Galaxy S6 guides offer how-to guides showing you how to use Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6 edge+.
The contents are organized through various sections as shown below.
Galaxy S6 User Guide (PDF) in your own language
- For S6: Samsung Galaxy S6 User Manual (PDF) in different languages.
- For S6 edge: Samsung Galaxy S6 edge User Manual (PDF) in different languages
Galaxy S6 online user manual or How-to guides
- Galaxy S6 How-to guides. Galaxy S6 how-to guides show you detailed steps to use certain features, or solve specific problems on Galaxy S6 or S6 edge. These Galaxy S6 how-to guides are updated regularly. The guides are for both Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.
- Galaxy S6 online manual. The Galaxy S6 online manual shows you how to use Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.
- Galaxy S6 camera guide. How to use the best smartphone camera in your Galaxy S6 and S6 edge? We have some guides for you.
Galaxy S6 buyer guide
- Galaxy S6 buyer guides. Galaxy S6 buyer guides show you how to maximize the value of your money to get most suitable gadgets for you. For example, whether Galaxy S6 is for you, whether you should get Galaxy S6 edge or S6. Of course, you can also find the Galaxy S6 case guide to help you find a suitable case within your badget, and guides for other accessories.
- Galaxy S6 reviews. The reviews of Galaxy S6 will be posted on the website regularly to hep you better understand the pros and cons of Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.
List of recent Galaxy S6 how-to guides
Here is the list of most recent Galaxy S6 guides for Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+. The complete list of Galaxy S6 guides can be found in Galaxy S7 Guide.
Galaxy S6 has an incredible camera. It is actually hailed as the best smartphone camera in 2015.
The new camera app is easy to use, yet with almost all features you need.
When you need take some special photos, you can always use different camera modes in Galaxy S6, including the Pro mode, together with other options.
If you find the 10 pre-installed Samsung Galaxy S6 camera modes are not sufficient, you can always download and install additional Galaxy S6 camera modes from Galaxy Apps. All of them are free (currently).
To download and install additional Galaxy S6 camera modes, please follow these steps.
Step 1: Start Camera app.
You can start Galaxy S6 camera by tapping the Camera app icon in the favorite tray in Galaxy S6 home screen.
You can also use Galaxy S6 camera quick launch as detailed in this guide.
Please note, you can launch Galaxy S6 camera app without unlocking the phone with quick launch or using the camera shortcut in Galaxy S6 lock screen.
Step 2. Tap Mode.
Step 3. Tap download.
You can find the pre-installed Galaxy S6 camera modes for the rear camera. Please check this guide on how to use and when to use pre-installed Galaxy S6 camera modes.
To download and install additional Galaxy S6 camera modes, you need tap Download as shown below.
Step 4: Find additional Galaxy S6 camera modes.
After tapping the Download, you will be directed to a hidden page of Galaxy apps.
You cannot access this page directly in Galaxy apps. You must access it from the Download link in Camera app.
Please note, although a Samsung account is NOT required to install additional Galaxy S6 camera modes, it is better to create a Samsung account or add one to Galaxy S6. Samsung account is needed if you want to unlock Galaxy S6 through Find My Mobile (see this guide on how to unlock Galaxy S6 using FMM) when you forget the lock screen password or fingerprint is not recognized.
In the list of available additional Galaxy S6 camera modes, you can find many interesting ones. Some were pre-installed in old Galaxy devices. Samsung now moved them to Galaxy apps for Galaxy S6 owners who really need them. In this way, the Camera app becomes more agile and faster.
You can tap any of these additional Galaxy S6 camera modes to read the details of each mode.… Read the rest
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Where is the setting for Galaxy S6 touch key light duration?
As detailed in Galaxy S6 layout and Galaxy S6 edge layout, the left button is called Recent Apps key (also can be used as multi window button), and the right one is called Back key. You may check the detailed functions of these buttons keys in this page.
Once any of these two keys is touched, it lights up automatically for a short duration. This is a useful visual feedback.
But sometimes, you may:
- want to disable Galaxy S6 touch key light, e.g., when you are in a theater.
- want to increase of decrease the Galaxy S6 touch key light duration.
In the predecessors of Galaxy S6, you can change such settings easily in the Settings. For example, in Galaxy Note 4, you have full control over this touch key light as shown in this page.
But in your Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge, you will NOT be able to find this setting unless you bought your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge from AT&T.
Basically, only AT&T’s [easyazon_link identifier=”B00V5M072I” locale=”US” nw=”y” tag=”ggos6-20″] Galaxy S6 (SM-G920A) [/easyazon_link]and [easyazon_link identifier=”B00V5M0QTC” locale=”US” nw=”y” tag=”ggos6-20″] Galaxy S6 edge (SM-G925F) [/easyazon_link]have the touch key light settings.
In all other Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge models, Samsung removed the settings for Galaxy S6 touch key light duration. Of course, this means you then cannot turn off Galaxy S6 touch key light as well.
But don’t be panic. There is a free app that can do the job for you.
How to use Galaxy Button Lights app to set Galaxy S6 touch key light duration, and to turn on/off Galaxy S6 touch key light?
In Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge, if you need adjust the Galaxy S6 touch key light duration, or want to turn on/off the touch key light, you can use a free app: Galaxy Button Lights.
Step 1: Install Galaxy Button Lights app from Play store
In your Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge, start Google Play store app.
Search Galaxy Button Lights as shown below.
Tap the Galaxy Button Lights app as shown below.
In the app details page, tap INSTALL as shown below to install the app.
Just like other Android apps, you need acknowledge permissions the app requires.… Read the rest
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What is Galaxy S6 camera burst mode?
Galaxy S6 (and S6 edge) has the best smartphone camera you can find in 2015. Galaxy S6 camera is not only fast to focus, fast to launch (quick launch), but also fast to take photos.
When you want to take photos continuously for any critical moments, you can use Galaxy S6 camera burst mode.
Galaxy S6 camera burst mode allows you to take up to 30 photos (in about 3-4 seconds) continuously in one shot. You can choose the best photos later or manage individual photos.
Galaxy S6 camera burst mode is most useful when:
- you want to capture the transition of facial expression or body language.
- you want to select the best photo later.
- you want to capture the transition of the background (e.g., fountain)
Please note, Galaxy S6 camera burst mode is NOT good for fast moving objects. You may try Sports mode (please follow this guide to install Sports mode for Galaxy S6 camera).
How to use Galaxy S6 camera burst mode?
If you follow this Galaxy S6 camera modes guide, you will find there is no burst mode for galaxy S6 camera.
You cannot download and install Galaxy S6 camera burst mode either.
So, where is Galaxy S6 camera burst mode?
Burst mode is always enabled on Galaxy S6 (and S6 edge). It is NOT necessary to enable or choose it.
To use Galaxy S6 camera burst mode, you just press and hold the on-screen shutter button in Camera app.
Galaxy S6 will stop taking photos when either:
- you release the shutter button;
- or, 30 photos have been taken.
Of course, you can use the burst mode again immediately 30 photos were taken.
If you didn’t silence Galaxy S6 camera shutter sound, you should hear the shutter sound when photos are being taken.
How to manage photos taken with Galaxy S6 camera burst mode?
Photos taken with Galaxy S6 camera burst mode can be managed as a group or as individuals in Gallery app.
However, if you are using other apps, or copy the photos to other devices, you have to treat them as individual photos.
Manage burst mode photos as a group
By default, in Gallery app, burst mode photos are shown as a group as shown below.
The icon illustrated in green circle indicates this is a group of photos taken with Galaxy S6 camera burst mode.… Read the rest
1. What is Samsung Galaxy S6 safe mode?
Most Android users probably never use Android safe mode because of the improvement in each version of Android. But sometimes, safe mode can solve your problem without modifying your settings or changing your files on the phone.
Some Android vendors may implement safe mode in a slightly different ways. So, in different Android devices, the way to access safe mode may be slightly different.
Samsung fully implemented Android safe mode in Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, similar to previous generation of Galaxy devices.
Samsung Galaxy S6 safe mode may be launched automatically if the system detects some miscreant apps or operations are trying to crash the system. But this happens very very rarely nowadays.
Samsung Galaxy S6 safe mode is a special state of your Galaxy S6: all third-party apps (apps that are installed by you, not pre-installed) are disabled. Some settings are also temporally rolled back to default settings in Samsung Galaxy S6 safe mode.
2. When will you need Samsung Galaxy S6 safe mode?
Samsung Galaxy S6 safe mode temporally turns off all user-installed apps. Only pre-installed apps are available in safe mode.
You will need Samsung Galaxy S6 safe mode:
- when you need check some weird behavior of your phone. Such abnormal behavior is usually caused by some buggy or incompatible third-party apps.
- when you are locked in kids mode and forget the password to exit kids mode.
- when your Galaxy S6 thinks it should enter safe mode because of the abnormal behavior or operations of certain apps.
3. How to boot into Samsung Galaxy S6 safe mode?
To boot Samsung Galaxy S6 into safe mode, you may follow these steps:
Step 1: Power off the phone.
If your Galaxy S6 is on now, you need power off the phone first.
