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    Default AT&T Galaxy S3 - Lost checkerboard

    I am an 'old phart' of 73 with my first 'toy' of this type. Am trying to learn, and right away am lost; daughter donation of 'old' Galaxy S3 over to me. My problem is where is the checkerboard icon. I am wanting to try backup and restore ... but with the online directions, under SETTINGS, there is no ACCOUNT. Where can I find it??? Thanks
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    Default Re: AT&T Galaxy S3 - Lost checkerboard

    The "apps" icon? Are you looking for a particular backup app?
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    Default Re: AT&T Galaxy S3 - Lost checkerboard

    Actually, after 'fiddling' around it, I discovered how to backup and then reinstall....I think.
    I did that, and the checkerboard icon came back; also had to do with ... again I think ... the little screens versus the big ones....my size of course.

    So while that flub is corrected, today I have another that is stifling me.....it won't let me reinstall back to factory version.
    I successfully did that yesterday, regarding the above, but now cannot seem to get to anything ; basically frozen in that....and also now a divided listing of the apps...with only a portion of the previous recalled app icons being displayed.

    Is there a way to reboot everything, and start all over??? I admit I am a 'dingdong'; but am interested in learning so that I can understand the process.

    Thanks
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    Default Re: AT&T Galaxy S3 - Lost checkerboard

    Settings > accounts > backup and reset > factory reset should get you back to how the phone came out of the box

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    My own answer ... AT THE TOP OF THE SCREEN.......

    Quote Originally Posted by doonboggle View Post
    I am an 'old phart' of 73 with my first 'toy' of this type. Am trying to learn, and right away am lost; daughter donation of 'old' Galaxy S3 over to me. My problem is where is the checkerboard icon. I am wanting to try backup and restore ... but with the online directions, under SETTINGS, there is no ACCOUNT. Where can I find it??? Thanks
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    Default Re: AT&T Galaxy S3 - Lost checkerboard

    Somewhere in settings is the heading "about device." In there it will tell you which version of android is on yours. The settings layout changed a bit with the 4.3 update.

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