Many of you out there may probably be using the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 yet you hardly know that there is quite some more cool stuff safely tucked away in your device. This could be the case because some features in the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 are normally switched off by default, therefore, calling for a bit of your exploring skills. Let’s get started on some of these features.

Do away with that noise

Just like any other Samsung device, your Note 5 comes with all sorts of noises when it’s new, from the arrival of a text message to the slightest move of a particle in your phone. This can be a bit of nuisance and you wouldn’t want to be rushing to your screen every time you hear a sound. Simply head for your settings and modify the sounds to those you feel are necessary.

Get 4K Video

The Samsung camera by default shoots video at 1,080p. However, this camera has the capability of shooting in higher 4K resolve. This might sound like overkill to many because only few devices are capable of shooting in 4K resolution. The 4K is a special privilege in the devices that have it since it enables you to zoom better and still retain that 1,080p output. However, a few fine aspects like stabilization and HDR are lost when using 4K mode but this is not much of a bother in comparison to the added pixels that you are able to enjoy. This option is available in the camera settings.

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High Dynamic Range Photos

At the camera settings too, you will find the HDR settings. When using the HDR, remember to turn the flash off because if it fires when the levels of light are dim, it may spoil the effect.

Get A Good Focus

The camera settings on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 can be said to be already good on their own, as they enable you to take fine quality photos. However, there is a possibility of getting more advantages from the in-built modes of the camera. Changing the focus, shooting in slow motion, enabling pro features such as ISO levels and manual exposure or enabling use of grid lines can also help a lot in taking good quality photos.

Get to charge like a bull

It is quite important to ensure that you keep your original charger since second or third party chargers almost never lack some sort of weakness in them. The original charger is good at fast charging. So do wireless chargers for your Note 5 although it has been noted that Samsung’s own model, which costs quite some bucks, is the only wireless charger that has so far delivered the desired fast charging for the Note 5.

Make Your Hands Comfortable

For those who are used to one-handed operation of phones, using the Samsung Galaxy Note may prove to be a bit hectic since it’s a bit large. You can solve this by going to your settings then to the one-hand operation and then take the option that reads ‘enable screen size’ or ‘one handed input’.

The first option can also be enabled by triple-clicking your home button, and it makes your screen smaller, making everything easily accessible. The second choice arranges the touch targets for your ease at reaching them like moving the entry box of the lock screen code to the right of your screen.

The Samsung Account

Being on Google account is not enough since signing up for a Samsung account keeps you in touch with the latest updates such as the latest apps and services.

Watch The S pen

It’s important to ensure that you are putting the S pen in the correct way since some users have done some damage to their devices that cannot be solved even by the warranty.

Make The Most Of The Battery Life

It’s worth noting that the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Battery life is a bit low than one may expect. However, you can still get the most out of it by switching to Power Saving mode. If things are at a desperate point, you also can switch to Ultra power saving mode though it gags the device at a considerable rate in its bid to maximize every last ounce of power left in the device.

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