Press and hold the power button for 2-4 seconds to get the power menu on the screen as shown below.
Tap Power off as shown below.
Tap POWER OFF in the confirmation window as shown below. This step is to avoid powering off Galaxy S6 accidentally.
This will turn off Galaxy S6.
Step 2: Wait one or two minutes.
After Samsung Galaxy S6 is turned off, it ‘s better to wait one or two minutes before proceeding to step 3.… Read the rest
Update 1: it is confirmed Samsung Galaxy S6 release date will be April 10, 2015. It will be first available in 20+ countries /regions and then released in 150+ countries/regions within Q2 2015.
It is almost certain that Samsung will announce Galaxy S6 on March 1, 2015, one day before Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015.
But you may wonder what the Samsung Galaxy S6 release date is. Or in other words, when can you get the Samsung Galaxy S6?
What is the difference between Samsung Galaxy S6 release date and March 1, 2015?
On March 1, 2015, Samsung will only announce the Galaxy S6. You cannot buy it on that day.
Samsung Galaxy S6 release date means you can buy the phone on that day. A smartphone usually is announced or launched (it is usually demoed as well in the event) before the release date. Of course, on a few occasions (usually for smaller players), the phone may be announced and released at the same day.
For Samsung, most flagship smartphones and tables are released about one month after they are announced. As a comparison, Apple, usually releases new iPhone or iPad about one week after the announcement.
The duration (waiting period) between the release date and announcement is more profound than what you may think.
In the technical and logistic aspect, a large-scale product release requires more staff to cope with the surge in sales. The stocking and dispatching to distributors is also a factor to be considered. Apple has full control of its sales channel in most regions. Samsung has to rely on distributors in some regions.
In the marketing aspect, if the duration is too long, people already forget the announcement and the excitement. If it is too short, the product will not be talked enough in the newspaper and social media. Apple usually has no issue with media coverage when a new iPhone or new iPad is announced because they have very limited new products each year.
On the contrary, Samsung has so many phones; they have to find a suitable time slot for each product. Normally, Galaxy S series phones are announced in February/March to catch the sales in summer. Galaxy Note devices are announced in September/October to catch the sales in the holiday season.
In short, you have to wait from a few weeks to a few months before you can get the Galaxy S6 depending on your region.… Read the rest
Sometimes, unexpected sound or vibration from your Galaxy S6 may be annoying or embarrassing, e.g., when in an important meeting. This guide will show you how to silence Samsung Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge.
This guide works for both Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, although in the text, we often just use Galaxy S6.
1. What are the 3 sound modes in Samsung Galaxy S6?
Some Galaxy S6 owners may like it; some may hate it.
The 3 sound modes are:
- Sound mode. This is the default. All sounds will be played. All vibrate will be allowed.
- Vibrate mode. System sound is turned off. Vibrate is allowed.
- Mute mode (aka silent mode). Sound and vibrate are all turned off except for alarms. But some settings or apps do not follow this setting.
There are two ways to change the sound modes in Samsung Galaxy S6: from Settings or from Galaxy S6 Notification panel (quick settings).
Method 1: from Settings app.
In Settings—Sound and notifications, tap Sound mode as shown below.
Then you can choose from the three galaxy S6 sound modes: sound, vibrate or mute as shown below.
Method 2: from notification panel (quick settings)
Another way to access and change Galaxy S6 sound mode is from Quick settings in the notification panel.
Swipe down from the top of the screen (status bar) to get notification panel. In the quick setting part, you can tap the icon as shown below to cycle through the 3 modes: Mute–>Sound–>Vibrate–>Mute.
2. How to silence annoying tapping sound and vibrate on Samsung Galaxy S6?
By default, when you tap the screen, there is a tapping sound. Haptic feedback (vibrate) is also turned on by default in Samsung Galaxy S6.
You can silence these annoying tapping sound and haptic feedback without going into mute mode or vibrate mode.
In Settings—Sound and notifications, tap Ringtones and sounds. In the Ringtones and sounds page as shown below, you can drag the switch to left to silence the following sounds in Galaxy S6 individually:
- Touch sounds;
- Dialing keypad tone;
- Screen lock sounds;
- Keyboard sound.
Similarly, to turn off or silence the vibrate on Galaxy S6, you can go to Settings—Sound and notifications —Vibrations.… Read the rest
Location tag on your photos can help you organize photos neatly. You can also recall the location, not just time, of the photo after many years.
The new Google Photos can also use location tag of the photos to create albums, stories and collections for you automatically.
What’s is location tag for Galaxy S6 photos?
Location tag for photos is simply a tag with GPS info embedded in the photo file.
Galaxy S6 camera can add location tag to photos automatically if you enable this Galaxy S6 camera feature.
In other words, the location info is saved in the photo file in your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge. When you copy the photo, or backup the photo, the location info will also copied automatically.
If location tag was added into a photo, when you check the details of the photo in Gallery app or Google Photos app, it will look like below respectively.
Please note, map is NOT embedded in the photo. Only the GPS info of latitude and longitude is saved in the file. The map is loaded by the apps on the fly. If your Galaxy S6 is not connected to internet, the map will not be shown or will be shown as an empty map.
Is it a privacy concern if I add location tag to Galaxy S6 photos?
Location tag in the photos will reveal the location where the photo was taken, not your home address or other personal info.
Of course, if you take photos at home or on the bed, such an address will be added through the location tag.
The main usage of location tag is for you to organize your photos. Sometimes, it can help you remember where the photo was taken.
Nowadays, taking photos is so easy. The result is that we have piles of photos. Location tag can help you sort them.
Privacy concern arises when you share some sensitive photos on the internet. You may want to share photos without revealing the location tag.
This is not a big issue. There are two solutions at least:
- You can automatically remove location tag when sharing photos through links in Google photos (read on).
- Manually remove location tag from photos or edit location tags on Galaxy S6 (read on)
How to enable/disable location tag to Galaxy S6 photos?
By default, location tag is disabled in Galaxy S6 camera. You need enable it in Galaxy S6 camera settings.… Read the rest
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What is Galaxy S6 camera gesture control?
Samsung really wants you to take photos for yourself (selfie) with the incredible front camera in Galaxy S6.
But for most Galaxy S6 owners, one of the most common problems is to reach the shutter button when you are stretching your hands to take a selfie.
Of course, you can use voice control to take photos on Galaxy S6 or S6 edge as explained in this guide.
If you are shy, you may hesitate to use voice control in public area.
So, Samsung lets you use Galaxy S6 camera gesture control to take selfies easily.
When the front camera is activated, you can show your palm to the camera once you are ready. If your palm is detected, your selfie will be taken automatically after 2 seconds.
This is called Galaxy S6 camera gesture control.
How to enable Galaxy S6 camera gesture control?
In most regions, Galaxy S6 camera gesture control, by default, is not enabled.
To use this feature, you need enable Galaxy S6 camera gesture control in camera settings.
Step 1: Start camera app.
You can start Galaxy S6 camera with one of the following methods:
- Tapping the Camera app icon in the favorite tray in Galaxy S6 home screen.
- Pressing home buttons twice to use Galaxy S6 camera quick launch (even when galaxy S6 is locked).
- Using Google Now voice command (e.g., “Start camera”) or S Voice command (“Open Camera app”).
Step 2: Switch to front camera.
Galaxy S6 camera gesture control is a feature for front camera only (check this page for Galaxy S6 layout, or this page for Galaxy S6 edge layout). So, the settings appears only if you switch the camera to the front one.
You can tap the camera switch icon as shown below (1) to switch between front and rear cameras.
Step 3: Go to Camera Settings.
After switching the camera to the front camera, tap Settings icon(gear icon) as shown below (2).
Step 4: Enable Galaxy S6 camera gesture control
Under Camera Settings, you can find the Gesture control as shown below.
Drag the switch to right to turn on this feature. The color should also change to green.
If you are using other Galaxy S6 themes (see this guide if you want to know how to use Galaxy S6 themes to customize Galaxy S6 appearance), the color may be different.
In case you don’t like gesture control, you can drag the switch to left side to turn this feature off.… Read the rest
Samsung Galaxy S6 touchscreen responses to your finger input. It understands your finger input through gestures.
These touchscreen gestures are actually almost universal on all Android devices. So this guide applies not only to Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, but also many other Android devices.
This guide also shows you how to properly use and maintain your Galaxy S6 touchscreen.
Galaxy S6 touchscreen gesture 1: tapping
Tapping gesture means you tap the screen with one finger, and you tap it once (as shown below). This is the basic gesture on almost all smartphones and tablets.
You will use this Galaxy S6 touchscreen tapping gesture, when you want to to open an app, to select a menu item, to press an on-screen button, or to enter a character using the keyboard on the screen.
Of course, sometimes, you may accidentally tap the screen.
Galaxy S6 touchscreen gesture 2: dragging
Dragging gesture means you tap an object with one finger, without releasing your finger, then move the finger to another location on the screen as shown above.
For example, when you want to move an item, tap, hold and drag it to the target position.
Do not confuse the dragging gesture with swiping. Dragging gesture always has an object and the target location.
