Friday, March 30, 2012

7 Handy Tricks For Samsung Galaxy Y S-5360 Android Phone

Previously I wrote about some tips and tricks about samsung galaxy y.That tricks were useful and every galaxy y user should know them.Here are some more tips regarding galaxy y S-5360 android phone.

1.Share Android Apps On Galaxy Y
This is an interesting trick proved very useful on galaxy y.You have to do one thing just open the menu and press the options key on the left side of galaxy y.You will see two options,the first one is 'edit' and other one is 'share app via'.Click on 'share app via'.When you click on this a list of existing apps on your device will open.You can select which apps you want to share,select them and click 'done'.After clicking the mode of sharing will appear,you will see options whether to share apps via bluetooth,via gmail,via facebook,via email etc.Select bluetooth if you want to share these apps with other android devices.This sharing will send the link to other users from where they can download it.

android galaxy y menu

2.How To Backup Android Apps On Galaxy Y
This trick was discussed in previous post for galaxy y taking backup of your wonderful android apps is a good job.By having a backup of your existing android apps you won't need to re-download them from android market aka play store.To create a backup of your existing android apps on galaxy y you first have to download an app called 'android assisstant' from the google play store.After installing it you can easily backup your android apps on the sd/memory card.

3.How To Get The Default Gingerbread Lockscreen On Galaxy Y
Galaxy y is an action packed smartphone at a very low price,but you can see that there is no default gingerbread lockscreen in it.To get the default gingerbread lockscreen in galaxy y you have to download an app called 'widget locker'.Widget locker is not free in google play store.

Widget Locker Download

This app will give you more than 4 lockscreens including the default gingerbread lockscreen,iphone lockscreen and moto rockr etc.You can set sounds for locking and unlocking also you can select multiple lockscreens to stay on the screen.When widget locker is running you will see it icon on the top of the screen.You can hide it so the lockscreen will look like pre-installed one.

iphone lockscreen android gingerbread lockscreen android

4.How To View And Extract Rar Files On Galaxy Y
Rar files can sometimes become a mess if there is no software installed on your pc like winrar.You can't open a rar file on a pc unless you install winrar.However you can view and extract rar files on any android device including galaxy y.For this you have to first download an app called 'androzip'.After installing this you can easily view rar files on galaxy y and extract them on your phone and then can easily transfer the extracted files to your pc.This app is like winrar we use on pc.Also you can backup your apps and can create zip archives on your galaxy y using this app.You can long press on any folder to create a zip of that folder and single click on any file to make a zip file.These zip files will be stored to the sd/memory card.

5.Tune Up Your Galaxy Y
Tuning your galaxy y will give good performance.You should clear cache files and unwanted data on a daily basis to avoid wastage of RAM and storage.Keeping clean your device from unwanted files will boost its performance.You can download 'android assisstant' which will do the job for you.This app has an quick boost option which will immediately free up the RAM on galaxy y and save it from wastage,also it clears the cache and history of apps stored on the phone.You can proceed as follows to clean your phone off cache files,it also acts as a rom manager.You don't need to download advanced task killer for this. To clean your galaxy y from inside check this article.

    android toolsandroid monitor app
  • open android assisstant.You will see an option 'quick boost' on the main page.Click it to release memory used by the apss.
  • now click tools.You will see 'cache cleaner' and 'system clean'.Click these tabs one by one and clean all the cache and history.
  • this app allows you an option of multiple installation and uninstallation at a same time.You can click 'batch installer' and 'batch uninstaller' on the same page for this process.
  • this app can create backups of your favourite android apps.
  • you can move apps from phone to sd/memory card with this app and much more.
6.How To Change Message and Incoming Call Ringtone On Galaxy Y
Most users of this phone complain that they are unable to change the message and incoming call ringtone on galaxy y but it is not so.We can select any ringtone for both messages and calls.

For incoming calls there are two tricks:

galaxy y sms ringtone change

Trick 1 : go to music player and play your favourite ringtone or music and then press the option key.You will see an option of  'set as ringtone'.Select this option your favourite ringtone will be set as incoming call ringtone on galaxy y.By this method you can set any tone as ringtone.

