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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 Update Device Software to Android 5.0 Lollipop

There are some ways available that can be done to update software in your Samsung Galaxy S4 to the latest Android version, Android 5.0 Lollipop, one of which is by updating software via over the air(OTA). First, you have to download the update into your phone. It's recommended for you to use a Wi-Fi connection to download the update because if you use a mobile data connection, it may result in additional charges. Once done, you can install the update and then enjoy the new Android 5.0 Lollipop in your phone.


How to update firmware in Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 5.0 Lollipop via over the air ?
Assuming that you have connected to a Wi-Fi network, you can update the software in your phone 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 More tab.Scroll the screen to the very bottom and then tap About device.Tap Software update.Tap Update. Your phone will check f…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Set this Phone to Only Download Software Updates via Wi-Fi

One of the way that can be taken if you want to update software in your Samsung Galaxy S5 to the latest one is by updating firmware via over the air (OTA). When the latest update is available, you have to download the update into your phone first before installing it. It's recommended for you to download the update via Wi-Fi connection because the file size is quite large. Download the update via a mobile network connection may result in additional charges, moreover if you're on a limited data plan. Fortunately, you can set your phone to only download the update via Wi-Fi so that it won't consume any of your data.


How to set your Samsung Galaxy S5 only downloads software updates via Wi-Fi?
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 About d…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Share Media Files Using Nearby Devices Feature in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Samsung Galaxy S5 has some features that will let you share files with others, one of which is the nearby devices feature. This feature lets you share your media files (photos, videos and music) with other nearby devices that are connected to the same Wi-Fi network so that they can access or download your media files.


How to share media files using the nearby devices feature?
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 Connect and share section and then tap Nearby devices.If Nearby devices is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on. You'll see this icon is displayed on the status bar as a sign that the nearby devices feature is enabled.If needed, you can select which media files you want to share with by tapping Shared contents and then select Videos, Photos or Music and then…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Play Shared Music Using Nearby Devices Feature in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Nearby devices is a content sharing feature available in Samsung Galaxy S5 that will let you share or access media files with other nearby devices that are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. One of the media files that can be accessed using this feature is music files. When the nearby devices feature in your phone is enabled, you can access shared music in a nearby device and play it directly from your phone.


How to enable the nearby devices feature?
Before you can play shared music in a nearby device, you have to enable the nearby devices feature in your phone first 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 Connect and share section and then tap Nearby devices.If Nearby devices is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on.The nearby devices feature has been enabled and you'll see this ic…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Watch or Download Shared Videos Using Nearby Devices Feature in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Watching or downloading shared videos in a nearby device is a thing that you can do when the nearby devices feature in your phone is enabled. This content sharing feature will work if both your phone and the nearby device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.


How to enable the nearby devices feature?
Before you can watch or download shared videos in a nearby device, you have to enable the nearby devices feature in your phone first 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 Connect and share section and then tap Nearby devices.If Nearby devices is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on.The nearby devices feature has been enabled and you'll see this icon is displayed on the status bar.

How to watch or download shared videos in a nearby device?
If you have enabled the nearby devices featu…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Access or Download Shared Photos Using Nearby Devices Feature in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Nearby devices is a content sharing feature available in Samsung Galaxy S5. When this feature is enabled, you can access or download shared photos in other nearby devices that are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.


How to enable the nearby devices feature?
Before you can access or download shared photos in a nearby device, you have to enable the nearby devices feature in your phone first 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 Connect and share section and then tap Nearby devices.If Nearby devices is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on.The nearby devices feature has been enabled and this icon will be displayed on the status bar.

How to access or download shared photos in a nearby device?
When you have enabled the nearby devices feature in your phone and there's a nearby device av…

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 Delete Saved Wi-Fi Network Profiles in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

By default, if you have ever connected to a Wi-Fi network, either it's an open or secured network, then it'll be saved by the phone so that it'll automatically connect if the Wi-Fi network is available. But, if needed, you can set your phone to forget that saved Wi-Fi network profile, for instance when you want to clean up your list by removing Wi-Fi network profiles that are not in range, or when you encounter error while connecting to a secured Wi-Fi network and need to re-connect and re-enter the password.


How to forget a saved Wi-Fi network profile?
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 Wi-Fi.If Wi-Fi is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on.Tap the required Wi-Fi network profile you want to forget and then tap Forget button.The sel…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Use Smart Network Switch in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Smart network switch is a smart feature available in Samsung Galaxy S5 that can be used when Wi-Fi and mobile data connection are activated. When this feature is enabled, it can help you maintain a stable Internet connection because this feature will set your phone automatically switches to a mobile network when your current Wi-Fi network connection is weak or unstable and switches back to Wi-Fi network connection when the Wi-Fi signal becomes strong. But, you have to remember that when you use this feature via mobile network, it may increase your mobile data usage and you may incur with additional charges.


How to use smart network switch feature?
Assuming that you have enabled your mobile data connection, then you can enable the smart network switch 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 to go to the settings menu.With the settings menu is displayed in grid view, scroll down to the Network c…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Keep Wi-Fi Stays On During Sleep in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

For some reason, you may need to keep connecting your phone to Wi-Fi network so that you can stay connected to the internet without having to be interrupted or disconnected each time the phone goes to sleep. If that so, you need to set the Wi-Fi sleep option to always connect to Wi-Fi network even when the screen is off.


How to keep Wi-Fi remains on during sleep?
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 Wi-Fi.If the 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 option and then select Advanced.Tap Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep and then select Always.Now, unless you turn off the Wi-Fi connection manually, your phone will continue connecting to Wi-Fi network even when the screen is off.
As a n…

Samsung Galaxy S5: How to Connect to a Wi-Fi Network in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

Wi-Fi is a wireless connectivity feature available in the Samsung Galaxy S5. This feature will let you to connect to another Wi-Fi enabled devices to connect to the internet or to share files/information. If available, most of users would probably prefer Wi-Fi than mobile data, moreover if the Wi-Fi network is an open network, because they can connect to the internet without having to be burdened with any additional charge. In some features, even you're suggested to use Wi-Fi network as the connectivity method, for instance when updating Android version, installing apps, updating apps, etc.


How to connect to a Wi-Fi network?
Generally, you can connect to a Wi-Fi network by using two methods available, either through the settings menu or the notification panel.


Method #1: From the settings menu
You can use this method if this the first time for you using Wi-Fi or if you want to connect to other network instead of the one you have previously connected to. Here's the steps:
On any s…