Galaxy S6 touchscreen gesture 3: tapping and holding
Tapping and holding gesture means you tapping an object or just the screen with one finger, without releasing your finger for more than 2 seconds (as shown below).
In Galaxy S6 touchscreen, tapping and holding gesture is mainly for you to access available options of the object or the screen.
For example, in Chrome browser, tapping and holding a link should give you some options to open the link or copy the link.
Galaxy S6 touchscreen gesture 4: double tapping
Double tapping gesture means you tap the object twice quickly, usually within 2 seconds as shown above.
In Galaxy S6 touchscreen, you can use double tapping gesture to zoom in a picture or a webpage. Use the double tapping gesture again to return,
Galaxy S6 touchscreen gesture 5: spreading
Spreading gesture means you put two fingers in the screen, then moving them apart as shown below.
Spreading gesture for Galaxy S6 touchscreen is mainly zoom in the screen. The support of spreading gesture depends on the app. Maps, browser and gallery apps app support this gesture.
Galaxy S6 touchscreen gesture 6: pinching
Pinching gesture is the opposite of spreading as shown above.… Read the rest
After getting your Galaxy S6, you should familiar with the Galaxy S6 layout: the location of the buttons, the functions of each accessible part.
For Galaxy S6 edge layout, please check this page.
For Galaxy S6 edge+ layout, please check this page.
The official Samsung Galaxy S6 user manuals in different languages can be found here.
The front view of Galaxy S6 layout
As shwon below, in the front of Galaxy S6, you can find
- LED indicator
- Proximity/light sensor
- Touch screen
- Home button with fingerprint sensor
- Recent Apps button
- Back button
- Front camera
In the bottom of Galaxy S6, you can find:
- Headset jack
- Loud speaker
- MicroUSB port (multipurpose jack)
In the right side of your Galaxy S6, you can find:
Rear view of Galaxy S6 layout
In the back of Galaxy S6, you can find:
- Rear camera (main camera)
- LED flash for main camera
The location of the GPS antenna, main antenna, wireless charging coil, and NFC antenna are also illustrated.
In the left side of Galaxy S6, you can find the volume button (volume up and down).
In the top of Galaxy S6, you can find:
- Infrared port (which you use to control your TV).
After knowing the Galaxy S6 layout, you need pay attention to the location of antenna area. You should not cover the antenna area with your hands or other objects. This may cause connectivity problems or drain the battery in Galaxy S6.
If you want to use a screen protector for Galaxy S6, using a Samsung-approved screen protector is recommended. Unapproved screen protectors may cause the sensors to malfunction.
Unlike Galaxy S5, Galaxy S6 is NOT water resistant. So, you should not allow water to contact the Galaxy S6 touchscreen. The touchscreen may malfunction in humid conditions or when exposed to water. in most regions, water damage to Galaxy S6 is not covered by standard warranty.
Do you know Galaxy S6 layout now?
If you have any questions on Galaxy S6 layout, please let us know in the comment box below.
For other features of Galaxy S6, please check Galaxy S6 online manual page.
Why Samsung made changes on waiting time for wrong input on Galaxy S6 lock screen in Android Marshmallow update?
Android Marshmallow update for Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+ not only brought a new lock screen, and changes on using fingerprint to unlock Galaxy S6, Samsung also made significant changes on waiting time for wrong input on Galaxy S6 lock screen.
To prevent brute force attack on your lock screen security (for example, when your phone is stolen), Android Marshmallow update for Galaxy S6 substantially extended the waiting time for wrong input on Galaxy S6 lock screen.
This will help you protect your personal and private data. At least one more security layer is added.
So, this is actually a security measure for owners of Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge and S6 edge+.
What are the changes on waiting time for wrong input on Galaxy S6 lock screen in Android Marshmallow update?
As shown in the table below, after 14 failed attempts, you have to wait 60 mins before you can try again in Android Marshmallow update.
This will prevent the thief from guessing your lock screen security continuously.
If auto factory reset is on, Galaxy S6 will wiped automatically after 15 failed attempts.
|Changes on waiting time for wrong input on Galaxy S6 lock screen in Android Marshmallow update|
|Accumulated failed attempts||Waiting Time|
|1 to 4||None|
|6 to 9||None|
|15||When Auto factory reset is ON : Galaxy S6 will be wipe out. All your personal data and files will be removed. You cannot recover these files unless you have a backup somewhere else.
When Auto factory reset is OFF: You have to wait 60 minutes for every attempt
As a comparison, the table below is the existing waiting time for wrong input on Galaxy S6 lock screen (with Android Lollipop).
You can find the waiting time is substantially (120 times, from 30 seconds to 60 minutes) increased in Android Marshmallow update.
|Existing waiting time for wrong input on Galaxy S6 lock screen with Android Lollipop|
|Accumulated failed attempts||Waiting Time|
|1 to 4||None|
|6 to 9||None|
|11 to 14||None|
|16 to 19||None|
|20||30 Seconds and move to screen to input backup pin|
|21 ~||Repeat the process of 16~19 and 20|
What can you do if you are locked out of Galaxy S6 (S6 edge, and S6 edge+)?
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Update 1: Added section How to solve “Unable to show notifications” problem for edge screen on Galaxy S6 edge?
When Galaxy Note 4 was announced, a variant of Galaxy Note 4 edge was introduced with one edge screen on the right side. However, the reception of Galaxy Note 4 edge was mixed.
But this does not deter Samsung’s experimentation of edges on new smartphones. This is still a feature which standard Android cannot provide.
Galaxy S6 edge now comes with 2 edge screens on both sides. The edge screen on galaxy S6 is now an integrated part of the main display. This is different from that in Galaxy Note 4 edge. Some fancy features were also removed.
What is edge screen on Galaxy S6 edge?
On each side of Galaxy S6 edge, you can find the screen is curved to warp the phone (see this page on Galaxy S6 edge layout). Samsung assigned some special features for the curved part of the screen, and named it as edge screen on Galaxy S6 edge.
Although there are two edge screens on Galaxy S6 (right and left), you can use only one of them at any time. The left edge screen on Galaxy S6 edge is mainly for left-handed users.
You can use the edge screen on Galaxy S6 edge to:
- display information without turning on the screen.
- distinguish up to five contacts by displaying assigned colors.
- communicate with favorite contacts quickly.
- be a clock at night up to 12 hours.
How to set edge location for edge screen on Galaxy S6 edge?
As Samsung Galaxy S6 edge has two 2 edges screens on both sides, you need set the right side or left side to be activated as edge screen on Galaxy S6 edge.
You can choose the edge location based on your preference and experiment it. Normally, right-handed owners may prefer right side, and left-handed owners prefer left side.
You can set or change edge location in Settings — Edge screen — Edge screen position, then select a side.
How to set notification items for edge screen on Galaxy S6 edge?
You can select items for providing notifications on the edge screen on Galaxy S6 edge through the color lighting and the colored tabs.
You can set notification items for edge screen on Galaxy S6 edge through Settings — Edge screen — Select notifications, and then select items.
How to setup and use Edge Lighting for edge screen on Galaxy S6 edge?
Should you pay additional $100 for Galaxy S6 edge?
This buyer guide will show you Galaxy S6 vs Galaxy S6 edge and help you decide which one is for you.
Except the two edge screen, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge share almost identical hardware and software
Although Galaxy S6 edge has a slightly larger battery, the difference is marginal (2600mAh vs 2550mAh, less than 2% difference).
All other hardware specs (CPU, GPU, RAM, storage, camera, software..) are almost identical.
In other words, anything between the screen and the back cover is almost identical for Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.
If someone tells you Galaxy S6 edge has better hardware or software, he is wrong.
For example, some reviewers “feel” the camera in Galaxy S6 edge can take better photos. This is very likely a delusion. If you take two pictures with S6 edge under same conditions with identical settings, some reviewers may still tell you one is taken with a better camera.
Always take reviews with a pinch of salt.
Edge screen in Galaxy S6 edge has really limited function. This is both good and bad.
Samsung first tried the edge screen in Galaxy Note 4 edge. The reception is mixed. Some embrace additional features from the edge screen. While others are not impressed with these gimmicks in the tiny and isolated edge screen.
Most smartphone users now expect a simple, intuitive, style and functional phone.
Apparently Samsung got this message.
In Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, the bloatware was reduced significantly. Most useless or half-baked S features were removed from the new TouchWiz.
Although some old Galaxy owners may feel the simplification was overdone (see this post on the defects of Galaxy S6), most owners agree that Samsung is moving towards a right direction.
For the edge screen, Galaxy S6 also used a different approach from Galaxy Note 4 edge. The edge screen is now an integrated part of the main screen. The edge screen functions only when the main screen is locked.
Another improvement on edge screen is you can use either left side or right side as edge screen. Left-handed owners will not complain about the location of edge screen as that in Note 4 Edge.… Read the rest
Please Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge share identical SIM card type and identical card slot location. This guide applies to both Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.
What’s Galaxy S6 SIM card size?
