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

Kid playing game on phone

From pixelated classics to virtual reality, gaming has come a long way. Your phone 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 phone 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. Follow the steps below to download Fortnite and join the fun.

Navigate to Apps, tap the Samsung folder, and then tap Galaxy Store. Search for and select Fortnite Installer, and then tap INSTALL.

Note: Fortnite is not available on all phones.

Open the Fortnite Installer app, agree to the permissions as needed, then tap LAUNCH to start Fortnite after the game downloads and installs.

Fortnite Installer in Galaxy Store

Set up Game Launcher

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

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.

Open Game Launcher from Apps. 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.

Your Game Launcher setup is complete. So let the gaming begin!

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

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

Game Launcher in search bar

Use Game Tools

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

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

Navigate to Apps, and then tap Game Launcher. Select and start your desired game. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen (or the right side if you are in landscape view), and tap the Game Tools icon on the lower left-hand side of the screen. Then, select and adjust your desired settings. 

Game Tools menu opened in Fortnite with Game Tools highlighted

Tune your phones's performance

Important: Battery power efficiency may vary by game.

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. Here's how to tune your gaming performance:

Open Game Launcher, and then tap the Game performance icon located at the bottom right. Drag the slider to your desired performance level. You can also set individual settings for each game by tapping the switch next to Individual game settings and then tapping a game. Tap Apply to save the changes.

Game performance options on with slider bar

Record gameplay

Have funny moments in games you want to share with the entire internet? Record your game to save your most hilarious gameplays.

Navigate to Apps, and then tap Game Launcher. Select and start the desired game. Swipe up from the bottom of the screen (right if you are in landscape view), tap Game Tools, and then tap Record. To stop recording, tap Stop.

Game Tools menu opened in Fortnite with Record highlighted

Share a recording

You've recorded some good clips, and you are ready to become the next YouTube sensation. Follow these steps to start sharing them on different social media sites.

Navigate to Apps, and then tap Game Launcher. Tap My Games (the person icon in the upper right-hand corner), and then tap VIDEOS RECORDED. Select the desired game video list, and then touch and hold the desired video. Tap Share, and then select your desired sharing option.

VIDEOS RECORDED tab of My games

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 Mute game to silence the game. To unmute it, tap Mute game again.

Game Launcher screen with Mute game highlighted

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