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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Add or Remove a Contact in Auto Reject List in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has a default call reject feature that will let you to block unwanted calls from a specific number by adding the required phone number or contact to the auto reject list. When a blocked contact calls you, your phone will automatically block it and you won't be notified with any notification(sound or vibration).


How to add a contact to the auto reject list?
You can block incoming calls from a specific number by adding the number to the auto reject list. As the example, we'll try doing so by using two different methods: from the contacts list and from the call logs.


Method #1: From the contacts list
Open Contacts app. All your contacts will be displayed here.Tap the required contact you want to add to the auto reject list.Tap More at the top right and then select Add to Auto reject list.This icon will be displayed above the phone number as a sign than the selected contact has been added to the auto reject list.

Method #2: From the call logs
Open Phone app.Tap

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Block Unwanted and Unknown Calls in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

When needed, you can set your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to automatically block calls come from a specific number or those you have not added to your contacts list by adding the phone number to the auto reject list and enabling the feature to reject calls from unknown numbers. But, you have to remember that this feature will only work to block calls from those with phone numbers, in other words, this feature can't be used to block private calls or calls come from those who hide their phone numbers.


How to block unwanted calls from a specific phone number?
You can do so by using the following steps:
Open Phone app.Tap More at the top right and then select Settings.Tap Call rejection.Tap Auto reject list.To manually add a phone number to the reject list, enter the required phone number you want to block. Alternatively, you can tap the Log button to pick up a phone number from your call logs, or tap the Contacts button to pick up a phone number from your contacts list.Tap to add the enter…

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Sort Apps in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

By default, you can rearrange apps in the apps menu manually so you can have your apps list in random order. But, if your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has been updated to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, you'll have the A-Z sorting feature that can be used to sort the list of your apps in the apps menu in alphabetical order. Sorting the apps alphabetically will help you find an app with more easily. Unfortunately, if you want to keep the list of your apps in this order, you have to sort the list again after installing or uninstalling and disabling or re-enabling any app.


How to sort the list of apps in alphabetical order?
You can use the A-Z sorting feature to sort the list of your apps alphabetically by using the following steps:
While you're in a home screen, tap Apps at the bottom right corner of the screen to go to the apps menu. All your apps will be displayed here.Tap A-Z at the top of the screen.A pop up window will appear to inform you that the list of your apps will be rearranged in …

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Change the Grid Size on Home Screen in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

By default, a home screen in your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has 4 rows and 4 columns which mean you'll be able to add or display up to 16 1x1 widgets or shortcuts to apps in a home screen. When needed, you can change the size of the grid on your home screen so you can add or display more or less widgets or shortcuts to apps.


How to change the grid size on home screen?
You can do so by using the following steps:
While you're in a home screen, pinch the screen using two fingers or long tap on an empty area.Tap the Screen grid icon at the bottom of the screen.Select the required grid size you want to use. There are three grid sizes available:4x4: select this option to divide your home screen becomes 4 columns and 4 rows so you can add or display up to 16 items. This option is enabled by default.4x5: select this option to divide your home screen becomes 4 columns and 5 rows so you can add or display up to 20 items.5x5: select this option to divide your home screen becomes 5 columns an…

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Change Themes in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

There are some ways that you can do to customize your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, one of which is by changing its theme. This will change the visual elements of the home screen, lock screen, apps and icons.


How to change Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge theme?
You can do so by using two different methods: from a home screen and from the settings menu.

Method #1: From a home screen
You can change your phone's theme from a home screen by using the following steps:
While you're in a home screen, pinch the screen using two fingers or long tap on an empty area.Tap the Themes icon at the bottom of the screen.
Tap the required theme you want to use. By default, there are three preloaded themes available: Default, Pink and Space. If you'd like to have more themes, you can download them from the theme store by tapping the Theme Store button at the bottom of the screen.
Swipe the screen to the left to see the preview of the selected theme. As a note, the visual elements of interface(e.g: colors, icon…

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Add or Remove Shortcuts to Apps in Home Screen in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

In Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, there are several ways that can be done to help you quickly access your favourite apps, one of which is by adding shortcuts to your favourite apps in your home screen. It will save you more time since you don't need to go to the apps menu when you need to use your favourite apps. If needed, you can also easily remove unused or unwanted shortcuts to apps from your home screen.


