Galaxy Note 9 16 hidden features on Samsungs best phone

Posted on: November 25, 2018, by :

Single click and double click control different actions.

The S Pen has nothing to do with this trick, but Im partial to it anyway. Instead of receiving a pop-up notification, you can opt for the perimeter of the phone face to light up in a variety of color choices every time you get a message. Its a little disco, but who cares? Go toSettings Display Edge Screen Edge Lighting Edge Lighting style.

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If your screen times out while youre holding the S Pen, you can opt to unlock it with a click.Settings Advanced features S Pen Unlock with S Pen remote.

If you get started on a note and need to duck out to do something else, you can come back to it by turning it (and many other apps) into a floating icon that you can move around the screen.

One of my favorite ever uses of the S Pen is in taking precise screenshots of only the part of the screen you want. Every other phone requires you to screenshot the entire display and then crop down. This is a thousand times easier.

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You can also take a remote photo, control a presentation, skip musical tracks and advance a photo slideshow.

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This is meant for correcting small errors. The on-screen control is still better for erasing larger swaths.

Another oldie and goodie (from this point on they all are). Press and hold the pen button to erase tiny mistakes without having to raise the S Pen to the on-screen erase control.

Thats not all by a long shot. For more, see other hidden features that the Galaxy Note 9 shares with theGalaxy S9 and S9 Plus.

ChooseSmart Selectfrom the shortcuts wheel, and pick your rectangle, lasso or oval shape. Then just drag and drop to get your sample.

This is a simple setting you access from the drop-down menu in a note file.

Samsung rolled this one out for theill-fated Galaxy Note 7, but its still an underutilized feature that has its moments of extreme handiness.

You can also open any app on any screen by holding down on the S Pen.

Introduced in the Galaxy Note 8, Live Messages are basically animated GIFs you can make and share with friends. You can access it from the Air Command wheel and through the Samsung Messages app. Theyll work with any sharing platform that supports GIFs.

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Brand new to the Note 9 is making a Live Message with an animated GIF of an avatar you make with the AR Emoji tool inside the phones native camera. AR Emoji was introduced in the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus. Imnot personally a fan, but its here if you want it.

On the Galaxy S8 and newer, you were able keep the button from doing anything by going into the settings. No such luck here, at least for now…

The Note 9 brims with layers of software features, many of which are unlocked with the S Pen stylus, its single button and a new Bluetooth antenna inside.

And read our fullGalaxy Note 9 reviewfor all the phones ups and downs.

Get to the settings through the on-screen gear icon when youre using the shortcuts wheel (which is called Air Command), or throughSettings Advanced features S Pen Air Command.

Samsung has shut down your ability to make the Bixby Voice button (on the phones left side) do anything but launch Samsungs digital assistant.

First, get a video playing. Then openSmart Selectfrom the Air Command wheel. Next, selectAnimated GIF…

Galaxy Note 9: 16 hidden features on Samsungs best phone

After writing it, press the icon of a thumbtack.

For example, after composing a new note through a shortcut setting, click the icon to minimize the window into the icon you see. Tap to revive.

SamsungsGalaxy Note 9is a beast of a phone, with a large, 4,000-mAh battery, storage for days and a stunning 6.4-inch screen.

However, if youre not a fan, you can jump into the S Pen settings to turn this off.Settings Advanced features S Pen Screen off memo toggleUse S Pen signature colorto the off position.

Heres what itll look like when youre done.

Youll be able to drag a boundary around the area youre going to turn into a GIF.

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PressRecordand stop when youre done. You can pause, play and scrub along the video before recording, so you can get the scene you want.

You may not have also been aware you can pin a note to the always-on display. Benefit: Its there at a glance and you can delete it when youre done. Handy for shopping lists.

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Screen writeis another tool that lets you quickly take a screenshot of the entire window and then write or draw all over it. Its fast and it works.

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Once open, you can read it or delete it. You can only pin one note at a time, which means that pinning a new note will overwrite your old note if you give it the OK.

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For a note you want to refer back to again and again, you might opt to pin it to the home screen.

Go toSettings Advanced features S Pen S Pen remote Hold down button to…and select from among your apps.

This ones not new to Note phones, but a good one to remember. You can add shortcuts to this handy wheel, and completely customize which apps you open and where on the wheel they live.

Not a new feature, but one worth the memory jog. If you press and hold on the S Pen button while quickly double-tapping any screen, a composition window appears for you to write a new note.

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Youre not limited to just writing and navigating with the Note 9s S Pen. You can also use the button as a remote to do different things in different apps. For example, pause and play a YouTube video.

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Here, a press of the button takes a photo. Go toSettings Advanced features S Pen S Pen remote App Actions.

If you buy a blue, purple or metallic copper Galaxy Note 9, youre able to write notes on the off screen in a signature color — this is brand new to the Note 9. (The blue model writes in yellow, the other two write in purple and copper, and the black Note 9 writes in white).

The message will remain visible for 30 minutes. After that, you can revive it any time by double-tapping the tiny icon of a thumbtack.

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