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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Share Your Namecard via Bluetooth in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

The stock Contacts app in your Samsung Galaxy S4 has a feature that will let you create your own name card so you can save your personal information, e.g: name, phone number, etc. When needed, you can easily share your name card to others via Bluetooth.


How to share your name card via Bluetooth?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Open Contacts app.Tap the Contacts tab. All your contacts will be displayed here.Tap your name card (it's located at the top of the contact list).Tap the Menu key and then select Share name card.Tap Bluetooth. If Bluetooth in your phone is off, tap Turn on button to turn it on.Assuming that the device you want to share your name card with has been paired with yours, tap the device name to select it.When the selected device has accepted your file transfer request, your name card will be sent shortly.

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Create Your Namecard in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

Aside from letting you to create and manage your personal or business contacts, the stock Contacts app in your Samsung Galaxy S4 also lets you to create and manage your name card. You can use this feature to save your name, mobile phone number, home phone number, email address, address, website, and more. This can be alternative way you can use when you need to know your phone number or other information. When needed, you can also easily send your name card to others by using one of the share methods available in your phone, e.g: Bluetooth, messages, etc.


How to create your name card?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Open Contacts app.Tap the Contacts tab. All of your contacts will be displayed here.Tap Set my profile (it's located at the top of the contact list).Enter your own personal information, e.g: name, mobile phone number, home phone number, address, email address, etc.If you'd like to add photo to your name card, do as follows:Tap .Tap Image and then select t…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Edit or Delete a VPN Profile in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

There's a reason why you might need to edit or delete a VPN profile you had added in your phone, for instance: when you want to change its name or type, when you want to remove unused VPN profile, or when you want to turn off your lock screen so you have to delete all of your VPN profiles.


How to edit or delete a VPN profile?
You can do so by using the following steps:
While your phone 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.Tap Connections tab.Tap More networks.Tap VPN. All VPN profiles you have added will be displayed here. To edit a VPN profile go to the step #5, while to delete a VPN profile go to the step #6.Edit a VPN profile:Long tap the required VPN profile.Tap Edit network.Now you can edit the values within the selected VPN profile, e.g: VPN name, VPN type, VPN server address, etc.Tap Save button to save the changes.Delete a VPN profile:Long tap the required VPN profile.Tap Del…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Use VPN in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

In Samsung Galaxy S4, you're allowed to add VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) and connect to one of them. You'll have some benefits when using VPN, e.g: you can access your business or home network over Internet with more securely anywhere you are, you can have private browsing even when you're in the public network, you can access country-blocked websites by connecting to a VPN located in another country, etc.


How to add a new VPN profile?
Before connecting to a VPN, you have to add the VPN profile first in your phone. You can do so by using the following steps:
While your phone 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.Tap Connections tab.Tap More networks.Tap VPN. As a note, if you turn off your lock screen or use swipe as your unlock method, you'll be asked to use another secure screen lock type, e.g: PIN, password or pattern. You just need to follow the on-screen instructio…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Quickly Enable the Priority Interruptions Mode via the Quick Settings Panel in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

By default, the interruptions setting is set to Always interrupt which mean all notification sounds and vibrations will be allowed. But, if you want to allow some notifications and mute others, you can set your interruptions setting to priority interruptions mode so you can select the required notifications as your priority interruptions. Once you have configured your priority interruptions mode, you can quickly enable this mode via the quick settings panel. This will save you more time since you can skip some steps compared if you have to enable this mode via the general settings menu.


How to quickly enable the priority interruptions mode via the quick settings panel?
You can do so by using the following steps:
While your phone is unlocked, swipe down the top of the screen using two fingers to open up the quick settings panel. Here all quick setting buttons will be displayed.Tap Always interrupt button . The button switches to Priority only and this icon is displayed in the status ba…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Use Priority Interruptions Mode in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

When you have updated your Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, you'll have some new features in your phone, one of which is the interruptions feature that can be used to customize the notification sound settings in your phone. By default, this feature is set to Always interrupt which mean your phone will sound or vibrate for all notifications. However, if needed, you can set this feature to Priority only so you can set your phone to sound or vibrate for the selected notifications only.


How to enable the priority interruptions mode?
You can do so using the following steps:
On any screen, 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.Tap My Device tab.Tap Sounds and notifications.Tap Interruptions.Tap When calls and notifications arrive and then select Only allow priority interruptions.Select Indefinitely if you don't want to set timer for the priority interruptions mode, or select the other op…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Enable and Use USB Tethering in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

Samsung Galaxy S4 comes with some features that will let you share your phone's mobile data connection with other devices, one of which is the USB tethering feature. If you have a Windows computer, you can enable the USB tethering feature so you can use your phone's mobile data connection in your PC when these both devices are connected using the USB cable.

