Samsung Galaxy Note Tips and Tricks

Android 2.3
Phone: Samsung Galaxy Note
Factory OS: Android 2.3

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While in the Camera App, there are two ways to zoom in or out.

First, you can use Volume Up and Down keys.

Secondly, you can pinch your fingers on the screen to zoom in and out.

While in the standard Music Player, press on the song title of the music and a menu will appear.

From here you search Youtube by the Title (song), Biography (artist) or Discography (album).

When browsing the notifications bar will be hidden. Press Menu and the Browser menu and Notifications menu will appear

Go to Menu – Settings – Running Services, or
Menu – Settings – Manage Applications

To save an image in an email or in the browser, long press on the image and a menu will appear allowing you to save it.

For images inside text messages, you might have to press and hold on the message itself, rather than the image.

Once saved, images should be located in the /phone/Download folder.

To auto focus the camera when taking photos or videos, tap the screen where you want to focus on.

The phone will automatically adjust the settings to improve the image or video.

From the Contact list or the Messaging list, swipe from Left to Right to call a Contact.

To clear your browser cache and cookies, open your browser and press Menu – More – Settings.

Then select Clear Cache / Clear all cookie data / Clear history / Clear form data.

If you want to quicky add an appointment like ‘Meeting with Roger tomorrow at 4pm’, then simply go to your S Planner and press the + symbol in the top left corner. Then press Quick add.

Then you can simply type in ‘Meeting with Roger tomorrow at 4pm’ and the S Planner App will automatically create a time and date for the meeting in your Calendar.

Alternatively, you can open the S Memo App and write the meeting (as above) in your own handwriting. Then press the Menu key, then More, then Link to S Planner and select New event. And finally, press Save. This will automatically create the calendar entry via S Memo.

To change the screen brightness, start from the Homescreen and press Menu – Settings – Display – Brightness.

Then choose the desired brightness setting. You can also select Automatic brightness to let the phone decide for you

If you have auto-brightness enabled, you can also press and hold the notification bar at the top. Then move your finger left and right to adjust the screen brightness..