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    Question Sorry, more questions. Please help if you can. Thanks!

    More noob Qs from a day 1 iPhone user. Thanks for the help.

    1) Under Settings: Smart Rotation & Smart Stay. Do you use or suggest them? I get upset that the screen starts to sleep after a minute of watching a full screen YouTube video. Also reading a website, if the screen dims, on my iPhone I use to turn the phone to keep the screen lit. On here, I have to touch the screen and that pauses the YouTube video or clicks a link. Not diggin this at all.

    2) I'm not a fan of the keyboard in here. I miss how the iPhone would automatically fix my bad spelling. Not only that, but you can highlight a word and look up it's definition if you weren't sure by highlighting it. Any idea how to do that on an Android?

    3) Picture quality from the camera. I see there's a lot of settings. I'm not pleased with the pictures and the focus. Are there any basic settings you suggest or use?
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    Default Re: Sorry, more questions. Please help if you can. Thanks!

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    Default Re: Sorry, more questions. Please help if you can. Thanks!

    A new question just came up. My friend just texted me a photo and it shows it as video and plays the picture when I click on it. It's very weird. Plus I can't enlarge the picture or do anything with it. Wth?
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    Default Re: Sorry, more questions. Please help if you can. Thanks!

    I don't have a Note 2..... Yet.
    But never had the screen go off when watching a video with my SIII. Does it do that with Smart Stay on?
    I do not use Smart Stay, since I have not needed it...

    As for the Keyboard, that it one of the things I LOVE about Android. Many choices, but I prefer SwiftKey. Impressed by its ability to learn and apply your use for predictive suggestions.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Android Central Forums
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    Default Re: Sorry, more questions. Please help if you can. Thanks!

    How about adding my own sound for a text tone / notification? I emailed myself the reading rainbow sound that I use to use on my 4. Anyways, I can open it on here (my Note 2) but can't save it. Any ideas?
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    Default Re: Sorry, more questions. Please help if you can. Thanks!

    Also, my screen won't sleep if I lay down my phone on the table. It just says on until I touch it. Any ideas aboit this?
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    Default Re: Sorry, more questions. Please help if you can. Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by ska916jedi View Post
    More noob Qs from a day 1 iPhone user. Thanks for the help.

    1) Under Settings: Smart Rotation & Smart Stay. Do you use or suggest them? I get upset that the screen starts to sleep after a minute of watching a full screen YouTube video. Also reading a website, if the screen dims, on my iPhone I use to turn the phone to keep the screen lit. On here, I have to touch the screen and that pauses the YouTube video or clicks a link. Not diggin this at all.

    I use them both and they will alleviate the problem you're having. They are actually great intuitive features.

    2) I'm not a fan of the keyboard in here. I miss how the iPhone would automatically fix my bad spelling. Not only that, but you can highlight a word and look up it's definition if you weren't sure by highlighting it. Any idea how to do that on an Android?

    Go to the play store and try the free versions of swiftkey, smartkeyboard, jellybean keyboard and see if those work out better for you.

    3) Picture quality from the camera. I see there's a lot of settings. I'm not pleased with the pictures and the focus. Are there any basic settings you suggest or use?

    I use the single shot the most, best picture is good if you have kids. I actually think the SIII and Note 2 take better photo's then the iPhone. I wish someone at Apple would make the camera interface more robust and give more settings options then just HDR and now Panorama.
    1) Under Settings: Smart Rotation & Smart Stay. Do you use or suggest them? I get upset that the screen starts to sleep after a minute of watching a full screen YouTube video. Also reading a website, if the screen dims, on my iPhone I use to turn the phone to keep the screen lit. On here, I have to touch the screen and that pauses the YouTube video or clicks a link. Not diggin this at all.

    I use them both and they will alleviate the problem you're having. They are actually great intuitive features.

    2) I'm not a fan of the keyboard in here. I miss how the iPhone would automatically fix my bad spelling. Not only that, but you can highlight a word and look up it's definition if you weren't sure by highlighting it. Any idea how to do that on an Android?

    Go to the play store and try the free versions of swiftkey, smartkeyboard, jellybean keyboard and see if those work out better for you.

    3) Picture quality from the camera. I see there's a lot of settings. I'm not pleased with the pictures and the focus. Are there any basic settings you suggest or use?

    I use the single shot the most, best picture is good if you have kids. I actually think the SIII and Note 2 take better photo's then the iPhone. I wish someone at Apple would make the camera interface more robust and give more settings options then just HDR and now Panorama.
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    Default Re: Sorry, more questions. Please help if you can. Thanks!

    DL Zedge from the play store. Has every tone you want and then some.
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    Default Re: Sorry, more questions. Please help if you can. Thanks!

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    Lightbulb Re: Sorry, more questions. Please help if you can. Thanks!

    Regarding the keyboard, you can try the built-in "One-handed operation" that's in Settings, or the Swype keyboard that's in Settings / Language and input.
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    Lightbulb Re: Sorry, more questions. Please help if you can. Thanks!

