Samsung's Galaxy S10 line is a trio of skilled phones that really impress. From an ultrasonic fingerprint sensor hidden under the screen to a third camera for ultra-vivid images (at least on the S10 and S10 Plus), there is much to think about. Part of creating a glossy new phone goes through and makes sure the phone works the way you want.
Here are 12 settings that you should look at.
You can't get rid of Samsung's personal assistant, Bixby, but you can minimize how pushy it is. Start by removing Bixby Home from the home screen by long pressing the home screen and swiping to the right until you see a preview of Bixby Home. Slide the switch above the panel to the "off" position.
Then you have to change the Bixby key, something that Samsung recently made possible through a software update. We covered the process in detail in this post.
Galaxy S10 comes with Samsung's One UI from the box. It doesn't just mean you get Android Pie, but you get a more refined look for Samsung's interface tweaks. Guest navigation is a new feature in Android Pie, and of course Samsung has its own spin on the feature.
You can switch to gesture-based navigation by opening the Settings app and going to Display > Navigation bar and selecting Ready screen . Your device goes through you with the new feature – give it a few days to get used to seeping instead of tapping things like going back or returning to the home screen.
Quick Setup Panel
Android's Quick Settings panel contains shortcuts for device settings and functionality, but it is a bit disorganized from the box. Not to mention that there are several squares, you have to scroll through, which cannot be "fast".
Rearrange the shortcuts and increase the grid size of shortcuts by swiping down from the top of the S10 screen until the quick setting panel picks up the entire screen. Then select the menu with three points, followed by Button Network . The 5×3 option fits almost all settings in a box; Choose grid size that works for you.
Now you can use the Button Order option from the same menu to rearrange the icons at your own discretion. The first six shortcuts become what is visible when you view the registration window.
With the new camera color, you take up some space in the corner of the display, the status bar is limited to displaying only the last three app messages as default. However, you can remove the restriction in a bid to see more information.
Swipe down to display the entire quick setting panel and press the three-point icon but followed by Status bar > All messages .
Home screen network
The home screen app screen can be adjusted to fit more app icons on the screen. Long press an empty area on the home screen and press Home Screen Settings . Then select the Home screen network and then adjust the grid size as you like. You can do the same for the app's screen slider by following the same steps and selecting Apps screen slider on the setup page.
Lock app layout
When you have all your widgets and app icons arranged as you like, make sure you unlock your home screen layout so you don't accidentally move icons. Or, if you are a parent who often allows the child or children to use your phone to watch videos, you probably know that they are delighted to rearrange icons.
To lock app icons in place, long press on the home screen and select Home screen network followed by Lock Home screen layout .
Swipe down for messages
Galaxy S10E is the only phone in the new series that has a physical fingerprint sensor. S10 and S10 Plus have a fingerprint sensor, but it is hidden under the display. All this is good until you realize that by removing a physical fingerprint sensor, you can no longer swipe down the sensor to reveal the notification panel.
There is another option – swipe down on the screen yourself. You must activate it with a long press on the home screen and select the Home screen network followed by Quick Open notification panel .
With the option enabled you can swipe down on the home screen to bring down the registration panel instead of getting ready to the top of the screen.
Always on display
Samsung's always on the screen is comfortable because it shows you time, date and any notifications without having to look more than a glance at the phone.
With a user interface, the standard deviation is to require you to first tap the screen to always wake up on the display – remove any amenities. Open > Settings > Lock screen > Always on the display > Display mode > ] Always display .
Alternatively, you can choose to set a schedule based on when you want the function to be used and when you want the screen to remain off.
Samsung standardizes the S10s screen to a natural look, instead of what was once the usual live setting. If you think the colors are subdued and not as intense as you like, you can switch from Natural to Live by going to Settings > View > Screen Mode > Living .
Install Samsung Backup
During the first installation, you will be asked to log in to your Samsung account so that you can do things like setting up Samsung Pay and downloading apps from the Galaxy Store. Another advantage of logging into your Samsung account is the Samsung Cloud security service.
When enabled, your phone is routinely backed up, making it easy to restore individual items such as settings, installed apps or your home screen layout with a few cranes.
Make sure Samsung Backup is enabled by going to Settings > Accounts and backup > Samsung Cloud . Touch the three-point icon in the upper right corner and select Settings followed by Synchronization and Auto Backup . Review both lists and the different sets of information and make sure that everything you want to back up is really backed up.
Find My Mobile
Samsung provides a free Find My Mobile service for Galaxy devices. You can find its settings by opening Setup App and going to Biometrics and Security > Finding My Mobile . Adjust the settings on this page as you like. For example, I enabled the function for the latest latest transmission, which sends its last known location when it will be lost.
If you ever lose your phone, go to findmymobile.samsung.com, sign in to your Samsung account and track or check a lost phone.
Hide camera clips
Not a fan of the camera's clips? Hide it by going to View > Full screen applications and sliding the switch next to Hide the front camera to the "on" position.