Showing posts with label Home Screen. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Home Screen. Show all posts

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 Enable and Use Wallpaper Motion Effect Feature in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Wallpaper motion effect is a feature in Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge that will let you apply a motion effect to the home screen wallpaper so it will move slightly when you tilt your phone.


How to enable or disable the wallpaper motion effect feature?
You can turn on or off this feature by using two different methods: from a home screen panel and from the settings menu.

Method #1: From a home screen panel
  1. On the home screen, pinch the screen using two fingers or long tap on an empty area of the screen to go to the edit screen.
  2. Tap the Wallpapers button at the bottom of the screen to go to the wallpaper menu.
  3. Tap the ON/OFF switch next to Wallpaper motion effect to enable or disable it. When the switch turns blue , means the wallpaper motion effect feature is enabled.

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 to go to the settings menu.
  2. Scroll down the screen to find Wallpaper and then tap it.
  3. Tap the ON/OFF switch next to Wallpaper motion effect to enable or disable it. When the switch turns blue , means the wallpaper motion effect feature is enabled.


How to use the wallpaper motion effect feature?
When this feature is enabled, go to a home screen panel and then tilt your phone left and right or top and bottom and you'll see the home screen wallpaper will move so slightly.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Set Same Image as Home and Lock Screens Wallpapers at the Same Time in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

When needed, you can set the same image, either default wallpaper or your own image, as the background image of the home and lock screens in your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge in one go. It's a simpler way and can save you more time because you don't have to set them one by one.


How to set the same image as the home and lock screens wallpapers?
As the example, we'll do so by using three different methods: from the home screen, from the settings menu, and from the Gallery app.

Method #1: From the home screen
You can change the background image of the home screen and lock screen at the same time from a home screen panel by using the following steps:
  1. On the home screen, pinch the screen using two fingers or long tap on an empty area to go to the edit screen.
  2. Tap Wallpapers button at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Tap the drop down box at the top of the screen and then select Home and lock screens.
  4. To use your own picture as the home and lock screens wallpapers, do as follows:
    • Tap the From Gallery thumbnail at the bottom left corner of the screen.
    • Select the required image you want to use and then tap the Set as wallpaper button to set the selected image as the home and lock screens wallpapers.
  5. To use other pre-loaded wallpaper as the home and lock screens wallpapers, do as follows:
    • Swipe the bottom of the screen that displays the wallpaper thumbnails to the left to view available pre-loaded wallpapers.
    • Tap the required thumbnail of a pre-loaded wallpaper you want to use and then tap the Set as wallpaper button to set the selected wallpaper as the home and lock screens wallpapers.

Method #2: From the settings menu
You can change the background image of the home and lock screens at the same time from the settings menu 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 Wallpaper and then tap it.
  3. Tap the drop down box at the top of the screen and then select Home and lock screens.
  4. To use your own picture as the home and lock screens wallpapers, do as follows:
    • Tap the From Gallery thumbnail at the bottom left corner of the screen.
    • Select the required image you want to use and then tap the Set as wallpaper button to set the selected image as the home and lock screens wallpapers.
  5. To use other pre-loaded wallpaper as the home and lock screens wallpapers, do as follows:
    • Swipe the bottom of the screen that displays the wallpaper thumbnails to the left to view available pre-loaded wallpapers.
    • Tap the required thumbnail of a pre-loaded wallpaper you want to use and then tap the Set as wallpaper button to set the selected wallpaper as the home and lock screens wallpapers.

Method #3: From the Gallery app
You can use the following steps to easily set any image saved in your phone as the home and lock screens wallpapers:
  1. Open the Gallery app.
  2. Tap an album and then select the required image you want to use as the home and lock screens wallpapers.
  3. Tap More at the top right and then select Set as wallpaper.
  4. Tap Home and lock screens.
  5. Tap the Set as wallpaper button to set the selected image as the home and lock screens wallpapers.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Manage Shortcuts Area on Home Screen in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

By default, the shortcuts area at the bottom of the home screen in your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge displays 5 shortcuts of the most favourite apps, they are likely: Phone app, Internet app, Messages app, Contacts app, and Apps. These shortcuts will always be displayed even when you're in other home screen panels. Thus, it'd better if use this area to place your most favourite apps for easier and faster access.


