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 5 years ago '07        #101
st21 1233 heat pts1233
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got mine yestreday. maybe i got a bad battery but mine is terrible. went to sleep with it at 100% woke up and it was at 93% . made sure to close apps and clear ram. i also only had about 4-5 hours of usage out the box too.

everything else i absolutely love but damn this battery life is disappointing.

just switched from iphone so im not used to bad battery life.


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 5 years ago '11        #102
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 st21 said:
got mine yestreday. maybe i got a bad battery but mine is terrible. went to sleep with it at 100% woke up and it was at 93% . made sure to close apps and clear ram. i also only had about 4-5 hours of usage out the box too.

everything else i absolutely love but damn this battery life is disappointing.

just switched from iphone so im not used to bad battery life.
Ifyou don't use s-voice disable it, and turn power saving on overnight. I drain bout 3-5 doing these things overnight(8 hours)
 5 years ago '06        #103
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 st21 said:
got mine yestreday. maybe i got a bad battery but mine is terrible. went to sleep with it at 100% woke up and it was at 93% . made sure to close apps and clear ram. i also only had about 4-5 hours of usage out the box too.

everything else i absolutely love but damn this battery life is disappointing.

just switched from iphone so im not used to bad battery life.
ya its either a bad batt or you have hella sh*t running that shouldnt be. i charge mine at night before i go to sleep. i take it off the charger at 100% and when i wake up 7-8 hours later its still at 100% pretty much most of the time. go through everything to make sure you have nothing running in the background that shouldnt be


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 5 years ago '06        #104
layzie8171 42 heat pts42
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and also have any of yall had any lag swiping between screens from ur homepage? i installed a app and it made my sh*t a lil laggy, so i uninstalled it and did a factory reset. now its still a lil laggy between screens, but only the initial swipe after i turn it on from sleep
 5 years ago '12        #105
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 layzie8171 said:
and also have any of yall had any lag swiping between screens from ur homepage? i installed a app and it made my sh*t a lil laggy, so i uninstalled it and did a factory reset. now its still a lil laggy between screens, but only the initial swipe after i turn it on from sleep
Yeah I get that initial lag when I use widgets. You could have the same issue if you're using widgets.
 5 years ago '04        #106
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 st21 said:
got mine yestreday. maybe i got a bad battery but mine is terrible. went to sleep with it at 100% woke up and it was at 93% . made sure to close apps and clear ram. i also only had about 4-5 hours of usage out the box too.

everything else i absolutely love but damn this battery life is disappointing.

just switched from iphone so im not used to bad battery life.
another battery saving tip i noticed is to turn off nfc.
 07-18-2012, 02:10 PM         #107
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Seems like it's hit or miss with the battery life on these phones.
 5 years ago '04        #108
JayR04 112 heat pts112
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Yea just depends on how you use the phone. there's a few extended batteries out there if you dont mind a bulkier phone.
 5 years ago '05        #109
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my battery life sucks....i mean compared to what everyone else is getting. i got 8 hours out of mine before it died yesterday with moderate to heavy usage (i was doing this on purpose to see how long it lasted). i ended up getting 3 hours of screen time which i guess is good...but i expected better from a battery that big...

i might get an extended or try getting a new battery to see if its the battery or what. tmobile version btw....
 5 years ago '04        #110
AnaMayShun 5 heat pts
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 airmcnair06 said:
my battery life sucks....i mean compared to what everyone else is getting. i got 8 hours out of mine before it died yesterday with moderate to heavy usage (i was doing this on purpose to see how long it lasted). i ended up getting 3 hours of screen time which i guess is good...but i expected better from a battery that big...

i might get an extended or try getting a new battery to see if its the battery or what. tmobile version btw....
Yeah, I get about the same as you. It sucks. I mean, right now I can make it home without changing batteries, but I carry one on me just in case.
 5 years ago '05        #111
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 AnaMayShun said:
Yeah, I get about the same as you. It sucks. I mean, right now I can make it home without changing batteries, but I carry one on me just in case.
you have the tmo version? I've noticed a lot of people experiencing "bad" battery have the tmo version...

I've disabled all the bullsh*t apps that come preloaded, turned motion off, I've done pretty much everything except power save mode (cause I don't believe I should have to do that sh*t..i didn't buy a dual core phone with super amoled display to only run it on one core with my screen brightness at 0%). I didn't do it for my g1, my g2 and I shouldn't have to do so for the s3...

thinking about getting this one:

only thing is...i wouldn't have a case and this sh*t so flimsy I'm scared to be using it without a case
 5 years ago '04        #112
JayR04 112 heat pts112
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Dunno if this is a re-post...



