After months of use, you’ve managed to sharpen your skills on the Samsung Galaxy S5 user interface. While Samsung made a good point getting you acquainted with some of the device’s most important functions, they definitely didn’t do a thorough job. There still are some crucial features that you do not know about. Since you just might need them all too often, in this article we highlight the top 4 Samsung Galaxy S5 hidden features:

Toolbox

A lot of you might already be accustomed to this Samsung Galaxy S5 hidden feature, but I’ve met a lot of people who know nothing about it. Thus, it’s worth mentioning about. You can activate this option from your device’s setting menu. When activated, the Toolbox brings about a customizable collection of tools and shortcuts that will go a long way towards enhancing your smartphone experience. You can easily toggle between apps through the pull-down notification drawer.

Priority Senders

Even with text messaging, we all have favorites. You might want to have those people you consider your ‘popular cronies’ to rank prominently on your messaging app so that you can communicate with them more easily. Enable the ‘Priority Senders’ option to get this kind of preference-based treatment on your device. Once done, navigate to your Messages App, tap on the add icon, and choose up to 25 contacts (priority senders).

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Quick Connect

Understandably, S-Beam has been the way to share content with other Galaxy owners. But now there’s a better way – Quick Connect. Simply drag down the notification bar and choose this option under the Quick Settings icon. A list of nearby devices will show up so that you can connect wirelessly.

Private Mode

This is one of the most important Samsung Galaxy S5 hidden features, one that you might want to use all that often. Unless you’ve been living in a cave, you know that the Samsung Galaxy fingerprint scanner isn’t immune to hackers. To restore a balance, Private Mode takes care of your privacy and security, especially if you’re the type that stores weird naked selfies on their devices, or logs into PayPal every other minute. When enabled, this mode keeps all your sensitive multimedia files safe from unscrupulous eyes.

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