Configure Display Settings on Samsung Galaxy Note 2

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One of the best things about the Samsung Galaxy Note2 is that big, beautiful screen. But how do you get the most out of it? Check out our How To below to set an eye catching wallpaper, enable the acclaimed Multi Window mode or even turn on a feature that allows the phone to turn the screen off, based upon if you're still looking at it or not. Magic? Nope, that's just the Galaxy Note2!

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Instructions

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For a quick video on accessing the display settings, click here

  1. 1
    From your home screen, access the settings wheel by swiping down from the top of your screen.
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  2. 2
    From the settings screen, under Device, press "Display".
    You will now be presented with a list of settings that you can modify. When you have completed the settings, you can back out to the home screen or simply hit the "Home" button on your phone. See the following for the explanation of each setting:
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    1. Wallpaper. Under Wallpaper you have three options: Home screen, Lock screen or Home and lock screens. The first two let you choose a background for your home or lock screen individually, while the third option will let you set the same picture for both.
    2. LED indicator. This allows you to turn off the LED indicator based on certain situations, like when your battery is low or when you receive a notification.
    3. Multi window. This allows you to enable the Multi window function. This very useful feature will allow you to see two open apps (that are compatible with this feature) at the same time on your phone, essentially splitting the screen.
    4. Page buddy. This is a smart feature that will open up home screen pages on your phone based on context. For example when connecting specific accessories.
    5. Screen mode. This allows you to set preset color modes like "Movie" or "Dynamic". These will change how your phone displays colors (think natural vs. in your face color saturation).
    6. Brightness. Allows you to set the brightness of the display.
    7. Auto-rotate screen. You can turn off the auto rotate so your phone will remain in either portrait or landscape mode.
    8. Screen timeout. This is how long before the screen times out without activity.
    9. Smart rotation. This will only rotate in relation to the orientation of your face. For example you're laying on your side reading a website. With smart rotation the phone won't switch to landscape.
    10. Smart stay. This can detect if you are looking at your phone to prevent the screen timeout.
    11. Font style. This allows you to choose a font for your phone.
    12. Font size. This allows you to choose the font size.
    13. Touch key light duration. This sets the key light timeout for the buttons below the screen.
    14. Display battery percentage. This shows percentage along with the battery bar on your status bar.
    15. Auto adjust screen tone. This will auto adjust brightness based on the brightness of your surroundings.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • Smart features come at a cost. Settings like Smart Rotation and Smart Stay have the potential to reduce your battery life. If you notice this while these settings are enabled, try turning them off again.
  • Brightness matters. Did you know one of the biggest battery users is your screen? If you are noticing less than ideal battery life, try turning the brightness down or enabling auto adjust screen tone.

Questions and Answers

My Note II keeps going into the factory mode. I can turn it off but if I power it down, the mode comes back. Also, the lock screen won't set at all.

My Note II keeps going into the factory mode. I can turn it off but if I power it down, the mode comes back. Also, the lock screen won't set at all.

First, take the battery out for 5 minutes and put it back. Boot your device. If it did not work, then before you proceed, decide whether you opt to void your warranty and attempt to fix your device or bring the device to the service center instead.

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If you choose to attempt to fix your device, then try to enter the download mode first (if it is possible in your current state). In the download mode, you will see "Downloading..." on the screen. To access it, press and hold volume-down, home, and power buttons. If you are stuck in the factory mode, select "reboot system now" with the power button and press the combination quickly. If it worked for you, then you can download your firmware for your Note II model (the model name is under the battery) at this location. Then, open our tutorial on flashing firmware on Samsung devices and skip step 1 (you have already downloaded the firmware).

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Depending upon the configuration and the state of your phone, there is another method too that may work. You can try to perform it.

  1. 1
    On your PC, download and install ADB drivers.
    The drivers are available here: http://adbdriver.com/downloads.
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  2. 2
    You may not be able to install drivers on Windows 8.1 and 10.
    To resolve this, click the Windows button and select "Power". Shift-click "Restart". You will enter a recovery menu. Click "Troubleshoot" > "Advanced options" > "Startup Settings" > "Restart". Press "7" or "F7". This will temporarily disable driver signature enforcement. Install the driver then.
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  3. 3
    Download and install Samsung USB drivers.
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  4. 4
    Now, connect your device to your computer.
    Turn the device on.
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  5. 5
    Press the Windows key and type "cmd.exe".
    Right-click "Command Prompt" or "cmd.exe" and select "Run as administrator".
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  6. 6
    Enter the ADB directory by using the "CD" command.
    E.g. "CD c:\ADB" (the folder to where you installed files from step 1).
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  7. 7
    Type "adb devices".
    If you see your device, then you can continue.
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  8. 8
    Type "adb shell".
    Then, type the following commands one by one:
    • su
    • rm /efs/FactoryApp/keystr
    • rm /efs/FactoryApp/factorymode
    • echo -n ON >> /efs/FactoryApp/keystr
    • echo -n ON >> /efs/FactoryApp/factorymode
    • chown 1000.1000 /efs/FactoryApp/keystr
    • chown 1000.1000 /efs/FactoryApp/factorymode
    • chmod 0744 /efs/FactoryApp/keystr
    • chmod 0744 /efs/FactoryApp/factorymode
    • reboot
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  9. 9
    Check your device now.
    If nothing has helped, then it is recommended to bring the phone to a Samsung service center.
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