Backlight & display: Samsung Galaxy S III

Learn how to customize the display and adjust the backlight on the Samsung Galaxy S III.

 

 

 

Backlight: Change brightness

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the My device tab.
  4. Tap Display.
  5. Tap Brightness.
  6. If necessary, tap Automatic brightness to clear the check box and turn off.
  7. Touch and drag the Brightness level Slider to the desired setting.
  8. Tap OK.

 

Backlight: Timeout

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap the My device tab.
  4. Tap Display.
  5. Tap Screen timeout.
  6. Tap the desired time setting.

 

Widget or Shortcut: Add

  1. Navigate to the desired Home screen where the widget or shortcut will be added.
  2. Touch and hold on a vacant area on the screen that is large enough to hold the widget or shortcut.
  3. Tap Apps and widgets.
  4. Tap one of the following options:
    • Apps tab
    • Widgets tab
  5. Touch and hold on the desired app or widget.
  6. Drag your finger to move the item to the desired location on the Home screen. Release your finger.

 

Widget or Shortcut: Delete

  1. Navigate to the Home screen containing the widget or shortcut.
  2. Touch and hold on the widget or shortcut.
  3. Drag your finger to move the item over the Trash can icon.
  4. Release your finger.

 

Status Lights

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  • Remains red: battery charging
  • Blinking red: low battery or charging error.
  • Remains green: battery fully charged.
  • Blinking orange: missed notification (call or messaging).
  • Blinking blue: powering on.

 

 

Wallpaper: Home screen

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Set wallpaper.
  3. Tap Home screen.
  4. Tap one of the following options:
    • Gallery
      1. Navigate to and tap the desired image.
      2. If desired, touch and hold on the crop box and then drag your finger to move it.
      3. If desired, touch and drag an edge of the crop box to change its size.
      4. Tap Done.
    • Live wallpapers
      1. Tap the desired Live wallpaper to preview it.
      2. If available, tap Settings to adjust the wallpaper settings.
      3. Tap Set wallpaper.
    • Wallpapers
      1. At the bottom of the screen, swipe left or right to the desired wallpaper.
      2. Tap Set wallpaper.

 

Wallpaper: Lock screen

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu key.
  2. Tap Set wallpaper.
  3. Tap Lock screen. You can also tap Home and lock screens to set a Live wallpaper to your lock screen.
  4. Tap one of the following options:
    • Gallery
      1. Navigate to and tap the desired image.
      2. If desired, touch and hold on the crop box and then drag your finger to move it.
      3. If desired, touch and drag an edge of the crop box to change its size.
      4. Tap Done.
    • Wallpapers
      1. At the bottom of the screen, swipe left or right to the desired wallpaper.
      2. Tap Set wallpaper.