The best tricks for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 | Digital Trends Spanish
Since its launch just over a year ago, the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 has become one of the best phones on the market and, although there are certainly more recent devices (such as the popular Samsung Galaxy Note 20), its excellent camera, its AMOLED screen Dynamics and some useful functions that facilitate the transfer of files and music continue to keep it among the most prominent. Do you have one and you don’t know everything it is capable of? You are in the right place. In this article we will tell you all the tricks you should know about the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, including its gestures, buttons and functions in general.
How to take a screenshot
This may sound easy – and it is, once you know how to do it – but with the power button also functioning as the button to activate Bixby, taking screenshots on the Note 10 and Note 10 Plus is slightly different than others. Android phones. For this, the same combination of buttons is used as in most Android phones, that is, the volume down and the power button, but instead of holding them down, you simply have to press and release them. Good! You did!
Samsung also adds gestures that you can activate, such as swiping your palm across the screen or even taking a screenshot of just part of the screen in the S Pen’s Air Commands menu.
You can find the first configuration in Settings> Advanced features> Motions and gestures> Swipe to capture, while the second can be accessed by simply pulling out the S Pen and selecting Smart selection on the menu Air Commands.
How to remap the side key
The Note 10’s power button, by default, is set to wake up the screen with one click, activate Bixby with a long press, and open the camera with a double press. This makes you have to turn off the phone through a software button on the notification screen. Fortunately, you can remove Bixby from this equation and have the power button open the shutdown menu with a long press. This can be changed into Settings> Advanced features> Side key. In the same menu, you can choose to change the camera shortcut double tap action to one for Bixby or any other installed app.
How to search for things on your device
Samsung has long been at the forefront with a useful search app across all of its devices. This feature scans installed apps, settings, files, calendar, gallery, Spotify, and play store for relevant matches to your query and also offers a Google search option. It’s a quick, useful feature, and a great way to make your phone much more accessible. It is also easy to access. Just open the app drawer and tap on the search bar at the top.
How to use the popup view
The pop-up view takes advantage of the large screen and makes selected notifications more interactive. When using the Note 10 and receiving a notification from almost any type of app, you can choose to have an icon appear on the screen that you then tap to see the notification in a small window. Here you can read the story, reply to the message, or do what you normally would in the full-screen version, and then close it when you’re done.
You can do this only for selected apps or enable it for all of them. You just have to go to Settings> Advanced Features> Smart Popup and there you can select the applications you want to have this functionality.
How to configure the Edge Panel
The Edge panel is one of those things you can forget about until you need quick direct access to the apps or features you use most often. By default, it is enabled and preloaded with some apps. All you have to do is look at the right edge of the screen where you will see a transparent tab poking out. Touch and slide this option to open the panel, where you can go to these shortcuts or customize them. Here you can even add multiple screens to access weather warnings and reminders, which you can scroll through in a carousel with the same swipe motion used to open the Edge panel. If for some reason it is not enabled, you can go to Settings> Display> Edge display> Edge panels to configure your panel.
How to use Samsung Notes to transcribe handwritten notes
One of the standout note-taking features is the Note 10’s ability to transcribe handwritten notes to text within the Samsung Notes app. An integration with Microsoft Word also allows you to export handwritten notes directly to a Word document where they will also be transcribed. Unfortunately, both ways have their pros and cons. In our tests, we found that notes are more accurately transcribed within the Samsung Notes app than when sent directly to Word. If you wish, you can also export the transcribed text to a Word document, and this is what we recommend you do to obtain the best results.
However, the transcription within Samsung’s Notes app is less than intuitive. Once you’ve written your note, save it, then tap in the body of the handwritten note to access a menu at the bottom. Find an icon that has a capital T along with a small black box with a squiggle and select it. A text box with the converted writing will appear, which you can copy or save as converted. From here you can press the Share button to export the newly transcribed text to a Word document. Easy!
How to configure the S Pen button to launch other applications
I bet you didn’t know you could do this. It is something easy, and in addition, it is always good to get more out of the S PenThere are several applications that you can manipulate with the S Pen apart from the Camera application, including the web browser, Snapchat, the gallery, and Samsung Notes. To set up the app, which starts when you press and hold the S Pen button, go to Settings> Advanced features> S Pen> Aerial Actions> Press and hold the Pen button and select the application you want. Specific application functions activated by the S Pen button can be adjusted from the same Air Actions menu in Settings> Advanced features> S Pen> Aerial actions> Application actions.
How to preview images and links with the S Pen (Air View)
Air View or Aerial View is another handy feature that allows you to navigate your Note 10 device with the S Pen. With Air View, simply point the stylus over web links, images, or calendar events to preview more information in a pop-up window. Placing the stylus at the top or bottom of the screen can also scroll the page, but this is a bit less useful. To enable this option, go to Settings> Advanced features> S Pen> Aerial view and flip the switch to access it.
How to customize what happens when you take out the S Pen
By default, taking out the S Pen will open the Air Commands menu which includes many of the functions you would probably look for when taking out the Pen, such as screen selection, note taking, and screen writing. However, if your way of using it is different, you can customize those options to include shortcuts to various apps or functions.
Also, if you are not satisfied with these options, you can completely change what happens when you take out the S Pen. However, we must mention that if you do this, you will not have many alternative actions. Basically you can go straight to create a note or make the device simply do nothing.
To customize the shortcuts, go to Settings> Advanced features> S Pen> Shortcuts; To change what happens when you remove the S Pen, go to Settings> Advanced features> S Pen> When taking out the S Pen.
How to use the S Pen natively with OneNote
Microsoft’s note-taking app OneNote, like the rest of the Office suite, has built-in support for the cell phone stylus on Windows touchscreen devices like Surface. It’s a small, but quite useful feature that you may have already come across without realizing. Pen support means OneNote is a responsive app and knows when the pen is being used to “write” on your screen. In fact, the application reacts depending on how you are working on your touch screen, so it can automatically switch from typing on the keyboard to input with the pen and vice versa, as needed.
One little hidden Easter egg, which Samsung didn’t mention, is that this trick also works when you use the S Pen in Android’s OneNote app. When you’re in OneNote, just start typing with the S Pen and it will immediately switch input modes for you. This makes it much easier to switch between handwriting (or scribbled) notes and typing with the virtual keyboard. The downside is that any handwritten notes you take won’t be converted to text, at least not in the Android app.
How to use floating lock screen shortcuts
One feature we love about the Note 10 and Note 10 Plus is being able to have floating shortcuts on the lock screen. Traditionally, phones have the Camera and Phone apps as a shortcut on the lock screen, arranged at the bottom of the lock by default.
However, if you are interested in changing things and accessing different applications from your lock screen, you can change the floating shortcuts near the fingerprint sensor within the screen.
Just go to Settings> Lock screen> App shortcuts and then select Floating button. You can also change the applications of the shortcuts, for example, you can change the Camera and Phone one for Chrome and Google Maps.
How to lift your Note 10 to activate it
It may not be a revolutionary feature, but the ability to wake up or “wake up” your Note 10 or Note 10 Plus just by picking it up can be useful to save time. To activate this feature, go to Advanced features> Motions and gestures. Once you are in this submenu, select the option Lift to activate. If you activate this feature and pick up the phone when it is not in use, the lock screen will automatically turn on.