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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Tutorials, Guides, FAQs, How Tos and Tips [Part 8]

Galaxy S6 Edge

Dear readers, welcome to the 8th part of our Galaxy S6 Edge Tutorials series wherein we provide you with easy step-by-step guides on how to manage your phone more effectively. These are just the easy stuffs we’re presenting to you. There will be more complicated and risky tutorials to come for those who are willing to take the risk, so stay tuned.

Your new phone features web browsers to provide you with full access to both mobile and traditional Internet sites on the go with the S6 3G, 4G, or Wi-Fi data connections. And in this post, we will walk you through using available browsers as well as managing browser settings on the new Galaxy S6 Edge device.

The following outlines all topics we have tackled in this section of our S6 edge tutorials. Each of these topics contains links that will get you straight to their respective contents. Just click on the topic you want to view directly.

  1. Working with the Galaxy S6 Edge Browser
  2. Using the S6 Edge Internet Browser
  3. Adding a Bookmark on the S6 Edge Internet Browser
  4. Viewing Internet Browser History on the Galaxy S6 Edge
  5. Opening a New Browser Tab on the S6 Edge Internet Browser
  6. Configuring Internet Browser Settings on the Galaxy S6 Edge
  7. Using Chrome Browser on the Galaxy S6 Edge
  8. More Guides with the Galaxy S6 Edge Browser App
  9. How to Clear Browser Cache on the Galaxy S6 Edge
  10. How to Clear Browser Cookies on the Galaxy S6 Edge
  11. How to Clear Browser History
  12. How to Enable/Disable JavaScript on the S6 Edge Browser
  13. How to Force Stop Mobile Browser App on the Galaxy S6 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge features the Internet application that allows you to browse for various Internet contents on the go. Let us help you get the best from your new phone, by learning how to understand and use this feature with the following step-by-step guides we’ve prepared.

Working with the Galaxy S6 Edge Internet Browser

The Internet application on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge is the Android browser modified by Samsung. It supports multiple tabs including Incognito. It is also capable of syncing open tabs and bookmarks with other devices if you sign into your Samsung account.

Among the new cool features of the Edge Internet browser is its capability to let you use your fingerprints to sign into websites. This means you can use your fingerprints to log back in to a certain website. It works by entering your username and password the first time you sign in to certain sites or log-in pages, and then select the option to remember your login credentials using your fingerprints. When the website prompts for a login, your phone will ask you to place your finger on the Home key and after a few seconds, the information is filled in and submitted.

Using the S6 Edge Internet Browser

Launching the Internet browser app is a no-brainer task for existing Android users but still we offer this guide for the sake of all Android device newbies who are not yet familiar with the phone’s interface.

Here’s how to launch or open the Internet browser and start surfing the web with your S6 edge smartphone:

  1. Touch Apps from the Home screen.
  2. Touch Internet.
  3. Wait for the browser to open and then start browsing for web contents.

More Hints:

You can also launch the Internet browser by tapping a URL (hyperlink) in a text message, email message, or Gmail message from your device.

If you want to change the default launch page on your phone to your current page, tap More, go to Settings, select Homepage, and finally, tap Current page.

Setting up Internet on your Galaxy S6 Edge Manually

Many functions of your phone shared the Internet connection for various purposes like web browsing, receiving emails, and downloading/installing applications. Generally, your phone can access the Internet as soon as you have inserted your SIM. But if this isn’t the case, you need to manually set up your phone for internet.

Follow these steps if you need to manually set up your Galaxy S6 Edge for Internet:

  1. Open the Notification Panel by swiping your finger down the screen from the top edge of your phone.
  2. Tap the Settings icon located on the upper-right edge of the notification panel.
  3. Scroll to and tap to select Mobile networks from the Connections menu under Settings.
  4. Tap Access Point Names to configure APN settings manually.
  5. Tap Add to create new data connection.

Hint: Please contact your wireless service provider/carrier to ensure you are entering the correct information for your phone’s APN settings such as data connection Name, APN address, country code (MCC), network code (MNC), authentication type, PAP, APN type, and the like.

