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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Use Google Voice Typing Feature in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

By default, Samsung Galaxy S5 lets you performing voice dictation by using the Google voice typing feature. By using this feature you can enter text by using your voice instead of typing using keyboard. But, you have to remember that this feature needs internet connection to work thus before using this feature make sure you have connected to a Wi-Fi network. If you use mobile data, the additional charges may be incurred.


How to use the Google voice typing feature to enter text?
Actually, you can use the Google voice typing feature in any app or screen where you can enter text. But, as the example, we'll try using this feature when composing a new text message in Messaging app. See the following steps to do so:
Open Messaging app and then tap to create a new text message.If necessary, tap the Enter message field to view the keyboard. Long tap (FYI, other icons may appear instead of the icon depending on the last function that was used) until a pop up window appears and then select…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Access Clipboard in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Copy and paste text is a feature that can be used in Samsung Galaxy S5. This feature will help you duplicating or moving copied text with ease from one app to another. Since all copied text will be saved to the clipboard, it makes you can not only paste a text that you have just copied, but also paste an older copied text by selecting the required one from the clipboard as long as the clipboard has not been cleared yet.


How to access the clipboard?
Generally, there are two methods that can be used to access the clipboard: 1) in an app or screen where you can enter text by long tapping in a text entry field, 2) in an app or screen where you can see the keyboard by utilizing more options in the keyboard.


Method #1: From a text entry field
If you have ever copied text or taken a screenshot then you can easily access the clipboard from a text entry field in any app or screen. But, as the example, we'll access the clipboard from a text entry field when composing a new text message in Mes…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Copy and Paste Text in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

If you often write or revise document on a computer, you may have ever used the copy and paste text function. This function will let you transferring text from one location/app to another, either by duplicating or moving the text. In Samsung Galaxy S5, this function can also be found so that you can easily copy text from one app to another.


How to copy and paste text?
Actually, you can copy text in many apps and then paste it into a text field in most other apps. But, as the example, we'll try copying text from a webpage in Internet app and then pasting it to a text message:
Open a webpage in Internet app.Once the webpage is fully loaded, tap and hold over the required text you want to copy to.If necessary, you can adjust the selected text by dragging or . Or, you can tap Select all to select all text.Tap Copy . The selected text will be copied to the clipboard.Now, open Messaging app and then tap to create a new text message.Long tap in the Enter message field and you'll see …

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

Smart rotation is an advanced feature in Samsung Galaxy S5 that has similar function with the auto rotate feature. The difference is the auto rotate feature will automatically rotate the screen based on the phone orientation, while the smart rotation feature will automatically rotate the screen based on your face's orientation. The smart rotation feature works by utilizing the front facing camera to detect your face and then rotate the screen accordingly.


How to enable or disable the smart rotation feature?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Sound and display section and then tap Display .Tap Screen rotation. If the screen rotation is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on.Depending on your current settings, tap Smart rotation to enable or disable it. When the checkbox next to the Smart rotation is…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable or Disable Auto Rotate in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Auto rotate is a basic feature that can be found in almost all of smartphones available today, including with Samsung Galaxy S5. When this feature is enabled, the device will rotate the content automatically based on the phone orientation, for instance when you hold your phone horizontally then the content will be displayed in landscape view.


How to enable or disable the auto rotate feature?
Generally, there are two methods that can be used to enable or disable auto rotate feature: from the notification panel and from the settings menu.


Method #1: From the notification panel
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel.Depending on your current settings, tap Screen rotation button to enable or disable the auto rotate feature. The button turns gray when it's disabled and the button turns green when it's enabled.

Method #2: From the settings menu
Swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the sett…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Use Floating Keyboard in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Have you ever wanted to get more space when entering texts (e.g: when composing text or email messages)? If that so, you can try using the floating keyboard feature. When this feature is activated, the keyboard will float above the currently opened app and is movable so that you can use the whole screen to view/open the app. However, you have to remember that since the floating keyboard has smaller keys than those in the standard one then it'd better you don't use it to type if you're the one who have difficulty to type using smaller keys.


How to use the floating keyboard?
Since the stock keyboard uses the standard one by default, if you want to use the floating keyboard feature then you have to enable it first. You can do so from any app or screen where you can enter text. As the example, we'll try enabling and using the floating keyboard while composing a new text message in Messaging app:
Open Messaging app and then tap to create a new text message.If necessary, tap …

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Use 3x4 Keyboard in Android 4.4.2

The stock keyboard in Samsung Galaxy S5 has two main layouts, one of which is 3x4 keyboard. This keyboard has simpler and bigger keyboard keys than those in qwerty keyboard. This keyboard is designed for those who have difficulty to use qwerty keyboard or for those who are old-fashioned users that want to keep using a keyboard that has a similar layout as they used to have in the old phones. But, you have to remember that this keyboard can only be used when you hold your phone in portrait view so that when you hold your phone in landscape view the keyboard will switch to qwerty keyboard automatically.


How to use 3x4 keyboard in ABC mode?
Assuming that you have activated 3x4 keyboard in the Samsung keyboard settings, when you hold your phone in portrait view in an app or screen where you can enter text then the keyboard will automatically be displayed in the ABC text input mode. While you're in this mode, you can do the following actions:
Entering numbers:
You can do so by long tapp…