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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Change Lock Screen Wallpaper in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

By default, lock screen is designed to secure your phone from unauthorized access or other unwanted activities(e.g: pocket dialing, opening an app, etc). But, if needed, you can personalize your lock screen by changing its background image(also called wallpaper). You can set the default wallpapers, any picture stored in your phone, or recommended destinations from Travel wallpaper as your lock screen wallpaper.


How to change lock screen wallpaper?
In this post, we'll try to change lock screen wallpaper by using two different methods: from the home screen and from the settings menu.


Method #1: From the home screen
If your Samsung Galaxy S4 has been updated to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, you can use the following steps to change your lock screen wallpaper:
While you're on home screen, tap the Menu key or long tap on a blank area in the home screen.Tap Wallpapers button at the bottom of the screen.Select Lock screen from the provided options displayed at the top of the screen.To use d…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Change Home Screen Wallpaper in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

In Samsung Galaxy S4, you can easily change your home screen background image(also called wallpaper) if you're bored with your current home screen wallpaper or if you want to give your home screen a personal touch. You can either use the default wallpapers(static or animated wallpapers) or any picture stored in your phone as your home screen wallpaper.


How to change home screen wallpaper?
In this post, we'll try to change home screen wallpaper by using two different methods: from the home screen and from the settings menu.


Method #1: From the home screen
If your Samsung Galaxy S4 has been updated to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, you can use the following steps to change home screen wallpaper:
While you're on home screen, tap the Menu key or long tap on a blank area on the home screen.Tap Wallpapers button at the bottom of the screen.Select Home screen from the provided options displayed at the top of the screen.To use static wallpaper go to the step #5, to use animated or live wa…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Change Pattern Grid Style on Lock Screen in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Pattern is a screen lock method that can be found in Samsung Galaxy S5. When you have selected pattern as your screen lock method, you have to draw the specified pattern in a grid of nine dots on lock screen to unlock the screen. Another thing that will probably make you love this screen lock type is the fact that you can change the default pattern grid style to the other one for a more personal touch.


How to change pattern grid style on lock screen?
Assuming that you have selected pattern as the screen lock, then you can change the pattern grid style 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 Sound and display section and then tap Lock screen.With Pattern has been selected as the screen lock, you should see the option to change the pattern grid style/type.Tap Pattern type and then select from the following op…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Show Dual Clock of Different Cities on Home Screen

While you customizing your Samsung Galaxy SIII lock screen, then you can find an option which will allow you to show dual clock when you're on abroad. This of course will helps you to know the time on your Home and your current location.

See also: How to Enable or Disable Dual Clock on Samsung Galaxy S3 Lock Screen

As in the lock screen, you can also displaying dual clock on your Home screen by adding world/dual clock widget to your Home screen.


How to add dual clock widget to the Home screen?
To display time of two different locations, then kindly follow the steps listed below:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Widget tab.Swipe the screen to the right or to the left to find the Dual clock widgets. There are two dual clock widgets available, analog and digital. You can choose the one that you like best.Tap and hold the dual clock widget then drag it to the Home screen.Release to placed it.Tap the first clock to select the city.Now tap the second clock to add the city, you can use …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable or Disable Mono Audio

Listen to the music is one of the fun thing to do with the Samsung Galaxy SIII. Moreover this phone has a music player as its pre-loaded application so you can directly use this applications without having to install it first.

See also: How to Use Music Player on Samsung Galaxy S3

While you're on music player apps, there is an option which will allow you to listen to the music using headphone. For the record, this phone support the stereo and mono audio. You can use stereo audio when using two earphones and mono audio when using one earphone.


How to turn on or off mono audio?
If you want to change audio on your phone from stereo to mono whilst using headphone, then kindly follow the steps listed below:
Tap the Menu key through the Home screen.On pop up menu select Settings.Tap Accessibility under System section.Scroll to Hearing section. Depending on your current settings tap Mono audio option to enable or disable this option. When the checkbox next to this option is ticked means n…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Know the Meaning of LED Indicator Color

One of the possible way to tell you that you have a missed call or message or battery low is by setting the LED to light on to explaining what's happen to you without having unlocking your Samsung Galaxy SIII.

