How do I use the edge panel?

The edge panel keeps the most important features of your phone tucked to one side, ready to use at a moment's notice. You can use the edge panel to access your favourite contacts, apps, and webpages alongside loads more. The edge panel can appear over apps you are using and can even be accessed when the display is on standby, making sure you have everything you need as soon as you need it.

How do I use the edge panel?

Get started with the edge panelClick to Expand
1 Swipe up on the home screen, to access your apps
Swipe up from the home screen
2 Tap Settings
Tap settings
3 Tap Display
Tap Display
4 Tap Edge screen
Tap Edge screen
5 Tap Edge panels
Tap Edge panels
6 Tap the switch at the top, to turn edge panels on
Tap the switch to turn edge panels on
7 All of the currently available edge panels will be displayed. Tap on each panel that you would like to use. You can choose a maximum of ten edge panels
Tap on each edge panel that you would like to use
8 Once you've chosen your edge panels, tap the home button
Tap the home button
9 The edge panel handle will appear at the side of the screen. Swipe the handle towards the centre of the screen to open your edge panels
Swipe the handle towards the centre
10 Your edge panels will appear. Swipe left or right to swap between your edge panels
Swipe left or right to swap edge panels
11 Tap on the edge panel feature that you want to use
Tap the feature you want to use
12 If the feature that you're looking to use doesn't appear, tap the + icon or edit
Tap the + icon or Edit
13 Tap on the feature that you want to add
Tap on the feature you want to add
14 Once you're happy with the edge panel, tap the home button
Tap the home button
15 The feature you added will now appear in your edge panels
The feature will now be in the edge panel

Find out more about using and editing the edge panels below.

How do I use the apps panel?Click to Expand

If you have a lot of apps on your device, it can be difficult to find the ones that are the most important to you. The app edge panel allows you to save up to 10 apps to the side of your screen so that they can be launched in seconds. You can also use the edge panel to create app pairs. App pairs launch two apps at the same time in split screen view, helping you be more productive than ever.

1 Swipe the edge panel handle towards the centre of the screen
Swipe the handle towards the centre of the screen
2 Swipe left or right across your edge panels until you are on Apps

Please note: you will need to add the apps panel to the edge screen before it can be used. If you can't find the apps panel, go through the Get started with the edge panel steps to add it

Swipe left or right until you open the apps panel
3 Tap on the app that you want to launch
Tap on the app you want to launch
4 If you can't see the app you want to use, tap the + icon Edit
Tap the + icon or Edit to edit the panel
5 Tap the - above any app that you want to remove from the edge panel
Tap the - icon above any app to remove it from the panel
6 Tap any app that you want to add to the edge panel
Tap on any app you want to add to the edge panel
7 If you'd like to open two apps simultaneously, tap Create App pair
Tap create app pair
8 Tap on the two apps you want to open in split screen. The first app you tap will appear at the top of the screen and the second will appear at the bottom

Please note: only apps that can be opened in split screen view will appear. If you can't find the app you want to use, it may not be multi window compatible

Tap on the two apps you want to open
9 Tap Done to create your app pair
Tap Done to create your app pair
10 If you'd like to change the order of the apps on the edge panel, drag them to your preferred position
You can change the position of your apps by dragging them to a new position
11 Tap the home button
Tap the home button
12 Open the edge panel and go to the apps panel
Open the edge panel and go to apps
13 Tap on the app or apps that you want to launch
Tap on the app or apps you want to open
How do I use the people panel?Click to Expand

The people edge panel places ten of your contacts within easy access. The people that you contact the most will be suggested for the edge panel, but you can add whoever you want. Once your contacts are added to the panel, you can send them a text or call them from the panel.

1 Swipe the edge panel handle towards the centre of the screen
Swipe the handle towards the centre of the screen
2 Swipe left or right across your edge panels until you are on People

Please note: you will need to add the people panel to the edge screen before it can be used. If you can't find the people panel, go through the Get started with the edge panel steps to add it

Swipe across the edge panel until you are on people
3 Tap the + icon or Edit
Tap the + icon or Edit
4 Tap Allow to give the edge panel permission to access your phone and message apps. This is required to use all the features of the people edge panel
Tap Allow
5 Tap Select contacts
Tap Select contacts
6 Tap each of the contacts you want to add to the edge panel. You can add a maximum of 10 contacts
Tap each contact you want to add to the edge panel
7 Once you've selected all the contacts you want to add, tap Done
Tap Done
8 If you would like to change the order of the contacts in the edge panel, drag them into your preferred position
Drag your contacts to re position them
9 Once you're happy with the edge panel, tap the home button
Once happy with the edge panel, tap the home button
10 Open the edge panel and go to the people panel
Open the edge panel and go to the people panel
11 Tap on the person you wish to contact
Tap on the person you want to contact
12 Two icons will appear, one for phone calls and one for messages. Tap the icon that matches how you want to communicate with your contact
Tap the icon that you want to use
How do I use the tasks panel?Click to Expand

Tasks can quickly take you to a specific feature of an app, such as writing a message, adding an event or creating a contact. There are loads of handy tasks already created for the edge panel. but you can also create your own shortcut with compatible apps.

