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Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Can't Use the Volume Key to Zoom In or Out in the Camera App in Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

It seems that Android 4.3 Jelly Bean has been bringing some problems to the users since it launched at the first time. A few days ago, some insiders left their comments and asked why the zoom function of the Volume key didn't work in the Camera app after they had updated their Samsung Galaxy SIII to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.

See also: How to Fix Camera Flashes when Alarm Goes Off in Android 4.3 in the Samsung Galaxy S3

After some further investigations, I've found that there were two things that can caused the zoom function of the Volume key didn't work, the camera mode and the Home screen mode.


How to fix can't zoom in or out using the Volume key in the Camera app?
If you're also experiencing this problem, you can check the following steps to make the zoom function of the Volume key works again:
Check the camera mode
Some camera modes (e.g: panorama mode) will automatically disable the zoom function. So, to make the zoom function works, you need to change the camera…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Can't Find the Wi-Fi Direct Option on Android 4.3

In Android 4.3, there are some options that changed its location in the Settings menu causing some users are having trouble to find them when they want to use them. As happen with one of the insider named Maureen who has the difficulty to change the Bluetooth name in her phone after she did update the phone to the Android 4.3. She said that she couldn't find the rename option in the Bluetooth menu, where the option is usually located. Apparently, in the recent update you have to change the device name to change the Bluetooth name.

See also: How to Fix Can't Change the Bluetooth Name on Samsung Galaxy S3 with the Android 4.3

Another problem with the similar causes also experienced by another insider named Richard who has send me an email and said that he could no longer find the Wi-Fi Direct option in the Settings menu when he want to activate this option to allow him transferring some stuff to another phone.


How to find Wi-Fi Direct option in Android 4.3?
FYI, in Android Jelly…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable Lock Screen Light Effect on Android 4.3

Seems I've been missing some features in the previous Android version, Android 4.2 and just discovered them in the Android 4.3. Well, though some of them may be have no real function, but they do the thing that will beautify your precious Samsung Galaxy SIII and makes this device a little bit more fun to play with from time to time. I've already mentioned one of them in the previous post, the hidden BeanFlinger daydream which will act like the PC-screensaver on your phone. You're free to display it right now or while the phone is docked or charging.

See also: How to Unlock and Use BeanFlinger Daydream in Samsung Galaxy S3 with the Android 4.3

Another similar feature that was overlooked by me is an alternative swipe effect, the light effect in the lock screen which already there since the Android 4.2. This feature of course will give you one more option if you have bored with no-effect or even with the standard ripple effect available in the previous version. But, you shoul…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Reveal and Use the Hidden BeanFlinger Daydream in Android 4.3

As with all the previous Android version, the Android 4.3 also has the Easter egg animation which will display the Big Bean and bean flinger in the screen. For me, this is an extra feature that is so fun to play with. Once you flicked your Bean, then this will also unlock the hidden BeanFlinger option under the daydream menu.


How to unlock and use the hidden BeanFlinger daydream in Android 4.3?
Below are the steps to do so:
Go to Settings.Tap More tab.Tap About device.Find Android version, and then tap it rapidly until you see the picture of the Android 4.3 Jelly bean and the big bean on the screen.
See also: How to See Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Easter Egg Animation on Samsung Galaxy S3Now, go back to Settings.Tap My device tab.Tap Display.Scroll down to find Daydream, and then slide the switch next to the Daydream option to the right to enable this option.Here you should see the BeanFlinger daydream as one of the option available.Tap Start now button to display the BeanFlinger daydream r…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Move App to SD Card on Android 4.3

In the recent update Android 4.3, the Samsung Galaxy S3 gets some new features to improve the user experience of using this phone. One of the new feature brought by this new operating system is the ability to change the Volume key function in the Camera app. Now, the user will be able to assign this key as the camera key or the record key which will allow the user to take the picture or record the video using the physical button, the Volume up key or the Volume down key.

See also: How to Change the Volume Key Function in Camera App in Samsung Galaxy S3 with the Android 4.3

Another long-awaited new feature that now available in Android 4.3 is the ability to move apps to the SD card. This feature of course will help the user to keep the internal storage not quickly run out, especially for those of you who have lot of installed apps and only have low internal storage. As we all know that low internal storage will make the device not works properly and encountering some problems.


