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  1. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    Before getting the Note 4 I had done a lot of research on it from the web, to youtube, to forums. And I thought I knew this phone inside out before purchasing. Plus I had the previous Note smartphones, so I figured it wouldn't be that different. But there have been a few features that either I didn't know about or didn't pay much attention to that I am really enjoying. The best one I have come to love is the My Places widget. I can set up this widget to display different apps based on my location. It also adjust the sound profiles and automatically turn WiFi on or off depending in your preference. What are some features you guys have discovered that you are enjoying since getting your Note 4?



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    11-15-2014 07:11 AM
  2. etdoner's Avatar
    When taking a photo with front camera, just shout "shoot" and it will after a 2 sec timer. I didn't had a clue I just tried out after seeing that little mic icon in the lower right and I was shocked. This saves you cramps trying to press the on screen button or the heart sensor when taking selfies.

    Have a good day.

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    11-15-2014 07:53 AM
  3. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    When taking a photo with front camera, just shout "shoot" and it will after a 2 sec timer. I didn't had a clue I just tried out after seeing that little mic icon in the lower right and I was shocked. This saves you cramps trying to press the on screen button or the heart sensor when taking selfies.

    Have a good day.

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    That's awesome.

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    11-15-2014 07:55 AM
  4. logik brooklyn's Avatar
    Both of these are awesomem..had no idea about my place widgets or the camera

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    11-15-2014 10:06 AM
  5. Karlzweb's Avatar
    Thanks for both. Tried the self thing and my 14 year old, iphone loving, daughter thought it was cool.

    Any other shortcuts discovered?

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    11-15-2014 03:02 PM
  6. bdgriff's Avatar
    Cool tips. Knew about the camera one, but the my places is new! However, after looking, I have no "my places"widget.

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    11-15-2014 05:21 PM
  7. Tha Capn's Avatar
    I had no idea about the my places widget. I just tried it out and it's pretty awesome!!

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    11-15-2014 06:28 PM
  8. Tkbredx's Avatar
    Hold the button on the S Pen, tap the screen twice and it brings up the action memo. Found this out recently.
    11-15-2014 06:35 PM
  9. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    Hold the button on the S Pen, tap the screen twice and it brings up the action memo. Found this out recently.
    I didn't know that one. So I guess there are a few ways to access the action memo.

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    11-15-2014 06:37 PM
  10. nytmare's Avatar
    ... However, after looking, I have no "my places"widget.
    +1 I don't have a "my places" widget either. Wonder where it is?
    11-15-2014 07:20 PM
  11. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    +1 I don't have a "my places" widget either. Wonder where it is?
    That's odd. I wonder if you have something disabled.

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    11-15-2014 07:27 PM
  12. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    You don't see this?

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    11-15-2014 07:29 PM
  13. magnet's Avatar
    Things they finally fixed that I really like...

    1. Airplane mode doesn't require confirmation box.

    2. Hotspot easily turned on and off unlike my S5 which is buried in the menus.
    11-15-2014 07:32 PM
  14. mcross72's Avatar
    I'm with Sprint and I have the "My Places" widget. Maybe certain carriers removed the widgets. I'm going to try the widget. Thanks for the heads up. My favorite new feature is using the s-pen for easier copy & paste. On web sites and such if you hold the s-pen button you can select text on websites & such for copy/paste function.
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    11-15-2014 07:36 PM
  15. Tkbredx's Avatar
    +1 I don't have a "my places" widget either. Wonder where it is?
    Cool tips. Knew about the camera one, but the my places is new! However, after looking, I have no "my places"widget.

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    My places widget is a touch wiz widget, so if you aren't using the stock, touch wiz launcher, then you won't have the widget.
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    11-15-2014 08:41 PM
  16. nytmare's Avatar
    My places widget is a touch wiz widget, so if you aren't using the stock, touch wiz launcher, then you won't have the widget.
    That explains it. I'm using Apex. If apps can be sideloaded... can widgets?
    11-15-2014 09:30 PM
  17. Tabbiel1989's Avatar
    Before getting the Note 4 I had done a lot of research on it from the web, to youtube, to forums. And I thought I knew this phone inside out before purchasing. Plus I had the previous Note smartphones, so I figured it wouldn't be that different. But there have been a few features that either I didn't know about or didn't pay much attention to that I am really enjoying. The best one I have come to love is the My Places widget. I can set up this widget to display different apps based on my location. It also adjust the sound profiles and automatically turn WiFi on or off depending in your preference. What are some features you guys have discovered that you are enjoying since getting your Note 4?



    Scribbled from the mighty pen of my Galaxy Note 4!
    I didn't notice this awesome widget till you mentioned it. Thanks so much!

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    11-15-2014 10:03 PM
  18. Chris Williams8's Avatar
    Not sure if this is old news. But if you go to wallpaper and hit lock screen only. There is option to choose called "my interest."

    It will be loaded with tons of wallpapers that you can change every 1 to 12 hrs for the lock screen only. Categories range from drawing, travel, nature, landscape, night sky, pets and food.

    There are some other options in there as well. Pretty cool

    11-15-2014 10:49 PM
  19. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    Not sure if this is old news. But if you go to wallpaper and hit lock screen only. There is option to choose called "my interest."

    It will be loaded with tons of wallpapers that you can change every 1 to 12 hrs for the lock screen only. Categories range from drawing, travel, nature, landscape, night sky, pets and food.

    There are some other options in there as well. Pretty cool

    That's a good one. I believe this was on the Note 3 as well.

    Scribbled from the mighty pen of my Galaxy Note 4!
    11-16-2014 12:20 AM
  20. bdgriff's Avatar
    My places widget is a touch wiz widget, so if you aren't using the stock, touch wiz launcher, then you won't have the widget.
    Aww, that's it then. Always a Nova Prime user. I'll go without my places then! Thanx for the info

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    11-16-2014 12:55 AM
  21. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    S health is another app or feature that I did not plan on using and loving. I use it all day everyday. It is very useful when tracking my caloric intake and exercise. I do wish that you simply input your exercise, but maybe that's coming with an update.

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    11-16-2014 02:37 AM
  22. Kim G's Avatar
    Hold the button on the S Pen, tap the screen twice and it brings up the action memo. Found this out recently.
    I didn't know that one either! Very handy....... Thank you😀

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    11-16-2014 03:13 AM
  23. Kim G's Avatar
    I didn't know about the "my places widget". Thank you! I'll have some fun setting that up😊.

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    11-16-2014 04:05 AM
  24. Jude526's Avatar
    I like if you're on a task,etc and a call comes it displays at the top and you haven't lost page you were on.

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    11-16-2014 04:16 AM
  25. jack_kay's Avatar
    like this thread
    11-16-2014 08:55 AM
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