SIM (Subscriber identity module) card is an essential device for you to use your carrier’s network. Normally, SIM card comes with 4 different types (sizes):
- Full-size SIM
Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge use nano-SIM card, which is the smallest in size. In other words, Galaxy S6 SIM card size should be nano-SIM (4FF).
For your information, Galaxy S5 uses Micro-SIM. This means Galaxy S6 cannot use the old SIM card in your Galaxy S5. You need get a new SIM card from your carrier.
Some carriers may issue SIM cards that can be sued for both Micro-SIM and nano-SIM. You need use the inner part of such SIM cards.
Do not try to cut the nano-SIM card by yourself. If you damage the circuit in the SIM card, the SIM card may not function properly or be damaged,
How to insert Galaxy S6 SIM card?
To insert Galaxy S6 SIM card, please follow these 4 steps as shown below.
Step 1: Insert the ejection pin into the hole on the SIM card tray to loosen the tray.
Galaxy S6 SIM card tray is located in the right side of your Galaxy S6 phone. Please refer to Galaxy S6 layout page to locate SIM card tray if you have any doubts.
Galaxy S6 edge SIM card tray is located in the top side of your Galaxy S6 edge. Please refer to Galaxy S6 edge layout page to locate SIM card tray.
You need ensure that the ejection pin is perpendicular to the hole. Otherwise, Galaxy S6 may be damaged.
Step 2: Pull out the SIM card tray gently from the SIM card tray slot.
Step 3: Place the SIM or USIM card on the SIM card tray with the gold-colored contacts facing downwards.
Step 4: Insert the SIM card tray back into the SIM card tray slot.
How to remove Galaxy S6 SIM card?
To remove Galaxy S6 SIM card, please follow these 4 steps as shown below.
Step 1. Insert the ejection pin into the hole on the SIM card tray to loosen the tray.
Step 2. Pull out the SIM card tray gently from the SIM card tray slot.
If you just updated your mobile phone to Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 edge, you may notice there is no night mode for Galaxy S6 camera as illustrated in Galaxy S6 camera modes guide.
If you try to follow this guide to install night mode, you will also notice there is no night mode for you to install.
Does it mean Galaxy S6 or S6 edge cannot take good photos in night or low-light conditions? Or did Samsung forget to add night mode in Galaxy S6?
Of course, not.
Galaxy S6 and S6 edge can take better photos than most other smartphones you can get in 2015 including iPhone 6 Plus, in both normal and low-light conditions.
So, where is Galaxy S6 camera night mode?
The short answer is Galaxy S6 camera night mode is automatic.
In other words, when you choose Auto mode in Galaxy S6 camera, night mode will kick in automatically when certain conditions are met.
Therefore, it is not necessary to manually enable/disable Galaxy S6 camera night mode.
It sounds great.
But, how do I know my S6 is in Galaxy S6 camera night mode?
If low-light condition is detected, you will noticed the night mode icon as shown below.
Once you see the Galaxy S6 camera night mode icon appears, it means Galaxy S6 will automatically apply some special settings which you find in most smartphone’s night mode, e.g., using longer exposure time than the camera normally does when there is plenty of available light.
When taking photos in Galaxy S6 camera night mode, the exposure time will be longer. This means you need hold Galaxy S6 or S6 edge as sturdy as possible. Otherwise, you will get blurred photos in Galaxy S6 camera night mode.
Why did Samsung “hide” the Galaxy S6 camera night mode?
Samsung camera app was often criticized for cluttered interface. A lot of new smartphone users find it is confusing because there are so many options.
Even seasoned users may have problems to get the optimum settings to take nice photos.
So, apparently, Samsung is trying to simplify the camera app so that most users can take incredible photos without fiddling around the options or settings.
People just need a smartphone camera that just works.
The new camera app in Galaxy S6 does achieve this. Most Galaxy S6 users now can just fire the camera (you can even launch the camera app faster than any other smartphone users) and take very nice photos. … Read the rest
Please note, Samsung Galaxy S6 emergency mode is identical to emergency mode in Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. So, this guide applies to Galaxy S6 edge as well although in text only Galaxy S6 is used.
What’s Samsung Galaxy S6 emergency mode?
Samsung Galaxy S6 emergency mode is intended to:
- help your Galaxy S6 battery last longer in case you may have no access to a charger for extended period.
- send notice of your proximate location to emergency contacts you specified
Samsung Galaxy S6 emergency mode also makes it easy to quickly make emergent calls, sound alarms and turn on the flashlight torch.
The estimated battery life will also be displayed on the simplified home screen so that you can make better decision in case of emergency.
When Samsung Galaxy S6 emergency mode is activated, some limitations are imposed on the phone, for example:
- screen will turn into gray scale.
- screen brightness will be lower.
- WiFi and Bluetooth will be turned off.
- mobile data will be turned off when screen is locked.
- only essential apps are allowed.
- CPU speed very be throttled aggressively.
How to turn on Samsung Galaxy S6 emergency mode?
To turn on Samsung Galaxy S6 emergency mode, you can press and hold the Power button, and then tap Emergency mode as shown below.
How to configure Samsung Galaxy S6 emergency mode?
The home screen under Samsung Galaxy S6 emergency mode is shown below. It is different from the normal Galaxy S6 home screen.
By default, there are 5 apps on the home screen under Samsung Galaxy S6 emergency mode:
- Flashlight. Tap it to turn on flashlight torch.
- Emergency alarm. Tap it to sound alarms to get attention.
- Share my location. Tap it to send a message with your location info to emergency contacts you specified.
- Phone. Make phone calls.
In the bottom, it show the battery level, and estimated remaining usage time. This is just a rough estimation.
You can choose to add Maps or Facebook to the home screen by tapping the + icon as shown below. You are not allowed to add any other apps. Customization is not available.
In the top right of the home screen, you can find the MORE button (as shown above) to get more options.
Tap it to see the available options under Samsung Galaxy S6 emergence mode as shown below:
- Turn off Emergency mode.
Here are the top 6 new features you should try in Galaxy S6 Android Lollipop 5.1 update.
#1. A-Z App sorting in Apps screen in Galaxy S6 Android Lollipop 5.1 update
As mentioned in the top 6 defects of Galaxy S6, the new TouchWiz simply removed many useful features. Many Galaxy S6 and S6 edge owners are not happy with this.
Once of the removed feature is app sorting in Galaxy S6 Apps screen (app drawer). If you read the comments of that page, you can find many S6 owners, especially long-term Galaxy phone users, are frustrated with this missing feature.
In the Galaxy S6 Android Lollipop 5.1 update, Samsung finally brought back this old feature. So, now you can sort apps in alphabet order.
Of course, you can also organize apps in Apps screen by creating app folders as detailed in this guide.
#2. S Finder and Quick connect are configurable in Galaxy S6 Android Lollipop 5.1 update
S Finder and Quick connect are quite useful if you get used to them. This is probably why Samsung put them in the premium location (notification panel) in Galaxy S6 (actually in previous Galaxy devices as well, for example, in Galaxy Note 4, and Galaxy S5) and made them irremovable.
But not all Galaxy S6 owners like them. They want to remove S Finder and Quick Connect from notification panel.
Of course, they cannot. And they complained.
Samsung listened. In Galaxy S6 Android Lollipop 5.1 update, you can enable/disable these two controversial features in Quick Settings.
#3. Auto stop background apps in Galaxy S6 Android Lollipop 5.1 update
Galaxy S6 battery life is usually in par with Galaxy S5, although galaxy S6 and S6 edge has fore more pixels in display and faster CPUs.
But battery drain is always a problem for all Android devices. Galaxy S6 fast charging may alleviate the problem a bit.
Most of the battery drain actually is caused by third-party apps running in background.
In Galaxy S6, abnormal battery usage can be reported in Settings—Battery.
Now, Samsung moved a step further. … Read the rest
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How to unlock Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, if you forget the screen lock password (and your fingerprint is not accepted either)simon
If you forget the password or PIN for your Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, or any other Samsung Galaxy phones, the only way to unlock the phone is using Samsung’s Find My Mobile. The latest guide can be found here.
Google Android Device Manager (Find My Device) can only lock or erase your phone with your Google account. It is not able to unlock your Android phone with a Google account any more.
Update: In most regions, you can use Google account to unlock Galaxy S6 again if you forget your PIN or password or backup password. The guide was added below (link to this part). Please notice the two requirements: internet connection and main Google account.
Why Samsung Galaxy S6 does not accept my password and fingerprint?
It is usually recommended to set up lock screen security for your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge if you have any concern on your personal data on the phone and possible loss of the phone.
As detailed in this page, there are different levels of security you can set for Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge.
However, maybe suddenly, your password or fingerprint is not accepted by Galaxy S6 or S6 edge.
You are locked out of Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 edge.
But if you are locked out of your own phone, it is hard for you to calm down. Most owners may blame the “stupid” lock screen policy.
Anyway, the stupid unlock policy is here to protect your data from unauthorized access.
There are a couple of ways to unlock Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge even when your password or fingerprint is not recognized:
- You can reset the phone. All personal data and files will be erased, and you have to set up the phone just like a new one. Please follow this guide on how to reset the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge.