How to manage the shortcuts area on the home screen?
When needed, you can remove, add, or rearrange apps shortcuts at the bottom of the home screen by using the following steps:
  1. To remove an app shortcut from the shortcuts area on the home screen, tap and hold an app shortcut and then drag it to the Trash can icon at the top of the screen. You can repeat this step if you'd like to remove more apps shortcuts.
  2. Adding an app shortcut to the shortcuts area.
    As the example, we'll add a shortcut to the settings menu to the shortcuts area in the home screen by using these steps:
    • On the Home screen, tap Apps at the bottom right corner to go to the apps screen.
    • When needed, swipe the screen to the left or right to find the Settings.
    • Tap and hold the Settings and then drag it to the empty area at the bottom of the home screen to add it to the shortcuts area. If there's no more empty area, drag the app shortcut over another app shortcut then release it when a folder frame appears around the selected apps shortcuts to create a folder to place the selected apps shortcuts at the same place. It can be an alternative way if you'd like to display more than 5 shortcuts in the shortcuts area on the home screen.
    • A shortcut to the settings menu has been added to the shortcuts area on the home screen.
  3. To change the order of the apps shortcuts in the shortcuts area, drag and drop an app shortcut to the required location.

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

When needed, you can set other pre-loaded wallpaper or your own picture as the home screen wallpaper in your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge when you're bored with the current one or want to have a unique wallpaper to differentiate your phone from others.


How to change the home screen wallpaper?
As the example, we'll do so by using three different methods: from the home screen, from the settings menu, and from the Gallery app.

Method #1: From the home screen
You can change the background image of the home screen from a home screen panel by using the following steps:
  1. On the home screen, pinch the screen using two fingers or long tap on an empty area to go to the edit screen.
  2. Tap Wallpapers button at the bottom of the screen to go to the wallpapers menu.
  3. Tap the drop down box at the top of the screen and then select Home screen.
  4. To use your own picture or photo as the home screen wallpaper, do as follows:
    • Tap the From Gallery thumbnail at the bottom left corner of the screen.
    • Select the required image from the Gallery app you want to use and then tap the Set as wallpaper button to set the selected image as the home screen wallpaper.
  5. To use other pre-loaded wallpaper as the home screen wallpaper, do as follows:
    • Swipe the bottom of the screen that displays the wallpaper thumbnails to the left to view all available pre-loaded wallpapers.
    • Tap the required wallpaper thumbnail you want to use and then tap the Set as wallpaper button to set the selected wallpaper as the home screen wallpaper.
  6. Press the Home button to see the changes.

Method #2: From the settings menu
You can change the background image of the home screen from the settings menu 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 Wallpaper and then tap it.
  3. Tap the drop down box at the top of the screen and then select Home screen.
  4. To use your own picture or photo as the home screen wallpaper, do as follows:
    • Tap the From Gallery thumbnail at the bottom left corner of the screen.
    • Select the required image from the Gallery app you want to use and then tap the Set as wallpaper button to set the selected image as the home screen wallpaper.
  5. To use other pre-loaded wallpaper as the home screen wallpaper, do as follows:
    • Swipe the bottom of the screen that displays the wallpaper thumbnails to the left to view all available pre-loaded wallpapers.
    • Tap the required wallpaper thumbnail you want to use and then tap the Set as wallpaper button to set the selected wallpaper as the home screen wallpaper.
  6. Press the Home button to see the changes.

Method #3: From the Gallery app
You can use the following steps to easily set any image saved in your phone as the home screen wallpaper:
  1. Open the Gallery app.
  2. Tap an album and then select the required image you want to use as the home screen wallpaper.
  3. Tap More at the top right and then select Set as wallpaper.
  4. Tap Home screen.
  5. Tap the Set as wallpaper button to set the selected image as the home screen wallpaper.
  6. Press the Home button to see the changes.