Tips & Tricks
Samsung Galaxy J3 2016 Tips, Tricks, FAQs & Useful Options
Samsung has recently launched a new smartphone i.e., the Samsung Galaxy J3 2016 which is the successor of Galaxy J3 priced at Rs 8,990. The device comes with 1.5 GB of RAM and 8 GB as its internal storage where the storage on the device can be expanded to 64 GB using an external Micro SD Card. It is powered by MediaTek Quad-Core Processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, coupled with Mali 400 GPU. The device sports an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash and 5 MP Selfie shooter. It does support 15 regional languages in India. The device packs a 2600 mAh Li-Poly battery and runs on Android Lollipop 5.1.1. If you are purchasing the smartphone then here are the Tips & Tricks of the Same which can help you in exploring your device with ease.
You can also check the tips of the other Samsung devices which we have covered on the PhoneRadar earlier.
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How to insert the SIM card on your device?
SIM card insertion is the very first thing any user does when he or she purchases a new device. To insert a SIM card on your device, power off your device and remove the battery on the device along with back panel and insert the SIM card on respective slots as per the marked direction. Now put the battery & Back cover and power off your device. You have successfully inserted SIM card on your device and it will be ready for use in less than 10 minutes.
What is the type of SIM supported on this device?
The SIM card supported by the device is Micro SIM card and the device does support 4G connectivity on it. The SIM card slots are present just above the battery and can be inserted on your device by removing the battery.
How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?
Sharing of the Data Network can be done using the Tethering Mode on your device. To share the data network on your device, open the settings and tap on Mobile hotspot and tethering. In the new window, tap on Mobile hotspot and toggle the off button to enable that on your device. The network name and password can be set by tapping on More and click on Configure Mobile hotspot.
How to take a Screenshot on my Samsung Galaxy J3 2016?
Screenshot is used to captured the data from you screen and store it in an image format. To capture a screenshot you need to press the power button along with the home button on your device. The screenshot is thus captured and stored on the gallery on your device. The captured screenshot can be quickly accessed from the notification panel and can be shared directly.
How to check for the Android Updates on the device?
Android Updates help in fixing the bugs on the device and this help in improving the performance on your device. To check for Android Updates, open the settings and tap on About Phone in the system section. In the new window, tap on Software update and click on download Updates manually. The device checks for updates and if there is no new update, then a message stating The latest updates have already been installed is displayed on the screen.
How to Install external apps with apk files on the device?
To install an external app with an apk on your device, open the settings and tap on LockScreen & security in the personal section. In the new window, tap on the Unknown Sources and click on the OK button in the pop-up to enable that on your device. Now you can install any app with an external apk on your device.
How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?
Yes, the quick settings in the notification panel can be customized on your device. To customize the quick settings option, open the notification panel and tap on the edit button adjacent to the settings cog and drag the options among thems selves to rearrange them on your device. Once you are done with the customization, tap on the done button which is on the top right of the screen. At max you can add 10 options to the notification which are available on the screen in two layers.
How to use the Power saving modes on the Samsung Galaxy J3 2016?
Power Saving mode is used to improve the battery life of the device during the Low battery Conditions. To use this on your device, open the settings and tap on Battery in the System section. In the new window, you will find two power saver, Power Saving Mode and Ultra Power Saving Mode. Tap on any of the power saving mode that you want to use and toggle the off button to enable that on your device. If you are using the Ultra power saving mode then you need to agree the terms and conditions before the option is enabled on your device.
What are the sensors available on the phone?
Acceleration & proximity are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.
Are there LED notification lights on the device?
No, there are no LED notification lights available on your device.
How to use the Screen pinning feature on the Samsung Galaxy J3 2016?
Screen Pinning feature is available on the devices with Android lollipop on it. To use this on your device, open the settings and tap on Lock Screen & Security in the Personal Section. In the new window, head over to the bottom on the screen and tap on other security settings. Further, head over to the Advanced section and tap on Pin Window. In the new window, toggle the off button to enable that on your device. Now, open the overview window and tap on the pin button for the app that you want to pin on your Home Screen. To unpin your pinned screen, you need to press and hold the back button and overview button for about 2-3 seconds.
