On your laptop, you frequently get more information by positioning the mouse pointer on top of an object. Whether it’s the ALT text when hovering over the image on a Web page or the tool tips when hovering over a button in Windows, there’s a ton of extra available information. The Samsung Galaxy S4′s Air View feature also offers additional information when you hover over an object, but it uses your finger rather than a mouse pointer.
Air View lets users preview a photo, view the text of an email message in the inbox or scan ahead on a video, all without touching the screen. To enable Air View on the Samsung Galaxy S4, follow these steps.
- Open the Settings menu and tap the My Device tab at the top of the screen.
- Scroll down and select Air View.
- Toggle the slider at the top of the screen from Off to On.
- Next, switch the sliders next to Information Preview, Progress Preview, Speed Dial Preview and Webpage Magnifier to their On positions.
How to use Air View for Movies:
- Open the Play Movies and TV app and select the Personal Movies tab at the top of the screen.
- Choose the movie you want to watch and press Play.
- Hold your finger roughly a half an inch about the progress bar and move it forward to preview the video.
How to use Air View for Photos:
- Open the Gallery app.
- Place your hand roughly half an inch over the gallery you want to preview and hold it there until a series of images from the gallery appears.