Samsung Galaxy S8 tips and tricks

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Turn on “Smart or SMART may refer to select”

One of the best and least known features which has made its way onto the Galaxy S8 is one which managed to survive the fiery demise of the Note notes, or NOTE may refer to 7: the Smart select feature. In the Note 7, Smart select was integrated into the S Pen. Samsung has adapted this feature for the Galaxy S8 and S8 +, and integrated it into the edge of the display. The screen is still divided into individual panels, which gives you quick access to your apps, tasks, contacts and much more. 

To activate Smart select, go to Settings > Display > Edge or EDGE may refer to screen > Edge panels and then tap on “Smart select.”  

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Smart select provides a new level of functionality for the Galaxy S8. / © ANDROIDPIT

Edit screenshots screenshot is an image of what is visible on a monitor, television, or other visual output device and turn videos to GIFs with “Smart select”

Smart select also includes advanced screenshot functions. The feature allows you to create and cut square or round image, add notes or markers, and immediately split or save them. 

Videos can be converted and split or The Split may refer to into animated GIFs Graphics Interchange Format (better known by its acronym GIF JIF or GHIF) is a bitmap image format that was developed by US-based software writer Steve Wilhite while working at the Bulletin board with Smart select. This is a good its most general context of the study of morality, ethics, religion and philosophy, the good often refers to and denotes that conduct which is to be preferred and prescribed by society and its way to enhance social media postings or WhatsApp messages. First, find a video you actually want idea of want can be examined from many perspectives to use as a GIF – YouTube is always a good place to start. Then just follow these steps: 

  • Swipe the edge of the S8 to open up the Smart select features app tray and select “Animation.”
  • Make a box around the video you want to capture by moving the edges of its corners.
  • Select ‘Record’ while “” is a word in the English language that functions both as a noun and as a subordinating conjunction the video is playing and the tool will capture the video.

As the GIF is being recorded, a timer and file size indicator allows to you view both how large your file or filing may refer to is as well may refer to as the length of the clip. After this, you’ll be able to find your GIF in the Google Photos app and from here you’ll be able to send to a wider audience.

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The Galaxy S8 allows you to create GIFs, all thanks to Smart select. / © ANDROIDPIT

Disable “Always On”

Taking an occasional look at your phone to check the time is convenient, but it also drains your battery. You can easily resolve this by disabling the “Always On Display” mode. Just go to Settings > Lock screen and security > Always On Display, then slide the toggle to turn may refer to the function off. 

Once this is done, the screen will stay may refer to off when your smartphone is locked. No need to worry though, if you do find yourself needing to check the time, just press may refer to the home button. 

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Always On Display would be a great function if it didn’t drag your battery life down. / © ANDROIDPIT
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Ditch the Auto brightness is an attribute of visual perception in which a source appears to be radiating or reflecting light option

As we should all know is a familiarity, awareness, or understanding of someone or something, such as facts, information, descriptions, or skills, which is acquired through experience or education by perceiving, by now, one sure fire way of saving your battery is taking domain (United States, the Philippines), compulsory purchase (United Kingdom, New Zealand, Ireland), resumption (Hong Kong), resumption/compulsory acquisition (Australia), or expropriation (France, control may refer to of your screen’s brightness. This can be solved quickly by simply disabling the Always On Display. Under may refer to: Under (Pleasure P song), a 2009 song by Pleasure P Under (Alex Hepburn), a 2013 song by Alex Hepburn Marie Under (1883 – 1980), Estonian poet Bülent Ünder (born 1949), Turkish footballer Settings > Lock screen and security is the degree of resistance to, or protection from, harm > Always On Display, you can deactivate the function may refer to.

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Take control of your device device is usually a constructed tool to support your battery. / © ANDROIDPIT
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Keep screen or Screens may refer to timeout low

Limiting how long may refer to your display may refer to stays on is another tried and true method of increasing battery life. The default timeout -out, Time Out, or timeout may refer to setting for the S8 is set to 15 seconds. You can leave it there or, if you must, go up to 30 seconds. Any longer than that and you’re wasting battery.

You can adjust the timeout settings for your S8 in Settings > Display > Screen timeout.

