It’s time to ‘Dingo-lay’ Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ the company’s latest flagship phablets are impressive devices that offer a great software experience as well. If you have purchased a Galaxy Note 10 or Note 10+ or plan on buying one, you should check out some of the top tips and tricks for it in this article.
With a colourful back and a svelte design, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus is one of the beautiful phones out there on the tech market. The remarkable thing about it is that it’s not just beauty. It also packs equal amounts of brawn, thanks to the Snapdragon 855 processor and One UI, Samsung’s reboot of Touch Wiz.
So, here are IzzSo’s best Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10 Plus tips and tricks to make the most out of it.
1. SIDE KEY CUSTOMIZATION
The button on the left is called a Side Key. Yep, it’s neither called Power Button nor Bixby Button. However, it packs the function of both the keys and more.
The double-press and long-press events are customizable as per your preference. So whether you want to launch the camera or an app of your choice, or to wake up Bixby, it can all be done.
All you have to do is navigate to Settings > Advanced settings > Side Key, and pick your choices. In my case, I am using Open App for Double press option and Power off for Press and hold.
2. CUSTOMIZE THE EDGE PANELS
The Galaxy Note 10’s Infinity O display gives you an endless screen experience. And the best way to take advantage of this screen is via the Edge Panels.
These panels make your favourite apps available to you in an instant. All you need to do is swipe from the left of the screen. Yep, no more hassle of opening the App drawer and fishing for your favorite app. And the best part is that these panels can be rearranged and customized as per your choice.
To do so, open the Edge Panel and tap on the little cog-shaped icon at the lower-left corner. Select the panels you want and deselect the rest. At the same time, if you want to add apps to the App edge, tap on Edit and add your frequently used apps to it.
To reorder the panels as per your preference, tap on the three-dot icon at the top and select Reorder.
3. RECORD SCREENS LIKE A PRO
Another cool new feature is the Screen Recorder. It lets you capture the happenings on your screen, and also records the S Pen activities. All you have to do is bring down the Quick Settings menu, select Screen Recorder from the list and your recordings will be captured after 3 seconds.
If you want to write with your S Pen, tap on the Pen icon from the compact transparent control at the top. After you finish recording, double-tap on the screen to bring back the controls and stop the recording.
However, the story doesn’t end there. You can select the video resolution and the audio source. To access these settings, open the Quick Settings menu and long-tap on the Screen Recorder icon.
4. DO AWAY WITH THE SCREENSHOT TOOLBAR
Do you find the screenshot toolbar at the bottom irritating? It comes in handy when you have to take a scrolling screenshot. However, it can get quite annoying since you have to wait for the panel to disappear before you can capture the next one. Thankfully, with the Note 10, you can now disable the screenshot toolbar (and re-enable it whenever you want).
For that, go to Advanced Settings > Screenshots and screen recorder, and toggle the switch off for the Screenshot toolbar.
5. LINK TO YOUR WINDOWS PC
Want to send and receive SMS messages from your PC? Or, are you looking to check all your recent photos shot on your Android phone? If the answer to the above question is yes, you should certainly check out the new Link to Windows feature on your Galaxy Note 10.
This nifty feature lets you send receive messages from the comforts of your PC. And if that’s not enough, you can also check notifications and the recent photos on your phone’s gallery. Yep, you read that right.
The trick behind that magic is Microsoft’s Your Phone app. You’ll need to log in using your Microsoft account for the process to work. Thankfully, the setup process is simple, and the phone walks you through most of it. Once the setup is complete, you’ll be able to do all the things mentioned above.
Link to Windows can be accessed via Advanced Settings.
6. ENABLE THE VIDEO ENHANCER
This 6.8-inch phone is fantastic for watching videos or bingeing on Netflix documentaries. You can push the experience up by a notch with the Video Enhancer. It enhances the overall look movies and videos and makes them appear rich and bright.
And you needn’t turn it on manually, nor do you need to add any video playing apps to it. Instead, it picks up any app that can play videos, such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, or YouTube. Just play a video, and you’ll see the bump in the video playback quality.
You can enable Video Enhancer by navigating from Settings > Advanced Settings.
7. CONVERT HANDWRITING TO TEXT
The Note 10 boasts of several S-Pen enhancements including the one where it can convert handwriting to text. And not only that, if you have apps like Microsoft Word or some PDF writer, you can export to there.
To see this magic in action, open Samsung Notes, and scribble a line or two. Next, double tap on the word and a small window with the converted text will pop up. Select it and tap on Convert.
To save the notes file as Word file or PDF file, tap on the Share icon and select one of the options from the list.
Do you have another hidden feature of the Note 10 you can’t live without? ‘Maco’ and comment below.