How To Use Menu Navigation - Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

How To Use Menu Navigation - Samsung Galaxy S4 Active
How To Use Menu Navigation - Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

Learn how to use menu navigation on your Samsung Galaxy S4 Active. You can tailor the phones range of functions to fit your needs using both menus and widgets. Menus, sub-menus, and features can be accessed by scrolling through the available on-screen menus. Your phone originally has three home screens but you can expand up to seven home screens.

Command Keys

Menu Key

  • Press Menu to display a context-sensitive menu of options for the current screen or feature.

Home Key

  • Press Home to display the main Home screen. Press and hold to display recently used apps and access the Task manager.

Back Key

  • Press Back to return to the previous screen, option or step.


Lightly touch items to select or launch them. For example:

  • Tap the on screen keyboard to enter characters or text.

  • Tap a menu item to select it.

  • Tap an applications icon to launch the application.

Touch and Hold

Activate on-screen items by a touch and hold gesture. For example:

  • Touch and hold a widget on the home screen to move it.

  • Touch and hold on a field to display a pop-up menu of options.

Swipe and Palm Swipe

To swipe, lightly drag your finger vertically or horizontally across the screen. Use swipe when:

  • Unlocking the screen

  • Scrolling through the Home screen or a menu

  • To palm swipe, swipe the side of your hand horizontally across the screen. Use palm swipe when:

Capturing the screen


To pan, touch and hold a selected icon, then move the device to the left or right to reposition it to another page. You must first activate Motion on your device. Use panning to:

  • Move icons on your Home screens or Application Menus to another page.


To activate the tilt feature, press and hold two points on the screen then tilt the device back and forth to reduce or enlarge the screen. Use tilt to:

  • Reduce or enlarge the screen in the Gallery or Browser.

Turn over

Turn your phone over so that the screen faces downward. For example:

  • Mute incoming calls and playing sounds by turning your phone over.

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