Use Smart Scroll on Samsung Galaxy S4

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If you are one of the people who are fond of reading and browsing using your mobile phone, you may find it comfortable to use the scrolling gesture (tap and drag) of Samsung Galaxy S4. However, there is a better feature for you. This will enable you to scroll from your current page view to a lower or upper view. This is made possible by Samsung's Smart Scroll feature.

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Samsung Smart Scroll allows you to view webpages, emails, and other reading materials on your phone by tilting your head downward if you want to view the lower part of the page. Tilting your head upward will allow you to scroll to the upper part of the page.

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Smart Scroll and Smart Pause

You must have come across these features in your device and maybe you are wondering what they are meant for. They are very useful and it is important to look at each of them. These two features of Samsung Galaxy S4 as mentioned earlier make use of human face recognition that enables the device to realize when you are looking at the screen up, down or on the sides.

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    Smart scroll - This is a unique feature of Samsung Galaxy S4 device that allows the user to view any reading material, web pages and emails by just tilting the head up and down to scroll up and down through the pages
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    You don't have to touch the display physically to scroll through the page since the front facing camera of the device will detect your face upon activation and it will enable the page to scroll up and down as you tilt your face.
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    Smart pause - This is the technique of the device which pauses the scrolling when you are not looking directly at the screen of the device
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    For instance when you now turn your attention to watch a program in a television, the film will pause and it will continue to scroll back again when you get your attention back to the device so you will not miss anything. It resumes to start scrolling again when you start looking at the display. The film will definitely stop after you have looked away for almost one second. This is an indication that the feature is very effective even though it is not fast enough to respond quickly within less than a second.
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What is Smart Scroll Smart Parts?

The Smart Scroll feature of the Samsung Galaxy S4 that has been explained above has what is called Smart Parts. So what are these Smart Scroll Smart Parts? These are the components in the pages that your Samsung Galaxy S4 Smart Scroll can actually navigate without you having to scroll them physically after enabling the smart scroll signal. They can include the web browser pages, the emails and the documents that you can scroll using the Smart Scroll of your Samsung Galaxy S4.

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To Use Smart Scroll

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    Switch on the Samsung Smart Scroll feature of your device.
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    Open a supported application (browser, ebooks, etc.).
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    Use your head to signal the phone to scroll
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    Tilt your head down if you want the phone to scroll down; Tilt your head up if you want it to scroll up.
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Turning On Samsung Smart Scroll

Turning on the Smart Scroll of your Samsung Galaxy S4 device will allow you to employ facial recognition that will detect if you are looking directly at the device so that its operation can be altered accordingly to favor you. When you tilt your head up, the device will scroll up the page and it will also scroll it down when you tilt your head down while looking directly at the screen. When you turn your attention to look elsewhere from the device, it will pause. How do you turn on this feature? Just follow these steps.

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    Go to your home menu.
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    Tap on the "Applications" icon.
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    In the Applications folder, tap on "Settings" (gear icon).
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    In Settings, tap on "My Device."
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    Under My Device, tap on "Smart Screen."
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    Turn on Smart Scroll feature by dragging the switch to the right.
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  • You may enable or disable the signal icon on the screen.
  • The icon turns green when it recognizes the movements of your head or the device.

How to Turn off tilt scroll on Samsung Galaxy S4

You may have turned on the tilt scroll of your Samsung Galaxy S4 device and you are stuck wondering how to turn it off since you don't want to use it anymore. May be you just want to scroll your device normally without having to use the smart scroll. How do you turn it off? Here are the guidelines that can really help you to turn off the tilt scroll

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    Get to the Home Screen menu of your device
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    Tap on the Applications
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    Scroll down to tap on the Settings
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    Tap on My Device
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    Tap on the Smart Screen just within My Device
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    Drag the Switch to left
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    This will disable the signal icon
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    You have successfully turned off the Smart Scroll
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    This is the same as turning off the tilt scroll of your device
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • You may enable or disable the signal icon on the screen.
  • The icon turns green when it recognizes the movements of your head or the device.
  • You are using the sensor of your phone and this can consume more power. You should make sure that this feature is turned off when you are not using it.
  • Not all applications may be supported by this feature, if this does not work on an application where it is expected to work, please notify the application developer about it.

Questions and Answers

Smart scroll is not an option in my settings?

I have gone to my settings and on to 'my device'. I then clicked on smart screen and Smart scroll was not an option, how do I get it?

Some carriers distribute their phones with various features disabled. For example, Verizon opted out of using Smart scroll on their Samsung phones.

To try to enable it, follow the steps below.

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    Install Nova Launcher.
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    If you see a pop-up window after the installation, tap on "Touchwiz Home".
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    Tap and hold an empty space on a home screen.
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    Tap on "Widgets".
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    Find and tap "Nova Launcher" on the list.
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    Tap on "Activities" and place the icon
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    You will be redirected to the "Activities" screen.
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    Tap on "Settings".
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    In the expanded menu, tap on "Smart scroll"
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    You will have the "Smart scroll" shortcut on your home screen.
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    Tap on the "Smart scroll" shortcut to use it.
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Phone model:Samsung Galaxy Duos. How to stop scroll when I tap on the head of the phone?

Phone model:Samsung Galaxy Duos. Whenever I tap on the head of the phone a couple of times its starts scrolling. Where to turn it off. I have tried: Trying to find the scroll off options

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It will be made through programming or by also using sensors?

How it will be made? I have to choose this for FYP. Give some new feature as well, nice app!

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