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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Add or Remove Shortcuts to Apps in Home Screen in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

In Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, there are several ways that can be done to help you quickly access your favourite apps, one of which is by adding shortcuts to your favourite apps in your home screen. It will save you more time since you don't need to go to the apps menu when you need to use your favourite apps. If needed, you can also easily remove unused or unwanted shortcuts to apps from your home screen.


How to add a shortcut to an app to the home screen?
As the example, we'll try adding a shortcut to the Gallery app to the home screen by using the following steps:
While you're in a home screen, tap Apps at the bottom right corner of the screen to go to the apps menu.Swipe the screen to the left or right to find the Gallery app.Tap and hold the Gallery app icon and then drag it to an empty area in a home screen to create a shortcut to this app in the home screen.A shortcut to the Gallery app has been added to the home screen. If you need to add more home screens to your phone…

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 S4: How to Fix Can't Find the Google Voice Typing Option in Android 4.4 Kitkat

In my previous post, I wrote that the microphone icon wouldn't be displayed in the keyboard if the Google voice typing option was disabled. So, in order to display the microphone icon in the keyboard, then we have to enable Google voice typing option in the language and input settings.

See also: How to Fix Missing the Microphone Icon in the Samsung Galaxy S4 Keyboard

A couple days back, some insiders confirmed that they couldn't find the Google voice typing option under the language and input settings when they wanted to enable it to display the mic icon in the keyboard. Apparently, this problem is occur if the Google search app has not been installed yet or if the Google search app is disabled. So, to get back the Google voice typing option, you need to install and/or enable the Google search app.



How to fix can't find the Google voice typing option in Android 4.4 Kitkat?
Depending on the causes, here are the steps to fix this problem:
Method I: Installing the Google search…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Update Applications

For certain reason, you may want to install third-party apps that you can get through Google Play Store, for instance when you're not satisfied with the stock app and want to install third-party app that has the same function, etc. To allow you accessing Play Store, make sure you have had an active Google account on your phone.

See also: How to Download Free Apps from Google Play Store in the Samsung Galaxy S4

To keep all installed apps run smoothly and don't cause any error, make sure to update apps regularly. The latest update usually brings some new features and some fixes for bugs/errors in the previous version. Depending on your need, you can set your phone to automatically update apps or you can also update apps manually.


How to update apps automatically?
There's an option in the Google Play Store which will allow you to set the phone to automatically update apps when there's an update available. Below are the steps to do so:
Open Play Store.Tap the Menu key then s…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Reinstall Apps

Google Play Store is the official market for all Android phones, including with the Samsung Galaxy SIV. Here, you can find tons of apps and then download the one that suit your need, either it's free or paid apps. Unfortunately, in some cases, some of apps can cause your phone encountering error. If that happens, uninstalling app is one of the way to fix the problem.

See also: How to Uninstall Apps in the Samsung Galaxy S4

Even so, for some reason, you may want to reinstall uninstalled-apps that you've ever installed in your phone. If so, you can do so with ease through Google Play Store because this app has a list of all apps that you've ever downloaded before.



How to reinstall uninstalled-apps?
FYI, if you have multiple Google accounts, make sure to access Play Store with an account that you used to download the apps. Well, here are the steps:
Open Play Store app.Swipe the screen from left to the right.Tap My apps.Tap All tab.All your downloaded apps will be displayed her…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Move Apps to SD Card or to Device Storage

Google Play Store is the official market for all Android phones, including with the Samsung Galaxy SIV. From here, you can find tons of apps--either a free or paid version--that you can install which one that suit your needs. To do so, first you need to have a Google account to access Google Play Store and other Google services. All apps from Google Play Store will be installed automatically to the internal storage.

See also: How to Install Free Apps from Google Play Store in the Samsung Galaxy S4

Lot of choices and limited space in the internal storage sometimes make a user facing with the low internal storage problem. Luckily, Samsung Galaxy S4 has an option to move movable downloaded apps to the SD card. It will certainly give you some benefits, you can install lot of apps without having worried the internal storage is run out and experiencing some problems are caused by low ROM.


How to move a downloaded app to the SD card?
FYI, all movable downloaded apps will be displayed under SD…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Set and Clear Default Applications

Though Samsung Galaxy SIV has equipped with some basic apps as the stock apps, you're allowed to install another third-party app per your needs, either from other sources or from the official market of the Android phone: Google Play Store.

See also: How to Install Free Apps from Google Play Store in the Samsung Galaxy S4

In some cases, even there are some users who install an app that has the same function with one of stock app. As the example, Samsung Galaxy SIV has the stock Browser app, but for certain purpose you may need to install another third-party browser app (eg: Firefox browser app or Chrome browser app). Given these apps have the same function, you may will be asked to choose which browser app you wish to use as default when you open a URL link from another apps. When an app has chosen as default app, next time this app will be launched by default when you perform the same action or activity.


