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Advanced Features on Galaxy S8 Active

Configure Advanced features to enhance your experience on your phone.

The available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider and software version.

Smart Stay

Smart stay uses the front camera to detect your face and keeps the screen on while you're looking at it.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, and then search for and select Smart stay.

  3. To turn on Smart stay, touch the slider.

One-Handed Mode

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, and then search for and select One-handed mode.

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

  4. 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 three times in quick succession to reduce the display size. 

Palm Swipe

Take a screenshot by swiping the edge of your hand across the screen while keeping it in contact.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, then search for and select Palm swipe to capture.

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

Direct Call

Bring the phone close to your ear to call the contact whose message or contact details are currently on the screen.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, then search for and select Direct call.

  3. To turn on Direct call, touch the slider.

Smart Alert

Your phone will vibrate when you have missed calls and messages.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings

  2. Touch Search, then search for and select Smart alert.

  3. To turn on Smart alert, touch the slider.

Easy Mute

Mute incoming calls and alarms by putting your hand over the screen or turning the phone face down.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, then search for and select Easy mute.

  3. To turn on Easy mute, touch the slider.

Video Enhancer

Enhance the image quality of your videos to enjoy brighter and more vivid colors.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

  2. Touch Search, then search for and select Video enhancer.

  3. To turn on video enhancer, touch the slider.

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