Trick 2 : go to setting click sound and then click phone ringtone and select your ringtone and you are done.

For Messages

galaxy y android ringtone

go to settings>sound>notification ringtone and select your tone from the list.You will see limited ringtones here and there is no browse option to select your favourite ringtone from memory card.If you want your favourite ringtone to set as message tone you have to first save them in a folder on memory card called "media>audio>notifications".You can put many ringtones here of your choice and after putting you will see them in the list in notification ringtone selection list.

7.How To Record Incoming Calls On Galaxy Y
As there is no pre built application for galaxy y to record calls.But you can download 'call recorder' from play store to record incoming calls on your android device.This app works in background and automatically records and saves them on memory card.It provides three formats for voice recording i.e. 3gp,wav and amr.Select your favourite format from setting menu.

Call Recorder apk Download

android galaxy y homescreen

WARNING : This app may sometime hangs the phone during active call session.So if you encouter this disable the notification option from the settings of this app and you will not see the notification icon on the top of the screen.Share it if you like it.Be social.

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80 comments:

  1. thnks for information bt could you let me know how to have incoming call slider in galaxy y as on my phone its not coming two circles are coming for the same yes n no

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  2. you need to download widget locker which i have posted on this blog.

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  3. http://pcnexus.blogspot.in/2012/08/change-call-screen-galaxy-y-s5360.html
    Mr. Shyam Go to this link for call screen..

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  4. i downloaded ur widgetlocker link (WidgetLocker_Lockscreen_2.1.0.apk) now what folder should i put it in? can u make me a guide for installing your downloadable widgetlocker. tnx

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    1. Do as follows:
      1.Download the widget locker.
      2.Install the app y clicking it.If installing is blocked then goto settigs>applications>unknown sources>(check it).
      3.Now install the widget locker apk.
      4.Now open it when you open it click continue til finish.
      5.You will see two lockers long press the both lockers and drag them down to delete it.
      6.Now click menu button on phone and select "choose custom slider" then select it and choose your favourite slider and click save.
      7.Again click menu and select settings click advanced and click disable stock lock screen.
      8.you can put the slider in bottom position by long pressing and dragging.

      Below is the video tutorial to how to do it.Click to view it
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td5aEuKfcvQ&feature=youtu.be

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  5. how to set the default storage memory as sd card ??

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    1. There is no need to set the default storage as sd card because it is preset in galaxy y.Everything you download is saved in sd card automatically.

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  6. hey pls tell me how can i transfer my text messages to SD card? im having serious issues with low phone memory

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    1. Use SMSBackupAndRestore android app to backup sms on sd card.It is available free on google play.Below tutorial may help you.

      http://pcnexus.blogspot.in/2012/09/sms-trick-to-import-iphone-ios6-sms-android.html

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  7. I have only 97 messages in my inbox in one conversation and still i'm unable to receive text messages. My phone keeps me notifying that you have low phone memory and that you SD card has been removed unexpectedly. Im so much fed up of these. i have hardly two applications downloaded on my phone memory. My friend has the same phone but she is free of these problems though she has downloaded some apps on her phone. i have samsung galaxy YS5360. Please help me :(

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    1. First of all backup all of your contacts,sms and anything stored on your phone then reset the phone.It will work.

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  8. I can't figure out how to remove the notification icon on the upper left corner of my screen. It looks like a SIM card with a screw. Would you know how to get rid of it? Thanks.

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    1. the sim card with a screw icon in notification appears during media scanning on your memory card.It automatically vanishes after scanning the sd card.If something is wrong with sd card then the icon will appear continuously.Are you able to access your memory card.The memory card format should be FAT or FAT32 not NTFS.Check your sd card first.It's not the problem with phone.

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  9. i cant delete an icon that suddenly popped up at the upper left corner of my phone. it is a simcard with a hashtag #" and if i slide down the notification bar my number is displayed together with the icon.

