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Originally Posted by kah22
Iíve upset the settings on my Samsung Galaxy s4 and would like some assistance.
Hereís what happened. I was moving some apps and widgets about on the Home screen and when I was finished went to turn it off as normal at the button at the bottom of the phone. It wouldnít turn off. I tried one or two short presses Ė still no success.
I then tried a continues press and what happened was a black screen popped up and it seemed to show the last number of apps I was using, tap on it and it took you back to Home Screen. I can delete the apps here either by swipping them away or by putting them in the bin but that does no good.
It appears that the only way I can turn the phone off is by using the on/off button at the side of the phone. If I let the phone sit until The phone will turn on as normal with the bottom button.
Can anyone tell me how I can overcome this nag? Can I nominate one of the other screens to be the home screen to see what might happen.
If I deleted the Home Screen would another one take over automatically as the Home screen.
As always thanks for your help
The bottom home button won't turn off the phone/screen. It will, however, wake the phone.
The screen that popped up by pressing and holding it is showing you what apps are sitting in your memory so that you can quickly access them (think open tabs on a browser or open applications on a computer). Swipping them away just closes them.
To delete an app you have to physically uninstall it through the play store or through the settings menu. Removing them from the home screen will keep them on the phone.
Hope that helps to answer your questions.