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How to sort the Galaxy Note 8 launcher app drawer alphabetically

Organizing your app drawer can be done alphabetically.

Keeping all of the apps you download onto your Galaxy Note 8 organized can be a daunting task. Between email, messaging services, social media, and more, there are always apps you need to find easily. Thankfully, Samsung has made this easier, by letting you sort all of the apps in your app drawer alphabetically in its default TouchWIZ launcher. We’ve got the details on how to do it below!

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How to use App Pair on the Galaxy Note 8

Just one change can save you time every single day.

Samsung didn’t change a whole lot about the software experience in the Galaxy Note 8 compared to the Galaxy S8+, but it did add a couple of useful tricks. One of them is “App Pair,” a feature that lets you open directly into a multi window session with two apps of your choosing, saving you multiple taps to launch a pairing that you access regularly.

Here’s how  [Read More…]

How to set up Samsung Pay on your Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Pay is the most robust mobile payments solution available today.

Samsung Pay is one of the easiest ways to pay with your phone at thousands of retail stores. The service supports both NFC (Near Field Communication) and MST (Magnetic Secure Transmission), which means it’ll work with NFC-enabled payment systems as well as older card readers. MST effectively mimics a card swipe action, allowing you to use Samsung Pay anywhere.

Setting up Samsung Pay is easy, and  [Read More…]

How to switch the navigation button placement on the Galaxy Note 8

If you don’t like the order of your navigation bar, just change it!

The Galaxy Note 8, like the Galaxy S8 before it, uses virtual navigation buttons — a big change, after years of capacitive buttons on Samsung devices. But the default orientation places the back button to the right of the home button. If you’re not a fan of the default settings, there is a way to change it, and a few things you can do  [Read More…]

Best Ultra Thin Cases for Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Keep your Note 8 protected without adding too much bulk!

The Galaxy Note 8 is a device that’s so expensive you would have to be a fool not to try and keep it safe with a case — but it’s also a gorgeously designed phone. So I can understand some folks’ hesitation to cover it up with a thick layer of plastic and rubber.

That’s what makes a slim case such a compelling compromise, keeping your phone  [Read More…]

Galaxy Note 8 SD card: Top things you need to know

Here’s what you need to know about the Note 8’s SD card slot.

With a bump up to 64GB of internal storage, fewer people will find it necessary to pop an SD card into their Galaxy Note 8. But for those who need to have tons of storage available, even without a network connection, an SD card slot is a necessity.

If you fall into the latter camp, or are considering the merits of getting an SD  [Read More…]

Video: LG V30 vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The LG V30 and Samsung Galaxy Note 8 are two of the biggest new Android flagships right now. Both offer beautiful designs, high-end specs and unique dual camera technologies. They’re not exactly direct competitors though — if nothing else, there’s a big price and size gap between them. The V30 is expected to retail a couple hundred U.S. dollars below the Note 8’s lofty price point.

Still, they’re both significant launches in the Android calendar from two companies with  [Read More…]

Samsung’s great Galaxy Note 8 order freebies end Sept 24, so act fast!

Well, we had a good run.

After weeks of pre-orders and another full week of actual in-store sales, the Galaxy Note 8 is falling out of its honeymoon period and getting into the swing of things. That means that Samsung’s “do bigger things” incentives for getting in on the Galaxy Note 8 are coming to a close — September 24 is the end of the line for the freebies.

That means if you want to get a  [Read More…]

How to set up the fingerprint sensor on the Galaxy Note 8

After setting it up, you can unlock your phone with a fingerprint.

Fingerprint sensors offer a viable alternative to unlocking your phone with a pattern, or having no security on your phone at all. While the sensor of the Note 8 is a bit peskier for some folks to reach, it can make unlocking your phone easier in a pinch. We’ve got all the details on how to set up and personalize this feature!

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How to disable icon notification badges on the Galaxy Note 8

This could be your favorite feature … or it could annoy you every single day.

Notification badges are a small but divisive feature that has sparked many an argument among smartphone users. Many users, particularly anyone who’s used an iPhone, greatly appreciate seeing that little circle on their app icons indicating the number of unread notifications. Notification badges have had a spotty but improving past on Android, and listening to demand, Samsung includes this feature in the  [Read More…]