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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Use Volume Key to Take Photos in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

For some reason, you may want to be able to take photos using the physical button, for instance: if you want to take photos as you used to do with your conventional/digital camera or if you're in a condition when it's difficult for you to take photos using the on-screen icon or the voice command. Fortunately, the stock Camera app lets you change the Volume key function as the camera key so that you can use this physical key to take photos.


How to set the Volume key as the camera key?
By default, the Volume key in the stock Camera app is set to adjust the zoom level. Thus, you have to set this key as the camera key first before you can use this key to take photos. You can set the Volume key as the camera key by using the following steps:
Open the stock Camera app.Tap to open up the detailed settings menu.Scroll the settings menu to the very bottom.Tap Volume key and then select Take pictures.The Volume key has been set as the camera key.
How to take a photo using the Volume key?

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Use Voice Commands to Take Photos in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

The stock Camera app in Samsung Galaxy S5 provides you with several ways that can be used to take photos, one of which is by using the voice commands. Taking photos with voice commands lets you take photos without you have to tap any on-screen icon or press any physical button so that you will be able to reduce shake and get well-focused photos.


How to enable the voice command feature in the stock Camera app?
By default, the voice command to take photos is off. Thus, you have to turn it on first to be able to take photos with voice commands. You can use the following steps to enable voice command feature in the stock Camera app:
Open the stock Camera app.Tap to open up the detailed settings menu.Scroll the settings menu to the very bottom.Tap Voice control to turn on voice command feature. A window will pop up to show you the voice commands that can be used to take photos, they are: Smile, Cheese, Capture, Shoot.
How to take a photo using voice commands?
When the voice command feature i…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Set a Part of a Song as a Ringtone in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Set a unique ringtone is the best way that can be taken to help you easily know that you have incoming calls since the default ringtones may have been widely used by other users. Fortunately, aside from letting you set a song or other supported sound files as a ringtone, Samsung Galaxy S5 also has the ability to automatically extract the recommended part of a song to use it as a ringtone so that you'll have a unique one. But, you have to remember that you can't manually choose which part of the song that can be used as a ringtone since it'll be chosen automatically by the device.


How to set a part of a song as a ringtone?
You can do so by using some methods. But, in this post, we'll try to set a part of a song as a ringtone by using two different methods: from the general settings menu and from the stock Music Player app.


Method #1: From the general settings menu
You can set the recommended part of a song as a ringtone from the general settings menu by using the followin…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Delete Email Messages in the Stock Email App in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

For some reason, you may want to delete some email messages in the stock Email app, for instance: when you want to clean up your email list or when you don't want some email messages are displayed in your email list. Fortunately, you can easily delete a single or multiple email messages in this app with ease.


How to delete email messages in the stock Email app?
You can delete email messages in inbox or other folders by using some methods. But, in this post, we'll try to delete some incoming email messages in the stock Email app by using two different methods: by using tickboxes in the email list and by using the delete menu


Method #1: By using tickboxes in the email list
By default, the the stock Email app provides tickboxes for all email messages in the email list to let you select them with more easily. If you don't have those tickboxes, you can enable the option to show those tickboxes in the stock Email app settings menu. Well, you can use the following steps to select s…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Change Font Size in the Stock Email App in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Since changing the device font size in the general settings menu will only change the font size for options in the stock Email app, if you hard for reading your email messages with the current font size and want to adjust it for better reading then you can easily fix it by changing the font size of the stock Email app so that the email list and the body of the email message will be displayed with the desired font size.


How to change font size in the stock Email app?
You can adjust the font size for the email list and the body of the email message in the stock Email app by using the following steps:
Open the stock Email app.Tap at the top right corner of the screen or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Font size.Here you can select the required font size from the following options:Use device font sizes: select this option to change the font size in the stock Email app based on the font size that is being used by your phone.TinyExtra smallSma…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Fix No Tickboxes in the Email List in the Stock Email App in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

By default, the stock Email app provides a tickbox or checkbox for each email message in inbox or other folders so that you can easily select them and do the required action, e.g: delete the selected email messages, move the selected email messages to other folder, etc. However, if you don't have those tickboxes in your email list, the option to hide them may has been accidentally enabled, therefore disable this option should be able to show those tickboxes back in your email list.


How to show tickboxes in the email list in the stock Email app?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Open the stock Email app.Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Settings.Tap Display.Clear checkbox next to Hide tickboxes to disable this option and show tickboxes in the email list.Now, press the Back key twice to go back to the inbox and you should see the tickboxes are displayed in the email list to let you multi-select email messages simply by s…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Read, Reply and Forward an Email Message in the Stock Email App in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Set the desired tone as the email messages tone is the best way to help you know that you have a new email message so that you won't miss any important email message and can do the required action immediately, for instance: read the message, reply the message to the original sender or forward the message to other contact.


