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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Fix Can't Forward a Text Message

Today, an insider asked me why he couldn't find the "forward" option when long pressing a text message in the stock Messaging app. He just had delete and copy text options. From what I know, the text messages forwarding feature is not available when we are in the easy mode. As we all know that the easy mode has simpler layout and disables some advanced features(including with the text messages forwarding feature) since it is designed for first smartphone users. Thus, if you want to be able to forward text messages, you have to use standard mode by disabling the easy mode.


How to disable the easy mode?
You can do so by using the following steps:
While you're in the easy mode, swipe down the top of the screen using your finger to open up the notification panel and then tap at the top right to go to the easy settings menu.Tap Home screen mode.Select Standard mode and then tap Apply button.Tap OK button.The easy mode will be disabled and your phone will use the standard m…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Block Unwanted or Unknown Text Messages in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat or in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

Two days back, an insider named Kelly told me via email that she tried blocking messages by following my post about how to block unwanted text messages here but she couldn't find the spam settings in her stock Messaging app. Apparently, her phone runs with Android 4.4.2 Kitkat while that post is written based on my Samsung Galaxy S4 when it's still using Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. FYI, the settings menu for the stock Messaging app changes when this phone is updated to Android 4.4.2 Kitkat, but it's not when it's updated to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. So, I write this post for those of you who have updated your Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 4.4.2 Kitkat or to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop and want to block text messages.

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Disclaimer: I write this post (the steps and screenshots) based on my Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. Since the settings menu of the stock Messaging app in Samsung Galaxy S4 runs with Android 4.4.2 Kitkat or Android 5.0.1 Lollipop has…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Fix S Voice Hands Free Mode Turn On Automatically By Itself in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

A couple days back, an insider named Francois sent me an email to ask me why S Voice hands free mode in his Samsung Galaxy S4 ran with Android 4.4.2 Kitkat automatically turned on by itself. It's quite annoying for him since he had to turn off S Voice hands free mode manually several times a day. After some further investigations, I figure out that S Voice hands free mode will be turned on automatically if we are connected to the Wi-Fi network or Bluetooth device that we, may have accidentally, set as the method to recognize location for the car profile within My places menu. Given to that fact, to stop S Voice hands free mode automatically turn on by itself, we have to set none as the method for the car profile within My places menu.

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Disclaimer: the steps and the screenshot within this post are written or taken based on my Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop. But, I can confirm that it can also be used to fix the same problem …

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Insert or Remove a Micro SD Card

Low internal storage can throw your phone into some troubles, for instance: error when read or save files, apps can't work properly, etc. Thus, it's important for the user to keep the internal storage has enough free space. One thing that can be done to prevent low internal storage is by placing a SD card in your phone to extend your storage. In Samsung Galaxy S4, you're allowed to place up to 64 GB of a micro SD card. Once the SD card is inserted, you can free up your internal storage by setting the SD card as the default storage for Camera app and other apps, moving apps to the SD card, etc.


How to insert a microSD card?
You can insert a microSD card into your phone to extend your storage by using the following steps:
Turn off your phone.Lift the back cover with your thumb or finger using the small notch at the top side of the Power button. Make sure to do it gently so that you won't damage your fingernail or the back cover.Insert the SD card to the slot (it's loca…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Insert or Remove a SIM Card

There are some conditions when you'll probably need to insert or remove a SIM/USIM card in your Samsung Galaxy S4, for instance: when you buy a new or used Samsung Galaxy S4 and need to insert a SIM card into it, when you want to replace your current SIM card with the new one, etc. The SIM card slot is located at the back side of the phone, above the battery socket. FYI, since the SIM card slot in this phone is designed to hold a micro SIM card, if yours is a regular/mini SIM card then you have to trim it before insert it into your phone. You can ask your carrier's store to trim your SIM card or you can do it by yourself.


