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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Disable and Re-enable Applications in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge comes with some default or built-in apps. You might find that some of them are useful for you, but the others are not. Since those default apps can't be uninstalled, if you want to clean up your phone from those apps and free up some space, you can alternatively disable them. When an app is disabled, it can't be used or accessed by you or other apps that are related to this app.


How to disable applications?
As the example, we'll disable an app by using two different methods: from the apps screen and from the app manager menu.

Method #1: From the apps screen
On Home screen, tap Apps to go to the apps screen.
Tap Edit at the top right.
The default apps that can be disabled will have this icon .Tap the required app you want to disable, e.g., Samsung Gear app.
A pop up window appears on the screen to warn you that disabling the selected app will also disable all the features related to this app. Tap Disable to continue disabling the selected app.
If you'd…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Manage Categories in Memo App in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

If you don't change the category when composing a new memo in Memo app, the memo will be placed in the My memos category by default. Fortunately, you're allowed to do some actions to manage categories in this app, e.g: create new categories so that you can classify your memos based on its category for easier access, delete existing categories so that you can clean up Memo app from unused categories, and rename existing categories so that you can give new or proper names for your existing categories.


How to add, delete or rename a category in Memo app?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Open Memo app.Tap at the top left corner of the screen to open up the Memo app menus.Tap Manage categories. To add a new category go to the step #4, to delete an existing category go to the step #5, while to rename an existing category go to the step #6.Add a new category:Tap at the top right corner of the screen to add a new category.Enter the category name. It'd better if you assi…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Compose Memos in Memo App in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

Memo is a pre-installed app available in Samsung Galaxy S5 that can be used to easily and quickly save any information. You can use the virtual keyboard to manually type your memo, or you can copy the required information from other apps. 


How to compose a new memo in Memo app?
You can create a new memo in Memo app by using the following steps:
Open Memo app.Tap to compose a new memo.Write down your memo in the Add memo field using the virtual keyboard. If you'd like to insert some text you have copied from other apps, long tap the screen and then select Paste to paste the latest copied text or select Clipboard to paste a copied text from the clipboard.While composing a memo, you can use these following options: : tap this option to add a new category or set a category for your memo. : tap this option to insert images into your memo. You can choose Take picture to take a picture using the stock Camera app or select Image to insert a picture from your Gallery app. : tap this option…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Use the Stock Calculator App in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Calculator app is one of pre-installed applications in Samsung Galaxy S5. You can use this app to perform simple or complex calculations since this app combines basic and scientific calculators. All calculations you have made with this app will be saved in the calculations history. You can see the history to review your earlier calculations, or, if needed, you can copy the required calculation history and then paste it to other apps.


How to use the stock Calculator app?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Open the stock Calculator app.If you hold the phone vertically, the basic calculation buttons will be displayed. You can use these buttons to perform basic mathematical operations, e.g: addition, subtraction, division, multiplication, etc.If you hold the phone horizontally, the advanced mathematical/scientific buttons will be displayed. You can use these buttons to perform complex mathematical operations, e.g: percentages, Sinus, Cosinus, Tangus, square root, etc. FYI, if the

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Fix Can't Find an App in the Apps Menu in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

An insider ever asked me about how to get an app back to his phone since he couldn't find the app in the apps menu. Well, if you're also experiencing this issue, there are two possibilities that can be the culprit of this issue. If the app is a pre-installed app then it may has been accidentally hidden or disabled, while if the app is a third-party app then it may has been accidentally hidden. Thus, to get the app back to the apps menu, you have to unhide the app if it has been hidden or re-enable the app if it has been disabled.


How to show a hidden app?
If the app has been accidentally hidden, you have to unhide the app to get it back to the apps menu by using the following steps:
In home screen, tap Apps at the bottom right corner of the screen to go to the apps menu.Tap at the top right or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Show hidden apps.All hidden apps will be displayed here. If the app you're looking for is listed here…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Change Font Size in Messaging App in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

By default, the Messaging app displays all conversations and messages using the font with medium size. In case you have accidentally changed the font size or if you feel that the font size makes you hard for reading, then you can easily adjust the font size according to your need so that you'll be easier to read the messages.


How to adjust the font size in Messaging app?
There are two methods available that can be used to increase or decrease the font size in the Messaging app, either by using the Volume key or the font size option.


Method #1: Using the Volume key
This method lets you adjust the font size in Messaging app easily by using the Volume up or Volume down keys. But you have to remember that this method won't work while you're playing music with the Music player app. See the following steps to enable and use the Volume key to adjust the font size:
Open Messaging app.Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Settings.Ta…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Change Bubble and Background Styles in Messaging App in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

The stock Messaging app in the Samsung Galaxy S5 displays the incoming and outgoing messages back and forth within a conversation so that you can see your message with particular contact in a single place. Another best part of this app is that you can change the message bubble and also the background image within conversations. It will give a new look for your conversations and you can also make the conversations more personal by applying your own picture as the background image.


How to change bubble and background styles within conversations in Messaging app?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Open Messaging app.Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Settings.Tap Display.Change the bubble style.Tap Bubble style.Select one of the bubble styles listed at the bottom of the screen you want to use. You'll get the preview when you tap each of the bubble styles so that you'll get an idea how it might look like when a bubble i…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Send a Text Message in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Though there are lot of chat applications available today, send a text message is still a favourite way to communicate with others. It may be the reason why most of all the phones put a Messaging app as one of their stock apps. As same as with other phones, Samsung Galaxy S5 also provides you with the stock Messaging app so that you can use it to send a text message to the desired contacts with ease without having to install it first.


How to send a text message?
Actually, there are several methods available that can be used as the shortcut to create a new text message, but in this post I'll write 3 common ways to create a new text message: from the Messaging app itself, using the easy text feature in the Contacts app and from the call logs in Phone app.


Method #1: From the Messaging app
This method lets you create a new text message directly from the Messaging app. See the following steps to do so:
Open Messaging app.Tap to create a new text message.Enter the contact's name or p…