Galaxy Note 8: 30 Tips and Tricks
The Galaxy Note 8 is one of the best smartphones released this year by itself, especially considering the Galaxy Note 8 accessories that have been released. But there are also some tricks and tips you can leverage to get an even better experience with the device. This can make everyday tasks easier or even help you improve Note 8 performance. To learn all the most useful tricks on your smartphone, you can simply check out our tips from the list below!
1. Transfer data from old phone
Android itself offers a way to transfer data from one smartphone to another, but Samsung has decided to make the process even easier by inserting a feature called “SmartSwitch”.
This option is in the device settings and all transfer can be done quickly via a Wi-Fi connection on both devices.
2. Full Screen Apps
Since Galaxy Note 8 has the same “infinite screen” as Galaxy 8, most applications can't fill the entire display.
To make apps and games take up the full screen, you can go to the settings, click on "Display" and select the "Full Screen Apps" option. Then just choose the apps you want to see in full screen.
3. Increase screen resolution
Another interesting aspect of the Galaxy Note 8's screen is that you can change its resolution, either to view videos and photos in better quality or simply to save your battery.
You can change this option by going to the settings, clicking "Display" and selecting the "screen resolution" option. Then just choose the desired resolution.
4. Customize the environment display
The environment display feature is present on most Android smartphones and is mainly intended to let you see notifications from your apps without having to turn on your device screen.
The cool thing about Galaxy Note 8 is that you can customize this option as you prefer by going to the settings and clicking on “Environment Display. Then just customize the options the way you want.
5. Use the fingerprint sensor
If you don't want to use passwords or defaults every time you unlock your Galaxy Note 8, you can set up your fingerprint and use your smartphone sensor to do so.
Just go to the settings, click "Security" and select the "Add Fingerprint" option. Then Note 8 itself will show the instructions for
6. Use fingerprint gestures
Another really cool thing you can do with your fingerprint is to use several different gestures to perform some actions on Galaxy Note 8.
This way you can open the open apps tab, go back to previous options or even turn off your phone screen with a simple gesture. Samsung even released a video teaching how to configure these gestures, which you can watch right above.
7. Use secure folders
A very interesting feature of Galaxy Note 8 is safe folders, which are basically meant for you to store your applications and games so that no one can see them without your permission.
Samsung has also made a complete video tutorial on the subject, so you can learn how to use these folders by watching the video above.
8. Use Find My Phone
Google has been offering a location for your smartphone for a long time, but now Samsung also has the option “Find my phone”.
This can help you in case you lose your smartphone or if someone steals it. Of course you must set the option before this happens. To do this, just go to the settings and look for the option "Find my phone" and follow the instructions of Galaxy Note 8 to activate it.
9. Enable Game Launcher
Galaxy Note 8 has a cool Game Launcher that lets you play your favorite mobile games without interruption or notifications popping up all the time.
Other than that, Launcher brings all games together in one place and makes the smartphone interface more enjoyable. Just go to the settings, look for the Game Launcher and click it to activate it.
10. Organize the app drawer
Whenever you install a new app on your smartphone, it is placed in a random place in your app drawer, which can be confusing at first.
Fortunately, just click the three vertical dots at the top right of the screen in the app drawer and select the “AZ” option to arrange all apps in alphabetical order.
11. Configure Do Not Disturb
If you want to set Do Not Disturb mode options, all you have to do is go to the Galaxy Note 8 settings, click on the Sounds option and choose Do Not Disturb. You can then customize the times and time you want this mode to be enabled.
12. Use night mode
Like most current Android smartphones, the Galaxy Note 8 also has a night mode option so you can use it peacefully before bed without straining your eyesight.
You can configure the way this mode works on your device by going to the settings, clicking “Display” and then “Blue Light Filter” then. Then just choose the options according to your preference.
13. Turn off the notification light
Some people like to have a flashing light on their smartphone whenever a new notification arrives on the device, but that too is extremely annoying.
If you want to turn off this light on your Galaxy Note 8, go to the settings, click "Display" and disable the "LED Indicator" option.
14. Use themes in Note 8
There are several types of themes you can use to customize the look of your Galaxy Note 8's home screen. To do this, you have to go to settings, click on Backgrounds and themes options, download the themes app, and then select what you prefer among the available options.
15. Quickly open the camera
It's easy to miss a perfect moment for a photo when you need to unlock your phone, look for the camera app and wait for it to open, then think about shooting something or someone.
Instead, try pressing the Power button quickly twice in a row. This will open the Galaxy Note 8 camera app at the same time.
