Adjust Display Settings on Samsung Galaxy S8

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 comes with an impressive screen and a wide range of display settings to help better customize your mobile experience. Managing your Galaxy S8's display options is also a great way to maximize battery performance, as the device's display is always an energy consumer.

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There are quite a few display options available on the Galaxy S8, and in the following article, we've gone through each setting in the order it's displayed, on Android Nougat.

Don't be shy with your device, test out and play around with the various settings we discuss below. Getting the most from your S8's display is one of the many ways to maximize the device's powerful performance.

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Brightness, Auto brightness, and Blue light filter

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    To get into the device's display settings, swipe up or down from the home screen to access your app drawer.
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    From inside the app drawer, locate and tap the "Settings" icon.
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    On the main settings screen, tap "Display".
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    The first option inside display settings is the screen brightness slider
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    Move the slider horizontally (left or right) to achieve the desired brightness.
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    Next we have Auto brightness
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    This feature will adjust the brightness level automatically, based on your behavior and preferences.
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    Tap "Reset usage patterns", and the device will begin to learn your usage preferences again.
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    Blue light filter is the next option inside display settings
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    This option reduces the amount of blue light your screen emits and is a great option for night time or low light environments.
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    To edit the opacity or set a schedule, tap "Blue light filter", or to enable it, toggle the switch to the right
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    To change the level of the filter, move the opacity slider to the left or right.
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    You can also enable it from this screen by tapping, "Turn on now".
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    To set a schedule, toggle the switch on
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    You may be asked to grant permission, and you can choose either "Allow" or "Deny", to continue to set a schedule.
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    You can set a custom schedule by tapping on both "Start time" and "End time", then entering a specific time.
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    You can also select "Sunset to sunrise" if that works better for your day-to-day routine.
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Screen mode, Screen resolution, Screen zoom and font

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    The next display setting on the list is "Screen mode"
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    Tap it to edit the available settings.
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    Here on the Screen mode page, there are four available stock options to choose from; Adaptive display, AMOLED cinema, AMOLED photo, and Basic.
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    You can adjust the white/color balance of your screen (in adaptive mode only) by moving the cool/warm slider horizontally
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    To adjust the color balance further, tap "Advanced options"
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    You can change the red, green and blue balance by moving the sliders.
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    The last editable option inside screen mode is "Screen edge color balance"
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    This will allow you to adjust the colors near the edges, which will change how white tones appear on the rest of the screen.
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    You should only play around with this setting if you didn't get the colors the way you wanted while adjusting the "Full screen color balance".
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    Next on the list is Screen resolution
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    To change your device's resolution, tap "Screen resolution", then select one of the available options with the slider.
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    Continuing on we come to Screen zoom and font
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    Tap it to change the font style and size, as well as how much the screen is zoomed in.
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    Here you can select a different font and size, and change the screen zoom by adjusting the corresponding sliders
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    At the top of the screen, you can see the changes to both the font and screen zoom with the provided example icons and text message.
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    To toggle between the icons and the text message example tap the small dot just below the window.
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Home screen

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    The next display setting changes the appearance and function of the Home screen
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    Tap it to access the various options and settings.
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    The first option is "Home screen layout"
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    You can select either "Home and apps screens", or "Home screen".
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    The second option is "Home screen grid"
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    Tap here to change how many icons are displayed on your home screen.
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    You can see little examples on the grid screen to get an idea of how it will look when full.
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    Next is "Apps screen grid" and works exactly as Home screen grid
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    Choose a layout from the provided options.
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    Continuing along we have "Apps button"
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    Simply select either "Show Apps button" or "Hide Apps button".
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    The next option inside home screen settings is "Quick-open notification panel"
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    Toggle the switch to enable or disable this feature.
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    The last home screen option is "Hide apps"
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    Tap it, select the apps you wish to hide, then tap "APPLY".
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Full screen apps, Easy mode, Icon frames

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    Next we come to "Full screen apps"
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    Tap it and choose which apps you wish to be viewed in full screen aspect ratio.
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    To sort the apps by name, tap the three-dot menu in the upper-right corner.
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    Moving along we arrive at "Easy mode"
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    You have the option of using "Standard mode" or "Easy mode".
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    In easy mode, your icons will be larger, and you can customize the layout, so only the most important functions are accessible.
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    The next editable option is "Icon frames"
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    Select to have your icons displayed with or without frames.
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Edge screen

The Galaxy S8 comes with a neat feature that utilizes the edge of the screen to access various apps and features on the device.

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    The following group of settings is "Edge screen"
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    Tap it to edit a variety of options for the S8's edge panels and edge lighting.
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    Inside Edge screen, the first option is to enable and edit "Edge panels"
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    Toggle the switch to enable edge panels and tap "Edge panels" to assign apps, contacts and more to the panels.
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    Tap "EDIT" below the panel option to add, remove or edit the associating functions.
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    While still inside Edge panels, tap the three-dot menu in the upper right corner, followed by "Reorder".
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    Here on the Reorder screen, drag the icons from left-to-right to change their order.
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    Back on the Edge panels screen, tap the three-dot menu once again, then tap "Handle settings".
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    Here on Handle settings, you can choose to; have the edge panel handle on the left or right, the size, the transparency, and to have the device vibrate when the edge panel is tapped.
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    Head back out to the Edge screen page, then tap "Edge lighting".
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    To just enable Edge lighting without advancing to the settings screen, toggle the switch on.
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    The first thing to edit while on Edge lighting is the quick reply
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    Tap the three-dot menu icon in the upper right corner, followed by "Quick reply".
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    Further down the screen, you can also select when to show edge lighting.
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    Here on the Quick reply screen you can toggle it on or off, as well as set your default quick reply.
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    With Quick reply enabled, you have the option to decline an incoming call while the device's screen is off or it's upside down
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    The message set here is what the contact will see when they cannot connect to you.
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    Go back to the Edge lighting screen and tap "Manage notifications"
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    Toggle the switch next to the app you want to utilize edge lighting for seeing notifications.
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    The last option inside Edge lighting is "Advanced settings"
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    Tap this to edit color settings, width, and transparency.
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    You can preview your changes by tapping, "PREVIEW" in the upper-right corner.
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LED indicator, Status bar, Navigation bar, Screen timeout ==

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    Next we come to the "LED indicator"
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    Toggle this on to see the LED indicator light up for; unread notifications, when recording audio, and the battery.
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    Continuing on we come to "Status bar"
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    On the Status bar screen, you can select to see the three most recent notifications and the remaining battery percentage.
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    Next in the list of display settings is "Navigation bar"
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    Tapping on this allows you to edit the following; Show and hide button (to turn the navigation bar on/off), Background color, Unlock with the home button, Button layout, and Home button sensitivity.
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    The following display setting is "Screen timeout"
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    Tap to select a time interval to turn the screen off when the device is not in use.
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Keep screen turned off, Screensaver

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    The next option we run into is "Keep screen turned off"
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    When this option is enabled (toggle the switch), the device will not accidentally turn on while in the dark, your pocket or bag.
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    This is handy if you tend to pocket dial/message your contacts by mistake.
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    The final option within the S8's display settings is "Screensaver"
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    Toggle the switch to enable right from display settings, or, tap the entire button to access screensaver settings.
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    On the Screensaver page you can choose between; Colors, Photo table, Photo frame, and Photos.
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    You can see what the screensaver will look like by tapping "PREVIEW" in the upper-right corner.
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