Use Music Square on Samsung Galaxy S4

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The Samsung Galaxy S4, currently one of the world's most powerful phones, has been released and has features that will please Samsung music fans. For instance, the Galaxy S4 has the Music Square application built-in. Music Square is Samsung Jellybean's take on auto playlist creation based on the user's music mood. There are four mood quadrants: exciting, passionate, calm, and joyful. In each of these quadrants are 25 squares containing different levels of the four variants, depending on the square location. All songs are in the 25 squares so if you want to relax you can simply choose a square near the calm quadrant, you can choose other squares should you want other music types. To use Music Square on your Samsung Galaxy S4 you may need to use the following directions:

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Instructions

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    Tap on the "Applications" menu icon which is located on the home screen of your Samsung Galaxy S4.
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    From the app menu, navigate to the Music Player app.
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    Scroll to the right upper portion of the music player, and you should see the Music Square tab.
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    Allow your Samsung Galaxy S4's music player to load; it will completely analyze all your music files.
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    When analysis is done, you can then click on any of the squares and start enjoying automatic playlists courtesy of Music Square.
    Simply scroll to the upper portion of Player to highlight the Music Square.
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    Tap on any box to play a song, and songs will be selected according to the emotions.
    Have fun!
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Different ways to Add New Music

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    Purchase From Google Music -- You can Purchase Music from Google Music and they will be downloaded directly to your device.
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    Add music from PC via USB cable
     
    1. Connect your device with the PC using USB cable.
    2. Select Media Transfer or wait for the PC to choose the best for you.
    3. Open the device Folder and drag n drop the desired folders or files.
    4. Make sure to put the Songs in the Music folder located on your device.
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    Acquire new music.
    Either purchase new music from the Google Play store or import files from your home computer.  
    1. Importing files with a USB cable. Connect the device with a USB cable from the S4 to a computer then drag and drop files into the S4. (See above section for more details)
    2. Use a cloud service. Upload the desired files to a cloud storage service then download the files to your Galaxy S4.
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    Update the media library
     
    1. From the home screen, select "Apps".
    2. Tap on "Music Player".
    3. Scroll sideways to find and select the Music Square tab.
    4. Open the menu with the menu button.
    5. Select "Library Update".
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Where to Store Music

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    Internal Storage.
    Any media downloaded or created on your device is automatically saved to internal storage. All songs bought and downloaded from the Play store will be saved in internal storage and can be accessed by Music Square.
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    Cloud.
    Online storage such through sites like Dropbox are an excellent place to backup your media files. The S4 comes with free access to 50GB of storage for two years through Dropbox, if the application came pre-loaded on your phone and your carrier participates in the promotion.  
    1. Non participating carriers. United States: AT&T. Japan: NTT DoCoMo
    2. Redeeming and Using Dropbox.  
      1. Open a new or account or sign into an existing account with your Galaxy S4.  
        1. From the home screen, open "Apps".
        2. Select "Dropbox".
        3. Choose "Start" This option will only appear the first time the application is opened.
        4. Open a new account or log in to an existing account.  
          1. Opening a new account. Enter your first and last name, email, and password into the boxes provided. Select "Register for Dropbox" to continue. Read the terms of service and select "I Agree" when finished.
          2. Log into an existing account. Simply input your user information and password then log into the application.
        5. Select "Next". When asked to save photos automatically.
        6. Choose upload options. Decide between "WiFi only" or "WiFi or data plan" by you,sing the radio button. If you do not want existing media to be automatically uploaded to Dropbox then deselect the "Upload existing photos and videos" option.
      2. How to Upload.  
        1. Open My Files.
        2. Select the file you wish to upload.
        3. Tap "Share Via".
        4. Select "Dropbox".
        5. Enter your password if needed.
        6. Choose the destination folder.
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    External microSD Card.
    The Galaxy S4 has an external slot for microSD cards. These cards can be up to 64GB in size.  
    1. Uploading media to the microSD card from internal storage.  
      1. Open "Apps" from the home screen.
      2. Tap "My Files".
      3. Open "All Files".
      4. Select "Device Storage".
      5. Select the files for transfer. Check the box to the left of each file that will be transferred.
      6. Tap "Menu".
      7. Select "Move" or "Copy". "Move" will remove the file from internal storage to external. "Copy" will duplicate the file to the SD card.
      8. Tap "SD memory card"
      9. Go to where you wish to save the files.
      10. Select "Move here"
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Update the Media Library After the Downloading or Copying the Songs

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    After adding the songs, you need to update the library for the songs to appear.
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    Open Music Player.
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    Tap the menu button and select "Library update".
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How to Store Songs from any Folder to Music

