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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Update Applications in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

In some cases, an installed third-party app can make the phone experiences errors. A bug in the app may be the culprit of the problem. Always update app is a thing that can be done to minimize errors caused by installed third-party apps. In the newest version, the app usually get some improvements or new features to provide the user with a better performance and some fixes for any bug/issue that has been found in the previous version.


How to update apps automatically?
You can set your phone to update any installed app automatically when a new version is available by using the following steps:
Open Play Store app.Tap located at the top left corner of the screen to open up the Play store menus.Tap SETTINGS.Tap Auto-update apps and then select from the following options:Do not auto-update apps: select this option to turn off auto update apps feature. If you choose this option, you can update an app manually when the new version is available.Auto-update apps at any time. Data charge may ap…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Use Filter Effect in Camera app in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

By default, Camera app uses auto mode with no effect when you're using it to take photos. But, if you want to take a unique photo, you can apply a filter effect to your photo using built-up effects in the Camera app. The best part of it is that you will be provided with a live preview when you're selecting a filter effect so that you can see how your photo might look like when using certain effect, helps you decide which effect should be used before taking a photo. Applying the right effect will make your photo more unique and artistic.


How to use filter effect in Camera app?
You can enhance a photo that you will take by applying a filter effect. You can do so by using the following steps:
Open Camera app.Tap to view more detailed camera settings.Tap Effects.You'll be provided with various default filter effects, such as:No effect. It's enabled by default.VignetteVintageFaded colourGrayscaleSepia TintTurquoiseCartoonFisheyeMoodyOil pastelRugged If the default filter effe…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Take a Panorama Photo in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

You may have heard or even tried taking photos using panorama mode because this mode is available in almost all of the Samsung Galaxy S series. Panorama mode itself is a feature that will let the device to take multiple photos in a horizontal direction (up to 360 degree in a full rotation) and then stitch them together to create a beautiful panoramic photo.


How to take a panorama photo?
Before using panorama mode to take a photo, there are some conditions that have to be filled in order to get the best result. They are:
While taking photos, move the camera slowly in one direction and make sure to keep the camera's viewfinder within the guide frame so that the photos can be stitched well.Avoid taking panorama photos when the backgrounds hard to be recognized by device, such as: empty skies or plain-coloured walls.

When you're ready, you can take a panorama shot by using the following steps:
Open Camera app.Tap and then tap Panorama.Tap to start taking panorama photos.Move the ph…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Use Remote Viewfinder Feature in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

You would probably use the dual camera feature when you wanted to take an all-inclusive group photo using Samsung Galaxy S4 but had to act as the photographer too. But, if one of your friends has a smartphone with the remote viewfinder feature then you can connect your phone with that device via NFC or Wi-Fi. Once both the devices are connected, your phone can act as the main device and then you can use another connected device to control the Camera app in your phone remotely so that you'll be able to take a real all-inclusive group photo.


How to use remote viewfinder feature in Camera app?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Open Camera app.Tap to view more options.Tap and then select Remote viewfinder.To connect the devices via NFC go to the step #5 while to connect the devices via Wi-Fi go to the step #6.Connect via NFC:Tap Easily connect via NFC button.Bring the devices back to back.When the "Touch to beam" screen is displayed, tap the screen to connect the …

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Use Selective Focus Mode in Camera App in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Samsung Galaxy S5 provides the user with the superior camera functionality. It has 16MP rear camera and various advanced features that will allow the user to easily take or edit the photo(if needed) without having to use any third-party app. One of the advanced features available is the selective focus mode. This mode will make the subject in a specific area becomes stand out by blurring the background, make the subject be the most important in the picture.


