20 Tips and Tricks for Samsung Galaxy Note 4

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (6)The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has been around for a while now and it is just about the right time to purchase it at a discounted price. This article is all about tips and tricks for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and how you can get the most out of your large device. The phablet nature of the smartphone makes it highly versatile for business as well as pleasure.

Knowing the tools that are provided by Samsung in this neat looking smartphone is very important if you want to become efficient and utilize the best it has to offer. So without further ado, let’s start off with some great tips and tricks for Samsung Galaxy Note 4.

This article will assume that you know how to operate the smartphone very well and are looking for additional information. This will not only save me time and explaining how each feature works but also ensure that you get the best possible tips and tricks without the usual clutter of basic information.

1. The Pop-Up Apps Are Amazing

The screen as large as the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 provides, it will be a shame not to use it for multiple apps. The multitasking pop up apps feature allow you to open apps like you do on a Windows based PC. This allows you to move around the apps however you please and select the one you need at the moment. For example, if you’re calculating something by using information from a website, this feature will allow you to quickly switch between the calculator and the browser.


2. The Galaxy Knows When It Is Ringing

Every once in a while you want to shut out the outside world by plugging in your ear buds while listening to loud music. I especially do that while using one of the best music players on Android but there is a caveat to it. You will be oblivious on what’s going on outside. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes with an amazing feature which allows the device to listen to doorbells and land line phones.

All you need to do is go to Settings> Accessibility> Hearing> Sound Detectors and record the sound you want the phone to inform you about. Now you can safely listen to music and if someone calls, the phone will let you know.

3. Caller Details

This feature comes in really handy when you tend to forget when the birthday of the caller is. This feature basically provides you a summary of recent contact you had with the caller. For example, it will tell you when you last messaged them and it will even tell you when their birthday is.

This may sound creepy to some but for those who forget everything, it is a lifesaver. As an added bonus, it makes you seem warm and caring.

4. S Pen Pins

Samsung has been very thoughtful when packaging the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. They have also included several S-Pen tips in the box as well as a tool that allows you to easily change them. The different tips will help you in either writing, drawing or simple operation. All you need to do is try them out yourself and find the one which suits your needs the best.

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5. Download Booster

The download booster feature on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 allows you to use your Wi-Fi connection as well as mobile data to download a file. This allows some remarkably amazing download speeds at the expense of your mobile data being consumed. If you have unlimited mobile data and there are no caps, you might as well just enable it and enjoy remarkable download speeds. To enable it you need to go to the Settings> More Networks> Download Booster and turn it on.

6. Use an SD Card

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes with an SD card slot that allows you to expand the memory of the smartphone. If you remove the back panel, you will be able to access the SD card slot easily. With expandable storage costing almost nothing these days, it is always better to get a cheap SD card and expand your smartphone’s capabilities.

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7. Turn off Haptic Feedback

While some people like the tiny vibration the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 sends when you touch anything, for other people it’s annoying as hell. Also, this little vibration uses a lot of battery when you consider the full drainage. Thankfully, you can easily disable it by Going into the Settings> Sounds and turning off haptic feedback.

8. Ultra Power Saving Mode

The Ultra Power Saving Mode featured in the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 allows you to save a lot of battery when you need to conserve it. It basically tones down the interface as well as the apps running in the background allow you more time using the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 as a general smartphone. By Going into Settings> Power Saving> Ultra Power Saving Mode you will be able to see the options available in this particular mode. It will also be able to add different apps to the exemption list so that they continue to run in the background even when in the power saving
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9. Edit the Quick Settings

You will be spending a lot of time in the settings of the smartphone, so why not customize the experience. The large icons you see right on the top of the settings screen are editable by tapping on the plus icon. From there you will be able to check and uncheck different options available. For example, if you want to toggle NFC and Sharing option often, it is practical to make it a quick icon on the settings menu.

