Samsung might just have cracked a treasure with its incredible offering this year, the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. Some of the reasons why it would be the best device of this year includes a 5.1-inch Quad HD display, Exynos 7420 Octa-Core chipset, 3GB of RAM, high-speed internal storage up to 128GB, and several other things. Therefore, the device packs a lot of features and demands a dedicated article. So, here we are fulfilling the demands.
- What is the MirrorLink feature on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge?
- What Screen Modes are present on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge?
- What is the Direct Call feature on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge?
- What is the Smart Alert feature on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge?
- What does the Mute feature do on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge?
- How to use the Palm Swipe to Capture feature on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge?
- How can you customize the Home Screen on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge?
- What is improved on the Fingerprint scanner on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge?
- What are the Unlock Effect available on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge?
- What is the Find My Mobile feature on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge?
- What changes have been done in the Gallery App on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge?
- What is the Virtual Shot and how to use that feature on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge?
- What are the things you could do with the S-Health App on Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge?
- What is the Smart Manager on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge?
- How to turn on the NFC and use Tap & Pay (Samsung Pay) feature on Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge?
- How to switch to Easy Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge?
- What is the Smart Stay feature on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge?
- What are the Power Saving Modes available on Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge?
- How to customize the Quick Settings on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge?
- How to Send the SOS messages on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge?
- What is the Private Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge?
It is the ultimate way to bring your smartphone to the dash; that’s what company is claiming. The MirrorLink is your way to connecting the S6 easily to you’re in-car entertainment system or display. With this connectivity between them you can manage the access the few functions/applications of your smartphone on your dashboard. It was present on the Galaxy S5, Note 4, Note Edge, and now it can be seen in the S6 and S6 Edge variants. You can turn it On by going to the Settings app, and then tapping on the more connection settings. It will lead you to open a new list, where you just need to tap on MirrorLink and connect your car’s display with your smartphone.
The Galaxy S6 sport a Super AMOLED Quad HD display that means there’s a lot of things you can do with the display of this device. From the software point of view, company provides few screen modes which would allow you to fulfill your display needs accordingly. To access those modes, you have to launch Settings app and go to Display section and tap on it. A new list would be opened, where you have to tap on screen modes. Now select from four modes, Adaptive, AMOLED cinema, AMOLED photo or the basic. Remember that AMOLED settings would drain the battery much quicker than the usual. Choose wisely then.
It is one of the smart features that is found in the section of Motion & gestures. This one informs you via vibration if you have missed calls and messages pending to read. It would trigger only when you pick up the device, not if it’s still lying on the desk or somewhere on the ground. You can turn on the feature by toggling the button to ON in front of the Mute option.
If you don’t like interference between your meetings or work, and you want to make sure that no unnecessary disturbance comes through. Then, this Mute feature on the device is something you should check out. It allows you to mute the incoming calls as well as alarms if you accidentally forgot to switch off that Alarm you set for some past reason. All you have to do is just place your hand on the screen or flip the device upside down.
If you don’t want to use the physical buttons to capture the screenshot on your device, or just like to make maximum use of the smart features on your phone, then, this swipe to capture is something that you would definitely like to use. Just remember to swipe from side to side starting from the right to left or vice versa.
Well, you would be very surprised to know that the company now have a Theme Store now. Yes, you read that right. The feature which is not available on any Samsung device, let alone a Theme changing option, which was only introduced in A series. Although, the themes are only offered by the company, and probably there won’t be any API for developers. As well as company is exclusively offering Avenger based themes, if you’re a big fan, then you can get it too. To do that, you have to go to menu option on settings app, and tap on Themes. Then, further tap on downloads to go to the Theme Store. There you can download the themes for free, as well as access the downloaded themes in My Themes section. Remember, you can also create a short-cut for the Themes Store, so you don’t have to hassle your way into changing theme.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 has improved upon the last year’s fingerprint scanner on Galaxy S5, by removing the need to swipe the finger over the physical button. Now it is more comfortable to unlock the device via fingerprint sensor present on the home button. You just have to place the finger on the button, and it would unlock the device. So, go to the settings app, and tap on the lock screen & security, and you should find fingerprint option there. Now opening that option, you would have to setup the web sign-in and verify Samsung account with fingerprints input. The next time you want to unlock the screen you just have to place your finger over the home button.
