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Do you have the new Samsung Galaxy S20? Make these basic adjustments!

If you already have in your hands any of the brand new Samsung cell phones of the latest generation, what you are going to want to do quickly is configure it to respond as you want. In order to make this process easier, we tell you about some basic settings for your Galaxy S20.

Dark mode

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From the notification panel, you can access the dark mode, however, it is also possible to indicate that it runs automatically, at the time that best suits you, from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., for example. Go to Adjustments > screen > Dark mode settings. Choose Activate according to program and, in the options that are displayed, select Custom program. Lastly, choose the start and end time for dark mode to activate.

Refresh rate

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The screen of the Galaxy S20 includes a refresh rate of 120 Hz, that is, its display updates its image 120 times in a second, which is reflected when navigating through the menus and in video games, actions that seem more fluid. To activate this, go to Adjustments > screen > Fluidity of movements; in the options that are displayed, choose High refresh rate (120 Hz).

Screen resolution

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The new Samsung phones have the default Full HD + resolution (2,400 x 1,080 pixels) for the screen, but you can also set the WQHD + standard (3,200 x 1,440 pixels) for greater detail when watching series and movies. , for example. Of course, this resolution affects the performance of the battery and does not allow activating the refresh rate of 120 Hz.

To select the WQHD + resolution, go to Adjustments > screen > Screen resolution; choose the corresponding option and press Apply.

Edge screen

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Quickly access your favorite applications just by dragging the translucent tab located on the upper right edge of the screen to the left, from any interface you are on. Once the application panel opens, you can put the apps of your preference and even make two run at the same time by pressing Edit.

If the tab is not visible, in Adjustments > screen > Edge screen, check the box Edge panels to get going.

Buttons or gestures?

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It is possible to choose the type of navigation on the Galaxy S20, either through buttons or gestures. This last option allows you to have a cleaner screen, with more space, in the different applications, since the Start, Back and Recent buttons do not appear. Go to Adjustments > screen > Navigation bar to choose the mode of your preference.

Always On Display

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If you want, you have the alternative of always showing a clock and notifications when the phone is not in use, the famous Always On Display tool. Or they may indicate that these items are displayed for 10 seconds when you press the screen off. To configure the tool, go to Adjustments > screen > Lock screen > Always On Display.

8K recording

Basic settings to the Samsung Galaxy S20

One of the most interesting novelties of the Galaxy S20 is its video recording in 8K Claro, to see this type of content in its maximum detail, it is necessary to have an 8K screen, equipment that has not yet penetrated the market due to its high price . To activate this type of recording, open the rear camera and choose the option Video; press the gear cone on the top left and locate the section Videowhere should you choose Rear video size and select 16: 9 (8K) in the options that are displayed.

Side key

Basic settings to the Samsung Galaxy S20

The side key or shutdown button can be configured to run a certain application by simply pressing it quickly a few times. To customize this, go to Adjustments > Advanced features > Side key.

Keyboard

Basic settings to the Samsung Galaxy S20

As expected, the Galaxy S20 comes with the default Samsung keyboard, but it can be changed quickly. When you're typing, go to the lower right corner and click on the keyboard cone; in the options that appear, select the one of your preference. If you want to use Gboard, you must previously install it from the Google Play Store.

And Google Discover?

Basic settings to the Samsung Galaxy S20

On various Android phones, by sliding the screen to the last option on the left, you can discover Google Discover, a kind of aggregator of company news. However, in the Galaxy S20, this has been replaced by Samsung Daily, where not only informative content is added, but also applications. If you decide that this application is not for you, what you have to do to deactivate it is to pinch on the home or main page, swipe the screen to the left to get to Samsung Daily and deactivate the tab in the upper right corner.

To access Google Discover, you must go to the Google app or to the main page of the Chrome mobile browser.

More tricks

Basic settings to the Samsung Galaxy S20

Finally, you can access more tips and tricks for your Galaxy S20 from this same device. Choose Adjustments > Tips and User Manual; In the options displayed, you will discover guides for the camera, to improve the experience of sharing music and to communicate the smartphone with your Windows computer, among other tools.

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