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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable and Use USB Tethering in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

There are some features in Samsung Galaxy S5 that can be used to share its mobile data connections with other devices, one of which is USB tethering. If you have a Windows computer, you can enable the USB tethering feature in your phone so you can use its mobile data connection in your PC when both these devices are connected using the USB cable.

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Disclaimer: this post is written based on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900H 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 USB tethering?
Assuming that mobile data in your phone is enabled, you can share its connections to 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 device (it's located under the Home key) and the USB connector to a USB port on your PC. If it…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Edit Tagged Information in a Photo in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

When you have enabled the tag buddy feature in the stock Gallery app, the tagged information(date and time, location, category and tags) will be displayed at the bottom left corner of each photo. If needed, you can easily edit the tagged information, for instance: assign other categories, enter a new tag, etc.


How to edit tagged information in a photo in the stock Gallery app?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Open Gallery app. Tap an album and then tap the required picture.Tap the tagged information in the bottom left corner, or tap at the top right and then select More info.Tap at the top right to edit the tagged information of the selected picture.Now, you can edit the required information, such as: set/change/remove location, assign or remove categories, add or remove tags. As a note, since the people's faces you have tagged can't be removed from here, if you'd like to remove the tagged name, you can find the complete steps here.Tap Done button to save the ch…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable Tag Buddy Feature in Gallery App in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

Tag buddy is a useful feature in the stock Gallery app that can be used to tag your photos with some information, such as: date and time, categories, location and tags. The tagged information will be displayed at the bottom left corner of each photo.


How to enable the tag buddy feature in the stock Gallery app?
You can turn this feature on by using the following steps:
Open the stock Gallery app.Tap at the top right corner of the screen or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Settings.If needed, scroll down the screen.Tap Tag buddy.Slide the ON/OFF switch to the right to enable the tag buddy feature. The switch turns green when it's enabled.Now, you can enable the following options to tag them in your photos:Date: enable this option to let your phone adds the date and time to your photos. Your phone will use the currently set date and time when the picture was taken.Location: enable this option to let your phone adds location data to your…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable Location Tags Feature in Camera App in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

The stock Camera app comes with several useful features, one of which is the location tags. When you enable this feature, each picture taken with the stock Camera app will be attached with a GPS location tag. But, you have to remember that since these pictures contain with location information, make sure you use caution when you send, share, distribute or copy them.


How to enable the location tags feature in the stock Camera app?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Open the stock Camera app. If you'd like to speed up the way to access the stock Camera app, you can enable the camera shortcut on the lock screen.Tap at the top left to open up the settings menu of the stock Camera app.Scroll down the menu and then tap Location tags.A pop up window contains with information about the location tags feature is displayed on your screen. Tap OK button to continue.Since the location tags feature works by utilizing the location service, if it's disabled, you'll be brought to t…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Use Magnifier in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with set of default widgets, one of which is the magnifier widget. This widget works by utilizing the rear camera to help you magnify text or objects. Before you can use the magnifier widget, you have to add it to your home screen first.


How to add the magnifier widget to the home screen
You can do so by using the following steps:
While you're in home screen, long press the Recent apps key or long tap on a blank area of the home screen.Tap the Widgets button at the bottom of the screen. It'll quickly bring you to the widgets list.Find the Magnifier 1x1 widget .Tap and hold the widget and then drag it to the home screen.Release the widget to place it in home screen.The magnifier widget has been added to home screen.

How to use the magnifier widget?
See the following steps as the example of using the magnifier widget:
Tap the magnifier widget icon in your home screen to open it.Aim the camera to the desired text or objects. Adjusting the magnification:Tap a…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Manage Primary Contacts in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

If you want to use send help messages feature, you have to register at least one contact as your primary contact. That's why when you enable the send help messages feature for the first time, you'll be asked to set your primary contact. Your primary contacts will be alerted to your situation via messages when the emergency situation is declared. However, you can manage your primary contacts when needed, such as: add contacts to the primary contacts list or delete contacts from the primary contacts list.


How to add or delete primary contacts?
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.With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the System section and then tap Safety assistance.Tap Manage primary contacts. To add a contact to the list go to the step #4, while to delete a contact from the list go to the step #5.To add a co…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable Send Help Messages Feature in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

Send help messages is a feature available in Samsung Galaxy S5 that will let you send emergency messages to your primary contacts by pressing the Power key quickly three times. The emergency messages contain with your current location information, audio recordings and pictures of your surroundings. As a note, to make this feature works, you have to register at least one primary contact so that you can alert the contact about your situation via messages when you're in any emergency situation.


How to enable send help messages feature?
You can turn on 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.With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the System section and then tap Safety assistance.
If it's the first time, you'll be asked to set your primary contacts before you can enable send help messages feature. Tap Add button to…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Set My Phone to Say the Caller's Name of a Specific Contact in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

Yesterday, an insider left his comment and said that he wanted his phone to say his friend's name when receiving incoming calls from her. Fortunately, if you own Samsung Galaxy S5, you can enable the notification readout feature for favourite calls so that your phone will read the caller's name when receiving incoming calls from your favourite contacts, or you can use the stock Voice recorder app to record your voice that say a contact's name and then set it as ringtone for the desired contact.


How to enable notification readout feature for calls from favourite contacts?
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.With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the System section and then tap Language and input.Scroll the screen to the very bottom and then tap Notification readout.Check the box next to Calls from favouri…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Disable Emergency Mode in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

When the emergency mode is enabled, it will help you extend your phone's standby time as long as possible by restricting some apps, changing the screen colour to greyscale theme, reducing the screen brightness, etc. However, you can easily switch back your phone to the standard mode when you want to use all features and apps in your phone by disabling the emergency mode.


How to disable emergency mode?
You can turn off this mode by using two different methods: from the device options menu and from the additional options in the emergency mode home screen.


Method #1: From the device options menu
Long press the Power key to open up the device options menu.Tap Emergency mode.Tap Disable button.The emergency mode will be disabled.

Method #2: From the additional options in the emergency mode home screen
While you're in the emergency mode home screen, tap at the top right or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then tap Disable Emergency mode.Tap Disable bu…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Use Emergency Mode in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

When you have enabled emergency mode in your Samsung Galaxy S5, you'll be provided with the home screen contains with some essential apps and those selected by you. You'll also be provided with information about remaining battery power and estimated battery standby time so that you will know the standby time remaining before the battery power on you device runs out. But, you have to remember that the device settings and operating conditions can effect the estimated standby time.


How to use emergency mode?
While you're in the emergency mode home screen, you can do the following actions:
: tap it to access additional options available in the emergency mode, e.g: settings menu, the option to remove apps that you have selected before and the option to disable emergency mode. : tap it to sound alarms. : tap it to open Phone app and use it to access dial pad, view call logs and make a call to a contact. : tap it to add more apps. : tap it to activate flashlight and use it as a t…