What is Game Booster and how do I use it?

No matter what type of game you're playing, Game Booster has been designed to make it even better. By monitoring how the game runs on your device and your usage, Game Booster uses data about the temperature and memory to automatically adjust your settings to give you the best experience. 

 

Game Booster can also help you keep all of your focus on the game you're playing. While you're gaming you can disable Bixby and the Edge panel and even hide notifications to ensure that you get that high score.

What is Game Booster and how do I use it?

How do I activate Game Booster?Click to Expand
1 While playing a game, swipe up if in portrait mode or swipe left if in landscape mode
Swipe left or swipe up depending on the orientation of the game
2 Tap the Game Booster icon
Tap the Game Booster icon
3 Tap Start
Tap Start
4 Game Booster will activate and you will be returned to your game
Game Booster will activate and you will return to your game
How do I use the pop-up panel?Click to Expand

The pop-up panel provides quick access for up to four apps. This helps you to easily check your messages or watch a video on how to defeat that annoying boss. You can customise your pop-up panel to include any app installed on your device.

1 While playing a game, swipe up if in portrait mode or swipe left if in landscape mode
Swipe left or swipe up depending on the orientation of the game
2 Tap the Game Booster icon
Tap the Game Booster icon
3 Your pop-up panel will appear at the top of the screen
The pop-up panel will appear at the top of the screen
4 To customise the apps that appear, tap the more options icon
Tap the more options icon
5 Tap the remove icon to remove an app from the pop-up panel
Tap the remove icon to remove an app from the pop-up panel
6 Tap the app you want to add to the pop-up panel
Tap the app you want to add to the pop-up panel
Can I change what notifications appear while I'm playing a game?Click to Expand

There's nothing more annoying than losing a life in a game because an enemy was blocked by a notification. Game Booster gives you the power to limit what notifications you receive while you're playing a game. You can also disable features like Bixby and the edge panel to help keep your gaming uninterrupted.

1 While playing a game, swipe up if in portrait mode or swipe left if in landscape mode
Swipe left
2 Tap the Game Booster icon
Tap the Game Booster icon
3 Tap Block during game
Tap block during game
4 Tap the notifications or features that you want to block while playing
Tap the notifications or features you want to block while playing games
How can I check the performance of my device?Click to Expand

Game Booster makes your games better by optimising the battery, memory and temperature of your device. Once you've played a game for a short while, Game Booster will learn the games requirements and your usage to provide the best possible experience. 

1 While playing a game, swipe up if in portrait mode or swipe left if in landscape mode
Swipe left
2 Tap the Game booster icon
Tap the Game Booster icon
3 The temperature, memory and battery of your device will be displayed
The temperature, battery and memory of your device will be displayed
4 After playing a game for a little while, Game Booster will learn your usage patterns and automatically optimise your device to give you the best gaming experience. Tap the performance monitor section if you don't want your device optimised
Tap the performance monitor section
5 Tap the auto control switch to prevent your device from automatically optimising your device
Tap the auto control witch
What shortcuts can I use?Click to Expand
1 While playing a game, swipe up if in portrait mode or swipe left if in landscape mode
Swipe left
2 Tap the Game Booster icon
Tap the game booster icon
3 Tap Navigation button lock to lock the navigation bar
Tap navigation bar lock
4 Tap Screen touch lock to prevent touch inputs
Tap Screen touch lock
5 Tap Screenshot to take a screenshot of the game
Tap screenshot

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