The Samsung Galaxy S23, not to mention the Samsung S23 Ultra and Samsung S23 Plus, are some of the best Samsung phones you can buy. While specs often grab our attention when it comes to new phones – we’re often looking for the best cameras and the smoothest, brightest screens – software is also a marvel in the Galaxy S23 series. The combination of excellent specifications and powerful software not only results in a plethora of features, but also a In fact to use.
For example, did you know that you can connect your Galaxy S23 to a monitor and use your phone as a desktop computer? Or that you can lock your camera on a subject to stay in focus even if the object moves? As the old saying goes, “Humans only use 10% of their brain power…” You may only be using 10% of what your Galaxy S23 can actually do. It’s time to unlock the rest.
Below, we focus on features that will help you work better and more efficiently on your phone, take better photos, and even charge someone else’s phone with yours. But if you want to go even further and become a real Samsung Galaxy assistant, check out these hidden features for Samsung Galaxy.
Here are 9 amazing features you must enjoy on your Samsung Galaxy S23.
Cut out and save objects from your photos
It’s like having a mini Photoshop shortcut on your phone. iPhone cameras I have this same feature, which I used to lift my dog out of a photo I liked, and I printed it on a sweater as a gag gift for my wife.
To do this, on the Galaxy S23, you simply open an image and long-press on the object you want to save alone. Once you see the image briefly animate, you can remove your finger. You will then have the option to copy the object or save it as a new image in your photo library. Very easy.
Scroll web pages with the S Pen
Sometimes when you’re trying to scroll web pages on your phone, reaching for your phone with your finger can be annoying. For example, if your phone is on a charging stand and you’re trying to read a recipe web page while you’re actively cooking, you don’t want to touch your screen while you have cooking oil on your hands. By enabling Air Action features and using the S Pen, you no longer need to touch your screen to scroll.
Go to your Settings and look for the Advanced Features menu option. From there, select the S Pen menu option. Next, select Air Actions. Scroll down and open your internet browser application. From there, you should see a list of gestures that you can customize. For example, you can change the up arrow gesture to scroll up and the down arrow gesture to scroll down (or vice versa if that’s your preference). Then make sure the action is enabled (enabled) for the app. Now you can hold the S Pen and simply move it up or down to scroll through web pages.
Turn your Galaxy S23 into a desktop with Samsung DeX
You might think that DeX is nothing more than screen mirroring, something many smartphones have been capable of doing for a long time. But screen mirroring simply duplicates what’s on your phone and projects it onto a TV or monitor. With Samsung DeX, your phone can still operate independently, but your monitor will now have content from your phone that you can use and control much like you would with a desktop computer. You can even pair a keyboard and mouse for a complete desktop-like experience.
To use DeX, you’ll start by plugging your phone into a monitor, which requires a USB-C hub (for HDMI or USB-C connectivity to your monitor). If DeX does not start automatically, go to the quick menu and click on the DeX menu option. You can now use your phone like a PC. This is a powerful tool that allows you to quickly perform many tasks from your phone.
Vlogging Improved with Director Mode
Whether you’re a travel or food vlogger, or just trying to capture the perfect video at your child’s birthday party, Director Mode is a great feature to help you get the best video recording available. In Director Mode, you can activate and record both the front and rear cameras on your phone simultaneously.
You can select different rear cameras while you’re recording, like switching from normal to wide-angle shooting and even switching between recording modes, like choosing between full-screen and split-screen recording using both front and rear cameras. Best of all, you can even save recordings of simultaneous front and back videos as separate recordings, so you can edit them individually later.
The best part is that accessing this feature is incredibly simple. Open your camera and scroll by portrait, photo and video, until you see the More option. Tap more, then select Director’s View from the options. You will now be able to view and record the front and rear cameras, and make adjustments on the fly.
Tracking autofocus with the camera
Tracking autofocus is great for keeping a moving object in focus while you capture images. This is great for taking photos of your dog playing at the park or getting great images of your child at their basketball game.
Open your camera and go to your camera settings. From there, scroll down and enable the tracking autofocus feature. Now your subject will stay sharp even if it moves.
Reverse wireless charging
In a pinch, your Samsung Galaxy S23 can act as a wireless charger for other devices. To enable this feature, go to Settings, find Battery & Device Care, then select Wireless Power Sharing. Scroll down and select the Wireless Power Sharing option again. Then enable the feature. You can now place other wireless compatible devices on the back of your Samsung Galaxy S23 to charge them.
Increase app space on home screen
If you want to quickly access more of your apps on your home screen, you can increase the number of available apps using the home screen grid feature. This one is simple to make. Long-press any free area on your Home screen, then click the Settings icon. It should take you to the Home screen settings, which then provide options for the screen grid and app screen grid. Select an option that best suits your needs. See. I told you it was simple.
Customizing dashboard panels
Think of Edge panels as a shortcut to everything you tend to use most on your phone. The great thing about Edge Panels is that you can customize them. For example, if you constantly use your phone to access messages between your parents and family members, your side panels can allow quick access to specific contacts. Or if you regularly frequent a few specific apps, your dashboards can provide quick access to those apps. Here’s how to customize them.
Go to your Settings app and tap the Display menu item. Scroll to find Edge Panels and tap the menu item. Tap the Panels menu item to open it. From there, you can select the type of edge panel you want to enable, whether it’s apps, personal tasks, etc. If you want more options for edge panels, you can go to the Galaxy Store and download other customizable edge panels.
You can even customize the side of the phone, the color of the edge panels, and the transparency and size of the edge panels. When you are in the panels, click on the three dots in the upper right corner and select Management Settings from the drop-down menu. Here you can fine-tune your Edge panels to your liking.
Go to Galaxy Labs for experimental features
Galaxy Labs gives you access to new beta features that haven’t been officially released. If you want to play around with some new features and see if there’s anything you might like, here’s how to get there.
Open the Settings menu on your Galaxy S23, then select Advanced features. Click on Labs, which will then give you the list of available experimental options and features that you can try on your Galaxy S23 phone. For example, there is a multi-window option for all applications.
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