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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Adjust Bluetooth Visibility Timeout in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

You have to pair your Samsung Galaxy S5 with other Bluetooth-enabled device when you want to use Bluetooth to transfer files or share Internet connection. You can make the pairing process becomes easier by setting your device visible to all nearby Bluetooth devices. By default, your device is set to visible to all nearby Bluetooth devices for 2 minutes, or in other words, your device will be visible to paired devices only after 2 minutes. However, if needed, you can adjust your Bluetooth visibility timeout so that your device will be visible to all nearby Bluetooth devices more longer, even you can set your device to always visible as long as Bluetooth is turned on.


How to adjust Bluetooth visibility timeout?
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 Network connections section and then tap Bluet…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Use Torch Light in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Samsung Galaxy S5 has a default widget named Torch which will let you use your phone as a flashlight to improve your visibility. This widget works by utilizing the LED flash below the rear camera to project a flashlight beam. You need to add the torch widget to your home screen first before you can use this widget to turn on or off the LED flash.


How to add the torch widget to home screen?
See the following steps to do so:
While you're in home screen, long press the Recent apps key or long tap on a blank area of the home screen to go to the home screen edit page.Tap the Widgets icon at the bottom of the screen. It'll quickly bring you to the widgets list.Find the Torch 1x1 widget.Tap and hold the widget and then drag it to the home screen.Release the widget to place it in home screen.The torch widget has been added to home screen.
How to use the torch widget?
When you have added the torch widget in your home screen, you can use this widget to turn the LED flash on or off to impr…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Get Back Kids Mode Installer in Home Screen in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Some insiders have sent me emails and said that they had accidentally removed the kids mode installer icon from their home screens which made them couldn't install the kids mode app. FYI, since the kids mode installer is one of default widgets on the Samsung Galaxy S5 then you can easily get the kids mode installer icon back to your home screen simply by finding the kids mode widget from the widgets list and then add it to your home screen. Once done, you can use the kids mode installer icon that you have added to the home screen to install and configure the kids mode app.


How to add the kids mode widget to home screen?
Before doing this steps, make sure you have a free space on your home screen. Well, kindly use the following steps to re-add the kids mode widget to home screen:
1. While you're on home screen, long press the Recent apps key or long tap on a blank area of the home screen to go to the home screen edit page.
2. Tap Widgets icon at the bottom of the screen. It'…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Add or Remove a City in Accuweather Widget in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

If you add your current city to the Accuweather widget, it'll help you to know the latest weather conditions in your city with ease. FYI, since this widget can handle more than one city, if needed you can also add another cities into the widget so that you can easily know the weather conditions in other cities directly from your home screen.


How to add a new city to the Accuweather widget?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Tap the Accuweather widget in your home screen.Tap to add a new city.Key in the city name in the search field and then tap to start searching.Tap the required city from the search result list.The selected city has been added to your Accuweather widget.Press the Home key to go to your home screen.To see the weather conditions in other cities you have added to the widget, swipe the Accuweather widget up or down.

How to remove a city from the Accuweather widget?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Tap the Accuweather widget in your home screen.Tap …

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Make Accuweather Widget Becomes Transparent in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

By default, the Accuweather widget on your home screen displays a picture in the background and it will change based on the current weather forecast. However, if you don't like the background picture, you can adjust the widget transparency in the widget settings menu so that the background picture of the widget will be invisible.


How to make the Accuweather widget becomes transparent?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Tap the Accuweather widget on your home screen.Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Settings.Tap Widget transparency. By default, the widget transparency is set to 0%.Drag the widget transparency adjustment bar to the rightmost, or in other words, you have to adjust the widget transparency up to 100%. You'll get the preview when adjusting the widget transparency so that you'll get an idea how it might look like when the transparency has been adjusted.Press the Home key to go to your home screen and …

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Change Temperature Unit in the Accuweather Widget in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

The current temperature is one of information that you can get from the Accuweather widget. This widget is is available in your home screen by default, but if you have accidentally removed it, you can get it back simply by adding the Accuweather widget from the the widgets list to your home screen. To fit the widget with your need, you can do some customizations to this widget, one of which is by changing the temperature unit from Celsius to Fahrenheit or from Fahrenheit to Celsius.


How to change the temperature unit in the Accuweather widget?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Tap the Accuweather widget on your home screen.Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Settings.Tap Unit and then select from the following options:°C: select this option if you want the Accuweather widget displays the current temperature in Celsius degree.°F: select this option if you want the Accuweather widget displays the current temperature in Fahrenh…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Get Back Accuweather Widget to Home Screen in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

This week, more than two insiders sent me emails and said that they had accidentally removed the Accuweather widgets from their home screens and they wanted to get it back. FYI, since the Accuweather widget is a default widget in Samsung Galaxy S5, you can get it back to the home screen simply by finding the Accuweather widget from your widgets list and then add it to your home screen, as you used to do when adding a widget to home screen.


