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Customise settings for location services, security, and other options for Galaxy S4.

Galaxy S4 Location services

Change settings for location information permissions.

  • Access to my location: Set the device to allow applications to use your current location information.
  • Use GPS satellites: Set the device to use the GPS satellite for finding the current location.
  • Wi-Fi & mobile network location: Set the device to allow location data collection and to determine the location of your lost or stolen device via Wi-Fi or mobile network.
  • My places: Set up profiles that will be used for specific locations when you use GPS, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth features to find your current location.

Galaxy S4 Security settings

Change settings for securing Galaxy S4 and the SIM or USIM card.

Encrypt device: Set a password to encrypt data saved on the device. You must enter the password each time you turn on Galaxy S4.

  • Charge the battery before enabling this setting because it may take more than an hour to encrypt your data.

Encrypt external SD card:

  • Encrypt: Set Galaxy S4 to encrypt files when you save them to a memory card.
  • Full encryption: Set Galaxy S4 to encrypt all files on a memory card.
  • Exclude multimedia files: Set Galaxy S4 to encrypt all files on a memory card, except for media files.
  • If you reset your device to the factory defaults with this setting enabled, the device will not be able to read your encrypted files. Disable this setting before resetting the device.

Remote controls: Set the device to allow control of your lost or stolen device remotely via the Internet. To use this feature, you must sign in to your Samsung account.

  • Account registration: Add or view your Samsung account.
  • Wi-Fi & mobile network location: Set the device to allow location data collection and to determine the location of your lost or stolen device via Wi-Fi or mobile network.

SIM Change Alert: Activate or deactivate the Find my mobile feature which helps locate the device when lost or stolen.

Find my mobile web page: Access the SamsungDive website ( You can track and control your lost or stolen device on the SamsungDive website.

Set up SIM card lock:

  • Lock SIM card: Activate or deactivate the PIN lock feature to require the PIN before using the device.
  • Change SIM PIN: Change the PIN used to access SIM or USIM data.

Make passwords visible: By default, the device hides passwords for security. Set the device to display passwords as they are entered.

Device administrators: View device administrators installed on the device. You can allow device administrators to apply new policies to the device.

Unknown sources: Choose to install applications from any source. If not chosen, download applications only from Play Store.

Verify apps: Set this to allow Google to check the application for harmful behaviour before installing it.

Trusted credentials: Use certificates and credentials to ensure secure use of various applications.

Install from device storage: Install encrypted certificates stored on the USB storage.

Clear credentials: Erase the credential contents from the device and reset the password.

Galaxy S4 Application manager

View and manage the applications on your device.

Battery Usage

View the amount of battery power consumed by your device.

Gasslaxy S4 Storage Settings

View memory information for your device and memory card, or format a memory card.

  • Formatting a memory card permanently deletes all data from it.
  • The actual available capacity of the internal memory is less than the specified capacity because the operating system and default applications occupy part of the memory.

Galaxy S4 Date and time settings

Access and alter the following settings to control how the device displays the time and date.

  • If the battery remains fully discharged or removed from the device, the time and date is reset.

Automatic date and time: Automatically update the time and date when moving across time zones.

Set date: Set the current date manually.

Set time: Set the current time manually.

Automatic time zone: Set the device to receive time zone information from the network when you move across time zones.

Select time zone: Set the home time zone.

Use 24-hour format: Display time in 24-hour format.

Select date format: Select a date format.

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