- If the fingerprint is not recognized, you can still use the backup password. The problem is Samsung enforce a security policy on backup password length and complexity, and many owners forget it very quickly.
- If you use pattern lock, after a few fails, you can use your Google account to unlock Galaxy S6 or S6 edge.
As in all Android devices, Samsung Galaxy S6 and galaxy S6 edge has a notification center where you can access all notifications, reminders and alerts.
But you can do more in Samsung Galaxy S6 notification panel. As Galaxy S6 edge notification panel is identical to that of Galaxy S6, this guide also applies to Galaxy S6 edge. For notifications on the edge screen, please check this guide.
What’s Samsung Galaxy S6 notification panel?
As shown below, Samsung Galaxy S6 notification panel provides lots of functions of features.
It is surely not just for you to access notifications.
You can use Samsung Galaxy S6 notification panel to:
- Read notifications, reminders and alerts.
- Take actions on notifications, reminders and alerts, including dismissing notifications, snoozing/stopping alarms and reminders. Some apps allow you take further actions depending on the nature of the notification.
- Access Quick Setting buttons to toggle on/off some features.
- Rearrange Quick Settings buttons so that frequently used buttons appear first.
- Launch Settings for your Samsung Galaxy S6.
- Adjust brightness of the screen.
- Launch S Finder to search contents in Galaxy S6.
- Launch Quick Connect for sharing with nearby devices.
- Clear all notifications.
Please note, Samsung Galaxy S6 notification panel is slightly different from previous Galaxy devices:
- EDIT button replaced quick settings panel. There is no quick settings panel any more.
- Two finger swiping is no longer supported.
Samsung Galaxy S6 notification panel is also different from vanilla Android Lollipop as you can find in Nexus devices or Motorola Moto devices:
- Galaxy S6 does not support swipe down twice as shown in this guide.
- Galaxy S6 does not support Android Lollipop multiple users (for example guest users). So, there are no user-related settings in the notification panel.
How to access Samsung Galaxy S6 notification panel
To access Samsung Galaxy S6 notification panel, you can swipe down (please refer to this guide on using gestures in Galaxy S6) from the status bar (i.e. top of the screen if status bar is hidden in some apps) at any time from any apps, home screen or apps screen, as shown below.
When you receive new notifications, such as messages or missed calls, indicator icons appear on the status bar in your Galaxy S6. To read the notifications, open the notification panel and read the details.
Why do you want to silence Galaxy S6 camera shutter sound?
Galaxy S6 camera shutter sound serves as a notification sound when a photo is taken. This is very common in almost all current smartphones (not just Android phones) in which a physical shutter button is not available.
Without the Galaxy S6 camera shutter sound, some users may get confused whether the on-screen button is registered.
As most Galaxy S6 owners turned off the picture review, there is no immediate feedback on whether the photo is taken or not if the shutter sound is silenced.
But Galaxy S6 camera shutter sound can be disturbing or embarrassing when you want to take photos in a quiet environment, e.g., in a library or a museum. Or you want to silently film the activities in the office or during a meeting.
In such scenarios, you may want to silence Galaxy S6 camera shutter sound.
How to silence Galaxy S6 camera shutter sound?
Camera app in Galaxy S6 camera or Galaxy S6 edge does NOT have the options to turn on or turn off Galaxy S6 camera shutter sound.
Actually, Galaxy S6 camera shutter sound is controlled by Galaxy S6 sound mode.
As detailed in this guide, Galaxy S6 has 3 sound modes: sound, vibrate and mute. Galaxy S6 camera shutter sound is activated only in sound mode.
In other words, you can silence Galaxy S6 camera shutter sound by entering vibrate mode or mute mode. Once your phone is in either vibrate or mute mode, the camera shutter sound will be silenced.
There are several different methods to silence Galaxy S6 camera shutter sound.
Method 1: Pressing and holding volume down buttons
So, before launching Galaxy S6 camera app, you can press and hold volume down button (you may check Galaxy S6 layout or Galaxy S6 edge layout for the location of volume down buttons) to enter vibrate mode. In this mode, you essentially silence Galaxy S6 camera shutter sound.
When pressing volume down button, volume level will be shown on the screen as shown below.
Once the volume level decreases to minimum (slider in leftmost), Galaxy S6 enters vibrate mode automatically. This will silence Galaxy S6 camera shutter sound immediately.… Read the rest
What can Galaxy S6 Gallery app can do?
Gallery app is an essential app in all Android devices. Galaxy S6 (and Galaxy S6 edge) is not an exception.
Galaxy S6 Gallery app organizes all photos, images and videos stored on your S6 or S6 edge. The features of Galaxy S6 Gallery app include:
- View photos and videos saved on Galaxy S6.
- Organize photos by creating albums, events, categories.
- Edit photos.
- Delete photos and videos.
- Share photos or video to other apps.
Please note, Galaxy S6 Gallery app does not have its own storage folder. The info of photos and videos on Galaxy S6 is provided to Gallery app through media scanner service on the phone.
This means the photos and videos are saved in the folders of corresponding apps. Galaxy S6 Gallery app does not make a copy of them.
How to access Galaxy S6 Gallery app
You can access Galaxy S6 Gallery app in different ways, for example:
- In Galaxy S6 apps screen, tap Gallery app icon
- In Galaxy S6 home screen, if you have added Gallery app to home screen, you can tap the Gallery app icon.
- In Galaxy S6 home screen, if you added the Gallery widget to home screen, you can tap the widget.
- In Galaxy S6 camera interface, tap the thumbnail.
Use Galaxy S6 Gallery app to view images and videos
By default, when Galaxy S6 Gallery app is started, you will get the default album (folder) view as shown below.
The CAMERA button is for you to switch to Galaxy S6 Camera app.
The MORE button is context sensitive. If you are in album view, the functions will be related to album, e.g., create an album. If you are in events view, you will have the option to create an event.
You can tap the Albums as shown below to switch to other views:
- Time. Your photos and videos will be organized based on date instead of folders.
- Events. You can organize photos by creating events.
- Categories. Galaxy S6 will automatically organize the photos and videos based on camera modes (e.g., video, burst mode….) used, and objects in the photo (e.g, people, food, scenery, documents…)
- Favorites. It will only show your favorite photos (you specified them explicitly).
Use Galaxy S6 Gallery app to delete photos and videos
Once you open a photo in Galaxy S6 Gallery app, the photo will be shown in full screen.… Read the rest
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Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge share identical buttons. The functions of Galaxy S6 buttons are identical to those on Galaxy S6 edge.
There are 5 physical buttons on Galaxy S6 (and on Galaxy S6 edge).
Galaxy S6 Home button
Galaxy S6 Home button is located below the screen. You may refer to this page on Galaxy S6 layout.
Galaxy S6 fingerprint sensor is also embedded into the Home button. When you touch the Home button, Galaxy S6 may also scan you fingerprint.
When the Galaxy S6 screen is locked, press the Home button to turn on the screen. But you are still on the lock screen.
When you are using any apps on Galaxy S6, press the Home button to suspend the app and return to home screen.
When the screen is not locked and you are on any other pages, press Galaxy S6 Home button to return to home screen.
When the screen is not locked, press and hold Galaxy S6 Home button to launch Google Now.
Galaxy S6 Power button
Galaxy S6 Power button is located in the right side of Galaxy S6.
When the phone is powered off, press and hold Galaxy S6 Power button to power on the phone.
When the phone is powered on, press and hold Galaxy S6 Power button to get power options, including restarting the phone and powering off the phone.
When the screen is on, press Galaxy S6 Power button to turn off the screen and lock the screen by default.
When the screen is off, press Galaxy S6 Power button to turn on the screen. In this case, the function is same as pressing Home button.
You may also configure the galaxy S6 power button for other functions, e.g., ending a phone call.
Galaxy S6 Back button
The main function of the Galaxy S6 Back button is to return to the previous screen of the app you are running.
The actual behavior of Galaxy S6 Back button may depend on individual app. Some apps may just exit once you tap the Galaxy S6 Back button.
In Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, by default, the light duration (when touched) of Back button and Recent buttons are NOT user-configurable, unlike previous generation Galaxy S or Galaxy Note devices. If you want to change the light duration or turn off the light for Galaxy S6 Back button and Recent Apps button, please check this guide.… Read the rest
On August 13, Samsung launched the 5.7″ version of Galaxy S6 edge: Galaxy S6 edge+ (together with Galaxy Note 5). This page is a collection of official Samsung Galaxy edge+ user manual in all languages.
Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ user manual will help you use the Galaxy S6 edge+ properly and effectively, especially for Galaxy S6 edge+ owners who are not familiar with Samsung Galaxy devices.
All Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ user manual is in PDF format. You can download and read on any devices: smartphone, tablet or PC with a PDF reader. You can also print them out if you still prefer the hard-copy.
If you own a Galaxy S6, you can find Galaxy S6 user manual here.
If you own a Galaxy S6 edge, you can find Galaxy S6 edge user manual here.
If you cannot find the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ user manual in your language or for your S6 edge+ model, please let us know in the comments section below.
1. Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ user manual in English language for International versions (SM-G928, Android Lollipop 5.1, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Africa and Asia)
This English version of Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ user manual is for Galaxy S6 edge+ sold in Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia. The corresponding model number is SM-G928F, SM-G928C, SM-G928G, SM-G928I and SM-G9287C.
If you cannot find the Galaxy S6 edge+ User Manual for your Galaxy S6 edge+, you can try this user guide.
2. AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ user manual in American English (SM-G928A, Android Lollipop 5.1, AT&T, US only)
If your Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ was not bought from AT&T, the features (especially the pre-installed apps) describe in this AT&T Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ user guide may be different from those in your Galaxy S6 edge+.… Read the rest
Download the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge user manual for your Galaxy S6 edge. They are all in PDF format, so you can download and read them offline. We try to cover all local language versions of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge user manual in this page.
For Galaxy S6, the official user manuals in many local languages are located ion this page.
For Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ user manuals, they are located in this page.
If you want to read Samsung Galaxy S6 edge user manual online, please check our Galaxy S6 online manual page.
For detailed how-to guides on how to use Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and Galaxy S6, please check our Galaxy S6 how-to guides page.
If you cannot find Samsung Galaxy S6 edge user manual in your language, please let us know in the comment box below. We will try to add and update this page as early as we can.
Please note, in different regions, there are some variations of Samsung Galaxy S6 edge. The bundled apps in different regions, or for different carriers, may be different. The local language version of Samsung Galaxy S6 edge user manual is usually for specific regions. For example, a simplified Chinese version of Samsung Galaxy S6 edge user manual for Chinese market is different from that for Southeast Asia or international market.
So, it is important to check both the language and the targeted market, if possible, when choosing the proper Samsung Galaxy S6 edge user manual.
To read the PDF version of these official Samsung Galaxy S6 edge user manual on PC, you can download the official and free Adobe PDF reader.
If you going to read the manual on your Galaxy S6 edge or other Android phones, you can install the official Adobe Acrobat PDF reader from Play store. Most office apps and Google Drive can also handle PDF files.
1. Samsung Galaxy S6 edge User Manual in English for International versions (SM-G925, Android Lollipop 5.0, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Africa and Asia)
This English version of Samsung Galaxy S6 edge User Manual is for Galaxy S6 edge sold in Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia. The corresponding model number is SM-G925F, SM-G925FQ and SM-G925I.
If you cannot find the Galaxy S6 edge User Manual for your Galaxy S6 edge, you can try this user guide.… Read the rest
What are the differences between Galaxy S6 camera effects and camera modes?
As detailed in Galaxy S6 camera modes guide, you can choose different camera modes for different scenarios to get the best photos. In addition to the pre-installed camera modes, you can even install more camera modes for Galaxy S6 or S6 edge.
In a nutshell camera modes most of the time change the settings of the camera before you take the photos. In other words, Galaxy S6 camera modes applies a set of pre-defined settings to the camera.
But Galaxy S6 camera effects work on the photos after the photos are taken.
You can imagine Galaxy S6 camera effects is like the Photoshop which edits your photo. But this editing will be done automatically once the photo is taken. Of course, the identical results can be achieved in any photo editors manually.
Please note, when Galaxy S6 camera effects are applied, the original photo will NOT be saved. The saved photo is the edited version.
Galaxy S6 camera effects can save you some time compared to manually apply effects later.
How to apply Galaxy S6 camera effects?
Galaxy S6 camera effects are applied immediately after photo is taken.
In Galaxy S6 camera interface, tap the Effects button as shown below.
In the Galaxy S6 camera effects page, the available effects are listed as shown below.
By default, “No effect” is applied. This means the photo will be saved without applying any Galaxy S6 camera effects.
Galaxy S6 camera offers live preview of the final photo to help you decide which one is what you want.
Tap any one of the effects will use it and return to preview screen with effects applied.
How to download and install additional Galaxy S6 camera effects?
By default, Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge offer 7 pre-installed Galaxy S6 camera effects including:
- Faded color
To install additional camera effects, please follow these steps.
Step 1: Start camera app
You can start Galaxy S6 camera (or S6 edge camera) with any of the following methods:
- Tapping the Camera app icon in the favorite tray in Galaxy S6 home screen.
Android Marshmallow (Android 6.0) is the latest version of Android OS. There are some cool new features and under the hood improvements in Android Marshmallow update for Galaxy S6.
Samsung started to roll out Android Marshmallow update for Galaxy S6 in early February from Korea. Most regions will get the Marshmallow update before Galaxy S7 is released in the second week of March.
Some Galaxy S6 owners have some questions or concerns on getting Android Marshmallow update for Galaxy S6. This post will try to address these questions and concerns.
Although “Galaxy S6” is used in the text, this post also applies to Android Marshmallow update for Galaxy S6 edge and S6 edge+.
For details of new features in Android Marshmallow and user guides for Android Marshmallow, you may check this page.
For step-by-step guides on new features in Android Marshmallow update for Galaxy S6, you can find them in this Galaxy S6 Android Marshmallow update guide
When will I get Android Marshmallow update for Galaxy S6 ?
The No.1 question Galaxy S6 owners may have is when they will get the Android Marshmallow update for Galaxy S6 (including Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, and Galaxy S6 edge+).
The answer is that it depends.
Galaxy S6 was shipped with slightly different firmware in different regions due to local legal requirements and carriers’ requests.
The new firmware of Android Marshmallow update for Galaxy S6 need approval from carriers. The duration of the carrier testing varies significantly from one carrier to another carrier.
This is one of the major reasons why Android Marshmallow update for Galaxy S6 is available in some regions and some carriers earlier than the others.
Once the update is approved, Samsung will put it on their servers. You will then get a notification that the update is ready for you to download unless you turn off the auto-check in Settings — About device —Software update —Auto update as shown below
It is recommended not to turn off the auto update. Android update usually includes some security updates as well. Samsung releases security patch regularly.
Of course, you can manually check the availability of the Android Marshmallow update for Galaxy S6 by tapping Update now as shown above.
If the Android Marshmallow update for Galaxy S6 is not ready for your device, you will get the following message:
The latest updates have been installed.
Anyway, it is not necessary to check the update everyday.… Read the rest
What is Galaxy S6 notification reminder?
But the notification tone is played only once, by default, even if you don’t check the phone at all. Most Android phones are designed to work in this way.
Sometimes, you may want to be reminded that you have a new message or you need to do something until you read the message or check the item.
Samsung has a solution for this requirement for long time. In Galaxy S6 or S6 edge, if you want, you can be reminded again and again until you take the action. This is called Galaxy S6 notification reminder.
Galaxy S6 notification reminder allows you to get notified repeatedly until you read the message or check the items.
By default, Galaxy S6 notification reminder is turned off in almost all regions.
How to use Galaxy S6 notification reminder?
To use Galaxy S6 notification reminder, you may follow these steps.
Step 1: Access Galaxy S6 Settings
You can access Galaxy S6 Settings in different ways:
- from apps screen, tap Settings.
- from notification panel (swipe down from status bar or top of the screen with one finger), tap Settings (gear) icon.
Step 2: Access Accessibility
Galaxy S6 notification reminder is put under Settings—Accessibility. This is different from previous generation phones.
As shown below, in Galaxy S6 Settings page, tap Accessibility.
Step 3. Enable Galaxy S6 notification reminder
By default, Galaxy S6 notification reminder is not enabled.
In Settings—Accessibility page, tap Notification reminder as shown above.
Now, you can enable Galaxy S6 notification reminder by drag the switch to right side. You can also just tap the switch and it will toggle between on and off.
Once the notification reminder is enabled, the switch should shown as green color in default Galaxy S6 theme. Of course, if you are using other Galaxy S6 themes, the color will be different.
Step 4: Configure Galaxy S6 notification reminder
You can configure Galaxy S6 notification reminder to meet you needs:
- Choose notification interval.
As you already learnt, you can use your palm to take screenshot on Galaxy S6. This is one example of Galaxy S6 motions and gestures.
Basically, Galaxy S6 allows you to control your phone with certain gestures and motions.
This is how Galaxy S6 motions and gestures work.
Actually, Galaxy S6 motions and gestures are not new. In previous generations of Galaxy devices, Samsung already introduced motions and gestures. But in Galaxy S6, this feature works better.
What functions are offered by Galaxy S6 motions and gestures?
Galaxy S6 motions and gestures offers 4 different features:
- Direct call;
- Smart alert;
- Screen capture (screenshot).
When you are checking phone logs, or checking details of a contact, or reading a message, if you move the phone to your ear, Galaxy S6 will call the contact automatically. You don’t need to dial the number.
Samsung named this feature as direct call.
When you in contact page, if the contact has several numbers, the direct call will call the first one in the list.
Galaxy S6 can alert you by vibrating once if you have missed calls or new messages when you pick up the phone.
Smart alert may not work if the screen is turned on or if Galaxy S6 is not on a flat surface.
You can mute incoming calls or alarms on Galaxy S6 by putting your palm over the screen, or turn over the screen so that the screen is facing downwards.
