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Accessories

How can I see if my files are still on my SD card?
[Community]
All of a sudden I got the notification that my SD card was damaged. I was advised to try and "mount" my SD card to be able to save them to the phone, however now everything on the SD card is gone, but it still shows as the memory is being used.... I have no idea what happened. Are my photos gone? Any...

Activation & Initial Setup

Top 10 Things to Do with Your New Smartphone
[General Information]
Get the most out of your new smartphone with this list of practical tips to help you get started.
Device Replacement Program
[General Information]
See all your options for replacing your phone or tablet if it’s lost, stolen, broken, defective or otherwise in need of replacement.
Activate, Switch or Bring Your Own Device FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn how to set up a new or old device on an existing line of your account online through My Verizon.
Transfer Your Contacts and Media
[Online Tool]
Find out how to transfer your contacts, pictures, videos and songs from your old phone to your new one with this helpful online tool.
Verizon Cloud FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn about our digital cloud storage service that you can use to back up and sync your contacts, photos, videos and more.
Equipment Protection FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn about our device insurance and protection programs that cover loss, theft, accidental physical and liquid damage, and defects after the manufacturer's warranty expires.
Equipment Protection Programs
[General Information]
Learn about the different insurance and protection options for your device, including monthly cost, deductable and coverage.
How to Use Guide: Verizon Cloud
[How to Use Guide]
Get step-by-step instructions for how to sign up for and manage Verizon Cloud online. Learn how to upload contacts, pictures, videos, music, documents and more.
How to Activate Your Device
[Video]
Watch this video to learn how to activate a device on your existing My Verizon account.
Length: 3:07
Quick Guide for Your Certified Like-New Replacement Device
[How to Use Guide]
Certified Like-New Replacement Device Activation and Shipping Guides
How to Swap Phones on Your Account
[Video]
Watch this video to learn how to switch your device with another person on your account.
Length: 1:54
How to transfer content from your old Android phone to your new Android phone
[Video]
Watch this video to learn how to transfer content from your old Android phone to your new Android phone using Verizon Cloud in a few simple steps.
Length: 2:09
What is Verizon Cloud?
[Video]
Watch this video to learn about the features of Verizon Cloud - like content transfer, media storage, photo printing and more.
Length: 2:32
Getting Started with Your New Smartphone - Upgrade
[Video]
Are you upgrading to a new smartphone? This video shows the steps to transition from your old phone to your new one.
Length: 2:00
How to transfer content from your old Android phone to your new iPhone
[Video]
Watch this video to learn how to transfer content from your old Android phone to your new iPhone using Verizon Cloud in a few simple steps.
Length: 2:08
How to transfer content from your old iPhone to your new Android phone
[Video]
Watch this video to learn how to transfer content from your old iPhone to your new Android phone using Verizon Cloud in a few simple steps.
Length: 2:06
Activating Your Samsung Galaxy S III - Existing Customers
[How to Use Guide]
Setup guide for the Samsung Galaxy S® III
Activation and Shipping Guide: 4G LTE™ Smartphone
[How to Use Guide]
Instructions on activating a replacement 4G LTE Smartphone and shipping your defective device back to us.
Activating Your Galaxy S III - New Customers
[How to Use Guide]
Setup guide for the Samsung Galaxy S® III
Galaxy SIII Setting up a Samsung Account
[Video]
Watch this video to learn how to set up a Samsung Account on your Samsung Galaxy SIII.
Length: 1:02

Basics

Determining Verizon Wireless Service Availability - Verizon Wireless Website
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Our Verizon coverage map may show why you're having trouble with device setup/activation, media transfers, apps, data connections, email, messaging, and placing/receiving calls. If you're having other issues with your device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues...
Accessories FAQs
[FAQs]
Information about accessories from Verizon Wireless.
What Is 4G LTE?
[Video]
We take to the streets of NYC and ask some hard-hitting questions: What does 4G LTE stand for? 3G vs. 4G?do you know the difference? What does the G in 4G stand for? Still confused after watching the video? You might need a quick Wireless Workshop. About the Get Smartphone Smart Series Most of us are...
Length: 2:26

Battery & Power

Battery Issues - Battery Usage
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Charging Issues - Removable Battery Devices
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If your phone's removable battery isn't charging or holding a charge, this provides some helpful tips. If you're having other issues with your device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Wireless Charging FAQs
[FAQs]
Information about wireless charging with your mobile device.
Soft Reset - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Soft reset can help if a device is resetting (turning off and on), isn't working (crashing, freezes, not ringing, not vibrating, not placing or receiving calls), device locks up, keypad doesn't respond. A soft reset is like rebooting your computer and is often used as the first step in any troubleshooting....
Battery Troubleshooting Basics
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Remove the Battery - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Battery Manager - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Extend Battery Life - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Power Saver On/Off - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
What do I do about battery loss on SIII Mini?
[Community]
Yesterday I noticed my phone was having severe battery drainage.  After 7 hours on battery my phone went from 100% to 36%.  Everything was working fine but I have no idea why all of a sudden it started draining like that. I checked the battery usage and at first it seemed like the e-mail...

