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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Add, Delete and Rearrange Home Screen

Adding app shortcuts to the Samsung Galaxy SIV Home screen is one of the way that you can do to make you more faster and easier to access your favourite apps or the most frequently used apps. As we all know, by default, all of newly installed apps will automatically add the shortcut to the Home screen, but if you don't want them displayed there, then of course you can easily to remove them from the Home screen.

See also: How to Add or Remove Apps or Widgets in the Samsung Galaxy S4 Home Screen

Aside from the ability to control which the apps or widgets you wish to display in the Home screen, here you're also have the ability to customize the Home screen itself, including add the Home screen up to seven, remove the unused Home screen or even to re-arrange the position of the Home screen.



How to add new Home screen?
By default, you might be seen that there are only five Home screen. Actually, you're allowed to add additional Home screen up to seven Home screen if these five …

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Change Wallpaper

Home screen is one of the customizable part of the Samsung Galaxy SIV. In here, you can control and decide which the apps or widgets you wish to display, allows you to put the most frequently used apps or widgets here to speed up the way you access them whenever you want. Moreover, the ability to group some apps into a single folder will of course be able to increase the numbers of the apps and widgets you could display in here.

See also: How to Create a New Folder in Samsung Galaxy S4 Home Screen

Another things that you can do to customize the Home screen is by changing its background image, or we used to call it as the Home screen wallpaper. Most of users use this way to give the personal touch to their phone to differ it with others, or even to reflect who's they are. Aside from the Home screen, you can also change the lock screen wallpaper as easy as the way you do with the Home screen.



How to change lock screen wallpaper?
Kindly follow the steps listed below to change the back…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Create a New Folder in the Home Screen

One of the customizable thing in the Samsung Galaxy SIV Home screen is the bottom shortcuts list. You can add, delete or change that five default apps icon in there with those you like to suit your need. And of course, it will more useful if you place your most favourite apps or the most frequently used apps in there to speed up your way to access all of them when you want to use them.

See also: How to Customize the Bottom Shortcut in the Samsung Galaxy S4 Home Screen

Indeed, by default there are only five spots available in the bottom shortcuts list, but by adding the new folder you could increase the numbers of the apps icon that you can place in there. Aside from creating the new folder in the bottom shortcuts list, you can also use this method to organize the apps icon in all of the Home screen by grouping them into a single folder per category you want.



How to add new folder in the bottom shortcuts list?
Below are the steps to do so:
In the Home screen, tap and hold one of the apps…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Customize the Bottom Shortcuts in the Home Screen

The common method used by the Samsung Galaxy SIV user to speed up their way to access certain app is by adding the shortcut of that app to the Home screen. That's might be the explanation why the Google Play Store has the default settings to add the newly installed app shortcut to the Home screen--if there's an available room--. You're also free to remove the unused app shortcuts in the Home screen or the one that you don't want to be there, allows you to control which app shortcuts you wish to reside on your Home screen.

See also: How to Add or Remove Apps or Widgets to the Samsung Galaxy S4 Home Screen

While you on the Home screen, you would see the five favourite app shortcuts in the bottom. By default, they are likely the Phone, Contacts, Messaging, Internet and Apps which are the most frequently used apps by most of the users. But, if that default doesn't fit with your needs, then you can easily customize them by adding, removing or changing one of them or mor…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Add or Remove Apps or Widgets in the Home Screen

Indeed, the Samsung Galaxy SIV has comes with the several pre-installed apps to meet the user needs. You can use all of them directly without you need to install it first by yourself. But, in certain case with any reason, you might be not satisfied with them or wants to install another apps to meet your needs. If so, you can easily do that by downloading and install the desired apps from the Google Play Store into your phone.

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

By default, the Google Play Store will add the newly installed apps icon to the Home screen in order to make you more easier when you want to access the apps. Moreover, the Samsung Galaxy SIV also supports up to seven Home screen that would be capable enough to accommodate lot of apps or widgets icon.



