Showing posts with label Motions and Gestures. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Motions and Gestures. Show all posts

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:
  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 Advanced features and then tap it.
  3. Tap Pop-up view gesture.
  4. 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 app is open and shown on the screen.

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:
  1. 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.
  2. Scroll down to the Device section and then tap Motions and gestures.
  3. 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 mute the call or alarm so that the phone won't play the ringtone or alarm tone.


How to mute calls or alarms by turning the device over?
When an incoming call arrives or an alarm goes off, turn the device over so that the screen will face downwards. It will mute the call or alarm so that the phone won't play the ringtone or alarm tone.

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:
  1. Open Internet app and then open a webpage.
  2. Press the Power key and the Home key simultaneously until you hear the shutter sound.
  3. 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 swiping your palm across the screen. As the example, we'll take a screenshot of an article in a webpage using the palm swipe to capture feature by using the following steps:
  1. Before you can take a screenshot by using your palm, you have to enable the palm swipe to capture feature first with these 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 Palm swipe to capture to the right to enable the palm swipe to capture feature. The switch turns green when it's enabled.
  2. Now, open Internet app and then open a webpage.
  3. Place the edge of your palm on the screen and then swipe it across the screen from side to side until you hear the shutter sound.
  4. The screenshot has been taken and will be saved in the Screenshot album in your Gallery app.

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
  1. 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.
  2. Scroll down to the Personal section and then tap Accessibility.
  3. Tap Dexterity and interaction.
  4. Tap Gesture wake up.
  5. Slide the ON/OFF switch to the right to enable the gesture wake up feature. The switch turns green when it's enabled.

Method #2: From the direct access menu
  1. While the screen is unlocked, press the Home key three times quickly to open up the direct access menu.
  2. In the direct access menu, tap Accessibility.
  3. Tap Dexterity and interaction.
  4. Tap Gesture wake up.
  5. Slide the ON/OFF switch to the right to enable the gesture wake up feature. The switch turns green when it's enabled.





How to use the gesture wake up feature?
When the gesture wake up feature is enabled, you can use the following steps to use this feature to easily turn on your phone's screen:
  1. When your phone is on a flat or stable surface and the screen is turned off, move your hand above the proximity and gesture sensor(it's located above the screen next to the LED indicator).
  2. When the sensor recognizes your gesture, the screen will turn on automatically.

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:
  1. 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.
  2. Scroll down to the Device section and then tap Motions and gestures.
  3. 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 currently displayed on the screen simply by bringing your phone near to your ear.

When viewing a contact's log
  1. Open Phone app.
  2. Tap Log tab.
  3. Tap a call/message log.
  4. Bring your phone near to your ear and your phone will automatically call the contact whose call/message log is selected by you.

When viewing a contact's message
  1. Open the stock Messaging app.
  2. Tap a conversation.
  3. Bring your phone near to your ear and your phone will automatically call the contact whose conversation is selected by you.

When viewing a contact's detail
  1. Open Contacts app.
  2. Tap a contact.
  3. Bring your phone near to your ear and your phone will automatically call the selected contact.

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:
  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. With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Personalisation section and then tap Accessibility .
  3. Tap Dexterity and interaction.
  4. Tap Air wake up.
  5. Depending on your current settings, tap the ON/OFF switch to enable or disable the air wake up feature. When the ON/OFF switch is on the right side or turns green means the air wake up feature is enabled.


Method #2: From the direct access option
You can use this method if you have enabled the accessibility menu within the direct access feature. See the following steps to enable or disable the air wake up feature from the direct access option:
  1. On any screen, press the Home key three times quickly.
  2. Tap Accessibility.
  3. Tap Dexterity and interaction.
  4. Tap Air wake up.
  5. Depending on your current settings, tap the ON/OFF switch to enable or disable the air wake up feature. When the ON/OFF switch is on the right side or turns green means the air wake up feature is enabled.


How to use the air wake up feature?
Assuming that you have enabled the air wake up feature, then you can use this feature to turn the screen back on without pressing the Home key or Power key. See the following steps as the example:
  1. When the screen has turned off, put your phone on a flat or stable surface, or you can hold your phone securely so that it won't move.
  2. Move your hand back and forth over the sensors(it's located above the screen in the right side of the earpiece). FYI, make sure to make a smooth and steady movement up to three inches above the sensors so that the sensors can easily recognize your gesture.
  3. The screen will be turn back on.

