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Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Organize Quick Shortcuts in the Stock Camera App in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

By default, the stock Camera app in Samsung Galaxy S5 places two quick shortcuts in the preview screen(HDR and selective focus) for fast and easy access. However, if needed, you can organize those quick shortcuts to fit with your need, for instance: add other items/features as quick shortcuts, remove unwanted/unused quick shortcuts or rearrange quick shortcut positions.


How to add an item/feature as a quick shortcut in the stock Camera app?
You're allowed to place up to three quick shortcuts in the preview screen in the stock Camera app. You can do so by using the following steps:
Open the stock Camera app.Tap to open up the detailed settings menu.Tap and hold the required item/feature (e.g: Effects, Burst shorts, Timer, etc) you want to set as a quick shortcut and then drag it to the quick shortcuts slot. FYI, if you hold the phone vertically, the slot is at the top of the screen, in the right side of the camera settings icon.Release to place the selected item/feature in the slot…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Copy or Move Photos From One Album to Another in the Stock Gallery App in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

By default, all photos you have taken with the Camera app will be saved in an album named Camera in Gallery app. Since the photos in this album may have different categories, you'll probably need to organize them by copying or moving them to the appropriate album so that the photos with the same category will be placed in the same album, for instance you can copy or move all of your family photos you have taken with the Camera app to the album named Family. As a note, copying photos will duplicate the photos to the new album without deleting the original ones, while moving photos will move the photos to the new album and deleting the original ones.


How to copy or move photos from one album to another in the stock Gallery app?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Open the stock Gallery app. By default, this app displays photos by album or folder where the photos are saved in.Tap an album.Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then tap Sele…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Reset App Preferences in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

If restarting the phone and performing clear app cache or clear app data couldn't fix error when using app, reset app preferences can be the next alternative way to fix the error since it'll handle other possibilities that may cause the error, such as: re-enable all disabled apps, re-enable all disabled apps notifications, clear all default apps, clear all background data restrictions for apps and clear all permission restrictions.


How to reset app preferences?
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 to go to the settings menu.With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Applications section and then tap Application manager.In the Downloaded tab, tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Reset app preferences.Tap Reset apps button to continue the process.Once the process is completed, if needed you can restart…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Adjust Bluetooth Visibility Timeout in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

You have to pair your Samsung Galaxy S5 with other Bluetooth-enabled device when you want to use Bluetooth to transfer files or share Internet connection. You can make the pairing process becomes easier by setting your device visible to all nearby Bluetooth devices. By default, your device is set to visible to all nearby Bluetooth devices for 2 minutes, or in other words, your device will be visible to paired devices only after 2 minutes. However, if needed, you can adjust your Bluetooth visibility timeout so that your device will be visible to all nearby Bluetooth devices more longer, even you can set your device to always visible as long as Bluetooth is turned on.


How to adjust Bluetooth visibility timeout?
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 to go to the settings menu.With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Network connections section and then tap Bluet…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Make Accuweather Widget Becomes Transparent in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

By default, the Accuweather widget on your home screen displays a picture in the background and it will change based on the current weather forecast. However, if you don't like the background picture, you can adjust the widget transparency in the widget settings menu so that the background picture of the widget will be invisible.


How to make the Accuweather widget becomes transparent?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Tap the Accuweather widget on your home screen.Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Settings.Tap Widget transparency. By default, the widget transparency is set to 0%.Drag the widget transparency adjustment bar to the rightmost, or in other words, you have to adjust the widget transparency up to 100%. You'll get the preview when adjusting the widget transparency so that you'll get an idea how it might look like when the transparency has been adjusted.Press the Home key to go to your home screen and …

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Automatically Turn On or Off Wi-Fi in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Instead of manually enable or disable Wi-Fi connection in your phone, you can set your phone to auto-connect to or auto-disconnect from Wi-Fi networks at the times you want. You can do so by setting the Wi-Fi timer so that your phone will automatically enable or disable Wi-Fi at the scheduled times.


How to set Wi-Fi timer?
You can do so by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Network connection section and then tap Wi-Fi.If Wi-Fi is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on.Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Advanced.Tap Wi-Fi timer.Set a starting time:Check the box next to Set start time.Tap the Wi-Fi timer (hour and minute) to adjust the starting time when your phone has to enable Wi-Fi.Set an ending time:Check the box next to Set end time.Tap the Wi-Fi ti…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Remove White Frames Around Faces Within a Photo in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Face tag is a Facebook-like feature that can be found in the stock Gallery app. This is a neat feature that will let your phone scans your photos using facial recognition to detect faces within the photos. When a face has been detected, a white frame will be appeared around the face to let you tag a contact or name to the face. But, as same as other features, this feature is loved by some but hated by other. Thus, if you're distracted with the white frames around the faces when viewing your photos then you can easily get rid those frames from your photos by disabling the face tag feature in the stock Gallery app.


