How to Display Battery Status on Lock Screen of Android 4.4.4 KitKat?

One of the major things to take continuous and regular care of during the use of your Android 4.4.4 KitKat device is battery. Battery plays a vital role in the smooth functioning of the Android devices like all other mobile devices. The Android provides a facility to keep a regular check on the battery level on the status bar of your device. But, Android is also of the view that you may even need to display status of battery level right on the lock screen so that you may not be wasting your time to unlock your device to check the battery status.

Now, it is not difficult to display the battery status on the lock screen of your Android device but if you feel any problem, feel free to consult instructions.

Command Line: Settings – Home > Lock Screen – PERSONALIZATION > Battery Status – GENERAL > Battery Status Popup Menu – Only when charging / Always On / Always Off.

Instructions

1: Tap the icon of the ‘Settings’ app on the bottom right corner of the Home screen of your Android 4.4.4 KitKat device to open up the ‘Settings’ screen.     BatteryStatus-12: At the ‘Settings’ screen, scroll down to the PERSONALIZATION section and tap the ‘Lock Screen’.BatteryStatus-23: See the current status of ‘Battery Status’ in the GENERAL section is ‘Always off’. If you want to change the status of battery of your Android device, tap ‘Battery Status’. It will open up a popup menu with the following options:

  • Only When Charging
  • Always On
  • Always Off

See the current status is; ‘Always Off’.BatteryStatus-3

BatteryStatus-44: If you want to change the status of battery, tap any other options to select and enable it. I tapped the ‘Always On’.BatteryStatus-5

BatteryStatus-6From now onward, the battery level will always be available on the lock screen of your Android device.

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How to Set Screen Rotation Degrees in Android 5.0 Lollipop Devices?

Screen rotation is a feature which is needed, especially, when you are reading something on screen of mobile device and frequent movement of body makes the reading difficult. In this situation, you feel the need to rotate the screen as well. You may activate screen rotation from more than one procedures but you have to set screen rotation degrees to make the screen rotation meaningful.

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In Android 5.0 Lollipop, you may set the screen rotation, as desired, but if you feel any problem, you may see the instructions.

Instructions

Command Line: Settings – Home > Display – Settings > Rotation – Display > Auto-rotation screen ON/OFF.

1: Tap the icon of the ‘Settings’ app on the Home screen of your Android 5.0 Lollipop device to open up the ‘Settings’ screen. Lollipop-Screen-Rotation Degrees-12: At the ‘Settings’ screen, scroll down to the DEVICE section and tap ‘Display’. Lollipop-Screen-Rotation Degrees-23: At the ‘Display’ screen, see the status of the ‘Rotation’ is ‘Disabled’. Tap to change the status, i.e. to activate the screen rotation. Lollipop-Screen-Rotation Degrees-34: At the ‘Rotation’ screen, see the ‘Auto-rotate screen’ is switched off as it is Grey in color. Lollipop-Screen-Rotation-Degrees-45: Tap the ‘Auto-rotate screen and drag it to the right to switch it on.

6: When the switch is turned on, the color of ‘Auto-rotate screen’ will changed from Grey to light Green, indicating that the switch is on and the auto-rotate screen is activated and enabled.

7: When the screen rotation is activated, see the degrees set by default are ‘0’, i.e. checked whereas the 3 more options are available, i.e. 90, 180 & 270 and are unchecked.Lollipop-Screen-Rotation-Degrees-58: You may tap any of degrees to rotate the screen to. I tapped to check the 90, 180 and 270 degrees but tapped the ‘0’ degrees to uncheck as it looks absurd to to me rotate to ‘0’ degree. Lollipop-Screen-Rotation-Degrees-69: Go back to ‘Display’ screen to see the status of the ‘Rotation’ which is changed to ’90, 180 & 270 degrees. Lollipop-Screen-Rotation-Degrees-7Now, whenever you will rotate your Android device, the screen will also rotate accordingly.

