Manage Groups on Samsung Galaxy Note 3

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You can categorize contacts into groups and send messages and email to members in that group simultaneously. This article will discuss how to manage groups on Samsung Galaxy Note3. In this article, you will learn how to create a new group, add and remove a contact from a group, edit a group, and send emails or messages to a group.

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Manage a Contact Group on Samsung Galaxy Note3

Contact groups allow you to categorize contacts into groups. You can also, quickly and easily, send multiple SMS and emails to all or chosen contacts in the group. This section will discuss how to create, edit and manage contact groups.

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Create a New Group

By default, your phone has preset groups you can add your contacts to. If your desired group is not on the preset list, you can create a new group by following the procedures below:

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    Go to your Note3's home screen.
    There are two ways of getting to the home screen:
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    1. Tap on the home button once.
    2. Tap on the Back key a few times until you get to the home screen.
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    Tap on the Contacts icon.
    Open the Contacts app by tapping the phone book icon on the lower part of your Note3's screen.
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    Tap on the Groups tab.
    When you are in the Contacts app, you can tap on the Groups tab (second tab on top) to get into the Group page.
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    Tap on "Menu" and choose "Create".
    From the Groups tab, you will see a list of available groups on your Galaxy Note3. To create a new group, you need to tap on the Menu key (lower-left soft key) once to view a list of available options. From the list of options, tap on Create to start creating your own group.
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    Name the group.
    Using the on-screen keyboard, enter the desired name for the group you will be creating. Tap on "Save" to save the name of the group and go back to the group page.
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    Choose a ringtone for the group.
    Tap on the Group ringtone tab to choose from the list of available ringtones. You can also Add a music file from your device as a ringtone. Tap on "OK" to set the chosen ringtone and go back to the Group page.
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    Choose a message alert for the group.
    Tap on the "Message Alert" tab to choose from the list of available message alert on your Galaxy Note3. Tap on "OK" to set the chosen message alert and go back to the Group page.
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    Choose a vibration pattern for the group.
    Tap on the "Vibration Pattern" tab to choose from the list of vibration patterns for your device. You can also make your own vibration pattern by tapping on the Create button. Tap on "OK" to set the chosen vibration pattern and go back to the Group page.
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    Add members to the group.
    Tap on the "Add Member" tab to add a contact to the group. You can add multiple members by marking the boxes to the left of the contacts. Tap on "Done" to go back to the Group page.
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    Tap on Save to save the changes.
    You will now be taken to the group list and you can see the group that you just recently created on the list.
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    You have successfully learned how to add a new contact group on your Samsung Galaxy Note3.
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Adding a Contact to an Existing Group

You can follow the procedures in this section to add a contact to an existing group:

  1. 1
    Go to your Note3's home screen.
    There are two ways of getting to the home screen:  
    1. Tap on the Home button once.
    2. Tap on the Back key a few times until you get to the home screen.
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    Tap on the Contacts icon.
    Open the Contacts app by tapping the phone book icon on the lower part of your Note3's screen.
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    Tap on the Groups tab.
    When you are on the Contacts app, you can tap on the Groups tab (second tab on top) to get into the Group page.
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    Tap on the desired group.
    Choose the group name where you want to add the contact to. Tap on it to open the target contact group.
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    Tap the Add a contact icon.
    On the group page, tap on the Add a Contact icon on the upper right part of the screen to see the list of contacts on your Galaxy Note3.
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    Choose the contacts you want to add.
    From the list of contacts on your device, tap on the square to the left of each contact you want to add to the group.
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    Tap Done.
    When you have selected the desired contacts, tap on the Done button on the upper-right part of your Note3's screen.
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    The selected contacts will now show up on the list in the group.
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    You have successfully learned how to add a new contact to an existing group on your Samsung Galaxy Note3.
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Removing a Contact from an Existing Group on Samsung Galaxy Note3

You can remove a contact from an existing group by following the procedures below:

