Know the Layout and Parts of Samsung Galaxy S4

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This is part of the mother Howiki on how to use the Samsung Galaxy S4. You can visit the link of the Howiki here - howikis.com/USE_SAMSUNG_GALAXY_S4#Using_Your_Samsung_Galaxy_S4

Just like any electronic device, knowing the parts and how they work will help you enjoy your phone more. Also, knowing how a part functions will help you understand how to take care of it to ensure functionality for longer periods. We have shown the lay-out and the parts of your phone and we will be guiding you on what is the function of each part.

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Below is a simple diagram:

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Functions of Each Part

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    Light sensor - senses the current ambient lighting conditions of your environment and can switch the brightness display of your screen to make sure you get the best view and battery consumption
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    You need to enable auto-brightness adjustment on the Display Settings to get this part to function.
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    Proximity / Gesture sensor - senses the distance of anything from your phone
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    This is very important when doing calls. The proximity sensor automatically locks your phone during a call when it senses that your head is close to it. This way, you won't be able to press on other buttons while you have the call going. This is also used in gestures. The sensor detects and act based on the gesture it detects. To know more about gestures, see the guide on using it on the mother Howiki.
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    Notification light - signals when there is a new notification on your phone
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    Notifications include SMS, MMS, emails, missed calls, software updates, and notifications from applications.
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    Front camera - allows you to take a self-portrait while looking at your phone screen
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    This is also used as a web camera when using online chatting applications. This has a lower picture quality versus the rear one.
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    Earpiece - allows you to listen to calls
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    All the words spoken from the other line can be heard from this part when you are not on headphones or using the loudspeaker.
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    Power Button - allows you to turn on and off your phone
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    To turn on or off, simply press and hold on this button. Pressing this button once will lock and unlock your phone screen.
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    Touch Screen - this is the display of your phone and at the same time the part where you give the most command to your phone.
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    Home Button - allows you to go to home menu or switch in-between applications
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    Pressing on this button once will take you to the home menu. Pressing and holding it will show you a list of active applications. You can then opt to switch applications or end and close them.
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    Menu Button - allows you to view all the allowable actions you can do currently
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    Pressing the button when an application is open opens the list of menus available.
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    Back Button - allows you to close an application or go back to the last page (when using a web browser) or go to home menu (when using other applications).
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    Microphone - allows you to talk to calls
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    All the words spoken on your line should be directed to this part when you are not on headphones or using the loudspeaker.
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    Multipurpose Jack - allows you to connect different peripherals and accessories to your phone
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    This also serves as the charging port to your phone.
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    IrLED - allows you to transfer files via S Beam
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    This works just like an infrared port (and is actually one) wherein devices should be close when transferring files.
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  14. 14
    Microphone for speakerphone - allows you to give commands to your phone
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    All words spoken to your phone for hands-free purposes will be directed to this part.
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  15. 15
    GPS antenna - allows you to use GPS on your phone
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    GPS enables your phone to be associated to its current location via satellite. This will help you with directional needs.
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    Headset Jack - allows you to listen to music and take calls by using your headset or headphones.
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    Rear Camera - allows you to take normal pictures and videos
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    This has a higher picture quality versus the front one.
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    Flash - allows you to take better pictures on dark environment
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    Functions like a normal camera flash.
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    Volume Button - allows you to adjust your phone's volume to a higher or lower level
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    This also works as the up and down button when you are on the recovery menu.
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    Back Cover - covers your battery to prevent it from falling off
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    This can be removed to allow changing of battery and memory card.
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    Speaker - allows you to listen to music and serves as the earpiece when loudspeaker is turned on during a call.
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    Main antenna - captures the signal from your network service providers and other radio connections like Bluetooth, Wi-fi and FM frequency (FM may not available to all Samsung Galaxy S4 models).
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If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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