This guide will teach you how to master the Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge and enjoy everything your phone has to offer. While the Galaxy S7 is a few years old now, it’s still a great phone that people continue to enjoy. Whether this is your first Galaxy or one of many Android smartphones, we’ll go over everything from transferring data from an old phone to running two apps at once. You can even customize and add themes to your Galaxy.
Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge is a premium phone with tons of features that you probably don’t know about. In fact, there are a lot of cool things the Galaxy S7 can do. Learning them all is a daunting task for beginners, but here we’ll break down things in a way that’s easy to understand.
After using the Galaxy S7 Edge for over a year and a half we’ve tried everything and have a good understanding of the device. Even after the recent Samsung Galaxy Oreo update. We’ll show you what settings to change, and where to find them. Our slideshow covers the basics, and advanced features and controls hidden deep down in settings.
While many of the tips and tricks below are things average users know, we found hidden secrets too. Basically, we have a little of something for everyone. Those coming from an older Android phone will notice a lot of new options and features, especially with Android Oreo.
Forget reading manuals or asking the internet, everything you need to know about Samsung’s S7 is right here in the slideshow below. We’ll continue to update this guide with new features and tips as they arrive with software updates.
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 has key information or links to how to guides. Or, detailed instructions and screenshots to master every feature. You can click on any image to jump forward to that slide. Drop us comment below with any questions or concerns.
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.