Advanced users know that the first thing they should do after opening the phone case is to customize it.
With a triple camera setup, gorgeous display and an on-screen ultrasonic fingerprint scanner, the Samsung Galaxy S10 / S10 Plus screams – the future is here. Samsung has raised the bar when it comes to One UI and the overall design of the Galaxy S10, unlike its previous iterations that left something to be desired.
Advanced users know that the first thing they should do after opening the phone case is to customize it. So if you recently bought the Samsung Galaxy S10 or the Galaxy S10 Plus, here are some tips and tricks to help you get the most out of it.
Hide the holes in the front cameras
The holes are not your pleasure? If so, do not despair as these holes can be easily hidden.
The only downside is that they must sacrifice some screen space. However, if they are willing to move on, go to Screen Settings> Full-Screen Apps and enable Hide Front Camera.
I like the cameras. The only downside is that I tend to pull down the notification window by sliding down from the top right corner. This leaves some spots on the camera. Unfortunately, I can’t do much more than change my habit.
3. Explore selection mode Overview
Thanks to Android 9.0 Pie and the ever-improving One UI, some controls like Pop up View, App Info or Split Screen can be accessed very simply. Now instead of delving into the settings, these options are incorporated in the overview selection section aka Recent Applications Menu.
To access this menu, open the Recent Applications menu and tap the application icon. So practical!
4. Explore margin and screen settings
Edge Panels are perhaps one of the best features of Samsung flagships. All they have to do is swipe from the edge of the screen, the user interface will display several panels. With these panels, they can quickly access favorite applications and contacts.
But the best thing about Edge Panels is that they can fully customize them. For example, if you want the applications panel instead of the People panel or want to add/remove some panels, anything is possible. In addition, they can change the access side of the right-to-left margin panel.
All of these settings are available in Light Display> Side Screen> Panels. Select the panels by clicking on the empty circle at the top to activate. To change the side color, tap the three-point menu and select the border color.
Since you are down to earth, adjust Edge lighting to your liking. The Galaxy S10 Plus offers many lighting effects.
From multicolored effects to pulsating edges, they have many options after touching the Edge lighting style.
5. Toggle screen mode
The Galaxy S10 Plus dynamic AMOLED display is one of the best screens of the moment. However, while I was setting it up, I felt that something was missing. It turns out that the S10 comes with a screen mode set to Natural, which makes the screen look too simple. If, like me, you prefer your phone screen to have accentuated colors, then the best option is to switch to Live mode.
To change the settings, go to Screen Settings> Screen Mode and choose Live. In addition, they can move the slider to the left if they want to change the color temperature.
6. Configure the AOD. Always On Display
Let me repeat – the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus Dynamic AMOLED panel is beautiful. Therefore, it makes sense to turn on Always On Display (AOD). This feature not only displays weather information, notifications, and battery percentage but also gives the phone a powerful look. They can choose from elegant watch faces or custom images.
To enable AOD, go to the screen lock settings and enable the option.
Then return to the Lock Screen Settings and choose the Clock style. select Always On Display to see the various options. Just pick one and tap the Done button. Lock the phone and watch the magic come to life.
7. Enable the fingerprint icon
The in-display ultrasonic fingerprint scanner should be one of the most exciting features of the Galaxy S10 Plus. It’s fast and accurate (overall).
However, the problem with fingerprint scanners on the display is that it is easy to lose sight of them, especially when the display is off. In such cases, the best option is to enable the fingerprint scanner icon. The S10 Plus makes the icon visible when the user touches the phone, even when the screen is off. To turn this on, go to Biometrics & Security> Fingerprints, and change the button to “Show icon when screen is off”.Once you have memorized your location, you can disable the option. To unlock the phone, tap the screen once and press the finger set on the fingerprint icon.
8. Switch to night mode to save battery
Samsung phones are not known to have long battery life. The screen and white interface of standard applications make energy saving difficult. Fortunately, this year Samsung has finally introduced the night mode also known as a dark mode.
With AMOLED displays, the interface allows the display to turn off the sub-pixels it will display in black. This ultimately saves some of the battery power.
To enable, go to Screen Settings and enable Night Mode. Now all native applications, along with the Settings pages, will be painted black.
9. Configure adaptive power consumption
Another battery saver feature is Adaptive Power Saving mode. This Android 9.0 Pie-centric feature uses machine learning to monitor and learn about application usage patterns and, in the process, put lesser-used applications into a low-power state. To turn this option on, go to Device Care in the settings, tap Power Mode and enable the last option.
Of course, this is an ongoing process and you will not see results overnight.
Note: This may prevent some applications from activating notifications in specific cases.
10. Set notification reminders
Speaking of notifications, did you know that your new phone can send reminders for missed notifications as well as specific applications? It is true.
You can find the settings by searching for Notification Reminders in the Settings app. All you have to do is select the Remember option to choose the time range. Then tap on selected applications and enable the option for the applications you want.
11. Activate Video Enhancer
Another interesting feature is Video Enhancer. As its name suggests, it makes the videos you watch on the phone look rich and vivid. The good news is that you don’t have to call whenever you open Netflix or YouTube. It kicks in automatically when it detects a video playback. Settings are available in advanced settings. Once you find the option, simply activate the switch.
Video enhancement is not a whole new feature. Made its debut with the Samsung Galaxy S7.
12. Use the Bixby Routines
Bixby Routines is a new feature in the Galaxy S10 Plus where the Digital Assistant learns your behavior and suggests ways to save more time. This can be anything like adjusting system settings or launching applications when certain requirements are met. Also, they may add some routines. With routines, they can program the phone to behave in a specific way. This is a set of Instructions similar to IFTTT . So if you want your phone to go into silent mode and switch to reading mode when the clock comes at 10pm, this is possible through this setting.
To explore this feature go to Advanced Settings and tap on Bixby Routines.
13. Enable Digital Welfare
Finally, the Galaxy S10 Plus brings together a Digital Wellness Module. While smartphones today are more important than ever, their use is easy to abuse. The Digital Wellbeing module attempts to resolve this issue. It monitors and tracks smartphone usage and provides a visual representation of user habits such as time on screen, number of unlocked phone times and notifications.
In addition, they can also define usage time for each application. Choose the application and tap the option you want.
Be advanced users
This list was long. Which of these features did you set up first?