How to use selective focus mode in Camera app?
Before capturing a photo using selective focus mode, there are some conditions that have to be filled in order to get the best result:
Place the subject between 10-50cm from the device. Make sure the subject and the background have sufficient distance or at least 3 times the distance between the device and the subject. For instance: if you place the subject 15 cm from the device, then the distance between the subject and the background at least 45 cm.Avoid the background that can't …

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Use Eraser Mode in Camera App in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Have you ever wished to be able to remove unwanted moving objects that were captured accidentally when you were taking a photo? In some cases, unwanted object in a photo can make the center of attention no longer on your subject. To save yourself from this problem, you can try taking a photo using eraser mode. This mode lets the device capturing some photos and then lets you to restore or remove detected moving objects on the photo.


How to use eraser mode in camera app?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Open Camera app.Tap and then select Eraser.Aim the device at the subject.If necessary, you can adjust the zoom level by using the Volume key or using gestures (pinching the screen or spreading two fingers apart together on the screen).If necessary, you can change the focus manually by tapping anywhere on the screen where the camera should focus. The focus point turns green when the focus has been locked.Tap . The device captures 5 photos in quick succession and detects any mo…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Take Sound and Shot Photos in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Sound & shot is a feature available in the stock Camera app in Samsung Galaxy SIV. This feature lets you capturing a scene and record background audio associated with the photo for a few seconds simultaneously and then combine them to create more alive picture. This mode is best used if you want to attach background audio into the picture when you're taking the picture in a noisy situation (e.g: at the concert, birthday party, festival, etc) or if you want to give a note in your photo using your own voice instead of the photo note option in Gallery app.


How to take a sound and shot picture?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Open Camera app.Tap and then select Sound & Shot.Point the camera at the subject.Take a pre-shot photo:Tap and then select Pre-shot.The device will start recording the background audio.If necessary, you can change the focus manually by tapping anywhere on the screen where the camera should focus. The focus frame turns green when the focus has …

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Set SD Card as Default Storage in Camera App in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

As we all know that we have to manage the internal storage in our phones to make sure that it has enough free space so that the phones will work properly and won't encounter any error caused by low internal storage. One of the file types often makes the free space in the internal storage runs out quickly is image files, moreover if you often take pictures using the highest resolution. To avoid low internal storage problem, aside from transferring photos to the SD card or other storage periodically, you can also set the SD card as the default storage in the Camera app so that all picture taken with camera will be saved to the SD card automatically.


How to set SD card as default storage in Camera app?
To switch the default storage in Camera app from the device storage to the SD card, kindly do as follows:
Open Camera app.Tap to view more detailed camera settings.Scroll down to find Storage location and then tap it. By default, Camera app uses the device memory as the storage location…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Change the Volume Key Function in Camera App in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Since Android 4.3 Jelly Bean was launched, the Volume key function in the Camera app got enhancement. Now the Volume key not only can be used to adjust the zoom level, but also can be used to take pictures or record videos. You can easily change the function of the Volume key in the camera settings and choose the one according to your need.


How to change the Volume key function in Camera app?
In the Samsung Galaxy S5 with Android 4.4.2 Kitkat, you can assign the Volume key function in Camera app by using the following steps:
Open Camera app.Tap to view more detailed camera settings.Scroll down to find Volume key and then tap it. Now, you'll be provided with the following options:Take pictures: select this option if you want to be able to take pictures using the physical button (the Volume key). This option is enabled by default. This option is best used when you hard to take a picture using the on-screen camera icon.Record video: select this option if you want to be able to record …

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable and Use Bluetooth Tethering Feature in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Bluetooth tethering is a feature available in the Samsung Galaxy S5 that you can use to share your mobile data connection with other Bluetooth enabled devices that have been paired with your phone. Please note that since this feature uses mobile data to connect to the internet, you may incur additional charge when using this feature. To avoid a big bill, you'd better have unlimited data plan (if you often use this feature) or just use this feature as needed only.


How to enable Bluetooth tethering?
You can do so by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen using two fingers to open up the quick settings panel.Tap Mobile data button to turn it on. The button turns green when it's enabled.Long tap Mobile hotspot button to view more detailed settings.Check the box in the right side of Bluetooth tethering to turn it on. appears on the status bar when there's a Bluetooth device that is being connected with your phone and appears on the status ba…