The wonderful tips to get the most out of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3

Samsung latest tablet is a wonderful slate which has a great screen and is overall good device that can be said as no less than Apple iPad Pro. If you own one or going to buy one then here are few wonderful tips to get the most out of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S3.

Enable screen-off memo

You don’t have to unlock the Tab S3 to write down a note with the S Pen. Instead, scribble a note or sketch when the screen is turned off, and the tablet is locked using its screen-off memo feature.

Go to Settings > Advanced features > S Pen > Screen off memo. Slide the switch to the On position and there you enable this feature.

So the next time your tablet is locked, and you need to write something down, hold the button on the S Pen in and touch it to the Tab S3’s screen.

Get to know keyboard shortcuts

Samsung Galaxy TabS3
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Even though you have purchase the Samsung keyboard, you’ll be happy know that there’s a hidden keyboard shortcut key in the settings app.

Open Settings > General Management > Language and input > Physical keyboard > Keyboard shortcuts.

The “Super” key referred to in the list is the search button, located to the right of the Ctrl key.

To view shortcuts unique to an app, open the app and press the Super button along with “/”.

You can quickly switch between apps

Since the Tab S3 is running Android 7.0 Nougat, you can quickly and easily switch between two apps by double tapping the recent apps button.

Also use two apps at once

A long-press on the recent apps button triggers split screen mode on the Tab S3. Resize each app by dragging the blue bar in either direction.

Use Samsung Cloud for data back up

Samsung’s backup and sync service, Samsung Cloud, keeps your data backed up and synced between Galaxy devices. After setting up your tablet, open Settings > Cloud and accounts > Samsung Cloud and double-check it’s enabled, as well as you have your preferred settings of items to backup and sync.

Make a GIF Animation

As you must have heard of known that in the Samsung’s Note 7 there was a feature to use the S Pen to create an animated GIF with a few taps.

That feature made its way to the Tab S3, and it’s still just as simple. Open the Air Command menu by hovering the S Pen over the Tab S3’s display and choose Smart Select > GIF Animation.

Resize the window, set a quality setting and press record. Fifteen seconds later, you have a great GIF.

Customize Air Command settings

Samsung Galaxy Tab S3
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Speaking of Air Command, it’s possible to remove apps, add apps or reorganize icons in settings. The easiest way to get there is to open Air Command using the S Pen, hover above the screen and press the button on the S Pen, then tap on the Settings icon in the bottom left corner.

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