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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Add a Webpage Shortcut to Home Screen in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

There are several ways available that can be used to speed up the way you access your favourite webpages, one of which is by adding a shortcut to that webpage to home screen. This will let you to quickly access to that webpage even without you have to open up the Internet app first. All you have to do is simply by tapping the shortcut on the home screen and the webpage will be loaded shortly.


How to add a webpage shortcut to home screen?
Before doing this steps, make sure you have a free space in your home screen otherwise it won't work. Well, if you want to add shortcut to webpages in home screen, you can do so by using two methods available: from an opened webpage or from the bookmarks list.


Method #1: From an opened webpage
Open Internet app.Enter the URL or webpage address in the address bar and then tap Go.Wait until the webpage is fully loaded.Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Add shortcut to home.A shortcut of the currentl…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Change Default Search Engine in Internet App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Internet users always grow from time to time. It triggers the emergence of many new websites that provide various information for the users. To help you find the webpage and/or information you're looking for in Internet with ease, then you can use a search engine. The search engine will help you to find a webpage contains with the information as same as the search term you have typed in the search field in the search engine. By default, when you type a word in the address bar of the Internet app, then you'll be given with the search result of the word you have typed by using the default search engine.



How to change default search engine in Internet app?
By default, the Internet app uses Google search as the default search engine. However, if you want to use another search engine as the default then you can do so by using the following steps:
Open Internet app.Tap the box in the left side of the address bar and you'll see some search engine options displayed in the drop down …

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Enable and Use Tilt to Zoom in Android 4.4 Kitkat

In some cases, you may want to zoom in or out while viewing images in the Gallery app to get larger and more detail image or while browsing webpages in the Internet app to get larger or closer view. To meet that need, the Samsung Galaxy SIV has provided you some methods to zoom in or out, one of which is by tilting the device back and forth. To make you able using this method, you have to enable this feature through the motion menu.



How to enable or disable tilt to zoom?
Below are the steps to do so:
Go to Settings.Tap My device tab.Scroll down to find Motions and gestures, and then tap it.Slide the ON/OFF switch next to Motion to the right to enable this option and then allow you to access all of the motion options available under this menu.Tap Motion.Slide the ON/OFF switch next to Zoom to the right to enable this option. If you tap Zoom when it's enabled, then you'll be given with the following options:Try it: tap this option to try using tilt to zoom in the short tutorial gi…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Enable and Use Reader Mode in the Internet App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

I like reading therefore when I have some spare times, I often use it for reading. Well, the best part of it is that my beloved phone, the Samsung Galaxy SIV, has some useful features that will facilitate me for reading in this phone, one of which is the reading mode that will adjust the screen settings automatically to make it more suit for reading. One of the apps available in my phone that I have added to the reading mode list is the Internet app because I always use this app to browse the webpages and then read the contents.

See also: How to Enable, Configure and Use the Reading Mode in the Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 4.4 Kitkat

Aside from activating the reading mode for the Internet app, I usually use the reader mode in this app to make me easier reading the webpage contents. This feature will strip away other webpage components (e.g: widgets, header, frame, advertisement, etc) so that I can focus on what I'm reading.



How to enable and use the reader mode in the Internet a…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Enable, Configure and Use Reading Mode in Android 4.4 Kitkat

l really like using the Internet app in my Samsung Galaxy SIV to browse the webpages and read the contents --even I often save a webpage to read it later--, moreover since my phone updated to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and got a new feature called reading mode(this feature is still available in Android 4.4 Kitkat). This feature will optimize the display by adjusting the screen settings to make it better suited for reading. FYI, I have cylindris in my left eye, it makes my eye hurts when it's exposed with the bright light, but by using the reading mode now reading on the phone is more pleasant to do.



How to enable and configure reading mode?
Below are the steps to do so:
Go to Settings.Tap My device tab.Tap Display.Depending on your current settings, tap the ON/OFF switch next to Reading mode to enable or disable this option. When the switch is on the right side or turns green means the option is enabled.When the reading mode is enabled, you can add/remove the apps from the reading mode …

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Switch Between Desktop View and Mobile View in the Internet App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

For those of users who are tight with data usage or those who don't have unlimited data plan, any option to save more data of course will be helpful for them. It may becomes one of the reason why the stock Browser app in the Samsung Galaxy SIV provides an option that will let you to load or not images in webpages. When this option is disabled, the Internet app won't load the images in the webpages. No image means save more data.