  1. 1
    Go to your Note3's home screen.
    There are two ways of getting to the home screen:  
    1. Tap on the Home button once
    2. Tap on the Back key a few times until you get to the home screen.
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  2. 2
    Tap on the Contacts icon.
    Open the Contacts app by tapping the phone book icon on the lower part of your Note3's screen.
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    Tap on the Groups tab.
    When you are on the Contacts app, you can tap on the Groups tab (second tab on top) to get into the Group page.
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    Tap on the desired group.
    Choose the group name the contact is in that you want to remove.
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    Tap on the "Menu" button and choose Remove Member.
    View the available options of the Group by tapping on the Menu button (lower-left soft key) and tapping on Remove Member.
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    Choose the contact or contacts you want to remove.
    From the list of contacts that are part of the group, tap on the square button to their right to mark them as one of the contacts to be removed.
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    Tap on Done.
    When you have ticked on the contacts that you want to erase from the list, tap on Done to remove them from the group.
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    The contact will be removed from the group.
    After tapping on "Done", you will be taken back to the group page. You will now notice that the selected contacts you wanted to delete, are not in the list anymore.
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    You have successfully learned how to remove contacts from a group on your Samsung Galaxy Note3.
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Editing a Group on Samsung Galaxy Note3

If you want to edit an existing group, you can do it by following the procedures below:

  1. 1
    Go to your Note3's home screen.
    There are two ways of getting to the home screen:  
    1. Tap on the Home button once
    2. Tap on the Back key a few times until you get to the home screen
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  2. 2
    Tap on the Contacts icon.
    Open the Contacts app by tapping the phone book icon on the lower part of your Note3's screen.
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  3. 3
    Tap on the Groups tab.
    When you are on the Contacts app, you can tap on the Groups tab (second tab on top) to get into the Group page.
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    Tap and hold on the group that you want to edit.
    From the list of groups, look for the group that you want to edit. Tap and hold the group's name and wait for options to appear.
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    Tap Edit Group.
    From the options that pop up, choose Edit Group.
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    You can opt to edit the Group name, Group ringtone, Message alert or Vibration pattern.
    You can also add new members to the group. Simply tap on the corresponding fields to edit them.
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    Tap on Save to save the changes that you made.
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    You have successfully learned how to edit a group on your Samsung Galaxy Note3.
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Sending an SMS and Email to Members of a Group

You can utilize the group feature to quickly send an SMS and email to all or some chosen members of a group. To do that, simply follow the procedures below:

  1. 1
    Go to your Note3's home screen.
    There are two ways of getting to the home screen:  
    1. Tap on the home button once
    2. Tap on the Back key a few times until you get to the home screen.
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  2. 2
    Tap on the Contacts icon.
    Open the Contacts app by tapping the phone book icon on the lower part of your Note3's screen.
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  3. 3
    Tap on the Groups tab.
    When you are on the Contacts app, you can tap on the Groups tab (second tab on top) to get into the Group page.
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    Tap on the Group that you want to send a message or email to.
    Tapping on a group name will open the group page.
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    Tap on the "Menu" key.
    From the Group page, tap on the Menu key (lower-left soft button) to view group options.
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    If you want to send a message, tap on Send Message.
    You will then be taken to the member list, where you have the option to Select All or select specific members. Tap on the boxes to the right of the contacts to include them in your message. You will be directed to the messaging app, where you can start composing your message.
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    If you want to send an email, tap on Send Email.
    You will then be taken to the member list, with emails on them, where you will have the option to Select All or select specific members. Tap on the boxes to the right of the contacts to include them in your email. You will be directed to the email app where you can start composing your email to the intended recipients.
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    You have successfully learned how to send messages and email to groups on your Samsung Galaxy Note3.
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Deleting a Group on Samsung Galaxy Note3

If you want to edit an existing group, you can do it by following the procedures below:

  1. 1
    Go to your Note3's home screen.
    There are two ways of getting to the home screen:  
    1. Tap on the Home button once
    2. Tap on the Back key for a few times until you get to the Home screen.
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  2. 2
    Tap on the Contacts icon.
    Open the Contacts app by tapping the phone book icon on the lower part of your Note3's screen.
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  3. 3
    Tap on the Groups tab.
    When you are on the Contacts app, you can tap on the Groups tab (second tab on top) to get into the Group page.
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  4. 4
    Tap and hold on the group that you want to edit.
    From the list of groups, look for the group that you want to edit. Tap and hold to the group's name and wait for options to appear.
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    Tap on Delete.
    On the option that will pop up, tap on the "Delete" option to initiate deletion of the group.
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    Choose what data to delete.
    You will be given the choice to delete the group completely, or include the group members from being deleted. If you choose the latter one, all contacts in the selected group will be deleted from your Galaxy Note3.
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    Tap on OK.
    Your device will ask a final confirmation if you are sure with proceeding with the process. Tap on "OK" to delete the group.
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    The group is now deleted.
    The Group name will not show in the group list anymore. If you have included the members in deletion, they will also not appear on the contacts.
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    You have successfully learned how to delete a group on your Samsung Galaxy Note3.
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Questions and Answers

As I made group already now I want to send email answer message?

