Check out These 5 Hidden Features of Your Samsung Phone

Check out These 5 Hidden Features of Your Samsung Phone

Your Samsung mobile has many useful features that you may not be aware of. Find out about them here.

Are you looking to unlock the full potential of your Samsung phone? Check out these hidden Android features. They offer productivity and entertainment options that can make your life a little bit easier.

The following features are available on various Samsung models. You will want to update your phone to the latest Android OS and check that your specific Samsung model is compatible with these features. Here are some of the most useful, hidden features for Samsung phones:

One-Touch Calculator

Are you tired of switching between apps just to do some quick calculations on your phone? Say goodbye to the hassle by adding the calculator app to your Samsung Edge Panel. Simply swipe the edge on the top right, navigate to settings at the bottom of the screen, select Galaxy Store, and swipe until you find the calculator panel. Install the app, and from now on, every time you open the Edge Panel, you can access the calculator without leaving your current application.

Create Your Own Gifs

Ever wanted to turn a video into a GIF? With your smartphone, it's quite simple. Open the Photo Gallery, select the video, and tap on the three dots at the top right. Choose "Open in video player," hit the 'GIF' button at the top left, adjust the duration, and select Save. Your GIF is now ready to be shared like any other image.

Set a GIF as Your Profile Picture

Did you know you can use a GIF as your profile picture in the contact app of Samsung phones? This applies to all your contacts too. Simply select a contact, tap the pencil icon at the top right, choose Gallery, and select the GIF you want. Adjust it as needed, and save your changes.

Copy Text From Photos

No more manual transcription from photos. Samsung phones allow you to extract text from images in seconds. When you want to share it via message or email, open the messaging app, tap on the text bar, and click on the three dots. Choose the Text extraction option, point your camera at the text you want to copy, and let it scan and automatically write the text on the screen.

Take Screenshots With Your Hand

Ever accidentally taken a screenshot without even pressing the buttons? It's possible you inadvertently used the palm of your hand. To take screenshots, simply swipe the edge of your hand across the screen left or right. If you haven't activated this feature, go to Settings > Advanced features > Motions and gestures > Swipe to capture screenshot. It's that simple.