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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Add Google Account in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Before you can install any third-party app from the Google Play Store or use other Google-related apps(e.g: Gmail, Youtube, Maps, etc.), you have to add a Google account to your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge first.


How to add a Google account to Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge?
You can create a new Google account or use an existing one. As the example, we'll try adding an existing Google account by using two different methods: from the settings menu and from a Google-related app.

Method #1: From the settings menu
You can add an existing Google account via the settings menu 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 the screen to the Personal section and then tap Accounts.
Tap Add account.
Tap Google.
Enter your existing Google email address and then tap Next button.
Enter your Gmail password and then tap Next button.
In the Term of Services and Privacy …

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Block Private Calls or Numbers in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

As we all know that the default call rejection feature in Samsung Galaxy S5 can be used to block unwanted or unknown calls as long as the callers have numbers, that's why this feature can't be used to block those who don't have numbers. So, if you wish to not receive any private call or calls from those who hide their phone numbers, you can use a third-party app in the Play Store that has the ability to block private calls. Blocking private calls will set your phone to not notify you when you have incoming calls from those who hide their phone numbers so that you won't be bothered again with them.


How to block private calls or numbers using Blacklist app?
There are some apps in the Play Store that can be used to block private calls. But, as the example, we'll use Blacklist app in the following steps to block private calls:
Download install Blacklist app from the Play Store.Once the installation process is completed, open the app.At the first time use, you will be pro…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Disable Auto Add Icons for Newly Installed Apps to Home Screen in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Google Play Store is the official market for all Android phones, including with Samsung Galaxy S5, that can be used to install apps in condition that you have added a Google account into your phone. By default, once the installation of an app is completed, your phone will automatically add the icon for the app to home screen. But, if you don't like this feature, for instance when you don't want to place all new apps icons to home screen, you can easily turn this feature off in the Play Store app settings.


How to turn off auto add icons for newly installed apps to home screen?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Open the Play Store app.Tap at the top left corner of the screen to open up the Play Store menus.Tap Settings.Clear the checkbox next to Add icon to Home screen to disable this option.Now, your phone won't add the icons to home screen after you have finished installing apps from the Play Store.

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable or Disable Mobile Data From Home Screen in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

A couple weeks back, an insider named Chantal sent me an email and asked me a way to add mobile data button to her Samsung Galaxy S5 home screen. However, since Samsung Galaxy S5 doesn't have the default option or widget to let you turn on or off mobile data from home screen, then you need to install a third-party mobile data widget app from the Play Store to do so. To make it clearer, as the example, we'll use the mobile enabler widget app to let you turn on or off the mobile data from home screen.


How to turn on or off mobile data from home screen by utilizing data enabler widget?
Before doing this steps, make sure you have an empty space in your home screen. See the following steps to install the data enabler widget and then add it to home screen so that you can use it to quickly enable or disable your mobile data connection:
Open Play Store app.Find the Data Enabler Widget app and then install it into your phone.Once the installation is completed, the data enabler will be ad…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Switch Between Installed Keyboard Apps in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

If you are not satisfied with the stock keyboard or can't find a keyboard feature that you're looking for, you will probably install a third-party keyboard app from the Play Store or other sources. Luckily, you are allowed to have more than one keyboard apps in your Samsung Galaxy S5 and can switch between them with ease by changing the input mode so that you can use the required one according to your need.


How to change input method?
Generally, there are two methods available, either from the settings menu or when you're entering texts, that can be used to change the input method so that you can switch between installed keyboard apps in your phone.


Method #1: 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 System section and then tap Language and input.Tap Default and then select the required keyboard you want …

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Uninstall an Application in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

In some cases, you may need to uninstall an app or two from your phone, for instance when an app has triggered errors on your phone and it can't be fixed by updating the app, or when you want to clean up your phone storage from unused apps to free up some space so that your phone can work properly and avoid errors caused by low internal storage.


How to uninstall an app?
Generally, there are four methods available that can be used to uninstall third-party apps from your phone.


Method #1: From the Play Store
This method allows you to uninstall any app that you have downloaded from the Play Store with ease. See the following steps to do so:
Open Play Store app.Tap located at the top left corner of the screen to open up the Play store menus.Tap My apps.Tap INSTALLED tab to see all installed apps in your phone.Tap the required app you want to uninstall.Tap UNINSTALL button.Tap OK button.The selected app will be uninstalled.

Method #2: From the Galaxy Apps
This method allows you to uninst…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Update Applications in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

In some cases, an installed third-party app can make the phone experiences errors. A bug in the app may be the culprit of the problem. Always update app is a thing that can be done to minimize errors caused by installed third-party apps. In the newest version, the app usually get some improvements or new features to provide the user with a better performance and some fixes for any bug/issue that has been found in the previous version.


How to update apps automatically?
You can set your phone to update any installed app automatically when a new version is available by using the following steps:
Open Play Store app.Tap located at the top left corner of the screen to open up the Play store menus.Tap SETTINGS.Tap Auto-update apps and then select from the following options:Do not auto-update apps: select this option to turn off auto update apps feature. If you choose this option, you can update an app manually when the new version is available.Auto-update apps at any time. Data charge may ap…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Reinstall Applications in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

As we all know that Google Play Store is a Google-related app, thus you have to activate your existing Google account or create a new one if you want to use it. In this app, you can find tons of apps, either free or paid version, and then install them into your phone. The installation process is quite easy. You can browse for apps per category or use the search function to speed up you finding a specific apps.

See also: How to Install Free Apps from the Play Store in Samsung Galaxy S5 with Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

In some cases, the users may uninstall an app in their phones for any reason but later they realize that they need that app. Luckily, Google Play Store saves all of your download histories so that you can see all of apps you have ever downloaded from the Play Store and then reinstall the required app easily without digging into the Play Store again to find that app.


How to re-install apps from the Play Store?
FYI, if you have multiple Google accounts in your phone, make sure you …

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Install Free Applications from Google Play Store in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Google Play Store is the official market for all Android phones including with the Samsung Galaxy S5. Google Play Store is also a pre-installed app that can be found in this phone. You can use this app to download or install third-party apps, either free or paid apps, into your phone. You have to activate your existing Google account or create a new one in order to be able to use Google Play Store app and other Google-related apps.


How to install free apps from the Play Store?
Assuming that you have added a Google account and connected with Internet, then you can install apps from the Play Store app by using the following steps:
Open Play Store app.If this the first time for you using this app, you'll be presented with the "Google Play Terms or Service" window. Tap Accept button to continue.In the main page of the Play Store app, you can see some categories of apps. You can either browse apps by category or use search function to help you find a specific app with ease by u…