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Samsung Galaxy S8: How to Add or Remove Widgets on Home Screen in Android 7.0 Nougat

Widget is a simple application extension that runs on a home screen to let you easily launch a specific function of an app, either pre-loaded or third-party app, in your Samsung Galaxy S8 to get information or for more convenient access. As the example, you can use the direct dial widget to easily call a specific contact with a single tap from your home screen, or you can use the direct message widget to easily send a message to a specific contact, etc.


How to add a widget to a home screen?
As the example, we'll add a direct dial widget to a home screen so you can easily call a specific contact from the home screen by using the following steps:
On the home screen, pinch the screen using two fingers or long tap on an empty area to go to the screen where you can customise your home screen.Tap Widgets to go to the widgets screen.
Swipe the screen to the left or right to find the direct dial 1x1 widget, or you can use the search function to easily find this widget by typing direct dial o…

Samsung Galaxy S8: How to Show Apps Icon on Home Screen in Android 7.0 Nougat

In Samsung Galaxy S8, the Apps icon on the home screen where you can use to access the apps screen is hidden by default. As the compensation, you can access the apps screen simply by swiping up the bottom of the home screen. However, if you don't like using this way and want to get the Apps icon back on your home screen, you can set your phone to show the Apps icon as a favourite app shortcut on the bottom of the the home screen so you can use it to easily access the apps screen.


How to show the Apps icon on the home screen?
As the example, we'll do so by using two different methods: from the settings menu and from the home screen.

Method #1: From the settings menu
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
Tap Display.
Tap Home screen.
Tap Apps button.
Select Show Apps button and then tap Apply button to apply your selection.
The Apps button will be displayed as a favourite app shortcut on the home scree…

Samsung Galaxy S8: How to Take Screenshot in Android 7.0 Nougat

In Samsung Galaxy S8, you can take a screenshot to save what's on the screen as an image so you can easily share it with others. I myself always use this feature to create an easier-to-understand how-to-steps post because those screenshots can explain better than the text.


How to take a screenshot?
As the example, we'll do so by using two different methods: by using hardkeys combination and by using hand gesture.

Method #1: By using hardkeys combination
It's a default method to take a screenshot so you don't have to enable any option to be able to use it. As the example, we'll use this method to take a screenshot of an article in a webpage by using the following steps:
Open the Internet app and then open a webpage.Once the webpage is fully loaded, press the Power key and the Volume down key at the same time until you hear the shutter sound.
As a note, Samsung Galaxy S8 uses different hardkeys combination compared with its predecessor because this phone is no longer u…

Samsung Galaxy S8: How to Customise Your Home Screen in Android 7.0 Nougat

Home screen is the starting point where you can access apps, features, and other functions in your Samsung Galaxy S8. Fortunately, it's also a customisable part on your phone so you can do some customisations to fit your need, as the example, you can add more panels so you can place more items on your home screen, remove unused panels to simplify your home screen, change the order of the home screen panels for easier access to the favourite panels, or change the default/main home screen so you can easily access this panel from any screen simply by tapping the Home key.


How to customise your home screen?
You can do so by using the following steps:
On the home screen, pinch the screen using two fingers or long tap on an empty area to go to the screen where you can customise your home screen.To add more home screen panels, do as follows:
Tap + below the home screen panels to quickly go to the panel that you can use to add a new one.
Tap the home screen panel with + inside.
A new home scre…

Samsung Galaxy S8 Front and Back Views

The newest Samsung Galaxy S series, Samsung Galaxy S8, is already here. This "unbox your phone" taglined smartphone has revolutionary design that will surely grab your attention at the first time you see it. Before using this phone, it'd better to know the layout so you can use it with more easily. As a note, this post is written based on Samsung Galaxy S8 SM-G950FD


Front view of the Samsung Galaxy S8
SIM card tray(at the top side of the phone): this tray has two holes that you can use to place two SIM cards if you want to use dual SIM mode or to place a SIM card and an SD card if you want to use single SIM mode.Microphone (at the top side of the phone)LED indicator: it will light up when the screen is off to show statuses of sound recording, unread notifications, and battery.Iris detection LED: it will light up when your phone recognises your iris.Light/proximity sensor: this sensor is used by the phone to make some features work when it's blocked by an object, as the…

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Adjust Profile Size on Your Gameplay Video in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

By default, the size of your profile shown when recording gameplay is set to medium. If needed, you can set the size to a smaller size if you don't want your profile uses more space on your screen, or you can set the size to a larger size if you want those who watch your gameplay video pay more attention to your profile.


How to adjust the profile size on your gameplay video?
As the example, we'll do so by using two different methods: from the settings menu and while playing a game.

Method #1: From the settings menu
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
Scroll down the screen to find Advanced features and then tap it.
Tap Games.
Tap Game tools. If game tools is off, tap the ON/OFF switch turn it on. The switch turns when it's enabled.
Tap Record.
To adjust the profile size, slide the bar below the profile icon to the left for a smaller profile or to the right for a larger profile.
The profile si…

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge: How to Change Your Gameplay Video Profile in Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

By default, when you're recording gameplay in your Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, a timer and a profile with the default image will be displayed at the bottom left corner of the screen. If needed, you can change that default profile to other image or you can use the front camera so that it will record your face while your phone is recording your gameplay to show off your expression when playing the game.


How to change your gameplay video profile?
As the example, we'll do so by using two different methods: from the settings menu and while playing a game.

Method #1: From the settings menu
On any screen, swipe down the top of the screen to open up the notification panel and then tap to go to the settings menu.
Scroll down the screen to find Advanced features and then tap it.
Tap Games.
Tap Game tools.
If game tools is off, tap the ON/OFF switch turn it on. The switch turns when it's enabled.Tap Record.
To set other image, such as your photo, as the profile of your gameplay video, do as …