Easy mode configures the phone’s Home screen to provide an easier experience for ‘first-time smartphone users’.
Easy Mode in the Galaxy S4 limits the home screen to three panels. The icons are much bigger, as are the fonts. It provides access to a limited number of essential apps and offers very basic functions like a clock, weather, calendar, phone, messaging and camera. You can create memos, use the calculator, send email, listen to music and change the settings.
This does not not make the entire user experience age-friendly, and it’s doubtful that Samsung has considered the entire ‘older’ customer journey in their thinking. But it’s certainly a step in the right direction and a frontal assault on the current smartphone of choice for older users, the Apple iPhone.