How to insert a SIM card?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Turn off the phone.Lift the back cover with your thumb or finger using the small notch at the top side of the Power button. Make sure to do it gently so that you won't damage your fingernail or the back cover.Pull out the battery from its place with your thumb or finger using the small n…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Remove or Insert the Battery

Based on its specifications, Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with rechargeable 2600mAh lithium-ion battery that can provide the user a charge of 2600mAh up to 370 hours of standby (3G) and 17 hours of talk time (3G) without recharge. Since it's a removable battery, if needed, you can easily remove or insert the battery by yourself, for instance: when the current battery is broken and you need to replace it with the new one, when your phone freezes or doesn't respond to anything and you need to force shut down your phone, etc.


How to remove the battery?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Turn off your phone.Lift the back cover with your thumb or finger using the small notch at the top side of the Power button. Make sure to do it gently so that you won't damage your fingernail or the back cover.Pull out the battery from its place with your thumb or finger using the small notch at the bottom side of the battery socket.Now, you can completely remove the battery from its place.

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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Stop the Screen Off During Calls in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

By default, the auto screen off during calls feature is enabled because it is designed to help you from accidentally touching something in the screen as well as to conserve more battery. This feature works by utilizing the proximity sensor which is located between the earpiece and the front camera at the top of the phone. When the sensor is blocked by an object (e.g: your ear or face) during a call then the screen will be turned off. However, if for any reason you want to stop the screen off during calls then you have to turn off the proximity sensor during calls by disabling the auto screen off during calls feature.


How to disable auto screen off during calls?
You can use two different methods to access the option to keep the screen stay on during calls: from the Phone app settings and from the general settings menu.


Method #1: From the Phone app settings
You can turn off the auto screen off during calls feature from the Phone app settings by using the following steps:
Open Phone app.Ta…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Set Mobile Data Limit in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

You will probably use the mobile data to connect to the internet when a Wi-Fi network is not available. However, using mobile data excessively can throw you into a big trouble especially if you don't have unlimited data plan because it may cost you with a huge mobile data bill. Fortunately, Samsung Galaxy S4 has been equipped with a feature that will allow you to manage the data usage by setting the data usage limit so that you can control how much data you want to use. When the limit you have set is reached the mobile data will be disabled automatically and you'll be saved from the unwanted data charges.


How to set mobile data limit?
You can do so by using the following steps:
On home screen, tap the Menu key and then select Settings to go to the general settings menu.Tap Connections tab.Tap Data usage.If needed, tap Mobile tab.If the mobile data is off, tap Mobile data to turn it on.Check the box next to Set mobile data limit to enable the data usage limit feature.Set the data…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Turn On Mobile Data in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Samsung Galaxy S4 provides you with some features that can be used to obtain the internet connection, one of which is the mobile data feature. When this feature is enabled, you can connect your phone to a mobile network to use internet when a Wi-Fi network is not available. But, you have to remember that you may incur with the additional charges when you use mobile data to use internet.


How to enable mobile data?
There are some methods that can be used to access the option to turn on the mobile data, but this time we'll use three different methods to do so: from the quick settings panel, from the notification panel and from the settings menu.


Method #1: From the quick settings panel
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen with two fingers to open up the quick settings panel.Tap Mobile data button to enable the mobile data. The button turns green when it's enabled.The mobile data has been enabled.

Method #2: From the notification panel
On any screen, swipe down the top of…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Enable Auto Screen Off During Calls in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

During calls, you can set your phone to turn off the screen automatically to avoid your face/ear from accidentally touching something in the screen as well as to help you conserve more battery. You can do so by enabling the proximity sensor during calls so that the screen will be turned off if the sensor detects the presence of nearby objects or if there's an object near the screen such as the user's ear during calls. The proximity sensor is located between the earpiece and the front-facing camera at the top of the phone.


How to enable auto screen off during calls?
There are two different methods that can be used to access the option to set your phone to turn off the screen during calls: from the Phone app settings and from the general settings menu.