How to add a shortcut to an app to the home screen?
As the example, we'll try adding a shortcut to the Gallery app to the home screen by using the following steps:
While you're in a home screen, tap Apps at the bottom right corner of the screen to go to the apps menu.Swipe the screen to the left or right to find the Gallery app.Tap and hold the Gallery app icon and then drag it to an empty area in a home screen to create a shortcut to this app in the home screen.A shortcut to the Gallery app has been added to the home screen. If you need to add more home screens to your phone…

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Add or Remove Widget in Home Screen in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Widgets are small apps that can be used to easily launch a specific app function to provide you information and convenient access from your phone's home screen, for instance: the music widget that will let you easily control the music playback from the home screen, the weather widget that will let you easily know the weather information from the home screen, etc.


How to add a widget to the home screen?
Before you can use a widget, you have to add it first to your home screen. As the example, we'll try adding the music widget to the home screen by using the following steps:
While you're in a home screen, pinch the screen using two fingers or long tap on an empty area.Tap the Widgets icon at the bottom of the screen to view the widgets list.Swipe the screen to the left or right to find the Music 4x1 widget, or you can use the search function to find this widget with more quickly by using these steps:Tap More at the top right and then select Search widgets.Type music in the s…

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Connect to a Windows Computer

There are some reason you might want to connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to your Windows computer, e.g: when you want to copy or move files from your phone to PC or vice versa, when you want to share your phone's mobile data connection to your PC, etc. You can easily connect both these devices by using the USB cable that came with your phone.

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Disclaimer: this post is written based on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge SM-G925F runs with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop and the computer uses Windows 7 Professional 32-bit as the operating system.
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How to connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to a Windows PC?
As the example, we'll connect the phone to a Windows PC by using the provided USB cable and then transfer some photos taken with the Camera app to the PC via the Windows Explorer app by using the following steps:
Connect your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge to the computer using the provided USB cable by plugging the micro USB connect…

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Enable and Use Wallpaper Motion Effect in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

When you're in the wallpaper menu, you can not only change the home screen wallpaper to personalize your home screen, but also enable wallpaper motion effect to give a visual effect for the wallpaper. When this feature is enabled, your home screen wallpaper will move(though it's so slightly) when you tilt your phone.


How to enable the wallpaper motion effect?
You can turn this feature on by using two different methods: from a home screen and from the settings menu.


Method #1: From a home screen
You can enable the wallpaper motion effect from a home screen by using the following steps:
While you're in a home screen, pinch the screen using two fingers or long tap on an empty area.Tap the Wallpapers button at the bottom of the screen.Slide the ON/OFF switch next to Wallpaper motion effect to the right to enable it. The switch turns green when it's enabled.

Method #2: From the settings menu
You can enable the wallpaper motion effect from the settings menu by using the follow…

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Change Home Screen Wallpaper in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

When needed, you can do some customizations to the home screen in your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, one of which is by changing its background image(we often call it as wallpaper). You can set other preloaded wallpaper as your home screen wallpaper when you're bored with your current wallpaper, or you can use your own picture as your home screen wallpaper when you want to have a unique wallpaper.


How to change the home screen wallpaper?
You can do so by using some different methods. As the example, we'll try changing the home screen wallpaper from a home screen and from the settings menu.


Method #1: From a home screen
You can change the background image of your home screen from a home screen by using the following steps:
While you're in a home screen, pinch the screen using two fingers or long tap on an empty area to edit your home screen.Tap the Wallpapers button at the bottom of the screen.Tap the drop down box at the top of the screen and then select Home screen.To use your ow…

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: How to Add, Remove or Rearrange Home Screen in Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Home screen is a part of your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge that can be used as the starting point to access all features available in your phone. It can be used to place widgets or shortcuts to apps for easier access. When needed, you can add, remove or rearrange your home screens to suit your need.


How to add a new home screen?
When needed, you can add more home screens in your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge so you can place more apps or widgets by using the following steps:
While you're in a home screen, pinch the screen using two fingers or long tap on an empty area to edit your home screen.Swipe the screen to the leftmost and then tap a home screen preview with + sign inside to add a new home screen. As a note, you're allowed to have up to 15 home screens.A new home screen has been added.

How to remove a home screen?
In case you want to remove a home screen, e.g: when you want to simplify your home screens by removing unused ones, you can do so by using the following steps:
While you're…