Use the Gear S2 Bezel to Access Apps - dummies

Use the Gear S2 Bezel to Access Apps

By Eric Butow

When you open the Apps screen on your Samsung Gear S2, you can rotate the bezel left and right to highlight an app icon on the screen, enabling you to open it as well as move back and forth between Apps screen pages. (The side benefit is that moving the bezel makes you look like a suave secret agent.)

Using the bezel to open an app

When you move the bezel to the right and left, the white selection dot appears next to the icon you selected (see the following figure). When the selection dot appears next to the icon, the icon gets a little larger and you can see the name of the app in the middle of the screen. You can still tap the icon to open the app, but you can also tap the name of the selected app to open it.

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The Settings app icon has the selection dot next to it, and the app name appears in the center of the screen.

Moving between app screen pages

As you move the bezel to the right, the selection dot will eventually rest next to the Next Page icon at the 11 o’clock position on the screen. You can view the next page in one of two ways: by tapping the center of the screen or rotating the bezel to the right. Then you see the next page, as shown.

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The Previous Page icon is at the 1 o’clock position on the screen.

The first icon selected in the second Apps screen page is Previous Page. You can return to the first page by either tapping the center of the screen or by moving the bezel to the left. Your selection dot will then rest on the last app icon on the first page, which is the Weather app.

Now keep moving the bezel to the right until you see the selection dot appear next to the Next Page icon, as shown.

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The Next Page icon is at the 11 o’clock position on the screen.

Now move the bezel to the right to go forward to the third page and select from one of the icons on that page. If you want to return to the first page of apps, you have to use the bezel or just swipe the screen twice from left to right.