How to add shortcut of the apps or widgets to the Home screen?
If the apps has no icon in the Home screen or if you wants to add certain app or widget to the Home screen, then yo…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Attach Any File Types into Email Message in Gmail App

Samsung Galaxy SIV has comes with some pre-installed apps to meet the basic needs of the users. One of which is Gmail app which will let you to send or receive email message with others. This ability of course will make you more easier to communicate with others by using email messages. Moreover, this app also has the default ability to allow you to attach picture and video files into your Gmail message.

See also: How to Create and Send Email Message With or Without Attachment Using Gmail App in Samsung Galaxy S4

However, in certain case, you might want to send another file types other than the picture or video files by attaching them into your email message. Indeed, by default Gmail app only allows you to attach picture and video files, but with the help of the third-party File Manager app, now you have the ability to attach any file types into your Gmail messages.



How to attach any file types into Gmail message?
There are several third-party File Manager app available in the Google P…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Fix Can't Find the Wi-Fi Direct Option on Android 4.3

In Android 4.3, there are some options that changed its location in the Settings menu causing some users are having trouble to find them when they want to use them. As happen with one of the insider named Maureen who has the difficulty to change the Bluetooth name in her phone after she did update the phone to the Android 4.3. She said that she couldn't find the rename option in the Bluetooth menu, where the option is usually located. Apparently, in the recent update you have to change the device name to change the Bluetooth name.

See also: How to Fix Can't Change the Bluetooth Name on Samsung Galaxy S3 with the Android 4.3

Another problem with the similar causes also experienced by another insider named Richard who has send me an email and said that he could no longer find the Wi-Fi Direct option in the Settings menu when he want to activate this option to allow him transferring some stuff to another phone.


How to find Wi-Fi Direct option in Android 4.3?
FYI, in Android Jelly…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Create and Send Email Message With or Without Attachment Using Gmail App

Once you activate your Google account on your Samsung Galaxy SIV, then you will be able to use it to access all Google services available in your phone. The most frequently accessed of the Google services is the Google Play Store which is the official market for all Android smartphone. You can use your Google account to access the Play Store, search the desired apps--either the paid version or the free one-- and then install them to your phone.

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

Aside from the Play Store, another Google services which may be frequent you use is Gmail app. This app will let you to send or receive email messages, with or without attachment inside it. This of course will useful if you're the one who often use email messages to communicate with each others.



How to create and send email message with or without attachment using Gmail app?
Assuming that you already activate your Google account and have an inter…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Download and Install Free Apps From the Google Play Store

The thing that you might be done once you own the Samsung Galaxy SIV as your device is activating a Google account, either your existing Google account or the new one. That's because you'll need an active Google account to access the Play Store--as well as another Google services-- to download and install apps into your phone.

See also: How to Activate an Existing or New Google Account in Samsung Galaxy S4

Once your Google account is activated on your phone, now you're ready to use it to access Google Play Store, search to find the desired apps then install it to the phone. Google Play Store provides tons of apps that you can choose which best to suit your needs. And the best part of this is that you have lot of choices of a great apps that you can get for free. But, of course the paid version will provide you more options and features than the free one.



How to download and install free apps from the Play Store?
Assuming that you already have the internet connection and an …

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Activate an Existing or New Google Account

As with another Android-based smartphone, activating Google account is one of the most important thing to do to allow you accessing all Google services in your Samsung Galaxy SIV. For instance accessing the Google Play Store to download apps or games, Gmail to send and receive email, Youtube to upload video, etc.

See also: Review and Specifications of the Samsung Galaxy S4

Assuming that you already have an internet connection on your phone, then below are the steps you need to do to activate Google account on your phone, either the existing account or the new one.


