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Samsung Galaxy S8: How to Enable and Use Edge Panels Feature in Android 7.0 Nougat

In Samsung Galaxy S8, you can use the edge panels feature as the alternative way to easily access your favourite apps, contacts, some specific apps functions, and other useful panels from the edge screen while the main screen is turned on.


How to enable the edge panels feature?
You can turn on this feature by using the following steps:
  1. 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.
  2. Tap Display.
  3. Scroll down the screen to find Edge screen and then tap it.
  4. To enable the edge panels feature, tap the ON/OFF switch next to Edge panels. The switch turns when it's enabled.
  5. Tap Edge panels to customise the edge panels feature.
  6. To select which panels you want to display on the edge screen, check the radio button above the required panels. There are 13 default panels available(you may need to swipe the screen to the left or right to view all of them):
    • Apps edge: enable this panel so you can easily access your favourite apps from the edge screen.
    • People edge: enable this panel so you can easily communicate, such as make a call, send text or email messages, to your favourite contacts from the edge screen.
    • Smart select: enable this panel so you can easily select an area to capture as an image or a GIF animation.
    • Clipboard edge: enable this panel so you can easily access clipboard where you can view all copied texts or images from the edge screen.
    • Reminder: enable this panel so you can easily view your reminders from the edge screen.
    • Device maintenance: enable this panel so you can easily optimise and check your device's status, e.g. battery, storage, etc.
    • Tasks edge: enable this panel so you can easily access specific app functions, e.g., take a selfie shot photo, view album, etc., from the edge screen.
    • Weather: enable this panel so you can easily view the weather information of your current location from the edge screen.
    • Quick tools: enable this panel so you can easily use your phone as ruler, compass, or torch.
    • Calendar: enable this panel so you can easily view calendar and your today's schedule from the edge screen.
    • Samsung Internet: enable this panel so you can go to your favourite webpages quickly from the edge screen.
    • Sports: enable this panel so you can easily view information about your favourite teams on the edge screen.
    • Finance: enable this panel so you can easily view information about your favourite stocks on the edge screen.
  7. If needed, you can download more panels from Galaxy apps store by tapping Download and then follow the on-screen instructions.
  8. If needed, you can change the order of the enabled panels by using these steps:
    • Tap and then select Reorder.
    • Drag the icons above the required panel to the left or right to change its order.


How to use the edge panels feature?
You can do so by using the following steps:
  1. While the main is turned on, drag the edge screen handle towards the centre of the screen to open the edge panels.
  2. Swipe the edge screen to the right or left to find the required panel. As the example, if you'd like to easily act your phone as a ruler, swipe the edge screen to the left or right until you find the quick tools panel and then activate the ruler function.
  3. Tap to quickly go to the edge panels menu.

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