See also: How to Enable or Disable Load Image in the Internet App in Android 4.4 Kitkat in the Samsung Galaxy S4

If you notice, by default the Internet app will display the webpage in the mobile view. It's done to speed up the internet access and also help you to save more data. Even so, if you want to view a webpage in the desktop view, you don't need to worry because the Internet app also has provided an option named desktop view(by default this option is disabled) which will let you easily switch between desktop and mobile view.


How to switch…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Enable or Disable Load Images in the Internet App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Internet app is the stock Browser app that is owned by the Samsung Galaxy SIV that you can use to browse webpages. In order to facilitate the user's activity, this app also has been equipped with some useful features, one of which is an option that will allow you to save the currently opened webpage while you're connected with internet so that you can read them later offline.

See also: How to Save a Webpage for Offline Reading in Android 4.4 Kitkat in the Samsung Galaxy S4

Another useful feature available in this app is an option that will allow you to load or not images in the webpages. By default, this option is enabled therefore when you have not changed this option yet then the Browser app will load images in the webpages.


How to set the Internet app to load or not webpage images?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Open Internet app.Tap the Menu key and then select Settings.Tap Bandwidth management.Depending on your current settings, tap Load images to enable or dis…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Save Pages for Offline Reading in Any Browser App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

As we have known that the save page is an option that is owned by the stock Browser app in the Samsung Galaxy SIV. This option will allow you to read saved pages offline or without using an internet connection.

See also: How to Offline Reading Using the Stock Browser App in Android 4.4 Kitkat in the Samsung Galaxy S4

However, for those of you who are prefer to use another third-party browser apps (e.g: Chrome, Firefox, Dolphin, Opera, etc), then you can also save a page to read it offline later though some of them have no option to save a page by default. You can do so by using third-party app called Pocket app.


How to save a page in any browser app?
You need an internet connection to do these steps. FYI, I've already tested these steps in the stock Browser(Internet app), Chrome, Firefox, Opera and Dolphin app. But, to make it easier, these steps use Chrome app and Dolphin app.


By using Chrome app:
Download and install Pocket app from the Google Play Store and then follow the on-scre…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Save a Webpage for Offline Reading in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Browsing a webpage is one of the most frequently performed activities by the Samsung Galaxy SIV users therefore this phone has provided a stock Browser app as one of pre-installed apps. You need an internet connection to make this app works. You can get it by connecting your phone to a Wi-Fi network or by using mobile data.

See also: How to Connect to a Wi-Fi Network in Android 4.4 Kitkat in the Samsung Galaxy S4

However, the stock app also has an option called save page that will allow you to load a webpage when you don't have an internet connection in condition that you have saved the webpage when you're connected with internet. This is commonly referred as offline reading.


How to save a webpage in the stock Browser app?
These steps need you to connect with internet. Also, please note that some webpages may not allow you to save its pages. Well, to save a webpage, kindly using the following steps:
Open Internet app.Open a webpage by entering its address or URL in the address b…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Add a Webpage Shortcut to Home Screen in Android 4.4 Kitkat

There are some options in the stock Browser app that will allow you to access your favourite webpage easier and faster, one of which is an option called set as homepage. This option will be more useful if you use it to assign your favourite webpage as the homepage because the webpage you've assigned as the homepage will be automatically loaded whenever the stock Browser app is opened.

See also: How to Set Homepage in the Stock Browser App in Android 4.4 Kitkat In the Samsung Galaxy S4

Aside from assigning a webpage as the homepage, there's another way that has a similar function with the homepage: create a shortcut to a webpage on the Home screen. By doing this, you can easily access to a particular webpage directly through your Home screen.


How to create a shortcut to a webpage in the stock Browser app?
There 2 methods available that you can do to create a webpage shortcut on the Home screen, from the currently opened webpage and from the bookmarks.