Bluetooth

Bluetooth FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn more about Bluetooth wireless networking, and how to use it on your Verizon Wireless devices.
Using the Bluetooth® Headset Pairing Guide
[Device-Specific Instructions]
This links to our guide for connecting/pairing your device to Bluetooth headsets, speakers, keyboards and other accessories. Also links to the Bluetooth car compatibility matrix. Visit our Bluetooth FAQs for additional info. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting...
How to Use Guide: Transferring Media to an Android™ Smartphone
[How to Use Guide]
How to Use Guide for Transferring Media to an Android™ Smartphone
Bluetooth® On/Off - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Does the Galaxy S III Mini have Bluetooth and hands-free calling?
[Community]
gabie asked Verizon Wireless: Q: Does the Galaxy S III Mini have Bluetooth and hands-free calling? A: Yes, the Samsung Galaxy S III Mini comes with Bluetooth.  There are three ways to use your Bluetooth cell phone with your car stereo: 1. A universal Bluetooth kit that works in any car...
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Pairing with a Bluetooth® Device
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to pair your Samsung Galaxy S III with your Bluetooth headset.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Turning Bluetooth® On and Off
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to turn on Bluetooth functionality on and off on your Samsung Galaxy S III.

Calling & Dialing

Remove a Block - Call & Message Blocking - My Verizon
[Device-Specific Instructions]
To add a free temporary block to stop unwanted calls and messages, view this info. If you're having issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Placing an International Call
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Call Waiting - Smartphone
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Add Call & Message Blocking - My Verizon
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Announcement 3 - Suspended Service
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Ensure The 10-Digit Mobile Number Or Email Address is Being Entered Correctly
[Device-Specific Instructions]
This may help if you're having trouble sending a picture/text message. If you're having other issues with your device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Announcement 11 - Authentication error
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Announcement 2 - Invalid Number
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Announcement 9 - Roamer Dialing Instructions
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Announcement 4 - Dialing Change
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Announcement 39 - Authentication Error
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Add a Speed Dial - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
DTMF - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Announcement 1 - No page response
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Redial - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Call History - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Dial a Number - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Remove a Speed Dial - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Changing the Ringtone
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to change the ringtone on your Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Dialing by Voice
[Interactive Simulation]
Discover how to dial by voice on your Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Ignoring a Call and Sending a Text Message
[Interactive Simulation]
A visual guide for ignoring a call and sending a text message on your Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Placing a Call to a Contact
[Interactive Simulation]
An interactive guide on how to place a call to a contact using your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Placing a Call to a New Number
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to use your Samsung Galaxy S III to call a new number.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Returning to a Call
[Interactive Simulation]
A visual guide on how to return to a call on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Switching Between Calls
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to switch between calls on your Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Viewing a Missed Call and Adding as a Contact
[Interactive Simulation]
Discover how to view a missed call and add it as a contact on your Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.