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How to Activate Screen Rotation in Android 5.0 Lollipop Devices? From Display

Screen rotation can be activated by various procedure but one procedure is from the ‘Display’ settings. You may activate screen rotation by a simple procedure.

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It is a simple procedure but if you face any problem, please do not feel any hesitation to see the instructions, given below.

Instructions

Command Line: Settings – Home > Display – Settings > Rotation – Display > Auto-rotation screen ON/OFF.

1: Tap the icon of the ‘Settings’ app on the Home screen of your Android 5.0 Lollipop device to open up the ‘Settings’ screen. Lollipop-Wallpaper-Home-92: At the ‘Settings’ screen, scroll down to the DEVICE section and tap ‘Display’. Lollipop-Screen-Rotation-Activation-23: At the ‘Display’ screen, see the status of the ‘Rotation’ is ‘Disabled’, i.e. when you will rotate your Android, its screen will not be rotated with device rotation. Tap to change the status, i.e. to activate the screen rotation. Lollipop-Screen-Rotation-Activation-34: At the ‘Rotation’ screen, see the ‘Auto-rotate screen’ is switched off as it is Grey in color. Lollipop-Screen-Rotation-Activation-45: Tap the ‘Auto-rotate screen and drag it to the right to switch it on.

6: When the switch is turned on, the color of ‘Auto-rotate screen’ will be changed from Grey to light Green, indicating that the switch is on and the auto-rotate screen is activated and enabled. When the auto-rotate screen is activated, you need to activate at least one option of degree. I tapped ’90 degrees’. Lollipop-Screen-Rotation-Activation-57: Move back to the ‘Display’ screen and rotate the screen to 90 degree and see the screen is rotated, accordingly. Lollipop-Screen-Rotation-Activation-6That’s all!

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How to Switch ON Wi-Fi App by 4 Different Ways in Android 4.4.4 KitKat Phones?

Importance of Wi-Fi for the modern era smartphones is so big that Android 4.4.4 KitKat has introduced 4 different options to switch on Wi-Fi. These 4 different methods to switch on Wi-Fi are so introduced to make it comfortably easier to switch on Wi-Fi at any time and at any stage of operations of the Android phone.

See the four different methods to switch on the Wi-Fi.

Method 1 – Switch ON from Status Bar

1: Tap at the top Right / Left (depending upon the settings of the Notification Drawer) of the status bar of the screen or Android 4.4.4 KitKat phone and drag it downward. See the Wi-Fi button is disabled. KitKat-WiFi32: Tap the Wi-Fi Icon button at the status bar and the Wi-Fi will be switched ON. KitKat-WiFi4Method 2 – Switch ON from Notification Drawer

1: Tap at the top Right / Left (depending upon the settings of the Notification Drawer) of the status bar of the screen of Android 4.4.4 KitKat phone and drag it downward to open up the Notification Drawer. See the Wi-Fi button is diabled. KitKat-WiFi12: Tap the Wi-Fi Icon button present in the Notification Drawer and the Wi-Fi will be switched ON. KitKat-WiFi2Method 3 – Switch ON from Settings Screen

1: Tap the ‘Settings’ Icon on the Home screen of the Android 4.4.4 KitKat phone to open up the ‘Settings’ screen. KitKat-WiFi52: See the ‘Wi-Fi’ switch under the WIRELESS & NETWORKS’ is OFF.

3: Tap and drag the Wi-Fi button to right to switch on the button. When the switch is moved to the left on ON, its color will be changed to sky blue which is the indication that the Wi-Wi is ON.KitKat-WiFi6

Method 4 – Switch ON from WI-Fi Screen

1: Tap the ‘Settings’ on Home screen of Android 4.4.4 KitKat phone to open up the Settings screen. KitKat-WiFi72: Tap the ‘Wi-Fi’ under the WIRELESS & NETWORKS to open the ‘Wi-Fi’ screen.

