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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Record a HD Video in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Taking a picture is one of the most frequently done activities by the smartphone users. To facilitate the users to do this activity, the Samsung Galaxy SIV has been equipped with the 13MP rear camera and 2MP front camera as well as the stock Camera app that has a set of useful features which will allow you to get the best result.

See also: How to Use Camera App to Take Pictures in the Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 4.4 Kitkat

Aside from taking pictures, you can also use the Camera app to record a video. With the high resolution and another useful feature owned by this phone camera even, even you can use this phone camera to record a HD video.



How to record a HD video?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open the Camera app.Use the highest resolution to get the best result by using the following the steps:Tap the Menu key and then select Settings.Tap Camcorder tab.Tap Video size and then select 1920x1080(16:9) or 1440x1080(4:3).If you handheld the phone while recording a video, you can turn on…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Fix Self Portrait Photos Flipping in Android 4.4 Kitkat

By default, the Camera app in the Samsung Galaxy SIV uses the rear camera to take pictures. Even so, the app also gives you an option in the more options which will let you to switch between the rear and front camera. By using the front camera, you can take self portrait photos.

See also: How to Use Camera App to Take Pictures in the Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 4.4 Kitkat

Still about the front camera, a few days back an insider asked me why her self portrait photo was saved as a mirror image(her left side becomes the right side). FYI, when the front camera is activated, you'll be provided an option called save as flipped which will allow you to flip your self portrait photos or not. By default, this option is disabled so that the self portrait photo will be saved as a normal image. If you're experiencing the self portrait photos flipping problem, then the save as flipped option may have been accidentally enabled. So, to fix this problem, you have to disable this option.



How…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Edit Quick Settings in the Camera App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Camera app is one of the stock apps owned by the Samsung Galaxy SIV that you can use to take pictures or record videos. This app has been equipped with a set of useful features that will allow you to get the best result, for instance: various shooting modes and photo effects, flash, auto night detection, etc.

See also: How to Use Camera App to Take Pictures in the Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 4.4 Kitkat

While you're in the Camera app and then tap to see more options, you'll see 6 most frequently used shortcuts, by default they are: Settings, Flash, Auto night detection, Voice control, Recording mode and Share. The best part of this is that there are three shortcuts that are customizable. You can remove, add, replace and rearrange those three shortcuts according to your need.



How to edit quick settings in the Camera app?
You can customize those three customizable shortcuts(except the Settings, Recording mode, and Share) in the more options by using the following steps:
Open th…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Use Camera App to Take Pictures in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Aside from being used to communicate with others, taking pictures using the phone is one of the most frequently done activities by the users therefore no wonder if how well the camera performance to take pictures becomes the users considerations when they want to buy a smartphone. To meet that need, Samsung Galaxy SIV has pinned 13MP rear camera and 2MP front camera as well as provided the Camera app as one of the stock apps so that the user can take a picture directly without having to install any app first.



How to take a picture using the Camera app?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open the Camera app.While you're in the Camera app, you can use the following options: : Tap this option to switch between the front and rear camera. The Camera app uses the rear camera by default. : Tap this option to switch between the single and dual camera mode. The Camera app uses the single camera mode by default. : Tap this option to view more options(e.g: Settings, Flash, Auto night detection, etc…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Zoom In or Zoom Out in the Camera App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

A useful feature that has been available in the Samsung Galaxy S4 since this phone got update to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean is the ability to change the Volume key function in the Camera app. If in the previous version you're only allowed to use the Volume key to zoom in or zoom out, now you can assign the Volume key as the camera key or the record key.

See also: How to Change the Volume Key Function in the Camera App in the Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 4.4 Kitkat

The zoom function can be used when you want to enlarge the size of the object you'll take, for instance when you want to take a picture from a distance (e.g: taking a picture of a small bird or something far away) or when you want to take a picture of a small object more focus and detail.


How to zoom in or zoom out in the Camera app?
There are two methods available that you can use to zoom in or out in the Camera app, by using the Volume key and using the gesture.

Method #1: By using the Volume key
Unless you've assi…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Change the Volume Key Function in the Camera App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Nowadays, how well the camera performance to take pictures becomes one of the users considerations when they're buying a smartphone. To meet that need, the Samsung Galaxy SIV has pinned 13MP rear camera and 2MP front camera to allow you get the best result when taking a picture using this phone. Moreover, the flexibility to change the default storage will allow you to set the SD card as the default storage in the Camera app so that all pictures taken by the Camera will be saved in the SD card and you don't need to worry running out the internal storage free space quickly.

