10 Easy Shortcut Tricks in Using your Samsung Galaxy S3


Despite the fact of being released only two months ago, Samsung Galaxy S3 quickly overtook the market and now enjoyed incredible success worldwide.

Last week, Samsung revealed that the company already sold more than 10 million units of the device. This means that Samsung is selling 190,000 units per day since its release.

There are new Samsung Galaxy S3 users that may have been tinkering on their device. Well, lucky for your Galaxy S3 users out there, here are some easy shortcut tricks in using your Samsung Galaxy S3.

  1. Home screen panels and folders - The device's home screen panels and folders are customizable. By default, the Galaxy S3 has seven home screen panels but users may add more or delete some if they want to. Click the Menu button then choose the Edit option. On the next screen, drag and drop a home-screen panel in the trash bin icon at the bottom of the display to delete it or click the plus-sign icon at the bottom right of the display to add a new panel. If you want to jump between panels, swipe left or right until you reach the panel that you want. Just place a finger over the dots and slowly slide it left or right to rapidly scroll through panels or tap the corresponding dot to jump directly to a specific panel. To create a new Galaxy S3 folder, tap the Menu key again and choose the Create Folder option. An empty, unnamed folder will appear on your home-screen panel. Tap the folder to rename it and drag and drop applications into it to fill the folder.
  2. Search Function - Users can quickly launch Samsung Galaxy S3's built-in search function by tapping on the Menu key and a search bar will appear.
  3. App Drawer - The App Drawer is where all of your mobile apps are stored. You can organize applications in applications in alphabetical-list or alphabetical-grid form or you can customize the Drawer yourself and rearrange apps any way you want. Open your App Drawer and then tap the Menu button. Choose the View Type option and select the setting you want.
  4. Power-Saving Mode - Despite having 2100 mAh of battery that boast longer battery life compared to other smartphones, Samsung Galaxy S3 has ton of unique features that eat up its battery. Maximizing and managing effectively your battery life is of vital importance. There are two quick and easy ways to do this, which is to use the device's built-in power-saving mode and activate the home-screen battery-percentage indicator option. You can enable power-saving mode by opening up the Galaxy S3 Settings, scrolling down to the Device options and turning the Power Saving setting on.
  5. Screen Shots of Galaxy S3 - To capture a screen shot of your Galaxy S3, simply slide your hand across the device's display at any time to grab a screen shot, which is then saved to your image gallery. You can also tap and hold the Galaxy S3's Home and Power buttons until the screen flashes and captures a screen shot.
  6. S Voice Feature - Samsung included a Siri-like feature in Galaxy S3. To launch this feature just double tap the Home button.
  7. Pop Up Player - The Pop Up Player of the device allows users to watch video clips while performing other tasks. To use this feature, tap an associated icon at the bottom of the display to minimize a video clip, then move the video around the screen into the position that works best for you while you check your email, etc.
  8. App Switch and Task Manager - The Galaxy S3 has a valuable App Switcher feature that lets you see all the recent applications you have used and quickly jump back and forth between them. To open the App Switcher, hold down the Galaxy S3 Home button for a couple of seconds. You can then scroll up and down to see recent apps and click to open them.
  9. "Tap-to-Top" Feature - This feature allows the user to quickly jump from anywhere in your e-mail inbox, contact list or within an e-mail message to the top of the list or message, which can save you time. To jump to the top of your e-mail inbox, contact list or the start of a message simply double tap the top of your Galaxy S3 device, just above the ear-speaker--tap the top of the device, not the top of the display.
  10. Power Button to Answer/End Phone Calls - You can use your Galaxy S III's Home button to answer and end phone calls so you do not need to swipe the screen or tap any other on-screen buttons. To enable the feature, open up your Settings, choose the Accessibility options and then click to open the Call Answering/Ending settings.
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