SOLVED: Samsung Android Calls Going Straight to VoiceMail

Having your Samsung S6, s5, Note, Note II or other device send calls directly to voicemail can be caused by several things, most of which are easily resolved: CALL REJECTION IS TURNED ON: Start your PHONE app Click MORE (or three dots icon) in the top right corner of the screen (or the OPTIONS/MENU button on older devices) Click SETTINGS Click AUTO REJECT LIST Remove any numbers in the list BLUETOOTH IS CONFUSED: If all of…

SOLVED: How to Sync See Edit TASKS On a Samsung Galaxy S3 S4 S5 or S6

Modern Samsung Android devices do not have a dedicated TASKS app.  The short answer is that TASKS now appear in a tab in the S PLANNER Calendar app. How to Sync, Edit or View TASKS from Outlook on your Samsung Galaxy Product (S3, S4, S5, S6, Note,…) STEP ONE: Turn on Syncing ‘Sync Task’ is on by default, but you might want to check all the same: Go into EMAIL (Yes, Email) Click the menu button (bottom…

SOLVED: MobiControl Crashing on Android 4.3 and How To Uninstall MobiControl

The old Soti Mobi Control agent (v9 and older) does not function on Android 4.3 which most Samsung S3’s received a few months ago.  To resolve this, upgrade your Mobi Control server or uninstall the Mobi Control agent. If you want to uninstall the Mobi Control agent but find the SETTINGS > MORE> APPLICATION MANAGER > Mobi Control FORCE STOP and UNINSTALL buttons are greyed out you need to first make Mobi Control NOT an…

SOLVED: When I Call Some From My Android 4.0.3 Samsung Galaxy S3 I Get My Cell Phone Voice Mail

Ok… this was weird.  If you make an outbound call on your Samsung S3 (running Android 4.0.3 or newer) and after about 1 ring, your S3’s voice mail picks up AND this behavior does NOT happen from other land lines or cell phones you likely have accidentally enabled CALL REJECTION (a new feature to Android 403).  Even worse, after setting CALL REJECTION to OFF, the problem still exists… you have to specifically delete the numbers…

SOLVED: How To Unlock Your Samsung Galaxy S3

Unlock your Samsung Galaxy S3, Note 2 and Ruby. Free. No Rooting. No Hacking. You MUST have Android 4.1.1 for this to work, otherwize the last step NW LOCK NV… will be missing. Just dial the following keys *#197328640# Main Menu [1] UMTS [1] Debug Screen [8] Phone Control [6] Network Lock [3]Perso SHA256 OFF (after choosing this option, wait about 30 seconds, then go back one step by pressing the Menu button then select…

SOLVED: AutoPlay Displays the Wrong Name For My Cell Phone, iPhone, S3 or other External Device

The problem is that your Windows registry stores the name of a device in several places but if the name of a device is changed (i.e. by going to COMPUTER, right clicking on the device and selecting RENAME), Windows does not update all of those locations.  Fortunately this is easy to fix: Connect your device to your PC using a USB cable Make sure your device is named what you want in MY COMPUTER: (right…

Hardware Spec for Samsung Galaxy S4

The Samsung Galaxy S4 will have the following hardware spec according the image I received (see below): Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with TouchWiz 5″ 1080p Super AMOLED+ Screen 2.0 A15 Exynos 5450 Quad Core CPU – I wonder if like the S3, there will only be a dual core in Canada and the US (which is soooo much more than enough ARM Mali T658 GPU 13MP Rear Facing Camera 2MP Front Facing Camera 3100 mAH Li-Ion Battery…

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: 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 urtech.ca/2012/12/solved-what-is-blocking-mode-on-a-samsung-galaxy-s3-with-android-4-1-jelly-bean/   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…

Samsung Continues to Make Apple Sauce

…global market share fell to 16.9 percent from 18.8 percent a year earlier. Meanwhile, Samsung smartphone shipments surged 172.8 percent to 50 million units from 18.4 million. Market share rose to 32.6 percent from 17 percent a year earlier. Quarter on quarter, Apple share fell from 24.2 percent, erasing most of the gains following the iPhone 4S launch last autumn. Meanwhile, Samsung rose from 29.1 percent. …By dividing units shipped (26 million) by revenue generated…