This guide will show owners how to use and master the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge to get as much as possible out of their new phone. With our tips below owners will learn absolutely everything about this powerful device and all the tools, settings, features and more it has to offer.
Samsung’s new Galaxy S7 Edge is a beautiful phone with tons of features many don’t know about, or don’t know how to use. With our help owners won’t need to read the boring manual or fumble through settings menus confused. We’ll show you how to transfer their old phone, speed up the device, get the most out of the micro-SD slot, master the camera, use it with one-hand, an easy mode for parents and older users, run two apps at the same time and plenty more.
You won’t need to look up how to guides to do simple or complex things on this phone, as we’ll explain it all right here. Running on the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow software and topped with even more useful features with Samsung’s TouchWiz there is a lot to learn, and we’ll try to make it easy. Lets get started.
Below we’ll explain how to reboot a frozen Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, take screenshots, use the Edge panel features, improve security, customize the look and feel of the software in seconds and other things. Not to mention at least half of these tips and tricks are hidden deep in settings or out of sight to the average user.
Those coming from an older Android smartphone will notice a lot of new options and features, as this phone runs Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, not Lollipop or an older version. We can also expect an update to Android 7.0 N later this fall. For now, get familiar with the latest software with our link below, then continue on to master your Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
Forget reading manuals or asking the internet, everything you need to know about Samsung’s latest phones can be found right here.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Tips Tricks
At first we’re going to start with some of the basics. Tasks or features that nearly everyone that owns a Galaxy S7 or Edge will need or want to do at some point, but many don’t know how to do. These are also tips based on some of the most important features we get asked about daily.
The slideshow below will teach owners absolutely everything they need to know about the Galaxy S7 and the bigger curved Galaxy S7 Edge. Each slide contains information or links to more how to guides pertaining to that specific task, and detailed instructions or screenshots to master this phone. You can also click on any image to jump forward to that slide. Drop us comment below with any questions, concerns, or additional tips.
How to Take a Screenshot
Taking and saving a screenshot is very easy on Samsung smartphones. All owners need to do is push and hold both the power and physical home button (fingerprint scanner) at the same time. Push and hold until it makes a noise, and let go. Screenshots can then be edited or shared. Perfect for saving funny pictures, memes, snippets of an email and more.
Briefly push and hold both buttons and let go, and you’ll see and hear the screenshot capture. That’s it. The phone saves whatever was being displayed, and can be accessed from the gallery. Then, a setting is enabled under “Advanced settings” called “Smart capture” which shows additional information after a screenshot. Like instantly taking another screenshot (down an entire email or webpage) or instantly crop and share it.
There is also a second method that’s even easier, although I find myself using the above method the most. Samsung has neat gestures with its phones for a screenshot. Just swipe the edge of your hand across the entire display to capture a screenshot. You’ve probably done this on accident and didn’t know how, but it’s a feature.
The image above shows the hand gesture for taking screenshots with ease. Here is even more information on taking screenshots with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.
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