Camera, Photos & Videos

Ensure Picture/Video Message does not Exceed File Size Limit
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If you're having issues sending/receiving pictures and videos, this may help. If you're having other issues with your device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Transfer Pictures or Videos from the Device - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
To transfer/move/upload picture or video files between your device and your computer/PC, view this info. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Transfer Pictures or Videos to the Device - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
To transfer/move/upload picture or video files between your device and your computer/PC, view this info. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Google Photos
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Galaxy SIII Share Shot
[Video]
Watch this video to learn how to use Share Shot on your Samsung Galaxy SIII.
Length: 1:20
Can pictures automatically be saved to the sd card instead of the internal storage?
[Community]
LucyKC29 asked Verizon Wireless: Q: Can pictures automatically be saved to the sd card instead of the internal storageA: They sure can! Open your Camera>Select Settings>Change Storage to Memory Card.
How do I download pictures from my device to my computer?
[Community]
my phone continues to update my pictures and has taken up a lot of room. When trying to download them off the phone to the main computer I get a error. It tells me I need driver software.  Not sure where to find this or what to do?Help!
How do I take a screenshot on a Samsung Galaxy S3?
[Community]
How do I take a screenshot on my galaxy s 3?
How do I transfer photos to my Galaxy S3?
[Community]
How can I transfer my contacts on my Motorola droid razr maxx to my new samsung galaxy S3?
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Using Samsung Link
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to use Samsung Link on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Adjusting Video Setting for Messaging
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to adjust video setting for video messages on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Changing the Camera Effects
[Interactive Simulation]
A visual guide for using camera effects on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Changing the Camera from Rear to Front-Facing
[Interactive Simulation]
An interactive guide on how to change the camera from rear to front-facing on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Changing the Camera from Rear to Front-Facing
[Interactive Simulation]
Discover how to change the camera from rear to front-facing on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Recording a Video
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to record a video using your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Sharing Video
[Interactive Simulation]
A visual guide to sharing a video on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Taking a Picture
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to take a picture using your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Taking a Picture While Recording a Video
[Interactive Simulation]
A visual guide to taking a picture while recording a video on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Turning the Flash On and Off
[Interactive Simulation]
An interactive guide to turning the flash on and off on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Using Buddy Photo Share
[Interactive Simulation]
An interactive guide on how to use buddy photo share on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Using Burst Shot
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to use burst shot on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Using Pop Up Video
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to adjust video setting for video messages on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Using Share Shot
[Interactive Simulation]
Discover on how to use Share Shot on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Zooming In and Out
[Interactive Simulation]
Discover how to zoom in and out using your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Zooming In and Out
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to zoom in and out for video on your Samsung Galaxy S III.

Computer/PC Connectivity

Create a Paired Connection - Windows® 7
[Device-Specific Instructions]
USB Debugging Mode - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If your computer/PC doesn't recognize your wireless device / USB when it's inserted/connected, this may help. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.

Contacts

Transfer Your Contacts and Media
[Online Tool]
Find out how to transfer your contacts, pictures, videos and songs from your old phone to your new one with this helpful online tool.
Import Contacts From a Comma Separated Values (*.csv)/vCard file - Gmail™
[Device-Specific Instructions]
This helps import contacts/numbers to Gmail from a saved file (.csv). If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Caller-ID Image - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Import Contacts - Android™ - Gmail
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Add a Contact - Samsung Galaxy S III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Delete a Contact - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Edit a Contact - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
How do I back up contacts to my PC?
[Community]
How do I back up my contacts from my S3 onto my computer?
How do I get my contacts to back up to the cloud?
[Community]
how do I get my contacts in the contacts app to back up to the cloud, instead of the contacts in the email account tied to the phone? Samsung Galaxy S3
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Adding Contacts
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to add a contact to your contact list on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Adding a Picture to a Contact
[Interactive Simulation]
Discover how to add a picture to an existing contact on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Adding and Deleting a Favorite Contact
[Interactive Simulation]
Discover how to add and delete favorite contacts on your Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Assigning a Ringtone to a Contact
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to assign a ringtone to a contact on your Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Sharing a Contact's Information
[Interactive Simulation]
A visual guide for sharing a contact's information on your Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Using Voice to Text
[Interactive Simulation]
An interactive how-to guide for using voice to text on your Samsung Galaxy S III.

Data

Promotional Data FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn the about the options to add promotional data to your devices on The MORE EverythingSM Plan.
Data Usage FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn about how your devices use data, how to determine the right amount of data for the devices on your account, and tools to monitor your data usage
Data Utilization FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn about a free online tool that helps you understand how the devices on your account are using data. Access it through My Verizon and My Verizon Mobile.
Data Gifting FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn about the data gifting program where you can give extra data to others as a gift, and receive it too.
Turn Off/On Facebook® Video Auto Play
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Conserve Data Usage - Google+
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Enable/Disable Data - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Optimize Data Usage - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Data Roaming - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
This helps when you can't connect to the Internet / have no network connection or can't send/receive email/text/pics/videos. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.

