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What is Air View™, and what can I see when hovering over the display with my Samsung Galaxy S4?

Air View lets you interact with your device's screen without actually touching it. Your device will detect when your finger is within about a quarter-inch of the screen and provide you an array of information about the content you are in proximity to. Air View lets you preview messages, emails, and other information; view scenes or the time elapsed in a video or movie timeline; see which contact has been assigned to a speed dial number; or magnify webpages. To turn Air View on, from the Home screen, press Menu > Settings > My device > Air view . Touch the slider at the top of the screen to turn Air view on.

Information Preview

Gallery Preview

When you are viewing content in the Gallery, hover over an album and the album preview is displayed. Hover your finger over a photo and a larger preview of the photo is displayed.

Gallery preview will work on albums and photos stored locally on your device, including those stored on an installed microSD™ card.


Calendar Preview

Hover over a date with events, and an expanded information window is displayed.


Messaging Preview

When you are viewing messages in the Messaging app or emails in the Email app, hover over a message for a moment to see a preview of the message.

Progress Preview

Hover over a video or movie in Samsung Video, and a larger preview of the video will play. When you are playing a video, hover over the timeline to see a preview of the related scene.

Speed Dial Preview

Hover over a number on the dialer to see the contact assigned to that number.

Webpage Magnifier

When browsing the Internet, hover over an area of a webpage to magnify.

• This feature works only in Internet.
• This feature does not work in Chrome .

Air View Settings

Mark the Sound and haptic feedback checkbox to turn sound and haptic feedback for Air View on or off. When the feature is on, a green check mark will be displayed, and your device will provide an audio and vibration feedback when Air View is displaying additional information.

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