Now that you have your Samsung Galaxy S5, a powerful device by all definitions, you’ll want to make the best out of it. In this article, we look at the top five tips that will help you make your device easier to use; gain access to more features and maximize battery life. This way, you get to romp up your smartphone experience and make the best out of every tap.

Tip 1: Samsung Galaxy S5 Easy Mode

If you’re finding the Android home screen too complicated for you, you might want to engage a lesser known feature – Easy Mode. This mode allows you to view bigger icons and a simplified display. So does this mean I lose the normal Android homepage everyone else is using? Absolutely not! You can just easily switch Easy Mode on and off without changing anything much. To access this user mode, simply navigate to Settings> Easy Mode> On.

Tip 2: Samsung Galaxy S5 Air View

This is the second Samsung Galaxy S5 tip that you’ll want to be familiar with. The Air View functionality uses sensors to detect your finger when it hovers over the screen. If this technology is turned on in your device, you’ll be able to control apps easily without even touching that dusty screen! You can make calls; pull up details from the calendar view, as well as preview photos. To turn on Air View, simply navigate to Settings> Air View> On.

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Tip 3: Samsung Galaxy S5 Auto-Answer Calls

A smart device by all means, the Sammy Galaxy S5 knows the difference between being picked up and being slammed on the sitting room couch. As thus, you can automatically be able to answer calls when you pick up your device. To get this feature turned on, simply navigate to Settings> Motions And Gestures > Direct Call > On.

Tip 4: Samsung Galaxy S5 Glove Mode

During those incredibly cold winter days, you might want to keep your hands warm when playing Temple Run. The Galaxy S5 Glove Mode increases sensitivity so that you still get some impressive responsiveness even with your fingers covered. To turn it on, open the pull-down notification drawer with two fingers and select Touch Sensitivity. More importantly, be aware that this mode could mean your phone is activated by your pocket or your bag all that too easily.

Tip 5: Samsung Galaxy S5 Faster Downloads

This is another handy Samsung Galaxy S5 tip that you might not have heard of. The Samsung S5 smartphone is easily able to utilize both enhanced Wi-Fi and 4G connectivity to optimize throughput speeds. To turn this on, simply navigate to Settings> Download Booster> On. Take note that this feature is disabled by some mean networks, so not everyone might be able to access it. Also, you’ll need to take note of your mobile data allowance.

With these Samsung Galaxy S5 tips, you can be able to maximize device usage while at the same time enhancing the quality of your experience.

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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

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