Date & Time

Device ID & Info

Troubleshooting FAQs
[FAQs]
Frequently Asked Questions about device Troubleshooting from Verizon Wireless. Get quick answers to common device issues.
Check for Water Damage - Samsung
[Device-Specific Instructions]
View Device Info - Verizon Wireless Website
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Locating the 4G SIM PIN / PUK
[How to Use Guide]
Learn how to find the SIM PIN and PUK numbers for your 4G LTE SIM card.
How to Use Guide: Identifying Device Damage
[How to Use Guide]
A How to Use guide about identifying device damage.
Damaged Device Fee FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn about the Damaged Device Fee that's assessed if you turn in your device for a Certified Like-New Replacement device and your returned device is found damaged.
Locating ESN or MEID Numbers on Handsets
[General Information]
How to locate the ESN or MEID number on handsets.
View MAC Address - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]

Device Settings

System Select - Android™
[Device-Specific Instructions]
DTMF - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Accelerometer Rotation - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If the screen/display on your device doesn't flip or rotate, this shows how to fix it. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Alerts - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Can I watch live TV on my Galaxy S3?
[Community]
With Time Warner Cable.  Pop up wants me to "Disable USB debugging.  Go to Settings/developer options or Applications/development."  I can't find any of those options on my phone.  Puzzling.
How do I stop my device from announcing who is calling?
[Community]
When my phone rings i also get a "voice" that tells me who is calling (i assume from my contacts list). How do i turn off this voice function so all i'll here is the ringtone?
How do I stop the " VZWAVSService has stopped working" message?
[Community]
I have a Galaxy Slll when I restart my phone after everything has finished coming on I have a message that comes up that says. /  VZWAVSService has stopped working. /  I have no idea what that is.  Does anyone know what this is and what it does ?????  How do I turn it back on ????...
How do I turn media backup on?
[Community]
I have a Samsung Galaxy S3..And I turned off the media back up a while ago, well now I need it back on cause we're upgrading our phones soon and I need to get my pictures backed up cause I don't want to lose them.. Someone help me turn it back on.. I already went to the application manager, and went threw...
Reset All Settings - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Accessing Settings
[Interactive Simulation]
Discover how to access and change your settings on your Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Adjusting the Screen Timeout
[Interactive Simulation]
A visual guide for saving energy on your Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone by adjusting the screen timeout.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Adusting the Touch Key Lighting
[Interactive Simulation]
Discover how to adjust the touch key lighting on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Changing Gesture Settings
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to change gesture settings on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Changing the Language
[Interactive Simulation]
An interactive guide for changing the language settings on your Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Setting Screen Security
[Interactive Simulation]
A walkthrough for setting screen security on your Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Setting to Silent
[Interactive Simulation]
A visual guide for setting your Samsung Galaxy S III to silent.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Turning Airplane Mode On and Off
[Interactive Simulation]
An interactive guide for setting your Samsung Galaxy S III to Airplane mode.
Set Up Printing - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
System Select - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Why can't I find driving mode?
[Community]
Since the update, I have been unable to find Driving Mode on my phone. Every resource I've found online says the same two things:1.) Pull down notifications panel and enable it that way  or2.) Apps>settings>language & input>text to speech output> find driving mode, slide to turn on. the...
Why is my device flashing when I receive a call?
[Community]
I updated my phone yesterday with the new update and now the flash goes off when my phone rings, all my facebook connection have disappeared from my contacts and my phone ringer has reverted back to the default for all contacts.  Has anyone else seen problems like this?

Email/Gmail

Unlock a Gmail™ Account
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If you can't remember your Gmail user name/password or your account has been locked, this info will help you. If you're having other issues with your device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Update the Gmail™ Password - Android™
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Recover Gmail™ Sign-in Information
[Device-Specific Instructions]
This helps if you're receiving invalid Gmail user name/password errors or your account has been locked. If you're having other issues with your device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Internet Spam Blocking - My Verizon Website
[Device-Specific Instructions]
To permanently block text message spam sent from email addresses, email domains and/or text nicknames, view this info. If you're having issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Launch Good Mobile Messaging - Android™
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Import Contacts From a Comma Separated Values (*.csv)/vCard file - Gmail™
[Device-Specific Instructions]
This helps import contacts/numbers to Gmail from a saved file (.csv). If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Configure the Email Client to Leave Messages on Server after Retrieval
[Device-Specific Instructions]
This often helps if you get emails on your computer/PC but not on your phone. If you're having other issues with your phone/device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Configure the Email Client to Leave Messages on Server after Retrieval - Windows®
[Device-Specific Instructions]
This often helps if you get emails on your computer/PC but not on your phone. If you're having other issues with your phone/device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Create Gmail™ Account
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Configure the Email Client to Leave Messages on Server after Retrieval - Macintosh®
[Device-Specific Instructions]
This often helps if you get emails on your computer/PC but not on your phone. If you're having other issues with your phone/device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Email Setup on Your Samsung Galaxy S III
[Video]
Set up personal and work email quickly on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Length: 1:46
Remove a Gmail™ Account - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Removing then re-adding a Gmail account often fixes login / not receiving email issues. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Remove Corporate Email Account (Exchange ActiveSync®) - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Removing then re-adding a corporate email account (Exchange ActiveSync) often fixes login / not receiving email issues. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Remove a Personal (POP/IMAP) Account - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Removing then re-adding an email account often fixes login / not receiving email issues. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Forwarding an Email
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to forward an email on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Replying to an Email
[Interactive Simulation]
A visual guide for replying to an email on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Sending an Email
[Interactive Simulation]
A step-by-step visual guide for sending an email using your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Sending an Email to a Group
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to send an email to a group with your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Setting Up Corporate Email
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to set up a corporate email account on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Setting Up Personal Email
[Interactive Simulation]
Discover how to set up a personal email account on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Switching Between Accounts
[Interactive Simulation]
A visual guide for switching between email accounts on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
View Email Messages - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]

