The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 is one of the most feature-rich phones ever made. It does more than just about any of its rivals. However, there’s so much to discover that you can spend a month with the phone and not know all of its best bits.
We’ve dug deep into the phone to bring you all of its best bits. Here are our favourite Galaxy Note 3 tips, tricks and secrets. Read more at http://www.trustedreviews.com/opinions/galaxy-note-3-tips-and-tricks#fXPBVm7HQe0IyfQP.99
Here are a few of the tricks that I use the most....
Using the IR transmitter to control your TV One of the best little-discussed features of the Note 3 is its IR transmitter. This is the same sort of transmitter used in traditional TV remote controls, and the Note 3 can replace the lot. You do so with the WatchON app, which acts as both a TV schedule and a universal remote control. Setting the thing up does take a while (you have to test each function of each device you want to control) but it is a very handy way to de-clutter your lounge or to annoy people at the pub.
Use the super pocket ring if you miss phone calls If you find that you tend to miss phone calls that go off in your pocket because the ring simply isn’t loud enough, you can turn on a ‘super ring’ mode that ups the volume when the phone senses it’s in your pocket. This option doesn’t live in the Sound section of Settings, but the Call Settings sub menu. It’s in Settings> Device tab> Call. It’s called ‘increase volume in pocket’.
How to reject certain numbers automatically The Note 3’s call rejection mode lets you maintain a list of people who can’t get through to you – your enemies, or those best friends you simply can’t be bothered to talk to. The list can be up to 100 people long. Or alternatively you can choose to reject all calls. To add to your auto-reject list, go to Settings > Device tab> Call> Call rejection. Within this menu you’ll find a manage list option with access to your Contacts book.
Sharing your mobile internet connection With a Galaxy Note 3 you can turn your phone into a little Wi-Fi hotspot. This is a pretty common feature in phones these days, and it’s built into Android itself. However, the Note 3 offers three different ways to connect with other devices. There’s USB tethering, where the connection is shared over a cable, Bluetooth tethering and ‘standard’ Wi-Fi tethering. You’ll find these in Settings>Connections tab>Tethering and portable hotspot.
Using Multi View Multi View is one of Samsung’s Galaxy-series staple features. It lets you run two apps on-screen at the same time. It’s the multi-tasking we said we always wanted – and some people say it is overkill. To use it, first make sure that the Multi View slider is engaged in the Device tab of Settings.
Next, see if the Multi View tab is visible. This is a little arrow at the left side of the screen. If it’s not there, hold down on the back soft key to make it appear. Tap on the arrow to bring up the Multi View toolbar. This holds all the apps you can use within Multi View. Just tap one to open it, then tap and drag another to open it on the other side of the screen. You can drag a sliding separator that sits between the two to control how much screen space each gets.
Transferring files more quickly how to use USB 3.0 The Note 3 is the first USB 3.0 phone we’ve used. It’s why the socket on the bottom is so weird-looking. USB transfers files faster and will charge the phone over USB faster too. However, in order to get the benefits of USB, you’ll have to use the oversized bundled cable rather than a standard microUSB one, and you’ll have to be plugged into a USB 3.0 port too.