See also: How to Set LED Indicator on Samsung Galaxy S3

When you want to set LED indicator, you will see four options available. Each option will be delegated with certain color to make you more easier knowing what the LED light means.


How to know the meaning of LED indicator color?
Below are the option available on LED indicator with their each color:
Charging: when plugged in charger, red means charging and green means charging is complete.Low Battery: red when not plugged in charger.Notification: blue when you have missed calls, messages or events.Voice recording: blue when you're recording voice.

For the record, LED indicator will light up when the screen is off. So, by knowing what's the meaning of the different color of the LED indicator, now you can more easier know…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Set LED Indicator

One of part of the Samsung Galaxy SIII that you can customize is its display. You can do that by utilizing some options available under display settings, such as change the wallpaper you wish to use on your phone or adjusting the brightness of the screen.

See also: How to Adjust the Screen Brightness on Samsung Galaxy S3

While you're on the display setting page, you will also see another option to customize called LED indicator. This option will allow you to determine in which conditions you wish the LED on the top left corner of your phone will light.


How to customize LED indicator?
To do so kindly follow the steps listed below:
Go to Settings.Under Device section, tap Display.Under General section, tap LED indicator.Now you will see four options available. They are:Charging: enable this option if you wish the LED to light when your phone is connected to charger.Low battery: enable this option if you wish the LED to light when battery level is low.Notifications: enable this option if …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Stop Your Phone Automatically Creating Shortcuts on Home Screen

Google Play Store is the most popular place to download any apps for Android device, including with Samsung Galaxy SIII. Here you can search then download bunch of useful apps, both free or paid apps directly through your phone.

See also: How to Access Google Play Store on Samsung Galaxy S3

If you have done downloaded then installing some applications from Play Store, you may realize that some of them will automatically creating shortcuts on your Home screen. For some cases, this will be useful, but for other cases this may will end up your Home screen cluttered and full of any shortcuts. Fortunately, there is an option on Play Store which will allow you to stop your phone automatically creating shortcuts on your Home screen each time you're installing apps from the Play Store.


How to enable or disable auto-add widget on Google Play Store?
If you wants to stop or to let your phone automatically creating shortcuts each time you're downloading the apps from the Play Store, then k…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Change Vibration Intensity

In Samsung Galaxy SIII you can customize the phone to vibrate with the different pattern or format. By default, there are 6 vibration patterns available that you can choose to use one of them to your liking.

See also: How to Change Vibration Pattern on Samsung Galaxy S3

In addition to change the vibration pattern, here you can also change the vibration strength. This of course will useful to allow you set your phone to vibrate with the different strength in the different situations. By using this option, you can decreasing or increasing the vibration intensity depending on your need.


How to adjust vibration intensity?
Below are the steps to do:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Scroll to Settings, then tap on it.Under Device section, tap Sound.Tap Vibration intensity.Now you will see three options available that you can adjust its vibration strength. They are:Incoming CallNotificationHaptic FedbackOn each option, slide the slider to the right to increase the vibration strength or slide to …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Change Vibration Pattern

You can make your Samsung Galaxy SIII to vibrate and ring at the same time whenever you received an incoming calls by enabling sound and vibration option which you can find under settings sound.

See also: How to Make Your Samsung Galaxy S3 Ring and Vibrate at the Same Time

Once you've enable this option, your phone will vibrate and play a ringtone when receiving an incoming calls. Here you will also be able to change the vibration pattern or format to your liking.


How to select vibration pattern?
Kindly follow the steps listed below to do so:
Go to Settings.Under Device section, tap Sound.Tap Device vibration.Now you will see a pop up menu of the vibration pattern. By default, there are 6 pattern available: Basic call, Heartbeat, Jinglebell, Ticktock, Waltz and Zig-zig-zig.Tap the required vibration pattern you wish to use.Tap OK button to save your changes.Tap Home button to return to the standby mode.
By knowing how to select vibration pattern from the available list, now you can …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Make it Ring and Vibrate at the Same Time

Personalizing your Samsung Galaxy SIII will helps you to set your phone to suit your personal style and taste. Fortunately, there is a lot of options inside Galaxy SIII which will allow you to personalize it. One of which is by setting the phone to vibrate whenever you pick up the calls and hang up the calls.