Find My Phone

How to Find Your Phone
[How to Use Guide]
Learn how to locate a lost or stolen Android, Apple, Windows or Blackberry device.
Remotely Lock Device - Android™ Device Manager
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If you would like to remotely locate, ring, lock or erase your device from a computer, view this info. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant.

GPS & Location Based Services

Find My Mobile - Samsung
[Device-Specific Instructions]
E911 Compliance FAQs
[FAQs]
Review information about calling 911 from your mobile phone.
Find Current Location (Google Maps™)
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Find Driving Directions (Google™ Maps)
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Location Mode - Android™
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Download an Offline Map (Google™ Maps)
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Improving GPS Performance
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Add Layers (Google Maps™)
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Wireless Location Based Services FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn about location based services.
GPS Location - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]

Gestures & Motions

Proximity Sensor On/Off - Samsung
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Gestures (Google Maps™)
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Galaxy SIII Motion Gestures
[Video]
Watch this video to learn how to use motion gestures on your Samsung Galaxy SIII.
Length: 1:43

Google Backup & restore

Home Screen

Turn Android™ Device Manager On or Off
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Remotely Erase Device - Android™ Device Manager
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If you would like to remotely locate, ring, lock or erase your device from a computer, view this info. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant.
Remotely Ring Device - Android™ Device Manager
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If you would like to remotely locate, ring, lock or erase your device from a computer, view this info. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant.
Window Shade - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]

Hotspot

Mobile Hotspot FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn about Mobile Hotspot which lets you share your device's Internet connection with other devices using Wi-Fi. Also, find out how to use it and how you're charged for it.
Galaxy SIII Mobile Hotspot and Tethering
[Video]
Watch this video to learn how to use your Samsung Galaxy SIII as a Mobile Hotspot.
Length: 1:41
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Mobile Hotspot Security Settings
[Interactive Simulation]
An interactive guide for changing the Mobile Hotspot security settings on your Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Turning Mobile Hotspot On and Off
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to use Mobile Hotspot on your Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.

Internet & Web Browser

View Browser History - Android™
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Determining Internet Connection Speeds
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Clear Temporary Internet Files - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If you're having trouble connecting to the Internet or a web page won't display on your device, follow these steps. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Reboot the Router
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Enable/Disable Data - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Browser Cookies On/Off - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If you can't browse the Internet or view website images on your Samsung Galaxy S III, view this info. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
How do I enable Javascript?
[Community]
Try to watch video, message says Javascript is disabled. How do I enable? How do I determine what browser I am using so  I can enable it? Sometimes get the message - Can't open window until one is closed. How do I close a window?
JavaScript Settings - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If you can't view websites or pages won't load/render on your device, checking your JavaScript settings often helps. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Bookmarking a Website
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to bookmark a website in your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Closing Browser Windows
[Interactive Simulation]
An interactive walkthrough of closing windows in the web browser of your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Opening a New Window
[Interactive Simulation]
A visual walkthrough of opening windows in the web browser of your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Reading Later
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to save web pages for future browising in the web browser of your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Searching by Keypad
[Interactive Simulation]
Discover the most common ways to search the web while on a Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Searching the Web by Voice
[Interactive Simulation]
Discover how you can use your voice to search the web on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Switching Windows
[Interactive Simulation]
Discover how to switch between windows in the web browser of your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Web Browser - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Websites - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]

