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Samsung Galaxy S10 tips and tricks

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We are already at the end of 2019, notwithstanding, the Samsung Galaxy S10 phones launched by the company at the beginning of the year clearly show profitable prices compared to their launches, now more that the Note family already On sale is 10. You can read the Galaxy Note 10+ review here.

In fact, there are three models in the family: Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10 + and Galaxy S10e. Even the latest Galaxy S10 is the 5G model which adds more cameras, a bigger screen and of course 5G connectivity.

For the first time, Samsung decided to use a perforated hole on the screen, instead of placing the front camera on the bezel, which gives you a larger viewing area.

Include a headphone jack, a large display screen and reverse wireless charging and you’ll have a great smartphone, something that applies to the entire Galaxy S10 5G, S10 Plus, S10 and S10 Series.

If it turns out that you bought one of these models, or are thinking about getting one, then you should know that there are some things personalized by Samsung that make it something special.

After all, Android is more customizable than Apple’s iOS, and after using it all these months ago, we wanted to collect and share our tricks and tips to help you make the most of it.

Samsung’s UI personalization interface is obviously good in addition to offering comprehensive parameters, but with these tips, you’ll get better results and a better experience with your Galaxy S10. Here are our suggestions.

Activate the ‘Dark mode’ to save battery

Many of the new mobile phones offer the possibility of activating the dark mode so that they convert the generally white areas of the menus and applications, into gray or black tones. 

This is the case of the S10 models, which Samsung calls it ‘Night mode’. Because S10 phones have OLED screens, using night mode will really save you battery power, since the phone does not use power when the screen is darker, while lighting up white pixels consumes much more.

To activate it, you must go to ‘Settings> Display> Night mode’ and activate it.

Use Gboard instead of the Samsung keyboard

This is something we have known with the Android 9 Pie version and replaces three traditional Android navigation buttons located at the bottom of the screen. By activating it, you will see that you move faster through the screen with simple gestures.

Try swiping in the left area of ​​the screen and in the middle to return to the main screen, and right to jump to applications.

To activate it, go to ‘Settings> Display> Navigation Bar’ and then select ‘Full Screen Gesture’. You can choose in which order tasks are suggested as well as gestures at the beginning.

Hide the camera inside the frame bezel

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Both the S10 and S10e have a perforated camera on the front of the screen, which can be hidden if desired, along with the bezel of the screen’s upper frame. You can use software to hide clippings and see that the phone has a bezel.

You will find this in ‘Settings> Display> Full Screen Application’ and then activate the function ‘Head Front Camera’.

Home screen with iOS appearance

Many Android fans like the fact that the S10 provides an application drawer so that all its applications are included under one folder and not scattered across different screens. If you are one of the iPhone, you can switch to home screen view.

Go to ‘Settings> Display> Home Screen> Home Screen Design’ and then select ‘Home Screen only’. You will have a new look of your main screen.

Camera app editing modes

With the exception of the Galaxy S10e, the S10, S10 Plus and S10 5G have very versatile triple cameras. The camera application on the phones may be a bit crowded with shooting options to choose from: photo, video, live focus, etc.

You should know that you can disable some of these options to keep the application cleaner; For example, you can eliminate specific food, super slow motion and hyperlapse options if you don’t use them, leaving room for more common modes such as photo, video and Pro (manual settings).

Go to the ‘Camera> Settings’ application in the upper left corner and go to ‘Camera modes> Edit modes’ and then uncheck what you think you will not use. You will have to go back and redial a mode if you want to see it later.  

Activate Google autofill

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Whenever you get a new phone, you must constantly repeat your username and / or email address to log into applications and websites for the first time.

Luckily, if you use Google and Google Chrome to save your login data, you can configure your S10 to fill in login forms directly from your Google account.

Go to ‘Settings> General Administration> Language & Input> Autocomplete Service’ and then select ‘Google‘. If you have previously saved your information associated with Google Chrome login, it will work for you on your new Galaxy S10.(Samsung Galaxy S10 )

Take screenshot with scrolling screen

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There is a screen capture option and a more advanced long and scrollable capture. It is especially useful if you want to capture something like a web page or an email that is longer than the screen of your S10. 

To take a normal screenshot, you must press the ‘power’ and ‘volume down’ buttons at the same time. When the menu appears at the bottom of the page, press the left icon which is two down arrows. This scrolls the rest of the page and creates a scrollable screenshot.(Samsung Galaxy S10 )

Use Samsung gesture navigation controls

This is something we have known with the Android 9 Pie version and replaces three traditional Android navigation buttons located at the bottom of the screen. By activating it, you will see that you move faster through the screen with simple gestures.

Try swiping in the left area of ​​the screen and in the middle to return to the main screen, and right to jump to applications.

To activate it, go to ‘Settings> Display> Navigation Bar’ and then select ‘Full Screen Gesture‘. You can choose in which order tasks are suggested as well as gestures at the beginning.

Create a dual messaging application

Depending on your region and mobile operator, the S10 will have simple SIM or dual SIM. You should know that this last model allows you to configure two numbers on the same phone. Either way, you can create dual messaging applications on the S10. 

We point out the difference of the dual SIM since only the dual SIM of the S10 will allow you to manage two applications for messaging services that require a phone number, as is the case of WhatsApp.

To do this, go to ‘Settings> Advanced functions> Double messaging‘ and then activate the application you want to clone. (Samsung Galaxy S10 )

Use the Smart Switch application

Whenever you get a new phone, it can be cumbersome to retrieve all your photos, contacts, text messages, applications, profiles and passwords.

You can use Google’s cloud services, but we prefer to use the Samsung Smart Switch application on the S10 to make an exact copy of our previous terminal.

The application is preinstalled on the S10 and you can also download it for iOS and Android based on your previous phone. Run the application on both phones and configure what you want to move, as you can mark what you want.

Enable safe folder mode

Samsung keeps the Safe Folder application in the background, but you should know that it is one of the best features of the S10. It is a password protected folder with a fingerprint that creates secure versions of the applications you use at a professional level, such as camera, calendar and contacts. 

It also allows you to add any application or file to this area of ​​the phone to keep it locked. It’s great if you want that extra layer of privacy or if you need work applications on your phone and separate them from the personal area. 

You can activate it in ‘Settings> Biometric Data and security> Secure folder’ and then follow the instructions in the wizard. Secure Folder will appear as an application where you can save your private files. You will need to have your Samsung Cloud account activated. 

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