Galaxy S6 Edge+: Tips for Mastering the Newest Flagship of Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge
Both Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge offer wonderful functions and user experience. All you need to do is to explore your Galaxy S6 with the help of a systematic guide. As follows, 10 tips are offered to let you know your device better.
1.Set your fingerprint and experience the better finger scanner on your Galaxy S6
Compared with the finger scanner on the Galaxy S5 or even Galaxy Note 4, that on the Galaxy S6/Galaxy S6 Edge performs much better. Within just a few minutes, the fingerprint registration process will be completed. The reason why this device works better is because of its fantastic touch-based sensor, hardware and software. Then what are you waiting for? Just pick up your phone, register your prints and enjoy the Galaxy S6’s wonderful security feature instantly.
2.Export data from your old device to Samsung Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge
No matter what operating system, Android or iOS, your last phone is based on, you can transfer the data on it to your new Galaxy S6. If your old device supports Android Lollipop’s Tap & Go feature, then you are empowered to move your contacts, music, photos, SMS, videos from your old smartphone to the new one seamlessly. What if your device doesn’t support NFC or comes from iOS? No big deal, you still can transfer your data. You just need to install Samsung’s Smart Switch while hitting the Galaxy S6 home screen, and then follow the instructions. Galaxy S6 supports both NFC and Samsung’s Smart Switch for data transfer from one to another.
3.Use your Samsung Galaxy S6 device to take a screenshot
Actually, it is quite easy and simple to take a screenshot on your Galaxy S6, you just need to go to the page that you want to capture, and press and hold both the Home and Power buttons for a few seconds. After the screen animates, a preview of your screenshot will emerge in the navigation shade. If you want to check screenshots, just navigate to your Gallery app where you can find an automatically created Screenshot folder. Besides, through passing the side of your palm across the screen from right to left, you can take a screenshot as well. Navigate to Settings -> Gestures and Motions -> Palm Swipe to Capture, you can turn on or off this feature.
4.Take advantage of One Drive to get 100GB free storage of cloud
It is true that you can get 100 GB free storage in cloud for about two years. What you need to do is to log in or sign up to One Drive, an application released by Microsoft. If you don’t want to pay for it when it is due, you’d better set a far-distant calendar to remind yourself to remove all data from it. But think about it: free 100GB of cloud storage for two years is a really nice welcome gift. Launch the program and have a try.
5.Two ways to activate Do Not Disturb mode on your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge phone
If you are a royal Android user, you may have already been familiar with this mode, but Samsung gets a different version of it. There are two ways to access Do Not Disturb mode: one way is to navigate to Settings -> Sounds & Notifications -> Do Not Disturb; another way is to use the Quick Settings menu in the navigation shade. Also, you can customize this mode by setting exceptions such as SMS, calls or alarms from certain contacts.
6.Seven seconds to force restart on your Samsung S6 Edge / S6
Even if the Samsung S6 is equipped with fine hardware and software, it could get stuck sometimes. In this case, force restart is necessary since the Galaxy S6 has a non-removable battery. User-friendly, to tackle such a non-responsive situation, Samsung provides a hardware button solution: just press and hold both the Power and Volume Down buttons for seven seconds, and your device will restart.
7.Utilize the turbo charging on your Samsung S6
One amazing feature of the Galaxy S6 is that its Exynos 7420 CPU includes Qualcomm’s fast charging tech. Believe it or not, once you try turbo charging, you would never go back to using your old USB charger.
8.Make the most of the battery saving mode on your Samsung S6 Edge
Some may think it is a lame tip here since this mode is quite ordinary, but sometimes it is the simple and basic thing that matters. There are two batteries saving modes on the Galaxy S6: the regular power saving mode and the ultra power saving mode. Of course, you can turn on or off this mode anytime as you want. Just navigate to Settings -> Battery -> Power Saving Mode/ Ultra Power Saving Mode -> On/Off, or utilize the Smart Manager app.
9.Disable pre-loaded apps
Although some rumors that users could remove bloatware on their new Galaxy S6, the truth is that rumor is always rumor. However, the Samsung S6 empowers you to disable some pre-loaded apps, which means the program will be deleted from your app drawer, and be stopped from occupying system resources and running background processes. To disable apps, you can go to the app drawer and hit Edit button. Apps allowed to be deleted would have a circle with a dash in it. Of course, the disabled apps can still be re-enabled in Settings -> Apps -> Disabled tab.
10.Activate the smart alert on Galaxy S6 / S6 Edge
There is one really cool feature of the Galaxy S6 that nobody might ever talk about: Smart Alert, which informs you the missed calls or other important notifications by vibrating. You can turn this feature on in Settings -> Motions and Gestures. When you pick your phone up and nothing happens, then you know there is no necessary to unlock the screen.
Above are some tips for the Samsung Galaxy S6 & Galaxy S6 Edge. After reading this article, have you mastered your device?