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How To Video: Five essential Galaxy S3 tips
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How To Video: Five essential Galaxy S3 tips

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Once you finally get your hands on your new Samsung Galaxy S3, these five tips will get you off to a good start.

-- -- Samsung Galaxy S3 owner you might have noticed that with all the Ice Cream Sandwich options plus the feature that Samsung added. There are a lot of settings to choose from. Today I've narrowed it down to five essential feature is you should check out as you get started with your new phone. First up let's tidy up the aperture -- All those weird apps like chat on an AT&T navigator can't be deleted but you can't hide them with this trick. Put your App Store and find the app you want a -- top and holding it and -- -- over app and -- Top disable and Apple be hidden from the actor or. You can get quick access to your favorite apps and widgets by adding -- to your lock screen go to settings. Security at. And lock screen options. If that option is grade out -- means you have to disable your screen lock that means no pattern no pan and basically no security. But if you are willing to give that up and go ahead and turn -- off. Then had to the lock screen options to pick and choose a different items you want to display when your phone has blocked. To change the app shortcuts tab this option down here and -- the apps. Now when your phone has blocked -- one of these shortcuts and Apple lines. There's a little personal assistant built into the S -- -- -- -- Let's see his voice -- -- like get directions and check the weather. To get the fullest of commands that double tap the home button to launch us boys and -- -- What can I say. All the possible commands will show up -- here. What are the most practical built in features of this data usage -- here in the settings. -- is set limits on your data usage -- hopefully avoid any -- charges. To use it check this box here then -- your billing cycle if you don't know it call your service provider to find out. Now drag the red bar to define your monthly data elements and use -- -- -- Bart to pick a point when your phone warns you about your usage. -- this setting turned on your data connection will be disabled once you've hit your limit so try to avoid dot by connecting to Wi-Fi whenever possible. In come back here at any time to see how close you are reaching element. Here's a cool little feature buried an interface that S three lets you make your own custom vibration patterns for incoming alerts had deciding. Sounds and -- top device vibration and then it go to the bottom and select create. Now I think about what you want to patterns can be in then -- the circle to record it. The length of your top corresponds with a vibration so hold -- notes and top for quick -- says. When you're done hit save and say your new -- has a -- -- colored. -- those are just a few tips to help me get started with your Samsung Galaxy S3 for even more -- head on over to howto.cnet.com. For CNET I'm Sharon Vaknin. --

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