Galaxy Note8 - What are the advanced features available on my Samsung Galaxy Note8 (SM-N950W)?

Last Update date : 2018.01.08

Advanced features


Wave your palm and silence your phone. Open and close apps with your fingerprint. Make calls by holding the phone to your ear. With so many advanced features at your fingertips, your Note8 is basically a magic wand. Check out how to set up advanced features and get the most from the magic.

Note: Screens and settings available may vary depending on your Canadian wireless service provider and your software version.

Enable Smart Stay


When you’re catching up on news or reading a long magazine piece, you don’t want the screen to turn off on you. Enable Smart Stay to keep you and your phone tuned in. Let’s get started:

1. From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access the Apps screen.

2. Touch Settings.

3. Touch Advanced features.

4. Touch Smart Stay

5. To turn on Smart stay, touch the slider:

Enable Smart Stay


Note: The Smart Stay feature prevents the display from turning off while you are looking at the device.

Enable One-Handed Mode


Note: Activate one-handed operation mode for your convenience when using the device with one hand.

1. From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access the Apps screen.

2. Touch Settings.

3. Touch the Search icon, and then search for and select One-handed mode.

Search


4. To turn on One-handed mode, touch the slider:

Enable One-Handed Mode


Important: This feature may not be available depending on the region or service provider.

5. Then, choose from the following options:

   • Gesture: Swipe up diagonally from the left or right corner to reduce the display size.

   • Button: Touch the Home Key 3 times in quick succession to reduce the display size.

Enable Palm Swipe


Note: Set the device to capture a screenshot when you swipe your hand to the left or right across the screen. You can view the captured images in Gallery.

1. From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access the Apps screen.

2. Touch Settings.

3. Touch Advanced features.

4. Navigate to and touch Palm swipe to capture.

5. To turn on Palm swipe to capture, touch the slider:

Enable Palm Swipe


Note: This feature is activated by default.

Important: It is not possible to capture a screenshot while using some apps and features.

Enable Direct Call


Note: Set the device to make a voice call by picking up and holding the device near your ear while viewing message or contact details.

1. From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access the Apps screen.

2. Touch Settings.

3. Touch Advanced features.

4. Navigate to and touch Direct call.

5. To turn on Direct call, touch the slider:

Enable Direct Call


Note: This feature is activated by default.

Enable Smart Alert


Note: Set the device to alert you if you have missed calls or new messages when you pick up the device.

1. From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access the Apps screen.

2. Touch Settings.

3. Touch the Search icon, and then search for and select Smart Alert.

Search


4. To turn on Smart Alert, touch the slider:

Smart Alert


Note: This feature is activated by default.

Important: This feature may not work if the screen is turned on or the device is not on a flat surface.

Enable Easy Mute


Note: Set the device to mute incoming calls or alarms by using palm motions or facing the device’s screen downwards.

1. From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access the Apps screen.

2. Touch Settings.

3. Touch Advanced features.

4. Navigate to and touch Easy Mute.

5. To turn on Easy Mute, touch the slider:

Enable Easy Mute


Note: This feature is activated by default.

Enable Video Enhancer


Note: Enable Video enhancer to improve the image quality of your videos to enjoy brighter and more vivid colours.

1. From the Home screen, swipe up or down to access the Apps screen.

2. Touch Settings.

3. Touch the Search icon, and then search for and select Video enhancer.

Search


4. To turn on Video enhancer, touch the slider:

Enable Video Enhancer


Important: This feature may not be available in some apps.

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