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    Default New to Samsung Galaxy S4 what are some features I should know about

    Hey
    New to the S4 and just wanted to know if there are any cool features I should know about. Already turned on air gestures. I should also mention I have a Samsung TV and blu-ray player.

    Thanks

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    Default Re: New to Samsung s4 what are some features I should know about

    When did you get the S4?

    Haven't had a Samsung in almost a year, and that was the S3. What else would you like to know?

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    Default Re: New to Samsung s4 what are some features I should know about

    Congrats on the S4. Still loving mine
    Pretty cool features (These are some that I actually used and didn't turn off. Didn't find the smart scroll or smart stay to be very useful)
    1) IR Blaster. Using the phone as a remote for my TV. Just open the WatchON app and program your TV, and it doesn't even have to be a Samsung branded TV
    2) Air Call Accept, this one should be under air gestures. Mostly used it when my hands were dirty from either eating or doing work at home
    3) Can't remember the exact name, but it allowed you to view any notifications and the time by waving your hand over the proximity sensor.

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    Welcome to Android Central...ENJOY
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    Default Re: New to Samsung Galaxy S4 what are some features I should know about

    Also new to the S4 world....wife went back to Apple and I got hers from my HTC One X. Still learning but loving it. Is there a built in tutorial?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BHOA View Post
    Also new to the S4 world....wife went back to Apple and I got hers from my HTC One X. Still learning but loving it. Is there a built in tutorial?

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    It should show you how to do it when you're turning on the features.

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    Default Re: New to Samsung Galaxy S4 what are some features I should know about

    There's not a ton that I use, but one cool one is when your in someone's messaging thread, and you put the phone up to your ear and it calls them.

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    Default Re: New to Samsung Galaxy S4 what are some features I should know about

    Cool thanks everyone. The TV remote app was one I could not find on my own. Also, on my email account I am always having to hit show images, is there a way to have this set to do it automatically?

    sent from my S4
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    Default Re: New to Samsung Galaxy S4 what are some features I should know about

    The remote app is called Watch On

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    Default Re: New to Samsung Galaxy S4 what are some features I should know about

    Quote Originally Posted by seanwplandry View Post
    Cool thanks everyone. The TV remote app was one I could not find on my own. Also, on my email account I am always having to hit show images, is there a way to have this set to do it automatically?

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    I had the same problem. In the account settings through the main settings page I was able to select "download images automatically" or something like that.

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    Default Re: New to Samsung Galaxy S4 what are some features I should know about

    Some nice features :

    -You can arrange the shortcut icons in pull-down notification panel.
    -Use two fingers to swipe down , to get all the toggles at once.
    -Long press menu button to get Google search (when you are in homescreen/widget screen)
    -Use volume button to adjust size of font in messaging app
    -Long press toggle to directly go into its settings (like long press wifi or BT etc.)
    -Multi-window is cool thing to try (watch youtube videos to know more about it)
    -Air View is good when browsing (There are lot of options inside Air view , activate webpage maginifier)
    -You can use the green icon on "Internet app" to activate reader mode and you can activate night mode using menu key
    -Pinch to zoom out of the widget page or app drawer
    -Blocking Mode , Driving mode are good too (try them once)
    -Use voice commands like "cheese" or "smile" to take pictures

    (There are so many , I just mentioned what came top of my head)

    refer to this video :




    You can mirror your Galaxy S4 songs , photos to your Samsung TV if you have both TV and phone connected to same wifi network.

    edit : Can someone tell me what wallpaper that guy is using ?
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    Default Re: New to Samsung Galaxy S4 what are some features I should know about

    Quote Originally Posted by BHOA View Post
    I had the same problem. In the account settings through the main settings page I was able to select "download images automatically" or something like that.

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    Sweet found it thanks

    sent from my S4

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