How can I get the most out of your smartphone currently ranked as one of the best in the business? If you happen to have a Samsung Galaxy S3 somewhere near you, I guess you would like to see a couple of Galaxy S3 tips and tricks.
It’s not a secret to anyone that the Samsung Galaxy S3 is one of the most popular and most powerful Android smartphones: great display, powerful processor, first-class multimedia and internet features, decent battery life, and great results in the benchmark tests.
Samsung Galaxy S3 is a very good terminal, and the smartphone enthusiasts rushed in to purchase it, making the flagship smartphone the fastest-selling Android-powered terminal.
Any Android phone maker would wish for a smartphone as popular as the Galaxy S3 in its portfolio. 30 million units were sold within weeks from the official debut in May 2012, and since the Galaxy S3 has so many owners out there, we though many of them would like to learn a coupe of new tips and tricks.
The 4.8-inch HD display was probably the main selling of the Galaxy S3, providing excellent browsing, gaming, and video watching experiences. The flagship smartphone comes along with impressive performance, and a good camera.
Powered by the mighty Exynos 4 Quad chipset, the Samsung Galaxy S3 not only provides top notch performance, but also clear acoustics, good call reception, and decent autonomy.
Of course, the Samsung Galaxy S3 is not the perfect smartphone, as all these features were squeezed underneath a plastic case. A glass or aluminum body would have made it look premium.
Summing up, we can say that in the daily use, Samsung Galaxy S3 is a trustworthy, reliable and skilled partner.
But let’s cut the chit-chat and let’s have a look at a couple of Samsung Galaxy S3 tips and tricks.
App drawer quick scrolling
By default, Samsung Galaxy S3 offers seven homescreens by default and the app drawer which will grow as you install new apps. The app drawer screens can be switched by simply swiping left or right. But this action can be replaced with an easier one. In order to quickly jump to a certain screen, whether you are at the homescreen or in the app drawer, place your finger on the dotted white line in the low end of the display, the one that shows you which screen is currently selected. When a number will appear above your finger, you ca swipe left or right and quickly jump to the desired screen.
Calling a contact or sending an SMS
The contacts list can be found under Menu > Contacts, or, by default in the lower end of the homescreen. Once you decide which contact to call, you can simply swipe right over his/her name to call. If you swipe left you can sent a text message to the respective contact. You can even choose which of the contact’s phone numbers (if it has a work and home number) will be called. In order to do so, tap on the contact’s name, then tap and hold one of the phone numbers and set it as “default.”
If you’re writing a text message, but you believe that a call would be more appropriate, you can simply hold the Samsung Galaxy S3 up to your ear, and it will automatically dial the contact to whom you were writing a text. In order to activate Direct Call, go to Settings > Motion, then activate the “Direct Call” feature.
Quickly mute incoming call
If someone called you in a bad moment and you don’t want to take the call simply turn the Galaxy S3 face down. This action works for any time of sound: incoming call, text, or music. In order to activate this feature, you will have to go to Settings > Motion and activate the “Turn over to mute/pause” control. This also works for the music player.
Another alternative, is to cover the display with your palm when you want to mute the device. It’s also a TouchWiz-specific motion control called “Palm touch to mute/pause.”
Set your own vibration pattern
You don’t like the standard vibration pattern of the smartphone? Galaxy S3 offers an alternative: you can set your own vibration pattern. Go to Settings > Sounds > Device Vibration. Besides predifined patterns, you can create your own vibration pattern. All you have to do is choose the Create option and a circle will appear on the display. You will be able to create your own pattern by simply tapping on the display in the rhythm you want your smartphone to vibrate. Next up save the patter and you’re done.
Using the Swype keyboard
Longer texts or messages can be introduced more quickly Swype function than by conventional typing each letter. Here’s how it works: Place your finger on the first letter of the word you want to write and pass the rest points finger without higher. S III recognizes a rule you want to write and place that word in the text. With practice, the method works quite well, being reliable. It happens that not all words are recognized in the way that we want to make new. To activate this function, enter the settings / “input language”, type “Samsung keyboard” and activate the “keyboard operated by swiping your finger.”
With front camera Galaxy S III recognizes if the display look longer, automatically turning off the backlight to save power. When testing this function has given misfires in normal light, I was still surprised how well it works. To activate this function, enter the settings / display and activate the “smart stay”.
Set home screen
There is a trick to quickly change screens: Move two fingers on any home screens and close fingers, leaving them resting on the display. This will occur all seven home screens miniaturized, from which you can choose the desired view by a simple touch of it. This trick also works if we are in the menu. At the start of S III or Home button to return to the home screen, home screen appears as the middle. If you do not like it standard screen at startup is not a problem again two fingers positioned on one of the screens appear near your fingers and all seven home screens in miniature. In the top right each thumbnail has a Home icon. It’s especially touching the home screen that will greet you every time you open your smartphone.
Changing the homescreen
The menu can be represented Galaxy S III as icons in a grid or list. If you represent as menu icons, it will be split across multiple screens, with 20 applications each. Swiping your finger horizontally across the screen, you can move from one screen to another. If you use the option list, then the right screen will appear alphabet. Reaching the desired letter quickly reach the desired application. To determine the order in grid applications must reach the menu key options “view mode”. If you enable “custom grid” can establish order and create files using the options on the left menu key under the display and then “processing”. Representation is reduced and placed in a frame, and applications can be arranged in the desired order or placed in files by dragging the application to be moved, the file icon at the bottom left of the display
Quickly turn on the LED torch
LED back smartphone glows and can be used as a flashlight. To disable camera need not be previously suggest the following trick: keep your finger on the screen to open some menu appears. Open the “introduction of new elements” and place the widget “light support” on the homescreen. If necessary you can use easily, just by touching that icon to activate and deactivate the light.
Take a screenshot
If, for example, wants to send a friend suggestion to use a smartphone, you can make a screenshot, which then forwarded. Simply have the desired view. Suddenly pressed keys on / off the right side of the bottom casing and Home screen until the screen gets smaller representation (one or two seconds). Screenshot option is the “gallery” in the main menu. S III will automatically make an album called “screenshot”. Quickly these screenshots can be achieved with a clenched fist when switching from left to right on the screen. Be possible to achieve, must be activated in the settings / moves the “passing hand edge.”
Rooting – at your own risk
Android allows many, but not all. Want to disable services and applications preinstalled by Samsung, such as Dropbox, Chat-On, AllShare Cast or TouchWiz user interface? Normally you can not be no such action. Unlimited access to the system, installing CustomROMs (user interfaces of other bidders), or removal of systemtools can only be achieved by a hacker. Android scene speaks in this case of “return to origin”. Should not necessarily be IT specialist to do this, but should not forget that forcible interference operating system may result in damage to the smartphone. In addition, the manufacturer’s warranty is canceled. I rather take a risk who do not deserve it. But if you still want to do experiments, you can download it from the developers website www.xda-S III kit, which contains directions to reinstate the original state without Android operating system, the smartphone.