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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Enable and Use Gesture Control Feature in Camera App in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Gesture control is a gesture-based feature available in the Camera app in Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge that is designed to help you take a better self-portrait photo. When this feature is enabled, your phone will automatically take a photo of yourself a few seconds after you show your palm to the camera and your phone recognises it. This feature comes handy when you cannot use your hand to control the phone and want to have some time to correct your pose when taking a self-portrait photo.


How to enable or disable the gesture control feature in the Camera app?
You can turn on or off this feature by using the following steps:
Open the Camera app. By default, it uses the rear camera.Tap to switch the camera from the rear to the front.
Tap at the top left corner of the screen to view more detailed settings for the front camera.
Tap Shooting methods(front).
Tap the ON/OFF switch next to Gesture control to enable or disable this option. When the switch turns , means the gesture control feature is en…

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Enable or Disable Pop Up View Gesture Feature in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Pop-up view gesture is a feature in Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge that will let you open an app in pop-up view. You can use this feature to help you do some tasks in different apps with more easily by opening those apps in pop-up view. If your phone is now running with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, you'll have an option that you can use to enable or disable the pop-up view gesture feature so you can set it according to your need.


How to turn on or off the pop-up view gesture 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 the screen to find Advanced features and then tap it.
Tap Pop-up view gesture.
Tap the ON/OFF switch to enable or disable this feature. When the switch turns blue , means the pop-up view gesture feature is enabled and you can view an app in pop-up view by swiping downwards diagonally from either corner at the top of the screen while the ap…

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Enable and Use Mute by Covering the Screen with Hand or by Turning the Device Over in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Mute is a motions and gestures feature in Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge that can be used to mute incoming calls or alarms by using palm motion or facing the device screen downwards. This feature can help you to easily silence the call or alarm tone when it rings loudly in the wrong or unwanted situation, e.g: when you're at library, when you're taking a nap, etc.


How to enable mute by covering the screen with hand or by turning the device over?
You can turn this feature on by using the following steps:
While the screen is unlocked, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap at the top right to go to the settings menu.Scroll down to the Device section and then tap Motions and gestures.Slide the ON/OFF switch next to Mute to the right to enable this option. The switch turns green when it's enabled.

How to mute calls or alarms by covering the screen with hand?
When an incoming call arrives or an alarm goes off, cover the screen with your palm to mu…

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Take a Screenshot in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

As same as the older Samsung Galaxy S phones, Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge also has the ability to capture the screen, lets you easily save what's on your screen as image and share it to others. You can take a screenshot either by using physical button combinations or by using your palm.


How to take a screenshot by using physical button combinations?
Since it's a default feature, you can use this method to take a screenshot without you have to turn on any feature first. As the example, we'll take a screenshot of an article in a webpage using physical button combinations by using the following steps:
Open Internet app and then open a webpage.Press the Power key and the Home key simultaneously until you hear the shutter sound.The screenshot has been taken and will be saved in the Screenshot album in your Gallery app.

How to take a screenshot by using your palm?
If you'd like using a simpler way to take a screenshot than using the keys, you can set your phone to let you do so by s…

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Enable and Use Gesture Wake Up Feature in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Gesture wake up, in older Samsung Galaxy S phones we used to call it as air wake up feature, is a feature in Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge which will let you wake up the screen by moving your hand above the proximity and gesture sensor, lets you turn on the screen automatically without you have to press the Power key or Home key. It can be useful when you want to check clock, weather or other notifications in your lock screen but you don't want to press the physical button with your hand, e.g: when your hand is wet or dirty.


How to enable the gesture wake up feature?
As the example, we'll turn on this feature by using two different methods: from the settings menu and from the direct access menu(it can be used if you have enabled the direct access feature).

Method #1: From the settings menu
While the screen is unlocked, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap at the top right to go to the settings menu.Scroll down to the Personal section and then …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Enable and Use Direct Call in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Direct call is a feature in Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge that works by utilizing the proximity/light sensor. When you bring your phone near to you and the sensor is covered with an object(in this case, your ear), your phone will automatically call a contact whose call log, message or contact details is currently displayed on the screen without you have to touch the call icon.


How to enable the direct call feature?
You can turn this feature on by using the following steps:
While the screen is unlocked, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap at the top right to go to the settings menu.Scroll down to the Device section and then tap Motions and gestures.Slide the ON/OFF switch next to Direct call to the right to enable it. The switch turns green as a sign that the direct call feature is enabled.

How to use the direct call feature?
When the direct call feature is enabled, you can use it to easily call a contact whose call log, message or contact details is …

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable and Use Air Wake Up in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Samsung Galaxy S5 has some air gesture features which will allow you control your phone or do certain function by waving your hand above the proximity and gesture sensors located at the top side of the phone. One of the air gesture features available in this phone is the air wake up feature. When this feature is enabled, you can easily wake up your phone after the screen has turned off without you have to press any physical button since you can do so simply by waving your hand above the sensors.


How to enable or disable the air wake up feature?
You can turn on or off the air wake up feature by using two different methods: from the general settings menu and from the direct access option.


Method #1: From the settings menu
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.With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Personalisation section and then ta…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable and Use Smart Pause in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Smart pause is one of the smart features that can be found in Samsung Galaxy S5. When this feature is enabled, the video playback will be paused when you look away from the screen and it will be resumed when you look back to the screen. This feature works by utilizing the front camera to detect your face when you're watching a video and then act on that information to automatically pause/resume the video playback.


How to enable or disable the smart pause feature?
Generally, there are two methods that can be used to enable or disable the smart pause feature: from the settings menu and from the quick settings panel.


Method #1: From the settings menu
Use the following steps to turn on or off the smart pause feature from the settings menu:
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.With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Motion section and then tap Motions and gestures.Tap Mute/Pa…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable and Use Turn Over to Mute/Pause Gesture in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Turning device over is a gesture available in Samsung Galaxy S5 that has a similar function with the covering screen with hand gesture. Both of these gestures can be used to mute incoming calls or alarms as well as to pause the media playback. The difference is cover to mute/pause gesture will work to mute/pause when you cover the screen with your palm, while turning over to mute/pause gesture will work to mute/pause when you turn the device over so that the screen will face downwards.


How to enable or disable mute/pause by turning the device over gesture?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Motion section and then tap Motions and gestures.Tap Mute/Pause. If Mute/Pause is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on.Depending on your current settings, tap Turning device over to enable or disable this option. …

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable and Use Cover to Mute/Pause Gesture in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

There are some of gestures that can be used to easily and quickly control functions in Samsung Galaxy S5, one of which is covering screen with hand gesture which will let you to mute incoming calls or alarms as well as to pause the media playback simply by covering the screen with your palm. Using gestures to mute/pause is simpler and easier than if you have to manually mute/pause by tapping the on-screen icon or pressing the physical button.


How to enable or disable mute/pause by covering screen with hand gesture?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Motion section and then tap Motions and gestures.Tap Mute/Pause. If Mute/Pause is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on.Depending on your current settings, tap Covering screen with hand to enable or disable this option. When the checkbox next to this opti…