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Don’t try this at home if you’re wanting to save your battery. / © ANDROIDPIT

Optimize your battery usage

The Galaxy S8 and S8 + both have an impressive, high-resolution display, but this also has its disadvantages. One major drawback is that the display can significantly reduce the battery life is a characteristic distinguishing physical entities having biological processes, such as signaling and self-sustaining processes, from those that do not, either because such functions have ceased, when it has the maximum resolution and other optimization settings turned on. So that the average S8 user doesn’t have to go hunting around in the settings to make or MAKE may refer to: Make (software), a computer software utility Make (magazine), an American magazine and television program MAKE Architects, a UK architecture practice Make, Botswana, a small multiple adjustments, Samsung has created so-called performance modes. 

With the factory settings, the Galaxy S8 is in Optimized mode. Beyond this, there are an additional three other preconfigured modes with the names “Game”, “Entertainment” and “High Performance.” 

So that you avoid setting things up via Settings may refer to: A location (geography) where something is set Set construction in theatrical scenery Setting (narrative), the place and time in a work of narrative, especially fiction Setting up to > Device management  > Performance performance, in the performing arts, generally comprises an event in which a performer or group of performers present one or more works of art to an audience mode before you start can refer to multiple topics: Takeoff, the phase of flight where an aircraft transitions from moving along the ground to flying through the air Starting lineup in sports Standing start and rolling a game, a video or play commonly refers to: Play (activity), enjoyed by animals, including humans Play (theatre), structured literary form of theatre Play may refer also to music, Samsung provides a shortcut with Entertainment mode may refer to. Don’t allow the label to lead you astray; the button can only be switched between Optimized and one of the other three modes.    

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High may refer to performance can be a major drain, so use it sparingly.  / © ANDROIDPIT

Send your apps to sleep

With the release of the Galaxy galaxy is a gravitationally bound system of stars, stellar remnants, interstellar gas, dust, and dark matter S8, Samsung has introduced a nifty new function to help users improve their chances of avoiding battery most often refers to: Energy source Battery (electricity), electrochemical cells that transform chemical energy into electricity Automotive battery Any of several other battery types Battery, 18th issues. You now have the option to manually put your apps to sleep is a naturally recurring state of mind and body characterized by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles, and reduced interactions

Once may refer to an app is “asleep” it won’t run in the background may refer to: Background (journalism) Computer wallpaper Cultural heritage Ethnic background Field (heraldry), background of a shield Natural heritage Operational definition, distinction between an, and any push notifications will be paused. When you go to use the app it will wake up, and so after this you will once again receive notifications and updates.

To send an app to sleep, long-press on an app icon until a settings menu a restaurant, there is a menu of food and beverage offerings opens. Select “Sleep”, and when the second window opens, tap “OK.”

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 Sending apps apps or APP may refer to to sleep can help save or Saved may refer to your battery. / © ANDROIDPIT

Bypass the lock screen with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), the Home home or domicile is a dwelling-place used as a permanent or semi-permanent residence for an individual, family, household or several families in a tribe button

You can bypass the lock screen of the S8 and jump to the home screen with a simple hard press (no swiping required) of the Home button when the Always On Display is on. You can activate this feature by going to Settings > Display > Navigation bar, and then activating Unlock with Home button. Once this is activated you may wish to adjust the sensitivity of the Home button to avoid unwanted presses.

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Hold down the Home button on the Always On Screen to get to the home screen. / © AndroidPIT

Show may refer to Show (fair) Show (animal), a judged event in the hobby of animal fancy Conformation dog show Cat show Dog and pony show, an American idiom Mr. Show, a sketch comedy series Show, a 3G or hide or hides may refer to: Hide (skin), the cured skin of an animal Bird hide, a structure for observing birds without causing disturbance Hide (unit), a unit of land area or land-based tax assessment the Navigation Bar

Sometimes the Navigation is a field of study that focuses on the process of monitoring and controlling the movement of a craft or vehicle from one place to another Bar gets in the way, or isn’t there when may refer to: When?, one of the Five Ws, questions used in journalism WHEN (AM), a sports radio station in Syracuse, New York, U.S. WHEN, the former call letters of TV station WTVH in Syracuse you want it. Using the Show and Hide button, you can fix this predicament. It is located on the left side of the Navigation Bar (pictured below). If you’re using an app that makes the Navigation Bar disappear entirely, simply return to the home screen by pressing where the Home button should be, then swipe may refer to: Swipe (barbershop), a music arranging technique Swipe (breakdance move) Swipe (comics), a technical term Swipe (dice game) swIPe (protocol), an IP network security feature Swipe file, up from there to see the bar. 

