Samsung GALAXY S III




Using my mobile phone

Returning my mobile phone to standby mode

List of display icons



A number of icons on the standby display show different settings. Follow these easy instructions to getting to know the display icons.


Battery
  • The battery icon shows the remaining battery power. The bigger the coloured section of the icon, the more power.
  • Further information:
  • Charge the battery

Battery charging
  • The battery charging icon shows the battery is charging.
  • Further information:
  • Charge the battery

3G
  • The 3G icon shows 3G is available. If 3G isn't available, a different network mode is automatically selected.
  • Further information:
  • Select network mode

Signal strength
  • The signal strength icon shows the strength of the network signal at your location. The more lines, the stronger the signal.

Flight mode

Call divert

Missed calls

SMS/MMS
  • The SMS/MMS icon shows you've received a new SMS or MMS.
  • Further information:
  • Read SMS
  • Read MMS

Email
  • The email message icon shows you've received a new email.
  • Further information:
  • Read email

Silent mode

Alarm
  • The alarm icon shows the alarm is set.
  • Further information:
  • Set the alarm

Active data connection
  • The active data connection icon shows a data connection is active.
  • Further information:
  • Use internet browser

HSDPA
  • The HSDPA icon shows an HSDPA data connection is active.
  • Further information:
  • Select network mode

Bluetooth

Wi-Fi
  • The Wi-Fi icon shows that your mobile phone is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
  • Further information:
  • Connect to Wi-Fi network

*Please refer to the Samsung website for more information or further support.*

Turning the key lock on my mobile phone on or off
Guide to phone keys and sockets on my mobile phone
Writing text on my mobile phone
Ending active applications on my mobile phone
Restarting my mobile phone

First use

Charging the battery for my mobile phone
Turning my mobile phone on and off
Inserting SIM and battery into my mobile phone
Activating a Google account on my mobile phone
Inserting a memory card into my mobile phone

Sound settings

Setting the ring volume for my mobile phone
Choosing a ringtone for my mobile phone
Turning vibration on my mobile phone on or off
Turning silent mode on my mobile phone on or off
Choosing a message tone for my mobile phone

Display settings

Choosing a language for my mobile phone
Personalising the phone display for my mobile phone
Setting date and time for my mobile phone

Security codes

Turning use of phone lock code on my mobile phone on or off
Changing my mobile phone PIN
Turning my mobile phone PIN on or off
Changing the phone lock code for my mobile phone
Unblock SIM

Software update

Checking the software version for my mobile phone
Restoring factory default settings on my mobile phone
Backing up the phone memory on my mobile phone
Updating the software on my mobile phone

Network

Turning flight mode on my mobile phone on or off
Choosing a network for my mobile phone
Choosing network mode for my mobile phone

Making calls

Making a call with my mobile phone
Making a call with hidden caller identification
Using call waiting on my mobile phone
Turning call waiting on my mobile phone on or off
Answering a call on my mobile phone
Turning caller identification on my mobile phone on or off
Diverting calls to another number
Making a video call with my mobile phone
Using speed dialing on my mobile phone

Contacts

Copying contacts between my SIM and my mobile phone
Copy contacts from social network sites and email accounts
Creating a contact for my mobile phone
Merging identical contacts on my mobile phone
Assigning a contact to a speed dialing key

Voicemail

Diverting calls to my voicemail
Saving my voicemail number
Calling my voicemail
Cancelling all diverts on my mobile phone

SMS

Writing and sending SMS
Reading SMS
Setting up my mobile phone for SMS

MMS

Writing and sending MMS
Reading MMS
Setting up my mobile phone for MMS

Email

Writing and sending email
Choosing a default email account for my mobile phone
Setting up my mobile phone for Exchange email
Reading email
Delete email configuration
Setting up my mobile phone for email

Organiser

Using the calendar on my mobile phone
Setting an alarm on my mobile phone
Creating a note on my mobile phone

Internet

Setting up my mobile phone for internet
Using my browser
Clearing browser data on my mobile phone

Apps

Downloading and using applications from Google Play
Downloading and using apps from Samsung Apps

Camera, pictures and video clips

Sending pictures and video clips from my mobile phone
Viewing pictures and video clips on my mobile phone
Using my mobile phone camera
Transferring pictures and video clips from my mobile phone to my computer
Using the video recorder on my mobile phone
Uploading pictures or video clips to social network sites

GPS, maps and navigation

Choosing GPS settings on my mobile phone

Voice control (S Voice)

Choosing voice control (S Voice) settings on my mobile phone
Using voice control (S Voice) on my mobile phone

Music

Using the music player on my mobile phone
Creating a playlist for my music player
Transferring audio files from my computer to my mobile phone
Using the radio on my mobile phone

Data usage

Turning data roaming on my mobile phone on or off
Activating or deactivating data connections on my mobile phone
Checking data usage on my mobile phone

Connecting mobile phone and computer

Using tethering on my mobile phone

Wi-Fi

Connecting my mobile phone to Wi-Fi network
Using my mobile phone as Wi-Fi Hotspot

Bluetooth

Turning Bluetooth on my mobile phone on or off
Pairing Bluetooth devices
Choosing Bluetooth settings for my mobile phone
Transferring files via Bluetooth

NFC

Turning NFC on my mobile phone on or off
Reading NFC tags on my mobile phone
Turning S Beam on my mobile phone on or off
Transferring files using S Beam

Facebook

Using Facebook on my mobile phone
Installing Facebook on my mobile phone

Twitter

Installing Twitter on my mobile phone
Using Twitter on my mobile phone

Gmail

Writing and sending Gmail
Retrieving and sending Gmail

Google Maps

Using GPS navigation in Google Maps
Using map functions in Google Maps

YouTube

Using YouTube on my mobile phone