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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable or Disable the Power Key as the Screen Lock Key in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Power key is a physical button in Samsung Galaxy S5 which is located at the right side of the phone. You can either enable or disable this key as the screen lock key if you have set a screen lock with security lock feature. If the power key is set as the screen lock key, you can turn off and instantly lock the screen simply by single pressing the power key. While if this key is not set as the screen lock key, pressing the power key will only turn off the screen without locking it.


How to enable or disable the power key as the screen lock key?
Assuming that you have enabled a screen lock with security lock feature(pattern/PIN/password/fingerprint), you can either enable or disable the power key as the screen lock key by using the following steps:
On any screen, 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 Lock screen.Wi…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Adjust Automatic Screen Lock Delay in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Have you ever been in a situation where you had to set a screen lock with security lock feature but then it irritated you since you had to enter or perform the screen lock each time you wanted to access your phone even when the screen was just off for a few seconds? If that so, you can fix your problem by adjusting the delay for auto screen lock. By doing this, once the screen is turned off automatically, the screen won't be locked until the specified delay for the auto screen lock is reached so that during this time you still can access the phone without having to enter or perform the screen lock.


How to adjust auto screen lock delay?
Assuming that you have enabled a screen lock with security lock feature (pattern, PIN, password, fingerprint), then you can adjust auto screen lock delay by using the following steps:
On any screen, 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 vi…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Change Pattern Grid Style on Lock Screen in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Pattern is a screen lock method that can be found in Samsung Galaxy S5. When you have selected pattern as your screen lock method, you have to draw the specified pattern in a grid of nine dots on lock screen to unlock the screen. Another thing that will probably make you love this screen lock type is the fact that you can change the default pattern grid style to the other one for a more personal touch.


How to change pattern grid style on lock screen?
Assuming that you have selected pattern as the screen lock, then you can change the pattern grid style by using the following steps:
On any screen, 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 Lock screen.With Pattern has been selected as the screen lock, you should see the option to change the pattern grid style/type.Tap Pattern type and then select from the following op…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Change the Clock Size on Lock Screen in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

By default, your phone will display the date and time on lock screen so that you can easily know the current date and time without you have to unlock the screen. The date on lock screen can either be displayed or not, but the time will always be displayed there since this phone doesn't provide an option to show or hide the clock. One thing that can be done to customize the clock on lock screen is by changing its size.


How to change the clock size on lock screen?
As long as the screen lock is not turned off, you can change the clock size by using the following steps:
On any screen, 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 Lock screen.Regardless the screen lock that is being used by you, you should see an option to change the clock size within the lock screen menu.Tap Clock size and then select the desired size f…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable and Use Camera Shortcut on Lock Screen in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

I do believe that most of you often use the Camera app in your Samsung Galaxy S5 to take pictures or record videos, moreover the stock Camera app is supported with powerful hardware and various advanced features which will be able to improve your experience and provide you a better result. Since the Camera app is one of the favourite apps, this phone provides you an option to show the camera shortcut on lock screen so that you can easily and quickly access the Camera app directly from the lock screen without you have to perform any screen lock method. Even so, if needed, you can also set your phone not to display the camera shortcut on lock screen.


How to show or hide the camera shortcut on lock screen?
As long as the screen lock is not turned off, you can either enable or disable the camera shortcut on lock screen by using the following steps:
On any screen, 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 men…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Show or Hide the Date on Lock Screen in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

When enabled, lock screen not only makes your phone more secure, but also provides you with some useful information without you have to unlock the screen first, one of which is today's date. By default, lock screen will display the date. But, if needed, you can hide the date on lock screen with ease.


How to show or hide the date on lock screen?
As long as the screen lock is not turned off, the option to show or hide the date on lock screen will always be available regardless the screen lock that is being used. See the following steps to show or hide the date on lock screen:
On any screen, 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 Lock screen.Regardless the currently used screen lock type(Swipe/Pattern/PIN/Password/Fingerprint), you should see the option to show or hide the date within the lock screen menu.Depend…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Turn Off Screen Lock in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Lock screen is designed to make your phone more secure since it can prevent your phone from making accidental activities or allowing unauthorized access(if you have enabled a screen lock type with security lock features, e.g: PIN, password or fingerprint). Samsung Galaxy S5 itself has been equipped with some screen lock types that you can choose the best one to suit your need. But, if you're the one who like everything to be simpler and easier, then you're free to turn off the screen lock so that you don't need to perform any screen lock method to access your phone. All you have to do to access your phone is simply by pressing the Home key or Power key.


How to turn off screen lock?
Assuming that your previous screen lock is PIN, then you can disable the screen lock by using the following steps:
On any screen, 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 do…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Change Screen Lock Type in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

By default, Samsung Galaxy S5 will lock its screen automatically when it's not used for specified period. Lock screen itself is designed to prevent your phone from making accidental calls or opening apps while it's in your pocket or bag. Even if you enable a screen lock type with security lock features, e.g: PIN, password or fingerprint, lock screen will also be able to prevent unauthorized people from accessing your phone.


How to change the screen lock type?
By default, Samsung Galaxy S5 uses swipe as its screen lock method. So, in case you want to change the screen lock type from swipe to the other one then you can do so by using the following steps:
On any screen, 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 Lock screen.Tap Screen lock and then select the desired screen lock type from the following options:…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Add a Webpage Shortcut to Home Screen in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

There are several ways available that can be used to speed up the way you access your favourite webpages, one of which is by adding a shortcut to that webpage to home screen. This will let you to quickly access to that webpage even without you have to open up the Internet app first. All you have to do is simply by tapping the shortcut on the home screen and the webpage will be loaded shortly.