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    Open the folder where you have saved the songs.
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    Press and hold on any song, and when you are prompted to select the songs, select all of them, including any folder.
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    After selecting, tap the menu button and select "Move" or "Copy".
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    Go back to the app menu.
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    Open "My Files" form the menu.
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    Select "All files," then "SD card".
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    Open "Music" tap the option key and paste all the files in it.
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    If you are copying from a PC, just directly paste all the files in the Music Folder.
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Loading Songs or Music from a Cloud Service

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    Open the cloud service.
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    Sign in.
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    Select the upload button.
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    Choose files.
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    Upload.
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    Sign in to your cloud service from your Galaxy S4.
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    Select files.
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    Download the files, and they will be downloaded to the "Downloads" folder.
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    Move them to the Music folder.
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How to Edit Music Selections

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    At the Apps Menu, tap the "Music Player" apps icon.
    It's at the center bottom, and will be a light blue circle with a bright yellow music note overlaying it.
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    Find the playlist that you wish to edit, and tap it.
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    To add songs, simply tap "Add Music".
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    To delete any selected files, first tap "Menu," then tap "Remove".
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    To create a new playlist title, tap "Menu," then "Edit Title".
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    You can change the order of the songs from your playlist.
    Tap "Menu," then "Change Order"
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Now you're set to enjoy hours of your favorite songs, and in the order that you like them from your Galaxy S4.

How do I transfer music from Google Play to Music Player on Samsung Galaxy S4?

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You can store and listen to your favorite music from Google Play on your Galaxy S4. You can play your music from offline or online with just a few steps for each. There are a few ways that you can set up your music for offline or online music. Follow this tutorial, and you enjoy unlimited favorite music. Instructions will also be provided below so that you can customize the audio on your Galaxy S4. Sorry, but if you are in the Philippines, or a few other countries, presently you will be unable to use the Google Play Store to purchase music for your Samsung Galaxy S4.

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    To enjoy listening to music offline from your Galaxy S4, you can tap the Google Play Music icon.
    There is a way that you can access your music from your personalized playlist while offline, or you can copy music from your Laptop or PC paired to your Galaxy S4. Note that any music that was played recently can be stored for a short time, or cached in your GS4. Once you have added songs to your music library from the Google Play Music application, you can return to the library and save the selected songs for listening while not on the internet.
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    To create your own playlist from the Google Play Music app on your Galaxy S4 while offline:
     
    1. First, go to your "Playlists" or "My Library" to select your songs from collected music in any of the categories: Artists, Songs, Albums, or Playlists.
    2. Choose the songs that you wish to save.
    3. Tap the Google Play pin icon to add songs to the download list. The pin icon is appears as a gray angle.
    4. The gray angle icon will show up next to any song that can be saved as a playback option.
    5. An orange pin icon will show any music that has been saved in Google Play Music Offline.
    6. A vertical pin icon will show up next to any choice that is in Google Play Cached that is on your download queue list.
    7. Another way that you can save music is by choosing "Menu", then "Keep on device on songs, playlists, and albums" that you desire on the list.
    8. The music downloading will bring up the "pin icon" for each song to indicate that it is downloaded to your download queue. To see all of your music on your download queue, go to Menu > Settings > View download queue on the Google Play Music.
    9. To delete saved songs, simply go to your music library, and then tap the "orange pin icon". Its color will change to gray to show that the music selection is off the list for playing offline.
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    If you have any songs that you bought from the Google Play Store, and an error message pops up, click it again, and it will download.
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    To download music online (be certain that are connected with WiFi) to your Samsung Galaxy S4 from the Google Play Store:
     
    1. Select "Music".
    2. At the upper left, tap the "My Music" tab.
    3. In the "Google Play" menu, choose "Playlist".
    4. Scroll down to "Free and Purchased Playlist" and tap it.
    5. At the right side of "Google Play", just beneath the "Playlist" icon, there is a small circle with an inscribed gray pin icon. It will turn orange once your downloading has begun.
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    For a quick way to play a song for free on your Galaxy S4:
     
    1. Tap any audio file in Music or Clips, to bring up "Notifications/Ringtones". This way you do not have to copy music to designated folders.
    2. In other words, this will not show up as a Samsung app, but when you wish to change a "Ringtone/Notification", the "Rings Extended" will appear.
    3. Tap "Rings Extended" to open the app to select the "Ringtone/Notification".
    4. Now you will be able to select the song that you wish to enjoy.
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    You can also select "Ringdroid" to shorten a music track on your GS4.
    It is also free.
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    With your computer you can transfer music to your Galaxy S4 from Google Play.
     
