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  1. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    Let's make a list of Note 5 features that new owners may not know about.

    This isn't a new one to the Note 5, but I have found it useful. Sometimes people want to see pictures of the family and to prevent scrolling through photos that no one should see, I can hide them in a private folder. Unless I fingerprint unlock it, those photos are safely concealed.
    sassypants2 likes this.
    10-11-2015 07:09 PM
  2. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Double click for camera.
    10-11-2015 07:32 PM
  3. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    You can schedule a phone restart.
    10-11-2015 09:48 PM
  4. sassypants2's Avatar
    Google Location Based Cards (like a pop-up Google designed for you) - show you the weather where you live/work ... where you parked ... sports scores ... current stories you are interested in ... and more, depending on your preferences.

    Sent with love from my Galaxy Note 5 ... 💋
    10-12-2015 05:41 AM
  5. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    Virtual shot mode lets you take a 360° image around you that moves as you move the phone. It's a read cool camera mode.
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    10-12-2015 05:49 AM
  6. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Let's make a list of Note 5 features that new owners may not know about.

    This isn't a new one to the Note 5, but I have found it useful. Sometimes people want to see pictures of the family and to prevent scrolling through photos that no one should see, I can hide them in a private folder. Unless I fingerprint unlock it, those photos are safely concealed.
    How do make a private folder and schedule a restart?
    10-12-2015 06:13 AM
  7. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    How do make a private folder and schedule a restart?
    Auto restart depends on what version of the Note 5 you have. The unlocked version allows you to auto restart from the backup and restore menu.

    For private folders, just toggle your phone to private mode. Then you can put your pictures, videos, and documents in private folders. Once you turn private mode off, everything is hidden.
    10-12-2015 06:24 AM
  8. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    One of my favorites widgets from the Note 4 is back and it looks like it received some refinement. The My Places widget allows you to create location based apps on your home screen and adjust user profile. For example, when I get into my car, I connect my Bluetooth and it automatically changes to my car settings with my car apps displayed. When I get to work, it automatically identifies my location through the GPS and turns on my WiFi to connect to my job's network, my volume is reduced to vibrate, and my work apps appear. When I'm at home it auto connects to my home wifi and I see the apps that I want to use at home.
    Lee Wilbur1, BB Markk and Jeffaray like this.
    10-12-2015 07:04 AM
  9. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    This is what the My Places widget looks like. Note 5 Features-uploadfromtaptalk1444651507812.jpg
    10-12-2015 07:05 AM
  10. bertsirkin's Avatar
    This is what the My Places widget looks like.
    Who's the author of the My Places widget? (there are at least 4 different apps in the app store with that name)
    10-12-2015 07:23 AM
  11. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    Who's the author of the My Places widget? (there are at least 4 different apps in the app store with that name)
    It's pre-installed. Go into your widgets and it should be there.
    10-12-2015 07:24 AM
  12. bertsirkin's Avatar
    It's pre-installed. Go into your widgets and it should be there.
    Apparently it's carrier-specific - I don't have it with Verizon.
    10-12-2015 07:30 AM
  13. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    Apparently it's carrier-specific - I don't have it with Verizon.
    That sucks. Seems like Verizon disables a lot on their Android devices.
    10-12-2015 07:31 AM
  14. Cwey55's Avatar
    That sucks. Seems like Verizon disables a lot on their Android devices.
    I'm mad. That widget looks great.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-12-2015 07:50 AM
  15. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    I'm mad. That widget looks great.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Lol. Sorry. And it is great.
    10-12-2015 07:51 AM
  16. Cwey55's Avatar
    Lol. Sorry. And it is great.
    Actually just found I do have it on Verizon...neat. Though I barely ever use location unless I'm navigating.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-12-2015 09:08 AM
  17. bertsirkin's Avatar
    Actually just found I do have it on Verizon...neat. Though I barely ever use location unless I'm navigating.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Where did you find it? Also, do you have an International phone or is it a Verizon phone?
    According to Samsung - "Note: Screens and settings available may vary by wireless service provider and software version.". (how to, use, My Places, widget, location, places, recognize, shortcuts, home, work, out, customize, Galaxy Note 5,SM-N9208)

    EDIT...
    I think I have the answer - My Places widget seems to be linked to Touchwiz. It doesn't appear to be available with Nova, which I use.
    calicocat2010 likes this.
    10-12-2015 09:41 AM
  18. drew_sf's Avatar
    Double click for camera.
    + voice activated shutter. Now I don't have to fumble looking for the shutter button or volume toggles when taking one handed shots on the bike.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N920A
    10-12-2015 10:41 AM
  19. Cwey55's Avatar
    Mine is a Verizon model. Probably correct about not having it in Nova. I found it in Touchwiz in the widget drawer, I originally had it disabled via Package Disabler Pro, doh!
    But like I said I hardly ever use location unless I'm navigating, but good to know the option is there and wasn't one of the things to add to the list of ways Verizon strips the phones.
    10-12-2015 10:52 AM
  20. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    Another feature I like is download booster.Note 5 Features-uploadfromtaptalk1444666627627.jpg
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    10-12-2015 11:17 AM
  21. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    Another feature I like is download booster.Click image for larger version. 

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    I wish ATT didn't disable this feature.
    10-12-2015 11:34 AM
  22. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    I wish ATT didn't disable this feature.
    I'm not sure why carriers are disabling these features. It's one of the reasons I'm sticking with T-mobile. They don't disable awesome features, the bloat is minimal, no carrier branding, unlimited data, and upgrade every year.
    10-12-2015 11:39 AM
  23. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    I'm not sure why carriers are disabling these features. It's one of the reasons I'm sticking with T-mobile. They don't disable awesome features, the bloat is minimal, no carrier branding, unlimited data, and upgrade every year.
    I was on Tmobile for a long time and never had any complaints until I moved out of their coverage area.
    10-12-2015 01:08 PM
  24. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    I was on Tmobile for a long time and never had any complaints until I moved out of their coverage area.
    So far they are good. And it seems like the coverage area is expanding.
    10-12-2015 02:16 PM
  25. doctordwaynewilliams's Avatar
    If you go into S-note and under "more" you can go to more features, add extension pack, and then you can create photo notes. What it does is recognize the text in a photo and allows you to extract it and manipulate it however you want. It works a little differently on the Note 5 than it did on the Note 4.
    sassypants2 and trucky like this.
    10-12-2015 05:27 PM
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