As I made group already now as I send SMS and one contact have 5 - 6 numbers I will to send to 2 numbers of that contact how can it possible as well as I want to send email to same how can it possible

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Please reword your question for I cannot fully understand the question due to its wording. In this section fully elaborate on your question so that you can get the best help.

How do I share group list with another Note3?

I need to share the groups that I created on my device with another Note2

On your device you will not have the opportunity to in fact send your whole group to another device. The only way that you are able to share a contact is by using the options that I will place below in order to help you to be able to send out your group information to another device:

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1. Go to your contacts list.

2. Long press over a contact.

3. You will see the option to send contact information.

4. Also you will see the option to share via which will allow you to share the contact through Bluetooth, email, Drive or any other application on your device.

Here is a video on sharing a contact on your device:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEheuPR8EhQ

Editing group names on Galaxy Note3?

I was trying to edit (and or) delete some of the default group names. Can this be done

I have changed my group names a couple of times from what the device has created for my devices contacts. I will in fact be helping you with the changing of your group name. Follow my steps below so that I will be able to help you with the changing of your devices name:

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-Go to contacts.

-Go to the group tab.

-Locate the name of the group you want to change.

-Long press over the group.

-Select the option in the pop up to edit group.

-After tapping on edit group you will be taken to the edit page.

-Simple change the name of the group to what you desire.

-From here select the option done .

After this check your group list to be able to see the new name that has been assigned to that group on your device. The only group that cannot be changed is the "not assigned" group that the device has made.

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I do not have a group tab at the top of my contact list in order to create one it says keypad recent favorites and then contacts, how do I get a tab for group

How do I create a group tab in my contact list. I only have keypad recent favorites contacts listed

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How do I remove someone from group messages that doesn't want to be in there?

My friend has a Galaxy, also and would like to be removed

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Problems with group messaging on Samsung Note3?

I send a group message out. Three people have iPhones and two have Samsung androids ( Galaxy 5 and Note2). When they answer the only ones who appear in the group are the iPhone users. The Android users come in separately. I find this odd as I have a Note3. My service is sprint and they are not helping

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Remove Android group text contacts, Samsung Note3?

Please give me directions on how to remove an Android contact from a group text on my Samsung Note3

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See more questions like this: Hi, I have a Samsung Note3 and for some reason, I can't see other contacts in a group e-mail that I received. What should I do?

Display names not showing in message?

I can't see the name of sender in messages that are in my contact list. If I alter their number to have +61 in front it shows their name but my husband's S5 does it automatically

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I need to share my group contacts with another phone, but I see someone has asked that and it can not be done. Is that still the case?

I am able to share my contacts easily. I need to share my groups. Is there a way?

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Using Exchange 365, Outlook 2007, Note5?

Using Exchange 365, Outlook 2007, Windows 10 Galaxy Note5 In Outlook 2007 groups are known as "Categories". Device syncs other groups in other folders but not a particular folder with a particular category. Tried creating a group on device but device says that group/category is already present. Q. How can I force the device to accept a particular folder and particular group/category? By the way I am trying to get the phone to ignore all other folders/groups/categories. I had to clear all the categories from all other folders in Outlook 2007 in order to keep the device from loading all folders and all groups/categories

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I can't sync my Note3 with Gmail and I'm thinking it's because of the groups are not of the same structure?

I can't sync my Note3 with Gmail and I'm thinking its because of the groups are not of the same structure, but I have trouble deleting groups in my Note3, the options delete does not exist. I have tried: Remove Gmail account and reinstall again, but still does not work. I think it was caused by: Maybe the contacts are not synced

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Delete or hide or rename default groups on S4?

Delete or hide or rename default groups on S4. I have tried: All the ways to edit self-made groups

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