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How Can I Use the Active Key on My Galaxy S5 Active? (SM-G870A)

Active key allows you to quickly launch your favorite apps. You can set up your active key to activate different apps depending on a short press or a long press of the Active key.

Using the Active Key

Use the active key located on the left side of the device for quick access to your favorite app.

The default app is Activity Zone.


Setting up the Activity Zone

  1. From the Home screen, touch Apps.

  2. Navigate to Settings > DEVICE > Active key.

  3. Select each app for the following options:

    • Short press: Activate the app whenever you short press the Active key.

    • Long press: Activate the app whenever you long press the Active key.

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