1. dianehelen's Avatar
    So Verizon had a deal too good to resist. S7 edge for $15/mo no trade in required.I held off upgrading my trusty ole s4 because the newer in the line took away the ext. sd card. I really would have loved to try the Pixel, but the no sd card is a deal breaker for me.

    Anyhow, so I got the edge. My question today is, how are you guys setting it up to be able to hold it and not have the fleshy part of your thumb or side of your hand not touch and launch the app close to the curved edge. I use nova launcher and set it for 6x6 icon layout and only use 5 icons across. But it seems strange to me to have to do this.

    Also, are you guys having trouble hitting the keys on the right and left sides of the kb and not getting wrong keys? Especially with 1's? I use Swype kb but for pw's etc, have to type individual digits.

    I have 14 days to see if I want to keep it or back to my trusty old s4

    Any compelling arguments either way?
    12-03-2016 11:47 AM
  2. mysamsungs7e's Avatar
    I have the sup case. It helps with holding it. I use swift key.
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    12-03-2016 12:10 PM
  3. mysamsungs7e's Avatar
    It's an awesome phone. Call quality is superb... Its very fun to use and the camera... Well the camera... You know haha
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    12-03-2016 12:16 PM
  4. dianehelen's Avatar
    I have the sup case. It helps with holding it. I use swift key.
    Sup case?
    12-03-2016 12:25 PM
  5. mysamsungs7e's Avatar
    Galaxy S7 Edge Case, SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Series Premium Hybrid Protective Case for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 2016 Release, Retail Package (Frost/Blue) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BLIBS5A...cUvbUpU5591471
    12-03-2016 01:39 PM
  6. JoshDunc's Avatar
    So Verizon had a deal too good to resist. S7 edge for $15/mo no trade in required.I held off upgrading my trusty ole s4 because the newer in the line took away the ext. sd card. I really would have loved to try the Pixel, but the no sd card is a deal breaker for me.

    Anyhow, so I got the edge. My question today is, how are you guys setting it up to be able to hold it and not have the fleshy part of your thumb or side of your hand not touch and launch the app close to the curved edge. I use nova launcher and set it for 6x6 icon layout and only use 5 icons across. But it seems strange to me to have to do this.

    Also, are you guys having trouble hitting the keys on the right and left sides of the kb and not getting wrong keys? Especially with 1's? I use Swype kb but for pw's etc, have to type individual digits.

    I have 14 days to see if I want to keep it or back to my trusty old s4

    Any compelling arguments either way?
    My wife had the S6 Edge and had a little trouble at first. Ultimately, it just takes getting used to in my opinion. I have the 128GB Pixel and have never had an Edge device. Just giving you the advice that she gave.
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    12-03-2016 01:41 PM
  7. pjwk81's Avatar
    The edges definitely have touch response issues compared to the flat part.
    12-03-2016 02:59 PM
  8. underway99's Avatar
    My question today is, how are you guys setting it up to be able to hold it and not have the fleshy part of your thumb or side of your hand not touch and launch the app close to the curved edge. I use nova launcher and set it for 6x6 icon layout and only use 5 icons across. But it seems strange to me to have to do this.

    Also, are you guys having trouble hitting the keys on the right and left sides of the kb and not getting wrong keys? Especially with 1's? I use Swype kb but for pw's etc, have to type individual digits.
    I also use Nova, and I initially had some trouble with hitting the active edges. This is what worked for me.

    First, I disabled the edge feature. It seems a bit gimmicky for me, and I wasn't using it. Additionally, I bought this phone for the screen and the battery, not the limited-use edge apps. I'll be all over it if Samsung can make the edges useful.
    Second, I adjusted the width padding in Nova (NOVA SETTINGS/DESKTOP/WIDTH PADDING). I chose LARGE. That brought the icons in a bit from the edges.
    Third, I use a five by five grid. I also have the icon size set to 90% (NOVA SETTINGS/DESKTOP/ICON LAYOUT). That also helps with bringing the active parts of the desktop icons in from the edges.
    For the letters at the edge of the keyboard, that will just take some time for you to get used to it. A case helps. I have an Otterbox Commuter and a SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro. Both add just a bit of space on the edges for me to grab without hitting the keyboard.
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    12-03-2016 03:38 PM
  9. mariusfilip's Avatar
    I just use a super slim case, Nillkin Nature it's called, and don't have trouble anymore with accidental touches
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    12-03-2016 04:18 PM
  10. larry1014's Avatar
    Thanks, I used your settings in Nova and going to try it for a while. Looks different but I think I can live with it until a new note comes out. I miss that phone.
    12-03-2016 04:32 PM
  11. chanchan05's Avatar
    Slim case, OEM leather back cover. Added a little bezel to the edges of the screen. Now its fine.
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    12-03-2016 04:32 PM
  12. pjwk81's Avatar
    Slim case, OEM leather back cover. Added a little bezel to the edges of the screen. Now its fine.
    I bought one of them and it didn't fit the phone.
    12-03-2016 04:54 PM
  13. jejb's Avatar
    I bought a "Speck - CandyShell Clear Case" from Best Buy for my S7E. Very nice fit and eliminates edge screen issues. Edge screen is still easy to use, though. Very pleased with it so far.
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    12-03-2016 05:15 PM
  14. chanchan05's Avatar
    I bought one of them and it didn't fit the phone.
    You sure you got the right one? The S7 is smaller than the S7 Edge, and those cases look the same. Plus it's made by Samsung, so it's highly unlikely it wont fit. Mine fits perfect.



