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Showing posts with label accessibility. Show all posts

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Answer or End Call Using Physical key in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge provides you a set of features that will help you easily answer or end call in any condition, one of which is by using the physical key, where the Home key can be set as the answer call key and the Power key as the end call key. You can use this feature as an alternative way if you don't like to answer or end call with other ways, e.g., by tapping the on-screen icon, by using voice commands, etc., or when you'd like to answer or end call as you used to do with your old phone.


How to set the Home key as the answer call key and the Power key as the end call key?
As the example, we'll do so by using two different methods: from the settings menu and from the Phone app.

Method #1: From the settings menu.
  1. 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.
  2. Scroll down the screen to find Accessibility and then tap it.
    FYI, if the direct access feature is enabled and the accessibility option is enabled, you can quickly access the accessibility menu from any screen simply by pressing the Home key three times to open up the direct access menu and then select Accessibility.
  3. Tap Answering and ending calls.
  4. To set the Home key as the answer call key, slide the ON/OFF switch next to Pressing the Home key to the right. When the switch turns green , means this option is enabled and the Home key has been set as the answer call key.
  5. To set the Power key as the end call key, slide the ON/OFF switch next to Pressing the Power key to the right. When the switch turns green , means this option is enabled and the Power key has been set as the end call key.

Method #2: From the Phone app
  1. Open the Phone app.
  2. Tap More at the top right and then select Settings.
  3. Tap Answering and ending calls.
  4. To set the Home key as the answer call key, slide the ON/OFF switch next to Pressing the Home key to the right. When the switch turns green , means this option is enabled and the Home key has been set as the answer call key.
  5. To set the Power key as the end call key, slide the ON/OFF switch next to Pressing the Power key to the right. When the switch turns green , means this option is enabled and the Power key has been set as the end call key.


How to answer and end call using the physical key?
If the home key has been set as the answer call key and an incoming call arrives, press the Home key to answer the call. If the Power key has been set as the end call key, you can end the active call by pressing the Power key.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Enable, Customize, and Use Interaction Control Feature in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Interaction control is one of accessibility features in Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge that you can use to block a specific area or whole of your phone's screen from touch interaction so it won't react when touched. As the example, you can use this feature to block the top and the bottom of the screen when reading an article in a webpage to prevent you from accidentally touching menus or options in the Internet app, you can use this feature to block the whole screen so it won't react when touched when you hold your phone to watch your favourite video in the Video Player app, etc.


How to enable or disable the interaction control feature?
You can turn on or off this feature by using the following steps:
  1. 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.
  2. Scroll down the screen to find Accessibility and then tap it.
  3. Tap Dexterity and interaction.
  4. Tap Interaction control.
  5. Depending on your current settings, tap the ON/OFF switch to enable or disable the interaction control feature. When the switch turns blue , means this feature is enabled.


How to customize the interaction control feature?
While you're in the interaction control menu, scroll the screen to the very bottom to customize the following options to fit your need:
  1. Adjust the time limit.
    If needed, you can set how long interaction control feature will be on before being turned off automatically by using these steps:
    • Tap Time limit.
    • Set the desired time limit and then tap Done button to save the changes. As the example, if you set the time limit to 30 minutes, then the interaction control will be automatically turned off after 30 minutes of activation.
  2. Block or unblock keys and/or keyboard.
    If needed, you can allow or restrict the Power key, Volume key, and/or Samsung keyboard functions while using the interaction control by using these steps:
    • To block or unblock the Power key function(this option is disabled/blocked by default), tap the ON/OFF switch next to Power key. When the switch turns blue , means you can use the Power key function while you're using the interaction control.
    • To block or unblock the Volume key function(this option is disabled/blocked by default), tap the ON/OFF switch next to Volume key. When the switch turns blue , means you can use the Volume key function while you're using the interaction control.
    • To block or unblock the Samsung keyboard function(this option is enabled/unblocked by default), tap the ON/OFF switch next to Keyboard. When the switch turns blue , means you can use the Samsung keyboard function while you're using the interaction control.


How to use the interaction control feature?
As the example, we'll use this feature when reading an article in a webpage in the Internet app by using the following steps:
  1. Open the Internet app and then open a webpage.
  2. To turn on the interaction control mode, press and hold the Home key and the Volume down key at the same time.
    FYI, if the direct access feature is enabled and the Interaction control option is selected, you can turn it on by pressing the Home key three times quickly to open up the direct access menu and then select Interaction control.
  3. Outline the area you want to block from touch interaction or check the box in the left side of the Block whole screen to block the whole screen. Tap Done button to save the changes.
  4. The restricted/blocked area will be covered with the blue frame. If you didn't block the whole screen, you still can do touch interaction in the unblocked area. You can also use Power key, Volume key, and/or Samsung keyboard if it's unblocked. In this state, the auto rotate feature will be turned off and all calls, some app notifications, and touch interaction for the notification panel and quick settings panel will be blocked.
  5. If you set the time limit for the interaction control feature, the interaction control mode will be turned off automatically after the time limit is over. However, if you'd like to manually turn off this mode, press and hold the Home key and the Volume down key at the same time.
    FYI, if the direct access feature is enabled and the Interaction control option is selected, you can turn it off by pressing the Home key three times quickly.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Enable and Use Voice Commands to Answer or Reject Call in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge provides you a set of features that will let you easily answer incoming calls in any condition so you won't miss any important one, one of which is by using the voice commands. You can use this feature to easily answer or reject call when you don't want to or cannot do so by pressing the hardkey or touching the on-screen icon.


How to enable or disable the voice commands to answer or reject call feature?
You can turn on or off this feature by using the following steps:
  1. 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.
  2. Scroll down the screen to find Accessibility and then tap it.
    FYI, when the direct access feature is enabled and the accessibility option is selected, you can easily access the accessibility menu from any screen simply by pressing the Home key three times quickly to open up the direct access menu and then select Accessibility.
  3. Tap Answering and ending calls.
  4. Depending on your current settings, tap the ON/OFF switch next to Using voice commands to enable or disable this option. When the switch turns blue , means this option is enabled and you can use the predefined voice commands to answer or reject call.


How to answer or reject call with the voice commands?
When the voice commands to answer or reject call feature is enabled and an incoming call arrives, this icon will be displayed on the status bar. You can say "answer" to answer the call or "reject" to reject the call. The speaker will automatically turn on when you answer the call using the voice command.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Enable and Use Single Tap Mode in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

By default, when you want to answer/reject calls or dismiss alarm/timer alerts/S Planner event in your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, you have to swipe the on-screen icon. However, if you'd like doing so with a simpler way, you can enable the single tap mode so you just need to single tap the on-screen icon instead of swiping it.


How to enable or disable single tap mode?
You can do so by using the following steps:
  1. 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.
  2. Scroll down to find Accessibility and then tap it.
    FYI, if you have enabled the direct access feature and selected the accessibility option, you can quickly access the accessibility menu from any screen by pressing the Home key three times quickly to open up the direct access menu and then tap Accessibility.
  3. Scroll the screen to the very bottom and then tap the ON/OFF switch next to Single tap mode to enable or disable this option. When the switch turns blue , means the single tap mode is enabled.


How to use single tap mode?
When the single tap mode is enabled, you can easily answer/reject calls or dismiss alarm/timer/S Planner event simply by single tapping the on-screen icon.

Answer or reject call
When an incoming call arrives, single tap to answer the call or single tap to reject the call.


Dismiss alarm, timer and S Planner event(when the screen is off or locked)
When an alarm goes off or the time of a timer is up or an S Planner event reminder sounds, single tap to dismiss it.