See also: How to Enable or Disable Call Vibrations on Samsung Galaxy S3

Still about vibration, there's also an option called sound and vibration which will allow you to set your phone to vibrate and play a ringtone for incoming calls.


How to enable or disable sound and vibration?
If you want to turn on or turn off sound and vibration option, then follow the steps listed below:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Scroll to Settings, then tap on it.Under Device section, tap Sound.Depending on your current settings, tap Sound and vibration to enable or disable this option. When the checkbox next to this option is ticked means this option is turned on.Tap Home button to return to the s…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Make Password Field Visible When Typing

Samsung Galaxy SIII is a great Android-based smartphone that comes with several abilities and features, from the basic ability such as messaging and make a call, ability to use and check multiple email accounts, up to using it to access some social media such as Twitter and Facebook.

See also: How to Install and Use Facebook for Android on Samsung Galaxy S3

Most of them usually require password to allow you accessing them. This sometimes force you to entering so many passwords even in a single day. At the end, this multiple passwords may end up you with entering the wrong password. Fortunately, there is an option in Samsung Galaxy SIII which will allow your phone to view the password when you're typing it. This of course will helps you to reduce the chance to entering the wrong password.


How to make password field visible or invisible when typing?
To enable or disable make password invisible option, then kindly follow the steps listed below:
Go to Settings.Scroll to Security, then t…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Replace Lock Screen Shortcuts

By default, shortcuts that displayed on lock screen are usually four icons of the most popular apps, such as Phone, Internet, Camera and ChatOn. But, if one or more of them are the shortcuts that you don't want to be there, then you can change them with any shortcuts of app you want.


How to change shortcuts on lock screen?
To do so, there are two possible ways that you can do to replace an existing shortcuts on your Samsung Galaxy SIII lock screen. They are:

1. Replacing shortcuts by deleting one of them then add the new one.
The first ways that you can do to change an existing shortcuts on lock screen is by deleting the required shortcuts you want to remove then use the blank spot to add the new shortcuts you want.

See also: How to Delete Lock Screen Shortcuts on Samsung Galaxy S3
See also: How to Add New Lock Screen Shortcuts on Samsung Galaxy S3

2. Replacing shortcuts by selecting from the list of shortcuts.
Kindly follow the steps listed below to replace an existing shortcuts on…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Replace Icon on the Dock with Icon or Folder from Home Screen

In order to allow you replacing an unwanted or unused icon that displayed at the bottom dock on your Samsung Galaxy SIII Home screen, then first of all you need to delete the required icon you wish to remove to allow you filling the blank spot with the new icon or folder.

See also: How to Delete Icon on Samsung Galaxy S3 Home Screen Dock

Once you've finished deleting the icon you wants, now you will be able to add the new icon of your favourites apps or the most frequently used apps or folders using the available blank spot at the dock. This of course will helps you to work with your phone more efficiently.


How to swap icon on the bottom dock with icon or folder from Home screen?
You can change the icon on the Home screen dock with the icon of certain apps or folder from the Home screen by following the steps listed below:
Find the icon or folder from your Home screen that you wish to place in the bottom dock.Once you've found the one, tap and hold the icon or folder then drag …

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Delete Icon on the Home Screen Dock

Personalizing Samsung Galaxy SIII is the most fun thing to do. One of the part of this phone that you can personalize is its Home screen. You can add, delete, rearrange and change your Home screen to your liking.

See also: How to Delete, Add, Arrange and Change Samsung Galaxy S3 Home Screen

Another part of the Home screen which also configurable is its dock icon located at the bottom of the screen. By default, usually they are five icon of the most popular apps, such as Contacts, Phone, Messaging, Internet and Apps. But, if one or more of them are the icon that you don't want to be there, then you can delete one or more of them then replace them with your favourites apps or with the most frequently used apps.


How to remove icon on Home screen dock?
Below are the steps to do to remove one or more icons on Home screen dock:
Tap and hold the required icon you wish to remove from the bottom dock, then move it upwards.Drag the icon to the Home screen then release to placed it. Make sure…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Add New Lock Screen Shortcuts

If you've already enable shortcuts on your Samsung Galaxy SIII lock screen, once your phone is locked you will see four default shortcuts turn up there. But, if there is shortcuts that you wish not to be displayed then you can remove it easily.

