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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable and Use Magnification Gestures in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

If you explore the accessibility menu in your Samsung Galaxy S5, you'll notice that this menu contains with various features, one of which is the magnification gestures feature. By enabling this feature, you can easily magnify the screen and zoom in on a specific area.


How to enable or disable magnification gestures?
Generally, you can find the magnification gestures option and then turn it on or off by using two methods available, through the direct access option or the settings menu.


Method #1: From the direct access option
You can quickly enable or disable the magnification gestures feature by using the following steps if you have enabled the direct access feature and added accessibility menu to the direct access option:
On any screen, press the Home key three times quickly to open up the direct access option.On pop up menu select Accessibility.Tap Vision.Tap Magnification gestures.Depending on your current settings, tap the ON/OFF switch located at the top right corner of the scr…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable and Use Single Tap Mode in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Single tap mode is a feature available in Samsung Galaxy S5. Enabling this feature will allow you to dismiss or snooze alarms and calendar events, dismiss timer alerts, as well as answer or reject incoming calls by single tapping the on-screen icon instead of dragging the on-screen icon.


How to enable or disable single tap mode?
You can turn on or off the single tap mode feature by using two methods available, through the direct access option or the settings menu.


Method #1: From the direct access option
You can quickly turn on or off the single tap mode feature by using the following steps if you have enabled the direct access feature and added the accessibility menu to the direct access option:
On any screen, press the Home key three times quickly to open up the direct access option.On pop up menu select Accessibility.Depending on your current settings, tap Single tap mode to enable or disable this option. When the checkbox is checked means the single tap mode feature is enabled.

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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable or Disable Flash Notification in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Actually, the flash notification feature is not a new feature. This feature was launched first time in Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. If you enable this feature, the camera light at the back side of the phone will be flashed when you receive notifications or incoming calls or when alarms sound. This feature will be more useful for the deaf or hard-hearing users because the flash notification is more noticeable for them than the ringtone notification.


How to enable or disable flash notification?
Generally, you can turn on or off the flash notification feature by using two methods available, through the direct access option or the settings menu.


Method #1: From the direct access option
If you have enabled direct access and added accessibility menu to the direct access option then you can use the following steps to enable or disable the flash notification feature with more quickly:
On any screen, press the Home key three times quickly to open up the direct access option.On pop up menu select Acc…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable and Use Direct Access in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

As we all know that Samsung often places various features in the accessibility menu. That's why for most of users, the accessibility menu becomes one of the frequently accessed menus because they often need to access this menu to enable, configure or disable certain feature. Instead of accessing this menu through the settings menu which will little bit longer, you can shorten it by activating the direct access feature. This feature will allow you directly access the accessibility features that you frequently use simply by triple pressing the Home key quickly.


How to enable direct access?
You can enable this feature by using the following steps:
Swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notifications panel.Tap to go to the settings menu.With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Personalization section and then tap Accessibility.Tap Direct access.Slide the ON/OFF switch located at the top right corner of the screen to the right to enable direct access…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Take Screenshots in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Basically, most of Android phones, including with Samsung Galaxy S5, have the ability to capture the screen. You can use this feature to share what's on your screen to others through the picture with more easily. I myself often use this feature to capture the screen and then use the result to help me explain my post better through the picture.


How to take a screenshot?
Generally, there are two methods available that you can use to take screenshots in this phone, by using the physical buttons combination or by using the palm motion.

Method #1: By using the physical buttons combination
By default,most of Android phones have the ability to take screenshots by using this method, thus you don't have to set anything to be able using this method. Below are the steps to do so:
On any screen, long press the Home button and Power button simultaneously until you hear the shutter sound.The currently opened screen has been captured.

Method #2: By using the palm motion
This method is simpler an…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable and Use Smart Stay in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Have you ever felt annoyed if the screen turned off while you were reading e-book or long web post? If that so, you can save yourself from this problem by increasing the screen timeout and enable the smart stay feature in your phone. This feature will utilize the front camera to help you tell the phone to keep the screen stays on as long as you're looking at it.


How to enable or disable smart stay?
You can enable or disable the smart stay feature through the quick settings panel or through the settings menu. If you'd like the faster method, then you can do so through the quick settings panel.


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

Method #2: From the settings menu
Swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notifications…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable and Use Air View in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Samsung Galaxy S5 has some features that can work though you don't touch the screen, one of which is the air view feature. This feature will allow you to perform various functions (e.g: preview content, extend text, view information in pop up window, enlarge the picture, etc) simply by hovering your finger over the screen.


How to enable or disable Air view?
You can enable or disable the air view feature by using the following steps:
Swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notifications panel.Tap to go to the settings menu.With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Motion section and then tap Air view.Depending on your current settings, tap the ON/OFF switch located at the top right corner of the screen to enable or disable Air view. When the switch is on the right side or shows green means the air view feature is enabled.

How to use Air view?
Since you are not allowed to select the apps where the air feature will work, then once this feature is enab…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Disable Easy Mode in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

The rapid growth of the smartphones sometimes makes it hard to be followed, even some of phone users are still using feature phones or have just considered to switch to a smartphone. This fact may be a reason why the easy mode feature is added in the Samsung Galaxy S5. This feature will be helpful for those who have just switched from a feature phone to a smartphone because this feature will change the layout and settings to become simpler and provide the user with straightforward application interactions thus the users can use/learn this phone with more easily.

See also: How to Enable and Customize Easy Mode in Samsung Galaxy S5 with Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

After using easy mode for some time, you may want to turn off easy mode and use standard mode, for instance when you want to use some features that can't be found in easy mode or do some actions that can't be done in this mode or if you want to improve your experience by trying using conventional layout. If that so, you can e…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable and Customize Easy Mode in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Samsung Galaxy S5 allows you to change your default Home screen from the standard mode to the easy mode. When easy mode is enabled, you can use your phone more easily because the layout and the settings will be simplified, the large font will be applied throughout the phone and the apps or contacts can be accessed quickly. This feature will be useful for those of you who are new to smartphone or those of you who want a simpler layout or those of you who want to use the phone for doing the basic activities only.


How to enable Easy Mode?
Since your phone uses standard mode by default, then if you want to use easy mode you have to enable it manually by using the following steps:
Swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notifications panel.Tap to go to the Settings menu.With the Settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Personalization section and then tap Easy mode.Tap Easy mode to select and enable it.Scroll down to the Easy applications section and you'll s…