Samsung’s telephones at all times have a variety of options hidden of their labyrinthine menus, however the Note collection is especially jam-packed. Along with the standard Samsung One UI options, the 10 and 10+ even have S Pen capabilities and all of the options these entail. The new Notes aren’t low-cost telephones, so that you’ll need to really use all these options. Here are the 10 stuff you should do first.
Choose your navigation buttons
Samsung nonetheless defaults to the usual button navigation system, however you can also make some adjustments. There’s even a gesture choice that’s simpler to regulate to than the methods utilized by another gadget makers. Just head to Settings > Display > Navigation bar.
In that menu, you’ll be able to change the order of the buttons to the usual association used on non-Samsung telephones (again, dwelling, overview) and activate gestures. With gesture nav, you simply swipe up the place the buttons could be to set off actions. There are elective “hints” to indicate a line for every swipe goal, however they take up house on the display screen.
Customize the Edge Screen
Samsung’s Edge Screen is an always-available menu of apps and instruments that you would be able to open with a swipe. However, it’s not very helpful if it doesn’t have the apps and instruments you want. You can customise what exhibits up in Edge Screen beneath Settings > Display > Edge Screen.
The menu is organized by panels like apps, contacts, and so forth. You can reorganize all of the panels and edit the contents of a few of them (for instance, Apps, seen beneath). The Edge Panels menu additionally consists of an choice to alter the dimensions, look, and placement of the swipe deal with. If you discover that you just by no means use Edge Screen, it’s also possible to simply shut it off.
Customize the Air Command popup
The S Pen works as a stylus as quickly as you take away it from the cellphone, however the Air Command popup can provide you fast entry to stylus-specific options. This small floating icon has customization settings in Settings > Advanced options > S Pen.
Under the Air Command heading, you’ll be able to change which app shortcuts seem. If you don’t like Air Command, you’ll be able to take away the floating icon altogether. Also observe the “Removal” heading. There, you’ll be able to have Air Command open routinely once you take out the S Pen. That may very well be a great various to the persistent icon.
Customize Air Actions
Samsung provides at the very least one new S Pen trick yearly, and this time it’s “Air Actions.” The pen’s new accelerometer detects gestures like swiping and drawing circles. You can change what these gestures do in varied apps beneath Settings > Advanced options > S Pen > Air Actions.
Currently, Air Actions work in solely a handful of apps like Chrome, the digital camera, and Samsung notes. Still, you’ll be able to faucet on any of them and alter all the pen performance. For instance, perhaps you need a swipe up or right down to scroll in Chrome. The button press choices are bundled in right here, too. Just decide your actions, and begin swinging your S Pen round.
Floating lock display screen shortcuts
The Galaxy Note 10 has an ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor just like the Galaxy S10. It’s safer—and slower—than the optical sensors in another telephones, however you should utilize the sensor to entry your lock display screen shortcuts in a short time. Just head to Settings > Lock display screen > App shortcuts. Change the setting to Floating button and resolve which apps you need accessible whereas unlocking. You can unlock the cellphone along with your fingerprint, and the app icons float above your finger with out even letting go.
Take higher screenshots with the S Pen
Often, we take screenshots to indicate one thing off, but it surely’s not at all times apparent what you’re attempting for instance. You don’t should tediously clarify screenshots when you’ve bought a Note 10. With the S Pen, you should utilize Smart Select and Screen Write to take higher screenshots. Both options are inside Air Command—simply click on the pen button to get began.
Screen Write captures a full screenshot, after which instantly hundreds it in a picture editor the place you’ll be able to mark it up, jot down notes, and so forth. If you’ll want to seize solely part of the display screen, there’s Smart Select. You can choose simply a part of the display screen to save lots of as a picture with sq., circle, and free-form instruments. There’s additionally an choice to seize animated GIFs.
Reprogram the aspect key
The Galaxy Note 10 doesn’t have an influence button—it has a aspect key. This is Samsung’s compromise to incorporate Bixby with out including an entire further button for it. You can use the aspect key like an influence button, and that’s what most individuals will do. However, there are some extra choices beneath Settings > Advanced options > Side key.
You have each double-press and long-press choices. Double-press defaults to opening the digital camera, however you’ll be able to have it launch any app. Long-press calls up the ability menu, however you’ll be able to change that to Bixby. If you do this, you’ll must faucet the ability button in Quick Settings to show off the cellphone.
Jot down a Screen-off Memo
You don’t must unlock your cellphone and open an app to jot down a fast observe on this cellphone. Simply take away the S Pen whereas the cellphone is asleep, and you may create a observe with Screen-off Memo. The interface is sparse by design. All you will have is just a few shade choices, line thickness, and an eraser. Notes created with Screen-off Memo routinely save to Samsung Notes. You may faucet the “pin” button to maintain the observe in your lock display screen for 30 minutes.
Configure Link to Windows
The Galaxy Note 10 is the primary cellphone to ship with a completely built-in “Link to Windows” app. As the identify implies, this characteristic plugs into Windows 10 PCs, permitting you to handle textual content messages, see notifications, entry images, and extra.
To set it up, you’ll must check in with the identical Microsoft account used in your laptop. Then, set up the Your Phone app from the Microsoft Store. After permitting app permissions, your content material ought to present up in your laptop immediately.
Install DeX Desktop
This cellphone nonetheless has the now-familiar DeX performance once you plug it into an exterior monitor, however it’s also possible to run DeX on a Windows or Mac laptop. You’ll want the DeX desktop app, however that is a straightforward method to entry apps and content material saved in your cellphone with a full laptop setup.
After putting in the desktop app, merely plug within the Note 10 and faucet the DeX notification. The DeX desktop seems in a window you’ll be able to handle like some other, besides it’s a completely self-contained working system operating in your cellphone.