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    1. can you upload a pic of that notification icon and the notification?

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    2. I got the same problem. It looks like this: http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/384285_3721002105120_1028345195_n.jpg
      How to remove it from the notification bar?

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    3. the problem might be with the sim card.Check by inserting a new sim card of other carrier.

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  10. I got the same problem. It looks like this: http://sphotos-h.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/384285_3721002105120_1028345195_n.jpg
    How to remove it? below the symbol in the second picture is my mobile number.

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    1. the problem might be with the sim card.Check by inserting a new sim card of other carrier.

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  11. hey i read same where that there r some built in games in cell is that true if yes tell me where the heck they r?

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  12. there are not any inbuilt games in galaxy y.

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  13. thankz by the way my internal memory is going crazy all of a sudden i don't know y and i took some 3 to 4 pics in my cell but the pics memory dropped from 4225 to 3225 and then to 2225 , i'm not getting it really ,what is going wrong with my cell its internal memory is decreasing day by day, i have not downloaded any thing except facebook plzz help

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    1. sheza internal memory of galaxy y is just 190 MB and you can't take 4225 pics with this memory.You might have problem with sd card.Buy a higher space sd card.

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  14. Thanks dude... I love it, its really cool.
    But my fon keep heating and the battery runs down so easily.....
    I have install deep sleep battery saver but it still happens....
    Pls help me....

    I want to increase my internal memory.
    What should I do?

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    1. Shadrach for battery saving tips check these.
      1.Always turn off bluetooth,gps,wifi,data connection and background data.
      2.screen brightness should be low.

      If your galaxy y keeps on heating without use then your phone's battery is faulty.When I play games on it it heats to 48 degrees I use android assisstant to monitor temperature.

      You can't increase internal memory.

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  15. I can not open picture messages; it just perpetually says DOWNLOADING and when i click on it, i just get the message details like size, when it was sent, etc. I inserted one of those tiny SD memory cards,but it has not seemed to help except that I can now take pictures with the phone (but they will not send).

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    1. Can you upload a pic.Well if picture messages are not opening then galaxy y does not support them.

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  16. how can i hide notification for incoming messages on status bar without silent the notification tone pls help me

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    1. Open messages and click the menu button on your galaxy y.Then select "Settings".Scroll down to end,you will see a "Notifications" option here.Uncheck this "Notification" option and the notification for incoming messages will hide itself from status bar without silent the notification tone.

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  17. how do you block messages in galaxy y?

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    1. If you want to block messages so no other can read them then you can use AppLock for android.Below is the full tutorial.

      http://www.pcnexus.net/2013/03/lock-android-apps-with-app-lock-for-android.html

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  18. Please Help me.In My music list, I have flower backround and suddenly it change, one of my camera photo, almost every song picture. I didn't want to change my picture. What can I do to change it back?

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    1. Don't worry Melissa this is a very common problem and I have faced it too so many times.There is a simple solution to this problem that is don't put images and songs in different folder.If you put songs in different folder which should not contain any camera image of you then while playing music your photos will not show up and you will see only a flower background.Make separate folders for "MUSIC" and put all your music files in this folder only and do not put images in this folder.

      Good Luck

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  19. please help me every time i download from playstore my young always notify me that my cp is full of memory. my phone is already rooted. how can i set up my cp for automatic save of file/apps to sd card?

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    1. Galaxy Y has an internal memory of just 190 MB and its memory becomes full in just 8 to 9 android apps.There is no use of rooting this phone if you do not know to create sd card partitions.If you have already rooted your device then you can move all apps to sd card.You can use.

      1.Link2SD avaialble on google play.

      This app will force move apps to sd card on a rooted device.
      Feel free to ask any problems..

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  20. I have reset my samsung galaxy y to factory reset. After it my phone's autolock screen is not working. How can i activate autolock?

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    1. If you are talking about the pattern lock then you need to activate it.To activate the pattern lock proceed as follows.

