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Samsung Galaxy S7 Tips, Tricks, FAQs & Useful Options

Samsung has recently launched a new smartphone, i.e., Galaxy S7 priced at Rs 47,999. The device comes powered by Exynos 8890 Octa Quad-Core processor clocked at 2.3 GHz. It is a dual SIM smartphone supporting dual standby. The device comes with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB as its internal storage and can expand to 200 GB using an external Micro SD Card slot. It is powered by a 3000 mAh Li-Poly battery and runs on Android Marshmallow, i.e., 6.0. The device sports a 12 MP rear camera with LED flash and 5 MP selfie shooter. It is available in four variants of color, i.e., White, Black, Silver and Gold. If you are using this device then here are few tips and tricks of the same which can help you in exploring your device with ease.

You can also check the Tips & Tricks of the other Samsung devices which we have covered earlier on PhoneRadar.

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  • How to insert the SIM card on your device?
  • What is the type of SIM supported on this device?
  • How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?
  • How to take a Screenshot on my Samsung Galaxy S7?
  • How to check for the Android Updates on the device?
  • How to Install external apps with apk files on the device?
  • How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?
  • How to use the Power saving modes on the Samsung Galaxy S7?
  • What are the sensors available on the phone?
  • Are there LED notification lights on the device?
  • How to use the Screen pinning feature on the Samsung Galaxy S7?
  • What are the Pre-installed Apps on the device?
  • Can I Move apps from phone storage to SD card on this device?
  • What are the bloatware applications on the device?
  • Can I remove the bloatware apps from the device?
  • How much is the internal storage on the Samsung Galaxy S7?
  • Does the device support OTG?
  • How much free RAM is available on the device if no apps are running?
  • What is the SAR value of the device?
  • What are the benchmarking scores on the device?
  • How to change the Theme on your device?
  • How to enable the One Handed Mode on your device?
  • What are the Smart gestures available on the device?
  • How to disable the Briefing on your device?
  • How to Add a Fingerprint sensor on your device?
  • How to enable or disable the app drawer on your device?
  • How enable the developer mode on your device?
  • How to set up the S Health on your device?
  • How to insert the SIM card on your device?

    SIM card insertion is the very first thing that you do when you purchase a new device. Samsung Galaxy S7 comes with a non-removable back panel hence the SIM card slot is on the top edge of your device. Now remove the SIM card tray using the SIM ejector pin and place the SIM cards on the tray and push the tray back inside the port and boot your device. You have successfully inserted SIM Card on your device and will be ready for use in some time.

    What is the type of SIM supported on this device?

    It is a dual SIM smartphone supporting dual standby. The SIM 2 slot on the device is a Hybrid SIM card slot, where you can either add a SIM card or can used it to extend the memory on your device. The SIM card supported by the device is Nano SIM card and also supports the 4G connectivity on it.

    How to share your Data network via Tethering on the device?

    Sharing of the Data network can be done using the tethering Mode on your device. To Share the Data network on your device, open the Settings and tap on Mobile hotspot and tethering. In the new window, tap on Mobile hotspot and toggle the off button to enable that on your device.

    How to take a Screenshot on my Samsung Galaxy S7?

    There are two ways in which you can capture a screenshot on your device.

    Method 1: In this you need to press the power button along with the Home button to capture screenshot on your device.

    Method 2: This a simple gesture method where you need to swipe your palm from left to right to capture the screenshot on your device.

    The captured screenshot is then saved to the gallery on your device and can be quickly accessed from the notification panel.

    How to check for the Android Updates on the device?

    Android updates help in fixing the bugs on your smartphone. To check for Android updates on your device, open the Settings and tap on About Phone. In the new window, tap on Download Updates manually. The device checks for Updates and if there is no new update available on the device then a message stating ” The latest updates have already been installed” is displayed on the screen.

    How to Install external apps with apk files on the device?

    External apps can be installed by enabling the Unknown Sources option on your device. To install an app on your device, open the settings and tap on Lock screen and security. In the new window, tap on Unknown sources and click on the OK button in the pop-up to enable that on your device. Now you can install any number of external apps without any interruption on your device.

