Skip to main content

Posts

Showing posts with the label Lock Screen

Samsung Galaxy S8: How to Enable and Use Unlock with Home Button Feature in Android 7.0 Nougat

Lock screen is basically designed for security reason, such as to prevent unauthorised people from accessing your phone or accidental screen touching that can make an unwanted call or open an app while your phone is in your pocket or bag. If needed, you can simplify the way you use your phone without you have to lose those lock screen functions by using the unlock with home button feature in your Samsung Galaxy S8. When this feature is enabled, you can skip the lock screen and go directly to the home screen by hard pressing the home button while the screen is off.


How to enable the unlock with home button feature?
You have to enable this feature first before you can use the home button to unlock the screen 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.
Tap Display.
Scroll down the screen to find Navigation bar and then tap it.
Tap the ON/OFF switch next to Unlock with Home button to e…

Samsung Galaxy S8: How to Use Fingerprints as Alternative Screen Lock in Android 7.0 Nougat

If you have registered fingerprints in your Samsung Galaxy S8, you can set it as an alternative screen lock so you can use your fingerprints to unlock the screen instead of your current screen lock. Fingerprint unlock is a relatively secure screen lock method because it uses the unique characteristics of each fingerprint but simple because you just need to place your finger that you have registered before on the sensor to unlock the screen.


How to use fingerprints as an alternative screen lock?
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.
Tap Lock screen and security.
Tap Screen lock type.
Perform your current screen lock. As the example, if your current screen lock is set to pattern, draw the pattern to confirm your identity.
Tap the ON/OFF switch next to Fingerprints to enable or disable it. When the switch turns means the fingerprint unlock feature is enabled.
Press …

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Use Private Mode in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Private mode is one of privacy features in Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge that you can use to hide content in the Gallery app, Video app, Music app, Voice recorder app, and My Files app, that you want to keep private. All contents that you have moved to Private can only be seen while the private mode is enabled. You can use this feature if you often use your phone to store your personal files but don't want others see those files without your permission.


How to enable private mode?
As the example, we'll enable this feature when the screen lock type is set to PIN and fingerprints by using the following steps:
While the screen 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.
Scroll down the screen to find Privacy and safety, and then tap it.
Tap Private Mode.
Tap the ON/OFF switch to enable the private mode.
Place your finger on the fingerprint sensor on the Home key to verify your identity to enable the…

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: 7 Ways to Access Camera App in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Camera is now become an important part on smartphone because people today love to capture any moment with their phones anytime and anywhere to be their personal collections, to be shared via social media services and websites, etc. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge itself has 5MP front camera and 12MP rear camera with a set of useful features to help you take a better photo and record a better video. You're also provided with some features that will help you easily and quickly launch the Camera app in any condition.


Here's some ways available that you can use to launch the Camera app:
1. From the apps menu
It's the common method to access all installed apps in your phone, including with the Camera app. Go to the apps menu and find the Camera app to launch it.

2. From the home screen
By default, your phone sets the Camera app as one of the app shortcuts in the home screen, which means you can use it to easily launch the Camera app from the home screen.

3. From the lock screen
By default,…

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Enable and Use Preview Message Feature in Messages App in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

If you often use your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge to communicate with others using text messages, you can set your phone to show you the sender and a preview of the received message on the lock screen, notification panel, and pop-up to help you easily know if it's an important message so you can quickly take the required action as soon as you read the preview, such as calling the sender or reply the message.


How to enable or disable the preview message feature in the Messages app?
You can turn on or off this feature by using the following steps:
Open the Messages app.Tap More at the top right and then select Settings.
Tap Notifications.
If the notifications is off, tap the ON/OFF switch to turn it on. The switch turns when it's enabled.Tap the ON/OFF switch next to Preview message to enable or disable this option. When the switch turns means the preview message feature is enabled.


How to use the preview message feature?
See the following steps as the example of using this feature:
Wh…