Samsung J7 Prime/Max/Pro and J Series mid-range smartphones are very trending among mobile users. They offer you some advanced features like create a secure work space on your device, free anti-virus, free anti-theft etc. In my recent post, I’ve shown you 20+ tips and tricks related to J series phones like J7 Prime/J7/J5/J2, and you people appreciated that post very much and I owe for that. If you have read that post then you might have noticed that was named as part 1 which means there’s a lot to know more about your Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime or J Series phone. So today, your wait is over because I’ve come up with 15+ Samsung Galaxy J series mobiles hidden tips and tricks that will blow your mind and you will ask yourself that really, my device has this much features?
So let’s get started! I bet you that you will like first tip very much. Read in Hindi.
Note: I am going to mention only J7 prime, J7 Max, J7 Pro but these tips and tricks almost work in all Samsung mobiles, therefore, if your phone is different then don’t worry, you can still find these features in your Samsung phone.
15+ Samsung Galaxy J Series Mobiles Tips and Tricks –
1. Install Two Apps Like Two WhatsApp Without Installing Any Third Party App
Yes, it’s true. You can use same two apps on your Samsung device without installing any third party app for example if you want to use two WhatsApp on your smartphone then you can do so. There are a variety of apps available on Google PlayStore that allow you to use two WhatsApp on one android device but those apps need to get access to your personal data which is risky; if app developer is not trust worthy.
If you own a Samsung smartphone then there is a good news for you that you can use two WhatsApp, Twitter, WeChat, Instagram, Digital Wallet etc without installing any third party app. Samsung has launched a new service called Samsung Secure Folder, that allows you to create a secure work space onto your device which would be inaccessible by other apps except apps selected by you. Apart from that, it also allows you to make clones of your mobile apps.
You can use one app two times on your device by using Samsung Secure Folder service. For that purpose, first of all, you’ll need to setup Samsung Secure Folder onto your device. Follow the steps given below to make clones of apps using Secure Folder service.
Note: Secure Folder is only available in Android Nougat or more versions. If your Samsung phone’s android version is Android 6.0 Marshmallow or below then you should install My Knox app from Google Playstore to do so. My Knox is an official app of Samsung.
- Go to phone settings > Lock Screen and Security > Secure Folder. Note: You may find this option somewhere else, it depends on your device.
- Swipe next and tap on Start. Then hit confirm button.
- Select a lock type and also enable fingerprint option. Then tap on next.
- Wait till the installation completes.
- Once installation completes, go to your home screen and there you can find Secure Folder icon. Open it.
- Tap on add apps icon.
- Now swipe down and select WhatsApp and other apps whom you want to make clones and then tap on add button.
- That’s it. You’ve successfully installed two WhatsApp on your device.
Difficult to follow the instructions? Then read this detailed tutorial, how to install two WhatsApp on one Android device (Samsung only) with screenshots.
#2 Stop Annoying App Notifications
Sometime app notifications become annoying. Every morning when I turn on internet on my device, it gets bombarded with app notifications. Shopping apps show offers, news apps show updates, messaging apps show messages, and other just show annoying ads. So what can we do here? Simply, we can turn off notification for some apps like shopping apps notifications. So to turn off app notifications for some apps, head to Settings > Apps > tap on an app whose notifications you want to turn off > scroll down and tap on Notifications > toggle off allow notifications.
#3 Add Tasks on Screen or To Do List
With today’s hustle and bustle sometimes we forget important things or tasks such as payments of bills, birthday wishes, today’s tasks, and the like. Many a times, we go out to buy few things but sometimes we forget to buy one or more. It often happens. But not anymore, because from now you can use your smartphone to keep list of your day to day tasks. Believe me it’s very beneficial and once you become habitual of it then you’re not going to miss any important task.
You can add task widget on your device’s home screen and you can add tasks to do. Once you complete a task you can strike-through that and this way you will be able to see how many tasks you have completed and how many have left.
To add task widget on your device screen, tap and hold on your device screen and then tap on Widgets. Thereafter, tap on Calendar widget and add Tasks widget on your mobile screen.
After adding the widget, to add new task, tap on “+” icon and give title to your task for example buy grocery or pay bill. You can add as many as tasks you want and once you complete one task, tap on checkbox next to that task to send that to completed tasks list.
This is indeed a good Samsung mobile feature and I’ve been using it for a long time.
#4 Drag and Drop Images and Videos
Samsung smartphones offer drag and drop option to quickly move images and videos from one folder to another. All you have to do is just open your phone gallery and tap and hold on an image or a video then select all the images and videos whom you want to move to another folder. After selecting all files, again tap and hold on any selected image or video and then drag it to the folder in which you want to move your images or videos. Once you drop your images or videos onto any folder, you’ll get two options: copy or move, just choose an appropriate option and your files will be copied or moved to new folder.
#5 Scan for Viruses With Pre-installed Free Antivirus
If you’re using internet or sharing files with your friends then your device is prone to viruses and malware. Therefore, you should timely scan your device with pre-installed anti-virus software. For that purpose, go to settings > Device Maintenance > tap on Device Security > Scan Phone > Now wait till scan completes.
#6 Tap on Screen or Use Float Button to Take Selfies
While taking taking selfie, you might have faced some problems to tap on fixed camera button. Samsung has addressed this issue and provided some robust solutions for example to take selfie, you can tap anywhere on your mobile screen or you can use float camera button whom you can move anywhere on the screen or you can show your palm and your camera will capture you automatically. These options are not pre-enabled but you can turn them ON by going to camera settings.
