Coolpad Note 3 Tips, Tricks, FAQs and Useful Options

by Ganesh Mundhra 31

Coolpad Note 3

Coolpad had recently a new smartphone that is the Note 3 powered Cortex A53 & MediaTek MT6753 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz. The device sports 3GB RAM and 16GB as its internal storage. The additional feature of the device is it comes with a fingerprint scanner that is pretty decent at this price point. The device doesn’t come with any user manual or additional guide out of the box hence here are few tips and tricks that can help you to know you device.

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How to insert the SIM card on your device?

Coolpad Note 3

Insertion of the SIM is the very first thing that you do when you purchase a new device. In case, you have no idea how to insert SIM on you device let me guide you. Firstly switch off your device if your have booted it and remove the back panel. The device comes with a non-removable 3000 mAh battery, and the SIM card slots are on the right side of the camera. Now insert the SIM in their respective port and put back the cover and power on your device. You have successfully inserted SIM card on your device and will be ready to use once the device is setup.

What is the type of SIM supported on this device?

Coolpad Note 3 is dual SIM smartphone and supports dual stand by. The SIM card supported by the device is Micro SIM card, and both SIM card ports support the 4G Network on the device.

How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?

Data sharing helps you to share the internet over a device. To use this feature on your Coolpad Note 3, open the Settings and tap on more button in Wireless & networks. In the new window tap on Portable hotspot and click on Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot to enable that on your device. You can change the Network SSID name and Password by tapping on Set up Wi-Fi Hotspot in the same menu.

How to take a Screenshot on my Coolpad Note 3?

Capturing the screenshot helps you to capture the screen in the form an image. There are three ways to capture a screenshot on your device.
Method 1: You need to press the power button along with the volume down button to capture a screenshot on your device.
Method 2: Press the Power button firmly until the Power window appears on the screen. No tap on screen capture to capture a screenshot on your device.
Method 3: Screenshot on this device can be captured if the smart gesture option is enabled on your device. In this you need to swipe three fingers from top to button on your screen to capture the screenshot.
The screenshot captured using any of these methods is saved to the gallery in the png format.

How to check for the Android Updates on the device?

Android updates are helpful to fix the minute bugs on the device. To check for updates on your device, tap on the System folder and click on Wireless updates. The device checks for updates and if there are no new updates on your device then “Your Phone Software version is Latest One” is displayed on the screen.

How to Install external apps with apk files on the device?

External apps can be installed by enabling the Unknown sources options on the device. To enable this on your Note 3, Open the Settings and tap on Lock screen & Security in the personal section. In the new window, tap on unknown sources and click on the OK button enable this on your device. No, you can install any apk file on your device but make sure that it won’t harm your device.

How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?

The Quick Settings in the notification panel cannot be customized on this device as it display almost list of sixteen options on the screen.

How to use the Power saving modes on the Coolpad Note 3?

Power saving mode helps you to improve the battery life of the device. As the device comes with a decent 3000mAh, there is no additional power saving mode available on the device.

What are the sensors available on the phone?

Direction, G-Sensor, Acceleration, Light, E-Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Linear acceleration and Rotation Vector are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.

Are there LED notification lights on the device?

Yes, the device comes with LED notification lights on it and must be enabled on your device. To use the LED Lights on your device, Open the settings, tap on Brightness& display in the device section and click on Indicator light. You will find options like Calls, Messages, Notification, Charge and Low battery. Tap on the options for which you want to get an LED notification on your device.

How to use the Screen pinning feature on the Coolpad Note 3?

Screen pinning option is available on the devices with Android Lollipop on it. Coolpad Note 3 comes with Android 5.1 and does support the screen pinning feature. Now, open the settings and click on Lock screen & security. In the new window head over to screen pinning option and tap on it. Now toggle the off button to enable that on your device. Now open the recent menu and pin any of the application on your device by tapping on the pin button. To unpin your pinned screen you need to press the back button firmly for about 3-5 seconds the screen is
successfully unpinned from your device.

What are the Action and screen gestures available on the device?

Coolpad Note 3

Action gestures are useful to access the device with various options on your device. To uses these open the settings, in the device section click on the Smart control. Further tap on Action and screen, you will find Glove mode, cover mode, multi-screen and three screenshots. The Glove mode is helpful when you wear gloves and use the device. The multi-screen option is helpful to perform a multi task on your device by splitting the screen. Three screenshots is the option helpful in capturing the screenshot on your device by swiping three fingers from top to bottom on your screen. Now, tap on the checkbox beside options to use them on your device.