    How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?

    To customize the quick settings in the notification panel, open the notification panel and tap on the Edit button adjacent to the settings cog. In the new window, you will find the list of options that can be used in the notification panel. Now drag the options among themselves to arrange them in the notification panel and click on the done button after customization. At max, you can add ten options to the notification which will appear in two layers.

    How to use the Power saving modes on the Samsung Galaxy S7?

    Power Saving Mode is used to enhance the performance of the device during low battery conditions. The device comes with power saving mode and ultra power saving mode. To use this on your device, open the Settings and tap on Battery. In the new window, you will find those two power savers. Now tap on the power saver that you want to use and toggle the off button to enable them on your device.

    What are the sensors available on the phone?

    Acceleration, Game Rotation Vector, Gravity, Gyroscope, Gyroscope uncalibrated, Orientation, Pressure, Proximity, Rotation Vector, Significant Motion, Step Counter, Step Detector are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.

    Are there LED notification lights on the device?

    Yes, the device comes with LED notification lights and must be enabled on your device. To use this on your device, open the Settings and tap on the display. In the new window, toggle the button adjacent to the LED indicator to enable that on your device.

    How to use the Screen pinning feature on the Samsung Galaxy S7?

    Screen pinning feature is available on the devices with Android 5.0 on it. To use this on your device, open the Settings and tap on Lock Screen and Security. In the new window, tap on Other Security Settings and click on Pin Window in the Advanced section. Now toggle the off button to enable that on your device. Now open the overview window and click on the Pin button to pin any of the application on your home screen. Now to unpin the pinned screen you need to press and hold the back button and the overview button for about 2-3 seconds.

    What are the Pre-installed Apps on the device?

    The device comes with Samsung Gear, SPanel, SHealth, Galaxy Apps, My Galaxy, Memo, basic tools like calculator, Gallery, Clock, Camera , few bloatwares and all the google related apps pre-installed on your device.

    Can I Move apps from phone storage to SD card on this device?

    No there is no such option available on the device using which you can move apps from internal to external SD card slot on your device.

    What are the bloatware applications on the device?

    The device comes with Microsoft Applications like Excel, Word, Powerpoint, One Note, Skype; Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are the bloatware applications available on the device.

    Can I remove the bloatware apps from the device?

    No, the bloatware applications cannot be removed from your device, you can just disable them if you don’t want to use them on your device.

    How much is the internal storage on the Samsung Galaxy S7?

    The device comes with 32 GB as its internal storage, and around 24.46 GB of free space is available for the end user and rest of space is occupied by pre-installed apps and OS.

    How much free RAM is available on the device if no apps are running?

    The device comes with 4 GB of RAM, and around 3 GB of free RAM is available when no apps are running on the device.

    Does the device support OTG?

    Yes, the device does support the USB OTG and helps in transferring the data from device to drive and vice-versa.

    What is the SAR Value of the device?

    The radio wave exposure guidelines employ a unit of measurement known as Specific Absorption Rate(SAR). The SAR limit recommended by the international commission on non-ionizing radiation protection is 2 W/Kg averaged over the 10g tissue. The Head SAR value of the device is 0.332 W/kg.

    What are the benchmarking scores on the device?

    We have tested the device with various benchmarking tools available on the Google Play Store and here are their respective.

    Antutu benchmark score: 126816
    Vellamo Multicore score: 3507
    Vellamo Metal score: 3542
    Chrome Browser Score: 6227
    Geekbench Single-core score: 2114
    Geekbench Multi-core score: 5468
    Quadrant Standard score: 61575

    How to change the Theme on your device?

    To change the Theme on your Samsung Galaxy S7, open the settings and tap on Themes option just below the wallpaper option. If you are doing that for the first time them, you need to agree on the terms and conditions and then proceed further. The device comes with a default Theme with a More themes options on the screen, click on the More themes and select the Theme by tapping on it. In the new window, you can check the preview of the theme with a download button at the bottom. If you like the theme, then click on the download button. But before you download the theme on your device you need to connect your Samsung account with your device. Once the theme is downloaded, click on the Apply button. The theme is successfully changed on your device.

