Power key too high? Here's how to comfortably switch off and lock the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge from its Edge display

Power key too high? Here's how to comfortably switch off and lock the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge from its Edge display
The power key's top positioning poses a problem when you're dealing with a device as tall as the Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, for example. With the Home button, switching it on is easy enough, but switching it off and locking it requires help from the second hand, or some serious finger-stretching action.

But who knew that you'd be able to literally install a power key, positioned comfortably on the right side, thanks to the phablet's unique Edge display? It's so simple. All it takes is getting the Screen Off and Lock app from the Google Play store and dropping it inside the Edge display's shortcut panel. When you have that, simply power off the phone with your thumb (or another finger, if you're a leftie), and turn it on with the Home key. The method below applies to every Android phone out there, but the Note Edge makes it especially cool. So here's how to make your life a little easier.

First, download Screen Off and Lock from the Google Play Store (link). It's a free app. Open it and you'll be asked to provide it with device administrator access. Accept and move on.



Screen Off and Lock installs two shortcuts inside the app drawer. One turns off your device (in the sense of putting it to sleep, not powering it off), and the other opens the app's settings panel. We'd rather leave the Settings up for you to discover, as they are pretty self explanatory and rich with customization options. What's more important is moving the first shortcut inside the Galaxy Note Edge's Edge.



To do this, tap the Star icon on the Edge screen's shortcut panel. This is where you can edit the list of shortcuts going inside it. If the panel is full, simply remove an app you can easily dismiss, then drag the Screen Off and Lock icon to the right. Find a comfortable position where your thumb reaches easily, tap Done, and that's it. Now, try tapping the Screen Off icon to check whether everything works as expected.

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Galaxy Note Edge
  • Display 5.6" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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8 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Cool.

2. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

I actually had the same kind of idea, but for all the hardware buttons

7. HomerS

Posts: 419; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

There is already a moveable side panel with hardware buttons on the Note 4 /Edge

3. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Very useful. Sound level can be handy too

4. alinescoo

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 21, 2014

Great hint, however I preffer to use Standby Touch Advanced since it does have some extra options that I use.

5. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

"Home button in the middle of the bottom bezel and the Power key's top positioning" what???? power key used to be on right side in samsung phones... Since edge has curve screen in right it has been moved to top...

6. tokuzumi

Posts: 1936; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

That is a great idea. Gives back that familiar button feel.

8. LikeMyself

Posts: 631; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

Been using that app since 2012!! It's placed next to my app drawer icon as it's a must button and the app has no bugs!

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