Galaxy S4 Video Tips Series

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    Hello all,

    I am starting a series of videos that will focus on hints and tips for using the Galaxy S4 called Basics. These are (non-rooted phone) tips with each video around 1-2 minutes long and designed to focus on a single topic. So might be very obvious, some might be a little more advanced and others are neat little tricks and different approaches that you never knew existed.

    I have previously done very successful videos on the Asus Transformer Prime (150 videos) and the Nexus 7 (100 videos). Here are a few videos just to give you a flavour of my work.

    1: How to reorder notification buttons


    2. Long press Notification Buttons


    3. How to put Apps on Your Lockscreen


    I hope you find them useful and I will add loads more in the weeks/months ahead :)

    Rob - vgjfelix
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    Hey bud, long time no see. Good to know you're on the S4 bandwagon.

    And I just realized you left out Surface.
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    Awesome tips.
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    Hey there, Leeshor!

    Yeah, the Surface RT didn't really fit with me so I got rid of it before the priced dropped (like it just did today).
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    Thank You !!!

    I hope to see more of these. It's great that they are grouped into single topics; should of been done this way long ago.

    I am now using the Lockscreen App Launcher !!!
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2013
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    Here's the first of my regular updates.

    In this tip I show you how to setup a page on your lockscreen that either includes a whole host of applications that you can choose, or a camera launcher page.

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    Just in case you're not sure to do this on an SG4: How to take a screenshot

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    Nice, now do one on how to do it with swiping your hand across the screen. It's actually easier for us uncoordinated people.;)
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    I was trying that today and I could only do it 1 in 10 times. I need to perfect it before I make a vid ;)
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    Mine works 100% of the time and I find it easier than the 2 button press, which is why I suggested it. I'm not coordinated enough to do the 2 button process reliably. ;)
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    A bit of a peculiar one this. Here's how to turn off the earphone notification dock on the SG4:

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    Just in case you don't know the difference between creating homescreen folders via the default Touch Wiz launcher and other popular launchers.

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    Hey thanks. I knew how to rearrange my notification icons, but didn't know that I could swipe to have access to the other icons that aren't visible.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 4 Beta
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    Here's how to adjust the duration of the Touch Key Lights:

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    How funny because for me it's the exact opposite. I've lost count of how many times I've tried to swipe a screenshot, but can tell you I've only succeeded 3 times. Two button press is a snap for me though. I don't know why either. Fast, slow, edge of screen, a little further in, start from left side of screen, start from right... I've tried everything I think and nada.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk 2
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    I have it down to a science. 1 fail out of over a dozen tries and quickly corrected. But what works is always best. ;)
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    A little out of sequence but this is an important tip so I wanted to get it live. How to install and use flash:

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    Or, you can download it directly using my signature link. ;)

    Also supported in Dolphin 10 and Next Browser.

    Another great video.
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    Yeah, it's a bit tricky listing what browsers it works with because it seems to constantly change. Dolphin seems to have been hit and miss over the last year.
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    Great videos, keep up the good work.
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