Showing posts with label Display. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Display. Show all posts

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Change Themes in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

If needed, you can change the default theme in your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to another theme if you'd like to have a new look of the visual elements of the home screen, lock screen, apps screen, and icons. But, you have to remember that when you use other theme, some features will be unavailable or disabled, e.g., icon backgrounds feature, show button shapes feature, etc.


How to change Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge theme?
You can change your phone's theme by using the following steps:
  1. 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.
  2. Scroll down the screen to find Themes and then tap it.
    Alternatively, you can also access this menu while you're on a home screen by pinching the screen using two fingers or long tapping on an empty area and then tap the Themes icon at the bottom of the screen.
  3. By default, there are only two pre-loaded themes available: Default(it's enabled by default) and Sevenabstrack. But, if you'd like to have more themes, you can download it from the Theme store by tapping the More themes button and then follow the on-screens instructions to complete the process.
  4. Tap the required theme you want to apply to your phone. As the example, we'll change the theme from the Default to the Sevenabstract theme.
  5. If needed, you can see the preview of the selected theme by swiping the screen to the left or right. If you like the theme, tap Apply button to apply the selected theme.
    As a note, the visual elements of interface, e.g., colors, icons, wallpapers, etc., will change depending on the selected theme.
  6. A pop up window appears to inform you that applying the selected theme will change some settings, may close some apps and unsaved data may be lost. Tap the Apply button to continue applying the selected theme.
  7. Wait until the applying selected theme process is completed.
  8. The selected theme has been applied to your phone and you can explore your phone to see the changes.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Setup and Use Screensaver Feature in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Screensaver, or we used to call it as daydream, is a feature in Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge that you can use to control what happens while your phone is docked and/or charging. When this feature is enabled, your phone will launch a screensaver, e.g., photos in your phone and/or Google account, colour change effects, etc., when your phone is charging or docked without turning off your phone. You can use this feature when you want your phone displays something more attractive than the default black screen when your phone is charging or docked.


How to setup the screensaver feature?
You can do so by using the following steps:
  1. 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.
  2. Scroll down the screen to find Display and then tap it.
  3. Scroll the screen to the very bottom and then tap Screensaver.
  4. If the screensaver is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on. The switch turns blue when it's enabled.
  5. Now select the desired screensaver you want to use from the following options:
    • Colors: select this option to have your phone displays the colors change effect as the screensaver.
    • Photo Table: select this option to have your phone displays photos in your phone with the scattered effect as the screensaver. If needed, you can manually select which photos you want to display as the screensaver by tapping and then select the required photo albums.
    • Photo Frame: select this option to have your phone displays a slideshow of the photos in your phone as the screensaver. If needed, you can manually select which photos you want to display as the screensaver by tapping and then select the required photo albums.
    • Photos: select this option to have your phone displays a slideshow of photos in your phone and/or Google account. If needed, you can manually select which photos you want to display as the screensaver by tapping and then select the required Google account and photo albums in your phone.
  6. If needed, you can preview the selected screensaver by tapping More at the top right and then select Preview.
  7. If needed, you can select the time when the selected screensaver should be activated by using these steps:
    • Tap More at the top right and then select Select when to use.
    • Now, select from the following options: While docked, While charging (either cable or wireless charging), or Both (while docked and charging).


How to use the screensaver feature?
As the example, we'll use this feature when charging Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with a wireless charger by using the following steps:
  1. Without turning off your phone, charge it with a wireless charger.
  2. When the screen timeout period is over, the screen will be turned off and your phone will display the selected screensaver.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Enable or Disable Keep Screen Turned Off Feature in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

When enabled, the keep screen turned off feature in Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge can help you prevent your phone's screen from accidentally turning on while in the dark place and causing unwanted actions, e.g., open an app, call a phone number, etc. It comes handy, especially, if you turn off your lock screen or use swipe as your screen lock method.


How to enable or disable the keep screen turned off feature?
You can turn on or off this feature by using the following steps:
  1. 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.
  2. Scroll down the screen to find Display and then tap it.
  3. Scroll down the screen and then tap the ON/OFF switch next to Keep screen turned off to enable or disable this option. When the switch turns blue , means the keep screen turned off feature is enabled and your phone will prevent the screen from turning on accidentally while it's in the dark place, such as while you're carrying it in a pocket or bag.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Enable or Disable LED Indicator Feature in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

When enabled, the LED indicator feature in Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge can help you easily know some conditions of your phone(e.g., when the battery is low, when the battery is being charged, when the voice recording is in progress, etc.) and notifications(e.g., missed call, incoming text or email message, etc.) while the screen is turned off by lighting up or flashing the LED indicator that is located in the left side of the light/proximity sensor.


