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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Change Lock Screen Wallpaper in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

By default, lock screen is designed to secure your phone from unauthorized access or other unwanted activities(e.g: pocket dialing, opening an app, etc). But, if needed, you can personalize your lock screen by changing its background image(also called wallpaper). You can set the default wallpapers, any picture stored in your phone, or recommended destinations from Travel wallpaper as your lock screen wallpaper.


How to change lock screen wallpaper?
In this post, we'll try to change lock screen wallpaper by using two different methods: from the home screen and from the settings menu.


Method #1: From the home screen
If your Samsung Galaxy S4 has been updated to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, you can use the following steps to change your lock screen wallpaper:
While you're on home screen, tap the Menu key or long tap on a blank area in the home screen.Tap Wallpapers button at the bottom of the screen.Select Lock screen from the provided options displayed at the top of the screen.To use d…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Change Home Screen Wallpaper in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

In Samsung Galaxy S4, you can easily change your home screen background image(also called wallpaper) if you're bored with your current home screen wallpaper or if you want to give your home screen a personal touch. You can either use the default wallpapers(static or animated wallpapers) or any picture stored in your phone as your home screen wallpaper.


How to change home screen wallpaper?
In this post, we'll try to change home screen wallpaper by using two different methods: from the home screen and from the settings menu.


Method #1: From the home screen
If your Samsung Galaxy S4 has been updated to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, you can use the following steps to change home screen wallpaper:
While you're on home screen, tap the Menu key or long tap on a blank area on the home screen.Tap Wallpapers button at the bottom of the screen.Select Home screen from the provided options displayed at the top of the screen.To use static wallpaper go to the step #5, to use animated or live wa…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Change Home Screen Transition Effect in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

By default, Samsung Galaxy S4 allows you to have multiple home screens. It's useful since you can use those home screens to place more favourite apps and widgets for quick access. If you have updated your Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, you'll have a new feature named transition effect that can be used to set your phone to play an effect when you're moving between home screens.


How to change home screen transition effect?
You can do so by using the following steps:
While you're in home screen, tap the Menu key(it's located in the left side of the Home key) or long tap on a blank area in the home screen.Tap Home screen settings button at the bottom of the screen.Tap Transition effect and then select from the following options:None: select this option if you don't want your phone plays any effect when you're moving from one home screen to another, in other words, select this option if you want to turn off home screen transition effect.Card stack:…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Add a Widget to Home Screen in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

A widget is a simple application that is often part of an app that is already installed in your phone. You can place or add a widget to your home screen for quick access to information or feature without you have to open the app that manages this information or feature. As the example, a music widget will let you play music and control the music playback without you have to open the stock Music Player app. If you have updated your Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, you'll notice that the way to access the widgets list is different than when your phone still runs with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or Android 4.4 Kitkat


How to add a widget to the home screen?
Before adding a widget, make sure you have free space enough in your home screen to place the widget. You can use the following steps to add a widget to your home screen:
While you're in home screen, tap the Menu key(it's located in the left side of the Home key) or long tap in a blank area in the home screen.Tap the W…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Block Application Notifications in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

For some reason, you'll probably want to block notifications of a certain app so that you won't be disturbed by notifications from this app. As the example, if you block Facebook app notifications, your phone won't show notifications on the status bar and play a sound or vibrate when receiving notifications from this app.


How to block notifications of an app?
Basically, there are some methods available that can be used to block app notifications, but as the example, we'll try to block notifications of the Facebook app by using two different methods: from the app manager menu and from the app notifications menu(you can use this method if your Samsung Galaxy S4 has been updated to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop).


Method #1: From the App manager menu
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notifications panel and then tap at the top right to go to the settings menu.Tap More tab.Tap Application manager.Swipe the screen from the right to the left to access the

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Use Lock Screen Notifications in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

After updating your Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 5.0 1 Lollipop, you'll have a new feature named while locked that lets you change notifications behavior when the screen is locked. If you don't set this feature to not show notifications, all notifications will be displayed in the lock screen. You can use lock screen notifications to easily know that you have unread notifications, open a notification in the appropriate app, etc.


How to use notifications in the lock screen?
See the following steps as the example of using lock screen notifications:
View notifications in the lock screen:
When the screen is off, you can turn it on by pressing the Power button. All notifications will be displayed in your lock screen.Expand notifications in the lock screen:
If you have a lot of notifications, you can expand notifications to view all of them by swiping down the notifications section in the lock screen.Open a notification in the lock screen:
Tap the required notification in the lock scr…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Change Lock Screen Notifications Setting in Android 5.0.1 Lollipop

If you have updated your Samsung Galaxy S4 to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, you'll get some new features in your phone, one of which is a feature that will let you to change the notifications behavior when the screen is locked. While the screen is locked, you can set your phone to show notifications with its contents, show notifications without its contents, or not show any notification.


How to change the lock screen notifications behavior?
You can do so by using the following steps:
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notifications panel and then tap at the top right to go to the settings menu.Tap My device tab.Tap Sounds and notifications.Scroll the screen to the very bottom.Tap While locked and then select from the following options:Show all content: select this option if you want your phone displays notifications and its contents when the screen is locked.Hide sensitive content: select this option if you want your phone displays notifications without its co…