Life Hacks

The Future of WFH:
Work from Anywhere

When all you need is WiFi, it’s easier than ever to live like a digital nomad. Here’s how to work remotely the right way.

A man and a woman sitting inside a parked black campervan with open doors. The man is smiling while he types on a gray Galaxy Book that's on his lap. His legs are hanging outside of the van. He's wearing a flannel long-sleeved shirt and shorts. The woman is smiling as she is turned around to look over at him from the passenger's seat. She is wearing a yellow long-sleeved top. A man and a woman sitting inside a parked black campervan with open doors. The man is smiling while he types on a gray Galaxy Book that's on his lap. His legs are hanging outside of the van. He's wearing a flannel long-sleeved shirt and shorts. The woman is smiling as she is turned around to look over at him from the passenger's seat. She is wearing a yellow long-sleeved top.

As WFH has become the new normal for many, some of us could use a change of scenery to refresh our work from home routine. Luckily, with the right remote working tips and tools, you no longer have to limit yourself to the same familiar quarters. Here’s how to work from anywhere—and get it all done seamlessly.

A woman wearing a white turtleneck sweater is sitting at the doorway of a wooden gazebo, filled with windows, in a forest setting. She has a laptop on her lap and is sitting with her legs crossed. Her gaze is up, slightly toward the right. A woman wearing a white turtleneck sweater is sitting at the doorway of a wooden gazebo, filled with windows, in a forest setting. She has a laptop on her lap and is sitting with her legs crossed. Her gaze is up, slightly toward the right.

Stay connected, even from afar

Ever wonder what it would be like to work from a cozy cabin in the woods or at a tiny beachside house undisturbed? Even though travel may be limited, there are still plenty of options for a temporary homebase away from home. If you’re settling into a fairly remote area where you may experience hiccups in your internet signal, tap into features like Auto Hotspot on the Tab S7, which will tether mobile data or a WiFi connection from your phone—perfect for that can’t-miss project check-in or presentation call with your client.

Hint: Just switch on Auto Hotspot within your connection settings under Mobile Hotspot and Tethering on your Galaxy Note20. Then, head into your WiFi settings on your secondary device (such as your tablet). You’ll see that your phone is already listed as a WiFi network. Tap the hotspot to connect to it.

A man is choosing photos with his S Pen within the gallery of a dark gray Galaxy Book that's been unfolded and propped up on a white table like an easel. His Galaxy smartphone is laid next to the Galaxy Book with a USB cable plugged into it. There is also a tall glass of coffee on the table in front of him. A man is choosing photos with his S Pen within the gallery of a dark gray Galaxy Book that's been unfolded and propped up on a white table like an easel. His Galaxy smartphone is laid next to the Galaxy Book with a USB cable plugged into it. There is also a tall glass of coffee on the table in front of him.
A product shot of a Mystic Bronze Galaxy Tab S7 that's propped open with a Mystic Bronze stand case. There are orange and indigo textures on display. A product shot of a Mystic Bronze Galaxy Tab S7 that's propped open with a Mystic Bronze stand case. There are orange and indigo textures on display.
Break time with Bixby
Where you’re going, you don’t need TVs. Take a break and tune into your favorite Netflix episode² via Bixby, hands-free.

Stretch your productivity across screens

The struggle of not having a desktop monitor is real. But for the sake of traveling, your tablet can serve as a portable second screen. Use your Samsung Notes app to jot down notes from your virtual meetings that you recorded on your Galaxy Note20. Then, blow up and expand on your ideas by copying and pasting them directly onto your Tab S7 to continue where you left off. Need to transfer folders or multiple files? Connect your phone and tablet to Samsung Flow1 to share content across both of your devices.

A closeup of a to-do list on a black Galaxy Tab S7 that has been written with a black S Pen on Samsung Notes. There are red checkmarks next to tasks "edit slides for final presentation", "send Dave email", "5pm workout", and "order books". A closeup of a to-do list on a black Galaxy Tab S7 that has been written with a black S Pen on Samsung Notes. There are red checkmarks next to tasks "edit slides for final presentation", "send Dave email", "5pm workout", and "order books".

Create a wish list to maximize free time

Lists are a foolproof way to bring order out of chaos and increase efficiency. Stay on top of your tasks for the day by creating two lists: one for to-dos and one for things you’d like to do more of. The second can involve anything you’d like to dig into when the workday is done—whether it’s exploring your new surroundings or even whipping up that fancy coffee drink you found online. Then, set up your tasks with midday reminders and sync them across both your Galaxy Note20 and your Tab S7 (in case you get distracted from surfing on one device). Having a wish list of things to do in both categories can provide a sense of accountability to help you stay on task and give you something exciting to work toward.

If you need help getting into the zone in your new space, use the Active Noise Cancellation3 feature on your Galaxy Buds Live. Whether you're tuning in to an ambient playlist while you work or answering important calls, the earbuds will reduce the amount of background noise flowing in, so you can better focus on knocking off those to-do items wherever you are.

1 Samsung Flow will operate only on official software released by Samsung Electronics.
2 Netflix subscription required.
3 Features including Active Noise Canceling are enabled through a Bluetooth connection or the Galaxy Wearable app on Android,
available through Google Play Store, and the Galaxy Buds app on iOS devices, available through the App Store.
* Requires optimal 5G network connection, available in select markets.

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