    Video: Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Set your Own Music (MP3) as Custom

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    Default Re: Sorry, more questions. Please help if you can. Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by VioletStarrs View Post
    Video: Samsung Galaxy Note 2: Set your Own Music (MP3) as Custom

    Nope, doesn't work on my Note 2. I have the mp3 in an email, download it, and can't move the file.
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    Post Re: Sorry, more questions. Please help if you can. Thanks!

    I just emailed myself an MP3 in Yahoo! and downloaded it. When I clicked "Download' there was a message at the bottom, likely from Norton Antivirus asking where I'd like it to go. It went to the Desktop with no problem.

    Is it possible that it's downloaded and you just didn't see where it went? If so, try doing a file search. You could also try forwarding the email to another address, even if you have to create one just for that purpose.
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    Default Re: Sorry, more questions. Please help if you can. Thanks!

    I do use smart stay etc with no problems. You might also want to increase your screen display time. Mine is set for 3 minutes.

    Quote Originally Posted by ska916jedi View Post
    More noob Qs from a day 1 iPhone user. Thanks for the help.

    1) Under Settings: Smart Rotation & Smart Stay. Do you use or suggest them? I get upset that the screen starts to sleep after a minute of watching a full screen YouTube video. Also reading a website, if the screen dims, on my iPhone I use to turn the phone to keep the screen lit. On here, I have to touch the screen and that pauses the YouTube video or clicks a link. Not diggin this at all.

    2) I'm not a fan of the keyboard in here. I miss how the iPhone would automatically fix my bad spelling. Not only that, but you can highlight a word and look up it's definition if you weren't sure by highlighting it. Any idea how to do that on an Android?

    3) Picture quality from the camera. I see there's a lot of settings. I'm not pleased with the pictures and the focus. Are there any basic settings you suggest or use?
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    Default Re: Sorry, more questions. Please help if you can. Thanks!

    All of these basic questions can be found in the manual on Samsung. Com. May I suggest you download that and read it

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
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    Default Re: Sorry, more questions. Please help if you can. Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by inspectagadget1973 View Post
    All of these basic questions can be found in the manual on Samsung. Com. May I suggest you download that and read it

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
    No thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by VioletStarrs View Post
    I just emailed myself an MP3 in Yahoo! and downloaded it. When I clicked "Download' there was a message at the bottom, likely from Norton Antivirus asking where I'd like it to go. It went to the Desktop with no problem.

    Is it possible that it's downloaded and you just didn't see where it went? If so, try doing a file search. You could also try forwarding the email to another address, even if you have to create one just for that purpose.
    Desktop? You mean the home screen? We're talking about the phone right?
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    Default Re: Sorry, more questions. Please help if you can. Thanks!

    For custom text or notification ringtones, I use ringtone maker app. Works well for .mp3 formats.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Android Central Forums
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    Default Re: Sorry, more questions. Please help if you can. Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by dealnerd00 View Post
    For custom text or notification ringtones, I use ringtone maker app. Works well for .mp3 formats.

    Sent from myorganizing toneI317 using Android Central Forums
    If I use an app, im worried about my 2 second sound clip (for my text tone) will show up in my music player. Im anal about my music and organizing it.
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    Default Re: Sorry, more questions. Please help if you can. Thanks!

    Go to Settings / Display / Screen timeout
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    Default Re: Sorry, more questions. Please help if you can. Thanks!

    Yes, Desktop. Sometimes you need a computer to help out with this stuff. I tried downloading an MP3 file right from the phone and it said "Loading" but never progressed. If you don't have a desktop/laptop then I don't have an answer on this one.
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    Default Re: Sorry, more questions. Please help if you can. Thanks!

    Last edited by VioletStarrs; 12-01-2012 at 04:45 AM.
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    Default Re: Sorry, more questions. Please help if you can. Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by VioletStarrs View Post
    They answered that question in another forum:

    pictures showing up as video in texts?
    Yeah, its weird. It shows the picture sized down (like a preview) and then it says MMS and has a play arrow next to it. I click on the play button (arrow) it shows the picture and shows it played as a movie. It has the pause and skip buttons under the picture. Very weird and I don't understand it.
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    Default Re: Sorry, more questions. Please help if you can. Thanks!

    Did you check the link in my last post where they answered this in the other forum? If you click on "pictures showing up as video in texts?" it'll take you there.
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    Default Re: Sorry, more questions. Please help if you can. Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by VioletStarrs View Post
    Did you check the link in my last post where they answered this in the other forum? If you click on "pictures showing up as video in texts?" it'll take you there.
    I can't fund it. Link please?
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    Lightbulb Re: Sorry, more questions. Please help if you can. Thanks!

    Quote Originally Posted by ska916jedi View Post
    I can't fund it. Link please?
    This message board we're on sometimes converts web links to words/sentences. So click on the sentence/link below my comment on 11-28-12
    Last edited by VioletStarrs; 12-01-2012 at 04:47 AM.
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