How to Change the Navigation Button Order on Samsung Galaxy S10, S9, Note

Some time ago you could not tweak this on Galaxy S devices but Android updates thankfully brought us an ability to customize a lot more settings on your phone.
In this guide we will explain how to change the order of navigation buttons on Samsung Galaxy S9, S10, Note 9 running Android 9 Pie with Samsung One UI. At first glance, this seems nonsense, but these little tweaks help make using the phone more enjoyable.

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Disable Auto Replace on Galaxy S10, S9, S8

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What’s the Problem and Why Disable Auto Replace?

Automatic word replacement is a feature that is designed to fix typos on Android. In Samsung Keyboard app on Galaxy devices it is called auto replace. It can be rather handy in many cases if you use the official language. But as soon as you start using slang chatting with your friends, you will likely face some frustrating moments. The auto correction feature will replace the majority of spoken words with the “correct” words belonging to the official language that are similar in spelling. The program will simply think that you made a typo while you wrote that way intentionally.

In this tutorial I will show how to disable auto replace on Samsung Galaxy S10, S9, S8, Note 9, Note 8 running One UI on Android 9 Pie.

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Enable Full Screen Gestures Mode (Hide Navigation Bar) on Galaxy S9, S10

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In this guide I will explain how to enable the full screen mode by hiding the navigation bar buttons on Samsung Galaxy S10, S9, Note 9 and similar models running Android 9 Pie with Samsung’s One UI.

In Android 8 you could hide the navigation bar but you had to retrieve it to navigate. With Android 9 Pie update you can completely hide the navigation bar with all buttons and finally make the gorgeous screen of you Galaxy S9 or Note 9 clean of all that stuff. And here is how you can switch to gestures on One UI without any visible nav icon/button.

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Record High-Quality Stereo Sound on Galaxy S9, S8 or Galaxy Note

Almost every modern phone has at least two microphones. The 2-mic setup is used for noise cancellation during calls and for recording the stereo sound while shooting video. But you can also force a third-party or native app to use both mics for recording audio instead of default mono mode. In such a way you can capture unique material for your vlogs or even music tracks. In this article we will explain how to record a stereo sound with a superb quality on your Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Note 8, S9, S8 and similar Galaxy devices.  Continue reading

What is Wi-Fi Sharing on Galaxy Note, S9, S8

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Wi-Fi Sharing is a nice feature you can find in Mobile Hotspot settings on Samsung Galaxy devices

As we wrote in one of our previous articles, mobile hotspot makes your Android phone work as a wireless router. In this mode mobile data interface works as WAN and Wi-Fi as LAN respectively. But Samsung added a nice expansion feature to Mobile Hotspot mode in their flagship Galaxy devices – it is called Wi-Fi sharing. It works as follows. In the case if one of the wireless networks (which your phone was previously connected to) is detected, your S9/S9+ will propose to redistribute its Internet connection instead of wasting its cellular data. In such a way your Galaxy phone can connect to your home wireless network and connect up to ten devices via its own hotspotContinue reading

How to Format an External SD Card on Galaxy S10 / S9 / S8 / Note 9

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An external SD card is great for storing your camera photos and videos while the apps should be installed on internal storage of your Android phone or tablet. When you insert a new SD card into your phone and even more the used one, you’d better format it. Your phone won’t prompt you to erase your SD card. That’s why you need to format it manually using the Android Settings app. This is highly recommended to prevent glitches of the file system. Besides that this will erase all unnecessary information stored by previous device and delete all possible malware. If you just insert your memory card into the phone or tablet it may work fine but it will likely contain folders created by the operating system itself and apps that were installed there. Here is how to manually format an SD card on Galaxy S9/S9+ under Android 8. Also here you will learn how to unmount and eject your external storage. Continue reading