Method #1: Activate New Google Account
if you don't already have a Google account or want to create a new Google account, then kindly follow the steps below to do so:
Slide down the top edge of the screen using your finger.Tap the Settings icon.Tap Accounts tab.Tap Add account.Tap Google.Tap New.Type your first name and last name, and then tap the Right arrow button to go to the next steps.Type the name of your new Google…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Take Screenshot in 2 Easy Ways

Hi all of the insiders, first of all I want to tell you that I finally get my brand new Samsung Galaxy SIV and I'll share everything about this phone with all of you. As we all know that this phone is the next generation of the Samsung Galaxy SIII that was released earlier this year and brings lot of advanced features to pampers the user. I agree to say that this phone is one of the most-awaited smartphone this years. Even you can find lot of articles out there contains the wish list of what should be available on this phone before this phone is released, including the one that you can find in this blog :)

See also: 8 Things that should be Available on the Samsung Galaxy S4

The first thing that I'll share with you about this phone is how to use this phone to capture what's displayed on the screen or we used to named it as screenshot. Best use this option when you want to share what's on your screen with others through the picture. I first use this option to screenshot …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable Lock Screen Light Effect on Android 4.3

Seems I've been missing some features in the previous Android version, Android 4.2 and just discovered them in the Android 4.3. Well, though some of them may be have no real function, but they do the thing that will beautify your precious Samsung Galaxy SIII and makes this device a little bit more fun to play with from time to time. I've already mentioned one of them in the previous post, the hidden BeanFlinger daydream which will act like the PC-screensaver on your phone. You're free to display it right now or while the phone is docked or charging.

See also: How to Unlock and Use BeanFlinger Daydream in Samsung Galaxy S3 with the Android 4.3

Another similar feature that was overlooked by me is an alternative swipe effect, the light effect in the lock screen which already there since the Android 4.2. This feature of course will give you one more option if you have bored with no-effect or even with the standard ripple effect available in the previous version. But, you shoul…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Reveal and Use the Hidden BeanFlinger Daydream in Android 4.3

As with all the previous Android version, the Android 4.3 also has the Easter egg animation which will display the Big Bean and bean flinger in the screen. For me, this is an extra feature that is so fun to play with. Once you flicked your Bean, then this will also unlock the hidden BeanFlinger option under the daydream menu.


How to unlock and use the hidden BeanFlinger daydream in Android 4.3?
Below are the steps to do so:
Go to Settings.Tap More tab.Tap About device.Find Android version, and then tap it rapidly until you see the picture of the Android 4.3 Jelly bean and the big bean on the screen.
See also: How to See Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Easter Egg Animation on Samsung Galaxy S3Now, go back to Settings.Tap My device tab.Tap Display.Scroll down to find Daydream, and then slide the switch next to the Daydream option to the right to enable this option.Here you should see the BeanFlinger daydream as one of the option available.Tap Start now button to display the BeanFlinger daydream r…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Move App to SD Card on Android 4.3

In the recent update Android 4.3, the Samsung Galaxy S3 gets some new features to improve the user experience of using this phone. One of the new feature brought by this new operating system is the ability to change the Volume key function in the Camera app. Now, the user will be able to assign this key as the camera key or the record key which will allow the user to take the picture or record the video using the physical button, the Volume up key or the Volume down key.

See also: How to Change the Volume Key Function in Camera App in Samsung Galaxy S3 with the Android 4.3

Another long-awaited new feature that now available in Android 4.3 is the ability to move apps to the SD card. This feature of course will help the user to keep the internal storage not quickly run out, especially for those of you who have lot of installed apps and only have low internal storage. As we all know that low internal storage will make the device not works properly and encountering some problems.


How to mo…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Change the Volume Key Function in Camera App in Android 4.3

In Android 4.3, Camera app is one of the app that has new features. One of which is the new camera mode called Sound and Shot which will allow you record the background sound up to 5 or 9 seconds before capturing the picture.

See also: How to Take Picture Using Sound and Shot Mode in Samsung Galaxy S3 With the Android 4.3

In this recent update, the users also has the ability to set the Volume key function in the Camera app. As we all know that the Volume key used to control zoom in the Camera app. Now, in the Android 4.3, you're not only be able to set the Volume key as the zoom key but also as the camera key or the record key.


How to change the Volume key function?
Below are the steps to do so:
Open Camera app.Tap the Cogwheel icon to enter the settings menu.Tap Volume key option, then tap it.Here you'll see three options available, they are:The zoom key: choose this option to set the Volume key to control zoom.
The camera key: choose this option to allow you use the Volume up k…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Make a Music File Can't be Played by the Music Player App

An insider named Laurie has leave her comment here and asked me about the step to keep certain song from not playing without having to delete them. She said that she has a Christmas song and don't want it to be played back when she listen to the music through the Music Player app because the Christmas is over. Fortunately, in Android-based smartphone including with the Samsung Galaxy SIII, the user can be easily to do so by adding certain extension in the end of the music file name in order to disable media scanning so the Music Player app can't read it.

