1Samsung Galaxy S6 Hidden Features
With every new flagship smartphone comes new software features and the Samsung Galaxy S6 has a lot of them despite the company touting it with a bloat-free experience. Most of the enhancements on the handset are hidden deep within the settings or need specific actions to enable and you’ll probably not even know they exist unless you go through the entire user manual. But wait – We’re saving you the trouble as we’ve jotted down almost every new hidden feature on the smartphone in question and how you can enable them.
The curved edges aren’t just for show:
What sets the Samsung Galaxy S6 apart from the normal model is the small curve visible on both sides of the display. Well, the ‘edge’ design isn’t just for show as it does enabled some pretty interesting features that you’ll not find on the S6 or other Galaxy smartphones.
– Information stream
You can easily setup the sides to display content like the clock, weather, stocks and even notifications so that they can be easily viewed without the need of turning on the screen. Also, you’ll be able to flip through categories and even refresh them by swiping to the left. And a simple tap will launch the respective application. Information stream can be enabled from the Settings menu under the Edge screen tab.
– Night clock
Night clock is very similar to Information stream, but only displays the time at the corner of the display, as the name suggest. You can choose to enable this feature at a specific time and also set the duration of which you want it to run. This attribute can also be found in the Edge screen menu under settings.
– Edge lighting
Edge lighting is basically a notification system which allows you to use the display’s curves for alerts. Whenever you get a phone call or text from pre-defined contacts while the phone is placed screen-down, the sides will light up with a color assigned to that person. This notification can be dismissed by simply placing your finger on heart rate monitor and doing so will send a message saying that you’re busy (can be turned off). Edge lighting settings are also filed in the same menu as the aforementioned attributes.