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  1. David Gover's Avatar
    My S3 keeps switching on car mode by itself and then switching it off again a fraction of a second latter. on, off, on, off, on, off it's driving me nuts! I never selected the car mode in the first place (and don't know how to anyway!) It's making using the phone difficult at best and now I've had to switch the sound off on my device as it's constantly bleeping on and off! I need help please!
    Atiqur Rahman2 likes this.
    03-26-2013 04:03 AM
  2. GSDer's Avatar
    If you long-press the Home button, then choose "Task manager", does it show any apps running that may be causing the problem?
    Alternatively, you could long-press the Home button, then choose "Remove all".
    If neither of those helps, try restarting the phone.
    Have you recently installed any new apps?
    Is the phone plugged in when this problem occurs?

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk 2
    03-26-2013 10:48 AM
  3. paul haines1's Avatar
    Hi,

    I have the same issue as David - My S3 just goes bonkers, changing and going into different apps - The one it goes into most is S-Voice??? I've tried holding down the home button, turning off apps, ending active apps, Clearing RAM, turned off and re-started etc and stil not resolved.
    Can anyone else relate or post a fix on here please?
    Thanks
    05-20-2013 05:47 AM
  4. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Have you guys completely rebooted the phone? Power fully off, then back on? Maybe do a battery pull, too. That would be my first step.

    Are either of you rooted, or running a custom ROM? Have you disabled / frozen any apps?
    05-20-2013 07:41 AM
  5. BRG_Lars's Avatar
    I have the same problem and it's driving me crazy!! Reboot doesn't work, neither do battery pull
    05-22-2013 04:11 AM
  6. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Well, it sounds like it's probably a hardware problem, but the one thing you can do before returning the phone / sending it off for service is a factory reset. If it's stable enough, install Helium backup from the Play store, back up to your SD card, then do a factory reset and hope for the best.
    05-22-2013 08:34 AM
  7. Daniel Corns's Avatar
    My girlfriends phone is doing the exact same, we have done everything mentioned even sent it to samsung well we got it back from them and it was fine.....for a DAY then it started again, samsung said they couldnt find any fault with the hardware, im trying to get them to send us a replacment phone as this one is obviously faulty in some way, anyone found a solution please email me as its driving me and my girlfriend bonkers cornzy15@hotmail.com
    06-28-2013 06:57 AM
  8. GSDer's Avatar
    Daniel,
    Does it exhibit this problem:
    1. at random
    2. only when plugged into a charger
    3. only when connected to an actual car dock
    If #1, try a Factory Reset and DON'T reload all of the apps that I'm sure you immediately reinstalled after it came back. Just use it clean for awhile and see if the problem reoccurs.
    If #2, have you tried different USB cables or a different charger?
    If #3, have you tried a different car dock?

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk 4
    06-28-2013 11:39 AM
  9. memet metin temur's Avatar
    clean the usb connection place with something (like toothbrush)
    Wael Reda likes this.
    07-03-2013 05:30 PM
  10. subhash reddy's Avatar
    hiMy S3 keeps switching on car mode by itself and then switching it off again a fraction of a second latter. on, off, on, off, on, off it's driving me nuts! I never selected the car mode in the first place (and don't know how to anyway!) It's making using the phone difficult at best and now I've had to switch the sound off on my device as it's constantly bleeping on and off! I need help please!
    07-26-2013 04:12 AM
  11. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    subhash, have you tried any of the suggestions already given in this thread? If not, try those and let us know if anything works.
    07-26-2013 06:08 PM
  12. Julia Grinberg's Avatar
    i have same problem... please help!
    07-29-2013 04:47 PM
  13. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    i have same problem... please help!
    subhash, have you tried any of the suggestions already given in this thread? If not, try those and let us know if anything works.
    07-29-2013 07:23 PM
  14. Yuri Darian's Avatar
    This seems to have worked for now!
    08-04-2013 05:50 AM
  15. Jersey Parts's Avatar
    What?!?! Has seemed to work for now?
    08-29-2013 07:07 AM
  16. CAitlin Berry1's Avatar
    what worrkkedd?????? my phone is driving me craazzzy!!!
    09-02-2013 09:45 AM
  17. Luis H Vargas's Avatar
    Same problems: phone thinks it is "docked", or turns on S-Voice, all at random. Even "back" button haptics went AWOL for a couple of days! I have JB 4.1.2 with MD4 build. I tried cold reboots and several battery pulls to no avail. I even waited 10-20 minutes before placing the batter back. I also noticed the phone area close to the USB connector got abnormally hotter than usual.

    The problem is two-fold:
    1) Software: the "dock" mode page is part of the Page Buddy feature introduced with 4.1.2 (i think). To disable it, go into Settings >Display > Page Buddy > disable Docking Page. This is a band-aid. Does not fix the root cause but at least makes it less annoying.
    2) Then, there is some sort of hardware issue, i am sure is related to the USB port. I air blasted it but did not seem to help. I then performed another battery pull and after reboot, it seemed fixed. Tried to make it "fail" again to no avail.

    Was it the dirt, or did I wiggled something off when I pulled the battery this time? I dunno. To reproduce the problem, I re-tightened the two screws near the USB port, plugged a power cord into the USB connector and wiggled it and nothing happened. Will keep an eye on that area, especially considering how much abuse I know I have imparted to that USB connector.

    Good luck
    /lv
    09-06-2013 03:15 PM
  18. pukeblue's Avatar
    I have just bought an s3 and an ibolt matching dock driving mode stopped working when up graded to 4.3 any sugestions would be appeciated
    11-07-2013 07:41 PM
  19. Andrew Gevers's Avatar
    I Cleaned my USB port with a toothbrush as suggested, and that actually worked, my phone has been quiet for a while now

    thank you.
    Wael Reda likes this.
    01-23-2014 08:49 AM
  20. bentleys_mommy's Avatar
    go into your application manager to all your apps. on your s voice app click disable..
    02-10-2014 01:06 PM
  21. Kyle Clinton1's Avatar
    Hey there, Thank you all for the suggestions.
    I pulled the battery out and cleaned usb port with a toothpick, but being there was debris on the thinner side (the port and wall of the charging slot) A can of air blew my problems away.


    Car mode started activating just after I dropped it down my stairs.
    This worked for my I9100 (SII), -Rooted with Custom Rom-
    Thank you soo much
    02-21-2014 03:05 PM
  22. Afrah_F7's Avatar
    hey there .. i install app called .. Disable car home .. it's rlly work .. i was like u .. care mode driveing me crazy but now its gone .. try it
    03-14-2014 01:57 AM
  23. Lukash Katman's Avatar
    No need to worry about apps' activities. I just flashed a stock rom and and started to get same problem. Car mod on and off! As suggested above, I cleaned USB port with toothbrush and it is working properly now. If you still having same problem, just clean your USB port.
    05-07-2014 12:31 AM
  24. Abdul Kashem's Avatar
    I cleaned my USB port with the toothbrush and guess what its worked! not having that annoying car mode crap.

    thanks for the member who recommended use of toothbrush
    07-02-2014 04:34 PM
  25. Davidw2415's Avatar
    My S3 is doing the same car mode thing. It started with the last update on July 4 weekend. Also when it goes into car mode I can't turn the phone off without it turning right back on by itself. Seems to do it mostly when battery power drop below 70%. Also since last update the phone doesn't seems to not recognize the charger when plugged in; I have to remove battery and put it back in then it will be okay until power drops again.
    07-11-2014 09:55 PM
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