45 Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Tips & Tricks

This guide will show owners how to use the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge to get as much as possible out of their new phone. Whether this is your first Galaxy or one of many Android smartphones, we’ll go over steps like transferring data from an old phone, to running two apps at once and even adding a bit of customization to your Galaxy.

Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge is a beautiful phone with tons of features that most don’t know about, or even bother trying to learn. It can be a daunting task for beginners, but here we break down things in a way that’s easy to understand.

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After using the Galaxy S7 Edge for over three months we’ve fumbled through most of the settings and know where everything is. We’ll help with what to change, and where to find it. Our slideshow covers most of the basics, to some more advanced features and controls hidden deep down in settings.

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While many of the tips and tricks below may be things average users know, there is still plenty for everyone else in between. Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge has more to offer than most, but it also means there is more to learn.

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Those coming from an older Android smartphone will notice a lot of new options and features, as this phone runs the latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow release. Get familiar with the latest software from our link below, and how it compares to older devices you may have used in the past, then continue on to master your Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

Read: Android 6.0 vs Android 5.1 Lollipop: What’s New in Marshmallow

Forget reading manuals or asking the internet, everything you need to know about Samsung’s latest phones can be found right here.

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Tips & Tricks

At first we’re going to start with some of the basics. Tasks or features that nearly everyone that owns a Galaxy S7 or Edge will need or want to do at some point. These are also tips based on the questions we get asked the most.

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Read: Top 10 Galaxy S7 Edge Settings to Change

The slideshow below will teach owners multiple things they need to know about the Galaxy S7 and the bigger curved Galaxy S7 Edge. Each slide contains key information or links to even more how to guides, and detailed instructions or screenshots to master this phone. You can click on any image to jump forward to that slide. Drop us comment below with any questions, concerns, or additional tips.

How to Take a Screenshot

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How to Take a Screenshot

Taking and saving a screenshot is very easy on Samsung smartphones. All owners need to do is push and hold both the power and physical home button (fingerprint scanner) at the same time. Push and hold until it makes a noise, and let go. Screenshots can then be edited or shared. Perfect for saving funny pictures, memes, snippets of an email and more.

Briefly push and hold both buttons and let go, and you’ll see and hear the screenshot capture. That’s it. The phone saves whatever was being displayed, and can be accessed from the gallery. Then, a setting is enabled under “Advanced settings” called “Smart capture” which shows additional information after a screenshot. Like instantly taking another screenshot (down an entire email or webpage) or instantly crop and share it.

There is also a second method that’s even easier, although I find myself using the above method the most. Samsung has neat gestures with its phones for a screenshot. Just swipe the edge of your hand across the entire display to capture a screenshot. You’ve probably done this on accident and didn’t know how, but it’s a feature.

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The image above shows the hand gesture for taking screenshots with ease. Here is even more information on taking screenshots with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

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