Galaxy S10 Tips & Tricks
Galaxy S10 If you recently purchased the all-new Samsung Galaxy S10, you have come to the right place. Here we’ve put together some of the best tips, tricks, and secret features to get you started.
We reviewed all of the last three flagship Samsung phones, and if you just picked it up, you will be treated to a treat. These are some of the best Android phones you can buy in 2019, with great features like a fingerprint scanner, three rear cameras, and reverse wireless charging.
Many additional features are not immediately apparent.
Unlock the phone with your face
A highly sensitive on-screen fingerprint scanner is one of the critical features of the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus. He takes a traditional fingerprint scanner and hides it under the display.
If you like unlocking your face more, then this is also an option. You can even enable unlocking both by fingerprint and face, which gives you the best of both worlds.
To set your face, go to Settings > Biometrics and Security, then tap Face Recognition. Then you should turn your head several times, while external cameras scan your face.
Since this method uses only the front camera, and not many sensors, such as the iPhone XS, you cannot use face unlock to unlock banking applications and make payments on Google Play.
Galaxy S10 Make the most of a beautiful screen:
The first time you boot the Galaxy S10 or Galaxy S10 Plus, the screen resolution will be set to FHD (2280 x 1080), which may seem strange, since the available decision here is WQHD + (3040 x 1440). Samsung most likely does this to increase battery life, but it doesn’t seem like it can seriously waste those pixels.
However, switching is quite simple, go to “Settings”> “Screen”> “Screen Resolution” and get ready to look at all these high pixels.
Galaxy S10 Display:
Speaking of the exhibition, for some strange reason, Samsung, by default, can place four lines of the five possible icons on the home screen, creating the feeling of being oversized.
Again, this is easy to fix, and you can use the screen much better by adjusting it. Long press on the home screen, tap the home screen settings and then change the home screen grid to 5 × 5 or 5 × 6. This makes it possible to fit more icons and reduce them during use.
Use your phone as a wireless charger
Huawei Mate 20 Pro may win a prize for the first phone that can wirelessly charge another phone, but it’s nice to see that this feature appeared in the S10 series.
Using the Samsung Powershare wireless feature, you can use the S10 battery and Qi support to connect other devices that support Qi. For example, you can place the iPhone XS on the back of the S10, select the Wireless Powershare fields in the function drawer, and the other phone will begin to receive energy.
Honestly, this is a prolonged process, and you will get much more benefit from charging small devices. If you put a couple of Galaxy Buds as an incentive to pre-order the S10, you can use them with Wireless Powershare. You can also do the same with the upcoming Galaxy Watch Active.
Change Bixby Button Functionality
If you have ever used the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S8, then you will be familiar with the Bixby button. This erroneous key, located just below the volume key, opens the Samsung virtual assistant with a quick, often random press.
There is a high degree of probability that you, like us, will want to turn off the Bixby as soon as you turn on the Galaxy S10, and, fortunately, you can now configure the button.
First of all, you need to make sure that you are logged in with a Samsung account, then swipe left on the main screen to open the Bixby panel. Click the options menu with three buttons on the right, and then click “Settings.” Scroll down to the Bixby key, and you will be taken to a new page.
Here you can understand that Bixby is called exclusively by double-pressing a key, or by changing an application that is opened when a key is pressed. Please note that you will always need to assign Bixby to one or double click, but now you can open a third-party application using the button. You still cannot configure it to open the Google Assistant, though.
Make the battery go farther
Even though the battery life of the Galaxy S10 Plus did not frustrate us, there are many ways to increase the endurance of the phone. Here are some easy ways to make your camera last longer.
- Change the screen resolution. Switch resolution to HD + in the same way as in Tip 1.
- Make sure the Screen Enhancer is turned off: Screen Enhancer boosts brightness and turns on the HDR effect for video applications, but uses battery power about two times faster than when the mode is turned off. To make sure it is not turned on when you don’t want it, go to Settings > Advanced Features and switch the Video Enhancer switch.
- Battery Saver Modes: The S10 program has a couple of built-in battery saver modes that adjust settings such as performance and screen resolution. To enable one of them, go to Settings > Device Maintenance > Battery, and then Power Mode.
Improve video stabilization
The S10 and S10 Plus have three cameras on the backside, while the S10e has only two. One of the new features of this year’s model, in addition to additional sensors, is a super stable video mode to add additional stabilization to the footage.
This is one of the smoothest video stabilization we’ve seen on any phone, and it controls the effect by cropping an ultra-wide 16-megapixel camera. The result is a video without jitter that looks like you shot it with the right gimbal.
To turn it off, open the camera, highlight the video and touch the square icon in the middle.