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March 31, 2013

Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos Tips and Tricks


It is very important if you know some tips on your device like Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos. It will help you learn more about your device to make your life much easier in using it. Improving your productivity and fulfilling what you expected on your  Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos.

Here are some How To's for your  Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos. These How To's may still not yet complete and I am still working on the others:

How to Factory Reset (Hard Reset) Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos

We have our own reasons why we factory reset our device. Maybe we want to delete all the files and restore the device to its original state. It could also be the device may be malfunctioning or so slow and it needs to be reset.

Restoring the default settings or factory reset your Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos will delete all your existing files. It is recommended to backup your important files on your computer before attempting to reset your device.

The steps below are the instructions on how to factory reset your Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos:

Step 1. On your Homescreen, tap on MENU icon.

Step 2. Select "Settings", then scroll down and tap "Backup and reset" option.

Step 3. Then tap on “Factory Data Reset”.

Step 4. Read warning carefully before tapping the “Reset Device”.

Step 5. If you want to proceed in resetting your device, tap on “Delete All” to confirm the Reset.

Now, you just need to wait while your device is resetting. It should reboot itself and you will have a new start on your Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos.

You may also use the shortcut method using the code: Enter *2767*3855# on your device.

Hard Reset:

1. Turn off your device.

2. Then press and hold Volume Down + Home Button + Power On.

3. Wait for a few seconds until the Factory reset menu appears.

4. Select "wipe data/factory reset" by using the Volume Down button.

How to Reduce the Battery Consumption on Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos

Battery Life depends on how you use your device. For Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos device, if you want to save your battery to last longer hours, you may need to adjust your settings.

All of us want to have a longer battery life on our phones. Follow these suggestions to reduce the battery consumption:

  • - Switch to Sleep mode by pressing the Power key when you are not using your device. 
  • - Close any apps or features when you are done using it so they will not continuously running in the background.
  • - Turn off the network connection if you are out of range so that your device will stop searching for a network signal. (deactivate the Bluetooth feature, turn off the Wi-Fi feature when not in use, etc).
  • - Deactivate auto-syncing of applications.
  • - Decrease the backlight time.
  • - Lessen the screen brightness and the screen lock timeout.

How to Reformat Memory Card on Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos

Formatting the memory card on your Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos will delete all the files that is stored on the memory card. It is recommended to backup your important files on your computer before attempting to format your memory card.

You may not be able to reformat your memory card on your computer. So try it through your device:

1. On your Home screen, tap Apps.

2. Select Settings.

3. Go to Storage.

4. Then tap Format SD card Format SD card.

5. Tap Erase everything to confirm the action.

How to Import Contacts From Old Phone to New Phone (on Sony, iPhone, Samsung, HTC and Nokia)

Contacts is very important for everyone of us. We can't connect to our friends without a contact number. If you have a new phone, saving contacts on the phone one by one is so hassle. But now, there's an easy way how to transfer or import your contacts from your old phone to your new phone.

Use your PC to transfer contacts to your new phone. This process is applicable in several phone brands, including iPhone, Samsung, HTC and Nokia.

You just need an Internet Connection on your PC, your old and new phone and their own USB cable.

Then you need to install the PC Companion program. This is a free application and the installation files are already saved on your new phone. This program can also be used in updating your phone software.

Please note that if you are using the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system on your PC, make sure that the AutoPlay setting is enabled.

To check your settings:

Click Start > Control Panel, then type "autoplay" on the search box. Click the AutoPlay, and mark the check box Use AutoPlay for all media and devices.

Installing the PC Companion:

  • Turn on your new Phone and connect it to your PC.
  • On your new Phone, tap "Install" to install PC Companion on the PC.
  • On your computer, if a pop-up window that appears notifies you about available PC Software, select Run Startme.exe.
  • Then click Install to start the installation and then follow the instructions to complete the installation.

If you are not prompted with a pop-up window to install the PC Companion, you can also download the PC Companion here.

Transferring your contacts to your new phone:

  • - Make sure that PC Companion is installed on your PC.
  • - Open the PC Companion application on your PC.
  • - Then click Contacts Setup and follow the instructions to transfer your contacts.

How to Secure Your Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos (Face Unlock, Face and Voice Unlock, Pattern and Password)

Securing your Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos is also important, specially if you have a private files that you don't want others to access it. So to prevent others from using your or accessing your personal data without your permission, then you may need to activate the security features. The device requires an unlock code whenever unlocking it.

Setting a face unlock:

1. On the Applications screen, tap Settings.
2. Select Lock screen.
3. Then choose Screen lock.
4. Tap Face unlock.

Fit your face in the frame to be captured. Then, set a backup unlock PIN or pattern to unlock the screen in case the face unlock fails.