How to set an app as default?
To make it easier, we'll use Browser app as …

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Disable or Enable Apps

One of causes an error occurs in the Samsung Galaxy SIV is an installed third-party app in the phone. No wonder if most of users use this reason to uninstall particular third-party app in their phones to fix the problem. In addition, uninstalling some unused apps also will help you to keep your phone clean and neat as well as to free up some spaces in your phone. One thing that you should remember that you're only allowed to uninstall third-party apps, not with the stock apps.

See also: How to Uninstall Apps in the Samsung Galaxy S4

Well, given the stock apps can't be uninstalled, then you can disable one or more of them when you don't want to use them. But, make sure that you only disable the user apps, not the system apps because it will be able to make another stock app that connected to the disabled app not works properly and will make your phone experiences some errors.


How to disable a stock app?
I noticed that some of stock apps have a grayed out Disable button whi…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Hide or Show Hidden Apps in the Applications Menu

If you didn't add the app icon in the Home screen, you can access the app from the applications menu where all installed apps are displayed. In here, you can do another things aside from accessing the app, such as: create new folder, uninstall apps, access app info, etc.

See also: How to Edit Applications Menu in the Samsung Galaxy S4

In certain case, you may want to not display some apps in the apps menu without having to uninstall them in order to keep them running in the phone but don't want anybody know. Luckily, this phone has the option which will allow you do so easily.



How to hide apps in the applications menu?
Below are the steps to do so:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap the Menu key then select Hide applications.You'll see the checkbox appears in each app.Tick the checkbox in the desired apps you wish to hide from the apps menu.Tap Done button.The selected apps will not be displayed in the apps menu.
How to show hidden apps in the applications menu?
For any reaso…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Edit Applications Menu

There are three options available in the Samsung Galaxy SIV to change the way the applications menu to display all your installed apps. You can choose the best one that suit your needs to help you to improve your experiences while using this phone.

See also: How to Organize Apps in the Applications Menu in Samsung Galaxy S4

As discussed before, the customizable grid is the default option used by the applications menu to organize the apps. The customizable grid has much more option to customize the apps menu than another, such as rearrange the apps position, add or remove folder, create new page, access app info, etc. That's may be the possible reason why this view type is set as the default.



How to edit apps menu?
As the example, we'll use the customizable grid as the view type of the apps menu. Well, here are the steps to edit apps in the apps menu:
Go to Apps through Home screen.If necessary, tap the Menu key then select View type and then select Customisable grid.Tap the Men…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Organize Apps in the Applications Menu

Samsung Galaxy SIV has comes with several pre-installed apps to meet the basic needs of the user. But, if you're not satisfied with these pre-installed apps or wants to install another apps, then you can do so easily by downloading and installing the desired apps from the Google Play Store.

See also: How to Download and Install Free Apps from the Google Play Store in Samsung Galaxy S4

You can see and access all installed apps through the application menu. By default, the apps in the application menu are displayed in the customizable 3x4 grid which will place all pre-installed apps in the first place and then the recent installed apps in the next place. The flaws of this default layout is the apps will looks like not organized well and sometimes makes us end up to spend more time to swipe back and forth in the apps menu to find certain apps. So, if you don't like this default, you can change the way of the application menu to arrange all apps by changing the view type option a…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Organize Application in the App Menu

Lot of choices of applications available in the Google Play Store or other sources that you can install into your Samsung Galaxy SIII sometimes makes you end up with installing lot of apps to your phone. With so many apps installed, arrange the apps using the best view according to your need is one way that you can do to make you more easier when you want to access them.

See also: How to Sort Applications on the App Drawer on the Samsung Galaxy S3

In addition to determine how the phone sort the app, in the app menu you can also organize them according to your liking, for example, move the app location or see the app info or else.


How to organize apps in the app drawer?
Below are the steps to do so:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap the Menu key then select Edit.To move the app, tap and hold the app then drag it to a new location.To add the app to a new folder, tap and hold the app then drag it to the new folder icon. You can also add another app to this new folder by tap and hold the a…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Lock and Unlock Memo in S Memo App

In certain condition, you might have to write down something important for further use, for instance when you're discussing something with your friends and want to summarize the conclusion or else. Well, aside from using the paper and pen, you can also utilize S Memo app inside your Samsung Galaxy SIII to do so.

See also: How to Create New Text Memo Using S Memo on Samsung Galaxy S3

The benefit of using S Memo app to write your note is the easiness to find the required memo without having to throw you in the trouble to search the memo among other piles of paper. In addition, you can also secure your memo by locking the memo using your own lock code so the others who don't know the code will not be able to read your memo.


