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Advanced Features on Galaxy Note8

Wave your palm and silence your phone. Open and close apps with your fingerprint. Make calls by holding the phone to your ear. With so many advanced features at your fingertips, your Note8 is basically a magic wand. Check out how to set up advanced features and get the most from the magic.

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

Smart Stay

When you’re catching up on news or reading a long magazine piece, you don’t want the screen to turn off on you. Enable Smart Stay to keep you and your phone tuned in. Let’s get started.

  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

Hands aching from all that corner-to-corner reaching? Enable one-handed mode to reduce the display size for easy corner-to-corner access.

  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

Pressing and holding buttons is so boring. Learn how to take a screenshot with just a swipe of your palm.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

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

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

Direct Call

Why dig through your contacts when you have Direct Call? Just hold the phone up close to your ear and the contact whose message or contact detail is on the screen will be dialed. It’s really that easy.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

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

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

Smart Alert

Been in a meeting all day and haven’t touched your phone? You don’t have to worry about missing a call or message with Smart Alert. Simply pick up your phone and it will vibrate to alert you of calls and messages you missed. Here’s how to activate it:

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings

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

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

Easy Mute

Feeling awkward and apologetic for your phone going off during a conversation with your professor? Don’t be. Instantly and secretly mute your phone using Easy Mute. All you have to do is hold your palm up to your phone or turn it face down to mute.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

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

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

Video Enhancer

Watch that grainy concert footage you took from the nosebleed seats in vivid technicolor with Video Enhancer. You can connect apps like Video Player and Google Play Movies & TV to experience brighter colors in your videos. Just follow these instructions.

  1. Navigate to Apps > Settings.

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

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

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