16. Take two photos at once
Because the Galaxy Note 8 has two cameras on the back, you can take advantage of this to take two photos at once. To do this, drag your finger across the screen from left to right and select Dual Capture mode. Then just start taking your pictures, one will be normal and the other will have a closer zoom.
17. Change Fonts in Note 8
Another aspect you can change about the Galaxy Note 8 is the font of the device. To change the original font, you just have to go to the settings, click "Display", select "Screen and Font Zoom" and "Font Style". Click the "+" to download your favorite to the device.
18. Using the device with one hand
Considering that the Galaxy Note 8 is 6.3 inches, it can be quite difficult to use it with just one hand in everyday life. To make this easier, there are a few options to set up. Go to your device settings, click "Advanced Features" and select the "One Hand Mode" option to enable this option. With it turned on, many features will be resized so you can use them with just one hand.
19. Remove useless apps
Depending on which carrier you choose, your Galaxy Note 8 may well end up with several of those useless native apps. While you can't delete them all, there are still ways to hide them from your smartphone.
To do this, go to the settings, click "apps", select the useless app and click the "disable" option. You can undo this at any time, but it is not necessary.
20. Move apps to micro SD card
Another thing you can do with your Galaxy Note 8 apps is to move them directly from your device's memory to that of your micro SD card.
To do this, go to Settings, click "Applications, " select the application, and click "Storage." Then click on the "Change" option and select your SD card to make the transfer.
21. Use two apps at once
You can use more than one app at a time on Galaxy Note 8, as expected. To do this, simply split the window while already using an app or simply open two apps together using the side menu in the Edge panel.
22. Take Prints
Taking prints on the Galaxy Note 8 remains as simple as other Samsung devices. Just press the Power button and Home button at the same time for a few seconds and you will see the screenshot being taken. You will be able to find the image directly in your photo gallery.
23. Make Note 8 Faster
As expected from such a smartphone, the Galaxy Note 8 is already quite fast on its own, but you can make it even more responsive and perform better.
All you need to do is change three very simple options in the secret settings in the developers menu. You can check how to do this in the video above.
24. Close Apps on Note 8
When not using Galaxy Note 8 for a few hours (such as when you go to sleep), it is always a good idea to completely close applications that are still open.
To do so, click the left virtual button to open the background apps tab and manually close all the apps you prefer, or click “Clear All” to close them all.
25. More battery on Galaxy Note 8
The Galaxy Note 8 has a battery that can last very well throughout the day, but you may want to know some ways to make it last longer.
In general, we recommend turning off heavy features when not in use (Wi-Fi, 4G, GPS, Bluetooth, etc.), lowering the brightness whenever possible and not leaving as many apps in the background.
26. Customize Accessible Settings
When you drag the screen from top to bottom on your Galaxy Note 8, your notification bar appears and you can also see the easy access options.
In general, you can use Wi-Fi, brightness level, flashlight, GPS and many other features in this small menu. The good news is that you can also customize what appears there by simply clicking and pressing the gear icon for a few seconds. You will then have the option to change the menu.
27. Change the app grid
Another aspect you can customize in Galaxy Note 8 is the app grid of your home screen. This basically determines how many apps can appear on your device screen.
To change this, click and press on any empty space on the Note 8 screen and select the “Apps Grid” option next. You can choose between 4 × 4, 4 × 5 or 5 × 5.
28. Reset the Galaxy Note 8
The Galaxy Note 8 is a great smartphone, but that does not mean that it is free of the possibility of a sudden problem. If the device simply crashes or stops responding to your commands, it may be a good idea to reset it.
To do this, click and press the Power button and the volume down button for about 10 seconds. By doing so, Note 8 will shut down and then restart, which should make it return to normal.
29. Wi-Fi Router
You can also turn your Galaxy Note 8 into a small Wi-Fi router if you want. To do this, you must go into the settings, click on "Connections" and select the "Wi-Fi router" option. Then enable the “Wi-Fi router” option, but remember that you need to have a good data internet plan to be able to pass a decent signal to other devices.
30. Stream audio
Another very interesting feature of Galaxy Note 8 is that you can stream from two different audios to two devices or from a single audio to two separate devices. These devices can be speakers or headphones, they only need to be Bluetooth.
To make use of this option, go to the device settings, select “Wi-Fi & Bluetooth” and enable Bluetooth. Then click on the three dots at the top right of the screen and select the "Dual Audio" option. You will now have a control panel in the notification area when listening to music in Note 8, which will make it easier for you to send audio to other devices.
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