What is Galaxy S5 toolbox?
Unlike that for Galaxy S4, Samsung restrained from bragging new features. The low-profile approach is welcomed by the consumers because more than 99% users are using less than 1% features in today’s smartphones.
But due to this low-profile approach, many Galaxy S5 owners missed one of the best new features: Galaxy S5 toolbox.
Galaxy S5 toolbox is simply a floating shortcut for your favorite apps. In other words, Galaxy S5 toolbox enables your access to your favorite apps (you name them!) from any screen with one tap.
Once enabled, Galaxy S5 toolbox will be shown as a translucent floating icon in all screens.
How to enable Galaxy S5 toolbox?
By default, Galaxy S5 toolbox is not enabled. You can easily enable it from Settings–Toolbox.
In the Galaxy S5 Toolbox page, drag the settings to the right side to enable it. Of course, if you wan to disable the toolbox for whatever reason, just drag the toggle to the left.
After enabling Galaxy S5 toolbox, you will notice a translucent icon on the screen as shown below.
How to customize favorite apps to Galaxy S5 toolbox?
The galaxy S5 toolbox hold 5 apps by default. Of course, you can customize these favorite apps by replacing them with any apps in your phone. The apps that can be added to toolbox are not limited to pre-installed ones.
To change the apps in the toolbox, you can tap the Edit button. Then, you can select and deselect any apps for Galaxy S5 toolbox as shown above.
That’s all configuration needed.
How to use Galaxy S5 toolbox?
Once Galaxy S5 toolbox is enabled, it will be available everywhere. The translucent icon is always presented in your screen. It is not so obtrusive as some may expect.
You can also move the location of the toolbox to any other locations in the screen. Simply touch and hold the floating icon, you can then dock it to any locations in your screen.
To use Galaxy S5 toolbox to access your favorite apps quickly, you simply tap the floating icon. The apps in the toolbox will then be available. You can open the app by tap it in the list as shown below.
How to quickly disable/enable galaxy S5 toolbox
For some reason, you may want to disable the toolbox temporally. This can be done through quick settings panel quickly.
To access Quick Settings panel in S5, swipe down from the status bar (top of the screen) with 2 (two) fingers. In the quick settings window, you can tap Toolbox to disable/enable it instantly.
Of course, you can also disable/enable Galaxy S5 toolbox through Settings–Toolbox as illustrated above.
Have you tried galaxy S5 toolbox?
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More how-to guides , tips and tricks for using Samsung Galaxy S5 are available at Samsung Galaxy S5 how-to guides page.