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Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Icon Size Trick

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Now, the first thing that I actually did when I first used the Galaxy S10 is change the icon size. Samsung goes with a default icon size that is just gigantic and does not look all that good, but thankfully it’s really easy to change that to a more reasonable icon size in seconds. To do that, long press on the home screen and select settings, and here you can pick between different icon sizes, and I personally use the smallest size to fit the most on the screen and I still find the icon size big enough for easy use.

Easy notifications

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: 10 Must-know Tips & Tricks

The other thing that I did the moment I started using the S10 Plus is to change the swipe down to open my notification shade rather than the app drawer, and that’s also super easy to do. Go into home screen settings and enable the quick-open notification panel option, and voila. Now, the swipe down will show you your notifications while a swipe up will still go to the app drawer.

Try the Gesture Nav

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: 10 Must-know Tips & Tricks
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Next up, I recommend you try using the new gesture navigation in One UI on the S10! By default, the Galaxy still comes with the familiar three on-screen buttons for Android navigation, but you can now switch to using gestures by going into settings, then click on display and then on naviagation bar and here you can select the new gesture interface. You get a quick walkthrough that shows you how to use the gestures. They are a bit cluttered as all of them start with a swipe from the bottom of the phone, but we like them better than buttons anyway and they are a neat way to free up some space on your screen. Remember that you can also swap the button order, and I personally have the back button on the right for convenience.

You can also have gesture hints at the bottom of the screen and those might be useful in the beginning, but they ruin the look for me so I prefer to keep this option off.

Night Mode

It looks good at night, and saves battery too
Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: 10 Must-know Tips & Tricks
Next up, the new One UI on the S10 Plus brings a feature that we know many people have requested: night mode. And enabling night mode is probably the single best thing that you can do to extend your battery life, so here is how to do it. Go into settings, then click display and then switch the toggle for Night Mode. This will change the background in settings, the notification shade and a few other places to black and it’s much easier on the eyes at night. However, night mode is not that useful during the day so you have the option to turn it on as scheduled at a certain time and the switch happens seamlessly when the screen is off.

Spice up your screen colors

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: 10 Must-know Tips & Tricks

Right here in the display settings, you can also change the colors on the S10+. In screen mode you now have only two much simpler display options: the default natural one and a vivid one. Both of them look great and I tend to prefer the slightly toned down natural mode, but if you want the fully saturated, vivid and beautiful colors, here you can switch to the vivid mode.

Remap Bixby

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: 10 Must-know Tips & Tricks

Next, you can now customize the Bixby button, remap it, and basically you kind of have the flexibility that everyone requested around Bixby.

And here is how to remap the button: go to the Setting, scroll to Advanced Features, and tap on Bixby Key. Here you can select for example to only start Bixby with a double press, so it does not start every time you accidentally click the Bixby button. And then you have the option to use the single click for something else: you can select any app you want, for example I use Spotify a lot, so I am setting this to quickly open the Spotify app. And then when I go to the home screen, I click the Bixby button and as you can see Spotify opens right away, which is really useful.

You also have the Bixby Home panel to the left of your homescreen and I personally don’t find it very useful, so to remove it simply pinch the homescreen, swipe to Bixby Home and disable the toggle at the top right corner, and you will no longer see it. Keep in mind that this does not disable the Bixby button, only the Bixby Home panel.

Edge Panels

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus: 10 Must-know Tips & Tricks
You also have Edge panels which can also be pretty useful. You can customize this to show different apps and things like sports scores or stocks. Now me personally I don’t use the Edge panels simply because I accidentally trigger it quite often when I am just trying to swipe left or right on my home screen, but if you are more precise with your gestures, it can certainly be very useful. So the way you enable this is go to Display Settings, click on Edge screen and switch it on, or customize it to your liking. There is one more option here that I actually use and that is the edge lighting effect which lights up the edges of the screen with color when you get a new notification or a call. You can customize this in a variety of ways with colors and you can set it up to only work with select apps, and since I keep my phone on silent mode quite often, it’s a nice visual cue that helps me not miss notifications.

READ: Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus Custom Wallpapers

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