How to add a webpage shortcut to home screen?
Before doing this steps, make sure you have a free space in your home screen otherwise it won't work. Well, if you want to add shortcut to webpages in home screen, you can do so by using two methods available: from an opened webpage or from the bookmarks list.


Method #1: From an opened webpage
Open Internet app.Enter the URL or webpage address in the address bar and then tap Go.Wait until the webpage is fully loaded.Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Add shortcut to home.A shortcut of the currentl…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Rename or Delete a Folder Shortcut in My Files App in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Adding shortcuts for your favourite or most accessed folders in the main page of My Files app will help you to quickly access those folders without you have to navigate through the folder trees, since you can do so simply by tapping the required folder shortcut and the folder will be opened shortly. Aside from adding folder shortcuts, if needed, you can also manage them to suit your need, for instance change the name of a folder shortcut to the desired one or remove an unused folder shortcut.


How to rename a folder shortcut in My Files app?
In case you want to change the name of a folder shortcut to the desired one, then you can do so by using the following steps:
Open My Files app.Under the Shortcuts section, long tap the required folder shortcut you want to change its name to select it.Tap located at the top of the screen.Enter a new name for the selected folder shortcut.Tap OK button.The selected folder shortcut has been renamed.

How to delete a folder shortcut in My Files app?
In ca…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Add a Folder Shortcut to Home Screen in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

The stock File manager app in Samsung Galaxy S5, My Files app, not only allows you to add folder shortcuts to the main page of this app, but also to the home screen. By adding a folder shortcut to home screen, you can quickly access to the folder even without you have to open My Files app first, since you can do so simply by tapping the shortcut in Home screen and the folder will be opened shortly.


How to add a folder shortcut to home screen?
Before doing this steps, make sure there's a free space in home screen to place the folder shortcut otherwise this steps won't work. Well, here the complete steps:
Open My Files app.Under the Local storage, tap Device storage to explore folders in the internal storage or tap SD card to explore folders in the SD card.Open the required folder you want to create its shortcut to home screen.Now, tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Add shortcut.Tap Add to home screen.A shortcut of the currentl…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Create a Folder Shortcut in My Files App in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

The stock File manager app in Samsung Galaxy S5, My Files app, lets you to create folder shortcuts and they will be placed under the Shortcuts section in the main page of this app, so you can quickly access those folders without having to navigate through the folder trees on your phone.


How to create a folder shortcut in My Files app?
Generally, you can add folder shortcuts to the main page of My Files app by using two methods available: from the main page of My Files app or from the currently opened folder.


Method #1: From the main page of My Files app
Open My Files app.Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Add shortcut.Tap Device storage to explore folders in the internal storage, or tap SD card to explore folders in the SD card.Tap the required folder to open it. Tap Done button.A shortcut of the currently opened folder will be created under the Shortcuts section in the main page of My Files app.

Method #2: From the currently opened fo…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Show Hidden Files in My Files App in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

I do believe that most of you have already known that all of Android phones, including with Samsung Galaxy S5, will read all files or folders which the names are started with a full stop as hidden files. To keep things simple and keep the display clean, the stock File manager app, My Files app, hides the hidden files by default. Thus, you will notice that when you add a full stop in front of a file or folder name, it will be invisible and the phone will be told to forget it and to not display the file in the related app, as the example if you add a full stop in front of a picture file name then it won't be displayed in Gallery app.


How to show hidden files in My Files app?
In case you want to find/view hidden files or folders then you can set My Files app to show all hidden files by using the following steps:
Open My Files app.Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Settings.Check the box next to Show hidden files to enable it.All hi…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Show File Extensions in My Files App in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

My Files app is the default file manager app in Samsung Galaxy S5. You can use this app to browse through files in your phone or to manage your files, e.g: copying or moving files to SD card, deleting files, renaming files, etc. By default, this app only shows the file names and hides the file extensions in order to keep things simple and keep the display clean. FYI, a file extension is the character located at the end of a file name (separated from the file name by a full stop) which is used to indicate the file format/type and to tell the phone what app should run and open this file. For the example: sunflower.jpg then the file name is "sunflower" and the file extension is ".jpg" and this file can be opened in any app that can handle .jpg files.


How to show file extensions in My Files app?
In case you have to know the file extensions for certain purpose, then you can set My Files app to display the file extensions by using the following steps:
Open My Files app.Tap…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to View and Clear Download History in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Samsung Galaxy S5 is equipped with two pre-loaded Browser apps, Chrome app and Internet app. If you use one or both of these apps to download something then all download histories will be recorded at the same place in My Files app. You can view the download history to quickly open up a downloaded file. If needed, you can also delete some or all download histories, for instance when you want to clean up the download history or when you want nobody knows what you have downloaded in the past. Clear download history won't delete the actual files since it only deletes the logs of your download activities.


How to view and clear download history?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Open My Files app.Tap Download history. All download histories of Chrome app and Internet app will be displayed here.Open a downloaded file:Single tap the required download history.The downloaded file will be opened in the appropriate app.Delete a single download history:Long tap the required download hi…