The day has finally arrived and you have just unboxed your shiny new Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Now, you’re holding one of the best phones of 2018 in your hands wondering, what to do next? Considering how jam-packed the Note 9 is with features you might feel a little overwhelmed. Don’t worry, if you’re wondering where to start and what to do first we’ve got you converged.
9 Things You Should Do After Purchasing Galaxy Note 9:
First and foremost you’re going to want to protect it. The Galaxy Note 9 is an expensive device but with a glass front and back it is also a fragile device. While Gorilla Glass has come a long way it is still glass and glass scratches or even worse it cracks. To make sure your $1,000 plus investment get shattered warp up. Here are a few choices below for cases and screen protector.
- Spiegen Rugged Amor
- UAG ploy Features-Light Rugged
- Spigen Liquid Crystal slim protection
- Galaxy Note 9 LED wallet Cover
- Spigen NeoFlex
- Whitestone Dome Glass
- IQ Shield Liquiedskin Full Coverage
2. Increase the Data Storage Memory:
Samsung raised the bar with the Galaxy Note 9 by including 128GB storage minimum and offering a 512GB model, but you can always use more space. There is a micro-SD card slot in the SIM tray. Below are a few good choices for adding some more storage to your phone for photos, videos and music.
- Samsung 64GB
- Sandisk 128GB
- Samsung 256GB
3. Enable LE Tech S-Pen:
One of the biggest upgrades this year to the Note 9 was the new Bluetooth LE technology the S-pen menu. This can be accessed by removing the S-pen, tapping the cog in the top left corner choosing S pen remote. From there, you can choose the app which opens with a long press as well as change the shortcut action in apps.
4. Swap the Navigation Keys:
If you’re long-time Samsung user you may be used to the position of the back button on the left. If you’re an user of any other phone then that is probably something that has always frustrated you with Samsung phones. Thankfully, when Samsung made the switch to software navigation keys they provided us with the option to change it to match stock Android.
Open settings> Display> Navigation Bar. From here you can change the button layout, adjust the colour of the navigation bar, and more.
5. Enable One-Handed Mode:
There’s no getting around it, the Note 9 is a big phone. Working it with one hand can be a challenge for most of us. That’s where One-handed mode comes into play. With these nifty little features, you can shrink down the screen with a shortcut making it much easier to reach items.
Open settings> Advance features> One-handed mode. From here you can toggle it on or off, and chance which shortcut is used to launch it.
6. Make use of Fingerprint Sensor Gestures:
Another challenge when using a large phone with one hand is expanding your notification tray. Especially the phone is using a teller aspect ratio which has become the norm over the past couple of years. In case, there is an extremely useful option called Finger sensor gestures.
When enabled ,you can swipe up and down on the fingerprint scanner to open or close the notification panel. Now that Samsung has removed the fingerprint scanner in a more convenient location this is even more useful than ever. Open settings> Advance features> Fingerprint sensor gestures.
7. Make Use of Facewidgets:
Your lock screen is more powerful than you know. With Facewidgets you can display more than just the time. In the settings, you can enable music controls, your schedule, weather, and more to swipe through. All without unlocking your phone and you can also have this info show up on the Always-on Display. Open settings> Lock screen> Face Widgets.
8. Turn on Atmos:
Audio quantity from Samsung phones continues to improve and the software plays a big part in that. One of my favourite enhancements on several phones these days is Dolby Atmos technology. It really brings the sound to life in my opinion and you can always enable it on it. Open settings> Sounds and vibration> Scroll down to sound quantity and effect> Toggle Dolby Atmos. You can also experiment with changing the sound quality with the use of the equalizer. After all, sound is a very personalized function.
9. Enable Blue Light Filter:
Studies have shown that the blue light emitted from the device is not only bad for our sleep but bad for our eyesight. The blue light filter is one of the ways Samsung and some others have found to fight this. To enable this on your Note 9 follow these steps: Open settings> Display> Tap Blue light filter> Now toggle from sunrise or create your own schedule. Now you can protect your eyes at night and sleep easier. You can also toggle it from the quick tiles any time you like by swiping down twice on the notification tray.