Tips & Tricks: Galaxy S 5

Updated February 24, 2015

Loaded with tons of cool features, the Galaxy S® 5 lets you do more than just make phone calls and browse your favorite sites. Here are a few quick tips on how to get the most out of your device.


Edit Photos with Selective Focus

Edit and enhance photos to create the perfect shot. To start editing, launch Camera > tap the Selective Focus icon (two silhouettes next to each other) > tap the photo thumbnail > tap the Edit icon (two silhouettes next to each other with a pencil) > select Near, Far or Pan Focus effect > tap Done to save your edited photo.


Secure Your Phone with Fingerprint Scanner

Now you can quickly lock and unlock your phone, control passwords and logins or make instant online mobile payments—with a single swipe. To get started, launch Settings > tap Finger Scanner > tap Fingerprint Scanner > tap the Add icon to add your fingerprint, then select OK > swipe downward across the Home key until the device registers your fingerprint.


Adjusting Display Settings

To adjust settings such as brightness, screen timeout, and font, tap Apps > Settings, and then select Display Settings.


Using Emergency Mode

In case of an emergency, switch to Emergency Mode to save battery power while reaching out to friends, family or rescue services for assistance. To set this up, launch Settings > Tap Safety Assistance and select Emergency Mode > Swipe the ON/OFF button at the top-right of the screen to the ON position > Agree to the terms and conditions, then tap OK. Tap OK again after reading details about Emergency Mode.


Tell Your Phone What to Do with S Voice

S Voice™ is a voice recognition app that you can use to activate a wide variety of functions on your phone, including dialing a phone number, sending a text message and playing music. You can access S Voice settings in two ways: 1) From S Voice: Tap Apps > S Voice > Menu > Settings. 2) From Settings: Tap S Voice > Menu > Settings.


Control Your TV with Smart Remote

Use your Galaxy S 5 to control your TV, Set-top box, DVR, Stereos, and other electronic devices. Personalize your top picks by answering a few questions, and then tap the star on shows you like. Smart Remote will suggest other programs you might like. Tap Apps > Smart Remote to learn more.

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