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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable Location Tags Feature in Camera App in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

The stock Camera app comes with several useful features, one of which is the location tags. When you enable this feature, each picture taken with the stock Camera app will be attached with a GPS location tag. But, you have to remember that since these pictures contain with location information, make sure you use caution when you send, share, distribute or copy them.


How to enable the location tags feature in the stock Camera app?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Open the stock Camera app. If you'd like to speed up the way to access the stock Camera app, you can enable the camera shortcut on the lock screen.Tap at the top left to open up the settings menu of the stock Camera app.Scroll down the menu and then tap Location tags.A pop up window contains with information about the location tags feature is displayed on your screen. Tap OK button to continue.Since the location tags feature works by utilizing the location service, if it's disabled, you'll be brought to t…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Fix S Voice Hands Free Mode Turn On Automatically By Itself in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

A couple days back, an insider named Francois sent me an email to ask me why S Voice hands free mode in his Samsung Galaxy S4 ran with Android 4.4.2 Kitkat automatically turned on by itself. It's quite annoying for him since he had to turn off S Voice hands free mode manually several times a day. After some further investigations, I figure out that S Voice hands free mode will be turned on automatically if we are connected to the Wi-Fi network or Bluetooth device that we, may have accidentally, set as the method to recognize location for the car profile within My places menu. Given to that fact, to stop S Voice hands free mode automatically turn on by itself, we have to set none as the method for the car profile within My places menu.

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Disclaimer: the steps and the screenshot within this post are written or taken based on my Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. But, I can confirm that it can also be used to fix the same problem …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Make the Weather Widget to Auto Update

Accu weather is the stock weather widget that you can find in the primary Home screen on Samsung Galaxy SIII. This widget will provide you information about the temperature and weather forecast on your location. For the personal need, you can change the preferred temperature unit you wish to use, either Celsius or Fahrenheit.

See also: How to Change Weather Widget from Celsius to Fahrenheit on Samsung Galaxy S3

In addition to change the temperature unit, in this widget you can also determine how often the widget to refresh the information. There are several auto refresh option that you can choose which best suit you.


How to change weather widget auto refresh?
Below are the steps you need to do to determine the frequency of the weather widget updating the information:
Tap the Weather widget on your Home screen.Tap the Menu key then select Settings.Tap Widgets.Tap Auto refresh.Now you'll see some option available on pop up menu, they are:
NoneEvery 1 hour: choose this option to make yo…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Change Weather Widget from Celsius to Fahrenheit

When you first turn on your Samsung Galaxy SIII, generally you'll find the stock weather widget was installed on your primary Home screen. You can use this widget to obtain the information about temperature and weather forecast on your current location. But, first of all you need to enable location services on your phone to make this widget works.

See also: How to Change Location Services on Samsung Galaxy S3

As another apps and widgets installed in this phone, you can also customize this Accu weather widget to suit your needs, such as change the preferred temperature unit from Celsius to Fahrenheit or vice versa.


How to change weather widget from Celsius to Fahrenheit or Fahrenheit to Celsius?
Below are the complete steps to do:
On your primary Home screen, tap Accu weather widget.Tap the Menu key then select Settings.Tap General.Tap Unit. Depending on your current settings, tap Unit to change from Celsius to Fahrenheit or vice versa. When the dot indicator next the option shows …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Select Favourite Location as Destination in Navigation Applications

If you used to find certain location using maps application in Samsung Galaxy SIII and have some location you loved to visit, then it will be much easier for you to access them if you set them as favourite location.

See also: How to Save Favourite Destination on Samsung Galaxy S3

Later, you can accessing all the favourite location you already saved on maps through navigation apps. This of course will helpfull because you don't need to enter destination to find them, just pick up one of them from the list and you'll get the plan route and navigation guidance.


