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Use Game Booster and Game Launcher on your Galaxy tablet

Little boy playing game on Galaxy TabS6

When you have tons of games you want to play, your tablet can get messy. Luckily, Game Launcher gathers all your game apps into one place for easy access. That means your tablet will be more organized and you can get back to gaming! You can also use Game Booster (a.k.a. Game Tools) to improve your gaming experience on your tablet.

Note: On the Tab S6, this feature is called Game Booster. On previous tablets, it's called Game Tools. Available screens and settings may vary by tablet model, wireless service provider, and software version. 

Turn on Game Booster or Game Tools

With Game Booster, you can become the next number-1 player, and it's activated on your tablet by default. The first time you open a gaming app, a popup about Game Booster will appear. Review the information, and then tap Agree. Then, agree to permissions by tapping Start.

To access Game Tools while playing a game, tap the Game Booster icon in the left-hand corner of the navigation bar. If your Navigation bar is not displayed, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to display it.

Welcome to Game Tools screen

Use Game Booster or Game Tools

With Game Booster, you can take your gaming to the next level because it gives you everything you need to be victorious.

For example, you can adjust the settings so there are no distractions and you can play to your heart's content. Or, you can record your gameplay when you make it to the final showdown and share it with the entire internet.

Below are the features available in Game Booster or Game Tools:

Game tools menu opened during a game
  • Calls and notifications: Minimize caller notifications or don't show them at all. On Tab S6, tap Block during game to access this group of settings.

  • Block during game: Customize what features work or turn off certain alerts while you're playing a game. That way any distractions while you’re in the middle of a battle.

  • Advanced game features: Popup panel shows your recent apps so you can access them quickly, and Auto screen lock prevents accidental screen touches by locking the screen automatically when a game is opened.

  • Navigation button lock: This deactivates the Navigation bar when a game is open, so you don’t accidentally touch Home or Back and then exit the app by mistake.

  • Screen touch lock: Pauses the game and locks the screen. Swipe to unlock the screen and return to the game.

  • Screenshot: Capture screenshots of your gameplay.

  • Record: Record your game session. This feature is not availabe on the Tab S6. You can use the Screen recorder option in Quick Settings instead.

  • Settings: Access Game Tools or Game Booster settings.

  • Phone performance: See your phone's current memory usage, temperature, and battery life. This feature is only availabe on the Tab S6.

Use Game Launcher

To use Game Launcher, you'll need to activate it first. Once it's enabled, you'll be able to step into a gamer's paradise

The Game Launcher app is usually added to the Apps screen by default, but you can easily add it at anytime. From Settings, search for and select Game Launcher. To add a Game Launcher icon to your Home screen, tap Add when prompted.

When you're ready, open Game Launcher on your tablet, tap Agree, tap Start, and then follow the on-screen prompts to set it up.

Welcome to Game Launcher screen

If you have a game that hasn't been added, you can add it manually by tapping More Options, and then tapping Add apps. Select the app(s) you want to add, and then tap Add.

Tune performance with Game Launcher

Note: Battery power may vary by game.

With Game Launcher, you can tune the performance level of your games to save battery power. If you are stuck on a long trip with no charger, you can make a game's performance a little lower, so you can get more battery life.

Open Game Launcher, and then tap the Tune performance icon near the bottom. Adjust the slider to your desired performance level. You can also set individual settings for each game by selecting Settings for each game. Tap Apply to save the changes.

Game performance setting menu

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