Please note, mute function of Galaxy S6 motions and gestures can only mute ringtones and alarm tones. It does not mute music or videos.
As discussed in how to take screenshot on Galaxy S6 page, swipe your palm over the screen (method 2) is one of the two methods available on Galaxy S6 and S6 edge to take a screenshot without using any apps.… Read the rest
What’s Samsung Galaxy S6 camera quick launch?
Camera is one of the most frequently used features on most smartphones. Many Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 edge owners may use camera more frequently than using the phone for voice calling.
So, launching the camera app quickly is in the wishlist of many smartphone owners.
In old Symbian based smartphones, most phones have a dedicated camera button for the users to launch camera quickly.
Unfortunately, almost all smartphones released in last a few years do not have a hardware button dedicated for camera. Actually, Android OS prefers software buttons.
Some Android vendors use some actions (gestures) to launch camera app. For example, Moto X uses double twist gesture to launch camera quickly. HTC uses motion launch to wake the phone into camera app directly.
In addition, in Android lock screen, camera app (shortcut) can be added. For example, in Galaxy S6 lock screen, you can tap the camera button so that you can use the camera without unlocking the phone.
But, most Galaxy S6 owners probably still prefer a hardware button.
So, in Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, Samsung used home button as camera button by double tapping it. This is usually refer to as Samsung Galaxy S6 camera quick launch.
Of course, Samsung Galaxy S6 camera quick launch offers the fastest way to launch camera in your S6 or S6 edge. You can simply double tap home button at any time to launch camera.
How to enable or disable Samsung Galaxy S6 camera quick launch?
By default, in most regions, Samsung Galaxy S6 camera quick launch is enabled by default.
So, you can try to press the Home button twice quickly (not tap and hold) to see whether you can launch the camera.
You can turn on or turn off Samsung Galaxy S6 camera quick launch easily from Camera settings.
To enable or disable Samsung Galaxy S6 camera quick launch, you can start Camera app in your Galaxy S6 or S6 edge.
Tap settings icon (gear) as shown below.
As shown below, you can drag the switch for Quick launch. If the switch is on the right side, it means Samsung Galaxy S6 camera quick launch is on. The color should be green.
If you want to turn off (disable) Samsung Galaxy S6 camera quick launch, drag the switch to left side.
There is an alternative way to access Galaxy S6 camera (general) settings in Settings.… Read the rest
Samsung Galaxy S6 user manual is for all Galaxy S6 owners: new or experienced.
For Samsung Galaxy S6 edge user manual, please check this page.
For Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ user manuals, they are located in this page.
Samsung made significant change in Galaxy S6, so even some long-time Galaxy phone users may get confused on how to use some features. The official Samsung Galaxy S6 user manual shows you how to use some features in Samsung Galaxy S6. It can save your time to visit the service center if you can follow the user guide.
This page is dedicated to official Samsung Galaxy S6 User Manual in all languages! You can find the Samsung Galaxy user guide in your own language easily in this page.
All of the Galaxy S6 user manuals in this page are in PDF format (You can get Adobe PDF Reader here). You can download it (just choose save as) to your devices (PC, smartphone, tablet) to read it later or read it online in your browser now. It is up to you.
In different regions or countries, or even for different carriers in the same country, Galaxy S6 may offer slightly different features. Some carriers may bundle some special apps. So, please try to download and use the Galaxy S6 user manual for your region and for your Galaxy S6 model.
If you want to read the Galaxy S6 online user manual, please follow this page.
For Samsung Galaxy S6 how-to guides (with all detailed steps), please check our Galaxy S6 how-to guides page.
If you cannot find the user manual for your Galaxy S6 in your language, please let us know in the comment box below.
1. Samsung Galaxy S6 User Manual in English for International versions (SM-G920, Android Lollipop 5.0, Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Africa and Asia)
This English version of Galaxy S6 User Manual is for Galaxy S6 sold in Europe, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia. The corresponding model number is SM-G920F, SM-G920FQ and SM-G920I.
If you cannot find the Galaxy S6 User Manual for your Galaxy S6, you can try this user guide.
2. Samsung Galaxy S6 User Manual in Dutch language (Nederlands) (SM-G920, Android Lollipop 5.0, Netherlands)
This Dutch language (Nederlands) version of Galaxy S6 User Manual is for Galaxy S6 sold in Netherlands.… Read the rest
Why you need app folders on Galaxy S6 home screen?
You may also put a lot of widgets on the home screen as well to access some info quickly without opening the app.
So, the home screen is really cluttered. It becomes a pain to find an app on the home screen.
How to solve this problem? You can use app folders to keep your Galaxy S6 home screen well organized.
Using app folders in Galaxy S6 home screen can help you:
- reduce the number of home screen panels. This will make it fast to scroll through the home screen panels and therefore to access the apps faster.
- organize apps in app folders per your preference. This means you can quickly find the apps which you do not use daily. For example, you may not use Google Drive app daily, but if you put the app in the Google folder or cloud folder, you can easily locate it and launch it, instead of fiddling around the home screen panels.
- put more widgets and apps in the home screen. There is a hard limit (7) of number of home screen panels in Galaxy S6. If you use a lot of widgets, especially full page or half-page widgets, you will find the 7-panel limit in TouchWiz is not generous. Using app folders in Galaxy S6 home screen can save space on the home screen for other app folders or widgets.
Step by step guide on how to create app folders in Galaxy S6 home screen
Please note, creating app folders in Galaxy S6 home screen is not an option in home screen editing mode. You can only create app folders:
- when both apps that are to be included in the app folder are already on the home screen,
- or put the app folders in App screen to home screen directly.
To create app folders in Galaxy S6 home screen, you may follow these steps.
Step 1: Tap and hold one app and drag it to the target app.
For example, you want to create a folder for the Email app and Play Store app.… Read the rest
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What’s Galaxy S6 recovery mode?
Galaxy S6 is not an exception.
Recovery partition is bootable, i.e., it is a self-contained, although usually simple, system (aka recovery console). Different Android manufacturers may deploy different tools in recovery mode.
When you turn on Galaxy S6 or S6 edge, by default, Galaxy S6 is booted into Android and Android is ready to use on the phone.
But if you want, you can also boot into recovery partition and enter Galaxy S6 recovery mode to fix some issues or reset Galaxy S6 or S6 edge.
You can imagine Galaxy S6 recovery mode in this way: it can alter Android installation in Galaxy S6. Normally, if Galaxy S6 is booted into Android, you can only change the “settings”, but not the system files.
When you need boot into Galaxy S6 recovery mode?
There are many possible usages of Galaxy S6 recovery mode.
But for most Galaxy S6 owners, you may need boot into Galaxy S6 recovery mode for two scenarios.
Scenario 1. You need reset the phone, but you cannot access the Settings menu.
If your Galaxy S6 is not responsive even after rebooting, and therefore you cannot access the settings menu to reset the phone, you may use Galaxy S6 recovery mode to perform a factory reset for Galaxy S6.
Also, sometimes, the lock screen refuses to accept your password/PIN/fingerprints. You may swear what you entered is correct one, but Galaxy S6 does not nudge. In this case, if you have added a Samsung account to Galaxy S6, you may use Find My Mobile to unlock the phone as detailed in this guide.
But if you haven’t added a Samsung account, or if you disabled both WiFi and mobile data before you are locked out, you then have no choice but to reset the phone through Galaxy S6 recovery mode.
Please note, when you reset Galaxy S6, all of your data, settings and apps will be removed. Galaxy S6 will be simply in a state as you got it first time. This is why it is referred as factory reset.
Scenario 2. You want to clear cache partition.
This Galaxy S6 Android Marshmallow update page was created to answer your questions on Galaxy S6 Android Marshmallow update.
Detailed guides showing you how to use the new features in Galaxy S6 Android Marshmallow update will be added gradually.
For other Galaxy S6 how-to guides, please check this page.
For Galaxy S6 online manual, please check this page.
You can also read and download PDF version of official Galaxy S6 user manul, Galaxy S6 edge user manual and Galaxy S6 edge+ manual inn your own languages.
Here are the list of Galaxy S6 Android Marshmallow update guides.
More guides will be released gradually. If you cannot find the Galaxy S6 Android Marshmallow update guide, you may check this page later or post your question/request in the comment box below.
Android Marshmallow update for Galaxy S6 brings many new features and under-the-hood improvements. This Galaxy S6 Android Marshmallow update guide explains to you the top 10 new features you will enjoy in Galaxy S6 Android Marshmallow update: fingerprint as a backup security measure; customizable lock screen; new app permission control; dose mode; revamped quick settings panel; scroll capture (smart capture); new Google settings and Now on tap; video collage and live broadcast camera modes; auto factory reset and auto restart and more edge screen functions. These top new features and many other improvements in Android Marshmallow update for Galaxy S6 may justify the update. Read on.…
You may have some questions on Galaxy S6 Android Marshmallow update, e.g., when you will get Android Marshmallow update for Galaxy S6, how to solve performance or battery drain issues after installing Android Marshmallow update for Galaxy S6. These guide will help you make better decision and usage of Android Marshmallow update for Galaxy S6. This guide will give you answers.
