Samsung Galaxy S2 is still a flagship device in the Android Smartphone world, and I thought about making a compilation of the most common guides, tips&tricks and other things that Samsung Galaxy S2 users could need.

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How to take a screenshot on Galaxy S2?

If you are an Android user for a long time you may think that this is hard, but it is actually simple. While holding down the power button, press the power key. You should hear a sound and you should see the screenshot on the screen. After that you will be able to find the screenshot in Gallery.

How to adjust Brightness fast and simple?

Galaxy S2 has a simple and fast way to adjust the brightness using the Notification Bar. You have to press on the notification bar and hold until the brightness regulator appears. You can increase and decrease the brightness by scrolling left and right.

How to adjust text in the web browser?

The Galaxy S2’s browser is not automatically set to adjust text as you zoom in. This is a common issue that new Galaxy S2 owners have.  When you zoom in, the text doesn’t reflow, doesn’t wrap. To resolve this, go to Settings and check <auto-fit pages> option.

How to test the screen for dead pixels, hardware issues or other issues?

Galaxy S2 has a special test mode, like most phones do, that allows you to test for certain issues. If you dial *#0*# on the keypad you will enter LCD test mode. This will allow you to test the RGB settings, the front camera, do a Touch-test (check the sensibility of the screen) etc.

Quick search key for Galaxy S2:

As you know other Samsung devices have a dedicated search key that allows you to start a search faster. The galaxy S2 doesn’t have a dedicated search key, but however it does have a shortcut key that gets you to search. More precisely, if you long-press the menu button, it will launch search.

How to lock the screen to avoid accidental pressing?

If you are in the middle of watching a video and you accidentally keep pressing on the screen you can get really annoyed. If you want to avoid accidental pressing and to lock the screen while watching videos, you only have to press the power button when the video is playing. This will lock the screen. To unlock it, press the power button again.

How to scroll easily on Galaxy S2?

If you want to scroll a screen use two fingers while keeping them on the screen. If you want to fast scroll to the top or bottom, use three fingers.

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What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool