The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini may be the ‘little brother’ of the Galaxy S4, but that doesn’t mean it’s not full of features and functions, that are as exciting and useful.
In this article, we’ll present before you the top 10 most amazing tips and tricks through which you can enhance your user experience and extract complete functionality from your Samsung Galaxy S4.
How To Take A Screenshot
Let’s start with a simple yet highly useful technique. Many Android users have no clue how to do it. Here’s how it’s done!
Simply press the HOME and VOLUME button at the same moment, and wait for a sound/animation on your phone. The screenshot you just took will be saved on your internal storage. Try looking for a folder by the name of “Downloads” or “Attachments” in your Android phone.
Stop Your Phone From Giving Notifications (Block Mode)
Want to be left in peace without your phone notifying you of every new update? You can activate the Block Mode for as long as you want. You can either enable the block mode for a whole day, or a certain time period. This can work best especially when you have this feature enabled during night-hours, so you can get a good night sleep.
Blocking Mode option can be found inside your phone’s Settings Menu. Simply tap the option to activate.
This feature literally has the potential to save lives. By enabling the Driving Mode, your phone will announce out loud to you in case of a new call or an SMS. That way, you can have the phone placed near to you while you’re driving, without having to look at the phone. To enable Driving Mode, simply swipe the list towards your right side.
Activate The Easy Mode
Tired of complicated menus and buttons on your Android phone? You can enable the Easy Mode by going into the Settings Menu, Home Screen menu, and tap ons the Easy Mode feature to activate. This will get you a simple and clean interface with only the most useful features.
Navigate Using Motion Gestures
Both Samsung Galaxy S4 and Galaxy S4 Mini have this really innovative feature, which lets users open up various features and functions by simply using motion gestures. You can go to your Phone’s settings and customize each separate application with their unique motion gestures.
Answer A Phone Call With A Hand Swipe
With the Air Gesture enabled, you can answer any incoming calls with a simple swipe of your hand in from of your screen. This feature, however, having no real usefulness, only gives users an additional option on how to receive calls.
Change Color Of Notification LED
You can easily change your notification LED color for your phone, by simply going to Settings, My Device, LED Indicator. On this menu, you’ll find options to change the color of the LED, or switch it off permanently.
Stay Healthy And Fit With Your Galaxy S4 Mini
Want to stay fit and healthy using your Galaxy S4 Mini? You can try using the phone’s very own Health Software, which will help keep track of your dieting and eating routine, and suggest changes to it accordingly.
The app will also help you burn off the extra fat and keep tabs on how much you’ve been able to burn throughout the day, week, and month. Our favorite feature is the phone’s accelerometer feature, which keeps a check on the number of steps you take throughout a day.
How To Turn Off Lock-Screen Animation
Although the Galaxy S4 Mini’s lock screen looks quite colorful and fun to look at, but eventually, it loses its charm. The animations simply waste your time and put unnecessary strain on the battery performance as well.
However, you can easily disable this feature by simply going to Settings, My Device, Lock Screen. You can choose from difference animation types or permanently turn them off once and for all.
We hope you like the above mentioned tips and tricks for your Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. Which one in your opinion is the most useful? We would love to know your favorite in the comments below!