3: See the ‘Wi-Fi’ is OFF. Tap and drag the switch to ON to run the Wi-Fi. When the color of the switch is changed to Sky Blue, it is indication that the Wi-Fi is ON. KitKat-WiFi8That’s all!

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How to Display Battery Status on Status Bar of Android 4.4.4 KitKat Phone?

To keep an eye on the consumption of battery of Android 4.4.4 KitKat phone, it is better to display battery status on status bar of the screen of the phone so that its consumptions and usage can be managed easily. You may set the battery status to ‘Hidden’ or displayed. It is easy to manage the display of the status. Just follow the instructions.

Instructions

Command Line: Settings > Status bar – PERSONALIZATION > Battery status style.

1: Follow the Command Line to open up the ‘Status bar’ screen.

2: See the status of ‘Battery status style’ which is ‘Hidden’. See also the battery status is not displayed at the status bar on the top right corner of the Android phone screen.

3: Tap the ‘Battery status style’ to set / change it. It will open up a prompt named; ‘Battery status style’. KitKatBatteryStatus1

4: See the ‘Hidden’ status is selected and enabled as the radio button is selected. KitKatBatteryStatus25: Select and tap any of the 4 other statuses, such as, Icon portrait, Icon landscape, Circle & Text. I selected the first one, i.e. Icon portrait. It will take you, instantly, back to the ‘Status bar’ screen where the ‘Battery status style’ is changed to ‘Icon portrait’. KitKatBatteryStatus3

6: At the same time, see the battery status is now displayed on the status bar of the Android phone at the top right corner of the screen. KitKatBatteryStatus4 KitKatBatteryStatus5

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Samsung I9506 GALAXY S4 and LG G Flex – Comparison of Hardware Specs

Samsung I9506 GALAXY S4 and LG G Flex are the two leading and most selling smartphones, competing each other in the market. Both have excellent specs and features. Both are Android family members.

Release in the Market

Samsung I9506 Galaxy S4 was announced and released in the third quarter of year 2013. It is also known as Samsung Galaxy S4 with LTE+. For the SK Telecom, it is known as Samsung SHV-E330S Galaxy S4 LTE-A. Announced in October 2013 and released in the November 2013, LG G Flex is powered by Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean. It is available in the following countries and platforms:

  1. LG G Flex D955 for Germany
  2. LG G Flex D958 for Hong Kong & Asia
  3. LG G Flex D959 for T-Mobile USA
  4. LG G Flex D950 for AT&T
  5. LG G Flex LS995 for Sprint

The hardware specs of both the Samsung I9506 GALAXY S4 and LG G Flex are compared as under:

OPERATING SYSTEM
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 LG G FLEX
OS Android OS, v4.2.2 – Jelly Bean Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Can be upgraded KitKat
SIZE, DIMENSION AND WEIGHT
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 LG G FLEX
Height – mm 136.6 160.5
Height – in 5.38 6.32
Width – mm 69.8 81.6
Width – in 2.75 3.21
Thickness – mm 7.9 8.7
Thickness – in 0.31 0.34
Weight ‘g’ 130 177
Weight – ‘oz’ 4.59 6.24
SCREEN DISPLAY
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 LG G FLEX
Type Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen Curved P-OLED Capacitive Touchscreen
Colors 16M 16M
Size 5.0 in 6.0in
Resolution (pixels) 1080 x 1920 720 x 1280
Pixel Density ~441 ppi Pixel Density ~245 ppi Pixel Density
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL MEMORY
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 LG G FLEX
Card Slot MicroSD – Max. 64 GB Not Available
Internal  Memory 16/32 GB 32 GB
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
HARDWARE
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 LG G FLEX
CPU Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 Not Available
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 32 GB
GPU Adreno 330 2 GB
HARDWARE RELATED SOFT SPECS (SENSORS)
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 LG G FLEX
Sensors Accelerometer Accelerometer
Gyro Gyro
Proximity Proximity
Compass Compass
Barometer
Temperature
Humidity
Gesture
RADIO
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 LG G FLEX
Radio FM Radio Stereo FM Radio with RDS

