A good hardware is not complete without a complementary software in the system. Android apps and games provide the best user experience on the Galaxy Note 5. However, with so many apps and games to choose from, it can be hard to decide which one to try out first. Here is a list of some of the best apps either pre-installed on the Note 5 or as suggestions for download:

Milk Music

With the many alternative apps for music and video streaming available on the Play Store it can be tempting to ignore the great music apps that come with the Note 5. Milk Music is one of these great apps. With a dynamic user interface designed for exploration, you are bound to find new songs, videos and artist with every navigation within the Milk Music app.

Nova Launcher

Compared to the default Samsung launcher, Nova Launcher is much more flexible. This app also offer customizable options such as app drawer size, icon packs, dock changes, home screen animations, icon size and more. This an all-time favorite for Android users.

Samsung SideSync

Samsung SideSync is a pre-installed app on the Galaxy Note 5 that you shouldn't even think twice about using. This is one of those rare Android apps that you can use on a PC. Samsung SideSync lets you manage your Note 5’s screen and even access your notifications all through your PC. Its functions are easy to set up and it is really efficient.

Samsung SmartSwitch

One of the many challenges that come with the purchase of a new smartphone is transferring all your data from your current/ old device to your new/ different one. It is even more overwhelming if you are switching platforms. Samsung SmartSwitch, however, can make all this effortlessly easy. This application provides seamless transfer of all your data regardless of the platform.

SketchBook Express

With the complementary stylus that comes with the Note 5, you are probably wondering how to make more use of it. SketchBook Express is a professional-level draw and painting app developed for android devices. Through a streamlined and innovative interface, the app provides a list of sketching tools.


The Note 5 is equipped with one of the best cameras found on any Android device. But what is a good camera without an editing photo app to take it to the next level, Snapped does exactly that. Snapped lets you edit your photos into creative and artistic images.

S Note

S Note is the ideal app for the S Pen stylus. S Note is a stock app that lets you to discover all that the stylus S Pen has to offer among other useful features. From scribbling notes, collage creation, to noting down quick memos.


Wunderlist is a more productivity oriented application. Wunderlist is a list app that allows you to make various lists for literally everything. This app features synchronization between different devices, and it offers simple integration with other apps. By taking advantage of its features you’ll find that you get more done.There are a variety of apps available for download on the Google Play Store that would work great on your Note 5. Try out the above apps and see how they work for you, especially if you are still exploring your Note 5.

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What's my model number?

There are several ways to locate your model number:

Option 1
On your device, go to Settings, then "About device" and scroll down to "Model number"
Option 2
Often times you can view the model number inside the device, by removing the battery
Option 3
Using Samsung's model/serial number location tool

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