Bought the new Samsung Galaxy S9? Congratulations! We bet you’re thrilled and can’t wait to take it for a swing. Hold on to the excitement for a moment, though, because there are a few things that you should do on it first.
Why is it necessary? Well, for starters, tweaking some of the settings will not only help you have a superior phone experience but will also add a personal touch to your phone.
So, without further ado, let’s see what they are.
1. CUSTOMIZE ALWAYS ON DISPLAY
You wouldn’t want to carry the boring design of the default Always On Display on your gorgeous Samsung Galaxy S9, would you? Thankfully, the new Samsung Experience comes with an array of cool Always On Display screens. From fashionable analog watch faces to cool new GIFs, you can add them all.
What makes this feature interesting is that you can choose the color of the text. Other than customizing the Always On the Display screen, do make sure to style the lock screen as well.
The Always On Display Settings can be found by going to Settings > Lock Screen and Security > Clock and Facet widget > Clock style.
2. ACTIVATE FIND MY PHONE
No one misplaces their phones by choice. Unfortunately, the world is not perfect and more often than not, we find ourselves looking for our lost cellphones. Worry not, the Galaxy S9 features a nifty way to track and locate your lost phone — even if it’s under the sofa cushion.
The feature, which goes by the name of Find My Mobile, is similar to Google’s Device Manager. All you have to do is head down to Lock Screen and Security > Find My Mobile and enable the toggles for Remote controls.
Alternately, you can also enable Google’s Find my Device. Navigate to Settings > Google > Security and turn the toggle on for Find my Device.
Once done, you can even set the phone to ring. As simple as that!
3. TWEAK THE AUDIO SETTINGS
The Galaxy S9 features an exhaustive list of audio settings that can be modified for a richer sound experience. However, for reasons best known to Samsung, most of these settings, including the one for Dolby Atmos, aren’t enabled by default.
To enable this feature, head over to Settings > Sounds and Vibration > Advanced Settings. Once done, tap on Sound quality and effects, and toggle the Dolby Atmos switch on. Apart from that, you can also switch between the audio presets.