How to mo…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Change the Volume Key Function in Camera App in Android 4.3

In Android 4.3, Camera app is one of the app that has new features. One of which is the new camera mode called Sound and Shot which will allow you record the background sound up to 5 or 9 seconds before capturing the picture.

See also: How to Take Picture Using Sound and Shot Mode in Samsung Galaxy S3 With the Android 4.3

In this recent update, the users also has the ability to set the Volume key function in the Camera app. As we all know that the Volume key used to control zoom in the Camera app. Now, in the Android 4.3, you're not only be able to set the Volume key as the zoom key but also as the camera key or the record key.


How to change the Volume key function?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open Camera app.Tap the Cogwheel icon to enter the settings menu.Tap Volume key option, then tap it.Here you'll see three options available, they are:The zoom key: choose this option to set the Volume key to control zoom.
The camera key: choose this option to allow you use the Volume up k…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Make a Music File Can't be Played by the Music Player App

An insider named Laurie has leave her comment here and asked me about the step to keep certain song from not playing without having to delete them. She said that she has a Christmas song and don't want it to be played back when she listen to the music through the Music Player app because the Christmas is over. Fortunately, in Android-based smartphone including with the Samsung Galaxy SIII, the user can be easily to do so by adding certain extension in the end of the music file name in order to disable media scanning so the Music Player app can't read it.

See also: How to Use Music Player App in Samsung Galaxy S3


How to make Music Player app doesn't read certain music file?
Generally, you can do so by using another third-party File Manager apps. But, we'll use the ES File Explorer app in this step. Well, here are the steps:
Open ES File Explorer app.Navigate to the folder where the music file you wants to rename is saved.Long tap the required music file to select it.Tap R…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Share Internet Connection Using Bluetooth

An insider has leave his comment here to ask why he can't share the internet connection using Bluetooth, though he was able to transfer file with the paired device. For those of you who didn't already know, aside for transfer files you can also use this to share the internet connection with another Bluetooth-enabled devices. This methods commonly referred as Bluetooth tethering. To make the steps more easier, you can also first change your Bluetooth name in order to make another devices more easier to recognize you.

See also: How to Change Bluetooth Name on Samsung Galaxy S3


How to Bluetooth tethering between Samsung Galaxy S3 with Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.7.0?
For the record, due to the insider who has drop his comment here is still use Android 4.1 Jelly Bean then I can't guarantee that this steps will work on Android 4.3 because some carriers has been decided to remove this option. And also, generally you can use this steps with another Bluetooth-capable devices, but as the e…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Use Sound and Shot Mode

In the recent update Android 4.3, the camera app gets a new feature which will allow the user to take picture with the Volume up key or the Volume down key. Previously, some insiders has leave their comment here to ask how to take picture with the physical button, either with the Power key or the Volume key. Sadly, in the previous version this feature is not yet available. But in the Android 4.3, the users will be able to take picture using the Volume key which will help them to take picture in certain condition when using the on-screen camera button is little difficult to do, such as when they're diving.

See also: How to Take Picture Using the Volume Key On Samsung Galaxy S3 with the Android 4.3

Aside the ability to assign the Volume key as the camera key, in this update the camera app also gets a new camera mode named sound and shot mode. This mode will allow the user to record the background sound up to 5 or 9 seconds before capturing which will make the picture more alive.


How…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Take Picture Using Volume Key on Android 4.3

The recent update Android 4.3 brings some new options to improve the user experience of using this phone. Though, in some cases, the new option brought by this operating system alleged by some user as the "problem" due to the user yet not familiar with it, such as the flash notification option which will make the camera flashes when receiving new email or calls or when the alarm goes off. This option surely will useful for the low-vision or deaf users where the flash light will make them more easier to know the notification rather than the notification on the screen. Unfortunately, lot of users didn't like with this option. They said that the flash light is too bright and really bothered them.

