The Note 10 Plus has much more going for it than simply appears. 
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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 Plus is a stellar machine (we’re at the moment reviewing the smaller Note 10). From lengthy battery life to a tremendous show to new S Pen methods — there’s lots to love about Samsung’s newest cellphone. After you get your cellphone, there’s lots to study. For instance, taking a screenshot and turning the Note 10 telephones off work otherwise than on previous Galaxy gadgets, and the digicam has loads of new methods itself. But there are additionally some hidden options that may take your Note 10 to the subsequent degree. Whether it is recording your display, full with the power to incorporate your voice, or enabling elevate to wake so your display’s at all times on once you want it, there’s lots your cellphone can do this might not be all that apparent at first. 

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Use elevate to wakePushing a button to get up your cellphone’s display is not precisely a laborious activity, but it surely’s one which’s pointless. Use the Note 10’s Lift to wake function to have your cellphone at all times on the prepared everytime you decide it up.Open the Settings app and go to Advanced options > Motions and gestures and activate Lift to wake. Going ahead, everytime you decide up your cellphone, the display will wake and you may see your pending notifications immediately.Raise to wake — additionally referred to as carry to wake — is a delicate, however helpful function. 
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Always-on show on… on a regular basis.Out of the field, the Note 10’s always-on show (AOD) function is not, nicely, at all times on. You really should faucet the display to make use of it. That’s… form of pointless? If you go to Settings > Lock display > Always-on show to set a schedule, present always, or depart it on faucet to indicate. Combine having AOD on always with carry to wake turned on and your cellphone will at all times be on the prepared. An always-on show ought to at all times be on, proper? 
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A distinct approach to entry lock display shortcutsThe lock display has two app icons that act as shortcuts to open stated apps. By default, these apps are the digicam and cellphone apps. Not solely can you alter which apps can be found, however you’ll be able to even change the place the shortcuts are displayed. Open Settings > Lock display > App shortcuts and choose Floating button when you’d relatively have the app icons present up subsequent to the fingerprint sensor once you long-press on it. Just beneath the format part, you will discover the choice to vary the left and proper shortcut. For those that need one thing just a little totally different. 
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If you go for the floating button setting, you solely want to position your finger on the sensor and depart it there. After a second or so, the app icon’s will present up; drag your finger to whichever app you need to open and carry up. I’ve discovered this shortcut solely works when used from the lock display. If you place your finger on the fingerprint sensor on the always-on show, your cellphone will merely unlock. Not positive why you’d need to speak to Bixby, however for many who do, you should use it to show off or restart your cellphone. 
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Restart the cellphone along with your voiceWe’ve already talked about how Samsung’s resolution to maneuver the ability button is jarring once you first begin utilizing the Note 10. Complicating the brand new setup is the truth that what must be the ability button really launches Bixby. Thankfully, you’ll be able to set the ability button to show off your cellphone, or launch one other app (extra on that within the subsequent tip) after which simply use Bixby to show off or restart your cellphone. Launch Bixby and use a variation of the command “Restart my phone” or “Turn off my phone” after which affirm your command when requested. Reprogram facet key to open any appYou’re not restricted to utilizing the ability button to sleep/wake your Note 10, open the digicam, or set off Bixby. You can repurpose it to open any app you need. Open the Settings app in your cellphone then go to Advanced options > Side key. Once there, change the double-press command to Open app after which choose your most popular app. Make the facet key be just right for you, not the opposite means round. 
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Use a number of S PensMaybe you’ve a spare S Pen in your desk and need to use that so you do not have to maintain eradicating the S Pen out of your Note 10. Go to Settings > Advanced options > S Pen and activate Use a number of S Pens if you would like to have the choice to attract in your Note 10 with a unique S Pen, even when your S Pen continues to be inside your cellphone. Just beneath the swap for the function, you are warned that utilizing the function may cause your Note 10’s battery to empty quicker than regular — so hold that in thoughts. You can use multiple S Pen along with your Note 10. 
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Record your display, and your self Screen recording is inbuilt to the Note 10, and it provides some fairly cool options. You can use display recordings to stroll somebody by means of troubleshooting their cellphone, showcase a cool new function, and even file your self taking part in Fortnite — full with a video of your face as you drop in. Before you utilize it for the primary time, go to Settings > Advanced options > Screenshots and display recorder > Screen recorder settings. There’s some fairly cool stuff you are able to do with display recording on the Note 10. 
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Set whether or not you need display recordings to file audio from simply your cellphone, use the microphone and the system audio or no audio in any respect. Additionally, you’ll be able to set the video high quality and when you take a display recording together with a video of you utilizing the front-facing digicam, you’ll be able to modify the facet of the selfie overlay. With all of that completed, take a display recording by swiping down from the highest of your display and deciding on Screen recorder from the listing of fast settings. I needed to scroll over one panel to the proper to search out it. A toolbar will present up on the prime of your display, which you should use to set off the drawing instrument, activate the selfie function or cease recording. Tap on the Stop button everytime you’re completed recording. Smart Select is not new, but it surely’s price declaring. 
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Take higher screenshots You can take screenshots of precisely what you need utilizing the S Pen’s Smart Select function. When you take away the S Pen from the Note 10, a sequence of choices present up in your display, faucet on Smart Select. Using the toolbar on the backside of the display, you’ll be able to decide from a crop instrument that can use a sq. or rectangle to your screenshot. The cloud is a freehand drawing instrument you should use for an odd-shaped screenshot. The circle will use a circle, and the GIF button will file a part of your display to create a display recording that is transformed into an animated picture. Finally, the sq. icon with the thumbtack in it is going to take a screenshot and pin the picture to your show. This is especially helpful if you might want to reference one thing as you fill out a kind or compose an electronic mail. Just take and pin the screenshot, after which delete it once you’re completed.Do you’ve one other hidden function of the Note 10 you’ll be able to’t dwell with out? Leave us a remark beneath. If you are still undecided, ensure that to take a look at our full evaluation of the Note 10 Plus and think about the candy night time mode digicam comparability photographs. 

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