Setting a face and voice unlock:

1. On the Applications screen, tap Settings.
2. Select Lock screen.
3. Then choose Screen lock.
4. Tap Face and voice.

Fit your face in the frame to be captured and then set a voice command. Then, set a backup unlock PIN or pattern to unlock the screen in case the face and voice unlock fails.

Setting a pattern:

1. On the Applications screen, tap Settings.
2. Select Lock screen.
3. Then choose Screen lock.
4. Tap Pattern.

Draw a pattern by connecting four dots or more, and then draw the pattern again to verify it. Set a backup unlock PIN to unlock the screen when you forget the pattern.

Setting a PIN:

1. On the Applications screen, tap Settings.
2. Select Lock screen.
3. Then choose Screen lock.
4. Tap PIN.

Enter at least four numbers, and then enter the password again to verify it.

Setting a password:

1. On the Applications screen, tap Settings.
2. Select Lock screen.
3. Then choose Screen lock.
4. Tap Password.

Enter at least four characters including numbers and symbols, and then enter the password again to verify it.

How to Upgrade With the Latest Software on Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos

Keeping your device updated with the latest software fixes bugs on your handset thus contributing to its efficiency and life span. Samsung allows you to install those updates in two ways- through Samsung Kies or Over-the-Air. Well here's how you can install those latest software firmware using this two methods.

Upgrading with Samsung Kies

1. First launch Samsung Kies.

2. Then connect your phone to the computer using the USB cable that came with it.

3. Now Samsung Kies will automatically recognizes your device and a dialogue box
appears showing the available updates, if any.

4. Click the update button in the dialogue box to start upgrading to the latest software.

While you're upgrading the device, you shouldn't turn off the computer or disconnect the USB cable and don't connect other media devices to the computer as it may interfere the upgrading process.

Upgrading over-the-air

1. Go the Applications screen and then tap Settings.

2. Then go to About device.

3. Select Software Update then hit on Update.

How to Make Your Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos a Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot

Smartphones these days can now share its mobile data connection and act as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot. And like those high-end gadgets, Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos is sure to let you experience the benefits of making it as a portable Wi-Fi hotspot. Here's how you can make your Samsung phone the next Wi-Fi hotspot.

1. On your device, go to Settings screen first.

2. Then tap Wi-Fi and tap for more options.

3. Select Advanced options to customize your Wi-Fi settings.

4. Go to Tethering and portable hotspot.

5. And choose Portable Wi-Fi hotspot to share the device's mobile network connection.

And you now have a portable Wi-Fi hotspot using your Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos.

How to Activate and Use Multi Window Feature on Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos

Computers allow us to do multi tasking by letting its users open various windows or screens to work on. Now if you think your phone's display is too small for another screen, then you are indeed underestimating what your phone can do. With Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos, you can still carry on with your multi tasking skill by working on not just one window but two screens at the same time. Here's how you can activate and use the Multi Window feature on your Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos.

1. To activate the Multi Window feature on your phone,go to the Applications screen first.

2. Then tap on Settings.

3. Go to Display and tick Multi Window.

4. To use the Multi Window just tap and holdand the Multi Window panel appears at the left side of the screen.

5. Now select one app and drag another app to a new location. Just drag the bar between the application panels up and down to adjust the panel size.

6. Tap the panel handle to hide or show the panel.

7. To move an open panel, just tap and hold the handle and drag it to an edge of the screen.

8. When a panel is hidden, tap and hold the handle and drag it up or down or left or right to move the handle.

9. To deactivate Multi Window, tap and holdagain.

Take note that when this feature is activated, only applications on the Multi Window panel can run. When launching applications which contains multimedia files such as music and video, sound from both files will be played. And this feature may not be available depending on your region or service provider.

How to Install and Uninstall Apps on Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos

Apps developers are remarkably making good money out of every apps they build. No wonder online stores are mostly visited by smartphone users just to check on the hottest new apps online. If you've found the perfect app for your Samsung Galaxy Grand, then follow these steps in installing and perhaps uninstalling those unwanted apps.

Installing apps

1. First tap on Play Store on the applications screen to view available apps online.

2. You can browse available apps by category or simply tapto search with a keyword.

3. Then select an application to view. To download it on your phone, tap Install. Make sure to double check the app info like its price and ratings before hitting the install button.

