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  1. debdroid1a's Avatar
    I was reading I have a Galaxy Note 5 — ask me about it! (several tips in there) and one was to press the home button 3 times to shrink a screen, but it must be a setting, or the type of phone he had (a preview European model) because it did not work for me. However, pressing the home button 2 times brought up the camera even when I was in a web search page. I like that feature, I think.
    08-25-2015 04:35 PM
  2. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I'd like to say thanks to everyone that has contributed to this thread. It has certainly taught me a lot today. I just picked up a SGN5...
    08-25-2015 04:41 PM
  3. ladyc0524's Avatar
    I'd like to say thanks to everyone that has contributed to this thread. It has certainly taught me a lot today. I just picked up a SGN5...
    Welcome! I got mine a week ago and loving it!! It's good to be back on Android

    Sent from my Note 5
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    08-25-2015 04:42 PM
  4. erasat's Avatar
    Has anyone tried this yet? Curious as to the quality of it. My wife and I currently use Tango, but it's rare that it works all thru our video calls, which could be because our wifi at home is terrible (Live in a rural area). Also, anyone notice it on the Note 4?... my wife has a Note 4 and I keep forgetting to look at it once I get home from work.

    Keep all the tips coming yall... I get my Note 5 tomorrow! Been a long time coming, kept my S3 for 3 years!!!
    I've tried most of those video conference apps in this past 4-5 years, but for the few occasions I've need it in the past 2 years I've used Google Hangouts, and now with Dialer add-on it's a must for an all around communication device like our smartphone. The dialer even allow to make free calls to US and Puerto Rico plus very cheap long distance calls to the rest of the world.

    For people without WiFi calling like T-Mobile has for years and Sprint added recently, this is a great substitute.
    08-25-2015 06:21 PM
  5. Dr Footie's Avatar
    I've tried most of those video conference apps in this past 4-5 years, but for the few occasions I've need it in the past 2 years I've used Google Hangouts, and now with Dialer add-on it's a must for an all around communication device like our smartphone. The dialer even allow to make free calls to US and Puerto Rico plus very cheap long distance calls to the rest of the world.

    For people without WiFi calling like T-Mobile has for years and Sprint added recently, this is a great substitute.
    I've heard a few people talk about Hangouts but I've yet to try it. I'll give it and Verizon video calling a try soon and let y'all know how it works.

    Thanks for the tip on Hangouts.

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    08-25-2015 06:30 PM
  6. debdroid1a's Avatar
    S Note widgets
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=570558

    I made two and like that idea.

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    08-26-2015 06:48 AM
  7. debdroid1a's Avatar
    If you need more help conveying text this post discusses it, plus a link to a YouTube video which does work with the Note 5 (I tried it since I hadn't before).
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sho...d.php?t=571071

    Posted via the *Note 5*
    08-26-2015 06:50 AM
  8. boufa's Avatar
    There are a few Note features that I can't find on the Note 5 (not hardware related)

    The biggest one, that I used alot.... split screen loading of links, part of multi view/multiwindow. When I would click on a link in some apps, like twitter, in past versions it would split the window and open chrome in the new window. I could keep reading twitter, while the chrome link loaded. Was really good for clicking on instagram photo links posted in twitter.

    Has anyone found that they can still do this and how?! I did get it to work by manually opening twitter using the multiwindow features, and then manually opening chrome in the other window, then pushing one down a bit until I needed it, but it was so much more handy when it was automatic.
    08-26-2015 11:35 AM
  9. emcknight23's Avatar
    To get the reduce screen size, Go to Setting then DISPLAY then ONE HAND OPERATION. Have to enable it here. it's off by default. Once turned on, you can click the home button 3 times and it will reduce the screen size for one hand use. 3 clicks again and it go back to full screen
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    08-26-2015 12:34 PM
  10. debdroid1a's Avatar
    To get the reduce screen size, Go to Setting then DISPLAY then ONE HAND OPERATION. Have to enable it here. it's off by default. Once turned on, you can click the home button 3 times and it will reduce the screen size for one hand use. 3 clicks again and it go back to full screen
    That's why mine didn't work. I thought that would make it permanently that way, for one handed use, and I don't want that.
    08-26-2015 12:38 PM
  11. debdroid1a's Avatar
    There are a few Note features that I can't find on the Note 5 (not hardware related)

    The biggest one, that I used alot.... split screen loading of links, part of multi view/multiwindow. When I would click on a link in some apps, like twitter, in past versions it would split the window and open chrome in the new window. I could keep reading twitter, while the chrome link loaded. Was really good for clicking on instagram photo links posted in twitter.

    Has anyone found that they can still do this and how?! I did get it to work by manually opening twitter using the multiwindow features, and then manually opening chrome in the other window, then pushing one down a bit until I needed it, but it was so much more handy when it was automatic.
    I haven't tried yet, the way to do this in in post 2, as well as other uses for the multi window. http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...ti-window.html.
    08-26-2015 12:40 PM
  12. debdroid1a's Avatar
    On another discussion, someone had a question (http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...ling-text.html) . I missed the app he was using, but tried the spen on gmail anyway. It worked pretty decent. I just used the spen.

