The 5 best Galaxy S3 tutorials from the AndroidPIT Forum

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I still love my Galaxy S3 and so do many users, even when asking the question whether they would upgrade to the Galaxy S5 whose functionality, features and hardware are way ahead in the lead. Many are just content to stay with their older Samsung smartphone, much to the surprise of many who see the huge potential in the new Galaxy S5 flagship. Since our love for the Galaxy S3 and its popularity is a driving force for AndroidPIT, we have an entire Galaxy S3 section of the forum dedicated to it. Put your hands together for some of the best Galaxy S3 tutorials from the forum.

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Samsung Galaxy factory and hard resets

These are staples for any smartphone, though every device has its different button combinations and software paths to perform either procedure. What’s more, it’s important to follow the tutorials exactly as they are written to avoid any data loss. Performing a factory or hard reset are both methods used to help fix software problems and when you’ve reached a last resort, meaning clearing the cache, pulling out the battery, turning it on and off etc haven’t done much to help.

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Read on how to perform a reset in the forum. © NextPit

How to improve battery life on the Galaxy S3

This is by far one of the biggest problems that Galaxy S3 owners encounter with their smartphone. I feel your pain. The Galaxy S3's battery, unless you are careful and vigilant over all your functions, modes, toggles and doojiggers, is well, kind of... but there are so many tips to save battery life on your Android device that you should quickly get the hang of it.

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Is your Galaxy S3 battery going, going, gone? Here are some tricks to help extend your battery life.  © NextPit

How to get into safe mode on the Galaxy S3

Users should go into safe mode when they are doing some troubleshooting of the Android operating system and it’s quite easy to do. An example for when to do this is when you have malware bogging down your system. In this tutorial, we will show you how to get into safe mode….safely.

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Get rid of malware in safe mode. Here's how! © Gerd Altman/, nh/AndroidPIT

How to use S Beam on your Galaxy S3 (and other Samsung devices with Android 4.0 and later)

Samsung in creating its Galaxy S series, developed S Beam, a feature that uses both NFC (near-field communication) and Wi-Fi direct to send most types of files between two Samsung smartphones and tablets that have this feature and run Android 4.0 and later, like the S4, Note 2, Note 3, Tab 3 etc. In this tutorial, we show you how it’s done.

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How to scan QR codes with the Galaxy S3

Scanning QR codes is easily done using various apps and really shows how smartphones make life a lot easier. In this lickety-split how-to, we show you how to get it done like dinner.

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QR scanning is easily done with various Google Play Store apps.  © NextPit

If you are interested in checking out further tutorials, our general how-to’s section covers Android smartphones and tablets in general. Our Android App category offers help for individual apps, including Google apps.

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  • Robin Scully Mar 12, 2014 Link to comment

    Samsung Galaxy S3 was recently launched to go against other big smartphone brands such as Apple, HTC, Huawei, LG and more. But, may were a bit disappointed with its release because they found out it has the same specs and technical details with its predecessors.