      1.Goto Settings>Location and security.
      2.Then click "Set screen lock".And then choose "Pattern".
      3.Now draw your pattern and click continue.Again drwa the same pattern to confirm and click "confirm".
      4.Now pattern lock is set up.It will automatically lock your phone.

      WARNING : Do not forget the pattern lock otherwise phone will not open.To unlock the pattern lock if forgot password use your GMAIL account's password associated with that android galaxy y.

      If you have any problem tell me again.

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  21. I LIKE IT,THANKS!!! VERY HELPFUL ^_^

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    1. Thank You.You may also like the article about galaxy Y.

      http://www.pcnexus.net/2012/03/samsung-galaxy-y-gt-s5360tips-and.html

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  22. hello. for this situation, people call me and i cant answer them due to an appointment. how can i set template like 'i have an appointment now. will call you back later'

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    1. There is no option in galaxy y for this.But you can use "Do Not Disturb" android app which will automatically send sms when someone calls and tell them that you are busy.This app is available in play store but is not free.

      https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.aimsdnd.android.activity&hl=en

      If you want it for free then you can request it in "Request Apk" section.

      Request Apk

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  23. my Samsung galaxy young s5360 has locked itselt because of multiple trials of the patterns. its now asking for my google account username and password but even after providing these two its still locked.how do I unlock it?

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    1. To unlock the pattern lock on galaxy y or any android smartphone you need to wipe your galaxy y in recovery mode.

      1.Switch off your galaxy y.
      2.press volume up,home and power button at same time to enter into recovery mode.Keep them pressed for few seconds.
      3.Now select “wipe data/factory reset”.Use volume buttons to move up or down.
      4.Then go back and select “wipe cache partition”.
      5.4.After wiping cache partition go back and select “reboot system now”.

      Note : This will erase everything on your galaxy y.Remove memory card before wiping.

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  24. Having a problem on my galaxy. After the Hard Reset it ask for google account.
    I want to log in without google account. Is it possible please advise.

    thanks.

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    1. Yes you can login without google account.Just skip the step during device setup..

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  25. Which Bluetooth profiles does Galaxy Young Duos(GT-S6312) support?

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    1. A2DP,HS.You can send almost any file with bluetooth.Use the bluetooth with a wireless headset.

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  26. in galarry all camera pics transferred to my file,DCIM.whenever i take pics within min it transferred to that. i cannot keep pics in my gallery .will u pl tell me how to send those pics back to gallery

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    1. Camera photos will only be saved in DCIM folder.When you open gallery your camera photos will appear in "Camera" folder.

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  27. why not most of games is not working on my galaxy y young?

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    1. Galaxy Y doesn't have a good gpu.It has only broadcom videocore 4 gpu which is not enough for running games like temple run 2,nfs most wanted or subway surfers.

      But you can play emulator games on like mame games,playstation games,snes and nes games.Check the emulators section above.

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  28. Hi. The voice recorder is not working. When i press the record button; nothing happens. Same with video recording. When i voice search, it keeps prompting me 'speak again'

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    1. Reset the following apps by going to.

      Settings>Applications>Manage applications>All>Voice Recorder>Clear data

      Settings>Applications>Manage applications>All>Camera>Clear data

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  29. Hi.. I can't record voice using my Samsung galaxy y. I used to tap record several times but nothings happen. That's why i can't also use some apps like Hold to talk (WeChat) , Audio Camera (Camera360) and also the Voice Recorder itself. Pls help me what to do? And btw how to back up files,apps,contacts and messages? Thank you..

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    1. Hello Michelle, this problem seems very easy. Do one thing goto 'Settings>Applications>Manage applications>All>Voice Recorder>Clear data'.

      I hope this will solve your problem.To backup apps use android assistant,for message backup use sms-backup-and-restore, for contact backup use the import/export function in contacts.Below is the tutorial read it carefully.

      Galaxy Y Tutorial

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  30. plz help me. my cel is samsung galaxy y gts5360 and its music player is not playing songs one by one automatically.. every time it needs to go in list , select and play...

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    1. clear cache on your phone by using android assistant. Also reset the music player app by going to "Settings>applications>music player>clear data".

