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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable and Use Smart Scroll in android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Smart scroll is one of the smart features that you can find in Samsung Galaxy S5. When this feature is enabled, you can scroll pages while browsing a webpage or reading an email message simply by tilting your head or the device. This feature works by utilizing the front camera to detect your face and act on that information to automatically scroll the pages up or down.


How to Enable or disable the smart scroll feature?
You can turn on or off the smart scroll feature by using the following steps:
  1. 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.
  2. With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Personalisation section and then tap Accessibility .
  3. Tap Dexterity and interaction.
  4. Tap Smart scroll. If Smart scroll is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on.
  5. Under the Scroll by section, you'll be presented with the following options:
    • Tilting head: select this option if you want to be able to scroll pages by tilting your head backwards or forwards.
    • Tilting device: select this option if you want to be able to scroll pages by tilting the device backwards or forwards.
  6. Under the General section, you'll be presented with two options that can be used to customized the smart scroll feature. They are:
    • Speed: use this option to adjust the speed of scrolling pages while using the smart scroll feature.
    • Visual feedback display: enable this option if you want the device displaying a signal icon when your action is recognized.


How to use the smart scroll feature?
Before using the smart scroll feature, you have to make sure that the following conditions are fulfilled so that this feature will work well:
  • The device is held steady and upright
  • The device is in a well-lit environment so that it'll get enough light to be used by the front camera to detect your face.
  • The screen is not in direct light so that the front camera can easily detect your face.
  • The front camera is not being used by other apps.
  • The Multi window feature is not being enabled.
  • When you use this feature in Internet app, make sure the webpage is not being displayed in the reader mode.

Assuming that you have enabled the smart scroll feature and the conditions above are fulfilled, then you can use the smart scroll feature to scroll pages in the Internet app and the stock Email app. As the example, we'll try using the smart scroll while browsing a webpage in Internet app:
  1. Open Internet app.
  2. Open a webpage by entering the URL in the address bar and then tap Go.
  3. Wait until the webpage is fully loaded and you'll see the smart scroll icon is displayed on the status bar.
  4. If you enable the smart scroll feature by tilting head:
    • Look at the screen until this icon is displayed in the middle of the screen as a sign that your face has been recognized.
    • Tilting your head backwards to scroll up the webpage.
    • Tilting your head forwards to scroll down the webpage.
  5. If you enable the smart scroll by tilting the device:
    • Look at the screen until this icon is displayed in the middle of the screen as a sign that your face has been recognized.
    • Tilting the device forwards to scroll up the webpage.
    • Tilting the device backwards to scroll down the webpage.

If you have ever used this feature in the older Samsung Galaxy S series, you will probably notice that the smart scroll feature in Samsung Galaxy S5 has been improved because this feature now has a better face recognition. But, you have to remember that since this feature needs a lot of power to run, then use this feature to scroll pages for a long time will drain your battery quickly.

Comments

  1. Pls i the smart scroll feature is not under dexerity and interaction...what happen pls

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    1. Hi Ajidagba Ademola,
      Thanks for coming.
      As a note, I use SM-G900H when writing this post. The menu may slightly different if you have another model number.
      However, if you hard to find the smart scroll feature or other menu in your S5, you can use the S Finder to easily find the feature. You just need to swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap "S Finder" button. Type "smart scroll" in the search field and then search. In a few seconds, you'll see the smart scroll feature and its location is listed in the search result page.

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  2. Seems like Samsung removed these features in the galaxy s5 in its lollipop update.
    Device: Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F)
    Android version: 5.0

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    1. Hi CaptainElectron,
      Thanks for coming.
      Yes, you're right. The smart scroll feature is no longer available when you have updated your S5 to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. Also, you will no longer be able to use the Air browse feature while viewing a webpage in Internet app or viewing a body of email message in Email app.

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  3. I have a sm-g900f, android 5.0 and I can't use the smart scroll option. Why? And can something be done for me to get it back ? Thank you!

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    1. Hi Buddy,
      Thanks for coming.
      Sadly to say that the smart scroll feature is not available/removed in Android 5.0 Lollipop.

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    2. Thank you! I really hope that in the next update they will put it back. It was very nice, on my S4 I used it all the time and it was very nice... thank you for helping ! Have a nice day!

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  4. Waaaaaah!! I WANT SMART SCROLL .please please android developers put it back to save my fine muscles for more fun work. Xx

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