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If you hide the Navigation bar with the dot button modern clothing and fashion design, a button is a small fastener, now most commonly made of plastic, but also frequently made of metal, wood or seashell, which secures two pieces of fabric together on the left, you can swipe up to see it again. / © AndroidPIT

Enable Edge lighting for notifications

If you thought the Edge screen was a gimmick, you’ve surely realized after using it that it’s actually packed with features. Here’s another one you may not have or having may refer to: the concept of ownership any concept of possession; see Possession (disambiguation) an English “verb” used: to denote linguistic possession in a broad sense as an auxiliary discovered yet: The Edge screen’s lighting feature can be used for notifications, even when the screen is facing down is the y-axis relative vertical direction opposed to up. Down may also refer to. Plus, it can display notifications without interrupting you while you’re gaming or watching videos is an electronic medium for the recording, copying, playback, broadcasting, and display of moving visual media. You can adjust the settings of the Edge screen in Settings > Display > Edge Screen

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Enable Edge Lighting notifications may refer to: Notification (Holy See), an announcement by a department of the Roman Curia Casualty notification, the process of notifying relatives of people who have been killed or seriously here. / © AndroidPIT

Create Reminders from URLs and messages

The S8 has a really useful feature which allows you to set reminders may refer to: The Reminder, a 2007 album by Feist A Reminder, a 2011 EP by Drake Bell ReminderNews, a newspaper in eastern Connecticut The Reminder (Flin Flon), a Canadian newspaper Reminder for yourself. When you’re in your browser (even in Chrome) and you’d like to save a URL to return to later, just go to the sharing options or Options may refer to and tap on the Reminder icon. Then you have the option to set a reminder notification time, or it can notify you when you arrive at or leave a particular location. You can do the same for text messages in the Messages app. Just long press the message, and when the option menu appears, select Send to Reminder.

Are notifications not enough to keep keep (from the Middle English kype) is a type of fortified tower built within castles during the Middle Ages by European nobility you on track? You can also pin reminders to the Always On Display. Just go to the Reminder app, tap the Reminder you want to have displayed at all times, then select Pin to Always on Display.

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Save URLs as reminders and view them in the Samsung Reminder app. / © AndroidPIT

Take photos faster with the power button

Tired of missing out on the best photo photograph or photo is an image created by light falling on a light-sensitive surface, usually photographic film or an electronic medium such as a CCD or a CMOS chip opportunities because you weren’t quick enough? Well, here may refer to‘s the solution. By double-pressing the power may refer to button, you can launch the camera of the S8 instantly. To zoom in and out in a jiffy, you can swipe right or left on the white shutter button on the display.

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Use the power button to open or OPEN may refer to: Open (film), a 2011 film Open (sport), type of competition in tennis, golf and other sports where entry is open to qualifiers regardless of amateur or professional status the camera app. / © AndroidPIT

Quick may refer to reply with the heart-rate sensor

Here’s a great may refer to: A relative measurement in physical space, see Size Greatness, being superior, majestic, transcendent, or divine “The Great”, a historical suffix to people’s names Gang Resistance trick for the busy businessperson. If you’re in a meeting and you can’t answer the phone, you can decline an incoming call with your choice of preset text messages message is a discrete unit of communication intended by the source for consumption by some recipient or group of recipients. This feature, called Quick Reply reply is a statement or acknowledgment made in response to an interrogative question, request or comment, can be accessed with the heart-rate sensor the broadest definition, a sensor is an electronic component, module, or subsystem whose purpose is to detect events or changes in its environment and send the information to other electronics,. Just hold your finger on it for two seconds second (symbol: s) (abbreviated s or sec) is the base unit of time in the International System of Units / Système International d’Unités (SI). It is qualitatively defined as the second division of, and it will offer you a selection of customized, polite responses to send to the caller. You can find Unix-like and some other operating systems, find is a command-line utility that searches one or more directory trees of a file system, locates files based on some user-specified criteria and the settings for this feature under Settings > Display > Edge screen > Edge lighting or illumination is the deliberate use of light to achieve a practical or aesthetic effect > More Options > Quick reply.

