The Samsung Galaxy S3 may be more than three years old, but many people are still using it as their main phone. We don’t blame them – it’s a classic. But if you find it’s becoming a little tired, here are some Samsung Galaxy S3 problems and solutions to get it back on its feet.
If you’re having problems with the Galaxy S3 Wi-Fi, try disconnecting from the Wi-Fi, booting into airplane mode, and then re-connecting to the Wi-Fi. It's a simple trick, but it can work.
If this doesn’t help, perhaps you can reset your Wi-Fi router or disconnect it for a few minutes.
How to fix Galaxy S3 Bluetooth problems
Many phones have troubles with Bluetooth connectivity and unfortunately it’s something that’s difficult to fix. Generally, the best advice is to turn off your Bluetooth on your Galaxy S3 and the connecting device, then enable it on your smartphone first, before attempting to connect to your headphones/speakers etc.
There is also the potential that apps with Bluetooth functionality will affect the connectivity. Try uninstalling any recent apps you think may have caused the problem.
How to fix Galaxy S3 battery problems
If the battery life of your Galaxy S3 is dwindling we have a few suggestions. Firstly, if you don’t use your device for calls so much, try using it in airplane mode. You can still use the Wi-Fi while it is in this mode, meaning you still have access to the internet, WhatsApp and Facebook messaging.
You could also buy a new battery. After three years, the S3 may struggle to hold a strong charge.
Then there are the major battery draining culprits like screen brightness and widgets to look out for. Try reducing the brightness of your display, and removing any unnecessary widgets. And enable the power-saving mode.
If your Galaxy S3 frequently restarts, it may be being caused by your microSD card. Certain kinds of microSD cards can create trouble for the Galaxy S3 – try removing yours to see if it helps.
How to factory reset the Galaxy S3
If you still have problems with your device, try a factory reset. Follow our guide on how to backup everything on Android, and then bring the device back to its factory state. As long as the phone isn’t physically damaged, this should fix all your Galaxy S3 problems.