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Getting the most out of your Samsung Galaxy S8
The Samsung Galaxy S8 is fully capable of overcoming plenty of everyday annoyances and more, all thanks to a range of superb new features. Packed with so much smart technology to help you in everyday life, check out our handy tips on how to get the most out of your new device.
View what's eating battery life
Ever wanted to throw your smartphone at the wall after placing it in your pocket, only to see that battery life has fallen another 10% the next time you go to use it? The experience is incredibly irritating, especially when you have a long day ahead.
Place the power back in your hands and make a crucial intervention by viewing exactly what's eating up battery life on the Samsung Galaxy S8. Simply head into settings then 'Device maintenance' before tapping on 'Battery'. This will display predicted battery usage based on your seven-day averages, and by tapping the battery icon, you'll be able to see which apps have been draining your battery the most.
Snap like a pro
When was the last time you enjoyed a delicious meal out? Chances are you wanted to take a proud photo of your dish but had to make do with a dark, poorly filtered version that really didn't do it justice.
Some might call it vain, but we all love a social media boast now and again, and thanks to the Samsung Galaxy S8s very own Food Mode, you can Instagram like a pro. Showing off awesome eats is a modern-day phenomenon we can't get enough of and the Food Mode lens illuminates food while blurring out the not so interesting bits. Pretty cool, right?
Enter a relaxed soothing sleep
Admit it, how many times do you try and go to sleep, seemingly unable to detach yourself from your smartphone? People in your WhatsApp chat are still nattering and push notifications are arriving thick and fast. Putting your phone down naturally requires willpower but ultra-bright blue light phone screens subconsciously attract our eyes.
Be good to yourself with the Samsung Galaxy S8s useful blue light filter. Simply tap 'Settings' then 'Display' and use this feature to immediately dim glare around bedtime helping you enjoy a more relaxed, soothing sleep
Make your apps full screen
Apps that don't fit the screen; don't you just love'um . . . not! Thankfully, the S8 has a crafty solution to solve this issue – a feature that we're sure will please any perfectionists out there.
Being taller than most phones, the Galaxy S8 has an 18:5:9 display, and optimised apps like native Samsung applications, Facebook and Amazon Video will work perfectly right away. For others however, you may need to do some tinkering. Dodge this issue altogether by heading into 'Settings', tapping 'Display' and then 'Full screen apps'. In a matter of moments, ultimate viewing satisfaction has been rediscovered.
Ever found yourself laughing at a meme, reading a long news article or checking out a photo, only for your screen to switch itself to standby? For those that have, you'll already know how annoying it is to have to unlock your phone every other minute, just to get your fill of top notch content!
Thankfully, Samsung have addressed this issue – and the S8's 'Smart Stay On' feature means the screen stays on as long as the user is looking at it –smart, indeed. To activate this feature, click 'Settings', then 'Advanced Features' and toggle 'Smart Stay On'.
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