Lock, Unlock, Password & Security

Remotely Lock Device - Android™ Device Manager
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If you would like to remotely locate, ring, lock or erase your device from a computer, view this info. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant.
Restore Default Settings - Samsung
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Unlock the Device - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Modify the SIM PIN - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Password Options - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Locking and Unlocking the Phone
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to lock and unlock your Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.
Set Up Screen Lock - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]

Memory/Storage

My InfoZone Widget FAQs
[FAQs]
Frequently Asked Questions about the InfoZone Widget
View Storage Meter/Upgrade Memory - Verizon Cloud - Website
[Device-Specific Instructions]
To see how much Cloud storage you have left or to add more storage for pictures, music, videos and documents, view this info. If you're having issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Clear Memory (RAM) - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Memory Card Formatting
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Check Memory - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]

Music

MP3 Player FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn about playing music on your mobile device.
Transfer Music Files to the Device - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
To transfer or move music files / songs between your device and a computer/PC, use this info. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Play Music Files - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Transfer Music Files from the Device - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
To transfer or move music files / songs between your device and a computer/PC, use this info. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.

Navigating & Multitasking

Using the Task Manager on Your Samsung Galaxy S III
[Video]
Learn how to switch between apps on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Length: 1:20
Galaxy SIII Pop up Play
[Video]
Watch this video to learn how to view media with Pop up Play on your Samsung Galaxy SIII.
Length: 0:58
Recently Used Apps - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Accessing Open Apps
[Interactive Simulation]
An interactive guide on how to access the open apps on your Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Accessing and Clearing the Notifications Panel
[Interactive Simulation]
Discover how to access the Notifications Panel of your Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Closing Open Apps
[Interactive Simulation]
A visual guide on how to close the open apps on your Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Getting to Know Your Phone
[Interactive Simulation]
An interactive map of the most important features of your Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Navigating Multiple Home Screens
[Interactive Simulation]
A visual guide for navigating multiple Home screens on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Task Manager - Samsung Galaxy S III
[Device-Specific Instructions]

Near Field Communication (NFC)

Using S Beam on Your Samsung Galaxy S III
[Video]
Learn how to use S Beam on your Galaxy S III.
Length: 1:14
Tap & Pay - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
S Beam™ On/Off - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Using NFC and S Beam™
[Interactive Simulation]
An interactive guide on how to use S Beam and NFC on your Samsung Galaxy S III.

Operating System & Software

Android Operating System (OS) FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn about the Android operating system, including what it is, how to find your version, how to get an update and more.
Factory Data Reset (Powered Off) - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
A factory data (hard) reset may help with: screen not working (blank or frozen screen), application issues (app crashing, app freezing, app running slow), keypad/touch screen not working, audio problems (can't hear, making noises), not being able to place or receive calls, device not syncing. Before performing...
Samsung Galaxy S III Software Update
[Updates]
Discover the benefits of the most recent software update and view instructions to see how to download the software to your device.
Samsung Software Upgrade Assistant
[Updates]
Connect your device to a computer with Internet access using your USB cable to download the Software Upgrade Assistant to your computer and update your device.
Factory Data Reset (Powered On) - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
A factory data (hard) reset may help with: screen not working (blank or frozen screen), application issues (app crashing, app freezing, app running slow), keypad/touch screen not working, audio problems (can't hear, making noises), not being able to place or receive calls, device not syncing. Before performing...
Samsung Software Repair Assistant
[Updates]
If you run into software issues while updating your device, our Software Repair Assistant tool can attempt to repair them. The tool may be helpful if your device isn't fully or can't power up to the Home screen.
How do I find the software repair assistant for my Galaxy S3?
[Community]
Please use software repair aasistant...... I cannot find the osftware assistant only for the S4