1.Hold menu button for search menu - eyecon82
2.To get rid of home button lag open up S-Voice and navigate to settings and untick the launch with double tap home button -eyecon82
3.Lock screen app settings are listed under security in settings - kegacide
4.you can swipe the screen with the side of your hand to take a screenshot, or hold home and power-kegacide
5.Hold down physical button and you can close all open apps and go to the task manager - hawkeye2188
6.Buttons on the bottom of the lock screen and can be swiped and open that application - hawkeye2188
7.You can also swipe away individual apps after holding down the home button - NA 521"
8.first go to settings>language and input and turn on voice cmd for apps. I had it on early today and said cheese and the camera snapped a photo...pretty cool -s3xda (on a side note it seems as though the variants have different voice cues try snap, cheese, shutter, and go)
9.In settings > sound > device vibration, you can select a different pattern of vibrate, or just make your own by touching create! - Zoidpilot
10.In app drawer > widgets, Sammy added a widget to use flash as a flashlight, and a widget to turn the entire phone into negative colors.-Zoidpilot
11.You can set the brightness in the majority of stock apps (i.e. the browser) to be app specific, instead of just setting a brightness for the entire system. For example: set the brightness to auto in the system settings, then open the stock browser > brightness and colors, and set it to high. Now the system will have auto brightness, but it will always go to high/bright when you are in the browser! -Zoidpilot
12.If you go to Phone > Logs > call logs, you can long-press a number (like that telemarketer you always reject) and select "add to reject list" to have the phone automatically reject the call every time. You can also unblock the number in case you change your mind.-Zoidpilot
13.In the stock messaging app, you can go to settings, and on the top you will find options to change the background and bubble style of the messages.-Zoidpilot
14.Samsung's S-Voice can do complex mathematical equations for you, then show them in different answers. For example, open S-Voice, and ask "how many inches are in a mile?". Or "what's the square root of 543,636?". -Zoidpilot
15.In settings > security > lock screen options > shortcuts, you can change what shortcuts appear on your lockscreen, or take them out altogether.-Zoidpilot
16.On the headphones that came with your device, you will see a single button and the volume controls. One press of the single button will pause the music, two presses in quick succession will skip to the next track. -Zoidpilot
17.In settings > wallpaper > home & lockscreen, if you select a live wallpaper, it will show as your lock screen as well. It will deactivate the ripple effect though if you have it active.-Zoidpilot
18.You can also use pop-up play on streaming online videos as long as they're not YouTube videos, and as long as you use the stock video player to stream them.-Zoidpilot
19.Pictures come out better with the camera if you hold the camera button and let it focus before the shot, rather than just pressing it after touching the focus box.-Zoidpilot
20.The stock browser has "incognito mode" just like Google Chrome! You can access it by opening the browser, the touching the top right corner to see open windows, then touching the incognito icon. While you're incognito, no history/cookies/or form data will be saved.-Zoidpilot
21.While you are on a call, on the screen where the contact picture is displayed, there is a speaker icon in a bubble. Touch it to increase the call volume past the maximum setting. It works on speaker or on headset setting.-Zoidpilot
22.If you're not rooted, but want to get rid of those pesky bloatware apps, go to settings > application manager > all, and select the app. Within those settings you can clear the information the app has, then disable the app with the top right button. You may need to uninstall updates before it says disable app though... you can also go to the app drawer, hit menu, then select "hide apps" to hide the bloatware icons you've disabled. -Zoidpilot
23.With voice cmd turned on, you can snooze your alarm by saying snooze. -s3xda
24.Cover the screen with the palm of your hand to pause media playback. -NA 521"
25.You can use S Voice like a translator,for example: What is the meaning of house in spanish?-TitaniumBarbell
26.I just found out the contents of the clipboard stay there even after a reboot.-kingwp
27.touch wiz scrolling wallpapers fix go Settings > Wallpaper > Home Screen... If you set them independantly you will be able to crop the wallpaper just like any other HC/ICS device-nonmindo
28.you can get your status bar in ANY full screen app, even full screen games. How? Start with your finger touching just outside of the top of the display and drag down, it will fade in and you can check your notifications, it works both in landscape and portrait mode-nonmindo
29.I noticed that any time you send an email in gmail with our new phones (t-mobile version at least), it puts a stupid T-mobile signature at the bottom of the email. I found that you can change it by going to gmail>menu>settings>email@gmail.com>signature and putting in whatever you want.-moonfire711
30.Also, go into your dialer>menu>settings for more in call goodies.-moonfire711
31.Many probably already know this, but I just found out that you can turn on the screen with the physical home button instead of the power button. Which is nice if it's laying down on a desk or something.-moonfire711
32.If you get tired of re-unlocking your screen when it turns off, you can set it to not lock for a set period of time after the screen turns off... Go to menu>settings>security>Lock automatically and change the timeout.-moonfire711
33.If you go into Settings > Sounds > Auto Haptic It will enable haptic feedback on your games/apps based on sound, pretty neat!! (note: doesnt work on all games/apps, but does on many)-nonmindo
34.In relation to the haptic feedback with sound... Tap on the left side of the toggle (where the text is), and it'll open up a menu to choose which ones to enable/disable. -pizz0wn3d
35.The wiimote controller successfully pairs and works with our SGS3s! -pizz0wn3d
36.For your contacts or logs, slide left to direct call and slide right to direct text.-jaytxvo
37.while in the stock video player press the picture in picture button to pop out the video -s3xda
38.Super video does pic-in-pic -20blks
39.***Sprint Specific*** In order to turn on and off LTE ... Settings >wireless settings>more settings >network mode>lte/cdma -iphony89
40.camera quick access... allows you to touch the lockscreen and rotate the screen to open the camera... Settings > security > lock screen options > camera quick access -Cappurnikus
41.pull down the notification touch the time and it will open the world clock (might be variant specific) -Deputy13

