Samsung Galaxy S4 Internet Browser FAQ and User’s Guide

Out of the box, the Galaxy S4 comes with the stock Internet browser that you’ll probably use it very frequently to search for your favourite restaurants, checkout movie reviews or read newspaper articles while on the go.

If you’re new to Samsung Galaxy phone, this is the place to start learning about this app. This user’s guide answers some of the most frequently asked questions regarding the Internet browser app.

Navigate webpages with the following keys:

internet browser key

  1. Back
  2. Forward
  3. Reading mode.
  4. Enter a URL or search keyword.
  5. Refresh/reload
  6. View thumbnails of all active browser windows.
  7. Access to bookmarks.

While browsing a webpage, use the following options:

  1. Place 2 fingers on the screen and spread them apart or pinch them together to zoom in or out. Double tap the screen to return to the original size.
  2. Double tap on a particular part of the screen that you would like to zoom in, and then double tap again to return to the original size.
  3. And most of the browsing functions are accessible by tapping the Menu button while viewing a webpage. The options on this menu are self-explanatory.
    menu button

How to set the homepage ?

  1. On the Internet browser, tap the Menu button and then select Settings.
  2. Tap Set homepage.
  3. Select the option that you prefer. To enter your own URL, tap Other.
    set homepage

How to bookmark a website ?

  1. While viewing the site that you want to bookmark, tap the Menu button and then select Add bookmark.

How to download an image on a website ?

  1. On the Internet browser, long tap the image to get the pop-up menu.
  2. Tap Save image. And the image will be downloaded to /download folder.
    save image menu

How to save a page for offline reading?

  1. On the Internet browser, tap the Menu button and then select Save page.
  2. To view a list of saved pages, tap the Menu button and then select Saved pages.
  3. On the Saved pages screen, long tap the item to get a pop-up menu. Select Delete to remove a saved page.
    saved pages

Where can I find the history and most visited list?

  1. On the Internet browser, tap the Menu button and then select History.history screen
  2. To delete the history, tap the Menu button and then select Clear history.

How to find a string/text on a website ?

  1. On the Internet browser, tap the Menu button, and then select Find on page.
  2. Enter the text in the search text box.
    find text

How to use incognito mode in Internet browser ?

  1. On the Internet browser, tap the Menu button, and then select Incognito mode.
  2. The tab in incognito mode features grey toolbar.
    incognito mode toolbar

How do you get auto fill on Internet browser ?

  1. On the Internet browser, tap the Menu button, and then select Settings.
  2. Tap Auto fill forms and tick the checkbox.

How to save downloads to external SDcard ?

  1. On the Internet browser, tap the Menu button, and then select Settings.
  2. Tap Default storage and then select Memory card.
    default storage menu

How to change the default search engine for Internet browser on Galaxy s4 ?

  1. On the Internet browser, tap the Search/URL bar.
  2. Next, tap the Globe icon to expand the selection.
  3. Select the search engine that you prefer.
    search engine browser

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3 Responses to Samsung Galaxy S4 Internet Browser FAQ and User’s Guide

  1. K says:

    Is it possible that they built the browser and failed to put home page button on it. There is an option to set the home page but no way to get to it. At least I wasn’t able to find it.

    • Ethan says:

      Yah, there isn’t a button to get to your home page site as quickly as you wish. The workaround I could think of is either open a new tab or using bookmarks.

  2. Ron K says:

    AND they have embedded rediculous “sales” bookmarks from Samsung AND whoever their partner wireless provider is. Junk YOU CANNOT DELETE. I.E. stuck with a bunch of useless bookmarks AND for good measure, those sites also have EMBEDDED Apps connecting you 2X to buy more of their offerings. Samsung is moving to their own empire i.e. a mini Google Play store. All greedy, arrogant morons who think the more the shove it (UP?) to us, we will capitulate. HATE THE MODERN (19 yrs old geek gorilla marketing types…their mommies and daddies should proof read and test fly all their work!)> UGH…ron


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