The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge have been commercially available since last month and you may have let yourself be tempted by the adventure. If so, then this article should grab your attention as it presents five tips that will help you get the most out of your new digital jewelry.
It is undoubtedly useless to specify it but the following list is not fully exhaustive and it does not present all the functions integrated into Touchwiz. Far from it, even.
If you know of others, do not hesitate to come forward, through the comments following this article.
1. Change the theme to improve the autonomy of your phone
We will not lie to each other, the autonomy of the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge is certainly not their strong point. It is even very perfectible, despite the many updates deployed by the manufacturer.
However, behind, it is still possible to juggle the two integrated energy savers to save a few extra hours. And if you want to go even further, you can also install a dark theme to reduce the power consumption of the screen.
There are a few. You can go to Coffee, for example, or even to Space. In addition, they are not unpleasant to watch.
2. Activate swipe to take your screenshots
By default, to take a capture, you must simultaneously press the "home" button and the power button. It is not particularly practical but Samsung had the good idea to integrate a specific gesture to go faster.
If you want to activate it, you have to go to the terminal settings, then to “Movements and gestures”. Then activate the “Swipe to capture” option. Now you just have to drag the edge of your hand from right to left to record what's happening on the screen.
Since you're there, there's nothing stopping you from looking at what the other three smart gestures have to offer.
3. Minimize your apps into flyout windows with just one tap
The Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are quite capable of placing two apps side by side. Just go to multitasking and press the thumbnail button of our choice to pin it on the screen.
After that, we will just have to go find another application in a list to hang it at the bottom.
Famous, but you can also display some apps in a flyout window. All you have to do is open the tool of your choice and swipe diagonally from the top left corner. Simple and fast.
4. Secure your terminal in an instant
Worried about your phone and the data it contains? No problem, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge integrate several well thought out tools.
They are all found in the “Lock screen / Security” menu. There you can, for example, activate identification with your fingerprints, or even launch real-time protection. This is where you will find all the options unique to Knox.
Also note that it is also in this menu that you can activate the tracking of your phone, to locate it in all circumstances.
5. Manage “do not disturb” mode like a boss
If you go snooping around in the “Sounds and notifications” menu, then you will find a button that directs you to do not disturb mode. There you can activate the function, but also manage exceptions or even define the program.
By getting your hands dirty, you can for example define the activation of the mode during the night, while allowing messages and calls from your favorite contacts.
And we finish with my focus on the overlay of the Galaxy S6 Edge, for those who would have missed it.