Samsung Galaxy's Best 8 Hidden features

Samsung's phones are so puffed up that it's not always clear how to do something new with it and what special features it might have. The problem is, most features are tucked away in the Settings app.

Samsung Galaxy's Best 8 Hidden features

Not to worry, we're here to help. Below, you'll find eight hidden features exclusive to Samsung's Galaxy smartphones that we've plucked out from the Settings app's endless list of menus.

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If you are a Samsung Galaxy owner you ought to know these 8 things:

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8 Lesser Known Features About the Samsung Galaxy

On Samsung's Galaxy phones you can take screenshots by just swiping your palm across. Here is how to enable them.

GS3: Settings > Motion > Palm swipe to capture (under Hand motions)

GS4: Settings > My device > Motions and gestures > Palm motion > Capture screen

Galaxy Note 3: Settings > Controls > Palm motion > Capture screen

GS5, GS6/GS6 Edge, Note 4, Note Edge: Settings > Motions and gestures > Palm swipe to capture

8 Lesser Known Features About the Samsung Galaxy

Samsung's TouchWiz UI and its myriad buttons and settings can be a daunting experience for less tech-savvy users. For whatever reason it may be, you can bring back your phone on easy operating terms and evade the horror.

GS3: Settings > Home screen mode > Easy mode

GS4: Settings > My device > Home screen mode > Easy mode

Galaxy Note 3: Settings > Device > Easy mode

GS5, GS6/GS6 Edge, Galaxy Note 4/Note Edge: Settings > Easy mode

 

8 Lesser Known Features About the Samsung Galaxy

This feature is quite an exclusive one as not many mobile manufacturers have it in their phones. The higher end of the Galaxy series showcases these features.
In addition to keeping your phone locked from prying eyes, your fingerprint(s) can be used to log into your Samsung account, sign in on web sites and verify PayPal purchases.

GS5, Galaxy Note 4/Note Edge: Settings > Finger Scanner

GS6/GS6 Edge: Settings > Lock screen and security > Fingerprints

 

8 Lesser Known Features About the Samsung Galaxy

Galaxy users can increase or decrease their phone's display sensitivity to make it useable with regular and non-touchscreen gloves.

GS4: Settings > My device > Display > High touch sensitivity

Galaxy Note 3: Settings > Controls > Increase touch sensitivity

GS5, Galaxy Note 4 / Note Edge: Settings > Display > Increase touch sensitivity

 

8 Lesser Known Features About the Samsung Galaxy

Galaxy phones have a "Find My Mobile" feature. To activate the feature you will need to create and log in with a Samsung account. If your device doesn't have the "Find My Mobile" feature, you can turn on its "Android Device Manager" feature and log into its companion website to do the same thing.

GS3: Settings > Security > Remote controls

GS4: Settings > More > Security > Device administrators > Android Device Manager

GS5: Settings > Security > Device administrators > Android Device Manager

GS6/S6 Edge: Settings > Lock screen and security > Find My Mobile

Galaxy Note 3: Settings > General > Security > Device administrators > Android Device Manager

Galaxy Note 4/Note Edge: Settings > Security > Remote controls

 

8 Lesser Known Features About the Samsung Galaxy

Samsung's "Multi-window" feature works on the Galaxy S3, S4, S5 and new S6/S6 Edge. Multi-window can be enabled by performing a two-finger swipe down from the notification bar and switched on in the quick settings panel or by going into the Settings app.

GS3: Settings > Display > Multi window

GS4: Settings > My device > Display > Multi window

GS5, Galaxy Note 4/Note Edge: Settings > Multi window

Galaxy Note 3: Settings > Device > Multi window

 

 

8 Lesser Known Features About the Samsung Galaxy

All Galaxy devices feature and proficiently support these features. Even though a face lock can easily be circumvented by a picture, it's cool till it functions without a hassle.

GS3: Settings > Lock screen > Screen lock > Face unlock

GS4: Settings > My device > Lock screen > Screen lock > Face unlock

Galaxy Note: Settings > Security > Screen lock > Face unlock.

Galaxy Note II: Settings > Lock screen > Screen lock > Face unlock

 

8 Lesser Known Features About the Samsung Galaxy

To save on battery life, Smasung's engineers have brought out the SmartStay option. It automatically pauses videos if you're not looking at the screen.

GS3, GS5, Galaxy Note 4/Note Edge, GS6/GS6 Edge: Settings > Display > Smart stay

GS4: Settings > My device > Smart screen > Smart stay

Galaxy Note 3: Settings > Controls > Smart screen > Smart stay

 

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