  1. Once you’ve got all the necessary information, follow the onscreen instructions to complete the APN set up process and then start using Internet on your device.

Adding a Bookmark on the S6 Edge Internet Browser

Creating a bookmark of your favorite sites will help you save time and effort accessing them the next time you browse for similar contents. With the S6 Edge browser menu options, you can bookmark your favorite websites on your device. Follow these steps:

  1. Touch Apps from the Home screen.
  2. Touch Internet to open the browser.
  3. Navigate the website or webpage you want to bookmark.
  4. Tap Bookmarks or Add Internet Bookmarks icon, then tap Add.
  5. When the add bookmark window opens, you can check or change the bookmark title, URL, and other information.
  6. Tap Save to save your bookmark and the webpage/site will be added to bookmarks.

You can also edit any of your saved bookmarks using the following Bookmark options.

  1. Edit – option used for editing bookmarks from the browser. Here’s how to edit bookmarks on the S6 Edge:
  2. Open the browser.
  3. Tap the Bookmarks icon.
  4. Touch and hold a bookmark from your bookmarked sites.
  5. Touch More to view more options.
  6. Touch to select Edit.
  7. Edit the selected bookmark.
  8. Tap Save when you’re done editing.
  9. Delete – option used to remove or erase bookmarks from the browser. Here are the steps to delete bookmarks on the S6 Edge:
  10. Open the browser.
  11. Tap the Bookmarks icon.
  12. Touch and hold a bookmark to delete.
  13. Tap Delete the remove or erase the selected bookmark.

Viewing Internet Browser History on the Galaxy S6 Edge

You can view your browsing history using the browser menu options on your S6 Edge smartphone. Here’s how:

  1. Touch Apps from the Home screen.
  2. Touch Internet to open the browser.
  3. Touch Bookmarks to display the bookmark window.
  4. Tap the History tab.
  5. Touch to select an entry from the list of your previous website visits, searches, or downloads. Doing so will load the website or webpage.

Opening a New Brower Tab on the S6 Edge Internet Browser

A quicker and easier way to switch between websites is using tabs. Here’s how to do it on the S6 Edge Internet browser:

  1. Touch Apps from the Home screen.
  2. Touch Internet to open the browser.
  3. Touch Tabs (Internet Tab icon) and a new window opens. Hint: In case you don’t see the Internet tab icon (Tabs), just drag the webpage down to show the address bar on top and the options bar at the bottom.
  4. Touch New Tab located on the upper right of the screen besides More to continue.
  5. A new window will display. To switch windows, just tap Tabs and then touch a thumbnail.

Configuring Internet Browser Settings on the Galaxy S6 Edge

One way to customize the browser according to your preferences is by configuring the Internet settings on your phone. To do this, you need to access the Internet settings from the Internet application. Here are the steps:

  1. Touch Internet from the Home screen.
  2. Touch More.
  3. Touch Settings.

Alternatively, you can do these:

  1. Touch Apps from the Home screen.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Scroll to and touch to select Applications from the Settings menu, under Device.
  4. Touch Internet from the Applications window.
  5. The Internet settings screen opens with the following options for you to configure:
  • Homepage – is an option used to select a homepage to display when you launch the Internet browser. It’s like setting a default homepage every time you launch or open a browser on a computer.
  • Default search engine – option used to select or assign a default search engine to use with your browser.
  • My Auto-fill profile – option used to manage your Auto fill profile.
  • Manual zoom – option used to override website requests to control/manage zoom level.
  • Privacy – used to select options relevant to privacy.
  • Advanced – used to select settings to manage/control how the browser treats certain contents.

Using Chrome Browser on the Galaxy S6 Edge

Aside from the Internet browser app, your S6 Edge smartphone also supports the Chrome mobile web browser, so you can use Chrome as your browser for your phone.

Google Chrome comes on all Androids as part of the Play Services package. Chrome can also sync tabs depending on your Google account. It also features the data-saving option of compressing pages prior to sending them to your phone. It can also detect foreign language sites and offer to translate them automatically. And similar to the S6 Edge Internet app, Chrome also supports Multi Window function.

Once you are signed in with a Google Account, the Edge Chrome browser will import all your bookmarks and other web preferences for use on your device.

