Samsung Galaxy Note lineup is a great success on the market, with millions of units sold every quarter. The South Korean firm has been improving its Note series since the launch day in an attempt to offer a better user experience and take on competitors out there.
Back in 2016, Samsung encountered its unprecedented recall of the Note 7 after reports of a battery flaw that caused some of the device to explode. The Note 7 fiasco had damaged Samsung’s reputation and the company was working so hard to recover trust among users.
The South Korean firm took a big step to achieve that goal when it announced the Galaxy Note 8. Basically, the Note 8 was not a significant upgrade over its Note 7, but it helped Samsung recover reputation following the Note 7 disaster.
The Note 8 is one of the best-selling smartphones on the market. According to the latest reports, the South Korean firm shipped more than 20 million Note 8 in the second quarter of the year. The newly-released Note 9 is expected to follow the huge success of its predecessor on the market.
In reality, we heard a lot of rumors regarding the Note 9 prior to its official announcement. True to rumors and reports, Samsung introduced a lot of new things while adding more power to the phone’s internal hardware.
In the section below, we have compiled a list of the best tips and tricks for your Galaxy Note 9. For some background, the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 has been available for purchase since August 24, sooner than we expected. Tech experts say that the early release of Note 9 shows that Samsung wants to beat Apple’s upcoming iPhone models.
Unlock with your S-Pen
The S-Pen is among the best highlights of the Galaxy Note lineup, allowing users to take note or stretch their ideas directly on their screen. With the release of the Note 9, Samsung has taken the S-Pen to a whole new level.
The Samsung S-Pen is the first stylus to feature Bluetooth connectivity on the market. Basically, your S-Pen now can perform some magic tricks from up to 9 meters away like opening the camera app, flipping the camera to selfie mode, or controlling your music playback.
However, there is a handy S-Pen feature that you may not know about. Specifically, you can quickly unlock your phone with your stylus by performing a simple click of the button. To enable the feature, open Settings > Advanced Features > S Pen > Unlock with S-Pen remote.
Your S-Pen needs to be charged so it may work properly. Basically, it requires 40 seconds of charge time every time you embed it on your phone. The S-Pen is Samsung’s answer to Apple Pencil on the market. However, Samsung’s stylus is having the upper hand over its rival thanks to its Bluetooth functionality.
Tweak your always-on display
The Always-On-Display is insanely popular out there as it has become an essential part of smartphones. The adoption of the Always-On Display helps you quickly check notifications even when your screen remains black.
With the Note 9, Samsung allows you to customize your Always-On-Display to your liking. Specifically, Samsung has its own Themes Store that houses a wide range of themes that fit your needs.
To customize your Always-On-Display, you simply need to open Settings from your home screen, then select Wallpapers and Themes and select Always-On-Display. From here, you will be presented with a wide range of themes. Select your preferred one and finish the task.
There are a lot of things on your phone you don’t want anyone else to see. With that in mind, Samsung introduced Secure Folder, a handy feature that helps you protect your sensitive information from the prying eyes.
Basically, Secure Folder automatically encrypts your files and ties them into Samsung’s own security platform called Knox. Following this method, your files will be heavily secured with a PIN or password.
To access the feature, open the Settings, then select Biometrics and Security and tap Secure Folder. After that, sign into your Samsung’s account and choose a security measure. Once you are done, you now can add files, photos or apps to your newly-created folder. Everything in your Secure Folder will be accessible to you only.
The Galaxy Note 9 offers multiple security measures. However, it seems that Samsung wants to enhance the security on your phone with the introduction of Intelligent Scan. Basically, Intelligent Scan combines face and iris scanning to add more security to your phone. Basically, the feature will authenticate your identity using both face and iris scanning if both fail to unlock your device.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is the best Android phone you can buy right now on the market. The release of the Note 9 gives its competitors a driving reason to be innovative this year.
Got any questions? Let us know in the comments below.