How to Make the Most of Your Galaxy Mobile Device
- As more of us are working remotely and practicing safe social distancing, Samsung is here to help.
- We wanted to share how Galaxy fans can make the most of their mobile devices—with the features they already know and love and maybe a few they forgot (or didn’t even know) existed.
- Our hope is that with these features and tips, you feel inspired to find new ways to make your routine a little easier and better.
As more of us are working remotely and practicing safe social distancing, Samsung is here to help. Now more than ever, we’re relying on our mobile devices to keep us connected so we can stay in touch with our loved ones, do our work, ease our minds and yes, even get our exercise.
That’s why, we wanted to share how Galaxy fans can make the most of their mobile devices—with the features they already know and love and maybe a few they forgot (or didn’t even know) existed.
Together, we can all stay well, stay connected, and even stay productive and entertained.
Many of our normal routines have been upended, including going to the gym or taking a run outside. But that’s doesn’t mean that we aren’t still looking for ways to move our bodies and take care of our minds.
With the help of Samsung Health, you can easily track your physical activity, nutrition, and sleep right on your Galaxy smartphone or Galaxy smartwatch. If you’re exercising inside, with the equipment you have on hand—from indoor weights to your own staircase—use Samsung Health to track your workouts and set reminders to stand, stretch and take breaks. Or use your Galaxy Watch Active2 to set fitness goals, automatically tracking your activity, checking your heartrate, and even making the most of your downtime by monitoring your stress and sleep.
And since physical health is only part of the equation, make sure to look after your mental health, too—especially during these stressful times. Try out Focus Mode to monitor your digital wellbeing and concentrate more deeply, with fewer distractions. Or take advantage of our integration with Calm—the No. 1 sleep and meditation app—in Samsung Health. With a 6-month free trial of Calm Premium, new Calm users can access a wide range of guided programs.¹
With so many people at home, separated from their loved ones and colleagues, it’s important to stay connected—not only for our work, but for our health and happiness. We are, by nature, social creatures and Samsung has always believed in the power of connecting people. Whether it’s having a reliable connection or the right messaging tools, you never want to miss out on hearing from others. Try using Dual Messenger to send and receive messages from two separate accounts on one chatting app—easily toggling between your work and your personal life, all on one phone. And if you need to go outside on your lawn or porch to get some fresh air, but still want to be online for work, set up your mobile hotspot to stay connected to the internet.
Most of all, be together in the moment with those who matter most, no matter where you are. You can easily catch up with your closest friends, family and co-workers with full HD video calling from Google Duo, available on the Galaxy S20 line and the Galaxy Z Flip. And for those moments when you want to have the whole group together, you can now create a group video call for up to 12 people, so you can still keep your weekly game night with all your friends.
Being away from your office can eat away your productivity and with it, your sense of normalcy. To stay on top of your work—and continue feeling connected to your coworkers—take advantage of your Galaxy device’s many productivity features.
Make your home office more comfortable by expanding your mobile experience to your PC or Mac. With a simple USB cable, connect your Samsung device to your PC—and once connected, use Samsung DeX to drag and drop files from your phone to your PC. Or if you have an S20, Note10 or S10, take advantage of your device’s natively integrated Link to Windows feature, easily syncing your smartphone messaging, photos, applications and more directly to your PC.
To personalize your communications, you can also use your S Pen, available on your Galaxy Note device, to send handwritten notes or drawings from your kids. And while you’re at it, take advantage of your S Pen on your Samsung Tab S6 to create and work anywhere around the house—from your couch to your bedroom, catch up on emails, read the news, connect with friends, and play games.
Right now, keeping in touch with the news is important, but it can also be overwhelming with new information and notifications coming in minute-by-minute. When you need a break, discover a suite of entertainment services right on your Galaxy device.
With our Spotify partnership, listen to the music and podcasts you love more easily than ever. Receive personalized recommendations via an integration between Spotify and Bixby Routines—and wake up to relaxing music by creating a time-based Bixby Routine to trigger every morning. And if you don’t want to disturb your family or roommates with your listening, seamlessly pair your Buds+ to your Galaxy smartphone for all day use. And even if you don’t have Spotify Premium yet, don’t worry. Take advantage of our 6-month free trial for new Premium subscribers, so you can get all of your favorite music, instantly.2
For 15 years, YouTube has come together to share, experience and connect through music and video. Today and always, YouTube’s priority is to support the well-being of its users, creators and artists, who are navigating a new reality. To that end, YouTube is providing helpful, relevant and entertaining as they join the call to action for people around the world to Stay Home #WithMe. This includes “Jam With Me,” “Cook With Me” and more in addition to educational content at home through its new site, Learn@Home. And now, Galaxy owners can enjoy up to four months free of YouTube Premium, to experience everything YouTube has to offer with no ads.3
To access the rest of your favorite content, check out Samsung Daily—a one stop shop for music, movies, games and news. Featuring content from the sites you love most like Flipboard, you can find all of your entertainment, in one place, for the perfect break. And if you’re looking for a more immersive experience, whether that’s challenging a friend in battle or exploring new worlds, enjoy the ultimate gaming experience on your Galaxy S20—with faster speeds, better gameplay, and smoother visuals.
Of course, entertainment is not just an escape; it can also promote fun-learning for your children and Samsung Kids+ is here to help. With Samsung Kids+, available on all tablets, including the Tab A 8.4, grown-ups can rest easy giving their little ones screen time they can feel good about. Download more than 2,500 third-party apps for learning and play, featuring partnerships with popular content providers like LEGO, Peppa Pig and Toca Boca. New users get two months free for a limited time4. With Samsung Kids+, you and your kids can stay engaged, stimulated and entertained.
We hope, with these features and tips, you feel inspired to find new ways to make your routine a little easier and better.
As many of us adjust to new daily routines and ways of life, let’s work together to stay well, to stay connected, to stay productive and entertained.