Hidden tips and tricks for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge that will bring out the poweruser in you


We already showed you some essential tips and tricks for the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge last week, but during our endeavors with the two devices, we've stumbled across great many hidden features that not just everyone might know. 

Some of these are neatly hidden away in complex menu system of TouchWiz. The last one is a treasure trove of features, indeed, and it can always surprise you with a neat trick up its sleeve. What's more, many of the tips right below will certainly amp up your power-user game!

So, what does TouchWiz can do, but doesn't want you to know? Well, we put on our geeky thinking caps and delved deep into the depths of TouchWiz, and here's what we found.

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Galaxy S7 edge
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3600 mAh(36h 3G talk time)
Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)

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17 Comments

1. iKamalkandel

Posts: 30; Member since: Sep 06, 2014

Notification reminder is exactly what I want in my Xperia model. Possible through Third party?

9. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

yes. I know some 3rd party sms apps can do it.

2. tyrionTheWise unregistered

Didn't expect this article to be useful. Proved me wrong.

6. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

The Black Edition theme is actually Grey and not totally black. Not sure how useful it is. Anyone has answers?

7. Ruturaj

Posts: 1484; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Material dark is grey, I guess black edition is black (with some issues as black text not visible on black).

14. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Am using the Black Edition theme. Go to a pitch dark room. You will notice nothing is completely black.

8. tyrionTheWise unregistered

There are some pure black themes. And even dark grey is useful for AMOLED, since the LEDs are dimmer.

3. xocomaox

Posts: 200; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

Condensed DPI and the Galaxy Lights app are the two best things that ever happened to my S7e. I knew about them before this article, but everyone should learn of their existence!

4. jskinvest

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 19, 2016

I love the auto restart feature but sadly it is not available on my Verizon Galaxy S6.

5. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

The Black Edition theme is actually Grey and not totally black. Not sure how useful it is. Anyone has answers?

10. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

The best part of Galaxy button lights is that you can configure your settings and uninstall the app and it keeps your settings. SOS feature is cool and one of those things you never think about unless you need and then you NEED it. Requires use of the stock sms app though. Smart alert is cool and I really like it. Keeps me from turning my screen on to see if I have a missed message which could make up for any battery drain it may have I suppose. I have LED indicator on for all messages, but Smart alert will vibrate if it's an SMS and only led will blink if it's an email.

11. DirtyDan23

Posts: 280; Member since: Aug 12, 2014

Neato

12. elhombre

Posts: 7; Member since: Jan 20, 2016

Is there anybody with S7 edge that gets restarts after every phonecalls made or received?

13. aho13

Posts: 97; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

my s7e did restart itself two times since I 've got it , one of them while using google chrome stopped responding for a couple of seconds and then restarted . Hopefully because of an app , you may want to check the last apps you 've installed maybe they are causing the restart .

15. xDragonZ

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

Check out "Display Scaling" on play store for the dpi trick, simple and easy

17. AliceMamadou

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 29, 2016

sync outlook with galaxy s7 youtube.com/watch?v=shSQKop-Sf0

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