Now that you got your shiny Galaxy Note 9 with you, here is a list of few things you need to set up in order to get the Galaxy Note experience that you paid for.
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Rescaling display resolution to WQHD+
For some reason that only Samsung knows, the Galaxy Note 9 runs at FHD+ display resolution out of the box. However, the panel is capable of pushing the display resolution to WQHD+ resolution. In order to do that, head over to Settings>Display>Screen Resolution and set the display resolution to WQHD+ using the slider. It’s only fair that you get the best viewing experience from the best smartphone display that is available on the market right now.
The always on display
The Always On Display on the Galaxy Note 9 shows a lot of information ranging from the clock to your notifications. You should not have any trouble keeping the Always On Display on the whole day because of the Note 9’s 4,000Mah battery. You can find the option in the Lock Screen menu of the settings app. You can choose from various clock styles and colors. The FaceWidgets provide a quick access to useful information such as weather, next alarm, the day’s schedule, and a music controller. You can also configure the Always On Display to show your contact information on it. You can also download more clock faces from the Samsung Good Lock app.
The Galaxy Note 9 features a set of powerful speakers that are also Dolby Atmos-ready. The AKG headphones are paired with it that are included in the box, which will give you an unparalleled multimedia experience with the Note 9. By default, Dolby Atmos is disabled on the Galaxy Note 9. In order to enable it, go to Quick Settings by swiping down from the home screen and locate the button that says Dolby Atmos. You might have to manually add it by tapping the three dots next to the settings icon as it might not appear by default. Once enabled, you can long tap it to get to the settings where you can tinker around with different sound modes and choose the one that you like.
Without the S-Pen, a Galaxy Note device would be incomplete. The S-Pen that comes with the Note 9 is Bluetooth-enabled which allows you to host and do a lot of things with it. You can use the S-Pen as a controller for presentations or as a remote control for the camera and media player. After the Galaxy Note 9 setup, you will be informed of this new capability of the S-Pen when you pull out the S-Pen for the first time. If you tap on More, you will be taken to the S-Pen Remote menu where you can configure which app opens when the S-Pen button is held down and what a double or single press of the button should do in various apps.
Samsung Pay is one of the best payment portals out there, as it is the only one which supports MST, that emulates the magnetic strip of your credit/debit card in order to transfer the card details that are saved on the Samsung Pay app to a magnetic coil that is embedded on the back of the device. It means that Samsung Pay will work at any place that has a card machine or payment terminal.
Samsung Pay also stores an encrypted version of the card number that is sent to payment terminals instead of the actual card number. It’s sort of a virtual number so that the original card number is not stored anywhere on the phone. If you want to set up Samsung Pay, you can find it in the app drawer or just simply swipe up from above the home button from your home screen. Then just follow the on-screen instructions and you should be all set.
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