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Samsung Galaxy S III: How to Enable Visual Voicemail

Samsung Galaxy S III comes with a cool feature, which is the visual voicemail that let you see a list of people who left you a voiced message, and then later you can also listen to any messages you want in any order. You can also update your Voicemail to text with a small monthly fee and have all your voicemails transcribed into text directly in the inbox. However, Voicemail to text is only available in English and Spanish.

Note: You have to subscribe to Visual Voicemail service to use this function.

If this is your first time using Visual Voicemail, then follow this below guide.

1. Press the Home key to return to Galaxy S III Home screen.

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2. Then tap the Apps key to view the application list.

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3. Next, choose Visual Voicemail sam_gs3_visualvoicemail_1 app.

4. Here you have to read the on-screen information.

5. Then tap Next.

6. You will be prompted to another on-screen information, read it and tap Done.

7. If this is your first use of Visual Voicemail, you will be asked to provide a new PIN code.

8. Type the PIN code when being prompted.

9. Then hit Next to enable Visual Voicemail.

10. Here, you should see a list of the voicemail messages displays (if available).

11. Select an on-screen voicemail message to play it back.

 
Samsung Galaxy S III: How to Enable Device Encryption

Did you know that The Galaxy S III is a Samsung Approved for Enterprise (SAFE) smartphone, which provides assurance of device compliance with stringent security standards? With this feature, you can perform a device encryption to ensure data integrity with the extra security. Besides, enabling Galaxy S III encryptions, it also let you encrypt your accounts, settings, downloaded apps, media, and other files.

If you want to enable device encryption on your Galaxy s III, do these followings:

1. Press the Home key to return to Galaxy S III Home screen.

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2. Then tap the Menu key.

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3. Now choose Settings.

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4. Then select Security and screen lock option.

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Note: You must setup a Screen lock password that has at least six characters and one number to enable device encryption. And in case your current screen lock password doesn’t have enough six characters and one number, you have to change it by so these followings:

A. First, hit Screen lock.

B. Then choose the Password option.

C. Here, type in a password that has at least 6 characters and 1 number in the text field.

D. Then hit Continue.

E. Re-type the new password again to verify it.

F. Then, hit OK.

 

5. After you have set up the password as above, hit on Encrypt device.

6. Then choose Encrypt device again.

7. Now, provide your password in the text field.

8. Then, tap Next.

Note: Because the encryption can take up more than an hour to complete, and this procedure is irreversible, so it’s highly recommended that you fully recharge your phone before proceeding with the encryption.

9. You can select a quicker encryption by ticking on Fast encryption check box.

10. Now, select Encrypt device once more time.

11. Finally, follow any additional instruction to complete your setup.

 
Samsung Galaxy S III: How to Clear System Memory

Sometimes, you will see your Samsung Galaxy S 3 is not working properly after a long period of use, and you may need to reset it. You could try to perform a hard reset to get your phone working again, but a hard reset will deletes all of your saved information, which may cause great inconvenience with your data stored.

One of the solution is to try clear the system cache. Clearing the system cache can be the best option, because it does not erase any personal data or settings at all.

Now, try this useful tip below to wipe the cache partition on your Galaxy S 3:

1. First, power off your Galaxy S 3.

2. Then, press and hold these three buttons simultaneously: VOLUME UP + HOME + POWER key.

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3. When you see Galaxy S 3 vibrates, let go of the Power key but keep on holding the Volume Up key and the Home key.

4. Once the Android System Recovery screen shows up, let go of the Power Up and Home keys.

5. Now, tap the Volume Down key to prompt to wipe cache partition screen.

6. Next, select wipe the cache partition by using the POWER key.

7. After finishing wiping, you should see reboot phone now highlighted.

8. Finally, tap on the POWER key to restart the phone.

 
Samsung Galaxy S III: Can't Turn On the Phone

If one day you wake up and see your Galaxy S 3 can not turn on any more, even though you have tried to hit the Power button many times, yet you still see no sign of the screen turning on. You can try these options below to see if it works:

1. First, check to see if your battery was placed correctly or not. Because the battery contacts are metallic pins, and they are placed within the battery housing, so you have to ensure that these pins are aligned and place correctly in the battery compartment.

2. Second, try to take the battery out of the compartment and see if there is any obstacle placed there. If yes, you can use a soft and dry cloth to remove any debris or residue found on the battery contacts. After finish cleaning, put the battery back in and restart your Galaxy S 3.

3. Third, if you have tried these two options above, and you still having problem turning on your Galaxy S 3, then you should check to ensure that battery is full charged. Failure to do so can cause your battery to drain more rapidly and shorten its life span.

- Now use your AC adapter to charge the battery. If the battery is completely run out of power, you will have to charge it for at least ten minutes

- Next, Press the POWER button for three seconds and see if you can turn it on.

4. If you have try everything, and your phone is still off, then head to a Product Care Centre to have your Galaxy S 3 carefully inspected.

 
Samsung Galaxy S III: Can't Connect to a Wi-Fi Network

You can use the Galaxy S 3 to connect to the internet via a Wi-Fi connection, however when have issues connecting to a Wi-Fi network there there is a few things you could check:

1. First, ensure that you have already configured Galaxy S 3 to connect to Wi-Fi network.

If you don’t know how to set it up yet, see How to Scan and Connect to a Wi-Fi Network.

2. Second, if you have already setup Wi-Fi on your Galaxy Ace, re-check to see if that Wi-Fi signal is available or not. You can check whether other wireless devices, like a laptop, can detect that Wi-Fi network or not, because sometimes the problem may be originated from the network, and not from your device.

3. After testing these two options above, and if you still having trouble picking up a Wi-Fi signal, then ensure that you are in a good location where you can pickup signals.

As the Wi-Fi signals get weaker in areas of concrete or steel buildings, and the signal can be disrupted by electronic factors, such as TV or stereo’s waves. So, make sure that you are not near the following object below when you want to use your phone:

a. Televisions

b. Stereo or Computer Speakers

c. Cordless Telephones and Stations

d. Other Routers

e. Computer Monitors or Tower

f. Bluetooth Devices

g. Microwaves

Place your Wi-Fi router on an elevated surface like a table or a shelf in order to optimize the range of your Wi-Fi network.

 
Samsung Galaxy S III: How to Clear Application Cache

Did you know that Application Cache can also consume lots of space on your Samsung Galaxy S 3? Typically, once you open an app, cache is then used to help things load faster. However, sometimes you will need to clear up the cache to avoid data overload, resulting in the phone being slow, frozen, unresponsive or malfunctioned.

Now do these handy steps listed below to wipe off Galaxy S 3’s app caches:

1. First, return to your Home screen by tapping on the Home key.

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2. Next, press the Menu key.

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3. Then choose Settings.

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4. Now, select the Application manager.

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5. Now, you have to select one of the following tabs:

- Downloaded

- All

- Running

8. Then choose the application you want to clear the caches.

9. Next, tap Clear Cache.

10. Finally, hit Clear Data.

 
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