10-17-2016 10:26 PM
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  1. wheresmys2's Avatar
    I set it up, but rarely use it. Same thing for my husband's....we put the sports edge on his, but it's so delayed, it's useless...it's at least 2 days behind, so why bother. I'm kinda surprised because I thought I would use mine, just easier from the home screen.
    05-17-2016 07:36 PM
  2. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    Mainly just the apps panel. Having all of my most commonly used apps just a swipe and tap away, no matter what I'm doing on the phone, without having to go back to a home screen first, is great.
    05-17-2016 08:34 PM
  3. Bag of Leaves's Avatar
    Everything disabled. It's a gimmick to me with not enough pixels around the edge to be truly useful.

    Looks cool though and I'm happy with that.
    Not enough pixels? I think you might be thinking of the Edge Feeds, not the Edge Panels. The Edge Panel is what you drag open and it uses either one section of the screen or the whole screen (depending on which panel you're using and how you have it set) for app icons, widgets, tasks, etc. The Edge Feeds is what you see when the screen is off (or on Always On) and you rub an edge to see feeds like notifications, news, sports scores, etc.
    05-17-2016 08:57 PM
  4. Bag of Leaves's Avatar
    Multi-Window - apps that open small over whatever you're doing (after they open, you can also choose to further minimize them to a floating icon like Facebook Messenger pops up as or to maximize them), so I have handy apps like Calcu (calculator app), Fraction (calculator that works with fractions),

    How is multi window part of edge panel? I can't seem to find that.

    Sent from Sir Cletus Sexy IV.
    (S7 Edge Titanium)
    Check the Download section in the Edge Panel setup for the additional Edge Panels that didn't come pre-installed on the phone. Some you have to pay for, and I believe the Multi-Window one is a paid one (less than $2). The only one I have tried that I wouldn't recommend is the Messaging one, as it not only doesn't show pictures in the text chats, but doesn't even tell you there's a picture text message to use the Messaging app to see!
    05-17-2016 09:02 PM
  5. Bag of Leaves's Avatar
    The bottom right circle is "OnCircle". Doesn't this only work if the recipient also has OnCircle?
    That's only on the one People Edge Panel; there are many panels you can customize and use. It sounds like SurfnSun placed a voice command icon on the App Edge or Widget Edge.
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    05-17-2016 09:06 PM
  6. Bag of Leaves's Avatar
    Those of you who don't use it, I am curious why you bought the Edge phone over the non-Edge phone if you're not interested in using the Edge features?
    05-17-2016 09:08 PM
  7. Bag of Leaves's Avatar
    I set it up, but rarely use it. Same thing for my husband's....we put the sports edge on his, but it's so delayed, it's useless...it's at least 2 days behind, so why bother. I'm kinda surprised because I thought I would use mine, just easier from the home screen.
    I recommend using the app "the Score", which has two great widgets you can use, plus can alert you with game starts, score updates, etc. and you tell it how often you want it to refresh. It is always up-to-date!

    I like that I can open other apps without having to go back to the home screen, especially for apps I wouldn't have room for on the first home screen if I didn't have the Edge. The Multi-Window is especially useful for opening up the calculator app I use as a small window over my current app - don't have to remember the numbers I want to input since I can read them from the full-screen app and such.
    05-17-2016 09:14 PM
  8. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    Those of you who don't use it, I am curious why you bought the Edge phone over the non-Edge phone if you're not interested in using the Edge features?
    It's amazing what a good battery will get people to do.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-17-2016 10:40 PM
  9. pjwk81's Avatar
    Those of you who don't use it, I am curious why you bought the Edge phone over the non-Edge phone if you're not interested in using the Edge features?
    Bigger screen and battery. If there had been a large flat version I'd have bought that.
    05-18-2016 01:34 AM
  10. YankInDaSouth's Avatar
    I turned it off as I didn't find it that useful and it seemed to have an impact on battery life.

    Posted via the Android Central App from my S7 edge
    Interesting ... I had it enabled and set up but always forget to use it (old habits die hard LOL). I turned it off last night after reading your comment and will be curious to see if I notice any battery gain (not like I was getting terrible battery life with it enabled, but more is always better IMO 😊)
    05-18-2016 04:55 AM
  11. Dukins's Avatar
    I use it quite often. Like another poster mentioned, to get quick access to apps from anywhere without having to go to homescreen or using recent apps when phone is locked.

    I use Weather panel (motorcyclist, so I check weather often), Apps edge (mostly for business), Tasks edge (few direct dials, adding alarms, events, etc.
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    05-18-2016 06:48 AM
  12. RonAnnARbor's Avatar
    I don't use mine at all. No use for it.
    05-18-2016 07:18 AM
  13. RonAnnARbor's Avatar
    The bigger screen. I actually wish it was flat, but it isn't. I prefer it to the too-big Note.
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    05-18-2016 07:19 AM
  14. brau0303's Avatar
    I really like the whole edge concept (Note edge/S7E) that said I don't use the edge screen as much as i did on the Note edge, I think this is because on the Note it was an independent screen element that was always there. On the S7E it seems more like an app you have to activate and it takes over your screen. I am really hoping that the next version of the Note Edge will keep the original screen type. (I think it's more useful as a separate screen element that acts independent of the main screen) just MYHO..

    Cheers
    BR
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    05-18-2016 07:26 AM
  15. RichBrown68's Avatar
    Those of you who don't use it, I am curious why you bought the Edge phone over the non-Edge phone if you're not interested in using the Edge features?
    I mean I use the edge panels to an extent, but for me the important thing was that the edge is bigger than the standard S7, and the curved glass just gives it a sleeker look.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-18-2016 07:41 AM
  16. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    Those of you who don't use it, I am curious why you bought the Edge phone over the non-Edge phone if you're not interested in using the Edge features?
    I never really planed on using any of the edge features anyways because I knew they were not going to be what I was used to because I have a Note Edge.

