General just a few questions about GS4 (VZW phone)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Zach59CTD, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. Zach59CTD

    Zach59CTD Member

    Aug 20, 2013
    ok guys, ive had my phone since about July, came from a Blackberry Bold 9930 iirc. Anyway, just a few things id like to either be confirmed on, or taught how to change. Heres list as follows.

    • Pages on main screen: on some of the S4s ive seen, the user can continually swipe page to page and it just continues to swipe, as with mine it stops when ive reached the furthest left and right screen pages, is there any way i can change so that mine will also continually sweep and not stop.
    • E mail display time: With my old blackberry my e mail would stay in the e mail folder as long as i kept it and just show as unread. With my S4 it automatically deletes off the phones e mail folder 24 hrs after it was received, whether opened or not. Is there a way i can change the length of time the phone will hold e mails whether read or unread. Im missing lots of important things since the e mails delete themselves out of phone after only 24 hrs.
    • Camera pictures and setting background image: Ive noticed with this phone, itll only let you choose a VERY small portion of a picture you take as the background picture for the phone. Is there any way to change this as i often want to set an image of something but i will only get about 1/4 of image i want to show in background.

    Im sure i can think of more stuff but thats all thats on my mind off hand. Ill just add to this post more as i get new questions. Hopefully someone can help me out here and let me know whether any of this can be adjusted or if this is all just "how it is"

    Thanks Guys


  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Well-Known Member

    Jan 16, 2012
    Being retired and writing Tasker tasks.
    Fayetteville, NC, USA
    I can only answer #1, because my email stays for months and I don't use the camera much.

    The screen effect is called "infinite scroll" (and a few other names in other launchers - I use Nova). It's settable in the settings in the menu when you're on a home page.
  3. amarie82

    amarie82 Well-Known Member
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    Sep 16, 2013
    tech support
    Emails I would check your settings on how long they stay on the phone and sync. Go to emails then settings. Then the photos normally when you set a pic to a home page or wallpaper it should have a box and you crop what you want with the length size. Expand or make it smaller.
  4. Goodspike

    Goodspike Well-Known Member

    Dec 28, 2010
    I'm not familiar with the "infinite scroll" feature mentioned in post 2, but I would mention that you can get to any screen by hitting the corresponding little dot at the bottom of the home page. There should be seven dots. I would also mention that if you try setting up folders you might find you don't need so many screens. I only have three screens set up, and one is over half empty and another is a full screen display of my calendar.

    As to the second, that's odd behavior. I would check the settings on your email app or even a different email app.

    Sorry, I'm not sure what you're talking about on the third item.
  5. valorian

    valorian Well-Known Member

    Feb 15, 2011
    Northern Illinois
    For the third question, the camera takes pictures in a higher resolution that the phone uses for wallpapers. That is why you get a crop box and can only display a portion on the pictures.

    Download an all called Wallpaper Wizard from the play store. This all will allow you to use the entire picture.
  6. AeolianReflex

    AeolianReflex Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2010
    Southern California
    The Verizon S4 does not support infinite scrolling for some inexplicable reason.
    Using the dots as suggested works just as well. Also if you hold and swipe across the dots you can hyperscroll (how's that for word :D) across the different screens.
  7. (G)

    (G) Well-Known Member

    Third question answer: the cropping box is resizeable. Just touch and hold one of the corners and you can resize it to include more of your picture.
  8. itsallgood

    itsallgood Well-Known Member

    Jan 27, 2011
    For question #1, if the stock launcher doesn't have infinite scroll, then use a 3rd party launcher that does.

    For questions #2, I just checked my stock email settings and didn't see anything to change how long they stay in the inbox. (Maybe it needs to be changed in Google.)

    For question #3, I have the same problem at times. I think it depends on the size of the picture, if it will allow you to use the entire picture or not. (I'm on AT&T)
  9. Zach59CTD

    Zach59CTD Member

    Aug 20, 2013
    hmmmm ok thanks guys...ill play with stuff n see what happens

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