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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Enable or Disable Show Button Shapes Feature in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

By default, your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge displays buttons without shaped background which make them have no difference with other options/menus. But, if you have updated your phone to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, you can turn on the show button shapes feature to make those buttons become more stand out by displaying them with shaded background.


How to enable or disable the show button shapes feature?
You can turn on or off 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 to go to the settings menu.
Scroll down the screen to find Accessibility and then tap it. FYI, when the direct access feature is enabled and the accessibility option is selected, you can quickly access the accessibility menu from any screen simply by pressing the Home key three times to open up the direct access menu and then tap Accessibility.
Tap Vision.
Scroll down the screen. Depending on your current settings, tap the ON/OFF switch …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Enable or Disable High Contrast Fonts Feature in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

If you have updated your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, there's a new feature named high contrast fonts that will be able to help you read what's on the screen better, especially if you're a low vision user or have difficulty when reading your phone using the default font colours. When this feature is enabled, your phone will adjust the font colours, where the black/gray text will be darker and the white text will be outlined, to increase the contrast between the text and the background.


How to enable or disable the high contrast fonts feature?
You can turn on or off 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 to go to the settings menu.
Scroll down the screen to find Accessibility and then tap it. FYI, when the direct access feature is enabled and the accessibility option is selected, you can quickly access the accessibility menu from any screen simply by pres…

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Enable or Disable High Contrast Keyboards Feature in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

High contrast keyboards is a feature that you can find in your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge after updating your phone to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. When this feature is enabled, your phone will increase the size of the Samsung keyboard and change its colours to increase contrast between the keys and the background so you can type better, especially if you have difficulty when typing using the default Samsung keyboard size and colours.


How to turn on or off the high contrast keyboards feature?
You can do so by using some methods. But, as the example, we'll do so by using two different methods: from the settings menu and from the screen or app where you can enter text.

Method #1: From the settings menu
The high contrast keyboard option can be found in the Language and input menu and the Accessibility menu. But, as the example, we'll turn on or off this option via the accessibility menu by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notificati…

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Remove App Shortcuts on Lock Screen in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

App shortcut on the lock screen is a feature that's designed to help you easily access your favourite apps even when the screen is locked. By default, it displays the Camera app at the bottom right corner and the Phone app at the bottom left corner of the lock screen. However, if you are tight with the security reason and your phone has been updated to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, you can remove one or both those app shortcuts so that there's no chance for unauthorised person to be able to access or use any app in your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge when the screen is locked.


How to remove app shortcuts on the lock screen?
As the example, we'll remove both left and right shortcuts on the 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.
Scroll down the screen until you find Lock screen and security and then tap it.
Tap Info and app shortcuts.
Tap App shortcuts.
To remove app…

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Enable or Disable Pop Up View Gesture Feature in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Pop-up view gesture is a feature in Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge that will let you open an app in pop-up view. You can use this feature to help you do some tasks in different apps with more easily by opening those apps in pop-up view. If your phone is now running with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, you'll have an option that you can use to enable or disable the pop-up view gesture feature so you can set it according to your need.


How to turn on or off the pop-up view gesture feature?
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.
Scroll down the screen to find Advanced features and then tap it.
Tap Pop-up view gesture.
Tap the ON/OFF switch to enable or disable this feature. When the switch turns blue , means the pop-up view gesture feature is enabled and you can view an app in pop-up view by swiping downwards diagonally from either corner at the top of the screen while the ap…

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Prevent the Screen from Accidentally Turning On while in a Dark Place in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

There's always a chance of your phone's screen being accidentally turned on and then open an app or perform certain action when you're carrying it in your pocket or bag. But, if you have updated your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, you can prevent your phone's screen from accidentally turning on while it's in a dark place by enabling the keep screen turned off feature.


How to enable the keep screen turned off feature?
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.
Scroll down the screen to find Display and then tap it.
Scroll the screen to the very bottom and then slide the ON/OFF switch next to Keep screen turned off to the right to enable it. The switch turns blue when it's enabled.
Now, when your phone is in a dark place, e.g., pocket, bag, etc., and turned on accidentally, your phone will automatically turn off the screen…

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Change App Shortcuts on Lock Screen in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

By default, the right shortcut on the lock screen in your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge displays the Camera app and the left shortcut displays the Phone app. But, if your phone is now running with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, you can select which app shortcuts you want to display on the lock screen. You can set them to display shortcuts to your favourite apps so you can access them with more easily and quickly.


How to change app shortcuts on the lock screen?
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.
Scroll down the screen until you find Lock screen and security and then tap it.
Tap Info and app shortcuts.
Tap App shortcuts.
To set the app you want to display at the bottom left corner of the lock screen, tap Left shortcut and then select the required app. As the example, we'll select Messages app.
To set the app you want to display at the bottom right corner of the lock scr…