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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Enable and Use Smart Stay in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Samsung Galaxy SIV comes with some advanced features that will surely be able to improve your experience while using this phone, one of which is the smart stay feature. Turning on this feature will allow your phone to detect your face by using the front camera so that the screen will remain on as long as you're looking at it.


How to enable or disable the smart stay feature?
By default, this feature is disabled therefor if you want to use it then you have to enable it first. You can enable or disable this feature either from the quick settings panel or the Settings menu.


Method #1: From the quick settings panel
Swipe down the top of the screen with two fingers to open up the quick settings panel.Depending on your current settings, tap the Smart stay button to enable or disable this option. When the button turns green means the option is enabled.

Method #1: From the Settings menu
Go to Settings.Tap My device tab.Scroll down to find Smart screen and then tap it.Depending on your current s…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Fix Can't Find Hidden Pictures in Gallery app in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Today an insider told me that she couldn't find some pictures that have been hidden by her using the hide items options in the Gallery app. Normally, when you hide a picture in the Gallery app by using the hide items option, then you can find/unhide them easily by using the show hidden items option in the Gallery app. Sadly to say that in some cases, some of hidden pictures are suddenly missing and can't be found both in the show hidden items option in Gallery app or in the default folder where you save the picture files in the My Files app.

See also: How to Hide or Show Hidden Pictures in the Gallery app in the Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 4.4 Kitkat

I've read somewhere out there and found that in the Android 4.4 Kitkat, all hidden files using that method will be moved to the another hidden folder in the internal storage. That's why you can't find them in their default folder. You have to move them to another unhide folder manually to display them back in the G…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Fix Can't Remove Facebook Photo Albums in the Gallery App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

By default, you'll be presented with some sync options while you're installing the Facebook app in your phone, one of which is the sync Gallery option that will allow you to sync your Facebook photo albums with your phone so that you can view them directly from the Gallery app. If you chose to skip/disable this option at that time, then you can enable/activate the sync option by adding your Facebook account to the Gallery app.

See also: How to Sync Facebook Photo Albums with Gallery App in the Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 4.4 Kitkat

As with other sync processes, the sync process between your Facebook photo albums and Gallery app can cause your phone becomes slower than before, and it'll be worse if you have a ton of photos on your Facebook account. In some cases, the sync process may cause the Gallery app crashes or slows or doesn't work properly. If the problem start irritating you, then you can fix them by stopping sync process or removing the Facebook account from…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Sync Facebook Photo Albums with Gallery App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

As we all know that Facebook has been being one of the most popular social media since a couple years back. Having a Facebook account allows you to stay connected with others' users, create status, share picture, etc. Even though this app is quite popular but the Samsung Galaxy SIV didn't include it as one of the pre-installed apps therefore you have to install this app by yourself through the Google Play Store if you want to use this app in your phone.

See also: How to Download and Install Free Apps From the Google Play Store in the Samsung Galaxy S4

So, if you already have a Facebook account and often upload your photos to your account from various devices, then you can sync your Facebook photo albums with your phone so that you can view them directly from the Gallery app and use all available options in this app, for instance set a Facebook photo as the wallpaper, contact photo, etc or share the photo to your contacts easily from the Gallery app.



How to sync Facebook photo …

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Use Buddy Photo Share in the Gallery App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

If you like taking picture with your friends and then want to share the picture with them, then you can do that thing easily in this phone by utilizing the buddy photo share feature that you can find in the Gallery app. In order to be able to use this feature, first you have to enable the face tag feature in the Gallery app and then tag your contacts to the recognized faces on the pictures. Once done, you can easily share the picture to the tagged contacts through the email message or multimedia message.



How to share a picture using buddy photo share?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open the Gallery app.Tap an album and then tap the required picture to view it.If you have not tagged your contacts on the picture yet, then you have to tag them first. If you don't know how to do so, you can see the complete steps here.If you have already tagged your contacts on the picture then you can share the picture easily to the tagged contacts by tapping the Menu key and then select Buddy photo sha…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Enable and Use Face Tag in the Gallery App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Gallery app has been equipped with several useful features, one of which is the face tag feature. Turning on this feature will help you to recognize faces on the pictures and then allow you to tag your contacts with ease. After you've added a contact to the recognized face then you'll be easier to make a call, send a text or email message or share the picture to the contact. By default, this option is disabled, so in order to make you able to use this feature you have to enable it first from the Gallery app settings.


How to enable or disable face tag in the Gallery app?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open the Gallery app.Tap the Menu key and then select Settings.Depending on your current settings, tap Face tag to enable or disable this option. When the box next to this option is ticked means the option is enabled. When this option is enabled, you'll see the yellow box appears around the recognized faces in the picture.

How to use face tag?
Once the face tag feature is activate…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Enable and Use Turn Over to Mute/Pause in Android 4.4 Kitkat

To speed up the way you control and interact with your Samsung Galaxy SIV, this phone has provided you some motion features, one of which is turn over to mute/pause which will let you easily mute playing sounds when you receive incoming calls, message alerts or when the alarms go off by turning over the device. This feature also let you easily pause the music/video playback with the same way. In order to make you be able to use this feature, you have to enable it through the motion menu.



How to enable or disable turn over to mute/pause?
Below are the steps to do so:
Go to Settings.Tap My device tab.Scroll down to find Motions and gestures, and then tap it.Slide the ON/OFF switch next to Motion to the right to enable it.Tap Motion.Depending on your current settings, tap the ON/OFF switch next to Mute/Pause to enable or disable this option. When the switch is on the right side or shows green means this option is enabled.
How to use turn over to mute/pause?
Once the turn over to mute/pause …

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Enable and Use Pan to Browse Images in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Samsung Galaxy SIV is equipped with some motions that will help you controlling and interacting with your phone easily, one of which is pan to browse images. Enabling this motion will allow you to browse and move around the image which is zoomed in in the Gallery app, allows you to take a look at other parts of the image simply by using a single tap.