How to set favourite location as destination in navigation apps?
Below are the steps to do so:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Navigation.Slide your finger to the right.Now you'll see all your saved favourite locations are displayed on the screen.Tap the required favourite location you wish to use as destination.Now you'll see the navigation windows is displayed with information about your route to the destinatio…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Plan Route to Destination in Google Maps

Google Maps application is one of the apps that has navigation function that you can find inside Samsung Galaxy SIII. You can utilize this apps to find certain location once you've enabled the location services on your phone.

See also: How to Change Location Services in Samsung Galaxy S3

In addition to find certain location, you can also utilizing this apps to plan route to certain location. By doing this, you'll get the information about how far the distance, the time needed and the suggested route to get to your destination.


How to plan route in Google maps?
To do so kindly follow the steps listed below:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Maps.Find your destination by using the Search icon.Once you've find your destination, tap the information field above your destination then tap the Direction icon.Tap the mode of transportation icon that you use, if you use the car then tap the car icon.Tap GET DIRECTIONS button.Now you'll see in the map your current location and you…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Save Favourite Destination in Google Maps

Google maps is one of pre-installed apps that you can find inside Samsung Galaxy SIII. You can utilize this apps as navigation tool which will enable to help you to find certain location.

See also: How to Find Destination Using Google Maps on Samsung Galaxy S3

If you used to find several location using this apps, there is an option which will allow you to save these destination information to your favourites list.


How to add destination to the favourite list in Google maps?
If you have certain location that you love to visit, then it will more easier and helpful if you add them to the favourite. To do so kindly follow the steps listed below:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Maps.Find your destination by using the Search icon .Once you've find your destination, tap the information field above your destination then tap the Favourite icon at the top of the screen.Tap the Back key to return to map view.To add more destination to the favourite, repeat from the step #3.Tap Home key to…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Find Destination in Google Maps

One of the way that you can do to allow your phone knowing your current location is by setting the location services on your Samsung Galaxy SIII. There are four methods available that can be used by your phone to determine your location data.

See also: How to Change Location Services on Samsung Galaxy S3

Once you've finished setting your location services on your phone, now your location information will be available on other function in the phone. One of which is on navigation function. You can utilize this function in Google maps apps to find certain location.


How to find location on Google maps?
You can use this function as substitute of traditional maps by utilizing navigation function in Google maps to find your destination. To do so kindly follow the steps listed below:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Maps.To find certain location, tap the Search icon located at the bottom left corner.Enter the required destination in search field box, then you will see a list of result ma…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Show or Hide Weather Information on Lock Screen

In order to make your phone knowing your current locations, then the first thing to do is by setting the location services. There are four options available under location services menu that you can choose which best suit you.

See also: How to Change Location Services on Samsung Galaxy S3

Once you've finished setting the location services, now your location information will be available for other functions on your phone, such as to provide you weather information.


How to display or hide weather information on lock screen?
You can choose whether to display or not the weather information on your lock screen by following the steps listed below:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Scroll to Settings, then tap on it.Scroll to Lock screen, then tap on it.Tap Lock screen option.Depending on your current settings, slide the slider next to Weather option to enable or disable this option. When the slider next to this option is in the right side or shows green means the phone will show the weather …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Change Location Services

When you activate your Google account on your Samsung Galaxy SIII, in one of the steps you will be prompted to activate location and Google search to allow Google improving search result and other services using your location data.

See also: How to Activate Google Account on Samsung Galaxy S3

In addition to the location and Google search, there are some option available on this phone that you can choose to determine your location, such as by using Wi-Fi, satellite-based GPS or sensor-based GPS.


How to customize GPS settings?
You can choose to turn on one or more positioning methods on this phone. To do so kindly follow the steps listed below:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Scroll to Settings, then tap on it.Tap Location services.Now you will see four options available on the screen. They are:Use wireless networks: choose this option if you want the phone determine your location by using Wi-Fi network and/or mobile network.Use GPS satellites: choose this option is you want the phone dete…