The new Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is a device that is one of a kind in the phone market. It’s topmost unique feature that has given it the attention is its smooth curved edges that keep you up to date with the latest notifications on your phone without having to turn it over to look at the screen. On top of this, it’s so easy to customize your Samsung Galaxy S6 without having to involve any external apps. All this can be done from your settings app, which is a fun way that helps you personalize your device. Let’s check this out.

1. Modify Edge Lighting

The dual-curved screen of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge shows you the notifications that you had to look at the screen previously in other devices. These notifications, which include emails, phone calls, news, etc can be viewed from the edge of your Galaxy S6 Edge. You can choose how they are viewed by toggling the Edge lighting either on or off.

Simply go to your settings, then scroll to and select the option ‘Edge Screen’. From here, select ‘Edge lighting’ and touch the slider to activate or inactivate lighting of the edge. When the edge lighting is on, the screen will light up upon notifications but if the edge lighting is off, the screen won’t light up.

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2. Fingerprint Reader

The newly modified fingerprint reader has become more advanced and thus, more secure. It allows you to unlock your device by simply placing your finger on the home button. In addition, this feature can be used to actuate Private Mode.

The trick is simply to put your finger directly on the home button then lift it. You can then move your finger up and down in order to readjust. Repeating this process with your other fingers will finalize the setup.

3. The Night Clock

This one is among many other features that are given scanty attention in the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. This clock also appears on your screen’s edge. It is dim enough to avoid being a distraction in your sleep but it’s large enough for you to have a good view of it all night.

Set it up by going to your screen settings panel, select the night clock option and then set the duration of the night that you need it on and that’s it.

However, one may be worried about battery drains with the clock on all night. Your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge helps you in this by turning the feature off when the battery goes below 15%. You can also solve this by leaving your device plugged in.

4. Homescreen Grid Size

The size of your homescreen may seem to be a nuisance probably due to bulky widgets swallowing up most of the space. The homescreen of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge can be tweaked to solve this.

Change the size of the homescreen by holding your finger on it then tap on ‘Screen Grid’. The options will appear as 4×4, 4×5 or 5×5. You may opt for 5×5 or any other that suits you.

5. The Easy Mode

Like any other Samsung device, the Easy Mode is also available on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. This feature enables you to simplify the way things appear on your phone for easier use especially if you are the type that are not so much into tech stuff.

Set up Easy Mode by tapping on settings then go to the Personal section where you’ll find ‘Easy mode’ then select the apps that you want to appear.

6. Private Mode

There are some things on your phone that you would prefer being for your eyes alone. You do not have to struggle downloading the external app since the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge has an in-built Private Mode app.

Activate Private Mode by tapping on the settings, then select the ‘Privacy and Safety’ option, from which you will find ‘Private Mode’ among the options. Toggle it on using a feature like a password, pattern, PIN or fingerprint.

As Private Mode features files in the gallery, music, recordings, video and ‘my files’ apps, you can make the hiding easier by simply long-pressing the specific item then select the option, ‘Move to Private’ which appears automatically.

The above are just some of the many features that you can use to customize your Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Be a frequent explorer of the world in your device and get to know much more incredible stuff that you probably had no idea existed there.

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