See also: How to Fix Camera Flashes when Alarm Goes Off in Android 4.3 in Samsung Galaxy S3

Aside from the flash notification option, Android 4.3 also brings new option under Camera app settings which will allow you to take the picture using the Volume key. This option will helpful…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Clear Cache of All Applications on Android 4.3

Clear cache is one of the most common solution done by the users when they're experiencing some problems with certain app. For instance, when you feels the Browser app on your phone become more slower and heavier than before, then clearing its cache might will be one of the solution you have to try to fix this problem.

See also: How to Clear Cache and Delete Internet Browsing History on Samsung Galaxy S3

In the latest update Android 4.3, you can perform clear cache in two different methods through the Settings menu. The one is clear cache through the application manager menu which is the common methods done in the previous Android version. The second is clear cache through the storage menu. What's makes the different between both of the methods is the second method will allow you to clear cache for all apps in a single time.


How to clear all apps cache on Android 4.3?
For any reason, if you decide to clear all apps cache on the phone, then below are the steps to do so:
Go to Se…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Stop the Phone Keeps Scanning Wi-Fi on Android 4.3

Though lot of users alleges that turned on Wi-Fi all the times will poor the battery life, in certain case a user might be want to keep this option always on. As has been said by an insider named Nicola who wants to keep the Wi-Fi on all the time to keep the Viber on his phone always connected as it's the only way for a couple of peoples to contact him in an emergency.

See also: How to Fix Wi-Fi Always Turn Off When the Phone is Sleep on Samsung Galaxy S3

While in Android 4.3, there's a Wi-Fi related option named Always allow scanning which will allow your phone to constantly scanning for Wi-Fi networks even when the Wi-Fi is turned off. This option is claimed will be able to save more power due to the phone doesn't need to use some powers taking by the GPS to get your location information. In another side, this option also reported by some users as the culprit of some problems occurs on their phones, such as boot loop issue after restart and else. If that happen, you can …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Gallery App Crashes When Using the Share Menu After Update to the Android 4.3

Apparently, updating the Samsung Galaxy SIII to the Android 4.3 brings some problems to the users. One of the most frequently asked problem by the insider through the emails or comments is about camera flashes when the alarm goes off or when receiving new email or calls. In fact, this issue is triggered by the new option in Android 4.3 called Flash notification. Basically, this option was designed for the deaf or low-vision users so they will be much more easier to know the notification by the flash light rather than the notification on the screen.

See also: How to Fix Camera Flashes when Alarm Goes Off in Android 4.3 in Samsung Galaxy S3

Another problem occurs in this phone once updated to the Android 4.3 is Gallery app freezes or stopped working when the user open the photo or video files and hit the share menu.


How to fix Gallery app stopped working when using the share menu?
Gallery app and Paper artist app are linked, so if you turn the Paper artist app off then the Gallery app …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Camera Flashes When Alarm Goes Off After Update to the Android 4.3

An insider named Heather has sent me an email to ask why her phone give her a camera flashes when the alarm on her phone goes off. She said that the flash light is so bright and disturbs her. This issue begin occurs once she update the phone to the Android 4.3.

See also: How to Fix Recurring Old Download Notifications in Android 4.3 in Samsung Galaxy S3

Apparently, some of users who already updated their phone to the Android 4.3 also encounter the same problem where their phone does the camera flash when the alarm goes off or when receiving an incoming email or calls. Well, it's actually not the "real" problem because it's triggered by the new option under accessibility option called flash notification, so you don't need to worry.


How to get rid camera flashes when the alarm goes off or when receiving new email or calls on Android 4.3?
If you feel bothered with this issue, then below are the steps to fix it:
Go to Settings.Tap My device.Tap Accessibility.Scroll dow…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Recurring Old Download Notifications

One of the insider has leave her comment here to ask why the notification list in her phone repeatedly shows old downloads and can't be cleared. She realized that this issue occurs once she updated the phone to the Android 4.3. She said that she already done removed all the files in the Download folders through the My files app, but that's not works.

