Tips & Tricks To Optimize Galaxy S9/S9 Plus

Generally, the latest Samsung’s flagships, the duo Galaxy S9 & S9+ look a lot like their predecessor, Galaxy S8 & S8+ about the design, but it’s undeniable that the S9 and S9+ are still the most powerful smartphones with a dozen of new features that make them unique from the rest. If you are getting your hands on an S9 or S9+, you should check out these below tips and tricks to use your phone the most efficiently.

Customize Display

Control screen’s color balance

The S9 and S9+ allow you to freely control the color representations. You will have 4default options as well as a bar to adjust the temperature. If you activate the advanced options, you can easily adjust the RGB spectrum to your taste.

One-handed mode

In the advanced settings options, there is also an option for cutting the screen down to be more compatible with one hand. You can choose two options, but we recommend you to choose “Gesture” option.

HDR10 for all videos

There is not much video content in HDR, but with the help of Video Enhancer option, you can easily adjust the videos to be brighter. All you need is simply heading to Settings > Advanced Settings and turn Video Enhancer option on. From there, you can see which apps are compatible.

Camera tricks

Super Slow Motion 

If you want to have the automatic shooting, you will need a little preparation. The first one is the good light. The second one is that you need to stand at an ideal distance to capture it well.

When you begin shooting, it will also automatically start recording in slow motion mode if it detects the movement. The video still continues to record and the Super Slow Motion will be triggered once again when the frame is empty after two seconds.

Create a GIF

After you create a super slow motion video, you can then turn it into a GIF directly from your gallery. Choose your favorite video; just slide your finger up to show the details. You’ll then see the clip in three directions. Simply touch them and edit then save the GIF.

Bokeh effect

You can get the Bokeh effect on both the primary & front-facing cameras of the S9 and S9+. Just select Selective focus on the main camera and Selfie focus on the front camera. You can adjust the blur to the background or the foreground to your liking after capturing the photo.

Save battery

Put apps to sleep

You can control the apps eating up your battery from the menu. All you need is tapping the drum icon to untick the apps you need and tap on Save.

Lower the resolution

The S9 and S9+ feature up to the WQHD+ screen resolution. However, that also means it will waste a lot of energy. If you want to save battery power, simply lower the screen resolution. By default, the FullHD option is good enough, but you can set it even to HD resolution to save more.

Lower the clock from the CPU

In order to save the maximum battery life, the S9 and S9+ also offer two saving modes: medium or high. To enable them, navigate to Settings > Device maintenance > Battery and choose your favorite mode.

Multi-Tasking expert

Be more productive

From Android Nougat version, it’s already been added the multi-window option, but on the S9 and S9+, you can use the floating windows. Head to the advanced settings and choose ‘Pop-up view action’ inside the active multi-window menu. From now, you can use a floating window by sliding the upper left corner.

Also read: Samsung Galaxy S9 First Impression: Excellent Camera

Automatically enable Wi-Fi

The Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus come with an option that can automatically activate the Wi-Fi as soon as your phone is in the area of a known network. To activate it, navigate to Settings > Connections > Wi-Fi, tap on three dots and choose the advanced options. Here you will see Turn on Wi-Fi automatically. To save battery power, tick on Wi-Fi Economy Mode option.

Tweak the sound

Dolby Atmos

There are a few options to improve the sound of your Samsung Galaxy S9 & S9 Plus. To get started, you can turn on the Dolby Atmos option in the shortcuts. After that, try switching between four modes.

Use two Bluetooth headsets

On the S9 and S9+, they allow you to pair two Bluetooth headsets and then listen to or watch a movie at the same time. All you need is pairing the two headphones and enable ‘Dual Audio’ in Bluetooth settings.

Edge Tricks 

Pair apps

This function lets you open two apps at the same time in the Apps Edge menu. The two chosen apps will display on the screen in Multi Window mode, the first one selected will stay above, and the second one is below.

Edge Lighting

When the screen is face down, this feature lets you know whether you get any notifications. All you need is going to Settings > Display > Edge Screen and enable the Edge screen lighting. You can also customize it if you want.

Have you tried these above tips and tricks? Let’s know in the comment.