See also: How to Delete Shortcuts on Samsung Galaxy S3 Lock Screen

Once you've deleted shortcuts, then there will be a spot that you can use to add new shortcuts to your favourites apps or the most frequently used apps. This of course will useful to helps you more easier and faster to access them when the phone is locked.


How to add new shortcut on lock screen?
Below are the complete steps to add new shortcuts on your lock screen:
Go to Settings.Scroll to Lock screen, then tap on it.Tap Lock screen option.Make sure you've enabled Shortcuts option. When the slider next to this option shows green or in the right side means this option is turned on.Tap Shortcuts.If you've already deleted one of shortcuts, then you will see plus (+) i…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Delete Lock Screen Shortcuts

One of the way that you can do to save your time when using Samsung Galaxy SIII is by displaying shortcuts on your lock screen. This because you will be able to quickly access your favourites apps through shortcuts when your phone is locked.

See also: How to Enable or Disable Shortcut on Samsung Galaxy S3 Lock Screen

Once you've enabled this option, then the shortcuts will be displayed on your lock screen and you will be able to customize the shortcuts. One of which is removing unused shortcuts that you don't wants to display.


How to remove shortcuts on lock screen.
Follow the steps listed below if you wants to remove unused shortcuts on lock screen:
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.Ensure you've enable Shortcuts option. When the slider next to this option shows green or in the right side means this option is turned on.To delete shortcuts, tap and hold shortcuts then drag to the tr…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Rearrange Lock Screen Shortcuts

Displaying shortcuts on your Samsung Galaxy SIII lock screen is one of the way that you can do to save your time because enabling this option will helps you to access certain apps quickly through the shortcuts when your phone is locked.

See also: How to Enable or Disable Shortcuts on Samsung Galaxy S3 Lock Screen

In addition to show shortcuts on your lock screen, you can also customize the shortcuts by arranging their position to your liking.


How to change order the shortcuts on lock screen?
Follow the steps listed below if you wants to rearrange shortcuts displayed on your lock screen:
Go to Settings.Scroll to Lock screen, then tap on it.Tap Lock screen option.Make sure you've enable Shortcuts option. When the slider next to this option shows green or in the right side means this option is turned on.Tap Shortcuts.Tap and hold the required shortcuts you wants to change its position then drag it to the desired position.Release to placed it.Tap Home button to return to the standby mod…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How to Enable or Disable Lock Screen Shortcuts

There are some options available on Samsung Galaxy SIII which will allow you to customize your lock screen, such as showing Facebook information ticker, shows owner information, shows clock, etc.

See also: How to Enable or Disable Time Clock on Samsung Galaxy S3 Lock Screen

You can also customize your lock screen by displaying shortcuts to help you accessing the apps quickly through your lock screen when your phone is locked.


How to show shortcuts on lock screen?
If you wants to display shortcuts of certain apps on your lock screen, then here are the steps:
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, tap Shortcuts to enable or disable this option. When the slider next to this option shows green or in the right side means this option is turned on.Tap Home button to return to the standby mode.
Enabling this option will make your phone to display shortcuts on your lock scr…

Samsung Galaxy S3: How Customize Contacts Display

Samsung Galaxy SIII provide you with two options to sort your contacts, alphabetically by first name or by last name. This of course will helps you to manage you contacts and facilitate you when using them.

See also: How to Sort Contacts on Samsung Galaxy S3

While you're on Contacts app settings, you will see another option to customize the contacts display. This option will allow you to specify how your contacts will appear in the list. You can choose to display contacts by first name first or by last name first.


How to customize contacts display in the list?
Below are the steps to do so:
Go to Apps through Home screen.Tap Contacts.Tap Contact tab.Tap the Menu key.Scroll down to Settings, then tap on it.Tap Display contacts by.Now you will see two options available on pop up menu. They are:first name first: choose this option if you wants the contacts listed by first name first.last name first: choose this option if you wants the contacts listed by last name first.Tap the required …