See also: How to Use Notification Bar on Samsung Galaxy S3

Indeed, this issue won't damage the phone, but not actual download notifications sometimes become so annoying. So, if you're also encountering the same problem once you perform update on your phone, then below are some possible methods that you can do to fix them:

Method #1: Clear all download histories in the Download app
The first method that you can do is by clearing all the download histories in the Download app by following the step below:
Go to Apps through the Home screen.Tap Downloads.Clear all download histories in the Internet downloads and Other downloads

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Select Multiple Email Messages in Gmail App

One of the feature available on Gmail app is the sender image which is display the sender's picture if available or the first letter of the sender's name in the left side of each email message. This feature will help you more easier and faster to know the email sender without having to read the sender's name first. By default, this option is enabled. But, if you don't want to use this feature, you can easily turn them off through the settings.

See also: How to Enable or Disable Sender Image in Gmail App in Samsung Galaxy S3

For the record, if you change this option, this will also change the way you do to make multiple selection in this app. So, depend on how you set the sender image option, there are two ways to select multiple email messages in the Gmail app as listed in the steps below:

Methods #1 : When the sender image is enabled
If you decide to leave this option to stay enable, then here's the step to make multiple selection:
Open Gmail App.Tap the sender imag…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable or Disable Sender Image in Gmail App

All of the Android-based smartphone users, including with the Samsung Galaxy SIII users of course have at least a single Google account in the phone. This account can be used to access Google Play store to allow the user to download contents from there or to access another Google services available in the device, such as Gmail app which can be used by the user to send or receive email messages.

See also: How to Compose and Send Email Message in Gmail App in Samsung Galaxy S3

As another apps, Gmail app also provide the user some improvement in each update, such as displaying sender image in the left of each incoming message. The sender image will make you more easier to know who sent you an email message without having to read the sender's name first. If the sender already added in the Contact app and have a picture enabled, then the sender image will display the picture. If not, the sender image will display the first letter of the sender's name.


How to enable or disable sender…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Get Back the Delete Button in Gmail App

In the Gmail app, you can find the mark as unread button as one of the icons available in the toolbar when you're opening an email message. You can use this button to mark an email message as unread so you can easily find it later by using the search function. For some peoples this will be very helpful to avoid the certain email message to lost among many other email messages, especially if they receive a lot of email messages every day.

See also: How to View Only Unread Email Message in Gmail App in Samsung Galaxy S3

Unfortunately, the mark as unread button makes the delete button no longer appears in the toolbar resulting you need to do the two steps to delete an email message. For some peoples who often use the delete button, this of course will impact them. Luckily, there's a simple tweak that you can do to bring back the trash can icon to the toolbar in Gmail app.


How to restore the delete button in the Gmail app?
Here are the steps to do so:
Open Gmail app.Tap the Menu key…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Switch Between Email Accounts

The ability to manage multiple email accounts owned by the Samsung Galaxy SIII is one of the reasons why lot of peoples decide to choose this Android-based smartphone as their devices. Moreover, this phone also provide the stock Email app to facilitate users to receive or send email through it. By using this app you can easily add a POP3 e-mail accounts, Microsoft Exchange email accounts, etc.

See also: How to Add a Microsoft Exchange Email Account on Samsung Galaxy S3

The stock Email app also allows you to manage multiple email at once with ease. You can switch between your email accounts to use them to send an e-mail message or to check whether you have an incoming email message or to do something else you want with them, such as reply, forward or delete email messages in the selected account.


How to switch between email accounts in Email app?
Here are the steps you need to do :
Open Email app .Here you can see the Email app display your email messages from the active email account .…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to View Only Unread Messages in the Gmail App

Mark as unread is one of the option available in the Gmail app. This option will allow you to mark the selected email message as unread, so you will be much more easier when you want to do something with them later, such as replying or forwarding an email message. This is certainly will useful to avoid the email message lost in hundred of your email messages, especially if you're the one who received a lot of emails every day.

See also: How to Mark an Email Message as Unread in Gmail App on Samsung Galaxy S3

In the other side, you might be disappointed to know that the Gmail app on your phone doesn't provide the options to show all unread messages. But, you don't need to worry, you still can do that by using a little trick by utilizing the search function in the Gmail app.


How to show all unread messages in the Gmail app?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open Gmail app.Tap the Search icon.Type is:unread in:inbox in the search box and then tap the Search button.All unread messag…