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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Adjust Screen Brightness in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

If needed, you can manually adjust the screen brightness in your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge so you can fit it with your need, as the example, you can set it darker while you're using your phone in low-light environment or when your eyes are sensitive with light, you can set it brighter while you're using your phone in outdoor or under the sunlight, etc. If needed, you can also set your phone to automatically adjust the screen brightness using its sensor based on the remaining charge in the battery if you want to save more power because it'll reduce the maximum brightness of the screen so the screen will consume less power.


How to adjust the screen brightness?
As the example, we'll do so by using two different methods: from the notification panel and from the settings menu.

Method #1: From the Notification panel
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel.Depending on your current settings, tap the box above Auto to enable or disable the A…

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Enable the Negative Colors Feature in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Negative colors is one of accessibility features in Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge that will let you invert the screen's colors so the dark colors will dominate it. You can use this feature as a night mode where the background will be in black and the text will be in white so you can easily read what's on the screen in low-light situations and prevent eye strain if you're very sensitive with light. This feature can also be used as an alternative way to conserve more battery power because using darker colors consume less power than brighter ones. As a note, this feature effects the screen only, in other words, all photos, videos, or screenshots taken while the negative colors feature is enabled will be saved in normal colors.


How to enable the negative colors feature?
As the example, we'll do so by using two different methods: from the settings menu and from the direct access menu.

Method #1: From the settings menu
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the no…

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Enable Grayscale Mode in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Grayscale is one of accessibility features in Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge that can be used to turn everything on your phone's screen to black and white. Using this feature can help you save more battery power, read what's on the screen with more easily when you are in a dark/low-light environment or have certain vision difficulty. As a note, this feature effects the screen only, in other words, all photos, videos, and screenshots taken while the grayscale mode is enabled will be saved in full-color.


How to enable the grayscale mode?
As the example, we'll do so by using two different methods: from the settings menu and from the direct access menu.

Method #1: From the settings menu
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.
Tap Vision.
Scroll the screen to the very bottom and then slide the ON/OFF switch next to Grayscale to the right to enable…

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Adjust Screen Timeout in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

By default, your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge will automatically turn off the screen backlight when the current screen timeout is over. As the example, if the screen timeout is set to 30 seconds, means your phone will wait for 30 seconds of inactivity before turning off the screen backlight. When needed, you can adjust the screen timeout to a shorter period if you want to save more battery life or to a longer period for convenient usage.


How to adjust the screen 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.
Scroll down to the screen to find Display and then tap it.
Tap Screen timeout and then select from the following options:15 seconds30 seconds1 minute2 minutes5 minutes10 minutes The screen timeout has been adjusted.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Enable, Use and Disable Ultra Power Saving Mode in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Ultra power saving mode is an enhanced power saving mode that can be used to extend your battery power so you can use your phone longer, even when the battery level is low. When ultra power saving mode is enabled, your phone will save battery power by changing the color of the screen to grayscale, applying a simplified home screen, restricting app usage to only essential and selected apps, turning off mobile data when the screen is off, turning off connectivity features, etc.


How to enable ultra power saving mode?
You can turn on this feature by using the following steps:
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.Scroll down to the System section and then tap Battery.
Tap Ultra power saving mode.
Slide the ON/OFF switch to the right to enable ultra power saving mode.
Ultra power saving mode will be enabled.

How to use ultra power saving mode?
When you're in ultra power saving mode, you can do the followin…

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Configure Power Saving Mode in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge comes with some features that you can use to conserve more battery power, one of which is the power saving mode. You can manually activate this feature whenever you want or set your phone to automatically activate this feature when the remaining battery power reaches certain level. When the power saving mode is activated, it'll limit or disable some of your phone's functions, e.g: limit the maximum CPU performance, reduce the screen brightness, turn off vibration feedback, turn off the touch key light, and reduce the time before the screen is turned off after receiving notifications so your phone will go into sleep mode faster.


How to configure power saving mode?
You can do so by using the following steps:
While the screen is unlocked, 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.Scroll down to the System section and then tap Battery.
Tap Power saving mode.
Slide the ON/OFF switc…

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Adjust the Screen Time Out in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge comes with some features that can be used to save more battery, one of which is the screen timeout feature. You can use this feature to adjust the length of the idle time that should be waited by your phone before turning off the screen backlight. As the example, if you set the screen timeout to 30 seconds, means your phone will automatically turn off the screen backlight after 30 seconds of inactivity.


How to adjust the screen timeout?
You can do so by using the following steps:
While the screen is unlocked, 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.Scroll down the screen to the Device section and then tap Display.Tap Screen timeout and then select from the following options:15 seconds30 seconds1 minute2 minutes5 minutes10 minutesThe screen timeout has been adjusted. FYI, if you concern with your battery life, you can set the screen timeout to a shorter period because it'll sav…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Keep Wi-Fi Stays On During Sleep in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

For some reason, you may need to keep connecting your phone to Wi-Fi network so that you can stay connected to the internet without having to be interrupted or disconnected each time the phone goes to sleep. If that so, you need to set the Wi-Fi sleep option to always connect to Wi-Fi network even when the screen is off.


How to keep Wi-Fi remains on during sleep?
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 the 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 option and then select Advanced.Tap Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep and then select Always.Now, unless you turn off the Wi-Fi connection manually, your phone will continue connecting to Wi-Fi network even when the screen is off.
As a n…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Show Battery Percentage on the Status Bar in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

You may need to know your battery status to make sure that it has enough power and won't run out so that you can continue using your phone. To help you know your battery level with ease, aside from providing you with the default battery icon, Samsung Galaxy S5 also provides you with a feature that will let you to display the battery percentage on the status bar so that you can easily and quickly know your battery level. I myself always keep this feature on since it's easier for me to know how much the battery left is by reading the percentage than seeing the battery icon.


How to display the battery percentage on the status bar?
There are two different methods that can be used to turn on the option to display battery percentage on the status bar: from the settings menu and from the S Finder.


Method #1: From the settings menu
You can enable the option to display the battery percentage from the general settings menu by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of …