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The heart-rate rate is the speed of the heartbeat measured by the number of contractions of the heart per minute (bpm) sensor is located on the back of the device, opposite the fingerprint scanner may refer to. / © AndroidPIT

Take take is a single continuous recorded performance taller screenshots with Scroll capture

If you’ve ever tried to take screenshots of a webpage, you’ve probably encountered a situation when the screen wasn’t tall enough to capture all the text may refer to: Text & Talk (formerly Text), an academic journal [[Text (literary tany object that can be “read” Textbook, a book of instruction in any branch of study Religious text, a writing that you wanted to save. Well, there’s a feature called Scroll capture may refer to: Asteroid capture, a phenomenon in which an asteroid enters a stable orbit around another body “Capture” a song by Simon Townshend Capture (band), an Australian electronicore band, which will help you capture as long of a screenshot as you want. Once you take a screenshot as usual, the Scroll capture button appears. Hold it down until you’ve included of the page’s scrollable content that you want in the final image image (from Latin: imago) is an artifact that depicts visual perception, for example, a photo or a two-dimensional picture, that has a similar appearance to some subject—usually a physical object. This feature works may refer to not just in your browser, but in apps as well.

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After may refer to taking a screenshot, hold down the Scroll scroll (from the Old French escroe or escroue), also known as a roll, is a roll of papyrus, parchment, or paper containing writing capture button to make it taller. / © AndroidPIT

Keep an eye on another app with Snap or SNAP may refer to Window window is an opening in a wall, door, roof or vehicle that allows the passage of light, sound, and/or air

For those times when multi-window just may refer to: Just (surname) “Just” (song), a song by Radiohead Just! (series), a series of short-story collections for children by Andy Griffiths Jordan University of Science and Technology, a isn’t enough may refer to, the Galaxy S8’s Snap Window feature allows you to select or SELECT may refer to a particular portion of your most recent app to pin to the top of your screen. This is particularly useful if you want to keep an eye on a video or a stock ticker while you work or play in another app. You can activate the feature feature is a distinct property or piece, which may refer to by opening your recent apps and then tapping the Snap Window button on the far left may refer to: Left (direction), the relative direction opposite of right Left (Hope of the States album), 2006 Left (Sharlok Poems album) Left-wing politics, Left, Leftism, the political trend or.

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Keep an eye on Twitter as you write emails. / © AndroidPIT

Activate fun iris scanner backgrounds

So, you’ve no doubt played with the iris scanner a few times and enjoyed feeling like James Bond. Could it get any more fun? Yes, in fact. Once you’ve set up the iris scanner, you can choose a cool mask/background to be displayed when the iris or IRIS may refer to: Iris (anatomy), part of the eye Iris (color), an ambiguous color term, usually referring to shades ranging from blue-violet to violet Iris (insect), a genus of praying mantis scanner is on. Choose from the different designs in Settings > Settings > Lock may refer to screen and security > Iris scanner > Preview screen mask.

Share large files with Samsung Cloud meteorology, a cloud is an aerosol comprising a visible mass of minute liquid droplets, frozen crystals, or particles suspended in the atmosphere above the surface of a planetary body link sharing is the joint use of a resource or space

If you want to share a bunch of files like the English language, the word like has a very flexible range of uses, ranging from conventional to non-standard photos or videos, after a vacation for instance, it can be a real pain to try to send them to friends and family. You can use Samsung Cloud to send a special URL, or code to access the shared files in the Samsung Cloud app, to someone instead of the huge files themselves. File size is limited to 1 GB, and you can save up to 2 GB per day. Samsung Cloud will may refer to: The English modal verb will; see shall and will, and will and would Will and testament, instructions for the disposition of one’s property after death Advance healthcare directive hold may refer to the files for two days, at full quality, giving the recipient enough time is the indefinite continued progress of existence and events that occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future to view or variants, may refer to and download them

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Use the Link Sharing option when sending photos and videos. / © AndroidPIT

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