What are the Pre-installed Apps on the device?
The device comes with few basic tools like Camera, Gallery, Radio, Calc, Email, Memo, My Files, Voice Recorder, Samsung apps like SPlanner, Galaxy Apps, Smart Manager and all the google related apps pre-installed on your device.
Can I Move apps from phone storage to SD card on this device?
Yes, there is an option in the Application manager where you can move apps from internal to external storage on your device. The pre-installed applications cannot be moved from internal storage and cannot be removed from your device.
What are the bloatware applications on the device?
The device comes with bloatware applications like Microsoft Apps i.e., Excel, Powerpoint, OneDrive, Word, One Note, Skype and few games like BubbleBash3, Midnight Pool2, My Galaxy, Opera Max, Price of Persia, Zombiee Infection pre-installed on your device.
Can I remove the bloatware apps from the device?
No, there is no such options available on the device using which you can remove the apps from internal storage on your device. There is one such option where you can disable the application if you don’t want to use that on your device.
How much is the internal storage on the Samsung Galaxy J3 2016?
The device comes with 8 GB as its internal stoarge and around 4.25 GB of free stoarge is available for the end user and rest of the space is occupied by pre -installed apps and OS.
How much free RAM is available on the device if no apps are running?
The device comes with 1.5 GB of RAM of RAM 471MB of RAM is used by System, 180 MB of RAM is used by pre-installed Apps and around 713 MB of free RAM is available when no apps are running on the device.
Does the device support OTG?
Yes, the device supports the USB OTG drive and helps transferring the data from device to drive and vice-versa.
What is the SAR Value of the device?
The radio wave exposure guidelines employ a unit of measurement known as Specific Absorption Rate(SAR). The SAR limit recommended by the international commission on non-ionizing radiation protection is 2 W/Kg averaged over 10g tissue. The Head SAR value of the device is 0.646 W/Kg.
What are the benchmarking scores on the device?
We have tested the device with various benchmarking scores available on the google Play store and here are their respective scores.
Antutu benchmark score: 25035
Vellamo Multicore score: 1134
Vellamo Metal score: 776
Chrome Browser Score: 1832
Geekbench Single-core score: 407
Geekbench Multi-core score: 1294
Quadrant Standard score: 6194
Will the Samsung Galaxy J3 2016 get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?
The device comes with Android Lollipop 5.1.1 out of the box. There is no information about the device getting the Android M Update. You can also check the list of the devices with Android M out of the Box.
What is Smart Manager and how to use that on your device?
Smart manager is the application which is used to control all the actions of the device and helps in battery and performance optimization of the device. It comes with four options, i.e., Battery, Storage, RAM, Device Security and Ultra Data Saving. Now open the Smart Manager and click on the clean All button where the cache memory is cleared and RAM and Battery are optimized on your device.
How to customize the Quick settings in the Settings window?
To customize the quick settings in the settings window, open the Settings and tap on Edit button on the Quick settings Bar. In the new window, tap on checkbox adjacent to the options that you want them to appear on the screen. At max, you can add 9 option to the Quick Settings Column.
How to enable the developer mode on your device?
The device comes with the Developer Mode enabled on it. If you still don’t find that option then open the settings and tap on About device. In the new window, tap on Software info and click on the build number for about 7-8 times to enable that on your device.
What is Easy Mode and how to use that on your device?
Easy Mode helps you to use your device more easily with a simpler home screen layout and applications on the home screen with large font size and limiting the options on the home screen. To use this on your device, open the settings and tap on Easy Mode in the personal Section. In the new window, tap on the check box adjacent to the Easy Mode and click on the done button. The Easy Mode is successfully applied on your device.
How to enable the Battery percentage on status bar?
To enable the battery percentage indicator on your device, open the settings and tap on battery. In the new window, head over to the bottom of the screen and toggle the button adjacent to Show power on status bar to enable that on your device.
What is S Bike Mode and how to use that on your device?
S Bike Mode is used to filter all the calls on your device and helps in receiving the notifications of the urgent calls while you are driving at a speed of about 10 Kmph and above. You check the S Bike Mode Tutorial which we have covered on PhoneRadar.
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