Apr 25, 2017 | Updated: 06:17 AM EDT

Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus’ Hidden Tricks, Features: How To Increase Battery Life, Customizing Virtual Buttons, Split-Screen & More [WATCH]

Apr 20, 2017 12:19 PM EDT

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus models were reported to have ways on how to customize its virtual buttons on screen.
(Photo : Drew Angerer/Getty Images) Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus' Bixby button was mentioned to be mapped to be used for Google Assistant instead but the way to do so was recently shut down by Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus models have been reported to have astonishing hidden features. What’s more is that some of those tips and tricks were revealed, which will indeed hype up Samsung S8 and S8 Plus users anywhere.

According to CNet, the top feature that they had unlocked is how to increase Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus’ battery life. It was then mentioned to do the obvious ditching the auto-brightness, keeping screen-time low and putting apps to sleep aids in making the battery eat less power from the smartphone.

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Other ways to increase battery life on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus models were mentioned as well. Scrolling down the notification bar and just clicking the Performance mode while changing it to High Definition does the trick. Another was mentioned to just click the Settings > Device Maintenance > Battery to find out the application that drains the battery too much.

With that said, Recombu also gave some surprising tricks on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus as well. First was customizing the virtual buttons and changing its color. Going to the Settings > Display > Navigation Bar was instructed to do the trick. The sensitivity of the buttons and its layout could be changed from there as well.

Using two apps through Samsung galaxy S8’s split screen feature was taught as well. First was tapping the recent apps button at the virtual bar at the bottom of the screen. The second step was to tap the split-screen icon on the first app that a person wishes to use. As the screen splits into two, a list appears and a choice is now available for the second app a person wants to use. Another way was from the Settings again click Advanced Features > Multi Window > Turn On the “Use Recents Button.”

Tech Radar also mentioned that Samsung Galaxy S8 could save a person’s life as well. To access the lifesaving feature, click Settings > Advanced Features > Turn ON “Send SOS messages.” By doing so, pressing the power button three times automatically sends a message alerting the SOS contact that you have placed.

Samsung Galaxy S8’s Bixby button was found out to be used to access Google Assistant via a third party app as well. Yet, the newly discovered method by using Google Play’s All in One Gestures app to map out Bixby’s button had been recently shut down by Samsung as reported by Trusted Reviews.

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