SOLVED: How to Setup an Android 4 Samsung S3 To Use Office 365 Hosted Exchange Email

After much work and about an hour with Microsoft I determined that the nut of the problem was the automatic setup on the Galaxy S3… don’t use it, click MANUAL SETUP.  But first… make sure your phone is patched to the current build as Samsung had a few issues prior to September 2012 with setting up Office 365 email when WiFi and your data connection on your cell network were functioning.  In your phone, go to…

SOLVED: How to Stop Texts From Showing in Your Inbox on a Samsung S3

The original version of the S3’s firmware had this setting was off by default but since the newer firmware has been installed, text messages now automatically appear in the Inbox of your Samsung Galaxy S3 (and likely other Android 4 devices). Start you email Click the MENU button (left of the large physical home button at the bottom) Click SETTINGS Click your account Scroll to the bottom and uncheck SMS

SOLVED: How to View Email Inbox Subfolders on Galaxy S3 Android 4

This is not hard to do but it is easy to make a mistake.  If you want to view your email inbox folders on a Galaxy S3 Android 4 all you have to do is open your email and: Click the folder select box at the top Click SHOW ALL FOLDERS Click the INBOX ICON (not the text… repeat NOT the text… touch the pretty icon) Select the folder you wish to view  

SOLVED: Samsung Galaxy S3: Driving Mode, Google Maps, Notification Volumes

Below are three brief videos I recorded explaining how to use the your S3: UPDATE: DEC 5, 2012 – Under Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, DRIVING MODE has been relegated to SETTINGS > LANGUAGE AND INPUT > TEXT TO SPEECH OUTPUT > DRIVING MODE .  The button on the notification screen has been replaced with and unrelated feature named BLOCKING MODE which is explained   What is DRIVING MODE and How Do I Control it:…

SOLVED: What is the N (with waves) at the Top of My Samsung Galaxy S3

I have been looking at this “N” (see right) for weeks and have not figured out what it is doing.  I have turned off WiFi so it should not find an 802.11 N networks.  This was making me nuts. It turns out that “N” relates to NEAR FEILD COMMUNICATION.  If you don’t know what that is, you will soon.  NFC allows your hand held device (typically a cell phone) to transfer data (like credit card…