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  31. please help me ...How can change samsung galexy y s5360 alarm ringtone ?

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  32. hi good day! i have a problem accessing the internal memory of samsung galaxy y,,whenever i remove the sd card,in my files tab, it will say no sd card inserted in your phone,,is it a default setting?

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    1. It is a default setting. Galaxy Y needs sd card to store apps and data.

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  33. hi! good day, i have a problem accessing the internal memory of samsung galaxy y,i use astro file manager but whenever i copy files from sd to phone memory it will say " could not write the file ",

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    1. You cannot copy file to internal memory of galaxy y because it is not allowed on an un rooted galaxy y. You can only copy files in a memory card..

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  34. I have download Temple run severel times but cpuldnot installed . Plz advice me how can i play this on galaxy y gt s 5360.
    Sd memoery 8GB
    With best regards

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    1. temple run is not supported on galaxy Y. But you can install temple run ARMv6 for galaxy Y. Search in XDA forum or google as 'Temple run armv6'.

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  35. How do I factory rest my galxs3 with out loosing contacts-photos-video. Problem is my videos come out fuzzy and grainey when I record or play back the ones I take. Software problem? Thanks

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    1. there is no need to reset the phone. Just do two things. Firstly use android assistant to clear the phone cache and secondly clear app data from application settings.

      Go to application settings and view all applications and choose camera and clear its data. Your problem will go.

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  36. Please i have been trying to find a hidden file on my phone for weeks , it was my neighbors phone, and he had a hidden picture file on here,. I want it off i have a teenager that uses my phone. How can i find the file, also how can i delete it? Samsung Android

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  37. How can i open a hidden file with pictures on it on my Samsung Android?

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    1. Open 'My Files' and click menu button of your phone then choose 'More'. Now tap 'Settings'. In settings menu check 'Show hidden files'. This will show hidden files on your samsung android.

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  38. I am facing problem while using gmail on my phone. Sir i have to refresh again and again to check if any new mail come or not. I am doing job and receive many mails daily so it is not possible to refresh again and again so sir please help me regarding this.

    Hoping that i will receive solution soon.

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    1. Yes there is a solution. Do as follows.

      1. Enable 'Background data' first by going to settings>Account and sync>Background data.
      2. Now open Gmail and click menu button and select 'More' then choose 'Settings'.
      3. Under 'Account settings' click on your gmail account.
      4. Scroll down and check that 'Email notifications' should be checked.

      Note : When background data is enabled then it will drain phone's battery.

      I would recommend you to use the email app of your phone instead gmail. Because email app will notify you every time when email arrives on your phone. Just setup gmail on email app.

      1. After setting up the gmail account on email app. Open it and click menu button then choose more>Account settings.
      2. Click 'Email check frequency' and choose 'Every 5 minutes'. Now scroll down and make sure 'Email notifications' is checked.

      Now whenever you enable data connection you will receive email notifications in status bar.

      If you feel any problem, ask me anytime..

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  39. I have a problem with the default music player on my galaxy y.. when I touch the music player icon.. the phone hangs up and I will have to restart it all over again... Please help how to solve this

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    1. The app cache might be full. Do one thing go to "Settings>Applications>Manage Applications>". Tap the "All" tab and scroll down to find the "Music App". Tap the music app then click "clear data" and "clear cache" then restart your phone. Hope this helps.

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  40. Yipeeee.... It worked thanks a ton :)))))

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  41. Hi.. All the apps that I download is stored in the phone memory and not in SD card, how do I move it to SD card, coz of this i am unable to download more apps

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    1. There is no option to do this. Change your phone, buy a new one..

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  42. during voice cal i.m hearing too low. voice...bt volume is ful
    nd music is good ringing tone also ..wt happen to my mobile..how can i rectife diz

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    1. Your Galaxy Y may need cleaning from inside. My microphone was blocked due to dust, so the other person can't hear my voice. After cleaning the microphone my phone is working like new. To clean your galaxy y check this tutorial.
      Clean Galaxy Y Earpiece

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