How to add the Accuweather widget to home screen?
Before doing the following steps, make sure you have a free space in your home screen. Do the following steps to add a weather widget to home screen:
While you're on home screen, long press the Recent apps key or long tap on a blank area of the home screen to go to the home screen edit page.Tap Widgets icon at the bottom of the screen. It'll bring you to the widgets list.Find the Weather 4x2 widget.Tap and hold the widget and then drag it to the required space in home screen.Release the widget…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Change Home Screen Transition Effect in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Samsung Galaxy S5 lets you have multiple home screens so that you can place more apps or widgets on there and can access them with more quickly. You can move between home screens by swiping home screen to the left or to the right. To make it more playful, you can enable a home screen transition effect so that your phone will play the effect when you're moving between home screens.


How to change home screen transition effect?
You can do so by using the following steps:
While you're on home screen, long press the Recent apps key or long tap on the blank space of the home screen to go to the home screen edit page.Tap Home screen settings icon at the bottom of the screen.Tap Transition effect and then select from the following options:None: select this option if you don't want your phone plays any effect when you're moving from one home screen to another, in other words, select this option to turn off the home screen transition effect.Card stack: select this option if you w…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Automatically Turn On or Off Wi-Fi in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Instead of manually enable or disable Wi-Fi connection in your phone, you can set your phone to auto-connect to or auto-disconnect from Wi-Fi networks at the times you want. You can do so by setting the Wi-Fi timer so that your phone will automatically enable or disable Wi-Fi at the scheduled times.


How to set Wi-Fi timer?
You can do so by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open 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 Network connection section and then tap Wi-Fi.If Wi-Fi is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on.Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Advanced.Tap Wi-Fi timer.Set a starting time:Check the box next to Set start time.Tap the Wi-Fi timer (hour and minute) to adjust the starting time when your phone has to enable Wi-Fi.Set an ending time:Check the box next to Set end time.Tap the Wi-Fi ti…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Delete Saved Wi-Fi Network Profiles in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

By default, if you have ever connected to a Wi-Fi network, either it's an open or secured network, then it'll be saved by the phone so that it'll automatically connect if the Wi-Fi network is available. But, if needed, you can set your phone to forget that saved Wi-Fi network profile, for instance when you want to clean up your list by removing Wi-Fi network profiles that are not in range, or when you encounter error while connecting to a secured Wi-Fi network and need to re-connect and re-enter the password.


How to forget a saved Wi-Fi network profile?
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 Network connections section and then tap Wi-Fi.If Wi-Fi is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on.Tap the required Wi-Fi network profile you want to forget and then tap Forget button.The sel…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Use Smart Network Switch in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Smart network switch is a smart feature available in Samsung Galaxy S5 that can be used when Wi-Fi and mobile data connection are activated. When this feature is enabled, it can help you maintain a stable Internet connection because this feature will set your phone automatically switches to a mobile network when your current Wi-Fi network connection is weak or unstable and switches back to Wi-Fi network connection when the Wi-Fi signal becomes strong. But, you have to remember that when you use this feature via mobile network, it may increase your mobile data usage and you may incur with additional charges.


How to use smart network switch feature?
Assuming that you have enabled your mobile data connection, then you can enable the smart network switch feature 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 Network c…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Set Mobile Data Usage Limit in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

When a Wi-Fi network is not available, an alternative way that can be used to obtain internet connection is by connecting your phone to a mobile network. But, you have to remember that using mobile data connection to use internet will make you have to pay additional charges if you don't have unlimited data plan. Luckily, you can avoid big data bill and control your data usage by setting the mobile data usage limit so that your phone will automatically disable your mobile data connection when the specified limit is reached.


How to set mobile data usage limit?
You can set a limit for mobile data usage 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 Network connections section and then tap Data usage.If needed, tap Mobile tab.If the mobile data is off, tap Mobile data to turn it on.Check the box next to Set mobile…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Turn On Mobile Data in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

When a Wi-Fi network is not available, you can alternatively obtain internet connection by connecting your phone to a mobile network. But, you have to remember that if you don't have unlimited data plan then you may incur with the additional charges when using mobile data to use internet.


How to enable mobile data?
You can enable your mobile data connection by using some methods: from the notification panel, from the quick settings panel, from the settings menu and from the home screen.


Method #1: From the notification panel
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel.Place your finger on the quick setting buttons bar and then swipe the screen from the right to the left to see the quick setting button for the Mobile data.Tap the Mobile data button to enable it. The button turns green when it's enabled.

Method #2: From the quick settings panel
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen using two fingers to open up the quick setting panel.…