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:
  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. With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Motion section and then tap Motions and gestures .
  3. Tap Mute/Pause. If Mute/Pause is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on.
  4. Depending on your current settings, tap Smart Pause to enable or disable it. When the checkbox next to this option is checked means the smart pause feature is enabled.


Method #2: From the quick settings panel
FYI, this method works if the Mute/Pause option in the settings menu is turned on. Use the following steps to quickly turn on or off the smart pause feature from the quick settings panel:
  1. On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen using two fingers to open up the quick settings panel.
  2. Depending on your current settings, tap Smart pause button to enable or disable it. When the Smart pause button turns green means the smart pause feature is enabled.


How to use the smart pause feature?
Before using the smart pause feature, you have to make sure that the following conditions are fulfilled so that this feature will work well:
  • The device is held steady and upright.
  • The device is in a well-lit environment so that it'll get enough light to be used by the front camera to detect your face.
  • The screen is not in direct light so that the front camera can easily detect your face.
  • The front camera is not being used by other apps.
  • The Multi window feature is not being enabled.
  • The video is played in the stock Video player and not displayed in the pop-up video player or the pip view.


Assuming that you have enabled the smart pause feature and all conditions above have been fulfilled, then you can use this feature to easily pause the video you're watching. See the following steps as the example:
  1. Open the stock Video player app.
  2. Tap a video to play it.
  3. While you're watching the video, the smart pause icon will keep displayed on the status bar as a sign that the front camera is detecting your face.
  4. With the device is held steady and upright, move your head in any direction to pause the video playback, and look back to the screen to resume the video playback.

For the record, since the front camera will keep detecting your face when the video is being played, then use this feature to watch a long-duration video will drain your battery quickly.

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:
  1. Swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
  2. With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Motion section and then tap Motions and gestures .
  3. Tap Mute/Pause. If Mute/Pause is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on.
  4. Depending on your current settings, tap Turning device over to enable or disable this option. When the checkbox next to this option is checked means this gesture is enabled and you can mute/pause simply by turning the device over.


How to use mute/pause by turning the device over gesture?
Assuming that you have enabled turning device over gesture, now you can use this gesture to mute/pause as described in the following examples:
  1. Mute incoming calls
    When an incoming call is received, turn the device over so that the screen will face downwards. It will mute the call so that the phone won't play the ringtone.
  2. Mute alarms
    When an alarm goes off, turn the device over so that the screen will face downwards. It will mute the alarm so that the phone won't play the alarm tone.
  3. Pause the media playback
    When you're playing a music in the stock Music player app or watching a video in the stock Video player app, turn the device over so that the screen will face downwards to pause the media playback.

As same as cover to mute/pause gesture, turn device over to mute/pause gesture also won't work when the screen is off, when you're using earphones and when it's used in the third-party apps.

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:
  1. Swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
  2. With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Motion section and then tap Motions and gestures .
  3. Tap Mute/Pause. If Mute/Pause is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on.
  4. Depending on your current settings, tap Covering screen with hand to enable or disable this option. When the checkbox next to this option is checked means this feature is enabled and you can mute/pause by covering the screen with your hand.


How to use mute/pause by covering screen with hand gesture?
Assuming that you have enabled the covering screen with hand gesture, then you can use this feature to mute/pause as described in the following examples:
  1. Mute incoming calls
    When an incoming call is received, cover the screen with your palm to mute the call so that the phone won't play the ringtone.
  2. Mute alarms
    When an alarm goes off, cover the screen with your palm to mute the alarm so that the phone won't play the alarm tone.
  3. Pause the media playback
    When you're playing music in the stock Music player app or watching video in the stock Video player app, cover the screen with your palm to pause the music or video. FYI, since this gesture can only be used to pause the media playback, then you have to tap the on-screen Play button manually if you want to resume it.

For the record, this feature won't work when the screen is off, when you're using earphones and when it's used in the third-party apps.