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:
  1. Swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notifications panel.
  2. Tap to go to the settings menu.
  3. With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Motion section and then tap Air view .
  4. 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 enabled you'll be able to use this feature in all supported apps.

Using Air view in Gallery app
  1. Open Gallery app.
  2. Hover your finger over an album to see the preview of some pictures inside the album.
  3. Tap an album.
  4. Hover your finger over the picture to enlarge it.

Using Air view in S Planner app
  1. Open S Planner app.
  2. Regardless the S Planner view (month, week, day, etc), hover your finger over an event to see the detail.

Using Air view in Phone app
  1. Open Phone app.
  2. Hover your finger over the keypad to see the contacts you have assigned to speed dial numbers.

Using Air view in Messaging app
  1. Open Messaging app.
  2. Hover your finger over the the conversation to view the full message. FYI, this feature won't work if the conversation contains with multiple messages.

Using Air view in Video player app
  1. Open Video player app.
  2. Tap a video to play it.
  3. Tap the screen to view the progress bar.
  4. Hover your finger over the progress bar to see a scene or the elapsed time.

Given to the function, this feature will be able to provide you an alternative way to control and interact with your phone. Now, instead of tapping the screen, you can do some functions simply by hovering your finger over the screen.

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