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  1. meyerweb#CB'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.
    Nope, works fine for me.
    05-18-2016 08:09 PM
  2. Bag of Leaves'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.
    That a cool idea to place the Edge Panel tab where the volume buttons are!
    05-18-2016 08:41 PM
  3. Bag of Leaves'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)?
    If Textra has a widget, you could put the widget on the Widget Panel, but otherwise there is not yet a texting panel other than the stock Messaging app - and I wouldn't recommend said panel because it doesn't show photos or show that there's a message with a photo in it (just completely ignores image texts, including the text sent with them). I don't know about other launchers, as I am fine with TouchWiz.
    05-18-2016 08:46 PM
  4. Bag of Leaves'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.
    I wish they would add the OnCircle feature (including the drawings) to the S6 Edge, as I know nobody with an S7 Edge and one person with an S6 Edge. It would be great if they could make OnCircle an app for every phone so you can send the stuff to anyone, too.
    05-18-2016 08:50 PM
  5. Bag of Leaves's Avatar
    Thanks to everyone who explained why they chose the Edge even though they don't use the Edge Panel and such! I do remember seeing the Note Edge with the apps on the Edge, but forgot about it until you mentioned that's how it worked. I do think that is handy, but I think I prefer the use of the whole screen for everything. Having notifications and such pop up along it would be kinda nice, but I am okay with pulling down the panel from the top (perhaps because I am used to doing so from my previous phone), which also allows me to control my music if it is playing (I also have a widget for that).
    05-18-2016 08:57 PM
  6. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    I like that the Edge doesn't interfere with my screen. It's there if I need it and not when I don't. I also like how it cleans up my interface.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-18-2016 10:12 PM
  7. Ryza321'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.
    What is exactly this multi-window panel? And how can I do to see the color of people whom texted me? I settled my panel to 100% of transparency level.
    05-19-2016 12:32 AM
  8. Base_UK's Avatar
    App shortcuts to save home screen space, people (tho I rarely use this one) and data (since i burned through my data last month and am watching it like a hawk now).

    Would like one for Google keep

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-19-2016 01:02 AM
  9. edubb256's Avatar
    Would like one for Google keep
    There is a panel for Google Keep.
    05-19-2016 07:11 AM
  10. aldo82's Avatar
    I've just switched mine off. I don't really use it other than occasionally activating it by accident! So I thought I'd try with it off to see if I miss it and to see if disabling it affects battery life at all.

    I bought the edge for the battery and screen size. I would have bought a flat screen if it was an option although I do like how the edge screen makes the phone narrower for the given screen size

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    05-19-2016 07:35 AM
  11. Iva_LadyDiCaprio98's Avatar
    I use mine for apps, people's edge, weatger, and task edge. I like this feature.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-19-2016 08:39 AM
  12. queenren's Avatar
    What is exactly this multi-window panel? And how can I do to see the color of people whom texted me? I settled my panel to 100% of transparency level.
    The multi-window panel is a paid panel I believe (you have to download it from the Samsung app store). You can add whatever apps you want to the panel that support the feature and when you select apps from the panel to use, it opens them in the mini windows, so you can have multiple apps open on your screen at the same time.

    As far as seeing the colors of whoever texted me, that is based on the colors you assigned to your 5 favorite contacts in your contacts panel. So when that contact texts you, that color will display on the edge of your device (if the screen is on).
    05-19-2016 08:56 AM
  13. Ryza321's Avatar
    The multi-window panel is a paid panel I believe (you have to download it from the Samsung app store). You can add whatever apps you want to the panel that support the feature and when you select apps from the panel to use, it opens them in the mini windows, so you can have multiple apps open on your screen at the same time.
    And what is a typical use of multi window apps? Give me an example please

    As far as seeing the colors of whoever texted me, that is based on the colors you assigned to your 5 favorite contacts in your contacts panel. So when that contact texts you, that color will display on the edge of your device (if the screen is on).
    Will I see the color even if I set the panel's transparency to 100%?
    05-19-2016 09:47 AM
  14. The 411's Avatar
    Well for me so far I only use it for the night clock feature and sports scores. I know that there's a lot more things that can be done with it.
    But just hasn't took the time to play with them yet.

    I find this video very useful:
    05-19-2016 11:50 AM
  15. Bag of Leaves's Avatar
    And what is a typical use of multi window apps? Give me an example please



    Will I see the color even if I set the panel's transparency to 100%?
    My most frequent use of the Multi-Window Panel is the calculator app that I use (CALC, not the stock calculator). If I need to add or otherwise calculate numbers that are in an e-mail, on a Web page, or otherwise in an app, I can use the Multi-Window Panel to open the calculator app at 60% its normal size (you can change the size percentage in the Multi-Window Panel Settings) right over the app that has the numbers I need in it. No having to flip back-and-forth between apps to input all the numbers. The calculator can be moved around the screen wherever I want it as well as minimized into a floating icon (if you have ever used Facebook Messenger on an Android phone, you have seen the floating icons of your friends' profile photos - it works just like that) for if you want to view the entire screen of the app with the numbers in it. I can also maximize the calculator to full screen, if I want.

