Update to video:
Turns out the additional connectors are for using smart switch - allowing you to move your content from your old device to your new galaxy device. Use your existing devices USB data/charging cable and plug the full sized USB end into your new device to get your devices connected to each other.
Go to Settings : Cloud and accounts : Smart Switch
Agree to Terms and Conditions
Connect the two devices
Select content you want to transfer
Tab the icon at the bottom of the screen to start transferring
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Hi All, I wanted to share how cool and easy document scanning is on the new LG Stylo 3. Getting to the scanning menu is simple... just pop out the stylus and a quick menu comes up that lets you choose from 'Pop Memo', 'Pop Scanner', 'QuickMemo+' or 'Maps'. You'll want to select Pop Scanner. A screen 'pops' up (similar to a camera screen) to line up a box around the document you want to scan. Select the 'camera' icon at the bottom of the screen and BAM... you're in business. BUTTTT.. before you do that you'll want to choose from the little 'film' reel at the top and choose the filter you want for your scan. Mine seems to default to more of a Sepia Tone... and I really want a nice bright scan. So, choose your filter.. and then the 'camera' icon.. and then... BAM... you're really in business. From there you can choose how much of the image you want to capture by using the selector box to expand or minimize the area of your document. Then click done. Once you've selected your content you can 'scan new' to add more pages, or 'Insert' to add text and markup.. or crop. Once you're done with your document you can go to quick memo and edit some more and select how you want to share it.. I choose PDF... Excellent for sending expense reports, directions, highlighted sections of documents and more. Hope this was useful. Interested in the Stylo 3? Ask me anything! "Disclaimer: The Product Ambassadors are Sprint employees from many different parts of the company that love technology. They volunteer to test out all sorts of Sprint devices and offer opinions freely to the Community. Each Product Ambassador shares their own opinions of these devices, therefore the information in this post does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprint. The PA's do not represent the company in an official way, and should not be expected to respond to Community members in an official capacity. #sprintemployee."
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Good afternoon, Due to a 'personal' issue last week I was unable to post any updates regarding the Stylo 3. Well, I'm back and not to worry - I'm A-OK. Not that you were worried... but if you were, now you know. How I've used the Stylo 3 so far... I've been using the Stylo 3 for a couple of weeks now as my work device. As far as work phones go, I don't use them a ton during the day, but here's how I use it: Glance at my calendar and emails, join calls, play a little bit of spotify/youtube and send/receive files on dropbox/google drive. I don't Facebook on it, or tweet... I do mess around with taking pictures and screenshots. That being said, this battery lasts 2 days easy... on the Sprint network, without using WiFi. I have other devices that shall not be named in this blog, but I'll tell you now, they don't hold a candle to the life I'm getting on the Stylo. Of course, that's also in line with the small number of apps I have loaded on the device. So, a couple of tips etc. One - If you use the stylus which is really cool to play around with, make sure you don't change your keyboard to one that doesn't allow handwriting. One of the things I love about android is the customization, however when I changed to the google keyboard there was no way to use handwriting. I switched back to the stock LG keyboard so I can use the stylus. To change the settings on the keyboard to handwriting: Get into a message and tap on the line where you want to begin typing - try a text message. When the keyboard pops up press and long hold on the settings cog and then choose the little 'pen' option. This will change the mode to handwriting. Once you begin writing you'll see the wor ds become text automatically in the line where you're used to seeing text. Just remember to hit 'space' after each word. I find this way of handwriting to text to be a lot quicker than using an actual keyboard sometimes. Another feature you may find handy with the stylus - as soon as you pop out the stylus a little menu pops up... and your most recent quick memos pop too. This makes it easy to get to the memos as well as easy to get to other features such as a pop-memo (kind of like a sticky note) a quick screen capture, a document scanner (that you can markup), quick memo and Maps (that you can also markup). A small 'pen' icon stays up on the screen for you to use at anytime from there.. as long as they stylus is pulled out. You can move it to other places on the screen so it doesn't cover up any of your other app icons. Camera Tip - When I first used the camera all the pictures were automatically in black and white. I thought maybe my device was broken... don't panic - it's not broken - there's filters automatically built into the camera - how cool! When you open the camera, just click on the little 'film' icon at the top and your presented with multiple filters. :) And then you can choose from the quick menu when you pull out the stylus to draw or add text to one of your pictures! Like this one - Wish you were here! :) One thing to note - the images/screenshots in this blog were created with and on the Stylo 3. Even the great picture of the NY Chrysler Building - oh, without a filter this time. heh... That's all for now - Interested in the Stylo 3? Ask me anything! "Disclaimer: The Product Ambassadors are Sprint employees from many different parts of the company that love technology. They volunteer to test out all sorts of Sprint devices and offer opinions freely to the Community. Each Product Ambassador shares their own opinions of these devices, therefore the information in this post does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprint. The PA's do not represent the company in an official way, and should not be expected to respond to Community members in an official capacity. #sprintemployee."