Method #1: From the currentl…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Set Homepage in the Stock Browser App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Bookmark webpage is a feature that you can find in the stock Browser app in the Samsung Galaxy SIV. You can use this feature to mark a webpage so that you can load them later easier without having to enter the webpage address(URL). This will of course will make you easier and faster accessing your favourite webpage and prevent you from a trouble of forgetting the webpage address.

See also: How to Bookmark a Webpage and View It in the Stock Browser App in Android 4.4 Kitkat in the Samsung Galaxy S4

Aside from bookmark a webpage, the stock Browser app also has another useful feature which will facilitate your browsing activities. One of which is a feature that will allow you to assign a webpage as your homepage so that whenever you're opening the stock Browser app, the webpage that you've assigned as the homepage will be automatically loaded.


How to set homepage in the Stock Browser app?
There are 3 methods that you can use to set homepage in the stock Browser app. You can see th…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Bookmark a Webpage and View It in the Stock Browser App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Internet app is one of the stock apps available in the Samsung Galaxy SIV that you can use to browse webpages. You need to have an internet connection to make this app works. You can get it by connecting to a Wi-Fi network or by using mobile data.

See also: How to Connect to a Wi-Fi Network in Android 4.4 Kitkat in the Samsung Galaxy S4

As with another stock apps, Internet app also has come with some useful features that will facilitate your activities while using this app. One of features available in this app is a bookmark feature. This feature will allow you to bookmark a currently opened webpage to make you easier to access them later.


How to bookmark a webpage?
You can do so by following the steps below:
Open the Internet app.Tap the address bar, and then enter the web address or URL by using the on-screen keyboard and then tap Go.The webpage will be loaded shortly.Once the webpage is fully loaded, tap Bookmark icon located at the top right corner of the screen.In the Bookmarks ta…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Reduce Data Usage on Chrome Beta App

When you browse the web using the stock browser app in the Samsung Galaxy SIII, you might be found an option which will allow you to set the browser to load images in the web or not. This option of course will help you to save more data, but this will also decrease your quality of experience while browsing the web caused by the image not loaded.

See also: How to Enable or Disable Web Pages Loading Images on Samsung Galaxy S3

That's will be different if you're using the third-party browser app named Chrome Beta app. Indeed, this app doesn't have the option to turn on or off images in the web, but this app has the option to reduce data usage while you browse the web. The advantage of this option is that you can enjoy browsing the web with the complete image loaded without having worry to lost lot of data.


How to enable reduce data usage option on Chrome Beta app?
Below are the steps to do so:
Download install Chrome Beta for Android app.Follow the on-screen instruction given b…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Quickly Accessing Your Favourite Website

Nowadays we can easily get the information we want through the Internet. That's why no wonder if the easiness to do that makes Internet users growth rapidly from time to time. The growth of Internet users has also resulted in a growing number of websites present which offers a variety of information to the visitor.

As the users of the Samsung Galaxy SIII, you can utilize the stock Browser app available on this phone to browse the web and get the information you want. Usually when you use this app to browse the web, you may be met with an interesting website that you might want to visit again later. Well, here we'll discuss about some methods that you can do to make you more easier and faster to access your favourite websites by using the stock Browser app inside your precious Samsung Galaxy SIII.

1. Add to bookmarks
By adding your favourite websites to bookmark, then another time you can easily reopen the bookmarked website by tapping the bookmark icon and choose which bookmark…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Set Home Page on Chrome Browser App

Nowadays the Internet has become a daily need for almost everyone. Due to this fact, that's why no wonder if almost all of smartphone available today has present the stock browser app inside to be able to meet the needs of their users, including the Samsung Galaxy SIII with its stock Browser app. You can use this app to browse the web, download the files, etc.