What are the Pre-installed Apps on the device?

The device comes with Cool Store, WPS Office, Xploree, Rock Wallpaper, Fingerprint, Cool Show, basic tools and google related apps pre-installed on it.

Can I Move apps from phone storage to SD card on this device?

There no such option using which you can move app from internal storage to external SD Card on your device.

What are the bloatware applications on the device?

The device comes with few bloatwares like Cool services, Cool Store, Facebook, Wechat, Whatsapp and as its Amazon exclusive it comes with Amazon Shopping pre-installed.

Can I remove the bloatware apps from the device?

Yes, the device comes with an option where you can uninstall the apps from your device. Not all the applications can be uninstalled, the applications which cannot be uninstalled can be disabled from your device. To uninstall an app, open the settings and tap on App in the device section and click on the app that you want to remove. In the app info window, click on the uninstall button, the app is successfully removed from your device.

How much the internal storage on the Coolpad Note 3?

The device comes with 16GB of internal storage out of which around 10.46 GB of space is available for the user and rest of space is occupied by OS & pre-installed apps.

How much free RAM is available on the device if no apps are running?

The device comes with 3GB RAM out of which around 2GB of RAM is available when no apps are running on the device.

Does the device support OTG?

Yes the device supports OTG(On the Go) drive where you can exchange the data from your device to drive with ease.

What is the SAR Value of the device?

SAR value is helpful to know the effect of the radiation generated by your device. The SAR value of the device is still Unknown, and we would be updating it when we get the complete information about it.

What are the benchmarking scores on the device?

Benchmarking tools are helpful for a user to know about the performance about the device with ease. We have tested the device with many benchmarking tools and here are their respective scores.

Antutu benchmark score: 35193
Vellamo Multicore score: 1482
Vellamo Metal score: 1140
Chrome Browser Score: 2234
Geekbench Single-core score: 626
Geekbench Multi-core score: 2868
Quadrant Standard score: 19817

Will the Coolpad Note 3 get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?

The device is running on Android 5.1 Lollipop, and there is no information about the Android M update by the brand, but the device may get the update soon as all the brands have started working on the Android M update. You also check the list of brands and device that would get the Android M update soon by the end of the year.

What are the Wake-Up gestures available on the device?

Coolpad Note 3 2

Wake-up gestures are helpful to on the screen when the screen is off. The wake-up gestures available on the device are Double-tap the wake, Slide up to unlock, slide down to take photos(camera app), Horizontally slide to switch songs, Gesture C to open keypad, e to open a browser, m to play music, O to open facebook and W to pen Whats app. To use all the above features, Open the Settings and tap on Smart Control in the Device section and tap on Wake-up gestures. Now toggle the off button and tap on all the options to enable them on your device. When to tap on any option it will show the preview of how to use them when the screen is off.

How to change the Theme on your device?

Themes can be changed using the CoolShow application on the device. To use this feature, open the CoolShow app by tapping on it. Now, click on the theme that you want to apply and tap on the use button. The theme is successfully applied to your device.

How to add a Fingerprint scanner on your device?

Coolpad Note 3

Coolpad Note 3 comes with a fingerprint scanner on its backs and helps in securing your device. To add a fingerprint on your device, open the Fingerprint Management app by tapping on it. You need to set the lock in two forms, i.e., Pattern or PIN, choose any of the options and proceed further. Now in the Fingerprint Management window, toggle the fingerprint recognition option and enter the pin that you used earlier. Now place the finger on the fingerprint scanner and lift it when the device vibrates and place again. Once the fingerprint is scanned “Fingerprint Enrollment is successful” is displayed on your screen, tap on the Finish button. You have successfully added fingerprint for your device and can add five fingerprints at max.

What is Rock Wallpaper and how to use it?

Rock Wallpaper is the default wallpaper option available on the device where you need to tap on the rock wallpaper icon and shake the device to change the wallpaper on your device.

These are the general questions a user search for when he purchase a new device. If you have any other queries, pass them in the comment box, we will get back to you.

  • Vedant Dwivedi

    Hey i have my coolpad n its working great…
    But recently i dun knw how but i did locked the screen layou.
    So now i cant just tap and shift icons…
    It pops n says screen layout locked n it says go to prefrences and unlock it.
    Now plz tell me how to unock it!!!???

