Samsung J series smartphones are very much appreciated by Samsung users around the globe and a large population has opted this series smartphones overwhelmingly. Samsung J7 prime comes with Android Marshmallow 6 that has many admirable features. I have observed that many people don’t aware of the features that their smartphones contain. Therefore, today I have come up with a post in which I will be showing you 20+ Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime/J7/J5/J2 tips and tricks.
If you own Samsung J7 Prime, J7, J5, or J2 then read this post to know how interesting features your phone contains.
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20+ Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime/J7/J5/J2 Tips and Tricks –
Note: Samsung J5 and J2 phones may not contain some features listed here in. If your phone’s Android version is Android Marshmallow 6 or more then your smartphone may contain all features.
1. Samsung Anti-theft Feature –
This is my favorite feature since I got my lost phone back. This is a must use feature to find a lost/stolen Samsung smartphone.
All Samsung phones come with free anti-theft feature, all you have to do is enable this feature onto your device. There are lots of probabilities that your phone may get lost or stolen. But if you’ve enabled this feature onto your mobile then you can get it back because this features allows you to track location of your mobile.
There are three main functions in this phone: remote controls, Google location, and SIM change alerts.
Remote controls feature allows you to wipe your phone’s data remotely and give a missed call to find your phone if you’ve misplaced it in your home or office.
Google location service allows you to track your phone’s location.
SIM change alerts feature sends an SMS to your alternate number with details of newly inserted SIM.
How to enable Samsung anti-theft feature –
Go to Settings > Lock screen and security and Search for Find My Mobile feature.
Do all necessary settings to enable this feature.
I’ve written a separate post on this topic. Click here to read how to enable Samsung anti-theft feature.
2. Show National Holidays in Your Calendar App –
Do you know that you can see your national holidays in your mobile’s S Planner app? If not then I would like to tell you that you can see your country’s national holidays right from your mobile’s calendar app.
How to show national holidays in Samsung Galaxy –
Open S Planner app in your phone and tap on more then tap on manage calendars.
Scroll down and enable Holidays in your country name like in my case I have enabled Holidays in India.
That’s it. You will be able to see your national holidays in your calendar app.
Note: Make sure you’ve subscribed to national holidays in your Google calendars account. Otherwise, you may not able to see that option.
3. Smart Alert –
This feature is beneficial for those who live hectic lives. After enabling this feature, whenever you pick your device up then it will vibrate if you have got missed calls or messages.
You can activate this feature by going to Settings > Advanced features > Smart alert and then turn it on.
4. One-handed Operation –
Usually, on wide screen phones, after using your phone for a while, you may feel stiffness in hands. Therefore, Samsung has added one-handed operation feature to its smartphones. You can reduce your display size by pressing Home key for three times and can return back to full screen by pressing the same key for three times.
To enable this feature go to Settings > Advanced features > One-handed operation > Turn on reduce screen size and one-handed input.
5. Quick Camera –
Many a times, to capture a moment instantly, you need to launch your camera app as quick as possible. Ah! I missed many moments! Samsung has integrated quick camera feature to its latest smartphones that allows you to launch your phone’s camera app with two Home key presses.
You can launch your camera app by pressing Home key twice in quick succession.
To enable this feature go to Settings > Advanced features > Enable quick launch camera.
6. Easy Mute –
Easy mute feature is another good features for too much busy people. Usually, when you get a call in a meeting, you need to manually silent your phone. But if you’ve enabled this feature onto your device then to silent a call, all you have to do is just turn over your device and your call will be silent automatically.
You can enable this function by going to Settings > Advanced features > Easy mute > Turn on easy mute.
7. Rearrange Quick Settings –
You can rearrange icons of your Samsung phone’s quick setting menu. You can put features or settings ahead that you frequently use.
To rearrange quick setting buttons, pull down quick setting menu and then tap on edit. Now, to reorder a quick settings button, tap and hold on it then drag and drop it where you want to place it. This way reorder all buttons and then tap on done.
8. Edit Quick Settings –
When you go to phone settings then you see some quick settings at the top of the page, you can add 9 quick settings options there. To edit that menu click on edit and tick 9 settings options that you want to see at the top of the page.
9. Panic Mode –
Samsung has added a safety feature to its phones called as panic mode. You can call to your area’s emergency number by pressing power key quickly three times.