SIM Card

4G LTE SIM Card FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn about 4G LTE SIM cards, which are necessary for using our 4G LTE network with your mobile device.
4G SIM Information
[General Information]
Learn about 4G SIM cards, what they're used for, and how to activate and install one on your device
Locate the 4G SIM PIN/PUK - My Verizon Website
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If you're unable to send/receive calls or connect to the Internet, this could help. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
4G SIM Card Tips and Tricks
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Remove the SIM Card - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Inserting/removing a SIM is helpful when receiving activation errors (SIM not detected/Not valid/failure/not recognized/misaligned), having trouble with the browser or have a blank/frozen screen on a 4G device. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit...
Insert the SIM Card - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Inserting/removing a SIM is helpful when receiving activation errors (SIM not detected/Not valid/failure/not recognized/misaligned), having trouble with the browser or have a blank/frozen screen on a 4G device. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit...
Modify the SIM PIN - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Unblock SIM PIN - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Can I successfully use an international SIM card in my Galaxy S3?
[Community]
I'll be traveling to Scotland in a couple of weeks and was thinking of purchasing a 30 day SIM card from Vodafone.  Has anyone been successful in using an international SIM card with their S3?  any tips, tricks or issues I should be aware of? Thanks, Howard
How do I activate a SIM card?
[Community]
i just got a samsung s3 and i am trying to activate my sim card for it. whenever i put in the sim card # the last 4 digits turn into 0000 (ex: 1234567898765430000) anyway to stop this so i can ativate my sim card?
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Removing a Micro SIM Card
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to remove a micro SIM card on your Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.
Why do I have to keep restarting my device?
[Community]
I have a Samsung 3.  I frequently have to restart in order to get certain applications including PHONE to respond.  Has anyone had this problem?  How did you resolve it? Also when I do a restart I always get a "Unfortunately VZWAVSservice has stopped" error.

Sounds, Volume & Audio

Resolve Volume Issues
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Call Sound Settings - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Turn Off All Sounds - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Alerts - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Extra Call Volume - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
How do I turn off voice notifications?
[Community]
A voice tells me I have a new text message or e-mail. I can't figure out how to turn this off! Can someone help me? Thanks!
Is there a way that you can download a song to be as a alarm sound?
[Community]
I have a Samsung Galaxy SIII, and on my old Verizon phone, I could set a song I down loaded to my phone as a alarm tone.  On the Galaxy, I can barely hear the alarm when it goes off, and the songs are louder then the factory alarm tones.  Please let me know how to do it? Thanks
Set Ringtones - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Speakerphone - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Vibrate Mode - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Volume Controls - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
When you aren't getting notifications or your device doesn't vibrate/ring when receiving calls/texts/emails, you might need to adjust volume controls. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions...

Status Indicators/Lights

Signal Strength - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]

TV

HDMI Format - Android™
[Device-Specific Instructions]

Text & Multimedia Messaging

Create and Send a Text Message - Verizon Wireless Website
[Device-Specific Instructions]
If you'd like to send a text message from your computer/PC to another Verizon Wireless number, this info helps. If you're having issues with your device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Text Messaging FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn all about text messaging, including how much it costs, how to do it and more.
How To Use Verizon Messages
[Video]
Watch this video to learn how to customize messages, use Integrated Messaging on your phone, tablet and computer and take picture messaging to the next level with Verizon Messages.
Length: 4:03
Text to Landline FAQs
[FAQs]
Learn about sending a text message to a non-mobile phone, including how much it costs and how the recipient will get the message.
Send Picture/Video Message using Email
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Cancel Text Messaging Subscriptions
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Sideshare FAQs
[FAQs]
Sideshare is an Android app that lets you share information, like text and photos, while on calls. You can also review and edit content live during calls.
Delete Messages - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Picture / Video Messaging email address
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Auto Signature - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
How do I obtain a hard copy of texts?
[Community]
need a hard copy of text messages for court.
How do I stop the "downloading text" message?
[Community]
I have a Galaxy 3- My text messages suddenly say downloading but nothing happens.I checked all the settings and they are fine. I have re-booted the phone also.Any other suggestions?  My storage space is close to the max if that has anything to do with it.
I keep getting duplicate incoming texts everytime I get a text. How can I get this to stop?
[Community]
I keep getting duplicate incoming texts everytime I get a text. How can I get this to stop?
Is it possible to retrieve deleted text messages from my device?
[Community]
Any idea how to retrieve my deleted text messages. I lost some important info by deleting a contact on accident.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Forwarding a Text Message
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to forward a text message from your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Replying to a Text Message
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to reply to a text message from your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Sending a Message to a Group
[Interactive Simulation]
An interactive guide on how to send a message to a group from your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Setting a Text Notification Alert
[Interactive Simulation]
A visual walkthrough on how to set a text notification alert on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
View Text Messages - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Why do I keep getting errors when sending text messages?
[Community]
Recently on my Samsung Galaxy s3 I received a notification saying (Messages could not be sent....2 messages could not be sent.) I opened my text message threads and did not find any that were drafts or showed an error of not going through.  So I cleared the notification from the drop down screen. ...