    Anyone who has a Note Edge phone, knows that those edge features actually were useful. You could be using an app and someone calls and you could see the caller ID in the edge panel and answer or decline the call all from the edge panel without ever leaving the app you were in or without being interupted while typing something. You could control music from within the edge panel all without leaving the app you are within UNLIKE the current S7 Edge where you use an edge panel and it blurs out the rest of the screen which makes all that screen useless.

    Notifications would display in the edge panel as well and it would show you the entire message so you could read it and tapping on it would take you to the app. That doesn't happen on the S6/S7.

    There are many other edge features too on the Note Edge that were never brought over to the S6/S7 Edge.

    Samsung took what was actually useful on the Note Edge and didn't add any of that into the S6/S7 Edge and ruined it.

    I'm happy that I bought the S7 Edge, and I actually own two of them. I knew the edge features would not be something I would use but the screen is bigger then the S7 and the battery life is better and yet it's a bit smaller then my Note Edge and smaller than an iPhone 6S+ but yet has the same screen size.

    I've actually been using my Note Edge as my daily phone again and leaving my S7 Edge at home. I'm not going to sell either of my 2 S7 Edge because I still use them at home (I have five T-Mobile lines) it's just as I prefer to use a phone that is much more useful to me when I am at my job or out with friends. I even ordered to more extra batteries for it last week.
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    05-18-2016 07:55 AM
  17. jfs101's Avatar
    I wasn't into the edge phones, I got my S7e because of the larger screen and battery, plus I got it at a very good price. I use de edge panel several times a day and love it. My set up is apps edge, people edge, cnn, nba, and yahoo sports. Got used to swiping quickly to get to them and the only gimmick I see with it is that it could be implemented to other Samsung phones. To me the edge screen just means a narrower phone. Oh, another good use that I have for it, I'm not a south paw but placed the edge panel to the left, is using the edge panel marker to tell me where the volume buttons are. With some cases, like the Spigen slim armor it's extremely hard to tell where they are, looking at the screen for a second is faster then fumbling around looking for the button.
    05-18-2016 09:22 AM
  18. Google10's Avatar
    Calendar/agenda to know where my next meeting is
    05-18-2016 09:32 AM
  19. HaboobZ's Avatar
    Are there only certain apps that will work for the edge screen?

    I'm thinking of moving to the S7E from the G4 and just curious if the edge screen works with Textra and Nova Launcher (if it affects the use of edge at all)?
    05-18-2016 10:18 AM
  20. pjwk81's Avatar
    Are there only certain apps that will work for the edge screen?

    I'm thinking of moving to the S7E from the G4 and just curious if the edge screen works with Textra and Nova Launcher (if it affects the use of edge at all)?
    Edge still works with Nova installed. You can any app to the apps edge panel, even 3rd party like Textra, but the tasks edge will only allow tasks from stock apps. So you'll be able to put a shortcut to the Textra app itself but you won't be able to have a shortcut to go straight to a new message or direct to a contact in it.
    There's third party app specific edge panels appearing all the time though (Wanderlust, Todoist, Gmail, etc currently) so maybe there will be a Textra one popping up soon.
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    05-18-2016 10:29 AM
  21. queenren's Avatar
    I absolutely love the Edge Panel! I use mine all of the time. I have shortcuts set up so I can text or call certain contacts directly. I have some of my most frequently used apps (I don't like a lot of homescreens - no more than two and not too cluttered). I use the weather panel and the multi window panel. I also have the frequent contacts panel, but I only use that for the colors - I can identify who has texted me by just looking at the color on the edge of the screen. I also have a panel where I can control my music player.

    I also think it's awesome that people are adding Edge Panels to the Samsung App Store. When the original Note Edge was released, 3rd party panels were non-existent. Now, there are a number of them available.
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    05-18-2016 12:37 PM
  22. ilhe1s's Avatar
    Those that don't use the edge screen I am sure purchased for size and or battery.

    I personally like the edge screen cause I was using Action Launchers slide out screen before I had the edge and now the edge panel handles that for me.

    • Apps Edge
    • People Edge
    • Calendar


    TIP: If you know someone with an S7/S7E phone you can write messages to one another on People Edge over their contact image.
    05-18-2016 04:07 PM
  23. DAS's Avatar
    I really like the whole edge concept (Note edge/S7E) that said I don't use the edge screen as much as i did on the Note edge, I think this is because on the Note it was an independent screen element that was always there. On the S7E it seems more like an app you have to activate and it takes over your screen. I am really hoping that the next version of the Note Edge will keep the original screen type. (I think it's more useful as a separate screen element that acts independent of the main screen) just MYHO..

    Cheers
    BR
    +1000. This has been my biggest disappointment with the S7Edege. I owned the original Note Edge, and found the independent edge panel much more useful than the S7Edge. On the original Note Edge the panel was always visible thus making apps, or folders filled with apps, much easier to access than the hidden panel.

    I find myself with the S7Edge using the app launcher at the bottom of the screen, and just scrolling to the app I want. This method appears to be much easier than swiping over the edge panel. On the original Note Edge I hardly ever used the app launcher since everything I needed was on the independent panel. That said, I believe the S7Edge is the most amazing looking phone I have ever owned.
    05-18-2016 04:34 PM
  24. Ravedave2005's Avatar
    I tried it but i seem to forget about it like someone else said, so for now i have turned it off
    05-18-2016 06:02 PM
  25. desitunez's Avatar
    Hardly use it

    People Edge - it never save the contacts for me , i add users , but they disappear when look for them again . Anyone have that issue.
    05-18-2016 07:06 PM
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