The 18 Best Hidden Features in the Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is Samsung’s flagship phone. With every single bit of technology crammed into it, it’s clearly Samsung’s most advanced phone. If you’re an Android user who likes big phones, this is likely the phone for you. Let’s take a look at the features that will make you a power user in no time.

Make the Samsung Edge Your Secret Weapon

Use the Samsung Edge to access frequently used apps and capabilities.

The Edge Panel is a combination of glass that curves down the side of the phone in addition to software specific to that region of glass. Get more from this feature by adjusting its setting to the way you want to use the phone.

  1. Customize Your Edge Lighting: To have the edge of your screen light up when you get notifications, go into Settings and select Display. Tap Edge screen then toggle on Edge lighting. Tap Edge lighting to customize app notifications, lighting settings, including display size and color.
  2. Do More with Edge Panels: If you find you have apps that you frequently use, you can keep them listed in the Edge Panel. To customize, slide out the Edge Handle then tap the Settings icon. Then you can select from pre-created Edge Panels. To change the order of those panels, tap the three dots in the upper right corner and select Reorder. To download new Edge Panels, tap the blue Downloadlink in the upper right corner.
  3. Customize Your Edge Handle: The default version of the Edge Handle is small, transparent handle on the right edge of the screen. To change the appearance, location, and behavior of the handle, tap the three dots in the upper right corner of the Edge Panels settings page and select Handle settings.
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