    • nilay gupta

      use c -button menu option in it by rotating….. unlock screen lock

      • Prasad Kulkarni

        While using c-button u will get option of menu. Which will directly show the option to unlock screen layout.

  • vamsikrishna viswanadh

    Hi.. I recently got this phone and tried changing the home screen to a default one.. Not able to change it back to the cool ui home launcher.. Can you please help..?

    • Lovish Chawla

      Enable C-button in quick settings and after clicking on C-button, rotate the apps present on C-circle. After getting menu option there, click it and unlock the screen layout.

  • Navya Krishnan

    I have the same issue..i did locked the screen layout.It pops “Screen layout locked Please go to preferences to unlock it”.I have used the “c” button it is just to lock , unlock, screenshot.So plz tell me how can i go to preferences?

    • Lovish Chawla

      Clicking on C-button, rotate the apps present on C-circle. After getting menu option there, click it and unlock the screen layout.

  • Mei Hou Chung

    Hi. I just noticed that there is not vibrate mode on coolpad note 3. I can either adjust the volume or put it to silent but it vibrates only when ringing, not on mute. Is there a workaround?

    • ayyagari abhishek

      go to quick setting u find vibrate

      • Harmanpreet Singh

        pls explaine ?

    • Sumit Kumar

      there is one workaround.. go to settings, then sound & vibration.. then slide down the ring, notification and system volume to zero…. first time when you do it… the mute mode check automatically get checked.. then uncheck the mute mode… now u can see ring volume slider moved again.. slide that to zero again… now no mute mode check.. you got vibration with silent..

  • Steffy James

    Initially I activated the fingerprint scanner for unlocking the screen. but today suddenly the fingerprint scanner has stopped working only for unlocking the screen as well as the pattern or pin set does not work. It works well for all the other apps I have set fingerprint scanner for. i don’t know but I may have changed the settings.. can anyone please help?

  • Prasad Kulkarni

    How Screen layout can be unlocked.
    It’s showing msg. Please go to Preferences to unlock it. But couldn’t find any.

    • Ravi Chauhan

      At home screen… Start c-button.. And go to menu in c-button.. It will directly open preferences… And unlock screen layout…..

      • Lovish Chawla

        This was really helpful (way for unlocking the screen layout). Thanks a lot 🙂

  • rajan ganatra

    how do i get back from traditional view of screen to the new one….

  • Agalya

    I have bought the coolpad note 3 phone before 1 one month, The recent menu option which is in the bottom left coroner of the screen is not working, Is there anything to be enabled?
    And when ever I type the keys its giving a vibration even if I disable the Keypad Touch Vibrayion option!

    • Vishal Vekariya

      any good news? having same problem 🙁 , also fonts missing after install/uninstalling cm launcher apps i guess

    • Rishabh Kothari

      any success in finding out the solution guys

  • Siva Kumar

    I want to stop flash messages in my mobile. Suggest me how to do this.

  • Maximus Millius

    Can anyone suggest me alternative notepad apk

  • Roop kumar

    Anybody tell me what is the best cleaner for cool pad note 3 lite because i didn’t getting app cleaner in traditional style

  • Aman Agarwal

    How can I disable the screenshot edit mode ? As soon as I take a screenshot it takes me to the gallery to view it. I want to disable that .

  • Naveëń Red’e

    my coolpad note 3 lite front cam & back cam is not getting good clearity how can i make it good…

  • Ayaz Momin

    I am not in able to reset my fingerprint management

  • Yogesh Desai

    I put the talk back on now my phone is hung,how to solve the problem?

  • Preetam Gawai

    I am not able to check out messages from the push notification menu. I.e I only get notification like for example 9 unread messages but not able to check out the list like mails, watsapp, etc. Can some1 please help me out.

  • shefa

    I have bought coolpad note 3 phone last 6 months ago. O am facing a problem it auto restarts and off 3 times in a day. Please help

  • Vikas Singh

    hello,, i have bought coolpad last year and till today it was working fine with single sim, but today i have tried to insert another sim and due that it’s disalbed first sim internet connectivity.. please guide me how can i user both the sim with network connectivity.

  • anithkumar

    How to check the data usage

  • Srinivas Gullapalli

    So, Coolpad phones got no. of issues. So we should not buy them. Even their service centers are unresponsive. Till the phone works, its great. if it stops you have to throw it and buy a new one. This doesnot work with Indian customer behaviour.