    1. Go to the Google Play web player online using your computer.
    2. Left click "Google Play Music".
    3. Now, with your mouse, place the mouse indicator on a desired song from your queue list or album.
    4. Left click the "Menu" icon, then "Download".
    5. To play more than one song from the queue list, just press and hold the "Shift" key as you drag to highlight and select songs. Note that you can download a track twice like this from online. However, any songs you have already downloaded two times will be skipped. A message will appear to prompt you to retrieve them by using the "Play Music Manager". This brings us to how you to use the "Music Manager."
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    How to use the "Music Manager":
     
    1. To download and install the "Google Music Manager", first select the "Download tab". If this is the first time that you have used the "Google Music Manager", it will not appear. However, in that case it will appear during the upload process.
    2. Tap the "Download my library" to download music. You can also tap "Download free and purchased" to download music that you have bought from "Google Play".
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    How to adjust the Galaxy S4 audio for music:
    Since we all have a unique range of sound frequencies that we can hear, and unique "taste" for the level of bass and treble we enjoy, the GS4 can be set to customize your music levels.  
    1. This audio setting can also be used to automatically adjust phone call voices to your personal hearing levels.
    2. Tap the "Call Button".
    3. Tap "Menu" and then "Settings".
    4. Scroll until you find "Personalize Call Sound".
    5. Choose "Adapt Sound".
    6. Put on a pair of headphones, and it will give you a quick hearing test to customize music on your GS4.
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Now you can have personalized music from "Google Play" with both the songs of your choice, and at the right bass and treble levels for your listening pleasure.

Uploading Music Files to Dropbox

Dropbox is an application that lets you save your files such as pictures, music, videos and documents in your account so you can access them from any device even if you are away from home. Below are the steps on how you can upload and access your music from Dropbox using your Samsung Galaxy S4. Please be reminded that if your phone is locked to your mobile provider, you may need a subscription for your service. Please contact your provider for this information.

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    Tap on Apps from the Home screen.
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    Tap on Dropbox.
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    Tap on the Menu key.
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    Tap on 'Upload here'.
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    Tap on 'Other files' to upload your music then select those that you want to upload and tap Upload.
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    You should now see all the files you uploaded including the photos and videos as well.
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Accessing and Exporting Music Files from Dropbox

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    Tap on Apps from the Home screen.
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    Tap on Dropbox.
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    Tap on Music.
    You will see all of the music saved in your Dropbox. Tap on the music you want to choose.
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    One the music file you chose displays, tap on the menu icon and tap on Export.
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    Tap on the option where you want to export the file to.
    If you want it to be transferred to your phone's memory storage, tap on 'Save to SD card.
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    Tap on your desired folder and tap Export.
    Press the home button to go back to the home screen.
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    Tap on Apps from the Home screen.
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    Tap on Gallery and select your music folder.
    You must now see the music you have exported from your Dropbox.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Closer squares on a specific quadrant have more qualities of the said quadrant.
  • Run your finger across multiple squares to create a more varied playlist.
  • Install Dropbox onto your other devices for a convenient way to share media.
  • Music Square will choose songs automatically, according to the emotions.
  • Music Square is available in the stock Music Player only.

Questions and Answers

Samsung music playlist is empty even though I have a song?

When you have just recently added some songs to your device or to your memory card, then Samsung music player will not recognize the newly added music files yet. You need to manually perform a refresh on the application to be able see the newly-added songs. To do that, follow the procedures below:

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  • Go to your Home screen by either pressing on the Home button once or pressing the Back key until it takes you to the Home screen.
  • Tap on the Apps icon containing the list of applications on your Galaxy S4.
  • From the list of applications, look for Music Player (or Music) and tap on it to open the application.
  • Tap on any of the tabs: Songs, Playlists, Album, Artists, and Folders. This will automatically refresh your music files.
  • Now check on your music player to see the added music files to it.
  • Note: Some music files are hidden or the file extension have changed. This may or may not be caused by a virus. A quick scan of your memory card using your computer should fix the problem.
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If you are noticing an empty playlist then this is because you haven't adding any songs to the playlist. Press the menu button in your playlist and press the add to playlist option so that you can add your songs to the playlist.

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Samsung Music Square on S4 not working?

Store your songs on a 32 GB microSD. Go to Music Square, press Settings, and then select Library Update. You need at least 25 songs for Music Square to work.

There have been a lot of issues with this situation on the S4 & S3. Make sure that you have at least 25 songs on your device before trying to use music square on your device. This has been a cause of many people not being able to use Music Square. This is a simple fix and will have you using music square in no time.

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See more questions like this: My S4 keeps clearing the music square

Once I download the songs to my device, where are they on Galaxy S4?

When you download a music file or songs to your Galaxy S4, or to any Galaxy phone or that matter, the application used in downloading will determine where it saves the files. Normally these applications will either save the songs to their respective folder or save these songs automatically to the Music folder. You can usually change the default storage on the Settings menu of your Galaxy Note3.