Method #1: From the Phone app settings
You can turn on the proximity sensor during calls from the Phone app settings by using the following steps:
Open Phone app.Tap the Menu key and then select Call settings.Check the box next to T…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Hide Caller Identification in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

By default, Samsung Galaxy S4 uses the default network settings to display your caller ID in outgoing calls. However, in case you want the other parties whom you call can't see your phone number (and your name if they have added your phone number in their contacts lists) in their phones and make it shows up as a private number, then you have to set the option to control the caller ID in your phone to hide or block your caller ID for outgoing calls.


How to hide or block the caller ID for outgoing calls?
You can access the option to hide your phone number in outgoing calls by using two different methods: from the Phone app settings and from the general settings menu.


Method #1: From the Phone app settings
Open Phone app.Tap the Menu key and then select Call settings.Tap Additional settings.Tap Caller ID and then select Hide number.Now, your caller ID will be hidden in outgoing calls and let you make private calls.

Method #2: From the settings menu
On home screen, tap the Menu key and th…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Enable and Use Call Waiting in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Call waiting is a feature that can be found in Samsung Galaxy S4. When this feature is enabled, you'll be notified with a tone if you have another call when you're already engaged in an active call so that you can answer the second call after ending the first call or putting the first call on hold.


How to enable or disable the call waiting feature?
You can access the option to turn on or off this feature by using two different methods: from the Phone app settings and from the general settings menu.


Method #1: From the Phone app settings
Open Phone app.Tap the Menu key and then select Call settings.Tap Additional settings.Depending on your current settings, tap Call waiting to enable or disable it. When the checkbox next to this option is checked means the call waiting feature is enabled.

Method #2: From the settings menu
On home screen, tap the Menu key and then select Settings to go to the general settings menu.Tap My device tab.Tap Call.Tap Additional settings.Depending on your …

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Use Call Forwarding in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Call forwarding is a feature that will allow you to forward or divert incoming calls to other phone number in a specific condition, e.g: when you want to answer calls in other number, when your phone number is busy or unreachable, or when the incoming call is unanswered so that you won't miss any important call when you're in those conditions.


How to use the call forwarding feature?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Open Phone app.Tap the Menu key and then select Call settings.Tap Additional settings.Tap Call forwarding.Tap Voice call.Here you can select the required call forwarding option from the following options:Always forward: select this option to forward all incoming calls. When this call forwarding option is enabled, other call forwarding options will be disabled and this icon will be displayed on the status bar as a sign that all calls will be forwarded.Forward when busy: select this option to forward incoming calls when your phone number is busy.Forward when…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Find IMEI Number in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

IMEI stands for International Mobile Equipment Identity. It's typically a 15-digit unique number that can be used to identify your phone thus it ought to be different with other devices. You can use IMEI number to retrieve information about the phone (e.g: model, brand, hardware info, etc) and since it's unique it can be used to track lost or stolen phones. The IMEI number can also be used by the network provider to block the lost or stolen device from accessing the network so that the device can't be used easily by the thief.


How to get IMEI number?
Actually, there are various methods that can be used to find the IMEI number (all of them should have the same result). But, in this post we'll learn how to get IMEI number by using 5 different methods.


Method #1: From the settings menu
Swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.Tap More tab.Scroll down to the About device and then tap it.Tap Status.Scroll down…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Turn Off Auto Correct in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

For some users, enable the auto correct feature may be able to help them to type better because when they're entering text the device will give them some suggestion words to let them correcting or completing the word manually, even the user can set the device to complete or replace a word automatically with the most probable word when the space bar or a punctuation mark is touched. Unfortunately, for some others this feature is annoying since they don't want their words to be corrected or replaced by the device. Therefore if you also don't want to use this feature, then you can easily turn off auto correct feature so that you can type any word you want without having to worry your word will be corrected or replaced.


How to disable the auto correct feature?
You can do so by using one of the two following methods:


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.Tap My de…