How to lock memo?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open S Memo app.The list of your memo will displayed here.Tap the Menu key then select Lock.Tap the desired memo you wish to lock.Tap the Done button located at the upper right corner.Enter the desired lock number…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Remove Picasa Album from Gallery App

Aside from retrieving pictures from the photo files you saved in your device, you can also set your Samsung Galaxy SIII to retrieve pictures from another source outside the phone, for instance you can display your Facebook pictures gallery in the Gallery app. But, if you don't want the Facebook album show up there, you can set the Gallery not to display them or you can stop the device not to sync with your Facebook account.

See also: How to Remove Facebook Photos on Gallery App on Samsung Galaxy S3

Another album that might be shown in the Gallery app is Picasa album. This may happen because you have set your Google account to sync with the Picasa web album. Well, if you also don't want this album show up in your Gallery app, then you can remove them by setting the phone to stop syncing with Picasa web album.


How to remove Picasa album in Gallery app?
Below are the steps you need to do:
Go to Settings.Tap Account and sync.Tap your Google account.Uncheck the checkbox next to Sync …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Wrong Display in the Messaging App Icon in the Home Screen

Messaging app is one of pre-installed apps on the Samsung Galaxy SIII which is presented to meet the user needs to send a message, either text or multimedia messages. Usually, when you get a new message you will get a notification in the status bar, and if you see the Messaging app icon in the Home screen, it will be marked with a certain number that indicates the number of unread messages. In certain case, some users experienced wrong display in their Messaging app icon. The Messaging app icon marked with number but when they open it there's no unread messages.


How to solve wrong display in Messaging app icon?
AFAIK, there are two possible ways to fix this problem. Here they are:
I. Disable the option Do not keep activities
The first methods is by checking the Do not keep activities option to see whether it's enabled. If so, you need to disable it by following the steps listed below:
Go to Settings.Scroll down to Developer options, then tap it.Uncheck the checkbox next to the Do…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Clear Youtube Search History with 2 Easy Ways

As we all know that Youtube is the most popular video-sharing website today which will allow the users to upload, view and share their videos with everyone or with certain person only. In Samsung Galaxy SIII you'll find the Youtube app as one of the stock apps. So, if you already activated your Google account on your phone, then you can directly use this app.

See also: How to Use Youtube App on Samsung Galaxy S3

By default, Youtube app will record your search histories to helps you more easier to track what you have searched before. But, in certain case you might be don't want the app to do so or you don't want others knows your Youtube search histories. Luckily, there some methods to do so, you can see the two of them as listed below.


First method: Clear search history through the Youtube settings menu
Below are the steps to do so:
Open Youtube app.Tap the Menu key then select Settings.Tap Search.Tap Clear search history option to erase the existing Youtube search histori…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Use Google Search App

Nowadays, many activities that we can do by using an internet connection, one of which is to browse the website to gain certain information. To anticipate this need , this time almost all existing smartphones including the Samsung Galaxy SIII have included the browser application as one of the pre-installed apps.

See also: How to Use Browser App on Samsung Galaxy S3

High demand from the users to use the internet to browse websites or to obtain the necessary information triggered website growth rapidly. Due to this reason, the existence of search engines is very important thing to support user's browsing activity . Today, the most popular ones is the Google search engine . The good news, you can find the Google search app as one of pre-installed apps inside the Samsung Galaxy SIII.


How to make a text or voice search using Google search app ?
In addition to use the Browser app to access Google search engine page, you can also use Google search app to perform a search, either text or …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Reinstall Applications

The Samsung Galaxy SIII users might have several reasons that lead them to uninstall one or more apps in their phone, such as their phone have the low storage issue, the apps not work properly, the apps start giving some problems, etc.

See also: How to Uninstall Applications on Samsung Galaxy S3

But, in certain case and reason, you might also want to reinstall the apps you ever installed before on your phone. Luckily, if you previously install the apps through the Play store, then you will be able to see the list of the apps you've ever downloaded from there, either installed or removed apps.


How to reinstall apps through the Play Store?
To do so kindly follow the steps listed below:
Go to Apps through the Home screen.Scroll to Play Store, then tap it.Tap the Menu key then select My apps.Swipe the screen to the left to display ALL applications.Here you'll see a list of installed and previously downloaded apps.Tap the desired app you wish to reinstall.Tap the Install button to st…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Scan QR Code

According to Wikipedia, QR Code or Quick Response Code is the trademarks of matrix barcode or two dimensional barcode first designed for the automotive industry in Japan. Nowadays, you can find the QR code not only in the automotive industry but also on another things, such as TV advertisement, business card, website, tickets, etc.


The QR code can easily readable by the smartphone, including with the Samsung Galaxy SIII. All you need to make it works is by downloading QR Code scanning app then use it to scan the code and retrieve data stored inside them.


How to scan QR Code using Google Googles apps?
There are lot of apps that allow you to scan QR code, but given from the apps reviews seem this apps is work well with lot of users. So, here are the steps:
Download install Google Googles apps from the Play Store.Once the installation is completed, open the Google Googles apps.Point the phone's camera at the QR Code, wait for seconds, then you'll see the data--such as, URL links, t…