For those who need help, here’s how to launch/use Chrome mobile web browser on the Galaxy S6 Edge:

  1. Touch Apps from the Home screen.
  2. Touch Chrome to open Chrome browser.
  3. Tap the address bar at the top and enter any keyword or search words for a Google search, or a web address or URL for loading a website.

You can also find on-phone help with Chrome with these steps:

  1. Open the Chrome
  2. Touch More options (three-vertical dots icon).
  3. Touch to select Help & feedback from the given options. Doing so will prompt you with a webpage containing Google help for Chrome.

More Guides with the Galaxy S6 Edge Browser App

The following contents demonstrate additional actions/operations associated with the use of Internet and Chrome browsers on your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge smartphone. You can also use or apply any of these methods when dealing with possible browser issues on your phone. In addition, clearing of browser caches, cookies and history is also recommended for better and faster browsing experience.

How to Clear Browser Cache on the Galaxy S6 Edge

By definition, a cache refers to a repository for stored information that is used to expedite the process of retrieving data. Caches are used to speed up a process so that data does not have to be recomputed or fetched from its original location, thus, saves time.

Caching is used by Internet browsers for storing HTML webpages by storing a copy of the visited pages and then use that copy when you re-visit that page. Browser caches are useful when users hit the Back button or click a link to view a page they’ve just looked at or if you use the same navigation images throughout a website.

Corrupted caches however can trigger problems on the browser itself and affect browser performance. This is when you need to clear browser caches on your device.

Follow these steps to clear the Internet mobile browser cache

  1. Touch Apps from any Home screen.
  2. Touch Internet to open the Internet browser.
  3. Touch the More icon to continue.
  4. Scroll to and touch to select Settings from the given options.
  5. Touch Privacy.
  6. Touch Delete personal data.
  7. Mark the checkbox next to Cache.
  8. Touch Delete to start clearing cache from the Internet mobile browser.

Hint: Clearing of cache duration may vary depending on the number of cache stored in your browser. If you clear browser cache more often or in regular basis, then it wouldn’t take a while to finish. The same thing applies when clearing the browser cookies, and history.

Follow these steps to clear the Chrome mobile browser cache

  1. Touch Apps from any Home screen.
  2. Touch Chrome to launch the Chrome mobile browser.
  3. Touch the Menu icon.
  4. Scroll to and touch to select Settings from the menu options.
  5. Scroll to Advanced.
  6. Touch Privacy.
  7. Touch the option to Clear Browsing Data in the upper left corner.
  8. Mark the checkbox next to Clear the cache.
  9. Touch Clear to start clearing the browser cache.

How to Clear Browser Cookies on the Galaxy S6 Edge

Cookies refer to small text files that are stored on your device’s browser directory or program data subfolders. In layman’s term, they are a small file of letters and numbers downloaded to your device when you visit certain website. They’re like virtual door keys that unlock the device’s memory and let a website recognize users when they return to that site by opening doors to various content or services. Cookies are often used in websites with large databases, require logins, other advanced features.

There are two types of cookies namely, session cookies and persistent cookies. Session cookies are temporarily created in your browser’s subfolder while you are visiting a website. Once you leave the site, these cookies will also be deleted. Persistent cookies on the other hand, are files that remain in your browser’s subfolder and are re-activated the next time you visit the website that created that particular cookie. These files stay in the browser’s subfolder for the duration period set within the cookie’s file.

However, too much cookies stored in the browser can also trigger some browsing issues to occur on the device like slow browsing for instance. This is why clearing the browser cookies is likewise recommended.

Follow these steps to clear the Internet mobile browser cookies

  1. Touch Apps from any Home screen.
  2. Touch Internet to open the Internet browser.
  3. Touch the More icon to continue.
  4. Scroll to and touch to select Settings from the given options.
  5. Touch Privacy.
  6. Touch Delete personal data.
  7. Mark the checkbox next to Cookies and site data.
  8. Touch Delete to start clearing cookies from the Internet mobile browser.