    How to enable the One-Handed Mode on your device?

    One-Handed Mode helps your in operation your device with a single hand by reducing the screen size. To use this on your Samsung Galaxy S7, open the settings and tap on Advanced features. In the new window, tap on One-handed Operation and toggle the button adjacent to Reduce screen size and One-Handed input to enable that on your device. Now you can reduce the screen size by quickly pressing the home button three times. If you want to exit the One-handed Mode, you need to tap on Return To Full Screen.

    What are the Smart Gestures available on the device?

    The device comes with few smart gestures like Plam Swipe Capture( Capture screenshot by swiping plan on your screen from left to right), Direct call( Answer the call just by placing your phone to ear), Smart Alert( Device Vibrates when you pick the device in your hand notifies about the Messages and Missed calls) and Easy Mute (used to mute the incoming calls and Alarm on your device just by placing your hand on Home screen). To use these options on your device, open the Settings and tap on Advanced features. In the new window, click on each of the options and toggle the off button to enable them on your device.

    How to disable the Briefing on your device?

    Samsung Galaxy devices come with an additional My Magazine option which provides a particular information about the trading feed depending up on your selection. This option is available on the left most panel on your device, which can be disabled if you want them to appear on the screen. This can be done in two ways; one is the disabling the briefing completely form your device and the other to remove the feed from your left screen. To remove the feed from your home screen, press and hold the free space on the screen until the edit option appears. Now head over to the briefing section and tap on the check box to remove the feed option from your home screen.

    How to Add a Fingerprint sensor on your device?

    To add a fingerprint sensor on your device, open the Settings and tap on LockScreen & Security. In the new window, tap on the fingerprints and add any security lock type, i.e., pin or pattern on your device to proceed further. Now place your finger on the fingerprint sensor and add the fingerprint to your device. Once the fingerprint is added, a pop ask for set the lock type as a fingerprint sensor is displayed on the screen. Now click on the Set Button. You have successfully Added fingerprint on your device.

    How to enable or disable the app drawer on your device?

    Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge come with an interesting feature where you can either enable or disable the app drawer on your device. To use the device in a single layer mode, open the settings and tap on Advanced features. In the new window, head over to the bottom of the screen and tap on Galaxy Labs. Further tap on the “Show all apps on home screen” and toggle the off button to enable that on your device. Now the app drawer option is removed, and all the applications will directly appear on your home screen. This option can be disabled if your reverse the above mentioned steps.

    How enable the developer mode on your device?

    To enable the developer mode on your device, open the Settings and tap on About Phone. In the new window, tap on software info and click on the Build Number 7-8 times continuously to enable that on your device. Once the option is enabled, it will appear in the settings window, just above the About Phone option.

    How to set up the S Health on your device?

    S Health application is used to track the fitness on your device by counting the footsteps. To use this on your device, open the SHealth application from the app drawer and click on the next button in the welcome window. In the new window, you need to add the Samsung account so that all the data which is tracked will be stored on your Samsung account. Once you are done with the setup, you will find the step counter, Measure Heart Rate, Measure SPO2, Nike Plus fitness tracker.

    How to disable the briefing on your device?

    Briefing or My Magazine option is available in the left most column on your home screen. To remove this from your home screen, you need to tap on and hold the empty region on your home screen until the customization option appears. Now head over to briefing and tap on the checkbox to disable that from your home screen.

    These are the general questions that a user search for when they purchase a new device. If you still find any difficulty while using the device or have any other query related to the device then pass your message on the PhoneRadar Forums, or you can also tweet us @PhoneRadarBlog.

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    Display 5.1" Super AMOLED (2560 x 1440 pixels) Processor Exynos 8890 Octa (Quad-core 2.3 GHz + quad-core 1.6 GHz)
    OS Android RAM 4 GB , OneDrive (115 GB cloud storage)
    Camera Rear - 12 MP
    Front - 5 MP
    Memory Internal - 32 GB / 64 GB
    External - Expandable up to 200 GB (microSD)
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    By Ganesh Mundhra on Monday 4th of Apr 2016


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