See also: How to Use Music Player App in Samsung Galaxy S3


How to make Music Player app doesn't read certain music file?
Generally, you can do so by using another third-party File Manager apps. But, we'll use the ES File Explorer app in this step. Well, here are the steps:
Open ES File Explorer app.Navigate to the folder where the music file you wants to rename is saved.Long tap the required music file to select it.Tap R…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Share Internet Connection Using Bluetooth

An insider has leave his comment here to ask why he can't share the internet connection using Bluetooth, though he was able to transfer file with the paired device. For those of you who didn't already know, aside for transfer files you can also use this to share the internet connection with another Bluetooth-enabled devices. This methods commonly referred as Bluetooth tethering. To make the steps more easier, you can also first change your Bluetooth name in order to make another devices more easier to recognize you.

See also: How to Change Bluetooth Name on Samsung Galaxy S3


How to Bluetooth tethering between Samsung Galaxy S3 with Samsung Galaxy Tab 2.7.0?
For the record, due to the insider who has drop his comment here is still use Android 4.1 Jelly Bean then I can't guarantee that this steps will work on Android 4.3 because some carriers has been decided to remove this option. And also, generally you can use this steps with another Bluetooth-capable devices, but as the e…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Keep Wi-Fi On or Off During Sleep

One way that you can do to get internet connection on the Samsung Galaxy SIII is using Wi-Fi to connect to Wi-Fi network.

See also: How to Connect to Wi-Fi Network on Samsung Galaxy S3

Here you can also keep your phone's Wi-Fi on during it is asleep. But, you should note that when you turn this option on then you must pay it with more battery consumption.


How to turn on keep Wi-Fi on during asleep?
As written on videotron.tmtx.ca, you can activated this option by following the steps below:
Tap the Menu key on Home screen.On the pop up menu select Settings.Here make sure that the slider next to the Wi-Fi option shows ON.Tap Wi-Fi.Tap the Menu key then select Advanced.Tap Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep.On the pop up menu select Always. When the dot indicator shows green means this option is selected.Done. Now your phone's Wi-Fi will remain connected to the Wi-Fi network even if your phone is asleep.
How to turn off keep Wi-Fi on during asleep?
From the same source, if you want to deact…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Use Sound and Shot Mode

In the recent update Android 4.3, the camera app gets a new feature which will allow the user to take picture with the Volume up key or the Volume down key. Previously, some insiders has leave their comment here to ask how to take picture with the physical button, either with the Power key or the Volume key. Sadly, in the previous version this feature is not yet available. But in the Android 4.3, the users will be able to take picture using the Volume key which will help them to take picture in certain condition when using the on-screen camera button is little difficult to do, such as when they're diving.

See also: How to Take Picture Using the Volume Key On Samsung Galaxy S3 with the Android 4.3

Aside the ability to assign the Volume key as the camera key, in this update the camera app also gets a new camera mode named sound and shot mode. This mode will allow the user to record the background sound up to 5 or 9 seconds before capturing which will make the picture more alive.


How…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Take Picture Using Volume Key on Android 4.3

The recent update Android 4.3 brings some new options to improve the user experience of using this phone. Though, in some cases, the new option brought by this operating system alleged by some user as the "problem" due to the user yet not familiar with it, such as the flash notification option which will make the camera flashes when receiving new email or calls or when the alarm goes off. This option surely will useful for the low-vision or deaf users where the flash light will make them more easier to know the notification rather than the notification on the screen. Unfortunately, lot of users didn't like with this option. They said that the flash light is too bright and really bothered them.

See also: How to Fix Camera Flashes when Alarm Goes Off in Android 4.3 in Samsung Galaxy S3

Aside from the flash notification option, Android 4.3 also brings new option under Camera app settings which will allow you to take the picture using the Volume key. This option will helpful…