How to enable or disable pan to browse images?
Below are the steps to do so:
Go to Settings.Tap My device tab.Scroll down to find Motions and gestures, and then tap it.Slide the ON/OFF switch next to Motion to the right to enable it.Tap Motion.Slide the ON/OFF switch next to Browse an image to the right to enable it. When you tap this option when it's enabled, you'll be presented with the following options:Try it: select this option to try using pan to browse images in the short tutorial given by this phone.Advanced settings: select this option to adjust the pan sensitivity.
How to use pan to browse images?
Once the pan to browse ima…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Enable and Use Tilt to Zoom in Android 4.4 Kitkat

In some cases, you may want to zoom in or out while viewing images in the Gallery app to get larger and more detail image or while browsing webpages in the Internet app to get larger or closer view. To meet that need, the Samsung Galaxy SIV has provided you some methods to zoom in or out, one of which is by tilting the device back and forth. To make you able using this method, you have to enable this feature through the motion menu.



How to enable or disable tilt to zoom?
Below are the steps to do so:
Go to Settings.Tap My device tab.Scroll down to find Motions and gestures, and then tap it.Slide the ON/OFF switch next to Motion to the right to enable this option and then allow you to access all of the motion options available under this menu.Tap Motion.Slide the ON/OFF switch next to Zoom to the right to enable this option. If you tap Zoom when it's enabled, then you'll be given with the following options:Try it: tap this option to try using tilt to zoom in the short tutorial gi…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Enable and Use Smart Alert in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Samsung Galaxy SIV provides several ways to allow you easily know if you have any missed call or message, one of which is by using the quick glance feature. Enabling this feature will let you seeing notifications, missed calls, new messages, date and time, and more, simply by hovering your hand above the sensor when the screen is off and the phone is lying on a flat surface with the display facing upward.

See also: How to Enable and Use Air Gesture in the Samsung Galaxy S4

Aside from using the quick glance feature, you can also set your phone to vibrate when you pick up your phone to notify you if you have any missed call or message. You can do so by enabling the smart alert feature that you can find under the motion menu.


How to enable or disable the smart alert feature?
Below are the steps to do so:
Go to Settings.Tap My device tab.Scroll down to find Motions and gestures, and then tap it.Slide the ON/OFF switch next to Motion to the right to enable this option.Tap Motion.Slide the ON…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Enable and Use Direct Call in Android 4.4 Kitkat

In the Samsung Galaxy SIV, you'll be allowed to do an activity by using several methods, ranging from the manual to the automatic one. For instance, when you want to make a call, aside from calling the phone number manually, you can also set the device to make a voice call automatically by picking up and holding your phone near your ear while you're viewing call, message or contact details. You can do so by enabling the direct call feature that you can find under the motion menu.


How to enable or disable the direct call feature?
Below are the steps to do so:
Go to Settings.Tap My device tab.Scroll down to find Motions and Gestures, and then tap it.Slide the ON/OFF switch next to Motion to the right to enable this option and then allow you to access all motion options available under this menu.Tap Motion.Slide the ON/OFF switch next to Direct call to the right to enable this option.Now, you're ready to use this feature.
How to use the direct call feature?
Once the direct call …

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Enable and Use Smart Scroll in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Samsung Galaxy SIV is a great Android-based smartphone that comes with a set of powerful hardware and software as well as equipped with various advanced features that will be able to improve your experience while using this phone. One of the advanced features owned by this phone is the smart scroll feature. This feature utilizes the front camera to detect your face so that you can scroll down/up the webpages or email messages without touching the screen, you just need tilting your head or the device.


How to enable or disable the smart scroll feature?
Generally, there are two methods available that you can use to enable or disable the smart scroll feature, either through the quick setting panel or through the settings menu.


Method #1: From the quick setting panel
This method allows you to enable or disable the smart scroll feature quickly, but it doesn't allow you to configure the smart scroll settings. Here are the steps:
Swipe down the top of the screen using two fingers to open up …

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Watch Videos in the Youtube App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Youtube app is one of Google apps that is available in the Samsung Galaxy SIV. You can use this app to access youtube.com site. As we have known that Youtube is the most popular video sharing websites available today. You can use this app to upload, share and watch a wide variety of videos (e.g: music videos, user-generated videos, TV clips, etc.). In order to make you able to use all of the features owned by this app, make sure you have activated your Google account in your phone, either by creating the new Google account or adding the existing Google account.



How to watch a video in the Youtube app?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open the Youtube app.Tap a preview thumbnail or the title link of a video to view the video.If you want to watch other video, you can use the search function in this app by tapping the Search icon located at the top right corner of the screen and then enter your search terms.In the search result list, tap the desired video you want to watch.While you're w…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Personalise Call Sound Settings in Android 4.4 Kitkat

For certain reason, you may want to adjust call audio for incoming call so that you can get a better call audio according to your need and situation. You can do so by personalizing the call audio to make it softer, clearer or even optimized for your right or left ear.


How to personalize call sound settings?
Generally, there are three methods available that you can use to do so, from the settings menu, from the call settings or while you're on an active call.


Method #1: From the Settings menu
Go to Settings.Tap My device tab.Tap Call.Scroll down to find Personalise call sound, and then tap it. You'll be given with these following options:Adapt Sound: select this option to use your current adapt sound settings for your right or left ear during calls. To see your current adapt sound settings, tap Check Adapt Sound again button and if necessary you can re-setup your adapt sound by tapping the Retry button and then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the adapt sound personal…