Get to know how to configure, use and manage connections in your Galaxy Note 3, including, Wi-Fi, bluetooth, NFC, VPN, tethering and portable hotspot, mobile networks, and screen mirroring.
Activate the Wi-Fi feature in your Galaxy Note 3 to connect to a Wi-Fi network and access the Internet or other network devices.
To use options, tap Wi-Fi → .
- Advanced: Customise Wi-Fi settings.
- WPS push button: Connect to a secured Wi-Fi network with a WPS button.
- WPS PIN entry: Connect to a secured Wi-Fi network with a WPS PIN.
- Help: Access help information for Wi-Fi.
Setting Wi-Fi sleep policy
Tap Wi-Fi → → Advanced → Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep.
- When the screen is turned off, Galaxy Note 3 automatically turns off Wi-Fi connections. When this happens, Galaxy Note 3 automatically accesses data networks if it is set to use them. This may incur data transfer fees. To avoid data-usage bills, set this option to Always.
Setting Network notification
Galaxy Note 3 can detect open Wi-Fi networks and display an icon on the status bar to notify when available.
Tap Wi-Fi → → Advanced and tick Network notification to activate this feature.
Wi-Fi Direct connects two devices directly via a Wi-Fi network without requiring an access point.
Tap Wi-Fi → Wi-Fi Direct.
Activate the Bluetooth feature to exchange information over short distances.
To use more options, tap .
- Visibility timeout: Set duration that Galaxy Note 3 is visible.
- Received files: View received files via the Bluetooth feature.
- Help: Access help information for Bluetooth.
Tethering and portable hotspot
- Portable Wi-Fi hotspot: Use the portable Wi-Fi hotspot to share Galaxy note 3’s mobile network connection with computers or other devices through the Wi-Fi network.
- USB tethering: Use USB tethering to share Galaxy Note 3’s mobile network connection with a computer via USB. When connected to a computer, Galaxy Note 3 is used as a wireless modem for the computer.
- Bluetooth tethering: Use Bluetooth tethering to share Galaxy Note 3’s mobile network connection with computers or other devices via Bluetooth.
This disables all wireless functions on your Galaxy Note 3. You can use only non-network services.
Keep track of your data usage amount, and customize the settings for the limitation.
- Mobile data: Set Galaxy Note 3 to use data connections on any mobile network.
- Set mobile data limit: Set a limit for the mobile data usage.
- Data usage cycle: Enter monthly reset date to monitor your data usage.
To use more options, tap .
- Data roaming: Set Galaxy Note 3 to use data connections when you are roaming.
- Restrict background data: Set Galaxy Note 3 to disable sync in the background while using a mobile network.
- Auto sync data: Activate or deactivate auto-syncing of applications. You can select what information to sync for each account in Settings → General → Accounts.
- Show Wi-Fi usage: Set Galaxy Note 3 to show your data usage via Wi-Fi.
- Mobile hotspots: Select Wi-Fi hotspots to prevent applications that are running in the background from using them.
Change settings for location information permissions.
- Access to my location: Set Galaxy Note 3 to allow applications to use your current location information.
- Use GPS satellites: Set Galaxy Note 3 to use the GPS satellite for finding the current location.
- Use wireless networks: Set Galaxy Note 3 to allow location data collection or to determine the location of your lost or stolen device via Wi-Fi.
- My places: Set up profiles that will be used for specific locations when you use GPS, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth features to find your current location.
Customize settings to control networks.
- Mobile data: Use to allow packet switching data networks for network services.
- Data roaming: Use Galaxy Note 3 to connect to another network when you are roaming or your home network is not available.
- Access Point Names: Set up access point names (APNs).
- Network mode: Select a network type.
- Network operators: Search for available networks and select a network for roaming.
Set up and connect to virtual private networks (VPNs).
Activate the NFC feature to read or write NFC tags that contain information.
- Android Beam: Turn on the Android Beam feature to send data, such as webpages and contacts, to NFC-enabled devices.
- NFC secure storage: Set the storage to be used for important NFC data such as NFC payment information.
Activate the S Beam feature to send data, such as videos, images, and documents, to devices that support NFC and Wi-Fi Direct.
- Device name: Enter a media server name for your Galaxy Note 3.
- Shared contents: Set Galaxy Note 3 to share your content with other devices.
- Allowed devices list: View the list of devices that can access your device.
- Not-allowed devices list: View the list of devices that are blocked from accessing your device.
- Download to: Select a memory location for saving media files.
- Upload from other devices: Set Galaxy Note 3 to accept uploads from other devices.
Activate the screen mirroring feature and share your display with others.
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