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Disclaimer: this post is written based on Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 runs with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop and the computer uses Windows 7 Professional 32-bit as the operating system.
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How to enable and use the USB tethering feature?
Assuming that you have enabled mobile data in your Samsung Galaxy S4, you can enable the USB tethering feature and then use its Internet connection in your Windows PC by using the following steps:
Connect your phone to the computer using the provided USB cable by plugging the micro USB connector to the micro USB port in your phon…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Manage Emergency Contacts in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

Safety assistance is a life care feature that is designed to help you send emergency messages contain with your location and visual surroundings to your emergency contacts with ease. Given the function, it'd better if your emergency contacts are the ones who can provide a quick respond or help when you're in an emergency situation, e.g: your family member, your closest friend, etc. Fortunately, the safety assistance feature in Samsung Galaxy S4 lets you manage your emergency contacts so that you can easily add or remove your emergency contacts.


How to add or delete an emergency contact?
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 at the top right to go to the settings menu.Tap My device tab.Scroll down the screen and then tap Safety assistance.Scroll the screen to the very bottom and then tap Emergency contacts. To add an emergency contact go to the step #5, while to remove an emerge…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Enable and Use Safety Assistance Feature in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

Safety assistance is a life care feature available in Samsung Galaxy S4 runs with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop that can be used to help you send emergency messages to your emergency contacts. The message contains with your approximate location and visual surroundings taken using both the front and rear cameras.


How to enable the safety assistance feature?
You can enable and configure this feature by using the following steps:
On any screen, 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.Tap My device tab.Scroll down the screen and then tap Safety assistance.
Slide the ON/OFF switch to the right to enable the safety assistance. The switch turns green when it's enabled.If it's the first time, you'll be provided with the terms and conditions screen. Scroll down the screen to read it and then check all checkboxes to agree the terms and conditions, then tap OK button to continue.
Since you have to register at …

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 Delete Videos from a Windows Computer via Windows Explorer App

When your phone is connected to your Windows PC and being explored using Windows Explorer app, you can easily delete videos stored in your phone from this app to remove unwanted videos from your phone or to free up some space in your phone. If needed, you can backup your videos by transferring videos to your PC via Windows Explorer app before permanently deleting them from your phone.

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Disclaimer: this post is written based on Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 runs with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop and the computer uses Windows 7 Professional 32-bit as the operating system.
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How to delete videos stored in Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop from a Windows computer via Windows Explorer app?
As the example, we'll delete all videos stored in the DCIM\Camera folder in the internal storage of Samsung Galaxy S4 from a Windows PC via Windows Explorer app by using the following steps:
Connect your phone to the computer us…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Transfer Videos to a Windows Computer via Windows Explorer App

Transferring videos stored in your phone to other storage or devices periodically to backup them is a preventive thing that can be done to avoid you lose them since you can use the backup to retrieve videos when you accidentally lose them from your phone for whatever reason. If you have a Windows computer, you can transfer the videos from your phone to your PC by using the Windows Explorer app. You can use this way if you don't like transferring multimedia files from your phone to PC by using Samsung Kies 3 app.

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Disclaimer: this post is written based on Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 runs with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop and the computer uses Windows 7 Professional 32-bit as the operating system.
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How to transfer videos from Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop to a Windows computer via Windows Explorer app?
As the example, we'll copy and move all videos stored in the DCIM\Camera folder in the internal st…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Add Videos from a Windows Computer via Windows Explorer App

If you'd like watching videos or movies stored in your Windows PC directly from your Samsung Galaxy S4, you have to transfer them first into your phone while it's being connected to your PC. You can easily transfer the required videos from your PC to your phone by using Windows Explorer app. This can be an alternative way if you don't like using Samsung Kies 3 app to transfer multimedia files between your phone and PC.

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Disclaimer: this post is written based on Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 runs with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop and the computer uses Windows 7 Professional 32-bit as the operating system.
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How to add videos from a Windows Computer to Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop via Windows Explorer App?
As the example, we'll copy some videos from a Windows PC to a new folder in the SD card in Samsung Galaxy S4 via Windows Explorer app by using the following steps:
Connect your phone to the co…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Delete Videos from a Windows Computer via Samsung Kies 3 App

While your Samsung Galaxy S4 is being connected to a Windows PC, you can alternatively delete unwanted videos stored in your phone by using Samsung Kies 3 app. If you'd like to backup your videos first, you can also use Samsung Kies 3 app to transfer your videos to your PC before deleting them.

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Disclaimer: this post is written based on Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 runs with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop and the computer uses Windows 7 Professional 32-bit as the operating system.
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How to delete videos in Samsung Galaxy S4 with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop via Samsung Kies 3 app in a Windows computer?
As the example, we'll delete all videos stored in the DCIM\Camera folder(it's the default folder used to save all videos recorded by the stock Camera app) in the internal storage of Samsung Galaxy S4 via Samsung Kies 3 app by using the following steps:
Connect your phone to the computer using the provided USB cable by plug…