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5 Galaxy S8 features you should change immediatelyThe Galaxy S8 is set up how Samsung wants you to use it. Here are the first things you should change.
Out of the box, the Galaxy S8 is set up in typical Samsung fashion, which means it's set up for how Samsung people will want to use the phone, or to show off specific features. Luckily, you can fine tune your new phone to work how you want it to with just a few taps. Here are five settings you should change on the Galaxy S8 as soon as possible. [MUSIC] Despite having the super sharp QHD display as a key selling point of S8 line, Samsung shifts the S8 and S8+ but the resolutions go back to full HD+ or 22/20 by 1080 pixels. You can change the resolution to QHD by going to Settings, Display, and Screen Resolution. Move the slider to the right and tab Apply. Just keep in mind that you'll be sacrificing some noticeable battery light For a little extra sharpness on the screen. In an attempt to make app icons more uniform, Samsung has started adding frames to them. While some may appreciate the way it looks, other users would prefer app icons to be left alone. Open Settings, Display, and Icon frames, then select, Icons only, to change them back. Face widgets are the widgets you see on the always on display after you double tap on the clock. After you double tap, you can then scroll through each face widget to control music playback, see your schedule, and upcoming alarms. The last two widgets are turned off by default but can be turned on by going into Settings, Lock Screen and Security, Information and Face Widgets And then face widgets. A hidden feature that's sure to catch on fast is the option to turn the fingerprint sensor into a trackpad. A swipe down on the sensor reveals a notification shade, and a swipe up will launch Samsung Pay when you're viewing the home screen. To enable either gesture, open settings, advanced features, then open finger sensor gestures. Compared to what Google has done with its Nexus and pixel phones, along with nearly all competing Android phone makers, Samsung has always reversed the back and recent apps buttons on its devices. If you've always used a Samsung device, you may have become used to it or not know the difference and can skip this tip. For those who are switching from another Android device, go to settings, display, navigation bar, and then button layout. And select the option that puts the back button on the left. For more on Galaxy S8 and other tips and tricks, be sure to check out CNET.com/howto