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You can see the downloaded files in the application menu > then look for downloads. If you can't see it, simply go to my files or file manager and look for the folder that is named "downloads".

Why are only certain songs showing up for Music Square?

The music files you may be referring to maybe unsupported or does not have the right extension on them too. If the files are newly transferred to the phone or the internal memory, you need to go to to your Music Application, tap on the Menu key on the lower-left soft key on your phone. Choose library update to update songs on the internal memory or memory card.

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The other songs you have may not be in the correct format to be detected by your device. Ensure all songs you put onto your phone are mp3, that will make them work on almost all devices.

Music Square does not analyse my music files?

If Music Square does not analyse your music files, try to restart your device and perform the following:

  • Make sure that you have your device's OS version updated.
    • To update go to: Home Screen > Tap on the Menu key > Tap Settings > More Tab > About device > Software update > Tap on Update option to check for updates.
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  • Perform a manual refresh of your music files.
  • Transfer the music files to your SD card. For some reasons, this trick work on phones having problems with loading Music Square songs.
    • Transfer music files from your phone's internal memory to the SD card. You can use any file explorer for this procedure. You can check on this article on how to Transfer Files from Galaxy S4's Internal Memory to a Micro Sd Card.
    • Once transferred, turn off your device and remove the memory card.
    • Reboot your phone and wait for it to completely turn on.
    • Once turned on, insert your microSD card.
    • Manually update your library. Your music files should now be analyzed.

To fix this problem, please do the following.

  • Open Music player.
  • Go to Music square tab.
  • Touch the "Menu" button.
  • Select "Library update".
  • That's it.

I purchased music on my S4 using play store and I want to transfer music to my Laptop?

But I cannot see the music I purchased anywhere on Kies

You do not need to use Kies to download the music you purchased. Just log in to your Google music account on your Laptop here:

https://play.google.com/music

Once logged in, click on the Free and Purchased option on the left hand side menu:

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Hover your mouse over the song you'd like to download and hit the 3 vertical dots menu to download.

I am new to music square and I new coaching on how to use it?

I have had my S4 since August last year but I have not really explored it. Now that I am ready to start using the phone to the fullest, I need some coaching on music square.

In the article there are step by step instructions on how to use the music square but the basis of the music square is as listed below:

The music square automatically plays music according to the beat which can either be exciting, calm and etc. After the update to the Samsung software the moods have changed but if you do not have the necessary music to work the music square it will not work effectively. Check out the article for more information.

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See more questions like this: I am new to music on my Samsung. I understand how to operate your app. What I need to do is download some music to my computer and upload it to my phone

No info on changing music details?

In the step: "The Samsung Galaxy S4, currently one of the world's most powerful phones, has been released and has features that will please Samsung music fans. For instance, the Galaxy S4 has the Music Square application built-in. Music Square is Samsung Jellybean's take on auto playlist creation based on the user's music mood. There are four mood quadrants: exciting, passionate, calm, and joyful. In each of these quadrants are 25 squares containing different levels of the four variants, depending on the square location. All songs are in the 25 squares so if you want to relax you can simply choose a square near the calm quadrant, you can choose other squares should you want other music types. To use Music Square on your Samsung Galaxy S4 you may need to use the following directions:" No info on changing music details

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You can do the following to use Music Square:

  • go to music player
  • tap music square
  • tap the menu button
  • choose library update
  • your device will update your app
  • the app can now detect the songs even when it is stored in your SD card

I am following the steps but I do not see the square?

I don't see the square as in the steps

Please follow the instructions below on how to use Music Square.

  • Open the apps list on your Samsung Galaxy S4, then tap on Music Player to open it.
  • Once you're on Music Square tab, tap the "menu" button(the button at the left side of your home button) and then select "Library update".
  • Once you're Music Square library is updated, you will now see the songs arranged in a grid form.
  • Tap on any song to play it according to its mood.
  • That's it.

Just trying to find out how to move music to PC with "mood" tagged?

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CANNOT FIND MUSIC SQUARE CAN YOU HELP ME?

I CANNOT FIND MUSIC SQUARE ALL I HAVE IS SONGS THEN ALBUMS THEN ARTIST THEN FOLDERS. THAT IS IT

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Music square has nothing in it?

Says I need 25 music files. Have much more than that. All on a SD card rather than internal

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How to delete duplicated music album?

How do I delete duplicated music albums

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Phone is saying Selected list empty?

I don't know what part of my phone is malfunctioning, but every time I click on a song it won't play, and if I click shuffle it says selected list empty, and I just downloaded songs yesterday.

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