Follow these steps to clear the Chrome mobile browser cookies

  1. Touch Apps from any Home screen.
  2. Touch Chrome to launch the Chrome mobile browser.
  3. Touch the Menu icon.
  4. Scroll to and touch to select Settings from the menu options.
  5. Scroll to Advanced.
  6. Touch Privacy.
  7. Touch the option to Clear Browsing Data in the upper left corner.
  8. Mark the checkbox next to Clear cookies, site data.
  9. Touch Clear to start clearing the browser cookies.

How to Clear Browser History

As the name implies, browser history comprises a list of your previously and/or recently visited sites and webpages and associated data like page title and time of visit recorded by the browser app as standard for a certain period of time. This provides users with a Back button and/or a history list to go back to pages they have previously visited, when necessary, rather than relying on the user to remember where they’ve been on the web.

While browser history offers benefits, accumulating too much of these data can also affect browsing experience in the long run. This is why regular clearing of the browser history is necessary.

Follow these steps to clear the Internet mobile browser history

  1. Touch Apps from any Home screen.
  2. Touch Internet to open the Internet browser.
  3. Touch the More icon to continue.
  4. Scroll to and touch to select Settings from the given options.
  5. Touch Privacy.
  6. Touch Delete personal data.
  7. Mark the checkbox next to Browsing history.
  8. Touch Delete to start the process.

Follow these steps to clear the Chrome mobile browser history

  1. Touch Apps from any Home screen.
  2. Touch Chrome to launch the Chrome mobile browser.
  3. Touch the Menu icon.
  4. Scroll to and touch to select Settings from the menu options.
  5. Scroll to Advanced.
  6. Touch Privacy.
  7. Touch the option to Clear Browsing Data in the upper left corner.
  8. Mark the checkbox next to Clear browsing history.
  9. Touch Clear to start the process.

How to Enable/Disable JavaScript on the S6 Edge Browser

Javascript is a dynamic programming language commonly used as part of web browsers with implementations that allow client-side scripts to interact with the user, control the browser, communicate asynchronously, and changes the document content that is displayed. It’s often used in server-side network programming with runtime environments like game development as well as desktop and mobile applications.

JavaScript can be disabled or enabled in mobile browsers like the Internet and Chrome browser on the Galaxy S6 Edge. In case you need help, here’s a quick guide for you to refer to.

Steps to turn JavaScript on or off in the Internet mobile browser

  1. Touch Apps from the Home screen.
  2. Touch Internet.
  3. Touch the More icon.
  4. Scroll to and touch to select Settings.
  5. Touch Advanced.
  6. Touch the slider next to Turn on JavaScript to toggle it ON or OFF.

Steps to turn JavaScript on or off in the Chrome mobile browser:

  1. Touch Apps from the Home screen.
  2. Touch Chrome.
  3. Touch the Menu icon.
  4. Scroll to and touch to select Settings from the menu options.
  5. Touch Content settings under Advanced.
  6. Mark the checkbox next to Enable JavaScript to turn it on and unmark to turn it off.

Turning the JavaScript on or off is also used in troubleshooting mobile browser issues with pertinent error prompts.

How to Force Stop Mobile Browser App on the Galaxy S6 Edge

If something goes wrong with your phone like it suddenly freezes or becomes sluggish, you can force stop all applications running in the background, including the Internet or Chrome browser/app.

In case you’ll need it in the future, here’s a quick guide on how to force stop mobile browser applications on your Galaxy S6 Edge:

  1. Touch Apps from any Home screen.
  2. Touch Settings.
  3. Scroll to and touch Applications from the Settings screen.
  4. Under Applications, touch Application manager.
  5. Touch a tab to open and view the applications you want to force close.
  6. Touch to select the browser app (Internet/Chrome).
  7. From the App Info screen, touch the Force Stop button.
  8. Touch OK when prompted with the Force Stop message. Doing so will stop the selected application.

Follow the same steps if you need to force stop other applications running in the background including the ones you have downloaded in your phone.

And that’s concludes the 8th edition of our series on Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Tutorials, How Tos and Tips.

Please keep posted for more relevant contents to populate our Tutorials Index pages in the upcoming days. We will do our best to provide you with more simplified references from basics to more advanced uses of the new Samsung flagship smartphone.

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