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

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:
  1. Open the Messages app.
  2. Tap More at the top right and then select Settings.
  3. Tap Notifications.
    If the notifications is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on. The switch turns when it's enabled.
  4. 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:
  1. When the screen is locked(please note that this feature works if you set the notifications on lock screen setting to show content).
    When a text message arrives, your phone will display the sender and a short preview of the received message on the lock screen. If needed, you can take further actions with these steps:
    • Swipe down the message preview on the lock screen.
    • Tap Call to call the sender or tap Reply to reply the message in the Messages app.
      If you're using a screen lock type with secure lock settings, e.g., PIN, password, pattern, fingerprints, or direction lock, you need to perform your current screen lock method before the selected action can be done.
  2. When the screen is not locked and pop-up display feature is enabled.
    When a text message arrives while you're on any outside the Messages app, your phone will display the sender and a short preview of the received message in pop-ups. If needed, you can take further actions with these steps:
    • To read the whole message in pop-up, scroll down the message in the pop-up. Or, you can tap View to read the message with more conveniently in the Messages app.
    • To reply the message, tap Reply button. Enter your message and then tap Send button.
    • To close the pop-up, tap Close button.
  3. When the screen is not locked and pop-ups display feature is disabled.
    When a text message arrives, your phone will display the sender and a preview of the received message on the notification panel. If needed, you can take further actions with these steps:
    • Swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel.
    • Tap Call to call the sender or tap Reply to reply the message in the Messages app.

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 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:
  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 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.
  3. Tap Dexterity and interaction.
  4. Tap Easy screen turn on.
  5. Tap the ON/OFF switch to enable or disable the easy screen turn on feature. When the switch turns blue , means the easy screen turn on feature is enabled and your phone's screen will automatically turn on when you move your hand above the sensor while your phone is on a stable surface.


How to use the easy screen turn on feature?
See the following steps as the example of using this feature:
  1. Put your phone on a stable surface, such as on a table.
  2. After the screen is turned off, move your hand above the proximity sensor(it's located above the screen next to the LED indicator) to turn the screen back on.

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:
  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 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.
  3. Tap Direction lock.
  4. Slide the ON/OFF switch to the right to enable the direction lock feature.
  5. Enter the current 4-digit PIN numbers and then tap Next button.
  6. Now, draw a series of four to eight directions(left, right, up or down) and then tap Continue button.
  7. Draw the direction combination again to verify it and then tap Confirm button.
  8. The direction lock has been set as the screen lock type.
  9. When needed, while you're in the direction lock menu, you can enable or disable the following options:
    • Vibration feedback: enable this option to have your phone vibrates when you draw the direction combination to unlock the screen.
    • Sound feedback: enable this option to have your phone plays a sound when you draw the direction combination to unlock the screen.
    • Show directions: enable this option to have your phone shows the direction arrows when you draw the direction combination to unlock the screen.
    • Read drawn directions aloud: enable this option to have your phone reads aloud the direction when you draw the direction combination to unlock the screen.


How to use the direction lock feature?
You can unlock the screen using the direction lock by using the following steps:
  1. When the screen is turned off, press the Power key to turn it on.
  2. Swipe your finger on the lock screen and then draw series of directions that you have set before to unlock the screen.
  3. If you draw the right combination, the screen will be unlocked and you can use your phone.

Note: The direction lock feature in the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow won't give you the option to enter the PIN number as the alternative way to unlock the screen when you enter the combination incorrectly 5 times or so. You're just asked to try again in a couple of seconds. Thus, if you decide to use this feature, make sure to remember or write down the combination somewhere that you can use to remember when you forget it. However, if you have enabled the auto factory reset feature, your phone will automatically reset to the factory settings if you have drawn the combination incorrectly 15 times.

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:
  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 Lock screen and security and then tap it.
  3. Tap Secure lock settings.
  4. Tap Smart Lock.
  5. Enter 4-digit PIN numbers and then tap Done button.
  6. Tap On-body detection.
  7. Slide the ON/OFF switch to the right to enable the on body detection feature.
  8. A pop up window appears on the screen to inform you that since on-body detection can't always distinguish between you and someone else, if you give your phone to someone else or if someone takes your phone while it's unlocked with on-body detection, they might be able to access it. Tap Continue button to continue enabling the on-body detection feature.
  9. The smart lock on-body detection feature is enabled.


How to use the smart lock on body detection feature?
As the example, we'll use this feature when the screen lock type is set to PIN by using the following steps:
  1. On the lock screen, swipe your finger on the screen and then enter 4-digit PIN numbers followed by tapping OK button to unlock the screen.
  2. Your phone will stay unlocked while it's on you, even when the current automatic screen lock delay period is over. In this state, you just need to turn on the screen and then swipe your finger on the lock screen if you'd like to access your phone.
  3. When you set down the phone, such as, on the table, it'll lock automatically after the current automatic screen lock delay period is over. If the screen is not locked, you can tap on the lock screen to force the phone to lock securely while the smart lock on-body detection is enabled.

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:
  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 Lock screen and security and then tap it.
  3. Tap Notifications on lock screen.
  4. Tap Content on lock screen and then select from the following options:
    • Show content: select this option to show notifications and its contents on the lock screen. This option is enabled by default.
    • Hide content: select this option to show notifications without its contents on the lock screen.
    • Do not show notifications: select this option to turn off notifications on the lock screen.
  5. By default, if you select Show content, your phone will display notifications come from all apps and its contents on the lock screen. But, when needed, you can turn off lock screen notifications of the specific apps while you're using this setting. As the example, slide the ON/OFF switch next to Facebook app to the left if you don't want your phone displays notifications come from Facebook app on the lock screen.
  6. By default, if you select Hide content, your phone will display notifications come from all apps without its contents on the lock screen. But, when needed, you can turn off lock screen notifications of the specific apps while you're using this setting. As the example, slide the ON/OFF switch next to Facebook app to the left if you don't want your phone displays notifications come from Facebook app on the lock screen.