Samsung Galaxy Note Tips and Tricks

Android 2.3
Phone: Samsung Galaxy Note
Factory OS: Android 2.3

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If you have forgotten your custom unlock pattern, then don’t panic.

After 5 unsuccessful tries a button should appear saying ‘Forgot pattern’. Press this and you will be asked to enter your Gmail username/password.

The phone will then ask for a new unlock pattern. If you don’t have a Gmail account, then you might have to either call your carrier or factory reset your phone.

While in the Camera app you can view all current settings by pressing and holding the little Gear icon in the top right corner of the app.

Aside from using a third party app, there are two standard ways to remove applications.

1) Go to Settings – Applications – Manage Applications, then choose the application you want to close and select Uninstall.

2) Go to Market – Downloads. Choose the application you want to remove and select uninstall

To remove an icon from the home screen, simply press on it, hold and drag to the Trash at the bottom of the screen

There are two methods to silence the phone when ringing:

Either press the Volume Down (or Up) button or if the phone is on a surface facing up, simply flip it over so it is facing down.

There are two ways to do this:
1) Press and hold on a blank spot on your home screen. Select Add to Home screen. Then choose the Wallpapers option. Then choose from one of the options, depending on where the wallpapers are

2) Open the Applications launcher. Select Settings – Personalize – Home wallpaper. Then continue choose from the options provided

If you want to remove an entire text message thread, go into Messages and look for the thread. Then long press on it and select Delete thread

To disable / enable vibrate, start from the Homescreen and press Menu – Settings – Sound.

Then under Feedback you can adjust certain features like Audible touch tones, Haptic feedback and so on.

To remove numbers from the call log that you don’t want anyone seeing, then open your Call Log.

This will normally be found on your Apps list or you can also go to your Dialer and find Logs or Call Logs.

Then press and hold on the contact you want to remove. When the Menu appears, press Delete.

To enable this feature, go to Menu – Settings – Sound. Then ensure Pocket mode is selected.
Now, when your phone is in your pocket, it will gradually increase the ring volume