Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 Tips and Tricks

Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Phone: Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
Factory OS: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)

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To capture a still shot while recording a video, simply tap the screen while you are recording.

This will save a still image.

If you find yourself with too many Apps on the homescreen, then you can create folders to organise them.

To start, simply press and hold on an App and drag it over the top of another App. The App should change colour/shape. Then release your finger and the two Apps will be combined into a folder.

You can then drag more Apps into this folder using the same process.

To give your folder a label, simply long press on the folder and you will be able to enter a name.

If you have forgotten your custom unlock pattern, then don’t panic.

After 5 unsuccessful tries a button should appear saying ‘Forgot pattern’. Press this and you will be asked to enter your Gmail username/password.

The phone will then ask for a new unlock pattern. If you don’t have a Gmail account, then you might have to either call your carrier or factory reset your phone.

While typing emails or notes, you can simply tap the space key twice and the phone will insert a full stop / period

To change the screen brightness, start from the Homescreen and press Menu – Settings – Display – Brightness.

Then choose the desired brightness setting. You can also select Automatic brightness to let the phone decide for you.

If you have auto-brightness enabled, you can also press, hold and slide the top notification bar left and right. The brightness will increase and decrease accordingly.

To access the scientific calculator, rotate the phone to landscape mode.

The calculator will change to a scientific one.

Open your music and play a song. Then press Menu – Sound Effects. You will then be presented with an equalizer including presets.

If you want to receive calls during the night, but don’t want to be woken up by notifications like text messages, then you can turn notifications to silent.

Go to Settings – Sounds. Then change notifications to silent.

WARNING: Making your volume or music louder can damage your hearing.

Most phones have their volumes limited by local laws to protect our hearing. There is a way to boost your volume however. Go to the Android Market and download an App called Volume+ (Sound Boost). There is also a free version called Volume+ Free.

You will need to root your phone for this App to work.

If you want to check how much RAM you have available, go to Settings – Apps – Running.