Samsung likes to add its own flourishes to the Android operating system, which means Galaxy phones boast quite a few unique features that you won't find on standard Android devices—or iPhones for that matter. We've collected eight tips and tricks that should work on Galaxy phones and Note devices released in the last couple of years (except where we state otherwise). Go ahead and take full advantage of the Galaxy experience.
1. Change the order of the navigation keys
Don't like the way Android arranges the navigation keys (Recents, Home, and Back) at the bottom of the screen? You can swap their order, and even make the navigation bar to stay out of the way until you need it.
Open Settings and hit Display followed by Navigation bar. On the next screen, you can set a new background color for the bar and change the order in which the Recents, Home, and Back buttons appear.
From the same menu, you can also add a new button to the navigation bar to hide it from view, leaving more room on screen for your apps. If you enable this hide button, it will appear on the far left of the bar. Tap it twice to hide the bar, and then drag it up from the bottom of the screen to restore the bar. Then you can double-tap the show and hide button again to lock the bar in place.