1 Swipe the edge panel handle towards the centre of the screen
Swipe the handle towards the centre of the screen
2 Swipe left or right across your edge panels until you are on Tasks

Please note: you will need to add the tasks panel to the edge screen before it can be used. If you can't find the tasks panel, go through the Get started with the edge panel steps to add it

Swipe across the edge panel to open the tasks panel
3 Tap the + icon or Edit
Tap the + icon or Edit
4 Tap the - icon to remove any tasks from the edge panel
Tap the - icon on any app to remove it from the edge panel
5 Tap any tasks that you want to add to the edge panel
Tap on any task you want to add to the panel
6 Some apps allow you to save shortcuts to your home screen. For example, you can save route shortcuts through Google maps. Tap on any home screen shortcuts you want to add to your edge panel
Tap on any home screen shortcut you want to add to the edge panel
7 If you would like to change the order that the tasks appear in the edge panel, drag them into your preferred position
Drag the task around to change their order
8 Once you're happy with your edge panel, tap the home button
Tap the home button
9 Open the edge panel and go to the tasks panel
Open the edge panel and go to tasks
10 Tap on the task or shortcut that you want to use
Tap on the task or shortcut you want to use
How do I use the edge panel?

How do I use the internet panel?Click to Expand

The internet panel gives you access to five of your favourite webpages. To place a webpage on the edge panel, you must first bookmark it on the Samsung Internet app. Find out more about using the Samsung Internet app.

1 Swipe the edge panel handle towards the centre of the screen
Swipe the handle towards the centre of the screen
2 Swipe left or right across your edge panels until you are on the Samsung Internet panel

Please note: you will need to add the Samsung internet panel to the edge screen before it can be used. If you can't find the Samsung internet panel, go through the Get started with the edge panel steps to add it

Swipe across the edge panel to get the Samsung Internet panel
3 Tap the + icon or Edit
Tap the + icon or Edit
4 Tap on each bookmark that you would like to add to the edge panel
Tap on each bookmark you want to add
5 If you can't see the bookmark you want to add, it may not be saved on the Samsung Internet app. Find out how add a bookmark on the Internet app
6 Once you're happy with your edge panel, tap the home button
Tap the home button
7 Open the edge panel and go to the Samsung Internet panel
Open the edge panel and go to the Samsung Internet panel
8 Tap on the bookmark that you want to open
Tap the bookmark you want to open
9 You can also tap the words Samsung Internet to open the internet app
Tap Samsung Internet to open the Internet app
Can I get more edge panels?Click to Expand

Each of the pre-installed edge panels makes accessing certain features on your device quicker and easier. If you're looking to use a feature that's not included, you may be able to download a new edge panel that includes it. On the Galaxy Store there are loads of edge panel apps that you can download to give you complete customisation.

1 Swipe the edge panel handle towards the centre of the screen
Swipe the handle towards the centre of the screen
2 Tap the settings cog at the bottom of the screen
Tap the settings cog
3 Tap Galaxy Store
Tap Galaxy Store
4 Tap on any Edge panel you would like to use
Tap on the edge panel you would like to use
5 You will be taken to the Galaxy Store page for the edge panel. Tap Install to download the edge panel
Tap Install to download the edge panel
6 Once installed, open up the edge panel settings and tap on your new panel to use it
Open your edge panel settings and tap on your new panel to use it
Can I change the position of the handle?Click to Expand

By default, the edge panel handle will appear on the right side of the screen. If you prefer holding your phone in your left hand, you can change this to better suit your needs. You can also change the colour of the handle, how high up the screen it appears and the size and transparency.

1 Swipe the edge panel handle towards the centre of the screen
Swipe the handle toward the centre of the screen
2 Tap the settings cog at the bottom of the screen
Tap the settings cog
3 Tap the more options icon. It will appear as three dots at the top right of the screen
Tap the more options icon
4 Tap Handle settings
Tap Handle settings
5 Tap Left or Right to choose which side of the screen the edge panel handle will appear on
Tap Left or Right to choose which side of the screen the handle will appear on
6 Drag the edge screen handle up or down to change where on the screen the handle will appear
Drag the edge screen handle up or down to change the position
7 If you would like to keep the handle in this position, tap Lock handle position
To prevent the handle from being moved, tap Lock handle position
8 You can change the colour of the handle by tapping any of the colour options
Tap any of the colour options to change the colour of the handle
9 Adjust the transparency and size of the handle by dragging the sliders
Drag the sliders left or right to adjust the size and transparency of the handle
10 By default your device will vibrate when you use the handle. Tap Vibrate when handle is touched to turn this feature on or off
Tap the vibrate when handled switch to turn the feature on or off
How do I change the order the edge panels appear in?Click to Expand
1 Slide the edge panel handle towards the centre of the screen
Slide the handle towards the centre of the screen
2 Tap the settings cog at the bottom of the screen
Tap the settings cog at the bottom of the screen
3 Tap the more options icon. It looks like three dots at the top of the screen
Tap the more options icon
4 Tap Reorder
Tap Reorder
5 Using the <> icons, drag the panels to your preferred order
Use the <> icons to change the order of the panels

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