4. If there's a charge for that app,tap the price and follow the onscreen instructions to purchase it.

5. To install apps that are from other sources, just go to Applications Settings Security Unknown sources.

Uninstalling apps

1. In uinstalling the apps purchased from the Play Store, tap

2. Then go to My Apps.

3. And select an application you want to delete, then tap Uninstall.

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Azmi Md Saad said...

My Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos don't have the option for 'Network Mode'. How to choose whether to use GSM/WCDMA, or WCDMA only, or GSM only? Any idea?

Christian Arches Abalo said...

I think for Galaxy Grand Duos it will automatically switch to any network mode depending on your signal.,

Dpk said...

Could you please help with the process of transferring data from phone to SD card in samsung galaxy grand. Whatever data I trnasfered through bluetooth from the previous phone, is stored in the phone memory of grand, and i am not able to find the option to move it to SD.

Christian Abalo said...

In transferring files through bluetooth, it will really receive on your phone memory since it is your default storage.,I suggest you use the USB cord and transfer manually the file from your phone to SD card.,

Ravikant Rankawat said...

when i turn on phone screen says-- samsung GALAXY GRAND GT 19082..............THEN NOTHING HAPPENS IT IS ONLY SHOWING THIS FROM LAST 20 MINUTES WHAT TO DO???

JP said...

If u want use 3G network go form WCDMA ,for 2g it is GSM, if u choose GSM/WCDMA the device will automatically swap between 2g and 3g based on the bandwidth available in your locality...

Mathan Kumar said...

I am Unable to Use Mobile data for past three days the symbol just appears and goes off away everytime i switch it on

Mohd Sofian Nordin said...

Use Service Mode

ct said...

i was using swype with security pin but now i have forgot the pin code, what i can i do now?i don't want to loose any of my data..what can be done..?

Anwar said...

i am unable to use 8 GB external memory card in my new galaxy r=grand dous.if i insert 2 GB it working properly.but if i insert GB i can't move move files like picture ,movies to external memory..expecting suggestion from all....

Christian Abalo said...

For this phone, it can support up to 64GB. So i am wondering why your 8GB memory is having problem.,I suggest you try to check were you bought the phone and maybe they can replace it.,You can also try the factory reset and reinsert the memory card afterwards.

Christian Abalo said...

in your case, you need to hard reset your phone. And I'm afraid that you will lose your data for that. But there's no other way.

Christian Abalo said...

if you have still having this kind of problem, try to check with your internet service provider.

Divine said...

I am also facing the same problem and it's saying, memory card is write protected. What should i do?

Divine said...

i am unable to use 8 GB external memory card in my new galaxy grand dous. If i insert 2 GB it working properly.but if i insert 8 GB i can't move move files like picture ,movies to external memory..expecting suggestion from all....I am also facing the same problem and it's saying, memory card is write protected. What should i do?

Deepak Dagar said...

i m using 8gb memory card in my gand phone may be your card have some virus

Deepak Dagar said...

Sorry Its Grand .. :P

Abimbola Olaleye said...

Please I cant hear pple voice while on d call and there is no sound on my samsung grand pls help urgently

gmg babs said...

Cannot connect Samsung Galaxy grand 19082 to computer in storage mode via USB

Azra said...

It did't work for my phone

Mishal Iqbal said...

Hey im using this phone for 15 days I cant see my download files on my notification bar like it used to although the gile do comes in all files
Can anyone help me with this pls?
I need the downloaded things on my notifications/status bar like it used to b

Raju said...

How to change default memory from phone memory to External memory casd??

shubham said...

how to decrease the voice call volume on samsung galaxy grand ... on first call i have decrease call volume but another time when i am making call goes very high... the volume is not setting on default

neeraj bhushan said...

I have got Samsung Grand Duos. I want to see my vacation pictures on a LCD TV on which I use to see the pictures with its inbuilt media player on any other android phone like Samsung ACE Duos. The problem is that now I am not able to see the pictures by GRAND DUOS. The TV is not identifying it as a storage device, though it start charging the phone.

Pl. help how to do it.

Marcelo said...

Thanks. Works Perfect Here.

bala said...

Please use an microUSB cable to HDMI cable and connect between the phone and the TV

sam said...

i had faced same trouble..... but i just unmounted the sd card from the settings...then removed the card n inserted it again.... it worked fine then...

DEvashree DEsai said...

I am unable to hear any sound during a call ie the callers voice. The caller too is unable to hear my voice. I have checked the mute-unmute options during the call and other settings too. I have tried even with earphones on, but in vain. Though I can listen to music with or without earphones perfectly. Please help me. I have samsung galaxy grand duos.

