Samsung S3 ICS Android Email & Message Count differs from actual!

Just got my new Samsung S3 yesterday, first thing I did (as all techies would) was to update to the latest firmware, sync your emails/contacts/calendar, download apps and get it started.

Just then, I notice that after I read my emails, the home screen icon still showing unread mails!  as do the SMS messages.  So I did google a bit to find out what’s wrong.  Honestly, nothing really works other than this post that tell you reset to factory default.  Since it was new, why not give that a shot.  That solves it!

For those not sure how to do a reset, just go to your phone dial and key this in:


Wait patiently, it will reset to factory default.