by John Smith | March 16, 2018 5:47 AM
Samsung Galaxy S9 is among the most desired flagship phones on the market. The S9 is not a significant upgrade over the last year’s model, but it has its own features and big improvements like re-positioned fingerprint scanner, 960fps slow-motion video, AR Emoji, and multi-frame processing.
The Galaxy S9 will hit stores on March 16 worldwide for $719.99. If you are planning to grab the phone on launch day, then there are several settings you need to check out and change to get the most out of your device.
In the section below, we have created a list of settings you should change. For some background, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are now available in select markets and will expand to others on March 16.
The Galaxy S9 offers stunning display and faster processor, thus delivering an exceptional entertaining experience, ranging from playing games to editing photos. However, this may cause your battery to drain quickly. There are different ways to improve battery life on your S9, but we recommend you put apps to sleep.
With the S9, Samsung introduces a handy feature called Device Maintenance that helps you free up some space and look for which apps are using your battery. To access Device Maintenance, head to Settings > Device Maintenance > Optimize.
Split-screen multitasking has been the standard feature on Samsung phones for years, allowing users to interact with more than one app at once. The Galaxy S9 is making multitasking much easier for users.
With the S9, you can tap and hold the Recents button to activate split screen. To enable this, fire up Settings app, then tap Advanced features and hit multi window. Once you are in, turn on the switch for Use Recents button to enable the feature.
With the S9, Samsung re-positioned the fingerprint scanner below the camera sensor, which makes way for handy gestures. The Galaxy S9 supports two gestures that help you get the most out of your device.
To enable the feature, open Settings on your S9, then hit Advanced features and tap on Finger sensor gestures. Once you are done, you now can swipe up on the fingerprint sensor to open the notification panel. You can also turn on the switch for Open Samsung Pay below.
If you tend to use a screen protector on your S9, then you can adjust screen sensitivity for better use. To do this, launch the Settings app on your device, then scroll down a little bit and hit Advanced features and turn on the switch for Touch Sensitivity.
The Galaxy S9 includes a handy feature called Blue Light Filter. As the name implies, the feature automatically changes the screen color to a warmer hue for easier nighttime reading. To enable the feature, open Settings, then select Display and hit Blue Light Filter.
One of the best things when it comes to Android lies in customization options. With the S9, you can easily customize your home screen to your liking. For example, you can change the number of apps displayed in the grid or add app icons to your screen. To do this, simply long-press on the blank area on your home screen and then select Home Screen Settings.
Samsung Cloud has been around for years, and it is getting better. One of the big additions to Samsung Cloud is Backup service. Once enabled, the feature automatically syncs your data to the cloud, so you can restore your device from backup. To enable Samsung Backup, open Settings, then select Cloud and accounts and hit Samsung Cloud. After that, hit the menu button, select Settings and tap Auto backup settings.
Also read: Google Lens: Everything we know so far about Google’s AR feature
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