Tips, Tricks & Shortcuts

Top 10 Things to Do with Your New Smartphone
[General Information]
Get the most out of your new smartphone with this list of practical tips to help you get started.
Access Menus with Long Press - Android™
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Galaxy SIII Tips and Tricks
[Video]
Watch this video to learn tips and tricks for your Samsung Galaxy SIII.
Length: 1:53
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Adding Widgets and Apps
[Interactive Simulation]
An interactive guide on how to add widgets and apps on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Adding a Home Screen Page
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to add a screen on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Capturing Screenshots
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to capture a screenshot on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Changing a Lock Screen Shortcut
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to change a Lock screen shortcut on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Creating a Folder
[Interactive Simulation]
A visual guide on how to create a folder on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Customizing the Favorites Tray
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to customize the Favorites tray on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Deleting Widgets and Apps
[Interactive Simulation]
An interactive guide on how to delete widgets and apps on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Deleting a Home Screen Page
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to delete a screen on your Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Finding More Help
[Interactive Simulation]
Discover how to find more help on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Resizing Widgets
[Interactive Simulation]
Discover how to resize widgets on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Teaching Kids How to Dial 911
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to teach kids to dial 911 on your Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Turning Hands-Free Mode On and Off
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to turn hands-free mode on and off with your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Will a factory reset clear my device?
[Community]
Trying to remove personal things off of my phone to return it (got a replacement).  Will resetting it to factory defaults do this?  Specifically, facebook and email needs to be removed.

Transfer Content to/from Device

Back Up & Transfer Content Between Devices
[General Information]
Learn the simple way to back up and transfer content with Verizon Cloud and find out about other options.
Transfer Pictures or Videos from the Device - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
To transfer/move/upload picture or video files between your device and your computer/PC, view this info. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
How to Use Guide: Transferring Media to an Android™ Smartphone
[How to Use Guide]
How to Use Guide for Transferring Media to an Android™ Smartphone
Media Share - Android™
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Transfer Pictures or Videos to the Device - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
To transfer/move/upload picture or video files between your device and your computer/PC, view this info. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
Transfer Music Files to the Device - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
To transfer or move music files / songs between your device and a computer/PC, use this info. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
S Beam™ On/Off - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Inserting an SD Card
[Interactive Simulation]
A visual walkthrough on how to install an SD Card on your Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Removing an SD Card
[Interactive Simulation]
An interactive walkthrough on how to remove an SD Card from your Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone.
Transfer Music Files from the Device - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
To transfer or move music files / songs between your device and a computer/PC, use this info. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your device.
USB Mass Storage - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]

Visual & Hearing Accessibility

TTY Settings - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
How do I stop my device from announcing who is calling?
[Community]
When my phone rings i also get a "voice" that tells me who is calling (i assume from my contacts list). How do i turn off this voice function so all i'll here is the ringtone?
Visual and Hearing Accessibility Settings - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
To enable or disable visual/hearing settings (camera flash notification, font size, screen zoom, text-to-speech) on your device, use this info. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions for issues you may have with your...

Wallpapers/Theme

Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Changing the Wallpaper
[Interactive Simulation]
Discover how to change the wallpaper on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Wallpaper - Picture - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]

Wi-Fi & Network

Wi-Fi FAQs
[FAQs]
Information about using Wi-Fi networks with a mobile device, like a smartphone or tablet.
Add a Wi-Fi Network - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
Wi-Fi On/Off - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
This helps to determine how to turn on/off your mobile hotspot or when you're having trouble setting up or connecting to WiFi, your mobile hotspot needs to be turned off. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant. These walk you through solutions...
Auto Switch Between Wi-Fi & Mobile Data Networks - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
To automatically switch from a weak or unstable Wi-Fi network to the Verizon Wireless cellular network to preserve a consistent data connection, view this info. If you're having other issues with your phone or device, visit our Troubleshooting Assistant.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Connecting to a Wi-Fi Network
[Interactive Simulation]
Learn how to use your Samsung Galaxy S III to connect to a Wi-Fi network.
Samsung Galaxy S® III Simulator: Using Wi-Fi Direct™
[Interactive Simulation]
Discover how to use Wi-Fi Direct on your Samsung Galaxy S III.
Why is my device running so slow of wi-fi?
[Community]
I recently recieved a refurbished phone to replace my broken phone. Ive noticed that when I'm connected to my network that it takes forever for Facebook to update. As soon as I disconnect from the network Facebook updates almost immediately. One thing I noticed on this phone is while its connected to...
Wi-Fi Direct On/Off - Samsung Galaxy S® III
[Device-Specific Instructions]
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