    The other apps I have in the Multi-Window Panel are Fraction (calculator for fractions, same reason as the regular calculator); Phone (dial a number I see in another app or just without having to leave another app); Skype (same reason as Phone); MX Player (video player, so to view videos in a small floating window); Chrome (check something on a Web page without leaving another app); Maps (enter an address I see in another app or just want to check something without leaving another app); S Note (take notes over any app); WhatsApp (message someone without getting too interrupted, just like with Facebook Messenger); and Messages (text someone, same reason as WhatsApp).
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    05-20-2016 01:58 AM
  16. the game 161's Avatar
    Don't people just use screen on display instead of night clock? Makes more sense
    05-20-2016 02:34 AM
  17. Bag of Leaves's Avatar
    Here are some screen shots of apps opened via the Multi-Window Panel:

    How do you use your Edge Panel?-image.jpg
    I Google Image searched for a random price list to use for this example and then used the CALC app on top to see the difference between two of the packages on the list. The white circle at the top of the calculator app window is what you use to drag the window wherever you want it, and if you tap on the circle, you get a options to minimize it, maximize it, close it, and another option.


    How do you use your Edge Panel?-image.jpg
    You can see the CALC app icon after I minimized the app. You can drag this floating icon anywhere.


    How do you use your Edge Panel?-image.jpg
    Here, I am watching a video of my dog playing in the MX Player app via the Multi-Window Panel. The volume keys work to adjust the sound for the video from loudest to muted.


    How do you use your Edge Panel?-image.jpg
    It ain't called MULTI-Window for nothin'! Here, I have the MX Player app minimized (blue icon with white triangle) while I have CALC, Fraction, and Phone placed around the screen. I would probably never actually use it like this, but it can be done.


    How do you use your Edge Panel?-image.jpg
    Lastly, here are all those apps minimized to icons and placed on the edge of the screen in an overlapping lineup. You can place them anywhere, but the only annoying thing is your placement isn't saved if you open the app up to a window or maximized full screen, so if you minimize it to an icon again, you have to re-place it where you want it. The Facebook Messenger floating icons remember where they were placed, so I am sure it is something Samsung could implement, they just haven't. And if you have the setting activated, if you maximize one of your apps, just drag your finger down diagonally from the upper left corner to get the app back to a window (as you can do with any app that supports the multi-window feature, even if you didn't open it from the panel).
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    05-20-2016 02:41 AM
  18. Bag of Leaves's Avatar
    Don't people just use screen on display instead of night clock? Makes more sense
    Do you mean Always-On Display? I do. Night Clock is too small for me to use when I need to flip up my eye mask for the shortest time possible (for medical reasons) to quickly glance at the time. I have Always-On on all the time already anyway. And I use the Wireless Charging Stand at night, so it is angled perfectly for it. You can now program Always-On to only be on at night (or whatever other hours you wish), too. But many people here use Night Clock, so to each their own.
    05-20-2016 02:47 AM
  19. the game 161's Avatar
    Do you mean Always-On Display? I do. Night Clock is too small for me to use when I need to flip up my eye mask for the shortest time possible (for medical reasons) to quickly glance at the time. I have Always-On on all the time already anyway. And I use the Wireless Charging Stand at night, so it is angled perfectly for it. You can now program Always-On to only be on at night (or whatever other hours you wish), too. But many people here use Night Clock, so to each their own.
    Yeah I use the always on display from 23.00 to 5.15am and use my wireless stand too.

    It's the perfect clock
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    05-20-2016 02:48 AM
  20. Bag of Leaves's Avatar
    Yeah I use the always on display from 23.00 to 5.15am and use my wireless stand too.

    It's the perfect clock
    I agree, plus I also am used to the one from my previous phone, the S3, that automatically turned on when the phone was placed on the (wired) charging stand - it was similar in size (though I use one of the calendar Always-On options, so a bit different and I kinda miss having the temperature, but not a huge deal since I have the temperature on my Lock Screen).
    05-20-2016 03:10 AM
  21. love4speechless's Avatar
    I am LOVING this notification of a text message on the edge how you can slide the colour out to reveal the message and answer it
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    05-20-2016 03:37 AM
  22. naturalguy's Avatar
    I am LOVING this notification of a text message on the edge how you can slide the colour out to reveal the message and answer it
    Yes, that is a great feature!

    I would have just gotten the regular s7 if I wasn't going to use the edge panel
    05-20-2016 06:38 AM
  23. aldo82's Avatar
    I had problems with the delete multiple words option on the new Google keyboard when I had the edge panel activated. Now I've switched it off, the delete works every time. The tab to activate the edge panel was higher up than the keyboard but seems there was still some interaction going on which affected the keyboard

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-20-2016 07:18 AM
  24. chanchan05's Avatar
    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.
    I always thought it's because those features were redundant on a lollipop/marshmallow phone.

    The phone call on the edge is redundant to the phone call notifier taking popping down from the top of the screen when doing something in another app. That also occurs on messaging while in other apps.
    05-20-2016 07:19 AM
  25. love4speechless's Avatar
    @NexusGirlX

    It DOES do the same thing on the S7 Edge. I got a red bar appearing on the edge cause my mom had texted me and sliding it to the left allowed me to see the whole message and gave me the option to either call or text back
    05-20-2016 10:23 AM
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