BATTERY

SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 LG G FLEX
Type Li-Ion 2600 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po 3500 mAh

Samsung I9506 Galaxy S4 and LG Nexus 5 – Comparison of Hardware Specs

Samsung I9506 Galaxy S4 and LG Nexus 5 are the two leading and most selling smartphones of the Android family. Both have excellent specs and features. The hardware specs of both the Samsung I9506 Galaxy S4 and LG Nexus 5 are compared as under:

OPERATING SYSTEM
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 LG NEXUS 5
OS Android v4.2.2 – Jelly Bean Android v4.4 KitKat

Samsung I9506 Galaxy S4 is powered by Android Android v4.2.2 Jelly Bean while the LG Nexus 5 is powered by Android v4.4 KitKat.

SIZE, DIMENSION AND WEIGHT
Samsung I9506 Galaxy S4 LG Nexus 5
Height – mm 136.6 137.9
Height – in 5.38 5.43
Width – mm 69.8 69.2
Width – in 2.75 2.72
Thickness – mm 7.9 8.6
Thickness – in 0.31 0.34
Weight ‘g’ 130 130
Weight – ‘oz’ 4.59 4.59

LG Nexus 5 is a little bigger in length and width but it is thinner than Samsung I9506 Galaxy S4 but the weight of both the smartphones is same.

SCREEN DISPLAY
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 LG NEXUS 5
Type Super AMOLED Capacitive Touchscreen True HD IPS+ Capacitive Touchscreen
Colors 16M 16M
Size 5.0 in 4.95in
Resolution (pixels) 1080 x 1920 1080 x 1920
Pixel Density ~441 ppi Pixel Density ~445 ppi Pixel Density
Multi-touch Available Available
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Screen Display of both the smartphones looks to be a little different in pixel density and size. Size of the screen display of LG Nexus 5 is a little shorter. But the Pixel Density of the Nexus 5 is a little higher.

INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL MEMORY
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 LG NEXUS 5
Card Slot Micro SD – Max. 64 GB Not Available
Internal  Memory 16/32 GB 16/32 GB
RAM 2 GB 2 GB

There is only one difference of Internal and External Memory of Samsung Galaxy S4 and LG Nexus 5, i.e. availability of the card slot in the Samsung Galaxy S4 which is not available in Lg Nexus 5.

HARDWARE
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 LG NEXUS 5
CPU Quad-core 2.3 GHz Krait 400 Quad-Core 2.3 GHz Krait 400
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800 Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800
GPU Adreno 330 Adreno 330

The CPU, Chipset and GPU are equal in both the smartphones.

HARDWARE RELATED SOFT SPECS (SENSORS)
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 LG NEXUS 5
Sensors Accelerometer Accelerometer
Gyro Gyro
Proximity Proximity
Compass Compass
Barometer Barometer
Temperature  –
Humidity  –
Gesture  –

Samsung Galaxy S4 has 3 more sensors than LG Nexus 5. Rest of the sensors are same.

RADIO
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 LG NEXUS 5
Radio FM Radio Not Available

Samsung Galaxy S4 has FM Radio while the same is not available in the LG Nexus 5

BATTERY
SAMSUNG I9506 GALAXY S4 LG NEXUS 5
Type Li-Ion 2600 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po 2300 mAh
Stand-by – Max 2G / 370 h – 3G 2G / 300 h – 3G
Talk time – Max 2G / 17 h – 3G 2G / 17 h – 3G

In the Battery specs, the Samsung Galaxy S4 has following superiorities:

  • The battery of the LG Nexus is non-removable while the same of Samsung Galaxy S4 can be changed.
  • The battery of Samsung S4 has the higher amperes.
  • The battery of Samsung S4 has more standby time than that of LG Nexus 5.