See also: How to Use the Browser App in the Samsung Galaxy S3

Although the stock Browser app has been equipped with several options that will facilitate the user while use this app, but there are some users who are not satisfied with this app and then decided to use a third-party browser app to replace it. One that has been widely used is Chrome browser app. One of the reason is that the browser is considered to be lighter and faster than the stock Browser app. Unfortunately this app does not have the option that allows you to change the homepage which will make this app open up certain web page whenever you open it. However…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Get Out from Incognito Mode

Incognito mode is one of feature available inside Browser app in Samsung Galaxy SIII. When you browse the web under the incognito mode, then the page won't appear in the browser history, the download files won't appear in the download history and the cookies will wiped out once you closed the page. Browse the page under this mode of course will help you if you want to access something important or a sensitive data without having to leave any trace.

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

Aside from the advantage, some of users said that once they turned on this mode or accidentally get in into this mode, they have difficulties to get out from there.


How to get out from incognito mode?
If you're also have the difficulty to do so, then you can follow the step listed below:
Open Browser app.If you're in incognito mode, tap the Thumbnails of active browser windows icon.Here you should see the plus (+) icon and the Incognito icon.Find the …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Use the Incognito Feature in the Browser App

As one of pre-installed app in Samsung Galaxy SIII, You can directly use the Browser app without having to install it first. You can use this app to browse the web, read online magazine, etc. By default, the app will record all of your browsing activities to help you more easier to track what you have searched before. But, if you don't want to keep them, you can easily remove them from there. As we all know that lot of caches will make the browser run more slower and heavier.

See also: How to Clear Cache and Delete Internet Browsing History on Samsung Galaxy S3

Aside from manually clearing the histories, you can also utilize incognito feature inside this app which will make the page you open will not appear in the browser history after you close the page. This of course will useful if you want to browse any web page without leaving any trace.


How to use incognito mode?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open Browser app.Tap Thumbnails of active browser windows iconlocated in the upper ri…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Zoom In or Zoom Out Webpage

Samsung Galaxy SIII has come with some useful pre-installed apps that you can use directly without you need to install them first. One of them is the Browser app that you can use to browse the web, read online magazine, etc.

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

To facilitate you while using the Browser app to browse the web, this app allows you to zoom in or zoom out the webpage to make the page more easier to read, moreover if the webpage is too big or too small.


How to zoom in or zoom out the web?
There are some methods that you can do to zoom in or out the web on Browser app. You can see them below:
TILTING
While you're viewing a webpage, tap and hold the screen with your two thumbs at two points then tilt the phone away from you or tilt the phone towards you to zoom in or zoom out. In order to make you be able to use this motion, first you need to enable this motion in Settings menu.
See also: How to Enable and Use Smart Motion Gestures on Samsung Galaxy S3PIN…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Set and Clear Default on Certain Apps

Once upon the time, one of this blog's visitor named Kelly was send me an email. She ask me how to bring back the "Complete action using" menu because she was accidentally made a wrong selection when her Samsung Galaxy SIII prompt her to choose between the stock Internet browser and Mozilla Firefox browser when opening a URL of website.

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


How to set apps as default for certain action?
For those of you who don't know how to set certain app as the default to perform specific action, here I show how to do so. According to the Kelly's problem, we'll try to set the stock Internet browser as default when the phone open the URL of a website:
Open the URL of a website in any app, for example if you already receive a text message with a URL inside, then open the Messaging app and open the required text message contains with URL.Tap the URL.You should see "Complete action using" option menu appears (on Kelly&#…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Use Reader Mode in Browser Apps

Internet Browser apps is one of the pre-installed application that you can find inside the Samsung Galaxy SIII. You can use this apps to meet your Internet needs, such as to browse the webs or read online magazine, etc.

See also: How to Use Browser Apps in Samsung Galaxy S3

While you use this apps to view web page and read its content, usually you'll see another web's components, such as widgets, header, frame, advertisement, etc. Luckily, when your Samsung Galaxy SIII have upgraded to the Android Jelly Bean then you'll see the new feature in the Browser apps called reader mode. This feature will make the Browser only to show the main content allows you to read the content more comfort.


How to enable or disable reader mode?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open the Stock Internet Browser apps.Navigate to the desired web page you wish to read its contents.Once the web page is fully loaded, tap the R icon next to the URL in the address bar to use reader mode.Now the browser will …