As you are aware I am a Samsung Mob!lerand I have been using the Samsung S3 for a while now. It has a number of great features but one that you might not be aware of is motion activation. The Samsung S3 Motion Activation allows you to use movement to do various activities on your handset. Some of these you will be familiar with already, a pinching motion to zoom the screen, a flicking motion to scroll on the screen and tap and hold will enable you to drag things round the screen. The Samsung S3 has other motion activation features that you may be less familiar with but will find useful.
Before you can use the Samsung S3 Motion Activation Features you need to enable them. This is easy to do, you just go into the Settings screen and under the System section you will find Motion on the menu. This gives a list of the different options and you can enable them and disable them separately. This means you can choose the ones that will be most useful to you. To enable the motion activation you need to move the slider at the top of the screen so that it shows the green on light, shown in the screen shot below.
There are several options that I really like and use all the time. These are:
Take a screenshot with a palm swipe
I often find that I want to take a screen shot on my phone and this normally involves messing around pressing two buttons at the same time and never getting the timing quite right. One of the motion activation features is called “Palm Swipe to Capture” and with this enabled all you do is drag your palm across the screen and a screen shot magically appears. I use this all the time, it is so easy.
Turn over to mute/ pause
If you are in a meeting and you have forgotten to put your phone on mute then if this option is enabled all you do is to turn your phone onto a surface face down and it will set it to mute.
Shake to update
With this enabled just give your phone a shake and it will update emails, news and weather on your phone. It will also scan for Bluetooth and Kies to air devices, very handy.
With this feature enabled when I pick my phone up it will vibrate to let me know that I have missed calls or messages. It saves me looking and I find this very useful.
There are a load of other motion activation features on the Samsung S3 and it is definitely worth having a look though and seeing what suits the way you use your phone. I didn’t think I would have much use for some of these features but am now finding that I am using them a lot.
Disclosure: I am writing this post because I am a Samsung Mob!lier and this was one of my missions.