10+ Samsung Galaxy S10 tips and tricks: If you’re not familiar with Samsung’s new One UI software skin or simply don’t know all the features that are available in these new phones, this article’s going to help you, let’s start with number 1.
1. Change your font size & style, elements or display resolution:
Change Font Size & Style: Settings > Display > Font Style size and style
Here you can fine tune the size of the phone’s font, change it to bold if you have a hard time reading the thin fonts or even select an entirely new font if you want to go for a completely new look.
Change Display Element Sizes: Settings > Display > Screen Zoom
If changing the font size isn’t enough for you, tweaking the Screen Zoom option will enlarge or shrink most of the display elements throughout the UI.
Change the display resolution: Settings > Display > Screen resolution
The display on the Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10+ feature a resolution of 3040 x 1440, but the default resolution is set to 2280 x 1080.
2. Turn on Night/Dark Mode:
To turn on the Galaxy S10’s Night Mode go to Settings > Display and tap the Night mode toggle.
If you don’t want Night Mode to be enabled at all times, you can set up a schedule for when the phone turns Night Mode on and off.
3. SIM unlock your Samsung Galaxy S10:
If you purchased your Samsung Galaxy S10 from your service provider, you’ll need a SIM unlock code to unlock the device if you want to switch service providers or if you’re planning to pick up an international SIM card to use while travelling.
4. Customize your home screen with custom icons or themes:
You can select between thousands of wallpapers, icons, fonts, Always On Display layout and more. The best way to access the customization options is to long-press on an empty space on your home screen and then tap Themes or open the app drawer and then tap Galaxy Themes. Once the app is open, you can sort through the different options with the four main filters at the bottom )Wallpapers, Themes, Icons and AODs).
5. Remap the Bixby button:
Samsung is giving users the option to remap a long or short press of a button, allowing you to open nearly any app on your smartphone.
-Go to Bixby > Three Dot Menu > Settings > Bixby Key
-Select Single press or Double press to open Bixby
-Tap the option below your selection
-Toggle the option to “On” and select app that you want the single or double button press to remap.
6. Turn off the App Drawer:
Samsung gives you this option to do just that, allowing you to turn off the app drawer all together.
Open Settings > Display > Home screen > Home screen layout > Home screen only and then press Apply.
7. Turn app icon badges on/off:
Android’s app icon badges can be very helpful since they give you a visual indication on the home screen or in the app drawer as to which applications have pending notifications that you haven’t yet seem. If you don’t have a lot of apps or not get a lot of messages, this features is great. But if seeing a little reminder on each icon showing you how many notifications you have to check is a source of anxiety, you can easily turn the feature off by going to Settings > Display > Home screen > App icon badges and toggle the setting on or off.
8. Replace One UI launcher:
The Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones don’t have a heavy-handed launcher lock down system in place, so once you’ve installed a new launcher on the device you’ll be given the option to select your default launcher when you press the home button. If you want to switch back to the default One UI Home launcher at any point, go to Settings > Apps > 3 Dot Menu > Default Apps Home screen.
9. Turn on Edge lighting to replace the missing notification LED:
To turn Edge Lighting on, go to Settings > Display > Edge screen > Edge lighting. Here you’ll be able to toggle the feature on and off while also choosing between a handful of customization options.
10. Tweak the display’s colors:
For those who like to do photo editing on their device — or anyone who prefers more accurate tones — you might want to play around with the color mode.
Go to Settings > Display > Screen mode and choose between Vivid and Natural. The Vivid option gives you the ability to tweak the white balance to your liking or jump into Advanced settings to tweak the RGB levels individually.
11. Enable double tap to wake:
Simply go to Settings > Advanced features > Motions and gestures > Double tap to wake and toggle the feature on. Samsung doesn’t include double tap to sleep feature, so you will have to rely on the power button to turn the phone’s display off.
12. Keep your screen on with Smart Stay:
It’s a great feature if you’re reading a long article on the web but aren’t necessarily interacting with the screen every 30 seconds or so. Smart Stay can be toggled on by going to Settings > Advanced features > Motions and gestures > Smart Stay. Just keep in mind that this feature uses the front-facing camera to detect if you are looking at the display, so your battery life may suffer a little when it’s turned on.