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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable Send Help Messages Feature in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

Send help messages is a feature available in Samsung Galaxy S5 that will let you send emergency messages to your primary contacts by pressing the Power key quickly three times. The emergency messages contain with your current location information, audio recordings and pictures of your surroundings. As a note, to make this feature works, you have to register at least one primary contact so that you can alert the contact about your situation via messages when you're in any emergency situation.


How to enable send help messages feature?
You can turn on this 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 at the top right to go to the settings menu.With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the System section and then tap Safety assistance.
If it's the first time, you'll be asked to set your primary contacts before you can enable send help messages feature. Tap Add button to…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Set My Phone to Say the Caller's Name of a Specific Contact in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

Yesterday, an insider left his comment and said that he wanted his phone to say his friend's name when receiving incoming calls from her. Fortunately, if you own Samsung Galaxy S5, you can enable the notification readout feature for favourite calls so that your phone will read the caller's name when receiving incoming calls from your favourite contacts, or you can use the stock Voice recorder app to record your voice that say a contact's name and then set it as ringtone for the desired contact.


How to enable notification readout feature for calls from favourite contacts?
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 at the top right to go to the settings menu.With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the System section and then tap Language and input.Scroll the screen to the very bottom and then tap Notification readout.Check the box next to Calls from favouri…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Disable Emergency Mode in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

When the emergency mode is enabled, it will help you extend your phone's standby time as long as possible by restricting some apps, changing the screen colour to greyscale theme, reducing the screen brightness, etc. However, you can easily switch back your phone to the standard mode when you want to use all features and apps in your phone by disabling the emergency mode.


How to disable emergency mode?
You can turn off this mode by using two different methods: from the device options menu and from the additional options in the emergency mode home screen.


Method #1: From the device options menu
Long press the Power key to open up the device options menu.Tap Emergency mode.Tap Disable button.The emergency mode will be disabled.

Method #2: From the additional options in the emergency mode home screen
While you're in the emergency mode home screen, tap at the top right or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then tap Disable Emergency mode.Tap Disable bu…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Use Emergency Mode in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

When you have enabled emergency mode in your Samsung Galaxy S5, you'll be provided with the home screen contains with some essential apps and those selected by you. You'll also be provided with information about remaining battery power and estimated battery standby time so that you will know the standby time remaining before the battery power on you device runs out. But, you have to remember that the device settings and operating conditions can effect the estimated standby time.


How to use emergency mode?
While you're in the emergency mode home screen, you can do the following actions:
: tap it to access additional options available in the emergency mode, e.g: settings menu, the option to remove apps that you have selected before and the option to disable emergency mode. : tap it to sound alarms. : tap it to open Phone app and use it to access dial pad, view call logs and make a call to a contact. : tap it to add more apps. : tap it to activate flashlight and use it as a t…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Add or Remove Apps in Emergency Mode in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

Emergency mode extends your phone's standby time by taking some actions, one of which is by limiting the number of usable apps. In this mode, you're only allowed to use some provided essential apps and two apps that you have specifically chosen.


How to add apps to the emergency mode home screen?
You can add an app to the emergency mode home screen by using the following steps:
While you're in the emergency mode home screen, tap .Here, you'll be provided with the list of apps that can be used in this mode.Select the required app you want to add to.The selected app has been added to the emergency mode home screen. As a note, you're allowed to add two apps to the emergency mode home screen.
How to remove apps from emergency mode home screen?
If needed, you can remove apps that you have added previously from the emergency mode home screen by using the following steps:
While you're in the emergency mode home screen, tap at the top right or long press the Recent apps ke…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable Emergency Mode in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

Emergency mode is a feature you can find in your Samsung Galaxy S5 that can be used to extend your phone's standby time as long as possible when you're in an emergency situation. When this mode is enabled, it will save battery by decreasing the screen brightness, changing the colour of your phone's screen to greyscale theme, restricting some other apps and functions, turning off mobile data when the screen is off and turning off connectivity feature(e.g: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth). While you're in this mode, you can send your location via messages, make emergency calls, turn on the flash, sound alarms, and use some apps selected by you.


How to enable the emergency mode?
You can turn this mode on by using three different methods: from the device options, from the settings menu and from the S Finder app.


Method #1: From the device options
It's the fastest method to enable the emergency mode. You can do so by using the following steps:
On any screen, long press the Power key to o…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Change a Memo Category in Memo App in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

By default, if you don't change the category when composing a new memo, the memo will be placed to the My memo category. However, you can change the memo category to other category, either by moving it to a new category or by moving it to an existing category. This will help you to manage your memos and provide you an easier access since the memos are placing in a proper category.


How to change a memo category in Memo app?
As the example, we'll move a memo from the My memo category to other category by using the following steps:
Open Memo app.Tap at the top left corner of the screen to open up the Memo app menus.Tap My memos to view all memos under this category.Long tap the required memo to select it.Tap at the top right or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then tap Move. To move the memo to an existing category go to the step #6, while to move the memo to a new category go to the step #7.Move the memo to an existing category:Tap the require…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Manage Categories in Memo App in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

If you don't change the category when composing a new memo in Memo app, the memo will be placed in the My memos category by default. Fortunately, you're allowed to do some actions to manage categories in this app, e.g: create new categories so that you can classify your memos based on its category for easier access, delete existing categories so that you can clean up Memo app from unused categories, and rename existing categories so that you can give new or proper names for your existing categories.


How to add, delete or rename a category in Memo app?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Open Memo app.Tap at the top left corner of the screen to open up the Memo app menus.Tap Manage categories. To add a new category go to the step #4, to delete an existing category go to the step #5, while to rename an existing category go to the step #6.Add a new category:Tap at the top right corner of the screen to add a new category.Enter the category name. It'd better if you assi…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Compose Memos in Memo App in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

Memo is a pre-installed app available in Samsung Galaxy S5 that can be used to easily and quickly save any information. You can use the virtual keyboard to manually type your memo, or you can copy the required information from other apps. 


How to compose a new memo in Memo app?
You can create a new memo in Memo app by using the following steps:
Open Memo app.Tap to compose a new memo.Write down your memo in the Add memo field using the virtual keyboard. If you'd like to insert some text you have copied from other apps, long tap the screen and then select Paste to paste the latest copied text or select Clipboard to paste a copied text from the clipboard.While composing a memo, you can use these following options: : tap this option to add a new category or set a category for your memo. : tap this option to insert images into your memo. You can choose Take picture to take a picture using the stock Camera app or select Image to insert a picture from your Gallery app. : tap this option…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Disable Assistant Menu Feature in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

Assistant menu is a feature you can find in your Samsung Galaxy S5. This feature is designed to assist those with dexterity issues or those who want to easily navigate their phones using one hand by providing quick access(the assistant menu icon) to a menu of important functions. However, you can also easily turn this feature off if needed, e.g: when you want to get rid the assistant menu icon from your screen, when you no longer want to use this feature on your phone, etc.


How to disable the assistant menu feature?
You can do so by using some different methods: 1) From the assistant menu icon, 2) From the settings menu, 3) From the S Finder app, and 4) From the direct access menu.


Method #1: From the assistant menu icon
Utilizing the assistant menu icon is the fastest way to turn off the assistant menu feature. You can use the following steps to do so:
On any screen, tap the assistant menu icon and then select Settings to quickly go to the settings menu for the assistant menu feature.…