Samsung is no joke when it comes to packing the most possible features into a single device, especially when it comes to its Galaxy Note series. Sometimes it’s hard to really take full advantage of these feature-full devices, as there’s really no full guides out there.
We often have to find these cool features on our own, so a nice tutorial with some hidden Samsung Galaxy Note 4 tricks was due for. Stick around and see which of these you haven’t discovered yet.
This is a feature we have seen in other Galaxy Note devices, but it’s a very important one I have used before. Simply gran your S Pen and hover it over links to see a short preview of what the website has to offer.
You will get a short description and an image (if available). This comes in pretty handy when you are trying to keep your phone experience quick and short. No need to wait around for a page to load.
Share your WiFi profiles
Ever wanted to share your home/office/anywhere WiFi password without having to actually say the password to your guests? This is possible thanks to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4’s ability to share WiFi profiles.
It’s a very cool feature, and one you will probably use often after you test it. Simply go to your Wifi settings and tap on the three dots (menu button) in the top-right corner. Then select “Share WiFi profile” and select the network you want to share.
You can select between sharing it for 6 hours, 12 hours, 24 hours or no time limit. Select your amount of time and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will connect to the other device via WiFi Direct and share said network.
Pretty neat, right?
Save battery by enabling grayscale mode
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 holds a very special feature within the Power Saving mode. Power Saving mode can lower your performance, disable background data, turn off battery-draining components and more. Sometimes that can be a bit too much, though, which makes it nice you can pick and choose which features go on and off.
One of these options is Grayscale mode, which essentially turns your phone into a black and white device. This allows you to save battery while still keeping your phone jsut as functional as always. Just go into the Power Saving mode settings and Grayscale mode will be the third option in the main menu.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is one large smartphone. You really need to have amazingly large hands in order to be able to use this beast with one hand. This is why Samsung has created a feature called “One-handed operation”.
It can also be found in other Samsung Galaxy devices, but Note users will definitely find it much more handy. This feature allows you to shrink what is being displayed in the screen, allowing you to easily reach sections of the UI you otherwise wouldn’t be able to.
Just swipe from one side of the screen to the center and then back. You can activate this feature by going to your Settings app, under the Sound and Display section.
Now this one is a bit more interesting, and much less known. Assistant menu is basically a floating button that can over in the corner of your smartphone, allowing you to access a variety of settings and shortcuts easily.
It’s another great feature for one-handed usage, really. In a way, it reminds me of Facebook Messenger Chat Heads, but for settings. To activate this feature, go to your Settings app, tap on “Dexterity and interaction” and tap on “Assistant menu”. You can then customize your settings and turn on the feature.
Define words on-the-go
Running around and don’t have much time to look for a word in a dictionary or search it via Google? The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has a very simple way to find out the definition of random terms you find in the inter webs.
Pull out the S Pen, press & hold the button and highlight the word you want to define. Once highlighted, tap on the “Dictionary button” and a small window will hover over your content, showing you the definition. You can also find the translation there, if you happen to be dealing with foreign languages.
Ok, so some of you may be Flipboard fans, but many of us also want to get rid of it as soon as we get our brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 4. If you are alwo tired of the Flipboard Briefing feature and page, you can easily disable it.
Tu disable it Flipboard Briefing simply go to Settings > Homescreen > Flipboard briefing.
Ultra Power Saving Mode
Forget all the other battery-saving modes you have seen in the past. Samsung offers one of the best ones, allowing you to keep your phone alive for up to well over a week. How is this even possible? To put it shortly, this mode has many limitations.
In fact, you can say it turns your device into a “dumb phone”. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 will be limited to text messages, calls and a very short list of messaging and social network services. You can easily turn this mode on by going to your Settings and accessing the “Power Saving” section.
Long pressing the app-switching button
The relocation of the menu button was a big deal for many of us. Some people wanted a menu button in the dock, other thought it was better within the app. Regardless, things are what they are. That doesn’t mean those who still want a menu button in the dock can’t have it, though.
Samsung has added a neat feature for you. Simply long press the app-switching button and it will act as the beloved menu button. Easy and simple!
Tap on the heart-rate monitor to take a selfie
Want to take an awesome selfie? Sometimes it can be hard to hold the device and compose an image on your own, especially because it’s hard to release the shutter. Samsung is making it a bit easier by utilizing the heart-rate monitor as an additional shutter button.
It’s convenient, because the heart-rate monitor is easily located where one would naturally have the index finger when holding a phone. When in front-facing shooting mode, simply give that heart-rate monitor a tap and get going.