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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Enable Icon Backgrounds Feature in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

By default, your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge displays icons only on the home screen and apps screen. But, if you have updated your phone to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, you can turn on the icon backgrounds feature to make those icons become more stand out by displaying them with shaded background.


How to enable the icon backgrounds feature?
You can turn this feature on 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.
Scroll down the screen until you find Display and then tap it.
Tap Icon backgrounds.
Select Icons with backgrounds to have your phone displays icons with shaded background to make them stand out on the home screen and apps screen and then tap Done button to save the changes.
You can press the Home key to return to the home screen and see the changes.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Enable or Disable Charging Sounds Feature in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

When the sound profile is set to sound, your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will play a sound when you connect it to a charger. But, if you have updated your phone to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, you'll have an option that will let you set your phone to play that charging sounds or not.


How to enable or disable the charging sounds feature?
You can turn this feature on or off 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.
Scroll down the screen to find Sounds and vibration and then tap it.
Scroll down the screen to the System section and then tap the ON/OFF switch next to Charging sounds to enable or disable it. When the switch turns green , means the charging sounds feature is enabled and your phone will play a sound when a charger is connected to your phone.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: Changes and New Features in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

A couple days back, I finally updated my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Thus, I'm writing this post to resume about what's new in this Android version. Of course, if you have found other changes and features that are not listed in this list, you can share it through the comment section.


New looks
The background colour of the notification panel, buttons, and some of pre-installed apps are now dominated with gray and white.Some old icons are replaced with new ones, e.g., Camera app icon and Phone app icon on the lock screen.No S Finder and Quick connect buttons on the notification panel because it's moved and can only be accessed through the quick settings panel.Wider view and more panels in the edge screen.
New features
Task edge: you can use this feature so you can easily and quickly access specific app functions or to communicate with favourite contacts, e.g., view bookmarks, create event/task, compose a new text message, etc., from the edge screen.More…

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to See Hidden Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Easter Egg Animation

If you have updated your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, you can reveal the hidden Easter egg animation of this Android version. In this version, a flappy Android guy game still be the animation game. The differences are the pipe is now using the Marshmallow icon and you can adjust Android guy number.


How to see hidden Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Easter egg animation?
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. Scroll the screen to the very bottom and then tap About device.
Scroll the screen to the very bottom and then tap Software info.
Tap Android version rapidly for 5 times or so. A coloured circle with the letter M inside will be displayed at the middle of the screen.
Tap the circle to view the marshmallow icon.
Single tap the circle to change the color, or long tap the circle to go to the screen where you can begin the animation game.
If needed, …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Use Video Stabilisation Feature in Camera App in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Video stabilisation is a feature in the Camera app in your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge that is designed to help you get a better recording by activating anti-shake so that blurriness caused by the camera shakes while recording a video can be reduced. But, you have to remember that this feature won't be available when you set the video size to high resolutions(UHD, QHD, or FHD(60fps)) or the tracking AF feature is enabled.


How to use the video stabilisation feature in the Camera app?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Open the Camera app. If the quick launch feature is enabled, you can quickly launch the Camera app from any screen by pressing the Home key twice in quick succession.Tap to view the detailed settings for the Camera app.
Slide the ON/OFF switch next to Video stabilisation to the right to enable option. The switch turns green when it's enabled.
Tap the Back key to return to the preview screen and you're now ready to record a video.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Use Filter Effects in Camera App in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

By default, the Camera app in your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge uses auto as the shooting mode and applies no filter effect when you use it to take photos. But, when needed, you can apply a filter effect available in this app to your photo so you can have a unique and artistic photo.


How to use filter effects in the Camera app?
You can apply a filter effect to your photo by using the following steps:
Open the Camera app. If the quick launch feature is enabled, you can quickly launch the Camera app from any screen by pressing the Home key twice in quick succession.Aim the camera to the object.Tap to view all available filter effects.
Select the required filter effect you want to use from the following option:
No effect. This option is selected by default.VignetteVintageFaded colourGreyscaleTintCartoonMoodyDownload. Use this option if you want to download other filter effects from the Galaxy Apps and then apply it into your photo.FYI, you'll be provided with the live preview when viewing a…

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Change Flash Setting when Taking a Photo in Camera App in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge comes with a built-in flash that is located at the right side of the rear camera and can be used as the artificial light to help you get a better result when taking a photo in some conditions, e.g., when the light levels are too low, when the object you want to focus with is darker than the background, etc.


How to change the flash setting when taking a photo in the Camera app?
As the example, we'll take a photo in low-light environment with the flash is set to on by using the following steps:
Open the Camera app. If the quick launch feature is enabled, you can quickly launch the Camera app from any screen by pressing the Home key twice in quick succession.Tap the flash icon to change the flash setting. The icon will change depending on the flash setting you're using: : this icon will display when the flash is disabled. This option is selected by default. : this icon will display when the flash is enabled. : this icon will display when the flash is set to …