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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: 7 Ways to Access Camera App in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Camera is now become an important part on smartphone because people today love to capture any moment with their phones anytime and anywhere to be their personal collections, to be shared via social media services and websites, etc. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge itself has 5MP front camera and 12MP rear camera with a set of useful features to help you take a better photo and record a better video. You're also provided with some features that will help you easily and quickly launch the Camera app in any condition.


Here's some ways available that you can use to launch the Camera app:
1. From the apps menu
It's the common method to access all installed apps in your phone, including with the Camera app. Go to the apps menu and find the Camera app to launch it.

2. From the home screen
By default, your phone sets the Camera app as one of the app shortcuts in the home screen, which means you can use it to easily launch the Camera app from the home screen.

3. From the lock screen
By default,…

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Enable and Use Preview Message Feature in Messages App in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

If you often use your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to communicate with others using text messages, you can set your phone to show you the sender and a preview of the received message on the lock screen, notification panel, and pop-up to help you easily know if it's an important message so you can quickly take the required action as soon as you read the preview, such as calling the sender or reply the message.


How to enable or disable the preview message feature in the Messages app?
You can turn on or off this feature by using the following steps:
Open the Messages app.Tap More at the top right and then select Settings.
Tap Notifications.
If the notifications is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on. The switch turns when it's enabled.Tap the ON/OFF switch next to Preview message to enable or disable this option. When the switch turns means the preview message feature is enabled.


How to use the preview message feature?
See the following steps as the example of using this feature:
Wh…

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:
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.
Scroll down the screen to find Display and then tap it.
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 p…

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Enable and Use Easy Screen Turn On Feature in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Easy screen turn on, or we used to call it as gesture wake up or air wake up, is one of accessibility features in Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge that will let you easily turn on the screen by waving you hand above the sensor while your phone is on a stable surface. You can use this feature when you need to see unread notifications or other information on the lock screen without you have to press any physical keys(Power key or Home key).


How to enable or disable the easy screen turn on feature?
You can do so by using the following steps:
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.
Scroll down to find Accessibility and then tap it.
FYI, if you have enabled the direct access feature and selected the accessibility option, you can quickly access the accessibility menu from any screen by pressing the Home key three times quickly to open up the direct access menu and then tap Accessibility.Tap Dexterity and interaction.
Tap …

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

Direction lock is an additional screen lock type that you can use to unlock the screen if you have enabled it in the Accessibility menu. When it's enabled, you can unlock the screen by drawing the direction combination that you set in advance.


How to setup the direction lock feature?
As the example, we'll do so when the current screen lock type is set to PIN by using the following steps:
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.
Scroll down the screen to find Accessibility and then tap it. FYI, if you have enabled the direct access feature and selected Accessibility, you can quickly access the accessibility menu by pressing the Home key three times in quick succession to open up the direct access menu and then tap Accessibility.
Tap Direction lock.
Slide the ON/OFF switch to the right to enable the direction lock feature.
Enter the current 4-digit PIN numbers and then tap Next button.
Now, draw a series…

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Enable and Use Smart Lock On Body Detection Feature in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

On-body detection is one of smart lock features in Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge that can be used when you're using one of screen lock types with secure lock settings(pattern, PIN, password, or fingerprints). When this feature is enabled, you just need to unlock the screen once and it'll stay unlocked while your phone is safe with you, as the example, when you're holding your phone in your hand, when you're carrying it in your pocket or handbag, etc.


How to enable the smart lock on body detection feature?
As the example, we'll turn on this feature when the screen lock type is set to PIN by using the following steps:
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.
Scroll down the screen to find Lock screen and security and then tap it.
Tap Secure lock settings.
Tap Smart Lock.
Enter 4-digit PIN numbers and then tap Done button.
Tap On-body detection.
Slide the ON/OFF switch to the right to enable the on bo…

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Change Display Option for Notifications on Lock Screen in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

When you're changing screen lock type in your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to one of those with secure lock settings(pattern, PIN, password, or fingerprints), you'll be asked to select which display option you'd like to use for notifications on the lock screen. However, you can also change this setting anytime you want with ease to suit your need. You can set your phone to show notifications come from all or some apps with or without its contents on the lock screen, or turn off lock screen notifications.


How to change display option for notifications on the lock screen?
You can do so by using the following steps:
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.
Scroll down the screen to find Lock screen and security and then tap it.
Tap Notifications on lock screen.
Tap Content on lock screen and then select from the following options:
Show content: select this option to show notifications and its contents on t…