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Set up Game Launcher and use the gaming options on your Galaxy device

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From pixelated classics to virtual reality, gaming has come a long way. Your phone or tablet can offer even more opportunities to explore your favorite digital worlds. The Game Launcher houses all your gaming apps and includes settings to improve your gaming experience.

Note: Available screens and settings may vary by wireless service provider, software version, and model. 

Download Fortnite from Galaxy Store

Fortnite is the biggest thing in gaming right now, and now you can be a part of the zany action thanks to your Galaxy phone or tablet.

Navigate to the Galaxy Store. Search for and select Epic Games, and then tap Install. Tap Open; you’ll see the option to download Fortnite directly from the app. Tap on Fortnite, and then tap Install. The app will automatically determine if your device can run Fortnite. If your device is compatible, then Fortnite will start downloading. While it’s installing you can swipe down to read descriptions and technical details about the game. When it's finished downloading, tap Launch to log into your account, or create a new one.

Epic Games in Galaxy Store

Set up Game Launcher

Before you get too excited and rush into your game, let's set up the Game Launcher.

Game Launcher should be on by default, but you should always double-check just in case. From Settings, search for and select Game Launcher. Tap Game Launcher again, and then tap the switch. If you want to add the Game Launcher icon to your Home screen, tap Add.

Next, open Game Launcher from the Apps screen. Review the information and then tap Agree. Review the marketing information and select your desired preference, and then tap Start. Review the following information, and then tap Hide games. Game app icons will now be displayed in the Game Launcher.

Game Launcher in search bar

Note: If Game Launcher is not available in the Settings menu, you must install and launch a game first.

Use Game Booster while playing a game

Whether you are playing an RPG or a simple puzzle game, there are many tools to help you game on.

Navigate to and open your desired gaming app. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen (or the right side if you are in Landscape mode), and then tap the Game Booster icon on the lower left-hand side of the screen. If it’s your first time using Game Booster, tap Start. Then select and use your desired settings.

Game Booster menu opened with Game Booster icon highlighted
  • The Pop-up panel: Get fast access to outside apps. Change the four apps in the panel by tapping More options (the three vertical dots). Tap the Remove icon by the app, and then select apps you want on the panel.

  • Settings: Tap the Settings icon to see more settings. Change the shortcut icon at the bottom right corner by tapping Shortcuts, and then choosing your desired shortcut. From this menu, you can also change the screen resolution or get help.

  • Performance overview: See your device's current temperature, memory usage, and battery level.

  • Block during game: Adjust what kind of alerts or features you want to block during gameplay, so you’ll never get distracted.

  • Shortcuts: Use shortcuts to get the most out of your game. For example, you can lock the Navigation bar so you don't accidentally hit it while playing a game.

Note: Game Booster may not be available for all games.

Adjust other Game Booster settings

You can take Game Booster's customization even further by adjusting additional settings. For example, you can change which shortcuts appear at the bottom of Game Booster to help give you a better experience.

Just open a game, and then swipe up to open Game Booster. Tap the Settings icon in the right corner. In Game Booster settings, you can change these individual options:

  • Dolby Atmos for gaming: Improves the sound quality for games.

Game Booster settings screen
  • Auto screen lock: Choose the duration for locking the screen.

  • Power saving while locked: Adjust the frame rate when the screen is locked.

  • Full screen apps: Tap for a list of installed games to set to Full screen mode.

  • Pop-up panel: Set a pop-up panel for your games.

  • Shortcuts: Set the shortcuts to screen touch lock, navigation button lock, screen shot, or pop-up panel.

  • Floating shortcut: Set the floating shortcut to screen touch lock, navigation button lock, screen shot, or pop-up panel.

  • Screen resolution: Adjust the resolution to 25%, 50%, or 100%.

  • Game performance: Choose your preferred power saving mode with Focus on power savingBalanced, or Focus on performance.

Tune your device's performance

With Game Launcher, you can tune the performance level of your games to save battery power. Maybe you're stuck on a long trip with no charger, and need to save your battery.

Note: Battery power efficiency may vary by game.

Fine tune your gaming performance with a few quick steps:

Open Game Launcher, and then tap More options (the three vertical dots). Tap Game performance to access the Game Booster settings. Tap Game performance near the bottom of the screen. From here, you can choose between your desired performance modes: Focus on performance, Balanced, or Focus on power saving.

Game performance options with 3 choices to choose from

Change sound settings

Maybe you don't like the music or sounds in that horror game. That's no problem with the new Mute feature.

Navigate to Apps, and then tap Game Launcher. Tap the Mute game icon in the top right corner to silence the game. To unmute it, tap the Mute game icon again.

Game Launcher screen with Sound icon highlighted

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