1. kacirener's Avatar
    I just got my note2 after years of an iphone and have some questions. 1st: I have videos sent to my email of my children playing while im at work, I download them from my phone & they are saved in "downloads" when I go to open them it says the file can't be opened. Am I doing something wrong? 2nd: I usually keep my phone on silent or vibrate but when I'm talking on the phone and receive a text message the tone goes off in my ear...I have to tell the person to hold on and open the message in order for it to shut up. It's there any way I can turn that off??
    Last thing: I will have FULL service, all my bars lit up and "4g" but if those little orange lines over the 4g aren't there my phone doesn't seem to work. ..no text, calls, nor internet. Then I have to restart my phone in order for the orange lines over the 4g symbol to appear in order to be able to do anything. I'm tired of restarting my phone. Any tips? ?
    05-24-2013 04:58 AM
  2. Thom89's Avatar
    What file type are the files? and try Mx player to play them

    Sent from my Sammy s3 using tapatalk
    05-24-2013 04:59 AM
  3. kacirener's Avatar
    Im not sure what type of file it is. They are sent from my boyfriends iphone. He takes the video then just eamils them to me straight from his iphone.
    05-24-2013 05:02 AM
  4. kacirener's Avatar
    Im not sure what type of file it is. They are sent from my boyfriends iphone. He takes the video then just eamils them to me straight from his iphone
    05-24-2013 05:13 AM
  5. tirith's Avatar
    I just got my note2 after years of an iphone and have some questions. 1st: I have videos sent to my email of my children playing while im at work, I download them from my phone & they are saved in "downloads" when I go to open them it says the file can't be opened. Am I doing something wrong? 2nd: I usually keep my phone on silent or vibrate but when I'm talking on the phone and receive a text message the tone goes off in my ear...I have to tell the person to hold on and open the message in order for it to shut up. It's there any way I can turn that off??
    Last thing: I will have FULL service, all my bars lit up and "4g" but if those little orange lines over the 4g aren't there my phone doesn't seem to work. ..no text, calls, nor internet. Then I have to restart my phone in order for the orange lines over the 4g symbol to appear in order to be able to do anything. I'm tired of restarting my phone. Any tips? ?
    For the message issue, do you use the stock messaging app?


    I use chomp sms for my messages, and they give you the option to have the notification come on during a call...



    You can shut the notifications on the stock messaging app off...




    And you're referring to the arrows? You shouldn't have to restart your phone... however, best practice is restart an android device at least once daily

    ~swyped from a galaxy (note 2) far far away
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    05-24-2013 05:59 AM
  6. kacirener's Avatar
    I got the msg to stop making noise during a call, thank you! Im not sure what arrows your talking about. I tried putting a screen shot of what im talking about on here to show you but I dont know how. Lol. Ive Google it though and seems like alot of other people are having problems with their data usage dropping as well
    05-25-2013 05:27 AM
  7. Chris Flowers's Avatar
    To be fair, having come from using iPhone's the last four years, and gone through four generations of iPhone, if a message came through while in call, it always irritatingly rang in my ear disrupting the call.

    I'm not sure if this is a network related limitation issue however. If it's not then it's an issue not just limited to the Note 2.

    iPhone videos are in MOV format if memory serves. You'll need to download something like VLC Player to view them, I doubt the stock video player plays MOV.

    Sent from my GT-N7105
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    05-26-2013 12:50 AM
  8. tirith's Avatar


    The up and down arrows there...

    ~swyped from a galaxy (note 2) far far away
    05-26-2013 11:53 AM
  9. jdub1981's Avatar
    I believe .mov file is correct. Download mxplayer the free version in the playstore. It can play basically every file type known to man. When you try to play the video in an email a box will pop up asking how you should play those videos, highlight mxplayer and check always.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 2
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    05-26-2013 12:29 PM
  10. GarfieldDC's Avatar
    Yes.. MX Player or VLC are the best options.. I prefer using VLC. I ditched my iPhone last year and moved to the Note II. I transferred over all my family videos created with my iPhone and VLC plays them all with no issues.

    Sent from my cm_tenderloin using Tapatalk 4 Beta
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    05-26-2013 02:23 PM
  11. kacirener's Avatar
    Yea but mine arent arrows. Its more like curved orange lines. How do I post a screen shot I can show u
    05-27-2013 03:31 PM
  12. tirith's Avatar
    I use the tapatalk app so I'm unsure, but I know there should be an option to attach a photo to the post somewhere..

    ~swyped from a galaxy (note 2) far far away
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    05-27-2013 07:12 PM
  13. jdub1981's Avatar
    To do a screen shot go into setting and make sure option motion is on for palmswipe to capture. You can leave this on when you are done. Anway just move the edge of your hand from right to left rubbing the screen as you go.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
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    05-27-2013 09:12 PM
  14. tirith's Avatar
    Or hold the home and power buttons. Or use the s pen hold the button and hold on the screen for two seconds - click the check in top right for this way

    ~swyped from a galaxy (note 2) far far away
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    05-27-2013 09:58 PM
  15. Mamaluka's Avatar
    Those little orange and green arrows are the data transfer signal. They should not affect your incoming or outgoing calls, texts, emails or anything. They just mean that data is coming and going to and from your phone. Kind of like those blinking pc screens in windows when you're connected to wifi or a network. Or an orange or green led on a laptop that tells you your hard drive is processing something.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Android Central Forums
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    05-28-2013 05:59 PM
  16. zolgi's Avatar
    Those little orange and green arrows are the data transfer signal. They should not affect your incoming or outgoing calls, texts, emails or anything. They just mean that data is coming and going to and from your phone. Kind of like those blinking pc screens in windows when you're connected to wifi or a network. Or an orange or green led on a laptop that tells you your hard drive is processing something.

    Sent from my SCH-I605 using Android Central Forums
    And If i remember right, 4g is only for data.
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    05-28-2013 06:12 PM
  17. tirith's Avatar
    Correct. Voice is transmitted over 1x, or what is shown by the signal strength. Signal strength has nothing to do with the data on the phone.

    Also, I've noticed, if you're borderline in a 4g area, the data will stop working until it figures out what it wants to do - stay 4g or go to 3g.

    ~swyped from a galaxy (note 2) far far away
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    05-28-2013 09:48 PM
  18. jdub1981's Avatar
    I believewhat she is talking about is the orange icon that displays above the 4g icon which look like 3 curved lines. This represents data leaving then comingback. It is basically the same as the up down arrows this is just how att chooses to represent it.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 8.0 using Tapatalk
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    05-28-2013 11:45 PM
  19. kacirener's Avatar
    There's an option to switch to 3g with this phone?
    05-31-2013 04:17 AM
  20. JasW's Avatar
    There's an option to switch to 3g with this phone?
    You can dial *#*#4636#*#* and change LTE/GSM/WCDMA to GSM only or CDMA only (there are other options as well) -- depends on what carrier you're on. It doesn't work on AT&T stock, though -- no matter what you select, it always goes back to LTE.
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    05-31-2013 09:28 AM

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