Changes on using fingerprint to unlock Galaxy S6 in Android Marshmallow update for Galaxy S6, S6 edge and S6 edge+
Samsung made substantial changes on the usage of fingerprint to unlock Galaxy S6 in this Android Marshmallow update.
To take photos or record videos with Galaxy S6 or S6 edge, you first need access Galaxy S6 camera interface (launch the Galaxy S6 camera). It is important to understand and familiarize yourself with the camera app interface so that you can take the best photos or videos with Galaxy S6 camera or S6 edge camera.
How to access Galaxy S6 camera interface?
There are at least 4 different ways to launch Galaxy S6 camera so that you can access the Galaxy S6 camera interface.
Method 1: launch Galaxy S6 camera from Home screen
Method 2: launch Galaxy S6 camera from Apps screen
You can tap the Camera app icon in Galaxy S6 Apps screen (aka App drawer, All Apps) to launch Galaxy S6 camera.
Recommended! Method 3: launch Galaxy S6 camera with Galaxy S6 camera quick launch
Method 4: launch Galaxy S6 camera with your voice
You can use your voice to launch Galaxy S6 camera. You can use Google Now voice command (e.g., “Start camera”) or S Voice command (“Open Camera app”)on Galaxy S6 or S6 edge to launch Galaxy S6 camera.
How to use Galaxy S6 camera interface?
When the Galaxy S6 camera app is launched, the camera interface is defaulted to preview screen as shown below.
Please note the location of the icons in Galaxy S6 camera interface (preview screen) depends on the orientation of the phone. Items 1-5 should be close to the Home button (bottom in portrait mode, see this page for Galaxy S6 layout.) and 6-11 close to Samsung logo (top in portrait orientation)
The meaning of these numbered items shown above is:
- Camera mode button. Tap this icon to change Galaxy S6 camera modes or download additional Galaxy S6 camera modes.
- front-rear camera switch. Tap this button will switch the active camera. For example, if rear camera is active (by default), you can tap it once to switch to front camera.
Apps edge is one of the unique features in Galaxy S6 edge+. This feature adds more functions to the existing edge screen in Galaxy S6 edge.
This guide will show you how to use apps edge in Galaxy S6 edge+. As apps edge is a a feature under edge screen, you may check this edge screen guide if you are new to edge screen.
What is apps edge in Galaxy S6 edge+?
Galaxy S6 edge+ apps edge lets you quickly launch frequently used apps from the edge screen.
This feature, if used properly, can significantly increase you productivity on the phone with the help of the edge screen.
- Apps screen is exclusive to Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ currently. It is not available in Galaxy S6 edge yet. Samsung did not commit that apps edge will be added to Galaxy S6 edge in the future in all regions.
- Like in home screen, only app shortcuts are added to apps edge. So, when you remove the apps from apps edge, only the shortcut is deleted, It will NOT uninstall you app.
- You can assign and re-arrange the apps in apps edge.
How to enable apps edge in Galaxy S6 edge+?
In most regions, galaxy S6 edge+ apps edge is not enabled.
To use this feature, you need go to Settings — Edge screen — Apps edge. Then tap the switch to activate it.
You can access Galaxy S6 edge+ settings in different ways:
- from apps screen, tap Settings.
- from notification panel (swipe down from status bar or top of the screen with one finger), tap Settings (gear) icon.
How to access Galaxy S6 edge+ apps edge?
To access Galaxy S6 edge+ apps edge, you may follow these steps.
Step 1: Drag the Edge screen handle towards the center of the screen as shown below.
Step 2:swipe to the right to access apps edge screen as shown below.
Please note, you can switch between apps edge and people edge by swiping left or right.… Read the rest
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Samsung Galaxy S6 (and S6 edge) is a good, but not great smartphone.
Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge are the most beautiful smartphone Samsung has ever designed and manufactured.
The unibody metal design with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 in the back and front makes it standing out among 2015 flagship smartphones.
The curved edge screen in S6 edge makes it very unique, although some may complain on the usability and reduced strength due to the edge screens.
Samsung Galaxy S6 also boosts the performance through their own Exynos SoC, and new storage technology.
The camera in Galaxy S6 is fast and can take decent photos in auto mode.
But if you check the phone carefully, you will easily find the many Samsung Galaxy S6 defects that prevent it from being a great smartphone.
In this post, I share with you the top 6 Samsung Galaxy S6 defects based on my knowledge and hands-on experience.
Samsung Galaxy S6 defects #1: non-removable battery
I would list this as the No.1 Samsung Galaxy S6 defect.
I know many may disagree.
iPhone never has a removable battery.
HTC does not offer removable battery in recent years.
Recent Nexus devices do not have removable battery. T
he list can be very long.
Removable battery still matters for Samsung Galaxy S6 for those:
- who use the phone heavily. This means the battery very likely must be replaced within about one year. Samsung is not Apple: 1). there is no universal and transparent pricing for replacing the battery. Some Galaxy S6 owners may pay several times higher price for replacing it than someone in other regions; and 2). Samsung has so many models of smartphone that they technicians are often confusing on the models. This means the stock can be an issue. and 3). in some regions, Samsung relies on distributors and subcontractors who only care about immediate profit and are not interested in stock batteries for “old models” when Galaxy Note 5 or Galaxy S7 comes out..
- who want to pass the phone to kids after one or two years. Battery shelf life (3-4 years maximum) is the hard limit, even you are not a heavy user. You will face the same problems when you need replace the battery.
- who lives in a region with limited access to official Samsung service center. In some regions, as mentioned, the distributors and contractors have no incentive to stock batteries or train new staff for previous generation phones.
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As Samsung will announce Galaxy S6, one of the most anticipated flagship smartphones in 2015, soon, a new community on Samsung Galaxy S6 is created and online now (1/11/2015).
Galaxy S6 is one of the most important Android phones in 2015.
For Samsung, this device will determine the fate of Galaxy S devices. Samsung gained sufficient momentum from Galaxy S2 and S3, These two devices made Samsung the king of Android phones. Unfortunately, the feature overloaded Galaxy S4, and slightly simplified Galaxy S5 did not get the expected acceptance by consumers. Galaxy S5, still the most popular Android phone, missed the sales forecast about 40%.
Will Galaxy S6 turn the wheel of fortune for Samsung in 2015?
Will Google further enhance its leadership in mobile OS in 2015?
Consumers, you and me, will give the verdict.
The community will bring you:
- Latest news and rumors of Samsung Galaxy S6
- Samsung Galaxy S6 reviews (e.g., Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6, Galaxy S6 vs LG G3…)
- Samsung Galaxy S6 user guide (How-to guides, official S6 user manual….)
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- Anything about Samsung Galaxy S6
You can find most valuable info on Galaxy S6 and discuss the gadget with other Galaxy S6 owners or potential owners.
This is a community for Galaxy S6 owners or anyone who is interested in this flagship Android phone.
The logo for this community is simple: S6 highlights the focus of the community. In the bottom right, a Gadget Guide Online (G2O) logo highlights this community is part of the parent community of GadgetGuideOnline.com.
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Do you need a Samsung Galaxy S6 Case?
Using a Samsung Galaxy S6 case or not can be a tough decision for many Galaxy S6 owners.
You probably bought Galaxy S6 because of its excellent exterior design and build material. Using a Samsung Galaxy S6 case may change the look and feel of your phone. A case or cover also add some weight to your Galaxy S6.
But you may concern about possible damages when you drop the phone, or bump the phone into some hard objects, although the Gorilla glass 4 in the back panel and the screen actually is quite strong and touch.
If you plan to sell your Galaxy S6 after one or two years, you may concern about resale value due to small scratches on the phone body, especially on the metal frame, which is actually the weakest part.
You may need a Samsung Galaxy S6 case for your shiny Galaxy S6 if:
- you dropped your phone at least once in last 12 months.
- you are going to sell your Galaxy S6 with in 24 months. For example, you may plan to sell Galaxy S6 to partially finance your Galaxy S7 purchase.
- you do not mind the look or feel of the original Galaxy S6.
The main purpose of Galaxy S6 case is to protect your Galaxy S6 from scratches or even drops. Some well-designed Galaxy S6 cases may even make the phone look better.
Please note, no matter how slim the Samsung Galaxy S6 case is, it will add some weight to the phone. And the case may make your Galaxy S6 look bulky most of the time.
What’s the “best” Samsung Galaxy S6 Case?
First, there is no best Samsung Galaxy S6 case.
It all depends on your expectations and your taste, and sometimes your budget.
Instead of attempting to find the best Samsung Galaxy S6 case, you should try to find one that is suitable for you.
The criteria you may consider include:
- The level of protection you need. If you drop your smartphone quite often, you should get a hybrid Samsung Galaxy S6 case with decent impact protection, e.g., OtterBox case. But you should also be aware that higher level protection means bulkier case or cover.
- The budget you have for the Samsung Galaxy S6 case. It is not necessary to overstretch yourself for a case. No matter what budget you have, you probably can find a suitable case.
Enjoy your Galaxy S6, S6 edge or S6 edge+