3 essential tips and tricks Galaxy S4 users should know
Here are 3 essential tips and tricks that Galaxy S4 users should know. We will develop this post as and when we come across more
As a smartphone user, it has been my constant strives to look for all sorts of features available in it. Many a times, it so happens that a feature is so evident and we don’t use it either due to lack of appropriate information or the lesser necessity of the feature. It is however recommend understanding features in and out, especially in a handset like the Galaxy S4, where developers put their best of efforts to offer beyond and above what consumers need. We will see 3 important tips and tricks that might be of some use somewhere. Here you go!
How to take a screen shot on Galaxy S4:
Taking screenshots has been a native feature in operating systems released after Jelly Bean. You can take screen shots here, one the standard Android way and the other, the S4 way.
- Head over to the screen you take to take a screen shot of, press and hold the home button and power simultaneously. Well, that’s it! The screenshot is ready for use and accessible right from your gallery.
- The S4 way just needs a swipe from the left to right or vice-versa of your screen to take a screen shot. For that, you will have to activate the hand motion though. Head over to Settings>Motion>Hand Motion and Tick on the Palm Swipe to Capture motion.
Capture photos while recording videos:
This is probably one of the best features that the Galaxy S4 brings – the ability to take photos and videos.
- Launch the camera app from your phone and switch to record a video. Now press on the universal red button to begin recording. While doing so, a camera button will appear next to the record/stop icon. A simple tap on the camera icon is all you need to do take a photo in the middle of recording a video.
- You can check the photos by pressing the stop button and then pressing the square icon with lines beside it to get to the gallery page of your device.
Increase Dropbox memory:
The Galaxy S4 comes with standard 2 GB of free Dropbox space with a claim to increase it to 50 GB. Now the procedure to claim it is mentioned below.
- Visit the Dropbox website and search for the email that contains ‘Claim your 48 GB of free Dropbox space!’.
- Click on “Claim Space“, and complete the Getting Started instructions.
You should receive a notification that you have acquired an additional space once you have completed the required steps. Reboot your device to find the additional storage.