This guide will teach users how to master the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge and get as much out of it as possible. 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. We can even customize and add themes to your Galaxy.
Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge is a beautiful phone with tons of features that most don’t know about, or think it’s too complicated to learn. It can be a daunting task for beginners, but here we break down things in a way that’s easy to understand. Perfect for those who just bought the Edge after returning the Galaxy Note 7.
After using the Galaxy S7 Edge for half a year we’ve tried everything and have a good understanding of the device. We’ll help show you what things to change, and where to find them. Our slideshow covers options like the basics, to some more advanced features and controls hidden deep down in settings.
While many of the tips and tricks below may be things average users know, there is still a little of something for everyone to learn. More features and options doesn’t mean more difficulty, and you’ll be in full control in no time.
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.
Forget reading manuals or asking the internet, everything you need to know about Samsung’s latest phones can be found right here. We’ll update this guide with additional content and instructions once Android 7.0 Nougat is released for the Galaxy S7 and Edge.
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.
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
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, text messages, 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.
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.