10. Owner Information –
Owner information feature allows you to add a message on your lock screen. You can use this feature to add an alternate number so someone can call you if you lost your phone and it’s locked.
To add owner information onto your lock screen go to Settings > Lock screen and security > Info and app shortcuts > Owner information and add your message like kindly call if you found this phone and mention your alternate phone number.
11. Assistant Menu –
Assistant menu displays a contextual menu options for selected options. You get separate icon on your screen to open and close the menu.
You can activate assistant menu feature by going to Settings > Accessibility > Dexterity and interaction > Assistant menu.
12. Cursor and Touchpad –
Cursor feature provides you cursor and touch pad (to move cursor) and you can use your phone like a laptop. After enabling cursor, you will get a small touch pad on your mobile screen on which you can move your finger to control cursor movement.
To get cursor and touch pad on your mobile screen tap on assistant menu icon, which we’ve activated in tip number 11, and go to page two options by tapping on up or down arrow and then select cursor.
13. Answer Calls by Pressing Home Key –
Usually, to answer a call, you would need to swipe your finger on your mobile screen. You also have another option to answer your incoming calls and that is Home key. Yes, you can answer your calls by pressing Home key.
You can enable this feature by going to Settings > Accessibility > Answering and ending calls > Turn on “by pressing Home key” under answer calls option.
14. Flash Notifications –
Another useful feature for busy people or for those who have hearing problem, if you enable this feature then your phone’s camera flash light will blink if you get a call or notification.
To enable flash notifications go to Settings > Accessibility > Hearing > Turn on Flash Notifications.
15. App Shortcuts –
You can choose two apps of your choice that you want to show on your lock screen. For that purpose, go to Settings > Lock screen and security > Info and app shortcuts > Tap on left shortcut and select an app > Tap on right shortcut and select an app.
16. Notifications on Lock Screen –
You can choose apps whose notifications you want to read right from your lock screen. To select apps whose notification you want on lock screen, go to Settings > Lock screen and security > Notifications on lock screen > Select apps.
17. Change Folders background Color –
You can change the background color of your folders to recognize them quickly.
To do so, tap on a folder then tap on paint tray icon and select a background color.
18. Move Icons –
Usually, to move an icon from one Home screen to another screen, you tap and hold on an icon and then drag it to another screen but if you have to move multiple icons then it becomes a headache. But not for Samsung Galaxy users because they can move multiple icons from one screen to another in one step only.
To move multiple icons in one step, tap and hold on an icon from Home screen and you will see two options at the top of the screen: remove and move apps, just drag and drop an icon on move apps. Then simply tap on icons which you want to move to another screen and those icons will automatically add to move apps feature.
Upon adding icons to move apps, swipe and go to screen where you want to drop that icons and tap on all one by one.
19. Type Quickly –
You can increase you typing speed while you’re chatting with your friends by configuring your keyboard settings. Samsung Galaxy phones have a feature called continuous input. This feature allows you enter text by sliding your finger across the keyboard.
To activate this feature, first, open any messaging app like Whatsapp and try to type anything then tap on settings icon. Scroll down and tap on keyboard swipe then select continuous input.
20. Switch ON Predictive Text –
This feature can enhance your typing experience by suggesting you words while typing. To enable this feature, open any messaging app and tap on settings icon then turn on predictive text.
You may face auto correct problem while typing in your local language to overcome this problem turn OFF auto replace option, you can find this option just after predictive text.
21. Ultra Power Saving –
If your mobile’s battery is about to die and you’re waiting for an urgent call then you can enable U. power saving mode on your device to increase its battery usage time. This feature increases battery usage time by disabling all apps except apps selected by you.
To enable this feature, pull down quick setting buttons and tap on U. Power Saving.
Upon tapping on the button, it’ll ask you to select apps that you want to use while this feature is enabled.
Once you put your phone on charging then disable this feature by tapping on disable.
22. Increase or Decrease Font Size –
You can increase or decrease your smartphone’s font size. To do so, go to Settings > Display > Font > Slide pointer to obtain desired font size.
23. Change Font Style –
You get some stylish font styles with your smartphone. If you think your smartphone’s fonts are not stylish then you can change them by going to Settings > Display > Font Style > Choose a font style from available styles.
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