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Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+ tips and tricks

Date: 10 January 2019

How to set up Intelligent Scan : If you want to give Intelligent Scan a try, tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Intelligent Scan. Enter your password, PIN, or pattern. Tap Continue.

Select a lock screen option and then agree to the disclaimer. Press Continue two times.

One-handed mode : The Galaxy S9 and S9+ comfortable to hold, but the displays are still quite large.

You might want to consider using One-handed mode when the need arises, which you can turn on under Settings > Advanced features > One-handed mode.

How to set up Secure Folder : Setting up Secure Folder takes seconds.

Tap Settings > Lock Screen and Security > Secure Folder. Press Next > Start. Sign into your Samsung account and tap Confirm.

How to use Samsung Pass / Google’s autofill : If you want to give Samsung Pass a try, go to Settings > Lock Screen and Security > Samsung Pass. Tap Next.

Sign in with your Samsung Account and press Start. Agree to the disclaimer and tap Next. Finally, choose your preferred biometric identification option and you are all set.

How to customize your home screen : Want to customize your home screen? If you don’t want to go as far as changing your theme, there are still plenty of customization options available.

Here are a few of our favorite features. If you don’t like frames around your icons, go to Settings > Display > Icon frames > Icons only.

To change the background, long press on an empty area on the home screen. Tap Wallpapers and select your new image. You can also add and change widgets by simply tapping the Widgets icon instead of Wallpapers.

How to customize the always-on display and lock screen : If you want to customize the always-on display, tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Always on display.

From here you can update what you would like to appear on the always-on screen. To change the clock and widgets, just tap Settings > Lock screen and security > Clock and FaceWidgets.

How to disable Bixby button :Simply swipe right to reach the Bixby Home screen.

Tap the overflow icon on the top right side of the screen and select Bixby Settings. Select Bixby Key and tap the Don’t open anything radio button.

How to customize Quick Settings Tiles :To customize your Quick Settings Tiles, use two fingers to swipe down from the top of the display. Press the overflow icon in the top right-hand corner.

You will see options for Button order and Button grid. While Button grid will allow you to change the number of icons on the screen, Button order allows you to rearrange icons and remove ones you don’t need.

How to set up Do Not Disturb: If you want to set up this option just go to Settings > Sounds and vibration > Do not disturb. From here, you can toggle on Do not disturb.

If you only want to block certain notifications and callers, you can set up exceptions. Simply tap Settings > Sounds and vibration > Do not disturb > Allow exceptions. Select Custom to define your own parameters.

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