I've been an Android user since the day it came out. I don't consider myself an expert on the system, but I do feel i have a great understanding about the deep features our devices have. That being said, I still seem to stumble across things we can do that I never knew was available. I also find that many users have very little knowledge of all the features they have in their hands. One example that seems to wow people is when I have them put their device back-to-back to mine so I can easily transfer photos, app links, webpages, etc. via NFC and Android beam. I've had many exclame, "How did you do that!?" It got me thinking, what other features am I missing out on? So I thought, how about we have a thread that we can share our favorite, possibly unknown to the average user, things your device can do. It can be stock (factory features) like the NFC one i mentioned above or something you can do with an app. Who knows we might find out our device are even more powerful then we thought!
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But the apps ARE compatible and they can NOT cause warranty issues - sure, some of the modules can be problematic but see below for that.
The problem is actually worse when having to download "unauthorized" copies of the app, because you CAN then install a non-supported module on the wrong phone leading to a factory reset. Whereas if the main Samsung app was available it would filter out what's NOT compatible with your exact device.
Here's another feature i like to use on occasion, and just recently tought a friend, the split screen option! Being able to use two apps at once can be very handy. To use it just open the app you want then tap the recent apps (3 vertical lines button on the navigation bar) tap and hold the app icon and you will get an option for split screen if the app is compatible. Tap that and you can then select the second app you want to open. You can even save the paired apps to the edge bar for future use by tapping the 3 dots between the two apps and then tapping the icon with the +in it.
When I bought my first Samsung Galaxy S Smartphone, and it was the very first S-series phone, I soon realize that Samsung is way ahead of other manufacturers. And when there came second, third, etc. S-series phone, I knew that I'm not going to ever change Samsung to other manufacturers phones because there was so many things that You can do with Samsung's device that other manufacturers was able to add those features to their phones 4 or 5 years later! Since the day one I got my first Samsung Galaxy S, I know that it was something special if You compared it to different manufacturers phones. There's always something that You need to find by yourself when You buy a brand new Samsung luxury smartphone, but it's definitely worth it.
I think the Power Share function present in some of the newer Note- S- Fold and Z-series devices is pretty awesome and often forgotten. Turn it on, put your galaxy device face down and your friend can put their Qi-enabled phone (android or iOS) on top of it and wirelessly charge using your power. This has saved my wife and friends sometimes. But it is so easy to forget that you actually can do this!