flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S7 has taken the world by storm and if you are one of those lucky blokes
who bought one after a major promotion at work, chances are that you are still
living under a rock when it comes to knowing the various hidden functionalities
present in your new friend. But don’t worry; here are 4 of those hidden
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· The One-Handed Mode
This is a function built into the S7 that
allows users to use the phone with a single hand only; very handy for those who
like spending countless hours in the kitchen or for those who dare to use their
phones while driving (Strongly discouraged though). It is present in both the
S7 and the S7 edge.
To enable it, head over to the setting and tap
‘Advanced Features’. Over here, you will come across the ‘One-Handed Operation’
mode and there will be two options; either you can reduce the screen size by
hitting the home button three times or you can select the ‘One-Handed Input’
option to move the keyboard to a corner of the screen.
· Use Two Apps Simultaneously
Yes you heard it correctly! The Galaxy S7
features the ability to run two apps at the same time; now you can surf the
internet and edit your thesis simultaneously. How do you access it? It’s
simple. Press the square button (the overview button) and this will bring up a
list of the most recently used apps.
Look carefully and you will see two rectangles
on the left of the apps; tap on it and the app will open, taking up the half of
the phone’s display. In the lower half, you will see the same list and you can
select the app to multitask with.
· Place More App Shortcuts on the Desktop
The S7 comes with the ability to change the
screen’s grid size to accommodate more shortcuts for your favourite apps,
games, and widgets. Now you don’t have to worry about removing the ‘Flappy
Bird’ shortcut to fit the health tracker app you just downloaded. Simply tap on
an empty space of the screen and the ‘screen grid’ option will appear.
S7 comes with a standard 4x4 grid which means
that you can keep up to 16 app shortcuts on the home screen. However, you can
increase it to 5x5, thereby allowing you to store up to 25 app shortcuts on the
· Record Your Games
This feature is perfect for those who like to
boast about their gaming exploits. The S7 comes with an app called ‘Game
Launcher’ that enables you to play games on your handset seamlessly. You can
record your gameplay and upload it to YouTube.
Go to settings, then advanced features, and
then go to the games section. You will see an option called ‘Game Tools’; tap
it to turn it on. Now whenever you are playing a game, tap the floating icon to