10. The Personalize Menu Is Great

While a lot of people may skim over this personalization aspect of the smartphone, it houses some of the best things about the smartphone. For example, you will be able to peek into the guest mode, backup your device, use the private mode or even register the fingerprint scanner. While it may require some time investment from you, the end result is well worth it.

11. One Hand Operation

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is a very large device and not a lot of people may possess the digits necessary to use it one handed. Thankfully, Samsung is well aware of this problem and has included one-handed mode on the device. To activate the one hand mode to go to Settings> Display and Wallpaper> One-Handed Operation and then simply select the reduced size suitable for single-handed operation. This is a great feature to use if you are other hand is preoccupied in work or is dirty.

12. Adjust Auto Exposure

While in the camera app you can tap on the screen to make the camera focus. This is a standard feature on almost any smartphone you can get your hands on. However, Samsung Galaxy Note 4 goes a little further by introducing auto exposure adjustments. Long press on a place in the camera will take the exposure of that very spot. It is a great way to make your exposure better and your snaps beautiful.

13. Disabling Flipboard

Not many people are fond of Flipboard and thankfully you can easily disable it. All you need to do to is bring up the home screen management by long pressing any blank spot on the home screen. From there you can go to the Home Screen Settings. Now you need to do is uncheck the box for Flipboard Briefing and that’s it.

14. Change the Screen Settings

The AMOLED screen on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 looks remarkable but for some people it over saturates colors. If you want to change the screen settings, all you need to do is head into Settings> Display and Wallpaper> Screen Mode. From there you will be able to select different settings for your smartphone.

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15. Using the Three Microphones

The note 4 comes with two but three microphones. Two are located at the bottom of the smartphone while one is located on the top. These three, when combined together, are able to isolate ambient noise easily and make your recordings more audible and clear. To enable the setting, simply head over to Voice Recorder> Settings> Noise Reduction and check the option box. This is one of the few features which make this app better than dedicated voice recording apps for Android.

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16. Record Audio in Meeting Mode

Once you are in the voice recorder app, you can simply change the recording modes by swiping left or right. The best recording mode is the meeting mode that basically allows you to record individual voices generating from eight different directions. This means you will be able to listen to a specific person easily. For example, if you want to listen to anything your boss said during the meeting, you can do so with this amazing mode.

17. Use Smart Stay

This is another animated feature which Samsung included in the large smartphone. It allows you to read without having to worry about the screen turning off. Usually when you’re reading your hands tend to stay off the screen which in any other device might turn off the display.

Smart Stay uses the front-facing camera to detect your eyes, and when they are on the screen it will never let the display to dim or turn off. This feature comes in really handy when you’re reading along an engaging book on your smartphone.

18. Multi-Window is Easier to Access

With a screen as large as the 5.7 inch one we have on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, it will be a shame not to utilize it for multitasking. The multi window feature is now made more accessible thanks to the interface design. All you need to do is open up the recent apps and you will see an icon on every compatible one. From there you have to tap on two of the apps you want to use and they will be open in multi window format.


19. Slo-Mo Can Be Real Slow

When you record a slow-motion video on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, it basically slows down time. For example, if you shoot a 10 second slow-motion video of bees buzzing around at 8th the normal speed it will actually become 1.3 minute of video. So be mindful when recording Slo-Mo videos on your new smartphone because a lot of people have very short attention span.

20. Panorama Selfies

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 comes with a 3.7 MP front facing camera which allows you to take some remarkably great selfies. While the dedicated selfie apps for Android are amazing, they lack a front facing panorama mode. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 offers a panorama selfie mode which lets you capture super wide-angle shots.

Capturing more detail and covering larger area. Using this mode is fairly easy, simply press the shutter key once and sweep the device back and forth. The smartphone will be able to cease together multiple images and give you a super wide angle shot.



The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is a wonderful smartphone and I really hope that this article will endear it more to you. The tips and tricks for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 are meant to explore rather obscure features of the app which are not fully explained. These features will help make your day to day usage a lot more fun and efficient.

 If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to comment below.

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