togekiss Newbie
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    my friend updated her s3 and after it, she didnt get multi window? she also check above like the one where you slide your finger...

    oh and her carrier is wind mobile while mine is rogers, does that affect it?

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  2. Yesevil

    Yesevil Android Enthusiast

    Your carrier shouldnt affect whether you get the multi-window on the update or not, as multi-window is a software upgrade and nothing to do with the carrier (i think - I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong).

    What version is she now running, it should be 4.1.2?
    She may need to add multo window to the slide down panel by going into home screen in the settings menu.
  3. Togekiss

    Togekiss Newbie
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    she did do the slide down panel thing but she told me that she doesnt have it :(

    edit: she just told me that it was 4.1 and now its 4.2 something
  4. Yesevil

    Yesevil Android Enthusiast

    Tell her to go to Settings>Display>Notification panel In there you can add and remove buttons for the slide down menu, tell her to look there and if shes on the latest version it should be there.
  5. Togekiss

    Togekiss Newbie
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    both of us updated it on kies... and she showed me that she got the "latest", same thing with mine
  6. Yesevil

    Yesevil Android Enthusiast

    Just to make sure, go to Settings>About Device and check what version numbers are on both phones.

    Some carriers release updates at different times, so where you have the latest update, your friend may only have the latest update for her carrier, which may not yet be the actual "latest" version.

    Hope that makes sense
  7. Togekiss

    Togekiss Newbie
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    oh um she said its still 4.1.1 after the update and so it really depends on what carrier? :(
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  8. Yesevil

    Yesevil Android Enthusiast

    Her phone will get the multi window function, but only when her carrier has rolled out the 4.1.2 update.
    I suppose in a way it is carrier specific, but inly as far as length of time to get the update is concerned. She will get the feature.
  9. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;)

    The carriers roll out updates at different times and they can include or exclude new features if they want :( multiwindow came with 4.1.2 for most people.
    P.s, long-press the "back" soft button to show/hide the multiwindow bar. Root the phone to be able to multiwindow ANY app :thumbup:
  10. MasterCylinder

    MasterCylinder Well-Known Member

    If I'm not mistaken, this last MD3/MF1 update has been a Verizon update.

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