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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Fix Cannot Enable Icon Backgrounds Feature in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

A couple days back, an insider named Tony sent me an email to ask why the icon backgrounds option in his Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge was grayed out so he couldn't use it to make icons in home screen and app screen became stand out by displaying them with shaded background. FYI, this option will be unavailable or grayed out when you're using other theme in your phone. Thus, to make this option available, you have to revert theme in your phone back to default.


How to enable the default theme?
As the example, we'll enable the default theme when the phone is using the Gold n Black Platinum theme 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.
Scroll down the screen to find Themes and then tap it.
Tap the Default thumbnail to revert theme back to the default.
Tap Apply button to apply the default theme to your phone.
Once done, the icon backgrounds option will be available and you can…

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Charge the Battery Using a Wireless Charger

Your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has a built-in wireless charging coil pinned in the back side of the phone to let you charge the battery using a wireless charger. This can be alternative way if you want to have an easier way to charge the battery or don't like to plug and unplug a micro USB cable into multipurpose jack in your phone each time you want to charge the battery.


How to charge the battery using a wireless charger(EP-NG930)?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Connect the USB cable to the USB power adaptor/Samsung's adaptive fast charger.
Connect the micro USB cable into the charger port at the back side of the wireless charger.
Plug the USB power adaptor/Samsung's adaptive fast charger into an electric socket.Place the centre of the your phone's back vertically or horizontally on the centre of the wireless charger. When needed, you can check the remaining charging time on the screen by pressing the Home key.
If you'd like using the fast wireless charging …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Customise Application Notification Settings in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

If you have updated your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, you'll be allowed to customise notification settings for each app in your phone. You can allow or block notifications of an app, set an app as priority so that its notifications can still be received when the Do not disturb mode is enabled, set your phone to show notification previews of an app in pop-up at the top of the screen so that you won't miss any notification of that app even when you're using your phone to do other activity, set your phone to hide notifications of an app on the lock screen to prevent unauthorised people from reading it when the screen is locked, or set your phone to show notifications of an app on the lock screen with or without its content so you can easily know when you have ones when the screen is locked.


How to customise notification settings of an app?
As the example, we'll customise notification settings of the S Health app by using the following steps:
On any s…

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Enable or Disable Auto Factory Reset Feature in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

If you have updated your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and are using one of the screen lock types with security lock feature(e.g., pattern, direction lock, PIN, password or fingerprints), you can use the auto factory reset feature to provide more protection for your phone. When this feature is enabled, your phone will automatically be reset to factory settings if you or others attempt to unlock the phone incorrectly 15 times. This can be used to avoid unathorized people from accessing data or information in your phone when it's lost or stolen.


How to enable or disable the auto factory reset feature?
As the example, we'll turn on or off this feature when the screen lock type is set to fingerprints 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.
Scroll down the screen to find Lock screen and security and then tap it.
Tap Secure lock settings.
Tap the ON/OFF …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Enable and Use Quick Tools Panel Feature in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

After updating your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, you can display more panels in the edge panels, one of which is the quick tools panel. It includes three quick and easy functions: a ruler that can be used to measure length of an object, a compass that can be used to find the geographic cardinal directions as well as the latitude and longitude of your current location, and a torch that can be used to improve your visibility.


How to enable the quick tools panel feature?
You can turn on this feature by using two different methods: from the settings menu and from the edge screen.

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.
Scroll down the screen to find Edge screen and then tap it.
Tap Edge panels. If it's off, slide the ON/OFF switch to the right to turn it on. The switch turns blue when it's enabled.
Check the box above the compass/quick tools pane…