Use Music Square on Your Galaxy S4

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Music Square is a feature on Samsung's native music player, available for Jelly Bean versions. This feature neatly categorizes your music files into certain moods and you will have the option to play them by moods. Think of it as an auto-playlist manager that, instead of grouping music files into artists, albums or genres, groups them into "moods". Depending on the music files' beat and pace properties, Music Square will categorize these files into any of the four moods: Exciting, Joyful, Calm, and Passionate. You can also change Passionate and Joyful into New and Old categories.

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If you want to experience this fun feature on your Samsung Galaxy S4, you may refer to the sections on this article.

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How to get to Music Square on Galaxy S4

To get to Music Square, simply follow the procedures below:

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    Go to your Home screen by pressing the Back key a few times.
    You can also press the Home key once to get to your Home screen.
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    Once you are on your Home screen, tap on the Application icon on the lower-right part of the Favorites tab.
    The action will take you to your device's list of installed applications.
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    From the list of applications, scroll your way to the Music icon and tap on it to open the Music application.
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    On your Music application, you will initially see four tabs:
    Songs, Playlists, Albums, and Artists; scroll to the left to see the other two tabs: Music Square and Folders.
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    Tap on the Music Square tab to get to the feature.
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    You will now see the Music Square page.
    By default, you can see the four mood quadrant, containing 25 squares. Each square represents certain level of moods based on the nearest moods.
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    You have now learned how to get to your Music Square.
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How to load music files on your Galaxy S4's Music Square

If it is the first time that you used your Music Square, then it will automatically ask you to load available songs on your phone. It will then analyze these songs and assign which song will go to what square. If auto-update does not happen to you, you can manually update it by following the procedures below:

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    Get to the Music Square tab by going to Home > Applications > Music > Music Square.
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    When you are on the Music Square page, tap on the Menu button (lower left soft key) to view available options.
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    From the list of options, you can see the "Library update" option; tap on it to start library update.
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    Music Square will now scan for music files on your phone and SD card and will add it to the library; wait for this process to be done.
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    The loading screen will automatically disappear once the update is done.
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    You have now successfully updated the music files on your Music Square.
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How to use Music Square on your Galaxy S4

Now that you have learned how to get to Music Square and how to load files on it, then you are ready to use it. Follow the procedures below to know how to use Music Square on your Samsung Galaxy S4:

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    Get to the Music Square tab by going to Home > Applications icon > Music > Music Square.
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    Once you are on the Music Square page, you will see these following items:
     
    1. The music quadrant. This contains the 25 mood squares for your Music Square. You can play songs by either tapping on one square or sweeping into multiple squares.
      • Tapping on a single square. This will allow you to play all the songs on that specific mood square. Tapping and holding on a single square will show all the songs listed on it.
      • Sweeping into multiple squares. This allows you to play all the songs on the highlighted mood squares. Sweeping and holding on the last square will show all the songs listed on the highlighted squares.
    2. Switch View button. Tapping on this button will switch the viewing mode into the normal viewing mode for the music player, though Music Square is still functioning. Press the Back button once to get back to Music Square view.
    3. Rewind/Previous song button. Tapping on this button once will play the song again once. Tapping on this button twice will play the previous song played based on the square's list. Tapping and holding on this button will rewind the song; release it to resume playing.
    4. Play/Pause song button. Tapping on this button while music is playing will pause the song. Tapping on this button while the song is on pause or stop will play the song.
    5. Fast forward/Next song button. Tapping on this button once will play the next song on the square's list. Tapping and holding on this button will fast forward the music play; release the button to resume playing.
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    Tapping on the Menu key (lower left soft key) will show you these available options:
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    1. Help. Tapping on the Help button will actually not get you any help. Instead, it will only display a description of the Music square.
    2. Library update. Tapping on this option will allow you to manually update your library of songs and add them to Music Square. This is useful when there are new songs on your phone's memory or on your SD card.
    3. Change horizontal axis. Tapping on this option will allow you to change the horizontal axis labels from the default Passionate and Joyful moods into Old and New classifications.
    4. Settings. Tapping on this option will allow you to change the settings on your Music player. Take note that changes you do on Settings will affect the whole music player settings, not just the Music Square feature.
    5. End. Tapping on this option will close your Music player, including the Music Square.
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    You have successfully learned how to use your Galaxy S4's Music Square.
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How to change moods into New and Old

You can change Passionate and Joyful mood into New and Old. If you prefer this kind of categorization, then follow the procedures below:

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    Get to the Music Square tab by going to Home > Applications > Music > Music Square.
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    When you are on the Music Square page, tap on the Menu button (lower left soft key) to view available options.
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    From the list of options, you can see the "Change horizontal axis" option.
    Tap on it to start library update.
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    From the "Change horizontal axis" pop-up, tap on the selection for years.
    This will change the quadrant headers into Exciting, New, Calm, and Old.
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    You will now see that the Music Square horizontal quadrant has been changed into Old and New.
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    You have now successfully changed the horizontal mood on your Music Square.
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How to view the song list on a certain mood square

You can view the list of songs on a certain square or certain group of squares by following the procedures below:

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    Get to the Music Square tab by going to Home > Applications > Music > Music Square.
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    Once you are on the Music Square page, do either of the following:
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    1. If you want to view the list of songs in a single mood square, tap and hold on the selected square and wait until the list of songs will show.
    2. If you want to view the list of songs in multiple squares, sweep through the selected square and hold on the last one. Wait until the list of songs on the selected squares will show.
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    You have just learned how to view the song list on your Music Square.
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How to create a playlist based on Music Square's classifications

If you want to have a playlist based on the groupings made by Music Square, then follow the procedures below:

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    Get to the Music Square tab by going to Home > Applications icon > Music > Music Square.
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    Once you are on the Music Square page, choose the list of songs that you want to make a playlist of by doing any of the following:
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    1. If you want to view the list of songs in a single mood square, tap and hold on the selected square and wait until the list of songs will show.
    2. If you want to view the list of songs in multiple squares, sweep through the selected square and hold on the last one. Wait until the list of songs on the selected squares will show.
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    From the list of songs, tap on the Menu key (lower left soft key) to view available options.
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    From the list of options, tap on "Add to playlist" to add these songs to a playlist.
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    Choose the songs that you want to include in the playlist.
    You can manually check each box or tap on the "Select all" box to select all songs. Tap on the "Done" button once you have selected your desired songs; you will then be taken to the "Add to playlist"" page.
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    On the "Add to playlist page", you will then be allowed to add the songs to an existing playlist or create a new playlist from the selected songs.
    For demonstration, tap on the "Create new playlist option".
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    Enter a name for the playlist and tap on "OK".
    The playlist will now be saved.
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    You can then go to your Playlist tab to see the newly created playlist.
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    You have just learned how to create a playlist from the song selections on Music Square.
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Questions and Answers

I have a Galaxy S4 and I do not have the music square tab. Did they get rid of that tab in an update?

I really like the square option when listening to music but I don't see it when I scroll left or right.

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I miss the old music square on Samsung phones. Is it possible to still access it? The new music square doesn't let you choose between exciting and joyful and passionate ... it just has you choose between treble and bass. Ugh?

I miss the old music square on Samsung phones. Is it possible to still access it? The new music square doesn't let you choose between exciting and joyful and passionate ... it just has you choose between treble and bass. Ugh.

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