7 Best Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20+ Tips and Tricks

7 Best Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20+ Tips and Tricks

The Samsung Galaxy S20 series comes loaded with the Snapdragon 865 processor, a sleek form factor, and a robust camera system. Adding to that, you get 5G connectivity, Android 10, and Samsung One UI 2. It’s almost a perfect recipe.

7 Best Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20+ Tips and Tricks

If you’ve recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, or S20 Ultra 5G, here are some useful tips to optimize your experience. Let’s take a look.

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1. Enable Motion Smoothness

The Galaxy S20 devices support a 120Hz refresh rate display. However, it is initially set to 60Hz to conserve battery. If you wish to try out this feature, follow these steps: Go to Display Settings, scroll down to Motion Smoothness, and select the 120Hz option for a smoother scrolling experience.

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The 120Hz refresh rate is only limited to HD+ and FHD+ screen resolution. If you switch to the higher WQHD+ screen resolution, the phone will automatically switch back to the default refresh rate.

2. Tweak the Face Recognition

In 2020, face recognition is no longer an alien feature. Phone makers have refined this feature to the point where the lock screen unlocks in seconds. However, dark-tinted sunglasses can still interfere with this advanced feature. Luckily, One UI 2.0 has introduced the Alternate Look feature to address this issue. Simply go to Settings, then Biometric and Security, tap on Face recognition, and select Add alternative look.

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Once done, perform a dry test to ensure its functionality. In my experience, it works seamlessly. Even if you wear sunglasses, your phone can still recognize you.

Simultaneously, you can enable the Stay on Lock Screen feature to prevent accidental app launches or misdials when unlocking your phone.

3. Activate Music Share

Music Share is an innovative feature of the Samsung S20 and S20 Plus, perfect for music lovers. It allows your phone to function as a Bluetooth hub for pairing with other devices and connecting to a Bluetooth speaker.

7 Best Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20+ Tips and Tricks

This feature is especially handy if multiple people connect to the same speaker. You can avoid the pairing and unpairing hassle with the primary device. Instead, your phone will serve as the hub. Ingenious, right? To activate it, go to the Bluetooth menu on your phone, and connect to a wireless speaker (check out waterproof wireless speakers). Then, tap the three-dot menu, select Advanced Settings, and toggle the Music Share button.

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On the other phone, search for the speaker in the Bluetooth menu and pair to it. Play your favorite song and witness the magic unfold. Note: Both phones must stay connected to the same Wi-Fi network for this feature to work.

4. Transfer Files Instantly

Do you share and receive files and photos too often? If so, you might want to enable Quick Share. Hidden in the Android Quick Settings menu, this tool lets you share files to other devices quickly. Okay, I might have exaggerated a bit, but you get the idea.

7 Best Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20+ Tips and Tricks

This tech operates via Wi-Fi direct and functions as intended. I transferred 41 photos and videos from my Galaxy S20 to my Galaxy S10 Lite, and the transfer took less than two minutes. Impressive, right?

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However, setting up Quick Share can be a bit tricky.

To set it up on your Galaxy S20, go to the Quick Settings menu and long press on Quick Share. Then, select the users who can share files with you.

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First, categorize your phone’s settings as Contacts only. Then, choose a distinctive name for your phone for easy identification.

On the sender’s phone, access the Quick Settings menu and activate Phone Visibility.

7 Best Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20+ Tips and Tricks

Once enabled, you will see compatible phones on the sharing screen.

7 Best Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20+ Tips and Tricks

Tap on the option you want, and the sharing will be complete in seconds.

5. Play With the Sound Settings

The Samsung Galaxy S20 features a function called Separate App Sounds, which allows users to have two different audio outputs from two separate apps on their phone.

7 Best Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20+ Tips and Tricks

If you want to play your favorite podcast only on your wireless speaker (and not the phone’s speaker), it’s doable. Setting it up is easy. In our case, we have set YT Music to play on the Bluetooth speaker.

7 Best Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20+ Tips and Tricks

To accomplish this, go to Settings > Sound and Vibration > Separate App Sounds. From there, choose the app and the sound output. That’s all you need to do.

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6. Attend Calls From Your Connected Devices

If you have a tablet (like the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6), this feature will soon become your favorite. It lets you connect your Samsung phones and tablet for a seamless experience.

Even if you don’t have your primary device with you, you can still use others to receive calls and texts.

To enable this feature, go to Settings > Advanced Settings > Call & text on other devices. You will see all connected devices on the list.

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To link/connect your devices, sign in with your Samsung ID.

7. Link Your Phone to Your Windows PC

Linking your phone to your PC has various benefits. Firstly, you can wirelessly transfer photos from your phone to your PC. Additionally, you can send messages directly from your PC. However, there is a requirement. You need to log in with your Microsoft account on both your PC and phone. To establish this connection, go to Advanced Settings > Link to Windows and follow the prompts. This process is quick and simple. Just remember, you will need Microsoft’s Your Phone app.

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Walk Into 2020 With the Galaxy S20 Like a Pro

Apart from the Galaxy S20’s features, it offers a range of useful settings that enhance the overall experience. One standout feature is the ability to customize the lock screen and Edge panel. Watch our video on 7 Best Samsung Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus Tips and Tricks from our Twothirds.Us YouTube channel.

Combine this with the smoothness of the Samsung One UI, and you have a near-perfect phone.

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