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The best tips and tricks for the Samsung Galaxy S10

Although the Samsung Galaxy S10 has been launched in four presentations for all tastes and budgets for some time now, it is still one of the favorite phones on the market for its camera, great battery resistance, elegant design and much more. However, you may not know all the hidden functions that this device brings. So, below, we show you how to carry out some of the best tips and tricks for the Samsung Galaxy S10 and that you get the most out of your phone.

How to find what you are looking for

If you switch to a Samsung phone from another manufacturer, you may find it difficult to find some of the features and options. Even if you are used to Samsung phones, mens can be disconcerting. The good news is that you just have to look for what you need using the Finder. Lower the notification tab, touch the magnifying glass icon and type what you are looking for in the search bar. It usually works very well. If you touch the three vertical dots on the right, you can also modify what the Finder shows and exclude certain applications from the searches.

How to customize the quick settings

By displaying the notification tab, you get easy access to the quick settings, but you don't need to have the default settings. Touch the three vertical dots in the upper right and then order the buttons and you can choose what to include and position it exactly where you want, which saves time. You can also make changes to the Button Grid to change the design and status bar. We recommend activating the battery percentage in the status bar.

How to customize the application tray or get rid of it

You can swipe up from the bottom to open the application tray, but you don't have to accept the default design. Touch the three vertical dots in the upper right and you can sort the application icons and access the home screen settings. If you prefer not to have a separate app drawer, tap on Home screen layout and switch to Home screen only.

How to activate smart pop-up view

Smart pop-up is an option that allows certain applications to appear above others as Facebook Messenger does. You can find it in Settings> Advanced features> Smart pop-up view. Any application that has Multi-window support can be activated here, but we believe it works best for messenger applications. When a new message arrives, you will see a pop-up round icon in which you can tap to open a window version of the messenger application.

How to hide confidential files

Everyone has a photo that they prefer to keep private, a sensitive file that they don't want others to see, or a game or application they are ashamed of. Samsung allows you to hide any file in Secure Folder. To use it, simply drag down the notification tab and click on the Secure Folder icon in the quick settings. You will have to accept the terms and set up a Samsung account (if you have not already done so), but once created, you will have a secure folder that you can only access with your PIN, password, pattern or fingerprint. You can add individual applications or files and even hide the secure folder through Settings> Biometra and security> Secure folder> Hide secure folder> OK. Once hidden, they can only be accessed by pressing the icon at the bottom of the screen in Settings> Biometrics and security> Secure folder.

How to disable unnecessary sounds

By default, your Galaxy S10 will emit small sounds every time you press and it can be quite tiring for you and for everyone nearby. All these additional sounds and vibrations will also affect the battery life, so it is better to turn them off. Go to Settings> Sounds and vibrations> System sounds and vibrations and disable everything you don't need.

How to customize the sound

Our hearing changes as we get older and not all of us in the same way, so it's a good idea to take advantage of Samsung's sound customization options. Go to Settings> Sounds and vibrations> Advanced sound settings and you can decide when you want Dolby Atmos and play with the equalizer, but you should also select Adapt sound and choose an age range or set up a custom profile that suits your hearing.

How to use or disable the Edge screen

If you're wondering what that panel is on the side or the Edge screen, or maybe you slide it without realizing the menu on the Edge screen, then you can always turn it off. Used correctly, it can be a very useful shortcut, but if you are not using it, you can also remove it. If you are going to use it, take some time to configure it the way you want. Either way, you'll have to go to Settings> Display> Edge screen. We like Edge lighting, but we usually turn off Edge panels.

How to make a screenshot

The standard method of Android screen capture is to press the Down and Volume keys simultaneously to take a screenshot and it also works on the Galaxy S10. But Samsung also makes it easy to make a screenshot with a swipe gesture of the palm of the hand on the screen. You will find this option in Settings> Advanced functions> Movements and gestures> Swipe to capture. By default, you will also find that the screenshots open an edit menu at the bottom and you can select it to instantly edit your new screenshots, but if it is something you never use, you can also deactivate it through Settings> Advanced features> Smart capture.

How to prolong the useful life of the battery

The S10 range has an impressive autonomy, but there are always times when you want to extend the battery life. You will find the battery options in Settings> Device care> Battery. Here you can select an energy mode and you can also access the use of the battery to obtain an exact breakdown of the total energy consumption.

How to hide the drilling chamber

You don't like the perforated camera? We recommend putting a creative background that accommodates the camera lens facing forward, or the objectives in the case of the S10 Plus. There is also another, less elegant, way to hide the drilling chamber on your S10. Go to Settings> Display> Full screen applications and activate Hide front camera.

How to use Wireless PowerShare

If you want to take advantage of the wonders of wireless charging, then you should buy one of the best wireless chargers, but the generous ones may occasionally be willing to lend a friend some power from the battery and the S10 is equipped with the ability to share it. Simply lower the notification tab and tap on the Wireless PowerShare icon in the quick settings. You see a pop-up window on the screen and you can place another phone or device on the back of your S10 to charge it wirelessly. And you just have to touch Cancel when you're done.

* Updated by Mara Teresa Lopes on January 14, 2020.

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