How to enable or disable the LED indicator feature?
You can turn on or off this feature by using the following steps:
  1. 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.
  2. Scroll down the screen to find Display and then tap it.
  3. Scroll down the screen and then tap the ON/OFF switch next to LED indicator to enable or disable this option. When the switch turns blue , means the LED indicator feature is enabled.
    FYI, your phone will light up or flash the LED indicator with certain colour when the screen is turned off to easily notify you about the following conditions:
    • Blink the red LED: when the battery level is low.
    • Light up the red LED: when the device is being charged.
    • Light up the green LED: when the battery is fully charged.
    • Blink the blue LED per 10 seconds: when receiving notifications.
    • Blink the blue LED per 1-2 seconds: when the voice recording is in progress.

As a note, third-party apps usually have their own LED indicator settings. Thus, your phone may light up or blink the LED indicator with other colour when you receive notifications from those apps.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Change Screen Mode in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

If needed, you can adjust the display's colour and contrast in your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge by changing the screen mode so you can get the best settings based on your viewing environment.


How to change the screen mode?
You can do so by using the following steps:
  1. 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.
  2. Scroll down the screen to find Display and then tap it.
  3. Scroll down the screen, tap Screen mode and then select from the following options:
    • Adaptive display(this option is enabled by default): select this mode to have your phone automatically optimizes the colour range, saturation, and sharpness of the display depending on the type of image being displayed and other criteria, such as the battery level. This mode may not be compatible with third-party apps.
    • AMOLED cinema: select this mode for a better display tone when viewing video with high-quality or in a low-light environment.
    • AMOLED photo: select this mode to have your phone makes the display tone look like real colours.
    • Basic: select this mode for the optimum display in a normal environment.
  4. The screen mode has been changed.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Enable and Use Smart Stay Feature in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

If you want to use your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge for a long time without doing touch interaction, such as for reading an e-book or a long post in a webpage, but don't want to turn on the screen again and again each time the screen timeout period is over, you can enable the smart stay feature to have your phone uses the front camera to detect your face so that the screen backlight will stay on while you're looking at it.


How to enable or disable the smart stay feature?
You can turn on or off this feature by using the following steps:
  1. 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.
  2. Scroll down the screen to find Display and then tap it.
  3. Tap Smart stay.
  4. Depending on your current settings, tap the ON/OFF switch to enable or disable the smart stay feature. When the switch turns blue , means this feature is enabled.


Before using the smart stay feature, you have to know that this feature works best when the following conditions are filled:
  • When your phone is held steady and upright.
  • When your phone is in a well-lit environment, but the screen is not in direct light so that the front camera can easily detect your face.
  • When the front camera is not being used by other apps.


How to use the smart stay feature?
As the example, we'll use the smart stay feature when reading a long post in a webpage by using the following steps:
  1. Open the Internet app and then open a webpage to read an article.
  2. While you're reading the article on the webpage, the front camera will check your face each time the screen timeout period is over. If the front camera detects your face, the screen will stay on. If not, the screen will be turned off.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Enable Icon Backgrounds Feature in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

By default, icons on the home screen and apps screen in Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge are displayed icons only or without background. If needed, you can set your phone to display those icons with shaded background to make them become more stand out by enabling the icon backgrounds feature.


How to enable the icon backgrounds feature?
You can turn this feature on by using the following steps:
  1. 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.
  2. Scroll down the screen to find Display and then tap it.
  3. Tap Icon backgrounds.
  4. Select Icons with backgrounds to have your phone displays icons with shaded background to make them stand out on the home screen and apps screen and then tap Done button to save the changes.
  5. Go to your home screen or apps screen to see the changes.

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
  1. On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel.
  2. Depending on your current settings, tap the box above Auto to enable or disable the Automatic brightness feature. When the box is checked, means this feature is enabled and your phone will automatically adjust the screen brightness using the sensor.
    FYI, when this feature is enabled, the screen will be dimmer because the maximum brightness of the screen is reduced.
  3. To adjust the screen brightness manually, slide the screen brightness adjustment bar to the left for a darker screen, or to the right for a brighter screen.

Method #2: From the settings menu
  1. 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.
  2. Scroll down the screen to find Display and then tap it.
  3. Depending on your current settings, tap the box above Auto to enable or disable the Automatic brightness feature. When the box is checked, means this feature is enabled and your phone will automatically adjust the screen brightness using the sensor.
    FYI, when this feature is enabled, the screen will be dimmer because the maximum brightness of the screen is reduced.
  4. To adjust the screen brightness manually, slide the screen brightness adjustment bar to the left for a darker screen, or to the right for a brighter screen.