    Here's a screen shot of the writing part before clicking "done" a second time. The first line I had pressed done, then added more. It changed it to a handwriting font, my handwriting is not this nice. And I wrote/drew an extra line after "problem" then crossed it out and it deleted it, so there's an extra space there after the word. It does change to text though. . I used the spen and just hovered over the message box and it brought up the option for writing with a small circle and a "t" in it.

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    08-26-2015 02:00 PM
  13. EP3K24's Avatar
    I found out a work around the sd card issue but it will require a little be of hard ware. The reader is found on amazon just type meenova and it will be the top 2 items

    Sent from my SM-N920P using Tapatalk
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    08-26-2015 03:27 PM
  14. debdroid1a's Avatar
    That is one workaround. There are also flash sticks with lots of GB, like this 32GB one, that have both a micro and regular usb port. Then you can transfer items on it from your computer, pocket it, when you need it attach it to your phone.

    There are also micro card readers, like this one, that have a micro usb and it will read various sizes of cards, some read regular sized flash sticks.

    Now, I'm not sure if any of these work on the Note 5, but someone might have one they've tried (I haven't tried mine, guess I should). I'm working with the 64GB phone and trying cloud computing and saving.
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    08-26-2015 03:52 PM
  15. debdroid1a's Avatar
    In case someone is new to Android or returning or maybe just doesn't know. How to take screen shots (with Spen and hard keys on phone), and setting a browser as default or changing it, see this post:. http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...ding-help.html
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    08-26-2015 05:54 PM
  16. asimon1006's Avatar
    My apps wont stay set on alphabetically..

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    08-26-2015 07:25 PM
  17. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Mine wont stay set on alphabetically..

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    That seems to be a 5.1.1 and TouchWiz thing. My S6 Edge was the same way, but I ended up putting Nova on it and then that wasn't an issue.
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    08-26-2015 07:26 PM
  18. tmp3150's Avatar
    Does anyone know how to take a screen shot with the S Pen? I used to push the button on the S Pen and press it against the screens and the screen shot is taken and the options pop up to draw, select or share the screen.

    Posted via the Android Central App using thevAT&T Note 5, 64Gig
    08-26-2015 07:35 PM
  19. zmann's Avatar
    Pull pen out and tap screen write

    Note 5 is DOPE
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    08-26-2015 07:49 PM
  20. 8100User's Avatar
    Does anyone know how to take a screen shot with the S Pen? I used to push the button on the S Pen and press it against the screens and the screen shot is taken and the options pop up to draw, select or share the screen.

    Posted via the Android Central App using thevAT&T Note 5, 64Gig
    Press the Power button (right side) and the Home button at the same time.

    You can also take a screen shot with a hand jester... you need to turn it on first in settings. Once turned on (Settings/Motions and Gestures/Palm swipe to capture) turn your hand so that the edge of your hand faces the screen, then swipe your hand from right to left or left to right, and it'll take a screen capture.

    It's a little tricky... your hand has to actually brush against the screen, I believe. Again, use the edge of your hand, with your hand open as if you're going to shake hands with someone, then brush the bottom edge of your hand across the screen.

    Hope this helps!

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    08-26-2015 07:53 PM
  21. zmann's Avatar
    Press the Power button (right side) and the Home button at the same time.

    You can also take a screen shot with a hand jester... you need to turn it on first in settings. Once turned on (Settings/Motions and Gestures/Palm swipe to capture) turn your hand so that the edge of your hand faces the screen, then swipe your hand from right to left or left to right, and it'll take a screen capture.

    It's a little tricky... your hand has to actually brush against the screen, I believe. Again, use the edge of your hand, with your hand open as if you're going to shake hands with someone, then brush the bottom edge of your hand across the screen.

    Hope this helps!

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    Note 5 is DOPE
    08-26-2015 08:27 PM
  22. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Question was "how to take screen shot with s pen"

    Note 5 is DOPE
    The only way I know right now, and I haven't done any research or playing with the spen yet, is to choose "screen write". As before it takes a screenshot and you can write on it, but don't have to.
    08-26-2015 08:39 PM
  23. debdroid1a's Avatar
    Does anyone know how to take a screen shot with the S Pen? I used to push the button on the S Pen and press it against the screens and the screen shot is taken and the options pop up to draw, select or share the screen.

    Posted via the Android Central App using thevAT&T Note 5, 64Gig
    Smart select.

    So activate the air commands, by pressing the button on the spen or taking the spen out.
    Choose Smart Select.
    You have a few options how to take the screen shot. I believe rectangle is default.
    Select by dragging the pen from one corner to the next. For example from the upper left hand corner to the lower right hand corner.
    Once you select, you have options to save, send, etc.

    If you're adventurous or need an odd shape, try the lasso.

    Posted via the *Note 5*
    08-26-2015 08:53 PM
  24. Mznik60620's Avatar
    I purchased this to use my SD card on the Note 5 and it works. I have a USB/SD card reader/adapter. I plug it into the device and plug the device into the phone. I am able to transfer files to and from the phone to the SD card
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    08-26-2015 10:02 PM
  25. debdroid1a's Avatar
    I bought this multi card micro usb connector. I tried it this morning and it worked. I used Astro File Manager and it found the card from my S5 and I put some photos on my OneNote cloud storage and my music on my phone. I have more to do, but ran out of time.
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    08-27-2015 10:45 AM
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