To turn ON these options, open your camera and tap on settings gear icon showing on the top right corner > Shooting Methods > Toggle ON “Tap Screen” and “Show Palm”. To get camera float button, go one step back and turn ON “Floating Camera button” option.
#7 Change Keyboard Size
If you face difficulty in using your phone’s keyboard and you think it should be large or small then for you kind information you can adjust your phone’s keyboard size as per your need. To do so, just go to your phone settings > General Management > Language and Input > On-screen Keyboard > Tap on Samsung Keyboard (make sure default keyboard is Samsung keyboard) > Scroll down and tap on Keyboard Size and Layout > Adjust your keyboard size.
#8 Change Font and Font Size
If you’re facing difficulty in reading messages or documents due to small or large font size then you can adjust your phone’s font size according to your need. For that purpose, go to Settings > Accessibility > Vision > Screen Zoom and Font > Move the pointer to get desired font size.
On the same page, you can see different fonts to choose from. You can pick any font to set that as default font.
#9 Color Inversion
This a useful feature for those who have eye related problems such as color blindness or sensitivity to brightness. This feature significantly improves screen colors so you can easily read screen text. This feature inverts screen colors for example background becomes black and text become white which help you to read your screen easily. To enable this feature go to Settings > Accessibility > Vision > Toggle on Color Inversion.
#10 Increase Contrast of Keyboard
This feature significantly increase contrast of your phone’s keyboard. You can use this feature to adjust the contrast between keys and background and also this feature can be used to change look and feel of the keyboard. To enable high contrast keyboard, go to Settings > Accessibility > Vision > Enable High Contrast Keyboard.
#11 Unlock Samsung Galaxy J Series Mobiles With Fingerprint
If you’ve Samsung J7 Prime/Max/Pro or any other Samsung Galaxy J Series mobile that has fingerprint scanner then you can enable fingerprint scanner onto your device to unlock your device. Though, this is a well known feature of Samsung Samsung Galaxy mobiles and hardly needs any introduction, however, some of you may not aware of it. Therefore, I’ve added it to this post. To enable fingerprint scanner on Samsung J7 Max/Pro/Prime, go to Settings > Lock Screen and Security > Fingerprint Scanner > Add Fingerprint > Follow The Screen Instructions to Upload Your Fingerprint > Go One Step Back and Tap on Screen Lock > Select Fingerprint to Unlock Device With Fingerprint.
Note: Your phone should have fingerprint scanner.
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#12 Lock Apps
This is another useful security feature that you should enable on your device. Usually, we install third party apps to password protect our mobile applications but if you own Samsung Galaxy J Series mobile then you can use this feature to lock your phone apps without installing any third party app. To enable this feature, go to Settings > Advanced Features > Lock and Mask Apps > Turn ON the Option > Select a Method to Lock Apps > Locked Apps > Add > Select Apps to Lock.
#13 Clear Unnecessary Data Files
A large space on your device remains unused due to unnecessary data files. You can vacant that space by removing useless files from your device. For that purpose, go to Settings > Device Maintenance > Storage > Tap on Clean Now to make space on your device (See tip 4 screenshot).
#14 Vibrate When Call Starts or Ends
This is an alert feature that helps you to know whether the call is answered or ended. Your device slightly vibrates when call starts or ends. To enable this feature, open your phone dialer, as usual you do to make a call, and then tap on three dots from the top right corner. Now, tap on Settings then scroll down and tap on Call Alerts. Subsequently, turn on both options: vibrate when answered and vibrate when call ends.
#15 Answer Calls By Pressing Home Key
This is another handy option. Usually, to answer your calls, you need to swipe on your phone screen but if you’ve enabled this feature then you can answer your calls by pressing Home key button. To enable this feature, again open phone dialer > tap on three dots > Settings > Answering and Ending Calls > Turn ON ‘By Pressing Home Key’.
Note: You may also turn ON end calls ‘By Pressing Power Key’ but not recommended from my side because many a times, call gets disconnected when you try to turn on phone screen during calls.
#16 Hide Apps
This option is available in Samsung J series mobiles. To hide apps on your Samsung phone, swipe on your screen to open apps and tap on three dots appearing at the top right corner. Thereafter, tap on Settings and then tap on Hide apps. Now select apps that you want to hide and then hit Apply button.
#17 Use Two Apps Simultaneously with Split Screen Feature
Samsung Galaxy J Series mobiles latest software update lets you use two apps simultaneously by splitting your mobile screen. This is a handy feature when you want to chat and watch Youtube videos simultaneously. To enable multi-window option on Samsung Galaxy J Series devices, head to Settings > Advanced Features > Multi-window > Toggle on both options: Split screen view action and Pop-up view action.
Split screen view action lets you divide your screen into two equal parts so you can use two apps at the same time. To use this feature, open an app like Youtube and then tap and hold Recents key.
Pop-up view action lets you adjust the size of the app. To use this feature, open an app and from any of the top corners swipe down diagonally.
#18 Dual Messenger
Dual Messenger is another useful feature of Samsung that lets you use two separate accounts for the same app like WhatsApp, Facebook, Skype, Twitter, etc. To enable dual messenger feature, go to Settings > Advanced Features > Dual Messenger and then enable app on which you want to use two accounts.
That’s it. And do not forget to read part 1 post in which you will be able to read interesting 20+ Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime/J7/J5/J2 tips and tricks.