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Good Morning, It's Saturday AM, April 15th 2017. A package containing the Stylo 3 from Sprint arrived last night, but I had rehearsal and was unable to give it the attention it deserved. So, here I am first thing this AM (10:36AM actually - don't judge), like a kid on Xmas day ready to open it up and check it out. First thing I noticed is the shipping box. The 'big caution' on the side would have you think there was something a bit more suspect and dangerous inside with emergency instructions and fire symbols... perhaps new laws due to the 'exploding phone' fiasco last year. - I digress. Packaging discarded and time to check out the LG Stylo 3. The box it comes in is an off-white-gray/tanish color. It's a nice unpretentious box, but as I turn it over in my hands I can hear/feel something a bit loose inside. Hopefully that doesn't mean bad news. I open the two little pieces of tape... and bam! A nice sized screen is staring up at me! No Frills, flyers or fancy print on the screen... just here I am! I like that it's 'right down to business'. For $264 price tag you get a lot of device, but of course shouldn't expect all the 'grand opening' bells and whistles. Picking up the Stylo 3 - it's SO light I'm sure the battery must not be in it, so I quickly check the rest of the box to confirm my suspicions...cuz if I'm right this would be the lightest big screen phone on the planet. Yes, the battery is separate in the box. along with a 'travel adapter', mini-USB cable and an Safety and Warranty Guide. I usually use an LG G5 as my daily device so you'll see me comparing the two devices in the upcoming blog series. - When comparing LG G5 to the size to the Stylo 3 I realize they're really not that far apart. The G5 is obviously smaller, but when I put one on top of the other I was surprised at how close they really were. Yet, somehow the screen of the Stylo 3 looks and feels bigger - which a user of a phablet would want/expect. I can't wait to use it to see how it feels in comparison. On a table lying on their backs, the Stylo 3 is just slightly thinner than the G5, but barely noticeable. Honestly, the Stylo 3 looks very nice. The chrome colored bezel around the sides for support with the black/titan plastic looks simple and 'executive' and looks well above its modest price tag. The titan color in general is very nice! For 'plastic' it looks metal and has a 'brushed lines' look to it. Notice the textured lines and metal bezel. Nice and thin too! So, time to put in the battery - err.. OK, I like to have an easy start guide to be honest. There isn't one included. I guess they figure everyone knows how to install a battery and boot up their phone by now. Of course, the little things I'm interested in besides how to install are.. do I need to charge it all the way first before use? Do I need to let it drain fully before my next recharge..etc. Anyway, I unwrap the battery - and on the left side toward the bottom of the phone is a little space that allows you to pull off the back cover (in the picture above) to easily pull up/off the back cover. Oh Happy Day!!! Yes - I forgot to mention this - you can swap out the battery in this device. I love that feature in phones that have it. As a work device it's great to have, but in general when you're out and about and take a lot of pictures it's nice to be able to just swap the battery in and out. I gladly give up water resistance for this feature! K, where was I... installing the battery. The battery is super thin and light too. 3200mAh should be a decent amount of juice to keep me going... we'll see in the next blog re: First impressions - use case. Nice thing battery - doesn't add bulk or weight! Battery just pops right into the phone. Just above the battery you can see the SIM card and the Micro-SD Card slot which I'm sure will be necessary with a device with 16GB of memory. The cover snaps back on very easily... I had an old competitors device years ago that was a bit more painful to put the back on. This just snaps in place, like it belongs there. - ...And now to power it on. More on that later... I still have to activate it! However, I will say the battery is at around 50% at boot ;). Interested in the Stylo 3? Ask me anything! Photos of the Stylo 3 taken with an LG G5. "Disclaimer: The Product Ambassadors are Sprint employees from many different parts of the company that love technology. They volunteer to test out all sorts of Sprint devices and offer opinions freely to the Community. Each Product Ambassador shares their own opinions of these devices, therefore the information in this post does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Sprint. The PA's do not represent the company in an official way, and should not be expected to respond to Community members in an official capacity. #sprintemployee."
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