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  1. debdroid1a's Avatar
    Something I just learned. If you're taking a photo and you need to focus your camera and do not want to touch your screen to create fingerprint smudges, tap the side of the phone. My camera will focus in about 3 seconds on auto, if that long, but if I need to focus it will work by taping the screen or the side. However, if you want to focus on a certain point you are emphasizing in the picture, you will need to tap the screen.
    ladyc0524 likes this.
    08-28-2015 11:13 AM
  2. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    This is a great thread and I appreciate you doing it!
    TheMatrix31 likes this.
    08-28-2015 11:31 AM
  3. packmule64's Avatar
    Well since I am new here I can't post a link
    but just GOOGLE "how to remove an S Pen stuck inside the Samsung Galaxy Note5"
    There is a simple way to remove the S Pen without breaking the phone by using just a plain piece of paper.
    It is over on phoneArena dot com. Good luck!
    msndrstood likes this.
    08-28-2015 04:33 PM
  4. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    For those coming from BlackBerry, iOS and Windows to Android, be advised that you can edit app names directly from your device. Hold your finger on the said icon, choose Edit and edit away...

    Yeah, someone just taught me that! Not used to TOTAL customization...
    geekaren, jimd1050 and James8561 like this.
    08-28-2015 05:25 PM
  5. ladyc0524's Avatar
    For those coming from BlackBerry, iOS and Windows to Android, be advised that you can edit app names directly from your device. Hold your finger on the said icon, choose Edit and edit away...

    Yeah, someone just taught me that! Not used to TOTAL customization...
    Didn't know this! Thanks for the tip!! Loving my Note 5!!
    08-28-2015 05:26 PM
  6. debdroid1a's Avatar
    Well since I am new here I can't post a link
    but just GOOGLE "how to remove an S Pen stuck inside the Samsung Galaxy Note5"
    There is a simple way to remove the S Pen without breaking the phone by using just a plain piece of paper.
    It is over on phoneArena dot com. Good luck!
    Thank you. There was also another video posted from youtube, HERE, that showed using a straw on the side to get the stuck pen out.
    08-28-2015 05:43 PM
  7. debdroid1a's Avatar
    For those coming from BlackBerry, iOS and Windows to Android, be advised that you can edit app names directly from your device. Hold your finger on the said icon, choose Edit and edit away...

    Yeah, someone just taught me that! Not used to TOTAL customization...
    I do this with folders. This one they have "social" but on my last phone I had it as "fun". I haven't changed it yet, but it's an option.

    You can also find other icon themes on various launchers. So the icons themselves look different.

    Also the Samsung Themes (after long pressing your screen, at the bottom choose themes) and then if you like the icon look, choose the theme but you can then change your background to any photo you want.
    anon(153966) likes this.
    08-28-2015 05:46 PM
  8. Connert'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.
    Attachment 193483
    Ordered this just now, thanks.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-28-2015 09:46 PM
  9. callderek's Avatar
    If you pull the S pen while the phone is asleep.... Whalla. Instant note pad.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    debdroid1a likes this.
    08-28-2015 10:02 PM
  10. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    You can use the S-Pen to scroll pages without touching the screen... Just move the S-Pen to the bottom or top of the screen and it will start scrolling.

    Sent from my Galaxy Note 5!
    James8561 and ladyc0524 like this.
    08-29-2015 12:25 AM
  11. James8561's Avatar
    For those coming from BlackBerry, iOS and Windows to Android, be advised that you can edit app names directly from your device. Hold your finger on the said icon, choose Edit and edit away...

    Yeah, someone just taught me that! Not used to TOTAL customization...
    I can't do this because the edit button isn't there. I can only rename folders, not apps. can you maybe post a video?
    08-29-2015 01:47 AM
  12. sup3r1or's Avatar
    I have a question for everyone. During first set up did you enable S Voice? What is it? Is it similar to Ok Google? I know it can wake the phone up by saying Hi Galaxy, but what is the point? I don't think I will be waking my phone up by voice? Plus if it is always listening that means microphone is activated all the time which probably isn't good for battery
    08-29-2015 04:50 AM
  13. dmbrown81's Avatar
    I remember with the first galaxy note more gestures with the S Pen. Like being able to swipe or double tap the screen to pull up menus or go back to the home screen. Is that still available? Or maybe I was using a different launcher or something I'm not sure.
    08-29-2015 05:28 AM
  14. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I have a question for everyone. During first set up did you enable S Voice? What is it? Is it similar to Ok Google? I know it can wake the phone up by saying Hi Galaxy, but what is the point? I don't think I will be waking my phone up by voice? Plus if it is always listening that means microphone is activated all the time which probably isn't good for battery
    It doesn't use a lot of battery being in the background to listen. You can also wake it from a secure lock screen.

    You can tell it to text, call, set a timer, set an alarm and a lot more. It recognizes voice pretty well, especially for voice texting. Here are examples of what you can do and the best thing, it will wake from a secure lock screen that is off. I used it last night to text and my phone was secure lock and didn't have to touch my phone.

    S-Voice didn't even show up in my battery stats.
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    08-29-2015 06:15 AM
  15. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    I can't do this because the edit button isn't there. I can only rename folders, not apps. can you maybe post a video?
    Hold your finger down on the icon. Choose edit and thus edit the name...
    08-29-2015 06:32 AM
  16. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Hold your finger down on the icon. Choose edit and thus edit the name...
    Are you talking about on TouchWiz or Nova?
    rpwalton likes this.
    08-29-2015 07:08 AM
  17. AdamHLG's Avatar
    I never liked S Voice. We now have S Voice, Cortana, Google, Siri, M (on Facebook Messenger coming soon). Pretty soon we will have a minyan. Someone needs to create an app that will ask everyone and pick the committees best answer.

    Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
    geekaren and streetslide like this.
    08-29-2015 07:22 AM
  18. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    I never liked S Voice. We now have S Voice, Cortana, Google, Siri, M (on Facebook Messenger coming soon). Pretty soon we will have a minyan. Someone needs to create an app that will ask everyone and pick the committees best answer.

    Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
    S-Voice has recognized better than Google, from the beginning.
    jimd1050 likes this.
    08-29-2015 07:35 AM
  19. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Are you talking about on TouchWiz or Nova?
    Oops, Nova Prime...
    James8561 likes this.
    08-29-2015 07:38 AM
  20. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Yeah you can do that with Nova.
    James8561 likes this.
    08-29-2015 07:44 AM
  21. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Yeah you can do that with Nova.
    Ah, so the stock OS launcher doesn't allow editing of the icon name?
    08-29-2015 09:12 AM
  22. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Nope, stock launcher doesn't allow editing of much of anything lol
    08-29-2015 11:06 AM
  23. AdamHLG's Avatar
    Tip... setup speed dial entries in the phone app. Ie., my wife is long press "2". She would be number 1 however that's set for voicemail and it won't allow me to change it. Now I'll show her this post to get the "awww" .

    Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
    08-29-2015 12:20 PM
  24. Nate24otero's Avatar
    Does anybody have a work around for the note 5 having no menu button?
    You hold the back button
    Kelly Kearns likes this.
    08-30-2015 08:20 PM
  25. AllPhones's Avatar
    Welcome! I got mine a week ago and loving it!! It's good to be back on Android

    Sent from my Note 5
    Were you on the iPhone 6+ ?
    08-30-2015 09:58 PM
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