Screen & keyboard: Samsung Sidekick 4G

Learn how to customize the screen and keyboard settings on the Samsung Sidekick 4G. Find out more on this page:

 

Backlight

Home screen

Keyboard

Multitasking

 

 

Backlight

Brightness

To make the screen backlight brighter or darker, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, press the Menu sk4Gmenu.png key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Display.
  4. Tap Brightness.
  5. Tap Automatic brightness or touch and drag your finger left or right to adjust brightness.
  6. Tap OK.

 

 

Timeout

To change the time before the backlight times out, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, press the Menu sk4Gmenu.png key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Display.
  4. Tap Screen timeout.
  5. Tap to select one of the following options:
    • 15 seconds
    • 30 seconds
    • 1 minute
    • 2 minutes
    • 10 minutes
    • 30 minutes

 

 

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Home screen

Add widget or shortcut

To add a widget or shortcut to the Home screen, follow these steps:

 

  1. Touch and hold a vacant spot on any Home screen.
  2. Tap one of the following options:

Widgets

  1. Scroll to and tap the desired widget.
  2. If necessary, tap to select an option.
  3. Tap the Back key.

Shortcuts

  1. Scroll to and tap the desired shortcut.
  2. If necessary, tap to select an option.
  3. Tap the Back key.

Folders

  1. Scroll to and tap the desired folder.
  2. If necessary, tap to select an option.
  3. Tap the Back key.

 

 

Delete widget or shortcut

To delete a widget or shortcut from the Home screen, follow these steps:

 

  1. Touch and hold a widget, shortcut, or folder on any Home screen.
  2. Drag the widget, shortcut, or folder to the Trash Can icon at the bottom of the screen.
  3. Release your finger.

 

 

Home screen wallpaper

To change the Home screen wallpaper picture, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu sk4Gmenu.png key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Display.
  4. Tap Screen display.
  5. Under Home screen, tap Wallpaper.
  6. Tap one of the following options:
    • Gallery
      1. Navigate to and tap the desired image.
      2. If desired, resize the image frame.
      3. Tap Save.
    • Live wallpapers
      1. Scroll to and tap the desired wallpaper image.
      2. Tap Set wallpaper.
    • Wallpaper gallery
      1. Scroll to the desired wallpaper image.
      2. Tap Set wallpaper.
      3. If desired, resize the image frame.
      4. Tap Save.

 

 

Lock screen wallpaper

To change the lock screen wallpaper picture, follow these steps:

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu sk4Gmenu.png key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Display.
  4. Tap Wallpaper.
  5. Tap one of the following options:
    • Wallpaper gallery
      1. Scroll to the desired wallpaper image.
      2. Tap Set wallpaper.
      3. If desired, resize the image frame.
      4. Tap Save.
    • Gallery
      1. Navigate to and tap the desired image.
      2. If desired, resize the image frame.
      3. Tap Save.

 

 

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Keyboard

Change default keyboard

To change the default keyboard, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Messaging.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. When creating a new message hold down on message box
  4. Tap Select input method.
  5. Tap one of the following options:
    • Samsung keypad
      • If desired, tap Samsung keypad again, tap Portrait keypad types, and then tap QWERTY Keypador 3x4 Keypad (displays only in portrait mode, when the phone is held vertically).
    • Swype

 

 

Enter symbols & numbers

To enter symbols and numbers with the keyboard, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any text screen, tap the text entry field to open the on-screen keyboard.
  2. Tap 123 to switch to numbers.
  3. Tap ?123 or 123 SYM to switch to numbers and symbols.
  4. Tap ?#+ to switch to symbols.
  5. Tap ABC or 123 ABC to switch back to text entry.

 

 

Text entry mode

To change the text entry or predictive text mode, follow these steps:

 

  1. From any Home screen, tap the Menu sk4Gmenu.png key.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Locale & text.
  4. Tap Select input method.

 

 

Turn on / off haptic feedback

To turn on or turn off haptic feedback vibration, follow these steps:

 

  1. From the Home screen, press Menu.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Sound.
  4. Tap Haptic feedback to enable/disable the feature.

 

 

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