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4 tips for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 + to make your experience awesome

Samsung Galaxy S8
4 tips for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 + to make your experience awesome
Samsung Galaxy S8 has been launched and some of you might have bought or ordered and waiting for the delivery. So, if you are one of those then this article is for you.

In this article, we are going to talk about the four tips for Samsung Galaxy S8 which you should know before you start using the awesome phone.

Re-arrange the on-screen buttons

So, the Galaxy S8's eye-catching curves convinced you to make the switch to Samsung after years of using another brand. It can be a little tricky to adjust, especially because Samsung insists on putting the on-screen Back and Recent keys the wrong way round (if you've used any other Android phone, that is).

Thankfully, you can now flip them back to the way you remember. Just head to the Settings app, tap Display and then tap Navigation Bar. Tap Button layout and you can reverse the layout to something a little more familiar.

You can adjust the sensitivity of the digital home button here, too - or change the navigation bar's background color to suit whatever wallpaper you're using.

Search anything on your phone

By the time you've filled your phone with apps and games, it can be tricky to remember where you left all your icons - especially if you chuck them into folders and rarely use them.

The search bar built into the app drawer can help you out, though. Just swipe down anywhere on the screen, or tap the app drawer icon if you've got it enabled, then tap on "Search phone" at the top of the screen. This'll search through any installed apps, as well as calendar appointments, SMS messages, and Settings pages, which should help you get to where you want to be that little bit quicker than doing everything manually.

Turn on blue light filter

We all like to use our phones in bed, catching up on the day's news, or simply scrolling through Facebook, but it could be impacting your sleep. The blue light pumped out by the screen can trick your brain into feeling more alert and awake, when you should be resting.

Samsung's got an easy fix, though, in the form of a 'Blue Light filter'. You can turn this on manually, either by going to Display -> Blue Light Filter in the Settings app, or by pulling down the notification tray and turning it on there instead. This strips out the blue light, leaving your screen looking warmer and yellower, but without confuddling your brain while you're glued to the phone at night.

Even better, you can set it to a schedule; either set one up manually or leave it on automatically between sunset and sunrise. Both options are in the Blue Light Filter screen on the Display page of the Settings screen.

Setup edge panel on Samsung Galaxy S8

These handy shortcuts pop out from the edge of the curved screen - hence the name. There are plenty to choose from, including app shortcuts, phonebook contacts, the always-handy Smart Select panel, a Clipboard showing all the text and images you've copied recently, weather, quick tools, a calendar, sports, finance, news and other reminders. Basically, there are masses of them.

Only a few are turned on by default, though, and the handle that you have to swipe to open up the edge panels might not be in the best place for your fingers. To change it, go to Settings -> Display -> Edge Screen and tap on Edge Panels.

From here, you can toggle on different panels, or tap the three dots in the top right and select Handle Settings to move the location of the trigger, make it bigger, or turn it transparent so it doesn't get in the way of your apps.

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