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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:
  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Tap My device tab.
  3. Scroll down to find Motions and gestures, and then tap it.
  4. Slide the ON/OFF switch next to Motion to the right to enable this option.
  5. Tap Motion.
  6. Slide the ON/OFF switch next to Smart alert to the right to enable this option.

How to use the smart alert feature?
Once the smart alert is activated in your phone, now you're ready to use this feature. Here's the example how to use it:
  1. After you use your phone and then put it down, the screen will turn off after a set of interval.
  2. When you pick up your phone, your phone will vibrate to notify you when you have missed any call or message.

Given to this function, this feature will be able to help you to know if you have any missed call or message and also remind you to check them as soon as you pick up your phone. As a note, this feature will not drain your battery because it doesn't need a lot of power to run.


  1. This feature is not working on my Samsung galaxy A5 are samsung aware that some people are experiencing this?


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