Whether you own a Galaxy S8 or S4, a Galaxy Mini or Mega, or a Note 5, there are features that will save you time and help you get the most out of your smartphone. From running two apps on the same screen to using your handset as a TV remote, here are tips every Samsung Galaxy phone user should know.
Run two apps on the same screen at once
Samsung Galaxy phones are among the earliest handsets to come with a Multi Window function. This allows the user to run two different apps on the screen at the same time, providing impressive multitasking power. Also, you can transfer the content from one window into another. To enable this feature, make sure Multi Window is switched on in the Quick Settings Menu. After that, swipe the tab on the left side of your screen to the right. Then, drag the app icons found on the tray that shows up in the top and bottom windows. With that, you can insert a photo to your email by simply dragging and dropping it, or head over to the Web while you check your messages.
Speed things up
If you lose patience easily while waiting, it’s best to disable the home button shortcut for Samsung’s voice assistant to speed things up. By doing so you will observe a lesser delay when exiting apps. That is because your handset is waiting for you to tap that home button twice to enable the feature, each time you press it.
To bring more time back to your life, just tap the home button twice to activate Samsung’s voice assistant then tap the three dots found in the upper right, after that touch Settings. Finally, uncheck the box that suggests “Open via the home key”.
Turn your smartphone into a remote control
In case you didn’t know, Samsung Galaxy smartphones in Hong Kong can function as a remote control. With their built-in Smart Remote app, you can change the channel just by touching your phone’s screen. It’s easy to set up – first, select your region (Hong Kong), cable provider, and recommendations based on your viewing preference. Then, you will go through a short set up process which will allow you to control your TV at the end once everything is done.
Although Samsung is popular for their smartphones with larger screens, there are some users that find them annoying to use with one hand. They get annoyed when they stretch their thumb across the display to tap an icon or number on the dial pad. Fortunately, Samsung addressed the issue by coming up with a one-handed operation feature. This minimizes the size of the whole display to a more manageable size. Exiting this mode is also a breeze so you can turn it back to normal so you can watch blockbuster movies.
To enable this feature, just go to the Settings menu and choose the One-handed operation. After that, switch the button to On. Then, activate the mode by sliding your finger in from the right side of the screen and back to the edge in a quick motion. To exit the mode, just touch the top right of the shriveled display.