The Galaxy S6 have a couple of unlock screen effects that you could choose from, like Water droplet and sparkling bubbles. These are the classic unlock effect found on most of the Samsung devices; company didn’t add any new ones, however. To access this option, you need to launch the Settings app first and then tap on the lock screen and security option. There you’ll have to tap further on Unlock effect. Now you can select any effect, or choose to go with none. It’s your choice.
With Android Lollipop, things have certainly changed on the TouchWiz UI, and Samsung did improve the dedicated apps on its interface. One of the apps that have seen makeover is the Gallery app, which has been more streamlined and sported a cleaner UI. You will be able to directly launch the camera app from Gallery app, as well as search directly. Now you see the images based on tags like Album, Time or Categories.
This is something new addition on the camera app. The Virtual shot allows you to take 360-degree capture of the object and then you can move to the phone and experience the photosphere of 360 degree on the same file. It is quite incredible, we have experience that.
Samsung has improved upon its S Health app over the period, but it looks like company have done some more changes on the app that is rolled out with S6 and S6 Edge, which is more than the visual change. S Health app already have features like tracking your heart rate, blood oxygen levels, calories consumed, as well as burned, and many other things. But with new S Health app, you would be able to get a better view of the fitness data sets it tracks. It visualizes your progress report like calories burned, heart rate over the time, as well as what oxygen levels. You can monitor your caffeine levels, and how much water you need to drink on a daily basis because you don’t want to get dehydrated.
The Smart Manager on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge allows you to carry out management of Battery, Storage, RAM and Device Security. You can optimize all via one-click to clean all options, or you could choose to individually optimize according to your needs. By tapping on individual options, it would lead you to their sections, where you can modify settings according to your needs.
NFC, a near field communication can be easily switched ON, you just need to go to Settings app, and search NFC and payment. Now tap on the option to open it, make sure you have turned ON the NFC. Now go to Tap & Pay (Samsung Pay) option just below the NFC, after tapping on that it would see if you have installed any merchant apps, like Google Wallet. If not, then you would need to install to use this feature. There would be three method through which you would be able to use the Tap & Pay service. An SE SIM card, Android operating system, or use embedded secure element for NFC services.
This is a quite smart use of the front facing camera, which allows your device to stay awake while you are looking at it. It can be very helpful in instances like when you are reading or watching media on the device. It won’t switch off the display even if you have set the screen out time for 15 seconds. So, it is a convenient feature for the power users.
The power saving modes are very important on an Android smartphones, as it is known for a fact that battery drain is issue on the Android OS, especially now that Android Lollipop is out, which has more battery issues. Samsung offers various power modes on their latest S6 and S6 Edge; you can access those modes from the Settings app, and tapping on Battery option. Now if the battery is too low, then the normal Power saving mode won’t be enough to last longer if you don’t have access to the battery charger. The Ultra power saving mode is where you won’t see the color; it is the grayscale mode.
It is quite easy to customize the quick settings on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, you just have to pull the notification panel down and would see an edit option in form of icon, tapping on it would allow you to drag and drop the quick settings. You can add up to as many as it can fill in a window.
This time around Samsung has truly focussed on offering security features on their latest flagship devices. Another addition is the SOS message; now you can send an emergency message to your family and friends informing them about the situation via the text, audio, as well as picture messages. Just quickly press power key three times to send a quick alert to your emergency contacts. This is a very appreciate work done by Samsung and is the need in today’s era.
This is quite interesting feature on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. For those who doesn’t like their content to be seen by the prying eyes, this is an amazing feature. You can move your media file to a private mode. Secure it via pattern, PIN, password, or fingerprint. To do that, you have first to enable the feature from Settings app, just search private mode, and tap on it, and a list of options will appear, select them according to your needs. Now go to the gallery app and select the folder or files you would like to hide, and then tap on the menu, a new option should appear called move to a private folder. Tapping on that would move the contents to that folder, and they would be safe.