42.I have only tested this with Windows Media Player, but I a.ssume any DLNA equipped TV/media device would work. This is great if you want to quickly show a slideshow of photos or play some media file on your tv/computer.1) Go Settings/More Settings/Nearby Devices 2) Turn on file sharing and change any options you'd like. Since I'm on my own my Wifi network, I just disabled access control, otherwise you have to approve every device.3) Start Windows Media Player. Make sure under Stream "Allow Remote Control" is checked. You should see your phone show up under "Other Libraries" in WMP. Mine shows up as [Mobile]SCH-135.4) Go into Gallery and select a picture. If connected properly, in the upper right hand corner there will be a new little icon with a monitor and some arrows. Touch this and it will allow you to select a playback device. 5) Now the picture should show up in a maximized screen in WMP. Sometimes it takes a good 10-20 seconds. Videos take much longer, but they work and what I got was the first frame, followed by a good 20 seconds of a "Processing" notification on the Galaxy S3. When I browsed from WMP to my phone videos, it buffered for a very long time, so this "processing" notification is the buffering taking place. I don't know why DLNA needs such a long time to buffer over a home Wifi network.6) Whenever you change folders you have to click the DLNA icon again and re-select your playback device. Not sure why this is, seems like a bug...Unfortunately I did a little research and there is no way to physically copy files to your computer through DLNA, you'll have to use other methods.Make sure you turn this stuff off when you connect to public Wifi .-sluzbenik
44.When viewing videos using the stock video player, you can lock the touchscreen by pressing the power button so that the video does not get interrupted by inadvertent touches. This is especially useful if you are using your phone to entertain your baby or toddler. Also works with mx player though haven't tried it with other players -limeaid
45.Do not know if it has been mentioned already, but you can also bring the phone up to your ear and it will call that contact.-ricky babalu
46. if you are in the apps drawer, and you pinch the screen, you will see all pages of your apps and can quickly choose the one you want.-moonfire711
47.Haven't noticed this being addressed but regarding S-Beam it appears that both phones are required to utilize the same app that is involved with the file being transferred. For example, I use "quickpic" as the default image viewer and when I used s-beam to test a pic transfer, the phones connected however my buddy's phone went to the play store and more specifically went to the "quickpic" downlad page. Obviously my buddy's phone required him to dl the app in order to finish the transfer. I then opened the same file via "gallery" and reinitiated the transfer. This time the phones connected and transferred the file without a hitch. -augustorm
48. lock screen shortcuts can be edited on the swipe lock screen go to settings/security/lock screen options/shortcuts click the word shortcuts and not the toggle it will bring up the 4 shortcuts and your allowed to change which app is accessed or what order there displayed in -ironlood
 5 years ago '04        #113
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 airmcnair06 said:
you have the tmo version? I've noticed a lot of people experiencing "bad" battery have the tmo version...
Nope I have the Sprint version. I'm thinking about taking it in to Best Buy and have them look at it.

When I'm on the phone with my headset, i turn off the display, but it always turns back on. I'm not sure if that's normal for the S3, but my Photon 4G never did that.
 5 years ago '10        #114
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my verizon upgrade in on 8/2/12......



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waiting.....
 5 years ago '05        #115
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I have the Sprint version to and I'm getting like 13-16 hrs of use on average mild usage like the web facebook instagram and some games

Also is anybody else noticing that you can't save your apps on your sd card there's no option for that if anybody knows a way spread the word
 5 years ago '04        #116
JayR04 112 heat pts112
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pretty sure there's an app to move your apps to sd card.
 5 years ago '04        #117
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Does anyone have issues with the screen turning on when you're using the phone with a headset? When i'm on the phone, the screen will randomly turn on. I'll hit the power button to turn it off, and it'll turn it self on again, a couple mins later. Is there something I can do to stop this?
 5 years ago '12        #118
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Just traded my unlocked att note that was a few months old..7/10 condition for a brand new blue s3 in the box
On some real sh*t i love craigslist deals.. came with a nice black grey case seems pretty sturdy
 5 years ago '04        #119
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I just got 19 1/2 hours out of my battery yesterday (still had 35% when I charged it) after using two hours of pandora at work, 300+ text messages, two hours of streaming video, 45 minutes on flipboard and some browsing on my sports app.

I was pretty impressed
 5 years ago '12        #120
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^ what r u running on? just stock rom?

i just rooted my s3, it took about 10 minutes or less.. sh*t is so easy and simple now since ive been rooting androids for years.

im bout to flash the freeGs3 rom r4 when its done downloading.
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