    12-03-2016 05:47 PM
  15. dianehelen's Avatar
    I also use Nova, and I initially had some trouble with hitting the active edges. This is what worked for me.

    First, I disabled the edge feature. It seems a bit gimmicky for me, and I wasn't using it. Additionally, I bought this phone for the screen and the battery, not the limited-use edge apps. I'll be all over it if Samsung can make the edges useful.
    Second, I adjusted the width padding in Nova (NOVA SETTINGS/DESKTOP/WIDTH PADDING). I chose LARGE. That brought the icons in a bit from the edges.
    Third, I use a five by five grid. I also have the icon size set to 90% (NOVA SETTINGS/DESKTOP/ICON LAYOUT). That also helps with bringing the active parts of the desktop icons in from the edges.
    For the letters at the edge of the keyboard, that will just take some time for you to get used to it. A case helps. I have an Otterbox Commuter and a SUPCASE Unicorn Beetle Pro. Both add just a bit of space on the edges for me to grab without hitting the keyboard.


    Ya disabled edge feature, stupid feature. I really wanted the regular s7 but the edge was a better deal

    I'll play around with your setting suggestions a bit to see if it helps

    Thanks
    I have used and loved nova for years. Have it on my phone and 3 samsung tablets, and even tho it's a bit clunky, I use it on an Amazon fire
    12-03-2016 07:51 PM
  16. dianehelen's Avatar
    underway99
    Thanks, for your nova suggested settings. I think this may help.

    New s7 edge questions-screenshot_20161203-220531.jpg
    12-03-2016 09:09 PM
  17. underway99's Avatar
    One of the things that I like best about Nova is that you can tweak just about everything. As a reminder, Nova has a backup and restore function. Make sure that once you find a layout that works for you, back it up. I also make a backup before I start messing with settings so I can restore what I had after I screw it up.
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    12-03-2016 09:32 PM
  18. KPMcClave's Avatar
    The case is the key. It's really surprising how much of a difference even a thin one makes.
    12-03-2016 11:00 PM
  19. pjwk81's Avatar
    You sure you got the right one? The S7 is smaller than the S7 Edge, and those cases look the same. Plus it's made by Samsung, so it's highly unlikely it wont fit. Mine fits perfect.
    It's the right one but this is how my phone sits in it. Even if you push it down it always pops back up. Just on one side.

    12-04-2016 02:08 AM
  20. chanchan05's Avatar
    It's the right one but this is how my phone sits in it. Even if you push it down it always pops back up. Just on one side.

    http://i66.tinypic.com/14l5a81.jpg
    Take it back then. It's supposed to snap into place.
    12-04-2016 03:17 AM
  21. bandofbrothers2112's Avatar
    I use the same official Samsung Blsck leather case as per the pictures and it fits like a glove. Bought it from the official online Samsung Store.

    I use TouchWizz.

    I also use the stock Samsung Keyboard with it shrunk down so I can choose to have a clear space either on the left or right.

    No accidental touches this way for me when typing.
    12-04-2016 04:32 AM
  22. pjwk81's Avatar
    Take it back then. It's supposed to snap into place.
    I bought it online around 5 months ago from a foreign Samsung store (we don't have a Samsung store or an online one). Would have cost me too much in postage to return it, wasn't worth it. I got a clear Spigen Liquid Crystal that's pretty decent but it's gone rotten dirty.

    It's not so much accidental touches for me anyway on the edges, it's that they're not as responsive as the rest of the screen. I often would have to press twice on a keyboard key if it's on the curve.
    12-04-2016 06:03 AM
  23. Fit24's Avatar
    I use the Otterbox Defender Case; it provides good grip and protection. I also use Nova Launcher. Initially I had problems hitting the keys on the left side of the keyboard and the icons on the left side of the screen but it was related to the screen protector on my phone.
    12-04-2016 09:33 PM
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