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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Enable and Use Wi-Fi Direct Feature to Transfer Files in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Connecting to a Wi-Fi network is one way that you can do to get an internet connection in your Samsung Galaxy SIV. Once you have an internet connection, you can use it to browse webpages, install apps from the Google Play Store, send emails, etc.

See also: How to Connect to a Wi-Fi Network in Android 4.4 Kitkat in the Samsung Galaxy S4

In addition to obtain an internet connection, when you and another Wi-Fi Direct enabled device are connecting in the same Wi-Fi network, then you can use Wi-Fi Direct feature to transfer files one another.


How to enable or disable Wi-Fi Direct in Android 4.4 Kitkat?
Below are the steps to do so:
Go to Settings.In the Connections tab, tap Wi-Fi.Slide the switch at the top of the screen to the right to enable Wi-Fi.Tap Wi-Fi network profile to connect with it. If necessary, enter the password to connect with the selected Wi-Fi network. Tap Connect button.Now, tap Wi-Fi Direct button located at the bottom right corner of the screen.Your phone will scan for a…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Connect to a Wi-Fi Network in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Browsing web pages, checking emails, installing apps are some things that frequently done by users with their Samsung Galaxy SIV. To be able to do all these things, you must have an internet connection. One way that you can do to gain internet connection is by connecting to the Wi-Fi network, either it's open or secured Wi-Fi network. For those of you who don't know how to do so, you can see the complete steps below.


How to connect to a Wi-Fi network in Android 4.4 Kitkat?
FYI, when you're trying to connect to a secured Wi-Fi network, you'll be asked to enter a Wi-Fi password. You can get the password from your Wi-Fi network provider, or if you use Wi-Fi modem the default password usually was printed on the bottom label or you can find the password in its manual book.


Method #1: From Settings menu
If this is the first time for you to connect to a secured Wi-Fi network, it'll be better if you use this method because it'll allow you to choose which network you wish…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Display or Hide Battery Percentage in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

If you've had updated your Samsung Galaxy SIV to Android 4.4 Kitkat, you may noticed that now all icons on the status bar are black and white, no longer colorful as you used to see in the previous version.

See also: New Options and Features in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat in the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500

Aside from some useful features, the one that I like in Android 4.4 is my battery life is now better than before. I don't know what has caused it, maybe it's because by default now the screen uses more soft and dark color. As we've known that darker color can save more battery life. Because I'm the one who are tight with battery issue, so I always pay attention about it, for example I never let the battery run out. To make it easier, I choose to display battery percentage on the status bar. It helps me a lot to know exactly how much the battery is left.


How to display or hide battery percentage on the status bar?
Generally, there are two methods that you can use to do so. …

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Hide or Show Hidden Pictures or Videos in Gallery App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

A few days ago, my Samsung Galaxy S4 got update to Android 4.4.2 Kitkat via OTA. So far, it works well and doesn't cause any problem. I even like this Android version more than the previous one because this update brings some features I really like.

See also: New Options and Features in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat in the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500

Among the new features in Android 4.4 Kitkat, there's my favourite one which will allow me to hide or show hidden pictures or videos directly from the Gallery app. For me, it's easier and simpler than if we should renaming the file name through My Files app or another third-party File manager app when we want to hide or show hidden pictures or videos, as we used to do in the previous Android version.


How to hide pictures or videos in Gallery app in Android 4.4 Kitkat?
FYI, this method only works if you're viewing Gallery app by albums. By using this option, you're allowed to hide single or multiple pictures or videos. Here are th…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Change Font Size in Messaging App in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Due to communicating via text message has been being a favourite method widely used by phone users therefore no wonder if most of phones available today usually provide a Messaging app as one of their stock apps. In Samsung Galaxy SIV, you can also find the stock Messaging app that you can use to send or receive text or multimedia messages.

See also: How to View, Reply and Forward a Text Messages in the Samsung Galaxy S4

To facilitate the user, this app has been equipped with some useful options and features, one of which is an option that will allow the user to change the font size. By using this option, you can adjust the font size according to your need.


How to adjust font size in Messaging app in Android 4.4 Kitkat?
If you wish to increase or decrease font size in Messaging app, you can do so by using both of methods listed below.


Method #1: Using Volume key
Please note that this method doesn't work when you're playing a music with Music Player app.
Open Messaging app.Tap the…

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to See Android 4.4.2 Kitkat Easter Egg Animation

Each Android version has their own names and mascots, but their names usually take from the dessert name in alphabetical order, for instance Android 4.3 was named with Jelly Bean and the newest version Android 4.4 is named Kitkat.

See also: New Options and Features in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat in the Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500

As we all know that each Android version brings their own Easter egg animations, so does with the newest version Android 4.4 Kitkat. Given I've updated my phone to this Android version, then in this post I'll show you how to see Easter egg animation of Android 4.4 Kitkat and how it looks like.


How to see Easter egg animation in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat?
Below are the steps to do so:
Go to Settings.Tap More tab.Scroll down to find About Device, then tap it.Tap Android version rapidly 5 times or so.You'll see a letter K in big size (K is for Kitkat) displayed in the middle of the screen.Long tap the letter K then you'll see a word of Android in the middle of …

Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Enable and Use Single Tap Mode in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat

As I've written in the previous post that I finally got the newest update Android 4.4.2 Kitkat on my Samsung Galaxy SIV via OTA. So far, it works well and hasn't given me an error yet. I even love this version more than the previous one because it gives me some new features I really like.

See also: New Options and Features in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat in Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500

Once my phone was successfully updated, I did quick explore in the Settings menu and I impressed with some new options, one of which is called Single tap mode. This feature will allow you to dismiss/snooze alarm or timer alerts and accept/reject incoming call simply by single tapping the on-screen icon, so you don't need to swipe anymore :)


How to enable or disable single tap mode in Android 4.4.2 Kitkat?
Below are the steps to do so:
Go to Settings.Tap My device tab.Scroll down to find Accessibility, then tap it.Depending on your current settings, tap Single tap mode to enable or disable this option. W…