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    Question SGS4 'left side bar'

    The missus has a SGS3, hence we paid a visit to AT&T today to see the SGS4. It had a bar of sorts on the left side of the screen. You could 'pull' it out, or have it hidden with a tiny arrow. Within it was a list of apps.

    Curious, is this part of the OS, (android 4.2.2) or an app of sorts?

    If an app, what is the name of it, etc.? Also, can one install it on the SGS3?

    Thanks in advance

    Ivan
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    It's a part of touchwiz, like multi window etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by naviwilliams View Post
    The missus has a SGS3, hence we paid a visit to AT&T today to see the SGS4. It had a bar of sorts on the left side of the screen. You could 'pull' it out, or have it hidden with a tiny arrow. Within it was a list of apps.

    Curious, is this part of the OS, (android 4.2.2) or an app of sorts?

    If an app, what is the name of it, etc.? Also, can one install it on the SGS3?

    Thanks in advance

    Ivan
    I have not personally used this feature. Is it worth using? Does it get in the way?


    I'm addicted to the phone
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    Gets in my way.

    Anybody know how to disable it?

    John
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    This feature is awesome. You enable and disable it by long pressing the back button.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4
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    So do AT&T users have to be rooted and thus update to another OS (android 4.1.*) to get this option? Thanks
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    Awesome!

    John
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    Quote Originally Posted by naviwilliams View Post
    So do AT&T users have to be rooted and thus update to another OS (android 4.1.*) to get this option? Thanks
    No. It comes standard

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    Wait, I know it is standard on the S4, but one would need to upgrade the OS on the SGS3 to get that feature, no?

    When my missus gets home, I'll check her SGS3 settings. Thanks

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    No. It comes standard

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4
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    Quote Originally Posted by naviwilliams View Post
    Wait, I know it is standard on the S4, but one would need to upgrade the OS on the SGS3 to get that feature, no?

    When my missus gets home, I'll check her SGS3 settings. Thanks
    Oh im sorry i didnt realize you were referring to the S3. I believe i recently read that the feature will come to the S3 in an update put no dates were given.

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S4
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    its built in mate u can just turn it on or off
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    The feature your referring to is called multi window. att has not released the update for the galaxy s3 yet. However sprint gs3 alresdy have it.


    The att galaxy s4 has it

    sent from my galaxy s4
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    Thanks for the info. I am so glad I found this forum. I just got my S4 last week and the left side bar disappeared and I used it all the time. Couldn't figure out how I lost it or how to get it back.

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