With their gigantic screen, a record autonomy, a quick charge in just an hour, the Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+, Samsung’s latest high-end smartphones, have all the arguments to please.
Powered by Android 9.0 and the One UI interface, Samsung’s new flagships contain many hidden features that, once known and mastered, will allow you to take full advantage of all the capabilities of the smartphone of the Korean brand.
1. Learn how to turn off Note 10
No, it’s not a joke, turning off the Galaxy Note 10 is not as simple as one would like to imagine. The terminal has a side button, grafted on the left edge of the device, but use it will not allow you to hug the device. Natively, a double click on the side button allows you to quickly launch the camera, while a long press, normally used to turn off most smartphones, will only activate Bixby. There are actually several ways to turn off the Galaxy Note 10.
The first, by pressing the side button and the volume down simultaneously, displays the extinguishing screen.
The second, deploying the notifications pane where is provided an ignition button to open the screen extinction.
Finally, the third and last method to turn off the device requires that you change the default function assigned to the side button.
To do this, go to Settings , then in Advanced Features , enter the Side Key menu . In Long press , select Menu Switch off . You will be able to display the extinction menu by pressing the side button for a long time.
2. Take a quick screenshot
The placement of the physical buttons of the Galaxy Note 10 is not what is best in ergonomics, making a screenshot by holding the button and low volume, both placed on the left slice, is not the easiest. Fortunately, Samsung has thought of incorporating a gesture that one hand allows you to capture the screen quickly.
To do this, simply using the edge of your hand, sweep the screen in one direction or the other.
For the rest, if you want to make a video recording of the screen of the device, you will just have to deploy the notification pane and display all the shortcuts. The button to launch the screen recording tool is on the second panel of shortcuts.
3. Configure the side panel
Thanks to the Galaxy Note 10’s big screen, the side panel, where your favorite applications are grouped together, makes perfect sense. But it offers even more.
Deploy it, and press the icon on a notched wheel to access its settings. Then scroll to the left all the proposed options. In addition to the favorite applications, the side panel can display your device’s clipboard, your favorite contacts, your reminder, the quick execution of certain tasks (alarm, screenshot, writing a new message, etc.). ), And much more.
4. Increase the screen definition
With its huge 6.8-inch AMOLED display, the Galaxy Note 10+ promises to impress you. However, the device does not apply its default maximum definition. The images it displays are indeed in FHD + which corresponds to 2280 x 1080 pixels. It is possible to go beyond and move to a WQHD + definition corresponding to 3040 x 1440 pixels. However, the application of a higher definition may reduce somewhat the autonomy of the terminal.
To do this, go to the Device Settings , then in Display , enter the Screen Resolution menu . Select WQHD + and confirm your choice by pressing Apply.
5. Scan objects in 3D for use in augmented reality
Thanks to the ToF sensor and a dedicated application, the Galaxy Note 10+ is able to scan objects or people in 3D. Once modeled, they can be added to your photos in augmented reality and can even come to life using motion tracking, a technology based on the movements you make to apply them to the digitized model.
To enjoy it, you will first have to download the 3D Scanner application from the Galaxy Store .
Next, you will need to stand 20 to 80 cm away from your subject, then slowly rotate around it to scan all the areas indicated in blue. Samsung says the results are better when the subject is more than 20 cm tall and does not have a dark, transparent or reflective area.