Darshan Jadhav said...

i am using my 16 gb memory card and its more faster that my earlier 8 gb memory card

Darshan Jadhav said...

hehehe small mistake can make any one laugh

Ononuga Victor Kunle said...

Please, could anyone be if help? My galaxy grand went off by it self and it has refused to come on. I have tried charging the battery but to no avail, I even pulled out the battery buy nothing seems to work. I beed help please

sheik said...

tell me how to save the downloaded videos in grand
the downloaded file playing automatically and not able to save the videos
pls tel me how to save it
i tried with different websites

Roseline said...

My Samsung Grand Duos sometimes shuts down after too much photo-taking. What should I do?

adil khan said...

How to forward or backward the song through headphons having problem to go next song and previous can't understand the functions of it plz help sombody

Adil said...

How to change the default strogare from the fone to sd card?

sampa said...

Thanks JP.

Eva Zeni said...

I cant use my mobile data. the mobile data option is greyed out I cant select it .

ajendarreddy said...

if i forgot backup pin in model samsung GT 19082 how can we solve that

Arslan said...

How can a set up a network manually?

rishabh said...

hey i m havng problem in my galxy grand duos as of anything i download or click images apparently comes with its copy den i have to delete one then plzzzz help........

Kulin said...

Thanks! =)

Velu said...

I updated my phone with the latest version of the os. However, after that I am not able to view my hidden photos. can anybody tell me how to retrieve the hidden photos. thank you.


angela said...

have u solved this yet ?

Niyanta Zamindar said...

i m probably very late here but i ve juz purchased ds phn.. hvng trouble wid d encryption process.. ny1 here can tell me how it works?
the device tells me to keep my charger plugged in.. n ve a battery level of more dn 80.. i had all dt.. but den wen i opened d setting the 'encrypt device' button was deactivated.. what's d deal wid ds? n one more thng, while on dt page,wen i wud ask me to plug again. n i checked in d app manager if any such activity was running , showed none. so whats happening?

jeevan said...

same issues I am facing too

jeevan said...

Hi Velu ,
I am also facing the same issues ,,, can Anybody help with this problem ...

This is message with High importance :)


areef said...

am using Samsung Galaxy grand mobile , removed default application gallery, how to restore default application gallery.

Suresh Chandran Pulikkal said...

same problem for me :(
Sometimes I'm able to hear the voice after restarting the phone, but sometimes cant.
this problem started after updating my android version to 4.2.2 in my Samsung Galaxy Grand.

Suresh Chandran Pulikkal said...

Problem while making calls.
I can't hear the voice when making calls.

Sometimes I'm able to hear the voice of caller after restarting the phone, but sometimes can't.
I've checked mute/unmute options.

This problem started after updating my android version to 4.2.2 in my Samsung Galaxy Grand.

Anyone please suggest a solution.

Suresh Chandran Pulikkal said...

Tap on left soft button on your phone after going to gallery
Then choose unhide items
then u will able to see the hidden item.

After that again tap on left soft button then > select item > select > tap on left soft button > show hidden items.

Abdo Em Pac Najeeb said...

why when i connect the phone to my computer , and open the sounds folder in the memory card , i can't find any songs , so why is that , and what can i do ?? plzz help .

mendiz said...

i am unable to save new contacts,as it is reading as unable to save new contacts

P Srinivas said...

Is it possible to screen mirror with smart tv using samsung grand duos???

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nora nustafa said...

where i can find my pin for galaxy grand gt-19082 serial number RF1D92KM2FZ

lynee ayuban said...

my phone also is SG grand dous my problem po aq ung earphone ko kasi d xa ng wwork pag call pero pg music ok naman,.please help nmn po.. thank you

Christian Abalo said...

na try mo na bang mag Factory Reset?.,mukhang may software problem yan.,

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lynee ayuban said...

Pro kkbili q lang nito last 20 so la pko gaanong nkalikot nong tnry q nga po gamitin ng earphone ayw pg call

hisham said...

Please i cant move any icon from my homescreen ..whenever i push on it for long time in order to grand duos open it :( :(

Pls apply to

Habib said...

network mode is not displaying in my galaxy grand please help

rajat said...

hiiii my samsung galaxy grand security is not working please help me

Christian A said...

try to hard reset your phone.,if still nothing happens then you need to contact where you purchased the phone for replacement.,

ritesh bhasin said...

how to lock messages & gallery in gt 19082.

Christian A said...

you can use the APP lock.,you can check some info here.,

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Syeeda said...

could you please tell me how to apply password on picture gallery? so that nobody can see my picture?

Shalini said...

Nice tips. I am using this phone. This phone has so many others excellent features. You can check at Samsung India site

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