How to read, reply and forward an email message in the stock Email app?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Open the stock Email app. By default, the combined inbox will be displayed if you have multiple accounts. This inbox will display all incoming messages for all accounts and the new email messages will be displayed at the top of the email messages list.Tap the required email message you want to read.Now, you can read the email message.Once you have finished read the message, if needed, you can reply the message to the original sender (go to the step #5) or forward the message to the other contact (go to the step #6).Replying the email message:Tap at t…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Scan QR Code in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Aside from having the ability to extract text from objects or images, the optical reader app also has the ability to scan QR code and extract information inside it. FYI, QR code (Quick Response Code) is a 2D barcode contains with data that can provide you access to a website URL, plain text, phone number, or other information directly to your phone.


How to scan QR code using the optical reader app?
As a note, if you don't have the optical reader app, you can get it from the Galaxy Apps. To scan QR code using this app, kindly do as follows:
Open the optical reader app.Point the camera to the QR code.Tap to capture the code.The information within the QR code will be displayed on the screen. As the example, if it's a website URL, you can tap it to get the following options:: select this option to open the website URL in the browser app. : select this option to add the website URL to your bookmarks list. : select this option to share the website URL using the available method.: se…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Extract Text from an Object or Image in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Have you ever wanted to have text within an object or image because it has important information for you? If that so, instead of manually typing the text, you can easily extract the text from the object or image by using the optical reader app in your phone. This app works by utilizing the rear camera to detect text within an object or image and then convert the text into digital text so that you can copy or share the text with ease.


How to extract text from an object or image using the Optical Reader app?
As a note, if you don't have the optical reader app, you can get it from the Galaxy Apps. Well, kindly use the following steps to extract text from an object or image using the optical reader app:
Open Optical reader app. To extract text from an object go to the step #2, while to extract text from a stored image go to the step #3.Extract text from an object:
You can take a photo of an object contains with text to extract the text by using the following steps:Point the camera to th…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Reset Kids Mode Application in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

I have ever been asked by insiders about how to exit from the Kids Mode without using PIN. FYI, you can only exit from this mode by entering the 4-digits PIN numbers of the Kids Mode, otherwise you'll stuck in this mode even if you force to restart your phone. From what I know, the only way to exit from the Kids Mode if you forget the PIN is by performing factory reset which I surmise most of us don't want to deal with it. So, if you forget your PIN and don't want to encounter this issue, you can avoid it by resetting the Kids Mode app so that you can re-configure this app and set a new PIN. However, it'd better if you write down your PIN somewhere safe so that you can use it when you forget your PIN.


How to reset Kids Mode app?
As a note, this steps will remove Kids Mode settings, profiles and PIN, but it won't delete any Kids Mode files, e.g: kids voice recorder, kids camera, etc., which you can still find in the Kids Mode folder in the internal storage. Well, you…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Add Signature Text in the Stock Messaging App in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Signature text is a feature available in the stock Messaging app that will let you automatically display some of information, for instance: your name, contact information, etc., at the bottom of every message you send. You can add signature text up to 40 chars. But, you have to remember that the length of your signature text will reduce the length of your message.


How to add signature text in the stock Messaging app?
You can set your own signature text by using the following steps:
Open the stock Messaging app.Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Settings.Scroll the screen to the very bottom.Tap Signature. If Signature is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on.Tap Edit signature.Enter your own signature here.Tap Save button.The signature text has been added.From now on, your signature text will be inserted automatically at the bottom of your message each time you send a message.

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Disable Auto Add Icons for Newly Installed Apps to Home Screen in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Google Play Store is the official market for all Android phones, including with Samsung Galaxy S5, that can be used to install apps in condition that you have added a Google account into your phone. By default, once the installation of an app is completed, your phone will automatically add the icon for the app to home screen. But, if you don't like this feature, for instance when you don't want to place all new apps icons to home screen, you can easily turn this feature off in the Play Store app settings.


How to turn off auto add icons for newly installed apps to home screen?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Open the Play Store app.Tap at the top left corner of the screen to open up the Play Store menus.Tap Settings.Clear the checkbox next to Add icon to Home screen to disable this option.Now, your phone won't add the icons to home screen after you have finished installing apps from the Play Store.

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Remove Contacts From Favourites List in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Set contacts you communicate with frequently as favourites will save you time since they will be placed in a different list which is separated from the entire of your contacts list so that you can find them with more easily and you just need a single tap your favourite contacts to call them. However, if needed you can also easily remove your favourite contacts from the list, for instance if you have set a wrong contact as favourites or if you just want to remove certain contact from your favourites list.


How to remove a contact from the favourites list?
You can do so by using three different methods: while viewing your favourites list, while viewing contact's detail information and while viewing the Starred in Android contacts group.


Method #1: While viewing the favourites list
You can easily remove contacts from the favourites list while viewing the favourites list by using the following steps:
Open the stock Contacts app.Tap the Favourites tab.Tap or long press the Recent apps key…