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Galaxy S8 Starting up Guide: 7 Easy Steps to Set up Your Phone the Right Way

Galaxy S8 Starting up Guide: 7 Easy Steps to Set up Your Phone the Right Way

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is now available for purchase, and we know that many of you must be thinking about owning it. Also, if you were among those who pre-ordered the device, you must be using it by now. Samsung’s newest flagship comes with a variety of new features that need a little help for setting up. Don’t worry, we have got your back, and in this article, we will guide you on getting started with the new features on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.

Hello everyone, here is the good news for all samsung lovers. Samsung launched officially samsung galaxy S8 as well as S8 plus in India on 19th April. So it was a good news for all because we love to buy this smartphone because it really looks too much premium as well as totally flagship high end specification in it. But yes we disapointed by a samsung on the side of pricing because samsung launched the base variant of samsung galaxy s8 at Rs 58,000 and high end variant of samsung galaxy s8 plus at Rs 65,000. Hence as rumors comes before launching the base variant comes on around Rs 50,000 and so on but we did not know about samsung thinking. Because if they launched the base variant at Rs 50K then it’s really good for all and also all goes to choose only this because of competition.

 

Make your Galaxy S8/Galaxy S8+ secure with safety features such as Iris Scanning, Face Recognition, and Fingerprint scanner

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The Galaxy S8 comes with three different features to secure your phone – Iris Scanning, Face Recognition, and Fingerprint scanner. Even though Samsung has faced quite a flak for the positioning of the fingerprint scanner and the accurate face recognition, but in case you also dislike both of them then there is Iris Scanner. Also, we must tell you that you can’t enable Iris Scanner and Face Recognition at the same time, only one of them can be active on the phone. You have to choose.

How to set up Fingerprint scanner on your Galaxy S8

Fingerprint scanning is not new at all, but on the Galaxy S8, the scanner can be used for other purposes too such as authenticating access on apps like PayPal and also for swiping notifications.

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Here are the steps for setting up fingerprint scanning:

  • Open“Settings” and go to “Lock screen and Security.”
  • Select“Fingerprint scanner” and enter your PIN or other passcodes if prompted
  • Follow the fingerprint scanning process as displayed on the phone
  • After completion, you can add another fingerprint – maybe for your left-hand index finger or any other finger
  • Go back to“Lock screen and Security.” and make sure that “Fingerprint Unlock” option is enabled

You can also use different gestures for the fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy S8. To enable fingerprint gesture, go to Settings > Advanced features > Finger sensor gestures. After enabling it, you can swipe down on the fingerprint scanner to reveal a notification or swipe up on the scanner to launch Samsung Pay.

How to set up Iris Scanning on Galaxy S8

Iris Scanner made a comeback on the Galaxy S8 lineup; it was first introduced on Samsung’s infamous Galaxy Note7. Iris Scanner is a fool proof method of unlocking as it scans your Iris and no one except you can unlock it – not even your twin.
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Here are the steps for setting up Iris Scanner:

  • Open“Settings” and go to “Lock screen and Security.”
  • Select“Iris Scanner” and enter your PIN or any other passcode if prompted
  • Follow the Iris scanning process as displayed on the phone
  • Now, go back to“Lock screen and Security.” and make sure that “Iris Unlock” option is enabled

How to set up Face Recognition on Galaxy S8

Honestly, we won’t recommend enabling this option, but you can always test it yourself to believe us. There have been many reports that Face Recognition on Galaxy S8 can be tricked by any photo, which means anyone can bypass this security method and dig into your smartphone. Anyway, here are the steps for setting it up, in case you are excited about this new feature on the Galaxy S8.

Here are the steps for setting up Face Recognition:

  • Open“Settings” and go to “Lock screen and Security.”
  • Select“Face Recognition” and enter your PIN or any other passcode if prompted
  • Follow the Face Recognition process as displayed on the phone
  • Now, go back to“Lock screen and Security.” and make sure that “Face Unlock” option is enabled

Set the display to optimum QHD+ resolution

At the time of the launch, Samsung boasted the QHD+ AMOLED resolution (2960×1440 pixels) on the Galaxy S8. However, the device comes downscaled to FHD+ resolution (2220×1080 pixels) by default, which means you have to manually tweak the settings for enjoying QHD+ resolution on your shiny Galaxy S8 smartphone. Whenever your phone is running low on power, or you don’t need QHD+ clarity, then you can always go back to Settings and set it to FHD+ or HD+. Easy as that!

Go to Settings > Open “Display” > Select “Screen resolution.” > Choose your preferred your resolution

Tweak the Navigation buttons as per your preference

The three On-screen navigation buttons on most of the Android devices follow the standard pattern i.e. – [Recents | Home | Back], but Samsung always puts these button in a reverse order i.e. – [Back | Home | Recents]. For the non-Samsung users, this change could be highly annoying. Thankfully, you can modify the pattern on the device by going to the Settings > Display > Navigation bar > Button Layout > Select “Recents-Home-Back” layout.

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Enable multi-window support on the Galaxy S8

Android Nougat brought the multi-windows support for the Android devices, which gets launched by a long press on “Recent apps” navigation button. However, on the Galaxy S8, Samsung has disabled the feature and users are required to turn it on manually by going to Settings > Advanced features > Multi

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Also, in the Multi window option located under the Settings menu, you will find “pop-up window” feature. You can enable this feature along with multi-window support; it will allow you to drop a floating app window on your phone.

Make use of the entire screen for apps

The display on Galaxy S8 is taller and almost bezel-less, Samsung has included an option for the users to set their apps on full-screen usage or standard size. You can choose which apps you want to use on full screen or vice versa. To select the display size for apps, go to Settings > Display > Full-screen apps. You will see a list of all the installed apps; you will have the liberty to select apps as per your choice for full-screen viewing. However, there are a few apps that won’t launch when you have full-screen is enabled. For such apps, you can always go back to the Settings and put them back on standard size.

Conclusion

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To conclude, we think that these are the few settings on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ that you must tweak as soon as you get it. Has your Galaxy S8 or S8+ arrived yet? Stay tuned with us for more guides on the device.