Samsung has reigned the phablet smartphone genre for years, all thanks to the popularity of Galaxy Note. Equipped with an improved S Pen, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is one powerful beast, holding nothing back in terms of features and functionality. Whether you are a new to the Galaxy Note world or a seasoned user, you can always use Note 5 tips & tricks to maximize your user experience.
While there are plenty of Samsung Galaxy Note 5 tips & tricks that have been covered already, this collection consists of some that even advanced users may be unaware of. So just sit back and enjoy the newest and updated Note 5 tips & tricks.
Make the best of Screen Off Memo
The latest enhancement of the Note 5 in the improved S Pen, which brings the ability to create a new note without even turning on the display. Using Screen Off Memo is simple – just pull out the S Pen, and start jotting down things on the black display, which works as a canvas. Simply write down or draw the note or reminder, press on “Save” and add the Screen Off Memo to the “Action memos”.
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Use your handwriting on the keyboard
Some prolific Note users prefer the S Pen more than their fingers when it comes to typing, so why not exclusively use the stylus for typing all the time? Go to Settings -> Language and input and tap on “Samsung keyboard”. Scroll all the way down and enable “Pen detection”.
Now every time you open an app that does not support handwriting keyboard by default, you’ll be given a window to write in, and the keyboard will automatically turn it into sentences.
Switch between different Camera Modes
Besides the general camera settings that you read about in the previous post, there are some specific camera modes available for the Note 5.
- Pro mode enables you to control all the aspects— shutter speed, ISO, white balance, manual EV, and focal points, along with RAW capture.
- Panorama allows you to take sweeping shots of landscapes, so just hold the phone vertically and shoot away.
- Slow motion enables super high frame rate videos that can be slowed down in the video editor after capturing it.
- Live broadcast puts your video live on YouTube — just sign into your Google Account and start sharing from your Note 5.
Stay juiced up with the Fast Charger
Galaxy Note 5 users will be glad to have Adaptive Fast Charging technology by their side, which is offered by the Quick Charge 2.0 compatible adapter. The latest technology allows you to pump out hours of runtime from your Note 5 with just 10 – 15 minutes of charging. Make it a habit of charging your Note 5 with the wall charger rather than charging it through a USB port from your laptop or PC, and you’ll feel the difference of fast charging.
Take good care of the S Pen
A lot of glamor of the Note 5 is built around its new and improved stylus – the S Pen. Similar to how you always have to double check before inserting a USB into the port, make sure you put the S Pen in the right way. While this may seem like a no-brainer, shoving in the stylus in the wrong way can damage the sensors, cause it to jam in, or break the S Pen.
Samsung has also equipped Note 5 with a feature that alerts you when the S Pen is not present in the device. This alert is active by default, so you never have to worry about leaving behind your stylus buddy ever again.
Did you find the new and updated Samsung Galaxy Note 5 tips & tricks useful? Let us know your favorite Note 5 feature in the comments section below.
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