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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ tips and tricks: give your phone the edge

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The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ currently ranks as our best Android phone in the world. We love it, but what good is owning the best phone in the world if you aren’t taking full advantage of all its sexy features? Here are some of our best tips and tricks for the Galaxy S6 Edge+.

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These are our best tips for the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+. / © ANDROIDPIT

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+ camera tips

Camera quick-launch

One of my favorite aspects of Samsung’s 2015 flagships is their camera quick launch feature. The camera can open from an inactive display in less time that it takes me to lift the phone to take a shot. It's ready to go faster than I am! 

To quick launch the S6 Edge+'s quick-launch camera, just double tap on the home button. You may want to adjust a few other settings while you're at it...

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Don't miss out on that special moment: quick-launch the S6 Edge+ camera. / © ANDROIDPIT

In the camera app, hit the cog wheel or settings button. In the menu, enable Grid lines. This overlays some lines on the display to help you compose them better. Consider enabling Review pictures too. Rather than you snapping 10 bad pictures and going through them later, Review pictures will show you the image immediately after the photo was taken, so you can decide to delete or keep it right there and then.

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Make sure you have all these camera settings enabled. / © ANDROIDPIT

Lastly, when using the front facing camera, tap Mode and select Wide selfie. Hey, some people like them.

Galaxy S6 Edge+ screen edge tips

Favorites / shortcuts

Screen edge has a number of cool uses. Firstly, try setting up shortcuts to your favorite contacts and apps. These can be assigned by visiting Settings > Edge screen and tapping on People edge or Apps edge. This will let you swipe in your edge screen from the right side of the display to access to these items more easily.

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Customize the apps and people on your Edge display for quick access. / © ANDROIDPIT

Next, configure your information stream. From the Edge screen menu, tap on Information stream, and go to Manage feeds. Some streams are already available but you can tap Download feeds to find others.

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Perhaps you'd prefer to download the CNN panel rather than use what comes with the device. / © ANDROIDPIT

Quick reply

This is a really neat feature. When someone calls you, you can place your finger on the S6 Edge's heart-rate monitor for two seconds to cancel it and send an automated response to the caller. The best part is that you can choose what you what this response says.

From the Edge screen settings, tap Edge lighting > Quick reply and edit the field beneath Quick reply messages.

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Reject calls often? Set a quick reply. / © ANDROIDPIT

Download booster

Another native Samsung feature worth checking out is Download Booster. This speeds up the time it takes to download large files (30 MB or more) by combining Wi-Fi and LTE connections. Head to Settings > More connection settings > Download booster to enable this. Just be aware that doing this means you could go through your data allowance quicker than normal.

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For faster download speeds, enable download booster. / © ANDROIDPIT

Audio quality and settings

If you use your phone like an MP3 player, you should really check out the audio options. When listening with headphones the experience can be customized in a few interesting ways with Samsung's UHQ Upscaler, SoundAlive+ and Tube Amp Pro settings.

Give each of them a try and see how you like them and go through the Adapt Sound configuration process for even more personalized audio.

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Play with Samsung's audio settings to get what's right for you. / © ANDROIDPIT

What are your favorite tips for the Galaxy S6 Edge+? Let us know in the comments. 

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Scott Adam Gordon

Scott Adam Gordon

Originally from the UK, Scott graduated in Popular Music Studies at Newcastle University and attributes much of his success there to his beloved Samsung Galaxy S2. His current aim is to write cool things about Android. And he loves it.

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    Deepak Gupta Oct 1, 2016 Link to comment

    That's really good tips and tricks that you've mentioned. Since this smartphone doesn't receive further updates, there are third-party ROMs available to update it to Pie firmware right away. Here's a resource that we can use:

    Firmware plays an important role, this custom firmware should get most out this smartphone.