See also: How to Change Default Storage in the Camera App in the Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 4.4 Kitkat

Another adjustable option in the Camera app is the Volume key function. By default, the Volume key can be used by the user to zoom in or out while taking a picture. But, after this phone got update to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, the Volume key can be assigned as the camera key or the record key. This will of…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Change Default Storage in the Camera App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Samsung Galaxy SIV has been equipped with the SD card slot that will allow you to expand your storage and prevent the internal storage fully loaded quickly by inserting an SD card to your phone. If you have already inserted an SD card to your phone, then you can set it as the default storage in some apps. One of apps that will let you to change the default storage is the Camera app. You can set this app to save all pictures you take with the Camera app to the internal storage or to the SD card.



How to change default storage in the Camera app?
If you wish to switch between the internal storage and the SD card as the default storage in the Camera app, then you can use the following steps:
Open the Camera app.Tap the Settings icon to view more options.Tap the Settings icon to enter the settings menuTap the Settings tab.Scroll down to find Storage, then tap it. You'll see two options available:Device: select this option if you want to save the picture you take with the Camera in the i…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Add or Remove Songs Within Playlist in the Music Player App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Creating playlist is the feature that you can find in the stock Music Player app. You can use this feature to categorize the songs according to your own category, for instance a playlist contains the love songs or a playlist contains the religious songs, etc.

See also: How to Create, Edit or Delete Playlist in the Music Player App in the Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 4.4 Kitkat

When you're creating a playlist usually you'll be brought to a screen where you can add songs into the playlist you've just created. However, aside from adding songs when creating a new playlist you can also add or remove songs within an existing playlist with ease.


How to add songs to a playlist?
Basically, there are two methods available that you can do to add one song or more to a playlist, from the playlist or from the menu/tab where you can see the songs list.


Method #1: From the playlist
Open Music Player app.Tap Playlists tab.Tap the required playlist.Tap Add button.Select the desired songs yo…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Show or Hide Default Playlists in the Music Player App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Almost everyone likes listening to the music. That's why no wonder if the Samsung Galaxy SIV has provided the stock Music Player app to the users so that they can listen to the music whenever they want with ease directly from the phone without having to install any music player app first. The Music player app also allows you to create your own playlists to facilitate you grouping them per category you like. It'll be useful if you have lot of music with various genres.

See also: How to Create, Edit and Delete Playlist in the Music Player App in the Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 4.4 Kitkat

Aside from allowing the users to create their own playlists, the Music Player app also has provided four default playlists that you can find under the Playlists tab/menu, The playlist names are pretty self explanatory: 1) Favourite 2) Most played 3) Recently played 4) Recently added. Except the Favourite playlist, you're allowed to show or hide other default playlists.



How to show or hide …

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Create, Edit and Delete Playlist in the Music Player App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Almost everyone like to listen to the music, especially listen to their favourite music. It may be the reason why the Samsung Galaxy SIV made the Music player app as one of its stock apps. By using this app, you can listen to the music that you've saved in your phone easily whenever you like.

See also: How to Play Music Using Music Player in Android 4.4 Kitkat in the Samsung Galaxy S4

To facilitate you, the Music player app also has been equipped with some useful features, for instance a feature that let you to create a new playlist to allow you grouping some music per category or edit a playlist or even delete unwanted playlist. Creating playlist of course will useful for those of you who have tons of music files or those of you who like music with various genres.


How to create a new playlist?
By default, this app has some build-in playlists. But, if you want to create your own playlist, then you can do so by following the steps below:
Open the Music player app.Tap Playlists tab.Ta…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Play Music Using Music Player App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

In addition equipped with some communication-related apps to facilitate the user to communicate with others such as Phone app to make a call or Messaging app to send a message, this phone also has been equipped with some media-related apps. One of media-related apps is Gallery app that will allow you to view all pictures you've saved in your phone or even viewing pictures from other sources such as Facebook or Picasa web albums.

See also: How to Fix Can't Remove Picasa Album from Gallery App in the Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 4.4 Kitkat

Another media-related app available in this phone is the Music player app. You can use this app to play all music files on your phone, either those are in the internal storage or in the SD card. All music files will be automatically scanned and indexed by the Music player app so that you can play them easily using this app.


How to use music player app to play music?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open Music Player app.You can see all your music…