How to turn off the face tag feature in the stock Gallery app?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Open the stock Gallery app.Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Settings.Scroll the screen to the very bottom.Clear the checkbox next to the Face tag to disable it.The face tag feature has been disabled and the white …

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Automatically Call Contacts with Extensions in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

If you often make a call to a contact whose phone number has extensions, instead of entering the extensions number manually each time you call him, you can make it simpler by setting your phone to automatically call the extensions. All you have to do is by adding a pause or a comma(,) after the regular phone number and then add the extensions number. By doing this, once the call is answered, your phone will wait for 2 seconds before dialing the next set of the extensions number after the pause or comma(,).


How to add a pause into a contact for auto dialing extensions?
As the example, say that you're going to call your friend at his company. Your friend's company phone number is 1234567899 and the extensions is 231. You can set your phone to automatically call the extensions by adding a pause and the extensions number after the regular phone number by using the following steps:
Open Contacts app.If needed, tap the Contacts tab to view your contacts list.Tap the required contact.…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Show Only Contacts with Phone Numbers in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

The stock Contacts app lets you display contacts from other sources or accounts, e.g: Google account, Facebook account, etc. Some of contacts from those accounts sometimes don't have phone number inside or only contain with email address. For any reason, if you don't want the Contacts app displays contacts without phone numbers then you have to set this app to only show contacts with phone numbers and hide other contacts.


How to show only contacts with phone numbers?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Open Contacts app.Tap or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then select Settings.Tap Contacts.Check the box next to Only contacts with phones to enable this option so that only contacts with phone numbers which will be shown.Press the Back key twice to go back to your contacts list.The Contacts app will display only contacts with phone numbers and hide other contacts.

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Change the Device Name in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

The name listed in the device name option will be displayed in other devices to represent your device when you need to connect your phone to transfer files using Bluetooth or Wi-Fi direct, or when you need to connect your phone to share media file using the nearby devices feature. Since Samsung Galaxy S5 uses its name as the default device name which is too general then you may need to change the device name to a more personal or unique so that others can easily recognize your device from its name. Using a unique name can also prevent the other devices from accidentally sending files or share media files to the wrong device.


How to change the device name?
You can use the following steps to change the name for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi direct and the nearby devices at once:
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.With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to then System section and then tap About…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Change the Apps Menu View in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

You can see all installed apps in your phone in the applications menu, either the stock or the downloaded ones. Aside from letting you to access apps, you can do other actions while you're in the apps menu, e.g: hide or show hidden apps, enable or disable apps, uninstall apps, etc. To make it easier for you to find certain app in the apps menu, Samsung Galaxy S5 allows you to change the view mode of the apps menu.


How to change the view mode of the apps menu?
You can do so by using the following steps:
On home screen, tap Apps to go to the apps menu.In apps menu, tap at the top right corner of the screen or long press the Recent apps key to open up the additional options and then tap View as.Now, you can select the required view mode from the following options:Custom: choosing this view mode will set the phone to display the apps in the apps menu randomly. In custom view, you're allowed to rearrange the apps position as your desire as well as create new pages for apps or fold…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Adjust Tap and Hold Delay in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

When you use your Samsung Galaxy S5, it sometimes requires you to tap and hold the screen to open up contextual menus or trigger another actions. By default, this phone sets the duration of long press to a short delay or 0.5 seconds. This short delay sometimes brings difficulty for some users especially for those who have motor difficulties since it will be hard for them to differentiate between a quick and long press. Luckily, Samsung Galaxy S5 has an accessibility feature named tap and hold delay which will let you adjust the recognition time for long press so that you can control or set how long the device should delay before opening contextual menus or trigger another actions.


How to adjust the tap and hold delay?
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 to go to the settings menu.With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Personalisation section and then tap…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Enable Mono Audio in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Mono audio is a feature available in Samsung Galaxy S5 that will allow you to set the device to switch the sound output from stereo to mono when you connect your earphones into your phone. You can use this feature when you have a hearing impairment that makes you can only hear well with your left or right ear or when you're in a situation where using a single earphone is more convenient.


How to enable mono audio?
You can switch the audio from stereo to mono for listening with a single earphone by using two different methods: from the general settings menu and from the direct access option.


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.With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Personalisation section and then tap Accessibility .Tap Hearing.Check the box next to Mono audio to enable this option.Mono audio for listening with a single earphone has been…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Set Notification Reminder in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Samsung Galaxy S5 has some features that have been designed to help you easily know that you have unread notifications so that you won't miss any of them, one of those features is the notification reminder feature. If you enable this feature, your phone will alert you with the default notification sound at the specified interval to remind you of any unread notifications, in other words, the phone will keep playing the sound at the specified interval until you read or open that unread notification.


How to set the notification reminder feature?
In this post, we'll try enabling and setting the notification reminder feature with two different methods: from the settings menu and from the direct access menu.


Method #1: From the settings menu
You can enable and set the notification reminder feature from the general settings menu 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.With t…